About Us

Greenlands Barn self catering is situated on the North Essex / Suffolk border down a no through road 1 mile from the village of Great Tey, although our postal address is Earls Colne which is 2.5 miles distant. It is surrounded by fields, ancient woodland and public footpaths. The Essex Way is in Great Tey.

Greenlands Barn has self catering accommodation for a maximum of two people. We have been welcoming guests to the Barn for over 12 years, and the accommodation has been assessed by the Visit England Quality Assurance Scheme and given Four Stars and a prestigious Gold Award as a mark of excellence. You can read this report on the Visit England Report page on this web site. We were also given a ROSE Award in 2018 by Visit England as Recognition Of Outstanding Service. This is given to the top 100 accommodation providers of which less than 50 were self catering providers.

Great Tey has a church and a pub which serves good food. Chappel is two miles distant and has a shop, post office and a pub. There are other shops, pubs and restaurants close by, together with two golf courses, a swimming pool and a fitness centre.

Greenlands Barn self catering accommodation viewed from the courtyard

Greenlands is well located for the market towns of Sudbury, with its Gainsborough connections, and Halstead, as well as being close to Colchester which is the oldest recorded town in England with its castle and museum and zoo.  Close by there is Dedham and Constable Country, as well as the pretty postcard villages of Lavenham, Kersey,Cavendish and Long Melford which have antiques outlets and fine National Trust properties. The boating enthusiast can enjoy Mersea and Burnham on Crouch. The garden lovers can enjoy visiting several open gardens in the area including Beth Chatto and RHS Hyde Hall. The railway museum ay Chappel and Wakes Colne is nearby. Greenlands itself has an award winning garden where you can relax if you wish.

We are ten minutes drive from Marks Tey on the A12 and A120 junction where there is a direct rail link to London Liverpool Street.