A former sheep shearing shed, Shearers Cottage provides guests with not only a stylish interior, but also a spacious well equipped open plan living area and two beautiful en-suite bedrooms. The cottage offers guests a tranquil base to explore the Suffolk heritage coast and surrounding countryside. The exterior of the cottage is wooden clad in traditional Suffolk style and guests can enjoy watching the wildlife through the large tri-fold patio doors to the front of the Cottage. There is small enclosed garden attached to the cottage but guests are welcome to use the owners large, fenced front garden for ball games etc. and to enjoy the trampoline and swings. On the farm there is also a meadow for more adventurous play, all the owners ask is that you suppervise your children at all times.
House in Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge, Suffolk, England - Set In Owners Large Garden On Their Small Farm. Close To Woodland Areas, River Walks And The Coast.
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 8, 2018
About Helen Shand
My name is Helen Shand and I and my husband Garrow bought Castle Farm in 1987. We are from suffolk farming stock and wanted our four children to have plenty of space to play in safety. Shearers cottage was at that time an old sheep shearing shed in our front garden and we felt it would make an ideal holiday cottage. That was 24 years ago and now Shearers Cottage has been extended and re-furbished to a very high standard. We are therefore on hand if our guests need anything.
Helen Shand purchased this Bungalow in 1980
Why Helen Shand chose Woodbridge
We bought Castle Farm, a 50 acre farm, to have more space for Garrow's contracting business and for our children to have plenty of space for horses, cars, bikes and loads of fun! We love this part of Suffolk as there is so much to do, the varied countryside, with woods, beautiful coastline and wide open spaces to explore, has something for everyone.
What makes this Bungalow unique
Shearers Cottage has plenty of living space and beautiful surroundings while being close to lots of Suffolk's best amenities.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
A lovely cosy cottage in a nice woodland setting with easy access from Woodbridge and the A12
The weather for the time of the year was fair Windy & cold at times but returning to the cottage each day it was warm and felt like home. Hopefully we will be returning next year as we have more to see in the area. We were made very welcome by Helen who came to see us shortly after we arrived.
So glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope to see you again one day
Clean, cosy, homely & well equipped in beautiful surroundings.
Lovely cottage with excellent facilities couldn't have asked for better. Surroundings super; the boys loved the swings and trampoline. Host very helpful and actually changed our booking dates when we asked, due to a change of half term dates by our local school, without issue. Highly recommend to all. We are hoping to return.
pet friendly, spacious and well equipped
No complaints. We arrived on a chilly day to a warm, comfortable cottage. The accommodation is spacious and well equipped and the en-suits were proper sized bathrooms which was a pleasant surprise. We'll definitely stay again.
Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again at Christmas!
Lovely cosy, modern well equipped cottage.
Perfect for a short break, everything you need and in a good location.
Thank you James for your kind words and I hope you visit us again
Lovely cottage with great facilities
A really lovely place to stay for a long weekend. Good facilities although the kettle could do with replacing. Close to woodbridge town which was a nice day out. Only reason I gave 4* is because there should be clearer directions getting to the property as your sat nav can take you further to where the cottage is. Other than that, a lovely stay. Thanks for your hospitality Helen and the milk and wine was a very nice touch.
Thank you for your kind words and I will try and attach directions to the welcome email for future guests. I hope you visit us again.
Very Relaxing wonderful place to stay
What a great place to stay loads of room great facilities lovely location what a wonderful location. Very sunny and friendly. Great for kids with a trampoline and swings and with lots of walking very close by!
So glad you had a lovely time, and thank you for your kind words. Hopefully you will come and stay again!
Special interest holidays:
Just over 1 hour by train to London.
The nearest beach is shingle street which is 7 miles away. There are no facilities here but it is very quiet. 12 miles away is Aldeburgh which has a shingle beach and lovely shops and excellent fish and chips. Next to Aldeburgh is Thorepness with a large boating mere and shingle beach. Southwold with pier, beach huts and sandy/shingle beach is 20 miles away.
Stanstead airport is 1.5 hours away by car. The nearest channel crossing is Dover or the channel tunnel, both of which are 2.5 hours away by car. Our nearest station is Melton which is 1 mile away and connects to the mainline at Ipswich from which London can be reached in 70 minutes. A car is advisible but not essential as there is a limited bus service from the road outside the cottage. Also Suffolk is reasonably flat so cycling is very popular!
Woodbridge is 2 miles away and has doctors, dentists, banks, supermarkets, cinema, theatre, restaurants and parks, and the river Deben for boating, sailig and birdwatching. The closest shop for newspapers is at Melton which is 1 mile away. The closest pub is Wilford Bridge which is approximately 1/2 mile away and does all day food. There are excellent eating pubs within 1-2 miles from the cottage. Snape Maltings concert hall is 5 miles away. Minsmere bird sanctuary is 15 miles away.
Rendlesham forest is only 3 miles away for woodland walks and the summer open air theatre. Orford Castle and Orford Ness famlous for the WW11 early warning system are only 10 miles away. Framlingham castle is also only 8 miles away and is well worth a visit. Further afield is Pleasure Wood Hills a family amusement park, which is approximately 1 hour by car. The beautiful North Norfolk Coast is only 2 hours away. Snape Maltings with its concert hall is only 15 minutes away by car and hosts the summer proms. each year.
Rates & Availability
Booking Notes: Please email me for a booking form and on receipt of this and a 25% non-refundable deposit I will confirm your booking. The balance for your holiday will be due 6 weeks before the arrival. Changeover Day: Saturday is the prefered day. But other days off peak are available on request.