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Dutch Cottage

Colchester, Essex (Ref. 948566)

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  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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13 Customer Review(s)

  • Julie

    “The location is particularly good.”

    Quiet although it's 3 mins walk into town and being right next to a beautiful park was icing on the cake.

    Quiet although it's 3 mins walk into town and being right next to a beautiful park was icing on the cake. There are no views. In fact the derelict building opposite the front of the house is an eye sore but with the rest of the area being so lovely and interesting and all the conveniences on hand, that was not a problem at all

    - Julie, September 2021

The property

A well-presented mid-terrace cottage in the centre of Colchester, one of the oldest recorded towns in Britain.

With many original character features and within a 5 minute walk to the town centre, this cottage is ideal for families or small groups of friends.

On entering the property, you arrive in the spacious sitting room with comfy seating, making it an ideal place to relax after a day exploring the area.

This then takes you to the dining room with plenty of seating and a bar to take advantage of.

The well-equipped kitchen is decorated to a high standard with everything needed for those home-cooked meals with a downstairs shower room also.

Upstairs are two double bedrooms with plenty of storage as well as a feature fireplace in both with an en-suite bathroom from one of the bedrooms.

From the kitchen, the back door takes you into a good-sized enclosed lawned garden; perfect for the kids to let off steam, with a nice patio and furniture, making it an ideal place to sit and relax.

The cottage is a five minute walk to the town centre, where you will be met by fantastic places to eat, drink and shop, as well as within an easy walking distance of the train station.

There are many great visitor attractions to visit including Colchester Zoo and Colchester Castle as well as Firstsite, which is the new contemporary art gallery and cultural centre.

Why not take a visit to the classic Victorian Castle Park, which is the start of many of Colchester’s guided tours and cycle routes to the coast and countryside?

You are never far fn space and beautiful countryside.

You can take a trip to Beth Chatto Gardens with plants suited to the conditions, which is a favourite haunt of some TV gardeners.

Follow the River Colne down to Mersea Island, home to the Colchester native oyster, and the ideal place to get out and enjoy the fresh sea air.

Within a 20 minute drive, you can take a visit to Dedham Vale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which is home of Flatford Mills, made famous by John Constable’s painting, The Haywain.

With Colchester and the surrounding area having plenty of beautiful landscapes and parks, as well as a bustling town centre, Dutch Cottage makes and ideal place for a good holiday at any time of the rom the great outdoors, as the town is surrounded by havens of greeyear.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be 2'6'' twin on request), 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x cot room
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Roadside parking for 1 car (permit provided by owner)
  • Bike storage (bikes available to use at own risk)
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: staircase is steep and narrow may not be suitable for those with mobility issues.

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About the location


Mersea Island 9 miles; Clacton on Sea 18 miles; London 50 miles.

Colchester is a historic, large town in the region of Essex. It has been named as one of the fastest growing towns and is claimed to be the oldest town in Britain. Colchester is 50 miles northeast of London with good links by road and by rail, being less than 50 minutes from London Liverpool Street station, as well as within easy reach of Stansted Airport and from the passenger ferry port of Harwich. The river Colne runs through the town of Colchester which then leads to Mersea Island, home to the Colchester native oyster. Colchester today is a thriving, modern town with great visitor attractions including Colchester Zoo and Colchester Castle, as well as fantastic places to eat, drink and shop. Poised at the gateway to East Anglia with picturesque villages and only minutes away from the coast. The Colchester area is the perfect destination for a well-deserved short break or family holiday.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Christmas