Below the video of Mersea Island, featuring the packing shed and Elizabeth Morris among others, are our suggestions for where to stay in the area.

Here is trip advisor’s list for the Colchester area, with the highest rated first.


Peake’s House (a 16th Century House owned by the Landmark Trust)

The North Hill Hotel
51 North Hill, Colchester CO1 1PY
01206 574001

The George
116 High Street, Colchester CO1 1TD
01206 578494

Greyfriars Colchester
High Street, Colchester CO1 1UG
01206 575913


White Hart Hotel
Market End, Coggeshall, CO6 1NH
01376 561654

Firmin’s Bakehouse Holiday Cottage (Self Catering)
Coggeshall, CO6 1TX
01376 566930

Queens Cottage (Self Catering)
22 Queen Street, Coggeshall, CO6 1UF
07767 846 957

The Kings Arms
Broad Green (On A120), Coggeshall, CO6 1RU
01376 562006

Prested Hall
Feering, Colchester, CO5 9EE
01376 573300

South of Colchester

Pheasant Suites
Balls Farm, Tye Road, Elmstead Market, Colchester CO7 7BB
07952 799646

The Old Forge House
6 East Mersea Road, West Mersea, Colchester CO5 8SJ
01206 381468

Wivenhoe House
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ
01206  863666

North of Colchester

Dedham Hall
Dedham Hall, Brook Street, Dedham, Essex CO7 6AD
01206 323 027

Milsom Hotels and restaurants
Dedham and various other locations
01206 322367

The Granary B&B
Flatford, Colchester, Essex CO7 6UL
01 206 298111

Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa
Keeper’s Lane, Leavenheath, Colchester CO6 4PZ
01206 262836

Rosemary B&B
Rectory Hill, East Bergholt, Colchester, Essex CO7 6TH
01206 298241

The Mistley Thorn
High Street, Mistley, CO11 1HE
01206 392831

Emsworth House
Ship Hill, Station Road, Bradfield, Nr Manningtree Essex CO11 2UP
01255 870860

The Grove Cottages
Several locations
01787 211115