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YHA Stour Valley Bunkhouse


Brantham Hall, The Chase, Brantham, Nr Manningtee, Suffolk, CO11 1PT

T: 01473 327090

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BBQ areaBoard GamesCot availableCredit cards accepted

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This hostel provides the following facilities:

BBQ area

Board Games

Cot available

Credit cards accepted

Cycle Store


Drying room


Family breaks



Private rooms available

Self catering only

Suitable for families

Trade Bookings

Under 3s welcome



20 Beds

How to book

This hostel is only open to sole use groups (no individual bookings).

Please contact the hostel direct - Online YHA Exclusive Hire, telephone Caroline on 01473 327090 / 07857 630692 or email stourvalley@yha.org.uk

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booking request

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About YHA Stour Valley Bunkhouse

Opened in 2007, and fitted with a wide range of modern facilities, underfloor heating throughout, and a wood burner (logs provided), this rural retreat is set in peaceful surroundings on an historic 1000 acre working farm in an AONB, and is an ideal base for exploring Constable Country. Close to the Stour estuary, there are excellent opportunities for birdwatching, cycling and walking virtually on the doorstep.

The bunkhouse is a good base for families of all ages. There are plenty of local attractions such as Jimmy's Farm and Colchester Castle, lovely beaches, and a big garden to play in.

This property is available on Exclusive Hire. Click here for more details.

Need to know

Please ring 07857 630692 if no landline answer.

It is not possible to book individual beds and rooms at this hostel as it is a dedicated groups hostel that can only be booked for exclusive use

It is unsuitable for groups that are likely to be very noisy or drink heavily (no stag parties). There are 5 bedrooms, with all bedding/linen provided.

It is not possible to exceed the permitted number of 20 guests in the bunkhouse, garden or car park, including during the day.

For any additional needs/requirements, please view our Stour Valley Accessibility Statement.

Reception Times:
08.00 - 10.00
16.00 - 22.00

Hostel Closing Times:

Is the hostel open every day of the year?

Manager recommends

  • Stour Valley Bunkhouse is run as part of our family's farm and is available to book for exclusive use groups only. Please contact us directly to make a booking.

    We grow potatoes, cereals and sugar beet, with cattle and sheep grazing seasonally, and conservation is at the forefront of our land management. You can enjoy the diverse range of wildlife to be found on the farm, and a huge range of migrating birds on the estuary in winter.

    For further information please view our YHA Exclusive Hire site listing

Volunteering opportunities

There are currently no volunteering opportunities at YHA Stour Valley. Please visit YHA Volunteering to see what opportunities are available.

YHA Exclusive Hire

Want to rent the whole property to yourself? YHA Stour Valley is available as an Exclusive Hire property. Please visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website for more information.

Under 5? Please stay in a Private Room.
Under 15? Please be accompanied with an Adult staying in the same room.
Aged 16 or 17? Please bring a friend or Adult if staying in Shared Accommodation.

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