I'm just sorry it's taken me so long to get around to writing this review after I promised Annie I would do it this summer. We stayed at Middlemill Cottage for just one night in early August of 2013 and I wish we could have stayed longer. We were traveling with our little one -- 11 months old at the time -- and Annie could not have been more welcoming and kind, letting us use the cozy kitchen area to feed her and just generally being friendly and fun; she even brought out a little rocking horse which our daughter just adored. Our room was lovely and quirky (with just enough room to squeeze our travel crib in) and the bed (for the grownups) was extremely comfortable. Things did get a bit loud in the evening as the house fronts the park, it was a Friday night, and people (read: somewhat drunken people) were coming home from the pub -- but we really didn't mind and it didn't go on for long. The location across from Colchester's main park was wonderful too -- we spent much more time there the next morning than we had intended to before driving to our next destination since, honestly, we've never seen a better set of children's playgrounds (3 of them! plus a fun fair that happened to be going on!) anywhere. If I ever have a reason to be back in Colchester, I would certainly stay with Annie at Middlemill again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of this ancient town a warm welcome awaits at this historic Georgian property ov only steps from the shops, restaurants, castle, pool/leisure centre. Tranquil and characterful rooms have wifi, TV and tea/coffee facilities. Close to main line station and buses. On street parking available. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Baye House Colchester, Essex