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493 Little Wakering Road

(Ref. 1105037)

Barling Magna near Little Wakering, Essex Show on map

4.2

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine

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  • clean (3)
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5 Customer Reviews

  • "A very nice self contained property in a lovely quiet location."

    The hosts are fantastic and very welcoming. Very accurately depicted in the photos. Very clean and has almost all the amenities you could need. The only downside however, and for some quite major, is the lack of WiFi. The mobile reception is very poor at best to compound the issue. The only network with anything at all is EE (And associated networks). I downloaded a Lyca Mobile E-sim and was able to get some 4G reception in certain areas (Very cheap and no contract!) Otherall a very nice stay for work though. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by John4.7Nov 2023

  • "Cosy, well equiped holiday property situated in a rural area, away from the bustle of a busy town centre."

    Easy access to beaches and sea front of Southend and to quiet country roads for walking. Welcoming, pleasant, discret owner. Most enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Georges5.0Sep 2023

  • "There is no Wi-Fi and the mobile signal is abysmal, almost non existent."

    The property was clean and modern but quite small and therefore limited storage space by which I mean there was no vacuum cleaner nor mops etc to clean the property so we felt quite guilty not being able to leave without being able to clean properly. There is a smart TV which is quite strange seeing as there is no Wi-Fi but it was quite satisfactory for us. Perhaps an ordinary Freeview TV with DVD would have been a better choice. We did make some suggestions to the owner for ways to improve such as provide a space with table, mirror and chair for ladies to do their make-up. Also a new mattress because the present one is past its best. There is a washing machine but nowhere to hang out the washing. An airer on the patio would have sufficed. We also suggested an information pack would be a nice thing to provide listing of services, attractions, bus routes, etc. We took a bus outside the property to go into the city. It went 4 miles to Shoebury then turned around and came all the way back to where we started before going on in the opposite direction to the city centre. It would have been helpful to have known that! The property was clean and tidy. A parking space is part of the property. The property is in a quiet rural area which suited us perfectly.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Sep 2023

  • "Very well equipped."

    The property had everything we needed for our stay. Very comfortable and we had a view of the owner's beautiful garden. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Looking forward to staying there again next year.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Jun 2023

  • "On arrival we were told that the annex had been sanitized, clearly it had not."

    After a nightmare journey of 7hrs all we wanted to do was to have a shower and relax. Sadly this was not the case, the bathroom was filthy, the toilet was covered in hair and there was human waste around the rim, the shower tray was filthy covered in hair, soap and shampoo scum, the shower surround was little better. The floor was thick with dust and hair. We do not think that this had been thoroughly cleaned in many weeks. The heated towel rail which only came on between 6 and 7 am was thick rust and had clearly leaked in the past. It took us an hour to clean through the property using our own spray and wipes as there was no cleaning materials in the property, not even a hoover. Your information states there was a fridge/freezer in the property, not true, just an old fridge with a small ice box that was thick with ice. The internal door fixings were broken so there was no lower storage area for things like milk etc. The cooker was in a dreadful state along with the pots and pans as well as the kitchen cabinets, and we did not cook anything that week. The cabinet next to the cooker is scorched indicating a possible fire risk. Although there was a washing machine, a iron and ironing board there was no where to dry any washing. There were radiators in the property however there were no heating controls in the property, again they appeared to come on between 6 and 7 am and nothing thereafter, even though the evenings were chilly and the property was cold. There was no information pack in the property, no gas safety certificate for the cooker. We were very surprised there was no wi-fi/internet connection in the property, your property description omitted to inform people of this issue. Over all a thoroughly disappointing week which has cost us a lot of money, rest assured we will not be recommending this particular property. This is the first time we have used accommodation through Sykes Cottages and we certainly will not be using you again if this property is representative of the quality of those on your books.How often do you inspect the properties on your books, to make sure they are maintained to a high standard as this does not do your company any favours. This property needs complete refurbishment to bring it up to an acceptable standard.

    Reviewed by R W1.6May 2023

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Summary

  • Single-storey annexe
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchenette, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Front, enclosed courtyard
  • Rear enclosed patio
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 miles, pub 0.7 miles
  • Note: This property does not accept children
  • Note: This property is an annexe behind the owner's property

The property

Positioned in the peaceful village of Barling Magna in Essex, is this pleasant, one-bedroom annexe, 493 Little Wakering Road.

Enjoying a front courtyard to dine alfresco in the warmer months, this single-storey abode makes a great base for a couple looking for a hideaway.

The annexe is settled behind the owner's home with its own off-road parking space, so you can unload your luggage with ease.

Step inside to the open-plan living space with a kitchenette hosting an oven, hob, microwave and a washing machine to keep your clothes fresh.

When meals are served, enjoy mealtimes together at the dining table; afterwards carry the conversation outside onto the courtyard with a cold beverage.

As the evening cools, retire inside and look forward to freshening up in the shower room whilst your towel keeps toasty on the heated rail.

When sleep calls, there is a well-presented double bedroom with ample storage and patio doors leading out to a private patio.

In the morning, awaken with a cup of tea and home-cooked breakfast with the kitchen appliances to assist you before exploring your surroundings.

The next village, Little Wakering, is home to a convenience store so you can grab any of the essentials and a welcoming pub, where you can savour real ales.

Visit the seaside town of Saltburn-on-the-Sea, hosting a range of attractions, from the adrenaline rush of Adventure Island to the educational delights of the Southend Central Museum and Planetarium, there's something for everyone.

History buffs will love exploring Prittlewell Priory, while shoppers and foodies will find plenty of treats in the lively town centre.

Essex is a county of contrasts, with bustling towns and villages, and peaceful, rural areas.

The county is home to many attractions, including Langdon Hills Country Park, Noak Bridge Nature Reserve, and the Imperial Birds of Prey Academy.

Essex is also well-known for its lively nightlife and its wide range of shops, restaurants, and bars.

For a blissful escape, choose 493 Little Wakering Road.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

LITTLE WAKERING

Southend-on-Sea 5 miles; Rochford 5.1 miles; Essex 16.5 miles

Little Wakering is peaceful village northeast of Southend-on-Sea in the sought-after county of Essex. The village is home to a well-stocked convenience store for any last-minute essentials and The Castle Inn for when fancy real ales and home-cooked meals. Little Wakering Creek offers scenic strolls for those looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle and you can meaner around farms for fresh fruit and veg. Just outside the village is Cupids Country Club for sporting enthusiasts, the historical landmark of Wakering Stairs, as well as Barling Magna Wildlife Reserve for a countryside walk. The seaside resort of Southend-on-sea is just a short drive away, home to a cluster of attractions, including Pangaea Adventure for the whole family, Adventure Island for adrenaline-seekers and an aquarium to watch sea creatures. also within easy reach is the bustling town of Essex, hosting a selection of bars, eateries, and shops to suit all budgets.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas