About the home
Dresden Cottage is located on the popular "Essex Sunshine Coast". Walton on the Naze offers the best of both worlds at all times of the year:- you will find peace and quiet close by if you want it but the area also boasts a huge variety of holiday activities to suit every possible taste. The surrounding area is a paradise for birdwatchers and there is also excellent walking and cycling here. There is an abundance of traditional village pubs with food and a host of restaurants for eating out in and near Walton.
Historic towns such as Colchester and Harwich await discovery, or why not take an easy day trip into Suffolk?
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Albion beach, Walton on the Naze, 200m|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 100m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen provided, please check with the advertiser regarding towels|
Further details indoors:
Well-equipped kitchen with full-size cooker and microwave, ideal for self-catering, with breakfast table for 2, newly-fitted bathroom with bathtub and shower , cosy sitting room/dining room with 2 comfy sofas and full size dining table/chairs for 4.
Selection of board games and jigsaw puzzles, books and magazines. Small library of videos suitable for family viewing.
Bedroom 1 has comfy kingsize bed and from the window a glimpse of the famous Walton Backwaters. Bedroom 2 has 2 single beds. This room is large enough to take a 3rd fold-up bed if needed. Both bedrooms still have their original (decorative) cast-iron fireplaces.
Further details outdoors:
Dresden Cottage has its own tiny garden which is approx 3m long and 35cm wide!!!
Two mins away is an array of local shops. Just stroll around the corner for a newspaper, freshly-baked rolls, the best fish and chips for miles or a choice of pubs and restaurants.
You are only 3 mins from the seafront and 5 mins from a lovely, quiet little enclave known as the Backwaters, where you can wander amongst the moored boats of all shapes and sizes and admire the Martello Tower.
Warning - within 5 minutes of arrival most visitors fall in love with this place and do not want to go home!
Parking is usually available free of charge on the road near to the cottage(unloading is permitted outside the property), on a quiet nearby road at 3 mins walk from the cottage, or if you prefer there is also a Pay & Display car park around the corner. ( If you cannot park close by immediately a space usually appears outside the cottage once the shops close).
An outside light is provided to welcome you home after dark.
The property is not totally suitable for children under 5 or the infirm, as the stairs are open on one side near the bottom.
A comprehensive folder of maps and information about Walton on the Naze and the surrounding area is provided in the cottage. There is a small and friendly Tourist Information kiosk on the seafront over the Easter weekend and then continuously between 1st May Bank Holiday and September.
You will also find all the essential extras for an enjoyable holiday - 4 foldable beach chairs,ample picnic equipment for 4 including family-sizecoolbag, parasol, beach shelter, selection of beach games and 3 sets of buckets and spades. Also provided are 3 kites (for use on various local clifftops).
10% of rental fee as deposit and full balance due six weeks before your stay to secure booking.
For bookings within 6 weeks of arrival, full balance is required upon booking.
Refundable breakages deposit of £100 required on payment of final balance, to be refunded within two weeks of your departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection).
The South East England / Essex region
East Anglia is a beautiful part of England, undiscovered by the masses. The region is perfect for a seaside holiday and also offers historical, cultural and natural delights. The Essex coast is undoubtedly one of the UK's best-kept secrets - but why not come and see it for yourself?
Summer in Walton....., soak up the East Coast sunshine on a good old British beach, take long scenic walks along the promenade deciding which beach hut you like best, have a leisurely picnic on the clifftop at the Naze, make a pot of tea and try a freshly-baked cake or 3 from the bakers round the corner, spend the evening in a friendly local hostelry sampling local ales and great home-cooked food(and only 2 minutes to get home!) , enjoy a cooling sea breeze out on the pier whilst you watch the anglers and look down on the only lifeboat station that's actually out at sea, relive your childhood with a family board game or 2........
The Frinton on Sea / Walton on the Naze area
These are just a few of the things you could do during your stay in Walton:
- explore The Naze, a famous local clifftop nature reserve and visit the Naze Tower, a tearooms and Art Gallery housed in a Georgian brick lighthouse
- eat out in a restaurant which was once a Martello tower
- visit the Walton Lifeboat Museum
- go on a wildlife cruise and see the seals
- go fishing off the pier
- tour the Tendring peninsula and explore the ancient towns of Harwich and Manningtree, the many villages and of course the coastline
- amble down to Frinton along the seafront promenade and browse the shops in Connaught Avenue, the "Bond Street of Essex"
-bring bikes and cycle part of the Essex Way or simply go where the (flattish!) empty roads lure you
- shop till you drop at Clacton Factory Shopping Village
-go tenpin bowling on Walton Pier, the second longest in England
-search for fossilized sharks' teeth on the beach
and that's just for starters!
You could be forgiven if you just stayed all week in Walton, but if you can tear yourself away for a while you also have the delights of Suffolk and Constable Country not far away.
And your holiday need not end when you leave Walton. Many visitors to Walton come from the London area and on the way home there are various Essex attractions you may wish to stop at en route eg Freeport Shopping outlet at Braintree (on A120 towards Stansted then down the M11), famous picture-postcard villages such as Finchingfield and Thaxted ( near A120), Stansted Mountfitchet Castle & Museum (J8 of M11). If you would like ideas for a "stopover" on your way home just tell us where you live and the sort of thing you like when you book and we will be happy to suggest ideas.
How to get there
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Walton-on-the-Naze is very easy to reach, however you will be travelling:
Car:- approx 70 miles from London (A12, then short section along scenic local roads)
Train:- Walton has its own station. Regular connections from Colchester for the short journey to Walton.
Coach:- daily service from National Express (www.nationalexpress.com)
Plane:- cheap Ryanair flights from many European cities to Stansted (approx 60 miles), then coach to Colchester, and regular local bus service to Walton. Or train (see above).
Ferry:- crossings from Hoek van Holland and Esbjerg, Denmark to Harwich with Stena Line or DFDS. From Harwich, it's a short drive to Walton or there is a local train or bus to Walton via Colchester. For parties of 1 or 2 a pick-up/drop-off service may be available from Harwich port at low cost. Please enquire.
Contact owner for more detailed transport info.
Activities near Frinton on Sea
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Beach or lakeside relaxation
29 Sep 2012
Very well equipped and comfortable with two spacious bedrooms and very conveniently located for award-winning beach, local walks, pubs, shops and restaurants together with superb public transport links if you don't bring a car. On-street parking is something of a lottery but we never failed to find somewhere to park nearby whenever we went off for the day in the car.. If you bring bikes ( as we did ) you can leave them securely locked to a wooden gate in an alley to the rear of the property provided you do not obstruct it but let the friendly neighbours know as they will keep an eye on them for you.
31 Oct 2011
We recently spent a week in Walton with our two boys aged 12 and nine years.
Dresden Cottage is a charming two bedroom holiday home in a residential area just a few minutes walk from the beach/sea front/pier etc, also the shops are conveniently at the bottom of the road.
It does have a very well equipped kitchen but having said that we ate out quite a bit as there are so many nice places in which to eat close by.
The house has a warm friendly feel to it and there were a few appreciated touches such as beach chairs, buckets and spades etc.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|3 Nov 12||8 Dec 12||£ 215||-||-||1 Week|
|8 Dec 12||22 Dec 12||£ 250||-||-||1 Week|
|xmas/new year||22 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 455||£ 65||£ 65||4 Nights|
|5 Jan 13||16 Feb 13||£ 265||-||-||1 Week|
|sch feb half term||16 Feb 13||23 Feb 13||£ 340||-||-||1 Week|
|23 Feb 13||30 Mar 13||£ 290||-||-||1 Week|
|sch easter hols||30 Mar 13||13 Apr 13||£ 420||-||-||1 Week|
|13 Apr 13||4 May 13||£ 380||-||-||1 Week|
|4 May 13||11 May 13||£ 420||-||-||1 Week|
|11 May 13||25 May 13||£ 390||-||-||1 Week|
|may half term||25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 480||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jun 13||15 Jun 13||£ 420||-||-||1 Week|
|15 Jun 13||22 Jun 13||£ 460||-||-||1 Week|
|22 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||£ 480||-||-||1 Week|
|29 Jun 13||20 Jul 13||£ 520||-||-||1 Week|
|20 Jul 13||7 Sep 13||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|7 Sep 13||14 Sep 13||£ 430||-||-||1 Week|
|14 Sep 13||28 Sep 13||£ 360||-||-||1 Week|
|28 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 295||-||-||1 Week|
|oct half term||26 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||£ 375||-||-||1 Week|
|2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 255||-||-||1 Week|
|xmas/new year||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 495||£ 75||£ 75||4 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday and Saturday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Payment can be made by cheque or bank transfer in GBP only.
For xmas/new yr booking arrival day is flexible. Cost will be calculated dep on total length of stay/dates. Phone/email with your intended dates for a quote.
£100 security deposit payable with final balance, refunded within 14 days of departure (security deposits for stays longer than 1 week are dependent on length of stay/time of year).
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