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The Acorn

Manningtree, Essex
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This property is managed by Original Cottages info_outline

Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Internet access
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At a glance

  • A cosy retreat for two, set in a picturesque setting with plenty of nearby walks
  • Stylish boutique interior with thoughtful home comforts
  • Beautifully planted private garden with pond, BBQ, fire pit and sun loungers
Property code: OC-T29572

Discover the true beauty of both Suffolk and Essex when you and your loved one retreat to this delightful shepherd’s hut. Tucked away in leafy surroundings, 3.5 miles from Manningtree and 8 miles from Colchester, it is ideally positioned for long walks or cycle rides through the Dedham Vale National Landscape. Frequently referred to as Constable Country, as it often appeared in the paintings of romantic artist John Constable, this area covers scenic swathes of both counties. Return from your trips out to relax in your private garden and sit out round the fire pit as the stars appear.

Take three steps up to enter the shepherd’s hut and find yourselves in exquisite accommodation that has been finished with creativity and flair. Make yourselves a cup of tea or prepare delicious meals and snacks in the kitchen area. Dine inside together at the table or carry your dishes out into the fresh air and sunshine. Chat, read your books and make plans for the following day as you linger at the table over a bottle of wine. When it’s time to turn in for the night, savour the comfort of the super-king-size bed. If discussed in advance, this can be made up as a twin to suit flexible sleeping arrangements. There is also a lovely shower room within the hut. Indulge in the magnificent opportunities for outdoor living at this retreat whenever it is warm enough. Recline on a sun lounger, watch the wildlife in the pond and cook out on the BBQ as often as possible.

Visit famous Flatford Mill, 6 miles away, and enjoy long walks beside the scenic River Stour. Head into Colchester to explore the Norman castle and wander round the shops. While away an afternoon at the Beth Chatto Gardens, 7 miles away.

  • 1 super-king-size zip-and-link bed (can be made into a twin upon request)
  • 1 shower room - shower and WC
  • Small kitchenette with 2-ring electric hob, fridge and microwave
  • Welcome pack
  • Private fully enclosed garden with a pond, table, chairs, BBQ and fire pit
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Pub and shop 2.5 miles, beach 16.5 miles
  • CCTV operating 24/7 around the exterior of the property for security purposes
  • The pond is unfenced, please take care
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Darren Williams

This property is personally managed by Darren.

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