The downstairs entrance reception leads to a spacious dining/ living room with TV (BT Youview, Apple TV, Google Chromecast), wireless broadband (bring your own laptop) and instant gas flame fireplace (there is also a comfortable double sofabed for additional guests). There is a bathroom on the same floor and a washer/dryer utility adjoining an overflow worktop with dishwasher that leads into a newly installed kitchen that opens onto the garden, (the kitchen is fully equipped with 5-ring gas stove, convection oven, fridge/freezer and microwave).
Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms - one magnificent king bedroom with an en suite bathroom, one sunny queen bedroom with en suite bathroom and a twin bedroom with two single beds that has its own bathroom directly next door) and a two-room suite on the 3rd floor with double bed and two single beds, with 1 family bathroom fitted with bath and shower.
There is also a magnificent yoga studio with equipment for up to 10 people as well as 20 folding chairs, making it a good space for workshops as well.
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The Tallow Factory is in a tranquil courtyard, just off Dedham High Street so once you have arrived you could spend the entire week without a car. we have a world class gastro pub right next door (The Sun Inn - Frank Lampard's favourite restaurant!). The village is very picturesque throughout the year and as long as you bring wellies and bundle up you can enjoy incredible rambles along the River Stour to Flatford Mill and the estuary town of Manningtree.
The beaches of Frinton and Clacton are 30 minutes away. The nearby towns of Colchester (6 miles) and Ipswich (12 miles) provide extensive shops, museums, theatres, cinemas, swimming pools, rollerskating, quasar laser, game centres etc.East Anglia's charming small towns Lavenham, Long Melford, Aldeburgh, Southwold, even Cambridge are within easy reach. Dedham is one of East Anglia's prettiest villages, yet also has thriving shops and services. Yards away are a grocer, a delicatessen, a butcher, a chemist, a Post Office, an Arts Centre, and two pubs serving good pub food. The village green has playing fields, tennis courts, and attractive children's playground.
50% deposit required to secure booking. Remaining 50% due 60 days before check in date. A refundable security and housekeeping deposit of £500 is due via credit card upon check in. Well-behaved dogs are welcome but will incur a pet supplement of £20 per dog per night plus an additional refundable pet deposit of £150. Please note that this is a strictly no smoking property. Any sign of smoking inside the property will result in forfeiting the full deposit. Guests are kindly asked to strip beds and leave all used towels and bedding on the floor of their rooms at check out. All rubbish and recycling is also to be bagged up and placed in the collection area directly in front of the property. See house manual for further details.
Flatford Mill, beaches at Frinton and Clacton are 30 mins drive, Colchester with Castle, Ipswich, East Anglia's pretty villages like Stratford St. Mary. Close to London
Nearest Train Station or Airport: Manningtree or Colchester Railway Stations, Stansted Airport, City Airport, Luton Airport, Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport,
Recommended Places to Visit: Clacton, Frinton, Lavenham, Long Melford, Newmarket, Aldebrough and Snape. Cambridge, London
Annual Events: The entire house is available to rent during weekends and the below school holidays. Prices are higher at Christmas, New Year, Easter and in the summer holidays because we convert the yoga studio back to a master bedroom - increasing the capacity to 12. 2018 Dates Still Available Autumn Half Term ~ minimum 7 night stay ~ Saturday 20th October to Sunday 28th October ~ £1,875 or £275/night Christmas Week ~ minimum 7 night stay ~ Friday 21st December to Thursday 27th December ~ £2,156 New Year Week ~ minimum 5 night stay ~ Friday 28th December to Tuesday 1st January £375/night or £2,156.00 for the week 2019 Dates Still Available: Winter Half Term ~ Friday 15th February to Sunday 24th February ~ minimum 7 night stay £1,825 or £275/night Easter 2019 ~ 5th 22nd April (18 days) ~ minimum 7 night stay ~ £2,156 or full period for £4,432 First May Bank Holiday ~ 3rd 7th May minimum 4 night stay £1,500 or £375/night Second May Bank Holiday ~ 24th 27th May and Summer Half Term 27th May 2nd June (11 days) minimum 7 night stay £1,825 or £275/night Summer Holidays 2019 11th July 2nd September (62 Days) minimum 7 night stay ~ £375/night or £2,500 per week or £8,888 per month Autumn Half Term 2019 ~ 25th October 3rd November (10 days) minimum 7 night stay £1875 or £275/night Christmas 2019 ~ 20th 27th December minimum 7 night stay £2,222 New Years 27th December 5th January minimum 5 night stay at £388/night or 7 days for £2,222
Recommended Places to Eat Out: The Sun Inn, Marlborough Head Inn, Old Bakery Cafe, Milsoms, The Boathouse, Dedham Hall Restaurant, Le Talbooth, Hall Farm, The Swan
Local Sports: Yoga, walking, horse riding, fishing, boating on the Stour River, bicycling, kayaking, standup paddle boarding, kiteboarding etc. Private yoga and meditation classes and/or massage and reiki appointments upon request.
Dedham has everything you need for the perfect winter holiday surrounded by idyllic unspoiled English countryside. Being in the heart of the village in a tranquil courtyard just across from the historic St. Marys church, you are steps away from two world-class gastro pubs, both with open fires, a lovely contemporary cafι and a traditional tearoom. Once you are parked you could spend the week completely car free because we are walking distance from a well-stocked Co-op grocery shop, locally-sourced butchers, pharmacy and lots of gift shops. On Christmas Eve, you can treat yourselves to a delicious meal in the Michelin guide awarded Sun Inn next door and stroll across the High Street for Midnight Mass, which is always welcoming for all to attend. Dedham is a village within the borough of Colchester in northeast Essex, England, situated on the River Stour and on the border of Essex and Suffolk. The nearest town to Dedham is the small market town of Manningtree. Dedham is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, most particularly the Water Meadows along the River Stour, which pass along the northern boundary of the village forming the boundary between the counties of Essex and Suffolk.
Please visit http://www.dedhamretreats.com to find out more about the holiday cottage, amenities, surrounding area and places to visit in Essex.