Exterior | The Stables, Great Maplestead
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Great Maplestead

The Stables

  • Sleeps up to 3
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Up to 2 pets allowed
Car parking on site
Pub within 1 mile
This lovely cottage is in a particularly pretty rural setting close to Castle Hedingham.
All on the Ground Floor:
Open plan living space.
Living area: Freeview TV, Woodburner, 2 Steps To...
Dining area.
Kitchen area: Electric Oven, Gas Hob, Microwave, Fridge/Freezer, Washing Machine
Bedroom: Kingsize (5ft) Bed
Bathroom 1: Cubicle Shower, Toilet
Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Rear garden with garden furniture and gas barbecue. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.
The Stables is a 1600’s, Grade II listed farm building, and has recently been very sympathetically restored with many original features and exposed oak beams to offer a couple a chance to get away from it all and enjoy beautiful countryside in the comfort of a lovely little cottage. This bright and airy cottage has an open-plan living area with a high vaulted ceiling. A big, comfy sofa and armchair encircle a cosy wood burner. Up a couple of steps is the split-level kitchen and dining area. The kitchen is very well equipped and laid out. There are views out onto one of the finest remaining examples of a Grade II listed, brick and flint barn in Essex – it’s impressive and really quite beautiful. Along the corridor is the shower room and a very charming bedroom with a kingsize bed, French wardrobe and plenty of storage space.

The lane outside is tiny and very quiet, and the property is surrounded by fields and open farmland. It is close to some fascinating visitor attractions, interesting towns and villages, and offers a pleasant mix of countryside and culture. The enclosed garden has fruit trees where you can sit and enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside.
The cottage is very rural with rolling fields dipping down into the nearby river tributaries of The Stour. Long Melford, which was the most inland navigable part of the River Stour – made famous by John Constable’s English Landscape masterpieces, lies just 20 minutes away by car and is a bustle of pubs, restaurants, antique shops and beautiful buildings – it is the longest Medieval High Street in England and one of the famous unspoilt Medieval Villages of Suffolk, like Lavenham, Kersey and Clare.

There are very many wonderful churches to visit like the unique round Crusader church at Maplestead and the majestic Wool Churches that dot the area. There are wonderful stately homes to visit like Kentwell Hall with their world famous Tudor re-enactments and Halloween Screamsville events. The area has much to offer with its rural charm and unspoilt villages, and just pottering around by bike or car to discover another little gem or pub is just a delight. Further afield you will find castles and the best of the unspoilt Suffolk Coast – about 70 minutes by car.


    Awarded to our homes with 3 or more eco-friendly features

    Eco Stays


Cycle Store
Decorated at Christmas
Eco Stays
Garden or Patio
Ground Floor Facilities
Open Fire or Woodburner
Open Plan
Parking - On Site
Pets Allowed
Pub Within 1 Mile
Shower Cubicle
Washing Machine
Welcome Pack
Woodburning Stove


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:30


  • 2 pets allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please