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Family friendly home in Rowhedge

SuperhostRowhedge, United Kingdom
Entire cottage hosted by Andrew
6 guests3 bedrooms3 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
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Rowhedge is a pretty riverside village, just 15 minutes drive from Colchester and Essex University, 40 minutes from Harwich. Woodbine House is located on a quiet street, with plenty of lovely walks through the woods or by the two rivers on your doorstep.

The space
Woodbine House is one of a pair of semi detached Edwardian cottages. Kim and Andrew live in the adjoining house. There is a door that links the two houses, but guests staying at Woodbine House have complete privacy as this will be locked during your stay. The property includes all three bedrooms, (one of which is accessed through another bedroom), living room with a sofa bed, TV and woodburning stove, kitchen and newly installed downstairs shower room and WC. There is also an outdoor patio area to which guests have access.

Guest access
The front room of Woodbine House is used as an office by Kim and Andrew. This area is not accessible to guests.

Other things to note
When there are no guests KIm, Andrew and their family use the property as part of their home. There are some personal items in the house, books, pictures etc. Feel free to browse, but please treat personal items with respect.
You are welcome to use the small courtyard garden behind Woodbine House.
A point to note for guests with mobility issues: the house is Edwardian and has a steeper staircase than in more modern homes.
Kim and Andrew own two cats, Alasdair and Ruby. When there are no guests the cats have access to both houses. We will obviously ensure that they stay next door during your stay, but as the garden is shared they may well make themselves known to you.
Rowhedge is a pretty riverside village, just 15 minutes drive from Colchester and Essex University, 40 minutes from Harwich. Woodbine House is located on a quiet street, with plenty of lovely walks through the woods or by the two rivers on your doorstep.

The space
Woodbine House is one of a pair of semi detached Edwardian cottages. Kim and Andrew live in the adjoining house. There is a door…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 couch

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Laptop-friendly workspace
Hangers
Breakfast
Indoor fireplace
Iron
Essentials
Hair dryer
Washer

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Rowhedge, United Kingdom

Rowhedge is a riverside village three miles to the South East of Colchester with it's Roman heritage. wide range of shops, restaurants, theatre, cinema, Norman castle and other historic buildings, in addition to a number of contemporary art galleries. It is about a 15 minute drive to the town and a similar distance to Essex University. Rowhedge is also close to Essex Wildlife trust reserves at Fingringhoe (1.5 miles), Abberton reservoir and Abbott's Hall Farm, Great Wigborough (5 miles). It is a 20 minute drive to Mersea island, accessible by car at all but the highest tides. Rowhedge is about 30 minutes drive from Dedham Vale, Constable country and the Stour valley and a 20 minute drive to Beth Chatto's garden at Elmstead Market. It is also close to popular wedding venues at Wivenhoe House, Layer Marney Tower and Crowne Plaza. . There are two pubs on the riverfront, The Albion and The Anchor. The Anchor serves reasonable pub food. The Whalebone in the next village, Fingringhoe, a mile away, has an attractive garden area and serves more elaborate food.
Rowhedge is a riverside village three miles to the South East of Colchester with it's Roman heritage. wide range of shops, restaurants, theatre, cinema, Norman castle and other historic buildings, in addition t…

Hosted by Andrew

Joined in July 2013
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Kim and I have lived in our current home in Rowhedge for 26 years. Our 4 daughters all grew up here and enjoy coming home which is partly why when when the house next door came up for sale, we bought it. We also have two grandsons who come and play in the garden and woods which back onto our home. . Both Kim and I are semi retired teachers. I am also an artist and draw and paint the Essex estuary landscape around our home. Kim practises yoga and I practise tai chi. The whole family loves cooking and enjoying noisy meals together! All of us have travelled widely and enjoy visiting new places and meeting new people.
Kim and I have lived in our current home in Rowhedge for 26 years. Our 4 daughters all grew up here and enjoy coming home which is partly why when when the house next door came up…
During your stay
Kim and Andrew, the owners, live in the adjoining property. They are happy to be available to answer questions or sort out any problems. We provide tea coffee and milk as well as the wherewithal for breakfast (cereals, bagels and jam), also essentials such as, washing up liquid. soap, shower gel, toothpaste, toilet paper, washing powder. The patio area and rectangular lawn to the rear of the cottage is for guests to use.
Kim and Andrew, the owners, live in the adjoining property. They are happy to be available to answer questions or sort out any problems. We provide tea coffee and milk as well as…
Andrew is a Superhost
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm