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17th century extended cottage in Constable Country

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

3 bedroom 17th century cottage on Essex/Suffolk borders

Walnut Cottage is on the Essex/Suffolk borders and is a 17th century extended family home which is situated on quiet country lane surrounded by apple orchards and rolling countryside.

It is a perfect location to explore Constable country with Dedham and Flatford Mill just a couple of miles away. Also only 4 miles from Colchester and within easy distance of Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and surrounding villages.

Walnut Cottage benefits from three double bedrooms including the impressive master bedroom which is part of the original 17th century cottage. There is a family bathroom, en-suite bathroom to the second bedroom and a downstairs cloakroom.

The kitchen includes an old fashioned Aga Rayburn which both heats the house and can be used to cook on as well as a modern electric cooker plus washing machine and dish washer. All kitchen cutlery, pots and pans etc are provided.

The large lounge includes a large log burner and two large sofas plus flat screen television with free view, surround sound and a Blue ray player. There is a separate dining room which can seat up to eight people.

There is a 0.5 acre garden surrounding Walnut Cottage which backs on to apple orchards and rolling fields. A patio area includes outdoor table and chairs for six people.

Guests have access to the main house and patio area and garden but do not have access to the garage and annex area where the owners will stay when the house is rented.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 September, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ardleigh in Borough of Colchester

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 family bathroom and one en-suite bathroom plus downstairs cloakroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 3 bed rooms - 1 kingsize and 2 doubles.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services


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17th century extended cottage in Constable Country
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

A great experience

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Walnut Cottage. The property oozes character - expertly restored and much extended. The furnishings and fittings are a very high standard and it feels very private, tucked away down a quiet lane. It's close, by car, to the pretty village of Dedham, and if you're a walking enthusiast you'll find paths galore. ​

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Ardleigh, East of England

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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Property should be fully cleaned and left as it is found otherwise a proportion of the deposit will be retained.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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