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Great Lodge, Braintree Road, Great Bardfield, Essex CM7 4QD

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01371 811398

Office times (8.00am – 1.00pm) Weekdays

Great Lodge, Braintree Road, Great Bardfield, Essex CM7 4QD

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Our vineyard shop is open weekdays 10am – 4pm. You can taste our wines before you buy and our alpaca wool is also for sale. Tickets can be bought for £3 for adults( children under 16 free) for our self-guided trails with information sheet;  the ticket price can be redeemed against purchases.


In our walled garden you will find a kitchen garden, white garden and long herbaceous boarders. The non-native woodland of trees and shrubs beyond the canal leads to a native wood, planted in 2013 with over 2000 trees and shrubs. Climb the spiral path up the mound to a vantage point overlooking the garden and woodland.

Photo by Tom Halliday


We are open mid-week between May and September for guided tours and wine tastings in our Grade 1 listed barn. Group visits by appointment can be followed by a ploughman’s lunch or afternoon tea. Self-guided trails are also available with information sheets that can be collected from our shop – only during shop opening times

Tom Halliday Photography

Great Lodge Alpaca herd

From our original herd of Lulu, Alberto and Apricot in 2012 we have had 6 crias. Lulu gave birth to Louis in 2013 and ‘Big’ Betty in 2015. We think after Betty she decided that enough was enough and has not got pregnant since! Apricot had Stevie in 2015, Jemima in 2017 and Peaches in 2020. Jemima had her first cria who was premature in 2020. We were not sure she would survive but due to amazing nursing by Taz she pulled through and so is named after her. It may be possible to help us feed the alpacas if you let us know when you are visiting.

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Creating Forever Memories


The wedding of our dreams

Thank you so much for enabling us to have the wedding of our dreams at Anne of Cleves barn. We loved all the planning and coming to see you which made the experience so enjoyable. You were so flexible and happy for us to do exactly what we wanted. We will never forget how great it was!

Rachel & Dan

We don’t think we could have chosen a better venue
We don’t think we could have chosen a better venue, we had a fabulous day. Your flexible and friendly approach really contributed to making it everything we hoped it would be.

Rachel & Dan

It truly was the best day of our lives.
It truly was the best day of our lives. Everything  we pictured came to life beautifully on the day at your perfect venue. We felt super special the whole weekend. You are amazing at what you do!

Aaron & Hayley