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.
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.
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.
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4 day break
lovely property ,well equipped with everything you need ,great location thanks to helen
So glad you enjoyed your stay
Another lovely stay at Shearers cottage. Comfortable & well equipped, couldn’t ask for more. Always enjoy our visits. Thank you.
So glad you had a good time, I hope to see you again soon, Regards Helen
Couldn't have asked for a better stay!
Helen was lovely and the cottage was superb. Very clean and spacious. Great facilities and location. Would definitely stay again and recommend to friends.
Thank you for your kind words, so glad you enjoyed your stay and I hope to see you again one day.
Great location, clean cozy well maintained friendly.
Would stay there again.
So glad you enjoyed your stay, hopefully we will see you again. Thanks, Helen
Perfect place for our short half term break.
Quiet location, well presented property with everything one needs!
Spacious accommodation with two en-suite large bedrooms, large lounge & dining area with a kitchen that has all that one needs. Ideally situated for exploring the towns & villages in the area and enjoying country walks. The coast is minutes away in a car. We had a very enjoyable few days here over New Year.
So glad you enjoyed your stay.
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.
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.