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Country House Apartment By The River

Overview

Property

Updated: 27-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

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

Sue Nelson
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 2017

About Sue Nelson

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.

Why Sue Nelson chose Essex

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

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
Apr 2008
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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
Apr 2008
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9 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

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Peace and tranquility

  • 5 of 5

The property is set in fantastic surroundings. Great walks from the front door. Garden on riverside. Really peaceful and relaxing and the added bonus of watching the wildlife from the windows in the apartment was really lovely. Ron and Sue the owners could not have been more welcoming and we would definitely stay there again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both and you will.be most welcome again any time with or without the boxes but definitely with gorgeous Gladys!
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5

An oasis of peace and quiet

  • 5 of 5

We would recommend this property to anyone. A well equipped studio, clean and comfortable with first class personal attention from the owners. Nothing was too much trouble.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay in a great country house!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our 8 day stay in Beeleigh Falls enormously. It is a beautiful house in a great setting near the river Chelmer and the picturesque town of Maldon. Ideal for walkers or lovers of the quiet countryside. Sue and Ron are exceptionally welcoming and friendly.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for being so appreciative of everything and hope we meet again sometime. Hope you received my personal email as well.
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5

Relaxing break in wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

The owners were very welcoming and had clearly thought of everything that was needed for a short break. The apartment was very clean, well equipped and the bottle of wine and cheesecakes in the fridge were a lovely touch.

The location was beautiful, with its own garden area. We were able to enjoy many walks with the dog and Sue and Ron were there to offer ideas of where we could explore.

We enjoyed a lovely relaxing break and would definitely return if we needed to visit the area again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was delightful to have you both stay with us and your lovely dog Mia. Thank you Geoff for your extra assistance with the media box and I'm so pleased you enjoyed the lovely walks and all we have to offer here
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5

Wonderful!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Totally relaxing and enjoyable

Will try to return again

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou and so glad you appreciated the break and chance to relax despite not having the best weather.
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5

Fabulous find

  • 5 of 5

We had a great long weekend staying in early December. Sue and Ron were very welcoming and had lit the open fire for our arrival, as well as leaving flowers, fruit and a bottle of bubbly! The location is very peaceful, with lovely views and the apartment has everything you could need. We enjoyed the stroll along the river into Maldon and exploring the local area. We hope to come back and visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so pleased that you decided to share our lovely spot for a birthday celebration and that you enjoyed all we have to offer. Do come back sometime and have a wonderful Christmas and a happy and celebratory 2017. Sue and Ron
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Location

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.

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

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.

Distances:

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.

Further Details:

Both Tesco and Morrisons have large outlets in Maldon and for the more adventurous, Tesco can be reached by canoe!

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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3 night minimum stay
£225
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
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.

Changeover Day:
Flexible.

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

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

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.

Property Type

  • apartment

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Location Type

  • river
  • rural

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Huge shower room with open fire and under-floor heating.

Bedrooms

  • 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.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Notes:

  • 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.