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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Comfortable cottage in a lively little town about 17 miles from the Suffolk coast, surrounded by picturesque villages, lovely walking countryside and gastropubs. The cottage is in a pretty street in the old part of the town with stunning rear views of Framlingham's ancient castle.
On the first floor: two bedrooms, one with 5'x7' double bed, the other with two large single beds which can link to make a 6'x6.6' double bed, all with sprung mattresses; upstairs sitting room with CD player and wonderful view of the castle; bright, modern shower room with toilet and wash basin.
On the ground floor: living room with flat-screen Freeview TV, DVD player, two comfortable sofas, coal-effect gas fire set into the central chimney; dining area with refectory-style table and seating for four people, shelves with range of books and DVDs; modern, well-equipped kitchen with induction hob, high-level oven, dishwasher, microwave, freezer and larder fridge; utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer.
There is central heating and WiFi available throughout and a courtyard garden with dining furniture. There is no private parking but street parking and public car parks available nearby. The property is suitable for older children but not for very small ones as there is limited play space. Smoking is not allowed inside the property.
Comments from the guest book in 2013:
"What a wonderful stay we have had here - the house has so much character and we loved the care that had gone into furnishing it....milk, tea, coffee, even a bottle of wine on arrival - what a lovely welcome. We loved the great selection of books and DVDs for those rainy nights and really appreciated the 'homely' feel of the house - beds were really comfy..." S and A, East Yorkshire
"Wow! We love this cottage, welcoming and homely, spotlessly clean. All needs catered for, beautiful decor. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay." D and B, Liverpool.
"This is a wonderful and lovely little cottage. Every detail speaks of the care and hospitality of Mary for her guests....And what beautiful and lovely surroundings! The little village of Framlingham was not in our Michelin guide - what a mistake!....My son was delighted to find this immense castle just behind our cottage, my wife and I were surprised by the friendliness of the people of this town; with all its pubs and restaurants and monuments it has everything to attract tourists from abroad like us...P and V, Belgium.
"Truly wonderful cottage and a delight to stay, wished it could have been longer." T and D.
"We both love Framlingham and the surrounding villages and countryside, but, WOW!! did this cottage make our stay even better than expected. from the welcome pack to the overall presentation of the property, we knew from the moment we stepped inside that it was special, it has an excellent feel, very inviting and homely,,." C and S, The Wirral.
"Thank you for a lovely stay. We loved Framlingham and the cottage was a home from home, if not better!" C and M.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Aldeburgh 17 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||150 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Stansted Airport 85 km, Nearest railway: IWickham Market 11 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The East Anglia region
Located in East Anglia between Essex and Norfolk, Suffolk - the land where the 'South Folk' lived - is a county with a rich heritage and history. Tranquil and relaxed, it has ancient market towns, rolling farmland, villages of thatched, colour-washed cottages and a prolific array of historic churches. Its location on the east coast of England tends to give a drier, sunnier and less windy climate than most of the UK, making it a great place to explore any time of the year. The low-lying landscape (the highest point in the county is Great Wood Hill at 128m) and over 5,000km of waymarked paths makes Suffolk a great place for walkers of all abilities and ages. In East Suffolk, as well as the gently rolling countryside, you can explore the endless reaches of Rendlesham forest, the reedbeds of Minsmere, the 45 miles of shingle or sand beaches on the coast, as well as the variety of seaside towns between Felixstowe and Lowestoft.
Countless artists have been inspired by the Suffolk countryside, from the beauty of Constable country in the south to stunning woodlands and colourful heaths on the coast, Arts and culture in Suffolk are vibrant and varied, from theatre, exhibitions and classic concerts, to rock music, gigs and alternative comedy. East Suffolk is home to the the Aldeburgh Festival in June, the Latitude Festival in July, and FolkEast in August, not forgetting Dance East and the Jerwood Dance House on the Ipswich waterfront.
In the wider East Anglian region, there are the Norfolk Broads and the Wash; Lincoln, Norwich, Cambridge and Colchester with their universities; many stately homes and gardens; the endless Norfolk beaches and the traditional seaside towns of Essex; and the wide variety of arts and music festivals throughout the summer.
Framlingham is the perfect town for strolling, shopping, chatting, and dining. Market Hill is the town's centre with markets on Saturday and Tuesday offering great local produce, trinkets and collectibles, with cafés where you can sit and watch the world go by. The town has excellent independent shops for clothes, food, crafts, gifts and antiques and a mouth-watering selection of tea shops, gastropubs and restaurants.
Framlingham Castle, once the home of Mary Tudor, is a short stroll from Market Hill. In 1553, Mary and her entourage set out from the castle for London when she heard that she, and not Lady Jane Grey, would be the next Queen of England. Today, visitors can soak up the castle's 800 years of history and can walk round its walls for magnificent views of the surrounding town and countryside. Surrounding the Castle is the Mere, popular with walkers and a natural haven for wildlife, containing over 290 species of plants and 80 species of birds.
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10 Aug 2014
"A comfortable, homely cottage in a convenient location"
Little House is bigger than its name implies, and the owner has modernised it very well, while retaining a cottage feel. The house was spotless when we arrived, and the welcoming bottle of wine and co… More
11 Jul 2014
"This a wonderful home away from home... with a view of an historic castle!"
This traditional house is tastefully furnished with stunning contemporary touches kept meticulously clean. Every convenience one could think of was on hand. Little House is a short walking distance fr… More
20 Jun 2014
"As near perfect as can reasonably be expected."
My wife and I have just spent six wonderful days at the Little House in Framlingham. What a find! Mary, the owner, has thought of absolutely everything to make her guests comfortable. The house was bu… More
31 May 2014
"A little gem"
Loved 'Little House' - clean, beautifully cosy and comfortable. It felt like a real home from home! Gorgeous courtyard garden - perfect to sit with coffee and a good book in the sun. A sto… More
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