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Sleeps 12
Living Space

6 bedrooms:

First floor
Double bedroom with king size bed and en suite area with roll top bath
2 double bedrooms with king size beds and en suite bathrooms
Double bedroom with king size bed and en suite shower room

Ground floor
2 double bedrooms with king size beds and en suite shower rooms

Kitchen and dining room
Drawing room
Guest loo

*Please note: there is a large pond behind the house*

Amenities

Shared tennis court, with racquets and balls
Shared swimming pool (heated May – October)
BBQ (coal)
WiFi
Underfloor heating
Sky smart TV
Home cinema
Wine cooler
Dishwasher
Washing machine
Microwave
Bathrobes and toiletries
Hypnos beds
Hairdryer in every bedroom
Table tennis, pool table and table football
Board games
Wellies
Firewood for open fireplace
Pet friendly
Pashley bikes (first come first served)
E-bikes (available to hire)
Row boats for use on the lake (season dependent, first come first served)

Domestic Services

Host (activities and advance catering planning)
Daily housekeeping

On request (for an additional cost):
Chef (early booking is recommended)
Butler
Waiting staff
Additional cleaning

Activities on the estate (book in advance, for an additional cost):
Yoga and pilates
Paddle boarding
Archery
Axe and knife throwing
Fishing
Clay pigeon shooting
Murder mystery
Scavenger hunt
Bonfire
Wine tasting
Cooking class (truffle making)
Parkland and wildlife tour
Survival skills
Floral design
Cushion making
Helicopter trip
Spitfire display
String quartet
Estate cars available to rent – Morgan or Rolls Royce

Location

Located in east Suffolk, in East Anglia, 8 miles from the coast.

Saxmundham is 10 minutes drive, a historic market town with independent shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants and closest supermarket (Waitrose)
Southwold is 20 minutes drive, a picturesque seaside town with sandy beach
Aldeburgh is 20 minutes drive, a traditional seaside town with promenade and pebble beach

Transport

By car:
2 hours drive from London
1.5 hours drive from Cambridge

By train:
2 hours from London’s Liverpool Street station, change at Ipswich to reach Saxmundham (nearest station). The house is 10 minutes drive away.

Local Information

Suffolk is a quiet county in East Anglia bordering Norfolk to the north, Cambridgeshire to the west and Essex to the south, with an unspoilt landscape, wildlife-rich estuaries, ancient heaths, windswept shingle beaches and historic towns and villages.

A source of inspiration to countless artists, writers and musicians, the coastal Area of Natural Beauty is a landscape rich in history but largely spared from modern development, with vast blue skies, epic sunsets and pretty pink cottages. If you love nothing more than a long walk beside the sea, cycling along quiet lanes, sailing iconic estuaries, or spending hours quietly watching some of the UK’s rarest wildlife, this area of Suffolk has it all. Suffolk is also blessed with an abundance of gastro pubs, restaurants, farm shops and artisan producers.

Nearby seaside towns like Aldeburgh and Southwold see queues down the street for fish and chips, freshly shucked oysters, and a cold pint of locally brewed Adnams. Southwold is a quintessential, picturesque seaside town with sandy beach, pier, beach hut-lined promenade, pubs and restaurants. Home to Adnams Brewery, a focal point of the town with its brewing rooms set just behind the high street next to the town’s lighthouse, offering brewery tours throughout the year.

The estate itself is set amid hundreds of acres of rolling parkland, woodland and overlooks a large ornamental lake and its own sweeping serpentine drive. The grounds are managed for their wildlife, with a wide variety of animals, insects and plants, acres of wildflower meadows and a carpet of gold, red, yellow and blue on display through spring, summer and autumn. Birdwatching is also plentiful with 125 species of birds and 2,000 nesting boxes for birds and owls.

There is a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities possible on the estate, these include; Pashley bikes, rowing boats, spa treatments, scavenger hunts, clay-pigeon shoots, guided walks and wildlife experiences, such as the ‘morning chorus’ birdsong tour and ‘moth breakfast’.

For a family treetop adventure climbing rope ladders, swinging through the trees and hurtling down zip wires, Go Ape is 1 hour 20 minutes drive away in Thetford Forest. Alternatively, head to the coast and take to the waves in a rib from Southwold with Coastal Challenger.

At nearby RSPB Minsmere, There’s plenty to do here for both the novice and the experienced bird watcher. Use the bird watching hides to shelter you in all weathers or take the nature trail walk to explore the beautiful woods and wetlands scenery. At Jimmy’s Farm near Ipswich, experience a working farm with lots to do for the children, great food and shopping – take the farm trail to see their famous rare breed pigs, sheep, cows, geese, goats and donkeys. Keen gardeners will find peace and tranquillity in the Grade I listed gardens at Helmingham Hall, with it’s array of beautiful flowers, rose garden, exquisite manicured hedges and borders.

Our View

Nestled in this peaceful corner of East Anglia is Home Farm, one of a number of private houses on a beautiful 5000 acre estate with wild open space and few cars. The beautiful thatched farmhouse is the oldest building on the estate, and has been lovingly and tastefully restored with exposed beams throughout.

On arrival, the impressive triple-height entrance hall opens into a large open farmhouse kitchen and dining room, which opens out onto a dining terrace. There is also a sitting room with comfy sofas, inglenook fireplace.

Two of the six en suite bedrooms are the on the ground floor, the remaining bedrooms are upstairs via the oak staircase and oak bridge across the hall. All feature king-size Hypnos beds, toasty underfloor heating and calming views across the fields and estate grounds. Bathrooms are luxurious freestanding roll-top baths or powerful showers.

There is a shared tennis court and an outdoor swimming pool nearby, row boats for use on the lake and bicycles to explore the estate – you won’t be short of activities, if you like keeping busy.

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