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Waterfront Cottage In The Lovely Village Of Rowhedge, Near Mersea Island

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom Cottage, Sleeps 5. Suitable for Families and Couples

Our lovely waterfront cottage provides flexible, light and airy accommodation in the lovely village of Rowhedge which is is ideally located for easy access to the Essex seafront at Mersea Island, Brightlingsea, Walton and Clacton as well as being 10 minutes from Colchester, an hour from London and 45 minutes from the popular Suffolk coastal region including Snape, Aldeburgh, Thorpeness and Southwold.

The property is right on the waterfront in the heart of this quiet and welcoming village. The house is surprisingly spacious and has been newly refurbished. It very comfortably sleeps 5 and has a double bedroom with en suite, a twin bedroom, a single bedroom and family bathroom and there is easily room for a travel cot as well. There is a large living area with comfortable seating, a dining table and chairs, a modern kitchen with all the appliances and a small back garden which is a real sun trap and lovely for outdoor dining. There are two assigned parking spaces.

This is our much loved home and is regularly used by us and our family and friends.

Rowhedge is a quite village with a welcoming community and is convenient for access. There is a Co-op, a post office and the excellent Anchor pub and restaurant as well as the Albion a little further along the village.

The cottage's pièce de résistance is the view across the river Colne estuary to the picturesque village of Wivenhoe and the nature reserve, it is a tranquil and lovely start to every day.

More Details

Heather Waugh
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About Heather Waugh

Our parents originally bought this house as their retirement home and my brother and I now own it. We grew up in Colchester and although our parents moved to Kent once we had left home they returned to the area when they retired and stumbled upon this lovely cottage whilst out for a walk one day, it was love at first sight.

We are both busy professionals with families but our roots remain in the Colchester area and we love this house for its tranquil location, it's warm atmosphere and its happy family memories.

We all regularly use the cottage as a retreat and for family get togethers.

Heather Waugh purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Heather Waugh chose Essex

If you've ever dreamed of a house on the river then you couldn't fail to love the location and views from here.

What makes this cottage unique

You just can't beat the view, it's quite something to open the curtains in the morning and gaze out across the uninterrupted river view. The house is spacious and adaptable and Rowhedge is quite and friendly and very convenient with easy access to roads. In 10 minutes you can either be on the beach in one direction or in the town in the other. The surrounding area provides a large and diverse cross-section of sights, activities, entertainment, shopping and restaurants.


Colchester Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , En-suite to bedroom 1
  • Both bathrooms have been recently re-fitted
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Travel cot also available in this room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , With en-suite shower room
  • 3 Bedrooms, sleeps 5 plus baby in travel cot. Bedroom 1: double bed, lots of wardrobe and storage space, en-suite shower room and a lovely view across the river Bedroom 2: twin single beds Bedroom 3: Single bed and room for a travel cot
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing


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Waterfront Cottage In The Lovely Village Of Rowhedge, Near Mersea Island
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

Lovely cottage and location

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was lovely and located right on the river with ex pub a few yards away.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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Fantastic location lovely house everything you could possibly need and close to family and friends

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic village location our second stay at the house and we will be back next year, thank you Heather

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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A first rate pleasant property.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this very pleasant property in the excellent village of Rowhedge. The outlook from the property was splendid. The property itself was well appointed ( not over cluttered like some cottages), clean and tidy.

We were lucky enough to have picked a week of splendid hot and dry weather.

We recommend the local pub - the Anchor - for its excellent food.

We will seriously consider visiting again.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Beautifully cared for Cottage. Homely, well equipped. Wonderful river view. Liked pedestrian access.

  • 5 of 5

As above

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful week at this extremely clean, excellently and thoughtfully equipped property in a most perfect location. The view over and along the river is so relaxing with lots of wildlife activity to watch. The house is extremely light and airy and on very cold days was so warm to come back to in both ambience and temperature! In addition to the property, the situation is ideal for exploring the area and there is much to offer for those wishing to be outdoors. Just perfect.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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A beautiful cottage in a superb riverside location, an ideal spot for a peaceful getaway.

  • 5 of 5

a well kept and prepared house in a beautiful riverside location. an ideal place for a UK break. Plenty to see and do in the area, with walks from the door step.The local pub (good food) is only a short wobble away, and a convenience store and co-op within 2 minutes . Colchester is a 10 minute bus or car ride and well worth the trip. Mersea island is only 20 minutes or so by car and again well worth a look, particularly if you are interested in seeing the abundant bird life in the area. Dedham and Flatford mill are well within an hours drive (park at Dedham and walk the mile or so along the river Stour to Flatford, very pleasant). A very pleasant week for us, we thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Essex.

Mike and Viv wright. Derby.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Colchester North Station
Nearest Motorway
48 Miles
M25 J28
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
The Anchor Restaurant & Pub
Nearest Beach
7.5 Miles
East and West Mersea
Car: necessary

Rowhedge is a quiet village 4 miles east of the town centre of historic Colchester with its excellent shopping, restaurants and entertainment facilities. Rowhedge is also within very easy reach of the sea front at East and West Mersea, Brightlingsea, Clacton and Walton, and less than a hours drive from the Suffolk coastal towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold.

the village is a delightful place with good local amenities including a Co-op, Post Office and the Anchor pub and restaurant.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $131.89

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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