Want to explore a place where Roman Emperor Claudius once wielded power? Colchester is Britain’s oldest recorded town and former capital of England. With a rich history that dates back 2,000 years ago, Colchester offers visitors ancient sites, like the Roman Theater and St. Botolph’s Priory. Visitors will admire mosaics from Roman households at the Colchester Castle, the town’s top tourist attraction. The thriving town center, bordered by the Roman Wall in the country, offers plenty of lively attractions, as well as the green oasis of Castle Park. A gateway to picturesque villages, mind-blowing historical sites, and minutes from the coast, Colchester is ideal for a long weekend excursion or nice day trip. Enhance your Colchester adventure by lodging in one of these great Airbnb vacation rentals:
This spacious, cozy, and secluded home is located in the market town of Sudbury, Suffolk, which is a 29-minute drive from Colchester. Dubbed as “artist’s retreat,” this room is housed in the windmill’s base. Heated by a wood-burning stove, fully stocked with wood, this rental has many sleep options that include a double bed, sofa bed, and an airman’s cot. There’s even a caravan parked outside that can accommodate two people. Guests have access to a private garden that features a barbecue. This lodging only offers breakfast and snacks, but a variety of food choices are nearby. A full-service bathroom, with a power shower, is located in the main house. The room itself offers a basic bathroom area for emergencies. Additional features include a galley kitchen with kettle, fridge, mini-stove, and microwave. Other amenities include WiFi, Bluetooth HiFi, HDTV, DVD, and Chromecast.
Ballingdon Mill Retreat; LDN 1hr20Sudbury, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsthe wifi is very good in the millgreat wifi connection for using the chrome cast meant we could watch a film (without our kids ) easilythe boys loved the outdoor space and the chickens as well as the delicious breakfast at the cyclistwe loved the roaring wood burner and breakfast included was a nice extrareally special place was a real treat and felt so comfortablevery charming clean well organisedsumptuous pillows and bedding really clean smelling crisp linenclean and tidy with a roaring wood burner lit for our arrivalfriendly hosts clean and peaceful place great staybike storage is excellent and kept our tandem dry
Host:owner is very nice and friendlyperfect hosts great local tips and immediate responses to communicationsour hosts were accommodating approachable and knowledgeable of local area such as great walks and cycle routestheodore is a friendly and attentive host and supplier of excellent flapjacksa very charming little mill with welcoming hostsRead more reviewssuch a great locationthe location is good especially for walkinga real unique gem of a find great locationgorgeous location and a truly quirky place to stayreally different and interesting place to stay
Located in a remote area of Colchester, this private room is within walking distance of the town’s center, where guests will find many great bars, local shops, and other fun diversions. A good restaurant pick is The Noodle House. If you’re in the mood for a nice steak, Beefeater is a great choice. The locale allows guests access to bus routes and the mainline station, so it is easy to get around. This room is simple, yet very cozy and comfortable. There’s a clean and tidy en-suite bathroom, offering a top-notch shower. Guests are allowed the use of the fridge and a kettle to make drinks, but full access is reserved for long-term visitors.
Double room with private ensuiteColchester, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsgood size bed and extremely comfortableelaine's place is lovely quiet and comfortable with a nice view and close to the town centrethe room is good and the privat en-suit is greatexcellent stay lovely comfortable roomcomfortable private and cosy room with en-suitea nice clean room with attached bathroomvery clean and tidy place to staynice and clean i had a very good and deep sleepclean smart friendly and peacefula clean space with all needs met
Host:elaine was an excellent hostgood room nice hostelaine is a great hostelaine is a very kind and helpful hostelaine was more than helpful to accommodate my requestsRead more reviewsplace is great and location is very centralwhat a great place the location is a short walk from both the train station and townthe location is really good not far from the town center and the north stationlocation is great too and quietgood location can easily walk into town quiet location and comfortable bed
This single bedroom is perfect for a solo or business traveler. The Victorian terraced house is found in the Cultural Quarter of Colchester, near art galleries, museums, shops, park, and the Castle. The beach is only 15 minutes away. Along the river, biking enthusiasts can enjoy the off-road cycle route to Wivenhoe, that’s also close by. Along with the lovely, quiet room, guests have free reign over the house’s bathroom, living room, kitchen, and courtyard garden with barbecue. Additional amenities include WiFi, linens/towels, and bicycle. Older travelers or those with limited mobility should be aware that the stairs of this classic Victorian house are quite steep and narrow.
Single Room in Central Town, Victorian HouseColchester, Essex, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsbeautiful room with garden viewthe room was a comfortable warm space to be inroom is perfect for commuters bed is lovelygreat location for town centre and comfortable room with stylish furniturethe room is sara's place is nice and comfortable true to the pictures and descriptionbedroom is very cleanroom very clean indeed good facilitiessara's place is lovely - clean comfy and well locatedthe room is clean and has all the required amenitiesthe room was cozy and clean
Host:first class hospitality very good hosthost is lovely and friendlythanks to sarah for being a fantastic hostvery good hospitality sara is a perfect hostsara was a great hostRead more reviewsgreat location walking distance from all the attractionsvery responsive and the location was idealgreat location at the heart of the town yet very quietexcellent location close to the coach station shops restaurants attractions (some) all within walking distancecomfortable and pleasant surroundings great location for the town centre all in easy walking distance
With high ceilings and lots of storage space, this two-room flat in a former schoolhouse is ideal for the adventuresome traveler. Lovely hardwood floors and wood accents distinguish this self-contained flat near many of the town center’s attractions, like restaurant, shops, and galleries. Free WiFi is on hand along with complimentary coffee/tea. The kitchen is well-equipped with microwave, mini oven, fridge, and basic cookware. A TV set with a Blue-Ray video player is available in the bedroom/common area. The nicely tiled bath offers a great walk-in shower. The Roman Wall/Castle can be seen from across the road, and next door is the St. Botolph’s Priory ruin, so guests can get a taste of both the ancient and modern ambiance of Colchester.
self-catering flat towncentre eastColchester, Essex, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsthe apartment was equipped with all necessary equipment which makes your stay easy and pleasantif you are a fan of grand designs you will love this placehad all of the amenities one would require very comfortable clean and spaciousthe apartment was stunning with its private kitchen and bathroombeautiful array of breakfast items left for us and communications greatit was clean and very well equippedthe flat is amazing and clean with everything that's neededthe flat was clean well organised and very well stockedjo was very flexible with arrival times and everything was clean and well organisedcomfy bed nice shower very clean
Host:jo is a wonderful hostjo is a great hostexcellent host situation changed quickly and she was adaptable and understandingjo has been really helpful and accommodating throughout our stay and a really kind hostan excellent host jo was extremely helpful polite and considerate from start to finishRead more reviewsexcellent location very close to the castleclose to colchester town railway station so easily accessiblegreat location close to the train station and hardly 5/10 mns walk from restaurants/pubs close bynice place and good locationreally beautiful building great location in town
About 24 minutes from Colchester lies the beautiful West Mersea seaside community and the lovely accommodation of Fawkes Perch. This studio apartment on the ground floor boasts of a comfy king-size double bed, large sofa bed, en-suite bathroom, compact “Elfin Kitchen,” with fridge, combi oven, and two hotplates, and a table/chair set for evenings of alfresco dining. Fresh flowers, tea, coffee, and milk are provided guests upon their arrival. Guests can relish strolls on gorgeous Monkey Beach, which is just a five-minute walk away. Explore the many restaurants, shops, and local pub scene from this rental.
Fawkes PerchWest Mersea, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsthe bed is very comfy and having a sofa and table and chairs is a nice additionthere is also an excellent choice of coffee shops serving great breakfasts within a 5 minute walklovely walk in shower en suite comfortable double bed and sofa bed for twoplenty of room for our two boys as well would definetly stay againuseful information book in apartmentclean and functional bathroomvery clean and nice big showerthe apartment was clean and well equippedvery clean everything what was neededcomfy clean and cosy
Host:thank you gareth and your local host shelleygareth was a friendly helpful host made us feel very welcomethe host is very helpful and always responded to all my queriesunmatched hospitality and helpful tips aplentygareth whom we only met briefly was a lovely hostRead more reviewsexcellent location walking distance to everything we neededthe location is greatexcellent short stay location for couples close to seavery close to everything you’d want to be close to but also tucked away nicelygreat place in a great location
This accommodation is located in a peaceful neighborhood. It is just a five-minute walk to the train station and a 20-minute stroll to the town center, where guests can find plenty of fabulous shops and eateries. This homey, nicely furnished, and well-maintained home offers a lovely room on the ground floor, with a comfortable bed, sturdy desk, and pretty floral accents. Microwave, kettle, toaster, and refrigerator are the only appliances guests are allowed to use in the kitchen. No cooking or use of the washing machine is permitted.
Double bedroom with private bath.
Clothing design fans will love this accommodation near the Colchester train station. The host is a seamstress and the room is also a space used for wedding dress fittings and the storage of showpieces, so expect to admire some beautiful dresses. The bed provided is a nice futon, and the room is bright and breezy. Roam the rest of the home with ease. The living room has a cozy sofa and there’s a TV, though it only plays DVDs. The renovated kitchen has everything you need for cooking. A dishwasher and washing machine are also available. The outdoor garden is a pretty highlight, and guests are allowed to smoke in this area.
Light airy room near train station
This simple, yet comfy room in a modern apartment of a classic building offers a quiet atmosphere. Even though it is situated in the heart of Colchester’s High Street, in proximity to shops, evening venues, coffee houses, and restaurants, you can still get a good night’s rest here. The Castle and the bus and train stations are within walking distance. There are bus stops just across from the apartment. This spacious room has a splendid soft bed, and the fireplace is a relaxing and toasty highlight. Just like a nice, affordable hotel room, this rental also includes tea/coffee-making amenities and a mini-fridge.
High Street Colchester
Overlooking a garden, this compact, private room in a detached family home is provided with free WiFi, tea/coffee-making facilities, breakfast biscuits, and bottled water. This cheerfully decorated room is comfortable, offers a lot of sunlight, and has blackout blinds if needed. The large tiled bathroom is shared, and guests are welcome to explore the kitchen but can only use the microwave/oven and fridge. Eat at your leisure in the dining room and lounge in the lovely garden. If you’re allergic, be aware that this is the home of two cats. This accommodation is a five-minute walk to many fast food spots and a nice pub/restaurant. Local attractions in the area include the Castle, Colchester Zoo, and the Dutch Quarter, where the remains of the Roman Theater can be found, along with a pleasant array of Tudor structures.
Small room in det fam house+ parking in quiet rd
Surrounded by lots of greenery in a quiet neighborhood near the river, this top-floor room with a private and spacious bath is an ideal lodging for solo travelers, couples, and students. Essex University and Colchester’s center are easily reached on foot. The area provides fantastic views of the surroundings, particularly the beautiful sunsets. This cozy room has a bed that is comfy, and, upon request, a homemade breakfast is served every morning in the simple, but stylish dining room. Many guests have given high marks for the host’s generosity, helpfulness, and friendliness. The location and the comfort level of this accommodation have also received excellent marks.
Double Room close to Essex Uni&TownColchester, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsthe wifi is great and the room is very cosythe room was really comfortable private and a nice view over the rivergreat location and a lovely view out my room window over the riverbathroom for guest only use is large and generousvery comfortable clean bedroom in beautiful house in quiet close with lovely view of the countryside from the bedroomclean and tidy would recommendexcellent communication and sparkling cleanthe bathrooms are clean and tidya great palce to stay very clean and made to be welcomedeverything was clean and the family were friendly and welcoming
Host:friendly host and familymichaela is a lovely host toomichaela is really a great host1) michaela is such an amazing hostmichaela was a great and willing hostRead more reviewsexcellent location for the universityamazing location close to train station and town centreit’s really well located for castle park - just a short walk along the rivermichaela's place is in the perfect locationwhat a fantastic place in a great location
With quite a few of England’s most important historical events taking place in and around Colchester over the past two millenniums, it’s easy to believe that Colchester is only about history. But Colchester is more than that. It has something for everyone, from top-notch specialty shops on High Street to a rare white rhino on display at the Colchester Zoo, to beautiful woodland gardens, and to top-rated museums and galleries. Plan your next escape to charming and mesmerizing Colchester, and book a stay at one of these best-rated Airbnb lodgings for the experience of a lifetime.
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