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The Stables

Polstead, Suffolk (Ref. 1089146)

Best of Suffolk rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Games Room


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1 Customer Review(s)

  • Christine

    “This is a really lovely property, well furnished and maintained.”

    Alice the owner is lovely too. Highly recommended.

    Alice the owner is lovely too. Highly recommended.

    - Christine, December 2023


  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Communal laundry
  • Communal games room with table football, pool and table tennis
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric cooker, combi microwave/oven/grill, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Communal patio with furniture, fire pit and barbecue
  • Communal heated outdoor pool and outdoor shower
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.3 miles, pub 1.1 mile
  • Note: The pool is open from May to September from 10am to 4pm; dimensions: 8m x 4m, depth 1.5m x 2m

The property

Situated on a large 10 acre farm, close to the village of Polstead, near to Colchester, is this inviting barn conversion, The Stables. Enjoying access to a communal outdoor pool, games room and ample off-road parking, this dog-friendly accommodation ticks all the boxes for a magnificent retreat to Suffolk with friends and family. After a day of wandering the scenic splendour of the Dedham Vale, kick off your walking boots and step into the open-plan living space, collapsing on the corner sofa and tuning into the Smart TV. Cross the threshold to the kitchen, where you can rustle up a favourite dish with assistance from the oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer. Toast to a long-awaited break with your nearest and dearest, or why not take the evening outside and enjoy a barbecue on a balmy night? Head to the bedrooms to catch your rest, including a double and twin, offering a real cottage feel with exposed beams and wooden touches. Awaken from a leisurely slumber and begin your morning routine in the shower room. Make the most of the farm facilities, including the outdoor heated pool during the summer months and the games room which is open year round. Enjoy a relaxing stay at The Stables and uncover this beautiful region of Suffolk. Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1123793 and 1123795, together they sleep 13 guests.

Sprotts Farm Holiday Cottages

Polstead 1.3 miles. These three barn conversions rest on the owner’s 10 acre farm just outside the village of Polstead within the Dedham Vale AONB. Boasting dog-friendly accommodation, an outdoor heated swimming pool and communal games rooms, these charming cottages are bookable together to offer an ideal base for an extended family or group of friends in this picturesque part of Suffolk. Each of the barns come with open-plan living areas and shared a patio garden with fire pits and barbecues, ideal during those summer months, along with furniture sets for alfresco dining. Take country walks and bike rides from the doorstep and stroll down the road to the well-stocked, village shop selling all you need. The Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offers beautiful Lowland landscapes, particularly the Water Meadows of the River Stour, making it a haven for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts. Within the region there are plenty of pretty villages to be explored, including Nayland, Hadleigh and Lavenham, all accessible within ten miles and offering their own character and charm. For family days out, head to Colchester Zoo and discover over 160 species in 60 acres of parkland or visit the historic market town of Bury St Edmunds, where you can visit the ruins of the Abbey and choose from over 200 shops. Escape to the beauty of the Dedham Vale at Sprotts Farm Holiday Cottages.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Nayland 3.3 miles; Hadleigh 4.6 miles; Colchester 10.2 miles

Polstead is a small village resting near to Colchester between Nayland and Hadleigh. With a couple of delightful country pubs which promise to serve up some hearty grub and a great pint, the village is also home to Polstead Community Shop which is the perfect place to stock up on some essentials while stopping off for coffee and cake at the same time. Attractions such as Hollow Trees Farm and Dedham Vale Vineyard are within a short distance with towns nearby worth visiting including Nayland, famous for its delightful Tudor cottages and the bustling market town of Hadleigh, both of which boast a great selection of shops, and amenities.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas