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Quirky Characterful Two Bedroom Holiday Cottage In Peaceful Village Setting

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Bramfield, Halesworth, Suffolk - 200 yard walk to award winning country pub and only 6 miles to Heritage Coast

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.

Paul and Helen Venn
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 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 slow 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Mr and Mrs Bartley and children, Surrey – We had an absolutely fabulous time. We loved the Annexe and everything about it. The owners have clearly given thought to every last detail, which made our stay perfect. We will definitely come again!!

J and S Rendham, Sheffield – What a beautiful cottage – so perfectly appointed – thank you so much for such a lovely holiday and at such a reasonable price.

The Oliver family, Birmingham – Your quaint cottage was just perfect for our family break. Thank you for being so flexible about our dates and requirements and for thinking of everything we could need!! Hope we can come back again next year!
Apr 2011
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Bramfield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 1 newly fitted bathroom with bath/shower over, wc, hand basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 bedrooms + travel cot for infant) Notes on bedrooms: Main bedroom with king size bed, second bedroom with twin beds.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Property well heated by newly installed heating system, with portable control. Also provided free of charge are high chair, travel cot, child bed guard, removable stair gate, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, picnic backpack, blankets, hot water bottle. Outside: Paved area to rear of house with garden furniture and barbeque. Gravel area to side of house (alternative entrance to house through side patio doors). Gravel drive at front of house with ample parking space for two vehicles. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided free of charge. Property cleaned and serviced prior to arrival of all new guests and on weekly basis for long stays if required.


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Quirky Characterful Two Bedroom Holiday Cottage In Peaceful Village Setting
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 25 reviews
Brighton, Sussex. UK

Lovely cosy cottage...

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was lovely, cosy and very clean. Everything needed was thought of. Would love to go again but during spring/summer and stay longer. We were only there for a few days and had rain, sleet and snow!

It will be an ideal base for visiting various places around this part of Suffolk.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Owner's Response: The perfect guests
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Bramfield cottage....

  • 5 of 5

lovely little quirky cottage...nice and warm on arrival and for entire stay...everything i needed for a short break...Coop only a few miles, very handy....WiFi fine...all in all a good stay....

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Bramfield Suffolk

  • 4 of 5

What a cute little cottage. Just perfect for us for the week to be able to spend time with our .daughter and future son in law. The bonus was being able to bring our two cats with us rather than relying on asking somone to visit daily to feed them which would be possible but not much fun for them being left alone for a week. They settled in very quickly and coped with the journey up from Bournemouth very well. The cottage was equiped with everything we needed.

There is so much to see and do in the area and we already have a list of places to visit on future trips.

A great relaxing week to recharge the batteries in the run up to Christmas both at work and at home. Thankyou .

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Birmingham, UK

Comfortable, cosy cottage - home from home

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was comfortable, warm and cosy. We had everything we needed for a relaxing long weekend. Our son was thrilled with his successful birdwatching and watching bittern fish at Minsmere was a treat for us all.

Well located for some lovely places to visit. Very quiet area so we all slept well.

Many thanks Paul and Helen.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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This was a lovely cottage, in a perfect location.

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely few days in this cottage. The owners were very flexible with dates and we found it very well equipped. Many some hooks to hang up coats would be useful. It is in a lovely area with day trips to Southwold, Aldeburgh and Framlingham all in easy reach.

There was plenty of kitchen equipment and everything was clean and well thought out. Would definitely recommend to family and friends although need to beware of the low doorways.

We went to the local pub with a friendly welcome and can recommend the Raj Putha Indian restaurant at Halesworth. The co-op in Halesworth was very useful too.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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  • 4 of 5

Really nice cottage with great facilities and in a nice location.

One tip - take slippers as the downstairs carpet is very hard under foot.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres


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.

Further Details:

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
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).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.