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On the Quay: iconic grand building on Harwich pier

SuperhostEssex, England, United Kingdom
Entire condominium hosted by Benji & Leah
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath

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Gorgeous chique apartment in grand historic listed building built in 1865, previously the Great Eastern Railyway Hotel.

This flat has a wonderful fresh modern feel and boasts 12 foot high ceilings. It's in the prime location for exploring Harwich and the local area, with local boat trips on your doorstep as well as ferries to Holland.

Enjoy the 55 inch Samsung ultra HD Television with a DVD collection.

Double bed in master, single bed and sofa bed in lounge. Brand new hot water boiler Jan 19

The space
Park in the back and write in your car details in the visitor book in the lobby.

Guest access
In the lobby there's a lovely collection of books to read which you are welcome to borrow. There are a couple of DVDs too. Just put them back afterwards please!

Other things to note
There is a pub across the road and you may hear some voices in the evening.

Visit the yard where the Mayflower Project is underway with the building of a replica of the famous ship that sailed to America and see the work in progress. The plan is to sail to America in 2020 for the 400th anniversary. Other attractions include the Electric Palace, one of Britain’s first cinemas (which has local actor Clive Owen as its patron), and the atmospheric Redoubt Fort, which dates back to the Napoleonic Wars. Have a wander around Harwich and imagine yourself in the days of famed diarist Samuel Pepys, who was actually MP for the town.

Don't miss the charming local festivals -
see here www.historicharwich.co.uk/events-whats-on/.
Gorgeous chique apartment in grand historic listed building built in 1865, previously the Great Eastern Railyway Hotel.

This flat has a wonderful fresh modern feel and boasts 12 foot high ceilings. It's in the prime location for exploring Harwich and the local area, with local boat trips on your doorstep as well as ferries to Holland.

Enjoy the 55 inch Samsung ultra HD Television with a DVD col…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed

Amenities

Elevator
Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wifi
Dedicated workspace
Hangers
Iron
Dryer
Essentials
Hair dryer

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Essex, England, United Kingdom

There's lots to see around Harwich and Dovercourt:

Restaurant:
Next door
Stunning Milson Hotels Pier restaurant is literally next door

Thai At the Quay (Tripadvisor 5*)
1 Eastgate Street, CO12 3EZ 01255 554532

The Alma Inn and Dining Rooms
25 Kings Head Street CO12 3EE 01255 318681


Local sites below:

Queen Victoria Statue - Life-size figure of
Queen Victoria (1837-1901) formed in white
carrara marble standing on granite plinth
erected in 1904 in a prominent seafront
position looking towards Dovercourt Town
Centre.

Cliff Park - Situated on the seafront and just
a few minutes walk from Dovercourt Town Centre, the grounds contain mature trees and formal gardens, a play area, the bandstand, seating areas and great views out across Dovercourt Bay.

Mayor’s Garden - Restful public garden, containing shrubs and trees and featuring colourful floral beds during the summer.

Redoubt Fort - Napoleonic circular fort and moat built between 1808 and 1810 to protect the port of Harwich against the threat of invasion. It houses old artillery pieces and period exhibits.

High Lighthouse - Built in 1818 by John Rennie to
replace a light over the Town Gate. This and the Low Lighthouse provided a transit line to guide ships safely into Harwich harbour. It also marks the end of ‘The Essex Way’, an 82 mile walking route through the Essex countryside.

Ha’penny Pier - A great vantage point to view the harbour and waterfront buildings. Its name originates from the 1/2d (half an old penny) toll charged when the pier opened in 1853. The Visitor/ Information Centre (seasonal opening times) on the pier also houses an exhibition recording the voyages of Christopher Jones & Christopher Newport to the New World.

Lightship LV18 - The last manned light ship in the UK, now moored permanently near the Ha’penny Pier as a Museum Ship, that welcomes visitors to tour the vessel and view its exhibits including Pirate Radio Station memorabilia.

Lifeboats - The Harwich Lifeboat Station of the RNLI has two modern lifeboats which are a key rescue service for North Sea seafarers. Visitors are welcome to view the inshore boat housed in the building and the offshore lifeboat can be seen afloat on the waterfront.

Navyard - In former times this commercial dock was a Naval Yard. Numerous wooden warships were built on the site for the Royal Navy during the time of Samuel Pepys and Nelson. On the frontage you can view the original 1666 Dockyard Bell and the list of fighting ships built here.

Street Murals - Stroll along Wellington Street to view a colourful range of street murals on buildings and walls, including barges, ships, local features and seaside postcards.

Electric Palace Cinema - Built in 1911, it is one of the oldest operational cinemas in the UK, with a glorious front facade, traditional interior and great film programmes.

St Nicholas Church - This graceful Church was built in 1822. Its simple neo-Gothic style incorporates slender iron columns, a wonderful organ and interesting monuments to seafarers. Designed to seat 1,500 people, it is the largest Church in the District. It is often open to visitors.

The Guildhall - The town’s only Grade I
Listed Building, it houses the Town Council
Chamber and a prison cell with ship
carvings dating back to Napoleonic times.

Mayflower Project - Work is underway
to construct a replica of the Mayflower
– the ship that took the Pilgrim Fathers to
America in 1620. It has a public viewing area.

Lifeboat Museum - The attractive old Lifeboat
station on the waterfront now houses the “Valentine Wyndham-Quin”, an offshore lifeboat which was in service between 1968 -1984, and other exhibits.

Treadwheel Crane - A rare historic
crane built in 1667, used at the Naval Yard, moved to its present site on Harwich Green in about 1932. The crane was worked by men walking in the interior of two large wheels to raise and lower goods and materials.

Low Lighthouse Museum - Built in 1818 as the forward of two transit light houses, it now houses a maritime museum and is a great vantage point to view the harbour from the lantern.

Children’s Playgrounds - In Dovercourt play equipment for children situated in parks adjacent to the seafront
promenade.

The Dovercourt indoor heated
swimming pool is open to the public throughout the
year.

The Dovercourt Low Road leisure area, adjacent to the beach and seafront promenade, provides a range of facilities including a boating lake, skate park, putting green and tennis courts.
There's lots to see around Harwich and Dovercourt:

Restaurant:
Next door
Stunning Milson Hotels Pier restaurant is literally next door

Thai At the Quay (Tripadvisor 5*)
1 Ea…

Hosted by Benji & Leah

Joined in October 2015
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