Set in the heart of the beautiful Essex countryside, the four star awarded Channels Lodge was originally a 15th century Tudor farmhouse and family home. The current owners lived in the house until 1996, then applied for planning permission to turn it into a six bedroom lodge. The house was tastefully converted while maintaining the character and links to its history, each room is individually decorated to the very highest level, boasting its own style and charm. Over the following two years the farm outbuildings and cart lodges around the courtyard were converted into further executive rooms and suites. The Lodge now consists of two honeymoon suites, three more luxury suites and nine executive rooms, to give a total of 17 beautifully spacious rooms for guests to enjoy.
The Lodge is an ideal base for business guests working in the South East, a retreat for couples seeking a romantic weekend break, a great centre for people looking for a horse racing break with racing at nearby Chelmsford City Racecourse or an ideal base for wedding guests with the superb Essex Barn wedding venue on site. Although set in an idylic, peaceful location Channels Lodge is only a short 10 minute drive from the centre of Chelmsford with direct train links to London, superb road links to the M11 and only a 30 minute drive to Stansted Airport, so perfect for an overnight stop before an early flight.
The Channels Lodge team prides themselves on delivering a level of personal service and attention to detail, making all guests feel completely at home. When are you coming to stay with us? Your home in Essex – BOOK NOW
The Oak Honeymoon Suite is situated up the original Tudor staircase, within the main house, posing a perfect opportunity for elegant bridal pictures. Dressed in rich materials, with deep, warm textured opulent fabrics the Oak Honeymoon Suite is spacious and extremely traditional with beams, two fireplaces, stunning views and many of its original features. The…FIND OUT MORE
Few luxury hotel rooms in Essex can match the fine detail of the Birch Suite. It is extremely private with its own staircase leading to the landing with a hallway separating the bedroom and bathroom. Both the Suite and bathroom have high vaulted ceilings with exposed Tudor beams. The bedroom overlooks the gardens apple tree….FIND OUT MORE
Our Aspen Honeymoon Suite is situated away from all of the other Lodge bedrooms on the third floor of the Golf Clubhouse above the Brasserie restaurant. It is very homely and more of a luxurious flat crossed with a Honeymoon Suite. With fantastic views of the golf course, the Essex Barn courtyard, the Brasserie alfresco…FIND OUT MORE
Located within the original farmhouse stable block, the Hazel Courtyard Suite is the closest to the main house. The converted Courtyard Suites all have modern features including a docking station with surround sound within the bedroom and ensuite. Solid oak flooring with under floor heating, air-conditioning and a glass wall with tonnes of natural light by…FIND OUT MORE
The Courtyard Maple Suite is spacious and modern with a black and cream decor. Maple and Pine are next to each other with an adjoining pin code door, so perfect for two generations of family wanting to be close. The converted Courtyard Suites all have modern features including a docking station with surround sound within the…FIND OUT MORE
What Our Guests Say
One of the nicest hotels I've stayed at in the UK. Peaceful location, luxury accommodation, great food and friendly staff who could not do enough for you. A real gem in the heart of Essex.
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Our outside wedding ceremony area is looking beautiful under today's bright blue skies!! 😎 https://t.co/V20mJsMNgv