The Coach House

Framlingham, Suffolk
+44 (0)1728 685225

Warm, generous Sue gives you bikes to borrow, a bottle of wine, eggs from the hens… and a shared walled pool in 3 special acres


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

The Experience

The handsome, Dutch-gabled house, built of soft red brick in 1846, is where Sue does B&B. The Coach House, listed and lovely, is approached off the main drive, peaceful and secluded behind its little gate yet two steps from Sue’s wonderful garden. Imagine clouds of banksia roses and clematis montana, peacocks, hens and majestic trees, black swans on the pond and a heated pool in a suntrap garden, surrounded by trellises of honeysuckle and jasmine. Spring and summer flowers find their way into your cosy retreat, with its new seagrass matting on old pine boards, calming colours, books, DVDs and wood-burner with unlimited logs. The bath, shower and bathrobes are downstairs, but it’s a quick flit to the bedroom above, in the vaulted hayloft. No hay now, just a pretty bed under the rafters, a large built-in cupboard, crisp white linen and a goose down duvet. The kitchen is newly equipped, there’s a butcher’s in little Earl Soham, an unspoilt pub too (simple meals, their own beers) and lots to love in Framlingham.


  • 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
Sofa bed available. Short stays available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Cooked breakfasts available on request. Pubs 2.5 miles.


Nightly price
from £100
Weekly price
from £490
2 night stays: £200 - £225, 3 night stays: £270 - £330, 5 night stays: £375 - £450.
1 House for 2
From £1001 bed1 bedroom


Of all the Sawdays properties I've visited, this is perhaps the one which would suit me best. The snug converted coach house of an idyllic country rectory lost in time, with a lake and orchards and meadows to wander in.

Peter, Sawday's inspector

Really delightful, spacious accommodation for two. Sue is a charming, discreet host whose excellent taste is reflected in the lovely decoration and furnishing of the Coach House. The location is wonderfully rural but within easy reach of many of Suffolk's natural and cultural attractions. Highly recommended.

Hilary, Witney

Idyllic! Cosy little cottage in the depth of the Suffolk countryside. Sue has thoughtfully provided a nice welcome pack including eggs from the hens that wander around the grounds. You are serenaded by the sound of beautiful peacocks. Well placed to get to the coast and Framingham with its castle and good selection of shops is only 5 miles away.

Simon, Brenchley

Such a wonderful home with such a wonderful host in Sue. Traditional yet fabulously quirky. Highly recommend 😀

Bob & esme, Burnham on crouch

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Sue Bagnall

  • Aldeburgh and Southwold both bustling seaside towns -Southwold with its sandy beaches,colourful beach huts and a pier.
  • Aldeburgh, with a great independent high street right on the shingle beach.
  • Snape, 5 miles inland from Aldeburgh. Famous for its concert hall. Plus many shops in the converted maltings.Framlingham, a thriving market town, with a magnificent Norman castle. Ed Sheeran's hometown, who you may catch in the Station Pub having a pint.
  • Orford, an idyllic village on the River Ore. Boat trips to be had and fine fish dining at the Butley Oysterage.Anglo Saxon burial grounds at Sutton Hoo - near Woodbridge.
  • Suffolk wool towns - Lavenham, Kersey and Long Melford. Some of the prettiest and best preserved historic villages in the country.
  • Helmingham Hall Gardens. Grade 1 listed gardens.In the grounds of a magnificent moated Tudor manor in 400 acres of deer park. Bressingham Gardens, near Diss. Known for its horticultural excellence with thousands of varieties and species on display.


Sue Bagnall

Sue found Abbey House - then in need of renovation - in the 1980s and has lived here ever since. She used to be a nurse. A keen gardener, she's still trying to tame the grounds; a small flock of sheep and a varied assortment of fowl keep her busy too. She hopes that the visitors who come to stay will enjoy the peace and beauty in this lovely part of Suffolk as much as she does.