Appletree Cottage is a luxuriously renovated Grade II listed thatched cottage in tranquil rural Suffolk. It's a wonderful holiday base throughout the year for families, friends or couples, with local attractions including the coastal towns of Aldeburgh, Southwold, Thorpeness & Orford, countryside in a Outstanding Area of Natural Beauty, culture, days at the beach, sailing, horse-riding, clay-pigeon shooting, fishing, birdwatching, relaxing!
Apple Tree Cottage is a 17th Century oak timber-framed thatched cottage in a small Suffolk village on the edge of a country estate, brimming with historic charm but with the comfort of all mod cons. Comfortably accommodates 6 in the three bedrooms plus extra guests on two downstairs double sofabeds. If a relaxing haven is what you're after look no further!
Originally two cottages, now joined together forming one home, there are beautiful traditional oak timber frames and beams, the original Suffolk brick floors and open Inglenook fire places.
The cottage is arranged over two floors. The ground floor has an open plan sitting and dining area with comfortable sofa and chairs piled with cushions and throws, a cosy woodburner, rugs on the floor, and a farmhouse style dining table which can accommodate up to 8 people. The kitchen opens off this area and is well-equipped with fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, electric hob and oven, Nespresso coffee machine (coffee provided) and all the crockery, cutlery and cooking equipment you would expect to use.
There is a further separate sitting room with large corner sofa which can open up into a double sofabed sleeping two. This room also has an open Inglenook fireplace and is home to the TV with DVD/CD player, AppleTV and surround sound system. We have a selection of DVDs, books and games for you to enjoy.
The spacious main bathroom is on the ground floor and contains a walk in shower, freestanding double-ended bateau style bath with handheld shower, basin and laundry cupboard housing a washer/dryer, iron & ironing board. Here, should you wish you can dim the lights, fill the bath with bubbles and steaming hot water and gaze out onto the garden during a long relaxing soak!
Upstairs, two double bedrooms are accessed by the main, original wooden staircase. Both lead off a small landing area; the master bedroom has a high vaulted ceiling with original oak beams, a kingsize bed and small ensuite bathroom with loo and basin, the other with a double bed and more oak beams. The twin single bedroom can be accessed either through the double bedroom or via it’s own separate staircase.
All bedrooms have comfortable beds & mattresses, high quality pure cotton bedlinen, cream carpets and windows with views overlooking the garden and open countryside. You can even reach out of the master bedroom window to pick an apple directly from one of the apple trees at the right time of year!
The cottage has wifi with broadband connection and Bang & Olufsen wireless music player, compatible with apple or Android devices. There is a selection of board games, cards and children's toys etc... for your use.
The garden is secluded and quiet. It is a typical English cottage style garden with different areas to use and enjoy; whether it be eating lunch or dinner at the outside table under the shade of the apple trees, enjoying breakfast on the patio just outside the house, relaxing on a sunlounger, playing a game of table tennis, swinging in the hammock, reading a book on the bench under a tree or enjoying a glass of wine in the summerhouse watching the birds.
There is a charcoal BBQ for your use - please remember to use a safe distance from the house and thatched roof! And plenty of garden games; full size outdoor table tennis table, croquet, boules, cricket, badminton etc... For children there’s a trampoline, wooden tree swing and rope tree ladder to play on.
At the right time of year the apples will be in plentiful supply on the trees. Please help yourselves - they make wonderful crumbles, pies and chutneys.
There is parking for two cars on the gravel under the trees. If you have visitors and need extra parking you can also park a car on the grass under the apple tree.
Train station with link to London via Ipswich and big supermarkets Waitrose and Tesco are 1 mile away in Saxmundham.
The cottage is a wonderful place hole up and relax and simply enjoy the gorgeous country setting, but we are also no more than a 20 minute drive from all the attractions of the local area including beaches at Southwold, Aldeburgh and Walberswick, Framlingham Castle, Orford Castle, Minsmere RSPB reserve, Dunwich Heath and forest, Rendlesham forest, Woodbridge, Sutton Hoo National Trust Viking site. Some of our favourite activities are going to beach at Walberswick where our children like to play in the sandy dunes and spend hours catching crabs in the creek; horseriding over to Iken bay, fish & chips eaten on the beach form the famous Aldeburgh shop, boating on the Meare lake at Thorpeness or simply roasting marshmallows on an open fire at home...
This area is a foodie haven, with delicious local produce, farmers shops and markets, artisan bakery, Orford Smokehouse and great eateries. Golf courses, horseriding, sailing, tennis, fishing & clay-pigeon shooting are all on the doorstep. There are numerous antique centres and vintage markets to browse and of course the internationally renowned Aldeburgh Music concert hall at Snape Maltings is just 1 mile away.
Υπέροχο άνετο εξοχικό σπίτι με όλα όσα θα χρειαστείτε για ένα σαββατοκύριακο μακριά. Απλά εύχομαι ο καιρός να ήταν καλύτερος, ώστε να μπορούσαμε να χρησιμοποιήσουμε τον υπέροχο εξωτερικό χώρο. Θα ήθελα να συστήσω ιδιαίτερα ως μία από τις ωραιότερες επιλογές διαμονής στην περιοχή!Gia2019-06-09T00:00:00Z
Τέλειο γραφικό εξοχικό σπίτι σε ιδανική τοποθεσία. Μόλις μερικά λεπτά με το αυτοκίνητο από το Snape και το Aldeburgh, το Thorpness κλπ. Πρωινό στον κήπο, DVD και πυρκαγιά το βράδυ. Το αγαπήσαμε (και πάλι)!Susan2019-05-20T00:00:00Z
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