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Rachael and Nick Peck

Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks English

Essex Suffolk border-period coastal/country cottage

19 Reviews
People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Essex - The Firs Annexe

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. Chickens are kept at the adjoining property and some free-range eggs will happily be provided on arrival. 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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rachael and Nick Peck (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks English

Reviews

4.7
based on 19 holidaymaker reviews

Essex Suffolk border-period coastal/country cottage
average rating of 4.736842 based on 19 reviews
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Little gem

  • 4 of 5

Quaint little cottage in lovely rural surroundings. Lovely log burner in the lounge created a lovely ambiance which led to a relaxing evening. Had everything you needed for a comfortable stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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5

weekend away

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little break. Well needed for me and hubby. Cosy little cottage. Loved the log burner. Thank you for everything. Will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Wonderful Break

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, well equipped cottage- even left a treat for my dog! Very warm and comfortable and we all enjoyed the walks in the woods and along the River Stour. Everything was clean and in working order, and as I'm only 5'4 I never banged my head once- bonus! My dog thoroughly enjoyed his holiday and I would def recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing get away from it all break!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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5

Great place to escape to

  • 5 of 5

Feels in the middle of no where, but still only 10 minutes away from everything you'd need for a long weekend away.

The cottage is lovely and has bags of character. Sort of place you could easily cosy up in. With the wood burner going it was toasty warm.

Rachael and Nick left us to it, but were lovely when we did briefly speak to them.

It's great value and highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
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5

Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable weekend at the firs. The wood burner was well used. Lots of places to visit locally and some good walks from the cottage.

The fresh eggs tasted good.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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Cosy cottage - beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this cosy, homely cottage. It was sufficiently equipped that we didn't have to take things like washing up liquid, tea/coffee, salt/pepper. The fresh eggs and flowers were a lovely touch and it was nice to have a selection of books/games/jigsaws in the home. We were able to take advantage of some late September sunshine and sit out in the pretty, well-kept garden and watch the birds and squirrels feeding. The village is very peaceful and there are lots of coastal towns and places of interest to visit close by. The walk from Flatford to Dedham along the river is lovely - we saw a Kingfisher, bunnies and moorhen chicks (be sure to take boots though - it gets muddy). We also enjoyed the beach walk, salt marshes and lighthouse tower at Walton-on-the-Naze and also shell collecting along the beach at Frinton. A day at Colchester Zoo was fun too.The fabulous Grayson Perry 'A House for Essex' is worth a visit - you can't go inside but there are plenty of viewpoints to take pics from. It's in Wrabness village at the bottom of Black Boy Lane (near the station). All in all a lovely part of the country to explore and a lovely cottage to do it from.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Wrabness, Essex

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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27 May 2016 - 2 Jun 2016
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3 Jun 2016 - 16 Jun 2016
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28 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover day is flexible. Please contact the owner to discuss your requirements.
A deposit of 30% of the total rent is required to secure your booking with the full balance of your rent being due 4 weeks before your holiday starts.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Essex in East of England

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
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
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • 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
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Garden
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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.

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