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Fantastic views over the lake from the hot tub
Lounge with lake views
Open plan living
Kitchen area
Ground floor king-size bedroom
Twin Bedroom on the ground floor
Shower room located on the ground floor
Relax and unwind...
Breakfast time!
A sunset view
A romantic hideaway
A view of the lake
Relax in the hot tub
The perfect location to unwind
A real retreat
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Lakes Edge

Colchester (7.5mls NW), Essex
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • An ideal retreat for a relaxing break, unwind in the hot tub surrounded by nature
  • The lodge offers lakeside views, enjoy the peace and quiet  of this tranquil location
  • The town of Colchester is nearby ideal for shopping, visit the castle and the zoo
  • An ideal base to explore the Essex coast line, Frinton on Sea, Clacton and Mersea Island make a great day out
  • Admire the landscape of Constable country, see the inspiration for the painting, just a short drive away
  • For some retail therapy head to the ancient port town of Ipswich and visit the marina
Property code: 44795

The log cabin, completed in 2016, offers delightful accommodation and is approached down a country track through woods. It sits on the edge of the lake surrounded by trees and offers wonderful views in a peaceful location.

Situated close to Colchester with thriving high street and a stunning castle, the property is in the heart of the Essex countryside. Take a trip on the Colne Valley Stream Railway, or visit Colchester Zoo, Layer Marney Tower, and the gate house to what would have been Henry VIII royal residence. No trip to Essex would be complete without a trip to the coast, Frinton on Sea, Clacton or cross the strood to Mersea Island famous for Rock Oysters, great seafood restaurants and sailing. For shopping head to Colchester and Freeport at Braintree.

Guest entering this spacious lodge into a spacious, light and airy open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area, with views onto the lake. The well-equipped kitchen area has an electric oven and hob with extractor, fridge, freezer and dishwasher and there is a dining area with table and chairs. The lounge area is perfect for relaxing, with comfortable sofas and a wood burner (1st basket of logs included) for those chilly evenings in front of the TV/DVD. There are two bedrooms on the ground floor; a king-size bedroom and a twin bedroom. Stairs lead to a mezzanine level with a twin bedroom.

Outside is a decked area with garden furniture and you can relax in the wood fired hot tub whilst enjoying views over the lake. The cabin has off-road parking. Please note the property is situated on an unfenced lake so care should be taken at all times.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • Bedrooms - 1 king-size and 2 twin bedrooms
  • Shower room with shower cubilcle
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub - wood fired
  • Woodburner (1st basket of logs included)
  • TV/ DVD
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
  • Towels included
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Electric heating
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Please note the property is situated on an unfenced lake, care should be taken at all times

This property is personally managed by Liz.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 5 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Stuart 9th August 2019

The cottage is superbly situated, in a quiet wooded location overlooking a small lake (complete with ducks, swans, kingfishers, etc). The hot-tub overlooks the lake and is a great bonus. Spacious and comfortable inside. Good walks from the cottage. Really enjoyed our stay. Owners very helpful.

Reviewed by Lynsey 10th May 2019

Stunning lakeside location, sat in the hot tub listening to the ducks on the lake was so relaxing. House had everything you could need, all clean and welcoming! Beautiful farm site so private but convenient to explore the area!

Reviewed by Michael 15th January 2019

An excellent retreat in a secluded and scenic location. Good for q quiet break with excellent walks around. Good pub in local village which is dog friendly and serves good food.

Reviewed by Harry 30th November 2018

Property was perfect, stunning location and just as shown in the pictures!

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Fantastic views over the lake from the hot tub
Lounge with lake views
Open plan living
Kitchen area
Ground floor king-size bedroom
Twin Bedroom on the ground floor
Shower room located on the ground floor
Relax and unwind...
Breakfast time!
Show 5 moreA sunset view


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