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Harwich, Essex (Ref. 979421)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "The accommodation had everything we needed and was in a great location, just a short walk to the beach."

    The welcome pack of groceries was a nice touch and much needed after our long drive. Really appreciated the secure garden for our dog as so few places seem to have this. It's a great base from which to explore the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by JoSep 2021

  • "If anything this place is undersold."

    It’s on a quiet site, has a really nice garden and is well looked after. There are a lot of personal touches which make a home from home . The kitchen is well equipped, there’s a good sized bathroom with walk in shower which was good as I took my 90 year old father. The beds are comfy . The living, dining area is well laid out giving a feeling of space and is light and airy. We explored the Essex coastline and spent a while in Harwich but there’s a lovely beach very close if that’s your thing. The owner popped by with her dog Ted just to check we had everything we wanted and invited us to call her if there were any issues. I have no hesitation in recommending this property for a quiet , comfortable break. We don’t have a dog but this place would be great if you did as the garden is fenced all the way round.

    Reviewed by IanSep 2021

  • "Longer walk to beach then expected."

    Lovely little site. Chalet tiny but comfortable. Fab garden. Dog enjoyed it! Thanks for the welcome pack, lovely idea. Would have liked some literature about locality/bus routes/ in the chalet. We were lucky with 'neighbour's ' during the week. Great people staying on the patch made it fun. Dad enjoyed it and that was the idea!

    Reviewed by MaryanneAug 2021

  • "Enjoyed our few days away in comfortable and clean accommodation."

    Would recommend this as a base to explore the area.

    Reviewed by DerekAug 2021

  • "The front door is frosted glass, but has no curtain."

    So at night does m Sje you feel slightly apprehensive coming/going between bathroom and bedroom.

    Reviewed by StevenJul 2021

  • "This is a BEAUTIFUL, very well equipped holiday chalet."

    We absolutely loved our stay. For us, the garden really 'made it' - it's really pretty and well kept. It is totally secure so our little terrier could potter around freely. Neighbours are lovely & know lots about the area. The beds are the most comfortable we've ever slept in. The welcome food package was so kind & made things so much easier for us after a long journey. THANK YOU!

    Reviewed by RuthJul 2021

  • "The chalet was smaller than it looked in the pictures but for two people it was perfect with a nice garden and very quiet."

    ..........enjoyed stay

    Reviewed by JamesJul 2021

  • "Nice little chalet."

    Great safe space for the dog. Welcome pack appreciated. Would return.

    Reviewed by BelindaOct 2020

  • "Sadly we only stayed from arriving Friday evening until Sunday afternoon, as our dog just would not settle."

    The accommodation was spotless and although very small was adequate for us as adults; however we do have a very large dog and she was unhappy at this place. From reading about the venue we thought there was a high secure fence all the way, or at least part the way around the premises, where we could let the dog roam on her own. Only the rear fence was high, with the remainder being probably the same height as her. Consequently we were never able to let her off her lead at any time; for people with very small dogs it would be adequate and very pleasant indeed. As said the interior was very modern and extremely clean and had every thing you would need, so for us no problem at all. They say that dogs rule your life and certainly in this instance it happened, in fact she started to become unwell and as a rescue from a charity we were not going to take any chances. So it was entirely our decision and as regretful as it was it had to be made.

    Reviewed by ColinJul 2019

  • "The lodge is adequate with a large shower & secure garden to keep dogs & children in."

    There have been a few additions to the lodge to that advertised including a freezer & microwave oven. Other welcome touches where tea, coffee, breakfast cereals & condiments.

    Reviewed by MauriceJul 2019

  • "Listing show that there was a bath and dvd player but there was only a shower and no dvd"

    Reviewed by JamesMay 2019

  • "Being semi-disabled it was close to the car park, on arrival we had trouble with the hot water, but was resolved after a phone call, unfortunately the toilet seat and toilet roll holder were broken and one of the heaters did not work, but as the weather was good the two that worked was adequate."

    The secure garden was good for the dog.

    Reviewed by WendyOct 2018

  • "Very good place to have a holiday with your family,everything you see on the website is there"

    Reviewed by EricAug 2018

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The property

A cosy chalet situated on a welcoming holiday park in the town of Dovercourt on the Essex coast, Resthaven is the ideal place to stay for families wanting to enjoy a seaside holiday or to explore the historical area.

Set over one level, this ground floor accommodation comprises of an open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting areas.

The perfect sociable space for families wanting to plot tomorrow's adventures while enjoying a tasty home-cooked meal.

Just off from this relaxing space is a family bathroom and two comfortable bedrooms; one being a double room and the other a twin.

Outside is an enclosed lawn area that is an excellent space for the children to tire themselves out playing, while you relax in the afternoon sun.

Nearby you will find plenty of amenities within walking distance, such as shops, cafes and restaurants, both within the town of Dovercourt and adjoining Harwich.

Also within a short walk is Dovercourt Bay Beach, a long stretch of golden sand that is ideal for families and is close to the Hemford Water National Nature Reserve, home to a breeding population of seals.

Resthaven is a prime choice for families wanting to getaway and enjoy the Essex coast in a calm and tranquil setting.


  • Ground-floor accommodation
  • Two bedroom chalet: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and basin
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Shared off-road parking
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet allowed
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: This property is situated on a holiday park

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About the location


Clacton-on-Sea 15 miles; Colchester 17 miles

This historic port town sits at the mouth of the River Stour in Essex. Adjoining Dovercourt, Harwich benefits from a wide range of amenities from convenience stores to harbourside restaurants, one of which is named after the famous diarist, Samuel Pepys, who was MP for the town in 1679. It also boasts a series of fascinating architecture, a golf club and a sandy beach to keep you occupied throughout your visit. Just 15 miles away is the popular seaside town of Clacton-on-Sea, hosting a beach and a pier for a quintessentially English day by the sea. For premium shopping, head to Colchester slightly further afield, as is the idyllic Dereham Vale AONB, making this location perfect for all tastes.

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