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Luxury Single Storey Wooden Clad Colonial Style Cottage In Countryside Setting.

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 376 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House in Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge, Suffolk, England - Set In Owners Large Garden On Their Small Farm. Close To Woodland Areas, River Walks And The Coast.

A former sheep shearing shed, Shearers Cottage provides guests with not only a stylish interior, but also a spacious well equipped open plan living area and two beautiful en-suite bedrooms. The cottage offers guests a tranquil base to explore the Suffolk heritage coast and surrounding countryside. The exterior of the cottage is wooden clad in traditional Suffolk style and guests can enjoy watching the wildlife through the large tri-fold patio doors to the front of the Cottage. There is small enclosed garden attached to the cottage but guests are welcome to use the owners large, fenced front garden for ball games etc. and to enjoy the trampoline and swings. On the farm there is also a meadow for more adventurous play, all the owners ask is that you suppervise your children at all times.

Property Manager
Helen Shand
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Helen Shand

My name is Helen Shand and I and my husband Garrow bought Castle Farm in 1987. We are from suffolk farming stock and wanted our four children to have plenty of space to play in safety. Shearers cottage was at that time an old sheep shearing shed in our front garden and we felt it would make an ideal holiday cottage. That was 24 years ago and now Shearers Cottage has been extended and re-furbished to a very high standard. We are therefore on hand if our guests need anything.

Helen Shand purchased this bungalow in 1980

Why Helen Shand chose Woodbridge

We bought Castle Farm, a 50 acre farm, to have more space for Garrow's contracting business and for our children to have plenty of space for horses, cars, bikes and loads of fun! We love this part of Suffolk as there is so much to do, the varied countryside, with woods, beautiful coastline and wide open spaces to explore, has something for everyone.

What makes this bungalow unique

Shearers Cottage has plenty of living space and beautiful surroundings while being close to lots of Suffolk's best amenities.


Woodbridge Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 376 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1. En-suite shower room to bedroom 2. Separate wc and basin off hallway.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with kingsized double bed. Bedroom 2 2 x 3ft twin beds which can be linked together to form a superking double, please ask at time of booking. There is also a wall mounted flat screen TV with freeview.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The front door leads into a large entrance hall with space for coats and shoes. A cloakroom off the hall provides a WC, hand basin and utility area where the washing machine is housed. Within the large open plan living area there is plenty of comfortable seating where you can enjoy the woodland view or watch your favorite DVD on the surround cinema system. We provide some DVD's, books and board games. The dining area has a solid oak floor and round table and chairs for 6 people. In this area the day bed is at one end providing extra comfortable seating and beds for 2 people. The bedrooms have luxury beds with pocket sprung, memory foam matteress, and luxury en-suites to both bedrooms. There are double wardrobes and dressing tables in both bedrooms giving plentry of room for your belongings. Please note smoking is not allowed in the cottage. Outside: The cottage has a small fenced garden with patio, small lawned area, and herb garden. There is a garden table and six chairs, bar-be-que and sun lounger for guests use. At the front of the cottage is a gravelled parking area for 3 cars. The owners allow the use of their large fenced front garden which contains a trampoline and swings. These are used at guests own risk and children must be supervised at all times. Within the owners back garden is an unfenced pond which is approximately 4ft deep in the centre. Therefore please suppervise children who wish to go pond dipping! The cottage is on the owners small farm which is home to the Sutton Hoo Free Range Chickens. Guests are welcome to explore and make use of the large grassed field for ball games, riding bikes etc. However please do not climb on the machinery or allow your children to enter the barns unattended. From the farm you can walk to river Deben and enjoy watching the boats, and wildlife. Utility Room: Automatic washing machine, iron, ironing board, clothes airer, pegs and linen basket, vaccum cleaner, mop, bucket, brush and dustpan and broom. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels are provided and these are changed once a week. If you require more frequent changes then this can be provided at an extra cost. The property is also cleaned once a week on a Saturday, further cleaning would incur an extra cost. Other: Hallway for coats etc.


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Luxury Single Storey Wooden Clad Colonial Style Cottage In Countryside Setting.
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Been twice now, lovely accommodation, clean, warm and tidy - everything you need and more, like home to home. Very peaceful and owners are delightful, can’t fault it at all, deserves five 🌟? ‘s

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, glad you had a wonderful stay
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Lovely weekend.

  • 4 of 5

Very nice house in a lovely quiet location. Snowed most of the weekend and it was lovely and cosy. Would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and very glad you had a good time.
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Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage, very spacious and has everything you need, very quiet and great to have garden to sit out in, would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again one day.
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Lovely cottage inside and out

  • 5 of 5

The Shearers' Cottage was in a pretty location and was everything we could have wished for. There was a fully equipped kitchen, two bedrooms with modern ensuites, a lounge with TV, a dining area and a utility room with washing machine. Outside there was an outdoor setting, access to a washing line and children's play area. There was wine and milk in the fridge and tea and coffe making essentials. All bedding and towels were provided and we spent a lovely few days there. I wish we had booked for longer. Thanks, Helen.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just what it said on the description, and more.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped. Helen made us very welcome, and we would definitely book here again if we visit the are a in future. So much to see and do.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay in our beautiful part of the country. I hope you visit us again one day.
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Just what was needed!

  • 4 of 5

Easily found in lovely location. Everything you would need provided, and if any problems they are soon sorted by the owners. Definitely recommended.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
61.7 Miles
London Stanstead airport
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Wilford Bridge Public House/Restarant
Nearest Ferry
141.1 Miles
Dover Ferry Wharf, Dover
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Woodbridge 18 hole Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Melton Station
Nearest Motorway
68.1 Miles
M25 junction 28
Nearest Restaurant
3.1 Miles
The Table, Quay Street, Woodbridge
Nearest Ski
16.1 Miles
Dry Ski Slope, Ipswich
Nearest Beach
7.5 Miles
Single street, Bawdsey
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Just over 1 hour by train to London.


The nearest beach is shingle street which is 7 miles away. There are no facilities here but it is very quiet. 12 miles away is Aldeburgh which has a shingle beach and lovely shops and excellent fish and chips. Next to Aldeburgh is Thorepness with a large boating mere and shingle beach. Southwold with pier, beach huts and sandy/shingle beach is 20 miles away.


Stanstead airport is 1.5 hours away by car. The nearest channel crossing is Dover or the channel tunnel, both of which are 2.5 hours away by car. Our nearest station is Melton which is 1 mile away and connects to the mainline at Ipswich from which London can be reached in 70 minutes. A car is advisible but not essential as there is a limited bus service from the road outside the cottage. Also Suffolk is reasonably flat so cycling is very popular!


Woodbridge is 2 miles away and has doctors, dentists, banks, supermarkets, cinema, theatre, restaurants and parks, and the river Deben for boating, sailig and birdwatching. The closest shop for newspapers is at Melton which is 1 mile away. The closest pub is Wilford Bridge which is approximately 1/2 mile away and does all day food. There are excellent eating pubs within 1-2 miles from the cottage. Snape Maltings concert hall is 5 miles away. Minsmere bird sanctuary is 15 miles away.

Further Details:

Rendlesham forest is only 3 miles away for woodland walks and the summer open air theatre. Orford Castle and Orford Ness famlous for the WW11 early warning system are only 10 miles away. Framlingham castle is also only 8 miles away and is well worth a visit. Further afield is Pleasure Wood Hills a family amusement park, which is approximately 1 hour by car. The beautiful North Norfolk Coast is only 2 hours away. Snape Maltings with its concert hall is only 15 minutes away by car and hosts the summer proms. each year.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please email me for a booking form and on receipt of this and a 25% non-refundable deposit I will confirm your booking. The balance for your holiday will be due 6 weeks before the arrival.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the prefered day. But other days off peak are available on request.

Manager'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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