Remaining dates in July. (Ask for special offer)
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 3
- pets allowed
- Fire attended all times
- No additional guests than booked without permission
Enhanced cleaning practices
Cleaned with disinfectant
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Lovely little break
Great cottage, lovely location. Great communication with the owner. Would stay again.
So glad you liked the cottage. We love it too. Please come and stay again.
Penny and Ben
Comfortable stay in quirky cottage
My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at the cottage, it was very clean and comfortable and felt very cosy. we would definitely recommend.
Thanks for your feedback. I’m glad you liked it. Also glad you got your hat back.
Hope to se you again.
Lovely cottage lovely location
Lovely cottage in Wivenhoe which is a lovely village with good shops and pubs. Nice walks by the river. Everything you need in the cottage well equipped very organised owner great communication. Perfect place to stay when dropping child back at Uni.
So glad you enjoyed your stay. You’re welcome back anytime.
Would stay again
The property is 300 years old so it's never going to be absolutely mint. However it has everything you need for a break away, excellent location, lovely little private garden, great local pubs and rail links.
The owner was very helpful and made the run upto our break stress free. The property is also dog friendly which was a bonus for us.
We stayed 2 nights at the cottage which is in a really good position in Wivenhoe close to the pubs, shops and estuary walks. The house had a slight bohemian feel, it was equipped with everything one could need for a weekend. Penny left breakfast bits tea and coffee which was very much appreciated. The bedroom was very warm and cosy and the shower powerful with lashings of hot water. We look forward to a return visit.
Wivenhoe is 3 miles from Essex University and Colchester and both can be reached by a picturesque riverside cyclepath/footpath.
There are resteraunts and pubs within minutes of the cottage and the quay is a few metres away where you can sit and enjoy a drink at the Rose and Crown or Fish and chips from the local chippy. Within 15 mins to half an hour you can be at Brightlingsea, the nearest seaside and Colchester Britains oldest recorded town with its own castle, museums, art galleries, arts centre theatre and zoo. Colchester can be easily reached by train or bus and Brightlinsea by a short bus trip. Clacton Walton and Frinton larger sea side towns can be easily reached by train or bus.
About Penny B
My husband and I are recently retired and have 6 adult children and 7 grandchildren. We enjoy circular walks in the local countryside and live music. I have an interest in Art and Poetry and draw myself. We are both from the area and have good knowledge of local facilities so ask us if you have a special interest you want to pursue during your stay.
Penny B purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Penny B chose Wivenhoe
We love the cottage and hope you will enjoy its traditional charm as much as we do. It was originally one of 4 timber clad dock workers cottages and the plans we were given show a shared garden area with outside toilets and shared wash house. With modernisation you no longer have to share these facilities but we haven't changed much apart from making it more comfortable. The property is over 300 years old and is located in a conservation area.
What makes this Cottage unique
Its location is very near the waterside and for the size of the property includes a generous sized enclosed walled garden which is a sun trap in hot weather. Wivenhoe is unique in its cosmopolitan feel and local facilities for such a small village. It has 6 pubs several restaurants including two cafes and a co-op, 'one stop' and its own post office and library. Its self contained but very close to Colchester and the University and the village regularly holds literary, film and other events. There is a popular regatta in the Summer. A ferry from Wivenhoe takes you across to Rowhedge and further upstream to Brightlingsea. Additionally, it is possible to get a ferry from Brightlingsea to Mersea Island just 7 or 8 miles from Colchester. Whether you want to visit the sights of London, Colchester, spend time at the seaside, or just chill out in Wivenhoe the location has a lot to offer.