The Old Brickyard Cottages sit on the banks of the River Stour in Suffolk, on the site of a former Brickyard (obviously)
It is rumoured that bricks from here were sent to London by Thames Barge (there used to be a much bigger jetty) and then on to America and were used in the construction of the White House!
As you come down the long farm track towards the river you can see all the way to Mistley on your right, Parkeston Quay dead ahead with Harwich and the cranes of Felixstowe to your left.
The mudflats, exposed as the tide ebbs away, belong to the RSPB and the whole area is a site of Special Scientific interest and a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Winter or Summer, the location is a magical place. Long walks along the river take you to far off pubs, short walks to your local. The track down can sometimes be a bit bumpy especially if there has been a lot of rain, but that is offset by the calm and privacy when you arrive. We always aim to meet you when you arrive and show you around, tell you where everything is, and let you know about the area.
Situated on the Shotley Peninsula, you are ideally poised to explore the stunning Suffolk Heritage Coast if you wish, or simply kick back and enjoy your surroundings
‘The Cottage’ sleeps 4+2 in two double bedrooms, plus a sofa bed in the conservatory
Stunning views of the the RSPB reserve and River Stour across your lawn. Your own sauna is a definite bonus! The ideal place for a small family or group of friends to relax, unwind and get back to nature.
‘The Potting Shed’ sleeps 2, plus 1 or 2 kids in a mezzanine bunk
It nestles in the garden with its own greenhouse and a new conservatory, which is an amazing sun trap! This light and airy conversion offers the perfect romantic break, with your own enclosed terrace overlooking the River Stour
‘Volharding’ sleeps up to 12 in a range of double and single cabins.
‘Volharding’ translates from Dutch as ‘Perseverance’ and is an historic 78ft barge, dating back to 1890. Featuring a large teak table on the main deck for al fresco dining. She is moored to a jetty adjacent to the Old Brickyard and offers amazing views of the River Stour