In the heart of Constable Country, on the Essex Way, nestled amongst farmers’ fields, stables and woodland you will find The Duck House.
The Duck House provides a rural get away, positioned a stone's throw from a fishing reservoir. 5 minutes from an A12 link, 10 minutes from Colchester town and less than an hour from London. There are two pubs, a shop and a wine centre all with a 10-15 minute walk. Great for walks and enjoying the outdoors or just lazing in a 40C hot tub under the stars.
The Duck House is cosy, comfortable, air-conditioned and has a Hot Tub. The sofa in the lounge also converts to a double bed, so up to 6 people can to stay. It sits in an exclusive paddock surrounded by fields and woods. It is a haven for wildlife. Guests can enjoy the grounds and can also enjoy cooking and eating outdoors on the gas BBQ provided. There is also a fishing lake in the adjacent farm.
The Duck House is on ‘Blackbrook Stud Farm’ and has two entrances. First is from Ivy Lodge road (CO6 4EN), between the hours of 8am and 10pm you can press the green button on the gate to open. After this time, you will need to use the remote control on the key, simply slide cover back and press either A or B on fob. The second entrance, is in front of our pink thatched cottage. This leads onto Lincoln Lane (CO6 4HJ) via a field gate. Please feel free to use either entrance and remember to close the gates behind you to prevent the horses and Alpacas from wandering off. The ‘Yew Tree’ pub and restaurant is only a 10 minute walk from this entrance down a beautiful lane. The Duck House has its own entrance and car parking area for up to 4 cars.
We live on site and we'll be happy to accommodate and assist with any requirements.
This is a complete rural retreat for guests who want to get away and experience the countryside. Fantastic for nature and walking being surrounded by land. Without light pollution, on a clear night the stars can be seen clearly. A fishing lake is available in the adjacent farm.
The Duck House is fully equipped for all your needs. The kitchen is complete with fridge/freezer, hob, microwave oven, electric kettle and toaster. Full sets of crockery, cutlery, glasses and cooking utensils are provided to cover all your needs. Breakfast is inclusive. We provide freshly laid eggs from our own chickens, together with cereals, milk, tea, coffee, butter, honey, jam for guests to enjoy at their own convenience.
All towels and linen supplied. A separate laundry room contains a washing machine / dryer and an extra sink.
We are ideally located being only minutes away by car from Colchester.