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Gribbles Shepherds Hut, near Ipswich, Suffolk

Gribbles is a bespoke shepherds hut ideal for a solitary retreat set in beautiful Suffolk countryside halfway between Ipswich and Colchester. Although only 30m from a single bedroom cottage it is private and quiet. Gribbles inside is heated and has a separate toilet, basin and shower, mains pressure hot water is provided by an LPG water heater. There is a very comfortable double bed, a writing desk and chair, a small armchair and shelving for a shrine. Cushions and mats are not provided. There is ample room for private meditation and prostration either under cover or outside. The informal garden is surrounded by woodland.        

Gribbles has a well equipped covered kitchen with hot and cold running water, a two ring gas hob and a fridge with a small freezer compartment. Bed linen and towels are provided.

There is free access to an 8 acre Chestnut woodland, ¾ mile of the River Brett and a further 12 acres of land undergoing rewilding, and a beautiful ancient oak! Miles of public footpaths are accessible from the doorstep.

There is ample off road parking. The nearest train station is Manningtree which has a large co-op and the excellent Whole Food Store. Pick up from the station via the shops can be arranged, there are also several local taxi companies.        

For availability please contact cathmarno1 [at]


Minimum rental of six nights - from Saturday to Friday: £180
Up to 13 nights: £360
13 - 20 nights: £540
Longer stays by arrangement.

Booking Info & Location

cathmarno1 [at]
Details on booking,
near Manningtree,
United Kingdom


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