Field Cottage, Sudbourne, Woodbridge, Suffolk
Field Cottage is a large family holiday home in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at the heart of the Suffolk countryside. It occupies an ideal location adjacent to Tunstall Forest, which is a haven for dog walkers, cyclists, bird watchers and equestrians alike. Sudbourne Village itself is tucked away between Orford and Snape on the edge of the Suffolk Heritage Coast, with easy access for Aldeburgh and Woodbridge.
Dogs are welcome by prior arrangement with the owner, as are your horse or pony. A riding or trekking holiday in the Winter, Spring & Autumn is wonderful here, as the going in the forest and country tracks is sand based with little or no mud. The weather can be very good, with the lowest rainfall in the country and the countryside is not busy. Even on the rare occasions when the temperature gets chilly, the days are mostly bright and cheerful. For more information about bringing your horse on holiday and the facilities that we can provide, see the Stables & Paddocks section.
Field Cottage is approached along a private loose surface track overlooking fields and forest. It enjoys a secluded location with ample parking space for cars and horse boxes and provides an ideal self catering holiday base from which to explore the local area by horse, foot, cycle or car. The cottage is ideal for a family holiday or for a group of friends looking for peaceful and attractive surroundings. We're sure you'll enjoy the idyllic and spacious environment offered by this large well featured property.
There are four free to use purpose built stables available, plus a tack & feed room for your use. The floor area of box one is approximately 10ft x 10ft, whilst box two measures approximately 10ft x 14ft. There is a partition between the stable boxes so one large box can be made. The two stable doors are 7ft 6in high x 3ft 6in wide, with the heavy half doors provide ventilation as well as the traditional view for the horse. The stables feature a high beamed ceiling fitted with strip lighting. The light switches are located in the tack & feed room, where mains power sockets can also be found.
Each stable has automatic water drinkers and there is an outside tap to fill water buckets if your horse prefers. A useful hose connection is provided for washing down your horse also. Both areas have a haynet ring and the larger box also has a fixed hay rack. The flooring is made of concrete, slightly sloped to allow draining to an outside drain collection point under the concrete path outside. This floor is suitable for all types of bedding. A mucking out barrow, forks and broom etc are available. You can either provide your own bedding or tell me in advance what your requirements are and I will supply it at cost. Similarly, if you also require hay and/or feed, then this can also be arranged.
Orford is just 2 miles to the south, with its general stores, butcher, Post Office, pubs and the famous fish restaurant The Oysterage, plus the renowned Orford Castle (English Heritage). Therre is also access to the Quay and the River Ore, with ferries to Orford Ness (National Trust) a remarkable military and natural history "island", as well as Havergate Island (RSPB).
Snape can be found 3 miles north, with its world famous concert hall The Maltings. This is the venue of many prominent events for the Aldeburgh festival of which composer Benjamin Britten was a founder member. Snape also has art galleries, gift shops, tea-rooms, walks and boat trips along the River Alde, as well as pubs and restaurant amenities.
Further along the tranquil Heritage Coast, you will find Thorpeness and Aldeburgh with their splendid beaches. These picturesque seaside locations are always a great day out no matter what age you are and if Golf is your interest, they both benefit from full courses.
Away from the beach, you can discover the charm and vastness of Thorpeness Meare boating lake, the intriguing House in the Clouds and Thorpeness Windmill (Suffolk Coast & Heaths). In addition to Aldeburgh's quaint shops and excellent restaurants, you can now experience the recently unveiled 12 foot high Scallop beach sculpture by Suffolk artist Maggi Hambling, in tribute to its most famous former citizen, Benjamin Britten.
Other well known visitor attractions in the area include the Anglo-Saxon Royal burial grounds at Sutton Hoo (National Trust), the nature reserve at Minsmere (RSPB), Framlingham Castle (English Heritage) and Easton Farm Park.
For more information about our pet friendly holiday cottage in Suffolk please visit our website.
Rates : From £477 - £911 (7 nights).
From £337 - £650 (3 and 4 nights).
Small pets allowed by arrangement - please call for details.
Can sleep up to 10 as sofa bed and fold out beds can be used.
Disabled facilities available by arrangement - please enquire for details.
Telephone: 01394 450697
Email: [email protected]
Sleeps: 1 to 7