About this listing
Our lovely cottage with courtyard garden is on a very quiet street in old Harwich, just one road back from the pier. Excellent pubs and beach staggeringly close, 5 minute walk to train station, 2 stops to international ferry to Holland, London 1hr20m. To avoid confusion, contrary to what's listed below in Amenities, it's not suitable for pets or families as not enough space.
The cottage is close to the international ferry services (2 stops & 5 minutes on the train), beaches, excellent pubs and restaurants in the immediate vicinity, and reputedly this coast of Essex has the sunniest microclimate in Britain.
You will be sharing the cottage with us and you have access to the kitchen, wifi, (HD) TV, open fire in sitting room. Upstairs you have your own comfortable small bedroom which has a double Aerobed bed, a chair, a small set of drawers, a mirror, lamps, rug, etc.
Interaction with guests
Guests will be welcomed by us or a good friend of ours if we are away, and you have free rein of the kitchen, sitting room and garden. It is a homely cottage, (read 'not always tidy'), and your bedroom is your own domain while you are here.
Other things to note
The cottage was built in the late 1700s / early 1800s by the Dutch, who are notorious for maximising the use of space, hence the stairs are steep with narrow treads and high risers, just like on a boat.
Our cottage is our home, please treat it with love and respect as you would treat your own home and please, if it's hot and dry and we are away when you're staying, do water the plant pots in the garden and at the front of the house.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
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I love travel, photography, food, friends, making new friends and life. My partner Clive and I have a gorgeous fun dog called Fergus who keeps us on our toes, and we have bought a yacht which we will be living aboard very soon. We are great guests, always leaving a place as we found it, and sometimes even fixing things which might need repairing while we're there! We are looking forward to being hosts.