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ESSEX SUFFOLK BORDER-PERIOD COASTAL/COUNTRY COTTAGE

Rachael and Nick Peck

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Bedrooms 1
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ESSEX SUFFOLK BORDER-PERIOD COASTAL/COUNTRY COTTAGE

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Wrabness - The Firs Annexe

Charming 1 bedroom self-catering cottage

This charming country cottage is situated in the grounds of the owner's home in Wrabness on the Essex/Suffolk border. The cottage is warm and cosy with a wood burning stove in the lounge area. The Annexe was refurbished in April 2011 and has a new bathroom suite, flooring, tiling, new towels, bedding, crockery, cutlery, curtains and furniture. The property benefits from a comfy double bedroom, kitchen equipped with microwave, toaster, kettle, washing machine, oven/hob, fridge with freezer compartment, etc., bathroom (bath with over bath shower), lounge furnished with 2 x 2 seater, breakfast/dining table, television, DVD player, selection of DVD's, books and games, wood burning stove, entrance porch, garden (gated) with table and chairs and car parking.

The main property has a small wood and an orchard and these can be explored.

The Firs annexe dates back to the 1600's. The property is grade 2 listed and benefits from a wealth of period features.

Children are welcome but please keep in mind the stairs are steep. Children's toys (including beach/outdoor) are available on request. Chickens are kept at the adjoining property and some free-range eggs will happily be provided on arrival. The property has many period features and as a result some of the ceilings/doorways are low adding to it's charm and character. The village railway station gives very easy access to London (1 hour by train).

The Firs Annexe is located in Wrabness (CO11) and benefits from the following local attractions:

Wrabness beach - approximately 20 minute walk/5 minute drive.

Village shop - 15 minute walk/5 minute drive.

Train station - 15 minute walk/5 minute drive. (Approximately 1 hour from London Liverpool Street.)

Essex Way (along the beach).

Wrabness Woods (RSPB).

2 x nature reserves.

Manningtree - historic market town ( 5 miles).

Harwich - historic port ( 15 minute drive).

Harwich International Port (15 minute drive).

Constable Country/Dedham Vale - 20 minute drive.

Colchester - Englands oldest recorded town (30 minute drive).

The Firs Annexe is on the main bus route between Harwich and Colchester (bus stop approximately 200 yards).

Guests benefit from a pretty enclosed garden area, ideal for relaxing and enjoying a well earned rest. The amenities in the village include a well equipped village shop, train station and bus route with the beach and woods to explore all within walking distance. Many historic properties, tourist attractions, national trust attractions, Suffolk/Essex coastlines and scenic countryside are very close by. This is a beautiful area to visit and a perfect way to enjoy the English Countryside at it's best.

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Rachael and Nick Peck

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2011
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
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Reviews

4.7
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

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Essex Suffolk border-period coastal/country cottage
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews
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Essex Suffolk border-period coastal/country cottage
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p836526
+44 01206394388
Wrabness Essex
5

JUST PERFECT

  • 5 out of 5
A charming, cosy, comfortable and very peaceful cottage. The garden area made it perfect for sitting out in the sun and for our small dog to play. Don is a charming, welcoming owner, and the eggs he gave us were wonderful. We shall definitely return.
Wrabness is a lovely area, with plenty of walks, and the closeness of Manningtree is a bonus. If going further afield, try the Olive Branch bistro and associated pub in Thorpe-le Soken. Very friendly staff and excellent snacks.
  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Essex Suffolk border-period coastal/country cottage
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p836526
+44 01206394388
Wrabness Essex
5

DELIGHTFUL COTTAGE, LOVELY AREA, WONDERFUL STAY.

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed at The Firs annexe over Easter and had a wonderful week. The first treat is that this is a traditional 17th century building typical of the area and it really was a privilege to be able to live in a place like this if only for a week. It is charming, unpretentious and cosy and equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay. The annexe gives onto its own piece of the beautifully kept garden which was alive with flowers and bees during our stay. We loved the geese and hens who live on the property, and enjoyed eating the best eggs we had ever tasted! The second treat was the surrounding area - it was a revelation - very untouristy, authentic and beautiful, with lots of places to go and good walks in an interesting landscape. For the whole of our stay it seemed impossible that we were just over an hour away from London. Highly recommended, and we will definitely be back.
  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Essex Suffolk border-period coastal/country cottage
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p836526
+44 01206394388
Wrabness Essex
3

A PLEASANT RETREAT - READ THE LOW DOWN !

  • 3 out of 5
This property nestles in a corner of Essex worthy of exploration. The owner and her parents next door are really courteous and helpful. There's a sizeable private garden and washing line area together with the delights of an early morning awakening from the clucking (!) geese in an adjacent field. There is one major drawback though to this charming cottage: the downstairs kitchen and bathroom areas are for midgets as the ceilings are very low. Taking a shower on your knees isn't comfortable - or cooking while dodging beams isn't clever. And the mountain climb to the bedroom up steep, narrow stairs is both fun for the able bodied but would probably be a hazard for anyone infirm. To be fair the owner acknowledges these problems and to some extent they are dwarfed by the pleasantness of the property overall, its location and character.
The kitchen is basic, the lounge has true rustic charm with a fabulous working wood burner and the bedroom is spacious.
Overall a small property with height drawbacks, but in a great situation and with really lovely people running the property.
Great for a short stay, but challenging for anyone more than 5ft 6inches.
  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our property and the positive comments concerning the character, location and charm.
I think suitable for midgets maybe a little flippant? Our description of the property does inform about the low ceilings and the steep stairs and we hope any future guests will appreciate the Firs Annexe is a grade two listed traditional East Anglian cottage, which dates back to the 1600’s. Its huge inglenook fireplace, steep stairs, low ceilings all form part of its charm.
The property is described as an excellent example of its kind in the book Nettles and Cream by John Calver. (For sale on Amazon).
Yes John Cleese might struggle a little, and average human heights have increased since the 17th century but none of our previous guests (70+) have fed back that the low ceilings have been an issue. In fact many have commented about the cottages genuine and authentic charm and have returned for repeat stays. (By the way, John Cleese you are still welcome!)
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Essex Suffolk border-period coastal/country cottage
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p836526
+44 01206394388
Wrabness Essex
5

THOROUGHLY ENJOYED OUR STAY

  • 5 out of 5
This was our very first family holiday with our son Adrian (18 months old) and we had a great time. We found the property on Home Away and the pictures, reviews and facilities looked great. The booking process was easy, just a few emails and it was all sorted.
We were looking for somewhere quiet and peaceful with fairly good distance to the seaside and country side and this seemed to be the ideal location.
A warm welcome, a lovely cottage with a lot of character to it, a friendly family and wonderful garden, and even the weather was good too so we can't really complaint ;p

Thank you very much for a lovely holliday xxx
  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Essex Suffolk border-period coastal/country cottage
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p836526
+44 01206394388
Wrabness Essex
5

ABSOLUTELY AS DESCRIBED A HOME FROM HOME!

  • 5 out of 5
The Firs was delightful; clean, welcoming, comfortable and full of character!
The views were magnificent especially the spectacular sunsets over the fields.
Afternoon tea in the gorgeus little garden with the company of the geese was great fun and the owners were extremely friendly and helpful.
We can thoroughly recommend Manningtree for it's quaint little shops, free parking and above all the delicious meals at Lucca were to die for!!
  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Essex Suffolk border-period coastal/country cottage
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p836526
+44 01206394388
Wrabness Essex
4

HOLS IN JUNE 13

  • 4 out of 5
Cottage was very quaint as described with low ceilings in kitchen and bathroom. Very nice garden to rear and table and chairs available outside. We made good use of the local train station. Plenty of places to visit in Essex and Suffolk. There are local busses but a car is really essential to get around the area. Very good walking in the local wood - Stour Estuary Nature Reserve. Very quiet but lots of birdsong in the morning!
  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
London Stansted
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Harwich International
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Wrabness
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
M11 Junction 8.
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Wrabness
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Strangers Home - Bradfield
Nearest Ski
13 Miles
Ipswich - dry ski slope.
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Harwich
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Selection in Manningtree
Car: recommended

Wrabness is a traditional English village situated on the Essex/Suffolk border, which is located on the Stour River Estuary which forms part of of Constable Country.

Wrabness benefits from its own beach, a RSPB nature reserve, Wrabness woods, a village shop, rail (70 minutes from London) and bus links to local towns.

The location is perfect for exploring:

The historic international port of Harwich.

The historic market town of Manningtree (England's smallest recorded town).

Colchester ( England's oldest recorded town).

Flatford Mill / Dedham Vale.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Wrabness, Essex

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
G
18 Jul 2014 - 24 Jul 2014
1 night minimum stay
£52
for 1 night
£365
 
 
H
25 Jul 2014 - 7 Aug 2014
1 night minimum stay
£56
for 1 night
£395
 
 
G
8 Aug 2014 - 21 Aug 2014
1 night minimum stay
£52
for 1 night
£365
 
 
F
22 Aug 2014 - 28 Aug 2014
1 night minimum stay
£49
for 1 night
£340
 
 
C
29 Aug 2014 - 25 Sep 2014
1 night minimum stay
£37
for 1 night
£260
 
 
B
26 Sep 2014 - 23 Oct 2014
1 night minimum stay
£35
for 1 night
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£35
£225
 
 
E
24 Oct 2014 - 30 Oct 2014
1 night minimum stay
£47
for 1 night
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£47
£315
 
 
A
31 Oct 2014 - 18 Dec 2014
1 night minimum stay
£26
for 1 night
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£26
£175
 
 
H
19 Dec 2014 - 1 Jan 2015
1 night minimum stay
£58
for 1 night
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£58
£395
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Changeover day is flexible. Please contact the owner to discuss your requirements.
A deposit of 30% of the total rent is required to secure your booking with the full balance of your rent being due 4 weeks before your holiday starts.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Wrabness in Essex

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Historic
General:
  • Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Living Room
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom was refurbished in April 2011 providing a new bath (with over bath shower), toilet and wash basin. New flooring was also provided and the room freshly decorated. New towels/bathmats have also been provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Cot = travel cot available on request.
  • The bedroom has been newly refurbished in April 2011 with new bed linen, carpets, curtains and rug. There is a double bed and plenty of space for a travel cot that is available on request.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Garden
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • ski
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
Notes:
The kitchen has been refurbished (April 2011) and has been fitted with an oven/4 ring hob, fridge (with freezer box), microwave, toaster, kettle, washing machine and all cutlery/cooking utensils that could be required. A high chair is available on request.
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