The local area

North Essex, Suffolk and Cambridge

Colne Engaine is a very attractive village about one mile from Earls Colne, and 3 miles from Halstead.  There are many eating places we can recommend in the local villages, and within 5 minutes walking distance of our Cottage is the Five Bells Public House and Restaurant – well served by local beers and delicious lunches and evening meals.

The village shop is well stocked with fresh local produce.

Our home is surrounded by glorious countryside and having lived in this beautiful area of Essex for all of our lives we can recommend many countryside walks and cycle paths being keen walkers and cyclists ourselves. We are a convenient stop for a night or two if walking the Colne Valley Path.

Peartree Cottage is well located for the market town of Sudbury and also the Roman town of Colchester famous for its Castle, Museum and shops.  Other local attractions include Constable country, Colchester Zoo, Chappel Steam railway, the historic villages of Finchingfield, Lavenham and Long Melford to name but a few.  Mainline station to London is a short distance away.

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