Taking the name of and built on land once owned by French Benedictine Monks, as far back as 1198, these sympathetically restored farm buildings, offer accommodation with a great deal of character. Set amidst rolling countryside, it is a working farm producing cereals and free-range eggs.
Upper Somerton is a picturesque village with excellent walks, situated just 20 minutes drive from Bury St. Edmunds and Sudbury. It is close to the famous and historic towns of Long Melford, Lavenham and Clare; also just 45 minutes from horse racing at Newmarket or Thetford Forest. Cambridge is within an hours drive and the nearest beach at Southwold only 1½ hours (62 miles).
The Granary is the larger of our two cottages. It is situated on two floors with original beams from the old Granary.
Ground Floor: Lounge/dining area with double sofa bed, oak wooden floor and French doors to garden room, kitchen, utility room with washer/dryer, cloakroom with toilet and basin.
First Floor: A six foot four-poster bed with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, toilet and basin. A small balcony is part of the original outside steps to the first floor of the old Granary. Sleeps 2/4.
The Cartlodge is the smaller of the two Cottages, all situated on one floor and with the original flint features.
Ground Floor: Lounge/Dining area with double sofa bed, wooden floor and French doors to garden. Kitchen, utility room with washer/dryer, one double bedroom, bathroom with bath/shower, toilet and basin. Sleeps 2/4.
Both cottages: All fuel, power, bed linen (duvets) and towels included. Parking for two cars. TV/Video, DVD player (small library of videos and DVDs available), Stereo/CD player. Electric Cooker, Mini dishwasher, Microwave, Washer/Dryer.
The Granary and Cartlodge two properties can be used as one dwelling with a very low interconnecting door between the two, so larger parties can be together. Please enquire when you book.
Quiet, peaceful setting.
Lovely, original features in both our special cottages.
To book this Holiday Cottage, or find out more, please contact them directly by
The Granary Bedroom
The Cartlodge Living Area
Disabled Facilities: No.
Linen Provided: Yes. Linen and towels provided
Pets Allowed: No.
Central Heating: Yes. Fuel type: Oil
Open Fire: No.
Smoking Allowed: No.
Outdoor Facilities: Yes. Private Garden with wooden garden furniture and barbeque in the summer months.
Local Services: Local Pubs. Local shops - 5 miles. Supermarkets in Bury St. Edmunds and Sudbury - 10 miles.
The A14 now connects the town of Bury St. Edmunds to the M6 in the Midlands and only takes 2 hours to Coventry and 2.1/2 hours to the NEC at Birmingham.
We are situated 2 miles from the village of HARTEST, which is on the B1066. Bury St. Edmunds is 10 miles to the North, Long Melford (7 miles) and Sudbury is 10 miles to the South.