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Clocktower Stables 2

Manningtree, Essex
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Former stable block lovingly converted in a one-bedroom apartment
  • The perfect location for a couple to explore all that Essex has to offer from coast to country
  • Within easy reach of Hamford Water National Nature Reserve
Property code: 78389

Ideal for a couple this one bedroom apartment is well placed for you to enjoy the best that Essex has to offer including some stunning countryside and it’s also within easy reach of the coast. Situated on the fringes of the Dedham Vale Natural Area of Outstanding Beauty, you have some absolute stunning walks on your door-step for both you and for your furry friends. A little further afield are The National Trust properties of Paycocke’s House and Gardens at Coggeshall and Bourne Mill at Colchester and are both within a forty-minute drive. Some other fantastic days out can be had out the famous Colchester Zoo or the Seaquarium on Clacton-on-Sea’s pier, both located just under fifteen miles away and if you love nature and spotting new types of wildlife, then Hamford Water Nature reserve is also just under fifteen miles away.

Guests enter the property by the front door into the bedroom which has a king-size bed and ample built in wardrobe and storage space. Through to the lounge which has a large sofa and wall mounted TV. Should you wish to dine in and relax there is a coffee table which can be converted into a dining table. Double patio doors lead to the communal garden - sun loungers provided. The kitchen has a microwave oven/grill combi, hob and fridge with ice compartment. The shower room has a large walk in shower cubicle, basin and WC.

There is no enclosed garden area, but a communal patio area to the rear of the property which does have a table and chairs should you wish to soak up some sun. There is a large communal green area to the front of the property should you wish to have a morning stroll before heading out for a fun filled day. There is off road parking for one car to the rear of the property.

  • 1 bedroom - king-size 
  • 1 shower room with double walk in shower
  • Microwave oven/grill combi, hob, fridge with ice compartment
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Shop and pub within walking distance
  • Underfloor heating
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Bistro table and chairs
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Carol Thompson

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Margaret 6th July 2024

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A perfect getaway for 2 people and their dog in an idyllic position. There were regular visits from the Muntjac deer, squirrels and a warren of rabbits. Green Woodpeckers were also a common sight. The grounds are immaculately kept by the owners and their staff who were all very friendly.

Reviewed by Margaret 5th June 2024

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Finding the cottage meets our requirements generally.

Reviewed by Michael 25th May 2024

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Really nice cottage, with a surprisingly well equipped kitchen, comfortable and warm. Nice view across the lawn for breakfast.

Reviewed by Christopher 3rd May 2024

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Reviewed by Margaret 3rd April 2024

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Quiet and pleasant location ideal for access to Colchester, Ipswich and Dedham and surrounding countryside. Lots of footpaths and a few pleasant cafes and restaurants. Accommodation is simple and comfortable and very convenient for dog owners.

Reviewed by Margaret 31st January 2024

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We found this to be a sympathetic and pleasant stable conversion in a most delightful, quiet setting. It was perfect for the two of us and our little dog. Conveniently located and ideal to visit family and friends and both the Colchester and Ipswich areas. We intend to return.

Reviewed by Penny 23rd December 2023

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Comfortable, well supplied, warm enough in winter months, quiet and well situated. Ideal for anything from 2 to 7 nights.

Reviewed by Nick 18th November 2023

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We had a very enjoyable stay at this property. Very clean, with a comfortable bed and lots of storage space. Very quiet location but within easy walking distance to Manningtree's pubs and restaurants and the rail station. Friendly host. Hope to return!

Reviewed by Penny 15th September 2023

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This is our second stay at the Clocktower Stables and we also booked the property next door for our son and his partner. We all enjoyed a lovely comfortable long weekend break, Manningtree has a good pub, restaurants with take away menus too. The properties are situated in pretty grounds and positioned well to explore both Suffolk and Essex.

Reviewed by Clare 20th August 2023

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A lovely property in a good location, the owner answered my questions well leading up to our stay and her recommendations of places to eat and days out were good, the sofa and chair were comfortable and the bed was also comfortable, a good bathroom too. It was also lovely and quiet at this location and within easy walking distance of Manningtree anRead mored Mistley Hide

Reviewed by Claire 26th June 2023

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Excellent cottage. Peaceful , lovely place. Would visit again .

Reviewed by Michael 15th June 2023

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Reviewed by Dilys 25th April 2023

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Reviewed by Jane 10th April 2023

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Reviewed by Ian 28th March 2023

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Reviewed by Cor 2nd January 2023

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This is a lovely, cosy, warm & light lodging set in a peaceful haven of spacious grounds near to the artsy village-y centre of Manningtree & shops/restaurants/cafes!SELECTED!/!ENDOFSELECTED!pubs therein. Very conveniently located for travel to Colchester or Ipswich by road, train or bus and with numerous public footpaths & estuary walks nearby, incRead moreluding to & through the Dedham Vale AONB. A most comfortable and restful place with everything one would need or want for a holiday. We were very happy with our stay. Hide

Reviewed by Steph 25th October 2022

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We had a really enjoyable stay in Stables 2. It was very clean and had all necessary amenities. The grounds were lovely and the location was ideal to get into town and a multitude of dog walking options in the area. We also drove to surrounding areas of Essex and Suffolk to explore further. It was very peaceful which made for the perfect escape froRead morem London for a few days! Hide

Reviewed by Victoria 2nd October 2022

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Nice premises and very quiet and comfortable

Reviewed by Georgie 19th September 2022

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Basic accommodation, reasonably clean. Tiniest bathroom I have ever used with zero storage / place to put anything. Nice setting.

Reviewed by JILL 5th September 2022

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In its present form we would definitely not stay here again. So many basics were not provided for example no dressing table in the bedroom or mirror where one could sit and dry your hair. Only enough loo paper for one day was provided, badly designed bedroom cupboards, a badly damaged toaster was left, no oven glove, a very thick duvet which meant Read moreit was far too hot at night. I could list many other things which were lacking a list of which will in time be sent to the Manager. Hide

Reviewed by Warren 26th August 2022

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Lovely and clean.cosy.worth a visit

Reviewed by Julie 23rd August 2022

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Reviewed by Julie 15th August 2022

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Lovely, peaceful setting, pleasant dcor, bed very comfortable and good shower. Plenty of footpaths and walks in the area. Property is situated off a very busy road but traffic noise minimal, as there is a long drive to house. Large garden area in front of house 2 is beautiful, house 1 does not have views but has a larger patio area. Parking good. 2Read more0 minute walk into Manningtree, some lovely restaurants to sit out in, handy if you have a dog! Houses nearby but shielded by trees and quiet. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 2nd August 2022

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A beautiful, peaceful location, with a pleasant 15 minute walk into town, which has plenty of shops and places to eat. Convenient for touring the area. Lovely, well-equipped cottage, looking out onto a large lawn. Very friendly welcome from the groundsman. Good parking facilities. Highly recommended, we would certainly like to stay there again.

Reviewed by Janet 8th July 2022

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