Barn | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Wheatsheaf Barn was built in 1715 and carefully restored by the owners in 2011 to create a contemporary interior within the original fabric, using quality oak joinery and luxury fittings. The 60 foot open plan living area offers very spacious accomodation with a dramatic double height area. a feature of the property is the upstairs landing sitting area with its folding doors opening onto the outside balcony and views westward over the river. The river bank and local beach is a ten minute walk away over a couple of fields and you can walk both directions of the Essex Way from the house. The barn is situated on a very quiet lane leading to the tradional farming village of Wrabness with its ancient church. there is a community shop, the nearest pub is in the next village of Ramsey (ten minutes). The property is ideal for family get togethers,and groups of friends who want a secluded location.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Wrabness 800 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Stanstead 67.5 km, Nearest railway: Wrabness 1.3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||3 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
Open plan ground floor, with further downstairs room which can be closed off with two single chair beds, boot room and downstairs shower room. further downstairs cloakroom.
Well equipped kitchen with ice making fridge
Three bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs
Upstairs balcony area with river views and double bed settee
All linen provided and wood for stove.
Very tasteful, modern decor.
|Further details outdoors||
The owners live in a house on the same site with shared driveway access,although the two houses do not overlook each other. There is a sunny terace and seating area with barbecue for guests exclusive use. There is plenty of parking in the gravel courtyard which may occasionally be shared with owners visitors. The whole site is gated and safe for children, although toddlers may find the gravel a bit of a problem. On the other side of the house is the owners meadow which is fenced and safe for football and rounders. We can provide covered storage for guests bikes.
The cost of all heating and hot water (underfloor, powered by ground source) is included in the price. Daily papers can be delivered. We can accept and put away internet shops pending your arrival. sleeping for up to ten guests is on (good quality) occasional beds in living areas, so not all guests will have the same level of comfort and privacy but people seem to work it out! Two further en suite rooms can be made available on a nightly basis in our house on the same site if necessary, or preferred.
The South East England region
Forget all your preconceptions about Essex!!!! This part of Essex, the Tendring peninsular, is ancient rolling farmland, with the added bonus of easy access to river and sea. It is very quiet,and has an air of remoteness, which belies its proximity to London. The climate is dry and bright, with wide open skies and the special light quality which has made it a favorite for painters from Constable onwards. There are numerous pretty villages in the area, eg Coggeshall, Wivenhoe and of course, Dedham. Larger centres are Colchester (fifteen minutes by car or train) and Ipswich likewise.
The property is half way between Manningtree and Harwich, half a mile from the banks of the river Stour. There are safe, level, tidal beaches at Wrabness shore, Dovercourt, Walton, Frinton and Clacton. Boat Trips are available from Walton, Ipswich and at Alton Water. Most usual and unusal leisure activities are available locally, including learn to fly at Great Oakley airfield, and a spa in a nearby village. Good eating in both Manningtree and Harwich and country pubs, some with live music nights.