Self-catering accommodation for antique hunters in Battlesbridge, Essex

Battlesbridge is a tiny village of no more than a couple of handfuls of houses near the River Crouch in Essex.  There's a church, a couple of excellent pubs, a railway station on the Southminster branch line of the Southend Victoria  to London Liverpool Street line (change at Wickford) and numerous and diverse antiques shops and market.  Battlesbridge is an amazing example of how a village reinvented itself and now thrives as an antiques centre.  The original granary (shown below) has been converted internally to provide space for a myriad of small specialist shops.  If you're looking for a shop with unusual paint or stencils, quality wall furnishings or fabrics - you'll have a good chance of finding it here.  There's even a cafe.  Many other of about eighty antique shops are scattered around the centre of the village.

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Battlesbridge antique and craft centre beside the river

Visitors come from miles around, especially at weekends, to admire and rummage for antique furniture, garden ornaments, fireplaces, china, books, toys, paintings, motorcycles and just about every other old and beautiful collectable. 
One of the numerous stalls selling antique paraphernalia The Bridgbarn Antique Centre in Battlesbridge with antique ornaments, music equipment
One of the many market stalls The Bridgebarn Antique Centre

Battlesbridge is the ideal place to come if you're interested in fine reproduction  and antique furniture for the sitting or dining room. 

Antique furniture in all types of woods
A cafe, with a place for refreshments, and to ponder on possible purchases  in amongst one of the several areas housing small antique establishments and market stalls.  

Enjoy a quiet snack at one of several cafes whilst you consider potential purchases

Parking can be a problem during busy periods with people having to park in nearby roads and walk to the centre.  Arrive early if you're planning a pub meal.  It's not possible to book at the 'Hawk'  near the railway station, - it's a case of turn up and find a table. The 'Barge Inn' is conveniently situated across from the granary antiques and craft centre.  
Self-catering cottages in Essex within easy driving distance of Battlesbridge Antiques Centre
The Granary is a 3 bedroom self-catering barn conversion in Essex sleeping up to 8.  With high quality accommodation throughout, this barn conversion is located in Constable Country in North Essex, close to the Suffolk border.  This barn conversion is a comfortable place to stay and has many features that make for a relaxing break including an ice maker in the kitchen, a Finnish sauna and a hot tub.  As well as being well placed for exploring North Essex and Suffolk, this cottage is also not too far from the coast at Clacton, a popular Essex seaside resort.  New property - some dates are still available this autumn. You may wish to take a short break during September or October to help you decide whether to book a holiday in advance for next year. Click the photo for more information on pricing or telephone Robert on 01206 392166.
 Tallow Factory (sleeps 10)

Located  close to  Dedham Church in Dedham on the Essex/Suffolk border,  - The Tallow Factory (sleeps 10).  A historic and beamed cottage, it offers high quality self catering accommodation.  It is situated in the heart of Constable Country surrounded by lovely countryside. Dedham is about a 45 minute drive away from Battlesbridge on the A12 and A130.    Please view additional details in the menu on the right under self catering accommodation in Essex and self catering cottages Suffolk.


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