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A House for Essex
Architect / FAT and Grayson Perry
Location / Essex.

Sleeps / 4
Beds / 2

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Location

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A House for Essex lies on the edge of the village of Wrabness in North Essex. It sits on the southern bank of the river Stour with views across the estuary to the neighbouring county of Suffolk. To the east, the river runs out into the North Sea between the ports of Harwich and Felixstowe. To the west it heads inland past Mistley and Manningtree.

The house is close to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has a sense of remoteness despite its proximity to two major ports. It lies at the end of a single track road in the middle of Wrabness. After the site, the track becomes a footpath leading down to the foreshore. 

Getting there

The nearest train station Wrabness (with connections to Harwich, Colchester and London) provides an ideal way for guests to visit without using the car. 

Seaside & nature

Activites & things to do

Nearby pubs

  • Local pubs include The Strangers Home in Bradfield, The Wagon at Wix and The Castle Inn in Ramsey
  • The Alma Inn in Harwich
  • The White Heart Inn in Manningtree 
  • The Butt and Oyster in Pin Mill

Nearby restaurants

Local shops

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