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Clair Huggins

Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Turkish

Large Luxurious Country House Retreat minutes from Southwold Suffolk

People18
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 8 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Suffolk - Elms Farmhouse

Luxurious 8 bedroom Country house with indoor pool to rent for 3 days or more

Elms Farmhouse is a stunning 8 bedroom traditional farm house dating back to the 15th Century. The house sits on a lovely plot of 3 acres with ponds to both the front and rear. The property benefits from a large country style kitchen, big lounge with flat screen TV and soft seating for 18, useful breakfast room / 2nd lounge (ideal for smaller members of your party) and a large dining room, perfect for the whole household to gather around for dinner. There are 4 bath/shower rooms (1 ensuite) and, with the 2 reception rooms, this is the ideal home for the whole family to relax and entertain in. A heated indoor swimming pool is in the grounds and the house benefits from a newly refurbished Games room, with full size pool table, dart board and table football.

Each bedroom boasts new luxury mattresses and linen. The Kitchen is fully equipped to allow you to prepare fantastic meals to enjoy.

The gardens are perfect for your children to play in or for you to relax in.

Elms Farmhouse is located on a quiet country lane just a few minutes from the lovely village of Wangford which boasts two lively local traditional English pubs and a busy, well-stocked local shop. The house is only 3 miles outside of the radiant and very attractive sea-side town of Southwold, famous for it's pier and the Adnams brewery. Southwold, known as 'little chelsea on sea', has all the facilities that your group would wish for, catering for all levels from local caught fish and chips right up to award-wining fine dining. The local landowner also hosts the hughly popular 'Latitude Music Festival', where 30,000 music lovers gather for a weekend of music from leading pop and rock artists from around the world. Think Gastonbury for the east coast. Don't worry, you can't hear the music from the farm house.

This region is part of the Suffolk Heritage coast and is also only a short drive from Beccles, the Suffolk access to the Norfolk Broads (that's right, they stretch quite a way into Suffolk).

Also within a short drive are many excellent tourist attractions including (but not limited to):

Lovely Walberswick, with excellent coastal walks and two fantastic pubs;

The ancient buried town of Dunwich (now a very quaint village and nature reserve);

Jimmys Farm (owed by the TV presenter and friend of Jamie Oliver);

Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park, Lowestoft, for white knuckle rides;

Lavenham, one of the 20 wealthiest towns in England in medieval times, which has retained an almost perfect medieval market square and an Anglo Saxon Mead Hall - this is one of my favourite villages in the UK;

Long Melford - a village who's wealth was derived from the wool trade. Many of its 15th century dwellings survive today. Additionally Long Melford boasts the longest High Street in the UK, which is full of antique shops and small café’s, as well as the stunning Kentwell Hall;

Framlingham and it's ancient castle and beautiful town centre;

Suffolk’s idyllic landscape inspired Constable and Gainsborough to capture the fleeting light of English countryside and sky in paint. Constables name will be linked forever with Flatford Mill and Dedham Vale, both just over the border in north Essex - the area is known as Constable Country;

Sutton Hoo at Woodbridge is one of Britain's most important and atmospheric archaeological sites, famous as the site of the burial of an ancient Anglo-saxon king and his ship.

Aldeburgh, with it's art galleries, shops and restaurants, also famous for the Aldeburgh Music Festival;

Beautiful Clare and surrounding countryside walks;

Orford, a wonderful small town, famous for the brilliant local pubs and as access point to Orford Ness wildlife reserve, as well as the unique polygonal towerkeep of Orford Castle, which stands beside the pretty town and former port which Henry II developed in the 1160s;

Bury St Edumds, a charming city with the Abbey ruins and quaint lanes filled with shops, cafes and resturants;

Colne Valley Railway at Castle Hedingham, a fully preserved steam powered railway line;

Numerous bird sanctuaries set up by the RSPB

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Clair Huggins (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Turkish

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Location

Nearest Airport
88 Miles
Stansted, Essex
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Angel Inn or Plough Inn, Wangford
Nearest Ferry
67 Miles
Harwich, Essex
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Southwold Golf Club
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Beccles, Suffolk
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
A12
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Numerous within
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Southwold, Suffolk
Car: necessary

Wangford is an ancient and traditional Suffolk village located an 8 minute drive away from Southwold and the beautiful Suffolk heritage coast.

The area boasts numerous attractions and lots to do for all the family. There are stunning walks and award-winning pubs, bars and restaurants aplenty.

This area of the Suffolk Coast is famous for the very pretty villages and towns that were once the back-bone of the local fishing & wool trades. They remain largely unspoilt and now offer excellent bases of tourists looking for action as well as those wanting a bolt-hole away from it all. There are literally hundreds of walks, numerous nature reserves and bird sanctuaries.

The Suffolk Coastal region remains one of the UK's foremost tourist destinations, appealing to families, groups of friends and individuals alike. This area is ideal for larger groups, with lots on offer to keep everyone happy.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Wangford, Suffolk

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer Hols Wk 2
22 Jul 2016 - 28 Jul 2016
7 night minimum stay
£4,452
for 7 nights
£4,452
 
 
2016 Summer Hols Wks 3+4
29 Jul 2016 - 11 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
£4,397
for 7 nights
£4,397
 
 
2016 Summer Hols Wk 5
12 Aug 2016 - 18 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
£3,997
for 7 nights
£3,997
 
 
2016 Summer Hols Wk 6
19 Aug 2016 - 25 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
£3,985
for 7 nights
£3,985
 
 
2016 Summer Low
26 Aug 2016 - 1 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£2,217
for 3 nights
From
£739
From
£985
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,697
 
 
2016 Late Summer
2 Sep 2016 - 15 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,680
for 3 nights
From
£560
From
£746
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,797
 
 
2016 Early Autumn
16 Sep 2016 - 29 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,317
for 3 nights
From
£439
From
£586
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,197
 
 
2016 Autumn
30 Sep 2016 - 13 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,317
for 3 nights
From
£439
From
£586
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,197
 
 
2016 Mid Autumn
14 Oct 2016 - 20 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,317
for 3 nights
From
£439
From
£586
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,197
 
 
2016 Autumn Half Term
21 Oct 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,797
for 3 nights
From
£599
From
£799
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,997
 
 
2016 Autumn Half Term Wk 2
28 Oct 2016 - 3 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,557
for 3 nights
From
£519
From
£692
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,597
 
 
2016 Early Winter
4 Nov 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,197
for 3 nights
From
£399
From
£533
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,997
 
 
2016 Christmas Week
22 Dec 2016 - 28 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£4,497
for 7 nights
£4,497
 
 
2016 New Year Week
29 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,197
for 7 nights
£4,197
 
 
Early 2017
6 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,122
for 3 nights
From
£374
From
£499
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,871
 
 
Feb Half Term 2017
10 Feb 2017 - 19 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,572
for 3 nights
From
£524
From
£699
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,622
 
 
Early Spring 2017
20 Feb 2017 - 27 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,137
for 3 nights
From
£379
From
£506
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,897
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A heating surcharge of £150 is payable for each booking. This amount is payable all year round and covers the cost of the swimming pool heating costs. It is payable per booking rather than per week or similar pro-rata style.

30% of the rental rate is payable upon booking. This is non-refundable. The balance of 70% of the booking rental rate is payable 3 months before the booking start date. The security deposit and the heating surcharge is payable 2 weeks prior to the booking start date. The security deposit is £500 without dogs, or £700 with.

We recommend our clients take out their own holiday insurance as we cannot offer refunds if you are unable to use your holiday home booking for any reason.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Suffolk in East of England

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 510 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , twin sinks - door to dressing area and master bedroom
    East end bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Accessible by the whole group/family
    Family ensuite - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ensuite to Family bedroom
    Group shower-room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , family access & door to bedroom 5
    Downstairs toilet - Toilet , Convenient downstairs toilet located in boot room
  • All bathrooms are modern and recently refurbished to a luxury and high standard. One bathroom is a full ensuite to the family bedroom. All other bathrooms / shower-rooms are accessible by all the guests from the landing. The master bathroom is also a Jack and Jill to the master bedroom. Each bathroom contains luxury toiletries but bath and hand towels are not provided so guests are reminded to bring their own.
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Triple - 3 Single Bed , Triple
    Family ensuite - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Family ensuite
    Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Master with Jack and Jill access to bathroom
    Green rear double - 1 Double Bed , Green rear double
    Front twin bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Front twin
    Mid rear double - 1 Large Double Bed , Mid rear double
    Downstairs double bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Downstairs double
    Attic bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Attic bedroom
  • Each bedroom has full wardrobe hanging space and luxury mattresses, linen, duvets and pillows. 'Family bedroom' is arranged as a family room, having a large double and two single beds, with it's own private ensuite bath/shower-room. 'Master bedroom' has a door access to the master family bathroom. The green rear double bedroom has hanging space allocated to it in the master bathroom dressing room area. Bedroom 7 is downstairs. Bedroom 8 is a quaint attic room with no traditional window but shared light from the landing and the attic and is arranged as a double bed. Our bedsets, quilts and linen are of the highest quality. The linen is 500 'TOC', whereas the average good quality linen is 180 - 200 TOC. This higher thread count results in a more luxurious & softer feel.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 18 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is a lovely large swimming pool in the grounds which is housed for all year round swimming. The Games room contains a pool table, table football & darts board. Wheelchair access is not perfect. The house is very old, and built in several stages. There are therefore slight steps to accommodate different ground floor levels. This is normal for houses of this age and standard. However, these small variances in floor levels makes wheelchair access awkward, but not impossible. Doors are wide enough to allow access. Please note that the broadband in the house is provided by a third party supplier. We cannot be help responsible if the service dips or stops working for any reason outside of our control. Of course, we will endeavour to remedy the situation as promptly as we can, but as you will appreciate, we are reliant on the third party.

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