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Thatcher's CottageStoke By Nayland, Constable Country

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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.


AgaBed LinenCentral HeatingDishwasherDog FriendlyEnclosed Garden/CourtyardExposed BeamsFreezerFridgeGarden FurnitureMicrowaveMusic Docking StationParkingTelevisionTowels providedTraditional Gas StoveWashing MachineWiFiDVD player mins walking distance to pub


Ground Floor
Kitchen with Aga, breakfast bar and stable door opening onto the garden. Sitting room with inglenook fireplace, gas stove and garden views. Dining room. Downstairs shower room.

First Floor
Each bedroom has its own staircase to the first floor. Staircase to bedroom one with 5’ King Size double bed and en-suite shower room. Staircase to bedroom two with 5’ zip and link bed with en-suite shower room. The zip and link bed can be split in to two 2’6 beds on request.

Fully enclosed, pretty cottage garden with lawns and well established flower beds. Large South facing patio terrace with garden furniture (summer months only).

Please note that although the property is family friendly it is not suitable for children under 7 years of age.

Surrounding local area

?Hadleigh is an ancient market town, it is surrounded by 246 listed buildings and offers plenty of history to explore. Don't forget to visit Tito's Italian restaurant, that serves authentic Italian food.

Set by the River Stour, Dedham is in the heart of Constable Country. The attractive high street is lined with Georgian-fronted houses, old inns and a large Art and Crafts Centre. The magnificent 15th church was built from the wealth of the medieval cloth industry. Constable's work The Ascension can be seen within St Mary's Parish Church.

Kersey is a quintessential English village in the Babergh district of Suffolk with lots of narrow winding roads and beautiful historic properties. Kersey Mill includes a gym, an art gallery, a beauty salon, and a florist. That’s not forgetting The Copper Kettle Tearoom, which serves up a delicious afternoon tea, seven days a week.

Nestled in the heart of the stunning Suffolk countryside, Lavenham is one of Englan's finest medieval wool villages. Medieval charm can be found around every corner with its winding streets, thatched cottages and some 320-listed timber framed buildings. This unique village was created some 750 years ago by Hendry III when he granted Lavenham "market status" which stimulated the most prosperous period in the village's history. Today Lavenham is a thriving village with art galleries, restaurants, cafes, pubs and lots of interesting buildings to visit.

Long Melford
As its name implies, this wool town has a long, long High Street, populated by charming independent shops, vibrant art galleries, antique centres, cafes, restaurants, and, of course, typical Suffolk Inns. So, given all of this combined with beautiful architecture and amazing countryside, it is no wonder that this is such a desirable place.

For a family day out visit Hollow Trees Farm - suitable for all ages, the farm trail is a walk around the fields, down into Pogal Pit and into the Livestock Barn. Along the way you will find Dirty Dave the tractor stuck in the mud, the Rolly Polly pole, Goat Mountain, Mini Tractors and the Welly Game. The farm shop provides excellent local produce and is open 7 days a week.


The Constable Walk: starting at Manningtree Station to Flatford to Dedham.
For other lovely local walks see:

Flatford & Dedham River Trips: Stour Trusty II and Kathleen operate between Stratford St Mary, Flatford, Dedham and Brantham.

The Hadleigh Show
One of the finest examples of a single-day country show in the UK.
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.

Guest reviews

We had a wonderful time - the cottage was perfect in every way and we loved the peace, birds, local pubs ... and Suffolk villages.

J & C, Australia, June 2017
1 of 14

A really beautiful, well equipped cottage in a truly beautiful part of the world. A perfect base to explore Constable country. A most enjoyable, relaxing break.

S, J, J & J - Essex, May 2017
2 of 14

Fabulous, Fabulous, Fabulous! Can't say much more than that. Idyllic cottage and lcoation.

The H's, West Sussex, May 2017
3 of 14

Gracias, we had a fantastic break in this beautiful cottage - amazing restoration!

The A family - Spain, April 2017
4 of 14

Great location for visiting East Anglia. Neat cottage!

The H's, USA, April 2017
5 of 14

A wonderful stay is a fantastic cottage. Tried both pubs - brilliant. Great dog walks and half marathon/marathon training.

The W M Clan - Surrey, April 2017
6 of 14

We've had a wonderful break in this idyllic cottage. Gorgeous weather too! We hope to return one day soon!

The D family, Twickenham, April 2017
7 of 14

Very cosy cottage with chocolate box interior to match exterior! Very well equipped with all that you need. Beautiful location with lovely garden. Had a wonderful stay.

The R's, Isle of Wight, March 2017
8 of 14

Thank you for a wonderful week. Relaxing cottage and wonderful hamper. Loved the area exploring.

The A's, Staffordshire, March 2017
9 of 14

We don't want to go home! What an idyllic cottage, equipped with everything we could possibly need. A wonderful, relaxing weekend in this gorgeous place.

J, C & L - Berkshire, February 2017
10 of 14

Beautiful cottage and very relaxing stay in lovely setting, will defo be recommending. 10 out of 10!

The C's and F's - St Ives & Cambridgeshire, February 2017
11 of 14

Wonderful country break. Very cosy, warm cottage. Ideal birthday present, love the pubs.

The MB's and BJ's, Cambridge, February 2017
12 of 14

What a welcome! Idyllic home, which became ours as soon as we arrived!

S, D, T, S & O - Essex, February 2017
13 of 14

We had a wonderful stay at Thatchers Cottage. It was beautiful inside and out. We look forward to our next visit.

N&R, London, February 2017
14 of 14


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