Stayed here for a week visiting relatives. There are plenty of footpaths close to the site taking you in to Maldon where there are shops and a park with activities for children. Walking through fields or along the coastline. Handy for visiting Northey Island (National Trust - call first for permit only accessible at low tide). Plenty of shops in Maldon including a good supermarket. Bus service to Maldon although it is walkable, about 2.5 miles. Electricity topped up by owner with card, £5 or £10. £10 lasted us the week not much heating required when we were there. Enjoyed our stay!