Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Watsons Farm is ideal for those wanting peace and quiet and a chance to unwind.. It is 30 minutes from Southwold, Walberswick ,Dunwich and Snape Maltings concert hall.There is an excellent selection of pubs and restaurants in the area serving locally sourced produce. Outstanding amongst these is the Fox and Goose in Fressingfield itself. Farmers markets are held locally every Saturday,.The immediate area around Watsons Farm is popular with cyclists for its quiet country lanes and softly undulating countryside. There is ample storage space for bikes.
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|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Norwich, Nearest railway: Diss|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, 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 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Comfortably furnished sitting room with log fire, and French doors onto a secluded south facing hedged garden. with barbecue and garden furniture.There is a DVD player, freeview,CD player and HI-FI,and an extensive collection of books. The kitchen dining room,leads into a small lobby with a writing desk . The bathroom with shower is on the ground floor. There are steep narrow stairs to the first floor,where there is one twin bedroom, and one double. The beds have duvets and all linen is provided.
|Further details outdoors|
Watsons Farm is situated in the middle of 5 acres of paddocks. There is a forty acre common at the end of the drive where wild orchids can be seen in May. There is plenty of parking space in front of barn complex.There are farm walks to the rear of the property.
The East Anglia region
This part of Suffolk is an unspoilt area of quiet charm.A softly undulating landscape with small villages and magnificent churches. Being so far to the east of the country it often escapes the rain prevailing in the West. It can be very warm in the Summer but quiet cold in Winter. The coastal area is an unspoilt mixture of estauries, marshesand forests,ideal for walkers and bird watchers.
The cathedral city of Norwich is an hours drive. The castle museum and the cathedral are well worth a visit. There is a wonderful market in the middle of the town as well as two large shopping malls. In the south of the county is the ancient wool town of Lavenham with its 16c timber framed buildings, and just 9 miles away Framlingham where one can visit the remains of the castle.
The respected Fox and Goose restaurant is in Fressingfield and has recently opened a bistro on its ground floor.Next door the Swan Inn has a good reputation for evening meals and its Sunday carvery. There is a very good village shop in Fressingfield ,open long hours and selling good local produce. Southwold, Dunwich and Walberswick are all within easy reach. Southwold is a delightful old fashioned sea side town with beach huts, a lighthouse, bookshops amd an award winning pier,. Freshly caught fish can be bought at the harbour. Walberswick on the other side of the estuary is a charming seaside village with a sandy beach and an annual crabbing competition popular with children.
Dunwich has a shingle beach and a very good fish and chip restaurant. Dunwich forest has wonderful walks and is next door to the RSPB reserve at Minsmere. An annual music festival founded by Benjamin Brittain is held in June at Aldburgh and Snape Maltings. The latter is a complex of galleries shops places to eat and a concert hall.where events are held all year round . Fressingfield has a music festival in September. Halesworth has a number of very good food shops. Look out for Focus Foods.
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19 Mar 2014
"a little bit of Suffolk tranquility"
Watson's farm is the wing of a beautiful farm house 1/2 mile down a farm drive surrounded by fields. The cottage provides all that you need. There is an enclosed garden for dogs, very easy access to some great walks around the fields. An open fire with firewood is included. The farm is approx. 2 miles from Fressingfield which has an excellent village shop and pub.
10 Feb 2014
"didnt want to leave"
I could understand what other guests meant when they said they did not want to leave!! It was so, just want i was looking for, and it met my needs perfectly. Such a lovely place to stay and i enjoyed … More
10 Feb 2014
"Cosy and comfortable"
It was easy booking with Mary and we found the property very comfortable, cosy and historical. All the amenities from home. Not too far down the road from a shop and various pubs and a restaurant. Look forward to our next stay.
9 Jun 2012
"Paradise in Suffolk"
This was the most peaceful & comfortable location we could have rented. The cottage is charming in a rustic way but full of all mod cons you would want in your own home. The kitchen is perfectly equipped to eat in and the lounge wonderfully comfortable to relax in at night.
The bedrooms are lovely and comfortable and the whole property extremely clean.
The garden out the back is so relaxing on a hot day that you never want to go in.
The owner lives on site and is a lovely, friendly accommodating lady who goes out of her way to please.
We struggle to find any negative points which must be a good sign. The only downside is the rickety staircase that you have to encounter in the night to get to the loo. However this is not a problem it is just that we all live in a world where we expect en-suites. The shower/WC is modern and hygenic.
Although we have recommended the cottage for elderly travellers it would be a problem to anyone who is not too spritely.
I highly recommend this property to others wishing to rent.
14 Mar 2012
"Wish I could live at Watson Farm"
My husband our two small dogs and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Watson Farm. The cottage is very old and is full of character. Upstairs the floors are quite uneven, the stairs are steep but we lo… More
24 Jan 2012
"A little piece of heaven!"
We have holidayed at Watsons Farm on six occasions over the last five years during different seasons and it just gets better and better. Mary Hinde is always very friendly and helpful. The cottage is delightful and quirky. Our particular favourite season is winter, as after being out all day we can return to a roaring fire. The surrounding countryside is fantastic for peace and quiet. The location is wonderful for wildlife from hares in the spring to swallows in the stables in the summer and barn owls in the winter. Our daughters have spent time with Mary helping with the horses in her stables. The area around Watsons Farm is ideal for walkers and cyclists and it is not far from the Suffolk Heritage Coast. All in all we have always enjoyed staying at Watsons Farm and will continue to do so.
14 Jan 2012
"We are about to return for the 4th time"
We have loved starying at Watson's Farm. It is a beautiful cottage with everything you need (including log fire) in a fantastic location. Mary, the owner, is always friendly and helpful. Apart from its beauty, the surrounding countryside provides lots of interest with Southwold, Aldeburgh and Minsmere (bird sanctuary) all wonderful places to visit. We have also travelled a little further afield to Constable's birthplace and the Mediaeval town of Lavenham. The local pubs have character and also excellent reasonably priced food. We are looking forward to returning in April.
1 Jan 2012
"Absolute peace in your very own home in the country"
I have been going to Watsons Farm for years now and I go back because it doesn't feel like a "country cottage" but a home from home. I love old buildings and Watsons Farm has history in buckets, but with a warmth that is rare in rental properties. It is a great base to explore this wonderful part of Suffolk. You are only a short drive from so many wonderful places such as Blythburgh church, Southwold (for the antiques), Walberswick (The Anchor does great food), Snape Maltings and the concert hall etc. etc.
The Fox and Goose in Fressingfield (the nearest village) is a mecca for foodies and has a wonderful store open all hours (don't do the Tesco thing!).
I would recommend Watsons Farm to anybody who loves the English countryside, a warm welcome and wants relaxation.
28 Dec 2011
"A peaceful location, ideal for visiting the Suffolk countryside & coast"
This 17th century cottage is full of character but is comfortable and has a homely feel about it. It has a spacious lounge and Kitchen/diner and the two bedrooms have more than adequate wardrobe and cupboard space. The property has central heating and the lounge contains a delightful log fire. It is situated 300 yards from the nearest country road and is surrounded by spacious gardens and open fields. The nearby villages have well stocked stores and Halesworth & Harleston provide a more extensive range of shops. Above all was the warm & friendly welcome we received from Mrs Hinde and her friends, responding positively to any requests we made. Easy access to the coast by car and very pleasant motoring through the quiet Suffolk country lanes.
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