Essex offers a rich tapestry of everything that makes Britain great

“The county’s gently rolling landscapes speckled with picturesquetowns and villageshave inspired a range of well-known artists and gardeners to work their magic. Scattered throughout the county are many spectaculargardens, country parks and nature reserves that are all well worth a visit.

Thegreen countrysidecontrasts sharply with the vastcoastline– 350 miles long. Vibrant seaside towns merge with quiet, isolated beaches that in turn become networks of tidal inlets and estuaries, rich in wildlife and perfect for a relaxing day out or a short break away.”

Read more at:www.visitessex.comfor places to visit and things to do.

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Finding Us

Directions by road:

From the North or East: Using the A14 head to Ipswich and join the A12 heading towards Colchester.

From London and the West, take the A12 towards Ipswich.

Thereafter on approaching Colchester, take the A120 towards Harwich, then take the A133 exit to Clacton on Sea. At the roundabout take the A133 towards Clacton on Sea.

Take the first right turn to Great Bentley. At the next T-junction turn right, and then take the immediate left. Stay on this road out of Great Bentley and continue for a further 2.5 miles until you reach the next T-junction (B1027). Turn left here. Continue for a further 1.5 miles then take the turning right into St. Osyth (Colchester Road).

At the crossroads in the centre of St. Osyth, take the right turn onto The Bury. Stay on this road passing St Osyth Priory on the right, then the recreation ground on the left and cross the causeway by the boatyard.

At the top of the hill there is a sharp right hand corner; Lee Wick Lane is 200 yards after this corner (don’t take the lane on the bend).

Turn into Lee Wick Lane and continue down the lane for about mile passing the farm at the top, until you reach Lee Wick Farm yard, the Cart Lodge is situated about 50 yards after the first speed bump on the left.

If you are using a Sat Nav, the postcode is CO16 8ES, but be aware that on some devices the lane is listed as Beach Road, which is incorrect.

Directions by rail:

Nearest Railway Stations are Colchester (14 miles), Clacton on Sea (5.7 miles) and Great Bentley (5.7 miles). Both can be accessed from London Liverpool Street. Bus services run from Colchester and Clacton on Sea, there is no bus service from Great Bentley. St. Osyth Taxis 01255 820123 will collect from each.