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Essex Suffolk Border-Period Coastal/Country Cottage

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Last updated: 12/01/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Holbrook cottage description

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.

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Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered
              • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2

              • Bedroom 1: 1 double, 1 baby crib

                Cot = travel cot available on request....moreless

              • 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....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                ...moreless

              • 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....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • 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....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Books For Kids
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Radio
                  • Television
                  • Toys
                  • Video Library

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Forests
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Pond
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking

                  Location Type

                  • Beach
                  • Rural

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Rafting
                  • Sailing
                  • Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 2 people

                  General

                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • 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
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                      • Lawn / Garden

                      Property Descriptor

                          • Semi-Detached
                           

                          Reviews

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          H
                          Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2015
                          1 night min stay
                          £58
                          £395
                          A
                          Jan 2 - Feb 12, 2015
                          1 night min stay
                          £29
                          £190
                          E
                          Feb 13 - Feb 19, 2015
                          1 night min stay
                          £52
                          £345
                          B
                          Feb 20 - Mar 26, 2015
                          1 night min stay
                          £39
                          £245
                          E
                          Mar 27 - Apr 9, 2015
                          1 night min stay
                          £52
                          £345
                          C
                          Apr 10 - May 21, 2015
                          1 night min stay
                          £42
                          £285

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • No additional mandatory fees
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          Changeover day is flexible. Please contact the owner to discuss your requirements.

                          A deposit of 30% of the total rent is required to secure your booking with the full balance of your rent being due 4 weeks before your holiday starts.


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                          Last updated: 12/01/2014
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                          Location

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

                           

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                          Speaks: english

                           

                          Photos

                          • The Annexe

                            The Annexe

                          • The Annexe + The Firs

                            The Annexe + The Firs

                          • View from kitchen window

                            View from kitchen window

                          • The Firs woods

                            The Firs woods

                          • Bedroom

                            Bedroom

                          • Bathroom

                            Bathroom

                          • Kitchen

                            Kitchen

                          • Wood burning stove - free wood available

                            Wood burning stove - free wood available

                          • Wrabness Church

                            Wrabness Church

                          • View from village towards the Firs

                            View from village towards the Firs

                          • Mistley Towers - 4 miles away

                            Mistley Towers - 4 miles away

                          • In the snow.

                            In the snow.

                          • The Annexe

                            The Annexe

                          • Annexe and garden

                            Annexe and garden

                          • View from bedroom

                            View from bedroom

                          • Free range chickens - eggs available

                            Free range chickens - eggs available

                          • Bathroom

                            Bathroom

                          • Kitchen into lounge - note steep stairs

                            Kitchen into lounge - note steep stairs

                          • Lounge

                            Lounge

                          • Lounge / dining area

                            Lounge / dining area

                          • Church bell tower, Google if you like your history

                            Church bell tower, Google if you like your history

                          • One of the many views from Wrabness

                            One of the many views from Wrabness

                          • In the snow at The Firs.

                            In the snow at The Firs.

                          £29 - £58 per night (GBP)
                          11

                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 2

                          View calendar: Updated 12/01/14
                          Minimum stay: 1 nights
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                          Member since: 2011
                          Speaks: english
                          • Response time: Within 24 hours
                          • Response rate: 83%
                          • Calendar last updated: 12/01/2014
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