Crafers

Wickham Market, Woodbridge & Surrounding Villages

  • 5 Star Gold
  • Packed to the rafters with antiques and vintage statement pieces, this early 18th century house has been transformed to provide a one-of-a-kind self-catering experience. Whether you're dreaming of summer barbecues in a private garden, or long winter evenings spent with a jigsaw in front of the fire, Crafers truly has all the ingredients for a truly magical holiday.

You can book this property from:

  • £1,569 per week
  • £224 per night
  • 5 Star Gold

Description

Crafers is a most imposing village residence in which you'll be totally transported into a world of 'wow'. Expect head turns at every corner as you take in and marvel at this impressive property. Packed to the rafters with antiques and vintage statement pieces, this early 18th century house has been totally transformed to provide one-of-a-kind self-catering holiday accommodation for up to 8 people. 

Formerly the home of the owner, everything is here that you could possibly need. With off-the-wall interiors, Crafers marries both high end interior design with quality home comforts. For instance, the kitchen/diner is the hub of the home. Complete with island breakfast bar and woodburning stove - you can sit here in all seasons and always feel content, ideal for family gatherings as well as formal entertaining. Large sash windows look out to the fully enclosed, beautiful rear garden - a frequent home to birdlife and ever-changing borders. 

A grand staircase, which splits at the landing, leads to both the first and second floors. The master bedroom boasts commanding views over the garden and comes complete with en-suite shower room. The Drawing Room too will certainly not disappoint. Looking out over the market square, two large settees centre around an open fireplace, which really adds a grand air to this open space. At the other end of the hall, the Entertainment Lounge is ideal for teens or 'big kids' wanting to chill out and watch a movie/listen to music. It comes complete with a surround sound system! Up in the attic you'll also find a games room with a children's library - ideal should the weather be inclement. 

If you can't already picture yourself here, Crafers truly is a year-round house. Whether you're dreaming of summer barbecues in a private garden, or merely long winter evenings spent with a jigsaw in front of the fire, Crafers truly has all the ingredients for a truly magical holiday for all ages. 

GROUND FLOOR 
The front door opens from the shared porch into the
Hallway: Access to the wide staircase, as well as the back door leading to the rear garden. Sofa, vintage furnishings and decorations. 
Cloakroom: W.C. and basin. 
Kitchen/Diner: Fully fitted kitchen with double oven rangemaster, dishwasher, washing machine, fridges, microwave, breakfast bar with stools, woodburning stove and table and chairs for 8. 

FIRST FLOOR

Utility Area: Washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. 
Landing: Writing desk and occasional chair, with mid-century artwork.
Bedroom 1: Superking bed with coordinating drawers, wardrobe, and side tables. Ensuite shower room: Shower unit, w.c., basin and heated towel rail. 
Entertainment Lounge: Generous sofa, armchair and footrest, oversized sleigh coffee table, wall-mounted TV with DVD and surround sound system.
Drawing Room: 2 large sofas, open fireplace, TV with Freeview and a selection of antique sideboards, tables and bureaus. 
Bedroom 2: Twin beds, chest of drawers and built-in wardrobe, occasional chair. Accessed via the Drawing Room, overlooking the garden. 
Bedroom 3: 4 steps down, twin beds and chest of drawers, overlooking the garden. 
Family Bathroom: Shower unit, double ended bath, w.c., basin and heated towel rail. 
Bedroom 4: King size bed, chest of drawers, feature fireplace, occasional chair and built in wardrobe, overlooking the village square. 

SECOND FLOOR 
Some low ceilings in the hallway leading to the
Games Room: Small pool table/air hockey table, gym ball, armchairs and small library. 
Shower Room: Shower unit, w.c., basin and heated towel rail. 

Outside: A substantial landscaped garden with a selection of garden furniture and plant life. There are two main eating areas, one on the patio, the other tucked behind the house as well as a secluded jasmine covered pergola with seating. A shingle area to the rear has a tree stump bar and fire pit, set amongst large galvanised planters. A small shallow pond is in a sunken garden area by the main patio.
Parking: Off-street to the rear of the house for up to 3 cars.
Heating: Gas central heating.Off-street to the rear of the house for up to 3 cars. 
Pets: Sorry, no pets allowed.
Notes: Wifi, bed linen and towels provided. Please note that there are low ceilings on the second floor. The main access at the front of the property is shared with the neighbouring boutique and tea room. 

 

Located just fifteen miles north-east of Ipswich, Wickham Market is within the Suffolk Coastal Heritage Area. It is a beautiful small market town offering all the essentials for a holiday, from a high end family butchers, a large Co-Op, chemist and a choice of fish and chips, Chinese or Indian restaurant, not to mention the beautician, homeware store and coffee shop on the ground floor of Crafers. There are no end of superb public houses within a 5 mile location, all offering fabulous homemade meals, the nearest being 'The Greyhound' at Pettistree. Wickham Market is ideally located for Woodbridge, a picturesque bustling riverside town; with historic Framlingham with its' castle and only 20 minutes from the coastal areas of Aldeburgh and Thorpeness, passing Snape Maltings on the way. 

Features

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 king/super-king beds
  • 4 single beds

Appliances

  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

Bathrooms

  • 4 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower

Families

  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair

Outdoors

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

How far to ...?

  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Games room
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding

Accessibility

  • Ground floor WC

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

Reviews

We were two families of 4 staying at Crafers and it worked perfectly for us! We had such a wonderful stay and the house was amazing.. The children also loved it! We got out for day trips every day with all the kids and recommend Framlingham Castle, Walberswick crabbing, Dunwich beach! We were lucky enough to be staying when wickham market village summer fair was on, which provided the kids with the opportunity to buy souvenirs. Butchers in the village is amazing and a must visit. We would have loved to sample the independent shops and antiques but ran out of time.. Maybe next time! PS thank you for the wonderful welcome pack, and we loved the enclosed garden, and fire pit in the evenings!

Past Customer,

Thank you for a wonderful stay at Crafers, a real home from home with a very welcoming feel. Everything we could possibly need and more!! It was perfect for our family and lovely area. Good facilities in the village, excellent butchers, good fish and chips and very handy co op 5 mins away! Many thanks, kay. paul and family!

Past Customer,

Thank you so much, what an amazing place! We very much hope to come back again. We;ve all had a wonderful week in Suffolk both exploring the sights but also plenty of chill-out time here talking reading, and playing board games. Very best wishes from, Helen, Jonathon, Em, Mirriam, Milo and Casper.

Past Customer,

Amazing Place! Thank you for all the extra touches - makes a difference and location is fab. We will look to use again as great for families! Many thanks, Dibsons.

Past Customer,

Dear Jilian and Neil. Thank you so much for all your hospitality and assistance both before and during our stay. despite the severe implications caused by Covid! You have made our stay most enjoyable. Your christmas decoration helped to make the home feel so festive and jolly. We felt very much at home. We loved all the wonderful details such as the decanter of port, the chocolates, sweets and wonderful christmas cook books to give us inspiration. Thank you so, so much. We very much hope to visit again! With many thanks.

Past Customer,

We have thoroughly enjoyed staying at Crafters - It's an amazing property! Very comfortable, spacious and well equipped. We enjoyed relaxing in the garden, BBQ's and the firepit as well as movies & table football when the weather was less kind. We loved exploring & all the antiques/collectables that made the property so unique! It is also very well placed to explore the area - beach days at Aldeburgh and Southwold, exploring Sutton Hoo, Dunwich Beach and lovely sunday lunch at The Ship and also a treasure trail around Framlingham. We had a good meal at The Plough and Sail in Snape too. Julian was very kind, helpful and left a wonderful welcome pack - thank you so much! We hope to return one day. Caroline, Malcolm, Juliet & Noah Boyd and Jane, Steve & Charlotte Granocchie

Mrs Caroline B,

Really fun and well equipped cottage with lovely relaxing garden, plenty of board games and Weber BBQ. Perfect place for us to spend a few days together.

Ms T,

What a special house we feel so grateful we managed to get booked in to Crafers for the day restrictions were lifted. It was exactly what we all needed. The children absolutely loved the house - perfect for hide and seek! Every creature comfort we could need. It has been the perfect base from which to explore beautiful Suffolk. A big thank you for sharing your piece or paradise with us

Ruth A,

We have had a wonderful stay in this beautiful house. The house was prepared to the highest standard, and as a group of six we found it to accommodate us with ease. The kitchen was our social area, with some use of the garden when it didn't rain. Our stay has been relaxing and enjoyable with so many other towns and villages in driving distance. A fantastic location, house and hosts. Thank you!

Mr John R,

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