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Great Lodge is a tranquil, rural estate in North Essex. Originally a medieval deer park, it was given to Anne of Cleves by Henry VIII when their marriage was annulled and the magnificent Grade 1 listed brick and tile barn dates from that period. Nestled behind the barn is Bardfield Vineyard which has been producing award winning wine for almost 30years.
Visitors can enjoy a tour of the vineyard and wine tasting either with a self-guided trail or for groups by appointment. Our wine can be purchased from our vineyard shop. Taking booking for tours from 17th May 2021.
Also enjoy our beautiful walled gardens, herd of alpacas or venture further afield to explore our woodland and oxlip colony.
Our newly refurbished barn conversions provide stylish bed and breakfast or self-catering accommodation in 7 double or twin rooms.
Other events include pop-opera performances and our May Open day and celebration of English wine Week.
A charge is made for the guided tour and wine tasting. Please contact for current prices.
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
Booking & Payment Details
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- Picnic site
- Baby changing facilities
- Children welcome
- Guided tours for groups
Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities
- Facilities for conferencing
- Venue approved for civil marriage
- Wedding receptions
- Free Parking
- Dogs Accepted
- Public toilets
- Smoking not allowed
- Accepts groups
- Coach parties accepted
Map & Directions
From the A120 westbound, after Braintree take the Felsted/ Stebbing exit. Follow the brown signs to Blake End Craft Centre, keep going for approx. 4 miles through Great Saling, towards Bardield. The estate is on the right before you get to the Blue Egg. From the A120 eastbound, leave at Dunmow South/Stebbing/ Rayne exit and again follow brown sign to Blake End craft centre as before.The nearest railway station is Braintree, which is 8 miles away.