About Penny B
My husband and I are recently retired and have 6 adult children and 4 grandchildren. We enjoy circular walks in the local countryside and live music. I have an interest in Art and Poetry and draw myself. We are both from the area and have good knowledge of local facilities so ask us if you have a special interest you want to pursue during your stay.
Penny B purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Penny B chose Wivenhoe
We recently aquired this property as a complete renovation project and it has been hard work. Its now ready to have visitors and I hope you will enjoy its traditional charm as much as we do. It was originally one of 4 timber clad dock workers cottages and the plans we were given show a shared garden area with outside toilets and shared wash house. With modernisation you no longer have to share these facilities but we haven't changed much apart from making it more comfortable. The property is over 300 years old and is located in a conservation area.
What makes this Cottage unique
Its location is very near the waterside and for the size of the property includes a generous sized enclosed walled garden which is a sun trap in hot weather. Wivenhoe is unique in its cosmopolitan feel and local facilities for such a small village. It has 6 pubs several restaurants including two cafes and a co-op, 'one stop' and its own post office and library. Its self contained but very close to Colchester and the University and the village regularly holds literary, film and other events. There is a popular regatta in the Summer. A ferry from Wivenhoe takes you across to Rowhedge and further upstream to Brightlingsea. Additionally, it is possible to get a ferry from Brightlingsea to Mersea Island just 7 or 8 miles from Colchester. Whether you want to visit the sights of London, Colchester, spend time at the seaside, or just chill out in Wivenhoe the location has a lot to offer.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Good, everything you could possibly need provided
Thank you for your visit and I'm sorry my phone was out of signal when you arrived.
I hope the rest of your stay in the UK goes well,
Great location and accommodation
Everything we needed was in the cottage. Plenty of hot water and a good shower. Enclosed garden was a great bonus.
Thank you for you’re visit. I’m so glad you enjoyed it.
Please come again
Great Holiday Place
We had a great time, loved the cottage. It was cozy and warm when we needed to be and the garden was a lovely place to hangout when the sun shone. Really close to the waterfront and railway. Penny was generous and communicative. Thank you very much for a great holiday.
Thank you for your lovely review. I'm so glad you had a good holiday. We would love to have you stay again,
Penny and Ben
obviously very creaky as with all very old properties but this just added to it's charm .
We have just had a brilliant short break and as we used the property as a base it was perfect for the rail connections to nearby seaside towns and the fact that we could take our 2 dogs was a real bonus for us,the welcome pack was really generous and overall we have had an enjoyable time.
so glad you had a lovely time,
Welcoming homely cottage
Very well equipped, warm and clean cottage in good location close to waterfront. Sunny courtyard. Lots of extras included with welcome pack give a feel of being at home immediately.
Lovely cosy residence
A really nice conversion of an old property, warm and comfortable. Lots to do and see, wish we had been able to stay longer
Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed the cottage.
Wivenhoe is 3 miles from Essex University and Colchester and both can be reached by a picturesque riverside cyclepath/footpath.
There are resteraunts and pubs within minutes of the cottage and the quay is a few metres away where you can sit and enjoy a drink at the Rose and Crown or Fish and chips from the local chippy. Within 15 mins to half an hour you can be at Brightlingsea, the nearest seaside and Colchester Britains oldest recorded town with its own castle, museums, art galleries, arts centre theatre and zoo. Colchester can be easily reached by train or bus and Brightlinsea by a short bus trip. Clacton Walton and Frinton larger sea side towns can be easily reached by train or bus.