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13 reviews
River View Bedroom 1- Twin
River View Bedroom 2- Double
River View Bedroom 2- Double
River View Bathroom
River View Kitchen
Play Area
Coastal Footpath
Outdoor Seating Area
The River Crouch
The Drive
Hot tub
Hot tub and steam room in the spa
Gym and Spa
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, England

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Bash007
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“A great break away from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives”
Reviewed 2 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Upon our arrival at Creeksea Place Barns, we were welcomed by Harry who showed us the way to River View, our habitat for the next 5 days. We parked in the convenient space just outside the main doors and the boys (2 and 4) were delighted to see the play area just metres away which hosted play apparatus including swings, a big slide and a springy car. (There was also table tennis for those who fancied it – paddles and balls kept indoors.) They played as we unpacked and we were then visited by Emily who welcomed us and answered any questions we had. We had a trouble-free stay; a light bulb needed replacing which Harry did within minutes so the service overall was great!

River View was a lovely 2-bedroom converted barn which had a homely kitchen / diner / lounge looking out to a beautiful view of the field and water. Had the weather been better, we would have enjoyed more walks towards the water to see the boats. The kitchen had everything I would have wanted for preparing any food (except a hand blender – my pancake mix had a few lumps!) including pots, pans and a microwave. There was enough crockery and cutlery, and the fridge held enough for a few days for a family of four. The boys took the room with two single beds and they had more than enough space in their large chest of drawers for their clothes. My husband and I had a double bed with slightly less space in the wardrobe, but enough if only staying for a few days. The beds were incredibly comfortable and the boys slept with no problems at all. The bathroom was of a good size and the shower was great! The property overall was aesthetically pleasing with wonderful features including wooden beams, wall décor and a huge (iron?) ceiling light in the main room.

We felt the property was in a good location as when in River View, we heard nothing from the ‘outside world’ but were actually only a short drive away from the local Tesco’s, Wam Bam Boomerang adventure play area and the waterfront (5 minutes), and Tropical Wings Zoo, Hyde Hall Gardens and Mangapps Railway Museum (15 minutes. Note: Museum is only open on Weekends and Bank Holidays.) All were wonderful places to visit and we all really enjoyed ourselves. There were also a few good places to eat that we must recommend: Golden Dragon and Curry Cottage in High St Maldon.

What we liked the most about our stay were the locals of Burnham on Crouch. Everybody would say hello, make time for chit-chat and most dog walkers would invite our sons to pet their dogs seeing the delight on their faces (our sons love dogs!) What we liked least about our stay had to be the weather! Had it been warmer and had we less rainfall, we would have gone on more walks to be ‘at one’ with nature (!) - but this is no fault of Creeksea Place Barns!

In sum, it was a great break away from the hustle and bustle of London and we’d definitely visit again.

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Liked best: The peace and quiet.
Liked least: The weather.
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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silmali
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Idyllic countryside retreat if you want to escape London!”
Reviewed 2 November 2012 for a stay in October 2012

Our experience at River View was utterly rejuvenating. It was just the right distance from London so as to enjoy the beautiful stunning scenes as we drove to this wonderful place. Emily is marvelous, so friendly and sincere - she makes you feel so welcome and at ease from the very first hello! We needed to get out of london and just have a cosy catchup with our dearest friends- River View is just perfect. Its so immaculately clean and so generous in facilities and little touches here and there. Our friend who stayed with us- was so in love with the place that he's so delighted to have the perfect setting to write his long awaited book. We are definately coming back and have made a pledge to stay here at least once if not twice a year. It really is a perfect retreat and we proved it to ourselves after the wonderful stay. Our only regret is we didn't stay long enough!
Thankyou so much Emily.
xx

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Liked best: Absolutely everythimg, the property, the views and the best sleep we had in a very long time!!
Liked least: that we couldnt stay longer!
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Jan 2013
We can't thank you enough for your kind words and we are so happy that you had such a relaxing and rejuvenating stay in River View! Please do come back to visit again!
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NCM187047
Gloucester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic again!”
Reviewed 9 October 2012 for a stay in June 2012

This is the second time we have stayed at River View and yet again it was fantastic!
Emily was again really helpful and friendly and we can't recommend this place enough! We're looking forward to our next visit!

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Liked best: Location and quality of property
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Jan 2013
Thank you for your kind words. We really enjoy having you and your family to stay, and we are very much looking forward to seeing you again this Spring!
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Onemanidi...
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Calm, delightful and friendly!!”
Reviewed 9 July 2012 for a stay in June 2012

We stayed for 3 nights in June 2012 and cannot speak highly enough of the barn, it's owners or the location! From the moment we arrived Emily made us feel as though nothing was too large an imposition and welcomed us with open arms.
Highlights include Nina the enormous pig, an unbelievably cute lamb in the next door property and the food in the Oyster Smack House.
We would (and have) definitely recommend the barn to others and will hopefully be returning in the not too distant future
Charlie and Emma

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Liked best: Ambience
Liked least: Wi-Fi was patchy (they fixed it tho)
Travelling group: With Friends
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Management Response
17 Aug 2012
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay! You are very welcome any time and we hope to see you in the near future!
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susan-lon...
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“very well appointed”
Reviewed 29 June 2012 for a stay in June 2012

my daughter got married over the band holiday weekend and her extended family stayed in all of the barns. all of the accommodation was newly refurbished and spotless. we would definitely come back either as a group or just my husband and i.

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Liked best: all of the family could stay together without being on top of each other
Liked least: the weather!!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Jul 2012
It was an absolute pleasure to host your extended family for your daughter's wedding, and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay! We hope to see you again in the near future!
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