This handsome, Grade II listed, Dutch-gabled house is fronted by a large fishpond upon which black swans glide. It’s a beautiful Suffolk home to walk and cycle from, and a peaceful patch just to escape to.
Sue welcomes you easily. Settle down in front of the fire in the guest drawing room or wander out to the shrub walk. You’ll find simple comfortable bedrooms, each with a couple of armchairs and garden or pond views, and Sue’s breakfasts include yogurts, fruit, porridge, a full English with locally sourced bacon and sausages and eggs from her hens.
Fine old trees – oaks, limes, beeches and weeping willows – dignify the mature garden and meadowland. Early flowering yellow banksia climbs the front of the house, fighting for the limelight with the Clematis montana that tumbles around the door. The heated pool (just ask) lies enclosed in a suntrap surrounded by trellises of honeysuckle and jasmine. Amble around taking it all in… sit and contemplate a game of croquet under the magnificent copper beech, watch the peacocks, admire the swans and ducks on the pond lined with flag irises – best viewed from a picturesque arched wooden bridge.