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Large, Grade II Listed. C16 House, 2 Acre Grounds, Rural Location, Riding Nearby

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Large House, Swilland, Nr. Woodbridge, Suffolk, England - Located Outside The Village Of Swilland With Charming Award Winning Food Pub - Moon And Mushroom

Atmospheric and beautiful: Toad Hall lies in the countryside near Swilland village in Suffolk Coastal District. Note pricing on this site not accurate - weekend rentals are between £650 and £780 and midweek short breaks from £540, off season weeks from £920. This is a truly rural area with lots of farming and little traffic on narrow lanes. The nearby ancient town of Woodbridge on the River Deben has super antique and book shops as well as swimming pool and bowling alley and the river Deben for boating or walking beside. The area is full of villages with good pubs, sites of interest (we particularly enjoyed Sutton Hoo and the Mechanical Music Museum) and riding, golf, fishing etc and the nearest beaches at Aldeburgh and Hollesley are just 30 minutes drive, with others all along the coast from Frinton to Walberswick and Southwold. In 2 acres of gardens, this very spacious Grade II listed C16 timber framed house, complete with inglenook fireplace, accommodates 11 comfortably in 6 bedrooms for weeks or short breaks. The house is well-equipped with all modern conveniences among a wealth of exposed timbers. There is an extra original back staircase which is quaint. An excellent good food pub with outside seating is within 15 minutes walking distance. A very good riding stable is just along the lane. Children and well-behaved dog (on ground floor only please) welcome! The house is centrally heated and also has a log burning stove in one of the sitting rooms. You should be warned that it is an old house and the staircases, whilst delightful for most, are possibly steeper than you may be used to and may not be suitable for someone with a disability. However, one of the double bedrooms is on the ground floor opposite the shower room (with WC) across the large sitting hallway.

Kate Douglas
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Kate Douglas

Toad Hall is privately owned.

Why Kate Douglas chose Swilland

We have had the house since our now grown up children were small and after years of happy days there escaping from London we currently do not use it as much so we also let it out.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Some people who stayed at Toad Hall wrote, "The ten of us ... had just the most fantastic time and could have stayed for a month I think! The house and garden exceeded all of our expectations - what a treasure you have there. Living in London, escaping to the country is always great, but last weekend topped the charts in terms of all the weekend breaks we've taken together." One family who took a week wrote, " We had an absolutely wonderful time at Toad Hall. It has so much character and lot of things to do. We didn't want to come home and could quiet easily have stayed forever. In fact if you ever want to sell it let us know!! " and others wrote, "We had a fantastic weekend at Toad Hall - activities included bike rides up near Dunwich, long walks followed by food at the Moon and Mushroom. It was perfect for us all and we were all sorry to leave." Others said, "The photographs do not do it justice, it is much more beautiful". And others wrote, “House beautiful, garden gorgeous...
Apr 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Swilland in Babergh District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • There are three bath/shower rooms each with a WC. The en suite bathroom is in Victorian style with a roll top bath plus separate shower and converted gas lights. All have plenty of hot water.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Large master bedroom en suite bathroom -bath shower basin WC
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Spacious second 'master' bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , large twin room
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed , good sized Single room on second floor
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , ground floor double room
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , currently bunk beds room with chaise loungue
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 11 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The master bedroom is an en suite double with bath and separate shower room. 2nd bedroom also a large double room beside a family bathroom. A Further two good twin rooms and a single room. On the ground floor is a further double opposite a shower room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • pond
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Outside: There are 2 acres of lovely gardens with a patio and large dining table in the 'secret' side garden and the summer house has the garden furniture. Utility Room: Large fridge, washing machine and tumble dryer plus outdoor play equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen is included but we do not usually supply towels unless you are coming from abroad and then we make a small laundry charge. The house is cleaned weekly but we can arrange extra help if you want it. Other: The games room is very large and has a table tennis table and lots of games and other equipment.


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Special interest holidays:

There is an excellent riding stable along the lane catering for beginners or those taking advanced tests and those who just enjoy a hack.


The beautiful Suffolk seaside is 30 minutes drive. with the river Deben just 15 minutes away by car


The station at Ipswich is about a 20 minute taxi ride. Westerfield and Woodbridge are nearer railway stations on the branch line. You can fly to any London airport but Stansted, Luton and Southend are the nearest. Toad Hall is about 2 hours North East of London by car.


The Village of Swilland is a 20 minutes walk - less across footpaths through the fields. Grundisburgh village is under 10 minutes car ride and Woodbridge 15 minutes by car.

Further Details:

Lots of Local information on shops restaurants and things to do and see will be supplied by the owner.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Swilland, East of England

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
We ask for a 40% of rental deposit to secure your booking with the balance paid 8 weeks before your stay.

Changeover Day:
Usually Friday but can sometimes be Monday or other days.

Notes on prices:
Prices include all fuel including logs, bed linen and wifi internet. Please enquire for prices at other time periods not shown.

We ask for a 40% of rental deposit to secure your booking, with the balance and security deposit paid 8 weeks before your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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