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“Small but beautiffully formed”
Review of Paycockes

Ranked #16 of 64 things to do in Colchester
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“Small but beautiffully formed”
Reviewed 21 April 2013

Visited Paycockes House recently for the first time in a few years. The building is much improved since my earlier visits and the National Trust have opened up more rooms and made the experience of visiting the property much more rewarding by dressing some of the rooms and providing wardens in each room who can discuss the use of the rooms, the carvings on the wood work and the general history of the building and its renovation. The property was originally owned by a contemporary of Henry VIII who was a successful cloth merchant in the town and it is a fascinating place and all the more interesting for the human scale of the house. This is not a big house and an hour is probably sufficient time to see it all including the garden. Recommended for a visit if in the area.

Visited April 2013
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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“Lovely wood carving”
Reviewed 17 April 2013

Paycockes is situated in the beautiful village of Coggeshall. The house is quite small for National Trust standards but still worth a visit.

The wood carving on the ceiling and walls is very detailed and well worth seeing. The tea room is open and operated by very friendly staff.

Park at Grange Barn which is about half a mile away and walk to Paycockes. The village is worth having a look at too. Both properties are free to NT members.

Visited April 2013
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“national trust property”
Reviewed 12 April 2013

look at the beams they are beautifully carved, see if you can find the face hidden between the carved flowers, the owner must have been a well to do merchant

Visited April 2013
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Coggeshall, United Kingdom
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“Going Back in Time at Paycockes Coggeshall.”
Reviewed 26 March 2013

If you are ever in Coggeshall, , a sleepy little village in Essex, Paycockes a National Trust Property is a must to visit, Many parts of the house date back to Tudor times and beyond. The garden is an absolute delight, tended by many knowledgeable volunteers.
This year they are opening a tearoom, which I am sure will be a treat in itself. During the May bank holiday they will be hosting a 3 day evening garden film show. (lets hope the rain keeps away!)
After a visit wander around the lovely village and take in the many ancient houses, local shops and Inns. You will not be disappointed.

Visited May 2012
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“A pleasant couple of hours”
Reviewed 28 January 2013

A very attractive old house, which I believe is occupied, in the lovely little market town of Coggeshall. It doesn't take too long to go round and the gardens are small but well kept by volunteers. There is no cafe but Coggeshall has some nice pubs and tearooms. Worth a visit.

Visited August 2012
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