The Annexe at Scarletts Cottage

“Offering guests and families more than sufficient space to enjoy their stay.” - VisitEngland Assessor


Colchester, Essex

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The Annexe offers the perfect setting for self-catering accommodation in Colchester, situated in the quintessentially English cottage courtyard of Scarlett's Cottage. The retreat is popular with both families and adults only who are visiting friends or relatives in Colchester. A generous fresh and locally sourced welcome pack of homemade cake and all you need for a full English breakfast, awaits your arrival. The spacious terrace provides a pleasant place to have breakfast, an evening aperitif or just to relax and enjoy your semi-rural surroundings.

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4 Star Self-Catering
Gold Award

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The Annexe at Scarletts Cottage
Scarletts Cottage, Recreation Road, COLCHESTER, Essex, CO1 2HH


  • Total units: 1
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Private garden
  • Sky or freeview
  • Linens provided

About the area

Discover Essex

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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