|Location of the cottage:||Tollesbury|
|Number of bedrooms:||1|
|Sleeps:||2 (Bring a Tent to add kids to your booking from £15)|
|Children / Babies:||Yes, add 'pitch for Tent' if you want to bring children|
|Arrival days (changeover):||Sunday, Monday, Friday|
|Pets:||2 (2 large well behaved dogs accepted)|
Wow... What a Location !
An Ex Radar Tower with an impressive viewing floor where you can see for miles over the Essex Marshes and bird sanctuaries to the sea
No neighbours - totally remote - fabulous location.
... and you can bring the kids if you bring a tent for them to sleep in.
The Hexagon is an impressive addition of open plan accommodation to the Radar Tower. The location is simply stunning as you are fields away from any neighbours down a farm track leading to the wonderful Essex Marshes and bird sanctuaries.
The Radar Tower and Hexagon stand in a large hedged and fenced meadow surrounded by the owners fields.
The Hexagon is designed to sleep a couple with space for a travel cot.... but f you want to bring children to enjoy this experience then feel free to bring a tent with you, there is a small charge for a pitch from £15 a weekend to £25 per week.
The bird life around you is amazing with Marsh Harriers, hawks, migrating geese, herons, kites, ducks, waders, plovers, larks, owls, egrets and many, many more, all around you.
At the end of the field you are in the Wildlife Nature Reserve with endless walks along the sea wall where you can take in the beautiful changes in landscape from marshy wilderness to hidden creeks and farmland. Looking out to sea or along the Blackwater Estuary you will often see the impressive sight of an historic Thames Barge under Full Sail or a fleet of competing yachts.
Our "Welcome Pack": 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.
Cottages with open fires are supplied with a complimentary first load of fuel after which you can buy more using an honesty box.
Most cottages also supply Bikes free of charge unless it is stated that no bikes are available.
Your own beautiful private nature reserve.
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 a wonderful spot to spend a few days - even in February - gorgeous cottage and surrounding walks all around the marshes - great birding - thank you so much for all the lovely touches, foodie parcel etc ! Sure we'll be back sometime - Many Thanks Gill Richie & Mar
Stunning location on Tollesbury marshes nature reserve, teeming with birdlife and with view in all directions. Warm and spotless accommodation. We love this place! The Hexagon is brilliant with such stunning views, we didn't want to leave. Perfect bird watching retreat!
Great place to stay. The view is amazing and it's so quiet. Shopping in Tollesbury supplied all we needed on top of the welcome basket. Good job we brought wellies for the various walks. We'll come back for a high tide.
What a special cottage The Hexagon is. We were lucky to have plenty of spells of sunshine, and cosy evenings in, while the wind howled dramatically outside. We are sorry to leave and already thinking of our return. Thank you for a wonderful stay, we cannot recommend this place highly enough
It shouldn't take you long to realise The Hexagon is a gem. Fabulous accommodation topped off with lemon cake and the nicest wood burner I've ever experienced. We didn't venture far, simply enjoying the little bit of history, wildlife, walks and the village. Thank you Vivien
Lovely welcome from Vivien on our arrival. Peace and tranquility All round stunning views and great walks for our dog. Already recommended to friends for future breaks. Stunning accommodation
The Hexagon is the perfect retreat for a couple. Vivien & Andrew are kind and helpful hosts who provided us with amazing local and home produce. Will definitely come back!
The setting is wonderful and just what we expected. Vivien was an excellent host , giving us lots of advice about where to walk, places to visit and places to eat. Thank you!
Absolutely stunning views. Beautiful cottage done to a high spec - love it! Stunning views in all directions. Nice tea at the tower after a brisk walk. This is our 14th weekend away in a Grove Cottage - cottage!
Had a good stay in this interesting holiday let. This is the 10th different stay at one of the Grove Cottages. Best wishes for the future
Perfect place to relax and decompress. The Hexagon is a gem. The tranquility, the views and the wood burner made it an ideal cosy break. Fab cake and marmalade! Thanks
What a find! So luck to be one of the first few people to stay. So tranquil. Lovely to be able to come back and light a fire on a bitterly cold day. Wonderful welcome hamper. Plenty of fresh air and walks. Looking forward to hopefully returning in warmer times.
We have been to a number of the locations with Grove Cottages but this one is truly the best and such a little gem. We have truly made some amazing memories here as a family. Thank you so much Vivien for making our stay so wonderful. We have been to a number of Grove Cottage locations but this is simply the best, a real gem 5*
Perfect accommodation in a beautiful peaceful setting. Vivien was very informative re the local area on arrival and a lovely selection of food provided. The views are wonderful and watching the sunrise in the mornings spectacular. the walks are perfect, so quiet and peaceful here. A bird watchers paradise. Will definitely return
An excellent new addition to Grove Cottages. A place to find peace and quiet by the Blackwater estuary.
We had a most enjoyable stay in the peace and quiet of The Hexagon. A good way to celebrate our wedding anniversary! There is plenty of wildlife and walks to explore and boats to watch on the river. The view from the tower is a bonus. We had a lovely welcome from Vivien
Lovely cottage and tower. Great views and walks. Greatly enjoyed
Thank you for sharing this beautiful place with us
Our first visit to this area and we loved it. Looking forward to a return visit in a different season. We enjoyed walks along the sea wall, visit to the Sail Loft tea room and West Mersea for the seafood. A fabulous place to stay - perfect peace. Thank you
Historical building renovated to an exceptional standard. Has the best of old and new, the tower and new living space. The property has everything you need for a great holiday away from home, plus views second to none. The panoramic views are outstanding, the local walks are picturesque, we're definitely disappointed to be leaving so soon - we'll be back!
Wonderful peaceful place for a break away from the builders! Recommend the walk from Curly's Perch to the Marina (about an hour), along the seawall. Sunday lunch good at Habour View Bistro and lovely cake at the Sail Loft. Felt very luck to stay at this new holiday let - thank you x
This is unique accommodation in a beautiful setting. The shower is good, kitchen well equipped and really clean. The radar tower offers excellent views, peace and quiet
Another idyllic weekend through Grove Cottages! The Hexagon is the perfect hideaway for a peaceful, cosy, secluded escape from it all. Thank you so much for hosting us this weekend. Rob and I absolutely loved our joint birthday getaway and were a little smitten with The Hexagon! It couldn't have been any better
Great escape! Wonderful walks. Loved seeing the wild areas left for nature and that wild bird mixes had been sown along headlands. Enjoyed time on West Mersea walking and watching the wildlife. Thanks so much
This lovely peaceful corner of Essex is the perfect place for a total 'chill' experience. The Hexagon is a truly beautiful and unusual place to stay
We were lucky enough to be the first visitors to the historic Hexagon - what a find! Stunningly beautiful walks in every direction, guided by the custom OS map. We saw so many marsh harriers and gorged on sweet blackberries right from the hedgerows. Plenty of welcoming, dog friendly pubs nearby. Don't miss sunrise and sunset from your own personal tower - truly memorable. The large garden was perfect for our dog. This beautiful, unspoilt area gave us the peace and quiet we needed. Thank you Vivien, we can't wait to return
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