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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Rookyard Cottage is a newly built, eco-friendly, single storey cottage. It has a timber frame with recycled newspaper insulation, rainwater harvesting and solar heated water. Guests may use the owners' private indoor heated swimming pool. It is called Rookyard Cottage because of the many rooks that are frequent visitors to the grounds of Valley Farm.
The cottage has two bedrooms, a double and a twin each with an en-suite bathroom with a shower over the bath. One bathroom is equipped for use by disabled guests. The sitting/dining room has a vaulted timber ceiling and a modern, well equipped, kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine. A log burning stove is backed up by full oil fired central heating. There is a TV with DVD and Freesat box together with Wifi and a radio/CD player. It is furnished and decorated to a high standard in a modern style. There is easy, level access for wheelchair users.
The cottage is set in the grounds of Valley Farm. Guests have a south facing terrace with table, chairs and a barbeque and there is an acre field suitable for ball games, kite flying and fun, far away from the road. A country footpath leads across the fields to the small market town of Halesworth. The owners' private indoor heated swimming pool is available to guests by individual arrangement at a small extra charge. There is parking for two cars.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Southwold 9 km|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Stansted 120 km, Nearest railway: Halesworth 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
About this location
The East Anglia region
East Anglia and Suffolk in particular is one of Britain's best kept secrets. It is a place that many pass by on their way to somewhere else. Because of this it is relatively unspoilt and quiet. There are no motorways and only a very few main roads cross the county. This makes visiting Suffolk a very pleasant and relaxing experience.
The countryside is gentle and accessible and the small market towns are a delight to visit. The Suffolk Heritage Coast has something for all visitors from the old fashioned seaside charm of Southwold and Walberswick, where time seems to have stood still, to the heaths and wildness of Dunwich and Minsmere.
Suffolk has some of the best food producers in the country and many of the excellent pubs and restaurants make use of this produce in their menus.
East Anglia is the driest part of Britain and has a very temperate climate. It is, therefore, an ideal destination for walkers and cyclists as the terrain is fairly level and the countryside unspoilt. Motoring is also a good way to explore as the roads are quiet.
There are places to visit to suit all tastes from wildlife parks, and activity centres for children to golf courses and pretty villages with attractive old buildings and churches for those seeking a quieter experience.
Just a short distance inland from the popular coastal area of Southwold, Walberswick and Dunwich, the Blyth Valley, in which Halesworth sits at the heart, has something to offer everyone. Country lanes and footpaths weave their way through a gentle landscape leading to fascinating old churches, country pubs, museums and a selection of old buildings dating back centuries. There is a rich diversity of wildlife and the area is home to many artists and craft studios.
Halesworth has much to offer the visitor. It has an unhurried and friendly atmosphere and the pedestrianised Thoroughfare with its variety of small independent shops, restaurants and pubs makes visiting the town a worthwhile experience.
Halesworth is fast becoming a centre for the arts, hosting the nationally acclaimed High Tide Festival of Drama in the Spring and the Halesworth Arts Festival which brings together drama, music, art and craft for two weeks in the Autumn at The Cut Arts Centre. In addition, there is a year round programme of events and productions to suit all tastes. The ever popular Latitude Festival at Henham Park is just 3 miles away.
Walking the many paths and tracks that surround Halesworth is the best way to see the abundance of wildlife in this area. The Millennium Green, which is easily accessible from the town centre is the largest of its kind in England and is home to kingfishers,barn owls, reedbirds,otters and a host of other species.
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30 Jan 2014
"Exceptional eco-friendly self catering"
We stayed for a weekend with our 2 children (aged 3 and 1).Ahead of our stay, everything was straightforward and Jackie was very responsive to questions and when arranging things. This was a huge help… More
17 Aug 2013
We spent our week at Rookyard Cottage with our grandchildren (aged 5 and 7) it could not have been more perfect, our hosts, the cottage in all respects, comfort cleanliness and location. A wonderful s… More
28 Nov 2012
"Superb accomodation in a great location/setting."
We have stayed in many holiday cottages with our children over recent years but Rookyard cottage is clearly at the top of the list. The cottage is modern / spacious and has all the facilities you coul… More
1 Oct 2012
"Great place for young family holiday"
A great place to stay for those with a young family - clean, spacious, well appointed, child-friendly and the owners are very welcoming. Pretty enclosed field in the grounds which the children can run freely in! Great pool too which you can have exclusive use of when booked by prior individual arrangement. Short drive to wonderful coastal town of Southwold. We have been back twice now and have already booked again for next year!