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Abbey Woods Cottage

Wingfield, Eye, Suffolk

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Description of Abbey Woods Cottage

Exclusive use of indoor heated pool in this six bedroom traditional oak beamed brick built Suffolk cottage also available as a three bedroom cottage in the heart of Suffolk countryside. Internet connection. The property is surrounded by open fields with lovely views to the south. There is a 4 acre private newly planted wood for guests to visit, a beautiful large garden with lawns, flower beds and apple trees. 20 minutes from Diss station which is only 90 minutes to central London. 20km for golf.
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This beautiful Suffolk cottage with oak beams is set in large well kept garden with exclusive use of indoor heated swimming pool open all the year except during term time only for a short time after school on Tuesday - Thursday and Saturday am as pool utilised for small private swimming classes.
Wingfield is an ideal rural getaway, especially for those wanting a quiet break to unwind. The property is ideal for artists, walkers and cyclists as it is surrounded by quiet lanes and footpaths. Locally there are many traditional English pubs (Adnams) and restaurants with fine cuisine (Fox & Goose). Not far is Framlingham, Snape and Southwold, and a little further is Dedham, Constable country and to the north the Norfolk Broads. See also local attraction of activities the web site for Wingfield Barns http://www.wingfieldbarns.com/
There are still traces of many WW2 American bomber bases nearby (95th Bomb Group Museum, Horham). Unlimited internet connection is available. In under 2 hours you can be in central London by car/train from Diss station.
The property is equipped with sheets, a bath towel and hand towel for each guest (we suggest you bring your own swimming towels), we hope everything you might need in the kitchen. Both properties have oil central heating. On arriving the key is accessible in the key lock by the front door, and Sarah will give you the code before your arrival. You are welcome to walk around the garden, but we would hope you would respect the privacy of our father (Tommy) who still lives in an annex adjacent to the property, but he always welcomes a chat and he knows alot about the area.
There is a large garden for your enjoyment with apple trees and borders with flowers bushes and figs. Please help yourself to any produce especially the herbs, parsley. sage and thyme. The original fishing moats are still adjacent to the garden and although we have fenced the garden off, we would ask you ensure children play away away from there for their safety. There is also a 4 acre wood recently planted by our father, and you welcome to enjoy it. Picnic there, walk around it or just sit and enjoy the peace and tranquillity. We recommend guests bring their own ready to use barbecues, however we will provide something suitable next year.

Features of Abbey Woods Cottage

  • General
  • Central heating
  • Car parking (3+ cars)
  • Bed linen & towels inc
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Non Smoking
  • Microwave
  • Garden
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Cot available
  • Entertainment
  • Indoor pool
  • Colour TV
  • Additional Facilities
  • TV downstairs with DVD and digital box
  • Large fenced garden
  • 4 acre wood to be enjoyed by the guests
  • Garden furniture tables and chairs
  • Indoor heated swimming pool with exclusive use 8.30am - 9.00pm except after school Tues Wed Thurs and Sat am when used by Water Lilies Swimming School
  • 2 cots and 2 high chairs provided and an extra Z bed, but please provide own sheets for these
  • Please note bunk suitable for children only (2.00m long)
  • Lovely views to the south

Local Information

Wingfield - church local pub Scole Inn and Wingfield Arts See web site for Wingfield Barns http://www.wingfieldbarns.com/
Fressingfield - local shop and excellent restaurant Fox & Goose
Horham WW2 museum
Hoxne - local pub restaurant Swan + more
Stradbroke - excellent restaurant Ivy House + shop open till late
Harleston - small market town over border in Norfolk with small supermarket and garage
Diss - local station with fast trains to London and Norwich - easy parking - 2 large supermarkets, large interesting auction house. Tourist Information, coach park, golf club, shopping and petrol.
Norwich - premier football + city with catherdral about 40 minute drive, excellent shopping
Ipswich - county town with marina with excellent restaurants
Bury St Edmunds - small market town with lots to exploer and full of history
See also the towns of Beccles with access to the Norfolk Broads, Lavenham, Southwold and Aldburgh on the coast, Snape www.snapemaltings.co.uk, Debenham, Thornham Magna and Thronham Woods with restaurant in grounds of house. Takeaway chineses & Fish and Chips located in Eye. Restaurants recommended are: Maison Blue and the Angel in Bury St Edmunds, dark Horse Stowlangtoft, Leaping Hare nr Bury St Edmunds, Cornwallis Arms Brome, Ivy House Stradboke, Fox & Goose Fressingfield, Old Counting House Haugley, The Auberge near Brome, Thornham Coach House Thornham Magna, and for Sunday lunch Four Horseshoes in Thrnham Magna and for that posh occasion Hintlesham Hall just west of Ipswich. Vist Southwold and eat shellfish by the harbour, but take your own bread and wine, then the Crown and our favourite the Nelson. Visit the Adnams brewery in Southwold and book a visit. Fish and Chips at Dunwich is a favourite with excellent nature walks at Minsmere an RSPB reserve. Oulton Broads start of Norfolk Broads. Fishing for carp nearby at Weybread Gravel Pits http://fishkeep.net/reviews/venues/coarse/232-weybread-pits
Approx 20 miles to Suffolk coast acroos beautiful rural road via Halesworth to Southwold, or via the beautiful town of Framlingham with an excellent castle to visit. Both journeys take about 30 - 40 minutes. A little further south there is Orford and Snape, and then further north Great yarmouth with all the traditional seaside rides, but don't miss the famous Hippodrome Circus.

Accessibility Details

The property is not designed specifically for the disabled and there are gravel drives, but Abbey Woods Cottage does have a downstairs bedroom and bathroom with shower.


Winter Deals are available till end of March not including half terms or school holidays
Friday - Monday 3 nights £500
Monday - Friday 4 nights £400
Minimum length of stay is 3 nights


For weekly Saturday
Arrive after 3.00pm and leave before 10.00am

Booking Conditions

50% to secure booking.
Remaining sum of rent 6 weeks before holiday and £200 refundable breakages deposit.
Monies payable into:
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Getting Here

From the A14 take the A140 to Norwich and after Brome (beware of the speed camera at 40mph just by Brome Grange) take the B1118 sign posted to Stradebroke and Hoxne. Continue through Oakley and Hoxne, and after a mile having passed the Depperhaugh Care Home sign on the right, turn left towards Fressingfield onto Top Road. After 1.2km you will pass Cowens Garage on your right, then 300m m take the left hand turn as the road bends round to the right sign posted Wingfield and Syleham. Go up this narrow road for 200m and at the top you will see a white metal gate with a small Abbey Woods Cottage sign. Approach the gate and it will open automatically. Abbey Woods Cottage is about 200m at the end of the track.
Post code to find the property is IP21 5QS also locate property on aerial view in photos

Car- Advised, Local car hire - Roy Humphrey 01379 870666, Email Andrew.Nicholson@royhumphrey.com
Able Taxis (01379 640900) from Diss Rail Station (last stop before Norwich) £18.00 (9miles)
Airports (Cheap flights from Europe available easyjet, ryanair)
Norwich Airport (54 mins/50.5km)
London Gatwick Airport (2hrs 58mins/212.4km)
Stansted Airport (1hr 52min/125.5km)
London Heathrow Airport (2hr 46mins/217.4km)