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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

Indulge in the tranquillity of Essex's countryside and discover the captivating allure of Lawford and its surroundings. Nestled on a peaceful lane, this charming shepherd's hut offers an enchanting escape from the rush of everyday life. Ideal for couples seeking a romantic retreat, it provides opportunities for coastal, river, or woodland strolls, cycling, and various water activities. Just a short drive away, explore the picturesque villages of Dedham (2 miles) and Flatford (5.5 miles), where you can immerse yourself in the timeless landscapes that inspired the masterpieces of renowned painter John Constable, with the River Stour meandering through meadows and ancient woodlands. Experience the vibrant cultural scene of Colchester (8 miles), with its Roman ruins, artistic ambiance, and diverse dining options. Nearby, discover an array of attractions, including Colchester Zoo, Jimmy's Farm and Wildlife Park, and the RSPB Flatford Wildlife Garden, or embark on a coastal adventure to Frinton-on-Sea or Walton-on-the-Naze, all within 16 miles.

Stepping up into this characterful shepherd's hut, you will find yourself in a cosy porch, perfect for removing coats and shoes. As you enter the open-plan kitchen, dining, and sleeping area, you’ll be greeted by tasteful furnishings and decor. The quaint kitchenette is ideal for preparing simple meals, while a wooden dining table and chairs provide a charming spot to eat. For more culinary options, an additional BBQ is available in the garden. The shower room, though small, is beautifully designed with modern interiors and a walk-in shower. When it’s time to rest, there is a comfortable super-king-size zip-and-link bed that can be made up as a twin upon request.

Step outside into the enchanting fully enclosed garden, exuding charm with its picturesque and vibrant features. This delightful oasis boasts its own private garden and pond area, attracting abundant wildlife. Relaxation awaits with sun loungers, a table and chairs complete with a parasol, a BBQ and a fire pit, providing the perfect setting for soaking up the sun and unwinding in comfort.

  • 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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