We had the pleasure of staying at Creaksea for a week in April 2011 which coincided with possibly one of the best weeks of weather we've known in the UK in April. Arriving quite late on the Saturday evening we were greeted driving into the farm with a flyby by a barn owl, the first any of us had seen and the sight of a hare bounding across our path. It heralded a wonderful closeness with nature that we were to experience on our Easter break. Emily met us warmly and gave us a brief tour of our home for the next week before we turned in for the night. Waking early the next morning bright and early I took my little miniature Schnauzer, Ruffles, for an exploration of our new neighbourhood. Joining the path just outside the barn we found ourselves on a delightful country walk along the fields then onto the riverside and from there into the town of Burnham on Crouch. Wonderful views of the estuary and the abundance of wildlife really enhanced our stroll and our first experience of the town at Dawn was beautiful, what a gem the place is! Back to the barn and the comfort and understated but stylish decor warmly welcomes you. Sitting on the sofa with the big skies before you and a hot coffee in your hand is such a antidote to a stressful lifestyle that you could stay like that forever! Little Ruffley loved the ability to come and go and made a quick and very happy bond with the friendly Alf, the farm's bouncy lab. Our two boys, aged 13, enjoyed the ability to be able to head off into town along the riverside walk, parents safe in the knowledge that they are going into one of the safest towns in the country. With the park facilities and open spaces in the town providing ample scope for playing footy etc.the boys had a great time. A particular favourite was the cinema with it's mega cheap entrance fee and the comfy sofa's that you simply don't find in a multiplex...
Harry & Emily are engaging, warm and accommodating hosts who are really focussed on making your stay comfortable and memorable. They genuinely couldn't done enough for you and were a wealth of knowledge of the local area.
Perhaps Essex doesn't figure on your radar for a holiday destination, to be fair my colleagues at work (in Kent) had a bit of a laugh at my expense, but, for this Geordie in exile I couldn't recommend this any higher. Wonderful, high standard accommodation, fantastic hosts and a location that almost transports you to an age in England where innocence and community were common place!
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