Tenpenny House, Alresford, Colchester, Essex

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  • 2 night weekend
    from £ 1500
  • 3 night weekend
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Stunning holiday house sleeping 16 with a hot tub for family get togethers near the coast and Colchester

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Tenpenny House, Alresford, Colchester, Essex, sleeps 2-16 in 8 bedrooms.

Please note that this house has neighbours so it is not suitable for parties, celebrations, hens or stags - quiet groups only.

Tenpenny House is an impressive farmhouse spread over 3 floors, within 2 acres of mature gardens and pretty woodland. Ideal for friends and family gatherings, Tenpenny is the perfect place to reconnect with loved ones in a calm relaxed location, away from the stresses of modern life. Teeming with traditional features, the floor to ceiling windows show off the lovely countryside backdrop.

The whole group can enjoy sitting at the enormous dining table for a meal either prepared in the huge contemporary fitted kitchen or arrange for an outside caterer to come in and cook up a feast without anyone having to lift a finger.

Lounge spaces at Tenpenny are plentiful offering choice and flexibility to a mixed age group. Squishy sofas by the wood burner makes for a really lovely evening with friends and family, sipping a drink or playing board games. For more balmy evenings, patio seating offers the perfect spot for some al fresco dining. The hot tub is a favourite spot for guests to unwind and chat well into the night making the most of being together. The garden teepee offers a breakaway space where the younger visitors to socialise.

The 8 bedrooms, all individual with plush decors, offer a mix of king size, doubles and singles to suit, allowing flexible sleeping arrangements for guests. Bathrooms are spread across the 3 floors with a convenient mix of baths and shower, all finished with high end fixtures and fittings.

While staying at Tenpenny, a day out at the seaside is only 30 minutes away and 2 beach huts at Walton on the Naze provide a great base for some serious family fun. Colchester is only a short distance from the house and there are historical sites and a country park to visit as well as various busy shopping centres.

Guests staying at this property can take advantage of their beautiful surroundings with walks from the door to explore the woodland's amazing wildlife, flora and fauna. The children will adore the freedom to run around in this fabulous environment full of hidden treasures and secret corners.


Well equipped, contemporary. 2 Neff ovens, induction hob, 2 dishwashers. Smeg fridge is provided and double fridge freezer. Washing machine.
Ample seating for 18 in the formal dining room plus a log burner. For al fresco meals there are tables and chairs for all guests and a barbecue.
2 lounge areas inside with plenty of comfy sofas plus a large conservatory. There is outside seating and further space inside a teepee.
No loud music is permitted inside or outside of Tenpenny. Cable TV is available at the house.
WiFi is available throughout the property.
There is no games room.
2 wood burning stoves, one in the main lounge area and the other in the large dining space. The house is centrally heated.
8 large bedrooms include 2 kingsize (1 is a 4 poster), 5 double and 3 single beds.
Bed linen and bathroom towels are provided.
2 bathrooms have a bath, shower and WC. 2 bathrooms have a bath with shower over and a WC. Ground floor WC.
No specific facilities.
Baby safety gates, high chair, cot, baby bath and children's toys are available upon request. There is a climbing frame in the large garden.
Hot tub with seating. Spaces to relax are dotted around the garden as well as a covered area inside a teepee. Climbing frame and barbecue.
There is no swimming pool but the coast is just 30 minutes away with fabulous beaches and use of beach huts.
Ample parking is available for all guests.
Smoking is not allowed at this property.
Pets are permitted at Tenpenny. Please enquire.


Tenpenny is just a 15 minute drive from Colchester and the main A12. Close to the Essex Sunshine Coast, in 30 minutes visitors can reach the seaside. The village of Alresford is a 7 minute walk.
The historic and busy town of Colchester is just a 15 minute drive away from Tenpenny and the nearby village of Alresford just a short walk away.
Premier convenience store in Alresford within walking distance of the property as well as a local farm shop. Further afield, Colchester has all of the main supermarkets.
The Pointer, a pub just a 7 minute walk from Tenpenny, offers good food including a Sunday roast and real ales. There is a lovely Italian restaurant just up the road recommended by the owner.

Booking Information

Cleaning fee is an additional £250. Check in after 12 noon and check out by 4pm. Absolutely no smoking as this is a listed building. Min 2 night stay. No parties are permitted of any kind due to neighbours and music restrictions. Perfect for family gatherings and friends wanting to relax.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Games Room
Hot Tub
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Open Fire
Disabled Access

Getting here

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The local railway station is only a 7 minute walk from Tenpenny with regular services to Colchester and Frinton.
Bus number 62 provides a regular service into Colchester from The Pointer Pub.
Stansted Airport is approximately 45 minutes and Heathrow is 1 hour 45 minutes from the house.

Rental Rates

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Tenpenny House, Alresford, Colchester, Essex

Liza Lambert

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