House On The Moat Suffolk

House on the Moat East of England

A Tudor cottage, high on a secluded hill

Who hasn’t dreamt of living in a property with its own moat? Well now you can! At least for a few days. This Tudor cottage high on the hill is great fun and perfect if you’re looking for total escape. There are six bedrooms with comfy, king-size beds. The kitchen is light and airy with doors that slide back to bring the outdoors in. You can eat inside or out and simply enjoy the remoteness of the property as you learn to become one with nature.

Outside House on the Moat is pure bliss, take to the water on a little rowing boat, explore the summer house complete with fishing rods for catching roach, rudd, skimmers and carp or light up the BBQ. Back inside, spend time in the large island kitchen with incredible views across parkland and fields. Or cosy up in the wood-beamed living room with comfy sofas and an inglenook fireplace.

Topleft Bottomright

Guest reviews

House on the Moat was perfect. We go away every year as a group of 6 couples, and we all agreed this was by far and away the best weekend we've had! We like to all muck in together when cooking and this house was the perfect setting for it. There was plenty to keep us all entertained during the day too with loads to see and do in the area. Watching the stars at night in the amazingly clear skies from the hot tub was an absolute treat. Thank you Big House Experience - it's a weekend we'll always remember!

Anthony, Oxfordshire

House on the Moat really is special. I was slightly worried the house was more suited to summertime, but we had such a lovely time in November - it's really cosy with the underfloor heating and inglenook fireplace. We had a lovely weekend and we'll be recommending the house and your company to our friends. 

Emma, Hertfordshire

In a spectacular parkland setting

House on the Moat is set in 5,000 acres of beautiful parkland. Get out and explore the parkland on foot, or on one of the complimentary Pashley bicycles. Try rowing, fishing or paddle-boarding, go on a nature walk, enjoy a private picnic or take a swim in the nearby shared swimming pool.

Outside the estate’s parkland, House on the Moat 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

House On The Moat Hot Tub

We’ve tried to think about everything to make your stay at House on the Moat 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.

  • 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.
  • Private hot tub
  • Use of shared swimming pool and tennis court
  • Fishing rods and nets
  • Rowing boat
  • Smart TVs
  • Roberts sounds systems with Bluetooth connectivity and connection to Spotify and DAB radio
  • Wi-Fi internet
  • Underfloor heating
  • Nespresso coffee machine and pods
  • BBQ (requires charcoal)
  • Washing machine and dishwasher
  • Iron and 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


Set on a 5,000 acre private estate which is also home to a number of other properties including Suffolk Farmhouse, Garden's Edge and Yoxford Manor.

House FAQs

  • Is the House on the Moat close to the sea?

    Yes, House on the Moat is perfectly located to explore the beautiful Suffolk 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, Suffolk Farmhouse 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.

    House on the Moat also offers a private hot tub perched over the moat and open to the sky to enjoy the clear Suffolk nights.

  • Does House on the Moat have high chairs and cots?

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

  • Do you allow fireworks?

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

  • What is the nearest train station?

    Darsham station is approximately 1.5 miles from House on the Moat. Collections and drop-offs can be arranged.

  • What is the nearest airport?

    The closest international airport is Norwich International which is approximately 40 miles away. London Stansted is also easily accessible (approximately 78 miles away). 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 House on the Moat?

    Yes, there is plenty of parking available at House on the Moat.

  • Are pets allowed?

    Yes, well-behaved dogs are welcome at House on the Moat. 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 House on the Moat by prior arrangement. Please contact us to discuss.

  • What are the check in and check out times?

    Check in is at 4pm on the day of your arrival and check out is at 11am. A later departure time can be arranged on request (at additional charge).

  • Can I arrange daily house-keeping?

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

  • Are there good local places to eat and drink?

    Yes, there are lots of wonderful places to eat out which are close to House on the Moat:


    Main’s of Yoxford (1 mile away from House on the Moat)

    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, Sibton (2 miles away from House on the Moat)

    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 House on the Moat)

    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 House on the Moat)

    There’s a warm welcome for walkers here, especially those with dogs and the website even includes walking routes suitable for long muddy rambles 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 kids' menu and everything is homemade.


    The Unruly Pig (19 miles away from House on the Moat)

    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.

  • How do I book?

    You can check availability and pricing and place your booking request online, or by calling our team on 01242 352 747. When booking, we ask for a deposit of 33% of the total price, with the balance due 3 months prior to your stay (or the full balance when booking within 3 months of your stay).

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