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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
One of a collection of cottages in this extremely beautiful and tranquil region of Suffolk which is situated on Upper Langdales Farm. Harness Cottage is a great rural getaway for two people wishing to enjoy the delights of a romantic retreat. This property is a peaceful haven surrounded by countryside with chickens pecking in the yard and deer roaming the nearby fields; get away from it all and relax in these charming rustic surroundings.
The cottage is ideal for a couple or anyone visiting the area and wishing to have a quiet break with the benefits of luxurious home comforts.
Why not book two or three cottages together to enjoy your time amongst friends or family.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Stansted 40 km, Nearest railway: Stowmarket 4 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 1|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The East Anglia region
You may already know some of the many and varied places to visit in the surrounding area, here are some brief details of a few with some links for further information that might be helpful.
Suffolk has a wonderful heritage coastline with beautiful quiet beaches and many interesting coastal towns like Southwold with its pier http://www.southwoldpier.co.uk/ and Aldeburgh which hosts the world renowned music festival http://www.snapemaltings.com sail down the estuaries of the Orwell or the Deben and visit the ancient town of Woodbridge.
If your interest in music is more contemporary then you may be interested in the newly founded John Peel Centre in Stowmarket http://johnpeelcentreforcreativearts.co.uk/ or the very civilised annual music festival Latitude http://www.latitudefestival.com/ held near Southwold.
Visit Suffolk's countryside with its big skies and beautiful landscape which inspired the great 19th century artist John Constable, walk along the banks of the River Stour and step back in time into one of Constables paintings and the unspoilt tranquility of Flatford Mill.
Explore the old wool and market town of Dedham and be inspired by Sir Alfred Munnings' as you can view his paintings in his home and studio at Castle House, Dedham. Whilst on the trail of artists we are close to the birthplace of Thomas Gainsborough at Gainsborough House, Sudbury.
If ancient history is your interest you will want to experience the special atmosphere of the anglo-Saxon burial ground at Sutton Hoo near Woodbridge. http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sutton-hoo/ or the magnificent 12th Century Framlingham Castle http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/framlingham-castle
Discover the many local craft and antique shops in some of the finest and picturesque medieval villages in the country. In the nearby wool town of Lavenham you will find a market place with a timber framed guildhall, fine medieval merchants' houses and the Little Hall. The towns magnificent church is one of many to be found in the surrounding villages all of which benefited from the generous donations of rich wool traders.
Love food, love drink, love Suffolk! With the rich soil of the region you will enjoy the freshest produce. From arable to orchards, beef to pigs and vines to vegatables, the local food and drink produced here is world-class.
Close to Upper Langdales you can find such quality at Alder Carr Farm with its restaurant in a converted Suffolk barn. Sumptuous fresh produce can be purchased in the farm shop
http://www.aldercarrfarm.com lookout for the old piggery pottery shop which is a wonderful local craft shop http://www.aldercarrfarm/pottery and don't miss The Suffolk Food Hall and the Cookhouse an experience to behold with breathtaking views accross the River Orwell.
For further information for farm shops, farmers' markets and local food producers .go to http://visitsuffolk.com/food-and-drink
Get involved with the children and make some Dens at Jimmy's Farm (as seen on TV); with the many activities on offer http://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/family-fun/Jimmys_Farm/1581. In the same region the more adventurouse can visit the Suffolk Leisure Centre where there is a dry Ski run offering various activities from Skiing, snowboarding to golf and the daring High Rope trail http://suffolkleisurepark.com
Alton Waters takes you away into the beautiful countryside and is set in 400acres offering an abundance of water activities in qualified hands. http://www.altonwaters.com
Upper Langdales is so wonderfully situated and is surrounded by an abundance of things to do. We musn't forget to mention the many and varied sporting activities, from thought provoking golf courses http://www.1golf.eu/en/golf-courses/united-kingdom/cities/ipswich/, fishing lakes http://www.quietsports.co.uk/index.html with information on the local Creeting Lakes, cycle routes http://www.routeyou.com/location/bike/47302307/biking-in-creeting-st-mary-overview-of-all-cycling-routes.en#c=52.16660849606672;1.0825600000000577&z=14, rambling trails http://www.ramblers.co.uk/walksfinder/walkInfo.php?id=339802 and equestrian centres. http://www.nhec.co.uk/
With lakes and rivers reflecting big skies; golden fields edged with wild flowers; and heathland, fens and forests full of wildlife, it's no wonder that people choose Suffolk as a place to enjoy the great outdoors.
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11 Dec 2013
"Excellent stay, couldn't ask for a nicer cottage!"
Recently stayed at Harness Cottage for 3 nights in December and had a wonderful trip. On arrival at the cottage we were greeted by a generous welcome pack of cake, cheese, bread, milk, tea and coffee … More
6 Sep 2013
"Home from home (but better)!"
Really beautiful cottage in peaceful rural setting. Very well equipped and complete with complimentary pack of goodies! Johanna couldn't have been more welcoming and friendly. Thoroughly recomme… More
23 Aug 2013
"Excellent location, great place"
Harness Cottage is in an excellent location for touring Suffolk. There are plenty of places to see in the local area. The owner who lives in the main farmhouse is extremely welcoming and thoughtful. T… More
6 Jun 2013
"Cosy home from home"
A lovely little cottage thoughtfully and lovingly presented, down a quiet country lane, central to many Suffolk attractions. Even arrived to find a cake, bread, milk, cheese and flowers, so thoughtfu… More
28 Mar 2013
"Second stay at this cottage - just as good as the first"
This was our second stay in Harness Cottage. We really like it here.It is beautifully furnished and to a high standard, making it comfortable and very relaxing.The welcome goodies are a bonus and ver… More
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