Whilst you may be quite content to relax and take a gentle stroll or bike ride around the countryside, there is plenty to occupy the more active amongst our guests. Please look at for a variety of attractions and things to do near Six Apples. Here is just a sample.


Audley End for history, gardens and summer concerts

Boydells Farm 5 minutes down the road

Cambridge is 35 minutes away

Castle Hedingham

Chelmsford – the home of Radio for museums and Hyde Hall for gardens and concerts

Colchester Castle

Layer Marney Tower near Colchester

London is an hour away

Marks Hall

Numerous local historic airfields such as Wethersfield and Andrewsfield and slightly further afield the Duxford War museum and airfield

Stansted Mountfitchet

13th century church in Wethersfield

Activities & Entertainment

Cycling and walking holidays

Local locations for: Shooting; Tennis; water skiiing and Golf Gosfield Hall;

White water rafting at the Lee Valley White Water centre

Olympic Park at Stratford (45 mins) – go & rekindle the moment or shop til you drop at Westfield;

If it’s wet, try Braintree Freeport for Crazy kids; Bowling or cinema (Braintree)

If it’s sunny

  • There’s the Essex seaside at Clacton and Frinton is an hour’s drive
  • There’s cricket down at the village or in Chelmsford, home of Essex Country Cricket club

Numerous local country Pubs and restaurants in Shalford, Finchingfield and Braintree.


Local shops at Shalford and Finchingfield or further afield in Chelmsford, Cambridge or Braintree Freeport

Local Wedding Venues

We are the perfect accommodation for several local wedding venues including Gosfield Hall; Spains Hall; Leez Hall & Hedingham Castle.