Situated on the grounds of the owners Estate, this former stable block has been converted into a studio apartment and offers couples an ideal base in which to explore the Essex coast and countryside
Enjoy a romantic retreat in this rural bolthole, with your trusty four-legged companion by your side. The property is perfectly placed to experience peaceful walks with the woofy one through the gorgeous Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, either following the Stour Valley Path (1 mile away) through ‘Constable Country’ or going off the beaten track to explore the classic English countryside. Alternatively, head to the coast (15 miles away) where you’ll find a great dog-friendly beach at Walton-on-the-Naze and fabulous coastal walks.
This charming studio apartment, in a former stable block, has an open-plan living area where you can chill out on the sofa and watch TV after a long countryside walk. Should you choose to dine in, there is a table and chairs in the lounge area for a cosy meal for two. On a summer’s evening, pour a glass of wine and unwind on the shared patio area, or enjoy a pre-dinner stroll with Rover around the shared green in front of the property. After a tiring day of adventure, sink into the sumptuous king-size bed.
As well as the Stour Valley Path, you’ll also have another long-distance route at your fingertips/paws. The 81-mile Essex Way passes directly through Manningtree, and you can follow it along the River Stour all the way to Harwich on the coast (13 miles away). This fascinating town is steeped in seafaring history and makes for an interesting afternoon potter. Pack a picnic and a bone and spend a relaxing day at Walton-on-the-Naze. The pup can charge around on the large dog-friendly section of the sandy beach, before joining you for a wild and windy jaunt around the headland, where there are 300 acres of grassland and saltmarsh to sniff and explore.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.