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200 Year Old 3 Bedroom Detached Cottage Set In Its Own Grounds In Rural Location

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Feering, Nr. Colchester, Essex, England - Views Over Farmland To All Aspects

A traditional 200 year old 3 bedroom detached cottage, set in its own grounds of approximately 2.5 acres with views over the surrounding farmland to all aspects. Popps Cottage is ideally situated on the Essex/Suffolk borders, just 6 miles from the oldest recorded town of Colchester with its castle and zoo. The Essex City of Chelmsford is just 12 miles distant. Popps Cottage is situated on the outskirts of Feering Village, approximately 1 miles from the nearest pub 'The bell'. The adjoining village of Kelvedon is just 2 miles distant, with comprehensive range of amenities and a main line train station with direct services to London Liverpool Street (50 minutes approx). The grounds of Popps Cottage, include formal gardens, a sports field, two seasonal ponds and a small orchard with grape vines as well as the resident chickens, which you can look after/utilise the eggs if you would like to. The accommodation includes 3 first floor bedrooms (one double and two twin) a sitting room with wood burner, separate dining room, a kitchen/breakfast room, spacious reception hall, rear hall and boot room, ground floor bathroom with separate shower cubicle and first floor study/TV/book library.

Mike Allen
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About Mike Allen

I have been married for 21years and have two grown up sons, both involved in the film industry. Having initially been brought up in the country, I was eager to move back with my family as soon as I could afford to do so. It was an idyllic family home which the children enjoyed growing up in immensely.

Mike Allen purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Mike Allen chose Essex

Seeing our children enjoying the extensive gardens and the countryside beyond was a pleasure to behold, however times move on and a move into town necessitated and I was eager to keep the cottage for weekend and summer retreats. The greatest testament however I can give is by our guests over the past few years, who have come back time and time again, enjoying the cottage as much as my family and I do.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great week at Popps cottage with plenty to do in the local area.The cottage was well maintained and very clean.It was perfect for our requirements and we would definitely stay there again.

Popps cottage is a great place to stay for many reasons and i will be returning again and again.

Excellent cottage with lots of space inside and out.
Sep 2014
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Colchester Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Ground floor bathroom with separate shower cubicle.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: One double and two twin bedrooms.
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Notes on accommodation: no smoking sorry no pets Outside: 2.5 acres of grounds, including sports field, formal gardens, two seasonal ponds with various outside seating areas including patio furniture and barbecue. Utility Room: Tumble dryer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are provided free of charge.


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200 Year Old 3 Bedroom Detached Cottage Set In Its Own Grounds In Rural Location
average rating of 4.75 based on 5 reviews

Fabulous place to visit

  • 5 of 5

Just had a tremendous 4 night break at Popps cottage

It is an absolute delight hidden away from the world yet only a 20 minute drive from Colchester or Maldon. We thoroughly enjoyed the peace and quiet of poppps in the evening yet only had a short drive to the towns.

The cottage is delightful and has everything you need.

Thanks to Mike for being a honest trusting gent and to Russell for helping me when I called on a Sunday afternoon (I really appreciated it)

I think this is a absolute gem and would honestly recommend it to any family looking for a peaceful break

Set in lovely location with fabulous garden and chickens to feed which the children loved

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my husband and 4 of my children. It was fantastic & the kids loved the upstairs room holding games and videos - my teenage son used it as an escape from his younger siblings - along with the outdoor space for them to play, making dens in the 'crocodile pit' (croc moved away long ago), or playing on the slide and with frizbees or football. We all loved feeding the hens too. The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable with views over the garden and surrounding fields, the bathroom perfect for a family with both bath and shower.

The location is great for days out, with a fairly easy drive to the Essex coast and the larger town of Colchester with its Roman castle, massive park, shops and restaurants.

Closer to the cottage are a few pub restaurants (all serving great food in a lovely atmosphere) and a supermarket, along with the farm, museum and teashop of Tiptree jams. We had dinner one evening at The Blue Anchor, who were happy to cater for vegetarian and vegan diet. It's also a short drive to Kelvedon station, yet far enough away from everything to be peaceful and tranquil.

The owner was friendly and informative.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend staying at Popps Cottage. Mike had left a lovely welcome basket for our arrival which was much appreciated. Popps had everything we needed for a short break and a fantastic garden for the kids to run around and play in which was great for when friends came round to catch up. I would definitely recommend Popps Cottage to anyone else and indeed already have!

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review it is much appreciated
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Amazing Place

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was a dream house, stayed there for a week.

We were two adults and three children, there is a play room with lots of games movies DVDs, a good working kitchen fully loaded appliance .

The cottage is quite remote and there is no one to bother you , no noises at all !

At night it is kinda scary cuz it is really dark outside , a few minute drive there is a supermarket with all your needs. I liked the soccer pitch to play in, and the surrounding woods have fruits in them.

The host was awesome , talked on the phone and TXT messages.

Would go there again for sure !!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the trouble to post a review . It is always nice to know that people enjoyed their experience at Popps as much as I always do.
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Clacton ,Frinton and Walton beaches are approx 30 minutes away by car

The delightful constable countryside is about 25 minutes.


Stanstead airport(london) is 35 minutes from cottage


Feering village 1 mile , Kelvedon village 2 miles , The ancient village of Coggeshall is 2 miles away with its national trust properties, Colchester the oldest recorded town is 8 miles distant with its castle and zoo.

Further Details:

local shops are available in Kelvedon and Coggeshall. Larger supermarkets are available in Tiptree (Tesco) 5 miles or Stanway 6 miles (Sainsburys)

Tea shops in Coggeshall. Restaurants and pubs are plentiful in feering/kelvedon/coggeshall area.

Comprehensive range of outdoor and indoor sporting facilities available in close proximity of cottage.


Rates & Availability

Colchester Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
season 38
Jul 22 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
season 39
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
season 40
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
season 41
Sep 23 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
season 42
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
season 43
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
season 44
Nov 4 2017 - Dec 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
season 45
Dec 2 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
season 46
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
season 47
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To make a booking you would pay 25% at time of booking
The balance would then become payable no later than 6 weeks prior to the commencement of your holiday

Changeover Day:
change over day is generally always Saturdays although under certain circumstances this can be altered.
Arrival time is from 3pm
Departure time no later than 10 am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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