Stratford St. Mary is situated mid-way
between the major towns of Colchester and Ipswich
which have an excellent range of shopping and
transport facilities. Main line railway station in
Colchester provides an extensive service to Liverpool
Street. The village has its own post office stores,
successful farm shop and cafe, petrol station and
public houses. Being situated in the heart of the
Dedham Vale there are many delightful walks from the
village into the surrounding countryside. Local facilities
include primary and pre-school education, parish
church and many groups and organizations.
Catchment area for East Bergholt High School,
independent schools in Colchester and Ipswich.