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Wherry Cottage

(Ref. 1099051)

Manningtree, Essex Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (12)
  • estuary (9)
  • welcome (7)
  • great (6)
  • pack (6)
  • stuart (6)

13 Customer Reviews

  • "Maningtree is a lovely little town and Wherry Cottage is situated in a great location overlooking the River Stour estuary which is constantly changing."

    I have a mobility issue but found that all the nice pubs/restaurants were within walking distance. My wife enjoys walking and found lots of interest to see. The cottage is very well presented and is a great credit to the owner who is a nice, considerate and helpful man.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0May 2024

  • "A lovely cottage with great views of the estuary."

    The cottage had everything we would need and was very comfortable. The owner, Stuart, gave us some good recommendations of places to go and provided a very generous welcome pack. We would really recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage that is so cosy and well equipped."

    Stuart is so helpful and the welcome package he left of food and bits to settle us in on our first day was wonderful. Would highly recommend a stay here. A very relaxing holiday

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Mar 2024

  • "All was excellent."

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage in a great location."

    Lots to do, friendly town with great shops, pubs and restaurants. The cottage is well equipped with everything and more that you might need and is spotlessly clean. The welcome pack was a real treat. Highly recommend this cottage and I would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely, homely, well equipped comfy cottage with great views of the Estuary."

    Stuart is a very friendly, helpful host and provides a very generous welcome pack. Manningtree is a lovely town, with plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants on your doorstep.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely stay."

    Very generous welcome pack. Nothing too much trouble. Lovely being so close to the estuary so felt like we were by the sea. Very comfortable cottage, perfectly situated for local restaurants and tourist attractions.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Jul 2023

  • "The photo doesn't do it justice."

    A perfect little cottage with a view of the estuary upstairs and downstairs. We wanted for nothing. Everything we needed was on our doorstep, and the bus stop was just a few feet away if we wanted to have a day out.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is a stunning cottage, furnished to the highest standard."

    Perfect location with beautiful views of the estuary. Well equipped with everything you need and close to several pubs and eateries. Stuart is an excellent communicator and checks to ensure everything is fine. Would stay there again in a heartbeat

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Apr 2023

  • "Wherry cottage is lovely & cosy, super log fire, also very good shower."

    A beautiful spot overlooking the estuary. Lovely to wake up to fabulous views. The cottage was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed for our stay. Stuart the owner had left a great welcome pack. He also contacted us to check everything was ok. Would definitely recommend. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Mar 2023

  • "Wherry cottage is delightful."

    Reviewed by June5.0Mar 2023

  • "A really picturesque town Manningtree, we found all we needed in the town, and used transport links of bus and train to save driving, easy walking from the cottage; the changing movements in the Estuary so relaxing to just be beside it."

    We enjoyed our week very much.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Jan 2023

  • "Superb cottage."

    Very comfortable. Great location with a view of the river from the living room and bedroom. Loved the real fire. The welcome pack was a nice touch and very tasty. Stuart - the host - was very helpful with advice on what to do in the area and had some great suggestions. Manningtree is a nice little town with decent pub, coffee shops, restaurants, a small Tesco and a large Coop all in walking distance. The cheese stand on the Saturday market is worth a visit. And the walk along the estuary has amazing views.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

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  • Bedroom with king-size bed and adjoining dressing room
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Well-equipped kitchen with electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher and Nespresso coffee machine
  • Large sitting/dining room with woodburning stove and views over the estuary
  • Landing area with additional seating with views over the estuary.
  • Gas central heating
  • Smart TV, WiFi and a selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter for woodburning stove included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Unrestricted free parking nearby and alongside the estuary, there is also a small free car park nearby
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Private courtyard garden with table and sitting area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops, pubs, restaurants and beach 0.1 miles
  • Note: Main access to the property is through the side door which has sensor lights
  • Note: There is a single step up into the living room
  • Note: There is a step up to the bath in the bathroom, please take care
  • Note: There is a step up to the patio in the garden
  • Note: Manningtree railway station provides regular, direct services to London, Norwich and Harwich.

The property

Wherry Cottage is a charming, one-bedroom detached cottage, with stunning views overlooking the Stour Estuary, in the lovely town of Manningtree on the Essex/Suffolk border.

The cottage is ideal for a couple looking to escape to the country for a few days with the convenience of pubs, restaurants, shops and a mainline rail station on your doorstep.

Entering this lovely cottage, is a newly fitted and well-equipped kitchen, overlooking the delightful courtyard garden and a door leading into a large split level, living/dining room with beautiful, ever changing views over the River Stour.

Upstairs, a spacious landing provides a lovely sitting area.

The master bedroom, which overlooks the estuary, boasts a king-size bed and adjoining dressing room.

The luxurious bathroom has a walk in shower and a large sumptuous freestanding bath where you can relax after a long day.

Outside, the enclosed courtyard garden provides the perfect space for a glass of wine or two and a table to enjoy alfresco dining in the warmer months.

Opposite Wherry Cottage is the breath-taking Stour Estuary where you can enjoy a relaxing walk along the river up to Mistley Towers or just sit and watch the boats and the stunning sunsets with an ice cream or fish and chips.

There is also a small sandy beach and launching for small boats, canoes and paddle boards.

Take a short walk in the opposite direction and you are in the heart of Manningtree’s High Street with an eclectic mix of shops, cafes, tea rooms and pubs.

A short distance away are Dedham and East Bergholt, in the heart of Constable Country and a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where you can walk to Flatford Mill where John Constable painted many of his most famous works including The Hay Wain.

Other local gems a little further away include the famous wool towns of Lavenham, Long Melford, Hadleigh, Clare and Sudbury with their wonderful Tudor buildings and wealth of history.

Wherry Cottage is perfectly situated to explore the surrounding countryside in this beautiful part of the world.

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About the location


Colchester 9.4 miles; Harwich 10.6 miles; Ipswich 10.9 miles

Manningtree is a charming town resting in the River Stour estuary on the Essex/Suffolk border, and is part of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB. The town is best known for being recognised as the smallest town by area in England and according to the 2011 census of 900 people reside in this quaint town. Despite its small size there are shops to help ease self-catered stays as well as a few pubs including The Crown and The Red Lion; there is even a fabulous Wine and Tapas Bar called Estuary and Lucca an excellent Italian; meaning there are plenty of options for evenings out. From April to September the town plays host to a charming, monthly vintage market showcasing antiques and vintage collectables; and on colder days the town has its own cooking school and nearby pottery school. Guests can partake in a variety of watersports on the estuary or can head to Alton Water where they can take to the reservoir with kayaks, paddle boards and canoes. Explore the coast at Frinton-on-Sea, where you can while the days away upon its golden sands, splash around in the refreshing sea and even hire a beach hut. Alternatively head into Colchester to traverse its 11th century castle and the Natural History Museum, or visit either of the town's golf clubs before ambling through Castle Park or Highwoods Country Park. Explore all of Essex with Manningtree as your base.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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  • Christmas