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Cosy rustic rural house near coast

SuperhostThorpe-le-Soken, Essex, United Kingdom
Entire cottage hosted by Sally
16 guests6 bedrooms11 beds2 baths
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Set on its own in 1.4 acres of beautiful garden, surrounded by Essex countryside our much loved family house is available as BnB (the price generated) or Sole Occupancy (please enquire for prices) 77 minutes by train from London and 6 miles to the coast, it's the perfect tranquil spot for your visit

The space
Plans of the house layout can be viewed in
the last 2 photographs.
> All bedrooms have a double bed, wardrobe and drawer space
> there are 2 single 'flop down' sofa beds which can be positioned together as a double bed
> There are single futons in bedroom 3 and 5 and a double futon in bedroom 6. There is a spare double metal action John Lewis sofa bed in the lounge enabling it to be a nighttime or dedicated 7th bedroom.
> A wooden cot with a 'mamas & papas’ Mattress is in bedroom 4
> 3 travel cots can be in any bedroom.
> The fully equipped kitchen has seated 22!
> The conservatory is heated so can be Enjoyed in all weathers
> The lounge has a TV with freeview & a log burner

Bedroom 1
(10.6 sq m)
is a cosy L shaped room on the ground floor, overlooking a private, mini herbaceous border. As it's next to the front door you have privacy. The shower room is diagonally opposite. If you prefer a bath there is one upstairs.

Bedroom 2
(7.6 sq m)
This is opposite bedroom 1 : in addition to a double bed, 2 single or 1 double 'flop down' sofa can be installed here

First Floor

Bedroom 3
(8.3 sq m)
2 windows with views over the back garden and field. A double bed and single futon

Bedroom 4
(5.4 sq m)
looks out onto the field and has a wooden John Lewis 1984 wooden cot with a 'mamas & papas' mattress

Bedroom 5
(10.7 sq m)
Looks out to the front. A charming oldy-worldly room. A double bed and single futon

Bedroom 6
(12.9 sq m)
Views to the front. Real double bed and a double futon
conservatory.

There is a John Lewis spare metal action in the lounge enabling it to be a dedicated or night time 7th bedroom

Monty (1982 4 berth caravan) £65
Retired to half way down the back garden after many years of faithful service Monty has 2 double beds inside and a seating area outside. Monty has absolutely no facilities or utilities and NO cooking or heating appliances are permitted inside for safety reasons. But in the warm weather Monty is popular with guests who want a real camping experience or parents who want to give their teenage children such!

Guest access
All accomodation can be used by guests: Shower room; bathroom; kitchen; conservatory; lounge and sitting room. The most popular space in the sunny weather is the patio and garden. The conservatory is popular all year round.

Other things to note
Due to the house being part timber framed and surrounded by combustible material NO BBQs or open fires are allowed

The house sides onto the B1035 so there is traffic noise

A lot of our photos were taken by the brilliant Katie Fletcher, if you are interested in her photography services then please email her at (email hidden)
Set on its own in 1.4 acres of beautiful garden, surrounded by Essex countryside our much loved family house is available as BnB (the price generated) or Sole Occupancy (please enquire for prices) 77 minutes by train from London and 6 miles to the coast, it's the perfect tranquil spot for your visit

The space
Plans of the house layout can be viewed in
the last 2 photographs.
> All bedrooms have a double bed, wardrobe and drawer space
> there are 2 single 'flop down' sofa beds which can be positioned together as a double bed
> There are single futons in bedroom 3 and 5 and a double futon in bedroom 6. There is a spare double metal action John Lewis sofa bed in the lounge enabling it to be a nighttime or dedicated 7th bedroom.
> A wooden cot with a 'mamas & papas’ Mattress is in bedroom 4
> 3 travel cots can be in any bedroom.
> The fully equipped kitchen has seated 22!
> The conservatory is heated so can be Enjoyed in all weathers
> The lounge has a TV with freeview & a log burner

Bedroom 1
(10.6 sq m)
is a cosy L shaped room on the ground floor, overlooking a private, mini herbaceous border. As it's next to the front door you have priva…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 6
6 double beds, 5 sofa beds, 5 couches, 1 air mattress, 2 floor mattresses, 3 cribs

Amenities

Air conditioning
Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wifi
Laptop-friendly workspace
Hangers
Breakfast
Indoor fireplace
Iron
Essentials

Accessibility

Extra space around bed

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Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex, United Kingdom

If you're here for pleasure, this is an ideal location for exploring the area. Distances from the house in miles are in brackets:
> Pack your bucket and spade for the seaside; Select from the genteel elegant Frinton (5.4); searching for sharks'
teeth at Walton (5.75) or all the fun of the fair at Clacton (8.2)
> Colchester (15), Britain's oldest recorded town. is 20 minutes away
where you'll find the contemporary art gallery Firstsite; Colchester
Castle; Hollytrees museum and Colchester Zoo
> This area is awash with picturesque coastal villages; Manningtree (8),
where the Witch Finder General struck terror into the local
communiuty in the 17th century; Brightlingsea (9.5) with its 97 foot
tower and Wivenhoe (10) where you can have a drink and watch the
boats sail by
> Dedham (12) made famous by Constable with its renowned
Flatford Mill Row on the river or visit the Dedham Art & Craft Centre
> Even if you're not a garden lover the internationally famous Beth
Chatto Gardens are well worth a visit
> East Anglian Railway Museum- a must for choo choo lovers large and
small
> Lavenham is a popular destination with its 15th century church,
Guildhall and half timbered medieval cottages
> Harwich contains a wealth of historic buildings, best explored by the
Maritime Heritage Trail
> The chain of Suffolk's seaside towns are a day trip away. For example,
Southwold has a working lighthouse; award-winning pier and Adnams
My favourite is Aldeburgh
> The National Trust Anglo-Saxon royal burial site of Sutton Hoo (17):
home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time
> DayTrain Day Trips open the wealth of London attractions to guests

Organised activities within 10 miles
for all ages and tastes (mileage from the house in brackets)
> Rollerworld & Quasar (8.6)
Tickets from £7.90
> Lifehouse Spa (1.2)
Day tickets from £69. Includes treatment; 3 course lunch & access to spa facilities
> Paint Ball Extreme (2.1)
Ages 8+. From £10 pp including drinks & lunch
> tenpin bowling at Walton pier (8.2) from £2.95 a game
> Walton & Clacton piers (8)
> Waverley paddle steamer (departs Clacton pier 8.2) A cruise to the Thames and back by coach from £49
> seal watch in the 'backwaters' made famous by Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons'

Thorpe-Le-Soken
It's a mile to the centre of the village (the 1/4 mile section from the house to the green has no footpath) But most alcohol consuming guests are happy to walk along the road or drive to the village, leave their car there overnight and walk back There you will find:
> Tesco Express & ATM
> 3 pubs: the Crown, The Rose & Crown and The Bell
> Harry's Wine Bar & brasserie
> 2 other Restaurants: The Olive Branch and The Chinese Cottage
> Chemist
> Chinese take away
> ceramic showroom
> butcher, barber, hairdresser
> Delicatessen

Beaumont cum moz
Is 1/2 mile away and has a farm shop selling a wide range of produce

STAY ON SITE
Many guests are escaping the Hurley Burley and prefer to pull up the drawbridge. Consequently there's:
> garden games
> box games in bedroom 2's Welsh dresser
> a toddler toy basket
> large store of DVDs
If you're here for pleasure, this is an ideal location for exploring the area. Distances from the house in miles are in brackets:
> Pack your bucket and spade for the seaside; Select from the genteel elega…

Christchurch Mansion
21.7 km
Christchurch Park
21.9 km
Woodbridge Museum
27.8 km
Hollow Trees Farm
28.9 km

Hosted by Sally

Joined in August 2014
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I'm a retired teacher thoroughly loving doing all the things I couldn't when I was working full time! High on this list is gardening. It's also brilliant to be able to attend Yoga and Pilates classes. I'm involved in charity work and am an active Green Party member. As a host I'm relaxed and informal. Breakfast is Vegcon (vegetarian continental style). So you decide when and how you want to breakfast. I'm always keen that you tell me what you like so I can tailor the choices for you. I've always encouraged feedback and have used it to develop my hosting. Most of all, whether your visit is for business or pleasure, I'm committed to ensuring you have an enjoyable and relaxing time
I'm a retired teacher thoroughly loving doing all the things I couldn't when I was working full time! High on this list is gardening. It's also brilliant to be able to attend Yoga…
During your stay
If you're stay is for BnB whether you prefer to be left alone or like to socialise I or my deputy will be here to ensure you have a perfect visit.

If you rent for sole occupancy you will be met and shown around the house. I or my deputy will be on hand to resolve any issues
If you're stay is for BnB whether you prefer to be left alone or like to socialise I or my deputy will be here to ensure you have a perfect visit.

If you rent for sole o…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 12:00 p.m.
Checkout: 12:00 p.m.
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed
Health & safety
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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