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Comfortable home from home in the riverside village of Rowhedge near Colchester

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

A light, spacious and modern home from home, close to the River Colne, 10 minutes from Britain's Oldest Recorded Town, Colchester, and within easy reach of Mersea Island, other seaside towns such as Brightlingsea, Wivenhoe, Frinton and Clacton. Central London is an hour's train ride, or travel in the opposite direction to reach Norwich within an hour. Explore the lovely Essex countryside from this comfortable base. Harwich International Port with its high speed ferry link to Holland is also close by, around 35 minutes by car, or you can take the train.

Our family home is comfortable, with a newly refurbished kitchen/dining room with quality appliances, including a double oven, dishwasher and washing machine. A large farmhouse dining table will seat six and the bifold doors open onto a small garden. Off of the pretty living room, where there's a large wall mounted TV, Freeview box and a piano to enjoy, there's a large conservatory giving you extra space to spread out and relax, or wander out into the garden and sit on the sunny patio.

Upstairs, there's a master bedroom with a superking sized bed and ensuite shower room, second bedroom with a king size bed, and a third bedroom with a double bed. There's also a smart family bathroom.

Outside there are two parking spaces, one undercover, and in the garden is a shed where you are welcome to store bikes etc during your stay.

The river front is a few steps away, and if you bring a canoe or kayak, there's a pontoon for easy launching, and you can store your canoe overnight in the lockable garden. There's a convenience shop and beauty salon just over the road, the local Co-Op a five minute walk, and there are two pubs within a short walk, The Albion and The Anchor - The Anchor serves food in their riverfront restaurant. Rowhedge is a lovely, quiet and welcoming village, and offers you the opportunity to relax and unwind, enjoy the countryside and nearby seaside. A 10-minute drive will take you into the heart of Colchester where you can explore the history, visit the Roman castle, go shopping and enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants. Or take a walk along the Roman River valley to Fingringhoe, visit the nature reserve and enjoy lunch at The Whalebone. A footpath/cycle path alongside the river will also take you into Colchester where you can take advantage of the town's large cycle path network. A foot ferry operates between Rowhedge and Wivenhoe, usually between April and September, giving you access to other pubs and restaurants and an opportunity to explore another pretty village.

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Member since: 2018
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Colchester in Borough of Colchester

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No Candles or Barbecues
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - WC, Basin, Bath with mixer tap and hand held shower Bathroom 2 - WC, Basin and shower enclosure, ensuite to Bedroom 1 Bathroom 3 - Downstairs WC and basin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Superking Bed, Chest of Drawers, large fitted wardrobe
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King Size bed, Wardrobe with hanging and shelf space
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Double bed, dressing table with drawers
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing


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Comfortable home from home in the riverside village of Rowhedge near Colchester
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Very comfortable attractive cottage with local facilities near at hand.

  • 5 of 5

Good quality furnishings and kitchen fully equipped. Small garden with limited space to sit out. Could perhaps do with another bedside lamp in main bedroom but really that's the only criticism I can make.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely property in peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

Property was clean, bright, well equipped and altogether a pleasure to be in. We ate breakfast in the small garden.Just a one minute walk to the River Colne Estuary from there you could walk along the river to Colchester (2miles) or the other way into Fingeringhoe and on to the Nature Reserve. A very enjoyable few days.

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Colchester Town


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £100

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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