Framlingham, The Suffolk Countryside

  • Try your next Suffolk holiday in this cute and cosy Shepherd Hut located in the countryside - Thyme is in perfect position for exploring rural Suffolk.

You can book this property from:

  • £519 per week
  • £74 per night


Thyme offers a unique and fun take on self-catering holidays in a cute little Shepherd Hut in rural Suffolk. Located in the middle of a beautiful meadow with another Shepherd Hut on site and surrounded by stunning countryside we are sure you will fall in love with this charming alternative to a holiday cottage. Connected to mains water and electricity you will not be without your home comforts! Thyme is finished to a very high standard, with a kitchen area complete with microwave oven, fridge, hob and washbasin and a cosy dining area perfect for a romantic meal. The sofa in the sitting area converts into a double sofa bed for a nights rest and there’s also a shower room. For extra cosiness, light the wood burning stove and relax. When renting Thyme you have your own private outdoor area to sit back, relax and do a bit of star gazing. Shop: 1-mile Pub: 0.4 miles

Thyme at Boundary Farm is part of a small group of holiday cottages located in six acres of gardens, woodland and meadow just on the outskirts of the popular market town of Framlingham close to the village of Saxtead. Comprising of three separate holiday cottages as well as two charming Shepherd Huts, the holiday cottages at Boundary Farm can be booked together to accommodate larger groups of guests. Click on the links below to view the other properties.

The Farmhouse
Cart Lodge 

Why We Love This Property 
Thyme provides a truly romantic setting for adventurous couples looking for a fun alternative to a Suffolk holiday cottage - what could be more fun?!

Four steps up to the hut
Sitting Area: Sofa which converts to a double bed.
Dining Area: Table and chairs for two guests, wood burner.
Kitchen Area: Microwave oven, two ring electric hob, small fridge, butler-style basin.
Shower Room: Shower cubicle, washbasin and WC.

Outside: Located in a meadow there is a private area with garden furniture and a barbecue which is available for Thyme guests. Also on site are acres of shared grounds in which to explore and a shared fire pit (shared with Sage Shepherds Hut).

Games Shed: The games shed is in the barn within the grounds and available for all guests to use at Boundry Farm. It has table football, pool table and table tennis table. Shared facilities are still available.
Parking: Allocated private parking.
Heating: Electric and wood burner. 
Notes: Towels provided. The idea of the Shepherd Hut is a 'getting away from it all' experience in the countryside, therefore, Wi-Fi is unavailable. Please note there is a pond in the front garden so children should be supervised at all times. 

Looking for a 2 night stay? Thyme has reduced pricing for bookings lasting two nights making it the perfect option for a weekend away.

Group accommodation on the same site can be provided if available.

Framlingham is a small market town that is rich in history and heritage. There is a 12th Century curtain-walled castle where Mary Tudor was proclaimed Queen and historic Saint Michael's church. Framlingham College is an imposing mock-gothic building overlooking the Mere, a lake which is a haven for wildlife. Saxtead village which has its own pub – The Old Mill House, and English Heritage’s Saxtead Green Post Mill, which dates from the late 1500s, is still functioning and well worth a visit. Both are a short stroll from the farm.  Aldeburgh, on the Suffolk Heritage Coast, is just fifteen miles away and other places to visit include the beautiful villages of Constable Country, Minsmere bird reserve and Snape Maltings. There are a number of cycle routes walks in the area and there is a good range of shops and places to eat in the town.


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 sofa bed


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Pub 0.4 miles
  • Shop 1 mile

Special Features

  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 5:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


This was the first time my wife and I have stayed in a Shepherd Hut and it was perfect. Tina quickly responded to all messages around booking and check in. When we arrived at the hut it was in the middle of a field just as we had hoped and the inside exceeded all our expectations. A hut at the end of December may have seemed like an odd choice but the wood burner and amazing duvet meant we stayed nice and warm. Tina even left us eggs, milk, tea bags, sugar, olive oil and balsamic vinegar so we were well looked after. If you are looking for a break away from the rat race look no further!!