A 17th century, grade II listed cottage close to the River Waveney and Bigods Castle in the delightful little market town of Bungay close to the Suffolk/Norfolk border.
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Please note: Beech Cottage is not suitable for babies and children.
A 17th century grade II listed cottage completely refurbished to create a pretty, spacious and comfortable self-catering cottage for two. If cooking is your thing the well stocked kitchen will be a delight.
The cottage opens on to the street at the front and has a small and very private paved and prettily planted patio garden at the back. Parking can be difficult in ancient market towns so the provision of two parking spaces is a boon.
This is a gem of a property for walkers, bird watchers and lovers of history. Just a minute's walk from Bigod s Castle, which was built on the site of previous castles in 1294, its remains are inset into many of the walls of the cottages on the quiet lane which leads from Beech Cottage to the Castle Keep.
Bungay is an ancient Suffolk market town on the southern end of the Broads. Just seconds from the Waveney river, the starting point of the Norfolk Broads, a walk along the river is a must. If you want a change from walking, head up to the common where you can hire canoes and bicycles. If canoeing is not your thing, hire a day boat and explore the River Waveney and the Broads at your leisure.
Eating in or out is a joy at Beech Cottage. There is a really good deli just a few yards up the road - excellent bread - and a good choice of shops selling local produce. A remarkably good choice of restaurants for all tastes and great Suffolk pubs are all within walking distance.
To see and do in Bungay
Bungay came to world fame with the publication of Harry Potter, for it is at Clays Printers that the books are printed. The town has a thriving community as well as being really popular for visitors wanting to enjoy this attractive part of Suffolk. At the centre of the town is The Butter Cross - market day is Thursday. This is a town of street markets including a big antiques market - there are several excellent antique shops in the town worth visiting. There is a pottery, wood carving and some attractive home and gift shops.
There is a good bus service to Norwich which is historically fascinating and has a great selection of shops; Southwold is a must, not simply for its fine beach and fascinating pier - lovers of architecture will enjoy the town walks and there are two delightful museums, both well worth a visit. historic houses.
Bring walking clothes and boots - it has to be the starting point for some of the best walks (long and short) in the county, bikes can be hired but if you bring your own you can store them in the garden which is gated or the garage. Swim suits and beach towels in summer - you can reach Southwold's sandy beach in about 15 - 20 minutes.
There is a front lobby with hanging rail and boot box and door to
Living room with Victorian fireplace (decorative only), TV with DVD and freeview, bookshelves and selection of books, sofa, armchairs, coffee and occasional tables with lamps, sideboard, dining table and chairs
The kitchen is extremely well equipped and fully fitted with built in oven, plate warmer, ceramic hob, one and a half bowl sink, good sized fridge and freezer, loads of herbs and spices, and basics left ready for you
Beyond the kitchen is a utility / conservatory overlooking the rear patio garden, with table and chairs (a great spot for breakfast as the sun streams in), washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher.
The bathroom has a really large shower, wash basin, w.c. and heated towel rail
There is a desk and shelving in the hall with telephone for incoming calls
The staircase is straight and leads to
The bedroom with superking bed with two single mattresses, bedside cabinets with lamps, large chest of drawers with mirror, fitted wardrobe with hanging space, shelving and hairdryer
A door leads from the bedroom to the en suite which has a w.c. and washbasin
There is a second bedroom which has been converted into a small sitting room with desk and chair, CD player with radio, TV with DVD and sofa bed, occasional tables and lamps and a second fitted cupboard with iron and ironing board, shelving and space for cases etc
A door from the conservatory leads to the patio garden with shrubs, climbing plants and herbs. There is a table and chairs and barbecue for outside eating. The garden is fully fenced and quite private
A gate from the garden leads down to the parking area where there is a garage, suitable for a small vehicle with parking in front for two cars
Gas central heating, bed linen and towels are provided. Please bring own beach towels etc
In consideration of other visitors, please do not smoke in the property
A limited broadband / wi fi service is provided. Internet reception can be patchy and the connection provided should NOT be relied on for work use and is unsuitable for games or downloading of films. Please bring connection cables as you may have to attach your laptop to the router. Excessive use of the internet will be charged at cost.