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The retreat is a superbly appointed self catering facility located just minutes outside of Halstead town centre, within the picturesque village of Little Maplestead, offering modern, furnished accommodation presented to a show home finish and high specification.


Light and airy with a distinctly warm ambience and quality finish make The Retreat feel like a “home from home” and an ideal base for short breaks, business travel, or temporary accommodation during your time of need.





The Retreat is located in the village of Little Maplestead on the borders of Essex and Suffolk.


Within easy reach are Chelmsford, Braintree, Colchester and Stansted airport which can be reached in just 40 minutes. The coastal towns of Frinton, Walton and Clacton and the Suffolk heritage coast are within one hour’s drive. Local attractions include Constable Country and the Dedham Vale, Historic towns such as Lavenham, Long Melford, Coggeshall, Cavendish and Castle Hedingham, the famous Crusader Round Church and the Colne Valley Railway. There is also an excellent variety of good local pubs and restaurants.


The Retreat is in a quiet, rural location so transport is required to enjoy the area however we are able to recommend local taxi firms should you require.





Benefitting from:

  • Bedlinen and towels provided
  • Power and central heating throughout
  • Free WiFi
  • Flat screen tv with freeview & dvd
  • Fully fitted and equipped kitchen
  • Dishwasher & washer/dryer
  • Washing Machine (Lodge Only – clothes line provided)
  • Secluded offroad parking


The Barn – Click here for full details


A charming renovated ground floor Barn conversion sleeping up to two people and consisting of a Living Room, Kitchen/Diner, Bedroom, Shower Room and secluded off road parking.


The Lodge – Click here for full details


The Lodge is a one bedroom apartment with a lovely atmosphere. All on ground level, sleeps up to two persons, has a king size bed fully equipped separate kitchen. Dining room, with vaulted ceiling, and adjoining lounge. The utility room is off the small hall way and opposite is the Shower Room. The Lodge also benefits from off-road secluded parking.


For all booking and availability enquiries, please contact us on 01376 386555