Garden Cottage

Fordham near Colchester, Essex (Ref. 23079)

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine

Kings Vineyard Cottages

Fordham 1 mile. These two delightful barn conversions are located a mile from the village of Fordham, in the heart of the Essex countryside, overlooking the Colne Valley and the Essex Way, and less than 7 miles from the historic city of Colchester. Both Fordham cottages are well appointed throughout, with countryside views, exposed beams and decked areas outside, ideal for a morning coffee in the sun, or an evening drink watching the sun go down. these Fordham cottages also offer use of the owners' gardens. The village pub serving excellent food is just less than a mile away from these Fordham cottages, and an ancient and lovely bluebell wood is even closer, so why not take a stroll along the footpaths and build up an appetite for lunch and a glass or two? With footpaths all around these lovely Fordham cottages, walkers and bird watchers will be spoilt for choice. Visit the castle and zoo at Colchester, head to the sea at Clacton, to Mersea Island or further afield to Ipswich or even a day trip to London. Then at the end of a day of enjoying the many outdoor pursuits that this area offers, return to the welcome of these warm and comfortable country Fordham cottages and plan your next day's activities.

The property

A spacious Fordham cottage with a large sitting room with comfy sofas and a study area overlooking an ancient pond surrounded by grass and trees.

To truly enjoy the beauty of this lovely Fordham cottage, ascend the stairs to the bedroom where the minstrel's gallery offers stunning views over this lovely part of Essex.

Note: This cottage is next to Ref. 23078, together they sleep 7.

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One mezzanine king-size double bedroom. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and study area.


  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Folding single bed on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Elevated decked terrace with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Village shop and pub 1 mile
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Note: Large unfenced pond, children and pets must be supervised at all times.

About the location


Colchester 7 miles; Clacton-on-Sea 15 miles; Ipswich 17 miles.

Colchester is reputed to be the oldest recorded Roman town in Britain, and was once claimed to be the Roman capital. Therefore, it is no surprise to read that it is steeped in history covering the centuries back from Roman times through to the Victorian Era, showcased in Colchester’s four museums. Colchester has its own castle, built on the foundations of the Roman Temple of Claudius, which over the centuries has been a royal castle to King John, a family home and, during the 17th century, a prison for witches! If modern culture is more appealing then this town can bring you right up to date, with theatres and its own Art Centre, pubs offering live music in abundance, or just a quiet stroll and some retail therapy. For a day to remember take yourself to Colchester Zoo, considered one of the finest in Europe with 260 species to see in 60 acres of parkland and lakes.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas