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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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.
  • On the first floor there is a bathroom with a bath and a mixer shower attachement for hair washing.
  • 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 Gardens

  • The cottage has gated 'off road parking' and sits in a completely enclosed garden with views over open countryside to the Estuary and Sea.
  • The adjacent woodland Nature Reserve belongs to the owners and they have specially cleared a path 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 about the wildlife the Nature Resrve contains.
  • There are several different footpaths to explore directly from the cottage, all of them are immediately in the countryside
  • One path takes you to the Marina at Tollesbury in about 12 minutes 
  • The main cart-track leads through the owners land directly from the cottage to the ‘Sea Wall’ , on the other side of the sea wall the wonderful Essex marshes and Nature reserves are an inspiration to watch
  • You can walk for miles along the Sea Wall, all the way to the mouth of the Blackwater and Maldon.


  • You can take footpaths 
  • There is a 10 minute walk from the cottage by country footpath to Tollesbury Marina.
  • The remoteness of The Wobbin combined with the enclosed garden and lovely walks through the countryside or along the Sea wall make this a doggie Dream come true.



  • 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.
  • Access Statement


 Bikes are provided for you free of charge to explore the local lanes, please check with the owner your requirements.

Lovely bikes are provided free of charge

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.

Breakfast Basket Supplied

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The Suffolk Guide

We can offer you your own Personal Chef at this cottage to create the perfect evening in. 

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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

  • Sunday, 11th of November, 2018, Lynn & Darren:

    We've enjoyed our little break in your lovely cottage. Loved sitting in the conservatory watching the wildlife. Great walks and lovely butchers/shops. Extremely warm and cosy in a delightful location with a superb outlook. Very dog friendly. Thank you.

  • Sunday, 28th of October, 2018, Carolin:

    We have had another wonderful stay at The Wobbin! Can't wait to come again - many thanks for everything.

  • Friday, 26th of October, 2018, Niels:

    Thank you for the lovely stay in this beautiful, cosy cottage. Nice walks to the beach, visiting the cows and visiting London for one day - we enjoyed it. Thank you!

  • Monday, 22nd of October, 2018, Emma & Anne:

    Just what was needed after such a difficult few months. A huge thank you to Vivien for the much appreciated welcome pack. Hoping to return in the New Year

  • Monday, 1st of October, 2018, Tracey:

    This is my second visit, but this time I brought the family. I loved it so much I was worried I'd over exaggerated and the family would have expected more and been disappointed. I needn't have worried, they loved it just as much as I do and will be coming back - but for a longer stay!

  • Friday, 28th of September, 2018, Victoria, Albert, Ed, Bonnie & Angel:

    Location, location, location! A wonderful visit in every direction. Our three dogs had a wonderful time, as did we. The welcome basket was lovely. The walks were wonderful along the sea wall. It was only because we had to cancel our holiday abroad that we came across The Wobbin. I know I have enjoyed this more than Italy (I think!), Hope to come again.

  • Monday, 17th of September, 2018, Lesley, Chris & Dusty:

    A lovely cottage – thanks for the lovely food. Lots of nice walks around the Nature Reserve to the Marina. We also enjoyed Heybridge Basin and Coggeshall where we had a lovely day visiting 2 National Trust properties: Grange Barn and Paycocks with a 3 mile circular walk between the two. 2 nice meals at The Queens Head in Tolleshunt D’Arcy. Also nice lunch at the coast at West Mersea Lovely weather and a relaxing holiday Thanks again.

  • Sunday, 16th of September, 2018, Louise:

    Lovely Cottage in a very pretty setting.

  • Friday, 24th of August, 2018, Emilia:

    We have had a fabulous week away at The Wobbin! Tollesbury is a lovely village and there is so much to do in the area as well. Thank you Vivien & Andrew for such a lovely stay including the delicious tea cake and farm visit for the children. Milo almost made friends with the cows...we hope we can come back soon - there is still lots to explore and it would be nice to enjoy The Wobbin in other seasons. Thank you again!

  • Friday, 17th of August, 2018, Clare:

    The Essex Saltings are one of the UK's environmental treasures and so is The Wobbin; the perfect place to relax and fuse with the kaleidoscope of nature around you

  • Saturday, 11th of August, 2018, Ian & Vicky:

    Had a great time

  • Sunday, 5th of August, 2018, Liz & Robert:

    Thank you so much for a lovely weekend that we won't forget! Such an idyllic beautiful location with wonderful hosts!! Many thanks for a wonderful stay

  • Friday, 27th of July, 2018, Jane & Chris:

    Historical summer weather in an idyllic spot. Lucky us. Ella has been in her element on her first holiday in what is truly a dogs heaven. We sat under the dappled shock of he cherry tree sipping fizz and taking in the views. Chris has had a fantastic 60th Birthday few days. Thank you Vivien and Andrew for the scrummy welcome basket and kind help. Chin chin to you both

  • Sunday, 22nd of July, 2018, Niki:

    The most idylic cottage in every sense, amazing location if you are looking for a peaceful magical retreat, this is it. Just perfect. Loved Loved it ! Awesome hosts. Awesome butcher & veg van ! This should be anyones 'Go To' in any season.

  • Sunday, 15th of July, 2018, Clare & Louise:

    Charming cottage - beautifully decorated and very comfortable. Close to lots of wonderful walks. Stunning garden and views of the estuary.

  • Wednesday, 11th of July, 2018, Tony & Jo:

    Our week at The Wobbin has been quite magical. We loved sitting under the cherry tree and ate outside every night, as blessed with perfect weather. Our two granddaughters didn't want to leave, they loved it here. We enjoyed the welcome basket etc

  • Sunday, 1st of July, 2018, Bob & Noelle:

    Have been to several cottage and The Wobbin rates among the best. Very comfortable and cosy, well equipped and wonderful welcome basket! Hosts friendly and approachable. Peaceful cottage with wonderful enclosed garden and views of Blackwater River. Highly recommended

  • Sunday, 10th of June, 2018, Simon:

    We've had an amazing time here at The Wobbin. From the welcome basket to the cosy sitting rooms - we've loved every bit. The garden is perfect and made Foster's first holiday even more memorable!! The cottage is perfect - cosy but also spacious. The garden is superb and is definitely recommended for any dog owners. A wonderful stay!

  • Friday, 1st of June, 2018, Shirley & Clare:

    The Wobbin is a truly wonderful base for exploring a fascinating part of our coastline. We were blessed with fantastic weather and enjoyed a barbecue in the garden as well as drinks and super in the conservatory, watching the sun sink! The cottage is cosy and inviting - private but close to the village and we couldn't fault it. Amazing, generous and delicious welcome basket.

  • Monday, 21st of May, 2018, Sharon:

    A wonderful weekend in a picturesque cottage. Made the most of the garden with ample room for both a dog and toddler to play safely. Lovely area to explore from Tollesbury Marina to Maldon. Thank y ou

  • Sunday, 22nd of April, 2018, Carien:

    We had such a wonderful time, thank you! The cottage is lovely and very comfortable in a beautiful setting. There's so much to see and do with lovely walks right from the doorstep. We couldn't have wished for a a nicer place to stay and thanks for the delicious cake, marmalade and generous welcome basket.

  • Friday, 20th of April, 2018, Chris:

    Straight 'Excellents' are a bit boring, but that's the way we see it. The Wobbin is a delightful, characterful and welcoming cottage in a simply outstanding location. Vivien is the perfect host and it makes for an unbeatable package

  • Thursday, 12th of April, 2018, Martin:

    The perfect "get away from it all" we have discovered in quite a while. You more than fulfilled our expectations. The Wobbin is very special, perfect for that retreat we all need

  • Sunday, 8th of April, 2018, Linda & Terry:

    On our second visit to The Wobbin, the sense of peace and quiet engulfed us again. Lots of wonderful walks, into and around the village and on to the stunning estuary mud flats. Wild life abounds. We are so relaxed it's a shame to go back to 'normal' life. Many thanks for such a quiet corner, I'm sure you will see us again.

  • Sunday, 1st of April, 2018, Victoria:

    Wonderful cottage, so cosy for cold, wet weather. The stoves are fantastic. Very comfortable, would definitely come back for more - absolutely lovely!!

  • Friday, 30th of March, 2018, Simon:

    A characterful warm and cosy cottage, furnishings and fittings of a high standard. A very warm welcome from Vivien. Buy the farm's steak from Leavetts in the Village - melts in the mouth and tastes wonderful. Thank you for a lovely stay !

  • Sunday, 25th of March, 2018, Tracey & Chris:

    Everything was perfect - the welcome basket was unexpected and extremely generous (and very tasty, thank you). We've never done a cottage stay before so the cottage far exceeded our expectations. We will definitely come again, the cottage is so relaxing, it's like a big warming hug! x

  • Monday, 5th of March, 2018, Nikki:

    Wanted a remote, secluded, cosy and warm pretty cottage to propose to my boyfriend. The Wobbin fitted the bill perfectly - a gorgeous 'love nest'. Thank you so much Vivien

  • 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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