About this listing
If you would like to visit London but have the option to retreat to the peace and quiet of the countryside afterwards, then Mistley is an ideal location.
You can come and enjoy this recently decorated annex, comprising of a double bedroom and an en-suite bathroom. The bedroom is fully furnished, including a double bed, television and the essential kettle! The room is filled with light from the window and skylight which is reflected around the room by mirrors to help give a bright, open feel. The high ceiling also gives the room the added sense of space and light.
There is access separate to that of the main house so guests can come and go independently of the landlady. Guests also have the use of a beautiful, flower-filled garden and a patio where you can relax in the sun. The landlady is able to offer a B&B style arrangement through prior agreement.
Manningtree is on the main Norwich to London Liverpool Street train line, and Mistey station is only one stop from Manningtree. It takes under an hour to get to Stratford making it ideal for those who have stadium tickets. What’s more, there will be more trains running with special rates for people with Olympics tickets.
Mistley is surrounded by stunning nature reserves, the Stour estuary and ancient woodlands (including ‘Old Knobbley’, one of the oldest oak trees in Britain!).
Mistley is a village within the parish of Manningtree. Manningtree town centre is just a short walk along the waterfront, past the wildfowl and boats. England’s smallest town plays host to a number of restaurants, delis, fish and chip shops and independent ‘boutique-style’ shops.
The Cabin is situated literally a stone's throw from two stylish, but different, gastronomic treats. The Mistley Quay Café is on one side and the famous Thorn Hotel, renowned for its oysters and seafood, is on the other. Italian food enthusiasts will love the handmade pizzas of Lucca Enoteca. Situated in the middle of Manningtree High Street, the Italian chefs prepare pizzas in front of you, baking them in a wood-fired oven.
As well as the selection of restaurants, as you would expect in a quintessentially British village, there is also a handful of decent pubs within walking distance.
Bring your paintbrushes as well as your cameras. Many famous artists have been captivated by the local magic.
There is a lot to do in this part of Essex too.
As well as having lots of eateries, Manningtree and Mistley have plenty of history and architecture too. It is said that the ghost of the Witchfinder General (Matthew Hopkins) can be seen at full moon haunting Mistley Pond! After making himself a rich man and sentencing many ‘witches’ to their deaths throughout East Anglia, Matthew Hopkins retired to live in Manningtree and is believed to be buried at Mistley Heath!
Things to do nearby
All of Britain will be celebrating the Queens Diamond Jubilee over an extended back holiday weekend of the 2nd to 5th June. Nationally the celebrations include The Big Lunch and a huge River Pageant on the Thames on the 3rd June.
Colchester, Britain’s oldest recorded town, is just 25 minutes away. The Olympic torch relay will pass through Colchester on the 6th July, so come along and support the athletes and local heroes as they journey with the flame towards the stadium for the opening event! Also, Colchester recently announced that it will be hosting the Venezuelan Olympic team so there'll be a real buzz of sporting practice in the town!
There is plenty to do in the area. If you have tickets for the mountain biking events at Hadleigh Farm, that’s just over an hour by road or two hours by train. Or, perhaps you’re visiting the velodrome for the cycling, which is just over an hour away by road.
For the walkers amongst you there is the Essex Way which begins in Epping (London) and runs through beautiful countryside and ancient woodlands, along the Stour estuary to Harwich.
There are plenty of opportunities to do some bird watching on the mud flats of Mistley walls and the Stour wood.
Or, if you would like to try a bit of cycling whilst you’re here, there are plenty of routes to take as well as the Essex Way for walking through some beautiful countryside.
Harwich international Port is only 10 miles from Mistley for those coming over from Holland or Denmark by car.
So there you have it, a countryside retreat that is just an hour from The Games. Give us a call to find out more about the Concord Olympics Pack!
Female from United Kingdom
Hi, We're marketing this lovely converted garage in the heart of Mistley on behalf of the landlady. We look forward to hearing from you.