Channels Retreat, Belsteads Farm Lane, Little Waltham, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 3PT. 01245 441547


Luxurious Holiday Barn Conversion

Channels Retreat is a luxury holiday barn conversion. With a fully equipped state of the art kitchen, comfortable home from home lounge, three en-suite bedrooms with super king beds, and a large private garden with a luxury six person hot tub and sun loungers.


Channels Retreat is a luxury private 3 Bedroom self catering holiday barn conversion set in the heart of the Essex countryside just outside of Chelmsford City centre.

The comfortable ground floor lounge is exquisitely furnished with comfy and inviting sofas and chairs, ideal for wedding parties to sit back and take things easy before the big day.

There are three en-suite bedrooms, each individually designed with modern furnishings and accessories featuring super king size beds and sumptuous bedding, which will ensure that you and your guests enjoy a calm and restful night.

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ChannelsRetreat Kitchen

It has a magnificent fully equipped first floor kitchen with a large central island offering plenty of seating for six guests, making it the perfect place to come together to enjoy a celebration meal.

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ChannelsRetreat Garden

Channels Retreat has a large private garden with a luxury hot tub. The pretty private courtyard is furnished with a large table and chairs and sun loungers to make the most of the warm summer evenings. The hot tub can comfortably accommodate six guests to unwind and relax.

ChannelsRetreat Salon

Within The Retreat is a specially designed salon for wedding preparations featuring spacious workstations for both hairdressers and make-up artists, large well-lit mirrors, appropriate seating and plenty of plug sockets along with hanging space for those very special outfits.

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Each room has been designed and decorated completly differently. The rooms inside the house are traditional with original 15th century features. The courtyard bedrooms are modern although still individual, no two rooms are the same.
Channels Bar & Brasserie is number one on TripAdvisor for Fine Dining restaurants in Chelmsford. The Essex Barn is one of the top wedding venues in Essex and just down the road is our sister company Little Channels with a pay and play golf course and driving range.

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HelicopterLanding Area

Helicopters can land at Channels Hotel, giving the pilot and passengers the convenience of being able to safely unload close to the hotel. The only thing we request is that you advise us of your ETA so that we can be prepared for your arrival.

First impressions always last. Whether you arrive through our wooden archway in conventional style or indeed touch down at our own helipad, this will be of both seclusion and grandeur.

GPS Coordinates 51°46’26.4″N 0°29’49.2″E

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Rustic Fine Dining
The Head Chef Dan & his very tight knit team work tirelessly to bring Essex a memorable dining experience with much to offer & planned for the future.

Our menu is based around home-grown produce to enhance the flavour of our dishes. We are doing classic flavours brought up to date with a modern twist.

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Traditional Wedding Venue
The beautifully restored 17th century thatched Essex Barn is an idyllic wedding venue for your special day. The Essex Barn is fully licensed to host civil ceremonies for both opposite and same-sex marriages.

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