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Cosy country hideaway close to Framlingham, an ideal base for the heritage coast

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

The Carter's Loft is a beautifully presented studio bursting with charm. The loft has been tastfully decorated with an original twist and carefully furnished with a well equiped kitchen, snuggle sofa, antique dining table and king size bed. Outside is a private terrace with table and chairs for outside dining. There is a smart tv and wifi access. The local pub is full of charm and offers good food.

Property Manager
Caroline Mummery
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Woodbridge in Badingham

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • lodge
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • good hot shower hand basin toilet heated towel rail
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • luxurious king sized bed with best quality bedding 2 bedside tables with lamps bespoke hanging space for clothes
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
We are developing a pop up shop that will provide basic essentials, teas, coffee, cake and pastries as well as locally produced goods, arts and crafts. There will also be workshops and organised walks for which guests can sign up to. The local pub offers very good food at reasonable prices and there are lots of ofther interesting pubs and restaurants in the area.


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Cosy country hideaway close to Framlingham, an ideal base for the heritage coast
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews

Quirky but comfortable

  • 3 of 5

Nice couple of days. Challenges with the cooker hob (already noted by owner in documentation). Couldn't get the towel rail to work. Bed gave us a lovely sleep.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Carters Loft

  • 5 of 5

Yet again another fabulous stay at the loft. A great base to explore the Suffolk coast. Carters loft is indeed a special little treasure.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautifully presented inside.

  • 3 of 5

The interior of the property is excellent, spotlessly clean and comfortable, nb. low ceilings could be tricky if a tall guest. We found the outside area surrounding the loft to be a little unkempt looking and worried about our only fire exit being the narrow wooden steps that were quite slippy in wet weather. We did ask the fire dept to take a look given it's a wooden building situated on top of a wooden community cafe and they gave it the ok apparently just offered advice that the cafe should have a smoke alarm fitted, which the owners promptly did. Our last night was sleepless because of the owners son enjoying a very loud party with 10+ guests. We didn't meet the owner, no telephone numbers were left should there have been a problem between arriving and on day 7 when the owner's daughter arrived, apparently the owner's daughter took this on board and emergency numbers will be left for future guests in the absence of the owner.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for reviewing our property, we are always appreciative when a customer takes time to write about their time spent in The Carter's Loft. We have taken great care in presenting this establishement as a representation of rural life. You will have seen many old renovated barns, always painted in the tradition black, dotted about the countryside. We have taken inspiration from this heritage and this has had great apeal for the majority of our guests. Indeed we have recently been awarded a gold award by Visit England for the third successive year. The style might not have been to your liking, which did surprise us as we have had nothing but praise for the artistry in which the building has been designed, and I am sorry that you did not enjoy it as much as we would have hoped. When you set something like this up you do of course have to comply with planning and fire regs and it has put our mind at ease that this has all be double checked and know that we are doing the right thing. I would also like to re-assure you that we have annual PAT testing on all the equipment in both parts of the building.I am considered doubling up the anti-slip strips that already go up the steps and to the door. I apologise for any inconvenience caused by the young people, they live and they learn.
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A Real Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Such a cozy little loft, with all the comforts needed. Near many areas of interest, but has a feeling of being in the middle of nowhere. The cafe below the loft is a treasure. Mobile phone signal isn't very good, which was fine by me, but the wifi worked well. Very safe for a dog, as there is a loft outside the apartment, with a gate that can be closed. Lots and lots of public footpaths for walking, and the village is a real community. Would love to go again.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wow, what a fantastic find. We will be returning . Such a good use of space.

  • 5 of 5

Loved living under an Oak tree. Highly recommend The Carters Loft.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming to stay, sorry we didnt get to meet you in person but look forward to seeing you in the future.
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Amazing use of space, perfect Suffolk reteat.

  • 5 of 5

The loft was perfect for our stay and central to all the Suffolk outings you would want to do. The space has been used so well, to fit all home comforts in. The pub up the road does fantastic food and a range of real ales and drinks. Caroline and James leave you coffee, tea and milk to get you started, adding to your stay and homely feel of the loft. Perfect place for a Suffolk retreat.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for choosing to stay in The Carter's Loft. We really appreciate that you have taken the time to give us some feedback. with very best wishes Caroline and James
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Nearest Airport
72.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
white horse pub
Nearest Ferry
46 Miles
Nearest Golf
14.4 Miles
Nearest Train
7.6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
white horse pub
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Car: recommended

this is a rural village set in the beautiful Suffolk countryside. Very close to Framlingham and its now famous (thank you Ed Sheeran) castle. Within easy access of Minsmere nature reserve and the heritage coast. Home of Benjamin Britten and inspiration for his powerful music.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

The Carter's Loft sits in the grounds of our house so we are close at hand should guests require help. It is fully equiped with wifi and smart TV. We welcome guests who wish to enjoy the area and experience the quiet of the Suffolk countryside. There are plenty of local walks and we are within easy reach of the Heritage Coast and Minsmere bird reserve, For shopping we are an hours drive from Norwich, 40 minutes from Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds. The Cut arts centre in Halesworth offers theatre, dance, art lectures and film nights. We are developing a community shop that will initially be open for 2 hours a day (anticipated opening is May 2016) From here guests can by basic essentials, sample delcious coffee and tea. Taste homemade cakes and pastries plus purchase locally sourced produce arts and crafts.
In front of the Loft is private, off- road, parking giving added security and ease of access to the building. Please note,there are steps up to the entrance with no disabled access.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.