The Courtyard at Stowlangtoft Estate has four beautiful country retreats, along with the Dark Horse event space, the perfect choice for family holidays, reunions, special celebrations, and wedding guest accommodation. The cottages are surrounded by glorious, rolling Suffolk countryside and are conveniently located just off the A14.
All recently and immaculately refurbished, the cottages, and The Dark Horse form part of the beautiful Stowlangtoft Hall Stable Courtyard redevelopment project; Stowlangtoft Hall was built in 1859 in the Italian style of architecture, and was first occupied by the Maitland Wilson family.
The Dark Horse offers a beautiful room where you can gather to eat together, cosy stable seating areas, and a bar. There is also a catering kitchen, so why not get caterers in to celebrate your special event! A list of caterers can be provided for you to contact.
Families with young children will find the Coach House and Amherst House ideally laid out and well equipped with a children’s play area, football pitch, woodland walk and huge outside area with stunning views.
The cottages are available to rent individually, or as The Courtyard at Stowlangtoft Estate, for weekend breaks, mid-week breaks and week long breaks. They are available to let all year round.
If you are a larger group, further accommodation can be provided, if available, for up to 35 guests, in Stearn Cottage, and The Shooting Lodge.
All linens and towels are included in the cost of your holiday, as is your first basket of wood for the fire / wood burner (where relevant).
For those wishing to explore the beautiful Suffolk countryside, why not go for a walk along one of the four public footpaths on the Estate.
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.