Beehive Cottages are located in the pretty village of Goldhanger. Close to towns such as Maldon and Colchester, and the City of Chelmsford, makes it the perfect location to explore the many interesting and historic sites in Essex. 

Witham (7miles) is the nearest main line railway station and has a good service to London Liverpool Street and East Anglia rail services.

Sea Wall

The cottage is a 5 minute walk to the beautiful Blackwater estuary. From the Blackwater estuary footpath you can often view the historic Maldon barges sailing past. The estuary is famous for its over-wintering geese and occasionally Hen Harriers can be seen over the marshes together with a variety of owls and murmuring Knots.

Walking, bird watching, sailing at Goldhanger Sailing Club and wild swimming are all available by the sea wall.

History of the village

Goldhanger has many historic properties with their own stories to tell. 

Goldhanger in the past had a history of smuggling which was countered by the provision of a Coast Guard facility within the village. 

There is a functioning village pump in the Square opposite The Chequers pub and St Peter's Church.
The north side of St Peters church is Norman, 11th century and the south side is 14th century when the aisle was added. SomeRoman bricks can be seen within the building.


The village boasts two pubs both within walking distance of the cottage. Both The Chequers and The Cricketers are dog friendly and boast lots of character. The pubs serve real ale and wines by the glass or bottle alongside seasonal foods, both hot and cold. There is no need to book at either pub.

Village Community

There is a strong village community in Goldhanger and there is always something to do. Whether it be taking part in art groups, walking groups, quiz nights, events such as gala and classic car weekend and much, much more... 

Visit the village website www.goldhanger.org.uk

for more details on events, tide timetable and local attractions.

Play area

At the end of the road is a pathway which opens to a wide open park suitable for playing games and an enclosed, small play area with swings, slide, sea-saw and other activities.


Fancy learning a new skill while on your stay? We run a number of workshops at the cottages and/or the local hall. For details on these please Contact Us to see dates and availability.

Willow weaving

Have a go at making something for the garden, maybe a willow sculpture, bird feeder or plant supports.

Learn a craft

Why not learn a new craft activity from lino and screen printing, to basic sewing techniques, needle felting and freehand embroidery.

Discover the Saltmarsh Coast

Check out this great video of the local area provided by Maldon District Tourism team