This peaceful 17th-century stable and cart lodge in the Suffolk countryside is an idyllic retreat for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Located in the pretty village of Stoke-by-Nayland in the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it has everything you need for a relaxing stay. The home’s red-brick exterior gives way to a country-chic living room where a wood-burning fireplace creates an instantly warm welcome. Two large glass doors open up here onto a private garden where a table and chairs invite sunny breakfasts, while a barbecue is ready to be fired up for alfresco dinners under the stars. Spend afternoons curled up in the hayloft with a good book or watching movies on the large screen in the main room. Alternatively, go out and explore your beautiful natural surroundings – there are plenty of picturesque walks right outside your door, while Stoke-by-Nayland has quaint shops and country pubs to explore, a one-minute walk away. Colchester is also easily reachable by car in just over twenty minutes. After a day relaxing at home or adventuring in the great outdoors, treat yourself to a relaxing soak in the freestanding tub before curling up by the fire with a glass of wine. When it’s time for bed, fall asleep beneath the beams of your country-style bedroom and relish the quiet of your serene surroundings.
Home truths: *At maximum capacity, two guests will be sleeping on a trundle bed in the hayloft above the master bedroom – we think the hayloft is better suited to children
*The trundle bed can be arranged as a single or a twin as needed – note though that the steps leading up to it are quite steep
*There is a post office, convenience store and pub a two-minute walk down the road
*Off-street parking is available – we recommend having a car as the area is semi-remote
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