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Welcome to Essex Lifestyles The market has really picked up over the last six months, with lots of fabulous properties coming onto our books. There has been a real diversity in the new instructions we have taken on so we do hope you will enjoy browsing through our wonderful selection in this, our final issue for 2013.

Steve Wood Director of Sales

With so much to tempt you, and something for every taste, maybe it is time you gave us a call. And, if you are considering selling, do get in touch, as we are always happy to help and offer advice.

Why not enter our competitions?


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ALRESFORD, NR WIVENHOE, ESSEX Central to the life and soul of this much-cherished family home, the views from the house and its surrounding land provide a gentle rhythm to life; from sunrise to sunset, through the seasons with the individual interest that each brings, the views across the river Colne are breath-taking. As well as 100 acres (40 hectares) of land, this lovely farmhouse has three reception rooms, a spacious farmhouse kitchen with extraordinary views and four double bedrooms. Outside you can walk down through your own meadow to dip your toes in the water, or pop a boat over the seawall at high tide and you’re away! With tastefully restored accommodation in a lovely setting, this is an idyllic paradise. Who could want for more? The accommodation extends to 2141sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ1,500,000

Colchester: 01206 545476



WAKES COLNE, COLCHESTER, ESSEX This wonderful Georgian house is a spectacular property, perfect in every way; Set within three acres of landscaped gardens Wakes Colne House is a home to be cherished and offers a rare chance to live in the house of your dreams. In addition there is a lovely detached coach house. The rooms are all beautifully proportioned, flooded with light from large sash windows, and the wonderfully high ceilings, so typical of Georgian architecture, create such a feeling of space. On the ground floor there are five reception rooms, boot room, a stunning garden room and kitchen breakfast room. There are six bedrooms, two dressing rooms and four bathrooms on the first and second floors. The grounds have been designed and landscaped by Thomas Hoblyn and are truly inspiring. The accommodation extends to house 5802 sq.ft. coach house 1979 sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ1,800,000

Colchester: 01206 545476


Does your property stand out from the crowd? If so, you need an estate agency that does too‌ Look no further than Fine & Country What makes us different? We recognise that every property is unique, and each one needs to be presented as such.

What makes your property different? We know that your property is probably your most important and possibly most cherished asset. Not only has it provided you with a roof over your head, but it has become your home with a lifestyle to suit you. Here at Fine & Country, we want to let buyers know how they too might enjoy your property and the lifestyle that it could offer them.

How do we work together? Unlike other estate agencies, we take the time to understand in depth how your life has been reflected in the property by using our own journalists to go through this aspect with you. From this, we produce an editorial introduction that is written up in a distinct glossy magazine style and, as well as highlighting the features of your home that make it particularly saleable, we include this lifestyle element as well.


We ask questions such as:

Does this style of presentation work?

‡ Is there any colourful history to your

While we appreciate these introductory paragraphs may not be to everyone’s taste,

‡Are there any interesting stories

Our results conclusively prove that they are an essential element to our highly successful marketing package.


attached to its construction, conversion or purchase?

‡Do you have a favourite room? ‡Have you held any notable family

events or social occasions on site?

‡What do you personally think makes your home truly special?

They are aimed at the buyer rather than the seller and our feedback tells us that.

So, if you already have the answers to the interview F+Cwhy Edit not call us today so that we can questions, Copy follow about your unique property to spread thetoword prospective buyers world-wide.

‡What will you miss most when you leave your home?


Win a two-night stay at Hintlesham Hall Hintlesham Hall, a luxurious four red star hotel with a two rosette restaurant, is a haven of comfort and relaxation within a Grade I listed Elizabethan manor house. Set within 175 acres of rolling Suffolk countryside, enjoy fine dining in their award winning restaurant or take a lighter bite in the relaxing atmosphere of the lounge, whilst enjoying the superb views. They have 33 beautiful bedrooms and suites, all individually decorated with sumptuous fabrics, works of art and antiques, and the most renowned of these is The Braganza Suite, famous for its original lime plaster moulded ceiling in the Carolean sitting room. Take time to pamper yourself from their range of high quality spa and beauty treatments or enjoy a stroll through the aromatic herb and rose gardens before taking tea on the terrace.

Enjoy a two night break for two people, including English breakfast each morning, and dinner on one of the nights of your stay from the table d’hôte menu. For your chance of winning this fabulous prize, please answer the following question correctly: What is the name of the room famous for its moulded ceiling? Email your answer to quoting Hotel Prize in the subject header. The competition closes at 23.59 hours on December 15th 2013 and the lucky winner will be announced in our January newsletter.

The prize must be taken between the 2nd January 2014 and 30th April 2014, excluding Valentines and Hintlesham Hall offer a variety of breaks and special offers, from Bank Holidays and is subject to availability. last minute deals and golfing breaks to Christmas and New Year For more information please visit their website packages. The Hall is also the perfect location for weddings and celebrating those special occasions. F&C Terms and Conditions Fine & Country will automatically add your email address to its own database for occasional marketing purposes. Your email address will not be shared with any other companies apart from Hintlesham Hall Hotel. Please indicate in your email if you do not wish to be contacted by either Fine & Country or Hintlesham Hall Hotel and we will delete your email address from our records.



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STOKE BY NAYLAND, COLCHESTER, SUFFOLK Oak Beams is a charming Grade II listed thatched cottage set in Scotland Street which is one of the most sought after locations in Stoke By Nayland. This truly delightful cottage simply pulls you in, with its wonderful gardens to the front and rear and impressive character features within; drawing room, dining room sitting room, kitchen and separate breakfast room, five bedrooms with en-suite to the master bedroom, original beams and lovely red brick fireplaces along with the idyllic rural location make this the perfect family home. The accommodation extends to 1945sq.ft.

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Colchester: 01206 545476

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BOREHAM, CHELMSFORD, ESSEX Enjoying lovely views from every window,The Old Vicarage is a totally renovated Georgian property which sits within a delightful old-fashioned English garden. Built in 1797, and with beautifully proportioned rooms, it has been lovingly restored to its former glory and is brimming with original features. This exceptionally elegant Grade II listed Georgian vicarage is perfectly situated for New Hall School, easy access to the A12 and mainline stations at Hatfield Peverel and Chelmsford. The house sits centrally in its 0.78 acre plot. There are three beautifully proportioned reception rooms with large sash windows and wonderful period features. The French style ‘Chalon’ kitchen breakfast room complete with Aga has delightful views through French doors over the garden. On the first and second floors are six double bedrooms, two of which are en-suite, a bathroom and a shower room. This is an outstanding family home in a perfect location, totally renovated and full of charm. There is an option to purchase the neighbouring cottage by separate negotiation. The accommodation extends to 3875sq.ft.

Guide Price: £1,395,000

Chelmsford: 01245 257001

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MORRIS GREEN, THE HEDINGHAMS, ESSEX Dating back to c.1550, this stunning property stands testament to its Tudor origins. Now a wonderful family home, it has been loved by the current owner for twenty years, and during that time, carefully restored to its former glory. This effortlessly elegant home has five excellent reception rooms with intricate timber frame exposed throughout and impressive panelled doors and fireplaces, it displays the true craftsmanship of that time in every way. The triple aspect bespoke kitchen breakfast room comes complete with an Aga nestled in a tiled surround. The master bedroom with en-suite is on the first floor along with three more bedrooms and a bathroom and there are two en-suite bedrooms on the second floor. The beautiful grounds extend to over eight acres and there is a detached two bedroom coach house in the grounds. The accommodation extends to house 4305sq.ft coach house 1560 sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ1,800,000

Colchester: 01206 545476

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FEERING, NR KELVEDON, ESSEX The Anchorage is a beautifully proportioned and elegantly designed family home. This lovely individual family home has a large welcoming entrance hall, drawing room, dining room and a kitchen breakfast room leading into the garden room. On the first floor there are five bedrooms, three of which have en-suite facilities. The gardens, complete with pond are absolutely beautiful and the grounds extend to 0.5 acre. There is a double garage with a useful studio above. The accommodation extends to 3121sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ860,000 18

Colchester: 01206 545476

Here at Fine & Country, we’re really going places Director of Sales Essex Fine & Country Stephen Wood

with another new Fine & Country office opening in Dedham With its beautiful Lowland landscape, and the Water Meadows of the River Stour, the village of Dedham forms the boundary between the counties of Essex and Suffolk. Once home to internationally acclaimed artist, John Constable, and my home from childhood, it is now the location of another new Fine & Country Office.

So if you are looking to buy or sell in this area, please contact me on 01206 545476 for a free initial consultation without obligation or email

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ALPHAMSTONE, NR BURES, SUFFOLK Nestled in its own quiet solitude but only a short distance from the picturesque Essex village of Alphamstone, Joss Cottage is a traditional country cottage that has been vastly extended to create exceptional space; however it is now in need of a large degree of updating. This charming cottage has five bedrooms and a shower room on the first floor. The ground floor comprises three reception rooms, a garden room, kitchen breakfast room, utility and downstairs bathroom. The cottage has some lovely features including exposed beams and lovely redbrick fireplaces. The plot is in excess of 4 acres and there is a range of outbuildings. The accommodation extends to 3363sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ675,000 20

Colchester: 01206 545476

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BEAZLEY END, NR CHELMSFORD, ESSEX A classic country residence with a contemporary stylish interior, very impressive facilities including a stable yard complex set in 16 acres. This beautiful home has eight bedrooms and four bath / shower rooms on the first floor. The lower ground floor comprises, a cinema room, gymnasium and games room. The ground floor has five reception rooms, a stunning kitchen breakfast room, study area, dog room, boot room laundry room and guest suite. Within the grounds is an impressive stable yard complex and heated swimming pool. This magnificent family home is set in 16 acres of glorious rolling countryside. The accommodation extends to: House: 8203 sq.ft Outbuildings: 3764 sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ2,850,000

Chelmsford: 01245 257001

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WRITTLE, CHELMSFORD, ESSEX This spacious family home is one not to be missed, semi rural, yet located on the outskirts of Writtle and just 2.9 miles from Chelmsford. On the ground floor, the sitting room has a wood burning stove and the living room an open fireplace. The well equipped kitchen breakfast room is spacious and finished with granite work surfaces. On the first floor the master bedroom has and en-suite shower room and enjoys wonderful countryside views. There are a further four bedrooms, one currently being used as a study and a family bathroom. The gardens are well laid out with far reaching views. There is a large paved terrace which is perfect for alfresco dining, colourful flower and shrub beds and large lawns. For guests or teenagers there is a very smart open plan annexe complete with kitchen and shower. There is also a detached double garage and useful workshop. The grounds extend to one acre (STLS). The accommodation extends to 2152 sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ950,000

Chelmsford: 01245 257001

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Win a half day’s painting tuition course with accomplished artist Linda Matthews For your chance of winning this fabulous prize, please answer the following question correctly:

What is the name of Linda’s gallery in Norfolk? Send your answer to quoting Painting Prize in the header. The competition closes at 23.59 hours on December 15th 2013 and the lucky winner will be announced in our January newsletter. Terms and conditions apply. Fine & Country will automatically add your email address to its own database for occasional marketing purposes. Your email address will not be shared with any other companies apart from Paint ‘n’ Canvas Holidays. Please indicate in your email if you do not wish to be contacted by either Fine & Country or Paint ‘n’ Canvas Holidays and we will delete your email address from our records.

The prize on offer is for a half day tuition course, in watercolour or acrylics, worth £200, and includes materials. Held at Linda’s studio, it can be taken as one to one tuition, or for you and up to five guests of your choice. If you prefer the course to take place elsewhere, Linda is willing to travel, but all additional costs incurred must be covered by the winner. The prize must be booked by the 1st April 2014, although it can be taken at a later date.



Fine & Country has teamed up with professional artist Linda Matthews of Paint ‘n’ Canvas Holidays, to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a painting tutorial course worth £200, either for themselves, or for a group of up to six people, at her studio in Norfolk. Working as a professional artist and tutor for over thirteen years, Linda is inspired by everything around her. As an artist she prefers the freedom of painting from life, en plein air in the countryside around her studio in the Norfolk Broads, or abroad, especially in France and Morocco where she runs her successful Paint ’n’ Canvas holidays. Linda’s painting philosophy is, “Wherever you look there is inspiration” and she paints to uplift the observer, keeping colours fresh, not over working or over mixing. As well as teaching painting and drawing techniques, Linda believes her task as a tutor is to instil confidence in students, so they feel able to develop their own style of work, using subject matter as inspiration not copying. Her own work is in private & corporate collections worldwide, and has been selected for exhibition at the Designer & Artists Copyright Society. Linda’s studio is based at her Broad Skies Gallery in Norfolk, where you can find a delightful collection of her own paintings, prints and greeting cards. For more details of the courses and holidays that are currently available please visit or to learn more about the gallery itself visit

Good food Good wine Good times With the only sea-view terrace in Aldeburgh and undoubtedly the quietest end of the beach, for a truly relaxing experience, The Brudenell is the ideal place to sit and enjoy a drink, pop in for a bite to eat from the all-day dining menu or enjoy a relaxing night away on the coast. Head Chef James’ passion for food is expressed in the wide selection of foodie events organised throughout the year‌ Join the Brudenell for a fantastic selection events using locally sourced produce such as a Seaside Foraging dinner, MOET & Dom Perigonon dinner, Aspall Cyder & Suffolk Pork dinner & a Giffords Hall wine dinner. Visit for a full list of events & details

Dine all day, just a step away from the beach The Brudenell Hotel, The Parade, Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP15 5BU 01728 452071



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WICKHAM BISHOPS, NR CHELMSFORD, ESSEX This wonderfully spacious south-facing property is a fine example of Edwardian architecture on a grand scale. With its sweeping driveway, and expansive grounds, it has the feel of a country estate. This elegant home has three beautifully proportioned reception rooms, study, boot room, utility and spacious well equipped kitchen breakfast room on the ground floor. On the first floor the master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and there are two bath / shower rooms and a further four bedrooms, dressing room and study. The gardens are simply beautiful with large lawns, box hedging, formal beds and mature trees. Within the grounds there is a heated swimming pool, summer house stable block, and fenced paddock, cart lodge and garaging with annexe above. The property sits in 7.72 acres. The accommodation extends to 4958 sq. ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ1,950,000

Chelmsford: 01245 257001

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Win a collection of vintage inspired Gardening Gifts Pinks and Greens was founded by Kate Carless in 2012, following Kate’s long love of gardening and old vintage work-wear. The inspired collection of practical garden work clothing carries the vintage style, trims and buttons so loved by Kate. When designing the range it was important to Kate that the clothing could be worn in the garden and that you could pop to the post office too! The delightful Pinks and Greens range includes gardening smocks and dungarees, gorgeous gardening aprons for ladies and men and potting coats and jackets, all made in Suffolk. There are also plenty of gift ideas such as hand turned oak dibbers, traditional garden lines, children’s gardening boxes and bird-scarer bunting. All this and more can be found at



Pinks and Greens are offering one lucky winner the chance to win a collection of their vintage inspired goods, including a Flower Garden Box with a Gardening Apron, an oak Dibber and a Garden Line, worth approximately £100. For your chance of winning this fabulous prize, please answer the following question correctly: Where could you easily pop to wearing one of Pinks and Greens gardening smocks? Send your answer to quoting Pinks and Greens in the subject header. The competition closes at 23.59 hours on December 15th 2013 and the lucky winner will be announced in our January newsletter. Terms and conditions apply. Fine & Country will automatically add your email address to its own database for occasional marketing purposes. Your email address will not be shared with any other companies apart from Pinks and Greens. Please indicate in your email if you do not wish to be contacted by either Fine & Country or Pinks and Greens and we will delete your email address from our records.

STRATFORD ST MARY, COLCHESTER, SUFFOLK This gorgeous Grade II Listed house, believed to date back as far as the 14th century, is a delightful mix of both Tudor and Georgian architecture. The spacious drawing room has large French doors leading out to the garden and the beamed dining room has a lovely inglenook fireplace. A kitchen breakfast room, boot room and utility room complete the ground floor. The first floor comprises four good size bedrooms, two with access to en-suite facilities and a family bathroom. The lovely mature grounds extend to over 0.33 acre. The accommodation extends to 2253sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ525,000

Colchester: 01206 545476

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4 MILL STREET, NAYLAND A family home, full of character and located in one of Suffolk’s most favoured villages. Built in 1490, Mill House is a fine example of a property of the period, with some outstanding timber beams and a capacious open fireplace. Grade II listed, it was extended in the Georgian period, and is astonishingly spacious; each room is a delightful surprise, and with six double bedrooms, and a quiet and enclosed rear garden with plenty of space to enjoy, this property would serve very well as a family home. There is a garage and off road parking. Nayland is an historic village which has retained several of its independent shops and two pubs and was recently listed by the Sunday Times as one of the UK's Best Places to live in Suffolk. The accommodation extends to 3252 sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ750,000 34

Colchester: 01206 545476

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ROXWELL, CHELMSFORD, ESSEX Set prominently at the head of the lovely village of Roxwell, this wonderful Tudor property is full of character with a rich history. On the ground floor there are three elegant reception rooms, large welcoming reception hall, study and a fitted Clive Christian kitchen. On the first floor there are four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a cloakroom. On the second floor there are a further three bedrooms, a bathroom and a games room. A three bedroom coach house offers yet further scope for family and friends who can all come together to enjoy a game of tennis, followed by a dip in the pool, or to simply sit back in the garden and enjoy the view. And with your own pond,Victorian glasshouse and stables and paddocks to look out on, this really does complete the dream. The grounds extend to approximately 3.5 acres. The accommodation extends to: house & annexe 5984 sq.ft. outbuildings: 3706 sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ2,395,000

Chelmsford: 01245 257001

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AN OUTSTANDING INDEPENDENT COͳEDUCATIONALL SCHOOL IN CHELMSFORD FOR CHILDREN AGED 3ͳ11 1 Judged by Independent Schools Inspectorate in 2013 as ‘EXCELLENT’ in all ls aspects of its educaƟonal provision. InspecƟon Report:

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STANFORD RIVERS, ONGAR, ESSEX Once a farmhouse with a unique past, this gorgeous property was extended about eighty years ago, and is now a spacious and beautifully laid out family home. This much loved family home has a very smart well equipped kitchen with black granite work surfaces, triple aspect living room with feature fireplace and a lovely spacious dining room. There are four bedrooms on the first floor and the master bedroom has a dressing room and en-suite bathroom. The gardens are delightful with the plot extending to 0.61 acre with garaging and off road parking this lovely home is a real diamond. The accommodation extends to 2389sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ1,350,000

Chelmsford: 01245 257001

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THIRD AVENUE, FRINTON ON SEA, ESSEX With spectacular views looking out over the lush greensward and to the sea beyond, this beautifully presented apartment is a constant source of inspiration. This impressive first floor apartment has a lovely spacious living room with a balcony perfect for afternoon tea, a well equipped kitchen with granite work surfaces and study. There are three bedrooms and the master bedroom and guest bedroom both have an en-suite and there is a separate shower room. Garage, visitor parking & communal lift. The accommodation is very spacious and easy to maintain, and with two balconies, both with stunning outlooks, there can be few properties along this lovely coastline in such an enviable location. The accommodation extends to 1405 sq.ft.

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Colchester: 01206 545476

NORTH FAMBRIDGE, MALDON, ESSEX An inspirational family home, light and bright throughout, ideally located within the village, with its marina and ferryboat, and with easy access to major road and rail networks, Broad Reach is aptly named. Having undergone a spectacular transformation since the owner took it on back in 2007, this property is now a stylish family home, each room having been individually designed with great attention to detail. Stunning kitchen dining room, living room with wood burning stove, three double bedrooms and the master bedroom has en-suite facilities. The grounds are as stylish as the house with a raised decking area with LED lighting perfect for al fresco dining and a large summer house. Garage & off road parking. The accommodation extends to 1313sq.ft.

OIEO: ÂŁ450,000

Chelmsford: 01245 257001

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DEDHAM, COLCHESTER, ESSEX This stylish detached family home is set in one of the most sought after villages in Essex. This lovely individual family home has a large welcoming entrance hall, drawing room, dining room and a kitchen breakfast room leading into the garden room. On the first floor there are five bedrooms, three of which have en-suite facilities. The gardens, complete with pond are absolutely beautiful and the grounds extend to 0.5 acre. There is a double garage with a useful studio above. The accommodation extends to 3121sq.ft.

OIEO: ÂŁ500,000

Colchester: 01206 545476

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As well as running the hotel and leisure business, the Group is also still involved in the growing, storage, packing and marketing of apples and soft fruit.

L to R: Stuart Passey IT manager, Robert England Farms Manager, Family Directors Carmella Meyer, Tamara Unwin, Robert and Susanna Rendall (MD), Iain Clarke CFO, Marijke Morris Commercial Manager, Matt Manning Operations Director and Winston Wright Hotel Manager

AWARD WINS FOR FAMILY-OWNED Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa

Champagne corks have been popping at Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa after the venue was crowned the winner of two prestigious East Anglian Daily Times Business Awards 2013. At the glittering prizegiving awards dinner in July, the Hotel scooped the Family Business of the Year Award as well as the Business Broadband Initiative Award. They were also voted runner up for the Business of the Year Award out of fifteen category winners.

Situated on the Suffolk/Essex border in stunning Constable Country within an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty” the four star Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa is part of a family owned group of companies which started over 70 years ago as a 120 acre apple farm. The Hotel now offers eighty contemporary style bedrooms, two championship golf courses, a conference and banqueting complex, a spa and fitness centre, the two AA Rosette Lakes Restaurant, golf clubhouse, retail shops and covered driving range. Just recently five exquisite self-catered Country Lodges were created, overlooking the lake and rolling fairways. Founders Bill and Devora Peake were true entrepreneurs and launched the Copella fruit juice brand in 1969 (sold to Tropicana UK in 1998), and 3 years later created Stoke by Nayland Golf Club - which has now developed into the thriving hotel, lodges, golf and spa resort that it is today. Bill died in 1979, and Devora in 1999, but the next generation had already started working with them in the business in the late ‘70s, and have continued to build on the success of their legacy. Susanna Rendall is Group Managing Director, and her siblings Tamara Unwin, Carmella Meyer and Jonathan Loshak, as well as her son Robert Rendall, are all executive board directors.

The Awards judges, Birketts Solicitors, commented, “Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa has a highly developed governance and ownership structure. There seems to be a clear undercurrent of family values in the way in which the business is managed and operated. It is a very dynamic business and there has clearly been a significant amount of investment in providing a comprehensive range of facilities and a quality service.” Susanna Rendall, Managing Director said: “Receiving this award means so much not only to the family but also to all of our staff across our three companies who we consider to be part of our extended family, and it is wonderful that all our hard work and commitment has been recognised in this way.” Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa also won the Business Broadband Initiative Award in recognition of the excellent creative use of broadband technology which has transformed all three businesses, increasing their internet speeds from under 1 Mbps to 20Mbps. Hotel guests can now enjoy all the benefits that superfast broadband can provide. Hot off the press is the latest news that Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa is one of the three finalists in the “Best Large Hotel of the Year” category in the 2013 Essex Tourism and Hospitality Awards. The winner will be announced on 23rd October. For bookings and information please contact the Sales Team on 01206 262836/265837 or email

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Check out our website for more information about our fabulous New Year’s Eve Gala Ball, New Year’s Eve Supper & Disco, Christmas Day Lunch, Boxing Day Brunch and festive lunches and dinners. Also take a look at our popular Christmas and New Year Short Breaks.

Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, Keepers Lane, Leavenheath, Colchester CO6 4PZ For bookings please call 01206 262836/265837 or email

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