Oak Lodge is truly a 'Grand Design'. Clad in Cedar wood with eco-friendly credentials, this beautifully styled luxury holiday retreat for two is set in rural northwest Suffolk. Now with hot tub in the beautiful and very private garden. Ideal for those wishing to explore the delights of Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge, Norwich or visit the Suffolk Coast. Ground floor facilities throughout, Oak Lodge is great for those who may find stairs difficult.
Bury St Edmunds 10 miles, Ixworth 4 miles, Diss 12 miles, Newmarket 24 miles
Location: In the quiet rural village of Stanton, close to Walsham le Willow and Ixworth.
About the Property: Oak Lodge is stunning and contemporary, with all the luxury and comfort of home. One of the striking features is the bi-folding French doors that roll back and extend the living space out on to the decking, giving a real Mediterranean 'alfresco' vibe.
With all this glass, the rooms are wonderfully light and bright. The chic, stylish furniture creates a beautifully relaxed environment for a self indulgent week of reading, enjoying your own playlist on the iPod dock, or putting your feet up and enjoying your favourite film on the TV/DVD system.
The modern, high-gloss kitchen incorporates a full size fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, and electric fan oven - all the facilities needed to inspire gourmet cuisine.
The double bedroom also enjoys French doors that open into the private garden, plenty of wardrobe space, a dressing table and TV.
The bathroom has an extra large tile and glass shower enclosure with power shower and underfloor heating.
Behind all this stylist luxury, the lodge has been designed not to cause undue impact upon the environment. The timber is from an FSC accredited source and wastewater is biologically treated. Electricity is from renewable sources and the underfloor heating and hot water is supplied via air source heat pumps.
Oak Lodge is part of a collection of self catering lodges known collectively as 'Upthorpe Lodges'. You may also be interested in Maple Lodge, Birch Lodge and Cedar Lodge.
Parking: There is off-road parking for two cars.
This property is ideal for: A couple looking for a complete break away from their usual routine. You won't need to leave the comfort of the Lodge to feel as though you have enjoyed rural Suffolk. However, it would be a shame not to explore the quiet lanes around Stanton and neighbouring villages; the area is great for cycling and rambling, with mills and country estates to visit.
One of the main landmarks in the village is the fine windmill on Upthorpe Road, to the east of the village.
Bury St Edmunds, a twenty minute drive away, is a delightful place to visit. With a well preserved town centre and a good range of shops, "Bury" has lots of places to eat and drink. Once home to one of the most important monasteries in medieval Europe, there is so much history to explore. The Abbey gardens are certainly worth a visit, and the Cathedral is splendid!
The Apex is a modern arts centre in town with a wide-ranging programme of entertainment, and the Theatre Royal is a traditional working theatre - Edwardian inside and out, very special!
Diss, also twenty minutes away, is much smaller than Bury but definitely has character. A picturesque market town bordering a lovely mere, it has some beautiful timber framed buildings dating from the 16th century. It is buzzing on a Friday, partly due to the Gaze auctions and the market in town. There are plenty of good places to eat and nearby is the Bressingham Gardens and Steam Museum.
For more information on what to do in the area, please see our Visit sites. Destination Bury St Edmunds, Visit Lavenham and Visit North Suffolk have lots of information on what to do and where to eat nearby.
Self Catering: You can get bits and pieces from the General Store by the war memorial in Stanton Village. On The Street in Stanton you will also find Palmer's Bakery. Rolfes of Walsham on the main street in Walsham le Willows is the best Butchers for miles.
You might also like to try the Saturday Farmers Markets at Wyken Vineyards, every weekend at 9am. Good quality, local food.
There are plenty of supermarkets nearby. The Co-op in Rickinghall is 4 miles away (head towards Diss, turn off the A143, and it is on the left, half way up the main street), there is a Tesco at Bury St Edmunds (just off the large roundabout where the A143 meets the A14), and a Tesco and Morrisons at Diss (follow the signs to Diss town centre, and they are next to each other on the left).
Eating Out: There are two local pubs - The Cock Inn and The Blue Boar, Walsham le Willows.
In just a five minute drive down narrow country lanes you will find Wyken Vineyards and one of the best restaurants in Suffolk, The Leaping Hare. You will need to book a table for the restaurant but the cafe menu is also excellent.
Nearby Bury St Edmunds has a vast choice of places to eat, from the popular Carluccio's chain serving genuine Italian classic dishes, to the Maison Bleue for fine French dining in modern comfortable surroundings. Other favourites include: Pea Porridge, Mediterranean-influenced fine-dining in a rustic setting, The Bay Tree Cafe Bistro which is great for a light lunch, and Cafe Kottani, an independent cafe just off the High Street, offering traditional Greek fare as well as sandwiches and paninis.
- Hot tub
- Sleeps 2
- 1 Bedroom
- 1 Bathroom
- Sorry, no pets
- WiFi available
- Friday changeover
- Bed linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- No smoking
- Enclosed garden
- Nearest shop 1.1 miles
- Nearest pub 1.1 miles
- 41.6 miles from the coast
- Ground floor bathroom
- Ground floor bedroom
All accommodation is on the ground floor
- The folding French doors lead into an open plan living space comprising a sitting area with sofa, single chair, boxed storage units and large flat screen TV. The breakfast bar forms a U shaped kitchen with contemporary, high gloss units in classic shades of grey. Fully equipped with a dishwasher, washer/dryer, larder size fridge/freezer, Indesit electric oven and four ring induction hob with overhead extractor fan and a microwave oven.
- Off the sitting room is the double bedroom with views and french windows to the garden. A console dressing table with mirror, storage shelves and small flat screen TV with freeview and DVD player, double wardrobes and a double bed.
- A stylish shower room with an extra large, tiled shower enclosure, power shower, heated towel rail, WC, pedestal basin and mirror with integral lighting.
- A beautifully designed garden for all seasons blending lawns, shrubs and trees with natural stone and decking. Totally private with reclining garden furniture, dining table and chairs, gas barbecue and Hot Tub. Beyond the garden there is an off road parking area.
- Bed linen and towels are provided. (Please bring your own beach or sports towels. Duvets and pillows are hypoallergenic). There is a hair dryer.
- Underfloor heating and hot water is supplied via an air source pump and electricity from renewable sources.
- A broadband / wi fi service is provided.
- Entertainment - Flat screen TV, freeview, DVD player , Ipod dock and hi- fi system.
- In consideration of other visitors, please do not smoke at Oak Lodge.
- A welcome basket of locally sourced produce is provided by the owner.
|Date Range||7 night price *|
|1 Sep 17 - 5 Jan 18||£699|
|6 Jan 18 - 4 Jan 19||£699|
* Please note: The prices displayed are guide prices and do not include optional items such as pet charges.
What a great little find! It literally has everything to make the lodge feel like home. Such welcoming hosts, thank you. Will be recommending you to all we know! Just wish we had more time to explore more of the beautiful Suffolk. Hopefully we will be returning very soon. Patrick and Danielle - 25th August 2017
Beautiful lodge, well equipped and so quiet. Great spot for visiting the area from. We loved Wyken Vineyards! Thank you for the welcome pack. Karin and Hans - 28th July 2017