|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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.
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.
Gates Lodge is situated amongst hundreds of acres of unspoilt countryside and farmland with views stretching as far as the eye can see.
Close to the renowned Suffolk Heritage Coast, there are many places of interest nearby. These include RSPB Minsmere, Southwold with its pier, Dunwich, and many transport and aviation museums. Plenty of family activities for all ages, the Norfolk Broads, Pleasurewood Hills, Southwold Maize Maze are just a few musts...see our website! - Leisure pursuits such as golf and fishing within easy reach too..
Situated in an area of Special Scientific Interest and a Nature Conservation area, we are very popular with walkers, cyclists and wildlife watchers, being positioned on the only common area left in Suffolk which still has free roaming horses and which has not seen farming activity for 500 years. Even the site of Jolly Farmers and Gates Lodge has been known to have its own resident Owls, Lesser Spotted woodpeckers, and Turtle Doves amongst other wildlife.
Steeped in local history, Gates Lodge, the former cart-lodge and stable for the working horse is the ideal therapeutic base.
Other Activities: Beaches, stately homes, country pubs, famous restaurants, such as the FOX and GOOSE, zoos, gardens, museums, farms, WW2 airfields, cycling, fishing, golf, walking
Golf: There is a nearby Golf Club at Diss and there is also a driving range called Osiers, just outside Diss town, about 15-20 min drive away, usually open from 6am to 5pm.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£75|
N.B. £75 security deposit is refundable within 14 days of departure. . Cancellation of this booking will attract a minimum deposit charge of £75.
Easter, Xmas and new year are counted as peak rate. Please see our website for T&Cs or contact us directly. www.gateslodge.co.uk
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