Grayson Perry’s – Julie’s House was designed with FAT architecture in homage to the “single mums in Dagenham, hairdressers in Colchester, and the landscape and history of Essex”. The house is on the river Stour in Wrabness, Essex, near a lovely oak wood and RSPB nature reserve, this makes it part of a lovely circular walk with the house a focal point – the colours of the tiles; brown, cream and green echo the Essex farm landscape and it’s distinct gold roof glints in the sunshine catching the eye.
Although there has been some grumbles by locals about traffic, that seems to have died down as people have got used to the pilgrims coming to look at the house, we found the people in the local community shop friendly and welcoming. To stay in the house costs £106 – £150 per person per night for four people – but the only way to book is through a ballot. The village shop also has a £5 prize draw for a tour for four.
If you have time, visit the wooden beach houses on the river shore and have a dip if brave enough!
Wrabness also has a community run store and trains! Map here: https://goo.gl/maps/sGf4CWwSyH12