Crafers is a most imposing village residence in which you'll be totally transported into a world of 'wow'. Expect head turns at every corner as you take in and marvel at this impressive property. Packed to the rafters with antiques and vintage statement pieces, this early 18th century house has been totally transformed to provide one-of-a-kind self-catering holiday accommodation for up to 8 people.
Formerly the home of the owner, everything is here that you could possibly need. With off-the-wall interiors, Crafers marries both high end interior design with quality home comforts. For instance, the kitchen/diner is the hub of the home. Complete with island breakfast bar and woodburning stove - you can sit here in all seasons and always feel content, ideal for family gatherings as well as formal entertaining. Large sash windows look out to the fully enclosed, beautiful rear garden - a frequent home to birdlife and ever-changing borders.
A grand staircase, which splits at the landing, leads to both the first and second floors. The master bedroom boasts commanding views over the garden and comes complete with en-suite shower room. The Drawing Room too will certainly not disappoint. Looking out over the market square, two large settees centre around an open fireplace, which really adds a grand air to this open space. At the other end of the hall, the Entertainment Lounge is ideal for teens or 'big kids' wanting to chill out and watch a movie/listen to music. It comes complete with a surround sound system! Up in the attic you'll also find a games room with children's library - ideal should the weather be inclement.
If you can't already picture yourself here, Crafers truly is a year-round house. Whether you're dreaming of summer barbecues in a private garden, or merely long winter evenings spent with a jigsaw in front of the fire, Crafers truly has all the ingredients for a truly magical holiday for all ages.
The front door opens from the shared porch into the
Hallway: Access to the wide staircase, as well as the back door leading to the rear garden. Sofa, vintage furnishings and decorations.
Cloakroom: W.C. and basin.
Kitchen/Diner: Fully fitted kitchen with double oven rangemaster, dishwasher, washing machine, fridges, microwave, breakfast bar with stools, woodburning stove and table and chairs for 8.
Landing: Writing desk and occasional chair, with mid-century artwork.
Bedroom 1: Superking bed with coordinating drawers, wardrobe, and side tables. Ensuite shower room: Shower unit, w.c., basin and heated towel rail.
Entertainment Lounge: Generous sofa, armchair and footrest, oversized sleigh coffee table, wall-mounted TV with DVD and surround sound system.
Drawing Room: 2 large sofas, open fireplace, TV with Freeview and a selection of antique sideboards, tables and bureaus.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds, chest of drawers and built-in wardrobe, occasional chair. Accessed via the Drawing Room, overlooking the garden.
Bedroom 3: 4 steps down, twin beds and chest of drawers, overlooking the garden.
Family Bathroom: Shower unit, double ended bath, w.c., basin and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 4: King size bed, chest of drawers, feature fireplace, occasional chair and built in wardrobe, overlooking the village square.
Some low ceilings in the hallway leading to the
Games Room: Small pool table/air hockey table, gym ball, armchairs and small library.
Shower Room: Shower unit, w.c., basin and heated towel rail.
Outside: A substantial landscaped garden with a selection of garden furniture and plant life. There are two main eating areas, one on the patio, the other tucked behind the house as well as a secluded jasmin covered pergola with seating. A shingle area to the rear has a tree stump bar and fire pit, set amongst large galvanised planters. A small shallow pond is in a sunken garden area by the main patio.
Parking: Off-street to the rear of the house for up to 3 cars.
Heating: Gas central heating.
Pets: Sorry, no pets allowed.
Notes: Wifi, bed linen and towels provided. Please note that there are low ceilings on the second floor. The main access at the front of the property is shared with the neighbouring boutique and tea room.
Located just fifteen miles north-east of Ipswich, Wickham Market is within the Suffolk Coastal Heritage Area. It is a beautiful small market town offering all the essentials for a holiday, from a high end family butchers, a large Co-Op, chemist and a choice of fish and chips, Chinese or Indian restaurant, not to mention the beautician, homeware store and coffee shop on the ground floor of Crafers. There are no end of superb public houses within a 5 mile location, all offering fabulous homemade meals, the nearest being 'The Greyhound' at Pettistree. Wickham Market is ideally located for Woodbridge, a picturesque bustling riverside town; with historic Framlingham with its' castle and only 20 minutes from the coastal areas of Aldeburgh and Thorpeness, passing Snape Maltings on the way.
- Sleeps 8
- 4 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- Sorry, no pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Friday changeover
- Bed linen provided
- Towels provided
- Travel cot
- Games room
- Washing machine
- No smoking
- Enclosed garden
- Nearest shop 0.1 mile
- Nearest pub 0.1 mile
- 12 miles from the coast
Thank you for leaving the wonderful welcome pack. We have enjoyed sunny, warm weather to explore the interesting local countryside and visit the towns and seaside areas. The house is very comfortable, packed with quirky antiques. Having a cafe on the doorstep was perfect. The Kings, Gibsons & Hallidays - 16th November 2020
What an interesting house and pretty garden - perfect for playing childrens hide and seek. Thank you for the welcome pack, especially the delicious cake - YUM! A good time was had by all in our minimised group of 6, despite variable weather. We recommend the Indian takeaway in the market place across the square. Tasty food and the owner was really friendly. Highlights were Framlingham Castle and fish and chips at Aldeburgh. Andrew & Fenella, Harry & Olivia & Albert & Cecily - 16th November 2020
A really beautiful stay in a house with buckets of character. We loved discovering that the table football was actually also a pool, air hockey and ping pong table! The local butcher is fabulous, crabbing was excellent and Framlingham is always fun. Martin, Sun & Emilio - 16th November 2020
Thank you for a very warm welcome and enjoyable stay. A great house on a wet and windy afternoon! Staying as a family, the highlights were the sandy beaches at Southwold and Walberswick (low tide). Don't miss the "under the pier" show at Southwold Pier - a room of brilliantly imaginative and and funny machines. Delicious food at The Crown Hotel and Station. We managed to have a glorious afternoon at Dunwich Heath in a pocket of sunshine - highly recommended for a very special landscape. Thank you for being so accommodating on check in/out times. We head back to London for lockdown #2. I hope everything goes well for you over this time and we will be back. Very best Lee, Matthew & Laurie - 16th November 2020
Wow, what a beautiful place - been admiring your vintage finds all week! Great location, really enjoyed our time in Suffolk and so very lucky with the weather. This is the first time we have been on holiday to Suffolk - so lucky to have found Crafers, a beautiful home in a great location. We can also recommend The Greyhound and The Unruly Pig - great food! Weather was fantastic and we made the most of it at the coast. Highly recommend Southwold, Orford and Minsmere, and Framlingham Castle is worth a visit Gary, Jane, Ben, Amy & Geri - 16th November 2020
We've had a wonderful week at Crafers and would have loved to have stayed for longer! We've really enjoyed the house, the garden and the surrounding area. Can highly recommend The Greyhound and The Unruly Pig for delicious meals. Enjoyed visits to Snape Maltings, Woodbridge, Framlingham and Thorpeness. Kayaking at Iken Canoe was great fun and lots of lovely local walks too. Many thanks.Martin, Nicola and Family - 12th September 2020
What a wonderful place to stay after 'Lockdown'! The house is beautiful, very comfortable and homely. Thank you for the wine and cake which we really appreciated. This is a perfect place to explore Suffolk from and we hope to come back. We'll definitely be recommending Crafers to friends and family.Ann, Edd, Hannah, Luke and Lily - 12th September 2020
Thank you for a wonderful stay at Crafers. You have created a warm and welcoming holiday home. We have enjoyed the garden and barbecue as well as eating out at The Greyhound and taking away from The Beugal. Crafers is so well placed for enjoying the countryside on foot and bike, and of course, visiting the Suffolk coast.Sue Cotrel - 12th September 2020
Thank you for a lovely week at Crafers! The house is beautiful and very comfortable. We had the hottest week - 30+ over every day. We loved the garden and cooked BBQ everyday. I think it would be lovely to stay at Crafers in the winter too.Ruth Hopper - 12th September 2020
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay over New Years 2019/2020. What a place to bring in the New Year with family and friends. We loved cooking meals in the well-stocked kitchen, lazing by the fire and we did a blustery winter walk to the Rams Holt Arms. We will recommend to friends and hope to return again soon. Ali & co - 3rd January 2020
Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely house over Christmas & thank you for the great welcome, delicious cake& wine & the copious amounts of wood. We have had the most wonderful holiday & everyone in Wickham Market has been very welcoming. We could not recommend this house enough. Thank you. Katherine Such a beautiful, peaceful, cosy haven for a family Christmas - Thank you so much! Laura x Thank you so much for letting us stay in such an incredible house. What a place to spend Christmas! Hope you all had a lovely festive season with your family. We couldn't have spent it in a nicer place! Charlotte. Many thanks for looking after us so well - Wood, wine, champagne, warmth. Charles. A lovely setting for a wonderful Christmas. What a beautiful home!! Jamie. - 28th December 2019
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