Living room with TV,  sofa bed, woodburning stove (logs provided) Shower room
Family friendly home in Rowhedge

Entire home/apt

6 guests

3 bedrooms

3 beds
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About this listing

Rowhedge is a pretty riverside village, just 15 minutes drive from Colchester and Essex University, 40 minutes from Harwich. Woodbine House is located on a quiet street, with plenty of lovely walks through the woods or by the two rivers on your doorstep.

The space

Woodbine House is one of a pair of semi detached Edwardian cottages. Kim and Andrew live in the adjoining house. There is a door that links the two houses, but guests staying at Woodbine House have complete privacy as this will be locked during your stay. The property includes all three bedrooms, living room with a sofa bed, TV and woodburning stove, kitchen and newly installed downstairs shower room and WC. There is also an outdoor patio area to which guests have access.

Guest access

The front room of Woodbine House is used as an office by Kim and Andrew. This area is not accessible to guests. If Kim and Andrew are at home the garden area beyond the espalier apple tree and cream shed is not available to guests.

Interaction with guests

Kim and Andrew, the owners, live in the adjoining property. They are happy to be available to answer questions or sort out any problems. If they are at home they can make their washing machine available for you to use. We provide tea coffee and milk as well as the wherewithal for Breakfast (cereals, bagels and home made jam).

Other things to note

When there are no guests KIm, Andrew and their family use the property as part of their home. There are some personal items in the house, books, pictures etc. Feel free to browse, but please treat personal items with respect.
The two properties share a garden. You are welcome to use the small courtyard garden behind Woodbine House.
A point to note for guests with mobility issues: the house is Edwardian and has a steeper staircase than in more modern homes.
Kim and Andrew own two cats, Alasdair and Ruby. When there are no guests the cats have access to both houses. We will obviously ensure that they stay next door during your stay, but as the garden is shared they may well make themselves known to you.

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Check In: 3PM - 9PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 9 / night after 2 guests
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 9PM

We ask that guests do not smoke in the house.
We expect that guests leave the house clean and tidy on their departure.
Parkfield Street is a friendly but quiet residential street. We expect guests to behave accordingly.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

51 Reviews

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Sally User Profile
August 2017
My family and I had a lovely time at Andrews place. We were warmly welcomed by Andrew and Kim, who add lots of lovely extra's. The cottage is wonderfully homely and comfortable and just perfect for our children, who enjoyed the toys our hosts left out for them.

Amelia User Profile
July 2017
Fabulous place, we loved it. Perfect for what we wanted.

Fiona User Profile
July 2017
We had an awesome stay at Andrew's place! The house was cozy, sweetly decorated, had a lovely garden and the location was quiet yet close to restaurants and pubs. Everything was as described and communication was flawless. Thanks for the warm welcome and the cookies, we felt very at home and had an amazing holiday!

Yihui User Profile
July 2017
Kim and Andrew were the most gracious host! So kind and welcoming. The house was very clean and tidy.Excatly like the photos, maybe even better! The house offered a comprehensive range of kitchen equipments which were really perfect for my family.definitely recommend!!

Carol User Profile
July 2017
It was a lovely home & garden which was perfect for my needs . Also comfortable and homely and a relaxing place to come back to after very busy days exploring the area with a friend. I hope to return in the future.

Summer User Profile
July 2017
We had great stay at Andrew and Kim's place, everything is lovely and the garden is beautiful. Andrew and Kim are great host, they are very sweet and kind! Highly recommend!:)

Susan User Profile
June 2017
Delightful house in delightful Rowhedge. The house is beautifully presented and guests' comfort is well catered for. Lovely light bedrooms. Charming bathroom. Kitchen is well equipped. The garden is a bonus with tables and chairs to sit outside. Andrew gave us a friendly welcome and explained what was what clearly. Very quiet at night. I would certainly recommend this AirBnB - and would like to go back.

Colchester, United KingdomJoined in July 2013
Andrew User ProfileAndrew is a superhost.

Kim and I have lived in our current home in Rowhedge for 26 years. Our 4 daughters all grew up here and enjoy coming home which is partly why when when the house next door came up for sale, we bought it. We also have two grandsons who come and play in the garden and woods which back onto our home.
. Both Kim and I are semi retired teachers. I am also an artist and draw and paint the Essex estuary landscape around our home. Kim practises yoga and I practise tai chi. The whole family loves cooking and enjoying noisy meals together! All of us have travelled widely and enjoy visiting new places and meeting new people.

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