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7 Nights See prices

  • £3400  to  £5600

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Short Breaks From

  • £666 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    6 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Swimming Pool

About Pear Tree House

Pear Tree House is a dream self-catering holiday home in Suffolk. The spacious property easily accommodates up to 14 people in six bedrooms and is perfect for large or extended families or groups of friends. Sip a cold drink as you recline beside the pool or enjoy a pre-dinner aperitif to the sound of birds heading in to roost as the sun goes down. With far-reaching views of the sort that inspired Constable and Gainsborough, it is the ideal spot to relax and enjoy your holiday.

Sitting in the village of Higham, Pear Tree House puts guests in the heart of the Dedham Vale an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and within an easy stroll (or bike ride) of Statford St Mary, the award winning Le Talbooth Restaurant of Dedham and Milsoms contemporary brasserie. It is easy to see why some of Britain's greatest artists and writers chose to immortalise the area's natural beauty in their work. In some ways, little has changed over the passing centuries and the view Constable painted in "The Stour Valley from Higham" is still recognisable. The Stour Valley Pathway and the St Edmund's Way footpaths run close to the house, as does The Painter's Way national cycle route, making it simple to discover some of the area's most breathtaking vistas.

Higham has a pretty church, St Mary's, parts of which were standing in 1066 when the Domesday Book was collated, but most of which was built in the 15th and 16th Centuries. Dedham is only a few miles from Pear Tree House, providing visitors with an array of places to eat, drink and shop. More amenities, including museums, cinemas and other leisure attractions are a few miles further in Ipswich and Colchester. Some of the many local attractions include Colchester Castle, Colchester Zoo, Sutton Hoo, Ickworth House and Mersea Island. There is a direct train to London from nearby Manningtree station.

Suffolk's beaches and coastline are famed for their beauty. Frinton, Felixstowe and Old Felixstowe are all an easy drive away, as are Clacton and Walton on the Naze, and driving to Southwold takes an hour and a quarter or head to Aldeburgh which is a little closer (one hour).

Suffolk is a holiday destination that offers something for everyone all year round. The scenery is both timeless yet ever-changing, and you will notice new details every day you are there. There are ancient towns, pretty villages and beaches with traditional seaside entertainment that is as amusing for children today as they were for their grandparents. The high standard of accommodation at Pear Tree House is ideal for guests of all ages, with some guests returning year after year to enjoy this beautiful part of the country.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Janette Carr joined Independent Cottages in July 2019

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Open Fire
  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bluetooth
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Piano
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Family Activity

Location (Suffolk)

Accommodation Comprises:

The owners of Pear Tree House have created a stylish yet functional home-away-from-home for their guests.


  • Large quiet sunroom with ample seating and south-facing views. Two sets of French doors open onto the patio, with more windows framing views of Dedham Vale.
  • Sitting room with plush seating where guests can relax with a good book or watch a film on the 42-inch television. The house has WiFi and the owners have also provided a selection of family-friendly games. Glass doors open onto the terrace.
  • Study with a sofa where guests can escape if they need some peace to work, read or chat. Duplo and Lego will keep the younger ones entertained.
  • Fantastic kitchen with an AGA (this is unlit from May to September), electric and gas oven and five stove gas hob. The owners love to cook and entertain so the kitchen is well-equipped with utensils, appliances and storage space.
  • Sunny breakfast room that is ideal for relaxed family meals. The house also has a more formal dining room with a dining table that comfortably seats up to 14 guests, open fire and piano.
  • Separate utility room with a washing machine, dryer, second dishwasher, iron and ironing board.
  • Cloakroom with a WC and hand basin.


  • All six bedrooms are upstairs. Four are south-facing and two face east.
  • Jan/Phil’s Room - Master bedroom with super-king (6ft-wide) built-in wardrobes, dresser, long free standing mirror, bedside tables and dual aspect windows to the north and south. The ensuite has a jacuzzi bath, walk-in shower, WC, two hand basins and south facing window overlooking the garden and Dedham Vale.
  • Dan’s Room - The children’s room faces south and overlooks the garden. It is a bright sunny room which sleeps up to four people. It has a double bed and a set of bunks with full-size mattresses, hand basin, chest of drawers, bookcase with children’s books and a built-in wardrobe.
  • Benjamin’s Room - A good sized room (east facing) with a queen sized bed, bedside tables, chest of drawers, bookcase and a wardrobe as well as a shower.
  • George’s Room - a spacious dual aspect bedroom with windows facing east and west and a super-king size zip-link bed. The room has bookshelves, bedside cabinets, a wardrobe, sofa and a shower. This room is best for the cot.
  • Jakob’s Room - a dual aspect room facing north and south with views over the pool and garden. It has a super-king size zip-link bed with dresser, bookshelves, and a built-in wardrobe. It is close to Ellie’s ensuite bathroom.
  • Ellie’s Room - a second master bedroom with ensuite. It has a super-king size zip-link bed, a dressing table, dresser, wardrobe and is south facing with views over the pool and garden. The ensuite has a bath, walk-in shower, WC and hand basin.
  • The ensuite bathrooms can be reached via the hallway as well as the bedroom.
  • Family bathroom with a shower over a large bath, WC, hand basin and heated towel rail.
  • Please note all bathrooms have a heated towel rail and underfloor heating.

Outside: Various terraces, one with a fully southerly aspect and a table and chairs (parasol included) to seat 14 people and wood burner. The other terrace to the east of the house has a ping-pong table and an additional table that seats 4 guests, nestled amongst the summer flowering baskets. The area around the pool is paved and furnished with sun-loungers and parasols, and there is a pool house as well as an outdoor pizza oven and barbecue, plus large table and chairs for pool-side eating. The pool is available from mid May (weather dependent) to the end of September. There is off-street parking for up to ten cars.

Additional Information: All utilities, sheets and towels (including pool towels) are provided. Short breaks (minimum three nights) are possible depending on availability from £2000. Smoking is not permitted. Two dogs welcome by prior arrangement (they must be kept on the ground floor). Outside catering can be arranged - please speak to the owners.

Pear Tree House Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 6th Jul 2024 - Sat, 31st Aug 2024
Changeover: Sunday, Min Nights: 7
Additional Notes: 1. Letting during peak period for blocks of 7 days beginning Saturday 2. Dogs £25 each maximum two dogs. Dogs must be at least 2 years old and must be kept downstairs and off furniture.

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 14 in 6 bedrooms (1 superking, 3 superking/Twins, 1 queen and 1 double, 1 bunk with full s)
2 dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - Yes (by arrangement).
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7887 983099 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Children must be supervised when around / using the swimming pool.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Janette Carr
Member Since July 2019

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Pear Tree House Noticeboard

3 night min (unless otherwise stated eg peak periods and Easter). Weekends 70% of weekly price. Please note that there is an additional charge for dogs of £25 each - maximum of two dogs and no puppies ie under 2 years. Absolutely no hens or stags.

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Pear Tree House 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 2nd February 2024
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