The Annexe contains a living room, a kitchen with dining area, two bedrooms (1 king, 1 twin). Steeped in history, the property used to form part of a wagon wheel making factory, and some of the original wheel strappings are visible, as well as timber beams throughout. It has been equipped with all the conveniences of modern living (including wifi), but great care has been taken by the owners not to compromise its traditional feel.
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- Min. Stay3 - 7 nights
Cottage in Bramfield, Halesworth, Suffolk - 200 yard walk to award winning country pub and only 6 miles to Heritage Coast
Paul and Helen Venn
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- 14 Sep 2018
About Paul and Helen Venn
Paul and Helen Venn.
Paul and Helen Venn purchased this House in 2010
Why Paul and Helen Venn chose Bramfield
We love this area and have been holidaying here for several years. We love the relaxed pace of life and the fact that you can come here in the peak summer months and not be stuck in traffic at all (like some places on the south coast!). The sea is warm(ish!) in summer and there are loads of great beaches but not overcrowded. The pubs are great too!
What makes this House unique
The property benefits from being in a quiet idyllic village, with award winning country pub just a short walk away, and a local shop too.
This is a beautiful well equipped cottage. We could not have wanted for more and really enjoyed our stay.
Thank you for the lovely feedback and we are so glad you had a good stay. The cottage is a home from home for us so its so nice to hear that people love it as much as we do!
A lovely quaint & cosy cottage
We haven't been to Suffolk before , so coming to this lovely cottage was a bonus, everything you could possibly want was here and very clean. Ideal village to explore Suffolk lovely beaches, beautiful towns and villages. Had a brilliant time thank you.
A Little Tired.
Sorry to say as soon as we entered the front door and saw the extremely frayed carpet leading from the lounge to the kitchen my heart sank. There wasn't even a drop of milk left for us in order to refresh ourselves after our drive down. There was a used mop and bucket standing between the freezer and dining table. We had a food delivery arrive on our first night and found that the top drawer of the freezer was broken and could have caused a nasty cut. Crockery and cutlery were good, however some of the pans and baking trays were in need of replacing. There were no issues with the cleanliness of the cottage. The garden furniture could have been more comfortable, which would have been very welcome when getting back after a day out. Bedrooms and bathroom good, apart from there being nowhere in the twin room to put any clothes. Not worth what we paid for the week but it could have been. Cottage as a lot of character and is in a nice quite village near to some wonderful places in Suffolk. Needs these issues fixing for guests who are there for a weeks holiday.
Hi Carole, we are sorry to hear that there were aspects of our cottage you were not happy with. This is the first time in 7 years we havent had a wholly positive review. We always provide our telephone number so guests can contact us with any issues. Had you done so we would have been able to provide some new pans at the start of your stay and could even have had some milk dropped round. However, we are glad that you found the cottage clean, the crockery/cutlery, bedrooms and bathroom good. To respond to your specific points:
- the cottage and contents are regularly checked and subsequent guests do not agree with your assessment of the seagrass carpet, pans or garden furniture. However we have ordered some more new pans and a new freezer draw. You will have noticed the fying pans were new in any event.
- Cushions are provided for the wooden and metal garden benches so we think that should provide sufficient comfort.
- The twin room has divan beds so there are draws under the bed for storage of clothes and hooks on the back of the door for hanging.
We are glad you enjoyed Suffolk - there are so many lovely places to visit as you say.
Paul and Helen
Comfortable, well equipped property in quiet location. Thank you Helen and Paul
We very much enjoyed our stay in Bramfield. It is a great base to see the county of Suffolk. Second oldest Chapel in England is in Walpole, just a couple of miles away, and well worth a visit also the distinctive Church in Bramfield.
Very clean and comfortable
A great little holiday cottage. Ideal location for exploring the Dunwich, Southwold and Mindsmere area.
Charming, well equipped cottage
A lovely clean, comfortable cottage full of character and charm. Very central for visiting coastal areas and other beauty spots.
6 miles to closest beach at Dunwich, with fantastic fish and chip cafe (seasonal). Several other beaches closeby (within 15 miles), including Southwold, Covehithe, Alodeburgh and Thorpeness.
Norwich airport 30 miles. Felixstowe port 30 miles
Halesworth 3 miles, Southwold 8 miles, Thorpeness, Aldeburgh 12 miles, Framlingham Castle 10 miles.
The Queens Head at Bramfield - award winning country pub - 200 yard walk
KW Clarke, butchers and grocers also in village. Halesworth town closeby with supermarkets, cashpoints etc.
Aldeburgh: picturesque seaside town on the river Alde - was home to Benjamin Britten. At the north end of the beach is a shell sculpture named ‘The Scallop’ created by local artist Maggie Hambling in tribute to Britten. Covehithe beach is north of Southwold and is a lovely sandy beach with a great coastal walk.
Dunwich Heath (owned by the National Trust) is close by with great walks and picnic spots.
Framlingham Castle was built in 1189. Visitors can walk around the top of the castles curtain walls (the inner buildings have been demolished). There are picnic tables on the lawns within the walls.
Minsmere is among the best RSBP sites in Suffolk. It is situated on the coast near Aldeburgh and has a large visitor centre, shop and tea room.
Snape Maltings – a complex comprising a concert hall, shops and galleries. home to the renowned Aldeburgh Festival.
Southwold is a picturesque coastal town with a large sandy beach. There are a variety of eateries and shops, an elegant pier (with the requisite ‘arcade’) and a lighthouse open to visitors.
Sutton Hoo - an Anglo Saxon site of major importance where the ship burial of one of the earliest English kings was found and excavated.
Thorpeness – laid out in the early 1900’s around The Meare, a manmade lake. In August the lake plays host to the Thorpness Regatta. There is also a lovely shingle beach, a windmill to climb in to and the remarkable ‘House in the Clouds’ which was originally the water tank used by the village.
Walberswick – a little passenger ferry carries pedestrians and cyclists across the River Blyth at Walberswick which is renowned for crabbing, an activity for everyone to enjoy.
Booking Notes: ALL RATES QUOTED ARE FOR 2 BEDROOM LET - CHEAPER RATES AVAILABLE FOR ONE BEDROOM LET NIGHTLY RATES QUOTED ARE FOR 3-4 NIGHT STAY (2 BED), CHEAPER RATES AVAILABLE FOR 5-6 NIGHT STAY AND FOR 1 BED LET Min booking period 3 Nights (longer at other times), On booking £100 deposit payable immediately balance 6 weeks prior to arrival. If booking less than 6 weeks before arrival, full balance to be paid immediately, prior to confirmation of booking. One dog permitted however we ask guests keep dogs in the downstairs rooms only and bring a basket for dog. Small additional charge for dogs. Changeover Day: Changeover day is usually Friday (especially during the peak summer weeks), however we are flexible and regularly have changeovers on other days. We encourage people to contact us to see what we can do to meet their requirements. Notes on prices: prices quoted are generally for full week, 1 bedroom let. Please enquire for shorter breaks or 2 bedroom let. Our pricing structure favours longer bookings - the nightly rate reduces the more nights you stay (up to 7 days).