Set in the heart of the picturesque Essex countryside, the four-star Channels Lodge was originally a 15th-century Tudor farmhouse and family home. The property is situated on the grounds of the Channels Estate and serves as a suitable base for discovering the local area.
The rooms feature en suite bathrooms, flat-screen TVs with full Sky package, free Wi-Fi and hairdryers.
Guests can enjoy a selection of meals, snacks and drinks at the two on-site restaurants and bars.
Groupon’s Guide To Essex
A host of Grade I- and II-listed buildings offer the base for heritage tourism in Essex, including landmarks such as the 7th-century Chapel of St Peter-on-the-Wall in Bradwell-on-Sea, the Hedingham Castle in Braintree District and the Norman-style Colchester Castle. On top of the approximately 1400 landmarks of historic interest, Essex also boasts a number of unique highlights.
The county is home to Finchingfield, the quintessentially British village deemed one of the most beautiful rural hubs in England, and to Great Bentley in the Tendring district, boasting the second largest village green nationwide. Countryside sceneries are complemented by coastal expanses and seascapes, with destinations such as Frinton-on-Sea, Clacton-on-Sea and Mersea Island catering for visitors interested in beach tourism and water sports.
Nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts can head to the wetlands of Abberton Reservoir or to the ancient woodland of Epping Forest. Other sites worth visiting include Saffron Walden, a one-of-a-kind blend of rural charm and medieval features, and Lakeside Shopping Centre in West Thurrock, a gargantuan 2,600,000-square-foot shopping centre, one of the largest in Europe.