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Volharding - Dutch Barge moored on the River Stour - Sleeps up to 8

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4 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Ipswich, Suffolk, East Anglia, England
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...
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Listing #HL9173231
About the Owner
Carl S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:October 2017
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Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Just recently stayed on the barge for the weekend. It was clean and well equipped. The location was fantastic with lots of peace and quiet. Being ex-Royal Navy I visited HMS Ganges museum with my mates, which was very interesting, the women had a great...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Happiness755619, VR Owner at Volharding - Dutch Barge moored on the River Stour - Sleeps up to 8, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Thank you. We're pleased you enjoyed yourselves. Look forward to next time

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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile


Date of stay: September 2018
Happiness755619, VR Owner at Volharding - Dutch Barge moored on the River Stour - Sleeps up to 8, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018


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Reviewed 16 July 2018

What a brilliant place to celebrate my husband 70th birthday! The barge was fantastic, really well equipped and large enough for a family party. The welcome pack, fruit and flowers were a really nice touch by Denise who was very welcoming. The coastal walk was...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Joan B
Management response:Responded 12 August 2018

So glad you all enjoyed yourselves and hope we see you again

  • Bunk Beds:(4)
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Shower Rooms (2)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
We allow up to three well-behaved dogs
    1 Full bath
    2 Showers
    2 Fulls
    4 Bunks
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  • Damage Deposit: £100 / stay - Deposit
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