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Unique Period Home set in Traditional Village

Bedrooms 3
Space 215 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Unique 17th Century, 3 bedroom house with additional double sofa bed. The house includes period features with a contemporary & cosy finish. The house enjoys a large south facing garden, with kids play area, outdoor dining & a portable oil-drum BBQ. Set on a vibrant village high street & within walking distance to 3 pubs all providing food, restaurants, a small supermarket & close to the popular Lifehouse Spa. Direct by train from London Liverpool St. All guests and their children are welcome

The home has three bedrooms, a shower room, and two toilets. The main upstairs bedroom has a sumptuous roll top bath that guests are more than welcome to enjoy. The downstairs living area also includes a double sofa bed. The house has high-speed fibre optic broadband and the Wi-Fi signal reaches across the whole house and into some of the garden. There is a travel cot and high chair available.

There is ample off street parking that will easily fit three cars. The garden has a right of way access to neighbouring gardens.

More Details

Simon F
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Simon F

I love to cook for my family friends, whether that be cooking up a storm (or mess most likely!) indoors or flipping burgers and turning sausages on our BBQ.

After the stresses of the week, there is nothing I enjoy more than looking forward to the weekend. Whether that be going for walks with my wife and daughter, tending to the garden or snuggling up on the sofa to watch a film in the evening with a glass, or two of wine.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Tendring District in Essex

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 215 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • - No shoes on the stairs or upstairs - Please keep noise to a minimum outside after 8pm, so as not to disturb our neighbours
  • - No parties and no overnight guests without previous approval from your host. - Do not engage in illegal activities anywhere on the property.
  • - If you break or damage something, please let me know and arrange for its replacement or repair. - Return all keys.
Location Type:
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Upstairs bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Downstairs bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sofa bed sleeps two people
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Unique Period Home set in Traditional Village
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for a weekend when visiting family in the area, and this was a great property to feel comfortable and relaxed in after a day with family. We felt very welcome with all the little thoughtful extras - slippers, fresh flowers, some provisions, etc., so much so that it was like home from home. We had enough room but the property has a charming cosy feel.

Whilst we were staying, I was contacted by the owner to check if we had any questions, but we didn’t because everything was already covered!

If the weather had been better it would have been lovely to have sat outside.

I would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home: 134 First Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario Canada, K1S2G4

lovely, clean and well appointed home in a nice village

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for 5 days in early December with my family; 5 adults and 1 teenager. We found the house cosy, very well organised, clean and equipped with everything we needed for our stay. We liked its historic nature, the oak beams, and particularly enjoyed the large open downstairs room, where we could all hang out, but without being on top of one another. The kitchen had all we needed and enough space to make breakfasts each day - other meals we mostly ate out (there are 3 pubs within walking distance). Bedrooms were very comfortable. The only thing we did find a little disconcerting was the speed and intensity of traffic passing through the village - we had a large van which could only be backed out of the parking spot, and this was quite exciting at times. All in all though, highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely character cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Really lovely cottage - with everything you could want or need in a home from home. The children loved it's old school charm as did we.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A delightful property.

  • 5 of 5

Dutch Gable is a delightful property. A welcome pack awaited our arrival which was much appreciated. With a well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and everywhere spotlessly clean it made our stay a very pleasurable experience. The hosts have thought of everything with lots of 'extras' a nice touch. We enjoyed the fresh fruit from the garden - thank you.

Thorpe le Soken itself has all the amenities required - a small supermarket and several eating establishments and just a few minutes from the coast. We can recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly located for daily trips to Frinton and Clacton, this lovely cottage was a home away from home. Well equipped and clean. Simon was a great host and even left us a bottle of Prosecco for us to enjoy. We would highly recommend it

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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excellent : cozy and charming

  • 5 of 5

this cottage is charming and comfy and it feels like home. situated in a lovely village. cozy and stilish !

Simon was very helpful and friendly to us to us uponour arrival and available for questions during our stay.

highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
76 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Thorpe Le Soken
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres

The village of Thorpe Le Soken has the unrivaled pleasure of having three pubs and three restaurants all in close proximity of each other. The village also has a local take away and importantly a small Tesco supermarket that is well stocked and open till late. The village is served by a train station that provides direct links to London, Colchester and Chelmsford. It also allows access to Frinton on Sea, Clacton on Sea and Walton on the Naze. Within the village is the highly rated Lifehouse Spa, where individual treatments and day passes can be purchased. Close by is Frinton on Sea's blue flag sandy beach which also boasts a busy high street with an array of independent shops, cafe's and restaurants. There are numerous footpaths around the


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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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