Amherst House is a lovely 2-3 bedroom cottage (sleeping 5), 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 long decked south facing 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, with a pull out second bed, suitable for children to sleep in. 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, along with a wine chiller, dishwasher, combination microwave oven and washing machine with the usual appliances in the fully fitted kitchen. The kitchen balcony leads straight onto the semi-walled mature 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, or Coffee and Kids in nearby Langton Place. 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. For lovely food, try The Great House (Britain’s ‘Best Restaurant with Rooms’ 2009 – Good Hotel Guide).
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 Cath or 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. For cancellations made more than two months in advance of your arrival, a full refund will be issued.
For these reasons we strongly recommend that you take out cancellation insurance for your holiday.
Stowlangtoft Estate will offer you a credit, or a full refund, if we cannot let you the property you have booked due to local or national government Covid-19 restrictions. If the property, and size of booking, are legal, but you cannot travel due to your own lockdown or self-isolation, our general terms and conditions apply.