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Thatcher's Cottage is a 4 guest, thatched character cottage in Stoke-by-Nayland in the Dedham Vale.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Two double bedrooms, with en-suite shower rooms, shower room. Sleeps 4.

Thatcher's Cottage is a detached Grade II listed, thatched cottage dating back to the 1600s. This beautiful 'chocolate box' timber framed property is surrounded by a third of an acre of pretty cottage gardens, with sloping lawns, flower beds and a south facing terrace overlooking farmland. While the cottage has all the charm of its original features, the interior has been completely updated. The delightful country kitchen features an AGA, granite work tops and a stable door to the garden. Brick and wooden floors lay throughout the ground floor, with luxurious carpets upstairs for your comfort. Thatcher's is a beautiful, romantic retreat with the most calming and relaxing feel, an absolute must in these busy times.

The cottage is situated down a quiet country lane in the heart of Constable Country, just a five minute walk to the village and pubs. There are many lovely villages in the local area including Nayland, Dedham, Kersey and Lavenham to name a few. The small market towns of Sudbury and Hadleigh are right on the door step with independent shops, boutiques and coffee shops as well as all of the main supermarkets and banks. Dedham Vale, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offers a plenitude of rolling farmland, rivers, meadows and ancient woodlands to explore at your leisure.

This holiday at a glance

Sleeps four guests.

One double bedroom, one double bedroom with zip & link beds, both with en-suite shower rooms.

Inglenook fireplace with traditional gas stove.

Pretty enclosed garden overlooking farmland.

South facing paved patio.

Children over 7 years welcome.

One well behaved dog welcome (small additional charge).

Off street parking for two cars.


Minimum stay of three nights.

Additional features

Exposed beams and wooden parquet flooring in sitting room.

Additional shower room and wc on the ground floor.

Aga kitchen with stable door opening onto garden.

Microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

Television with Freeview and DVD player.

Music docking system.

Wooden garden furniture (summer months only).

Attractions and nearby amenities

Stoke-by-Nayland village offers local amenities including a convenience store & post office and two excellent pubs The Angel Inn and The Crown, which are only 5 minutes' walk from the cottage.

Play a round of golf at one of Stoke by Nayland Golf Club and Spa's two 18 hole golf courses, dine at their 2 AA rosette restaurant or relax with a spa day.

There are many local walks to take throughout Constable Country.

Visit Lavenham, a beautiful medieval village in the heart of Suffolk, for a relaxed day out exploring the independent shops, cafés and restaurants.

Colchester Zoo is the perfect place for a family day out.

Take in the sea air on a trip to the East Suffolk coast and visit the pretty seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold.

More Details

Property Manager
Rural Retreats Holidays Ltd
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Sudbury around the Stoke-by-Nayland

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Ground floor: Shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shower room with wc
    First floor: En-suite shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shower room
    First floor: En-suite shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shower room
  • Downstairs shower room. Two en-suite shower rooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • First floor: Double bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Double bedroom with a 5' bed
    First floor: Double bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Double bedroom with 5' zip and link bed
  • Bedroom one with 5' King Size double bed. Bedroom two with 5' zip & link bed. The zip & link bed can be split in to two 2'6 beds on request.
  • Television
  • Garden
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
Oil fired central heating. Traditional gas stove. Aga. Microwave, small fridge, small freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. Television with Freeview. DVD player. Music docking system. Wooden garden furniture (summer months only). WiFi. *Please note that internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor Rural Retreats will be held responsible.


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Other Activities:

Tourist Information

Colchester Visitor Information Centre. Castle Park, Hollytrees Museum, Colchester, CO1 1UG. 01206 282920.

Places to visit

Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa. Two 18-hole championship golf courses, a 2 AA Rosette restaurant, a luxurious spa and high-tech gym.

Flatford Mill. A Grade I listed watermill built in 1733 on the River Stour now cared for by the National Trust.

Colchester Castle. A beautiful Grade I listed Norman Castle, the largest Norman Keep in Europe.

Colchester Zoo. The zoo is home to many rare and endangered species, including big cats, primates and birds.

Snape Maltings. Arts complex famous for music concerts, shops and cafés.

The Munnings Art Museum. Beautiful museum filled with Munnings Art and a great café serving delicious food.

Kentwell Hall. A moated Tudor mansion with gardens, parkland and rare breed farm. It also hosts historical re-enactments and events throughout the year.

Special Events in the Area

Grand Tours and Wine Tastings are available from March to October at Dedham Vale Vineyard.

The Dedham Vale & Stour Valley Project run a programme of nature talks and workshops about the local area.

The River Stour Trust has many events throughout the year to share enjoyment of the river. The majority of events are suitable for families.


Prices & Availability

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  • Contractual booking deposit: 33.00% rent