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Baytree Cottages - Baytree Cottage 1

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Birch, near Colchester, Essex
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Pets 1
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This holiday property is an ideal base for visiting Colchester, Mersea Island and the Dedham Vale.

Located in the quaint village of Birch, these semi-detached, cosy cottages (31049 and 31050) have been built with the purpose of a holiday home in mind. Adjacent to the owner’s home, both properties comfortably sleep 2 guests with the option of extra guests with the sofa bed in the living space. Wood burners give a warm and welcoming feel to the cottages which have a contemporary theme throughout. It is a good base for exploring Essex and Suffolk, birdwatching on the nearby nature reserves, sea angling from Mersea Island, or just enjoying the local beaches and countryside. Close to Colchester, Britain’s oldest recorded town with a castle, museums, art gallery, many Roman remains, a good shopping centre, Colchester Zoo and a mainline rail link to London (40 minutes). Mersea Island is 8 miles away for its locally caught fish and oysters, as well as its sailing and beaches. Within easy driving distance are the popular sightseeing destinations of Flatford Mill, Lavenham, Finchingfield and Kersey. Shop 4 miles, real ale pub serving food 300 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with sofa bed/kitchen with dining area and wooden floors. First floor: 1 double (6ft zip and link, can be twin) bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

Both properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). NSH, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Private parking for 1 car; additional on road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Romantic Collection
    Romantic Collection
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/01/2018
    Very happy with the property it is very clean and the standards are very high. The house is very warm and in a good location for Colchester and the ZOO. The house is modern and excellent if your coming here for a Week or Two to see the sites of Colchester. The house is in the lovely quiet village of Birch and there is no noise. The house is modern and everything inside has been thought of and supplied to help you have a Lovely Stay. I have stayed in this cottage a few times since October and I would recommend this house you will not be disappointed. Rob

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/10/2017
    Baytree is home. Baytree is great place. However it was difficult locating the aoartment the first day.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/09/2017
    Ideal location for visiting all around the area. Nice and comfortable ideal for two people. Trevor was very helpful with information on what to see and visit.

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 20/05/2017
    It was ok for a base. Not comfortable. Beds far too high and hot. Cottage too near the road which was very busy for a village. Couldn't fault the cleanliness and kitchen equipment very good. Definitely would not go back.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; To reassure guests about the beds being too high, the beds are a standard height, being top quality, zip and link, divan beds with pocket sprung mattresses. I don’t really understand the comment that the beds were hot but I think everybody, unless they have air conditioning, will have been finding it a little warm at nights recently. The road is an unclassified through road which although generally quiet is busier on weekday mornings and late afternoons when people from the outlying villages pass through to travel to and from work and school in Colchester.

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8.6 out of 10 – based on 11 reviews collected by Reevoo
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