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Sleeps 10 adults Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 3 Pets 1 Welcome Region Suffolk Town/village Kelsale
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Well Appointed Farmhouse, near Kelsale (SFRH10SS)

A traditional red brick farmhouse surrounded by two acres of natural country garden with two wildlife ponds. The original farmhouse has evolved over time into a charming rustic home, perfect for families and friends looking for an authentic rural break in a homely cottage, complete with Aga.

DUNWICH 7 miles, THORPENESS 6.5 miles, ALDEBURGH 8 miles, WALBERSWICK 11 miles, SOUTHWOLD 13 miles, WOODBRIDGE 17 miles

About the Property: Red House Farm is a lovingly developed, period farmhouse perfect for a relaxing getaway. The cottage is packed full of character with its charming architectural features such as the low windows, varying ceiling height and long corridors. The bright and light sitting room sits in the original house, with views out to the gardens behind. The wood burning stove provides a focal point both here and in the formal dining room. The dining room is complete with an oval dining table. From here you can access the quaint country kitchen, complete with Aga and breakfast table.

The bedrooms are of a good size. The Master bedroom has the benefit of a large, en suite bathroom with bath and walk-in, wet room style shower. The other first floor bedrooms share the large, well appointed family bathroom. For party members who may find stairs difficult, the ground floor king size bedroom is the ideal solution.

There is also a garden annexe which is accessed via a staircase at the rear of the garage, complete with separate lounge area. The low beams and ceilings create a homely feel, with the double bedroom having the advantage of a modern shower room. Complete with central heating.

Grounds: The property is approached by a long, winding driveway, passing through the paddock and orchard before finishing at the front of the house. To the rear of the house stretch out secluded lawns landscaped with mature trees and two open wildlife ponds perfect for exploring but CHILDREN MUST BE SUPERVISED AT ALL TIMES. Please note that the farm buildings and open barns do not comprise part of the holiday let.

Parking: Ample parking for at least 6 vehicles on the drive and hard-standing next to the barn.

Exploring: East Green is a small hamlet in the parish of Kelsale cum Carlton, just north of Saxmundham. This is classic rural Suffolk with open farmland separated by ditches and hedgerows, quiet, narrow country lanes, great for family walks or leisurely cycle rides.

For wildlife enthusiasts, head to RSPB Minsmere. Spreading over several miles, the nature reserve offers visitors the chance to get up close to coastal and wetland habitats. The site frequently hosts events during the year, including pond dipping and bird watching. Guided tours are also available.

Of course, why not learn more about Suffolk's history with a visit to Framlingham Castle; a truly distinctive landmark which once hosted Mary Tudor. With re-enactments taking place throughout the school holidays as well as audio tours, the castle is a great family day out. The historic coast of Dunwich is only a short drive away from East Green, with its cliffs, sand dunes and miles of endless beach, it is the perfect place for walking or a family picnic.

For the more adventurous, Eastbridge Cycle Hire is only 10 minutes from Red House Farm. Stocking a good selection of mountain bikes for both adults and children, as well as helmets, lights and pumps, what better excuse to go outdoors? Slightly further north is High Lodge Leisure, Hinton. The centre offers courses for all ages including Clay Shooting, Golf, Archery and Fishing. The centre also has the benefit of an on site restaurant for visitors' use.

Self Catering Eating and Drinking: Maple Farm, Kelsale is a farm shop selling freshly grown organic produce including milk, honey, fruit, vegetables, eggs and meat. Just minutes from Red House Farm, children will love seeing the farm animals whilst you stock up on the essentials!

A visit to Emmetts Store in Peasenhall is a must. Listed as one of Rick Stein's Food Heroes, the shop prides itself on its cured meats and wide selection of wine.

Slightly south is Friday Street Farm Shop, located on the edge of the A12, a working farm stocking a variety of locally grown produce as well as having an on site butcher and cafe.

Eating and Drinking out: The Eels Foot Inn, Eastbridge is one of the closest pubs to East Green. Well known for its good food and hearty portions, the pub is both dog and child friendly, with a large beer garden and children's play area to the rear. A great starting/finishing or halfway-point for walks around Dunwich Heath.

Equally close is The Bell, Saxmundham. Priding itself on locally sourced produce, the menu changes daily to reflect the fresh ingredients.

After days spent exploring Southwold and Dunwich, stop off at The Westleton Crown. This 12th Century pub is set in one of Suffolk's prettiest villages.

Mains Restaurant in Yoxford is 3 miles from Red House Farm, set in an old drapers shop with a daily changing menu. The food is frequently described as being of an anglo-french bistro style.

For more information on the local area, check out our sister sites: Visit Southwold, Visit Framlingham and Visit Aldeburgh.

  • Accommodation, ground floor
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Open Fire
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking, Private
  • Ground Floor W.C.


Check in / Check out

Standard check-in is 4pm and standard check-out is normally 10am on your day of departure. In some cases these times vary. Always check your booking confirmation paperwork for correct timings.

Pets Welcome

A maximum of 1 pet is welcome at this property. Typically pet charges apply but please contact the office for details.


The somewhat curious county of Suffolk forms a part of the region known as East Anglia. Its eastern edge is bounded by the North Sea, with neighbouring Norfolk to the north and Essex to the south. The county of Cambridgeshire lies to the west. It has no cities and no motorways, but it does have many gardens and ruins and history in spades, from the Magna Carta to the Saxon relics of Sutton Hoo.

Unusual (for Britain) timber-framed buildings, dating back to the 16th century, vie with Tudor mansions in the attractive streets of market towns. In common with Norfolk, it is a fairly flat county, with much of its area devoted to farming and other rural pursuits. Its coastal geology of sand and clay, combined with the longshore drift current of the sea, means that the land is eroding constantly. Sea defences protect many of the towns but, equally, a good deal of property has been lost as the cliffs are worn away, and more is threatened.

Suffolk is famous throughout the UK for its distinctive dialect, horse racing (the town of Newmarket is the epicentre of British racing) and the arts. Festivals and other shows are common, and fish and chips and Adnam's ale are the order of the day.

East of England

This region includes the ceremonial counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Essex, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. With a rich heritage there is much to see and do to suit all ages. The royal residency of Sandringham Estate is a must see and other historical points of interest include Castle Rising, Sutton Hoo and Somerleyton Hall. The medieval cities of Cambridge, Norwich and Ipswich are not to be missed and there are lots of pretty market towns and idyllic seaside resorts to choose from for a day trip. Alternatively for a slower paced holiday you may wish to visit The Broads or Thetford Forest, these areas are particularly popular for boating and spotting birdlife.

Area Suffolk Nearest shop 0.2 miles Nearest pub 4.2 miles


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