'A Hideaway Retreat' offers bed and breakfast accommodation in the St Johns area of Colchester and is a short distance from local amenities. We are an 8-minute drive from Colchester Train Station and only 20 minutes away on the A120 from Harwich International Port with connections to Holland and Denmark. Cyclists and walkers are welcome. Our rooms have pretty garden views and guests are welcomed with tea and homemade cake on arrival.
'A Hideaway Retreat' is owned and managed by your hosts, husband and wife, Richard and Gail. We have been in the hospitality industry for over 20 years having previously run a B&B in another property. 0ur vast amount of experience enables us to offer you a friendly, first class service that will make your stay as relaxed and enjoyable as possible.
A Hideaway Retreat
53 Anthony Close
Telephone: 01206 861857
Reviewed 31 July 2017
WONDERFUL HOLIDAY STAY AT THIS EXCELLENT B & B
My wife and i checked into "a hideaway retreat" B & B as we could see they have excellent reviews. The owners are so hospitable, very friendly and very welcoming. Homemade cake (which was delicious) with tea and coffee too were quickly given to us beautifully served up on very nice china. This was very thoughtful and welcoming indeed. We had a beautifully decorated room, light and airy as the weather was very hot at the time and the facilities excellent with a very comfortable bed also. We enjoyed a wonderful breakfast every morning during our stay and relaxing in their guest dining room. The service was excellent throughout the stay and we adored Gails wonderful garden. oh my, her hanging baskets and the whole garden is stunning, she works very hard to keep it this way and is a beautiful sight to see. We even came home with some plants that she grew in her garden and also some of her home made marmalade also.
Richard was extremely helpful giving directions and advice on the best places to visit, where to eat and drink in the evening also. There are so many lovely places to see around that we enjoyed everything, the Castle Park and Castle in colchester was so interesting, Dedham & Countryside so very near to their B & B, the wonderful Zoo and the coast Frinton on sea only 20 minutes from their accommodation also. The bus is very close indeed to their home so is very convenient to go into town from there and back easily from the high street bus stop. We thoroughly enjoyed our breakfasts, the bacon was delicious along with the fruits from the season and of course all Gails preserves also.
We would thoroughly recommend anyone staying here. Also a particular bonus is that "a hideaway retreat" has a very large driveway where guests can park without worry which is a treat these days with expensive parking or parking with permits around town centres. Do stay a few days though as there is so much to see and do even going slightly further to Lavenham only takes 40 minutes or so and if your accommodation is lovely like this, make a holiday of the stay, just as we did.
We have already booked again. Thanks so much Richard & Gail, your doing a grand job in your lovely home.
Room Tip: Either of the bedrooms are lovely, we would be happy to stay in any one of them