Idle Waters Cottage

Peacefully occupying the banks of the River Stour, Idle Waters is a timber-framed cottage dating back to the 16th century. Having been recently refurbished, this two-bed property features en-suite bathrooms (one with a bath/shower and the other a walk-in shower) and a fully fitted, open plan kitchen. Cosy up by their grand Inglenook fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate on those cold nights.

Located in Dedham Vale – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – ‘Constable Country, remains in the hearts of artists to this day due to its picturesque landscape. For the art lovers, Idle Waters features in John Constable’s oil painting, ‘The Vale of Dedham’, which is currently displayed in the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh.

Whether you want to cook in the cottage or leave the cooking to someone else, Idle Waters has everything you could need, from your own self-catering facilities in the kitchen to the award-winning restaurant, ‘Le Talbooth,’ just across the river. Le Talbooth serves food all day, with outdoor dining available for those sublime summer days by the river.

Guests staying at the cottage have access to the outdoor heated pool and tennis court at Maison Talbooth (subject to availability) as well as The Treatment Rooms, a few minutes’ walk from the cottage.

If you don’t want to leave your four-legged friend behind, Idle Waters Cottage allows guests to bring up to two dogs for an additional charge.