Abbey Farm is ideal for:
With accommodation for up to 10, Abbey Farm would be ideal for a larger family, a group of friends or indeed wedding groups - it is close to some excellent wedding venues.
Abbey Farm, a sumptuous spacious detached farmhouse, perfect for larger families. This beautifully renovated house offers comfort and luxury in equal measure. There are two wood burners for those cooler evenings and a stunning, mature garden for those warm evenings just to sit in and enjoy the surrounding countryside. Abbey Farm has a large garden with a large amount of parking. The garden is fenced all round. The ponds in the grounds which are typical of a 15th century house are fenced for safety . The large garden includes areas of lawn, shrub borders, and trees. A gazebo for those wanting to relax out of the sun or to sit in on a warm evening. There are several seating areas and a large table which easily accommodates 10, a fire pit and gas BBQ are there for you to enjoy.
Facilities at Abbey Farm:
Gas BBQ - Travel Cot - High Chair - Stair Gates - Washing Machine - Tumble Dryer - Dishwasher- Wifi - Car Park - Sleeps 10
5 Bedrooms - 3 Bathrooms - Fire pit - Wood burners - Oil Central Heating - Table Football - Lock up Shed for Bikes
Important things you need to know about Abbey Farm
Check in after 3pm, check out by 10 am, minimum stay 3 days. All linen and towels provided.
Friday changeover unless agreed otherwise.
Not wheelchair friendly
Steep stairs to 2nd floor
Beach 29 miles. Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile, restaurant 1mile.
Rural Property, Car essential
Secure bike shed in grounds
Located in the small village of Thrandeston, guests can visit all that Suffolk and Norfolk has to offer, as you are located right on the border. The Suffolk Heritage Coast is only 25 miles away, where you can visit Southwold with its famous pier, Aldeburgh for its abundance of great food and restaurants, and Lowestoft, the most easterly point in the UK.
Bressingham Steam Museum, Oasis Camel Centre, Banham Zoo and Framlingham Castle are all a short drive away.
If a drive isn’t in your plans, you can put on your boots and explore the many walks and cycle trails in the surrounding area. There is a secure shed for your bikes. A particular favourite is the 12 miles of footpaths through The Thornham Estate, an ancient parkland, with woodland and farmland, as well as a Victorian walled garden. A perfect location for walkers, cyclists or anyone with an interest in history or wildlife Abbey Farm is close on the Suffolk Norfolk border in an area rich in historic treasure and wildlife sanctuaries including Redgrave and Lopham Fen a wild watery landscape of sedge, rush, heath and hundreds of pools created over many centuries by local people as they eked out a living, digging peat for fuel and cutting reed and sedge for thatching.
For shopping: Diss has a good selection of supermarkets and small independents with a market on Friday mornings together with Chemists and everything you may need during your visit. Eye has a Deli, Pharmacy, Post Office and Bank and some very nice gift and antique shops and two small Co-Op supermarkets.
Self-catering eating and drinking: Tesco and Waitrose deliverer to Abbey Farm and there are lots of lovely independent butchers, bakers and Delicatessens s in Diss and Eye and both have a good selection of supermarkets. Diss has its weekly market on Fridays. On Wednesday mornings a Country Market is held in the town hall in Eye.
Eating out: Diss has an excellent selection of eateries, from tea shops to restaurants. There is a vegetarian restaurant, Chinese, Indian and the superb Weavers Wine Bar. There are several eateries in Eye including tea shops and the Queen's Head, there is also a good fish and chip shop for take away. Nearer to Abbey Farm you have the beautiful Oaksmere Hotel with a lovely restaurant and cocktail bar and a public bar where they also serve bar food. Well behaved dogs are allowed in the public bar. The Oaksmere is a very popular wedding venue.Get the full listing »