“Stay on a working farm and experience the delights of the Essex coastline” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Pond Cottage is an annexe of Pond House B&B, set in the centre of a working arable farm. Two miles from the seafront and beaches it is an excellent base for birdwatching and exploring the Essex coast. Historic Colchester, RHS Hyde Hall, Beth Chatto Garden are all nearby.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Maximum occupancy: 4
- Total units: 1
- Child gates
- Onsite fishing
- Private garden
- Lawn area
- Garden furniture
- Dish washer
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Sky or freeview
- En suite
- Linens provided
- Towels provided
- Low season minimum price: £350
- High season minimum price: £450
- Open all year
- Changeover day: Flexible changeover days to suit guests
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About the area
Essex is full of pleasant surprises. It has the largest coastline of any county in England, with its fair share of castles, royal connections and scenic valleys. Take Colchester, for example, which was built by the Romans and is Britain’s oldest recorded town. Its castle contains the country’s largest Norman keep and yet, a stone’s throw from here, East Anglia’s newest arts centre promises to put Colchester firmly on the map as Essex’s capital of culture.
Tidal estuaries are plentiful and their mudflats offer migrating birds a winter feeding place. Essex was known as the land of the East Saxons and for centuries people from all over Europe settled here, each wave leaving its own distinctive cultural and social mark on the landscape. Walking a little off the beaten track will lead you to the rural retreats of deepest Essex, while all over the county there are ancient monuments to explore:
- the great Waltham Abbey
- Greensted, thought to be the oldest wooden church in the world
- the delightful village of Pleshey has one of the finest examples of a former motte-and-bailey castle
- Hedingham Castle, magnificently preserved and dating from the 11th century.
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