Folly Cottage

Halesworth, Suffolk
07725 442 822

Hidden away in deepest Suffolk… walkers and unfussy adventurers will enjoy this cottage full of character, set in gorgeous parkland


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

Pets welcome

The Experience

Just getting here feels like an adventure. At the railway track you must telephone for permission to open the gates and let yourself across. You’ll find a rustic Gothick cottage, swathed in rose and jasmine and with pretty arched windows. Inside is jam packed with stuff – books, armchairs, pictures and rugs so it’s not for minimalists and you’re in the countryside so you’ll probably be the sort who doesn’t mind the odd cobweb, especially at such a reasonable price. The kitchen is old-fashioned with no frills but perfectly functional; the recently updated bathroom has an Edwardian-style shower over the bath. With everything on the level, you can just roll into your south-facing bedroom, centred on a tri-panelled mahogany bed. Early risers will want to make the most of the outdoors and Charles – who lives nearby in flinty Bramfield Folly – has plenty of suggestions, including the excellent village pub. You’re in a peaceful slice of rolling parkland with a huge natural pond so there’s plenty of space to wander.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Short breaks available from £60 per night. Bring your own towels.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from £60
Weekly price
from £400
Short breaks £60 per night
1 Cottage for 2
From £601 bed1 bedroom


Situated 300 yards from the railway line(only 2 per hour 7am-9pm) across a railway crossing but line is hidden by trees. Cottage is at side of a pond. Set in beautiful grounds with lovely trees. Detached old cottage with beautiful windows (reminiscent of old church). Large lounge with 1000 old books lining the walls, large sofa, piano, fireplace, TV and lots of antique furniture matching the ambiance. Kitchen amply kitted out (no dishwasher). Oven looked new. Nice bedroom and bathroom with powerful shower. All exceptionally clean.

Alan, Richmond, North Yorkshire

Very much enjoyed staying in this wonderfully quirky warm cottage with its beautiful surrounding grounds. Wonderful area to explore (Minsmere bird reserve, Britten's Red House, Framlingham Castle and eating sublime food in the nearby restaurant at the Darsham Nursery .......

John and Val, Oxford

The Folly Cottage is charming. Set in the peaceful Suffolk countryside, it was exactly what I was looking for. The cottage was homely and comfortable. It's not super modern and there is no signal - just what I was after. I was made to feel very welcome and I enjoyed my stay.

Emma, London

We stayed at Bramfield Folly for our honeymoon after getting married on New Year's Eve. It was a perfect place to hibernate in the bleak midwinter: so cosy and an astonishing, uplifting main room packed to the rafters with books. Kitchen well equipped. We loved the quirkiness of calling up the railway man to get permission to cross the tracks! Local pubs do very good food: Queen's Head in Bramfield, The Crown in Westleton and the Ship at Dunwich (fish & chips tasted incredible after a long walk from Southwold!) John was such a kind, gentle host - amazing value - we are v grateful.

Georgina, London

We had a lovely 3-day stay in early November. The location is secluded and peaceful, yet the village pub is within walking distance and Southwold a short drive. After a wet and windy day on the coast, it was lovely to return to the warmth and comfort of Folly Cottage, for a relaxing evening surrounded by lots of lovely books and antiques. The cottage is surprisingly spacious but also cosy, with loads of charm and character. We loved the grand piano and the novelty of phoning the railway man to cross the tracks!

Emma, Oxford

We have just returned from a delightful few days staying in this charming place. Our hosts made us very welcome in this very comfortable, gothic styled cottage, set in the beautiful grounds of their equally beautiful home. It is perfectly situated for exploring the best of Suffolk.


It is very tempting to try and keep this little gem all to ourselves but it would be a pity not to share our good fortune in finding this characterful and atmospheric cottage set in private grounds. We have recently returned from our tenth successive visit and have very fond memories of sitting under the shade of a tree with a good book, cycling along country lanes and walking across the field to the local pub. Yes, it is a relaxing holiday in the country but the delightful Suffolk coast is a short drive away . On returning it is good to cross the railway line back 'home' to Bramfield Folly.


An absolutely charming cottage in a beautiful and peaceful location. When you enter the cottage you feel as if you are stepping back in time. Without doubt this is the most unusual place we have stayed, we loved every minute of it and returned home completely refreshed. The local pub can be reached in 10 minutes via a footpath from the grounds and the beach is a short drive away. Kai our dog loved being able to 'fetch' from the doorstep and we particularly enjoyed sitting by the pond with a glass of wine. Highly recommended - we hope to return this year!


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Charles Moss

  • Visit Sutton Hoo, 255-acre Anglo-Saxon burial site in Woodbridge. Nearby Blythburgh church is a jewel amongst the best of Suffolk churches.
  • Swim at Aldeburgh, home of Orlando, The Marmalade Cat, and enjoy an evening meal at The Lighthouse. Plenty of concerts and plays to be had at either The Jubilee Hall or the High Tide Festival Theatre
  • The Snape Maltings, founded by Benjamin Britten, is an international centre for music and offers exhibitions, cafes and shops.
  • For foodies - there are lots of interesting places to eat in the surrounding area with many unique pop-ups.
  • Beccles is a charming market town made up of small squares and winding streets.
  • Southwold and Dunwich are both a short hop - Southwold for shops, restaurants and a tour of Adnam's Brewery and Dunwich for its museum, RSPB Minsmere and Flora tearooms for the best fish and chips.