Nestled in the most peaceful of countryside close to the historic town of Bungay and within easy access of the Norfolk Broads and Suffolk Heritage Coast. Available for short breaks all year round, this cosy little property makes a great base for those both passing through Suffolk or looking for a longer break.
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About the property
Nestled just outside the quaint market town of Bungay in the most peaceful of countryside, The Old Stables provides a quiet and relaxing base for those looking to explore areas of North Suffolk and the Norfolk Broads. The surrounding area has so much to offer and with a network of footpaths right on your doorstep, walkers and nature lovers will be spoilt for choice. The Old Stables is available for short breaks throughout the year, making it a comfortable Suffolk base to spend a few nights before heading to your next destination.
The Old Stables is situated behind the main house and has its own large, enclosed garden, with woodland and picturesque fields beyond. Much of the garden is floodlit and furniture is provided so you can enjoy dining outside. There is a separate sunny courtyard with seating, ideal for soaking in the rays with a good book and glass of wine. Ample off road parking is available.
Things to do and see
Just a mile away is St Peters Brewery and its world renowned beer, offering brewery tours, a good restaurant and, not forgetting, the opportunity to purchase locally brewed beer to enjoy back in the garden. Fortunately, St Peters is within walking distance across the neighbouring fields. If you are keen on sampling the traditonal Suffolk ales and beers then the Grain Brewery in Harleston is also worth a trip. Harleston itself is a pretty market town and well worth a visit for its idyllic shops, pubs and restaurants, including and the Dove , a very good french restaurant.
If tea is more your style then the Tally Ho Tearooms at Mettingham is a real treat, serving traditonal cream teas, cakes and lunches and using only china crockery!
For local history, you may like to visit Bungay Castle and Bungay Museum while you are exploring the town. Avid ramblers will enjoy the ten mile Bigod Way walk which starts from Bungay Castle and passes through areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The route offers a variety of wildlife, rare plants, and many sites of historical interest. Antique shops, art galleries and working artists feature largely in Bungay and the annual Antique Street Fair attracts dealer from all over the country so do allow some time to browse in this fascinating town.
For the family
The flat as a pancake countryside makes the area perfect for cycling and the owner can provide bikes (and an all important puncture kit!) for those unable to bring their own.
Canoes and bikes can be hired at Outney Meadow Park ; a wonderful setting on the peaceful banks of the river Waveney. The perfect location to enjoy a picnic, bike ride, walk, or if you are feeling brave, a dip in the river.
If the weather lets you down and the children need entertaining Oaklands Leisure Pool is just one mile away in Bungay. Available for private hire and with excellent facilities Oaklands is easily accessible to families of all ages.
The Flixton Aviation Museum makes for a great morning out and consists of an impressive collection of aircraft and aviation equipment.
For a day on the beach Southwold has sand, sea, pier and the iconic lighthouse. Whilst very popular, Southwold has retained the authentic charm of an English seaside town.
Bungay offers all you need to enjoy your self catering holiday, the market is still held every Thursday in the Honeypot Centre and the town has a good selection of individual shops including; butcher, green grocer, fish monger and not forgetting the Earsham Street Deli, which stocks holiday food to die for! For fresh, locally grown produce, and a great all day breakfast, try the Waveny Farm Shop, Harleston and for the essentials, there is also a Co-op Rainbow supermarket which is open til late.
Bungay and Beccles both offer some excellent restaurants and pubs to dine and relax in at the end of a busy day. The Spice of Balti,The Olive tree, The Castle Inn, Bungay and The Swan House, Beccles are all within a few miles.
One double bedroom and one twin bedroom.
The Old Stables is available to rent for three nights minimum throughout the year. Although the changeover day is stated above as Friday, the owner is very flexible and happy to allow start days throughout the week to suit your travel plans.
No smoking and no pets allowed.
Family board games, Wifi, TV, DVD player, ipod dock, CD player and a good library of books and DVDs are provided for you to enjoy.
Walkers; bring a 231 Ordnance Survey map of Southwold and Bungay. Fisherman; bring your rods as the Cherry Tree Angling Club isn't far. Golfers; don't forget your clubs, as visitors are welcome at the Bungay and Waveney golf club
3 seater sofa, 2 club chairs, large fire place with log burning stove, coffee table, desk, flat screen TV, DVD player, large mirror and French doors to patio and garden
Dining table to seat 4, fridge and separate counter-top freezer, electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, radio and cupboard with iron and ironing board
Double bed with bedside tables and over bed lamps, bookshelf, cupboard with drawers and hanging space,hairdryer and white fluffy dressing gowns. Door to:
Large Shower Cubicle, wash basin with mirror over, storage shelves, w.c and towel rail
Full size twin beds with bedside table and lamp, wall mounted lights, chest of drawers, wardrobe and white fluffy dressing gowns for guest to use.
An en-suite shower is situated within the bedroom with tiled area outside to avoid the carpet getting damp
Easily accessible for those using the twin bedroom
Heating and electricity included
Bed linen and towels included but please bring your own beach towels
In consideration of other visitors please do not smoke inside the property
Wifi is provided but should not be used for downloading or be relied upon for work purposes.
There is no washing machine at the property but there is a serviced launderette in Bungay.
A sweeping drive allows for easy parking
There is a south facing, paved courtyard at the front of the property with seating and lighting.
The large garden is mainly lawn with an area of woodland, all totally enclosed but please be aware that in places the fence is stock wire so very small animals may pass through.
Garden furniture is provided and bicycles on request.
The wi fi coverage extends into the garden and there are floodllights for use in the evening.