This small cottage is tucked in the garden behind Alex and Toby’s house in Coggeshall, a village packed to the brim with historic buildings. Alex will greet you with a breakfast hamper of butcher’s sausages, bacon, bread, jam and eggs from her hens but will otherwise leave you in peace.
There’s plenty of room for two, with a table seating six, a shelf of books and a secret record player in a suitcase – find records ranging from Mozart to musicals. Alex’s lovingly-tended garden is behind the house and there’s a small area to sit out in on warm days.
You’re in the centre of town, with a deli across the road, The Chapel pub a two-minute walk and a fancy brasserie, Ranfield’s, just around the corner. Paycocke’s House and Garden, a phenomenal Tudor merchant house belonging to the National Trust, is a ten-minute walk.