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Alresford, Colchester, Essex (Ref. 1039617)

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Swimming Pool Swimming pool
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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8 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Byrne

    “I thought it was brilliant!”

    Very cosy and private I loved it

    Very cosy and private I loved it

    - Mr Byrne, December 2020

The property

A charming, ground-floor annexe, attached to the owner's home and amidst their extensive and pretty grounds on the outskirts of the village of Alresford in Colchester.

Woodpeckers is an ideal holiday property for a couple looking to explore the Essex region, well-placed for discovering the coast, the town of Colchester and the city of Chelmsford.

Enter the property to discover a neutrally styled, contemporary kitchen, with wooden flooring and worktops, well-equipped with all the appliances you'll need to create wonderful home-cooked meals during your stay, which can be enjoyed at the dining table in the living/dining room.

After dinner, kick back on the cosy L-shaped sofa, which can be turned into a sofa bed, should you wish to bring additional guests, and enjoy watching your favourite shows on the large, wall-mounted TV, or read a good book under the light of the lamp, while the window offers pretty views out onto the garden.

Enjoy your rest in the spacious super king-size double bedroom, neutrally decorated with soft grey carpet and overlooking the garden, while the stylish, modern shower room offers a walk-in shower for you to prepare for each day, as well as a heated towel rail for extra comfort.

Outside there is plenty of off-road parking available, plus an enclosed patio area with outdoor furniture, hot tub and bbq.

Additionally, between the months of May and September there is an outdoor pool to enjoy, perfect for cooling off in the warmer weather.

Alresford village has a good selection of shops and restaurants within walking distance of the property, as well as riverside strolls along the River Colne and access to several fantastic nature reserves and gardens worth exploring, such as The Beth Chatto Gardens, planted in the 1960s, Cockaynes Wood, an ancient woodland mentioned in the Doomsday Book and home to a variety of birdlife, including barn owls, as well as the Essex Wildlife Trust's Fingringhoe Wick, a set of quarries that have been turned into a nature reserve and form part of the Colne Estuary Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Seven miles away, the historic town of Colchester offers a wider range of amenities and eateries, as well as an impressive 12th century castle, built on the foundations of a Roman temple, and there are many remains of Roman architecture still present in the town, including the remains of a theatre in the Dutch Quarter.

Stroll the park that surrounds the castle and pay a visit to Hollytrees Museum, while foodies will enjoy a trip to Mersea Island, the home of the native oyster.

Explore the National Trust's Bourne Mill, originally built as a fishing lodge in the late 16th century, and for a more bustling environment, you can hop on a train and head into London with ease, should you wish to spend the day in the thriving capital city.

Alternatively, head to the coast at Clacton-on-Sea, less than ten miles away, to discover a host of beaches as well as plenty of entertainment, from an amusement park to a pavilion and pier, making this a great way to spend a day when the sun is shining.

The city of Chelmsford is within driving distance, with its 11th century cathedral, museum of local history and excellent shopping and dining out facilities, while the picturesque countryside of the Dedham Vale AONB, on the Essex/Suffolk border, is also easily accessible.

Enjoy visiting bustling towns and cities, as well as picturesque coastline and charming countryside from this lovely abode.


  • All-ground-floor
  • One super king-size bedroom with zip/link
  • Shower room with basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Gas heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Pool and Hot Tub
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed patio with seating and bbq
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: Please be aware you may hear some noise from the road outside of the property
  • Please note: The pool is available May - September between 10am and 4pm (weather permitting).

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About the location


Colchester 7.3 miles, Clacton-on-Sea 9.4 miles

The village of Alresford is situated in Essex alongside the River Colne, seven miles from Colchester and nine miles from the coast and beaches of Clacton-on-Sea, while the city of Chelmsford is a 45-minute drive away. Alresford itself has a good selection of shops, a post office, convience store and a handful of restaurants to choose from, as well as stunning gardens and nature reserves to explore, including The Beth Chatto Gardens, an ecological garden planted in the 1960s, the ancient Cockaynes Wood, mentioned in the Doomsday Book and home to a variety of birdlife and barn owls, plus the Essex Wildlife Trust's Fingringhoe Wick, former quarries turned into a nature reserve and part of the Colne Estuary Site of Special Scientific Interest. The historic town of Colchester is home to a stately 12th century castle, built on the foundations of a Roman temple, resting within Castle Park, and has a museum with ancient artefacts that are more than 2500 years old. The Dutch Quarter of town still displays the remains of a Roman theatre, while Hollytrees Museum features clothing and decorative arts that are centuries old. Colchester offers plenty of places to eat drink and shop, as well as a fantastic zoo, perfect for a family day out and why not head over to Mersea Island, home of Colchester's native oyster? Clacton-on-Sea and the coast are nine miles away, where you'll discover a variety of entertainment, as well as fantastic beaches, a pier and pavilion. A wonderful array of opportunities awaits you from this wonderful village location.

Region Information

Please note: The pool is available May - September between 10am and 4pm (weather permitting).

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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