32 The Hythe

Maldon, Essex
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1621 859435
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£115 - £125
per night

Come for home baked bread, eggs from the hens, arrays of fresh fruit, and fabulous river views… your hosts do lovely B&B


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

£115 - £125 per night

The Experience

Relish an Aga-cooked breakfast as the barges sail by. The garden runs almost into the river where these majestic craft are moored, and the mudflats are a bird watcher’s dream.

Beneath wide skies this extended fisherman’s house looks out at the back to 12th-century St Mary’s where Kim and Gerry ring the Sunday bells. It’s an immaculate B&B in a special location, and each cosy guest room has a river view. A short, steep walk up the hill brings you to the quaint High Street, but the Quay is the nicest part of town.

A two-minute stroll takes you to The Jolly Sailor, a pretty pub with a popular terrace. A ten-minute wander and you’re at the Maldon Smokehouse – great for a bucketful of prawns. 

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We think you'll love

  • Watching boats and birds from the comfort of the garden or your room (one with telescope, one with binoculars)
  • Being super close to seafood restaurants and pubs
  • Little treats for midnight feasts - from nuts to jelly beans
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You should know

  • Breakfast is at one table with your fellow guests
  • Payment is by cash or cheque only
  • Unless you're here for the Maldon Mud Race or the Regatta, you may wish to avoid these busy dates


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
from £115
Singles £90-£100.
2 Doubles
From £115


Booking information

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Other details
Over 14s welcome. Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Christmas & Boxing Day.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pub 100 yds.


Thank you Kim and Gerry for our stay which was calm and enjoyable. You made us welcome and we appreciated the comfy room and little treats after our cycling. Your home is bright and charming and in a perfect location. Also thanks for having us for the one night only; wish we could have stayed a bit longer. Our stay with you was one of the highlights of our cycling tour and we enjoyed our chat and the breakfast. Sandra

Sandra, Ilkley

32 The Hythe is the best bed and breakfast that we have ever stayed in. From the minute that we arrived Kim and Gerry made us feel so welcome. The room was so comfortable with a very comfortable bed ,luxurious bathroom and the most amazing views. We had a delicious breakfast served in the garden every morning. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend it and certainly intend to return soon.

Jill, Wetherby

We had a very relaxing few days, staying in a super family home. We were made very welcome and the facilities and breakfasts are first-rate. Luckily, the weather was good enough for breakfast in the garden with fabulous views over the moored sailing barges to the river and saltmarshes. Kim and Gerry kindly supplied plenty of good advice on places to eat and drink, and things to do. A great stay!

Bill & Maria, Derby

Keen sailors Kim and Gerry are as sunny in disposition as the huge sunflowers they grow in the garden. They clearly love hostng guests - serving breakfast straight from the Aga, and saving up tips on things to see and do. The perfect place to stay for a weekend in Maldon, and worth making the trip just to stay here.

Rebecca, Sawday's inspector

We had a lovely stay, we really enjoyed it. The house is fantastic with wonderful views. We were made very welcome and given delicious breakfasts. Will definitely return. Loved it!

Sally, Rugby

Very 'special' place. Charming friendly, helpful hosts, exceptionally good breakfast, wonderful room and picture perfect view. Great location. Excellent.

Marie, Edinburgh

Wonderful location, full of interest for a weekend visit - a room with a view and plenty of little extra touches and high quality breakfast to start the day off nicely.


A perfect place to stay in every respect. We will certainly return.


I have to start with a WOW!!! What a fabulous B&B. Although our visit was very quick, we are keen to re visit for a longer period. The attention to detail is second to none. Kim and Gerry are wonderful hosts. Breakfast was a feast full of delights. Highly recommend a visit.


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The neighbourhood

Maldon has a peaceful, friendly charm. The Hythe is a historic quay where vintage sailing barges ply their trade in summer, and the Maldon Mud Race (May) and the Regatta (September) are a local sensation. For good food, try The Queen’s Head along the Quay. On the High Street, check out Mrs Salisbury’s Tea Rooms, and Dante’s Brasserie for gourmet fish and chips.

Local points of interest from Kim & Gerry Gibbs

  • Home of the Maldon Sea Salt company, used by many famous chefs and Wilkins jam factory with Tea Rooms, Tiptree and Heybridge
  • There are lovely coastal walks and bird watching opportunities along the Blackwater estuary with many strategically placed public houses for lunch
  • On our doorstep and viewed from the house we have many moored Thames sailing barges which offer river trips
  • Just a short car journey away you can explore the beautiful St Peters Chapel, Bradwell on sea built 654AD
  • Visit The Company Shed, West Mersea, frequented by many famous chefs
  • Enjoy a visit to RHS Gardens, Hyde Hall


Kim & Gerry Gibbs

Kim and Gerry are experienced and very welcoming hosts. Gerry works in finance; Kim, born and bred in Maldon, used to work for consumer magazines. They bought The Hythe in 2006 as a family home, and later started doing B&B. They are keen sailors - Gerry likes racing - and have their own little boat.