The Annexe to Berry Cottage
House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The Annexe contains a living room, a kitchen with dining area, two bedrooms (1 king, 1 twin). Sleeps 4. The Annexe has two bedrooms (1 king 1 twin). Located along a quaint, winding country lane in the heart of the tranquil village of Bramfield, close to the Suffolk Heritage Coastline. It is also available to let on one bedroom basis at reduced rate. Steeped in history, the property used to form part of a wagon wheel making factory, and some of the original wheel strappings are visible, as well as timber beams throughout. It has been equipped with all the conveniences of modern living, but great care has been taken by the owners not to compromise its traditional feel.
Property well heated by newly installed heating system, with portable control. Also provided free of charge are high chair, travel cot, child bed guard, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, picnic backpack, blankets, hot water bottle.
Paved area to rear of house with garden furniture and barbeque. Gravel area to side of house (alternative entrance to house through side patio doors). Gravel drive at front of house with ample parking space for two vehicles.
6 miles to closest beach at Dunwich, with fantastic fish and chip cafe (seasonal). Several other beaches closeby (within 15 miles), including Southwold, Covehithe, Alodeburgh and Thorpeness.
Cottage let on weekly basis and for shorter breaks. Min booking period 3nights, On booking 20% deposit payable immediately (min £50). balance 6 weeks prior to arrival. If booking less than 6 weeks before arrival, full balance to be paid immediately, prior to confirmation of booking. One dog permitted however we ask guests keep dogs in the downstairs rooms only and bring a basket for dog. £20 additional charge for dog.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Dunwich 10 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
Places to go and things to do in the area
The following are the places/things we like but if you find other places worth a visit please let us know so that we can add them to the list.
There is a map in the cottage and a couple of books detailing some of the places mentioned below, plus many more that we have yet to visit.
Aldeburgh is a lovely town on the river Alde and was the home of Benjamin Britten. On Aldeburgh's beach to the north of the town is a sea shell sculpture named 'The Scallop' created by local artist Maggie Hambling in tribute to Benjamin Britten. Freshly caught fish and seafood are sold from the little fishermen's sheds on the shingle beach.
Chediston - The Oasis camel centre is approximately 6 miles away in Chediston and apart from camels has some other activities for children.
Covehithe beach is north of Southwold and is another lovely sandy beach. There is also a great coastal walk.
Dunwich has the nearest beach to Bramfield (approx 6 miles away) and there is a great fish and chip cafe just next to the beach. There is also a garden centre with a cafe nearby.
Dunwich Heath – Following signs to Dunwich you will see Dunwich Heath sign posted to the right. It is owned by the National Trust and has many great walks and picnic spots plus is near the beach. National Trust members park free otherwise it costs over £4 to park but is worth it. There is a National Trust cafe near the car park.
Flatford is the home of Constable's father and the inspiration for many of Constable's paintings. It is now run by the National Trust.
Framlingham Castle was built in 1189 and although the inner buildings have been demolished visitors can walk around the top of the castles curtain walls. There are picnic tables on the lawns within the walls and some games which include a large chess set.
Jimmy's farm – Jimmy, a friend of Jamie Oliver, was the subject of a TV documentary in 2002 following the opening of the farm for rare breed pigs. There is a nature trail, playground and cafe.
Lavenham – is one of the best preserved medieval villages in the UK which at one time was the epicentre for the wool trade. There are loads of nice shops, eateries, galleries and wonderful buildings.
Minsmere is said to be one of the best RSBP sites in Suffolk although there are a few. It is situated on the coast near Aldeburgh and has a large visitor centre, shop and tea room.
Snape Maltings – the complex covers some seven acres and includes a concert hall, shops and galleries. It is also home to the renowned Aldeburgh Festival which is devoted mainly to classical music but also includes literature and poetry, drama and exhibitions of art.
Southwold has a sandy beach and is well worth a visit. There are a variety of eateries and independent shops. There is an elegant pier (with the requisite 'arcade') and a lighthouse in the centre which is worth climbing up. It is also worth checking out the reading rooms near the front.
Sutton Hoo - an Anglo Saxon site of major importance where the ship burial of one of the earliest English kings was found and excavated. This is run by the National Trust.
Thorpeness – laid out in the early 1900's around a specially dug lake called The Meare. Each August the lake plays host to the Thorpness Regatta. There is also a lovely shingle beach, a windmill to climb in to and the remarkable 'House in the Clouds' which was originally the water tank used by the village.
Walberswick – a little passenger ferry carries pedestrians and cyclists across the River Blyth at Walberswick which is well known for crabbing.
Woodbridge – a market town situated on the River Deben. There are some nice shops and eateries and a lively sailing centre plus a public swimming baths for rainy days.
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