Reduced Occupancy Offer - This listing is for 4 people, using 2 bedrooms only. For full use, please see ref: SFBRI7 where Brights Farm Lodge can be booked for 7 people.
High on the hill (at least by Suffolk standards), Brights Farm Lodge is set amidst a 250 acre organic farm. This delightful self catering property looks out over attractive mature gardens, with a fenced sun-trap patio beyond, and acres of meadow land where there are horses and cattle.
HALESWORTH 2.8 miles (4.5 km) SOUTHWOLD 11.5 miles (18.5 km) WALBERSWICK 6.7 miles (10.7 km) DUNWICH 6.8 miles (10.9 km)
The Property: Brights Farm Lodge has been designed with holidaymakers in mind. All accommodation is on the ground floor; largely open plan, there are large French doors opening onto the terrace from the sitting room, which, in turn, opens on to the attractive mature gardens. Rooms are generously sized and every need is catered for: a travel cot and high chair for babies and toddlers, wheel chair access and ground floor bedrooms and a wet room shower for anyone with mobility problems (single bed with access to wetroom is standard height, so alternative bed may be required/arranged).
The Grounds: There is a large sun-trap terrace with table and chairs and grassed area, fenced to ensure that toddlers and small dogs do not stray, beyond which are mature lawned gardens with shrubs and trees and a large wild life pond. Set amidst a 250 acre organic farm with over twelve miles of footpaths, the farm includes a Special Area of Conservation, old meadows, ancient woodland and a series of natural ponds with dragonflies, damsel flies and great crested newts. Red deer and hare can be seen everywhere. A herd of around 100 Aberdeen Angus cattle and calves share the meadow grass with around a dozen working horses. The farm is unusual in that the farmers use their horses for herding the cattle and guests are welcome to watch the farmers and their horses as they skilfully guide the cattle to new pasture. The railway line is not far from the property, but it is a local line so not overly busy or noisy.
Parking: Space for a couple of cars outside the Lodge.
Sleeps: 2 in a zip together super king (if twins are preferred please let us know at time of booking) and 2 in a king sized bedroom. There is a travel cot and high chair, suitable for small babies and toddlers, and baby chair.
Minimum Hire: Three nights, except in high season when it is a week. Changeover is usually a Friday. No Smoking.
Pets: 2 well behaved dogs are welcome. Please be aware that there are free-ranging chickens on the farm, so dogs should be kept under close control.
Children: The garden is fenced so great for toddlers and dogs. Slip through the gate and you have the run of the mature garden where there is a lovely pond and a tree seat.
Family Holidays: All hardware such as highchair and travel cot are supplied for your use at Brights Farm Lodge. The garden is fenced and gated and visitors are welcome to use the large farmhouse garden and wander round the farm. However, please note that there are large animals and farm machinery, so please do take care of children.
Entertainment: Large flatscreen TV, DVD player and music centre. There is a variety of DVDs and CDs for adults and children to enjoy, as well as a wide selection of books for all ages. Games can be found in the cupboard in the sitting room.
Packing tips: Beachwear and walking boots. Bikes can be hired at Suffolk Cycle Hire in Rendlesham. If you are a keen golfer, pack your golfing shoes: there is an 18 hole and a 9 hole pay and play golf course 1.5 miles up the road in Halesworth. Binoculars, of course, for RSPB Minsmere. Also the house is close to North Manor Equestrian Centre which offers riding lessons and hacking, but do book in advance.
Bramfield is a compact and attractive village surrounded by open countryside, rich pasture land on one side and Sandlings common on the other, running towards the coast at Southwold. Gorse and heather create a perfect habitat for a number of rare ground nesting birds, colourful butterflies and excellent grazing for deer. Just a few miles from Dunwich, Minsmere, Walberswick and Southwold, this is an area of wide skies and breath-taking landscapes. Walkers, cyclists and bird watchers will be in their element. There are various boat trips available both in the Blyth Estuary and from Southwold Harbour. Theatre lovers should check out The New Cut Arts Centrein Halesworth, where there is a year round programme of entertainment.
Eating and Drinking:The Queen's Head, a great Adnams pub well known for its excellent food, is just a mile from the property. Just a little further on is Halesworth, an attractive old market town. The Cut does great lunch time snacks and pre-performance meals and there are several excellent organic food shops as well as a large supermarket. The Angel at the top of Thoroughfare has an Italian restaurant. If you are looking for really fresh sea food then wander down to Southwold Harbour, where you can buy a great selection of wet fish or go to the fish restaurant for some lovely shell fish. The Harbour Inn does super fish and chips, and the The Anchorat Walberswick is an excellent dog-friendly pub.
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 2 Well-behaved pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Bed linen provided
- Towels provided
- Travel cot
- Washing machine
- No smoking
- Nearest shop 4 miles
- Nearest pub 4 miles
- 9.8 miles from the coast
- Ground floor bathroom
- Ground floor bedroom
All Accommodation is on the Ground Floor
- The front door opens into a spacious hall with coat hooks and shoe rack
- Bedroom 1: A double aspect bedroom with views over the garden and pond, with king sized bed and bedside table, easy chair, chest of drawers and wardrobe
- A separate shower room with walk in shower, wash basin, w.c. and towel rail
- Utility room with freezer, washing machine, iron, ironing board and wine rack
- Kitchen with large larder fridge, built in electric oven, electric hob, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, microwave, liquidiser and electric whisk
- The kitchen is part of a really large living room. The dining area includes a book case with a selection of books, corner cupboard and large dining table with six chairs
- Bedroom 2: With zipped singles making super king (please specify when booking if requiring to be made as 2 singles), bedside tables, easy chairs, built in wardrobe and drawer unit. Door to
- Large en suite bathroom with wet room shower, bath, w c and wash basin, towel rail
- Terrace with table and chairs
- Garden incorporating lawn and fenced terrace and gate to large farm garden and pond
- Access to 250 acre farm and 12 miles of footpaths
- Parking for a couple of cars
- Underfloor heating
- Bed linen and towels are provided. Please bring your own towels for swimming. All duvets (summer and winter) and pillows are fibre filled so suitable for those with allergies. If using the travel cot, please provide your own bedding for it.
- In consideration of other visitors please do not smoke in the property
- A limited broadband/wifi 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.
- The Queens Head - tel. 01986 784214. Please note some rural pubs have closed down in recent months with little or no notice - so please do check the status if this is a criterion for your choice of property
Cottage furnished to a very high standard and considering it was on a farm it was very quiet.Mr Ian Bennett - 26th August 2018
We really enjoyed staying in this property - super location - lots of room!Mr Richard Wicks - 8th April 2018
Superb dog-friendly cottage. Would thoroughly recommend for anyone holidaying with pet. Lots of walks on farm. Superb location for exploring Suffolk. Mr Geoff Wheatley - 10th July 2017
Wonderful, spacious, well equipped lodge. A wonderful area, plenty of walks straight from the door. Cannot wait to return. Would thoroughly recommend the cottage.A previous customer - 22nd July 2016
Cottage was excellent and well stocked with good quality furnishings and furniture. 10/10 for that.Peter G, Wiltshire - 3rd April 2016
We have so enjoyed our stay here. A lovely, peaceful and relaxing break - what a treat.Carol H and family - 19th August 2015
Excellent place to stay. The owner readily answered any questions we had. Lots of lovely places to visit within a short drive. Mrs Vanessa Church
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