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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. 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.

More Details

Owner
Rachael Peck
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2017

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.

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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Essex Suffolk border-period coastal/country cottage
average rating of 4.542857 based on 35 reviews
4

Wonderful Wonderland in Wrabness

  • 4 of 5

Had a wonderful 3 night stay in this charming cottage. Yes it's compact but there was more packed into this magical property than many larger ones we've stayed at. Our 4 year old was expecting Snow White to peep round the corner at any moment! The upstairs bedroom is comfortable and spacious...even with a travel cot and child's air bed. We were welcomed with fresh eggs from the chickens who wander across the front lawn and the location makes it ideal for exploring the lovely little villages and coastline of this beautiful area. We will certainly be back if visiting this area again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Saikat, Thank you so much for your review and kind comments. We are very pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Best Wishes, Rachael and Nick
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5

Gorgeous little country cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 nights and had a fabulous time at Rachel and Nicks cottage. It has everything you need to get away from the business of life. Very relaxing. Beautiful location. Thank you very much!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Antoinette, Thank you for your very kind comments. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay in our cottage. Best Wishes, Rachael and Nick
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Ok for the money

  • 3 of 5

Tbh i left a day early. Noisy road, really dangerous to walk along with the dogs, old tv, badly stained carpet in the kitchen, skirting board in bathroom by the radiator was filthy. Plus side pretty garden. And the bed was really comfy.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Angela, We are sorry you felt your holiday could have been a little better. We wish you had informed us at the time as some of these things we could have rectified and certainly have cleaned any areas you felt required further attention. Most of our reviews on here compliment the standard of cleaning, but I apologise we missed the skirting board near the radiator. The cottage is situated on a B road but is set back off the road and has never been described as noisy before. We have many guests stay with their dogs. There is a path alongside the road if you chose to walk your dogs along the road and within 100 yards you are at the quiet lane (station road) to the beach and village. If walking in the other direction from the cottage you are immediately walking down a quiet lane (butlers lane) with access to footpaths. The tv isn't a flat screen tv but works very well with a clear picture and sky tv. We hope this addresses any concerns you had. Kind Regards, Rachael and Nick
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5

A beautiful ( but small) cottage. All beautifully clean and well presented.

  • 5 of 5

Not a property for larger or tall people. My partner and I loved it.We loved the position the garden the chickens roaming around the views of surrounding countryside. We laughed about the occasional bump on the head on the low beam on the kitchen doorway (not serious! ) I call it the Enchanted Cottage. I hope it is for you.

Thanks Rachael Nick and Don

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind comments. We are very pleased you enjoyed our cottage.
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4

Lovely holiday cottage

  • 4 of 5

The area was beautiful, the cottage had a nice homely feel and we appreciated the eggs/flowers. We only stayed for 2 nights but went home feeling rested and revived even though we had done lots of walking in the sunny weather. We will definitely return in the future

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and thank you for your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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4

Quaint and lovely. Very relaxing

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely weekend. A warm welcome with garden flowers and freshly laid eggs. Recommend this lovely cottage.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased you had a lovely stay. Thank you for your kind comments and review.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Wrabness, East of England

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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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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