Appletree Cottage is a luxuriously renovated Grade II listed thatched cottage in tranquil rural Suffolk. It's a wonderful holiday base throughout the year for families, friends or couples, with local attractions including the coastal towns of Aldeburgh, Southwold, Thorpeness & Orford, countryside in a Outstanding Area of Natural Beauty, culture, days at the beach, sailing, horse-riding, clay-pigeon shooting, fishing, birdwatching, relaxing!
Apple Tree Cottage is a 17th Century oak timber-framed thatched cottage in a small Suffolk village on the edge of a country estate, brimming with historic charm but with the comfort of all mod cons. Comfortably accommodates 6 in the three bedrooms plus extra guests on two downstairs double sofabeds. If a relaxing haven is what you're after look no further!
Originally two cottages, now joined together forming one home, there are beautiful traditional oak timber frames and beams, the original Suffolk brick floors and open Inglenook fire places.
The cottage is arranged over two floors. The ground floor has an open plan sitting and dining area with comfortable sofa and chairs piled with cushions and throws, a cosy woodburner, rugs on the floor, and a farmhouse style dining table which can accommodate up to 8 people. The kitchen opens off this area and is well-equipped with fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, electric hob and oven, Nespresso coffee machine (coffee provided) and all the crockery, cutlery and cooking equipment you would expect to use.
There is a further separate sitting room with large corner sofa which can open up into a double sofabed sleeping two. This room also has an open Inglenook fireplace and is home to the TV with DVD/CD player, AppleTV and surround sound system. We have a selection of DVDs, books and games for you to enjoy.
The spacious main bathroom is on the ground floor and contains a walk in shower, freestanding double-ended bateau style bath with handheld shower, basin and laundry cupboard housing a washer/dryer, iron & ironing board. Here, should you wish you can dim the lights, fill the bath with bubbles and steaming hot water and gaze out onto the garden during a long relaxing soak!
Upstairs, two double bedrooms are accessed by the main, original wooden staircase. Both lead off a small landing area; the master bedroom has a high vaulted ceiling with original oak beams, a kingsize bed and small ensuite bathroom with loo and basin, the other with a double bed and more oak beams. The twin single bedroom can be accessed either through the double bedroom or via it’s own separate staircase.
All bedrooms have comfortable beds & mattresses, high quality pure cotton bedlinen, cream carpets and windows with views overlooking the garden and open countryside. You can even reach out of the master bedroom window to pick an apple directly from one of the apple trees at the right time of year!
The cottage has wifi with broadband connection and Bang & Olufsen wireless music player, compatible with apple or Android devices. There is a selection of board games, cards and children's toys etc... for your use.
The garden is secluded and quiet. It is a typical English cottage style garden with different areas to use and enjoy; whether it be eating lunch or dinner at the outside table under the shade of the apple trees, enjoying breakfast on the patio just outside the house, relaxing on a sunlounger, playing a game of table tennis, swinging in the hammock, reading a book on the bench under a tree or enjoying a glass of wine in the summerhouse watching the birds.
There is a charcoal BBQ for your use - please remember to use a safe distance from the house and thatched roof! And plenty of garden games; full size outdoor table tennis table, croquet, boules, cricket, badminton etc... For children there’s a trampoline, wooden tree swing and rope tree ladder to play on.
At the right time of year the apples will be in plentiful supply on the trees. Please help yourselves - they make wonderful crumbles, pies and chutneys.
There is parking for two cars on the gravel under the trees. If you have visitors and need extra parking you can also park a car on the grass under the apple tree.
Train station with link to London via Ipswich and big supermarkets Waitrose and Tesco are 1 mile away in Saxmundham.
Acesso de hóspedes
Guests have full access to the house and garden.
Interação com hóspedes
We are more than happy to be contacted at any time by phone, (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) or email if you have any questions whatsoever. Do let us know if you have any special requests and we will do our very best to help you in any way we can.
Outras coisas a ter em conta
-Travel cot and highchair available on request.
-High quality bedlinen and large fluffy towels included.
-Please bring your own beach towels.
-Mobile beautician/massage therapist can be arranged
-We can recommend local babysitters if required
-Cottage is 400 yrs old and Grade II listed and although we have completely refurbished it and made it as comfortable as possible for modern living, please be aware that some of the doorways are small with low head heights. The stairs are quite steep and uneven, and upstairs there are low beams and uneven floors. We love these features and the character and history they reflect, but they can take a bit of getting used to!
Apple Tree Cottage is our much loved family cottage which we're delighted to share with like-minded guests. We expect our guests to treat it as their own home; with care and love and most of all enjoyment! Smoking is not permitted and care must be taken with candles and BBQ's as we have a thatched roof and would not be insured in the event of carelessness with fire!