self-catering apartments in a Suffolk Farmhouse
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The Farmhouse is set in the middle of a working farm, surrounded by a lovely garden. About 12 miles south of Norwich and 15 miles from the coast. We have been here 25 years and until recently ran it as an award winning B&B. The rooms have been completely refurbished and decorated, kitchen/diners have been added to the original en-suite bedrooms and comfortable sofas and modern TV’s have made a cosy sitting area in the large room. The farm is worked with great consideration to the wildlife and there are some fabulous walks. We won the “British Pig Farmer of the Year 2014” award and have been well renowned for our home produced sausages and bacon in our previous life as a B&B, these are available for guests to sample. Our outdoor pig herd, of which we are very proud,is high welfare, coming up to the strictest standards for RSPCA Freedom food approval. Trips round the pigs can often be arranged.
However the pigs are kept well away from the house. The house stands on a hill overlooking the Waveney valley, the 2 apartments face south and west, or east and south and are very light and airy. We have a lot of local knowledge and can offer guests walking books, maps, suggestions for days out and insider information about the best places to eat.
The house has full central heating (from a large multi-fuel boiler), modern double glazing and is warm and comfortable. Unlimited WiFi is available free of charge.
The house stands in approximately one acre of gardens. Outside there is ample parking for several cars in a big gravelled car park directly below the 2 apartments. Each apartment has its own secluded seating are with 2 chairs and a table. The gardens are large and well kept with lots of interesting plants. Guests are welcome to make use of the gardens, the sitting areas and lawns. If they feel so inclined they can also do a bit of weeding! As the house stands in the middle of a farm, there are lovely walks around the tracks straight from the front door. A map and talk round are included in both properties.
Local golf is available at the well renowned Waveney Valley Golf Club just 2.5 miles away. The golf course is set in the middle of a large arc of the Waveney river and is considered a very good course, Day rates are available, please contact the golf club directly. If you are interested in farming, then please ask and we will be only too delighted to help.
We are very proud of our outdoor pig herd and it is often possible to take guests round the breeding unit and to see the weaner pigs if they want. Please let us know if you are interested in this. The winning picture of “Piggies on Parade” for the Countryfile calendar was taken on our farm!