House / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

We look forward to welcoming you to the self contained annex adjoining our home. The accommodation comprises a lounge/dining room with full size double sofabed, table and 4 chairs, credenza, TV, DVD player, IPod Dock/CD/Radio and separate shower room and kitchen on the ground floor.

The stairway leads to the first floor and a large bedroom with a super king size bed, TV and en suite bathroom.

There is outside seating in the garden and internet access.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Rooms 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 1 en suite and 1 shower room
Nearest beach Clacton on Sea 27 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Stansted 72 km, Nearest railway: Manningtree 3 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge
Furniture Super King Beds (1), Sofa Beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

100% Eygptian cotton sheets and choice of pillows
Towels provided

Further details outdoors

There is a small lawned area with outdoor furniture
Parking is available for one car

Further details

Welcome pack provided on arrival

The East Anglia region

The Gable is right on the Essex/Suffolk border and the Stour Valley, the area is famed for the work of John Constable who painted many of his paintings in the area. The location of The Hay Wain is within walking distance. It is equal distance between the historic town of Colchester and Ipswich.

It is only 2 miles from Manningtree railway station with easy access to London. Manningtree lays claim to being Britain's smallest recorded town and sits on the Stour estuary.

The coast is about 30 minutes away Felixstowe, Clacton, Frinton, Walton and Harwich.

Colchester is Britain's oldest recorded town and includes Colchester Castle and many historic buildings.


Brantham is a village situated between Colchester and Ipswich and is an ideal base for exploring Suffolk and Essex. Brantham has two local pubs, two restaurants and a small parade of local shops. Manningtree is nearby with a variety of pubs and restaurants independant retailers. There are delightful walks in the area, there is Pattles Fen nature reserve opposite The Gable and fields behind. The area is also popular for bird watching and cycling. Constable Country is right on the doorstep and a walk to Dedham and the surrounding areas along the Stour is well worth it.

The Mistley Towers are in nearby Mistley famed for its swan colony and Jimmy's Farm is a short drive away. Alton Water has a huge range of water sports and as well as many walks locally Wrabness Nature Reserve covers 52 acres on the banks of the Stour.