Rye Farm outside view with moat


Rye Farm is the place to come for a quiet relaxing break. All rooms have en-suite facilities and are comfortably furnished. Our guests always enjoy a traditional farm house breakfast.

We are in a rural location, yet only 4 miles from Colchester Town, which has many historic places of interest.

The coastal towns are only 30 minutes drive away.

Stansted airport and Harwich Port both 50 minutes.

We are conveniently situated for visiting Colchester Zoo, Mersea Island, Layer Marney Tower and Beth Chatto Gardens.

Single occupancy available. £60 per night. Please see website for details

You won't be disappointed if you choose to stay at Rye Farm.

Cycle storage available. Ample parking. Fridges in the bedrooms. Fresh milk provided.

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Double ensuite room£80.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Double ensuite room£80.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Double ensuite room£80.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



  • Special diets available
  • Vegetarian diet available


  • Children welcome - Children welcome from age 12

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating

Laundry Facilities

  • Ironing facilities

Leisure Facilities

  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • Leisure club (onsite or nearby)


  • Private parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Totally non-smoking
  • WiFi or internet access

Room/Unit Facilities

  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Hairdryer
  • Radio
  • Tea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Television

Site Features

  • Garden
  • Working farm

Room/Unit Facilities:

  • Bath
  • King-sized bed
  • Scenic view
  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities:

  • King-sized bed
  • Scenic view
  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities:

  • Shower

Map & Directions


Road Directions

By Road:
Leave the A12 at junction 26 signposted Colchester West/Stanway/Zoo. Follow the signs to the Zoo, pass the Zoo on your right and at the next roundabout, follow the Layer B1026 signs, which will bring you into the centre of the village. At the Fox Tavern, turn left into Malting Green Road, 300 yards on the right there is a turning signposted 'Rye Farm'. Follow the lane all the way to the end. For more info please see website.

Rye Farm


Rye Lane, Layer-de-La-Haye, Colchester, Essex, CO2 0JL

Tel: 01206 734350

Fax: 01206 734370

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)


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