The West Wing at Moat Farm is a suite of rooms with its own private entrance. Originally created for an elderly relative, it has recently been completely refurbished and is now a delightful independent cottage style property set in fabulous gardens.
Guests have free rein of the gardens: an acre of paths and modest hedged enclosures; herbaceous borders; a croquet lawn; pool garden, grass garden; purple garden; winter walk; autumn circle and rose garden. One of the largest wooden bridges in a private garden in England crosses the mediaeval moat to give access to the orchard and an unruly oak plantation full of wild garlic in the spring.
Until he recently retired, David, your host, ran 745pm restaurant at Moat Farm. One of Suffolk's best loved restaurants. Type the name of the restaurant into a search engine or TripAdvisor and you can still find reviews of the restaurant.
Centrally situated in Suffolk, the coastal towns of Southwold and Aldburgh and RSPB Minsmere are half an hour away. But so too is the rest of Suffolk: Historic Bury St Edmunds, wealthy mediaeval wool towns like Long Melford and Lavenham, unspoilt villages like Debenham and Halesworth, stately homes and gardens, dozens of grade one listed churches (our own has the finest single hammeer beam roof in the country) and a vast assortment of other things to see and do.
Whether the desire is a place to crash for the weekend and do very little, or a base for a week to explore the County of Suffolk, The West Wing seems to fit the bill rather well. At least so our guests tell us.