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Woodhall Manor, Thrandeston

Eye - Suffolk Countryside

Not far from Diss, Woodhall Manor is set in acres of private garden, offering the best of the Suffolk countryside for guests to enjoy. Spacious yet cosy, this property ticks all the boxes as a traditional Suffolk house.
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 well-behaved dog welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Parking
  • Friday changeover
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Description

A traditional old Suffolk house, Woodhall Manor is in a rural location on the edge of the tiny hamlet of Thrandeston.  The property has all the hall marks of a traditional Suffolk Long House.  Beamed throughout, taller guests will have to duck to get through some doorways.  A stunning inglenook fireplace in the sitting room with log burning stove, a contemporary log burner in the ground floor bedroom and a Romesse  pot belly stove, dating back to World War II, in the kitchen, you are unlikely to be cold. As well as a solid oak front door, floor boards throughout are the original broad boards once so common in traditional properties in Suffolk.  The house has been tastefully refurbished and includes two new bathrooms.
Upstairs there are two double bedrooms, one with king sized bed, a small double and a bunk bedroom; all decorated and furnished in keeping with the feel of the house; they are light and airy with vaulted ceilings and exposed beams.  The upstairs family bathroom is extremely spacious and includes from a large bedroom and includes a bath and large walk in shower, wash basin, and w.c.
The ground floor bedroom is perfect for guests who either don't want to cope with stairs or would like their own relaxing space (large comfortable sofa and wood burning stove). Pub: 2.8 miles, Shop: 3.4 miles. 

GROUND FLOOR 
Sitting Room: The sitting room has oak flooring and rugs; the room is dominated by a large fireplace with log burning stove, flat screened TV, sofas and chairs are assembled around the fire creating a really cosy atmosphere and there is a coffee table and lamps, antique sofa table, chest and sideboards. The cupboard under the stairs contains a good selection of children's toys and games which holidaymakers are welcome to enjoy.
Kitchen/Diner: The farmhouse kitchen is divided into two distinct areas, and much of the heritage of the building is evident here. There is an old bread oven and a fascinating pot belly stove taken from a war time nissen hut, it gives off a fantastic heat and is a real feature of the room which also includes a circular dining table seating up to 10 people and shelving with books, a CD player and a selection of CDs, wine rack, The kitchen includes a butler sink, an electric range with 5 burner hob and 3 ovens, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, kettle, 4 slice toaster, lots of kitchen equipment and ample cupboard space for all your groceries.
Utility Room: Houses the boiler, a freezer, a washing machine with old fashioned clothes dryer above. There is a butler sink and storage for cleaning materials, iron and ironing board etc.
Shower Room: Includes a corner shower, wash basin and w.c.
Bedroom 1: There is a large ground floor bedroom, perfect for friends or relatives who might want quiet time away from the rest of the party. There is a sofa and lamps, antique corner cupboard, an antique brass king sized double bed, bedside table and lamp, chest of drawers, a small log burning stove and occasional tables.

FIRST FLOOR 
Bedroom 2: King sized double bed, bedside tables and lamps, two chests of drawers, wardrobe and rocking chair. There is a wooden cot (please bring bedding if using the cot)
Bedroom 3: Full sized bunk beds, bedside table and lamp for lower bunk, and wall light above the upper bunk, chest of drawers and hanging hooks.
Bedroom 4: Double bed, bedside tables and lamps, large chest of drawers and clothes hooks
Bedroom 5: Double bed, one side against the wall, bedside table and lamp and chest of drawers, clothes hooks
Family Bathroom: With large walk in shower, wash basin, bath, w.c. and storage units. There is an electric shaver point.

Garden: The garden is well over an acre in size with lawn to the back and an ancient orchard - apple, pear and mulberry trees - to one side separated from the fields by a ditch on one side, a fence on the other. 
Parking: Off-road for 4 cars. 
Heating: Ground source heat pump. 
Notes: WiFi, bed linen and towels included. There is a deep pond in the neighbouring garden which could be accessed by a determined child or inquisitive dog - when out in the garden please do supervise small children at all times.

A perfect location for walkers, cyclists or anyone with an interest in history or wildlife Woodhall Manor is close to 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. With well over 270 plant species, including many national or regional rarities, the fen boasts a diversity of plant life to satisfy even the keenest of botanists. Thornham Walks is a delight, there are paths suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs and lots of other delightful walks - dogs are welcome if kept on their lead.
Animal lovers of all ages will love a day out at Banham Zoo, just a 9 mile drive from the house whilst West Stow Saxon Village is a must for all ages.
Eye is a  very small town.  Dating back to Roman times it was once strategically important, thus the fascinating Eye Castle and splendid church; the town hall is Italianate and there are many fascinating old buildings throughout Eye.  There is a good choice of shops, all of which are within a very easy walk of the house. 

Features

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 well-behaved dog welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Parking
  • Friday changeover
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Travel cot
  • Barbecue
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • No smoking
  • Detached building
  • Nearest shop 3.1 miles
  • Nearest pub 3.1 miles
  • 29.6 miles from the coast
  • Ground floor bathroom
  • Ground floor bedroom

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Facilities

Ground Floor

  • The front door leads into a lobby with coat hooks and space for sticks and umbrellas
  • The sitting room has oak flooring and rugs; the room is dominated by a large fireplace with log burning stove, flat screened TV, sofas and chairs are assembled around the fire creating a really cosy atmosphere and there is a coffee table and lamps, antique sofa table, chest and sideboards. The cupboard under the stairs contains a good selection of children's toys and games which holidaymakers are welcome to enjoy
  • There is a large ground floor bedroom, perfect for friends or relatives who might want quiet time away from the rest of the party. There is a sofa and lamps, antique corner cupboard, an antique brass king sized double bed, bedside table and lamp, chest of drawers, a small log burning stove and occasional tables.
  • The farmhouse kitchen is divided into two distinct areas, and much of the heritage of the building is evident here. There is an old bread oven and a fascinating pot belly stove taken from a war time nissen hut, it gives off a fantastic heat and is a real feature of the room which also includes a circular dining table seating up to 10 people and shelving with books, a CD player and a selection of CDs, wine rack, The kitchen includes a butler sink, an electric range with 5 burner hob and 3 ovens, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, kettle, 4 slice toaster, lots of kitchen equipment and ample cupboard space for all your groceries.
  • The utility room houses the boiler, a freezer, a washing machine with old fashioned clothes dryer above. There is a butler sink and storage for cleaning materials, iron and ironing board etc. A door leads out to the veranda where there is a table and chairs, barbecue.
  • The ground floor bathroom includes a corner shower, wash basin and w.c.

First Floor

  • Straight stairs lead to the 1st floor (hand rail to one side)
  • Bedroom 1 has a king sized double bed, bedside tables and lamps, two chests of drawers, wardrobe and rocking chair. There is a wooden cot (please bring bedding if using the cot)
  • Bedroom 2. A bunk room with full sized bunk beds, bedside table and lamp for lower bunk, and wall light above the upper bunk, chest of drawers and hanging hooks.
  • Bedroom 3 has a double bed, bedside tables and lamps, large chest of drawers and clothes hooks
  • Bedroom 4 has a double bed, one side against the wall, bedside table and lamp and chest of drawers, clothes hooks
  • There is a large family bathroom with large walk in shower, wash basin, bath, w.c. and storage units. There is an electric shaver point.

Outside

  • The garden is well over an acre in size with lawn to the back and an ancient orchard - apple, pear and mulberry trees - to one side separated from the fields by a ditch on one side, a fence on the other. The neighbouring property has a deep natural pond which could be accessed by a determined dog or small child so care must be taken and young children should be supervised in the garden.
  • Under cover bike storage is available

Services

  • Heating via a ground source heat pump. A starter pack of logs in provided for each of the fires.
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Wifi provided. Please note internet speeds in Suffolk can sometimes be slow.
  • Parking in the drive for 4 cars
  • One well behaved dog is welcome at Woodhall Manor. The garden is not fully fenced and owners should be aware that there is a pond in the garden next door (which would be accessible to most dogs).
  • In consideration of other holidaymakers please do not smoke in the house

Reviews

This charming country house was an ideal base to travel around and visit attractions in Norfolk and Suffolk. Set in a beautiful peaceful location, the extremely large gardens were a bonus for the children in our party who could enjoy running around without being restrained! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Charming country house in a beautiful rural location. Peaceful and ideal for children to run around safely in the extensive gardens.Mrs Pauline Keeling - 30th July 2018
Absolutely beautiful couldn't fault it Mrs Susie Beighton - 4th July 2018
Beautiful location, very peaceful and a charming house. Miss Emma Stow - 4th June 2018

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