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The Old Foundry Stoke By Nayland, Constable Country

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Originally a substantial workshop and five bay cart lodge, The Old Foundry has been sympathetically converted into a spectacular space. The owners have retained the original character of the building, whilst finishing it to an exceptionally high and exacting standard. Some of the key features include a handmade Henry Gordon-Jones kitchen, two sophisticated bathroom suites and, of course, the sheltered veranda, accessed through sliding doors and overlooking your own private, south-facing expanse of garden.
On entering The Old Foundry you come into a tastefully decorated, vaulted reception hall/second sitting room with large working fireplace. This leads through double doors into the drawing room where 3 sets of large sliding doors open out onto the veranda with its own outside furniture and garden. Beyond, there is large kitchen/breakfast room, master bedroom with en suite, further double bedroom and a shower room.
The private expanse of garden is laid to lawn and bordered by mature hedging. There is parking for two cars directly outside the front door.

“If you wish to arrive on Monday, please call the office”


BarbecueBed LinenCD player with iPod dockCentral HeatingClose to pubDishwasherDog FriendlyDownstairs BedroomDVD playerEnclosed Garden/CourtyardExposed BeamsFridge/freezerGarden FurnitureGarden/CourtyardHigh chairLog Burner / Open FireMicrowaveMusic Docking StationNespresso coffee machine & podsParkingPrivate deck / balcony for alfresco diningRange cooker with gas hobTelevisionTowels providedTravel cot/ cotTumble dryerTV with FreeviewUnderfloor heatingWashing MachineWiFi mins walking distance to pub


The Old Foundry is on one floor with large spacious rooms, exposed beams, oak flooring all the way through and underfloor heating.
Entrance hall / sitting room with open fire
Large second sitting room with glass doors opening onto veranda and private garden
Kitchen / dining room
Bedroom 1: king size bed with en-suite bathroom.
Bedroom 2: zip and link twin beds
Separate shower room and WC

Floor plan

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.


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 booked the old foundry for a couple of reasons 1) not far from Ipswich 2)Ideal for our grandson as all on one level throughout . Upon arrival the layout did not disappoint, as described in the brochure and on line.The property is well appointed and there is plenty of space for a family of four plus one grandson. The ample enclosed garden is very restful with sun visiting the balcony and garden throughout the day.Access to the property is easy ,especially with the aid of sat nav. Quite an easy journey to/from Ipswich . The whole family enjoyed staying at the old foundry, could not fault any points as shown above. Not to forget , the local pub the Cock Inn very good for food and drink , very good host , also the crown in Stoke Nayland is good too.

J Frankish, August 2018
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Lovely house in beautiful countryside
Spacious and very well equipped, luxurious comfort. One level throughout so very accessible. Gorgeous countryside and lots to do locally.

V Davies, August 2018
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Welcome hamper included

A complimentary hamper will be awaiting you on your arrival containing milk, tea, fresh coffee, bread, butter, eggs, juice, wine and cheese, along with other essential items to prepare a light snack or breakfast. There may be some regional variations.


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