Downham Hall, Essex. A country hall in rolling countryside

Currently preparing to open to the public with 2 rooms and our entire South Wing holiday rental. We
are based in Downham, Essex and only 40 minutes to London Liverpool Street station.


Cozy and Charming rooms

We have generous spaces of rooms and are currently renovating them to include ensuites to go
along with the period features.


Relax in a beautiful setting

Downham Hall is a fantastic historic home in a wonderfully secluded yet spacious plot
surrounded on all sides by fields and the corresponding farm. We have a moat, lovely gardens and
great rolling fields.


Lots of local activities

Despite our rural location we are lucky to be close to so many activities and of course easy
access to London opens up so much. We have listed a lot of these activities on our activities page.


Other stuff you may consider

We have individual rooms to hire, our entire South Wing by the week and also our function spaces
including indoor and outdoor options.

  • Take a

    There are public footpaths running very close to the property and many other
    walks not too much further afield. Here is the local
    ordnance survey map
     to track local routes. Here is also a helpful page for a
    good route from the Church that faces the Hall – Essex

    Only a short 5 minute drive we also have Hanningfield reservoir which
    is great for shorter family walks with a nice cafe and plenty of parkingRead more

  • Great for

    We are a family run business and actively welcome children and so understand
    the need to entertain them at times.
    Luckily we have some really good attractions locally due to the family friendly nature of
    Most notably we have Marsh Farm a short drive in South Woodham Ferrers. Primarily aimed at
    younger children but very well done and somewhere we used to travel with our kids to for an
    hour (when we lived in London). More info here Marsh

    There are many others we can help with but one we find all the family
    enjoy, including older children, is Tropical

    Read more

  • Explore
    beautiful gardens

    RHS Hyde Hall is in striking distance of Downham Hall. It is a large estate with well
    manicured gardens and a multitude of events. See
    more here

    There are plenty of other options including Beth Chatto, Audley
    End House, Read more

We plan to run a high quality but affordable property that is attractive for individuals on
business, couples enjoying a break and also families with children of all ages.

As owners, we have been all of the above and know what each is looking for and will be on
hand to help with everything you need.

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“Enjoy spectacular countryside”

We are so lucky to be surrounded in all directions by rolling farmland and part of a natural
bowl one side and overlooking miles of views the other side. Stunning location that you
would feel like we are miles from the nearest town but truly only 5 minutes away.

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