Head to Manningtree’s picturesque High Street to discover the wares of artisan bakers, butchers and delicatessen.
The town boasts a twiceweekly market, while Lawford enjoys its own monthly farmers market. With a Tesco Express, Co-op Supermarket and farm shop for all your needs, you won’t want for anything.
Relax with a light lunch at the traditional cafes or enjoy a night out at one of the many restaurants in the surrounding area. The awardwinning Mistley Thorn brings the area’s seasonal produce to life and the popular Lucca, Italian restaurant and Moghul, Bangladeshi restaurant offer a flavour of foreign cuisine. For fine dining look no further than Le Talbooth in Dedham with its lavish menus and impressive wine lists.
Excitement and adventure are never far away at Lawford Green. Explore the River Stour by kayak or enjoy a day with the sand underneath your feet at Manningtree’s delightful small family-friendly beach. Lawford boasts its own sports centre with activities from climbing to swimming and squash.
Wrabness is just seven miles away with its impressive 60-acre nature reserve waiting to be discovered. Located within the stunning countryside of Suffolk, Alton Water Park stretches across some 400 acres and is the perfect place to while away the hours.
Enviably set in rural Tendring, Lawford Green is just a short walk from Constable country.
Explore the world-famous views immortalised by painter John Constable which have captivated millions or step into a boat to discover this striking scenery from the River Stour. Just a short trip down the river you will find the delights of Dedham where its charming tea shops and Georgian streets transport you to a quieter world.
A short car or train journey away is the magnificent town of Colchester. Take in the historic delights of Britain’s first Roman town and explore the country’s largest Norman keep at Castle Park or browse the town’s lively boutique shops and department stores for an afternoon of retail therapy.
Some of the country’s best shows are brought to life at the award-winning Mercury Theatre and Colchester Arts Centre enjoys a lively programme of comedy and music.