Welcome to Great Oakley

Great Oakley lies to the South West of neighbouring village Little Oakley on the B1414 connecting Thorpe-le-Soken to Harwich.

The village lies 15.5 miles to the East of Colchester within close proximity of Hamford Water Nature Reserve (2.5miles), blue flag beach at Dovercourt (5.0 miles) and the picturesque Stour Estuary incorporating the small  historic town of Manningtree (8.9 miles).

Mainline train links to London Liverpool Street and Stratford are found at Manningtree and Thorpe-le-Soken (4.7 miles) with the A120 (A12) being just 2.0 miles away. 

The village benefits from a primary school and award winning pre-school, private doctors surgery, village hall, small convenience store and community owned public house 'The Maybush' found just off the square in the oldest part of the village surrounded by many period and Grade II listed properties.


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