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Clocktower Stables 1

Manningtree, Essex
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Apartment
Towels included
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At a glance

  •  Wonderfully converted former stable block in a studio style layout 
  • Ideal bolthole for a couple looking to celebrate any occasion
  • Located on the fringes of Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Property code: 78388

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.

  • 1 bedroom - king-size
  • 1 en-suite shower room with WC
  • Wifi
  • Small combi microwave oven, fridge and freezer
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Shop and pub within walking distance
  • Underfloor heating
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & Ironing board

Liz Johnson

This property is personally managed by Liz.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Raymond 21st June 2021

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We can only vouch for Clockwork Stable one, the one we used. We found the equipment satisfactory and modern . The surroundings peaceful. Regards Ray Rowley

Reviewed by Julie 11th June 2021

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Modern,clean property in a lovely location. Lots of lovely places to see within walking distance.

Reviewed by Rosemary 5th June 2021

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Have booked to go again. This says all you need to know!!

Reviewed by Petria 18th May 2021

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Lovely cottage that is very clean and new. Had all the mod cons including Netflix!! Good location for getting to Flatford and Dedham. Co-Op is a short drive away. Property is very quiet and cosy. Great place to stay to relax and de-stress.

Reviewed by Alan 13th May 2021

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A very well thought out good to live in comfortable studio property. Although overlooked at some distance it was quiet, in pleasant surroundings and yet in a convenient location to visit the attractions of the Tendring district, such as Hanford Water, various RHS gardens, Dedham Vale.

Reviewed by Rebekah 23rd April 2021

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What a superb little place. Perfectly situated near lots of fabulous pubs and restaurants. Its set on a private estate so is very quiet and secluded. The outside courtyard is a great little sun trap as its faces south All the fixtures and fitting are new and great spec. The accommodation is light and bright and airy and we thoroughly enjoyed our stRead moreay Highly recommend it We will be coming back Hide

Reviewed by Helen 12th April 2021

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The converted stable was clean bright and very spacious. Our dog loved her early morning walk around the grounds and it was very peaceful and quiet at all times. Very comfortable bed and lovely shower and had everything we needed for a quiet week away. Many thanks Helen & Neil.

Reviewed by Ian 11th December 2020

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A well appointed and very comfortable studio. Well located for exploring the Stour estuary and Constable country.

Reviewed by Gillian 28th September 2020

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Well appointed cottage for visiting North Essex and Suffolk. Our Setter loved the safe dog friendly grounds for an early morning run. Comfortable bed and great shower. Kitchen small but adequate. Will go again.

Reviewed by C 19th September 2020

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The conversion has been beautifully done - and is was a pleasure to stay somewhere so new! The provision of tea and biscuits on arrival was a most welcome touch. We had everything we needed - including lots of storage/hanging space (far more than in any other property we've visited). Flatford Mill is within walking distance, as is the beautiful RivRead moreer Stour. Manningtree is quiet but provided sufficient shopping (supermarkets and fish and chips!) We have a very pleasant stay. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 12th September 2020

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Reviewed by Tim 4th September 2020

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The newly refurbished stables have been divided into separate holiday accommodation, the unit we stayed in was lovely, bright and very comfortable. Alice and Renouf (apologies if we've mis-spelt this)the owners and Gary the groundsman couldn't have been more helpful. We had a fabulous stay, it is ideally situated for some lovely walks and trips to Read moreFrinton on Sea and Southwold. We would not hesitate to rebook and would recommend it to others. Hide

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Clocktower Stables 2

Clocktower Stables 2

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

£451 - £795

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