Looking onto 'Ransomes' house with a variety of flowers and plants in the foreground.


A warm welcome to our lovely Bed and Breakfast in Essex.

Close to the historic City of Colchester, Mersea Island and the North Essex Coast, Ransomes Bed and Breakfast was built in the 17th Century as a traditional farm house and boasts timber beamed ceilings. Andrew and Nicky have owned Ransomes since 2001 and, having sympathetically restored and extended the house, began offering bed and breakfast in 2003.

They are exceptionally convival hosts and thoroughly enjoy welcoming guests to their home. They believe there is something very special about Ransomes and hope you will too. 


View towards the pillows of a king size bed with white sheets and three blue cushions.
Blue Room – We have one super king size room with en suite bathroom in the main house.
Bright sunny room with wooden beams, a table to the left with wooden chairs, gold armchairs to the right and french doors in the background.
Annexe – Set up for stays of between 2 weeks and 6 months, we can accommodate 6 people with 2 double bedrooms and 1 twin room.



Our full English breakfast consists of locally sourced produce prepared by Andrew on his Aga and includes your choice of sausages, bacon, field mushrooms, tomatoes, eggs and Aga fried bread. Cereals, toast with local Tiptree Jams, fresh fruit, tea, coffee and fruit juices will also be on the table. If you have any specific dietary requirements, please let us know at the time of booking. 

Please Note

The minimum stay at Ransomes is 2 nights.

We are a non-smoking household but you are welcome to smoke outside.

High speed Wifi is available in all of our rooms.