THE ORCHARD COTTAGE
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.
The Orchard Cottage, Langham, Essex
From £350 a week
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.
Langham is a couple of miles north of Colchester, close to the A12 which gives easy transport links for exploring the local area. The northern boundary of Langham is also the boundary between Essex and Suffolk. The famous Constable Country is 3 miles away with Flatford Mill and Dedham Vale.
Historic Colchester is close by, famous for its cobbled streets, castle and zoo. The town has a wide variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. Also within reach are Ipswich, Chelmsford, Orford, Aldeburgh and Felixstowe; or enjoy the beach at Clacton-on-Sea.
Travel a bit further afield and you can explore the myriad attractions of London. Within 1 mile is the excellent well stocked community shop, and the Shepherd public house offering a wide range of real ales and locally sourced menu. The pub welcomes dogs. The acclaimed Le Talbooth restaurant is close by, for that special occasion!
Could`t fault anything! The cottage and grounds are fantastic! Had a peaceful weekend and would 100% return. Thank you for the welcome hamper, was yummy. xx
Adam & Penny, London