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Baye House Colchester
Baye House Colchester

Baye House

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Whether you are looking for a room for the night or a holiday let for a large group, a warm welcome awaits you at Colchester's Baye House, a charming property in West Stockwell Street.


We are just steps away from the High Street shops and restaurants and Colchester Castle with its beautiful landscaped park grounds. Ideally located in the historic dutch quarter, a short walk to cultural attractions, museums, First Site Gallery, the Mercury Theatre and Arts Centre. A short ride to Colchester Zoo, the general hospital, Essex University, Constable Country and the coast.

The house is spacious, light and full of character and in an attractive street overlooking a medieval church. We have a lovely garden enclosed by a high wall with lounge seating and woodland play area where our cat Hargreaves likes to stroll around.



We have seven bedrooms in total and can cater for 16+ guests either as a whole house let or individually.





Individual room prices include a help yourself breakfast in our farmhouse style guest kitchen diner with cooking facilities.

Free Wifi


Desk and comfortable chair for Laptop use and a TV in each room



Enjoy alfresco dining and barbecues. We have a lovely private garden enclosed by a high wall with lounge seating, a woodland play area and trampoline.  

Daily Housekeeping


Fluffy white towels and freshly made beds during your stay.

Free Parking


We have off-street parking available for 4 cars and visitor permits available for street parking spaces.

Open Fires

We have indoor fire places in our sitting rooms for cosying up during the winter months. 


“This house is AMAZING. We had a party of loads of adults and a couple of children and a baby. Perfect location - right in the centre of town and only a 5 minute walk to a gorgeous and well kept park with amenities for the kids and the castle. The dining room fit all of us and the rooms had comfy beds and lots of space for people to relax. Plenty of space in the fridge and we LOVED the touches that Annie did - bottle of wine, milk, juice and flowers! Couldn't fault this place - perfect!” Rebecca August 2018

Colchester Zoo
Visit the best zoo in Europe


Colchester Zoo is a perfect all-weather family activity.  Highlights include feeding the elephants and the giraffes; soft play and multiple play ground fun; see the snakes, crocodiles, kimodo dragons, lions, tigers and bears. 

Cultural Sites


Colchester is Britain's oldest recorded town and was the first city and capital in Roman Britain. Its rich history dates back over 2000 years.We are just steps away from Colchester Castle and it's beautiful landscaped park grounds. Also close by are the museums, First Site Gallery, The Minories as well as the Mercury Theatre

Colchester Town 


We are situated in the old town just off the High Street. There is a regular market every Friday and Saturday. Expect a wide variety of stalls, but there's always a great selection of food, drink and streetfood. There 's also a good selection of high street shops and independents and some fantastic restaurants for eating out.

Cycling and Walking

Nearby you'll find a host of walking and cycle routes from which you can explore the beautiful countryside of North Essex and Suffolk.

Spa and Wellness


  • enjoy a day of ultimate relaxation and pampering at the Lifehouse Spa, Thorpe-le-Soken

  • take a yoga class nearby in Trinity street

Coast and Countryside


There are many beautiful surrounding historic places such as Constable's Dedham, the medieval houses of Lavenham and Long Melford for its antique centres, restaurants and small shops.


We have a wonderful coast line. A 15 minute drive from Colchester takes you to West Mersea famous for seafood cafes, harbour sunsets and crabbing for the kids, then there is the beautiful sandy and craggy beach of East Mersea or the fine sands of Frinton-on-sea.

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