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Country House Apartment By The River

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Garden Annexe Apartment near Maldon, Essex, England - Stunning Setting With Lovely Riverside Walks

An open plan, ground floor garden apartment in the wing of a country house on the banks of the River Blackwater. One can walk along the river to the centre of the historic town of Maldon which offers a good range of pubs and restaurants as well as individual shops and other facilities. Fishing from the garden is possible and canoeing on the adjoining canal. There are excellent golf courses within the surrounding area and great sailing on the Rivers Blackwater and Crouch. The property is situated in a tiny hamlet with no direct neighbours.

Sue Nelson
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french, italian
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2017

About Sue Nelson

I first fell in love with Croatia on a sailing holiday in 2004. The crystal clear waters of the Adriatic are undeniably welcoming as are the people. I returned the following year with the idea of finding a retreat to which I could escape when UK weather or general stress became too much to handle. I now like to share the experience with others and find that they too inevitably have a memorable and enjoyable stay. We also share the wonderful location of our house in the UK which we have had the good fortune to occupy for over 25 years and which lies beside the River Blackwater. A self contained annexe with it's own garden onto the river provides a perfect hideaway for two for either short stays or temporary accommodation for visiting relatives or between house sale and purchase.

Why Sue Nelson chose Maldon

This property is part of our own house in which we have lived for over 25 years. It is in a spectacular position by the river and yet only a mile from the market town of Maldon with its historic connections to the Vikings and with the beautiful sailing barges which navigated the Thames and Blackwater in the past. There is lots to see in the local surrounding area and if you wish to visit the capital Central London is 50 miles by road or easily reached by train from either Witham, Hatfield Peveral or Chelmsford stations. The Roman city of Colchester lies about 20 miles to the North. However, the Annexe itself is in a haven of tranquillity together with our house.

What makes this apartment unique

The true beauty of this property is that you can just relax in almost total tranquility beside the river watching the swans and the tide swelling and ebbing whilst the pheasants strut their stuff on your lawn.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Aug.2014 - What a wonderful place. Swallows & Amazons come to mind. We have been here for almost a week and are so sorry to leave. Can't thank Sue and Ron enough for their hospitality.... Graham & Audrey

Nov.2014 - like wine this place just gets better and better with time. 3rd time and looking forward to stay number 4 already. Barbara, Babs and family

Sept.2014 - Unique, intriguing, fascinating very comfortable stay. Keith & Susie
Apr 2008
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Special interest holidays:

Lovely coastal and riverside walks. Canoeing on the canal. Bikes are available to loan for exploration locally.


Maldon is on the Blackwater estuary and offers sailing and excursions on the famous Maldon sailing barges. Nearby Burnham-on-Crouch has a distinctly nautical atmosphere, nestling on the banks of the River Crouch amid the unspoilt Dengie Marshes, providing a haven for many species of wildfowl. From here it is possible to explore 15 miles of fine sailing before reaching the sea. Maldon also provides a leisure centre with heated indoor pool and tennis courts.


Stansted airport is approx 45 mins drive away. Central London is 50 miles away. Hatfield Peveral, on the mainline to London Liverpool St, is 5 miles away and alternative stations include Chelmsford and Witham.


Maldon - 1 mile, the historic town of Colchester (understood to be the oldest in Britain), - 20 miles and Chelmsford, the County Town of Essex,- 10 miles. Other places of interest within easy driving distance include the old wool town of Coggeshall, the splendid beach at Frinton-on-sea and the market town of Halstead.

Further Details:

Both Tesco and Morrisons have large outlets in Maldon and for the more adventurous, Tesco can be reached by canoe!


Maldon Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Open plan bedroom area with king size bed and memory foam mattress.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Notes on accommodation: Being on the banks of the river obviously means care needs to be taken if staying with children. A child's extendable bed/wooden cot is available if specifically required. Outside: Garden by the river with views over to the golf course. Outdoor furniture supplied in the Summer months. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen included. The apartment is cleaned during the changeover period. However, guests are requested to leave the apartment as they would wish to find it. Other: Dining area with table and 6 chairs.


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Country House Apartment By The River
average rating of 4.866667 based on 16 reviews

Peace and tranquility

  • 5 of 5

The property is set in fantastic surroundings. Great walks from the front door. Garden on riverside. Really peaceful and relaxing and the added bonus of watching the wildlife from the windows in the apartment was really lovely. Ron and Sue the owners could not have been more welcoming and we would definitely stay there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both and you most welcome again any time with or without the boxes but definitely with gorgeous Gladys!
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Lovely country location

  • 4 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We were made to feel very welcome along with our 9 month old retriever puppy. What a fantastic location for walking and very handy to walk into Maldon along the river. The apartment was ideal for our needs and had plenty of space for us to relax in. Would definitely book this one again.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful country retreat with fantastic hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Sue was a welcoming, friendly and communicative host and went out of her way to make our short stay memorable, from the welcome treats to the rhubarb and a canoe expedition with rescue crew at the ready (thankfully not required!). The accommodation was fabulous with everything the three of us needed and the setting was relaxing and beautiful. We hope to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Suited us perfectly

  • 4 of 5

A super place to stay to visit Maldon and the surrounding area. Very comfortable bed and a large comfortable sofa, with lovely view out of large windows. Very rural but convenient. Sue and Ron were very pleasant hosts. We would book again if in that area.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great priperty and location

  • 5 of 5

Very nice property and owners very nice people. Nice location.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A pity for you that the weather took a turn for the worse but hope you enjoyed your stay none the less and only sorry I was not around to say goodbye. May see you another year perhaps? and it was a joy to briefly meet your new granddaughter.
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A Haven of Peace and Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

A truly lovely apartment within a beautiful house, which wraps its arms around you on arrival and offers total peace and relaxation. The setting is stunning and we loved watching the wildlife from the windows of the apartment throughout the day. It was also a joy to sit in such beautiful surroundings by the river and watch the Kingfisher dart to and fro, along with many families of ducks, swans an egret... with a young cormorant offering a flypast too. We received such a lovely warm welcome from Ron and Sue, who were kindness itself throughout our stay, along with their lovely Megan. We were thrilled with the gift of scrumptious raspberries and cream along with wine awaiting us in the fridge upon arrival.! We hope to return soon to this truly idyllic place

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you both and Trigger and thank you so much for the beautiful flowers. I hope it did you both some good to find the peace and quiet you so obviously deserve as well as enabling you to catch up with family in the area. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes Sue and Ron
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Contact Sue Nelson by telephone or email in first instance. We can accept most credit cards and payment for booked accommodation must be in advance of arrival.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
For longer stays, i.e. over three weeks, a discounted price can sometimes be negotiated. An additional amount of £15 p.p. per night is payable for more than 2 adults (children excepted)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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