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The Cart Lodge

Nayland near Colchester, Suffolk (Ref. 3797)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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11 Customer Review(s)

  • “A beautiful holiday cottage in an ...”

    A beautiful holiday cottage in an incredible old english village.Very friendly and helpful owner,was impressed with provisions in fridge including bacon,milk,eggs and orange juice.

    A beautiful holiday cottage in an incredible old english village.Very friendly and helpful owner,was impressed with provisions in fridge including bacon,milk,eggs and orange juice.

    - Mr Tyson, July 2017
    Verified customer


  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

This delightful, one-bedroom holiday cottage sits in the grounds of the owner’s home, in the pretty little Suffolk village of Nayland, on the border of Essex.

This charming Nayland cottage has been carefully renovated from a former honey workshop to provide a perfect romantic escape or a quaint hideaway for an individual to retreat to.

Boasting the advantage of access to the owner’s outdoor swimming pool, available by prior arrangement, this lovely little Nayland cottage is well equipped with charming traditional furnishings and features including a woodburner set in the cosy sitting area, a perfect addition for winter evenings in, along with an attractive, comfortable bedroom.

Outside, guests to this Nayland cottage benefit from a small, private patio area with furniture, as well as shared use of the owner’s fantastic outdoor pool.

Nayland has many chocolate box Tudor buildings, plus amenities including a pub, a butcher’s and a Post Office, all just a few minutes' walk from this Nayland cottage.

This area is perfect for exploring both Suffolk and Essex, with National Trust properties, pretty villages, the popular coastline and the East Anglian Railway Museum all within easy reach.

A lovely Nayland cottage; with so much to do in the area you'll want to return time and again.


One double bedroom. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.


  • Electric convector heaters with woodburner
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent, additional fuel available to purchase from owner
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private patio garden with furniture
  • Use of owner’s unheated outdoor swimming pool by prior arrangement
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: No children under 12, including infants.

About the location


Colchester 7 miles.

Nayland is a picturesque Suffolk village on the northern banks of the River Stour, which divides Suffolk and Essex, making this an ideal location for exploring both these counties. The village proudly boasts many beautiful Tudor cottages, a fine church, a local award-winning pub serving food, butchers, post office, village shops and craft shop. A short drive away is Flatford Mill, set on the banks of the river Stour and the location of John Constable’s painting the 'Haywain', and an ideal venue for walking, cycling, river boat hire and afternoon tea at the National Trust tea rooms. Keen gardeners should visit the village of Elmstead, where Beth Chatto's wonderful gardens are not to be missed. Colchester is just 7 miles and offers a castle, museums, zoo, excellent sports & leisure facilities, cinema, shopping and good restaurants. The coastline of Suffolk and Essex are both within easy travelling distance, making this a location with something for everyone.

Region Information

Note: No children under 12, including infants.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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