Staying at the Apricot Centre - we have good space for camping and occasional caravan use for £12 per night. There is now shower here at present, but toilets, sinks, and the use of a shared kitchen in the centre itself.

We also have an arrangement with Flatford Mill to make use of their accomodation facilities with enough planning and notice. Particularly if you are coming as a part of a group of people do mention the Flatford option. 

Local B&B's in the area:

  • Manningtree Bed and Breakfast 2 Stour Street Manningtree Essex CO11 2LF   01206 393 118   Mobile:07912 685 373 Manningtree Bed and Breakfast accommodation is situated above Scoffers bakery and sandwich bar in the heart of Manningtree close to all the local shops, pubs and restaurants. We are only a few miles from Flatford and Dedham and 1 hour train ride from London's Liverpool street Station. There is excellent bird watching , sailing and walking all local. We can cater for single,double or family occupancy.
  • Dry Dock Bed & Breakfast Quay Street Manningtree Essex CO11 1AU    01206 392620 Contact:Ted & Jean Chapman
  • Emsworth House Ship Hill Bradfield Manningtree Essex CO11 2UP   01255 870860 Mobile:07767 477 771
  • Ardleigh Guest House The Project, Green Lane, Ardleigh, Essex CO7 7PE   01206 230094 E-mail:
  • Park Cottage, Bromley Road, Ardleigh, Colchester, CO7 7SJ Park Cottage was built before 1826. It was originally constructed as two separate traditional Essex Board farm workers' cottages. In the 1960s it was converted into a single cottage. Since then we have extensively renovated it and, in the last ten years, added a rear extension. 01206 230 170  email: 
  • Zig Zag Cottage Queen Street Great Oakley Harwich Essex CO12 5AS Telephone:01255 880968  Zig Zag Cottage is an 18th Century cottage situated in a small quiet road in the village centre of Great Oakley, Essex.  Its location - 10 minutes drive from Harwich and Parkeston Quay - is ideal for European travel.  We provide free transport to and from the port and to the local railway station if required. Train services from Parkeston Quay to London take approx 1 hour 20 minutes and there are frequent fast trains from Colchester to London taking approx. 50 minutes.
  • Rosemary Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Constable Country Rosemary Rectory Hill East Bergholt Essex CO7 6TH Rosemary is located on Rectory Hill in the heart of East Bergholt. It is 100 metres away from East Bergholt church and 5 minutes’ drive from Flatford Mill and the Field Studies Centre. 01206 298241. Mrs Natalie Finch.
  • The Anchor Inn Mistley, Manningtree, Essex CO11 1NH. Air conditioned bar, rooms and diner. Tel: 01206 393551 Fax: 01206 391554  This is 3.4 miles from the Apricot Centre b y road. Debbie is the manager and she says to ring after 5pm on weekdays or all day one weekends. There are 3 rooms to rent. Room 1 downstairs is quiet and cosy and has 2 x single beds. Room 2 is a double bed room with a great view of trees, estuary and allotment. It is also in the back of the building so very quiet. Room 3 is similar to room 2 but nearer the front.  
  • The Granary Bed & Breakfast en-suite facilities in the very heart of Constable Country at Flatford Mill. All rooms are self contained, ground floor overlooking the river (Stour), parking, your own door to the garden. 3 Diamond Tourist Board rating. This is run by Derek & Margery Tripp. The Granary, Flatford, East Bergholt Nr Colchester CO7 6UL Tel: 01206 298111 email: