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    Superb Colchester Cottage

    Property ref: S25143

    • Bedrooms 1

    • Sleeps 3

    • Baths 1

    • Pets 1

    • Wifi Yes

    • Reviews (8)

    About this property

    This holiday property is an ideal base for visiting Colchester, Mersea Island and the Dedham Vale.
    Located in the quaint village of Birch, these semi-detached, cosy cottages (31049 and 31050) have been built with the purpose of a holiday home in mind. Adjacent to the owner’s home, both properties comfortably sleep 2 guests with the option of extra guests with the sofa bed in the living space. Wood burners give a warm and welcoming feel to the cottages which have a contemporary theme throughout. It is a good base for exploring Essex and Suffolk, birdwatching on the nearby nature reserves, sea angling from Mersea Island, or just enjoying the local beaches and countryside. Close to Colchester, Britain’s oldest recorded town with a castle, museums, art gallery, many Roman remains, a good shopping centre, Colchester Zoo and a mainline rail link to London (40 minutes). Mersea Island is 8 miles away for its locally caught fish and oysters, as well as its sailing and beaches. Within easy driving distance are the popular sightseeing destinations of Flatford Mill, Lavenham, Finchingfield and Kersey. Shop 4 miles, real ale pub serving food 300 yards.
    Ground floor: Living room with sofa bed/kitchen with dining area and wooden floors. First floor: 1 double (6ft zip and link, can be twin) bedroom. Shower room with toilet.
    Both properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). NSH, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Private parking for 1 car; additional on road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking.

    Accommodation

    Open Fire / Woodburner
    Garden / Patio
    Golf nearby
    Pub within 1 mile
    Grouped Properties
    Pets – no charge
    Rural Location
    Television
    Woodburning Stove
    WiFi
    Bed Linen & Towels Included
    Short Breaks All Year
    Cot Available
    Open Plan
    Shower Cubicle
    Winter Best Sellers

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    • Hare And Hounds
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    • 2 miles
    • Tiptree Jam Factory
      3.5 miles
    • 3.5 miles
    • The Hospital Arms
      4.5 miles
    • 5 miles
    • The Bull
      5 miles
    • Colchester Arts Centre
      5 miles
    • Mercury Theatre
      5 miles
    • Albatta
      5 miles

    Reviews (8)

    John ‐ 19 Oct 2018
    "Good comfortable bedKitchen well-equippedSafe off road parkingLavatory etc spotlessPlenty of literature to suggest outingsExcellent for two people - three would be more of a challenge - better sofabed requiredEasy access from main road, and close to ColchesterGood pub with excellent food - two minutes' walk"
    Confirmed guest ‐ 19 Sep 2018
    "Excellent"
    Helen ‐ 27 Aug 2018
    "The property reviews and photos make clear that this isn’t an overly roomy cottage in some areas but once you accept this then Bay Tree Cottage 1 is a really good place to stay for exploring this part of the country. Colchester Zoo (well worth a visit) is virtually on the doorstep and other places such as Sutton Hoo, Lavenham and Southend are around an easy hours drive (or less). There is a shop about 5 minutes drive away and Colchester with supermarkets etc. is about 10-15 minutes. The cottage is clean, the bedroom good-sized and comfortable and the kitchen well - equipped. The owner, Trevor, answered a couple of queries I texted quickly and courteously and I’m confident if there had been any problems (there weren’t) help would have been easy to acquire. We had a very enjoyable week, and would stay again."
    gary ‐ 20 Jun 2018
    "The cottage was very clean and had all the equipment we needed for our short stay. Its location was great to get to Clacton beaches, Frinton on Sea, Walton on the Naze and a must do Mersea Island."
    Bryn ‐ 24 May 2018
    "This house is a newly built starter home. It has a good sized bedroom plus a reasonable sized but slightly cramped shower, loo, washbasin room upstairs. Downstairs has a single room - kitchen/living area, plus a good sized entrance hall. The bed-settee downstairs is extremley uncomfortable for sitting on for any period of time. The compact table and chairs are a bit "cheap" and feel insecure; the chairs are not comfortable as an alternative to the bed settee for sitting on."
    David ‐ 24 Mar 2018
    "Cleanliness was a big issue - Kitchen area needs a really good Spring clean , washing up bowl & plastic boards need disposing of.. Quite tired .. needs a new Sofa - uncomfortable..On the plus very comfortable bed & plenty of storage - some nice touches - pictures/local honey - lovely .. With a little bit of loving care it could be great .."
    FINCKEN ‐ 11 Mar 2018
    "Lovely cottage in a quiet village but with a great pub/ restaurant on the doorstep. Would definitely stay again."
    ROBERT ‐ 20 Jan 2018
    "Very happy with the property it is very clean and the standards are very high. The house is very warm and in a good location for Colchester and the ZOO. The house is modern and excellent if your coming here for a Week or Two to see the sites of Colchester. The house is in the lovely quiet village of Birch and there is no noise. The house is modern and everything inside has been thought of and supplied to help you have a Lovely Stay. I have stayed in this cottage a few times since October and I would recommend this house you will not be disappointed. Rob"

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