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Converted Coach House with views over Sutton Hoo



Updated: 17-Aug-2016
Converted Coach House in Bromeswell, opposite Sutton Hoo Woodbridge, Suffolk, England - Woodland setting to rear of property

The coach house is a detached property in the 4 acre wooded grounds of our house. From the south facing patio the front door leads into the main living area with double bed room bath room and kitchen leading off. A swimming pool in the owners private garden is for your use time restriction may apply - for use at own risk. The property is 2 miles from the historic town of Woodbridge in the village of bromeswell. opposite the viking burial ground at Sutton hoo.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

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About the Owner

I moved to Suffolk form London 28 year ago and never looked back. i run a small local catering company and am always happy to provide you with a home make meal in your fridge for your arrival or any time during your stay

We enjoy holidays and want people to come and enjoy what we have here surrounding our home which we enjoy so much

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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Old tatty and VERY dirty

  • 1 of 5

This property could be lovely with some tender loving care. When we arrived it looked like it had been decorated for Halloween. Dusty Cobwebs (many spiders to go with them much to my wife's delight) hanging from the light fittings and in most corners of all rooms. There was thick dust on top of all surfaces and when we went to move the Sofa well it looked liked something had been living behind there it was truly awful. The sofa and arm chair in the lounge were filthy they were black on the arms from a build up of grime. We got the hoover out to give everywhere and good clean and even that was not working instead blowing all dust out the side. The furniture in the main double bedroom was falling to pieces with draws not opening or falling apart in your hands. To top it all off the Shower was not working when we arrived either but was fixed a couple of days later.

Putting all the bad points to the side, the location is great for exploring the lovely local attractions.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Firstly i would like to say, the people who wrote this review did not come through owners direct, and also the person who wrote the review did not book the property it was booked by his mother, The property is advertised as sleeping five but if you look at the details it is better suited to a family with children then five adults a baby and two dogs! The Coach House is always cleaned to a high standard, but on this occasion i must confess there was dog hair and some dust behind the sofa which has been swept up
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Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a three night stay in Decenber and loved the coach house! It had everything we needed and the owner was lovely, leaving us fresh eggs, milk and orange juice! The fire was so lovely of an evening and there is a great pub within a few minutes walk! Precious reviews have mentioned this being on the main road but once in the house, you can't hear it and the main bedroom is at the back so we heard nothing!!

Ideal holiday location, we really loved it!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you ,we are please you a great weekend
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Fantastic property and location

  • 5 of 5

Just a quick review having recently returned from a break in Suffolk during which we stayed at the Coach House. We all had a fantastic time enjoying the sites and doing many of the great activities the local area had to offer.

The Coach House was perfect for us, lovely and airy in a fantastic garden. The owner Jane was incredibly welcoming and helpful, she even gave us some eggs from their chickens, yummy! The property had obviously had some recent upgrades and the cleanliness was perfect. It was really comfortable and had all the essentials for a great stay. We even had a BBQ one evening in the garden whilst our children made dens in the garden! The swimming pool was also a massive plus.

Would highly recommend and will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely short break here. Jane and her son Ollie were welcoming and helpful with lots of local information. The coach house was delightful and very cosy. Sadly it was not warm enough to venture in the pool but it looked very inviting. I would recommend this venue to our friends for future visits. Suffolk is a stunning area to visit with lots of places to walk, eat and enjoy a pint!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The Coach House

Attention to detail lacking

  • 3 of 5

The property is marketed well, looking attractive and very rural. Our view is that its a great base and a nice enough place it yet lets itself down with mainly basic issues. It would seem these have been fedback many times without being positively rectified.

Firstly, the good points. The property is in a perfect location for exploring the hidden gems of Suffolk. Some fantastic pubs and eateries are close by. The look and feel of the property is charming enough and whilst perhaps not as quiet and rural as suggested the building style and surrounding woodland is pleasant. Without sounding pedantic the negatives outweigh the positives, the main complaint being the cleanliness once inside. Described as situated within large country grounds, it isn't mentioned that these are a little dilapidated (overgrown/unkempt, broken window frames lying around) and a busy road runs directly in front of property, in fairness the noise from the road once in the house is minimal. A swimming pool and fresh veg off the owners plot are included in the description. The pool was a big draw for us with us when booking, as it is great to have this option with our 4 year old. Unfortunately the pool is directly outside owners house and the water looked unclean (green!) I think veg may have been available at one time but the land, whilst mainly wooded doesn't appear to have been worked as a small holding for some time. The property itself isn't in bad condition but doesn't appear to have had basic upkeep carried out I.e. windows washed, or a lick of paint for a good while. It's certainly not in poor condition but with a bit of love and time it could be so much more appealing. The owner Jayne seems lovely, from the 5 minutes I saw her. It's great that she's not in your face like some owners when you feel your every move is being scrutinised however a bit more interaction would help. On this point the creation of a good clear pack for the property clarifying logistics and the basics would be a help. The biggest issue for us was general cleanliness and broken/missing furnishings. It is self catering but we wouldn't attempt any food prep without a decontamination of kitchen. Bedroom windows without blinds = young children awake early! Just sitting on sofa produces big dust cloud! The place feels unloved with minimum effort expended on property that could be a genuine 4 star with attention to detail. As it is it just scrapes a 3 and could in some eyes be a lowly 2 which is a real shame!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I do not regularly respond to peoples reviews of the Coach House however I was disappointed with a few of the comments in this particular review and wanted to clarify some points. I do always make a large effort to introduce myself to all guests, I then tailor any information to their requirements without hassling people as it is a self catered holiday home. There are a number of flyers and information available in the property for guests on the local area. The pool is outside the back of our main house however we are always respectful and have never had any issues with this in the past. I regularly clean the pool and monitor the chlorine levels on a daily basis to ensure they are correct. We also spend a lot of time working in the garden and have a gardener. The majority of the garden is woodland however and not a pristine lawn although is regularly strimmed and is in control. With regards to the painting of the building we spent a lot of time before the summer season doing any necessary work. Scuffs do regularly happen with children and dogs which are hard to rectify in a short turnover period however everything possible is done on a regular basis. Our cleaners go through rigorous checklists throughout the whole building to ensure everything is cleaned as required and I also do spot checks to ensure the expected standards are kept. If anybody has any questions about the facilities, property or local area then I am more than happy to answer them.
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Good points and bad

  • 3 of 5

Lovely back garden,good location,things which spoil this cottage is,basic cleanliness.oven dirty,kettle was full of scale,cutlery and utensils, we had to wash before use.we had ice cream in freezer box in fridge,they had defrosted.front garden seating area weeds everywhere.was not a nice place to sit.main road location was very noisy.light in the ceiling in the bathroom fell out as we walked in.the TV was not working properly you had to turn on with a screw then it didn't work.apart from these problems everything was ok.the main things which mattered let it down.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We wanted a house close to Woodbridge but with enough garden to enjoy the rural surrounds The house is also on the 17th fairway of woodbridge golf course. woodbridge is an easy 5 minute drive away 15 minute cycle or 45 minutes on foot along the river.The coast at the nearest point is 8 miles

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : london stansted at 50 Miles Nearest Barpub : wilford bridge at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : harwich at 35 Miles Nearest Golf : woodbridge Nearest Train : melton at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : at 6 Miles


We are in the coastal region of Suffolk. On the river Deben which flows through woodbridge out to sea at Felixstowe.

To the north of Woodbridge up the coast is Aldebrough 20 minutes drive and further up the coast Walberswick famous for crabbing and Southwold Home to the Adnams Brewery, pier, fishing harbor, a great place to visit!

Left out of our drive 4 miles is the tiny remote village of Ramsholt on the river Deben with its beach and Harbor and of course the the idyllic Ramsholt Arms


Travel by car is the best way to get here. but Melton Station is only a 12 minute walk with direct trains to London via Ipswich.


Woodbridge with its shops, pubs and restaurants can easily be reached on foot - approx 40 minutes along the river wall, or 2 miles by car .

Ipswich is 8 miles, Aldeburgh 20 minutes drive and the whole of the Suffolk Coast with in very easy reach

Further Details:

There are two pubs with in easy walking distance. Woodbridge 2 miles away has a good selection of shops with a local supermarket shops and all the high street banks , a swimming pool, cinema, Lots of good pubs and restaurants.

Tesco's is just outside Ipswich at Martelsham about 3 miles.


Rental rates


  • Booking Notes:
    20% deposit is payable on booking. The full rent becomes due one month prior to arrival with no reminder.

    Changeover Day:
    Changeover day is Saturday this can be flexible but not in July and August, arrival time is after 2.30pm and leave by 10.30.

    Notes on prices:
    Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
    Discounts apply for lets longer then 2 weeks.
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From the Owner

The coach house is in our garden 4 Acres so when you wake up you can open the door from the bedroom straight into woodland you can walk from here straight onto the foot paths which run over the golf course. on the other side of the road is Sutton hoo with the Anglo saxon buerial ground.Woodbridge is 5 minutes drive We are 20 minutes from the coast. Close to aldebrough and a little further to southwold

Property Type

  • house


  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • river
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, wc, heated towel rail.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 double on ground floor. Bedroom 2 twin beds. Open plan landing room with single space saver bed which coverts into 2 plus single futon.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Notes on accommodation: The heating is by night storage heater and an open log fire one basket of logs is provided and further ones can be purchased from us. There are toys for younger children, puzzles and games , table-football, football net, woods for children to explore climb and enjoy. Outside: The garden shared with the owner is wooded and about 4 acres in size there is a table on the patio private and another with access from the back under the trees there is a barbecue for outside cooking. The heated swimming pool with diving board and surrounding patio area is available for you shared with the owner Use is entirely at your own risk. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen is included, all beds made up on arrival with towels provided. Two week bookings are provided with clean linen for the second week.

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