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Country House Apartment By The River

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Garden Annexe Apartment near Maldon, Essex, England - Stunning Setting With Lovely Riverside Walks

An open plan, ground floor garden apartment in the wing of a country house on the banks of the River Blackwater. One can walk along the river to the centre of the historic town of Maldon which offers a good range of pubs and restaurants as well as individual shops and other facilities. Fishing from the garden is possible and canoeing on the adjoining canal. There are excellent golf courses within the surrounding area and great sailing on the Rivers Blackwater and Crouch. The property is situated in a tiny hamlet with no direct neighbours.

Sue Nelson
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2018

About Sue Nelson

I first fell in love with Croatia on a sailing holiday in 2004. The crystal clear waters of the Adriatic are undeniably welcoming as are the people. I returned the following year with the idea of finding a retreat to which I could escape when UK weather or general stress became too much to handle. I now like to share the experience with others and find that they too inevitably have a memorable and enjoyable stay. We also share the wonderful location of our house in the UK which we have had the good fortune to occupy for over 25 years and which lies beside the River Blackwater. A self contained annexe with it's own garden onto the river provides a perfect hideaway for two for either short stays or temporary accommodation for visiting relatives or between house sale and purchase.

Why Sue Nelson chose Maldon

This property is part of our own house in which we have lived for over 25 years. It is in a spectacular position by the river and yet only a mile from the market town of Maldon with its historic connections to the Vikings and with the beautiful sailing barges which navigated the Thames and Blackwater in the past. There is lots to see in the local surrounding area and if you wish to visit the capital Central London is 50 miles by road or easily reached by train from either Witham, Hatfield Peveral or Chelmsford stations. The Roman city of Colchester lies about 20 miles to the North. However, the Annexe itself is in a haven of tranquillity together with our house.

What makes this apartment unique

The true beauty of this property is that you can just relax in almost total tranquility beside the river watching the swans and the tide swelling and ebbing whilst the pheasants strut their stuff on your lawn.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Aug.2014 - What a wonderful place. Swallows & Amazons come to mind. We have been here for almost a week and are so sorry to leave. Can't thank Sue and Ron enough for their hospitality.... Graham & Audrey

Nov.2014 - like wine this place just gets better and better with time. 3rd time and looking forward to stay number 4 already. Barbara, Babs and family

Sept.2014 - Unique, intriguing, fascinating very comfortable stay. Keith & Susie
Apr 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Maldon, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Huge shower room with open fire and under-floor heating.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Open plan bedroom area with king size bed and memory foam mattress.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Notes on accommodation: Being on the banks of the river obviously means care needs to be taken if staying with children. A child's extendable bed/wooden cot is available if specifically required. Outside: Garden by the river with views over to the golf course. Outdoor furniture supplied in the Summer months. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen included. The apartment is cleaned during the changeover period. However, guests are requested to leave the apartment as they would wish to find it. Other: Dining area with table and 6 chairs.


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Country House Apartment By The River
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 24 reviews

Beautiful location, and comfortable apartment.

  • 5 of 5

This was far the best stay we have had. Sue and Ron were so warming, and had time to chat during our stay which made us feel welcome, along with the little gifts left,

The location was stunning with both the river and woodland walks. There was a BBQ, a boat and outside dining area, so everything was catered for. We would highly recommend this house, we will definitely go back,

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great flat, lovely hosts. Furnishings top notch. Grand and stylish but welcoming too. Recommended.

  • 5 of 5

Truly relaxing place to stay. Very peaceful and quiet (almost hidden) but also convenient - near enough to Maldon for necessities and entertainments (tea shop on a moored barge, riverside pubs, good park for children). The excellent weather helped and several easy walks nearby along golf course to the large Tesco in town were pleasurable.

Nice to sit in the garden and watch the river flow - birds/swans/fish

etc - even a canoe is available. The flat is just next to Beeleigh Falls which is an unusual place to explore with so many watercourses joining in one spot. Plus interesting trips further afield - Flatford Mill and Dedham, Hyde Hall Garden, Colchester etc. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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luxury accommodation in a glorious setting

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful week in the annex to the main house. Good weather helped but no complaints at all. Plenty of walks from the house, tidal river alongside, easy walk to Maldon which is a 'hidden gem'. Good train service to London from nearby town.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, historic spot

  • 5 of 5

The hosts were very welcoming and the apartment cosy and clean. There was everything that you needed. The bathroom was very quirky with a fireplace and armchair! Lovely to watch the birds outside at the feeders including 6 Moorhens and a male pheasant. Outside also was the old steam mill which can be viewed by appointment and lovely walks along the river and canal. We would stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both and so glad when people make the most of their stay as you evidently did.
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Warm welcome on a freezing weekend

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property in a lovely setting. Sue and Ron were extremely helpful hosts. Great to get back to a warm home and a log fire after braving the freezing Essex coast.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the warm words and we so loved seeing you both make the most of the area despite the freezing weather. Best wishes sue and Ron.
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Lovely house and hosts, would recommend to others

  • 5 of 5

Had a chance to see the area around Maldon and had some lovely walks. Very kind hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both and the pleasure was ours in sharing our special place with you a d in your appreciation. Sue and Ron
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Special interest holidays:

Lovely coastal and riverside walks. Canoeing on the canal. Bikes are available to loan for exploration locally.


Maldon is on the Blackwater estuary and offers sailing and excursions on the famous Maldon sailing barges. Nearby Burnham-on-Crouch has a distinctly nautical atmosphere, nestling on the banks of the River Crouch amid the unspoilt Dengie Marshes, providing a haven for many species of wildfowl. From here it is possible to explore 15 miles of fine sailing before reaching the sea. Maldon also provides a leisure centre with heated indoor pool and tennis courts.


Stansted airport is approx 45 mins drive away. Central London is 50 miles away. Hatfield Peveral, on the mainline to London Liverpool St, is 5 miles away and alternative stations include Chelmsford and Witham.


Maldon - 1 mile, the historic town of Colchester (understood to be the oldest in Britain), - 20 miles and Chelmsford, the County Town of Essex,- 10 miles. Other places of interest within easy driving distance include the old wool town of Coggeshall, the splendid beach at Frinton-on-sea and the market town of Halstead.

Further Details:

Both Tesco and Morrisons have large outlets in Maldon and for the more adventurous, Tesco can be reached by canoe!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Contact Sue Nelson by telephone or email in first instance. We can accept most credit cards and payment for booked accommodation must be in advance of arrival.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
For longer stays, i.e. over three weeks, a discounted price can sometimes be negotiated. An additional amount of £15 p.p. per night is payable for more than 2 adults (children excepted)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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