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Wickham St Paul, Essex, CO9 2PR (Ref. 1057739)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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6 Customer Review(s)

  • “It was lovely to have extra touches such as soap and loo rolls included.”

    A lovely welcome pack and fresh flowers from the garden in a vase. The owners answered promptly to my only query. We would love to stay again and highly recommend it. We found many attractions within easy reach

    A lovely welcome pack and fresh flowers from the garden in a vase. The owners answered promptly to my only query. We would love to stay again and highly recommend it. We found many attractions within easy reach

    - Caroline, September 2021

The property

Situated in the charming village of Wickham St Paul is Mansard, a large, detached cottage offering six guests a rural Essex base.

This three-bedroom property is ideal for a family seeking to explore the beautiful Stour Valley and enjoy local countryside walks.

Park up on the spacious driveway, admiring the large lawned gardens surrounding the house, before stepping inside to find a welcoming interior, decorated in a homely style with all the comforts you could wish for.

Delight in peaceful evenings spent in the sitting room where you'll be cushioned by one of the leather armchairs or sofa, with an open fire within the fireplace and a TV to entertain with a family favourite DVD.

The kitchen is equipped with all the appliances you need, from the electric oven and hob, to the handy dishwasher and washing machine, while a separate dining room can host wonderful family meals night after night.

Completing the ground floor is the cloakroom, while upstairs you can find a spacious shower room to freshen up in.

There are three bedrooms to choose from, each boasting a double bed, ample room and plenty of storage for your things, so you'll feel right at home.

One of the best qualities of this charming property is the large lawned garden, offering somewhere to soak up the sun on warmer days, sure to be a hit with children for games on the lawn.

The village pub is just a short stroll away, The Victory Inn, where you can sip a pint amidst the locals in the large beer garden in summer, while the lovely farm shop in the village fresh and locally sourced produce to add to your self-catering dishes.

Get outside and start exploring the area with local walks to be enjoyed from your doorstep around the village, or venture over to the Stour Valley Way to enjoy the riverside scenery as you ramble on.

Head up to nearby Sudbury to visit the Stour Valley Adventure Centre for some amazing days out; canoe or kayak along the River Stour, enjoy a paddle-boarding lesson, hire bikes with advice on the best routes, and try guided wild swimming!

Sudbury is also home to a lovely array of amenities, with restaurants, cafés and shops all settled along the streets which fall around the winding river.

Enjoy some family days out to the surrounding attractions like the Colne Valley Railway with their vintage steam and diesel trains taking you on a lovely journey through the idyllic countryside, or head to one of the nearby National Trust properties including Ickworth House, Park & Gardens and Melford Hall, while Hedingham Castle is practically on the doorstep less than five miles away.

Horse riding and fishing are available locally too, while venturing out to the historic town of Colchester brings you to Colchester Castle, Colchester Zoo and a great deal of places to eat, drink and shop.

Bring your loved ones to Mansard for a lovely Essex retreat in the country.


  • Three double bedrooms
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for six cars
  • large lawned garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.2 miles

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Sudbury 5 miles; Colchester 15.7 miles; Cambridge 33.8 miles

Settled in the Essex countryside is the village of Wickham St Paul presenting a wonderful base for exploring East Anglia. The village is surrounded by open countryside and farmland, and is home to a pub, two local farm shops for picking up delicious ingredients, and a Post Office. Walks can be enjoyed from your doorstep, or venture onto the nearby Stour Valley Way, a 60-mile walking path which begins at the source of the River Stour and travels through the Dedham Vale AONB, continuing to Cattawade, with beautiful scenery to take in along the way. The nearby market town of Sudbury offers a delightful place to visit with a lovely park, a theatre and plenty more amenities with shops and pubs, as well as the Stour Valley Adventure Centre where you can book a guided kayaking, canoeing, or paddle-boarding trip along the River Stour. Visit the National Trust's Melford Hall and Country Park, Kentwell Hall and Marks Hall Estate, and take a trip to the bustling town of Colchester to visit Colchester Castle, Natural History Museum, Firstsite and many more attractions. For a countryside getaway to Essex, stay in Wickham St Paul.

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