A stunning light and airy one bedroom cottage with decking over a large pond
- english, french, spanish
About TIna Neill
Chris and I moved to Suffolk from London in 2000 to raise our young family. We feel very lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the country in a peaceful rural location and within 20 minutes of the stunning Heritage Coast. Chris and I met when we were working ski seasons for a tour operator many years ago and Chris has spent most of his working life in travel and tourism. Three years ago he semi retired and set up a classic car hire business. After many years working in senior marketing management, I decided to work in something more seasonal which would fit in with Chris's business and in an area which would still give me an opportunity to use my marketing skills but also to talk to and meet people. So the holiday lets venture was born. We've turned full circle and are back in the tourism business!
TIna Neill purchased this Cottage in 2016
Why TIna Neill chose Badingham
When we first moved to White House Farm, we used the barn for storage and then as a stable for my daughter's horse. It sits right on the bank of a large pond and we always thought it would be such a great setting for a dwelling of some kind. When we reached the point of having to replace the roof, we decided that was the time to convert it and we're so pleased we did. Chris often says that we should move in and rent out our house!
What makes this Cottage unique
In the most beautiful rural setting with decking over a large pond surrounded by gardens and mature trees Perfect for couples of all ages Barn converted to a high standard retaining much of its original character Fabulously light and airy with fantastic views Comfortably furnished and equipped to a high standard Stunning countryside views Public footpaths accessed from the garden Within easy reach of the Heritage Coast Local pub only half a mile away Off road parking Secure storage for bicycles
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Peace and Tranquility
A lovely cottage, with everything you need. A Very
comfortable stay. Peace and quiet with the views, as well
as all the wildlife.
Cosy and comfortable. Beautiful setting.
Lovely little cottage. Warm and cosy. Very comfortable. Had everything we needed and more. Suffolk has some lovely towns and villages all within easy reach. Seaside is nearby too.
Lovely cottage in beautiful setting
We enjoyed our stay in Willow Cottage, it was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed for a relaxing rural break. The view of the pond and garden from our decking was beautiful. Wonderful walking country on our doorstep and Framlingham with good pubs, cafes and shops was only a few miles away. The village pub was good too. A big thank you to Tina and Chris for making us feel very welcome.
Peaceful location with lovely views perfect for a relaxing break
Just returned from a lovely weekend at Willow Cottage. The space is well laid out and perfect for couples. The decking over the pond is a real bonus - so peaceful to sit and watch the ducks, moorhens, squirrels and pheasants.
Tina and Chris were great hosts - the milk, eggs, cookies and bottle of wine were a thoughtful gesture and were very much appreciated.
The local pub, The White Horse, is approx 20 minutes walk - the food was delicious! We also went to the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary which was well worth a visit. Storm Freya made her presence felt but didn't spoil our weekend in the least!
We will most definitely be returning to Willow Cottage in the future.
Clean, private, pretty, secure, well equipped, bright, warm, cosy, quiet, comfortable, and the hosts were the perfect balance of supportive, friendly but discreet. Perfect 👌
Nice neat property, looks exactly like the pictures . In a great location to explore or just relax.
From glorious beaches, scenic heath land, gently rolling countryside, nature reserves and picturesque old wool towns to historic castles, arts, cultural and sports activities, family themed attractions and scrumptious locally produced food and drink there’s something in Suffolk for everyone regardless of age and interest.
Only one mile from Boundary Farm and four miles from Willow Cottage, is the charming, historic market town of Framlingham. Renown for its 12th century castle surrounded by parkland and the Mere which is a haven for wildlife and walkers, Framlingham is a perfect town for a stroll, shop and glimpse of history. Market Hill is the town’s centre and hosts markets on Saturday and Tuesday.
BEACHES AND HEATHS
Our farm cottages and glamping site is within easy reach of the unspoilt Suffolk coast and heaths (an area of outstanding beauty) renowned for its scenic beauty, wildlife and outdoor recreation. The beautiful coastal towns and villages of Southwold, Walberswick, Dunwich, Sizewell, Thorpeness, Aldeburgh, Bawdsey Quay and Orford add much to its unique appeal.
NATURE, WALKING AND BIRDWATCHING
You’re spoilt for choice for fabulous walks in this area, which showcase the range of wildlife and countryside whether its marsh, woodland, heath, rolling countryside or the coast.
RSPB Minsmere (of Spring Watch fame) is a fantastic coastal nature reserve featuring splendid woodland, wetland and coastal scenery, rare birds, shy wildlife, beautiful bugs and colourful wild flowers in summer.
ORFORD NESS NATURE RESERVE
Accessible by a short boat ride, this is the largest vegetated shingle spit in Europe and is an important nature reserve providing a location for breeding and passage birds as well as for the coastal shingle flora and wildlife. From 1913 until the mid-1980s the Ness was used as a secret military test site.
FAMILY ACTIVITIES include:
EASTON FARM PARK
3.5 miles from Framlingham, Easton Farm Park is a petting farm with loads of activities including pony rides, indoor play barns, wonderful café all set in the beautiful Deben river valley.
THE PIER AT SOUTHWOLD
Decked out across the sea, this historic pillared walkway sums up an idyllic English seaside destination. It offers cafés and restaurants, shops and amusement arcade.
SUFFOLK OWL SANCTUARY
The sanctuary at Stonham Barns, Stonham Aspall is a delightful place to watch, study or simply enjoy the company of owls and other birds of prey. There are over 80 raptors at the Centre, all housed in spacious aviaries and flying free in narrated flying displays or demonstrations. There is also a leisure and retail village, golf centre, fishing lake, playground, shops and tea room.
A walking safari set in 100 acres and home to more than 80 species of animals from around Africa. Located in Kessingland near Lowestoft, around 20 miles away.
Often awarded the prize of Norfolk’s Top Attraction, the zoo is home to over 2,000 animals. 25 miles.
PLEASUREWOOD HILLS THEME PARK
One of Suffolk’s leading family attractions, Pleasurewood Hills in Lowestoft (28 miles) offers lots of thrilling rides including four roller coasters!
RSPB, SUFFOLK COAST
The RSPB has six nature reserves on the beautiful Suffolk Coast. There’s a wealth of wildlife to be seen. Minsmere is the flagship reserve, offering a variety of countryside walks and bird-watching hides, a busy programme of events and top class facilities including a shop and tearoom.
POWER BOAT TRIPS, SOUTHWOLD
If it’s adrenaline, fun and excitement you are looking for, you will go a long way to beat the exhilarating experience of a high speed sea blast aboard the thrilling charter RIB Coastal Voyager!
HISTORY AND HERITAGE
Framlingham is a magnificent late 12th-century castle, its striking outline reflected in the nearby mere.
SAXSTEAD GREEN POST MILL
is a corn mill, whose whole body revolves on its base and was one of many built in Suffolk from the late 13th century.
An awe inspiring Anglo Saxon burial ground. Plenty of activities and events for families and children.
Discover one of England’s most complete and unusual keeps. The unique polygonal tower keep of Orford Castle stands beside the pretty town and former port.
Cycling – There are many trails and routes through villages, forests and countryside including the 88 mile Suffolk Cycle Coastal Route. There are a number of cycle hire shops in Southwold, Aldeburgh and Rendlesham Forest to name a few.
Golf – Suffolk is a golfer’s paradise. With courses to suit everyone from beginners to pros. Available at High Lodge, Cretingham, Aldeburgh, Thorpeness, Ufford, Woodbridge, Witnesham and Halesworth, and there are driving ranges at Stonham Barns and Ufford.
Sailing and surfing. With miles of fabulous coastline Suffolk is a great place for watersports. From sailing trips to small and large yacht charter, through to comprehensive RYA sail training.