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The Old Bakery Cottage

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum 
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Visit historic Colchester from this rural holiday cottage, which was once a bakery and has a characterful beamed interior, set in 2½-acre grounds with abundant wildlife. Enjoy a relaxing, rural holiday surrounded by 2½ acres of charming cottage and natural gardens in one of these two Colchester holiday cottage properties which offer a fantastic location for a romantic getaway. With plenty of wildlife to spot, Koi pond and beehives at the end of the garden, you can wander around the apple orchards or relax on your own private patio area, making this an ideal place for a countryside break. Converted from an old bakery and adjacent to the owners’ home, but very secluded, The Old Bakery still boasts original wooden beams. It has been decorated and finished to a very high standard,and furnis...Visit historic Colchester from this rural holiday cottage, which was once a bakery and has a characterful beamed interior, set in 2½-acre grounds with abundant wildlife. Enjoy a relaxing, rural holiday surrounded by 2½ acres of charming cottage and natural gardens in one of these two Colchester holiday cottage properties which offer a fantastic location for a romantic getaway. With plenty of wildlife to spot, Koi pond and beehives at the end of the garden, you can wander around the apple orchards or relax on your own private patio area, making this an ideal place for a countryside break. Converted from an old bakery and adjacent to the owners’ home, but very secluded, The Old Bakery still boasts original wooden beams. It has been decorated and finished to a very high standard,and furnished with a blend of modern and antique furniture.
House Rules
Pets not allowedNot suitable for childrenNo smoking
Over 18's only and in this cottage we do not accept pets.
Bedrooms
1 Double
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
DAVE W
Hosting since April 2018
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (10)
sueit48
sueit48
Bideford, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mrs
Stayed in the bakery cottage. It was lovely and Clean and had everything you needed for a Self catering holiday, Dave and Jo made up very welcome, sat in garden with them a couple of evenings chatting. Although we had our own patio, we could walk around there beautiful garden. The welcome pack was a nice basket of goodies, eggs from there chickens and honey from there bees. You can buy more eggs and honey from Jo and Dave. Thank you for a fantastic holiday
Visited May 2023
Written 28 May 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Samantha W
Samantha W
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow
Wow. What a beautiful cottage. A lot of time,effort,money and love has gone into making this a very impressive beautiful cottage. A great deal of thought and attention to detail has been made to make our stay as nice as it was. Talking to Jo felt like she had been my friend for all my life. Thank you .
Visited November 2021
Written 7 November 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jenny M
Jenny M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a lovely stay!
Absolutely lovely old building, calm & cozy inside with a beautiful garden. Provided everything you might possibly need like leaflets about days out, local places to eat, the kitchen has everything and a welcome basket with local produce was on the coffee table. The gorgeous hand carved four poster bed is very comfortable together with the peace and quiet outside makes for a very good sleep. Full of original features which adds a lot of character to the place. Good size bathroom with a powerful shower which was spotlessly clean, the whole place was clean and fresh. Perfect place to relax and unwind for a week.
Visited August 2021
Written 17 August 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

David B
David B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect for a Romantic Break
We have just returned from spending a fantastic short honeymoon at The Old Bakery Cottage and it was the perfect location for a romantic get-away. Our hosts Jo and Dave really did think about everything and their generous welcome pack was the best we have ever received. From the moment we arrived we relaxed and enjoyed the tranquil setting and loved looking out at their amazing garden. The cottage has everything you could possibly want and is ideally located to explore the gorgeous towns and villages of Constable country.
Visited July 2021
Written 24 July 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sunlover67
Sunlover67
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect get away
Never been to Essex before so had no idea what to expect. We booked Orchard Cottage as it was central for all of the things we wanted to do. We were definitely not disappointed with the choice. The village is so quant and quiet and the cottage and grounds are picture perfect. The hosts Jo and Dave are friendly and helpful but far from intrusive. The cottages are a credit to them, very homely, well decorated, very well equipped and everything you need. They also left a welcome pack of local produce which was lovely, hand made chocs, home baked biscuits local eggs and a bottle of Prosecco too, what more could you need?
Visited May 2021
Written 25 May 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Carol W
Carol W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stunning cottage for a perfect holiday.
Ideally situated for the coast and inland, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Lavenham village is a must see with lots of old timber framed buildings. Flatford where Constable painted The Hay Wain is close by. Hayward Heath on the coast has lovely walks through the heath / forest / beach. We had a very warm welcome from the owners David and Jo who gave us a generous welcome pack filled with local produce. The cottage was beautifully decorated with added homely touches. Well equipped modern kitchen overlooking their orchard. Secluded patio with table and chairs surrounded by flowers and overlooking their enclosed fish pond which also had seating round the pond. The bedroom was spacious and had a comfortable four poster bed. Sight seeing info and places to eat was readily available in the lounge. We would highly recommend this property.
Visited August 2020
Written 7 September 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Michael Williams
Michael Williams
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Time to relax!
Absolutely stunning surroundings ....helpful and friendly owners , Dave and Jo.....luxurious fittings , everything provided, welcome pack was appreciated ...definitely would go again
Visited July 2020
Written 26 July 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Roam14739963370
Roam14739963370
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
GREAT PLACE TO STAY
Great location for Colchester and for places in Sussex like Bury ST Edmonds and Ipswich. Best self catering we have stayed in and has every appliance possible. Hosts are great and provide a great welcome pack.
Visited February 2020
Written 25 February 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Quest51320842704
Quest51320842704
Thank you for the very positive review. Thank you for leaving our cottage in such good order. Hope to welcome you again. Dave and Jo
Written 6 March 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kb H
Kb H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Incredible Cottage, Fantastic hosts.
We stayed in this lovely cottage over the Christmas period and there’s nothing bad we can say about it, everything was perfect from the front door to the bath soaps. We were first welcomed upon arrive by Jo and Dave who were very friendly and warm, they showed us first around the cottage and informed us on what we needed to know, then we settled straight in my and my partner. This cottage is just amazing, it has character, warmth, cosiness and it’s situated just outside of Colchester so it doesnt take too long to get to anywhere you want to go. The whole cottage is just wonderful with tiny details that make you just drop your jaw. We had a really amazing time as we were able to spend Christmas here, it’s quiet, peaceful and just all around lovely. We were able to do all our own cooking and cleaning, we were able to come and go as we please and all in all it was just an amazing experience, the hosts Jo and Dave poured love into this cottage and we felt that. All in all it was a luxury stay and thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas here, we do highly recommend the Old bakery Cottage to any couple that want a romantic break, or anyone for that matter. Thank you very much to our hosts and we can’t wait to return!! 10 star!
Visited December 2019
Written 27 December 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Nannymazzymoo
Nannymazzymoo
Manningtree, United Kingdom22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Quaint cottage in beautiful grounds
We stayed for a few weeks at the old Bakery which is comfortable and five star fittings. All you would need in a kitchen to cook as little or as much as you would like, beautiful oak beams and four poster comfortable bed. The gardens are stunning all done and looked after by jo and Dave who are the loveliest hosts you could wish for, there when needed but never intrusive. They have a pond full of huge koi carp, a dove Côte and beehives. Perfect for a relaxing break and cosy for the winter too.
Visited May 2018
Written 25 June 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Property features
  • Staff on property
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Things to do
  • Watersports
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Tennis court
  • Countryside area
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer

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Map
Getting there
Southend Municipal Airport
44.3 km

Stansted Airport
49.1 km
Restaurants
Dr Chippy's
6.6 km

The Wooden Fender
2.6 km

Timbers
6.7 km

Oranges & Lemons Café
6 km
Attractions
Doomsday Escape Games
6 kmEscape Games

The Munnings Art Museum
3.4 kmArt Galleries

Escape Colchester
6.6 kmEscape Games

Green Island Gardens
4.7 kmGardens
Activities nearby
Golf course (within 30 mins drive)Tennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about The Old Bakery Cottage

The Old Bakery Cottage is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

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