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Fosters Farmhouse

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7 Nights  

  • £1600  to  £1950

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  • £500 p/night
    (3 night min all year)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    5 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Off-Road Parking

About Fosters Farmhouse

Foster's Farmhouse dating from the 1600s and owned by the same family for nearly half a century, the holiday home has a wonderful atmosphere and space for up to 10 people to stay in comfort. The interior features charming touches like antique furniture, original artwork created by the owner and their friends, and an easy-to-use electric AGA for self-catering. Outside are six acres of grounds, including a tennis court and a barn with table tennis. Located in a picturesque spot above the tiny Suffolk village of Hartest and within walking distance of The Crown pub, Foster's Farmhouse is ideal for large families, reunions, retreats, workshops, and training weekends.

Hartest is set in gorgeous countryside 25-minutes south of Bury St Edmunds and less than an hour west of Ipswich. It's a quintessential English country village with a large boulder on the village green that has been the source of myth and speculation for over 300 years. From here, it's easy to explore delights like the medieval half-timbered buildings of Lavenham and the village of Long Melford, whose setting inspired Gainsborough and Constable. Bury is renowned for the quality of food, whether you dine at one of its many cafes and restaurants, shop for fresh produce at the Saturday market or partake in a pint of Greene King beer and a pub meal. Sudbury is also within easy reach with Waitrose, Sainsbury's, Tesco, and Aldi supermarkets.

Rural Suffolk offer spring fairs, summer fetes, harvest festivals, and winter celebrations that bring the community together. The beautiful landscape, friendly people, and historic towns and villages combine to create a place where everyone is welcome. It's great for cycling and walking with a favourite local route down to the crown pub and pretty village church. Other local attractions include Kentwell Hall, Ickworth House, St Edmundsbury Cathedral, and the Gainsborough Museum. 

Foster's Farm is available for week-long stays and weekend bookings all year round, depending on availability.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Matthew joined Independent Cottages in August 2022

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Pub Nearby
  • Games Room
  • Bike Storage
  • Tennis Onsite
  • Kingsize +
  • Piano
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi

Location (Suffolk)

Accommodation Comprises:

Foster's Farmhouse is a period property with oak beams, hand-hewn floorboards smoothed by centuries of footsteps, generous proportions and beautiful garden views from most windows. Accommodation is over three levels.


  • Step through the front door into the large hallway with space to divest yourself of coats and shoes.
  • Guests will gravitate to the spacious kitchen/diner warmed by a traditionally-styled electric AGA range, a parquet floor, and a rectangular wooden dining table.
  • Light the fire and put a film on the Smart TV in the welcoming sitting room with colourful rugs, throws and cushions to make it welcoming and cosy in all weathers. Multi-aspect windows include glazed French doors that open into the garden.
  • Games room with a wood burner, relaxed seating, a piano, and a pool table.
  • WC and handbasin.


  • Bedroom One is a spacious master room with a king-sized bed.
  • Bedroom Two is only slightly smaller than the master bedroom and also has a king-sized bed and a wardrobe.
  • There is a double bed in Bedroom Three. Required beds are made up for your arrival and include quality bedding and blankets.
  • Bedroom Four is a triple, with three single beds and garden views.
  • Bedroom Five is a small twin and has two single beds.
  • Bedroom Six is a small double.
  • Family bathroom with a bath, WC and a handbasin.
  • Shower room with an electric shower, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The farmhouse sits on six acres of grounds which include ponds, mowed pathways, seating areas, mature trees and flowering plants, and gorgeous views. There is off-street parking.

Additional Information: WiFi, bed linen, heating oil, water and logs are included but electricity is charged extra at cost (by reading the smart meter). Guests are to bring bath towels. Two well-behaved dogs are welcome. Foster's Farmhouse is a non-smoking property.

Fosters Farmhouse Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms (2 King, 2 Double, 1 Twin, 1 Triple - up to ten people total)
2 dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £1600
To £1950
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
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* Calendar last updated: 1st July 2024

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