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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Totally relaxing and enjoyable
Will try to return again
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.
I would highly recommend staying here. We found it very comfortable and will definitely look to stay here again on our next trip to the UK.
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
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.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
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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)