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Essex Suffolk border-period coastal/country cottage

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Property type cottage

Overview

About the property

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. 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.

More Details

Owner
Rachael Peck
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Wrabness in Wrabness

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Garden
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
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.

Reviews

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(46 traveller reviews)

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Essex Suffolk border-period coastal/country cottage
average rating of 4.5 based on 46 reviews
5

Relaxing and cosy cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We have been back to visit this cottage a number of times. It is so quaint (old & low ceilings), relaxing and cosy (a little warm on this occasion). The owners are friendly, accommodating and quick to respond. It is also set in a good location to visit places. Love it:)

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely quirky cottage. Full of character

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage exactly as described with low beams 😊?. Great area for walking and exploring. Nick and Rachel could not do more to make your stay perfect. Thanks we will rerurn.

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very old quaint cottage in the Essex countryside

  • 3 of 5

This cottage is very old and was built during the time when humans were very short. I am over 6 foot and my wife is just under 6 ft. The lounge area is very comfortable and roomy and we spent most of our time there. The bedroom is upstairs and again was very comfortable and all that you would need. The stairs up to the bedroom are quite steep. However, the entrance way, the kitchen, and the bathroom are very low and we bumped our heads on the large wood rafters many times. It is impossible for a man of my size to take a shower - and I had my first bath in more than 20 years. My wife and I had to walk around bent over all the time in the kitchen and bathroom. The cottage should note that these rooms are very low with some sort of height limits for future guests. The kitchen equipment was very basic and quite old with limited, if any, information. Unlike the majority of VRBO owners, there were no "extras" provided (milk, coffee etc.) for our arrival. The owners did kindly allow us to check in quite early as we had just arrived from the States. The location is great - very close to Harwich and just a short drive to "Constable Country". The local walks were also excellent.

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. It is always helpful to receive feedback so we can make appropriate changes and to hear what our guests have enjoyed. We do note in the information about our cottage in our listing that some ceilings and doorways are low but we will update this to make this information clearer to future guests. Many guests have found that this adds to the character of the cottage and haven't found it inconvenient. I'm sorry you couldn't find information about appliances in the kitchen. Instructions for using the appliances are located in the guest welcome box in the lounge. We would happily have pointed these out to you if asked. Tea, coffee and sugar are always provided for guests to use. We have found in the past that guests prefer to provide their own milk as it's not always possible to know which milk they prefer. This is something we can look at providing though and will ask guests if it would be useful for them to have. Kind Regards, Rachael
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5

Brilliant

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant place

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cosy.cottage - comfortable and compact. Low ceilings soon noted!

  • 5 of 5

Well places for access to Wrabness walks, Harwich and Maningtree pubs and historic area.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and comments. We are very fortunate to have such lovely walks right on our doorstep.
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5

Lovely cottage as always ☺

  • 5 of 5

Lovely welcoming touches such as fresh flowers and eggs from the hens. Cosy cottage lovely and clean. Well equipped with new bits and bobs here and there each time we go back!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and very kind comments. We're pleased you have noticed little changes here and there. We like to make changes and make stays more enjoyable for our guests. Best Wishes, Rachael and Nick
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Location

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