St Peter's Cottage is a newly built three-bedroom home in an outstanding countryside location. It is situated in its own half-acre (2,000 m2) garden surrounded by open fields with views across the Blackwater River valley in every direction. The house is located next to the ancient monument of St Peter's Church, dating from the 11th century and now a stained glass artist's studio.
We are delighted to be able to make the cottage available for holidays and long weekends with the opportunity to relish the tranquility of this location and as a base for exploring the outstanding Essex coast and countryside. And with London just 40mins away by train from Witham station (2.5 miles/4km) the capital is in easy reach for sightseeing.
The cottage has an open-plan living space across the whole first floor comprising a generous living room and kitchen dinning area. The space has large picture windows with views over the garden, adjacent church and fields beyond. This is a space that connects with nature and will allow you to enjoy this outstanding setting in any season and in any weather.
On the ground floor there are three good-sized bedrooms and a bathroom/toilet. Each bedroom has its own character and lend themselves to flexible accommodation. The green room has a kingsize double bed; the pink room and blue room can be set up as either twin or double beds.
The cottage has been equipped with new furniture, fittings and appliances throughout, chosen to make every stay trouble free and relaxing.
This is a perfect choice for families who are looking for wide open spaces and a wealth of attractions and places of interest. The garden has a stream running through it which is perfect for paddling but small children must be monitored at all times. There are bicycles available to use, a trampoline and a ping-pong table. There is an outdoor barbecue and we recommend Little Mountain Farm's homegrown meat; the farm can be found in Great Totham.
St Peter's is located close to the Blackwater Estuary which is an area of outstanding natural beauty and with a wealth of watersports activities. Maldon (3miles/5km), is famous for its Thames sailing barges, waterside pubs and historical monuments.
Big name supermarkets can be found in Witham and Maldon and there are also great places to buy local produce. We recommend Jacob's Farm in Haybridge where the vegetables and fruit are homegrown.
The ancient city of Colchester is a 30 minute drive away and the Norman castle, built on the site of the ancient Roman temple houses a fascinating collection tracing the history of the region. Colchester Zoo is another local attraction which is well worth a visit.