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The Nook

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7 Nights  

  • £665  to  £1100

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Short Breaks From

  • £95 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £150 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs


  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About The Nook

The Nook is so cute that you'll want to put it in your pocket and take it home. Constructed in 1750, the self-catering holiday cottage is in the picturesque Essex village of Dedham, on a quiet lane with no passing traffic. It's only a short walk from the house to the friendly Marlborough pub, cafe, and the beautiful River Stour. There is space for four people to sleep in two bedrooms, with guests loving the fantastic period features that include blackened oak beams and rooms with an unusual shape. It's a holiday rental for couples and friends planning a walking holiday in Dedham Vale and as a welcoming home-away-from-home for visitors who are in Colchester or Ipswich for business.

Dedham is in the heart of Constable Country. The sublime beauty of this tranquil corner of England inspired John Constable to create much-loved paintings. Fall in love with scenes virtually unchanged since the late 1700s and early 1800s when Constable painted them. Sir Alfred Munnings, another renowned British painter, lived in Dedham and used the landscape as the background for many of his paintings. Footpaths lead from Dedham along the River Stour and over Fen Bridge, with more popular walks around Flatford, Stoke-by-Nayland, and Stratford St Mary. You don't have to walk or cycle to appreciate the scenery - boating along the River Stour is a wonderfully gentle way to enjoy your surroundings.

Day trips from The Nook can include shopping and sightseeing in Fenwick's and the other upmarket shops in Colchester, admiring the beautiful medieval buildings in Lavenham, lunch in Sudbury, or sightseeing in Ipswich. There is a good choice of supermarkets, local markets, farm shops and food shops all within an easy drive.

The Nook is a wonderful place from which to explore Dedham Vale and the Stour Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It's only half an hour from Felixstowe and the coast, giving you a wide choice of places for walking, cycling, golf, fishing, and sightseeing.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Jamey joined Independent Cottages in February 2022

Enquire online:


Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Essex)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Nook is a charming two-bedroom cottage typical of Georgian buildings of the area. It features oak beams, flagstone floors, and stylish furnishings that suit the age of the property while still being very comfortable for modern holidaymakers.


  • Fantastic kitchen/diner with granite worktops, a ceramic stove, and lots of cupboards and drawers full of equipment and utensils for self-catering. There's a pine table and chairs, and French doors that open into the walled courtyard garden. The washing machine is also housed here.
  • Rich green walls embrace you in the living room, made even more welcoming with a plush sofa, thick rug, Smart TV, and a fireplace with a log burner.


  • Main bedroom furnished with a king-sized bed and a built-in wardrobe. A cast iron fireplace is a beautiful decorative feature, and the carpet is luxuriously soft.
  • Second bedroom featuring a double bed and a tall chest of drawers.
  • Family bathroom with a deep rolltop bath with a shower over, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The enclosed courtyard garden is a lovely spot to eat outdoors on a sunny day. There is parking on the street outside the cottage.

Additional Information: Utilities and WiFi are included. Linen is provided at an extra cost of £20 per stay. The owners will provide free linen to overseas visitors. Children and dogs are accepted but please check with the owner first. Smoking is not permitted.

The Nook Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 King & 1 Double)
Enquire with owner
Dogs allowed on request - please enquire with property owner
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £665
To £1100
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7426 311738 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Member Since February 2022

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The Nook 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 6th April 2023