• Cartlodge/Pondview/Granary
  • Granary lounge
  • Courtyard
  • Courtyard. Lounge/dining/kitchen
  • Courtyard downstairs bedroom


COVID UPDATE:  Open for self catering only

Ideal for a relaxing break. Watch the bird life and enjoy a walk in the countryside. A rural location but close enough to Colchester to explore Britain's oldest recorded town. 15 minutes from Mersea Island and 30 minutes from the coast. Abberton wildfowl centre is just 2 miles away.

Pondview on the ground floor is a twin bedded apartment with a shower. The lounge, dining room and kitchen are open plan and it does have a view over the pond!

Cartlodge also on the ground floor has a king size bed and is suitable for wheelchair access, with a wet room. It has a view towards the moat.

It also has an open plan lounge, dining room and kitchen.

The Granary is upstairs and is suitable for a couple or a small family. It has a bath with an overhead shower. The view from here is over the fields toward the reservoir.

The Courtyard stands on its own and has an open plan lounge, dining area and kitchen. There are two twin bedrooms, both en suite. One upstairs has a bath with overhead shower and the one downstairs has a shower. There is dishwasher and laundry room.

All bedding and towels are provided. Electricity, heating and washing/drying facilities are included.

There is ample parking. Rye Farm is open all year.

Short breaks minimum of 3 nights, subject to availability. We have guests who make many return visits - that says it all!

Cycle storage available.

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Cartlodgefrom £360.00 to £420.00 per unit per week
Pondviewfrom £360.00 to £420.00 per unit per week
The Courtyardfrom £460.00 to £590.00 per unit per week
The Granaryfrom £420.00 to £490.00 per unit per week

*Prices are from, dependent on season. Short breaks of 3 nights, dependent on availability.



  • Accessibility Guide
  • Accessible Rooms - Cartlodge, Pondview and Courtyard all have accessible rooms
  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Assisted wheelchair users - Cartlodge has a wheelchair access and accessible shower wet room.
  • Disabled facilities
  • Elderly and less mobile - Pondview is ground floor. It has a shower with a step up into it. Cartlodge is ground floor, has wheelchair access with a wet room shower. Courtyard has a ramp and a downstairs bedroom. There is a shower with a step up into it.
  • Part-time wheelchair users - Cartlodge, Pondview and Courtyard are accessible by wheelchair and have downstairs bedrooms.
  • Wet rooms


  • Barbecue - Cartlodge/Pondview/Granary have use of a shared barbecue. Courtyard has its own barbecue


  • Children welcome - Children welcome from age 2

Cooking Facilities

  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher - In Courtyard only.
  • Freezer
  • Microwave cooker
  • Oven

COVID-19 Response

  • Advance booking essential
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Open now
  • Outside seating - Each unit has its own outside table and chairs
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating - Included in price

Laundry Facilities

  • Drying facilities - Tumble dryer. Use of airers.
  • Ironing facilities - Each unit has its own iron and ironing board
  • Laundry facilities - Washing machine and tumble dryer. Shared by Cartlodge/Pondview/Granary. Included in price. Courtyard has its own individual laundry room. Included in price
  • Washing machine

Leisure Facilities

  • Free WIFI
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • Kit storage area
  • Leisure club (onsite or nearby)
  • Secure cycle storage

Linen & Bedding

  • Linen provided


  • Sleeps up to 10 - Can sleep up to 11, if all 4 units are booked.


  • Free Parking on Site
  • Private parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Non-smoking property
  • WiFi or internet access - Included in price

Room/Unit Facilities

  • Bath - In Granary and Courtyard
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Ground floor bedroom - In Cartlodge, Pondview and Courtyard
  • Hairdryer
  • King-sized bed - In Cartlodge and Granary. Courtyard can be made up into a kingsize.
  • Radio
  • Scenic view
  • Television

Site Features

  • Building of historical interest - Converted 17th.Century farm buildings. Moat around farmhouse
  • Garden
  • Working farm

Room/Unit Facilities: Cartlodge

  • Ground floor bedroom
  • King-sized bed
  • Scenic view
  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: Pondview

  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Scenic view
  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: The Courtyard

  • Bath
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: The Granary

  • Bath
  • King-sized bed
  • Scenic view
  • Shower

Map & Directions

Rye Farm Self Catering


Rye Farm, Rye Farm, Layer de la Haye, Colchester, Essex, CO2 0JL

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Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
All units (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
All units (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

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