Amherst House is a lovely 2-3 bedroom cottage (sleeping 4-7), set within the Grade II listed stable courtyard amid the 1000-acres of woodland, parkland and farm grounds at the beautiful Stowlangtoft Estate in Suffolk.
The cottage interior is smart and contemporary. Guests enter from the courtyard, or directly through the patio doors that open onto views of woodland. The generous ground floor living space comprises a useful lobby area, with plenty of room for coats and shoes, a huge and airy kitchen/diner, with further patio doors opening onto the Juliette balcony, a comfortable living room with all new furnishings, and a brand new shower room with over-sized shower and sensor lighting. Upstairs the space has been cleverly used. The two bedrooms (one twin room and one double bedroom) have ample storage and quirky triangular windows. There is also a further family bathroom, with bath and over-bath shower. Finally, leading on from the double bedroom is a bonus room, which has a cot as well as a single bed. There are no windows in this room, negating the need for blackout blinds for early risers, but cheery bunting and furnishings make it very attractive to mini guests.
The cottage boasts contemporary luxuries in the form of flat-screen Smart TV, WIFI Internet, dishwasher, combination microwave oven and washing machine with the usual appliances in the fully fitted kitchen. The kitchen Juliette balcony overlooks a semi-walled garden, which is a great space to enjoy evening dinners and drinks.
Within 5 minutes drive
Why not walk or drive 1 ½ miles to Wyken Vineyards, to browse in their lovely shop, buy some Wyken wine, or sample local produce from the Saturday Farmer’s Market. For children, there are animals in the meadow (including llamas) and a woodland walk. The Leaping Hare Restaurant on the Estate was awarded a Michelin ‘Bib Gourmand’ in January 2008 and 2009.
Within 15 minutes drive
Why not head to Bury St Edmunds, walk through the beautiful Abbey Gardens, with the remains of the 11th century abbey, plus a lovely playground and ducks a plenty to feed, if you have little ones in tow. Explore the market square (market days on Wednesdays and Saturdays), or take a tour round the Greene King Brewery (every day, varying times). If you fancy a cup of coffee, try The Lounge on Hatter St. For something more substantial, Abbeygate St has an array of restaurants.
Within 45 minutes drive
Head to Lavenham, famous for its wealth as a medieval wool town, with over 300 listed buildings and huge church tower. Guide yourself on a fabulous walk of the town and discover the leaning houses & many other treats.
Within 75 minutes drive
Why not make a break for the Suffolk Coast, taking in Southwold or Aldeburgh. Take your bucket and spade and have a lovely English seaside experience, enjoying views of pretty beach huts at Southwold. Alternatively, laze on the beach with wonderful fish and chips (there’s a great chippy in Aldeburgh) and then come home to laze some more!
Once you have booked your holiday, the agreement between you and J & C Catchpole Holiday Lets is a legal contract. Any cancellations must be made in writing to Roger Catchpole. If the booking is cancelled within one month of the arrival date, the entire rental fee will be forfeit. For cancellations made prior to one month before the arrival date, but less than two months before your arrival date, your deposit will be retained, but your balance payment will be refunded, less a £50 administration fee (£100 if booking Stow Manor or The Courtyard). A full refund will be issued for cancellations made more than two months in advance of your arrival, less a £50 administration fee (£100 if booking Stow Manor or The Courtyard)
For these reasons we strongly recommend that you take out cancellation insurance for your holiday.