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Lock Cottage

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Nayland, Suffolk
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps8
Bedrooms4
Bathrooms3
Pets0
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Description

Oasis of peace and tranquillity, detached lock keeper’s cottage, with wood burning stove, and views over mill stream.

For a unique holiday experience, Lock Cottage is unbeatable. Surrounded by water and accessed via a footbridge, this delightful, detached lock keeper’s cottage is an oasis of peace and tranquillity, yet is in the heart of the medieval village of Nayland on the Suffolk and Essex border. Built in 1805 with a later extension, the cottage is one of two remaining lock keeper’s cottages from the Stour Navigation which allowed barges to travel from Sudbury to the sea. The setting of the cottage is truly breathtaking with a delightful garden and the River Stour tumbling over a weir, there is plenty of wildlife to see with kingfishers, swans, herons and sometimes an otter on the weir. There is also the opportunity to fish in the lock pool, or venture out in the canoe and rowing boat provided at the property (life jackets provided). With views across the water towards the open countryside of the Dedham Vale AONB, it is hard to believe that just a 55-yard walk along the tow path leads to the village amenities. The surrounding area is a delight to explore, there are many footpaths in the village and golf is available at nearby Stoke-by-Nayland (3 miles). Flatford Mill and Dedham Village, in the heart of Constable Country, are a short drive away whilst keen gardeners may enjoy a visit to Beth Chatto’s Garden. Nearby Colchester, famous for being the oldest town in England, has a castle and museum set in attractive parkland that stretches down to the River Colne, a zoo and an interesting range of shops, restaurants, galleries and pubs. For a day by the sea, guests can choose between the sunshine coast of Essex at Frinton-on-Sea, or the nearby Heritage coastline of Suffolk where the beaches at Felixstowe, Aldeburgh, Southwold or Walberswick can be enjoyed. Shop 50 yards, pub 300 yards.

Large living room with open fire, French doors and TV. Sitting room with TV. Dining room with wood-burning stove and tiled floor. Well-equipped, galley-style kitchen. Garden room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed, views over weir and fully tiled en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom with zip and link beds (can be double bed on request) and views over mill stream. Single bedroom with pull-out bed (for +1 child). Fully tiled bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Open fire and wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, ‘Econ 7’ central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Combi microwave/oven/grill
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Pay As You Go mobile phone
  • Large lawned garden and furniture
  • Summer house
  • Barbecue
  • Garage 5 mins’ walk (for 1 car)
  • Roadside parking
  • Two bicycles provided
  • No smoking
  • Unsuitable for children under 8 yrs
  • Please note: Couples and family bookings only. Unfenced pond, river and weir in grounds

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Telephone Chargeable
    Telephone Chargeable
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Ground Floor Wet Room
    Ground Floor Wet Room
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath
    Walk-in Shower/Bath
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • Waterside Breaks
    Waterside Breaks


Customer Comments

  • 10

    10/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 09/07/2018
    Our family had a wonderful stay at Lock Cottage. My husband and I enjoyed the spacious master bedroom with private bath, our girls each had their own room and bathroom and their friends shared the fourth bedroom. The location on the river was spectacular as were the views. The house stayed cool in the summer heat, and we watched the World Cup on their large screen TV when the local pub was too crowded. The kitchen was updated and nicely furnished with cookware, utensils and dishes. The only signs of the house history were it’s slightly uneven floors that added to its charms. We would love to return with family and more friends for a longer stay!


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