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Idle Waters

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Self-catering with 2 units £250-£400 pupn sleeps 4

Idle Waters

Idle Waters

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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!

Children welcomeTelephoneRadioTelevisionSatellite TVIroning facilitiesSnacks/afternoon teaPrivate parkingGardenBuilding of historical interestCentral heatingLaundry facilitiesFreezerMicrowave cookerDishwasherLinen providedGolf available (onsite or nearby)Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedDogs/pets accepted by arrangementWiFi or internet accessDVD playerCD playerSingle sex groups welcomedEvening mealsHairdryerHigh chairs availableCots availableReal log/coal firesDrying facilitiesBreakfast availableWashing machine

Address

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

Directions

See location of Idle Waters on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TM 040332  Lat: 51.96000 Long: 0.96819

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.

Facilities

  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • TelephoneTelephone
  • RadioRadio
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Satellite TVSatellite TV
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • Snacks/afternoon teaSnacks/afternoon tea
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • GardenGarden
  • Building of historical interestBuilding of historical interest
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Laundry facilitiesLaundry facilities
  • FreezerFreezer
  • Microwave cookerMicrowave cooker
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Linen providedLinen provided
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangementDogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • DVD playerDVD player
  • CD playerCD player
  • Single sex groups welcomedSingle sex groups welcomed
  • Evening mealsEvening meals
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
  • Cots availableCots available
  • Real log/coal firesReal log/coal fires
  • Drying facilitiesDrying facilities
  • Breakfast availableBreakfast available
  • Washing machineWashing machine

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • Parking for Single unit properties:
    • YesParking space provided
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Parking for Multiple unit properties:
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • YesGravel
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesFlat (i.e. without steps)

Access

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesLounge
    • YesKitchen
    • YesOutdoor facilities
  • garden

  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls

Bed/ Bathrooms

  • YesBedrooms available with non-allergic bedding (ie non-feather pillows)
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesSeparate shower unit
    • YesBath
  • YesSeparate shower unit with support handrails available

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Kitchen

  • YesSeating available in kitchen

General

  • YesCall system with vibrating pads