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Upcoming Events at Little Easton Manor

 

  • Sunday 16th June— Fathers Day
    Beer Festival and Fete. Treat your Dad to a family fun filled day out with Craft Ales and Traditional Fete Games. As well as a delicious Hog Roast and lots more. Doors open at 11am. 

  • Sunday 23rd June - Little Easton Manor Venue Open Day
    Are you still waiting to find your dream Wedding Venue? If so, come down and visit the team and a wealth of recommended suppliers. Did we mention the complimentary Canapes and Fizz? 

  • Sunday 4th August—Immersion Theatre’s production: A Midsummers Nights Dream
    Join us by the Lake for an Open Air Theatre experience. Tickets are available at: https://www.seetickets.com/event/a-midsummer-night-s-dream-uk-tour/little-easton-manor/1387830?fbclid=IwAR3OffMQipj0XTlvo8F63fnjQPcMnrUou0qq2dd0avr_7Q4kMBa69ucudog

  • Sunday 25th and Monday 26th August—Annual Countess of Warwick Show.
    The Countess of Warwick show is back and bigger than ever. Join us at Little Easton Manor for a this community based annual event. 

  • Sunday 15th September - Main Event Wedding Shows Ltd incorporating Absolute Bridal Magazine Wedding Fayre at Little Easton Manor.
    Little Easton Manor have teamed up with Main Event to host an incredible Wedding Show and Venue Open Day. Join us if you are yet to find your dream wedding venue. 
  •  Friday 27th September - Rory Jackson as Michael Jackson in the "Dance Machine".
    Tickets available at:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-dance-machine-with-rory-jackson-tickets-62851012069?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete

  • Saturday 9th November - FIREWORKS NIGHT!!
    Our good friends at Dynamic Fireworks will be lighting up the sky for a Bonfire Night Celebration. Rory Jackson (Michael Jackson Tribute) will also be performing from 9:00pm!!

  • Thursday 5th and Saturday 7th December - Christnas Parties
    The beginning of our Christmas Party Season with Fox and Braces DJ. Join us for a well deserved party night and an amazing 3 course meal. 

  • Thursday 12th December - Fil Straughn
    Party the night away with the soulful sounds of Fil Straughn and a delicious 3 course Dinner. 

  • Friday 13th & Saturday 14th December - Christmas Parties
    Parties are continuing with the Big Bang Band!

    For more information on all upcoming events, please contact our Weddings and Events Team on:  01371 872 857 or email: info@littleeastonmanor.uk

 

Little Easton Church

Little Easton Church and The Gardens of Easton Lodge

Little Easton Church
This Norman, 12TH century church is located at the top of Little Easton Manor’s gated main entrance. Visit the American Memorial chapel with its modern stained-glass “Crusader” windows in memory of the 386th Bomb Group USAAF based at Easton Lodge or enjoy the wall paintings and brasses together with monuments to the distinguished ancestors of the famous Countess of Warwick (King Edward VII's 'Darling Daisy') and the memorial to the actress Dame Ellen Terry.

 

Gardens of Easton Lodge
The 23-acre Gardens of Easton Lodge were designed for their owner the Countess of Warwick (Daisy) in 1902 by leading Edwardian architect and landscape designer Harold Peto. Daisy had inherited Easton Lodge back in 1865 when she was just three years old. The estate dates to 1590 when it was granted to the Maynard family by Elizabeth I. Daisy felt that the grounds should reflect the wealth and splendour of her Victorian mansion.

Peto designed many features including a cobbled courtyard with fountain, Japanese Garden with teahouse overlooking the lake, terraces, formal lawns, a treehouse which could seat up to 10 adults and a stunning Italian Garden complete with 100ft balustraded pool. Inspired by the gardens of Italy, Peto designed very romantic flower schemes with features such as balustrading. Daisy died in 1938 and her son did not appreciate her formal gardens and started to plant an arboretum over them. His death in 1960 led to the gardens becoming overgrown with saplings, weeds and brambles.

The Creasey family moved in to the house in 1972 and since then they have been slowly restoring the Japanese Garden, Terrace beds and Formal Lawns. The Gardens of Easton Lodge are an idyllic haven (Historic England, Grade II listed). They have been partially restored to their former glory by a team of dedicated volunteers and the owners of Warwick House.

Little Easton

Situated in this historic village dating back to the 12th Century.

Other Local Churches

BROXTED: The hostage windows in Broxted are modern. When John McCarthy was taken hostage in Beirut, his parents lived next door to the church.


TILTY: Boasts a remarkable east window, and was originally the gate house to a Cistercian Abbey, but after the dissolution of the monasteries was left as a chapel for local people.


GREAT EASTON: “home” of the Five Parishes bell ringers, it features a magnificent reredos (altar screen).


CHICKNEY: The fifth church making up the Five Parishes is at Chickney, a little gem amongst the trees! This is now a redundant church, cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust.

COARSE FISHING - LITTLE EASTON MANOR FISHERY

The manor’s four ancient three -and-a-quarter acre carp lakes and Grand Pond are now a popular haunt for mirror carp and tench, creating a popular coarse fishing venue for local anglers.
Full days (6am – 10pm): £15
Half days (6am – 2pm) or (2pm – 10pm) £7.50

Pegs may be booked up to 7 days in advance. Bookings are taken between 9am and 7pm by text only.

To secure a peg, please text the Head Bailiff, Oliver Pedley on 07967 379169

Byelaws to preserve our waters:
• One peg per person (maximum 2 rods)
• Keep within 5 metres of the water’s edge
• Cars must be left in car parks and not taken to the water’s edge (unless by prior arrangement with the bailiff)
• No dogs
• No litter (which includes teabags and cigarette butts)
• No publicity, either in print or any form of social media
• All fish must be returned to the pond from which they were caught
• Unhooking mats and landing nets are required for carp fishing
• No excessive use of loose-fed boilies
• No bait boats, spodding or particle baits
• No braided lines
• No barbed hooks (micro-barb may be used)
• No night fishing (after 10pm)
• Anyone caught on the premises before 5.45am or after 10.20pm will face instant exclusion

CARAVANNING – LITTLE EASTON MANOR 

Part of the extensive 66-acre estate may be hired for caravanning and an extensive lakeside field has been utilised as a caravan rally site having been established by Neville Pedley, one of the founder members of the Caravan Club.

Perfectly in keeping with the fun-loving history of Little Easton Manor, caravan rallies are a gathering of Club members meeting in a friendly and social atmosphere, held over a weekend, or longer, when you can do as little or as much as you like. Enjoy the local countryside, visit a stately home or local attraction or just sit comfortably and relax – the choice is yours. Please contact us for further information on 01371 872857

COUNTESS OF WARWICK COUNTRY SHOW August Bank Holiday

Thousands of visitors attend the Countess of Warwick’s Country Show held annually in the grounds of Little Easton Manor raising huge sums for The Five Parishes charity which supports the local churches in the immediate area and the Little Easton Manor’s chosen charity, the Centre Algarve project.

Named after the Countess of Warwick who was born at Easton Lodge into the Maynard family, the last Viscountess Maynard, who died in 1857, started the tradition of an annual flower show. This was revived by the Countess as part of a cottage garden show, with gardens judged prior to the show. Today, the show in Little Easton, (part of what is known as the Five Parishes), is set in beautiful countryside and in the summer months the lanes and hedgerows look at their best. The grounds of Little Easton Manor, so kindly opened for us by Andy and Mel, have been described as ‘A jewel of England perfectly set’. The Barn Theatre is one of the finest and oldest Tithe barns in the country with magnificent oak timbers and an ancient tile roof. The remains of a mediaeval moat can still be seen bordering its car park.
The aim of the Show is to celebrate life in the countryside, both past and present and secondly, to raise money to support these churches and help with their upkeep and restoration. Recently the stained-glass windows in the Bourchier (Maynard) chapel of Little Easton church have been restored by Cathedral Studios in Canterbury, costing about £30,000 with both Broxted and Tilty undertaking work on their belfries which have to be scheduled not to clash with the hibernation and breeding timetables of the resident bats!

Breathe Easy

They’re a breath of fresh air…

24×7 Stansted support eforests as their carbon offset partner, planting trees to help reduce the carbon cost of your taxi journey by contributing just 10p every time you use their taxis! Every 10p donation paid will be matched by 24×7 Stansted or for just a £5 donation (and theirs) you can have 2 trees planted. It’s amazing to think that the annual carbon consumed by these trees at maturity is 2 tons! We can all “pay it forward” to Mother Nature and effectively offset enough carbon to neutralise most individuals’ average taxi and private car use for a whole year.
Donations may be made at the booking desk within the International Arrivals hall at Stansted Airport or by credit card by phoning 01279 661 661 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Little Easton Manor

Park Road, Little Easton

Great Dunmow, Essex

CM6 2JN, England

01371 872857

info@littleeastonmanor.uk

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WE’LL PICK UP YOUR GUESTS FROM THE AIRPORT

Our sister company 24×7 Stansted Airport Taxis are the official private transport provider to London Stansted Airport, dedicated to making airport transfers as safe, reliable and comfortable as possible. Their brand-new fleet of taxis are clean, modern, luxurious, air conditioned and energy efficient. The fully licensed drivers are handpicked for professionalism and courtesy.

Operating 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, the service offers fast turnaround times including early morning/ peak demand periods and is supported by the latest electronic booking and payment systems.

They’re also well equipped to meet the transport requirements of passengers with special needs, and a number the fleet are custom-built to facilitate wheelchair access or excess luggage accommodation.

Also available for executive, chauffeur and private hire for the duration of your stay 

Perfect For Parties

Searching for the perfect location for your next party?

Indoor or outdoor, large or small, Little Easton Manor wants you to love every moment of your celebrations and will help you arrange a day (or night) to remember.

The Barn Theatre can accommodate up to 140 of your nearest and dearest and the band of your dreams can tread our famous boards. Alternatively, an elegant soiree on the terrace followed by a DJ with all the right tracks may be more your style in the intimate surroundings of the Turkey Barn catering for around 70 guests.

You may choose caterers of your choice and we’ll run the bar.

If you choose to make it a party for the whole family, young and old, we have perfect lawns around the venues for garden games, entertainers and so much more. The only restriction is your imagination.

Jewel of England

Described as a "jewel of England, perfectly set …”

Steeped in history, romance and a love of family, Little Easton Manor, set in 66 glorious acres of Essex countryside, offers a unique opportunity to choose the wedding you really want.

We give you a stunning grade II listed manor of distinction with unrivalled heritage and spectacular grounds to host the day of your dreams, allowing you to fill our home with the people and things that will make you feel special. If it's possible we'll achieve it. Love conquers all.

Quiet and intimate, bold or dramatic - the choice is yours. We want to unleash your dreams and make your special day unforgettable.

A visit is free and we'd love to help you discover the day you've been waiting for. People and feelings matter most. Let's talk about what matters to you...

We want to fulfil your fairy tale HAPPY EVER AFTER ❤ and have the passion to make sure your day stands out from the crowd.

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