I'm delighted once again to have been awarded 4* Self Catering by Visit Britain, (Quality in Tourism) for 2014.

For people with mobility problems both the barn and the cottage are on one level, there are only two small steps onto the decking area to the barn and one step into the cottage, an Access Statement is available upon request.

The tariff includes WiFi, Sky tv, electricity, gas, bedlinen, towels, kitchen towels, toiletries and a 'welcome pack', there are no further hidden charges, if you have any questions please either email or call us, we are always happy to answer them.
The Barn and Stoke Cottage are also fully equipped to cater for longer lets, so whether you are working in the area, in between moving to another property or just wanting to stay for a longer period of time please contact us for our rates....

*************LATE AVAILABILITY OFFERS**********

6th May 3 nights £120
9th May for 7 nights £280.00 4 nights £220

Friday 25th April for 4 nights £220
6th May 3 nights £140.00

Saturday 3rd May (May Bank Holiday week) Was £475.00 now £440.00
Saturday 24th May (Whit Bank Holiday week) Was £475.00 now £440.00

Tues 15th July 4 nights £230.00

Stoke Cottage - IF BOOKED - Please look at Mashay Barn or Mashay Cottage calendar for availability both sleep 2 people.
For details regarding Stoke Cottage please see our listing,
Stoke Cottage in either Essex or Suffolk counties.


Below are some of the entries made by our guests in Mashay Barn Visitors Book.

We were sceptical about the low rates for the cottages, we shouldn't have been, they offer just about everything you could possibly want while away on holiday, the hosts Andy and Lesley were at hand when required, nothing was too much trouble for them, I would highly recommend the accommodation.
We hope to return.....
Peter and Karan West Country

For us a home away from home to slow down and prepare for the trip back home.
Beautiful!! Thank you..
Graham & Ailsa
Gold Coast Australia

Lesley & Andy, Mia and Monty, we truly enjoyed our week with you at the barn. You made everything special with your good heartedness, a super place to be!
George & Sally Seattle USA

What a find.. the barn is immaculate and far exceeded our expectations, everything you could possibly need is here, so much attention to detail, thank you for a fabulous stay.
L & A Australia

A superb bijoux hideaway, we were very comfortable and had a lovely holiday. Enjoyed discovering North Essex/Suffolk and we are very grateful to Lesley and Andy for their help, care and attention, excellent hosts!!!
Bob & Barbara, Dordogne France

'Four Star Gold', in our opinion. Enjoyed our stay and thanks for your attention to detail.
P & C Wilson (owners of a Enjoy England 4* Gold rated cottage in East Yorkshire).

Many thanks Lesley & Andy for another comfortable stay - as always.
Doddy & Val Lincolnshire.

Brilliant people, stay here and be spoilt. Our second stay here 5 star!!!
Eddie & Jane Ockwell, Camarthanshire.

My second visit to Mashay Barn, I didn’t think it was possibly to improve perfection, but Lesley & Andy have managed it!! All that hard work has been worth it. I have felt so welcome, I am looking forward to my third visit!
Lesley Wells. Nottingham.

Peaceful and beautifully equipped - would like to return - thank you.
P & L Goddard. London.

There was not enough time in the week to see and do everything!. We thoroughly recommend this wonderful barn.
Dan & Sue. Basingstoke.

Had a lovely stay nice & peaceful. Excellent cycling area, lots of quiet lanes, with very little traffic. Highly recommended for cyclist, secure bike store. Accommodation first class.
Andy & Lesley were fantastic hosts.
Joan & Brian Bridgewater. Doncaster

Thanks for welcoming us and equipping the barn with every convenience - suited us very well as a temporary home.
Claire & Neil From Rugby moved to Hindersham Cambridgeshire.

Our second visit, but not our last, we should have booked the barn for longer!
This really feels like a home and not just another bed to lay our heads.
Thank you for all your ‘little’ extra touches.
Bill & Brenda Redland Bay, Queensland Australia


Thank you for the welcome and the stay in your charming cottage we appreciated all the thoughtful touches.
Ann & Sam Warmington USA

A lovely cottage very comfy - the bed is marvellous! Great decor and attention to detail, a very friendly welcome.
Jan & Charlie St Leonards -on-Sea

Thank you for a very relaxing week in your attractive, comfortable and well equipped cottage, you have made us very welcome.
Jan & John Coventry

We were stunned by the beautiful rooms, excellent value, thank you.
Charlotte & James Shepshed Leicestershire

Thank you Lesley & Andy for yet another relaxing stay in your cottages. We have been very cosy and comfortable here.
Ron & Rhonda Melbourne Australia

Many thanks for a wonderful stay. The attention to detail and welcome were outstanding. Lovely area.
Ann & Lawrence France

I love this place!  The only regret is that I'm not staying longer.
Tony Jones Christchurch New Zealand

Thank you for a lovely welcome. Very comfortable bed and the cottage is beautiful and roomy, Lovely spot will recommend.
Jeanette and Kevin Cople Bedfordshire

Wonderful week, we have loved it. Thanks so much for your kindness Lesley. We will be back !!!
Will & Jane Gillingham Kent

I had a terrific stay, most comfortable and so quiet at night. Thank you very much for your hospitality.
Dominic London

Such a delight to stay at Mashay, Lesley & Andy are so helpful, very comfortable and clean, our 2nd visit!
Brian and Marcia San Diego California USA

Mashay Cottage has been my home for 7 weeks while working in the area, thank you so much Lesley & Andy for making me feel like one of the family, I hope to see you again next year.
Mark Norbury Cheshire. November 2012

Thank you for making us feel at home and welcome. What a wonderful retreat for us to visit family in the area. Would love to stay again.
Heidi, Tom and Rosie Moor. Penrith Cumbria . New Year 2012/13

My second visit in 10 months to Mashay and I'm staying here again in May (in 5 weeks time) lovely ,clean ,cosy cottages with hosts that are happy to help.
I can highly recommend the accommodation. Looking forward to seeing Lesley & Andy Mia & Monty again very soon.
Malcolm Ryan-Cowell. Bena, Australia March 2013

(for a full description and photo's go to our listing in Essex or Suffolk)

We really enjoyed our stay here. Thank you very much for all the personal touches that made our stay even more enjoyable.
We loved the countryside and the quiet and peaceful area that we certainly do not get in the city.
Rachel and Daniel - Ilford

Charming and spotlessly clean cottage. Excellent meal at the White Horse Inn, Ridgewell. Long Melford worth a visit.
Sue & Chris - Bath

We brought our Spanish friends to a part of the country we had only ever passed through. We've had a wonderful time exploring the area. Stoke Cottage has been not only comfortable but full of extra comforts - a real 'home from home'!
Frank and Jenny Burns - Kimbolton

Lovely Cottage. Enjoyed walks in beautiful countryside. Quiet and Peaceful surroundings.
Mike & Louise - Brighton

We enjoyed our stay in this nice and lovely Stoke Cottage. Thank you
Marjon & Jos - The Netherlands

Thank you for the thoughtful touches that have made our stay here so comfortable. We have enjoyed the pretty cottage in a peaceful and attractive village.
Raymond and Ruth - Liverpool

Enjoyed our stay in this comfortable, pretty and historic cottage, although the weather was not kind we had interesting visits to Kentwell Hall, Paycocke's at Coggeshall and Hedingham Castle, as well as enjoying many of the Jubilee events on TV.
Geoff and Ruth Melbourne - Australia.

Thank you for making our stay at Stoke Cottage so comfortable and pleasurable. We both loved the king size very comfortable bed and the poppy theme downstairs. We were able to explore some of our favorite places again including Clare and Cavendish.
Peter and Maureen - Lincoln

Visiting for genealogy research. Awesome cottage which exceeded our expectation. We had a wonderful time.
Thank you for the tea and milk on arrival !
Many places to visit and eat in the countryside, would do it all again.
Thank you so much for making this a successful visit.
C J, Charles and Susan - Tulsa Oklahoma USA

What a lovely cottage this is so beautifully and comfortably furnished, everything  you could possibly want is here.
We especially loved the location, Stoke-by-Clare is a wonderful village, the people have been so welcoming.
Thanks for a wonderful 4 weeks at Stoke Cottage, I'm sure we will be back !!
Jim and Marietta Pennsylvania USA

Thanks for everything, a really lovely cottage, everything was really thoughtfully provided. I'm sure we will be back, also thanks for the children's toys, they were much appreciated.
Liz Neal. West Yorkshire

Thank you very much Lesley! We very much enjoyed staying in this pretty, cosy cottage and visiting this beautiful area.
Sunny warm weather too! A great holiday.
Maryse & Gerrard. France.

Perfect accommodation and easy access to lots of great destinations, visits to Audley End and Linton Zoo highly recommended and the train service to London easy too, Good Luck with the cottage.
Usher family. Lincoln

Thank you for a lovely Christmas and New Year at the cottage. We all enjoyed our stay. Had a few walks around the surrounding villages taking in the countryside. Had a nice meal at the pub at the end of the road.
The cottage had everything we needed, cosy, comfortable - perfect for a Christmas break.... Thank you !!!
Kingston Family. Birmingham

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