Suffolk Farmhouse

Suffolk Farmhouse East of England

A thatched cottage with views of lake and country

Suffolk Farmhouse has six uniquely-styled bedrooms and bathrooms and is a superb family accommodation. With its restored thatched roof and the panoramic views across the estate to the lake, it just exudes rural charm. The homely country kitchen in this country house to rent is a delight to cook in with its range cooker, under floor heating, and great modern equipment.

You can’t fail to be impressed the minute you enter the cottage’s triple-height entrance hall. This place is full of full of rustic charm but also has some modern features that make your stay ultra comfortable, like underfloor heating throughout. Think inglenook fireplaces, comfy sofas and Pimms on the sun terrace, with views of Suffolk countryside that stretch as far as you can see.

Topleft Bottomright

Guest review

We knew from the minute we arrived that we'd chosen the best place to stay! With the comfy sofas, the little inglenook fireplace and all the little attention to detail we just loved the place. We booked for a weekend with friends to just unwind and slow down the pace a little, and it was perfect for that.  We did a lot of eating and a lot of walking! Bliss!

Jackie, London

Cosy bright bedrooms

Pick one of six characterful bedrooms, sunny yellow or passionate red. Two of the bedrooms are on the ground floor, with the others up an oak with it’s bridge across the hall. Each has HD LED screens and iPod docks available, if you haven’t drifted off yet in your king-sized Hypnos bed. Long hot showers in a wet room, or bubble baths in copper roll top tubs.

In a spectacular parkland setting

Suffolk Farmhouse is set in 5,000 acres of parkland. Get out and explore the parklands on foot, or on one of the complimentary Pashley bicycles Try rowing, fishing paddle-boarding nature walks, enjoy a private picnics or take a swim in the nearby shared swimming pool.

Suffolk Farmhouse is just a short drive from Suffolk’s celebrated heritage coast. Here, you can discover one of England’s finest piers at Southwold, enjoy famous fish & chips in Aldeburgh or make your own gin at the Adnams Brewery. For the adventurous, take to the waves in a rib from Southwold with Coastal Challenger, or visit Go Ape, Suffolk’s biggest tree top adventure.

What to expect

We’ve tried to think about everything to make your stay at Suffolk Farmhouse just perfect. In all of our big houses to rent, we provide all the essential features to cater for a large group. Here’s a list of all the practical provisions we have at the house.  If there’s anything you can’t see here but need, just ask as we’ll see what we can do.

Suffolk Farmhouse
  • Luxury bed linen, soft bath and pool towels and bath robes
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hypnos beds - Royal Warrant holders Hypnos make 'the most comfortable beds in the world'. Their bespoke pocket sprung beds are hand crafted by master craftsmen.
  • Use of shared swimming pool and tennis court
  • Smart TVs
  • Roberts sounds systems with bluetooth connectivity and connection to Spotify and DAB radio
  • Wi-Fi internet
  • Nespresso coffee machine & pods
  • BBQ (requires coals)
  • Washing machine and dishwasher
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Hairdryers
  • Magazines and board games
  • Tennis equipment to use at the shared tennis court
  • Pashley bikes
  • Muck Boot wellies to use for walking
  • Logs for the fireplaces

Location

Set on a 5000 acre private estate which is also home to number of our other properties including Suffolk Stables and Barn, House on the Moat, Garden's Edge and Yoxford Manor.

House FAQs

  • Is Suffolk Farmhouse close to the sea?

    Yes, Suffolk Farmhouse is perfectly located to explore the beautiful Heritage Coast. Here are some approximate distances to some of our favourite seaside towns:

    • Southwold: 12 miles
    • Aldeburgh: 14 miles
    • Thorpeness: 10 miles
    • Orford: 15 miles
    • Walberswick: 13 miles
    • Dunwich: 15 miles

  • Who is the swimming pool and tennis court shared with?

    The pool and tennis courts are shared with other local properties Yoxford Manor, Garden's Edge, House on the Moat and Suffolk Stables and Barn.

    The pool is sheltered in a hollow and accessed via a series of spectacular grass terraces designed by the renowned landscape architect Kim Wilkie. The swimming pool and hot tub are heated from 1 May to 30 September.

  • Does Suffolk Farmhouse have high chairs and cots?

    High chairs and cots can be provided at Suffolk Farmhouse. Please let us know in advance. We do request that guests provide their own bedding for cots.

  • Are there any ground-floor bedrooms?

    Yes, two of the bedrooms at Suffolk Farmhouse are on the ground floor.

  • Do you allow fireworks?

    We don’t allow fireworks as they can frighten the local livestock.

  • What’s the nearest train station?

    Darsham station is approximately 1.5 miles from Suffolk Farmhouse. Collections and drop-offs can be arranged.

  • Where is the nearest airport?

    The closest international airport is Norwich International which is approximately 40 miles away. London Stansted is also easily accessible at approximately 78 miles. Both can accommodate private jets. There is also a private airstrip adjacent to the Estate which is available by prior arrangement.

  • Is there parking available at Suffolk Farmhouse?

    Yes, there is plenty of parking available at Suffolk Farmhouse.

  • Are pets allowed?

    Yes, well-behaved dogs are welcome at Suffolk Farmhouse. We ask that guests keep their dogs on a lead in and around the Estate ensuring dogs do not worry the livestock.

  • Can you accommodate helicopters?

    Helicopters can land in the parkland near Suffolk Farmhouse by prior arrangement. Please contact us to discuss.

  • What time will I check in and out of the property?

    Arrival time is 4pm onwards with a departure time of 11am. Later departure time can be arranged on request (at additional charge).

  • Are there good local places to eat and drink?

    Yes, there are lots of wonderful places to eat which are close to Suffolk Farmhouse:

     

    Main’s of Yoxford (1 mile away from Suffolk Farmhouse)

    Proud of using local produce and producers, Main’s of Yoxford is a family run restaurant with a great range of dishes for a relaxed weekend dinner. With a menu that changes each day to move with the seasons and availability, everything is cooked on the premises.

     

    The White Horse, Badingham (5 miles away from Suffolk Farmhouse)

    There’s a relaxed and unpretentious feeling about this beautiful 15th century venue with wet boots and dogs actively encouraged in the bar. After a long walk in the country, try one of their Artisan sandwiches and a pint of real ale or cider, both of which are championed here in this free house pub.

     

    The White Horse, Sibton (2 miles away from Suffolk Farmhouse)

    A genuine piece of Tudor history, The White Horse is a traditional pub that welcomes those wishing to dine or just enjoy a quiet drink in the 16th century surroundings. This is relaxed informal country dining where locals and visitors mix easily. The White Horse has built a reputation as a foodie destination and freshness is at the heart of the menus.

     

    Darsham Nurseries (2.5 miles away from Suffolk Farmhouse)

    Treat yourself to a leisurely breakfast or Sunday brunch at the Darsham Nurseries Café. There’s a Middle Eastern flavour to the lunchtime sharing dishes but Pump Street bakery bread, Aspall Cider and St Peter’s Brewery Beer on the menu keep it local.

     

    The Turks Head (19 miles away from Suffolk Farmhouse)

    There’s a warm welcome for walkers here, especially those with dogs and the website even includes walking routes suitable for long muddy ramblers with the family and your pet. Relax after your walk with anything from a bar snack, lunch or dinner by the log fire. In summer months eat outside and soak up the Suffolk sunshine in the beautiful pub gardens with its garden Jenga and other games. There’s a big choice of dishes using local meat and fish, a kid’s menu and everything is homemade.

     

    The Unruly Pig (19 miles away from Suffolk Farmhouse)

    Traditional beams and roaring log fires await you in this traditional 16th century pub and kitchen recently voted ‘Best Pub in Suffolk’. The Unruly Pig is all about relaxation and simple yet exquisite food. The fish and meat from the surrounding area are the influence behind the daily specials and if you have special dietary requirements then gluten, dairy free and vegetarian menus are always available. It’s all about the little, special details here with cocktails for drivers and homemade cordials and specially selected wines of the month.

  • Can I arrange daily house-keeping?

    Complimentary housekeeping is available on request - one hour daily. Additional housekeeping can be arranged at additional cost.

  • Can I self-cater at Suffolk Farmhouse?

    Yes, you can self-cater or we can offer a local chef service. Please see our sample menus for details.

  • How do I book?

    You can book online or by calling our friendly team on 01242 352 747.  When booking, we ask for a deposit of 1/3 of the total price, with the balance payable 3 months prior to your stay.

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