Reduced Occupancy Offer - This property can also be booked for 4 people, using 2 bedrooms only. For full details, please see property ref: SFBRI4.
This spacious Suffolk holiday cottage is set on a hill just outside Bramfield, close to the Suffolk coast amidst a 250 acre working organic mixed farm. This delightful self catering property looks out over attractive mature gardens, with a fenced sun-trap patio, making it ideal for families with children and/or pets.
HALESWORTH 2.8miles (4.5km) SOUTHWOLD 11.5miles (18.5km) WALBERSWICK 6.7miles (10.7km) DUNWICH 6.8miles (10.9km)
This Suffolk Cottage Holidays Property: Newly built, the property has been designed with holidaymakers in mind. The ground floor is largely open plan with large French doors opening onto the terrace which, in turn, opens on to the attractive mature gardens. Rooms are generously sized and every generation is catered for: travel cot, high chair and stair gate for babies and toddlers, wheel chair access, ground floor bedrooms and wet room shower for anyone with mobility problems.
The Grounds: There is a large sun-trap terrace with table and chairs and grassed area, fenced to ensure that toddlers and small dogs do not stray, beyond which are mature lawned gardens with shrubs and trees and a large wildlife pond. Set amidst a 250 acre organic farm with over twelve miles of footpaths, the farm includes a Special Area of Conservation, old meadows, ancient woodland and a series of natural ponds with dragonflies and damsel flies and great crested newts. Red deer and hare can be seen everywhere. A herd of around 100 Aberdeen Angus cattle and calves share the meadow grass with around a dozen working horses. The farm is unusual in that the farmers use their horses for herding the cattle and guests are welcome to watch the farmers and their horses as they skilfully guide the cattle to new pasture. The railway line is not far from the property, but it is a local line so not overly busy or noisy.
Parking: Space for 3 to 4 cars outside the Lodge.
Sleeps: 7 people in two zip together super kings (if twins preferred, please let us know at time of booking), one single bedroom and one king bedroom, which is suitable for those with mobility problems. There is a travel cot and high chair, suitable for small babies and toddlers, and baby chair.
Rental: Minimum Hire 3 nights, except in high season when it is a week. Changeover day is usually a Friday.
Pets: 2 well behaved dogs are welcome. Please be aware that there are free-ranging chickens at the farm, so dogs must be kept under close control.
Children: The patio is fenced so great for toddlers and dogs. Slip through the gate and you have the run of the mature garden where there is a lovely pond and a tree seat.
Family Holidays: All hardware such as highchair and travel cot are supplied for your use at Brights Farm Lodge. The terrace is fenced and gated and visitors are welcome to use the large farmhouse garden and wander round the farm. Please note that there are large animals and farm machinery so please do take care of children.
Entertainment: Large flatscreen TV, DVD player and music centre. There is a variety of DVDs and CDs for adults and children to enjoy, as well as a wide selection of books for all ages. Games can be found in the cupboard in the sitting room.
Packing tips: Beachwear and walking boots. Bikes can be hired at Suffolk Cycle Hire in Rendlesham. Pack your golfing shoes as there is an 18 hole and a 9 hole pay and play golf course 1.5 miles up the road in Halesworth. Binoculars of course for RSPB Minsmere. Also the house is close to North Manor Equestrian Centre, which offers riding lessons and hacking, but do book in advance.
Bramfield is a compact and attractive village surrounded by open countryside, rich pasture land on one side and Sandlings common on the other, running towards the coast at Southwold. Gorse and heather create a perfect habitat for a number of rare ground nesting birds, colourful butterflies and excellent grazing for deer. Just a few miles from Dunwich, Minsmere, Walberswick and Southwold, this is an area of wide skies and breath-taking landscapes. Walkers, cyclists and bird watchers will be in their element. There are various boat trips available both in the Blyth Estuary and from Southwold Harbour. Theatre lovers should check out The New Cut Arts Centre in Halesworth, where there is a year round programme of entertainment.
Eating and Drinking: The Queen's Head, a great Adnams pub well known for its excellent food, is just a mile from the property. A little further on is Halesworth, an attractive old market town. The New Cut does great lunch time snacks and pre-performance meals and there are several excellent organic food shops as well as a large supermarket. The Angel at the top of Thoroughfare has an Italian restaurant. If you are looking for really fresh sea food then wander down to Southwold Harbour, where you can buy a great selection of wet fish or go to the fish restaurant for some lovely shellfish. The Harbour Inn does super fish and chips. The Anchor at Walberswick is also excellent and a really dog friendly pub.
- Sleeps 7
- 4 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- 2 Pets allowed
- Private parking
- 2 Single beds
- 4 Single zip & link beds
- WiFi available
- Equipped with a highchair
- Travel cot available
- Bath towels included
- Bed linen included
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a washing machine
The Lodge was very comfortable and tranquil.Mrs Carole Bartlett - 21st May 2018
One of the best cottages we have ever stayed at. Lovely hostMrs Christine Morgan - 16th May 2018
Great location, lovely furnishings, well equipped, peaceful, friendly owners, suited our accessibility requirements for our elderly parents...highly recommended. P.S we LOVED the underfloor heating as did our dog!David S, Somerset - 16th October 2016
We really enjoyed our stay here and liked the atmosphere of the farm - cows, horses, chickens etc. We will come again.Caroline W. Â - 19th August 2016
The location was excellent as we were able to keep busy without having to travel more than about 20 minutes to find something interesting or a wonderful walk.Anne B, Cheshire - 22nd April 2015
We have enjoyed a lovely relaxing stay in your beautiful home - such kind hospitality. We will see you again.Pam & George W - 28th April 2014
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