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Firmins Bakehouse

The Bakehouse
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9 reviews
The Bakehouse
The garden in May
The kitchen seats six
The living room
The super king bed can be split into two full size twins.
We supply towels, body lotion, shower gel and hand wash.
The garden in March and our chickens - who sometimes lay your eggs!
The living room
The main house
Firmin's Bakehouse
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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Coggeshall, Essex, England
A spacious cottage in a converted bake house in the rear garden of the main house which houses the former bakery. Firmin's Bakehouse is 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.

It is a very spacious, light and airy one bedroom property. The superking double can be set up as full size twins. We have created a more secluded area of the garden for our guests to enjoy in the summer months.

We live just in front of the cottage, which makes the pr...
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Listing #HL8616588
About the Owner
Alex S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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, how to get into London should you wish. Whatever!
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We will return! This is a beautiful cottage/ contemporary home that succeeds in combining modern comfortable living with a sense of the past. I seriously think the bed is the most comfortable one I have ever slept in! Set in a picturesque garden in the...More

Thank ritaanne2015
Management response:Responded 4 January 2018

Rita, Thank you very much! I am delighted you enjoyed your stay so much. The bed gets so many complements that I really think we ought to buy one for ourselves. We really look forward to welcoming you when you are next in the UK....More

  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • SuperKing Beds:(1)
  • 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 Sofa
    1 Crib
    1 Super King
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2 Jan 2019
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  • Damage Deposit: £40 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
Coggeshall is a pretty, medieval but 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. From Kelvedon station you can go south to Liverpool Street Station via Colchester and Stratford (London), or North to Ipswich. We even have our very own Coggeshall 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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