Woodside

Huntingfield, The Suffolk Countryside

  • 4 Star Gold
  • In an utterly charming village, just a hop, skip and a jump from an equally inviting village pub, Woodside is a beautifully renovated, Grade II listed country cottage packed full of character, warmth and homeliness.

You can book this property from:

  • £898 per week
  • £128 per night
  • 4 Star Gold

Description

In the idyllic and historic village of Huntingfield, you’ll find the charming country retreat that is Woodside. Visiting this wonderful cottage will have you ideally located to explore the fascinating local area, as well as the wider county of Suffolk with all that it offers.  If you’re looking for a retreat where you can enjoy a number of lovely walks followed by a hearty pub meal, look no further!  A mere stone’s throw away from Woodside, you will find The Huntingfield Arms – a great spot to stop off for refreshment or an evening meal.  A short walk from the cottage is the magnificent Heveningham Hall with its beautiful grounds and lakes which hosts the acclaimed summer country fair and the fantastic bonfire night celebrations; early booking of Woodside is advisable.

Woodside is a beautiful Grade II listed cottage dating back to the 17th century.  Tastefully furnished throughout, this well-equipped and cosy home from home offers accommodation for five guests. Brimming with charm, the cottage has original features such as a beautiful inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove, an abundance of exposed oak beams and a vaulted ceiling which enhances the warm atmosphere.  What’s more, no family member needs to be left behind as this cottage also welcomes dogs!

Outside, the spacious and peaceful garden merges into the surrounding woodland. The private patio is the perfect place for a spot of alfresco dining or simply offers a space to relax and absorb the peace and quiet of the woodland atmosphere.  The sloping terraced wild garden drops down to a stream which is a tributary of the River Blyth.

The River Blyth and the Blyth Valley links Huntingfield to Southwold and the sea. The Blyth Valley is part of Suffolk’s coastal AONB (Area of Outstanding National Beauty) and is ideal for those who enjoy wildlife, birdwatching, or merely beautiful scenic walks.  From its source near Huntingfield, some 12 miles inland, the gentle Blyth meanders its watery way through the delightful country market town of Halesworth with its charming and unique independent shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes only some four miles from the cottage.  The river continues on through water meadows and the quintessential Suffolk countryside to Blythburgh where it opens out into the tidal estuary, a vast haven for birdlife, before entering the sea at Southwold.  This is such a lovely area to explore that you may just struggle to pack in everything during your stay!

Why we love this property:  It is a characterful and peaceful woodland retreat in a beautiful setting.  Huntingfield is an ideal location to explore this beautiful part of Suffolk.

 

GROUND FLOOR

Utility Room: Ideal boot room, houses the boiler, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave.

Kitchen/Dining Room: Electric oven, 4 ring ceramic hob, coffee machine, fridge with icebox, radio with Bluetooth, table and chairs for six people.

Sitting Room: Woodburning stove, comfortable seating, Smart TV with Netflix, Wifi.

 

FIRST FLOOR

Master Bedroom: Double bed, electric woodburning effect fire, chest of drawers, bedside tables with lamps, walk in wardrobe, hairdryer.

Bedroom 2: Single bedroom with bedside table and lamp, mirror and hooks for clothes.

Family Bathroom: Roll top bath, separate shower enclosure, basin, WC.  Heated towel rail and Velux window.

 

SECOND FLOOR

Bedroom 3: Twin beds, bedside tables with lamps and walk in wardrobe.   Hairdryer.

 

Garden: Fully enclosed garden with outdoor dining table and 6 chairs. Garden bench. BBQ.  Lawned areas. There is also a shed with tumble dryer and freezer.  Two deck chairs are available for guest use.

Pets:  Two well behaved dogs are welcome

Parking:  Private, secure parking for 2/3 cards.

Bedding:  Anti-allergy duvets and pillows. All bedding and towels provided. Bedding is 100% Egyptian cotton.

Heating:  Oil fired central heating.  One basket of kiln dried logs provided for the wood burning stove.

Notes:  Bedding, towels and Wi-Fi all provided. Babies and children are welcome and a travel cot, high chair and stairgate are all provided at Woodside.  Please note: Steep wooden spiral staircase to the second floor.  External gate from patio to stream is padlocked for safety.

Huntingfield is a pretty village located in the heart of the Suffolk countryside only four miles from the bustling market town of Halesworth.  The village has a long and illustrious history which is reflected in the superbly decorated St. Mary’s Church; its impressive painted ceiling brings people from miles around to view the masterpiece, well worth a visit.  The Huntingfield Arms, on the village green opposite the cottage, serves excellent food and a range of craft beers and wine.  Its popularity means it is best to call to make a reservation.

Surrounding the village are wooded and open country walks waiting to be explored, which will take you across some of Suffolk’s most beautiful countryside no matter the time of year.

For a greater selection of shops, pubs, and restaurants why not take the short drive to nearby Halesworth or if you fancy a trip to the Suffolk coast the very popular holiday destination of Southwold and its long sandy beach is less than 30 minutes drive away.

Features

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 3 single beds

Appliances

  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer

Bathrooms

  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower

Families

  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair

Outdoors

  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 11.5 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 4.2 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling

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.

Reviews

thank you for a lovely holiday. Your cottage is really cosy and welcoming. We enjoyed our stay very much, especially returning in the evening to Huntingfield. A lovely village with lots to do. We had lots of walks in the woods, did a few circular walks and ended up at the Huntingfield Arms. A very friendly landlord who saved us a nice table every evening for our evening meal. We travelled around but did not go too far. We went to Southwold and had fish, chips and mushy peas by the pier. Lovely sunny day. Another day we went to the harbour and walked a little way over to Wableswick. Quite busy there, so we were dodging people a lot. We also visited Dunwich National Trust reserve and Minsmere bird reserve, both good days. We visited Framlingham Castle and had an interesting day there. The weather was kind to us, until the last day - but cannot complain. We would end the afternoon by coming back to the cottage and sitting in the garden with a glass of wine overlooking the woods and listening to a woodpecker. Just to say thank you once again and we would love to come back to the cottage again soon - hopefully, in the early spring, all being well. Past Customer

Past Customer,

Stayed in the beautiful little cottage over Christmas. Was lovely, cosy & the owners provided everything you could want. Would love to come again. Highly recommended x Many Thanks The Lancaster Family

Past Customer,

The best well-equipped cottage we've ever stayed in!! like home from home. We felt very welcome as did Fin the dog with the treats & blankets. Hope to stay again in the future. Thanks for a lovely stay. Susie, Darren & Fin

Past Customer,

Lovely week spent in a lovely cottage. Home from home, could not have wished for better. All furnishings & equipment are of a very high standard. Recommend pub across the road, landlord very friendly and food is nice & home cooked.

The Finegan Family,

Our stay was all to brief. The cottage was delightfully furnished with all mod cons and absolutely everything was provided, even down to the little torches for us to see our way round at night-time. It made us realise what a wonderful area Norfolk & Suffolk are and how we must come back again

Past Customer,

A lovely long weekend in a superbly appointed cottage & you supplied everything . We couldn't have asked for more. Great location, excellent shower and good Wifi as well. Very many thanks,

The Parker Family,

Thank you for a lovely few days, the welcome basket was 'welcoming' & thank you for the dog biscuits too! The cottage is lovely, well situated but wonderfully peaceful. Thanks again.

Previous Customer,

We loved our stay here and shall hope to come back soon! We really love what you have done with the cottage, it looks really nice! Thank you very much.

Previous Customer,

We love what you guys have done with the place. Beautifully decorated and very comfortable. We shall try to snap it up every year!

Previous Customer,

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