Steps rise from the drive at the side of the L shaped cottage to a large raised patio where the door opens to the entrance hall. The original barn has been converted into a wonderful open plan living space with seating around the modern wood burning stove, a dining area, and well-equipped kitchen with great views. The beautiful bedroom at the other side of the hall has two sets of double doors encouraging you to make the most of the idyllic location and a smart ‘Jack and Jill’ bathroom sits between the hall and bedroom.
As the name implies, Bird Cottage is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy sights and sounds of the local birdlife – frequent visitors including barn owls, little owls and greater spotted woodpeckers with their distinctive bouncing flight. Enjoy walks through neighbouring meadows down to the river where there are kingfishers and otters, or have a game of tennis (by arrangement with the owners). There’s ample parking, an east-facing patio with bistro-style table and chairs for morning coffee and the large south-facing terrace to relax as the sun moves round.
There’s a warm welcome as you enter the light hallway with bathroom and bedroom doors opening off it and steps leading through the original timber door-frame into the lofty open plan living space.
Wonderfully light and airy with a high ceiling supported by exposed beams and stud work. Double doors open from the living area to the east-facing terrace and private garden – great for the summer months, and a modern designer log burner exudes heat throughout the room in the winter.
The sitting area’s furnished with a sofa and a couple of comfy armchairs with an ottoman and large TV whilst the dining area has a circular table with four chairs plus butlers and console tables.
Equipped with electric oven, grill, ceramic hob with extractor, and a slimline dishwasher, the view of the surrounding countryside from the expanse of windows in the kitchen is stunning. A stable door opens to the south-facing deck – ideal for dining in the fresh air in the summer months.
A perfect place for a good night’s sleep, this spacious and elegant double aspect room has a super king zip and link bed so you can choose between a double or twin configuration. Two sets of double doors open to the front patio and there’s a handsome antique wardrobe, bedside drawers, inviting chair and an A frame mirror.
En Suite Bathroom
This smart Jack and Jill bathroom; with ample space for the bath, double walk-in shower, basin, WC and heated towel rail; conveniently has doors from the bedroom and entrance hall.
Bird Cottage is located on a working farm in rural Suffolk; the detached L shaped cottage wraps round a large curved south facing patio - a sun trap for those seeking to soak up some rays - which is furnished for relaxing in the open air and enjoying the birdlife and scenery and well designed to give guests privacy. There’s also a smaller secluded east-facing patio and garden with bistro-style table and chairs.
There is private allocated parking for up to 3 cars.
The owners live a short distance away, enough to give you the reassurance of twinkling lights in the night but not too close for comfort and they invite you to enjoy walks through the meadows where you’ll see red poll cattle grazing in the summer, down to the river to enjoy exceptional bird and wildlife. If you’re feeling more energetic you can also have a game of tennis by prior arrangement.
All prices include 100% cotton bed linen, towels, heating and electricity, plus a bottle of milk and biscuits to help you get your break off to a relaxing start.
This detached self-catering holiday cottage is equipped with central heating and a log burner. Appliances include a TV with FreeSat and Wifi. The kitchen is well equipped with a fridge with freezer compartment, electric oven and grill, ceramic hob with four rings and a slim line dishwasher.
A travel cot and high chair are available from the property owners on request at the time of booking.
Bird Cottage is a beautifully restored detached property that started life as a barn and adjacent stable in the grounds of Burgh House set in a small village with an iconic seven storey tower mill ‘Burgh Mill’ at it’s pinnacle.
This self catering holiday cottage is ideal for a couple or friends wanting a tranquil base from which to explore the Suffolk Coastal “Area Of Natural Beauty”; within easy reach of the picturesque seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Woodbridge and the historic town of Framlingham.
Woodbridge, a bustling mtown just 6km away on the River Deben, has an excellent range of markets, cafes, restaurants, pubs and interesting local shops as well as an independent cinema and the famous Tide Mill, a rare example of a tide mill whose water wheel still turns.
There’s a pretty traditional village pub located in Grundisburgh, less than a mile from the cottage, where you can enjoy real ales, wine from a well thought out list and food based upon seasonal British and Suffolk produce either in the enclosed Mediterranean style garden or in the bar or restaurant with cosy log burner.
A small/medium sized well-behaved dog is welcome in the entrance hall and living space only. If you wish to bring a dog it must be mentioned at the time of booking on the booking form and is subject to our conditions of booking.
Whilst Bird Cottage is single storey, there are steps up to the patio and internally a step between the entrance hall and living space and from there to the kitchen.
Sorry, no smoking or unaccompanied teenagers.
Once you have filled out the online booking form, you will be given the option to pay by credit or debit card, or by BACs transfer. A 25% deposit is requested at the time of your booking to secure your booking. The balance and a returnable good housekeeping deposit are due six weeks before your holiday commences. Please click here to see our full terms and conditions of booking http://www.bestofsuffolk.co.uk/terms-and-conditions