Colchester holiday cottage rental with internet access, balcony/terrace, TV and rural retreat

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  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

From the owner

Close to the Essex/Suffolk border, couples can enjoy a rural retreat that is also within reach of London, set in 2½-acre grounds with abundant wildlife.

Enjoy a relaxing, rural holiday surrounded by 2½ acres of charming cottage and natural gardens in one of these two Colchester holiday cottage properties which offer a fantastic location for a romantic getaway.

With plenty of wildlife to spot Koi pond and beehives at the end of the garden, you can wander around the apple orchards or relax on your own private decking area, making this an ideal place for a countryside break.

Converted from an old bakery and adjacent to the owners’ home, but very secluded, The Orchard still boasts original wooden beams. It has been decorated and finished to a very high standard and furnished with a blend of modern and antique furniture.

Amenities

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom

Families

  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed

Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Essentials

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Staffed property
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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Cancellation policy

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

Partial refund

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

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50% refund50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
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Things to know

Check in: 15:00 Check out: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.

Payment

This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

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Smoking

No smoking at this property

Manager restrictions

Minimum stay: 2 night

About the owner

Dave W.
Calendar updated:
13 Jul 2024

Years listed:
6

Based in:
United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English
This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 07 May 2019. Located in Essex, it has 12 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £516 to £745.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 13 Jul 2024.
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Reviews

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Passenger47507703878

We were made to feel very comfortable.
Apr 2023

Beautiful cottage in a beautiful area. The cottage had every thing you could ever need and more. We enjoyed a very generous welcome package which included treats for the dog. What a lovely place to br… More 

Reviewed 12 Apr 2023

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leimo
Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Christmas at The Orchard - Beautiful
Dec 2021

Spent 4 nights here with my mum and my little dog to be near my daughter for Christmas. Jo gave us a warm welcome and showed us around the cottage. A very generous festive hamper, bubbly and milk in … More 

Reviewed 28 Dec 2021

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Owner's reply:
Thankyou so much, it was a pleasure having you stay. Thanktou for leaving the Orchard in a lovely condition. Jo

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cmarb3
Maidenhead, United Kingdom

Superb
Nov 2021

Jo and Dave are brilliant hosts; every detail has been thought out: the kitchen has everything you might need and more, from cheese knives to cocktail sticks. The bed was supremely comfortable and the… More 

Reviewed 17 Nov 2021

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704pennym
Blackpool, United Kingdom

Perfect!
Aug 2021

This cottage was five star, starting with the thoughtful and very useful welcome basket through to the towel for our dog. Excellent outdoor space. We were able to relax watching the Olympic games afte… More 

Reviewed 12 Aug 2021

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ianmarshall999
Penzance, United Kingdom

Beautiful
Jun 2021

We have so enjoyed a week here at Orchard Cottage, Joanne provided a lovely welcome pack of, strawberry’s,chocolates,wine,biscuits and honey, It could not have been better, Thank you so much,

Reviewed 21 Jun 2021

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FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with DAVE (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send DAVE (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact DAVE (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view DAVE the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send DAVE (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send DAVE (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from DAVE (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. DAVE (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call DAVE (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact DAVE (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send DAVE (the owner) a message.

If DAVE (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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12 reviews
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/ night
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