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About

Set in an idyllic setting beside the river Stour, our luxury riverside cottage (named Idle Waters) is a timber framed 16th century cottage on the north Essex/ Suffolk border.

Located in the heart of the Dedham Vale – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) – loved by generations of artists and known affectionately as ‘Constable Country’. The cottage features in John Constable painting entitled ‘The Vale of Dedham’, the original is currently on display in the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh.

Idle Waters is a self-catering cottage for a maximum of four people and available for any number of nights.

The accommodation, which has just been completely refurbished by Geraldine Milsom, comprises an open plan fully fitted kitchen and dining area with doors leading out onto the garden, sitting room with bay window overlooking the river Stour, inglenook fireplace and huge leather sofas. Upstairs, the cottage has two delightful bedrooms with views over the river; both rooms have en-suite bathrooms, one with a bath/shower over and the other with a large walk in shower.

The cottage is dog friendly with lots of fabulous walks just seconds from the front door, so don’t leave them at home!

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
2
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Housefrom £250.00 to £400.00 per unit per night
Unitfrom £1,750.00 to £2,800.00 per unit per week

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Facilities

Booking & Payment Details

  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted

Catering

  • Breakfast available
  • Evening meals
  • Snacks/afternoon tea

Children

  • Children welcome - This property has not specified a minimum age for children. Please check with them to find out whether they will accept your children.
  • Cots available
  • High chairs available

Cooking Facilities

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave cooker

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating
  • Real log/coal fires

Laundry Facilities

  • Drying facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Washing machine

Leisure Facilities

  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)

Linen & Bedding

  • Linen provided

Parking

  • Private parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • WiFi or internet access

Room/Unit Facilities

  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Hairdryer
  • Radio
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television

Site Features

  • Building of historical interest
  • Garden

Target Markets

  • Single sex groups welcomed

Map & Directions

Dedham

Road Directions

If travelling from London, turn off M25 at Brentwood onto A12. Continue on A12 towards Ipswich, bypassing Colchester. Take the left exit signposted “Stratford St Mary, Dedham and Higham.” At the bottom of the hill, continue round sharp left bend, Le Talbooth is immediately on the left.

Idle Waters

Type:Self-catering

4 The Island, Lower Street, Stratford St Mary, Essex, CO7 6HP

Tel: 01206 323150

Fax: 01206 321106

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

Awards

  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2020