|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
The Butterfly's is a stunning three bedroom house and garden has been recently renovated; it's stylish, very clean and comfortable - a real home from home, decorated for the festive season, with everything you'll need for fantastic pre-Christmas stay, Christmas and New Year holidays with special deals available with many extras included in the price- a great base to maximise your holiday enjoyment with all that London has to offer, explore Essex countryside, country parks, historic English villages, cosy pubs and restaurants, places of interest, River Thames, coastal areas/ beaches.
London is only 20 mins by train from the local station and only 4 mins by car from A13 and close to trunk roads M25, A12. A130, A127. Travelling to this destination couldn't be easier with good road, rail, and air links. Local buses are 1 minute walk away from the house.
You can reach the coast in 30 minutes; the countryside all around this area is beautiful with the Thames only 5 minutes away by car. Easy access to outdoor pursuits such as golf, walking, horse-riding, cycling, white water rafting, go-karting, educational farms/parks with crafts. A choice of leisure/sports centres, swimming/splash pools, roller, ice skating or ten- pin bowling venues, cinemas, theatres, art galleries, museums. Excellent shopping at Lakeside & Bluewater.
My name is Joan; I am 69 years young. I love meeting people and through letting have met some wonderful couples and families from all over the UK and different parts of the world.
Having taught for over 35 years, I am now semi-retired (teaching part-time) but always busy, being out & about enjoying life, whether it be in Essex or Norfolk.
I have really enjoyed renovating both properties being very proud and pleased with the results. They are both distinctive in their own special ways.
My family live near me and I am very much involved in their lives especially my grandsons. We have enjoyed many wonderful times at Merridays, a beautiful holiday home in Norfolk (Ref. 8068814)
My daughter Vicky helps me with all the 'letting administration & running of the 'Butterfly' and 'Merridays; we personally clean and prepare the properties for our holiday guests to ensure it is completed to the standard we would expect and desire for our holidays - attention to detail is our watch word!.
Ms Joan Shaw purchased this house in 2002
As soon as I walked into this house, I felt its warmth and homeliness. Yes, it needed renovating but the house, garden & location were perfect. So I eagerly set about transforming the house and garden into the outstanding property it is today. Also, as I taught in the nearby college,the location was ideal, whilst enabling me fast access to London and the coast to enjoy all the variety that was on my doorstep and on offer all year round. I was able to enjoy all the surrounding history, leisure, sports, theatres, cinema, great shopping besides all the beautiful countryside and coast.
I love gardening & wanted to renovate it with masses of plants to attract the bees & butterflies. Butterflies are my passion; hence I renamed the house 'The Butterfly'. When you're in the garden, you feel you're in the middle of the countryside with bird song attracted by the many trees around. I've even had blackbirds nesting this year in the honeysuckle.
The Butterfly is in a quiet cul-de-sac, It's a bright, airy and very comfortable 'home from home' holiday base following its recent renovations & with every convenience. When you're in the back garden, you'd think you were in the heart of the countryside and yet it is so convenient for all your needs and getting to so many places
The house is located in the Thames Gateway in Essex and as such benefits from major trunk roads and rail to the countryside, coast and all over England.
The location is perfect no matter what you want to do but at the same time being nestled in such a lovely convenient spot.
All the necessary amenities are on the door step including shops, supermarkets, doctors, pharmacy, post office, library, Esso garage/Tesco Express, ATM. Frequent local buses are only 1 min. away & fast train to London & coast.
Besides 2 local pubs, other lovely old English pubs in the nearby historic villages set amongst the surrounding.countryside.
Guests from all over the world, whether business trips, tourists, trips to visit and see family; guests are delighted with their stays and often revisit.
January 2014 - Tom & Christine (Tenerife) "This was a perfect venue to allow us to visit family and friends. The house was comfortable with everything we needed and the extra touches like flowers, milk etc. made us feel really at home."
April 2014 -Akinscrinmi family (UK/Nigeria) "This was soooo lovely, facilities are excellent. We absolutely have had a fab time, especially the Easter bunnies 'chocs' for the kids and all the little extra touches. Thanks!!!"
June 2014 -Jan & Lyn (Spain/Wales) "A lovely house with a fab garden. Great location for visiting. Everything in the home we could possibly need and loved the little extras. we will definitely be back to the 'Butterfly house' in the near future. Thanks".
July 2014 - Anke, Carsten & family (Germany) "Thank you Joan! It's been a pleasure since the first contact. Your house was the ideal place for our discoveries of London and a neat place to stay."
August 2014 - Agbesusi family (Nigeria/UK) "Thank you for making our stay in the UK pleasant ad wonderful, your house provided us all the comfort we needed. It was a home away from home. We will not hesitate to come back again."
August 2014 - Hodgins family (USA/UK) "Thank you Joan! Everything was perfect for a great stay - so convenient for visiting family, shops, the coast and more! We really appreciated the extras and the swift change to a new fridge, it really has been a home from home."
September 2014 - Bob Lejkowski-Clark & family (Poland) "Truly a home from home".
This was our second stay at the Butterfly House and once again it was absolutely brilliant ! Very clean, everything you need and more ! Close to shops, the coast and countryside....and easy access by road to the tube and London.
A big Thank you to Joan, we were so sad to leave !
The Butterfly is a beautifully kept, spotlessly clean, convenient home with everything you could possibly need for a family or couple to stay comfortably. We had a wonderful time there, if really feels like home from home. Joan is a lovely lady who is always available for advice or help. We hope to stay again next time we are home to visit family in England !
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
May event special
7 May 2017 - 13 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£200|
Email or call Joan on 07905535276 for availability &/or booking/payment details methods. Dates are provisionally kept for 7 days. Short & longer term lets are available, call for quotes.
On receipt of your non-refundable deposit £150 per week, Joan confirms your booking, (final payment needs to be received within 6 weeks prior to arrival date). A £200 refundable security/damage deposit is required and returned dependant on no damage and the house being left clean and tidy (as you find it); charges for additional cleaning will deducted from this deposit.
All prices quoted are in GB pounds sterling.
Kindly note that your own insurance is needed for cancellations and personal cover.
Changeover days are flexible especially for short & longer stays & at different times of the year. In busy times Friday, not Saturday is preferred.
Arrival is 10.00am, departure is 2pm usually
Please ask Joan who will try to accommodate your requests.
Notes on prices:
Please contact Joan if you wish to check availability and confirm prices.
Depending on your request, there may be a possibility of flexibility in prices quoted, especially in non-peak times or for longer letting periods.
Please contact owner regarding availability and costs as the house is the owners residence and may be available on the dates you are requiring. The price quoted may vary dependent on visitors needs and time of year.