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Essex Suffolk border-period coastal/country cottage

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage

Overview

About the property

Charming 1 bedroom self-catering cottage

This charming country cottage is situated in the grounds of the owner's home in Wrabness on the Essex/Suffolk border. The cottage is warm and cosy with a wood burning stove in the lounge area. The Annexe was refurbished in April 2011 and has a new bathroom suite, flooring, tiling, new towels, bedding, crockery, cutlery, curtains and furniture. The property benefits from a comfy double bedroom, kitchen equipped with microwave, toaster, kettle, washing machine, oven/hob, fridge with freezer compartment, etc., bathroom (bath with over bath shower), lounge furnished with 2 x 2 seater, breakfast/dining table, television, DVD player, selection of DVD's, books and games, wood burning stove, entrance porch, garden (gated) with table and chairs and car parking.

The main property has a small wood and an orchard and these can be explored.

The Firs annexe dates back to the 1600's. The property is grade 2 listed and benefits from a wealth of period features.

Children are welcome but please keep in mind the stairs are steep. Children's toys (including beach/outdoor) are available on request. Chickens are kept at the adjoining property and some free-range eggs will happily be provided on arrival. The property has many period features and as a result some of the ceilings/doorways are low adding to it's charm and character. The village railway station gives very easy access to London (1 hour by train).

The Firs Annexe is located in Wrabness (CO11) and benefits from the following local attractions:

Wrabness beach - approximately 20 minute walk/5 minute drive.

Village shop - 15 minute walk/5 minute drive.

Train station - 15 minute walk/5 minute drive. (Approximately 1 hour from London Liverpool Street.)

Essex Way (along the beach).

Wrabness Woods (RSPB).

2 x nature reserves.

Manningtree - historic market town ( 5 miles).

Harwich - historic port ( 15 minute drive).

Harwich International Port (15 minute drive).

Constable Country/Dedham Vale - 20 minute drive.

Colchester - Englands oldest recorded town (30 minute drive).

The Firs Annexe is on the main bus route between Harwich and Colchester (bus stop approximately 200 yards).

Guests benefit from a pretty enclosed garden area, ideal for relaxing and enjoying a well earned rest. The amenities in the village include a well equipped village shop, train station and bus route with the beach and woods to explore all within walking distance. Many historic properties, tourist attractions, national trust attractions, Suffolk/Essex coastlines and scenic countryside are very close by. This is a beautiful area to visit and a perfect way to enjoy the English Countryside at it's best.

More Details

Owner
Rachael Peck
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2017

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
London Stansted
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Strangers Home - Bradfield
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Harwich International
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Harwich
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Wrabness
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
M11 Junction 8.
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Selection in Manningtree
Nearest Ski
13 Miles
Ipswich - dry ski slope.
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Wrabness
Car: recommended

Wrabness is a traditional English village situated on the Essex/Suffolk border, which is located on the Stour River Estuary which forms part of of Constable Country.

Wrabness benefits from its own beach, a RSPB nature reserve, Wrabness woods, a village shop, rail (70 minutes from London) and bus links to local towns.

The location is perfect for exploring:

The historic international port of Harwich.

The historic market town of Manningtree (England's smallest recorded town).

Colchester ( England's oldest recorded town).

Flatford Mill / Dedham Vale.

Amenities

Wrabness Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom was refurbished in April 2011 providing a new bath (with over bath shower), toilet and wash basin. New flooring was also provided and the room freshly decorated. New towels/bathmats have also been provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Cot = travel cot available on request.
  • The bedroom has been newly refurbished in April 2011 with new bed linen, carpets, curtains and rug. There is a double bed and plenty of space for a travel cot that is available on request.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The kitchen has been refurbished (April 2011) and has been fitted with an oven/4 ring hob, fridge (with freezer box), microwave, toaster, kettle, washing machine and all cutlery/cooking utensils that could be required. A high chair is available on request.

Reviews

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Essex Suffolk border-period coastal/country cottage
average rating of 4.5 based on 42 reviews
5

Cosy.cottage - comfortable and compact. Low ceilings soon noted!

  • 5 of 5

Well places for access to Wrabness walks, Harwich and Maningtree pubs and historic area.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and comments. We are very fortunate to have such lovely walks right on our doorstep.
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5

Lovely cottage as always ☺

  • 5 of 5

Lovely welcoming touches such as fresh flowers and eggs from the hens. Cosy cottage lovely and clean. Well equipped with new bits and bobs here and there each time we go back!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and very kind comments. We're pleased you have noticed little changes here and there. We like to make changes and make stays more enjoyable for our guests. Best Wishes, Rachael and Nick
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5

Very nostalgic relaxing pleasant I could go on very nice people cottage very quaint and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Fab

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your very kind comments. We are very pleased you had a lovely stay. Best Wishes, Rachael and Nick
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5

We love this location and the characterfulness of this lovely cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful situation and great for 2 people. You do have to be able to manage steep stairs and some aspects are a bit basic.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Margaret, Thank you for your review and kind comments. It is always a pleasure to have you stay. Please do let us know if there is anything that will improve your stay with us. We always welcome this feedback to enable us to make future stays even better. Best Wishes, Rachael and Nick
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It is a pretty cottage with a lovely outlook

  • 2 of 5

I asked the owner if it was quiet and she said yes ,when I get there i find it sits right on the edge of a bend in the main road where drivers slow up a bit entering the bend and speed up a bit on the way out so it's all relative to what your used to I.e if you now live with traffic noise you would find it acceptable ,I don't so found it noisy ,I could not stand up in the bath to have a shower as the bathroom ceiling is low so I found kneeling down in the bath to have a shower wasn't ideal but again if you don't like a shower and prefer a nice soak in the bath then you wouldn't see this as a problem,I read the guest book and there are a lot of very positive comments but unfortunately this accommodation wasn't for me ( or my wife )

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry you felt this way about our cottage. The cottage is set back of the main road and yes there is a bend but is not directly outside the house. It is a 40 mile per hour B road and we have never experienced any disruption from traffic. The cottage is in the countryside and the majority of comments we receive state how peaceful it is. We do appreciate your feedback and take this on board. I have been made aware that the A120 was closed over the weekend for one off road maintenance and, therefore, this may have increased the volume of traffic diverting past and as your stay was only for one night this may have been an unlucky coincidence as normally the road is quiet, especially at night. The cottage is a Grade 2 listed property and as a result there are certain aspects we are unable to change to keep the cottage authentic. If you are tall you may experience a low doorway and lower than average ceiling in the bathroom and kitchen but this is outlined in the description of the property so is highlighted before guests book. We have received many comments stating a couple of low ceilings add to the charm.
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Very nice cottage

  • 3 of 5

Very nice but watch your head.avoid harwich a dump.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. A couple of doorways are a little low but unfortunately due to the age of the property and the fact it is grade 2 listed we are unable to change these but it does help to add to the character of the cottage. Old Harwich is nice but I do agree that the newer parts of Harwich could do with a little updating.
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