You overlook a restful pond at the back where moorhens flit about with their babies in spring; beyond are fields dotted with sheep. You’ll feel cosy when it’s cold outside with the wood-burner glowing, books to read, local cake, hot chocolate and a Nespresso machine.
Nick and Clark live next door in The Priory – your little courtyard area slightly overlooks their house but gets lots of sun and has a table and chairs for morning tea or a sundowner. In summer throw open the big windows and let the outside in, enhancing the feeling of much space.
The kitchen is huge for two who like to cook but you can eat out well nearby: the café at Darsham Nurseries is a 15-minute drive, or a bit further in Woodbridge you’ll find the Unruly Pig. There are walks in every direction, and cycling is a joy on such quiet country lanes. Pack up a picnic and head to the unspoilt seaside towns of Aldeburgh, Southwold and Orford.