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Holmlea in Waldringfield, near Woodbridge

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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Holiday Rental House
Holmlea is situated 30 metres from the beautiful and unspoilt River Deben estuary in the small Suffolk village of Waldringfield. The cottage has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and has been stylishly renovated to an exceptionally high standard, providing a charming blend of character features with a contemporary feel. A spacious kitchen and dining area with underfloor heating is complemented by a quiet study area leading onto a snug with a log fire. A double set of french windows leads on to a sunny garden with table and chairs. Holmlea lies in the heart of a friendly Suffolk village, focused around yachting and boating activities, walks along an unspoilt river, a popular pub/restaurant, sandy beach with picturesque beach huts and scenic waterfront that is accesible without crossing a road. ...Holmlea is situated 30 metres from the beautiful and unspoilt River Deben estuary in the small Suffolk village of Waldringfield. The cottage has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and has been stylishly renovated to an exceptionally high standard, providing a charming blend of character features with a contemporary feel. A spacious kitchen and dining area with underfloor heating is complemented by a quiet study area leading onto a snug with a log fire. A double set of french windows leads on to a sunny garden with table and chairs. Holmlea lies in the heart of a friendly Suffolk village, focused around yachting and boating activities, walks along an unspoilt river, a popular pub/restaurant, sandy beach with picturesque beach huts and scenic waterfront that is accesible without crossing a road. Recreational facilities in the village include an 18 hole golf course, tennis court and two children’s parks. Waldringfield is a safe environment and access to the waterfront from Holmlea does not require crossing a road. The charming market town of Woodbridge is 5 miles away.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Please treat Holmlea as your home, during your stay No wild parties If you break anything please either replace it or let the owner know Please do not use an 'house' food in the cupboards, marked 'Owner's Food'
Bedrooms
1 Super King1 Queen1 Bunk
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Attached (ensuite)1 Shower

Meet the host
Harry O
Hosting since April 2011
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (24)
anniepankles
anniepankles
Reedham, United Kingdom299 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
What a great spot!
We loved staying at holmlea. The location is brilliant! 30 secs walk to the water and the lovely May bush pub. The bedrooms were comfy and the dining area which opens onto the garden is just lovely. All the showers are fantastic. The sound system in the house is great too. Lovely walks along the river side. Some really minor feedback: The parking is a bit of a mare if you have 2 cars as one can park round the back (it's tight with a big car) and the other car has to park in the pub car park which is ok but I was a little concerned leaving it there all weekend - no issues just not something I'd normally do! The summer house in the garden is not for use (just in case the pictures suggest that you think you can use it) We thought there was a beach next to the cottage but it's not a beach you could sit on really, nice to wander down and have a look but it's only about 5m wide so not somewhere you can spend a day picnicking. We would definitely go again :-)
Visited September 2017
Written September 10, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Freedom736502
Freedom736502
Many thanks, and delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Holmlea. The house provides a parking permit for a 2nd vehicle to use the pub car park, which is within a minute's walk from the house.
Written October 16, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

blueman7089
blueman7089
Orpington, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
An excellent cottage in a great location
We have stayed here as an extended family for a week in July for the last 2 years and thoroughly recommend it. It is a little like the " Tardis" with extensive modern accommodation inside what appears from the outside as an end of terrace cottage. The location for us is idyllic near the beautiful Deben river and the good gastro riverside pub " The Maybush". There is a small well kept garden and terrace which our grandchildren enjoyed before heading off to the river for messing about in boats or following the great local walks.
Visited June 2017
Written August 28, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Freedom736502
Freedom736502
Thank you so much for a very kind review, and delighted that you had such an enjoyable stay!
Written December 1, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ginny E
Ginny E
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous property in wonderful location
Holmlea is a beautiful house set in the really pretty, unspoilt village of Waldringfield. The house is just a few steps from The Maybush pub - we ate there a few times - including going there for breakfast - the food is great and if the weather is good you can sit out and watch the boats on the river. The house is bright, comfortable and spacious with all the facilities you need for a family stay. We were impressed with having 3 good showers - a real bonus when travelling with 2 teenage girls! We also enjoyed sitting in the garden in the evenings - very peaceful. We had a lovely relaxed break at Holmlea and would recommend it to anyone.
Visited August 2016 Travelled with family
Written September 13, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Freedom736502
Freedom736502
Thank you for the lovely review - we are always delighted when guests enjoy the house.
Written December 1, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

trish264
trish264
Leicester, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A very enjoyable week in a lovely house
Holmlea is in a delightful location a few yards from the beautiful Deben estuary and the excellent Maybush pub with its stunning patio views. The house is spacious, well equipped, very clean and has a lovely, private back garden. Lots of local walks and within easy reach of interesting places to visit. Harry, the owner, was very helpful and provided lots of information. Highly recommended.
Visited May 2016 Travelled with family
Written June 3, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Thewoozel
Thewoozel
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Relaxation
A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. The cottage is in excellent condition with modern fixtures and fittings yet at the same time cosy and classical. The river is stunning with lovely walks from the cottage. Lots to explore in Woodbridge, Ipswich harbourfront and further afield such as Aldeburgh and Snape. Pub a few houses down is a good treat and has great views .
Visited May 2015
Written May 29, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Angelina64
Angelina64
Manchester, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Delightful Home from Home
Excellent location, warm, comfortable, spacious and very clean property, would not hesitate in staying again.
Visited September 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written September 24, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Barkley4family
Barkley4family
Helena, MT2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Paradise by the River
Traveling with extended family can be stressful, but Holmlea, and its spacious rooms, made living with the family very comfortable, we all had enough space to not get in each other’s way. However, when we did want to enjoy each other’s company the dining table, which seated all 8 of us, made it very comfortable! My husband loves being out in the country, the house was perfect for afternoon strolls on all the public footpaths. The park down the street gave our kids a place to stretch their legs and some fun football exercise. The best part was the pub, very close to the house, where many good times were had by the old and young, Pints for us and brownies for the kids!
Visited July 2014 Travelled with family
Written August 26, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Belinda C
Belinda C
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The perfect family holiday home
We have just visited Holmlea for the second time and we loved it just as much as the first time, it's a lovely house in a great location. The home is perfect for a young family, with a fenced garden and space for games on the beautifully kept lawn. The large glass doors allow for adult supervision of the garden from almost anywhere on the ground floor of the house. The three bathrooms are a great asset, as is the large kitchen table whicb allows plenty of room for the extended family to eat together. The village is quiet and friendly, although the well situated riverside pub is quite popular. The river is a stone's throw from the house and provides an endless source of entertainment for kids and adults. The local area has plenty of attractions, including a transport museum (which the kids loved), Felixstowe beach and the animal park. There is also a large Tesco and other stores just a 10 minute drive away. Overall Holmlea is highly recommended and we are looking forward to visiting again.
Visited August 2014 Travelled with family
Written August 19, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

cmainmpls
cmainmpls
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Time of my life
Our stay at Holmlea was fantastic. The home was clean, lots of light, and very spacious. The rooms and beds were clean and fresh. The pictures on the website described the place exactly. The town was awesome, the home is right next to a great pub, we spent much of our time their as well, great food and drink. I would recommend this place with 5 stars! Another great feature is it had wi-fi, and we all needed that to keep in touch with our friends from home.
Visited July 2014 Travelled with family
Written July 24, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Wendy A
Wendy A
Birmingham, United Kingdom6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ideal for a tranquil holiday in Suffolk
We found Holmlea to be an extremely comfortable well equipped house. Spotlessly clean, we really could not fault a thing, it definitely lived up to or even exceeded all our expectations. Everything needed for a great holiday is there with lots of interesting places to visit locally. The house is in a perfect position, the river Deben with a beach and lots of boats is just a short walk from the house. The nearby Maybush Inn is worth a visit with excellent views of the river from their terrace. We would certainly recommend Holmlea a real family home from home.
Visited September 2013 Travelled as a couple
Written October 7, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Parking
  • Parking available
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 15 min walk)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Scenic views
  • Waterfront views
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access

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About the neighbourhood
Woodbridge is a charming market town at the head of the river Deben, famous for its Tide Mill and gastronomic diversity. At nearby Orford, you can climb the 12th century castle keep for views over Europe’s largest vegetated shingle spit and eat delicious seafood in the Butley Oystery. There are many National Trust and old heritage sites nearby, such as Sutton Hoo and Snape Maltings. Waldringfield is an unspoilt village surrounded by farmland and lies within the Suffolk Coasts and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The Deben Estuary is beautiful, it is untouched by development.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Holmlea is two hours drive from London, and well served by good roads from the South East and the Midlands.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 15 min walk)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 p.m. Check out by 10 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
If you are interested in a short stay (3 to 4 nights) - please enquire directly A £200 fully refundable deposit id due with final balance payment - this will be re-paid within 7 days of the end of the let Preferred payment is online bank transfer

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