Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Chippenhall Green - Gates Lodge Fressingfield
Victorian Grade 2 listed newly converted 1 bedroom Cart-Lodge and Stable
Gates lodge is a Victorian Grade 2 listed quality 4 star self-catering 1 bedroom detached cottage. Newly converted in 2011 from the original Cart-Lodge and Stable, it is situated in the grounds of a former 16th Century Farmhouse and Inn. You will be surrounded by thousands of acres of farmland, adjacent to a 40 acre common, home to free-roaming horses between May - October and SSSI designated.
Professionally and thoughtfully converted to provide a very high standard of self catering accommodation, it is absolutely ideal for couples or discerning families who are looking for a full self-contained country haven in one of England's rarest unspoilt locations.
Warm, sunny and bright, Gates Lodge is equipped with all modern conveniences, whilst retaining its original character with exposed oak beams and vaulted ceilings.
Country Kitchen with all modern appliances, everything you need including dishwasher. washing machine, Bosch oven and hob. Lovely lounge with wood-burner and sofa bed.
Own private garden which is sunny most of the day. Garden is safe for kids and you have use of 40 acres of nature reserve common to explore and play on, with horses roaming free mid May-mid October, ideal for pic nic and walks.
You can walk to the village of Fressingfield in 45 mins through endless countryside (or drive there in 5!) and have a top quality lunch at the Fox & Goose overlooking the duckpond.
Local Leisure and Attractions: Lots to see and do, for adults and children alike.
Just simply to walk around the site is a therapeutic experience in itself, but as well as the endless country lanes and field walks around us, close by is the renowned Heritage Coast, endless sandy beaches and unspoiled old fashioned picturesque seaside towns such as Aldeburgh and Southwold with its Pier. Fantastic views and natural surroundings such as Minsmere, Dunwich and Walberswick, and of course the renowned Norfolk Broads.
The region is full of educational as well as fun historical attractions including Sutton Hoo, Orford and Framlingham Castles, and the Gressenhall Museum of Norfolk Country Life. Other family activities include the excellent Southwold Maize Maze, Africa Alive, and Bressingham Zoo and Steam museum.
The region is famous for supporting the War effort and is dotted with many former Airfields and transport museums close by, such as Flixton.
There are also various outlets for horse riding lessons, golf and fishing.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
What makes this cottage unique
Gates Lodge, part of Jolly Farmers, was the original cart lodge and stable and beer store when it was a pub from the early 1800s to 1968. You can see why the farmer owner at the time capitalised on its location because it is truly in the middle of the countryside surrounded by fields and the regular influx of farmers made the beer-house trade an attractive proposition. Nowadays we run the business as one of the most attractive and peaceful self-catering units in the East Coastal area, now designated as SSSI and close to the renowned Heritage coast, Southwold , Minsmere and Pensthorpe to name a few.