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Perfect for extended families!



Updated: 18-Oct-2016
Peace and tranquility on the Suffolk Coast with plenty of space for all the family.

Heath View is a quiet oasis of Suffolk with access to everything. Spend a week relaxing in the tranquil house and garden or venture out to discover the riches of this beautiful county.

Explore the enclosed, private garden or play games in the large open space beyond, shared with the owners. Come and visit our chickens, ducks and pigs and collect eggs for your breakfast.

Our indoor heated pool is a glorious retreat. It is 4ft deep throughout with wide steps and overhead hoist for those less mobile. Kept around 32 degrees, the pool is a great place to relax. The Hot Tub is situated directly outside the pool area so guests can wallow in bubbles and warmth in the midst of our garden whilst watching the children play.

If it's nature you like you can visit the Heritage coast, go sailing in the sea, boating up the river, walking through stunning heathland or horse riding along coastal paths. If you wish to bring bikes, there is plenty of safe storage in the garage and we have a bike trailer and a bike seat for small children available for your use. We also have a buggy and child back pack so you can pack lightly.

For those interested in a different kind of walk, our road joins onto the entrance to the top-rated golf course in Suffolk with a par 71 18 hole course and a 9 hole course.

Heath View is ideally situated in a peaceful conservation area down a private road, yet is within 10 minutes drive of the Felixstowe seafront, the market town of Woodbridge and the bustling maritime town of Ipswich. Beyond Woodbridge discover the quaint Suffolk seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold. For culture you can visit Snape Maltings, the home of Benjamin Britten and Aldeburgh Music. Heath view is also an ideal touring base for nearby Constable Country and the historic towns of Colchester, Bury St Edmunds and Norwich.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We have lived in and around Ipswich for over 20 years, making this pretty corner of England home for our 4 children. Jasper is a retired GP and Lynne an ex-nurse.

Our eldest daughter is a full-time wheelchair user, so we know all too well the difficulties of finding holiday accommodation that really does have what it says.

However, Heath View is not just for those who are less mobile - anyone is welcome to stay and explore the beautiful county of Suffolk. Having children, we understand what it takes to achieve a truly relaxing family holiday and we endeavour to make your holiday everything you hope it to be.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

As we were asked by a local 'who comes on holiday to Ipswich?' Well we did, mainly because we had not been to Suffolk before and we wanted somewhere where everwhere else was near at hand, but also because the promise of Heath View was very attractive for us, our children and our grandchildren. And Heath View lives up to the promise - loads of house games and books, table tennis and table football, tennis and crouquet, trampoline and climbing frame, pool and hot tub plus the animals to see - and heathland across the road for walks - you could spend a week here and not go anywhere. The bungalow is well equipped and the wet room and ramps makes the house accesible. Lynne and Jasper are excellent hosts; nothing is too much trouble. Highly recommended.
May 2015
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7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews


great for residents and staff

  • 5 of 5

everyone had a wonderful time and the fantastic accommodation made the holiday fun for residents and staff, everyone would like to stay at the house again and explore the area more

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We look forward to welcoming you all again sometime!
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Wonderful holiday for all the family

  • 5 of 5

Having booked our break a little late we were so wonderfully pleased with what we found, Heath View totally exceeded our expectations! The facilities and location were perfect for our extended family group. Our children loved playing in the garden, and in the sand pit, and the pool, and the hot tub! They also loved collecting fresh eggs and we all enjoyed eating them! The adults enjoyed the hot tub too alongside playing tennis and walks on the heath land. We had such a wonderful time that my daughter still regularly asks when we can go back to 'Jasper's house'!! A wonderfully equipped and situated property, feels so private yet close to all major facilities. Lynne and Jasper were excellent hosts, we would love to come again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The best!

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of eight, aged between 6 months and 65 years. I booked this place mainly for our 2 and a half year old grandson. If he is happy, so is the rest of us. And did he have the most wonderful holiday. He ran around the garden playing on all great equipment, like slide, swing, climbing stuff, driving "tractors", trampolining, sand pitting, then there were the chickens and the two piggies. He was so proud to collect eggs (for our breakfast). The older generations played tennis, table tennis, swam in the pool, sat in the jacuzzi. The house is brilliantly equipped with everything you could wish for and more, and is bright and light. Lynne and Jasper are a really lovely couple and so helpful. Spoilt us with fresh apple and pear juice, local honey, etc. wonderful! I'm ashamed to say we never left the place for sightseeing, we had such a lovely time around the house and garden, apart from one drive to the Maybush pub right by the sea for lunch. I will certainly recommend Heath View, especially for disabled. Could not be more appropriate.

Many thanks again Lynne and Jasper.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderfull place

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely week at Heath View with oure family. The owners were very helpfull and very nice. It is a fine place for childeren with playarea and swimmingpool

Thank you Lynne and Jasper and family.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ideal for family stay

  • 5 of 5

I booked this house for my extended family to stay when visiting us. As well as being conveniently just up the road, the accessible facilities meant that we could go there with my son who is a wheelchair user. The owners couldn't have been more helpful and the kids loved going to see the pigs, chickens and ducks as well as being able to use the play equipment in their garden.

The house is bright and airy, in a lovely, peaceful location in the middle of heathland, but just a short walk from the supermarket and bus route.

We will definitely book again when the need arises.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sam. It was lovely to have you and your family to stay. Please do come again and come and see the animals whenever you can.
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Heath View

  • 3 of 5

The owners of Heath View live right next door so are on hand should there be any problems. The owners are a lovely couple with a beautiful family, they are extremely hospitable and helpful. My children were able to collect fresh eggs from the chickens and ducks for our breakfast and they also loved to visit their newly arrived piglets. The beds were lovely and comfy and welcoming which was perfect after our long haul flight! It's a beautiful setting on a private road but only a short drive from everything you need.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paula. It was lovely to have you and your girls staying at heath View. I'm glad they enjoyed the garden and the pigs. We wish you well with your move and would be very happy to have you stay again if the need arises.
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From the Owner

Heath View is in a quiet corner of England with access to everything. Some of our guests have admitted never leaving the house, there is so much to do in the house and garden. Those who do explore the county find an abundance of farm parks, beautiful beaches, woods and heathland. There is something for everyone of all abilities and ages. Inside, the house has wide spaces easy for children to navigate and a feel that you are never on top of each other. As well as the usual cot (we have two) and high chair, if you have a small baby, we have a microwave steriliser, baby bath and changing mat. If you’re little ones are up and about we have a potty and toddler toilet seat too. We also have a portable toddler seat that can be taken out on trips exploring the counties fabulous eateries. Many of our children's books and games have been lovingly passed on, so there is an abundance of story and picture books, games, toys and DVDs. The private garden is a safe, secure place for little ones to play. The garden is completely flat, quiet and private. There is a fabulous hand-built play deck which allows children of all ages to explore different themes at different levels. Opposite this is a secret play house for mini adventures. Beyond the private garden is an area, shared only with our own children, with a sunken sand pit, sunken trampoline and swings, including a baby/toddler seat. There is a grass tennis court/croquet lawn which can also be used for football. A hard court area has basketball and a lower hoop for those who can't quite reach. Living happily at the bottom of the garden are our two pigs, five ducks and six chickens, where kids love to collect for breakfast. Our indoor pool is maintained at 32 degrees and is 1.2m deep throughout. There are wide steps for easy access and guest often find their little ones grow in confidence daily, just with access to such a warm, relaxing pool. Outside the pool area we have a hot tub overlooking the sand pit and trampoline.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Stansted Airport at 58 Miles Nearest Barpub : Bucklesham Shannon at 3 Miles Nearest Ferry : Harwich at 28 Miles Nearest Golf : Ipswich Golf Club at 600 Metres Nearest Train : Ipswich at 3.5 Miles Nearest Motorway : A14/A12 at 1.8 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Various - to meet all tastes at 2.4 Miles Nearest Ski : Suffolk Ski Centre (Dry Slope) at 8.7 Miles Nearest Beach : Felixstowe at 10 Miles Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

We are situated opposite conservation heathland, fantastic for walking/wheeling, cycling or exercising dogs.

The suffolk coast is only a short drive away as is the forest of Rendlesham if you want to stretch your legs (2 or 4) a little more.

The Heritage coast is within easy reach, with Aldeburgh, Thorpness and Southward providing idyllic English beaches and activities. Felixstowe is our nearest beach and offers blue flag bathing, a traditional promenade and all the attractions of a British seaside.

The historic market towns of Ipswich and Woodbridge are equal distance and offer a variety of shops, restaurants and museums. Snape Maltings and the home of Benjamin Britten is half an hour drive.


Heath View is 6 miles from Felixstowe, with it's 2 mile long totally accessible promenade.There is also a leisure centre, pier and amusements. 25 minutes drive north takes you to the Suffolk Heritage coast. Grab the famous fish and chips in Aldeburgh and take in the sculptures on the beach. You could also have a gentle row around Thorpeness mere and visit Peter Pan and Wendy's house - watch out for the crocodile!


Nearest airport, London Stanstead, 54 miles

Nearest Rail station, Ipswich 3.8 miles

Nearest port, Harwich 36 miles

Car essential. Easy access from A14/A12


Nearest Town, Ipswich

Hospital 2.4 miles

Doctor surgery 1.9 miles

Supermarket 1.8 miles (driving)

Supermarket 1.0 miles (walking)

Petrol Sation 1.8 miles

Cash point 1.8 miles

Bank 3.5 miles

Beach 9.0 miles

Public swimming pool 3.6 miles

Golf course 0.6 miles

Theatre 3.5 miles

Cinema 4.0 miles

Public House 2.5 miles

Church 1.3 miles

Marina (Levington) - 5.5 miles

Amusement park 47 miles

Further Details:

The local shop is Sainsbury's supermarket with petrol station, cash point and cafe. Ipswich and Woodbridge have lovely local restaurants. Local recommended pubs are the Bucklesham Shannon, Newborn Fox and The Maybush in Waldringfield.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
October half-term 2016
22 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2016
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas/New year 2016
17 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2017
6 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
February half term
10 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early spring
18 Feb 2017 - 23 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Mar 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring
17 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May half term
26 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
4 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Jul 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Young family late summer
8 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn half term
20 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
30 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas/New year
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

Booking Notes:
Call or email the owners, Jasper and Lynne Goodwyn direct. They will give you details of direct payment.

Changeover Day:
Changeover Fridays. Arrival after 3 pm, departure 10 am.

Notes on prices:
Short stays are available. Please contact us for prices.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Health View has been developed as an accessible property and is rated level 1 & 2 by Visit England. We are baby and family friendly and are happy to have helping dogs and well-behaved dogs by arrangement. With the pool doors fully open and children scampering between the play area and the pool, guests never feel the need to leave the garden at Heath View. If the weather is very British, the games room provides sheltered entertainment with table tennis and table football. There is also free wifi and BT TV. It is so peaceful here that you would never guess the A14 and A12 are just a few minutes drive away. We have easy access to the whole of Suffolk through excellent road and rail links. Ipswich Golf Club is a stone's throw away, backing onto the heathland. Guests could choose from the 18 hole par 71 course or the 9 hole pay and play. The Suffolk Show ground is literally just across the road and hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Please do contact us with any particular requests. We appreciate everyone is different and endeavour to make your holiday all you wish it to be.

Property Type

  • bungalow


  • Away From It All
  • Family


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  • Hair Dryer
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  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
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  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...


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  • Dishwasher ...
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  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
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  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


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

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Toilet 2 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, This is a full wet room
  • Shower room 1 - Bath with Shower
  • En-suite wet room to bedroom 1 with adjustable height shower and drop-down seat, wc with optional seat raise, hand basin. A wheeled shower chair is available on request. Bathroom with bath/shower over, wc and hand basin. Separate wc. Bedroom 4 has en-suite wc and basin. Bedroom 2 & 3 also have their own wash basins.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) plus infants. We have a cot, toddler bed and futon. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, double bed, bedroom 2 double bed, bedroom 3 twin beds, bedroom 4 (independent access from house) double bed. Cot and toddler bed available. Futon can sleep 2 extra people if required. There is also a sofa bed in the lounge. For those who require it, we have a single profiling bed with a mobile hoist.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is wheelchair and family friendly. If we don't have what you need we can source mobility equipment. We are well equipped for families, so you don't need to take up packing space with all those bulky items. Just call us to check we what we have. The 4th bedroom is accessed separately, but attached to the property and ideal for carers, teenagers or some peace and quiet. It has it's own WC and basin. Free WiFi available. Our indoor pool is 6mx2.5m and 1.2m deep throughout and maintained at 32 degrees centigrade. There are wide steps and an overhead hoist for those who would need it. The Hot Tub, situated next to the pool and available to guests. We have a sunshade/screen for your privacy. Outside: There is a BBQ and patio table and chairs. The private rear garden is securely enclosed by a picket fence and entirely safe for those who need it to be. The playback and play house are within this garden for your private use. Beyond this the owners garden is available for tennis, ball games and to visit the six chickens, five ducks and two piglets. There is a sunken trampoline, sandpit and swings. Secure storage is available for bicycles, buggies and wheelchairs/scooters. We have a scooter, profiling bed and mobile hoist available on site. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, sink, access to garage for cycle storage. Cupboard with iron/ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are included. Please bring your own towels for taking to the beach. Other: Conservatory with futon, 2 wicker chairs and matching table. Our heated indoor pool, situated next door in our own home, is available for use at booked times. It is 6m x 2.5m, kept at around 30C. If you require the hoist please bring your own sling.

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