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Maldon

The ancient town of Malden is situated in a pretty corner of Essex, with the River Chelmer flowing through and overlooking the impressive Blackwater Estuary; a lovely area for a cottage holiday in Essex.

The quaint streets of the town are home to a charming mix of ancient timber framed buildings, quirky boutiques, traditional shops and galleries. Maldon also has a good range of places to eat out, from cosy coffee shops to traditional pubs and fine dining establishments.

The hundred year old Promenade Park is a delightful place to take a stroll and enjoy the atmosphere of the town. Extremely popular with children, the park is full of fun activities, including a fabulous splash area and several playgrounds. Next to the gates of the park you will find the Maldon Museum, which is packed full of interesting displays and exhibits that provide a fascinating insight into the development of town over the centuries. Within a few miles of the town there is an ice-rink, bowling alley and soft play centre to entertain kids of all ages on any rainy days.

For a different perspective of this delightful part of Essex take a boat trip; the popular Viking Saga trip leaves from the sea wall between The Hythe and Promenade Park and takes a 40 minute jaunt out beyond Heybridge Basin in the direction of Osea Island and then back again.

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  • Hillcroft

    Purleigh, near Maldon

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC407


    Boasting panoramic countryside views, Hillcroft is the perfect couple’s countryside retreat. Located in the quaint village of Purleigh in Essex, guests can enjoy numerous walking routes and access to the local pubs. A short drive away is the town of Maldon, which is bustling with shops, bars and restaurants making this a great location to enjoy lunch or an evening meal. Decorated and furnished to a good standard this first floor apartment consists of one double bedroom, bathroom and open plan kitchen/living room. Private parking is available at the property along with cycle storage. Guests are free to use the owners’ large garden where you will be welcomed by the owners’ dog. Garden furniture is provided to enjoy an evening glass of wine whilst gazing over the stunning countryside views. Local attractions in Purleigh include Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, take a step back in time and visit this fascinating attraction. The town of Maldon is nearby with the Blackwater Estuary, Beeleigh Abbey and RHS Garden, Hyde Hall. There is a golf course, 2 miles, and a golf range, also 2 miles in the opposite direction. Shop ½ mile, pub 1 mile, restaurant 4 miles.

    Narrow stairs to the entrance.
    All on the first floor.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area:
    With Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area:
    With electric cooker, microwave and fridge.
    Bedroom: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower cubicle and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot available on request. Welcome pack. Garage with freezer. Shared large, enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

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  • Woodlands Cottages - Evie Rose Cottage

    Elsenham, near Bishop’s Stortford

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 30833

    Surrounded by 6 acres of paddock and woodland, these two semi-detached barn conversions offer a private bolthole, making them a perfect base for touring the area or just relaxing by the fire. Both have been restored, decorated and furnished to a good standard, Evie Rose Cottage (30833) and Woodlands (UKC182) are quaint, comfortable properties and can be booked together to sleep 4 guests.

    Located next to Woodlands is a games room with table football and a darts board for guests to enjoy. Adjacent to the property there is a 9-hole golf course, club house with bar and restaurant, plus a well-equipped gym (at cost). Pets are welcome too, so why not bring along your 4-legged friend and enjoy the open space? A village shop, hairdressers, post office, pub and takeaway can be found within 1 mile, whilst the village of Stansted, 3 miles, has a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. Local attractions include Audley End House, Stansted Mountfitchet Castle and Toy Museum, and Hatfield Forest. Also nearby are many attractive historic villages, including Thaxted and Finchingfield. There are also excellent train links from Elsenham train station, 1½ miles, to Cambridge 30 minutes and London 45 minutes. Shop 1 mile, pub ½ mile and restaurant ¼ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room/kitchen with dining area, breakfast area, French doors, beams and wooden floor. 1 double bedroom (6ft zip and link, can be twin) with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Oil central heating and Wi-Fi included. Cot and high chair on request. CD. Washing machine. Dishwasher.

    Both properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. DAB radio. iPod dock. Gas cooker. Fridge/freezer. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Use of 6-acre enclosed lawned grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 9-hole golf adjacent. External games room with table football and dart board. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Pond in grounds, 100 yards.

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  • The Stable

    Southend-on-Sea

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    2
    Ref: E5514


    A real gem, a perfect romantic retreat, this well appointed property has a stylish interior and sea views from the first floor. It has a fully enclosed garden and is set on the cliffs just 500 yards from the beach, pretty gardens and seafront at Southend-on-Sea; a perfect spot for a relaxing break whatever the season. A short walk leads to an array of shops and restaurants, and the famous pier. Enjoy the Cliffs Pavilion for theatre productions and shows, Westcliff Casino, historic Rochford and Paglesham for great dining in traditional country pubs, and Essex Marina on Wallasea Island. Explore old Leigh-on-Sea with its cobbled streets offering traditional pubs and restaurants serving local seafood. Visit Hadleigh Castle, take the local train to London (45 mins) for sightseeing. Enjoy Battlesbridge with its antiques, Colchester Castle and Zoo, or Maldon, a short drive away, with its pretty harbour. Lakeside and Bluewater offer unique shopping experiences. Shops and pubs 0.25 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with French door. Wet room with toilet. First floor: 1 double (5ft sleigh bed) galleried bedroom with free-standing roll-top bath.

    Gas central heating, underfloor central heating (on ground floor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV (full HD package). DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Casa Micá

    Black Notley, near Braintree

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC795

    This quaint, charming single storey annex is located in Black Notley, a few miles from Braintree in Essex. Adjoining the owners’ property, this is a great place to relax and enjoy the surrounding area. This property offers a small enclosed courtyard with private seating to enjoy an evening outside with a glass of wine and an al fresco supper. The owners have two friendly dogs that like to say hello to its guests and welcome you on arrival, however they are in a separate garden which you are welcome to use if you wish. Private parking is available at Casa Micá and also the option of cycle storage with prior arrangement. There are beautiful countryside walks nearby, as well as Great Notley Country Park, and the local pub is just a short stroll away. Further afield take a trip to Braintree, there is a selection of shops, bars and restaurants to choose from. Chelmsford is a fantastic historic town, spend a day at the races or visit Hylands House, built in 1730. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub 200 yards.

    All on the ground floor.
    Living/dining room:
    With 42" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tiled floor.
    Bedroom: With double bed.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Small enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Use of owners’ garden. Bike store available on request. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

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  • Walnut Cottage

    Takeley, near Bishops Stortford

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 28643

    Dating back to 1897, Walnut Cottage has been lovingly restored to provide a cosy holiday retreat. An ideal base to explore the delights of Hertfordshire, Essex, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. Set in a quiet location adjoining the owner’s home, the nearby village of Takeley has a couple of gastro pub/restaurants and a village PO. Just a few minutes’ drive from the M11 and Stansted Airport which has convenient rail links to London (45 minutes), and Cambridge. There are many delightful places nearby to visit including Hatfield Forest (a NT country park). Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor. Living/dining room/kitchen with beams and oak floor. 1 double bedroom with oak floor. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. iPod dock. Electric hob. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Wi-fi. Small enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Willow Tree Barn

    Purleigh, near Chelmsford

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC942

    This quaint, detached property is located in the charming village of Purleigh. Set within the owners’ grounds, it makes a quiet country retreat with good access to London and the local town of Chelmsford. Formerly a derelict barn, it has been brought back to life and restored to a very good standard by the owners. Comprising a spacious double bedroom, shower room and open plan living area with kitchen, this property still holds its charm with wooden beams but boasts a contemporary style. Guests can enjoy a private garden with seating area and water feature, where they can sit and relax in summer, enjoying a glass of wine in the evening as the sun sets, whilst planning the next day’s adventures. There are several walking routes and cycle paths in the area, as well as two golf courses, and the local pub is a just a small walk away. For a more vibrant atmosphere, Chelmsford is a short drive where you can visit Hylands House, Chelmsford Cathedral and even the local zoo. For a trip to London, Willow Tree Barn is close to Fambridge train station from where trains run to Stratford (home of the former London Olympics and now West Ham Football Club) and from there directly into the capital, so you can explore the sights of London in a day! Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    Step to entrance. All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With 32" Freeview TV, DVD and wooden floor.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Electric heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Small, enclosed courtyard garden with lawned area, sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: There are 3 steps in the garden and a water feature.

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  • Lavender Cottage

    Langdon Hills, near Thurrock

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: E5298

    Set in a wonderful location on the edge of Langdon Hills Country Park and Nature Reserve, ideal for cycling and walking and covering 400 acres of meadow, farmland and ancient woodland and just 40 minutes’ drive from London, this small complex of cottages each with their own seating area have been converted from original barns and are renovated to a good standard providing an ideal holiday base to relax and unwind whatever the season. The area offers many attractions, antique lovers will enjoy Battlesbridge, Colchester Castle and zoo, The Jam Museum and tea shop at Tiptree a must for afternoon tea, Southend for family fun or the quaint seaside town of Leigh-on-Sea and Maldon with its delightful harbour. Just 10 minutes away Lakeside and Bluewater offers unique shopping experiences and Mersea Island is a must to sample the locally caught shellfish at the famous restaurant. A wartime nuclear bunker can be found 20 minutes away and there is a train station just 3 minutes from the property, with trains to London taking just 25 minutes. Fishing can be found nearby. There is an award winning pub approximately 3 miles away. Shop and pub under 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams and wooden floor. Kitchen with beams. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower attachment and toilet. Mezzanine: 1 double bed with beams, sloping ceilings and wooden floor.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Satellite TV. Washing machine.

    All properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Patio and furniture. Parking. No smoking.

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  • Woodlands Cottages - Woodlands

    Elsenham, near Bishop’s Stortford

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: UKC182

    Surrounded by 6 acres of paddock and woodland, these two semi-detached barn conversions offer a private bolthole, making them a perfect base for touring the area or just relaxing by the fire. Both have been restored, decorated and furnished to a good standard, Evie Rose Cottage (30833) and Woodlands (UKC182) are quaint, comfortable properties and can be booked together to sleep 4 guests.

    Located next to Woodlands is a games room with table football and a darts board for guests to enjoy. Adjacent to the property there is a 9-hole golf course, club house with bar and restaurant, plus a well-equipped gym (at cost). Pets are welcome too, so why not bring along your 4-legged friend and enjoy the open space? A village shop, hairdressers, post office, pub and takeaway can be found within 1 mile, whilst the village of Stansted, 3 miles, has a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. Local attractions include Audley End House, Stansted Mountfitchet Castle and Toy Museum, and Hatfield Forest. Also nearby are many attractive historic villages, including Thaxted and Finchingfield. There are also excellent train links from Elsenham train station, 1½ miles, to Cambridge 30 minutes and London 45 minutes. Shop 1 mile, pub ½ mile and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with door to veranda/kitchen with breakfast area. Shower room with toilet. Steep, open tread stairs to first floor: King size bedroom.

    Electric central heating included. Small enclosed lawned garden with terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Veranda with woodburner.

    Both properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. DAB radio. iPod dock. Gas cooker. Fridge/freezer. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Use of 6-acre enclosed lawned grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 9-hole golf adjacent. External games room with table football and dart board. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Pond in grounds, 100 yards.

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  • Bee Cottage

    Langdon Hills, near Thurrock

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: E5574

    Set in a wonderful location on the edge of Langdon Hills Country Park and Nature Reserve, ideal for cycling and walking and covering 400 acres of meadow, farmland and ancient woodland and just 40 minutes’ drive from London, this small complex of cottages each with their own seating area have been converted from original barns and are renovated to a good standard providing an ideal holiday base to relax and unwind whatever the season. The area offers many attractions, antique lovers will enjoy Battlesbridge, Colchester Castle and zoo, The Jam Museum and tea shop at Tiptree a must for afternoon tea, Southend for family fun or the quaint seaside town of Leigh-on-Sea and Maldon with its delightful harbour. Just 10 minutes away Lakeside and Bluewater offers unique shopping experiences and Mersea Island is a must to sample the locally caught shellfish at the famous restaurant. A wartime nuclear bunker can be found 20 minutes away and there is a train station just 3 minutes from the property, with trains to London taking just 25 minutes. Fishing can be found nearby. There is an award winning pub approximately 3 miles away. Shop and pub under 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double bed/dining room. Steps down to kitchen. Steps down to bathroom with roll-top bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    Freesat TV. Washing machine.

    All properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Patio and furniture. Parking. No smoking.

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  • Lake House Cottage

    Finchingfield, near Braintree

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 29883

    Lake House Cottage is a quaint, thatched, semi-detached cottage with original beams and so much charm. Set on almost 2 acres of the owner’s grounds and surrounded by picturesque landscape, the highlight to this holiday property is the private carp fishing lake (use included, but bring own equipment), where you can spend a relaxing day. Enjoy lovely walks and bird watching surrounded by ducks, horses and plenty of wildlife. Visit the village of Finchingfield, reputed to be the prettiest village in Essex, for afternoon tea or the nearby historic towns of Colchester, Saffron Walden, Chelmsford or Sudbury. The area is renowned for its outstanding beauty and is frequented by walkers and cyclists alike. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with dining area and beams/kitchen with beams and tiled floor. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Use of washing machine on request. Freezer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 2-acre grounds. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Carp lake in grounds, 200 yards.

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  • Saffron Cottage

    Langdon Hills, near Thurrock

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: E5300

    Set in a wonderful location on the edge of Langdon Hills Country Park and Nature Reserve, ideal for cycling and walking and covering 400 acres of meadow, farmland and ancient woodland and just 40 minutes’ drive from London, this small complex of cottages each with their own seating area have been converted from original barns and are renovated to a good standard providing an ideal holiday base to relax and unwind whatever the season. The area offers many attractions, antique lovers will enjoy Battlesbridge, Colchester Castle and zoo, The Jam Museum and tea shop at Tiptree a must for afternoon tea, Southend for family fun or the quaint seaside town of Leigh-on-Sea and Maldon with its delightful harbour. Just 10 minutes away Lakeside and Bluewater offers unique shopping experiences and Mersea Island is a must to sample the locally caught shellfish at the famous restaurant. A wartime nuclear bunker can be found 20 minutes away and there is a train station just 3 minutes from the property, with trains to London taking just 25 minutes. Fishing can be found nearby. There is an award winning pub approximately 3 miles away. Shop and pub under 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area with beams and wooden floor. 2 steps down to 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Mezzanine: 1 twin bedroom.

    Woodburner in living room included. Satellite TV. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi.

    All properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Patio and furniture. Parking. No smoking.

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  • Rosemary Cottage

    Langdon Hills, near Thurrock

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: E5299

    Set in a wonderful location on the edge of Langdon Hills Country Park and Nature Reserve, ideal for cycling and walking and covering 400 acres of meadow, farmland and ancient woodland and just 40 minutes’ drive from London, this small complex of cottages each with their own seating area have been converted from original barns and are renovated to a good standard providing an ideal holiday base to relax and unwind whatever the season. The area offers many attractions, antique lovers will enjoy Battlesbridge, Colchester Castle and zoo, The Jam Museum and tea shop at Tiptree a must for afternoon tea, Southend for family fun or the quaint seaside town of Leigh-on-Sea and Maldon with its delightful harbour. Just 10 minutes away Lakeside and Bluewater offers unique shopping experiences and Mersea Island is a must to sample the locally caught shellfish at the famous restaurant. A wartime nuclear bunker can be found 20 minutes away and there is a train station just 3 minutes from the property, with trains to London taking just 25 minutes. Fishing can be found nearby. There is an award winning pub approximately 3 miles away. Shop and pub under 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping) and wooden floor/kitchen area with beams. 1 double bedroom with beams. 2 steps up and then 2 steps down to bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep narrow stairs to 1 twin bedroom (2ft 6in for children) with beams and sloping ceiling.

    Satellite TV. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi.

    All properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Patio and furniture. Parking. No smoking.

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