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A 2 bedroom converted coach house

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A 2 bedroom converted coach house

4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
Self check-inYou can easily check in with the doorman.
PoolThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

In delightful rural NE Essex, in the grounds of an Old Rectory, with productive walled kitchen garden and swimming pool, with country walks and local history in abundance. Only 15 miles from the coast, bird watching and eating famous Colchester oysters at The Company Shed in West Mersea is essential.


Free parking on premises
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

House Rules

No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is flexible
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with building staff


30 Reviews

Daniel User Profile
August 2018
A lovely and welcoming family, with excellent extras on site. We had a lovely relaxing visit.
Anne User Profile
May 2018
Wonderful place to call home. Beautiful gardens, very quaint cottage. Great to be out in the country with lovely walks, but only 10 mins from colchester. Would thoroughly recommend.
Sue User Profile
April 2018
Lovely cottage is a secluded location in a beautiful part of the UK.
Philippa User Profile
Response from Philippa:
Thank you for booking.
April 2018
Jeanneke User Profile
February 2018
We have stayed at Philippa's before and were thrilled to return, once again, a haven to stay at while working in the area. We were devastated when the project fell through and we were unable to come. We hope to return anyway for leisure, as this home from home is idyllic; peace…
WingKei (Clara) User Profile
WingKei (Clara)
July 2017
It is a quiet and tranquil little house. The location is perfect for our visit.
Philippa User Profile
Response from Philippa:
The wifi is variable, dependant on location and number of people using it. The house is cleaned regularly, and not dusty.
July 2017
Emily User Profile
July 2017
The house is adequate and the grounds lovely. My biggest issues were the wifi signal isn't strong enough to be useable and the lack of cooking facilities. The aga was turned off (as stated in the description) but the replacement is really not fit for purpose. There is a microwave…
Philippa User Profile
Response from Philippa:
The large panasonic microwave convection grill oven is capable of preparing all meals if one can read the instruction manual, which was left out to help. The toaster/ mini grill can also cook a large variety of meals. A full roast dinner is not a problem unless people cannot follow instructions. The wifi can be temperamental, but we are in a rural area, and we manage to do email, online banking and get airbnb bookings. Some people expect perfect reception all the time, and I am afraid that is unrealistic.Rural charm and high speed broadband are not always compatible.
July 2017
Andrea User Profile
April 2017
Just back from a lovely weekend away at Philippa's converted coach house. Great place in beautiful gardens. Out in the countryside with an Aga in the kitchen as the heart of the home when it got chilly

Hosted by Philippa

Aldham, United KingdomJoined in July 2015
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31 Reviews
I am a widow with 4 adult children who come and go. I have 2 dogs who love being taken for walks in the beautiful countryside around us. We maintain a large Victorian kitchen garden which provides fresh fruit and vegetables in season, and seasonal flowers. I am also a woofer host…
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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