IN MARCH 2017 WE COMPLETED THE CONVERSION OF OUR BARN INTO A STUNNING COTTAGE IN THE MOST FABULOUS OF SETTINGS.
Willow Cottage is a recently converted brick farm building set in its own grounds on the bank of a large, traditional Suffolk farm pond – a highlight of staying here is sitting on the decking, watching the sun set through the trees whilst admiring the various water fowl and birds around the pond. Maybe it is just possible to hear the occasional tractor driving along our country lane (some 50 metres away) but otherwise all is peace and tranquility.
Immediately outside the Cottage’s entrance gate is a bridleway with links to an extensive network of well marked public footpaths across the adjoining fields with stunning views over miles of unspoilt Suffolk countryside. There is also a well-worn path in the other direction to our local pub!
RSPB Minsmere and our Heritage Coast beaches at towns such as Aldeburgh and Southwold are about half-an-hour’s drive away. As the saying goes ‘so much to do….’!
The Cottage is in the grounds of White House Farm on the edge of the peaceful village of Badingham. It has the benefit of easy access and parking.
Badingham’s pub, The White Horse is less than a mile away: it enjoys an excellent reputation for both food and craft beers, has spacious outdoor seating and is a great place to spend a summer’s evening. The nearest shop is a Co-Op in the larger village of Laxfield some three miles away.
Framlingham is ten minutes away and is our vibrant local market town with a broad range of shops including a large supermarket, two petrol stations, eateries and coffee shops etc. Market days are on Tuesdays and Saturdays. It is also home to English Heritage’s Framlingham Castle and an impressive Parish Church.
Grounds: the Cottage enjoys the benefit of a large lawn with occasional mature trees alongside the edge of the pond and is screened from White House Farm providing privacy.
Exterior: access to the Cottage is up a ramp from the lawn onto the over-pond decking area. This area is perfect for sitting out and enjoying a glass of wine and/or a barbeque whilst trying to spot the local wildlife. Access is through glass doors into –
Living area: cleverly designed to retain some of the original features whilst being bright and airy with lots of glass enabling you to enjoy great views over the pond and the sunsets. Equipped with comfortable seating, TV/DVD player and WiFi; a dining area and fitted kitchenette. Go through a door to…
The bedroom: a complete bedroom suite consisting of a double bed, bedside tables and large chest of drawers and a doorway to
A walk in storage/dressing area and the shower room: with shower, washbasin and WC.