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Kingfisher's Nest

Near Colchester, Essex

Secluded cabin with hot tub and sauna on the banks of a lake just south of Colchester, perfect for rural romantic getaways.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
SAVE TO WISHLIST
£220-280 per night

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Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 2 nights

Kingfisher's Nest is owned and managed by Nat Browning.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Nat Browning.

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£220-280 per night
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The highlights
  • Beautiful, purpose-built cabin overlooking a lake.
  • Sauna, free-standing bath and a hot tub, all with stunning views out over the lake.
  • Open-plan, glass-fronted living space with wood burning stove.
  • Rural location just six miles south-west of Colchester and close enough to the coast for day trips to the seaside.

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You should know
  • The cabin is located next to an unfenced lake, so care should be taken at all times.
  • The price is based on 2 people - additional guests are charged at £30 extra per night.

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The detail

Set on the banks of a hidden lake, just six miles from Colchester, Kingfisher’s Nest is the perfect place to escape from it all. Surrounded by nature and with gorgeous views across the water, it’s hard to imagine a more tranquil scene. The cabin also has its own sauna, hot tub and a beautiful freestanding bathtub, all with stunning views overlooking the lake.

The cabin has been designed for two with a luxurious king-size master bedroom. There are two huge floor-to-ceiling windows in the bedroom overlooking the lake, so you can sit up in bed with your morning coffee and watch the mist rising from the water. The freestanding bathtub is also in the bedroom, perfectly positioned in front of one of the windows so you can make the most of the view. You’ll find the sauna and the shower in the ensuite bathroom.

If you do want to bring some friends or family along, there is the flexibility to sleep an additional two guests in the open-plan living area by converting the chair and sofa into extra bedding. This beautiful living space features comfy seating gathered around a wood burner with a good supply of logs to keep you cosy in the evenings. There’s also a dining area and a fully equipped kitchen with an electric oven, hob and a fridge. One side of this space is fronted by sliding glass doors, providing spectacular views of the lake and opening out onto the decking.

Outside on the decking, there is some outdoor furniture where you can enjoy a barbecue on sunny afternoons. There is also a hot tub in prime position for soaking up the view.

If you can tear yourself away from the cabin and your secluded haven, there’s plenty to do in the local area. From walks in the neighbouring ancient woodland to exploring Colchester’s vibrant high street. This historic town has a rich history and a beautiful Norman castle to discover, as well as a zoo and plenty of great restaurants. If you fancy a day at the seaside, take a trip to Frinton on Sea or sample the delicious seafood at Mersea Island. There’s also the Colne Valley Steam Railway Museum nearby where you can have a go at driving a steam train.

Features
Essential
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Dog Friendly
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Hot Tub
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • No Smoking
Living Spaces
  • Open fire/Woodburner
Kitchen/Utility
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
Bed/Bath
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
Tech
  • Smart TV/FireStick
Outside
  • BBQ
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Chef for hire
  • Off road free parking
  • Cleaning service
  • Sauna
  • Walking distance to pub
£220-280 per night
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Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 2 nights

SAVE TO WISHLIST
Availability

Kingfisher's Nest is owned and managed by Nat Browning.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Nat Browning.

Request To Book
Detailed pricing info

The price (based on two guests) is:
£200-£260 per night mid week (prices differ for low/mid/high season)
£220-£280 per night weekend (prices differ for low/mid/high season)

Additional guests charged at £30 per person per night

3 night minimum stay over a weekend
2 night minimum stay midweek.
One night stays available as and when there are one night spaces between other bookings

BOOKING/CANCELLATION TERMS:

• 20% non-refundable deposit to secure the booking
• Full balance due 30 days before arrival
• After full balance has been paid 30 days before arrival the full amount becomes non-refundable
• Should guests wish to move bookings after 30 days. Whether they incur any charges will up to our discretion
• Holding deposit - £200.00. This will be refunded within ten days of the check out date, provided there is no damage, excessive mess or complaints about noise. The deposit can only be refunded to the card used to make the initial payments

Additional info:
• There is a £30 charge p/pet p/stay. Pets are allowed in the property at your own risk but please ensure they are clean before they enter. You will be responsible for any damage or mess that may be caused by them.

Kingfisher's Nest is part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

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Reviews

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Coolstays User

A fantastic escape. Myself and my cousin stayed at Kingfishers nest recently for 2 nights. It was surreal how this place exceeded all expectations. It was just as beautiful if not more beautiful than the pictures. The hot tub was a highlight, located perfectly in front of the lake. It is so serene here and we really enjoyed the sounds of nature and the view. The only critique I had was there was a few cobwebs/dust in areas, however overall the cabin was very clean and well stocked with utensils and kitchen crockery. There is wifi, but it’s not great, but this is to be expected given the location of the cabin. Luckily the idea was to escape the internet/real world anyway, so this wasn’t too disappointing for us. There is a smart TV which we used in the evenings to stream, the wifi was good enough to support this. I would recommend this cabin to any and everyone, if you’re looking for a relaxing getaway. Sarah the host was prompt with responses and so helpful prior to, and throughout our stay. We will definitely be revisiting as soon as possible. Thanks again Sarah for being an incredible host.

Stayed June 2024

Coolstays User

Beautiful breathtaking place the view is amazing lovely and peaceful. I would recommend it but the only thing it is missing is a welcome pack just so you could have a cup of tea or coffee or even a bottle of water on arrival hopefully. Will stay here again as we have family that live round the corner

Stayed May 2024

Coolstays User

Where do I start? Amazing would be an understatement. For me it was breath taking and peaceful. My partner on the other hand was quite For about 25 mins. He was soaking everything in. The best birthday gift he has ever got. He absolutely adored this place and wants to come back at least 3 times a year just to escape the our busy lives. This place is just perfect. Sarah was so helpful through out and assisted whenever we needed help. She was such a wonderful host. Thank you for having us. We will be regulars as soon as we find spaces to book.

Stayed May 2023

Coolstays User

We absolutely loved our getaway spot in the midlle of the forest with a lake and stunning views and incredible quiet and serenity. Very stylish, fully equipped place, with lots of extra stuff like sauna and hottub, BBQ. Definitely will come back!

Stayed September 2022

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