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Imaginative conversion where 70% of our visitors are now repeat bookings.

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine

Overview

About the property

Situated in a quiet water meadow with stunning views yet close to a charming village boasting two great gastro pubs.

A former water pumping station, The Pump House is situated in its own water meadow with river frontage in the heart of Constable country. Footpaths abound and two great gastro pubs are but ten minutes walk away. Ideally situated for walking, cycling or just watching the wildlife from the window. The accommodation offers real 'on one floor' comfort for two with the possibility of using the sofa bed in the gallery for children or guests. The imaginative conversion includes many eco features with a ground source heat pump providing under floor heating and hot water 24 hours a day. The accommodation is open plan with the sitting area offering splendid views over the water meadow and beyond on three sides. The table and chairs on the raised terrace are very welcoming. There is generous car parking and a delightful BBQ by the river. So much to explore locally. Preferred change over days are Friday and Monday. Longer lets are available by special arrangements. Dogs are welcome.


Owner
Jane Arkell
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2017

About Jane Arkell

Now retired, I am passionate about this part of Suffolk and maintaining this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Both Jane and I live in the village and are on hand to sort out any problems.We will welcome your email or phone call.

Why Jane Arkell chose Suffolk

A former water pumping station, The Pump House is situated in its own water meadow with river frontage in the heart of beautiful Constable Country on the Suffolk / Essex border. Footpaths abound and two great gastro pubs are but a quarter of a mile away in the historic village of Stoke by Nayland. Set in delightful countryside the Pump House is ideally situated for walking, cycling or just watching the wildlife from the window.

What makes this cottage unique

The accommodation offers 'on one floor comfort' for two with the possibility of using the sofa bed in the gallery for children or guests.This is a very special place to stay for a short break or for longer, offering 'spacious and modern' but at the same time ' cosy and comfortable'. The imaginative conversion includes many eco features with a ground source heat pump providing underfloor heating and hot water 24 hours a day.

The kitchen and dining area are open plan and offer all you might expect including a wood burning stove. The sitting room offers delightful views on three sides over the water meadow and beyond. The table and chairs on the raised terrace are very welcoming. Loungers are provided. A ramp to this terrace provides wheelchair access to the ground floor. Dogs are welcome.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Here to celebrate my 50th birthday and couldn't have found a more delightful spot. The Pump House totally lived up to exceptions and was such a pleasant comfortable place to spend a few days.Thank you for sharing this fantastic building with us. Jan & Don Norfolk. We have really enjoyed our short stay at The Pump House. The conversion and presentation of this building is a credit to all involved. Local area is very scenic. Thank you Douglas. Neil & Annabel, Cambs. Thank you for our stay in this idyllic place. We were short of nothing except more time here. Frank & Ann, Edinburgh.
Dec 2011
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sudbury in Babergh District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
General:
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom is next to the bedroom and has a shower but no bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The bedroom has a double bed and a vanity unit and is separated from the living area by a curtain. The sofa bed is in the gallery approached by step stairs
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is all on one level except the chill out gallery which is accessed by steep stairs, The paddle stairs are not suitable for very young children and unsteady adults. The interior is visually very exciting, warm and comfortable. Outside: The Pump House is situated in a two acre water meadow. This meadow is maintained for wildflowers and wildlife. The river and the views along the valley are delightful. There is a BBQ area by the river. adequate off road car parking is provided. the terrace is positioned to provide great views and for watching the wildlife.Loungers and a table and chairs are provided. Utility Room: There is no utility room as such but there is an outside tap for boot and dog washing. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The Pump House will be immaculate on arrival. Towels and linen are provided with fresh laundry delivered each week. Other: The gallery, approached by steep stairs, has a sofa, bean bags and a flat screen TV.

Reviews

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Imaginative conversion where 70% of our visitors are now repeat bookings.
average rating of 4.857143 based on 8 reviews
5

Tranquil quirky escape

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely quirky and tranquil place to stay. Wanted to escape for a few days and this was a perfect little place to stay. It's such a lovely area and great pubs to walk to through beautiful countryside. Perfect

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful bolt hole

  • 5 of 5

Lovely quirky little cottage in a beautiful village. The children loved sleeping in the mezzanine level and adults enjoyed sunshine on the deck. Very peaceful and a beautiful (short) stroll through fields to the pub! Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house with great surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped with love to detail

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing bank holiday weekend stay at The Pump House

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at The Pump House over the May bank holiday in 2017. From the very first moment we entered the property, we were so impressed with how beautiful it was. The property is so well stocked with pots and pans and every need was catered for (we even had a sneaky game of scrabble!).

The dog absolutely loved being able to wander outside as and when she pleased and everyone was met in the village were polite. The St Edmunds way walk towards Stratford St Mary was brilliant. The path is easily found at the bottom of the garden.

Hope to return to The Pump House soon!!

Thanks

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

The Pump House was a perfect place to stay while attending Roman River Festival Concerts, especially ideal for the magnificent performances in Stoke-by-Nayland Church. The accommodation provided everything we needed, and we loved the the way the conversion had been so thoughtfully done. There's a wonderful feeling of space for a small building, not only due to the clever design, but also the openness of the setting. It's surrounded by a simple field with a small river running through. Enticing walks to explore on the doorstep and interesting towns and villages to investigate. Five nights wasn't long enough.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Delightful conversion in a quiet corner

  • 4 of 5

Well thought out conversion of a former pump house keeping an industrial feel by the use of workshop fittings. Great location for country walks, indeed the St Edmunds Way passes through the bottom corner of the water meadow. Plenty of wildlife visit the meadow due to the mature trees and the river Box which runs along one side. As such, we had a very relaxing break particularly as good food was available from the three hostelries within walking distance. The lanes are very narrow so all the better to be able to leave the car parked and explore on foot.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Stanstead
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Crown, The Angel
Nearest Ferry
24 Miles
Harwich
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Stoke by Nayland
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Colchester
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Crown, The Angel
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Felixstowe

Special interest holidays:

Great walking country with maps provided. The south Suffolk Cycle Route passes the door. This is a great area for bird watching and all country activities. Several good country pubs are within easy walking distance.

Coast/Beach:

The delightful Suffolk coast is but 15 miles.

Travel:

Most guests arrive by car but Colchester station is only ten miles.

Stansted airport is 45 miles. Harwich with continental ferry connections is 40 miles away.

Distances:

Stoke by Nayland is ten minutes walk from the Pump House and has a shop/post office, two great pubs and a garage. Hadleigh is eight miles away and provides a delightful old fashioned shopping experience.

Further Details:

The Crown in Stoke by Nayland is arguably the best pub in Suffolk and its ten minutes walk away.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Sudbury, East of England

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Autumn 2
20 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£306
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£549
 
 
Autumn 4
30 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£246
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£82
£429
 
 
Winter 1
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
6 night minimum stay
£594
for 6 nights
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£99
£670
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
6 night minimum stay
£588
for 6 nights
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£98
£670
 
 
Winter 2
5 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£237
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£79
£412
 
 
winter 4
20 Feb 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£264
for 3 nights
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£88
£473
 
 
Spring 1
16 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£318
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£106
£588
 
 
Spring 3
25 May 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£348
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£116
£648
 
 
Summer
29 Jun 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£420
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£140
£790
 
 
Autumn 1
3 Sep 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£339
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£113
£636
 
 
Winter 1
29 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£210
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£70
£472
 
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£524
for 4 nights
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£131
£737
 
 
New Year
28 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£393
for 3 nights
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£131
£737
 
 
Winter 2
3 Jan 2019 - 14 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
£252
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£84
£453
 
 
Winter 3
15 Feb 2019 - 11 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
£282
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£94
£494
 
 
Easter
12 Apr 2019 - 21 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
£436
for 4 nights
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£109
£603
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Telephone or email the owner. A 10% deposit is required to secure the booking with the balance payable four weeks before occupation.

Changeover Day:

Friday or Monday. Departures by 10.30 on last day and arrivals after 3 please.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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