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Luxury lodge in rural suffolk on SSSI with horses grazing nearby IP21 5SJ

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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Chippenhall Green - Gates Lodge Fressingfield

Victorian Grade 2 listed converted 1 bedroom Cart-Lodge and Stable

Special offer 10% discount for 2 weeks or more. Please call 01379 586166 or email enquiries@gateslodge.co.uk


Gates lodge is a Victorian Grade 2 listed quality 4 star self-catering 1 bedroom detached cottage. 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.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Mrs Newby
Member since: 2011
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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.


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Luxury lodge in rural suffolk on SSSI with horses grazing nearby IP21 5SJ
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Brilliant location. Ideally suited for a quiet, relaxing away from it all holiday.

  • 5 of 5

Good size accomodation with everything you could possibly need. Being able to park next to the lodge is a bonus. A beautiful setting and comfortable place to stay whilst exploring the Suffolk countryside and coast.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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tolles Ferienhaus in einer ländlichen Umgebung

  • 5 of 5

Das Ferienhaus ist liebevoll eingerichtet und hochwertig renoviert. Alles Notwendige ist vorhanden. Wohnzimmer/Küche ist angenehm groß. Da wir Temperaturen über 25°C hatten, haben wir den Kamin nicht genutzt, aber er ist sicher angenehm bei kühlerem Wetter.

Bedingt durch die einsame Lage zwischen 2 Ortschaften ist es ausgesprochen ruhig.

Die Vermieter sind sehr nett und hilfsbereit und halten sich im Hintergrund.

Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds, Norwich und die Ostküste sind nah, bedingt durch die ländlichen Straßen braucht man etwas länger.

Es war ein toller Urlaub in einem tollen Haus bei hochsommerlichen Temperaturen.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Muy bien en general.

  • 4 of 5

Muy completo el menaje de la cocina, se echa de menos jabón de manos en el baño y unas pastillas de detergente de lavadora. Al ser zona de campo, hay muchas moscas y arañas. Lo de las arañas resulta algo desagradable porque hay telas de araña por muchos sitios.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Fox and Goose
Nearest Ferry
48 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Nearest Motorway
60 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Fox and Goose
Nearest Beach
19 Miles
Car: recommended

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Chippenhall Green, Suffolk

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid season
3 Sep 2016 - 4 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
low season
5 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High season
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Chippenhall Green in East of England

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Modern electric power shower, toilet and basin.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Lounge with 4'6' sofa bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , separate cozy double bedroom
  • Cosy separate double bedroom, oak-beamed vaulted ceiling, with antique pine mirror wardrobe and chest of drawers. Bedside cabinet, hair-dryer. Economy 7 heated.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Binoculars
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • 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
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
The Lodge is completely detached and self-contained and the prices include all electricity / hot water / Linen. Guests also have use of a separate garden, with patio / BBQ area, washing line and table/chairs which has been newly landscaped and stocked with shrubs and trees. The site sits on the 40-acre common, home to free roaming horses between mid May and mid October which often come to visit at the gate. Guests can take the many routes available including many footpath walks across miles of open fields and can include a lovely scenic walk to the local village with local shop, Historical flint-built Church and the very famous Michelin-starred Fox and Goose Pub and Restaurant, formerly the Guildhall, dating from the medieval period, where you can relax in delightful surroundings indoors or wind down with a drink overlooking the duck pond. Further afield there are many attractions to suit all ages including being 30min from the sandy beaches. Please see our website.

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