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Holiday Cottage In Central Coggeshall, Esssex, England

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Cottage in Coggeshall, Nr. Braintree, Essex, England - Within Walking Distance Of All Village Amenities, Restaurants and Attractions

A spacious cottage in a converted bake house in the rear garden of the main house which houses the former bakery. Firmin's Bakehouse is in a quiet location despite being so central in the village. We are ideal for visiting friends and relatives, lovers of historic buildings, walkers along the Essex Way, and those without access to a car as we have some great local restaurants and transport links to London and Colchester. Our welcome breakfast is supplied by our local delicatessen and butcher, Buntings.

Alexandra Stevenson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2017

Why Alexandra Stevenson chose Essex

We bought the Old Bakery in Coggeshall for its village centre location and its character (1570), the main house has very few straight lines! Coggeshall provides us with a lovely place to live and to raise our children. It also gives us access to London for my husband's job and the convenience of being able to walk everywhere is just fantastic. The former Bake House in the back garden was an added bonus. We realised that Coggeshall has limited accommodation, so we decided to pick up where the last owners left off and turn it into a small holiday cottage - so far its worked!

What makes this cottage unique

The key thing about Firmin's Bakehouse is its location. If you are looking for somewhere where you don't have to drive to the pub, you love half timbered buildings and a central village / market town location we are for you. There are a number of attractive local country walks on the boundaries of the village but if you have a car you can explore further north into Essex or Suffolk. Equally you could choose to spend the day in London (without staying in London), and catch the community bus to and from the station in the next village. For a one bedroom property it is very spacious. We have created a more secluded area of the garden for our guests to enjoy in the summer months.


Colchester Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Village
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with twin or super-king bed. Decorated in calming whites with a combination of the old and the new to create a relaxing sleeping space.
  • Books ...
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Notes on accommodation: We provide a welcome breakfast supplied by our local delicatessen, Buntings, just across the road which can be tailored to suit your dietary requirements. And when they are in the mood Mary and Lacy Lucy will supply your eggs! Outside: Shared garden with main house. Small seating area for guest use with table and chairs. BBQ available on request. Well kept garden with pond. Utility Room: Utility cupboard off kitchen with washing machine, iron, ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided. The property is cleaned on change over. A mid clean stay is available. POA Other: Cloakroom with WC on ground floor. Entrance hall for muddy walkers boots.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Holiday Cottage In Central Coggeshall, Esssex, England
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

The perfect holiday retreat

  • 5 of 5

We were confident from the earlier reviews that we had made the right choice for our two night get away to Essex. The owner, Alex has gone to a lot of trouble to make her guests feel welcome, the cottage is beautifully decorated and if there is something she hasn't provided for your stay, trust me you don't need it. The breakfast left for us on the first morning was a lovely touch too

This is one of the nicest holiday cottages we have stayed in and it proved to be the perfect base for exploring the lovely Essex countryside

If we ventured that way again, we would not hesitate to stay at The Bakehouse cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. A lovely review and I really appreciate everyone who has taken the time and trouble to comment. I am delighted you enjoyed yourselves and the cottage. If you are ever in the area again I would be delighted to welcome you back!
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Highly Recommended!

  • 5 of 5

The Bakehouse was everything it promised to be on the website. Situated in charming Coggeshall, this spotlessly clean, tastefully decorated conversion was beautifully appointed and our host Alex had thought of everything. The tasty breakfast provided on our first morning was an unexpected bonus! Alex was always on hand if we needed anything and was the perfect host. Throw in Bertie the dog, Thomas the cat and Mary and Lacy Lucy the chickens and you are never short of entertainment! We would certainly visit again if in the area and highly recommend it to other prospective customers.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you so much. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay. Bertie certainly enjoyed having you to throw his ball over and over too! Mary & Lacy Lucy are in trouble. They will have to lay two eggs a day for our guests to make up for the plants they dug up today.....!
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Fabulous Find

  • 5 of 5

What a great little home away from home. Beautiful surroundings and a very peaceful location. The Bakehouse is lovely, bright and airy. Spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The decor is simple and very tasteful. The apartment is very spacious and extremely well equipped. Alex really has thought of everything. After a day out you really can return and relax here. The welcome breakfast pack was delicious and a much appreciated touch. Alex is on hand if you need anything whilst giving you total privacy at the same time. Thank you Alex for making our stay so comfortable and easy. I am looking forward to returning very soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you very much for you review. Really kind and much appreciated. We really look forward to welcoming you back. Alex
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Bake House Coggeshall

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property in a pretty village,host Alex was very friendly and really helpful.would definately recommend a stay here. We were also very lucky with the weather. Nice surprise the egg from the new chickens.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you so much for you review. It was a pleasure having you to stay as it has been with all of our guests so far! The chickens, Muffin and Lacy Lucy are now laying well and as my daughters are now sick of eggs for breakfast there should be enough for our guests!
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  • 5 of 5

Great accommodation and fabulous hosts! Couldn't want for more from a base to explore the area.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property with a lovely garden and really friendly hosts. It couldn't have been better.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: To all my reviewers so far, thank-you very much for you very kind comments. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay. It makes those hours learning how to keep towels white and fluffy worth it!
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By Plane:

London Stansted Airport - 35 minutes by car.

By Train:

Kelvedon Station - 2 miles with trains to Liverpool Street Station London. Coggeshall community bus operates early morning and evening.

Or Stansted Airport Station and 35 minutes by car.

By Car:

Junction 8 off the M11, then east along the A120 for 40 minutes. Or junctions 23 & 24 off the A12 and then 3 miles passing through Kelvedon.

By Bus:

The number 70 from Colchester.


200m to Coggeshall village centre.

9.3 miles to Colchester

50 minute train ride from Kelvedon Station to central London. (London Liverpool Street Station.)

Further Details:

Coggeshall National trust properties of Grange Barn and Paycockes House.

Historic village centre with boutique shops, our local delicatessen, Buntings, Thursday morning food market and services including hairdressing, and beauty treatments, local Doctors surgery and chemist.

A number of Restaurants including: Ranfield's Brasserie, West Street Vineyard, The White Hart, The Chapel (Public house), The Clock Tower Wine bar and cafe, and the Eastern View (Indian restaurant)

Marks Hall arboretum, 2 miles north of the village.

2 miles to Kelvedon station and train line to London Liverpool Street & the 2012 Olympic Park and Westfield shopping centre.

Further north a plethora of historic market towns and villages set in the North Essex countryside.


Rates & Availability

Colchester Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Rates
Jan 3 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
Christmas & New Year
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $62

The nightly rate is based upon 1-2 people.
The double sofa bed may be used at an additional cost of £12.50 per person per night. In 2017 it will be charged at £15.00 per person per night.
Babies using our travel cot are free.
Max number using the Bakehouse: 4 people plus 1 baby.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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