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Willow Cottage, near Framlingham. Idyllic boutique cottage with stunning outlook

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Willow cottage decking overlooking the pond
Willow cottage decking over the pond
Willow cottage lounge, diner and kitchen area
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
1 night minimum
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Willow Cottage is a stylish, light and airy cottage recently converted from a barn set in its own grounds on the bank of a large, traditional Suffolk farm pond – a highlight of staying here is sitting on the decking, watching the sun set through the willow trees whilst admiring the various water fowl and birds around the pond. Maybe it is just possible to hear the occasional tractor driving along our country lane (some 50 metres away) but otherwise all is peace and tranquillity. Immediately outside the Cottage’s entrance gate is a bridleway with links to an extensive network of well marked public footpaths across the adjoining fields with stunning views over miles of unspoilt Suffolk countryside. There is also a well-worn path in the other direction to our very popular local pub! RSPB Mi...Willow Cottage is a stylish, light and airy cottage recently converted from a barn set in its own grounds on the bank of a large, traditional Suffolk farm pond – a highlight of staying here is sitting on the decking, watching the sun set through the willow trees whilst admiring the various water fowl and birds around the pond. Maybe it is just possible to hear the occasional tractor driving along our country lane (some 50 metres away) but otherwise all is peace and tranquillity. Immediately outside the Cottage’s entrance gate is a bridleway with links to an extensive network of well marked public footpaths across the adjoining fields with stunning views over miles of unspoilt Suffolk countryside. There is also a well-worn path in the other direction to our very popular local pub! RSPB Minsmere and our Heritage Coast beaches at towns such as Aldeburgh and Southwold are about half-an-hour’s drive away. As the saying goes ‘so much to do….’! LOCATION The Cottage is in the grounds of White House Farm on the edge of the peaceful village of Badingham. It has the benefit of its own private access and parking. Badingham’s pub, The White Horse is less than a mile away: it enjoys an excellent reputation for both food and craft beers, has spacious outdoor seating and is a great place to spend a summer’s evening. The nearest shop is a Co-Op in the larger village of Laxfield some three miles away. Framlingham is ten minutes away and is our vibrant local market town with a broad range of shops including a large supermarket, two petrol stations, eateries and coffee shops etc. Market days are on Tuesdays and Saturdays. It is also home to English Heritage’s Framlingham Castle and an impressive Parish Church. PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Grounds: the Cottage enjoys the benefit of a large lawn with occasional mature trees alongside the edge of the pond and is screened from White House Farm providing privacy. Exterior: access to the Cottage is up a ramp from the lawn onto the over-pond decking area. This area is perfect for sitting out and enjoying a glass of wine and/or a barbeque whilst trying to spot a heron or fish swimming around underneath you. Access is through glass doors into – Living area: cleverly designed to retain some of the original features whilst being bright and airy with lots of glass enabling you to enjoy great views over the pond and the sunsets. Equipped with comfortable seating, TV/ DVD and WiFi; a dining area and fitted kitchenette. Go through a door to… The bedroom: a complete bedroom suite consisting of a double bed, bedside tables and large chest of drawers and a door to A dressing area with additional storage and hanging space and the shower room: with shower, washbasin, WC More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
We have taken great care in renovating and refurbishing Willow Cottage to ensure your comfort. Please look after it. Please strip the bed, empty the bins and leave the property clean and tidy.
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1 Full bath
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Reviewed June 12, 2020

A lovely converted stable with modern appliances in a peaceful setting next to a large pond with wildlife. There are lots of birds, some ducks, moorhens and sometimes geese. Twice, early in the morning there was a deer in the large garden that you look...More

Date of stay: May 2020
Thank adriancF2284ZQ
Reviewed June 8, 2020

My stay here at Willow cottage was amazing, What a relaxing peaceful place With a beautiful idyllic setting, surrounded by nature, not far from the town of Framlingham. The cottage was very clean and really cosy. Tina and her husband were fantastic hosts, really friendly...More

Date of stay: June 2020
Thank DanielleM3820
Reviewed June 8, 2020

Idyllic, peaceful getaway. A beautiful cottage to relax, watch the wildlife and ideally located for exploring Suffolk. We’ll be back!

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank Highlifers
Reviewed September 9, 2019

We had a lovely week at this peaceful country cottage by a pond. We appreciated the gifts from the lovely owners. There was always something to see around the pond, we loved seeing moorhens, mallards, deer, corncrakes, rabbits etc. It’s a great location for exploring...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Nosetradamus
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Reviewed July 13, 2019 via mobile

Date of stay: July 2019
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Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

Date of stay: March 2019
Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

Excellent place to stay, peace and quiet guaranteed. Comfortable well maintained converted stable set in a lovely countryside location. Highly recommended and we will be going back again.

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank kmstrader1968
Reviewed February 26, 2019 via mobile

Exactly what I needed. Small but perfectly formed, private and pretty. There are nice easy walks accessible from the garden and it’s lovely to sit and watch the ducks and moorhens on the pond. Highly recommended.

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank semper_sersum
Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

Thoughtfully converted stable with excellent attention to detail. From the bi fold doors opening on to your own deck, to the exceedingly well equipped kitchen and super comfy bed - we couldn’t fault a thing. Having driven through the snow to get there, we were...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank KayleighM1986
Reviewed February 20, 2018

Willow Cottage is a quiet and peaceful place to relax and rest. It is very comfortable with everything you could need. The view from the sitting room is lovely and we often found ourselves just sitting on the sofa watching the wildlife. We have recommended...More

Date of stay: February 2018
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Refrigerator
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Willow Cottage is within easy reach of glorious beaches, scenic heath land, gently rolling countryside, nature reserves, picturesque old wool towns, historic castles, arts, cultural and sports activities and family themed attractions. Only five miles from Willow Cottage is the charming, historic market town of Framlingham accessible by road or public footpath. Renown for its 12th century castle surrounded by parkland and the Mere which is a haven for wildlife and walkers, Framlingham is a perfect town for a stroll, shop and glimpse of history. The beautiful beach towns of Southwold, Walberswick, Dunwich,Thorpeness, Aldeburgh and RSPB Minsmere are within half an hour away.
Getting around
A car is essential to getting around. The nearest train station is Darsham which connects to Norwich and Ipswich.
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