The Wobbin

5 Star rating

Cottage Details

Cottage: The Wobbin
Location of the cottage: Tollesbury
Number of bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 5 (You can add an extra Child in the booking process for £40)
Children / Babies: Yes, 2 babies are accepted
Arrival days (changeover): Sunday, Monday, Friday
Pets: 2 (2 dogs (sometimes 3), Dog charges apply)
Mark Scott

Remote, Comfort, Sea Views and the romance of the beautiful Essex Marshes at Tollesbury

This lovely Coastal Cottage with its sea views is perfect for families and dog owners wanting to get away from it all, the garden is secure and there is direct access to a private woodland (great for doggies).

The walks are really good and take you down to the sea wall and past important bird santuries and famous salt marshes.

Tollesbury has a lively Marina with fishing trips and a salt water & sand play area for children - it is a just 10 minute walk through the fields to get to.



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  • 1 Available Start Date (click for quote)
  • 1 Unavailable Date
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Facilities Checklist

  • Barbeque
  • Bath
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Bikes Provided
  • Cats Accepted
  • Central Heating
  • Clothes Airer or Washing Line
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothes Washer
  • Cooker and Hob
  • Courtyard
  • Dishwasher
  • Dog Friendly
  • Flame Effect Fire
  • Freezer-compartment
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Garden - Enclosed
  • Ground Floor Bath
  • Ground Floor Bedroom
  • Ground Floor Shower
  • Ground Floor Toilet
  • High Chair Provided
  • Internet Access
  • Iron and Board
  • King Size Bed
  • Microwave
  • Off Road Parking
  • Open Fire
  • Shepherds Hut Holiday
  • Shower, over Bath
  • Shower, Walk In
  • Single Storey
  • Smart TV
  • Television
  • Towels Provided
  • Travel Cot Provided
  • Village
  • Wifi
  • Wood Burner



  • The Wobbin is a charming 18th Century grade II listed farm cottage with beautiful views over farmland, the Tollesbury Wick Nature reserve and onto the Blackwater Estuary and the sea.
  • Originally built as a pair of farm-workers cottages, which have now been combined to form a delightful and generously sized three bedroom house with 2 open fires.
  • The location of The Wobbin at the end of a public single track lane means it is beautifully secluded with lovely views and walks down to the Sea and the Essex marshes and Nature Reserves.
  • One of the walks is about 15 minutes and winds you round the hedgrows and into Tollesbuy;s lovely ancient harbour and Marina.

Cottage Walk Through


  • Downstairs there are two cosy sitting rooms both with log fires as well as a cosy dining room and a conservatory which makes the perfect setting for a glass of wine to accompany the stunning sunsets.
  • There is also a spacious and well equipped kitchen complete with dishwasher and a convenient downstairs loo .
  • Upstairs, there are two double bedrooms, one has a Kingsized bed and the other a Super King which can be divided into a twin bed.
  • There is a comfortable day bed nestled in the open ‘Suffolk Landing’ bedroom, this open room also has a single truckle bed which can be made up to accommodate an extra child.
  • All bedrooms have a quaint arched mansard roof.
  • Sleeping capacity: you can sleep 5 people in 3 bedrooms - a double bedroom, a twin or double bedroom and a single in the open 'Suffolk Landing' bedroom.
  • You can add an extra single in the 'Suffolk Landing' by using the 'truckle bed' but we would suggest that it is probably best to have 2 children in that open room - see this link for info and photos





  • The cottage has gated 'off road parking' and sits in a completely enclosed garden.
  • There are several different footpaths to explore directly from the cottage, including a track along the adjacent woodland Nature Reserve where a path has been cleared specially for you, this path ends in a clearing with seating from where you can enjoy spectacular views of the estuary – this is a great ‘safe’ walk for doggies but you will need to keep them on a lead as part of the woodland is used for educational visits.
  • You can take footpaths directly from the cottage to the ‘Sea Wall’ walks which can go on for miles with horizon wide coastal scenery and significant wildlife interests in and around the two nationally important nature reserves and marshland.
  • There is a 10 minute walk from the cottage by country footpath to Tollesbury Marina.





  • Well behaved dogs are always welcome, please refer to All About Bringing Pets for charges, rules and how this cottage may suit your pet.



The Local Area


  • Horse riding, sailing, sea fishing, bird watching and great walking and cycle routes are all in the local area. here is a link for Sea fishing and Day Trips on historic boats
  • Tollesbury village is within easy walking distance and offers an excellent general store, a butcher, baker, pub and post office.
  • Beside the bustling Marina is an open air salt water paddling pool with a sandy play area.
  • There is a cafe nearby in the sail lofts and a restaurant at the marina itself.
  • Please see our Local Area link for lots more information
  • This is a walkers link From griffmonsterwalks with a walk along the Essex coast from Tollesbury to Maldon 
  • We also have a Guide to Suffolk which will calculate the distance from your cottage to all the places of interest and insider tips - it is set to 'Pubs and Restaurants' in this link



Standard Inclusive Features


  • All prices include VAT and everything written below.
  • Kitchen: all cottages are complete little homes and facilities include modern central heating, refrigerator, hobs, oven and / or microwave, toaster, crockery & serving dishes, cutlery, many utensils, fire-extinguisher, lots of pots & pans, glasses & mugs, kettle, coffee maker, teapot, kitchen towels, oven gloves, olive oil & vinegar, salt & pepper, sugar, herbs, tea, fresh and instant coffee, washing up liquid, cloths, general cleaning materials, etc.
  • Welcome Basket: We supply free of charge a complimentary Welcome Basket this contains all the freshest ingredients for a 'Proper English breakfast': eggs, bacon, butter, some tomatoes, fruit, a lemon, a litre of milk and a loaf of fresh local bread.
  • Bathroom: We provide fluffy cotton towels, bath mats, toilet brush, toilet rolls.
  • Bedroom: cotton bed linen, wardrobe with coat hangers / chest of drawers, iron, ironing board, hairdryer.
  • Living room:  A smart TV, books, games, magazines, local brochures, OS and other maps plus a folder with our special 'What To Do' insiders guide to the local area.
  • Please note tha there are no adult bikes available at this cottage as the nearby lanes are not really suitable but there are some small childrens bikes for use in the garden and on the cart-track. This is more of a walking area than family biking.
  • Babies: Baby cots and high chairs are provided in cottages accepting babies (please bring babies bedding which is not supplied).
  • Doggie Treats: Water bowl and treat per dog is provided in cottages accepting pets.
  • Well behaved dogs are always welcome, please refer to All About Bringing Pets for charges, rules and how this cottage may suit your pet.
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Public Transport

London Liverpool Street station - Witham station = 45 mins

Taxis - at the station or call:

SS Cars Tiptree 01621 817 399

Knights 01376 518 383

Kelveden Cars 01376 573 657

The journey time is 25 Minutes

What the Guests Say

  • Friday, 16th of February, 2018, Kirsty:

    Absolutely lovely stay. Perfect location for a short break outside of London. Excellently situated for walking by the river to the harbour. Vivien is the perfect host! Thank you so much

  • Friday, 9th of February, 2018, Matt:

    We've had a fabulous week! The cottage was fantastic, great views and location, amazingly comfortable and had everything you could ask for! Thank you for the lovely welcome Vivien and we look forward to staying again! P.s. lovely cake and marmalade!

  • Monday, 22nd of January, 2018, Guy & Georgie:

    Lovely relaxing weekend at The Wobbin. Fabulous cottage, very cosy and a warm welcome. Fantastic dog walks and good for bird watching. Thank you for the warm welcome and the cake!

  • Monday, 15th of January, 2018, Anthony:

    We loved the cottage particularly the sitting room with the cosy nook and gorgeous fireplace. The cottage is extremely dog friendly which is brilliant for us and left us with a very relaxed dog. Thank you very much for the marmalade and cake, which was fantastic

  • Monday, 8th of January, 2018, Lydia:

    We have had a lovely relaxing weekend, just what we needed. The Wobbin is lovely, warm and cosy and has everything you need. So very peaceful and in beautiful countryside with lovely walks. The welcome pack was absolutely wonderful, everything to get you started

  • Friday, 5th of January, 2018, Peter:

    A really lovely cosy cottage in a wonderful location. The village has everything you would need and the coastal walks are great for exploring.

  • Friday, 29th of December, 2017, Tim & Sally:

    Thank you for a very cosy and comfortable stay and the most appreciated welcome basket of goodies! We have enjoyed the peace and quiet and the antics of the local birds!

  • Monday, 11th of December, 2017, Richard:

    Great cottage for bird watching - Marsh Harriers and Waders. Also many many thanks for the cake!

  • Monday, 27th of November, 2017, Belinda & Janice:

    What a lovely location for a ''thank you treat''!! The Maldon Smokehouse down a narrow lane, is worth a visit. We enjoyed the welcome basket in front of roaring fires. A super but all too short stay - a reason to come back!

  • Friday, 10th of November, 2017, Eleanor:

    Beautiful cottage, beautiful views. A warm welcome and lovely welcome basket. The local info provided was excellent and the walks nearby are absolutely beautiful. Would love to come back

  • Wednesday, 1st of November, 2017, Barbara & Mick:

    A wonderful cottage with everything you could possibly need and more! The dogs enjoyed their holiday with walks to die for. What a special landscape. The welcome pack was delightful, especially the bacon. If you are looking for a cottage with peaceful surroundings, look no further. The Wobbin is a credit to it's owners! Thank you.

  • Saturday, 28th of October, 2017, Alex & Elliott:

    Lovely stay at The Wobbin. Such a characterful place, comfortable, serene and secluded. Excellent walks in the area. Generous welcome pack, we lacked for nothing. Many thanks.

  • Friday, 20th of October, 2017, Emilie (aged 8):

    I really enjoyed my stay and would love to live here. Lovely site and lovely walks. I enjoyed the bikes you left for us. Thank you for the food. Really enjoyed going to Mersea Island we walked along the beach had fish and chips and found a mermaids purse on the beach.

  • Monday, 16th of October, 2017, Jane:

    Another beautifully sunny weekend! Fab walk from here to the marina for lunch - thank you.

  • Friday, 13th of October, 2017, Lucy & Paul:

    We value privacy and peace. The Wobbin has no passing traffic and no near neighbours, with a view of the coast and a cosy cottage atmosphere it is a gem for an away-day weekend or midweek stay. The hosts were also a delight. Thank you

  • Friday, 6th of October, 2017, Darren & Ruth:

    The perfect place for a restful break - idyllic!

  • Sunday, 1st of October, 2017, David:

    We had a wonderful stay here - thank you.

  • Friday, 29th of September, 2017, Debra:

    We've stayed in lots of cottages and this has to be one of the best. Easily enough room for 4 adults and a dog. Comfortable and well furnished with a wonderful totally secure garden. Had great weather so could enjoy a number of local walks. One night we stood in the garden watching a beautiful sunset while the bats flew overhead. Perfect! A wonderful welcome pack too!

  • Monday, 25th of September, 2017, Naomi:

    Beautiful cottage in lovely surroundings. Thoughtfully appointed in every way. We would heartily recommend. Brilliant! Best cottage we have been to!

  • Friday, 8th of September, 2017, Tina & Kevin:

    Wonderful location! Wonderful cottage! Wonderful hosts! Wonderful break! No so wonderful - not long enough! Particularly warm welcome, thanks Vivien. Great hosts throughout our stay. Going home so relaxed. p.s. lemon drizzle cake - mmmm!

  • Friday, 1st of September, 2017, Louise:

    Having had many cottage holidays in the past, this is without question the best so far. Highlights include the amazing welcome cake, fresh fruit and for the children to be allowed to feed the cats and say hello! Your hospitality and generosity are much appreciated. We hope to return again. Amazing cottage in every respect - warm, cosy, amazing views and walks from the door. The owners are generous and kind - thank you.

  • Monday, 28th of August, 2017, Heather:

    The Wobbin has bags of charm, in an idyllic setting surrounded by peace and quiet. We were lucky enough to combine harvesting and hay bales at work, and to hop on a bike for a cycle ride. Particularly recommend "crabbing" in the marina, our grandchildren loved it!

  • Friday, 18th of August, 2017, Terry:

    An excellent addition to the Grove Cottages. Splendidly isolated, but still lots to do. We had a most relaxing holiday, exactly what was required. We loved the solitude, the wildlife and the walks. We especially loved the bats as we no longer get them in our garden. Hopefully we will come again

  • Friday, 11th of August, 2017, Richard:

    A superb cottage!

  • Monday, 7th of August, 2017, Caroline:

    Lovely peaceful location for a relaxed weekend with the family.

  • Friday, 4th of August, 2017, Grahame & Kristina:

    Very comfortable and spacious cottage in a lovely position. Great view of the Blackwater estuary, quiet and secluded with very good walks from the door

  • Friday, 21st of July, 2017, Claire:

    Such a peaceful location, stunning views and great walks.

  • Monday, 10th of July, 2017, Jane:

    Perfect cottage in a beautiful part of Essex.

  • Friday, 7th of July, 2017, Pauline:

    This cottage is Stunning and in a beautiful relaxing location. The owners was helpful and friendly. Our short break was really perfect, amazing weather too ! Great for dogs, lots of wonderful walks and a large enclosed garden - Very Happy Doggies !

  • Sunday, 25th of June, 2017, Rachel & David:

    A great location - quiet with beautiful views. Great for the dogs, comfortable and well appointed rooms. A great place to unwind.

  • Monday, 3rd of April, 2017, Pam & Barry:

    We have been lucky enough to spend about 9 weeks at The Wobbin. The tranquility of the cottage and garden hits you after driving through the hustle and bustle of Tollesbury village. We have enjoyed every aspect of our stay from the comfortable beds, beautiful skies, views from the sun lounge, to great walks. The cottage is in a beautiful location facing the estuary and surrounded by the Essex countryside, abundant with birds and wildlife. We have found our stay comfortable and relaxing. The Harbour Bistro serves great food and there is a bakery, butchers and fruit stall within walking distance. The owners provided a warm welcome to us. We hope you enjoy your stay here as much as we have.

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