White Sheep Cottage
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
White Sheep forms the larger part of a gorgeous and immaculately restored Suffolk longhouse with beautiful gardens, in the delightful village of Peasenhall, close to the Heritage Coast and surrounded by quintessentially English countryside, great pubs, lovely villages and excellent walking and cycling.
3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sitting room, dining room, huge eat-in kitchen with inglenook, exquisite period features, exceptionally comfortable, big outdoor spaces, parking
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Aldeburgh, Southwold, Dunwich, Walberswick|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Stansted, Nearest railway: Darsham|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|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||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
* cool eat-in kitchen with inglenook fireplace, sofa and every imaginable appliance
* separate dining room, low-ceilinged, intimate, perfect for a special dinner
* triple aspect sitting room with French windows to the L-shaped South facing terrace and gardens
* gorgeous period features, wide boards, exposed beams, lime plastered walls finished in a palette of Farrow and Ball whites
* furnished with a mixture of antiques and carefully chosen modern pieces, superbly equipped
* exceptionally comfortable beds with high-threadcount 100% white cotton sheets
* sexy modern en-suite shower rooms and family bathroom with double-ended tub
* light, airy, very spacious
* lovely views over the garden and village
|Further details outdoors|
The building which houses Black Sheep Cottage and White Sheep Cottage is large, detached, and surrounded by extensive gardens. White Sheep Cottage has a private garden, fenced to keep tinies safe, with a lawned area, flower beds, a gravel garden filled with herbs, roses, clematis, agapanthus, wisteria, lavender and catmint. The terrace seats 6 in comfort and there's also a table for two in the gravel garden. The gardens communal to both cottages include a wildlife pond, pictorial meadow and wildflower meadow areas with deckchairs, apple, cherry and fig trees, a fairy ring, ancient barn, bike/bbq shed and gravel parking/driveway areas protected by native hedging. Birdlife is plentiful, there are frogs, fish and dragonflies in the pond, and in summer the garden is much loved by visiting bumblies and butterflies.
* bottle of wine, towels, linen, Sheepie treats included
The East Anglia region
The picturesque village of Peasenhall sits in gently rolling, quintessentially English countryside, a short drive from the deservedly famous Heritage Coast of Suffolk and close to endless interesting towns, villages, breweries, vineyards, gardens and grand estates.
What To Do in and Around Sheep Cottages and Peasenhall
Both inside and out, Sheep Cottages are great places to lounge around, reading, playing games, listening to music, or just doing nothing at all. In summer, chill out on the patio, or make like the Cadbury's Flake girl in the wild flower meadow. If it's cold, light a fire and curl up on a big squishy sofa wrapped up in a soft rug ...
Eat and Drink
Whether at home or out and about, both eating and drinking are a huge pleasure. The village provides an excellent general store, an award winning butcher and a fabulous "by royal appointment" deli, whilst from farm shops, vineyards and breweries all around can be sourced delicious ice cream, bread, pies, cakes, jams, chutneys, fruit and veg, wine, cider and beer, all of which make cooking and eating at home great fun. Venture out and there are fantastic pubs and restaurants in every direction and for every taste, from the simplest pub grub or fish and chips through gastro pub scoff and excellent but understated cooking, to posh nosh in country house hotels.
Walk, Cycle, Fish, Sail, Swim, Play Golf
The countryside all around is gorgeous and offers endless possibilities for easy walking and cycling straight from your front door. You can store your own bikes in the shed (or shod as it's known in Suffolk) or rent from Darsham Bikes. Both river and sea fishing are available locally, and are said to be excellent. Sea swimming is bracing and very good for you! The sailing needs no introduction - if you sail you will know, golfing likewise.
You could spend a week watching and listening to the birds in the garden at Sheep Cottages ... but on your doorstep are some of the greatest RSPB reserves in the country... as well as hares, owls, deer, badgers and countless other wildlife waiting to thrill on even the shortest walk or drive.
If Life's a Beach ...
... then you'll be a very happy bunny. Within 15 minutes drive of Sheep Cottages is the Heritage Coast which takes in Southwold, Walberswick, Butley, Dunwich and Aldeburgh - all different, all unspoiled, all beautiful.
Art, Books, Music
Each cottage has a good quality hi-fi with iPod dock on which to enjoy music, a small library of books, and art and objects from across the world. But around Peasenhall is a hotbed of artistic activity, with galleries galore and festivals of music, art and drama left and right, particularly in summer, from the famous - Latitude, Snape and Aldeburgh - to the lesser known three miles away at Yoxford. There is outdoor opera and drama at Glemham Hall, art cinemas in Aldeburgh and Southwold ... the list is endless.
Explore Local History
All around there are beautiful churches and awe inspiring castles, lively market towns and quaint villages, grand houses and ancient pubs. Your Pevsner will be well employed in this part of Suffolk.
... for food, for drink, for art, for antiques ... markets, antique emporia, farm shops, galleries, breweries and wine merchants abound. You may need a roof rack for the journey home ...
If it all gets too exhausting or if what you've come for is a rest, then rest assured that the beds and pillows are extremely comfortable and complemented by beautifully soft pure cotton linens and snuggly duvets. Relish the peace and tranquility of country nights and enjoy a week or two or three of blissful sleep.
More information is available on my website, www.sheepcottages.co.uk
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5 May 2014
"Just perfect . . ."
We enjoyed a wonderful stay at White Sheep Cottage during the period of our son's wedding. As other reviewers have noted, the cottage is bright, spotlessly clean, very comfortable and extremely … More
Thank you Barbara, so pleased everything went well! I wish there was a Good Guest Guide......
24 Apr 2014
"Beautiful character cottage"
Perfect cottage for our Suffolk short break. Beautifully restored and full of character, the cottage is very comfortable, cosy and well equipped. Everything you need to relax in style inside or out in… More
Thats very kind of you. Thanks for your support....please come back!
17 Nov 2013
"Lovely cosy & characterful cottage"
This was a great place for our winter long weekend. Lovely cosy cottage, comfy beds and a great place to relax after a days walking. Good access and so many great places to explore in Suffolk.… More
So glad you enjoyed it....Suffolk can be addictive....
12 Oct 2013
"The whole cottage is beautiful, clean, warm and cozy.."
We stayed at White Sheep cottage at the end of September having never visited this part of the county before, it turned out that Suffolk is a joy and so is the cottage, it was pretty amazing, it has a… More
Suffolk is a well-kept secret.....shhhhh!
12 Oct 2013
"Delightful cottage in lovely village"
Once again a wonderful holiday in Peasenhall Suffolk. White sheep cottage is immaculately presented and had everything we needed, and more, to enable us to enjoy our weeks holiday and to leave feelin… More
Thanks so much for your support - hope you'll come back again!
10 Oct 2013
"Excellent short break"
We chose White Sheep Cottage for a weekend away from it all. We found it beautifully presented, comfortable, and ideally situated in the heart of Suffolk. We loved the garden, went for long walks, and… More
Thank you for choosing White Sheep; so glad you enjoyed your break. Come back soon!
3 Oct 2013
"Not as good as our last stay. The cottage needs some tender love and care."
We stayed at White Sheep in August 2012 and had a great time. However the owner had let standards slip and I'm afraid we can no longer recommend this cottage.When we politely pointed out our con… More
I had last been at White Sheep Cottage up to 9 August, 2 weeks/2 other sets of guests before Mr U's party came to stay. When I left the cottage was in its usual immaculate state. I returned immediately after this party and found complete chaos. I had two hours of tidying and moving furniture, objects and kitchen equipment/utensils/books/toys etc back to their correct places before housekeeping could get in to clean and change bed linen.
I replied carefully to the complaints, pointing out:
a) that I had been there etc as stated above;
b)that the guests immediately before this party wrote the review on Trip Advisor immediately preceding this one, and had furthermore written to me on the 29 August to say, inter alia, "I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful our holiday at White Sheep was.......The cottage is delightful and you have made it so warm and welcoming, thank you so very much and we hope to return"......meanwhile writing in the Guest Book "A house can transform a holiday into a magical experience - our stay at White Sheep has been a delight";
c) that the cushion covers/rugs etc had all been laundered on 8/9 August, the cutlery and crockery drawers sorted and tidied, all furniture and objects at that point where they should be, magazines and books sorted, the garden immaculate. I also pointed out that the amount of crockery etc is exactly that recommended by a top-end Suffolk agency through whom I also let my cottage.
d) the freezer and dishwasher were simply not as described. The dishwasher was not cleaning because it was entirely devoid of both salt (I put in 3kg!) and Rinse Aid, of which it took three-quarters of a bottle....thereafter it worked perfectly. As to the freezer, someone had left it on fast freeze! Audibly so. the top drawer was therefore slightly iced up, though by no means full - just ice cube trays and ice blocks for the picnic box. The bottom drawer is labelled as mine and was indeed full, which I think is reasonable. The middle drawer was both empty and accessible......
e) I gently pointed out that this is a self-catering cottage, not a fully-staffed hotel. As is normal at the top end of the industry I ask guests to return everything to its original position and make sure that cutlery, crockery, pans, glasses etc are clean and put away. It is not the job of housekeeping to do these jobs, they simply don't have time.
f) I asked the complainants to give me time to respond fully as I thought it fair to ask Housekeeping for their response to the accusations that the cottage was dirty. This was not accepted - I received a demand that ALL the complaints, true/untrue, substantiated/unsubstantiated were accepted and apologized for. Trip Advisor was threatened if such apology was not immediately received. Quite honestly, I do not see why I should do that, and it makes me very cross when Trip Advisor is abused.
I do not know what Mr U's motive was in complaining so, although I can guess. I would like to promise guests that, as many many guests past, including Mrs R immediately before Mr U and four delightful Oxfordshire ladies since have found, White Sheep Cottage is indeed a magical place to have a holiday, and no more caring and committed an owner than myself can be imagined.
6 Sep 2013
"Stunning property, beautiful gardens, heavenly holiday home."
Had a wonderful family holiday at White Sheep Cottage this Summer. The grounds were glorious, meadow planting meant we spent hours watching rare butterflies, bees and dragonflies. It added an unexpect… More
Thank you, it is so lovely knowing how much pleasure my house gives!
22 Aug 2013
"Great cottage for two families"
White Sheep is a stunning cottage, and has managed to blend old (some parts dated 1560!) with new - plenty of modern comforts including two stunning ensuite bathrooms off the double bedrooms. A great … More
So glad you enjoyed your holiday - come back soon!
6 Jul 2013
"A peaceful rural retreat amid lovely countryside with a wealth of things to do"
An extremely well- equipped and comfortable cottage set in very pretty garden and perfect for al-fresco eating. Wonderful food in local pub and throughout the area. Superb butcher cum greengrocer an… More
Glad you had a good time!
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