Stearn Cottage is a unique country retreat. A detached property on two levels (ground and mezzanine); it sleeps 6-8 people. There is a real sense of history about the cottage, which was extensively renovated to very high standards in 2004 as part of the Stable Courtyard development at Stowlangtoft Hall. From the outside, it is virtually unchanged, with beautiful shuttered doors opening to reveal the dreamy cottage inside.
Open into the living/dining area with its fantastic original brick floor and a log burner to keep you warm on winter nights. A big dining table here is just right for large get togethers. Two of the three bedrooms lead off the living area — a twin bedroom and a double bedroom with double doors that open onto the patio (and shutters to close at night). The new fully-fitted kitchen is complete with washing machine, and a bath and over bath shower. Up a steep flight of stairs you’ll find a further twin room on the mezzanine floor. Extra accommodation? One of the sofas converts into an incredibly comfortable double bed. Luxury cotton towels are provided for all guests and for your entertainment there is a Flat-screen Smart TV, WiFi, along with a selection of books and games.
The cottage has its own private south-facing patio, perfect for outdoor eating. Why don’t you ask us about a BBQ too? We can leave one out for you. Communal landscaped gardens stretch beyond the patio and are the domain of some friendly pheasants and squirrels.
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.