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Traditional Norfolk brick and carrstone cottage
Have fun on the BMX trail
One of the three lounges, all with TV's
The front of the house
Outdoor multi sports court
A bright welcome awaits all our visitors!
Rooms to chill in
Cardfields in the snow
The centres stunning rural location
New fire pit - toasting marshmallows under the stars!
Cardfields pond
Twin room
Sky view of Cardfields
Collecting fresh eggs from the coup
Enjoying the wildlife
Red sky at night
Enjoying the natural environment
River Chelmer walk
Have fun on the BMX trail
One of the three lounges, all with TV's
The front of the house
Outdoor multi sports court

Cardfields, Hatfield Peverel, Essex

Sleeps 10 - 30 11 Bedrooms 36 Dining

Large Victorian house sleeping up to 30 for group holidays near the Blackwater Estuary

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Cardfields, Hatfield Peverel, Essex, sleeps 10 - 30 in 11 bedrooms.

Cardfields is an ideal location for all sorts of groups to come and stay. It is perfect for larger groups to celebrate special occasions such as birthdays or anniversaries, but it's also well equipped for special interest groups. The five acres of well-maintained outdoor space makes it perfect for families and activity groups, and you can even pitch up a tent and camp out in the grounds.

The main house provides homely and comfortable facilities and has recently been upgraded with new showers and a comfortable lounge area, and the house has been painted in keeping with the natural surroundings. There are 11 large bedrooms and plenty of beds, so large groups can stay here very comfortably.

There is a well-equipped kitchen for groups to prepare their own meals, or you can opt for full board and have all your meals prepared by our fantastic chefs.

The grounds have been designed for our guests to enjoy a range of activities, with a climbing structure, BMX tracks, floodlit multi-use games area, a football pitch, outdoor table tennis/chess tables, fire pit area, wooded areas, ponds, lawns and picnic areas. It is the perfect place for nature lovers and those that like to be more active. There is also a lovely sunken garden and a flock of chickens that provide our eggs!

Cardfields is very easily accessible, being about 40 minutes on the train from London Liverpool Street station and easy to get to by car or coach. The surrounding area provides plenty of opportunities to get out and about, being in close proximity to Colchester Castle, Colchester Zoo, Southend Sea Life Centre, the River Chelmer, Marsh Farm and Thorndon Country Park.

We are always happy to show people around the property and grounds before they come to stay, so just give us a call.



There is a payphone and WiFi, and there is good mobile phone reception.


There is one en suite wheelchair-accessible bedroom.

Dog Friendly

Not permitted.


Groups can prepare meals in the large, well-equipped kitchen that has everything you'll need. Or you can opt for full board and have all food prepared

Dining Room

The light, airy dining room is the perfect place to enjoy your meals, with seating for 36 people. Extra seating can be made available if needed.

Sitting Room

We have a large lounge where you can chill out on the comfy sofas, watch TV or a film, play games or read. You can even borrow a karaoke machine!

TV and Music Facilities

There is a large-screen wall-mounted TV with a DVD player.

Games Room

There is a large games room with a pool table, table tennis and an area for arts and crafts.

Heating and Open Fires

The premises has full central heating, and it's warm and cosy even in the winter time.


There are 11 bedrooms sleeping up to 56. Beds are clean and comfortable, so everyone gets a great sleep. Mostly bunks, and twin rooms with single beds


Clean linen and extra blankets are provided.


Shower blocks are fitted with brand new showers, and there is also a bath with shower. Bedrooms are fitted with basins and there are plenty of toilets

Children's Facilities

Cardfields is ideal for children, with fully equipped classrooms and a range of board games in the lounge. There is also plenty to do outdoors.


Set in five acres with football pitch, floodlit games area, BMX cycle tracks/bikes, outdoor table tennis, climbing structure, secret garden + more!

Swimming Pool

There is no swimming pool.


Car/coach parking is available on site and if required we ask that you inform us at the time of booking.


Not permitted.

Booking Information

Self-catering prices start from £2,550 for two-nights with multiple catering options available. We are able to accommodate up to 56 people – please contact us for details. There is a £500 deposit payable upon arrival.

Show Availability

Please contact the owner for availability dates

2 Night Weekend
From £3030


There is an excellent network of roads/rail links that allow you to reach us by car, coach or train. We are about 40 minutes from London Liverpool St. We can arrange coach travel to/from Cardfields.

  • There are no local buses.
  • Hatfield Peverel is the nearest train station.
  • Hatfield Peverel, also not far from Chelmsford.
  • Facilities are available in Hatfield Peverel the nearest town about ten minutes drive away.
  • Stansted is about 18 miles away from the property.

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Planning an Event?

This venue is available for Business Groups, Youth & School Trips and Weddings

Excellent venue for focused team development
Team building activities available, including archery

Business Groups

Cardfields can offer your organisation conference facilities to accommodate 60 with on-site kitchen and bathroom facilities. Fully catered, part-catered or self catered options available.

GCSE students studying at Cardfields
Focused study

Youth & School Trips

The Centre is well placed and well resourced to teach curriculum subjects, especially for KS1 and KS2 in various subjects. or for GCSE study weekends giving students a peaceful environment for study.

Vintage Ice cream van
Full view of wedding marquee


Beautiful location in Essex to hold your bespoke wedding. Marquee can be erected within the grounds. Self-catering allows you to use outside caterers/self-cater so you can personalise your wedding.

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