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

  • Bubbles & Bliss!

    Our Bubbles & Bliss packages all come with complimentary bottles of Prosecco included.

  • Let’s Go Racing!

    Our Let's Go Racing! packages include transportation to and from Chelmsford City Racecourse.

  • Dine & Stay!

    Our Dine & Stay packages are designed for 1 or 2 guests with a 2-course dinner & breakfast included.

  • Oak Suite
  • Birch Suite
  • Aspen Suite
  • Hazel Suite
  • Maple Suite

Oak Suite

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…


Birch Suite

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….


Aspen Suite

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…


Hazel Suite

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…


Maple Suite

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…


What Our Guests Say



I stayed at Channels Lodge for 1 night on a business trip and It's one of the nicest places I've stayed at. It's a beautiful place in a fantastic location. The food was great and the staff we're welcoming and friendly. Would definitely recommend to anyone, and will hopefully be staying again soon.

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For Lodge enquiries call: 01245 441547 or
email: info@channelslodge.co.uk