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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Situated with an expansive view of the River Wang valley,an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty,where cows graze in summer and that also serves as habitat to many birds as well as a wide variety of other wildlife Garden Cottage occupies a quiet and tranquil position that is ideal for a restful and relaxing break in the Suffolk countryside.

The detached cottage was built in the early 1980's in a distinctive Arts &Crafts style and offers spacious and comfortable accommodation for up to six guests.It has recently undergone a complete program of refurbishment including the addition of an en-suite shower room so that both bedrooms have their own facilities.The spacious kitchen diner opens onto a patio area which in turn leads to a private garden.This feature ensures that it is an excellent place for those with children to stay providing a safe play area where they can be easily supervised while you relax..A twenty five foot sitting room allows ample space whilst inside the property.Electric heating to all areas makes the house cosy and an ideal place whatever the weather is like outside..

Just a five minute walk away the village centre consists of the old A12.This ancient coaching route that originally connected Gt Yarmouth to London is now by passed to form an attractive and pedestrian friendly area with village store,pub and church.Wangford dates back to the eleventh century and much of the main street is comprised of listed buildings that form a picturesque backdrop for a relaxing stroll.

Of course if your tastes extend to wild nightlife Southwold offers a wide range of possibilities with an excellent selection of bars and restaurants.By daytime there are a wide variety of walks around the town,by the old fishing harbour or, crossing the footbridge into the village of Walberswick.

Further afield the market towns of Halesworth (6miles) Beccles (8miles) and Bungay (12 miles) offer many interesting possibilities for shopping,dining or just strolling around looking at the old buildings that proliferate.The fine city of Norwich is

25 miles distant and the old fishing ports of Lowestoft and Gt Yarmouth 10 and 20 miles respectively.To the south the seaside town of Aldeburgh and the nearby Snape Maltings cater for those of a more cultural disposition.

In short,if you are staying at Garden Cottage for a weekend,a few days or a whole week there should be no shortage of things to do.We live on a separate part of the same one acre site as the cottage so if you have any queries or requirements someone is always available to attend to your needs.We are sure that you will enjoy your stay in Suffolk

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Brampton 6 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 TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The East Anglia region

Southwold, the jewel in the crown of the east coast, with its pier and many restaurants providing delicious local fare, is situated just 3 miles to the east of Wangford. Small,unclassified country roads offer the possibility of walking and cycling between the two locations The cottage is also convenient for trips to the coast, or visiting the many local market towns such as Halesworth, Beccles, and Bungay . The ancient city of Dunwich, which is now no bigger than a village, and the picturesque Walberswick are fifteen minutes by car. People who like culture may enjoy a visit to Snape Maltings for concerts in the summer, or Aldeburgh, the home town of Benjamin Britten.

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21 Aug 2014

5/5

"Peace & Quiet"

Had a lovely holiday with my husband and teenage son. Lovely cottage in nice peaceful surroundings, overlooking fields with grazing cows! Cottage was nice and spacious with everything we needed.Owne… More

14 Aug 2014

4/5

"Dawn Chorus!"

What a lovely location for a lovely cottage. Only 3 miles from Southwold and also not far from Halesworth where you can find shops, pubs,restaurants, a library, supermarket and much more. The cottage… More

18 Jul 2014

3/5

"A pleasant spacious cottage"

This is an attractive, well equipped cottage which would accommodate 4 comfortably and 6 at a push. The large sitting room is comfortable, and adequate dining space is provided in both the lounge and … More

12 Jul 2014

3/5

"Good Location - shame about the Cottage!"

Stayed at the Cottage for a weekend with my teenage daughter and my Mum. We all found the Cottage to be reasonably well equipped and spacious. However, the cleanliness left a lot to be desired. The… More

Following this review we are taking the following action:
1) Sacking the cleaner for one who is less spider friendly
2) Allowing bookings for a minimum of one week during high season
3) Allowing less flexibility for arrival and departure times

The decor, however, is a personal opinion and we have found that many people prefer neutral colours. It is obvious from the photographs that the cottage is not decorated in a gaudy style which would be more suited to a Spanish villa. The trees are part of the setting and the garden is wildlife friendly and reflects the rural situation rather than a highly manicured style which would be more suitable for a town. Most people do not expect us to be checking up on them all the time and we always make it clear that, if there are problems, we are available at the house, and we also leave mobile phone numbers. There was no smell from the drain either before or after these guests were in residence. Nor did they advise us that there was a problem during their stay.

24 Feb 2014

5/5

"Lovely cottage excellent location"

Myself and three female friends have just returned from a weekend here. The cottage is lovely, very clean and very spacious. The kitchen has everything you need and there was even wi-fi should you nee… More

25 Nov 2013

5/5

"Perfect Weekend Stay"

Amazing price for such a great little house in a beautiful part of the country. A great mix of out of the way, but close to Southwold and Minsmere RSPB reserve. Will definitely be visiting again.… More

2 Nov 2013

5/5

"Great value and very spacious.."

The Garden Cottage was a last minute booking for a Birthday in Southwold - what a little Gem to find. Diane kindly allowed our dog so we were 4 adults, 2 kiddies and a dog! Not easy to find last minut… More

19 Sep 2013

5/5

"Wished we'd stayed longer"

We travelled with 2 small children. Diane has been lovely and helpful throughout our stay. The cottage is seperated from the main house and is nice and quiet. The bedrooms are upstairs and the childre… More

5 Sep 2013

5/5

"Excellent in every way"

Stayed 3 nights. Spacious, very comfortable, clean and nicely presented. We found a bottle of wine waiting in the fridge left by the owners for our arrival. Owners live in a detached house next door … More

16 Aug 2013

5/5

"Fantastic discovery for short breaks very good tranquil location"

We stayed here for a 3 night break and the cottage was like home from home it was very spacious and fully equipped with everything you needed.It is set within lovely quiet surroundings & a charming vi… More

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