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The Potash

Brandeston - The Suffolk Countryside

The Potash is a charming period holiday cottage with a beautiful garden situated in the heart of Suffolk.
  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
£590 - £995 per week *


The Potash is situated between Brandeston and Cretingham in a large garden, with views over fields and the upper reaches of the River Deben.  The house is detached and was mainly constructed in the 16th century. The roof is thatched and there are plenty of original period features, including exposed beams, wonky wooden floors, spiral staircases and low ceilings and doorways. Shop: 4 miles  Pub: 1 mile.

Sitting Room:
TV, DVD, open fire, baby grand piano.
Dining Room: Table and chairs, feature fireplace.
Kitchen: Electric cooker, fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine.
Cloakroom: Washbasin and wc.

Bedroom 1:
 King size bed and En-Suite Bathroom with bath, washbasin, bidet and wc.
Bedroom 2: Super king size bed.
Bedroom 3: Twin beds.
Bathroom: Bath, washbasin and wc.

Bedroom 4:
Twin beds.

Garden: Large garden with furniture.
Parking: Ample off road parking.
Heating: Oil heating.
Notes: Wi-Fi provided. Cot and highchair available to use. The "olde-worlde charme" may pose problems for those with mobility difficulties.

The villages of Brandeston and Cretingham are between four and five miles south west of the historic market town of Framlingham – “Danebury” in BBC's The Detectorists - with its famous castle (Mary Queen of Scots was a prisoner there) and full complement of shops and pubs. Brandeston and Cretingham are surrounded by rolling countryside and each has a popular pub and a church.  The Cretingham Golf Club is open to non-members and has a pay and play course.


  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • 2 Single beds
  • 2 Double beds
  • WiFi available
  • Equipped with a highchair
  • Cot available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen included
  • Equipped with a dishwasher
  • Equipped with a washing machine


Date Range 7 night price * 3 night price *
3 Nov 17 - 22 Dec 17 £590 £443
22 Dec 17 - 6 Jan 18 £995 £746

* Please note: The prices displayed are guide prices and do not include optional items such as pet charges.


Really great easy experience using Suffolk Secrets, the house surpassed our expectations along with the staff in the office and the caretaker & cleaners on site. A really lovely holiday made easy! Would definitely book again. Thanks so much! Happy New Year.Mrs Melanie Green - 6th January 2017
Gorgeous house, lovely garden, perfect for our weekend away with friends and kids.Mrs Kate Lang - 31st August 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in Suffolk. The cottage was wonderfully isolated in its own grounds, and ideally located for trips out and about. The housekeepers and gardeners were so friendly and helpful - huge thanks to them for making us so welcome.Miss Kim Jackson - 9th August 2016
We loved the house very much.Mrs Charkin - 5th January 2016
We loved it. It had great character and was beautiful.Mrs Russell - 13th September 2015


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