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Cosy Property In Quiet Part Of Town

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Holiday Home in Colchester, Essex, England - Visit England 4 Star Self Catering

The Nook is the perfect place to stay whether you are visiting Colchester for business or leisure. The property is a 15 minute walk from Colchester Town centre or a 5 minute bus ride. Colchester Town station is 30 minute walk. The property is a one bedroom house attached to the owners property. Downstairs there is a shower room, lounge/diner with kitchen area. Upstairs there is a double galleried bedroom. There is a private secluded garden and an off road parking space is available.

Margaret Binns
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Margaret Binns

I have lived in Essex all my life and in Colchester with my family for just over 2 years.

We have recently refurbished The Nook and are very proud of the results and our first guests said "We would like to live here!"

Margaret Binns purchased this house in 2010

Why Margaret Binns chose Colchester

We love living in Colchester, having a vibrant, bustling town on our doorstep, yet our neighbourhood is peaceful and quiet.

We have good access to local countryside such as Mersea Island and Dedham. Good road links to go further field and London is 45 minutes away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dec 2013 "Had a lovely week. Lots of walking, weather good for most of the week, even had sunshine. Accommodation great! Thanks."

Maureen, Lincolnshire

Dec 2013 "Perfectly suited our needs whilst seeing friends. Welcoming house with a lovely seaside feel."

Tracy & Nigel, Derbyshire

Dec 2013 "Really lovely accommodation, perfectly organized for a perfect stay, thank you!"

Valerie & Moreno, Italy

Nov 2013 "Many. many thanks. We were extremely comfortable and happy here!!"

Jocelyn, Panama
Jul 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Colchester in Borough of Colchester

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • town
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet, vanity unit with electric razor socket and light, shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Double bedstead, beamed sloping ceilings, bedside tables, built in hanging storage, vintage suitcase storage on eaves shelves.
  • Television
  • Garden
Notes on accommodation: The Nook is a cosy one bedroomed house, ideal for short breaks. Please note there is a slight height restriction downstairs. This is a no smoking property. Sorry no pets. Outside: The gravelled garden has a bistro style table with 2 chairs. Utility Room: Washing service available at small extra charge or local laundrette. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, bed linen are included in the price. The property will be cleaned before arrival and after departure. Vacuum cleaner available to use.


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Cosy Property In Quiet Part Of Town
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 10 reviews

Great accommodation in quiet residential area in Colchester

  • 5 of 5

Owners are lovely people who go out of their way to make you feel welcome in their cozy an comfortable accommodation. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Verrrrry small

  • 3 of 5

The Nook is very clean and well appointed. Location is good - just a brisk 20 minute walk into town. Parking was good and it was easy to drive out of town from there.

However it was much smaller than we expected with no dining space, just a fold away table and 4 chairs which was far too big to open frequently. We actually pulled the sofa away from the window and set the table up in there. A small table and 2 chairs would make a better permanent feature there. And the small TV was much easier to watch with the sofa closer to it.

The bathroom is downstairs, off the lounge. It is tiny and we found we had to have the door open to dry ourselves easily. Unfortunately, while we were there, the door wouldn't stay closed but I'm sure that has been rectified.

The bedroom is small but adequatealthough we felt that a built in cupboard would be better than vintage suitcases for storage.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The Nook is a comfortable little holiday home. In a quite location on edge of town.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at The Nook. Comfortable, well equipped, nicely decorated and furnished throughout. Would definately recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Neat and Tidy Bolthole, in great Location

  • 4 of 5

This was a nice tidy, smartly decorated annexe property. The friendly owners were very welcoming, and milk and biscuits were provided upon arrival. It was a lovely looking property, but there was a little room for improvement. I left my suggestions for improvement with the owners in their guest book, and would hope that they note them to improve their business and make their cottage more appealing for future guests. If they made the improvements I suggested, it would definitely be a place that I could return to.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Such a lovely little place to stay, so cosy and snug. 5* defo

  • 5 of 5

The property was amazing

Warm, clean, tidy, really cosy and perfect to get away from it all and relax such an amazing little property, couldn't fault it.

Your own little garden.

Kitchen had every little thing you need to cook or bake.

Bedroom was lovely and cosy.

Shower room big and spacious.

Sitting room really comfy and ideal for relaxing.

Also Nick and Margarette both lovely people friendly hand really helpful.

Defo stay again in the future.

Thank you both for making my girlfriends birthday one to remember,

Stephen & Larisa

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Looking forward to welcoming you both back to The Nook soon.
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Brooke Keith .NSW Australia. great there weeks.

  • 5 of 5

An absolute gem. Beautiful well equipped comfortable little cottage. Loved everything about it, french doors to private patio, own parking spot. Close to town. And host's Margaret and Nick, two lovely kind people. Thankyou, we had the best there weeks.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stansted Airport (approx 50 mins by car)

Harwich Port (approx 40 mins by car)


Colchester town is 15 minute walk

London is 1 hour on the train from Colchester North Station

Dedham (Constable country) approx 30 minutes by car

Further Details:

Colchester has many amenities including a theatre, castle (re opening Spring 2014), zoo, art gallery, many restaurants, independent shops and major retailers.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings taken by telephone
Deposit of 25% required at time of booking
Full payment 6 weeks before commencement of stay

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover day (Saturdays during peak times June, July, and August).
Arrival after 3pm
Departure by 10am

Notes on prices:
Daily rate from £50 to £80 dependant on availability and number of nights booked. Negotiable business rates subject to property availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.