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Firmins Bakehouse

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Firmin's Bakehouse
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Holiday Rental House -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Coggeshall, Essex, England
A spacious, light and airy self catering cottage in the converted Bake House. It is set in the rear garden of the main house.

We are in a central village location with access to some great local pubs and restaurants; excellent if you don't have a car. We are ideal for visiting friends and relatives, and for lovers of historic buildings and walkers along the Essex Way.

There are transport links to London and Colchester, so if you wish you can visit London for the day without having to stay there! Or, go north and explore our medieval towns and gentle countryside.

We can accommodate up to four people and because many of our guests have friends or relatives locally we provide seating and dining in the kitchen for 6. We have created a more secluded area of the garden for our guests to enjoy in the summer months.

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Listing #HL8616588
About the Owner
Alex S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2017
Interaction with guests
When I can I will greet you and let you into the Bakehouse to make sure you are comfortable. If I cannot I will ensure that you know where to find the keys and all is ready for you. I am generally around should you have any questions. Please do not hesitate to ask for recommendations on where to go, eat, or traveling into into London should you wish. Whatever!
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Firmins for 3 nights for my wedding and it was wonderful, the house is beautifully finished with so many lovely little touches. The upstairs is so bright and airy and was a beautiful space to get ready for my wedding in, while...More

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Passport699891, VR Owner at Firmins Bakehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Olivia, Thank you very much for your lovely review! You looked stunning and I am delighted the Bakehouse (and our various critters!) helped to make your stay and wedding day special. The chickens have been banned for a while from the garden as they were...More

Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely time at Firmin’s Bakehouse. The accomodation is lovely with lots of character. The breakfast was a nice touch and Alex was very helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to be back again.

Thank yhawtin
Management response:Responded 4 June 2018

Thank you for your lovely review Yvonne. The sun came out for you that weekend as I knew it would by the afternoon! We would love to welcome you both back in the future. Alex

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

Coggeshall is a lovely old-world village with modern pretensions, and Firmins Bakehouse fits in superbly. Alex was a wonderfully supportive hostess and even watered our plants that we had bought from the nearby Beth Chatto gardens. We made great friends with Ziggy the dog and...More

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Management response:Responded 4 June 2018

My pleasure and thank you for your lovely review. Those plants were looking very hot and having spent much money at Beth Chatto Gardens myself I knew you would not want to loose them! I hope you had a safe journey home and hope to...More

  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 AM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
The cottage sleeps 4 only. In a combination of the sofa bed in the living room and the super king in the bedroom. The super king can also be twin beds. Please contact me to...
    1 Shower
    1 King
    1 Crib
    1 Sofa
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  • Damage Deposit: €45 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
Coggeshall is a pretty, large village in Essex. We are within easy walking distance of our shops, restaurants and two National Trust properties. Grange Barn and Paycockes House.

To the north of Coggeshall lies Marks Hall, an arboretum with beautiful gardens and walks. Beyond is northern Essex and Suffolk littered with medieval towns and villages within pretty countryside.

Heading south, by train and you can access central London, Westfield shopping centre and the 2012 Olympic Park.

So at Firmin's Bakehouse you can have the best of all worlds -  an attractive place to stay with a plethora of peaceful villages to explore one day and a busy day in the 'Big Smoke' the next.
Getting around
Walk within and around the village. The Essex Way passes through Coggeshall.

Kelvedon station takes you south to Liverpool Street Station (London) via Colchester and Stratford (the 2012 Olympic Park and shopping centre), or North to Ipswich. Coggeshall has its own own community bus which runs to and from the train station in the morning and evening. Buses can take you into Colchester. Plus some very friendly taxi drivers if you want to go further afield but don't have a car.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Stanstead Airport: 36.0 km
Railway: Kelvedon Station (Goes to London Liverpool St and past the Oylpic Stadium at Stratford.: 3.0 km
Ferry: Harwich: 45.0 km
By Car:
Tap in our postcode: CO6 1TX

From the M11:
Take junction 8 heading east along the A120 towards Stanstead Airport & Colchester. The A120 changes from a motorway, (roundabout, 2nd exit), to a dual carriage way, (roundabout 3rd exit), to a single lane road. Coggeshall is sign posted off to the right (West Street) after approximately 40minutes of travel. Follow the road for approx. 1 mile (1.5km) and then turn left onto Market Hill. Follow the road round with 'The Curtain Exchange' on your right. Firmin's Bakehouse is approximately 500m on from the junction on your left hand side. Look out for the Firmin's Bakery sign above the old shop front and park on the adjacent drive.

From the A12:
Take junction 23 if heading north to Kelvedon and join the B1024, London Road...
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 46.0 km.
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