Perfectly situated smack bang in the heart of Constable Country, and close to the beautifully meandering river Stour.
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About the cottage
A picture postcard Suffolk cottage packed full of charm, and set amidst countryside fit for a constable painting. Situated just outside Dedham, easily one of the prettiest villages in the county, Heath Cottage is a fantastic base from which to explore Constable Country and the treasures it has to offer.
Heath Cottage is a real Tardis! Its modest front garden and seemingly small exterior could lead you to believe the cottage and grounds are small, but you would be wrong. Instead the interior is light and roomy, with its sunny conservatory doors opening onto the spacious back garden, a truly lovely space to enjoy lazy days in the sun.
The drive is situated to the rear of the property and provides parking for up to two cars.
Four in One king size and one double bedroom. There is a further single bedroom suitable for a child, or to use as a nursery.
Rates will vary between £489 and £657 per week, depending on the season.
Three nights; except in high season when it is a week.
This cottage is ideal for
Heath Cottage is ideally suited to two couples wishing to explore this special area, affectionately referred to as Constable Country
In the heart of Constable Country, this area was well loved and frequently painted by John Constable.
The Sun Inn, Dedham 01206 323351
Pub and a comfortable lounge area by an open log fire. You can also enjoy the lovely beer garden in the Summer. Click here for website.
The Essex Rose Tea Rooms, Dedham 01206 323101
A beautifully traditional tea rooms serving mouth-watering freshly baked cakes, a variety of teas, and a truly decadent cream tea, using famous (and local) Tiptree jam. Mmmmm!
Hall Farm Cafe, Stratford St Mary 01206 323600
Winner of 'Best Farm Shop 2011' with the Suffolk Food and Drink Awards. Delicious breakfasts, home made cakes, light lunches, and afternoon teas available. Also includes a great farm shop stocking local produce. Click here for website.
Milsoms, Dedham 01206 322795
For something a little special, take a short drive to Milsoms; a stylish and contemporary bar and brasserie with a no booking policy but all day dining to ensure you get your table. Two private dining options also provide exclusive dining for 8 to 24, lovely for a special celebration dinner. The beautiful gardens are full-to-the-brim with colour during summer; a lovely spot for outside dining. Click here for website.
Flat screen TV and DVD player, CD player, wifi access and an array of books and local information are provided for your enjoyment. The outhouse is a lovely room to enjoy a glass of wine, or to relax reading a book.
There is so much walking to be enjoyed here, so do not forget an Ordnance Survey of the Dedham Vale area, along with walking boots. Bird lovers, do not forget your binoculars, the surrounding countryside and river is a haven for wildlife. And lastly (and to some, most importantly) there is a drinks fridge just waiting to be stocked!
Sitting room with large sofa, 32 inch flatscreen TV with freeview and DVD player, sound system which ipods can be docked on, wifi router, 2 comfy armchairs, lamps, occasional table, open fire, mirror and French doors to conservatory
Conservatory with 2 seat wicker furniture, coffee table and storage. Door to utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer, ironing board and hanging hooks
Kitchen with range style Lacanche cooker with 5 gas rings, butler sink, dishwasher, large Beko fridge and freezer, drinks fridge, separate smaller fridge, toaster, kettle, Bialetti coffee maker, good selection of pots and pans, radio and large open fireplace. Dining table to seat 6, and door to front porch with hanging hooks
Study/Snug with two seater sofa, writing bureau, reading lamp, and shelves with local books and information. An ideal place to use your laptop and access the internet
Hall way with under stair storage cupboard
Bathroom with overhead shower, separate hand held shower, wash basin, w.c, mirror and heated towel rail
Steep stairs with hand rail to left side. A stair gate is available on request.
Master bedroom with king size bed, bedside tables with lamps, ornamental open fireplace, chair, fitted wardrobe with hanging space, cupboard with shelves and window overlooking pretty rear garden
Double bedroom with chest of drawers, chair, ornamental fireplace and wardrobe with hanging space
Single bedroom with bedside table and lamp, fitted cupboard with hanging space
Spacious rear garden with wooden picnic bench, mature shrubs and trees and rear gravel driveway with parking for up to two cars. Garden room/ converted barn with day bed, garden furniture to seat two and extendable table to seat 6-8. A great second dining room or games table!
There is a small garden shed, perfect for storing bikes in. There is also a coal BBQ stored in here for your use
Central heating and electricity included
In consideration of other visitors please do not smoke inside Heath Cottage
Bed linen and towels included but please bring your own beach towels
A limited broadband / wi fi service is provided. Internet reception can be patchy and the connection provided should NOT be relied on for work use and is unsuitable for games or downloading of films. Please bring connection cables as you may have to attach your laptop to the router. Excessive use of the internet will be charged at cost.