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Places to stay in Ardleigh

Places to stay in Ardleigh
In the heart of Constable Country, on the Essex Way, nestled amongst farmers fields and woodland you will find The Willows. A perfect balance of rustic and contemporary, The Willows provides a rurual get away with all the modern comforts. WIFI, Smart TV's, air con, jacuzzi bath, outdoor hot tub. It is positioned 5 minutes from an A12 link, 10 minutes from Colchester town and less than an hour from London. There are 3 pubs, a shop and a wine centre all with in short walking distance.
This is a self contained cottage, with private fenced patio and hot tub area and driveway located in the grounds of a 25 acre rural farm We have a Netflix account logged in, free of charge, provided for our holiday lodges. No parties allowed or groups over 4 guests. Music must be kept to a minimum as we have animals/other guests staying on the farm grounds. This will not be tolerated and action will be taken.
The Willows is a 5 minute off road walk to a local pub / restaurant, The Yew Tree. Slightly further up the road is the Wine Center delicatessen and the village Post Office and general stores
  • We stayed for three nights for my husband’s birthday and wasn’t disappointed. A lovely little place in a quiet spot but close enough to amenities should you need them. A lovely clean modern lodge with a secluded patio area with a hot tub, which was fab watching the wildlife. Was even great in the wind and rain although a bit chilly getting in and out. Absolutely loved feeding the alpacas an added touch. Thanks for a great stay, would love to come back soon in the warmer weather.

    Sharon2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place highly recommended

    Roy2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely lovely place. Luxurious, quiet hideaway. Ideal for weekend away. Love alpacas 🦙👌🏻

    Monika2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Spotlessly clean, very quiet and a touch of luxury with the hot tub. The friendly alpaca in the next field was an added bonus!

    Chris2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place, has everything you need and the hot tub is amazing as are the alpacas. Plus diesel the cat was was an unexpected but great company in the evenings

    Joseph2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • An amazing place set in a beautiful location. Andy was a great host. Highly recommended!

    Joe2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing property! Andy provides all the information you need regarding all the equipment in the property and also local supermarkets, pubs etc. We will definitely be visiting again in the summer to enjoy the Hot tub! Also the bath is amazing!

    Charlie2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • The place is in a lovely location, very quiet and private. The property is down a track road which is a little bumpy so if you have a lowered car you will struggle to get to the property (as we discovered) but luckily we each came in our own cars and we left the lowered car up the road. Every thing was perfect, the hot tub is absolutely amazing, very warm and very relaxing! The bath is also very nice. The bed was SO comfy also! That cat, I think is called Deisel? Let himself be known and he came in and sat with us for a while and he even napped on the sofa before going back off, he/she was very cute and gentle. The alpaca feed was a nice touch- We fed the alpacas in the morning before we left for work. The property has all the utensils you could possibly need from a cocktail maker to plates and cutlery etc. The only thing I'd say is about emptying the bin before you leave, I would have thought that would have come under the cleaning charge that you pay but it wasn't a problem and it got done. We WILL be booking to go back in the summer next month so we can enjoy the hot tub again and this time use the BBQ! We loved every second and we look forward to returning!

    Ebony2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Farm stay


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Great Horkesley, England, United Kingdom

    Farm stay1 bed
    The Willows
    Price:$179/night
    459 reviews
    Superhost
    The Stables is a self contained, private accommodation on a 25 acre farm with alpacas, horses, chickens, ducks, and dogs and peahens situated right beside the Essex Way. It has all the modern comforts such as WiFi, a Smart TV, jacuzzi bath and an outdoor hot tub. It is positioned 5 minutes from an A12 link, 10 minutes from Colchester town and less than an hour from London. There are 2 pubs, a shop and a wine centre all in short walking distance.
    The Stables has its own private courtyard with hot tub. There are 2 footpaths that run through the surrounding 25acre farm and guests are welcome to walk around and meet the animals We have a Netflix account logged in, free of charge, provided for our holiday lodges. No parties allowed or groups over 6 guests. Music must be kept to a minimum as we have animals/other guests staying on the farm grounds. This will not be tolerated and action will be taken.
    Surrounded by over 100acres of farmland and woods with a beautiful tranquil fishing lake situated directly behind the farmhouse. There is a pub that serves food within a beautiful off road 5 minute walk. Another pub slightly further away and the village stores/ post office and a wine center within a 15 minute walk
  • Amazing place to stay lovely and peaceful and the house was truly lovely it was really clean and had all mod cons the bathroom had an amazing bath and was lovely to relax and watch tv when you was in there. The house is truly lovely and it was lovely to see all the animals. Would definitely recommend this beautiful place and setting will def be going back

    Frances2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • I stayed here with my wife a couple of weeks ago and have to say we had a great time. Kristina was very helpful and responded quickly to any questions. The place was very clean with some very luxurious touches (the bath and hot tub) and the Netflix account was a nice touch. There are some lovely places for walking and the local pubs are great. Lastly, Diesel the cat was amazing company and feeding the animals at the farm was good fun.

    Chris2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, as described, nice location.

    Wade2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • We had an absolutely amazing time, so relaxing and beautiful surroundings. Diesel the little cat is too cute also xxx

    Jennie2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • I stayed here for 2 nights for my 30th birthday with my husband and friends. It was amazing, all of us had such a good time and would recommend The Stables to everyone! Very clean throughout, hot tub was amazing, kitchen was well equipped, fridge/freezer was a good size too. Communication was great, I received messages about check in and when the hot tub would be ready, very polite. Diesel the cat is lovely, very affectionate, however did wake us up a few times in the night for food, was happy once fed. Feeding the alpacas was a highlight. We were all so sad to be leaving, it was such a relaxing break and felt like we were in the middle of nowhere, very private. We will definitely be booking to come back soon. Thanks for a great stay!

    Faye2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • This is a beautiful place to stay if you want a relaxing few days. The hot tub is great touch for this place and the stables is fully equipped. Definitely would love to come back again

    Sushila2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Thanks for giving us a lovely break! This place is fantastic and we had a great time! Would love to come again :-)

    Hannah2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful location and place to stay. Bathroom was amazing. You do adopt a cat when you stay there which is ok as really friendly. Cat food is under the sink

    Matt2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Farm stay


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    2

    Great Horkesley, England, United Kingdom

    Farm stay2 beds
    The Stables
    Price:$155/night
    241 reviews
    Superhost
    Modern, bright and high tech holiday lodge with sea views in the tranquil village of East Mersea. Ideal for romantic couples break or small family get away. Check out our video on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/BtbNGxKAMwP/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=14ifolcznnxk7
    Our lodge is the executive model in the most sought after location on the resort. It has a large, airy, light open planned kitchen/living area with good sized rooms, all the mod cons and gadgets. The open plan living room/diner has a TV with free view, fireplace, table and chairs for 6 diners, sofas, coffee tables. Bluetooth inbuilt speaker system. The kitchen has a breakfast bar, microwave, cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and sink. The cupboards are equipped with essential utensils, crockery and glasses. All of the bedrooms (2x double, 1x twin) have bedside tables, mirrors and a TV with freeview. If booking for 5/6 you will have access to the master bedroom en-suite (shower, sink and toilet). The bathroom has a bath with shower; towels, soap and a toilet roll provided. There is also a hair dryer in the double room. The utility room has a sink and washer/dryer plus a cupboard with hoover and ironing equipment. The balcony at the back of the lodge is entered through patio doors. It has an in-built hot tub, coal bbq (bring own coal) and rattan furniture. Suitable for outdoor dining. There is also outdoor lighting.
    Oyster Rise and the surrounding area is lovely as this is a new part to the resort. It is a quiet neighbourhood so please keep the noise down after 11pm. From the lodge you can see the sea! In front of the lodge is a small field with football goals for family fun. Just past the field is a play park, crazy golf, the clubhouse, swimming pool and beach. This is a 5 minute walk. East and West Mersea are beach towns and a relaxed way of life. In East Mersea you can visit Cudmore Grove country park. In West Mersea there are boats and crabbing from the pontoon plus lots of excellent places to try the famous oysters!
  • My best friend I had a great stay here. The lodge was absolutely stunning and fully equipped with everything we could possibly need. The hot tub is a great, even though it was 6 degrees outside we still jumped in and watched the sunset. Honestly it was surreal. The lodge feels very warm and has fantastic homely touches. The beach is less than 10 min drive away and there a good few local pubs around too. There is plenty to see and do as well as relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Overall we had a perfect time here and can’t wait to book again for the summer!

    Kiki2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Great view, high quality decorations furnishings and accessories. Nice and quiet.

    Imogen2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing views and hospitality. Beautiful place to stay. I highly recommend. I couldn't fault it. I will be back again xx

    Natalie2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect weekend getaway, hottub is lush

    Anisha2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Marc and Sarah’s place was great. It was all exactly as was described for the check in and we couldn’t have had a better time. The house was absolutely perfect and we would highly recommend coming and would definitely come again!

    Giulia2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful lodge with stunning views. Great escape absolutely love the peace and tranquillity.

    Charmaine2019-12-26T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice, stylish and clean place! We had a lovely time there!

    Gellert2019-12-15T00:00:00Z
  • This was such a beautiful place to stay, clean with great amenities and the hosts Marc and Sarah were very swift with responses if we did have any questions or queries. We will definitely be coming back again, had the best time!

    Saima2019-12-06T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Chalet


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    East Mersea, England, United Kingdom

    Charming wing of Grade 2* country house, log-burner, 2 double bedrooms, both en-suite, in 8 acre garden & Stour Valley. Stunning countryside. Romantic, charming, blissfully comfortable, cosy & warm. Ideal families, couples or friends. Heaven! The perfect place for a special weekend or a family holiday with swimming pool, tennis, goalposts, table tennis by arrangement, trampoline, playhouse (all at your own risk!) Please see important dates relating to the property for 2020 under The Space
    2 en suite bedrooms, COTTAGE wing of Grade 2 country house in 8 acres of garden & Stour Valley. Stunning views, countryside & birdlife. Romantic, charming, blissfully comfortable, cosy & warm. Tennis court and swimming pool BY ARRANGEMENT when available.. Heaven! Please read on to see current news and updates. We acknowledge the seasons: At CHRISTMAS (from mid-Dec) - it will feel festive and special with a decorated tree - the perfect place to wake up to a stocking! We also mark EASTER and Valentine's Day and the fresh flowers in the cottage reflect the season. 2020 GARDEN OPENINGS FOR THE PUBLIC when we serve soups and teas and will ask you to move your car: Saturday 22nd February, 1-4pm. SNOWDROPS AND WINTER PLANTS AND SHRUBS Sunday 7th June - 11am - 4pm. Sunday September 13th - 11m - 4pm We continue to develop a Jungle Walk round the Lower Lake - this is at its most "jungley" in May but is lovely throughout the year and improving all the time. Spring blossom (including an avenue of ornamental pear) bluebells with cow parsley running through small woodland areas, and stunning barks with vast and ancient Acacia, leaning Oak and London Planes. A charming enclosed swimming pool garden and long-established bay and yew. A Royal Bed, and a Cottage Garden. Large Victorian glasshouse in walled garden, many scented plants and established climbers throughout the garden, including 30 or so varieties of roses, plus clematis, wisteria and hydrangea, a young Magnolia walk, many varieties of Acer and Eucalyptus. There is also a Bee Garden - a bank of wild flowers which peak with many other autumn stars for our September (Sunday 7th September) Charity opening, when exotic plants and Dahlias supplement the plants which shone in June. Chisholm's was originally the housekeeper's cottage for our family house, and is romantically cosy rather than spacious. It has been completely renovated with 2 bedrooms, one double with an excellent en-suite shower, and the other with 2 single beds with an en-suite bath and a shower over. It has a kitchen/sitting room with a round dining table, log-burner and television and wifi. There is an desk in the hall which is ideal for a laptop, or to write or even revise! Chisholm's is the perfect place for a romantic, private weekend away, just an hour's train journey from Liverpool Street, or for 2 couples or a family to spend some very special time in comfort and an enviable country house location which would be difficult to match. We provide board and card games, books, and with a bit of notice, a high chair. HOWEVER, please don’t be surprised or disappointed if you let me know 24 hours beforehand that you want extras and I can’t provide them - this is a family-run Airbnb, not a world class hotel! As well as Chisholm's, you will be very welcome to enjoy our beautiful 8 acre garden, and BY ARRANGEMENT (and possibly a small fee depending on the our family arrangements) the pool will be available at certain times. There is also a tennis court which you are welcome to enjoy by arrangement, and a well-equipped beach hut is available to rent at Frinton beach (35 mins drive) by arrangement. The garden has several seating areas, including a table and chairs immediately outside Chisholm's Wisteria-covered walls for you to sit and read the paper with a cup of coffee and listen to the church bell chime on the hour, and the endless birdsong. We would simply ask that you respect our family privacy as we will yours - there is masses of room for us all! Please do note though, it is a 4 person cottage. 5, even if one of you is a few weeks old, IS A SQUASH! You've been warned - and I won’t be accepting 5 guests in future. With advance notice, we are delighted to light the log-burner, and we will supply a welcome pack of tea, coffee, milk, eggs and bread. Please note though that it is a welcome supply to enable you to have tea and toast or gin and tonic on arrival, not a fully-equipped larder, so if you are wanting things like baking powder, olive oil and a kilo of coffee, please bring them! A full manual is in the cottage. Local interest includes towns (Colchester, Sudbury, Bury St Edmunds) museums (The Munnings Museum at Dedham, The National Horseracing Museum in Newmarket) beaches (Frinton, Aldborough) pubs and restaurants. There are also excellent gardens to visit, including the Beth Chatto Garden, Hyde Hall and East Bergholt Place, and fabulous walking and cycling through the Constable country of the Stour Valley. Chisholm's is 5 miles from Colchester, and is only 50 minutes to an hour by train from London. However, there is no village shop and I can’t recommend the pub - there are excellent pubs and shops within 4 miles or so, but a car is advisable. We will try to accept all bookings we are comfortable with, but one night bookings can be very difficult for us and so we ask that you agree to a £15 surcharge for a one night visit. Thank you. We have horses - they live in an immaculate yard and are extremely well-mannered. However, like any live animal, they can be unpredictable if spooked or frightened so please don't do anything to give them a fright, and be certain to close any gates you go through. Please keep any visiting dogs on leads when you close to the house or anywhere near the yard. Our garden is open to the public and groups on certain dates - please be sure you are happy with these.
    The church bells chime on the hour, every hour between 8am and 8pm, and are rung for Sunday services. 2 traditional working farms in the village and a children's playground.
  • Excellent place to stay and child friendly. Beautiful setting and ideal location for travel to Colchester Zoo and other local tourist spots.

    Mark2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Cozy, peaceful and traditional cottage. Good selection of board games. 15 minute drive to centre of Colchester. Powerful shower. Medium soft bed with crisp, clean bedding. Friendly host and animals. The dog named lettuce showed us the garden, where we bumped into Polly checking on her bees and her daughter’s horses. Would recommend to friends visiting Colchester.

    Samantha2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed at Horkesley Hall for 2 nights over a February weekend. This was our first experience of Airbnb and, thanks to a completely positive experience, it certainly shan't be our last. Polly is the most thoughtful host. From start to finish our stay could not have gone smoother. Her directions to the Hall were so thorough that I could switch the SatNav off. During our short stay, she sent periodic messages to check we had everything we needed, which, of-course, we absolutely did. Horkesley Hall is a majestic building overlooking beautifully tended gardens with farms extending out in every direction. We chose to go here because, having looked at the amenities, it suited our needs so perfectly. It permits well-behaved dogs to stay, has a log-burner (a wonderful, atmospheric log-burner that completes the setting) and is sufficiently rural to find real peace. We took our dog, Finn, on holiday with us. He got to meet the resident dogs: 2 charming dogs of real character. He got to stare at the horses - some of the finest horses I've ever seen. He got to see a lot of wildlife. Judging from the length of time he slept on his return home it's clear he enjoyed himself immensely. The living room is thoughtfully stocked with myriad supplies one might need. Even though we took a great store of food and provisions, we forgot a couple of things. But thankfully there was a more than adequate supply of things already there. And additionally, Polly had taken the trouble to leave a few fresh supplies for us: milk, eggs and butter, etc. The butter meant we were able to have a lovely steak on our first evening. And the cosy evenings really were the best part of Horkesley Hall for us. Chatting by the log-burner until late evening with a roaring fire and a bottle of single malt surrounded by such a beautiful, traditional setting. Exquisite. I'm sure Horkesley Hall would be tremendous in the warmer months, with the flowers in full bloom and the pool available for a dip. But for me it couldn't be better than the wind howling outside and the rain lashing whilst we sat, completely snug, warm and content in this magnificent setting. During the Saturday there was an open garden event whereupon people visited the Hall and grounds, stopping in the nearby church for refreshments. The event raised some £2000 for charity which is wonderful. I have to confess I took a guilty pleasure in knowing that these visitors were gazing up in interest and wonderment at the very place where we were staying. In short, our stay here - our first Airbnb - was simply wonderful and we thank Polly most sincerely for all her kindness and hospitality. We look forward to trying further Airbnb locations. And we certainly look forward to coming back to this wonderful spot in the not too distant future.

    Gordon2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • For a tree enthusiast this is a lovely place to stay. Sprinkles of yellow ginkgo leaves on dark green yew pyramids were enchanting in the frost. Some unusual trees - bald cypress, magnificent oaks and cedar...... so many! Everything else lovely too.

    Ivo2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • The house is a dream in the countryside! We had a wonderful stay. It is so lovely at Polly‘s house. We will return!

    Thomas2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • We had a really nice couple of days at Polly's place in Little Horkesley. The apartment is very comfortable and set within beautiful grounds. Our son loved exploring and running around with the dogs. Thank you for having us!

    Holly2019-11-22T00:00:00Z
  • Chisholm's is quite charming. We were blessed with fine weather which enabled us to revisit our favourite walks and Inns before returning to enjoy a pot of tea and a nap in front of the fire. The extensive gardens are delightful and you may well be lucky enough to be escorted around by the lovely Mycroft and Lettice, Polly's dogs. It would be good to return to see how the gardens change with the seasons, so another trip is definitely on the cards. The cottage itself is cosy and has everything you could need for a comfortable stay. Polly kindly provided the basics (bread, milk, butter, tea bags etc) so if you don't take provisions you can have a cuppa on arrival. The fire had also been lit which was a lovely touch. Chisholm's is so peaceful you can't help but sleep well and unwind, and we have returned home batteries recharged and feeling much better for our four nights away.

    Jacqueline2019-11-20T00:00:00Z
  • Comfortable cosy cottage in great location. Beautiful grounds and many public footpaths to explore. Lovely to be able to use the beach hut with access to a wide sandy beach. Excellent Sunday lunch at The Anchor in Nayland.

    Caroline2019-11-11T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Little Horkesley, United Kingdom

    Set on its own in 1.4 acres of beautiful garden, surrounded by Essex countryside our much loved family house is available as BnB (the price generated) or Sole Occupancy (please enquire for prices) 77 minutes by train from London and 6 miles to the coast, it's the perfect tranquil spot for your visit
    Plans of the house layout can be viewed in the last 2 photographs. > All bedrooms have a double bed, wardrobe and drawer space > there are 2 single 'flop down' sofa beds which can be positioned together as a double bed > There are single futons in bedroom 3 and 5 and a double futon in bedroom 6. There is a spare double metal action John Lewis sofa bed in the lounge enabling it to be a nighttime or dedicated 7th bedroom. > A wooden cot with a 'mamas & papas’ Mattress is in bedroom 4 > 3 travel cots can be in any bedroom. > The fully equipped kitchen has seated 22! > The conservatory is heated so can be Enjoyed in all weathers > The lounge has a TV with freeview & a log burner Bedroom 1 (10.6 sq m) is a cosy L shaped room on the ground floor, overlooking a private, mini herbaceous border. As it's next to the front door you have privacy. The shower room is diagonally opposite. If you prefer a bath there is one upstairs. Bedroom 2 (7.6 sq m) This is opposite bedroom 1 : in addition to a double bed, 2 single or 1 double 'flop down' sofa can be installed here First Floor Bedroom 3 (8.3 sq m) 2 windows with views over the back garden and field. A double bed and single futon Bedroom 4 (5.4 sq m) looks out onto the field and has a wooden John Lewis 1984 wooden cot with a 'mamas & papas' mattress Bedroom 5 (10.7 sq m) Looks out to the front. A charming oldy-worldly room. A double bed and single futon Bedroom 6 (12.9 sq m) Views to the front. Real double bed and a double futon conservatory. There is a John Lewis spare metal action in the lounge enabling it to be a dedicated or night time 7th bedroom Monty (1982 4 berth caravan) £65 Retired to half way down the back garden after many years of faithful service Monty has 2 double beds inside and a seating area outside. Monty has absolutely no facilities or utilities and NO cooking or heating appliances are permitted inside for safety reasons. But in the warm weather Monty is popular with guests who want a real camping experience or parents who want to give their teenage children such!
    If you're here for pleasure, this is an ideal location for exploring the area. Distances from the house in miles are in brackets: > Pack your bucket and spade for the seaside; Select from the genteel elegant Frinton (5.4); searching for sharks' teeth at Walton (5.75) or all the fun of the fair at Clacton (8.2) > Colchester (15), Britain's oldest recorded town. is 20 minutes away where you'll find the contemporary art gallery Firstsite; Colchester Castle; Hollytrees museum and Colchester Zoo > This area is awash with picturesque coastal villages; Manningtree (8), where the Witch Finder General struck terror into the local communiuty in the 17th century; Brightlingsea (9.5) with its 97 foot tower and Wivenhoe (10) where you can have a drink and watch the boats sail by > Dedham (12) made famous by Constable with its renowned Flatford Mill Row on the river or visit the Dedham Art & Craft Centre > Even if you're not a garden lover the internationally famous Beth Chatto Gardens are well worth a visit > East Anglian Railway Museum- a must for choo choo lovers large and small > Lavenham is a popular destination with its 15th century church, Guildhall and half timbered medieval cottages > Harwich contains a wealth of historic buildings, best explored by the Maritime Heritage Trail > The chain of Suffolk's seaside towns are a day trip away. For example, Southwold has a working lighthouse; award-winning pier and Adnams My favourite is Aldeburgh > The National Trust Anglo-Saxon royal burial site of Sutton Hoo (17): home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time > DayTrain Day Trips open the wealth of London attractions to guests Organised activities within 10 miles for all ages and tastes (mileage from the house in brackets) > Rollerworld & Quasar (8.6) Tickets from £7.90 > Lifehouse Spa (1.2) Day tickets from £69. Includes treatment; 3 course lunch & access to spa facilities > Paint Ball Extreme (2.1) Ages 8+. From £10 pp including drinks & lunch > tenpin bowling at Walton pier (8.2) from £2.95 a game > Walton & Clacton piers (8) > Waverley paddle steamer (departs Clacton pier 8.2) A cruise to the Thames and back by coach from £49 > seal watch in the 'backwaters' made famous by Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons' Thorpe-Le-Soken It's a mile to the centre of the village (the 1/4 mile section from the house to the green has no footpath) But most alcohol consuming guests are happy to walk along the road or drive to the village, leave their car there overnight and walk back There you will find: > Tesco Express & ATM > 3 pubs: the Crown, The Rose & Crown and The Bell > Harry's Wine Bar & brasserie > 2 other Restaurants: The Olive Branch and The Chinese Cottage > Chemist > Chinese take away > ceramic showroom > butcher, barber, hairdresser > Delicatessen Beaumont cum moz Is 1/2 mile away and has a farm shop selling a wide range of produce STAY ON SITE Many guests are escaping the Hurley Burley and prefer to pull up the drawbridge. Consequently there's: > garden games > box games in bedroom 2's Welsh dresser > a toddler toy basket > large store of DVDs
  • Lovely large house in a beautiful setting. Well stocked kitchen and we loved the huge wood burner!

    Zelinda2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • A really cosy, comfortable house perfect for families with older and younger children and dogs. Little extras like having salt and pepper, Worcestershire sauce etc in the cupboard helped plus loads of space for everyone to sit and eat,high chair for baby, children's plates and cutlery etc. Two fridges to store food and lots of freezer space. Garden brilliant for kids and dogs even in the middle of winter and even though we were playing guitars and being very noisy after children's bedtimes, no one was woken up! Only thing to be aware of is very steep stairs for younger children, just need to help them up and down and keep an eye!

    Sian2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • Wow what can I say, our stay was unforgettable, The cottage is truly beautiful, a complete Gem with so much character and warmth you will instantly feel at home and the views are breathtaking! We wish we didn’t have to go home, Sally’s generosity is beyond words, she’s equipped the cottage and garden with everything you would ever need, we were all overwhelmed by how much there was for us and all the adults and children never had a opportunity to be bored with the amount of games, books, toys etc we had on offer. Stunning cottage, Amazing host, excellent location I would highly recommend booking this property to everyone, we already want to book to go back! Thank you again Sally.

    Selina2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Great beautiful house. Very cosy feel with loads of space.

    David2019-12-29T00:00:00Z
  • This house is so super special. We stayed here as a huge family for our Christmas and Clare and Sally couldn’t do enough for us. We struggled to get our christmas shop delivered as we couldn’t get a delivery slot, so Clare went and collected it for us from the local Tesco’s and put it all away for us! Talk about superstar! Everything was ready for our arrival. We was happily greeted when we first arrived, with a hand book with everything we needed to know and the house was beautifully decorated with christmas decor! The wood burning fire was a super special touch, and the house had a real homey feel to it! It literally had everything you needed and nothing was s problem! High chairs for kids, towels, bedding, even toys for my two boys, and the fact that my beagle was welcome was sooo kind and meant we could all spend christmas as a real family. If you ever want to shut the door on life, and stay in a. really lovely warm, family home... where nothing is too much... then this is the place for you. Can’t recommend enough! we would love to return.. thank you!

    Nicola2019-12-27T00:00:00Z
  • Sally's place in Thorpe le Soken exceeded our expectations in every way. She greeted us graciously as soon as we arrived and made us feel immediately at home. Her cottage has a lot of space, both inside and out, comfortably sleeping a large group of us, and had all the facilities (such as kitchen, etc.) we needed to make it a fun, relaxing weekend away. Sally also had a lot of local knowledge and was able to recommend a few places in the village which completed our trip. We're already planning to see when we can come back in the summer!

    Mac2019-12-08T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay and loved the house for the amount of folk. All the living rooms allowed us to have seperate gatherings with out interruptingthe others. Rooms were great and garden is a real winner in summer i bet. Sally was a great communicator and kept us posted throughout the process.

    David2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • Sally was a fantastic host. Warm and welcoming upon arrival. On hand if we needed anything. And the house is beautiful, surrounded by some amazing views and a gorgeous log fire.

    Danielle2019-11-17T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    16


    Bedrooms

    6

    Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex, United Kingdom

    In the heart of Constable Country, on the Essex Way, nestled amongst farmers’ fields, stables and woodland you will find The Duck House. The Duck House provides a rural get away. 5 minutes from an A12 link, 10 minutes from Colchester town and less than an hour from London. There are two pubs, a shop and a wine centre all with a 10-15 minute walk. Great for walks and enjoying the outdoors or just lazing in a 40C hot tub under the stars.
    The Duck House is cosy, comfortable double glazed air-conditioned static unit with two bedrooms. It also has a hot tub for private enjoyment. The sofa in the lounge also converts to a double bed, so up to 6 people can stay. It sits in an exclusive paddock surrounded by fields and woods. It is a haven for wildlife. Guests can enjoy the grounds and can also enjoy cooking and eating outdoors on the gas BBQ provided. Useage of a private fishing lake on the adjacent farm can be arranged with prior notice. We have a Netflix account logged in, free of charge, provided for our holiday lodges. No parties allowed or groups over 6 guests. Music must be kept to a minimum as we have animals/other guests staying on the farm grounds. This will not be tolerated and action will be taken.
  • Wonderful place, would highly recommend.

    Chelsea2019-09-30T00:00:00Z
  • We both had a fantastic night spent in the Essex countryside. Loved meeting Diesel the gorgeous little tabby cat, she made herself and us feel right at home. The hot tub was just what the doctor ordered. The bed was nice and comfortable and we both slept well. Thankyou.

    Adrian2019-09-28T00:00:00Z
  • We really enjoyed our second visit on the farm, and it was really lovely to see the animals and be back in the hot tub again :) looking forward to booking visit number 3!

    Chloe2019-09-27T00:00:00Z
  • An amazing place absolutely.

    Shannon2019-09-17T00:00:00Z
  • Great little escape from the real world! Waking up to goats, chickens and horses with an amazing view and hot tub was a perfect chill weekend! Would highly recommend!!

    Florence2019-09-15T00:00:00Z
  • Second time we've stayed here. Cheaper than anywhere else and you get your own space and hot tub. Thoughtful touches like the animal feed to greet the goats/horses/donkeys and alpacas with every morning, not forgetting the loving resident cat! With Colchester round the corner, it's a great place!

    Hayden2019-09-11T00:00:00Z
  • Had an amazing stay, really thorough information and hot tub was great!

    Francesca2019-09-08T00:00:00Z
  • We enjoyed our stay in this place. It was fun to walk out of the front door to goats, chickens and peacocks and the occasional visit from the alpacas and horses.

    Sharelle2019-09-07T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Farm stay


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Great Horkesley, England, United Kingdom

    Farm stay2 beds
    The Duck House
    Price:$74/night
    263 reviews
    Superhost
    Double room with glorious en suite in secluded area of Colchester on the river front. Close walking distance from the mainline station and town centre. Restaurants and bars and leisure facilities on the doorstep which will cater for your every need. Private parking for your car.
    Private and secluded location right on the river front.
    Quiet secluded location. So easy to get around with bus routes on the doorstep, short walk to local shops and town centre for shopping, restaurants, bars and much more.
  • Excellent as always.

    Daniel2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Even though Elaine was not there she left clear instructions for me so I felt at ease. Lovely space, very tidy and clean. Would recommend for anyone visiting the area. Thank you Elaine!

    Kostantia2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • This a great, value for money, stay. Close to local shops, easy parking, and safe. The room is clean and comfortable. Elaine is a great host and replies promptly to all communication.

    Ehjaz2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • I stayed 3 nights with Elaine while attending a course nearby and had a very comfortable stay. Elaine was brilliant at responding to any enquiries quickly and made me feel welcome in her home.

    Helena2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent host 😀

    Joyleen2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • My second stay here and found it as lovely as my first stay. Located in a very quiet area, a short walking distance to Colchester town centre. Very clean room with en-suite bathroom which has a nice shower. Elaine is a perfect host.

    Michael2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Friendly, spotless, private, classy touches and a very stylish place!! Highly recommended!

    Matt2020-01-30T00:00:00Z
  • Place was clean, Elaine was very hospitable and location is bang in centre of Colchester!

    Rob2020-01-29T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Colchester, United Kingdom

    Come and stay in a unique pod in the heart of our organic small holding. There are two twin beds with the option of a third small bed alongside. It suits two perfectly, and is cosy with three. Table and chairs and deck for outside eating and fire pit available. Booking includes access to our shared farm kitchen, shared family room inc. wood burning stove & sofas, shower & toilet about 20 metres from the Pod and the option of buying fresh eggs and produce on arrival.. We are a working fruit farm!
  • The pippin pod is beautiful, silently set close to an old greenhouse on a working farm. We loved how this place felt, both alive and silent at the same time and with lovely hosts. Thumbs up. :)

    Elis2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely pod in Dedham! Great stay

    Thomas2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Very scenic and beautiful. A brilliant place to switch off and just explore the area around. It is all walking distance to Flatford, Manningtree and Dedham and even the farm itself is beautiful enough to just stay in and explore. Would recommend as a family, couple or (in our case) artists

    Irene2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely cosy pod and beautiful surroundings. Rebecca and Ian were very welcoming and accommodating. Would love to come back in the summer! Thank you!

    Lucy2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • I visited the pod in November so the weather was very cold, but that didn't take away from the beauty of this magical little pod. It was super warm and cosy for the 2 days I stayed there as the pod has a little heater. It comes with plug socket too for anything you may need to charge.The outbuilding had a fully functioning kitchen with gas cooker and a fridge. The grounds are just beautiful even in the winter and they have chickens too! Shower was perfect and the hospitality of the hosts was second to none. There are local shops around 10mins away driving but if you're on foot it'about a 45 min walk( I wouldn't mind it at all in the warmer months) this place really is a little gem of a find. And I will certainly be back

    Charmain2019-11-18T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely rural location, the pod is very cute.

    Stuart2019-11-07T00:00:00Z
  • Hosts ale lovely and very helpful, place is cute and quiet. I'd love to stay there again someday!

    Wiktoria2019-09-29T00:00:00Z
  • This is a magical spot, a snug little pod, nestled away in an enchanting Organic fruit farm. What a joy to wake up to birdsong, and have acres of woodland and fruit trees all around you in this idyllic rustic setting. Absolutely loved it. Home-made jam for breakfast, and then a short trip to Constable Country and Flatford Mill. Amazing location, and Rebecca is the loveliest warmest host you could hope for!

    James2019-09-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Farm stay


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Lawford, England, United Kingdom

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    Lovely semi-detached house with a lot of light inside. We will share the bathroom, living room, garden for barbecues and, if you wish, Italian and Portuguese meals in our Vintage Kitchen. The house is on walking distance to the Highwood county park that will take you straight to the town centre (2 miles) and hospital (0.5 miles). Quiet and clean neighborhood, near a bus station ( bus n. 61 straight to UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX) and 24h TESCO store.
  • Excellent place to stay in while in Colchester:)

    Maged2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Valentina and Carlos are amazing hosts. Friendly, hospitable , thoughtful generous. I felt like I’d known them for ages. Valentina made sure I had a tea, she made me toast in the morning. I felt so much at home. Their home is clean, beautifully kept, and the are very welcoming people. I so enjoyed my one night stay and will definitely go back and stay again soon. You won’t regret staying at Valentina and Carlos’s place. It’s in a good location not far from pubs, shopping etc. Minutes drive into town and the A12. Thanks Valentina and Carlos. Your both super.

    Nisha (Dona)2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Can’t ask for any better, thank you Ut was perfect stay and so much enjoyed our chat :)

    Maged2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Essex, England, United Kingdom

    Right now I have two empty rooms upstairs waiting for travellers. This is a 5 bedroom house, but due to finished Uni and situation in the UK only one person is living there, so it's calm and quiet.
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    2

    Essex, England, United Kingdom

    A wonderful open plan 15th century barn with stone floors, beams, a wood burner and fitted kitchen. Set in the grounds of a Grade 2 listed farmhouse nestled on the Essex and Suffolk borders. A peaceful and relaxing place with brilliant access.
    The Haywain is ideal for a couple and has a beautiful double bed surrounded by 400 year old beams. They create a four poster bed feel. There is a sofa bed in the room which would be ideal for children to use if they wanted to but might be a bit cosy for four adults in the room unless you all knew each other really well! Please note we do not provide breakfast and the wine in the photographs is to inspire you - it's not included! If you do want any essentials like tea, coffee or milk then please let us know and we will be happy to provide.
    We are ten minutes from Dedham where you can walk to Flatford Mill where Constable painted the Haywain. (Hence the name for the barn!) Britain's oldest town, Colchester is ten minutes away with lots of facilities. There is a nice pub a ten minute walk away that serves good food.
  • Mark and Claire are great hosts. When minor things required attention they were dealt with immediately. Nothing was too much trouble for them. The location is great for those wanting to totally chill out or immerse themselves into the splendid area. The Barn is well appointed and just oozes character.

    David2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • This is a lovely characteristic place to stay to really wind down and enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside. Big open space with everything you need for a relaxing stay. Mark and Claire are welcoming and very helpful hosts.

    Sally Jane2019-09-24T00:00:00Z
  • Small house in a beautiful farmhouse, ideally located 5 minutes from Colchester by car and all its amenities and charm. Mark & Claire are two very nice people. We advise with pleasure this accommodation! Exotic place and very relaxing.

    Alexis2019-08-31T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely converted barn right in perfect location for out various outings in Suffolk and Essex. Claire was very welcoming and friendly Thanks for having us

    Nancy2019-07-07T00:00:00Z
  • My daughter and Son in Law loved it

    John2019-06-16T00:00:00Z
  • Great retreat, quiet, private and Close to Colchester and Ipswich. Theres a great restaurant The Crown close by for ambiance food and service. Boot sale on the Sunday morning close by. The room is great for families and pets. Very comfy bed and all mod coms. Liaison with Claire is great as I booked very last minute, she is very helpful and there if needed. Would definitely return.

    Annie2019-06-09T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely surroundings, very responsive host. Comfortable bed, plenty of hot water. We enjoyed our stay thank you.

    Dani2019-06-07T00:00:00Z
  • Great open plan barn. Set in beautiful country side. Everything you need for a break away. Mark and Claire were very friendly too. Will stay again for sure.

    Adam2019-06-02T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Barn


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    0

    Colchester, England, United Kingdom

    Barn4 beds
    Beautiful 15th Century barn
    Price:$61/night
    111 reviews
    Superhost
    Our names are Andrew and Vicki, our home is in the tranquil setting of the Dedham Vale, around one and a half miles from the center the village of Dedham in the heart of Constable Country. We would like to welcome to our shepherds hut as friends. We share our home with our permanent lodger Gary, and our two young dogs. We also have two other spaces for you to view Constable Country, or Dedham Vale
    On arrival, guests will be made welcome, this is primarily our home, so we aim to make guests feel at ease and comfortable as we would for any of our family and friends. We offer a double room which has newly furnished comprising of a double bed, two cabinets with draws. Small table and two chairs. The room has 3 x double sockets, two extension leads complete with usb chargers. Wifi does reach the shepherds hut. There are tea/coffee making facilities in the room along with a small fridge containing complimentary refreshments and milk for your stay. There is also a microwave side plates, dishes, diner plates, cutlery. Fan and a small heater. Please Note: The pod is not suitable for stays of more than two weeks.
    Dedham has two pubs which both serve very good food, the tea room is excellent for post walk tea and cake. The boat house restaurant is a lovely place to spend an evening or if you prefer, Colchester has plenty of night life, bars and restaurants to choose from. Or, there are good local takeaways. Ardleigh has two pubs. The Wooden Fender serves excellent food. There is also a Chinese takeaway in the village. Our home is just outside the village of Dedham, on the Essex/Suffolk border, in the heart of Constable country, with its beautiful countryside and Flatford with its mill and river. We are close to main routes and the ports of Harwich (12 miles) and Felixstowe (15 miles), but far enough away to enjoy the tranquility and peace living in the country offers. There are lots of lovely things to do including walks along the 42 miles of footpaths by the river and round the village and across fields, you could hire a rowing boat and take a trip down the river. Visit the beautiful 14th century church (of which I am caretaker and groundskeeper), visit Flatford Mill or eat at some fantastic pubs and restaurants including The Sun, The Malborough, Milsoms, La Talbooth, Boathouse or the Wooden Fender Everything in the village can be accessed by foot or bike. There is a bus stop within a minutes walk, giving access to Colchester, Mannintree and beyond. The nearest train station is Manningtree which is 10 minutes away by car. Please note that we are located about 1.5 miles from Dedham village centre and about 5 miles from the centre of Colchester.
  • Great, quiet location in garden next to Andrew's house. Perfect for getaway. Managed to read 2 books in a week. Andrew is very communicative and helpful. Place is clean and cosy. Few sweets on arrival. Small fridge, microwave, towels etc. Couple friendly degs behind fence. But I couldn't resist to pet them. Can't remember when I had such a great sleep and waking up without alarm, but rays of sun. 5 *****

    Erik2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Cosy little place. Lots of delightful places to eat and drink locally. The host was really friendly and helpful.

    M-L2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Wasn’t able to stay in the hut so we were given a room instead. Friendly hosts and lovely house, wasn’t sure the room was worth what we paid in comparison to being able to stay in a hut separate from the house but we enjoyed the stay regardless.

    Rosie2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely little place, right around the corner from the bus stop. Andrew was really friendly and welcoming, and the shepherd's hut was lovely and calm and quiet (& spotlessly clean!) 👍

    Susannah2020-01-25T00:00:00Z
  • Andrews place was a great place to stay. Very friendly and easy to find, perfect for what I needed. Would come again

    Lizzie2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • Good location close to the coast and nearby countryside walks. Perfect cosy space for quiet evenings.

    Benjamin2020-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Highly recommend : Andrew is a fantastic kind and friendly host and we enjoyed our pod experience : brilliant self-contained private space with everything you would need and even includes own garden with furniture. Also, easy parking in Andrew's large driveway. Thoroughly pleasant experience. Thank You Andrew!!

    Angie2019-12-26T00:00:00Z
  • Andrew is a really friendly and welcoming host, who obviously cares about looking after his guests. We had everything we needed, the location is quiet, and very convenient for access to the A12.

    Jeremy2019-12-23T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Shepherd's hut (U.K., France)


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Colchester , England, United Kingdom

  • Very stylish place to stay in Colchester. Close to the town centre and within walking distance to attractions and shopping centre. Jessica and her husband were so friendly that I felt like at home. Very good local tips and friendly conversation. Overall, I really enjoyed my stay.

    Yongli2019-10-02T00:00:00Z
  • Jessica, thank you so much for your hospitality! Thank you for the early check in! You are a super nice host ! I really felt at home at your place! Your home is super clean and quiet ! I cannot describe how happy I was at your home! It’s everything I wanted for a stay in Colchester ! Your house is just a few minutes walk to town centre and bus stop! I will definitely come back soon if there are availability! Thank you so much once again and my gratitude goes to your husband aswell

    Nahil2019-09-30T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay x

    Atakan2019-09-20T00:00:00Z
  • Great host and space.

    Cheryl2019-09-19T00:00:00Z
  • I loved staying with Jessica and Yu. They are very friendly, caring and hospitable, and really make you feel at home. It was an excellent room with everything you need, in a lovely and clean place and extremely convenient central location. Definitely recommend!

    Mayra2019-09-17T00:00:00Z
  • Very good

    Amar2019-09-12T00:00:00Z
  • A second lovely stay with Jessica. The flat was, once again, prepared with meticulous detail prior to my arrival. I expected to arrive late, but in the event arrived earlier than planned, and Jessica was very understanding and helpful nonetheless. A nice quiet stay in a great location for me, close to the Town centre and work.

    Mark2019-08-30T00:00:00Z
  • Jess was a great host and pretty much gave me a tour and told me about the place as soon as I got there.. Nothing was too much trouble for Jess very kind and always willing to help, and communication was very good. The room bathroom and the whole of the flat was very clean. I will have no trouble returning when I next stay in Colchester. Thank You Jess

    Jeff2019-08-25T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Essex, England, United Kingdom

    Single room with heating, internet, bed and breakfast. Easy access to main line train station, buses and 40 mins from Stansted Airport. Local shops nearby and also a Chinese Takeaway and a Fish and Chip shop. Colchester has a wonderful history and an amazing Zoo. Whether you want an overnight stay for a business trip or longer to explore the local area and London this is the ideal place for you. Breakfast of cereal, toast, juice and Tea or Coffee is supplied.
    A nice bedroom with a wardrobe and pc desk and of course a single bed with quilt. Nicely decorated to make you feel at home and not in a clinical hotel. Lots of storage too if you're staying for a long time. Very fast free WiFi too. Colchester is the oldest recorded town in Britain and is full of historical features. The University of Essex is here and some wonderful shops. Easy access to main line train station, buses and 40 mins from Stansted Airport. Local shops nearby and also a Chinese Takeaway and a Fish and Chip shop. Colchester has a wonderful history and an amazing Zoo. Whether you want an overnight stay for a business trip or longer to explore the local area and London this is the ideal place for you. Breakfast of cereal, toast, juice and Tea or Coffee is supplied.
    This is a friendly neighbourhood with two great pubs within walking distance that have live music. The zoo is very close and I can take you there in my car and pick you up. There are several Churches nearby too.
  • Absolutely superb accommodation...I slept like a log & would wholeheartedly recommend Lyn's place as it's pukka.

    Paul2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • I had a very comfortable stay. Lyn and Leia couldn't of been any nicer. Definitely recommend for anyone looking to stay in the area.

    Graeme2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Lyn is a warm host and was very welcoming. Her place was perfect for my needs and so close to Colchester town for me to drive to work in no time. Leia her dog is warm and friendly too. The Berechurch arms pub does nice pub grub and is walking distance from Lyn’s home. Thanks Lynn. See you again soon! 😀

    Nisha (Dona)2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • It was nice to stay at Lyns place. She was friendly and the room was clean and comfortable.

    Juozas2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely host, lovely environment. Not for you if you don’t love dogs...but I do, so had a wonderful time!

    Jimi2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent hospitality and place to stay. Highly recommended.

    Lance2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Another great stay at Lyn's house. Lyn is very friendly and interesting to talk to, and her dog is lovely. The house is warm and comfortable, and the shower is good. Lyn is very accommodating with arrival times, and happy for me to arrive late in the evening.

    Keith2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • Very comfortable stay just what was needed for what I wanted

    Susie2020-01-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Essex, England, United Kingdom

    Private room in new build home, on a friendly, quiet estate. The house is opposite a school and within 5 minute walking distance of Colchester General Hospital and 15mins of North Station, you can also easily catch a bus into town (or 25min walk). You will have private access to the main bathroom during your stay. We do own two cats, they are friendly and are kept out of the guest room so you are welcome to fuss them and then find comfort in your own room.
    It is a house, with one flight of stairs fully hand railed. Your bed is a small double with a wooden frame and soft mattress with an additional topper. The pillows are anti-allergen and bedding will have been washed ahead of your stay. Extra pillows/blanket are available in the room as well. The room has a mirror, chair and hairdryer for your use. A small alarm clock is in the room as well. There are various leaflets of local attractions if you need some ideas of what is around Colchester. There is a TV in the room that has all freeview channels and internet is accessible throughout the house. You will have exclusive use of the main bathroom, we will provide towels and basic toiletries for your use. It is a shower/bath with a mixer tap shower.
    We live on a quiet estate opposite a primary school, it was built in 2012. We are a 5 minute walk from the country park, this can lead you across Colchester or to the town center. It is great for walking trails, cycling and fishing. We are extremely close to Colchester General Hospital, we have had multiple guests stay that work there. Please let us know if you are working at the hospital as we will do our best to make additional arrangements if needed (parking after check out, for example) as we like to help contribute towards NHS staff if we can.
  • Great hosts. Very welcoming with clear instructions. Clean place, would be happy to stay again.

    Aron2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Always a great stay at Laura’s home.

    Ronald2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • This is a very clean and comfortable place to stay with a state of the art bathroom!

    Christine2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Nice place to stay. Recommended

    Suhail2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • Been here a couple of times Hospitality and stay..spot on👌 Thanks Laura

    Arshiya2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Another great stay at Laura’s. Always made to feel welcome.

    Ronald2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • Another great stay at Laura's place. Laura is very friendly and welcoming, and the house is clean, tidy, warm, and comfortable.

    Keith2020-01-16T00:00:00Z
  • I had a very comfortable stay at Laura's place. The bed was comfortable and the house was warm. There was a very nice bathroom with shower and bath for my exclusive use. The light in the room had an LED bulb that could be set to many different colours - I set it to orange to remove the blue light that keeps you awake, and I slept very well! The whole place was very clean and tidy. I felt very welcome there.

    Keith2020-01-10T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Townhouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Mile End, England, United Kingdom

    Modern, spacious, detached accommodation in the heart of Colchester. Quiet and private residential area. Within easy access to Colchester train station and a short walk to the town and park. Off road parking included. The property is furnished with a fast internet connection + electric/oil heating. Double bed and additional sofa bed.
  • Marizete was very helpful and welcoming. The place was crystal clear. I would most definitely recommend it to everyone.

    Julia2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Stayed here several times now, great location & great private secure little place to stay

    Mark2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • A great place to stay! Clean, comfortable, and very close to the town centre. Recommended!

    Phil2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Very well priced and located bijou apartment/flat, close to centre of Colchester town - happy to recommend! :)

    Tony2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Marizete is a very friendly and nice person and I had no problem with check-in and checkout times. Very helpful with anything. I highly recommend to think about it if you want to visit Colchester

    Steven2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • A clean and spacious place to stay which is separate from the hosts house. It has everything you need and is in easy walking distance to central Colchester. I will definitely stay again if I'm in the area.

    Charlotte2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Have stayed before, and again an excellent little place with good location for Essex University , would recommend for an overnight stay close to town centre, but very quiet & peaceful

    Mark2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing and cozy accommodation. Total recommend!

    Eduardo2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    0

    Essex, England, United Kingdom

    Log cabin set in my spacious garden , sleeps 2 on a double bed, chemical toilet in cabin with use of shower room in house on request, kettle, microwave, toaster, fridge , cereal / milk provided , tv / Netflix , WiFi, bedlinen , towels , coffee/ tea , access through back garden/gate. Log cabin is also a games room so guests have use of table tennis, football table, dart board. There is also a mini bar.
    Comfortable log cabin , quiet area
    Quiet estate, with easy access to Colchester town centre on foot, by bus or by car. Close to beautiful beaches at Walton and clacton , Colchester zoo , Colchester castle.
  • I really enjoyed my stay at the cabin. Kerry was a great host!

    James2019-10-31T00:00:00Z
  • Kerry’s cabin is a cozy spot close to the town center. The cabin has a big tv for entertainment & a nice mini-bar area to make food. It is conveniently located near stores & bus routes that service the Colchester area. Kerry was helpful and accommodating. Definitely recommend!

    James2019-09-25T00:00:00Z
  • A quiet isolated space. Good to have rest. Comfy bed.

    Ali2019-09-15T00:00:00Z
  • great local nice and quiet l like it.

    Moses2019-09-04T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely spacious cabin perfect for a short stay. Kerry was lovely and welcoming and couldn’t be more helpful. Perfect private access and extremely clean inside. Thanks for my stay highly recommend.!!

    Matt2019-08-30T00:00:00Z
  • Was really pleased with my stay here. Perfect for what I wanted.

    Rebecca2019-08-23T00:00:00Z
  • A clean and warm cabin with great access.

    Richard2019-08-16T00:00:00Z
  • Great quirky little place! Would stay again

    Thomas2019-08-15T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Essex, England, United Kingdom

    PLEASE NOTE: ONLY one room in the house can be booked at any one time. All rooms are then blocked for 72hrs after guest leaves. After 72hrs guests new guests are able to book one of the three rooms available in the house.
    On arrival, guests will be made welcome, this is primarily our home, not a business, so we aim to make guests feel at ease and comfortable as we would for any of our family and friends. We offer a double room on the first floor which has just been freshly decorated and has new furniture, comprising of a wardrobe, chest of draws and bedside cabinets. The room has also been upgraded with 2 x double sockets with 3 usb chargers and wifi booster. 42" TV with freeview and Sky tv. Wifi throughout the house. There are tea/coffee making facilities in the room along with a small fridge containing complimentary refreshments and milk for your stay. We also have a very comfortable folding bed that can be put up in your room for an additional charge per night.
    Dedham village has two pubs (the Sun and Malbrough Head) which both serve good food. The Essex Rose tea room is excellent for post walk tea and cake. The boat house restaurant is a lovely place to spend an evening or if you prefer. Ardleigh village also has two pubs (the Red Lion and the Wooden Fender). Only the Wooden Fender serve very good food. Colchester has plenty of night life, bars and restaurants to choose from. Or, there are good local takeaways. Our home is just outside the village of Dedham, on the Essex/Suffolk border, in the heart of Constable country, with its beautiful countryside and Flatford with its mill and river. We are close to main routes and the ports of Harwich (12 miles) and Felixstowe (15 miles), but far enough away to enjoy the tranquility and peace living in the country offers. There are lots of lovely things to do including walks along the 42 miles of footpaths by the river, round the village and across fields, you could hire a rowing boat and take a trip down the river. Visit the beautiful 14th century church (of which I am caretaker and groundsman), visit Flatford Mill. If you prefer your food more upmarket Dedham village also has Milsoms and La Talbooth. Everything in the village can be accessed by foot or bike. There is a bus stop within a minutes walk, giving access to Colchester, Mannintree and beyond. The nearest train station is Manningtree which is 10 minutes away by car. Colchester North station is about 12 minutes by car. Please note that we are located about 1.5 miles from Dedham village centre and about 5 miles from the centre of Colchester.
  • What a nice surprise so many extra touches at this place Andrew has thought of everything. A warm welcome and good communication. There is a fridge in the room stocked with milk cold drinks and a bottle of chilled water. There are tea and coffee making facilities, fresh towels and a robe. The robe is a helpful touch when the bathroom is shared. Huge TV and comfortable bed. Shower pretty cool and overall although our stay was short we were impressed and we will be back for sure. It was reasonably priced too. Andrews place is highly recommended!

    Trish2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Great place. Very clean, comfortable and great hosts

    Helen2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful place to stay. Perfect for work. The bedroom is cozy and relaxing, lovely little touches in the room that make it even more luxury. Hosts communicate well and were extremely helpful. The house was easy to find. No complaints! Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Nay2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • A clean room with spacious space. Good decorations and amazing amenities. I will absolutely choose Andrew’s house again if I come back.

    Yuting2020-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Clean and comfortable space. Good mattress. Little touches like milk, water..lemonade in the fridge. Yes! Spot on communication. Andrew and Vicky are lovely people that made us feel at ease and looked after. Highly recommend.

    Emiliana2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
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    Andrejus2019-11-28T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely hosts, large double bed - very comfortable

    Jackie2019-11-21T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely warm welcome from Andrew, Vicki and the two dogs. The room was lovely and comfortable with great thoughtful touches. Recommendations for where to eat nearby were spot on. I highly recommend Andrew's place.

    Colin2019-11-17T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dedham, England, United Kingdom

    Private room2 beds
    Dedham Vale
    Price:$31/night
    95 reviews
    Superhost
    A spacious house within walking distance to Colchester Park, town centre and sport centre. Not far from Colchester Hospital (perfect for healthcare staff). A single room with a single bed. Wardrobe, mirror, beside table, lamp, desk and chair. Shared bathroom. Use of washing machine, tumble dryer. Kitchen/diner and garden. Some people who stay are working temporarily in the area.
    A single room in a spacious house near parkland from the Castle park within walking distance of the town. It's a quiet area near the river. I live here with my husband and have two single guest rooms and a twin room (feel free to contact me if you would like to book multiple room at once), all of which are used at various times. Often people who stay are working temporarily in the area. I offer a relaxed environment so you can chill out here. A single comfortable bed, wardrobe, desk, side table, and lamp. Each room overlooks the garden, shared good size bathroom, kitchen/diner and garden.
    This is a quiet area near a field and river. The estate is called Riverside and has a path along the river. This path takes you to Wivenhoe or Colchester town. There is an outside gym area and bowling/sports centre with swimming pool within 8 minutes walking distance. About 4 minutes from the house there is a local shop, a pub that serves meals and several restaurants. It's a lovely town (the oldest recorded town in England), lots to do and see.
  • She was very helpful, above and beyond, a credit to herself and airbnb

    Joseph2020-01-11T00:00:00Z
  • Very clean place and lovely.

    Usman2019-11-22T00:00:00Z
  • She is really a super host. I would be happy to recommend her.

    Indrajeet2019-11-15T00:00:00Z
  • It had a really nice and pleasant stay at Geraldine‘s. She is very friendly and caring, always open for a chat if you like to. The rooms are cleans and comfortable.

    Julia2019-10-05T00:00:00Z
  • Stayed with Geraldine and her husband for two weeks. The house is in a quiet neighbourhood close to the town centre. Geraldine and her husband were such friendly hosts - can highly recommend staying here!

    Emil Klose2019-08-04T00:00:00Z
  • Great location for a 15 minute walk to the Castle.

    Jason2019-07-18T00:00:00Z
  • Geraldine was really nice and welcoming, after I ate my dinner one day she cut me a slice of her home made pie which was amazing. I definitely would go back if I needed to!

    Stuart2019-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Geraldine and Tony are really friendly hosts. Free breakfast and clean rooms. Reasonable price and good location close to the town centre. A highly recommended place to stay!

    Raymond2019-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Colchester, England, United Kingdom

    A comfortable, clean, warm double bedroom in my end of terrace house in a quiet street where I live with my cats. 12 minutes walk from the town centre, main bus station (National Express to/from London airports also stops here), castle and ColchesterTown station - trains to London; short walk to stores (Co-op, Aldi, Tesco Express) and take-away restaurants. University within walking distance or a short bus ride. Free parking. Access to main roads. Long term bookings accepted on request.
    The house is occupied by myself and my two sweet loving cats who remain downstairs at night. It has free wifi and central heating. The room is situated on the first floor next to the bathroom which has a luxury bath and walk-in shower, and at the back of the house with a restricted view of the garden. It has a very comfortable double bed, built-in wardrobe, bedside cabinet, chest of drawers and a drop down desk for working and studying which you might not see in the photos. Clean towels and hair dryer provided, as well as basic toiletries for your first night or two. Free tea and coffee is provided in the kitchen, of which you can make full use. It is equipped with everything you need including a fridge-freezer, washer, cooker/oven, dishes and pans. The dining room and garden are also available for guests' use, where you can eat outdoors in the summer.
    A quiet residential area, very close to the town centre and all public services, including trains and buses. Plenty of historical sites to visit, all within easy access from the house. Aldi and Tesco Express supermarkets are a 5 minute walk away, and Co-Op supermarket is just around the corner. The University is within easy reach - it is walking distance along the river, a short bus ride (20 minutes - there's a stop a few minutes walk from the house) or 5 or so minutes car drive .
  • Jennie's house is an especially lovely place and she is an amazing host! The location is brilliant and you can walk everywhere within minutes. The room is lovely, cosy, welcoming, and very clean, as well as the rest of the house. Jennie is a super fun person to live with, kind and caring, and she is very forthcoming. Everything to master your everyday life is there and if not, Jennie is always happy to help - also with all sort of advice. Her dedication goes far beyond a regular host, and she feels responsible for your well-being, in and out the house. I can highly recommend her place to everyone, who is looking for the best experience in lovely Colchester!

    Julian2019-10-31T00:00:00Z
  • Jennie is such a fab host. She replies to my messages promptly and helps me to get around the town. Jennie also makes sure that the house is always clean. Plus, with the company of two cats, her place is always filled with warmth.

    Kelly2019-09-29T00:00:00Z
  • Homely, neat, well cared for and welcoming.

    Petra2019-09-18T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay! Jennie is amazing and took care of us so we'll :).

    Madeline2019-09-14T00:00:00Z
  • Jennie is a fantastic host who made me feel very welcome and is a pleasure to talk to. Jennie's home is very homely and cosy. The bedroom in which I stayed is lovely too and I've never slept in a more comfortable bed. Will definitely stay again

    Mark2019-09-12T00:00:00Z
  • Walking into Jennie's house felt like walking into my own, so comfortable and Jennie such a dear person, great conversationalist and hugely warm. The house was clean and cosy, bed so comfy I slept for a solid 7 hours (a rarity) and the facilitates perfect. I would highly recommend! Thank you so much for making this such a great stay.

    Natalie2019-09-11T00:00:00Z
  • The landlord is very good and the room is very warm.

    Yingmei2019-09-07T00:00:00Z
  • Jennies place is well located complete with a nice neighborhood pub, a large recreation area and two grocery stores. The walk into downtown is easy and only takes about 8 to 10 minutes. The walk to the University of Essex is a little longer but very pleasant and takes you along the canal. (Which if you get the chance check out the nature trail running from Colchester to Wivenhoe which is on the way to the University and follows the canal.) Jennie's house besides being well located is very comfortable and clean. Jennie made it easy for us to cook our own meals by providing us with refrigerator and pantry space and then we were able to eat those meals in her lovely garden. She has two of the most well behaved cats I have ever met and is a very warm person who will make you feel at home, I cannot recommend this accommodation enough!

    Austin2019-08-17T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Essex, England, United Kingdom

    PLEASE NOTE: ONLY one room in the house can be booked at any one time. All rooms are then blocked for 72hrs after guest leaves. After 72hrs guests new guests are able to book one of the three rooms available in the house.
    On arrival, guests will be made welcome, this is primarily our home, not a business, so we aim to make guests feel at ease and comfortable as we would for any of our family and friends. We offer a double room on the first floor which has just been freshly decorated and has new furniture, comprising of a wardrobe, chest of draws and bedside cabinet, table and chair. The room has also been upgraded with 2 x double sockets with 3 usb chargers and wifi booster. 42" TV with freeview and Wifi throughout the house. There are tea/coffee making facilities in the room along with a small fridge containing complimentary refreshments and milk for your stay.
    Dedham village has two pubs (the Sun and Malbrough Head) which both serve good food. The Essex Rose tea room is excellent for post walk tea and cake. The boat house restaurant is a lovely place to spend an evening, or if you prefer Ardleigh village also has two pubs (the Red Lion and the Wooden Fender). Only the Wooden Fender serve food which is very good. Colchester has plenty of night life, bars and restaurants to choose from. Or, there are good local takeaways. Our home is just outside the village of Dedham, on the Essex/Suffolk border, in the heart of Constable country, with its beautiful countryside and Flatford with its mill and river. We are close to main routes and the ports of Harwich (12 miles) and Felixstowe (15 miles), but far enough away to enjoy the tranquility and peace living in the country offers. There are lots of lovely things to do including walks along the 42 miles of footpaths by the river, round the village and across fields, you could hire a rowing boat and take a trip down the river. Visit the beautiful 14th century church (of which I am caretaker and groundsman), visit Flatford Mill. If you prefer your food more upmarket Dedham village and Stratford St Mary’s also has Milsoms and La Talbooth. Everything in the village can be accessed by foot or bike. There is a bus stop (route 81A) within a minutes walk, giving access to Colchester, Mannintree and beyond. The nearest train station is Manningtree which is 10 minutes away by car. Colchester North station is about 12 minutes by car. Please note that we are located about 1.5 miles from Dedham village centre and about 5 miles from the centre of Colchester.
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Colchester , Essex, United Kingdom

    One of 3 luxury lodges nestled within the Cherry Orchard. The lodge sleeps 4 people with lovely views, its own private hot-tub, large decking area, outside seating & sun loungers. The lodge is well equipped with everything you need, including coffee machine, smart TV ,large fridge freezer with water & ice dispenser. About a 20 min walk is Hadleigh which has a range of shops, pubs & restaurants.
    The 2 bed lodge sleeps four people. 2 bedrooms both identical with King-size bed (one of the beds can be converted into two singles if preferred) large wardrobe, both en-suite with walk in shower, double sink and built in Bluetooth speakers. There is an open plan kitchen/Living area, the kitchen has an electric range cooker, American fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine . There is a small dining table that seats 4, two small 2 seater sofas and coffee table in the lounge. The patio doors lead out onto the extensive decking with 2 sun loungers, large outside table and chairs and of course your own hot tub.. The lodge is well equipped with everything you might need, including coffee machine, and smart TV. There is a Tumble dryer in the attached shed. Includes towels and bed linen. A Charcoal barbeque is provided outside your lodge for your sole use.
    There are so many options for day or afternoon trips. Long Melford and Lavenham are definitely worth a visit. Dedham Vale and Flatford Mill immortalised by John Constable offers a beautiful day out. Aldeburgh and Snape Maltings with its internationally renowned concert hall can be combined into one day trip. - Framingham and Woodbridge both historic market towns also make for a nice day out. As does Bury St Edmunds and Norwich. If you have time a visit to the Suffolk coast is well worth it, with both Felixstowe, Aldeburgh and Southold offering lots of traditional beach side fun and of course some great fish and chips Some popular Day Trips are listed below * Hadleigh, Lavenham, Long Melford, Woodbridge, Suffolk coast, Dedham Vale, Flatford Mill, Snape Maltings – the internationally renowned Snape Maltings and concert hall, Framingham Castle, Bury St Edmunds, Colchester and Alton Water EATING Top End The Marquis Upper Street, Layham, With spectacular views across the valley, a bold open kitchen and a seasonal British menu inspired by local ingredients. The afternoon tea is fabulous. Have a pre-dinner drink at the quaint upstairs bar. The Swan Lavenham : High Street Lavenham The Swan offers exquisite British dining all set within superb medieval surroundings there is also the Gallery for less formal dining, breakfast, afternoon tea and lunches. The Great House Lavenham : Housed in a simply stunning 14th century building. High end restaurant. (Taxi from the lodge takes about 20 mins and will be around £20 Gastro Pubs The Bildeston Crown : 15th century, former coaching inn with ever changing seasonal menus. . The Crown: Stoke By Nayland Park Street The Boathouse Dedham: Riverside restaurant. Bell Inn Kersey Home cooked food in a traditional local Suffolk pub The Lindsay Rose Lindsey Tye Loved by locals a True Suffolk Country Pub.
  • Would highly recommend

    Anna2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Highly recommend, excellent stay, thank you

    Flo2019-12-27T00:00:00Z
  • A fantastic weekend, the lodge was gorgeous, clean and so comfortable. My friends and I had a wonderful time.

    Victoria2019-12-08T00:00:00Z
  • Fab stay at Richards place. Great to unwind with friends with a glass of bubbly and a great view!

    Mandy2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • Superb stay, lodges constructed to high spec, more solid and better lay out than most houses. Hot tub was great. Kitchen well equipped. Peaceful location. Very fresh eggs, Excellent stay!

    Tony2019-11-29T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic place for a relaxing weekend away plenty of walks in the area and everything catered for

    Dan2019-11-17T00:00:00Z
  • The lodge was a lovely peaceful place to stay - met expectations and more. We were two couples and had an amazing time - didn’t want to leave. Rooms were lovely and nice to have our own en-suite. There was everything we needed at the lodge including blankets to curl up to on the sofa. During the day we travelled to the different local towns which wasn’t too far away including Hadleigh, Lavenham, Dedham, Sudbury and Bury st Edmunds. During the evening we chilled at the lodge and relaxed in the hot tub. Host was lovely let us check in early and any queries we messaged host whom replied promptly. Will definitely be returning.

    Georgina2019-10-31T00:00:00Z
  • What an amazing stay we had at Bramble Lodge! It had everything we needed & more. From Tiptree Jams to robes and slippers for the hot tub. It was the most relaxing weekend ever. Nothing was ever too much trouble for Richard & his wife to the point where they had put a little decoration up for my partners birthday during our stay. Would 100% recommend this, lodges are beautiful.

    Gemma2019-10-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Villa


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Hadleigh, United Kingdom

    Welcome to my summer house! Private entrance at side of house Convector digital panel heater, set room temperature to your liking Electric blanket New small double divan bed with me memory foam mattress Chemical portaloo NO bathroom, bare this in mind when booking as this should not be reflected in your review as you know what u are getting! A shower can be arranged in main house - EVENINGS only, Bowl, water (kettle for hot) flannel, soap, towels. breakfast bar with fridge/microwave Sofa bed
    PLEASE NOTE... DUE TO CORONAVIRUS NO SHOWERS WILL BE PERMITTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE I may not be home to turn heater on ready for your arrival but will soon warm up to your requirements. Convector digital panel heater with remote so you can set the room temperature. Instructions on bed side cabinet Summer house is in my garden, access to this is through gates at side of house. The following is provided Kettle, toaster, mini fridge Microwave, sandwich maker, tea towel, washing up liquid, plates, knife, fork and spoon. Smart Tv DVD player - Netflix (no cable tv) Selection of DVDs Tea, coffee and sugar provided Breakfast bar with seating Small selection of cereals individual pack of biscuits Bread for toast Marmalade/jam and butter Small individual carton of orange juice Pint of milk Bottled tap water for use Chemical portaloo Toilet roll Wash bowl and waste bucket Hand towel, flannel and soap Bed is a brand new small double divan with memory foam mattress and electric blanket. Bed made up on arrival with sheet, duvet and pillows. Extra sleeping can be provided on fold down sofa bed Outside area - there is a small table and chairs beside the summerhouse if you wish to use, smoking is allowed in the garden. Showers can be arranged in the EVENINGS ONLY in the main house Can sleep 3, 2 on double bed one on gold down sofa bed (made up on arrival)
    Town is roughly 25 minute walk. Or £5 in a taxi. Lidl is just down the road as are shops which consist of tanning, kebab, Chinese, corner shop, hairdressers, vets, barbers, chip shop, laundrette and garage. Please note the distance to where you require and do not mark my review down to location as you know in colchester where you are based . 3 min walk to the following Garage Shop Fish and chips Chinese Pizza/kebab Tanning shop Hairdressers Laundrette
  • Kathleen’s place was very cozy!!! Small wood private cabin house with all the amenities that you can possibly ask for! Even snacks and breakfast!! 😁The only thing that the accommodation didn’t came with was a shower, Kathleen is offering that to her own home -few meters away. Extremely kind and quick to her responses!! Highly recommended

    Giota2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Little gem of a place

    Mani2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Cosy and warm very quiet nice experience

    Caterina2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Kathleens place is supernice she is very friendly and helpfull. We really showed up on a super close note but everything worked out great.

    Sebastian2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • The best place to me

    Allan2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Superb little bargain. Stopped on one of the coldest nights of the year and was nice and toasty. Needed to turn the new heater off through the night as it gets too hot.

    James2020-01-15T00:00:00Z
  • Really the perfect host very friendly and helpful, the place is kitted our very well and is warm and pleasant (first time with a heated blanket I would recommend) also in a very quiet location set away from the main road close to a country park and easy to get to town centre.

    Edward2020-01-09T00:00:00Z
  • Safe, clean, nice touch with the electric blanket and Netflix! Thanks Kathleen

    Matt2019-12-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    0

    Colchester, England, United Kingdom

    Where better to see out the COVID-19 pandemic? Our dazzlingly clean, fully self-contained holiday home offers an abundance of secluded countryside walks accessible from the doorstep. Stay with us, avoid the panic, and keep healthy in both body and mind. **See end of listing for full coronavirus update** The Bird House is a newly refurbished annex, with a spacious double-bedroom, sparkling modern shower room, fully fitted kitchen, comfortable living area and private patio.
    The Bird House is a holiday home set in the grounds of Woodburn Cottage, which was originally built in the 1700's. It is located on Lamb Corner on the edge of Dedham village, providing an excellent base for exploring the stunning Dedham Vale, Colchester and beyond. The Bird House is less than 5 minutes drive - or 25 minutes walk along beautiful country footpaths - to the centre of Dedham, with it's wonderful pubs, quaint shops and boathouse. The mill pond and river provide great locations for picnics, wild swimming, and walks or boat trips to Flatford Mill. The Munnings museum and cafe is also within walking distance of the property. The Bird House has an open plan living/dining/kitchen area with bi-folding doors offering views across the private patio area, beautiful garden and countryside beyond. The kitchen is equipped with everything that you may need during your stay - fridge (with freezer compartment), oven/hob, microwave, kettle, coffee machine and toaster. Complimentary tea, coffee and milk are also included. The dining area contains an extendable dining table, with seating for 4 people. The living room benefits from a large comfortable sofa, freeview TV, Blueray player and selection of DVDs. In addition, the sofa converts into a double bed with luxury memory foam mattress. Note that the living room is light and airy, with sheer muslin drapes - light sleepers may be woken by the sunrise! Wifi is available at the property. A travel cot and highchair are available should they be required. Note: The Bird House is set in the garden of Woodburn Cottage where we offer a private room with en-suite bathroom for rental (see our other listing on AirBnb). Guests of neighbouring Woodburn Cottage have the option of enjoying a locally sourced full English cooked breakfast in the 18th-century dining room for a small additional charge (vegetarian and vegan options available). This is also available to guests staying at The Bird House at weekends if it takes your fancy! We welcome well-behaved dogs.
    The Bird House is situated in a peaceful neighbourhood, surrounded by beautiful country walks across the Dedham Vale.
  • Lovely bright airy space. Spotlessly clean and lovely views. Jimmy is an excellent host and nothing is too much trouble. Will definitely stay again.

    Antoinette2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place clean and very cosy. Nice local restaurant and pubs. Jimmy is a great host and was very helpful. Highly recommend will definitely go back. Mark

    Mark2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • The Bird House is a lovely, stylish place to spend a couple of days. It had everything we needed and close to some beautiful countryside. Jimmy was a great host. Will definitely be back.

    Mark2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic place to stay. Beautiful garden, charming informative hosts and great amenities. Very stylishly kitted out and tea/coffee/milk very welcome. Great to have a sizeable tv and dvd/blu Ray especially with Storm Dennis raging outside. Within easy reach of Ardleigh, Dedham, Manningtree and Colchester. Really enjoyed the hearty well cooked breakfast which is good value and lovely room in which to eat it. Lots of local info for walks and places to eat (The Woodfender lush). Our two small pooches were welcomed with treats and cuddles rather than just simply tolerated and the garden is secure for them to scamper round. Bed is super comfy and The Birdhouse is really warm and well equipped. Couldn’t fault it. Highly recommended.

    Sonja2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Great place better hosts! Definitely would recommend

    Bernat2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • You will love staying in this idyllic location. Great amenities, quiet and a gorgeous view with your own access to the garden. I would highly recommend staying here and you will not be disappointed with the property or the host.

    Lizzie2020-01-11T00:00:00Z
  • Great host in a lovely location. Everything you will need in this pretty little cottage

    Diana2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • Great little get a way. Private little annexe next to the owners home. Met the host Jimmy on arrival with a very warm welcoming. The space in the bird house was lovely we had such a relaxing few days. Nice local village with decent pubs and shops. We had a lovely time just relaxing and unwinding after a hectic Xmas. Although the owners are just next door we still felt we could relax in the garden. Would highly recommend

    Candice2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dedham, England, United Kingdom

    Filled with attractive features and set in an Area of Natural Beauty, this holiday will delight everyone.. Large living/dining room with kitchen area and French doors. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed, floor-to-ceiling window and vaulted ceiling. Shower room with toilet. . - Elec, gas CH, bed linen and towels inc - Freeview TV - DVD - CD - iPod dock - M/wave - W/machine (in owner’s utility, by arr) - Wi-fi - Lawned garden - Parking (for 1 car) - Welcome pack - No smoking . This delightful, holiday cottage is attached to the owner’s period property and its name refers to the stunning floor-to-ceiling window in the bedroom. It is set in an AONB in the Dedham Vale where the artist John Constable painted many of his famous scenes. Set in the owner’s grounds, with its own private area of garden, it is the ideal choice for a romantic break and is in an excellent area for walking and cycling. The nearby Roman town of Colchester has an excellent range of shops, as well as a zoo and castle. The peaceful Stour Estuary, Maningtree, and Mistley are a 6-minute drive, whilst London is less than an hour away by train. An excellent location to explore all the delights of both Essex and Suffolk. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.
    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Ardleigh Heath, near Colchester, United Kingdom

    Double room with heating, internet, bed and breakfast. Easy access to main line train station, buses and 40 mins from Stansted Airport. Local shops nearby and also a Chinese Takeaway and a Fish and Chip shop. Colchester has a wonderful history and an amazing Zoo. Whether you want an overnight stay for a business trip or longer to explore the local area and London this is the ideal place for you. Breakfast of cereal, toast and Tea or Coffee is supplied.
    Fresh Clean room overlooking the back garden. Personal towels supplied. High Speed Fibre Optic Broadband free via WiFi. Available for one or two guests.
    This is a friendly neighbourhood with two great pubs within walking distance that have live music. The zoo is very close and I can take you there in my car and pick you up. There are several Churches nearby too.
  • Lovely dog. Welcome people. Lyn even offered to drive me to the zoo. Thanks for everything :D

    Marat2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Enjoyed my stay! :)

    Dagne2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • 5 stars go to the amazing Lyn and the lovely, beautifully behaved Leia . Thank you for a great stay.

    Colin2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, great host.....yes, A lovely dog! Extremely comfortable bed resulting in a quality night's sleep.

    Paul2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Super clean, nice apartment, Lyn was very nice and the doggo is adorable

    Gábor2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Nice place,

    Joseph2020-02-01T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely welcome at Lyn's place and a comfortable room made for a very pleasant stay. Definitely recommend Lyn's place.

    Fiona2020-01-25T00:00:00Z
  • My stay was really fantastic. Clean environment and host made me feel at home. Really good

    Lena2020-01-22T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Essex, England, United Kingdom

    This unique, converted rustic barn is situated in a stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Court Barn sleeps up to six in two double bedrooms plus a twin room, located on the cleverly adapted first floor mezzanine. The addition of this twin room, overlooking the main living area, makes Court Barn perfect for four and flexible enough for six. Outside is a stunning rose covered terrace and landscaped garden overlooking an astro-turf tennis court. With owner permission, guests may make use of the tennis court and, between May-September, are welcome to use the swimming pool, while also being encouraged to make the most of the wonderful surrounding walks, cycling routes and golf* that this area has to offer. Tennis coaching, personal training and yoga along with wine tasting can be arranged, please speak to the Suffolk Hideaways' office for more details. Tastefully furnished, Court Barn is full of charm and character. It has a warm and distinctive feel to it – what better place to spend a relaxing break exploring all that this magnificent county has to offer. Cosy up in front of the huge brick fireplace in winter or laze by a lovely, sheltered swimming pool in summer. *The 36 hole Stoke-by-Nayland course is just 4 miles away. Suffolk Hideaways’ guests receive 20% off green fees and 10% off spa treatments. Additional Information Court Barn sits adjacent to another fabulous converted barn, Rose Barn, sleeping four guests. Should you be interested in a taking both barns for a larger party / family occasion, please have a look at the listing for Rose and Court Barn. One well behaved dog welcome (small additional charge). Ground Floor: Open plan ground floor with large seating area around woodburning stove, separate TV area, kitchen and dining space. Sitting room area Around a cosy wood burning stove. Television area Ideal for teenagers or anyone wanting to catch up with their favourite show, there is a 65 inch flatscreen television which can be used on the internet to access Netflix and other providers. Kitchen With electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. Dining area With table and seating for six guests and views to the tennis court. Bedroom one King-size bed with open plan en-suite bathroom, including bath and separate shower. Bedroom two King-size four poster bed with wash basin. Bathroom With shower, WC and wash basin. First Floor: Mezzanine: Twin room (two zip and link beds, can be made up as a double or singles). Outside: Outside is a stunning rose covered terrace and landscaped garden overlooking an astro-turf tennis court. With owner permission, guests may make use of the tennis court and between May-September, are welcome to use the heated swimming pool. On-site parking.
  • Beautiful location, with great local places to visit. We thoroughly enjoyed the space and had a great long family weekend

    Sallyann2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • We went away with our family including a toddler and a small dog and had a wonderful time. We went in November and spent most of our time inside Court Barn as the space is so amazing and in a beautiful setting. Would recommend anytime

    Janette2019-11-11T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, great hosts

    Samantha2019-09-14T00:00:00Z
  • Great base for a great holiday, great amenities, lots for kids to do, beautifully presented Court Barn, our family enjoyed it immensely, pool at 28 degrees was well used as was the tennis court and garden areas to thoroughly enjoy the country side. Close to two lovely villages for meals / pubs and supplies. Cannot recommend it higher, great time, thank you very much.

    Shane2019-07-12T00:00:00Z
  • WOW, What an amazing place. My family and I loved everything about the court barn. So many amazing little areas to retreat to inside and outside the barn. And also some beautiful walks around the grounds. Claire and Nigel were very accommodating and we couldn't thank them enough. We will definietly be returning in the future.

    Orla2019-04-23T00:00:00Z
  • Court Barn is a wonderful place to stay. The main room is absolutely gorgeous - spacious whilst retaining a cosy feel. The outdoor space is also a pleasure and even though our visit was in February, we still managed to make use of the tennis court! We will definitely come again.

    Sam2019-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • A truly wonderful place! The pictures look amazing but they still don’t prepare you for the Wow factor when you arrive. The space manages to be one of the largest living spaces you’ll spend time in whilst achieving a warm and cosy feel. Even though our visit was in January, we made the most of the tennis court - what a treat! A really special place - highly recommend!

    Victoria2019-01-14T00:00:00Z
  • Great set up and ideal for a family break!

    Doug2019-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Shelley , Stoke By Nayland, United Kingdom

    Newly converted one single bedroom self contained annexe. Fully equipped and furnished, shower room and kitchen / living area, containing Microwave, fridge, door leading onto patio area. .
    Private on site parking for 1 car.
    Close to 24 hour BP garage & several takeaways ,supermarkets & restaurants all close by. Close to Tollgate Shopping
  • Fabulous in every way. Great communication, fantastic welcome. Modern yet cosy cabin in very quiet spot at the bottom of the garden. Clean modern and highly functional facilities. Effective radiators in main room and bathroom should you need them which is a must. Loved this place it’s location is great if you want to be near all main routes. Peter is very friendly and I would say an exceptional host! Would I return? 100%! Thank you Peter. I’ll see you again.

    Trish2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Great little place. Very welcoming and helpful. Everything I needed for a short stay. Thanks again!

    Alfred2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • I could not have asked for a nicer welcome. Lovely accommodation, very comfortable. Will stay again.

    Donna2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent stay at Peter's cosy annex ,this is the second time and will be booking again.. very welcoming with great communication ,very helpful Nothing is to much trouble.

    Simon2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • Peter is a wonderful host along with his family, I.cant thank them enough. For me the perfect place to go after being at work all day The facilities are excellent

    Simon2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Stanway, England, United Kingdom

    Spacious Double room with a large wardrobe, chest of draws, bedside lamps and full length mirrors in the room. Warm and friendly live in hosts English and Italian speaking, welcoming students and/or holiday makers to come stay with continental breakfast provided with every booking. Within walking distance to the Essex uni and on the main bus routes to the town centre also a 15min walk to Tesco's Pet and smoke free home with shared bathroom, kitchen and living room. Off road parking for 1 car
    3 bed family home with garden to the rear for smokers to use
    Friendly and welcoming area, very close to local shops and takeaways
  • Outstanding breakfast! People were really welcome!!

    Marat2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • The room was excellent. Super clean, very comfortable bed, and the most welcoming people I’ve ever stayed with. Sue prepared a lovely breakfast for us and we enjoyed our morning chat with them very much Thank you for a lovely and very warm stay

    Dana2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice place to stay with lovely host

    Sunil2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Great location (close to the University), cozy room, and excellent breakfast. I had a great stay and believe it is highly recommended.

    Zilong2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • If the occasion arises, I will stay at Nina’. Sue and her husband are a fantastic host!

    Bolanle2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Owners were charming and lovely. They made us feel like home. Furthermore, breakfast was fantastic. Thank you very much

    Pablo2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • I had the best night’s sleep ever. The bed is large and very comfortable, the room warm and spacious, all is quiet and calm and the hosts were very welcoming, even making me coffee at 6:45am! Best of all the Airbnbs near the University of Essex that I have used.

    Kat2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • It was amazing stay, I'm sad that it was so short. Host is lovely couple who made my stay really pleasant

    Wojciech2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Essex, England, United Kingdom

    A spacious house within walking distance to Colchester Park, town centre and sport centre. Not far from Colchester Hospital (perfect for healthcare staff). Double room with twin beds, can be put together or left separate. Double wardrobe, mirror, beside table, desk and chair. Shared bathroom. Use of washing machine, tumble dryer. Kitchen/diner and garden. Some people who stay are working temporarily in the area.
    I have two other single rooms that are sometimes available. Colchester is a lovely town, it is the oldest recorded town in England, lots to do and see.
    The neighbourhood is very quite and very beautiful with parkland at the back of the house which leads to Castel Park.
  • Geraldine is a very warm person. Being there I felt like back in Poland at my parents house. Very clean, nice place for study.

    Lukasz2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • A wonderful stay. The hosts were extremely kind and hospitable. The accomodation was clean, spacious and comfortable. Highly recommended!

    Rom2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • Convenient for Colchester town and near the river walk. Geraldine was most welcoming and friendly. Very clean accommodation and nice breakfast.

    Angela2019-12-09T00:00:00Z
  • Superb location near the center! Very easy car access! A very clean room ...

    Guillaume2019-12-06T00:00:00Z
  • I am very grateful of Geraldine, she is super kind! Her place is cozy, near to a big park, walking distance from the center. Definetely recommend to stay at Geraldine's House Thank so.much Geraldine for you kindness

    Claudia2019-11-23T00:00:00Z
  • Very good, especially clean and comfortable

    瑞萍2019-10-08T00:00:00Z
  • Geraldine is very kind, helpfull, friendly host. Quick responces to messages. Cosy place, great location.

    Rasa2019-09-29T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay absolutely great couple very friendly

    Aneel2019-09-20T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Colchester, England, United Kingdom

    Wivenhoe, a village on the River Colne just outside Colchester (Britain's oldest recorded town with its castle) has a delightful quay and eating establishments, including vegan, tapas, Indian and Italian. There are regular buses to Colchester via Essex University so the property is ideal for anyone visiting the campus where you can also find Wivenhoe House Hotel. We are also only 5 minute drive away from the famous Beth Chatto gardens.
    The annexe is completely self-contained and not overlooked and has been used in the past by my sons and their respective wives as a starter home including kitchen and bathroom until they could afford to move out. It has now been fully redecorated and has accommodation for a single person or couple and also has space for a travel cot and/or inflatable toddler bed. (both available on request).
  • Lovely hosts, enjoyed the extra touches of breakfast bits in the annex Convenient location and great to have own entrance.

    Heather2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Really lovely accommodation. Hazel was extremely kind to us during our stay.

    Jennifer2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Nice little place with all you need for a quiet stay. Hazel was often around to help.

    Elizabeth2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely home, great place to stay

    Ian2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Hazel’s annexe is very comfortable and she was a great host. The annexe has all I need and I will certainly stay again.

    John2020-01-08T00:00:00Z
  • This is the second time we have stayed with Hazel. It is a great base from which to spend time with our family who live in Wivenhoe. It's like having a whole house to yourself! :-D

    Tony2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • Our second stay, which says it all but - remarkably spacious two storey apartment with everything we could want. Friendly host. Wel placed for local facilities.

    Ian2019-12-14T00:00:00Z
  • Only a one night stay but I would have stayed longer! Lovely private annex with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Walking distance to the station, town with pubs etc and also the university. The breakfast was a lovely touch and the bed was one of the most comfortable I had slept on in a long time. Definitely recommend.

    Laura2019-12-11T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Wivenhoe, England, United Kingdom

    Our beautifully renovated flat offers a spacious, contemporary, comfortable place to stay. Only a 10 minute walk from the Town Centre where you can find plenty of cafes, shops, bars, clubs and restaurants. Flatfive is decorated in calm neutral colours and has luxurious fabrics and finishes helping to make your stay restful and comfortable. With allocated parking it’s perfect for business travellers, couples, friends and families.
    This apartment is our home when we are in the UK. As such it is very comfortably furnished. We have wool carpets with double thick underlay, a natural fibre mattress with cashmere on the bed and 400 to 1000 thread count Egyptian cotton bedding. In the kitchen the cupboards are bespoke birchply with a corian work surface.
    There are many places in town to eat and lots of bars and clubs, some with local bands too. If you’re a culture vulture then Firstsight is the gallery for you, The Minories show local artists and have a nice garden for lunching in. There is the Arts Centre and the Mercury Theatre too. For history there is Colchester Castle, the Roman wall and the Natural History Museum. If you like some physical activity we are just a few hundred yards from a public footpath/cycle route that takes you all the way to Harwich.
  • Lovely flat, helpful hosts, couldn't ask for more than that. Thank you 😊

    Rachel2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Tracey’s flat is beautiful - so clean, so comfortable and so stylish too. She has thought of everything a guest might need and was incredibly quick to respond to any queries I had. Thank you Tracey for a wonderful stay :)

    Laura2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Tracey's place was perfect. Well appointed & very comfortable. Well situated for Colchester town. I would highly reccomend it.

    Tania2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Tracey’s place was lovey and clean, really well laid out. Would definitely stay again when I’m in the area

    Liam2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • Spacious modern flat with everything you’d need, lots of cooking utensils and walking distance from town. Nice quiet area set back from the road as well. Would definitely recommend!

    Scott2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • Flat is lovely and stylish, great amenities and fantastic communication with very clear check in instructions.

    Laura2020-01-24T00:00:00Z
  • Convenient for visiting Colchester, just ten minutes walk to the Castle. Warm and comfortable, and well enough equipped that you could cook full meals.

    Nick2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, very clean and spacious would stay again 100%

    Bradley2019-12-04T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Colchester, England, United Kingdom

    Entire apartment2 beds
    flatfive
    Price:$77/night
    38 reviews
    Superhost

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