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Birch, near Colchester, Essex
Grade 3 Star rating
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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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  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • 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, 19/06/2018
    The cottage was very clean and had all the equipment we needed for our short stay. Its location was great to get to Clacton beaches, Frinton on Sea, Walton on the Naze and a must do Mersea Island.

  • 6

    Confirmed guest, 18/05/2018
    This house is a newly built starter home. It has a good sized bedroom plus a reasonable sized but slightly cramped shower, loo, washbasin room upstairs. Downstairs has a single room - kitchen/living area, plus a good sized entrance hall. The bed-settee downstairs is extremley uncomfortable for sitting on for any period of time. The compact table and chairs are a bit "cheap" and feel insecure; the chairs are not comfortable as an alternative to the bed settee for sitting on.

  • 6

    Confirmed guest, 21/03/2018
    Cleanliness was a big issue - Kitchen area needs a really good Spring clean , washing up bowl & plastic boards need disposing of.. Quite tired .. needs a new Sofa - uncomfortable.. On the plus very comfortable bed & plenty of storage - some nice touches - pictures/local honey - lovely .. With a little bit of loving care it could be great ..

  • 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.

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8.8 out of 10 – based on 13 reviews collected by Reevoo
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