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A Perfect Country Hideaway For Two In The Heart Of Beautiful Suffolk

Bedrooms 1
Space 548 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Single storey, one bedroom cottage with woodburner and private garden.

This attractive, single storey cottage is the perfect country hideaway for two and features a woodburner, king sized bed and private garden. The Gig House is a charming and spacious single storey, self catering cottage adjoining the owners' 17th century former farmhouse in beautiful Suffolk. Ideally and centrally located for the county, with all the region's key attractions in easy striking distance. You'll find and enjoy a rich variety of country pubs and restaurants in the surrounding villages.

French doors open onto a private garden with patio for sitting out and barbecues and there is easy walking, cycling and nature right on the doorstep.

Stonham Barns and Owl Sanctuary, Framlingham Castle, Saxtead Windmill, Thornham Walks, and the Museum of East Anglian Life are all close by.

Historic Bury St Edmunds, Lavenham, Sutton Hoo, Long Melford, Woodbridge, Ickworth, Bressingham Steam and Gardens, Jimmy's Farm and much more are all within 30 minutes' drive. Easy access to Suffolk's Heritage Coast – RSPB Minsmere, Snape Maltings Concert Hall, beaches at Felixstowe, Walberswick and Southwold, and Constable Country. Shops/P.O. 0.5 miles.

Whether you're here for sightseeing, walking, visiting relatives, or simply want a relaxing time away from it all, The Gig House at Orchard Farm will meet your needs.

Accommodation details:

All on ground floor: Large living/dining room. Kitchen. Step down to double bedroom with king size bed. Bathroom with shower over bath. Separate WC.


Woodburner in living/dining room. Oil CH, electricity, bed linen and towels inc. WiFi/Internet. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. Stereo/CD. W/machine. D/washer. Private garden and furniture. BBQ. Parking. No smoking. No pets. No children except babes in arms.

More Details

Ian and Janine Wright
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Ian and Janine Wright

We are a semi retired business director and school teacher who love Suffolk and are pleased to welcome guests to the Gig House so they can share in the abundance of attractions that the county has to offer

Ian and Janine Wright purchased this cottage in 1993

Why Ian and Janine Wright chose Stonham Aspal

Our guests love The Gig House because it is so central to the attractions of Suffolk and, with its woodburner and private garden, a comfortable and cosy country retreat. Walking, cycling and wildlife right on the doorstep.

What makes this cottage unique

Attached to the owners' Grade II listed 17th century former farmhouse, The Gig House features a private garden and patio to relax in on Summer days and a woodburner and comfy sofa for winter evenings.


Stonham Aspal Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 548 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • King sized bed. A travel cot can be provided for babies.
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • tennis
If you want anything arranging such as airport/station pickup, groceries, access to local attractions etc, just let us know and we'll help you wherever possible.


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A Perfect Country Hideaway For Two In The Heart Of Beautiful Suffolk
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

A lovely hideaway for a relaxing break

  • 5 of 5

Ian and Janine were perfect hosts: friendly and full of information about the surrounding area. I don't drive, and Ian very kindly ferried me to and from Stowmarket station over what must have been a busy time over Christmas for them both.

Lots of lovely walks to do, and the cottage was very well equipped and maintained. I had a great, restorative break.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind review. We're always happy to help where we can and are so pleased that you enjoyed your well earned break at The Gig House.
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Clean & comfortable, an excellent base for Suffolk

  • 4 of 5

This is a clean, comfortable, well appointed cottage, as described. It was clean & tidy and well laid out. It was easy to find and within reach of all parts of Suffolk. The owners were very approachable, friendly, and a mine of information on "All things Suffolk". I would recommend this place as a holiday destination.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cosy cottage, good starting point

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at The Gig House, we can recommend it and would love to return one day. It was clean and well maintained and we felt being at home when returning from our excursions in the evening. Janine and Ian are very friendly and attentive and always helped with information. The cottage is located in a quiet village, supermarkets and pubs can be reached by car within some minutes. We always picked up fresh range eggs at a farm nearby. There are many places of interest to be visited: Cities like Cambridge and Bury St. Edmunds, beautiful seaside villages like Southwold or Aldeburgh, impressing museums or exhibitions like Sutton Hoo, Museum of East Anglian Life, castles and windmills, beautiful landscapes and beaches like Dunwich Forest or Walton-on-the-Naze. My son (13) loved the driving range nearby and we often played basketball on various playgrounds. Minigolf can be found in Felixstowe, as well as a lot of casinos (for those who like them). We had to get used to short shop hours and to the fact that most of the pubs do not serve food after 2 p.m..

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the trouble to submit your review. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again sometime soon.
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Erholsamer Urlaub in gemütlichem Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben zwei erholsame Wochen in diesem gemütlichen Cottage verbracht. Es entspricht in jeder Beziehung der Beschreibung und den Fotos aus der Anzeige. Die Eigentümer, die auch Deutsch sprechen, sind sehr nett und haben uns herzlich aufgenommen. Wir haben uns gleich wie zu Hause gefühlt. Das Cottage ist sehr sauber und liebevoll eingerichtet. Die Küche ist mit allem ausgestattet, was man für einen 2-Personenhaushalt benötigt. Das i-Tüpfelchen ist die kleine Geschirrspülmaschine. Auch der dazugehörende Gartenbereich lädt zum gemütlichen Verweilen ein. Wir können dieses Cottage ohne Bedenken auf das Wärmste empfehlen. Von hier aus kann man gut alle Sehenswürdigkeiten in East Anglia erreichen. Sollte sich noch einmal die Gelegenheit ergeben, werden wir hier gerne wieder Urlaub machen.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für Ihre freundlichen Worte. Wir freuen uns, dass Sie Ihren Aufenthalt genossen.
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Gig Cottage at Stonham Aspell

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this cottage. It was as the listing described; in addition I would stay it was more spacious than expected with bags of character and charm. The secluded private garden was an added bonus. The owners were very welcoming and provided information on how to get there and were there to greet us on arrival. They made sure that my husband had secure storage for his cycle which meant he could make the most of the excellent cycling country.

The cottage was well maintained and spotlessly clean. The kitchen facilities were good too.

The area is very beautiful, village and towns full of historical and architectural interest. I would recommend trips to the coast, Southwold, Aldbrough, Orford, Thorpeness and inland: Debenham, Woodbridge, Lavenham especially the food at The Great House Restaurant. A trip to Shawsgate vineyard is well worth a visit even if you are not a wine lover.

We would recommend the cottage and hope to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. We always try to be as helpful as possible so that our guests can make the most of their stay. Feedback like this makes it all the more worthwhile.
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Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Stonham Barns
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Earl Stonham
Nearest Beach
28 Miles
Car: recommended

Stonham Aspal is in the heart of Suffolk, with easy access to all the county's and East Anglia's main attractions - or, if you prefer it, the space to relax and enjoy the rural tranquillity.

Stonham Barns and Owl Sanctuary, Framlingham Castle, Saxtead Windmill, Thornham Walks, and the Museum of East Anglian Life are all close by.

Historic Bury St Edmunds, Lavenham, Sutton Hoo, Long Melford, Woodbridge, Ickworth, Bressingham Steam and Gardens, Jimmy's Farm and much more are all within 30 minutes' drive. Easy access to Suffolk's Heritage Coast – RSPB Minsmere, Snape Maltings Concert Hall, beaches at Felixstowe, Walberswick and Southwold, and Constable Country.

Local shops/P.O. 0.5 miles. Main Supermarkets, Banks and a range of High Street stores can be found in Stowmarket (7 miles away) and a smaller supermarket and local produce retailers in Debenham (3 miles)

Suffolk has something for everyone – whether you are looking for activities and attractions, relaxing countryside, wide open beaches, nature reserves, heritage and culture, historic buildings, quiet villages and picturesque market towns to explore, excellent local food and drink, Suffolk has it all - and the best chance of wonderful weather with one of the warmest and driest climates in England.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Contact us for pricing for longer lets or non-standard stays

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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