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YHA Stour Valley Bunkhouse (Sole Use Bookings Only)
Brantham, Suffolk, CO11 1PT

This hostel is not bookable online. Please contact the hostel direct.

Make a Group booking request

This hostel is not bookable online. Please contact the hostel direct.

Make a Group booking request

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It is only possible to book the whole bunkhouse – it is not possible to book individual beds or rooms


Please contact the hostel direct - Online YHA Exclusive Hire, telephone Caroline on 01473 327090 / 07857 630692 or email [email protected]


Best Price Guarantee - Member discounts and no booking fee


  • BBQ area
  • Board games
  • Cot available
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Cycle store
  • Drying room
  • Garden/grounds
  • Great for cycling
  • Great for family breaks
  • Great for walking
  • Great for watersports
  • Private rooms available
  • Self catering only
  • Suitable for families
  • Under 3s welcome
  • YHA Exclusive Hire
  • Parking
  • Housekeeping
  • Bedding provided
  • Private rooms
Take the whole place for yourself - Hire out the entire hostel from just £6 per person


Need to Know

Reception Times

08.00 - 10.00 and 16.00 - 21.00


16.00 - 21.00


08.00 - 10.00


Free on site parking.

Groups and Sole Use

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.

We do not allow pets in the bunkhouse, grounds or car park (with the exception of assistance dogs).

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.

Open every day?

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.

Hostel closing times

There is 24 hour access after check in.

Getting there

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.

Maps & Directions


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

How to get here

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.

Book your coach tickets here.

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Contact Information

Hostel: +44 (0)1473 327090 - Please note: It is only possible to book the whole bunkhouse
Email: [email protected]

Map References

OS Map: 197
OS Grid ref: TM120340
Longitude: 1.084666
Latitude: 51.964519

Tourist Information

Tourist Office: 01473 258070
Website: https://ipswich.gov.uk/touristinfo

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.

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