What a way to start 2021! 1-4th Jan, £753 total price for 2 people.

More dates available, prices vary.

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Fairytale Cottage

Fairytale Cottage is a truly dream-like home, set amongst woodland and overlooking its very own meadow it makes the perfect romantic bolthole for two. The cottage is electricity-free and so absolutely everything will need to be done by candlelight, truly magical!

The thatched forester’s cottage has been lovingly updated with unique and contemporary touches while retaining all of its original charm and character. The accommodation is set over one level and comprises of a cosy living room complete with an open fire to keep you toasty and kitchen with woodburning range, original bread oven and butler’s sink. The candlelit bedroom boasts a king-size bed complete with draping canopy, the wood burner and sheepskin rugs will keep you warm when the sun goes down.  The bathroom boasts a freestanding roll-top bath, enjoy a long soak in here while enjoying the woodland views.

Outside, spend lazy Summer evenings enjoying tasty barbecues al fresco on the terrace. On the main Estate, just a short drive or cycle ride away, enjoy a competitive game of tennis on the court or choose to hire rowing boasts or paddle boards and explore the Estate’s private lakes.

What you should know…

  • Electricity-free means electricity-free!
  • There are other properties on the Estate and so the 5,000 acre private grounds, lakes and tennis court are shared, however your group will retain plenty of privacy
  • sleeps 2 with one bedroom and one bathroom, pets welcome.
  • not for little ones

Please note that this is an electricity-free cottage, the Esse wood-burning range provides all the hot water and heating while the only source of light is from open fires and candles.

Ground Floor
– Sitting room with woodburner
– Kitchen with dining facilities
– Bedroom with king-size bed, open fire and en-suite bathroom with freestanding roll-top bath

Exterior Grounds
– Terrace
– Dining facilities
– Lawned area
– Barbecue
– Access to the Estate’s grounds and parkland
– Access to the Estate’s tennis court (open year-round)

Additional Facilities
– Selection of board games
– Bathrobes & toiletries
– Hypnos bed
– Pashley Cycles available to use for no additional charge
– Rowing boats available to use for no additional charge
– Paddle boards available to use for no additional charge
– Parking available on the Estate

Fairytale Cottage is one of a small cluster of country houses, luxury farmhouses and cottages set within 5,000 acres of private grounds centered around Sayer’s Mansion. While the grounds, lakes and tennis court are shared with the guests of the other homes, the Estate has been carefully designed so that your group will retain plenty of privacy.

The Estate is situated in a beautiful corner of East Anglia set just outside the Suffolk village of Yoxford and just a 10-minute car journey from popular Saxmundham, a market town which is just bursting with charm and boasts a variety of independent shops and excellent eateries. The closest coastal resorts of Aldeburgh and Southwold are both just a 20-minute car journey away, whether you choose to sample fish & chips in Aldeburgh or take a stroll along Southwold’s Pier, a fantastic day out is guaranteed. Southwold is home to the Adnam’s Brewery & Gin Distillery, one of the most modern breweries in the world, book a tour to discover just how they produce their beer or gin and enjoy a yummy sample at the end! The town of Framlingham, home to the 12th century Framlingham Castle, the internationally-known “Castle on the Hill”, is just a 20-minute drive away and is well worth a visit while in the area

Activities available on the Estate

*Please note that the below is just a guide, pricing and availability is subject to change.

Pashley Biking
Enjoy exploring the 5,000 acre Estate on a complimentary Pashley bike.
Cost: Complimentary

Rowing Boats
Enjoy a quintessentially English afternoon rowing across one of the Estate’s lakes by hiring a complimentary rowing boast. Please note that these are season and weather dependent.
Cost: Complimentary

Paddle Boarding
Try your hand at paddle boarding on one of the Estate’s lakes by hiring a complimentary paddle board. Please note that these are available on a first come first served basis and are season and weather dependent.
Cost: Complimentary

Estate Ranger
Enjoy a 2-hour guided tour through the Estate’s parklands and woodlands, led by one of the specialist rangers. The walk begins at 8am, or earlier if preferred, when the dawn chorus is quietening so individual songbirds can be heard. This is when songbirds are most active and is a beautifully peaceful time of day to appreciate the Suffolk landscape and learn to identify birdsongs with the help of one of the expert Rangers. During the spring and early summer months the Estate is alive with birdsong. One for the early risers, guests are invited to listen to the cacophony of birdsong from 5 am, or as early as 4 am in the height of summer, that accompanies the sunrise.
Cost: Ranger-led walks available from £50

Clay-Pigeon Shooting
With assistance from a member of The Philip Thorrold Shooting Academy, whether you are a total novice, or a seasoned shot, Phillip and Ben are on hand to teach and ensure safety having taught shooters from all walks of life, young and old, male and female.
Cost: £600 (+30p per cartridge)

Cost: From £50 per rod

Cushion Making
Create up to two handmade feather cushions with guidance from an upholstery guru. Learn a variety of techniques from envelope cushions and piped cushions to pom pom designs.
Cost: From £90 per person

Floral Design Masterclass
Cost: From £60 per person

Wine Tasting
Cost: From £48 per person

Helicopter Pleasure Flights
Take to Suffolk skies and enjoy the view from an Airbus Helicopter H120. Take in Suffolk’s Heritage Coast from above, including Southwold, Sizewell Nuclear Power Station, Aldeburgh, Orford Ness, Hollesly Bay and the port of Felixstowe.
Cost: 20 mins from £1,300.  




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