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Character Farmhouse In Private Location

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Farmhouse in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England - Rural, Peaceful Location With No Near Neighbours

Situated between Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket, Horsepool is a restored 16th century timber framed farmhouse set in 16 acres of private grounds. The house is tucked away in a dip in the undulating Suffolk countryside; approached down a quarter mile track flanked by oak trees. Formerly owned by, and on the boundary of The National Trusts' Ickworth Park Estate there are 360-degree views of rolling open countryside and woodland with no other property in sight. There are extensive lawns and the grounds are host to a variety of wildlife including green woodpeckers and fallow deer, which are regular visitors to the pond and often sighted from the house.

Antony O'Hara
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 February, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just a note to say that we had a wonderful stay at Horsepool. Everything was "just like it said on the tin" and we very much look forward to another visit.

Also, throughout the whole booking process we thought your customer care was second to none.

What a wonderful house in an absolutely wonderful location. Everyone of us had a brilliant time.

We left Horsepool Farm this morning. What a wonderful place, we had such a good time.

It's just absolutely beautiful. Such a charming house, with so many thoughtful details that make you feel welcome and at home.

The surroundings are stunning, wherever you look you see wildlife. I even saw a fox once, carrying a pheasant in its mouth.. We just didn't want to leave yet.

Horsepool Farm was wonderful thank you. A fabulous cottage in a great location and we had a lovely time. Everything looked great and was well prepared. You have a really wonderful cottage!
Jul 2013
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  • 5 of 5

We found Horsepool Farm very easy due to very good instructions from the owners. A Private driveway leads you to the Farm on the left down another driver to the House. We were blown away by the property and their was plenty of space for us all, the bedrooms were of good size and it was perfectly cleaned and lovely and warm. The front room had 3 sofas so plenty of room for the family to gather in comfort, the kitchen is well equipped and unlike some rentals we were not charged to use the logs available for the fires. We all just loved our stay here, mobile connection is random so great to have a landline in case of emergencys.

We highly recommend The Greyhound Public house for Asian Cuisine, they also do take away from their menu of over 40 items. Very very nice. The Greyhound has their own website to view the menus, English also available.

Ickworth House is pretty much a brisk 15min walk away, with a pathway of 7 miles to walk or ride your cycle.

We were very lucky to sight a young deer on the lawn right outside the house one morning, but all of us were not fast enough with our cameras to take a shot. A well deserved 5 Star property.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A peaceful weekend retreat

  • 5 of 5

We hired the cottage for a weekend to attend a wedding. A beautiful homely cottage with all home comforts. Well equipped like walking into a family home. So peaceful and a beautiful outlook to spend time outside. Would love to spend a winter weekend there, hope we can.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Place

  • 5 of 5

After being let down last minute on a property for my wife's 40th days before a bank holiday weekend I managed to find that luckily Horsepool cottage was available after contacting Tony. A cleaner was arranged last minute to clean the property prior to our arrival leaving it spotless.

When we arrived (a surprise for my wife) we drove down the very very long track and arrived at the house. We were blown away by the fantastic huge laws and being in such a lovely remote location. Once friends arrived all the children instantly went off and played until dark in and around the garden (without asking for wifi or can I watch the tv) Outside we sat on the wooden patio furniture overlooking the pond drinking wine whilst being able to keep an eye on the children and then moved inside when it got chilly to light the wood burner in the lounge.

The house has amazing character and is tastefully decorated with showers in two of the en-suite bedrooms and a downstairs toilet. We were very lucky with the weather but if you need wifi or the full Sky package to keep you entertained it was there along with the lovely open fire and wood burner and plenty of seating in the lounge along with the 42inch flatscreen tv and great sound system.

Along with our friends we regularly rent houses each year to go away and get together but have never found anywhere which ticked all the boxes for us and left us feeling so relaxed.

This is the perfect place to unwind and relax and in the evening pop to the local pub (the Greyhound) to try amazing range of homemade curries and local beers with friends and family which we were very impressed with so worth a visit without a doubt.

We will be back for sure again hopefully this summer.

Thanks Tony

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relax and unwind

  • 4 of 5

Spent a very relaxing week at Horsepool. Rustic French farmhouse feel inside and out with children and doggie free to roam right outside the door.

The starry nights were amazing and we all left feeling recharged. The farm is beautifully isolated but close enough to amenities to restock or keep the children occupied if the weather is not so kind.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of Horsepool. So pleased you enjoyed your stay & hope you visit again sometime. Sarah & Tony
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter & Spring 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 27 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Summer 2017
28 May 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer 2017
8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas & New Year 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please email or call me if you would like to book or have any questions about Horsepool. We ask for a 40% deposit on booking with the balance payable six weeks before your stay.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Saturday. (This can be flexible during off peak times, please ask). Check in is 15.00 and check out is 10.00.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Bury Saint Edmunds in East of England

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom with bath, wc, basin and seperate shower. En-suite shower room to bedroom 3 with wc, basin and seperate shower. Downstairs cloakroom with wc and basin.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 Adults & 2 Children (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with king sized bed and adjacent family bathroom. Bedroom 2 with 1 king bed. Bedroom 3 with 1 double bed & en-suite shower room. Attic Bedroom 4 with 2 twin beds. (steep, narrow stairs & low doorway)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Notes on accommodation: Horsepool is best suited for up to 6 adults and 2 children Outside: There are extensive lawns around the house with full length south facing brick patios. Outside dining table and chairs for 8 with a parasol. In addition there are a further 13 acres of trees and paddocks. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are provided. The house is serviced weekly between changes. Other: The dining room also has a large inglenook fireplace where you may wish to light an open log fire. The oak dining table seats eight people and there are views to the north and south

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