Garden Annexe Apartment near Maldon, Essex, England - Stunning Setting With Lovely Riverside Walks
An open plan, ground floor garden apartment in the wing of a country house on the banks of the River Blackwater. One can walk along the river to the centre of the historic town of Maldon which offers a good range of pubs and restaurants as well as individual shops and other facilities. Fishing from the garden is possible and canoeing on the adjoining canal. There are excellent golf courses within the surrounding area and great sailing on the Rivers Blackwater and Crouch. The property is situated in a tiny hamlet with no direct neighbours.
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
I first fell in love with Croatia on a sailing holiday in 2004. The crystal clear waters of the Adriatic are undeniably welcoming as are the people. I returned the following year with the idea of finding a retreat to which I could escape when UK weather or general stress became too much to handle. I now like to share the experience with others and find that they too inevitably have a memorable and enjoyable stay. We also share the wonderful location of our house in the UK which we have had the good fortune to occupy for over 25 years and which lies beside the River Blackwater. A self contained annexe with it's own garden onto the river provides a perfect hideaway for two for either short stays or temporary accommodation for visiting relatives or between house sale and purchase.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Aug.2014 - What a wonderful place. Swallows & Amazons come to mind. We have been here for almost a week and are so sorry to leave. Can't thank Sue and Ron enough for their hospitality.... Graham & Audrey
Nov.2014 - like wine this place just gets better and better with time. 3rd time and looking forward to stay number 4 already. Barbara, Babs and family
Sept.2014 - Unique, intriguing, fascinating very comfortable stay. Keith & Susie
5 based on 3 holidaymaker reviews
A BY-GONE ERA
THE WARMEST WELCOME EVER FROM TWO PEOPLE WHO COULD TEACH HOSPITALITY AS A CAREER.FLOWERS ,WINE OF THE BEST QUALITY AND FRUIT PUT THE WHOLE PACKAGE AS AN A* 5.BEAUTIFULLY CLEAN WITH THE SOFTEST OF BEDS AND COTTON SHEETS.THE 1 MINUTE WALK AROUND THE HOUSE TO THE RIVER-BANK WAS MARVELLOUS AND TO THEN WATCH SWANS WITH THEIR CYGNETS,AN EGRET,A DUCK ,A FAMILY OF DUCKLINGS WITH THEIR MUM AND A KINGFISHER WAS JUST THE ICING ON THE WEDDING CAKE ! A TRULY GONE WITH THE WIND TARA HOUSE AND GROUNDS .THE PEACEFULNESS WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD .WILL BE COMING BACK NEXT SEPTEMBER2017 ALL BEING WELL .THANK YOU BOTH FROM LAURINE AND ROGER.... EASILY FOUND AND EASY REACH OF MALDON EVEN IF YOU USE TAXIS
I love this place! Peaceful have, by the river.
This place is perfect. Sunny, bright and amazingly well equipped. It has everything you need from microwave, to washing machine, to coffee machine - it even has an open fire! Garden birds abound and in the summer you can dip in the river. This is the perfect haven for a weekend getaway (or even a longer stay!) The owners are delightful and will instantly help you if need be. I love this place.
From the Owner
“This property is part of our own house in which we have lived for over 25 years. It is in a spectacular position by the river and yet only a mile from the market town of Maldon with its historic connections to the Vikings and with the beautiful sailing barges which navigated the Thames and Blackwater in the past. There is lots to see in the local surrounding area and if you wish to visit the capital Central London is 50 miles by road or easily reached by train from either Witham, Hatfield Peveral or Chelmsford stations. The Roman city of Colchester lies about 20 miles to the North. However, the Annexe itself is in a haven of tranquillity together with our house.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Lovely coastal and riverside walks. Canoeing on the canal. Bikes are available to loan for exploration locally.
Maldon is on the Blackwater estuary and offers sailing and excursions on the famous Maldon sailing barges. Nearby Burnham-on-Crouch has a distinctly nautical atmosphere, nestling on the banks of the River Crouch amid the unspoilt Dengie Marshes, providing a haven for many species of wildfowl. From here it is possible to explore 15 miles of fine sailing before reaching the sea. Maldon also provides a leisure centre with heated indoor pool and tennis courts.
Stansted airport is approx 45 mins drive away. Central London is 50 miles away. Hatfield Peveral, on the mainline to London Liverpool St, is 5 miles away and alternative stations include Chelmsford and Witham.
Maldon - 1 mile, the historic town of Colchester (understood to be the oldest in Britain), - 20 miles and Chelmsford, the County Town of Essex,- 10 miles. Other places of interest within easy driving distance include the old wool town of Coggeshall, the splendid beach at Frinton-on-sea and the market town of Halstead.
Both Tesco and Morrisons have large outlets in Maldon and for the more adventurous, Tesco can be reached by canoe!
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Contact Sue Nelson by telephone or email in first instance. We can accept most credit cards and payment for booked accommodation must be in advance of arrival.
Notes on prices:
For longer stays, i.e. over three weeks, a discounted price can sometimes be negotiated. An additional amount of £15 p.p. per night is payable for more than 2 adults (children excepted)
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“The true beauty of this property is that you can just relax in almost total tranquility beside the river watching the swans and the tide swelling and ebbing whilst the pheasants strut their stuff on your lawn.”
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Satellite / Cable
- children welcome
- pets considered
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Huge shower room with open fire and under-floor heating.
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Open plan bedroom area with king size bed and memory foam mattress.
- Golf ...
- Notes on accommodation: Being on the banks of the river obviously means care needs to be taken if staying with children. A child's extendable bed/wooden cot is available if specifically required. Outside: Garden by the river with views over to the golf course. Outdoor furniture supplied in the Summer months. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen included. The apartment is cleaned during the changeover period. However, guests are requested to leave the apartment as they would wish to find it. Other: Dining area with table and 6 chairs.