The Paddock

Catley Cross House, Halstead, Essex, CO9 2PE

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  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Waterside stays

Why stay here ...

Catley Cross House is perfect for all your touring needs. Set in a tranquil lakeside location, it caters for art, history and golf lovers, or those who simply want to enjoy the stunning Essex-Suffolk sea and riverside walks or bike rides.

The CL owner's breed and train show-jumpers but their land is also the home to fallow deer, foxes, barn owls and rabbits. The lake supports a variety of resident and visiting birds, plus Koi and Ghost carp. The village pub and farm shop, with cafe, are both within easy walking distance.

Four miles from Sudbury, through which the River Stour meanders via water meadows. Hire a rowing boat, or take a steamboat trip from the theatre or cinema to gain another perspective upon this beautiful town, which was the birthplace of Gainsborough. The Sudbury Flyer is the train to take to get to see more of this beautiful countryside as it takes a scenic 20-minute trip including crossing one of England's largest viaducts to Marls Tey where you can connect to Colchester (15 minutes), Walton on the Naze (45 minutes) or maybe London (55 minutes).

Steam fans have another treat in store nearby with two rail preservation societies, both offering insights into on-going projects and rides. Golfers are spoilt for choice, the nearest course being 6 miles away.

The small medieval towns of Castle Hedingham, Clare, Lavenham and Long Melford are all less than half an hour’s drive. The ancient wool and weaving trades funded their castle, timbered houses and the stately homes of Kentwell and Melford Halls.

Settled on the River Colne, Colchester, the walled Roman capital of Britain is 14 miles away and offers a Norman castle, museums, fine dining and shopping. Another seven miles on is the Essex coast with its sailing heritage, boasting the breeding ground of many of our Olympic gold sailors. Call in to Mersea Island and sample the famous Colchester oysters, fresh from the water in front of the beachside shack. A day could disappear at Colchester Zoo, which boasts an international reputation for its environment and conservation work.

‘Constable Country’ is 20 miles away and features, virtually unchanged, the landscapes depicted in the artist’s Hay Wain and Flatford Mill. You can explore the Dedham Vale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with its own Michelin Starred restaurant, either on foot or rowing boat.

We are pleased to announce that a local fishing club has leased the lake adjoining the CL and so those who stay can benefit from fishing it on a day ticket basis. The lake has been stocked with roach, rudd, perch, bream,common (5 x 20 lb), mirror and crucian carp.We believe we may have a record breaking crucian already in there!  

The only regret you will have from your visit to Catley Cross House is that you didn’t have more time!

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Information room
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: fair
  • Unfenced water

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Latest arrival time: 12:00 AM

Latest departure time: 11:00 AM

2 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
CO9 2PE
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GPS:
Lat 51.985385 / Lon 0.685437
OS field ref:
TL846356
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Sudbury; Halstead
  • Nearest port: Harwich (33 miles)

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The Paddock
The site is beautifully kept by Jason, our host. He was on hand to check everything was was ok and that we were enjoying our stay. The fishing lake is a wonderful place to stroll around or to sit and relax. We were also allowed to use the little row boat, great fun. Flora the horse made an appearance each evening and she's a beauty. Two good pubs in walking distance (or by car) and a lovely farm shop/cafe. Highly recommend this site if you're travelling that way.

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Reviewed on 10/06/2021 08:27

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Perfect site! Daniel and gemma 27-31may 2021

The Paddock

Amazing little but big site, our second visit here and again Jason has gone above and beyond to accomadate  us with a warm welcome. A very secure safe site with everything we need, with lovely views either over the lake or up the field at the paddocks. our daughter loves the horses, fishing on site, and walks from it too. Cannot thank Jason enough as bailed us out a slight tv issue. We will certainly be returning again!!

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Just spent a great weekend at this site on a lovely pitch near the lake,the kids loved the rowing boat and the horses, Owners were very friendly will definitely be back.

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Reviewed on 16/05/2021 16:44

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Smashing. Peace, quiet, ease and welcoming simplicity of Ownership. On site water feature plus a local area of Art, Culture and Charm: plus the most enjoyable Pebmarsh pub 1.5ml stroll down the lane. Thank you. When's the next time? David and Joyce York

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The Paddock
Spent 3 nights here in September and really enjoyed our stay. Everything you need from a CL, reasonably quiet, just a little road noise, but nothing to disturbing. The three pitches nearest the lake are really lovely and we were fortunate enough to be on one of them. Nothing wrong with the other two, just they back onto a car park, but a very quiet car park. Nice walking and cycling in the area. The pub in Wickham St. Paul is pricey for beer, so we cycled to Pebmarsh where the beer was just as good and considerably cheaper - remember we are from Lancashire!!!!

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Reviewed on 17/09/2020 18:45

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