Stour Valley is a simple but comfortable bunkhouse on an historic 1000 acre working Suffolk farm in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is set in peaceful surroundings on the edge of Constable Country, and is an ideal base for families, walkers, cyclists or a hen party with a difference!
Opened in 2007, the timber clad building is fitted with a wide range of modern facilities, with underfloor heating throughout, and a woodburning stove – with logs provided!
08.00 - 10.00 and 16.00 - 21.00
16.00 - 21.00
08.00 - 10.00
Free on site parking.
Stour Valley Bunkhouse is only available on a sole use basis – it is not possible to book individual beds or rooms.
All bookings are for a minimum of 2 nights and a maximum of 4 nights, and must be made at least 48 hours in advance.It is not possible to exceed the permitted number of 20 guests in the bunkhouse, garden or car park, including during the day.
The bunkhouse is unsuitable for stag parties or groups that are likely to be very noisy or drink heavily.
If you would like to come and see the bunkhouse, we would be happy to show you round, but please ring at least 24 hours in advance as it is not possible to use the car park or have access to the building except by prior arrangement.
Please ring Caroline on 07857 630692 if no landline answer.
No. YHA Stour Valley is only available for sole use group bookings - individual beds and rooms cannot be booked.
YHA Stour Valley is available for Exclusive Hire at weekends throughout the year (excluding Christmas). For midweek sole use group bookings or more details please contact the hostel direct on 01473 327090/07857 630692.
There is 24 hour access after check in.
Some Googlemaps are showing Stour Valley Bunkhouse in the same place as Brantham Hall – the bunkhouse is about 200 yards to the north east, on the edge of the farmyard.
Brantham Hall, The Chase, Brantham, Nr Manningtee, Suffolk, CO11 1PT
Some Googlemaps are showing Stour Valley Bunkhouse in the same place as Brantham Hall – it is slightly to the north east, on the edge of the farmyard.
By rail: Manningtree Station (London Liverpool St – Ipswich, Harwich Port). 2.4 miles, good local taxi service available, or follow directions for arrival by bike or on foot.
By Car: Our driveway is on the A137 Ipswich – Manningtree road. From Ipswich 5 miles south of A14 Junction 56. Pass The Brantham Bull public house on the left hand side, over the narrow railway bridge, and turn left after 200 yards through white gates set back in the trees. Follow the driveway to the crossroads, turn left and the bunkhouse is on the edge of the farmyard.
From Colchester. Take the B1070 (A12 Junction 31), continue until it meets the A137, turn right towards Ipswich for just over 1 mile, our white gates are on the right hand side. Continue as above.
Please be aware if using a satnav that there are two lanes on the same postcode – we are on The Chase.
Access via Newmills Lane is strictly prohibited - this is a private access road. Please access the Bunkhouse via The Chase
By bike or on foot: From Manningtree.
Take the A137 towards Ipswich, cross the river into Suffolk and continue until reaching the village. Leave the A137 and cut through to the right over the old brick bridge to meet Factory Lane by the garage. Turn right. Continue to the end of the road and follow through the right hand side of the car park. Follow the path signed to Fishing Lake, then follow signed bridleway beside the railway. Cross the railway line at the top of the hill using the footbridge, then take the bridlepath along the other side. By the first house you come to continue along the road rather than the bridlepath, and the bunkhouse is straight ahead on the edge of the farmyard.
Alternatively, follow the instructions for arriving by car from the B1080/A137 junction – this avoids the bridlepath but adds a steep hill and about an extra mile. From Ipswich.
Follow the instructions for arriving by car.
By public transport: Local bus service to Brantham Bull (3/4 mile), 2 hourly during the day but not 7 days a week.
The nearest coach stop is in Capel St Mary, 2.78 miles away.
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|Hostel:||+44 (0)1473 327090 - Please note: It is only possible to book the whole bunkhouse|
|OS Grid ref:||TM120340|
|Tourist Office:||01473 258070|