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Amherst House

Suffolk, United Kingdom

Per week

from 679.38 to 1645.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Roger Catchpole

Member since Oct 2009
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
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  • Availability Updated:1 day 15 hours

BFB's Overview.

Amherst House is a pretty conversion of a Grade II listed stable building nestled alongside a cluster of similar cottages within the 800-acres of forest, parkland and farm grounds that makes up the the scenic Stowlangtoft Estate in Suffolk.

The 2-3 bedroom cottage has a wonderfully light and bright interior thanks to its double-height central living area with vaulted ceiling and smart and contemporary decor. Guests enter from the communal courtyard, or the Juliette balcony opens onto instantly relaxing views over woodland.
The ground floor living area is very spacious and comprises a useful lobby area, with plenty of room for coats and shoes, a huge and well-equipped kitchen/diner and a comfortable living room with all new furnishings, plus sofa bed. The ground floor is also home to a luxurious shower room with over-sized shower and sensor lighting. Upstairs the space has been cleverly used for two bedrooms; a double and a twin bedroom. Leading on from the double bedroom and separated by a curtain not door, is a small third bedroom with a cot and a single bed suitable for children to sleep in. The lack of windows in the 'third bedroom' will be a bonus for those generally requiring blackout blinds for a restful sleep! Vintage-style bunting and furnishings make it a charming space for mini guests. Upstairs also houses a family bathroom with tub and shower over.

The cottage boasts contemporary luxuries in the form of, Smart Flatscreen TV and WIFI, along with a telephone, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine with the usual appliances in the fully fitted kitchen. The kitchen looks onto the semi-walled mature garden, which is shared with two other holiday cottages and therefore ideal for sociable toddlers. Add to that a fantastically thoughtful Baby SOS arrival survival kit (see Fast Facts column) handy list of baby and toddler gear, and beautiful woodland setting, and the result is a brilliant rural retreat for any pre-school family!

Add code 391AT to get 20% off stays up to 31st August

Location Information

Although wonderfully rural, the cottage is brilliantly convenient too. There's a playground on site, great walking and cycling nearby, and the Michelin award-winning restaurant, pizzeria and farmers market (Sat AM) at Wyken Vineyards within 1.5 miles walk or drive.

Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge, and a whole host of fantastically pretty coastal towns and villages are all within a short drive too.

The Abbey Gardens is a lovely stop for the playground and duck feeding, and the leisure centre offers a pirate ship and flumes for the young ones. Family friendly Café Rouge and Pizza Express are centrally located and St John's Street has some great boutiques for kids.


The medieval wool town of Lavenham, and nearby Long Melford, are also close and ideal for antique hunting. Cambridge is 40 minutes away for a great day's shopping, punting or touring. The renowned Suffolk coast with its famously pretty towns of Aldeburgh, Dunwich and Southwold are within a short drive and well worth a visit.

Other nearby attractions include the award-winning Easton Farm Park which is perfect for toddlers and offers animal feeding, petting, egg collecting, horse and cart rides and mini train trips. Banham Zoo, with its brand new giraffe enclosure is an easy drive, and the Africa Alive safari park nr Lowestoft has a fabulous re-creation of the African Savannah.


If babysitting is an option, Bury is home to the Old Cannon Brewery and Brasserie (a lovely brew pub), and Maison Bleue, for superb fish. Further afield is the critically acclaimed The Great House at Lavenham and family friendly Thorpeness Brassiere and Regatta in Aldeburgh. Other recommendations for eating out with little ones in tow include the brilliant field kitchen at Jimmy's Farm (near Ipswich), made famous by the TV show and a great day out in itself thanks to its animals and nature trail - stock up on supplies in the shop too.

Nearest Medical Services: Doctor 2 miles away, local hospital 9 miles away.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 30 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 30 days prior to arrival

Rates

26 Feb - 28 Mar 2024 : £679.38 /week29 Mar - 14 Apr 2024 : £1219.04 /week15 Apr - 12 May 2024 : £993.04 /week13 May - 23 May 2024 : £1171.1 /week24 May - 2 Jun 2024 : £1495 /week3 Jun - 23 Jun 2024 : £1242.33 /week24 Jun - 18 Jul 2024 : £1398.47 /week19 Jul - 1 Sep 2024 : £1495 /week2 Sep - 8 Sep 2024 : £1164.24 /week9 Sep - 24 Oct 2024 : £930.04 /week25 Oct - 3 Nov 2024 : £1132.75 /week4 Nov - 12 Dec 2024 : £679.38 /week13 Dec - 19 Dec 2024 : £883.45 /week20 Dec - 31 Dec 2024 : £1495 /week1 Jan - 2 Jan 2025 : £1645 /week3 Jan - 13 Feb 2025 : £745 /week14 Feb - 23 Feb 2025 : £850 /week24 Feb - 3 Apr 2025 : £745 /week4 Apr - 21 Apr 2025 : £1340 /week22 Apr - 11 May 2025 : £1090 /week12 May - 22 May 2025 : £1285 /week23 May - 1 Jun 2025 : £1645 /week2 Jun - 22 Jun 2025 : £1365 /week23 Jun - 17 Jul 2025 : £1535 /week18 Jul - 31 Aug 2025 : £1645 /week1 Sep - 7 Sep 2025 : £1280 /week8 Sep - 23 Oct 2025 : £1025 /week24 Oct - 2 Nov 2025 : £1245 /week3 Nov - 11 Dec 2025 : £745 /week12 Dec - 18 Dec 2025 : £970 /week19 Dec - 31 Dec 2025 : £1645 /week1 Jan - 1 Jan 2026 : £1645 /week26 Feb - 28 Mar 2024 : €792.4764 /week29 Mar - 14 Apr 2024 : €1421.974 /week15 Apr - 12 May 2024 : €1158.351 /week13 May - 23 May 2024 : €1366.053 /week24 May - 2 Jun 2024 : €1743.873 /week3 Jun - 23 Jun 2024 : €1449.141 /week24 Jun - 18 Jul 2024 : €1631.273 /week19 Jul - 1 Sep 2024 : €1743.873 /week2 Sep - 8 Sep 2024 : €1358.051 /week9 Sep - 24 Oct 2024 : €1084.864 /week25 Oct - 3 Nov 2024 : €1321.319 /week4 Nov - 12 Dec 2024 : €792.4764 /week13 Dec - 19 Dec 2024 : €1030.518 /week20 Dec - 31 Dec 2024 : €1743.873 /week1 Jan - 2 Jan 2025 : €1918.843 /week3 Jan - 13 Feb 2025 : €869.0202 /week14 Feb - 23 Feb 2025 : €991.4996 /week24 Feb - 3 Apr 2025 : €869.0202 /week4 Apr - 21 Apr 2025 : €1563.07 /week22 Apr - 11 May 2025 : €1271.452 /week12 May - 22 May 2025 : €1498.914 /week23 May - 1 Jun 2025 : €1918.843 /week2 Jun - 22 Jun 2025 : €1592.232 /week23 Jun - 17 Jul 2025 : €1790.531 /week18 Jul - 31 Aug 2025 : €1918.843 /week1 Sep - 7 Sep 2025 : €1493.082 /week8 Sep - 23 Oct 2025 : €1195.632 /week24 Oct - 2 Nov 2025 : €1452.255 /week3 Nov - 11 Dec 2025 : €869.0202 /week12 Dec - 18 Dec 2025 : €1131.476 /week19 Dec - 31 Dec 2025 : €1918.843 /week1 Jan - 1 Jan 2026 : €1918.843 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 30 days prior to arrival

Discount Notes

Who owns this place?

Fast Facts

4 adults + 2 infants + double sofa bed

Airport under 2 hours drive

Stansted Airport is 50km away.

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

Many beautiful beaches and charming coastal towns within a short drive

Amenities within Walking Distance

There's an award-winning bistro within 15mins walk.

Nursery Gear (additional)

This child friendly cottage has a useful list of baby gear provided including a wooden and a travel cot (bedding if required), two highchairs, a booster seat, a stairgate (only one short flight of stairs), a baby bath seat, a changing mat, a bouncer chair, hand blender, sippy cups, plastic crockery, plastic feeding spoons, toddler cutlery and socket covers.

Indoor Toys

This child friendly cottage has a selection of children’s books, bath toys, DVDs, outdoor toys, dressing up box and general toys are provided, plus Cbeebies.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Local caterers can provide In-Cottage Meals. Tesco, Waitrose and Sainsburys all deliver.

Outdoor Toys

There is a kids play area outside the cottages. Keen walkers will enjoy the beautiful estate footpaths.

Stairgates / no stairs

stairgates provided

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

Walled communal mature garden.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Wi-Fi provided

Golf

There are four golf courses under 15 minutes drive away.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Multiple wooden cots and highchairs can be provided

Reviews

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  • We have had a truly relaxing and happy holiday in Suffolk, but the house in particular made it even more special.  The environment and the local people were a true pleasure.  Emily and Max had a great time on the bikes.  What a really beautiful place.  Many thanks.

  • A fantastic getaway.  Very peaceful setting. Harry was entertained by the bags of toys and the local wildlife!!.  Must remember to thank the armed services for the fly pasts, almost felt like royalty.  Well placed for travelling to many local attractions and really enjoyed Banham Zoo.

  • We’ve had a lovely stay at Amherst House.  It’s beautifully presented throughout and we’ve been extremely comfortable.  We’ve enjoyed exploring the area, which has looked beautiful in the August sunshine.  Thank you for a lovely stay.

  • We had a superb stay. They left great toys and fantastic books for us. The house was really clean and beautifully furnished with a well equipped kitchen. The house is set on a beautiful estate really well located in Suffolk with so much to do and see in the vicinity.

  • There are a few steps to the exterior to the property to watch out for. The upstairs of the cottage was very warm in hot weather.

  • Well equipped, beautiful surroundings, very peaceful, lovely large family kitchen, pretty decor.

  • We had the most wonderful time. The cottage was warm and cozy making up for the very damp October weather. The beds are fabulously comfortable meaning our toddler slept so well and gave us a lie in every morning! Thank you for providing such a relaxing holiday.

  • We had a lovely stay at Amherst House-grandparents, parents and 2 young girls. It was a relaxing break in a well-equipped cottage with beautiful surroundings.

  • You should be aware that the children's bedroom (described as the third bedroom) does not have a door and is separated from the main bedroom by a thin white mesh curtain, allowing all light and sound through. This might be fine for some but did not suit us as we were expecting three separate bedrooms

  • Well equipped cottage with peaceful communal garden and nice climbing frame for the children. My only criticism is that for somewhere really toddler friendly, the under sink cupboard should have a lock. It's full of useful cleaning products but not overly safe. Stairs are also very steep and would benefit from stair gates. Otherwise, lovely place.


We have had a truly relaxing and happy holiday in Suffolk, but the house in particular made it even more special.  The environment and the local people were a true pleasure.  Emily and Max had a great time on the bikes.  What a really beautiful place.  Many thanks.


A fantastic getaway.  Very peaceful setting. Harry was entertained by the bags of toys and the local wildlife!!.  Must remember to thank the armed services for the fly pasts, almost felt like royalty.  Well placed for travelling to many local attractions and really enjoyed Banham Zoo.


We’ve had a lovely stay at Amherst House.  It’s beautifully presented throughout and we’ve been extremely comfortable.  We’ve enjoyed exploring the area, which has looked beautiful in the August sunshine.  Thank you for a lovely stay.


We had a superb stay. They left great toys and fantastic books for us. The house was really clean and beautifully furnished with a well equipped kitchen. The house is set on a beautiful estate really well located in Suffolk with so much to do and see in the vicinity.

There are a few steps to the exterior to the property to watch out for. The upstairs of the cottage was very warm in hot weather.

Well equipped, beautiful surroundings, very peaceful, lovely large family kitchen, pretty decor.

We had the most wonderful time. The cottage was warm and cozy making up for the very damp October weather. The beds are fabulously comfortable meaning our toddler slept so well and gave us a lie in every morning! Thank you for providing such a relaxing holiday.

We had a lovely stay at Amherst House-grandparents, parents and 2 young girls. It was a relaxing break in a well-equipped cottage with beautiful surroundings.

You should be aware that the children's bedroom (described as the third bedroom) does not have a door and is separated from the main bedroom by a thin white mesh curtain, allowing all light and sound through. This might be fine for some but did not suit us as we were expecting three separate bedrooms

Well equipped cottage with peaceful communal garden and nice climbing frame for the children. My only criticism is that for somewhere really toddler friendly, the under sink cupboard should have a lock. It's full of useful cleaning products but not overly safe. Stairs are also very steep and would benefit from stair gates. Otherwise, lovely place.

Parent Rated*

4/5
  • Overall Experience
  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 13 guests.



Rates

26 Feb - 28 Mar 2024 : £679.38 /week29 Mar - 14 Apr 2024 : £1219.04 /week15 Apr - 12 May 2024 : £993.04 /week13 May - 23 May 2024 : £1171.1 /week24 May - 2 Jun 2024 : £1495 /week3 Jun - 23 Jun 2024 : £1242.33 /week24 Jun - 18 Jul 2024 : £1398.47 /week19 Jul - 1 Sep 2024 : £1495 /week2 Sep - 8 Sep 2024 : £1164.24 /week9 Sep - 24 Oct 2024 : £930.04 /week25 Oct - 3 Nov 2024 : £1132.75 /week4 Nov - 12 Dec 2024 : £679.38 /week13 Dec - 19 Dec 2024 : £883.45 /week20 Dec - 31 Dec 2024 : £1495 /week1 Jan - 2 Jan 2025 : £1645 /week3 Jan - 13 Feb 2025 : £745 /week14 Feb - 23 Feb 2025 : £850 /week24 Feb - 3 Apr 2025 : £745 /week4 Apr - 21 Apr 2025 : £1340 /week22 Apr - 11 May 2025 : £1090 /week12 May - 22 May 2025 : £1285 /week23 May - 1 Jun 2025 : £1645 /week2 Jun - 22 Jun 2025 : £1365 /week23 Jun - 17 Jul 2025 : £1535 /week18 Jul - 31 Aug 2025 : £1645 /week1 Sep - 7 Sep 2025 : £1280 /week8 Sep - 23 Oct 2025 : £1025 /week24 Oct - 2 Nov 2025 : £1245 /week3 Nov - 11 Dec 2025 : £745 /week12 Dec - 18 Dec 2025 : £970 /week19 Dec - 31 Dec 2025 : £1645 /week1 Jan - 1 Jan 2026 : £1645 /week26 Feb - 28 Mar 2024 : €792.4764 /week29 Mar - 14 Apr 2024 : €1421.974 /week15 Apr - 12 May 2024 : €1158.351 /week13 May - 23 May 2024 : €1366.053 /week24 May - 2 Jun 2024 : €1743.873 /week3 Jun - 23 Jun 2024 : €1449.141 /week24 Jun - 18 Jul 2024 : €1631.273 /week19 Jul - 1 Sep 2024 : €1743.873 /week2 Sep - 8 Sep 2024 : €1358.051 /week9 Sep - 24 Oct 2024 : €1084.864 /week25 Oct - 3 Nov 2024 : €1321.319 /week4 Nov - 12 Dec 2024 : €792.4764 /week13 Dec - 19 Dec 2024 : €1030.518 /week20 Dec - 31 Dec 2024 : €1743.873 /week1 Jan - 2 Jan 2025 : €1918.843 /week3 Jan - 13 Feb 2025 : €869.0202 /week14 Feb - 23 Feb 2025 : €991.4996 /week24 Feb - 3 Apr 2025 : €869.0202 /week4 Apr - 21 Apr 2025 : €1563.07 /week22 Apr - 11 May 2025 : €1271.452 /week12 May - 22 May 2025 : €1498.914 /week23 May - 1 Jun 2025 : €1918.843 /week2 Jun - 22 Jun 2025 : €1592.232 /week23 Jun - 17 Jul 2025 : €1790.531 /week18 Jul - 31 Aug 2025 : €1918.843 /week1 Sep - 7 Sep 2025 : €1493.082 /week8 Sep - 23 Oct 2025 : €1195.632 /week24 Oct - 2 Nov 2025 : €1452.255 /week3 Nov - 11 Dec 2025 : €869.0202 /week12 Dec - 18 Dec 2025 : €1131.476 /week19 Dec - 31 Dec 2025 : €1918.843 /week1 Jan - 1 Jan 2026 : €1918.843 /week

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