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Dapdune, Kirby-le-Soken, Essex


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Excellent 5/5 8 reviews

A peaceful cottage in the village of Kirby-le-Soken

Bungalow | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Dapdune is a one-bedroom bungalow in the sought-after village of Kirby-le-Soken, offering countryside breaks with the convenience of local shops within one mile and seaside beaches within three. Pleasant walks to the Walton Backwaters begin just across the road. Historic Colchester, Harwich and St. Osyth are under 30 minutes away by car.

Sailing, golfing, fishing and walking are all nearby. Night-clubbing is available in Clacton and Colchester. Kirby-le-Soken itself has two village pubs, two churches and a convenience store open most days until 7pm. Kirby Cross, a mile away, has takeaways and shops with even later opening.

On a single level with wide internal doorways, the accommodation includes a hallway, open plan living area, family bedroom and shower room with toilet. The private back garden is south facing and adjacent to the local churchyard - a very pleasant place to sit out in on summer evenings. There is off-road parking for 2 cars and a lockable shed for bicycles etc.

The family bedroom has a "three-sleeper" unit (a 4ft. 6in. double bed with 3ft. bunk above) and a "two sleeper" (2 x 3ft. bunks). Towels, duvets & pillows are included. There is lounge and dining seating for 5, a Smart TV with Freesat, WiFi and telephone (calls will be charged at cost). The kitchen area includes a free standing electric hob/oven, microwave, washing machine, fridge, toaster, sandwich-toaster, kettle and food mixer. The shower room has an electric shower, basin, towel rail and WC. The bungalow has electric storage heating and electricity is included in the rental. No gas is supplied or permitted on the premises.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Wheelchair users
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General TV, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking, Wheelchair users

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Review 1-8 of 8

19 Jul 2014


"Good location, nice garden, in a pretty village"

Good but basic accommodation and bunk beds. Would suggest providing a side light, curtains and settee in the lounge. All the equipment you need except for a freezer. There's a lovely big garde… More

10 Jun 2014


"Good location and the bungalow has everything for a self catering holiday."

Dapdune has a lovely garden but unfortunately for us we could not leave our dog unleashed as it is not a secure garden. The lounge furniture is very comfortable, as are the beds. It was very handy hav… More

23 May 2014


"good location, peaceful garden"

The property was in an excellent location with a large and peaceful back garden. It is absolutely as described in the photographs and a good value holiday for a family with small children, however, it… More

1 May 2014


"Quiet and pleasant"

Beautiful location to spend some time to relax and re-charge your batteries. Dapdune has everything you need. The spacious garden is just perfect for children. Very quiet surroundings.… More

21 Apr 2014


"Unexpected delight"

We booked this bungalow very last minute and were very pleasantly surprised: it was clean, spacious and well equipped. We worried that it might be cold as we've had experience of storage heaters … More

24 Oct 2013


"Good value for money but"

The stay was great cottage had everything you would need. Stayed with my husband and 3 children. Would have returned tnext year but, my husband sat in one of the ikea chairs that was very wobbly, chai… More

All the furniture at Dapdune, including the armchairs, was new in 2013. The armchairs are from Ikea's iconic POÄNG range, which "for over 30 years has proven that you can have both comfort and style at an affordable price", according to the company's web site. Ikea also state: "Good to know, the frame withstands weights up to 170 kg." The POÄNG chairs range in price from £55 to £175 (2013). Dapdune has the Blomstermåla multicolour armchair priced at £95.

Damage restitution policy, briefly, is that if items are damaged, replacement parts are sought in the first instance. If these are not available, then a new replacement item will be obtained. The total cost of restitution includes item purchase cost(s), carriage, works on site and administration. The security deposit covers the first £180.

15 Aug 2013


"Peaceful. village location"

Very clean and modern property. Well situated for pub grub and walks along the backwaters. Beautiful, large private garden and plenty of off street parking.Very good value for money.… More

14 May 2013


"A peaceful & restful Holiday"

Entirely happy with our holiday at Dapdune, a lovely location for countryside and beach with the added pleasure of a lovely private garden if you just wish to stay put for a day and a safe place for children to play.
The property was clean, comfortable with all facilities you would have at home we will definitely return .

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