Suffolk Retreats provides flexible, self catering accommodation that can sleep up to twenty four guests in a combination of five properties. The Granary, a former grain store, has been converted to offer high quality open plan living for up to ten guests. There are also three luxury Mongolian yurts, two that each sleep up to five guests and one that sleeps two guests, along with a beamed cottage room with lovely waterside views.
Nestling in a picturesque area of Suffolk, the holiday homes and yurts provide a high standard of accommodation and are easily accessible being under an hour from London and just a forty minute car ride from Stanstead airport.
Sitting in nine acres of private grounds this is an ideal setting for a large group get togethers, be it a large family reunion, or a sophisticated hen group you will be assured a warm welcome. Whether you rent just The Granary, a Yurt or all five properties you will enjoy the peace and tranquillity Suffolk has to offer.
Perfectly placed, Suffolk Retreats provides the ideal base from which to explore the areas many attractions. Clare (Suffolk's smallest town) is just three miles away with its tea rooms, pubs, golf club, country park offering lovely walks and famous Priory Ruins. A little further is Cavendish, home to antique shops, traditional pubs and boutiques. Also nearby is Long Melford which inspired 'Lovejoy' with its many antique shops, eating establishments and the famous historic buildings of Melford Hall (NT) and Kentwell Hall. Lavenham is also close by with its rich heritage as a Suffolk wool town and some of the finest examples of half-timbered buildings you are likely to see in the country. Voted 'Best Preserved Medieval Village' there are plenty of excellent places to enjoy a meal including The Angel Pub run by Marco Pierre White.
For those who want to explore the wider area, the historic market town of Bury St. Edmunds is only a thirty minute drive, as is Newmarket horse racing track and museum. The university City of Cambridge is forty five minutes where you can enjoy a days punting.
Julie & Brian joined Independent Cottages in January 2014
The Granary sleeps up to ten guests in three double bedrooms and a family room sleeping up to four adults and perfectly blends history with a high degree of style and comfort.
Outside: There are nine acres of private land with lovely countryside views including two unfenced ponds (no fishing but you are welcome to feed the fish who love cakes and bread!) - children must be supervised at all times when around the ponds. Picnic tables and a BBQ are available to use and the younger ones are welcome to pet the miniature American Horses, donkey and reindeer! Guests also have complimentary use of the games room with air hockey, both pool and football tables, darts and a selection of board games, along with outdoor games for the warmer months.
Additional information: Bed linen is provided in all accommodation and towels are provided for Granary guests only. Yurt guests can hire towels at a small additional charge. Plenty of secure car parking available. Wi-Fi internet access available free of charge. Full central heating. Guests of The Granary now have an optional nine seater luxury Canadian hot tub for their exclusive use, plus there is an outdoor hot tub that seats five to six guests (optional for yurt guests).
Mongolian Yurts: If you are interested in hiring one of the yurts, they are available from March to October only and have been hand crafted and furnished to a very high standard. Each one has an oak locking front door, solid wooden base, wooden floors and a wood burning stove. For complete authenticity there is no electricity in the Yurts but you can however use a microwave oven for heating up snacks and there is also a fridge/freezer, kettle and toaster provided in the games room. Please see the owners website for full details and photographs.
Star Rating: 4 Star Gold
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Accommodation for 2-24 guests make Suffolk Retreats the perfect venue for large family get togethers. Hen Group welcome. Min stay 2 Nights. Why not add our 9 seater Canadian hot tub too?