Westgate Cottage's ground floor has generous reception rooms with ample space for five guests to relax in the large kitchen/breakfast room, cosy living room and dining room for more formal dining; both with wood burners for the winter months and doors to the garden for the summer - making it perfect at any time of the year. The three bedrooms on the first floor are equally pretty and all conveniently positioned for the big modern bathroom.
Located amidst some of England's most beautiful Lowland landscape with the Essex Way (an 81 mile footpath!), an award-winning restaurant, nostalgic Tea House and boat hire on the doorstep, there's certainly plenty to do here. When you're ready for some peace and quiet the large lawned garden or secluded walled courtyard are the ideal place to wind down and there's parking for three cars on the gravel drive.
The glazed front door opens into a hallway with kitchen/dining room to your left, cloakroom ahead, and both the dining and living rooms to the right. A beautiful parquet floor runs through the hall, dining room and living room.
Lovely large room with table, bench seat and chairs sitting in the bay window overlooking the garden at one end and a U shaped kitchen at the other with electric Leisure double oven with separate warming drawer and grill, five gas rings and extractor. Integrated appliances include an under-counter fridge, dishwasher, and washing machine with extra storage in a free-standing fridge with a separate freezer.
At the heart of the house, this is a great place to relax with family and friends at any time of the year with wood burning stove for cooler months and door opening to the courtyard for spring and summer. The room’s furnished with a table and chairs with a couple of sideboards for storage.
This light and airy double aspect room is great at any time of the year with a door to the garden at the front and wood burner taking the chill off in winter. The room retains many period features with arched alcoves filled with books, and beautiful parquet floor, complimented by furnishings which are stylish and supremely comfortable with a generous sofa, snuggle chair and additional chair placed around the coffee table and original fireplace with wood burner.
Carpeted open tread stairs rise from the dining room to the first-floor landing where there are three bedrooms (all carpeted) and the bathroom.
This attractive bedroom with big sash windows overlooking the courtyard has a super king-size bed, bedside tables, a Lloyd Loom chair and bags of storage with a built-in wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Exceptionally light triple aspect room sitting at the front of the cottage, furnished with a super king zip and link bed so you can choose double or twin configuration. A built-in wardrobe gives plenty of hanging space.
A charming room with a view of the garden which could be used as a reading room or office if you prefer as there's a single day bed with bedside drawers, a desk which doubles up as a dressing table with chair and built-in wardrobe.
A lovely large modern bathroom with bath, washbasin, WC, double shower cubicle, heated towel rail and natural light.
Westgate Cottage has plenty of outdoor space with large gated garden at the front, primarily laid to grass giving plenty of space for children to run around and pretty planted borders, plus a wonderful walled, fully enclosed. patio to the side with built-in BBQ where guests can enjoy leisurely lunches. The gravel drive has space for three cars to park close to the front door, please park on the drive and not in front of the property outside the picket fence.
All prices include 100% cotton bed linen, towels, heating and electricity, plus a welcome bottle of wine and biscuits to help you get your break off to a relaxing start.
This spacious detached holiday cottage is equipped with an electric Leisure double oven with separate warming drawer and grill, five gas rings and extractor, an under counter fridge, dishwasher and washing machine with extra storage in a free standing fridge with separate freezer. There is a TV in the living room.
A travel cot and high chair are available from the property owners on request at the time of booking.
This detached holiday cottage is in a great location for exploring Constable Country, where Britain's greatest landscape artist went to school, with the National Trust's Flatford Mill a 90 minute walk away. Dedham contains some of England's most beautiful landscape and is particularly renowned for the Water Meadows of the River Stour which form the boundary between Essex and Suffolk. The Essex Way is literally on the doorstep, an 81 mile footpath taking you through interesting towns and delightful villages with riverside sections and a nature reserve where you can spot owls, yellowhammers and song thrushes.
Dedham itself has an attractive main street lined with Georgian-fronted houses, old inns, art/crafts centre, large playground and magnificent church built from the wealth of the cloth industry.
Food lovers will be spoilt for choice with the award-winning Le Talbooth Restaurant (and Spa) within walking distance; the fabulous Boathouse Restaurant where you can also hire boats or canoes to build up an appetite; the traditional Essex Rose Tea Room and the luxury country house hotel, Milsoms, all within walking distance.
For those wishing to use public transport, Manningtree is just two miles away and you can get a taxi from the station.
Sorry, no dogs, smoking or unaccompanied teenagers.
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