Room as a doubleHost sitting room with TV if requested and agreed

2 guests

1 room

2 beds

1 private bath

2 guests

1 room

2 beds

1 private bath

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About this listing

Ideal for Constable country and city breaks. Home in converted granary offers ground floor, cosy room as twin or double. Superb spot for walks, bird watching, quality cuisine and town facilities. Parking and court yard garden. Sorry no pets or smoking.


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 33%
Weekend Price: £75 / night


The space

Ground floor room can be either a super king size or twin. En suite bathroom with towels and shampoo provided. Kettle with tea and coffee provided in room. Fridge for your shared use in the ground floor kitchen where breakfast is also served Cooked breakfast on request for £5 per person.

Guest access

Normally arrival time is after 2pm and departure by 11am but this can be flexible by agreement. I have a key code access if I happen to be out. You are welcome to share my South-facing courtyard garden as well as use the private parking space.

Interaction with guests

I can provide complete privacy or as much chat as you want. It's your choice to suit your mood. This area is full of treasures-- historic Harwich is ten miles away and accessible by train as well as car, Flatford Mill and National Trust Constable scenes are a three mile walk along the river or a ten minute drive away, and in Wrabness there is now the Grayson Perry designed house as well as the beach huts. Suffolk delights are on the other side of the River Stour which runs through Manningtree, England's smallest twon.

The neighbourhood

Residential area with easy walking access to town facilities like eating and drinking. Excellent walks -- short or long to suit your energy levels and inclination.

Getting around

The property is 15/20 minutes walk from Manningtree station and 10 minutes walk from Mistley station, so easily connects with mainline train London to Norwich or branch line Manningtree to Harwich. It is very convenient for the A12; A120 and A14 road routes and offers a person car parking space outside the property. On the Essex-Suffolk border so within easy access to both these interesting English counties.

Other things to note

At the heart of fruit and vegetable producing area so there are great seasonal opportunities to buy fresh food.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

Sorry but no pets or smoking allowed. If you wish to smoke then you can do so in the garden space.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
First aid kit
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

2 nights minimum stay

16 Reviews

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Adrian User Profile
April 2017
With has a lovely home with a special view, and Manningtree is charming and well placed for exploring north Essex and south Suffolk.

Heather User Profile
April 2017
Ruth's home is extremely comfortable - a home from home with all those little extras that make your stay perfect.

Heather User Profile
January 2017
The bedroom and ensuite are very comfortable and have all the extras such as kettle, hair-dryer etc to make your stay a 'home from home' experience. The location of Ruth's flat is perfect with stunning views over the river and very close to the town centre. We will be back soon!

Bobby User Profile
September 2016
Another lovely stay, thanks Ruth :)

Bobby User Profile
August 2016
Lovely stay, second time there, would gladly go back any time!

Adrian User Profile
August 2016
This is an extremely well prepared place to stay, with a level of generosity not often encountered. There was fruit, milk, juice and yoghurt provided for us on arrival, and Ruth has an open attitude to sharing her kitchen. We also appreciated the comprehensive holiday information Ruth provides, right down to Ordnance Survey maps and tourism guides. The views of the river from the kitchen and first floor living room are stunning and provide continual interest. A special place.

Caroline User Profile
August 2016
We had a wonderful stay in a lovely home, in a great area, with a host who was very helpful. We would have like to stay longer.

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Manningtree, United Kingdom · Joined in September 2014
Ruth User ProfileRuth is a superhost.

Enthusiastic and energetic, after a career in education and the arts, which involved living in Hong Kong and India. Now mainly enjoying the cultural delights of London and walking around Manningtree and Suffolk. Can't live without regular visits to places like the Tate, Sadlers Wells, Barbican and Royal Academy in London, one hour away by train. Believe in relishing every chapter before moving on to the next.

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