The Retreat Little Maplestead is a superbly appointed self-catering facility, it boasts a four star gold accolade, from the Tourist Board

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The Retreat Little Maplestead is a superbly appointed self-catering facility, it boasts a four star gold accolade, from the Tourist Board.

The four ground floor apartments are set in a rural location on the Suffolk Essex Boarder and consists of Garden Suite, Field View, The Lodge, and The Barn, all individual properties, you have complete use of the apartment, transport is necessary to visit the charming places nearby.

The  Retreat Self Catering has its own secluded electronic gated access – you have superfast Wi-Fi here – the accommodations are beautifully appointed all has smart tv- toiletries for your use whilst staying- and two of the properties have private gardens to sit and admire the views, so pick one that suits your needs.

These apartments are ideal for relocating between houses, the business traveller, visiting relatives, attending one of the many local wedding functions or maybe a romantic break.

If you enjoy walking visit

We live onsite so if you require assistance in anyway, we are here to help.


For nightly rated guests (minimum two nights). This applies to Field View and The Barn only at his present time. If you have any food allergies or intolerances we need to be informed before arrival.

We supply a complimentary style continental breakfast on the above this includes

Milk, fruit juice, cereals, yoghurt, fresh fruit, bread, crumpets, or similar, butter, jams, marmalade, ground coffee, instant coffee

Selection of teas and infusions – however if you require a more substantial cooked breakfast please bring your own ingredients

We welcome guests, near and far.

Nearby attractions and places to visit

  • Castle Hedingham 3.4 miles
  • Long Melford 8.8 miles
  • Kentwell Hall Sudbury 9.4 miles
  • Lavenham 13miles
  • Colne Vally Railway Castle Hedingham 4.3 miles
  • Dedham 22miles
  • Colchester 16miles
  • Braintree 9 miles
  • Chelmsford 21miles
  • Audley End House and Gardens 26 miles

Train stations and airports

  • Stanstead Airport 20 minutes’ drive
  • Marks Tey train station 30 minutes’ drive
  • Colchester Station 32 minutes’ drive
  • Braintree Station 23 minutes’ drive


We strongly recommend that you pre-book taxis in advance as demand in this area is high, and supply is extremely limited. We are happy to supply local contact numbers if required.

Suggestions for drink/food nearby

  • The Kings Head Pebmarsh C09 2NU
  • The Victory Inn Wickham St Paul C09 2PT
  • Little India Little Maplestead C09 2SE
  • The Swan Henny C010 7LS
  • The Bell Castle Hedingham C09 3EJ
  • Davids Bistro Sudbury C010 2ET
  • The Secret Garden Sudbury C010 2AA
  • Alaz Turkish Restaurant Sudbury C010 2BL
  • Ranfields Brasseries Coggeshall C06 ITT
  • The Fox Bulmer CO10 7EB

 Pre- booking advisable