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1540s grade 2* listed farmhouse with hot tub

Entire house hosted by Mel
10 guests4 bedrooms4 beds2 bathrooms
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Brook Farm is a Grade II* listed farmhouse situated within a small farming community in Suffolk. Set within two private acres of mature gardens and its own lake, the only noises likely to disturb you are the rumble of neighbouring tractors or mooing of cows! We have a wealth of wildlife visiting the garden including doves, bats, muntjac deer, rabbits, ducks and hares.
Also within the plot is a woodfired hot tub and a Grade 2 listed barn/games room which will keep everyone busy for hours on end!

The space
Brook Farm is a stunning Grade II* listed Elizabethan Yeoman’s farmhouse built around 1540, with an adjoining Grade II listed barn, set in 2.3 acres of gardens and orchards, surrounded by rural land.

The main house, renovated in partnership with English Heritage, retains many of the original features. Whilst the house is centuries old, we have created an interior which is an eclectic mix of contemporary, antique and vintage. Brook Farm is stylish yet homely, practical yet supremely comfortable.

The large lounge has two mismatched velvet sofas, a wood burner to keep you cosy and a large flat screen tv for those slouchy movies nights. The vintage sideboard is filled with a selection of games for those young and old(er).

There is a dining room with a huge dining table which seats 12. The vintage mismatched crockery has been chosen to be sustainable and add a little eclectic magic…There is also a wood burner and Sonos speakers to make your dinner party extra special.

The kitchen is a good sized farmhouse kitchen with a beautiful brick chimney enclosing a large range cooker, dishwasher and microwave. The kitchen is well-equipped with all mod cons as well as essentials including sharp knives and a wide selection of herbs and spices. At the centre of the room is a table to seat six – perfect for tea and toast.

Beyond the kitchen is an extension which houses a utility room with washing machine, large fridge and small drinks fridge. There is also wet room with large modern shower. At the rear of the extension is a heavy wooden door which leads outside to a large patio space overlooking the gardens, with an outside dining table and benches to seat 10 people and a large Webber bbq.

Upstairs there are four double bedrooms with wooden floorboards and original beams. The master bedroom is large with windows on three sides, a stunning place to wake up in the morning. There are a further three double bedrooms each with their own sumptuous style; the French room, the Deco room and the Emerald room. All the bedrooms have memory foam mattresses, feather pillows and duvets, and pure French linen bedding.

At the end of the long beam filled landing there is a bathroom with a deep roll top bath - perfect for a long soak with a good book and a glass of wine.

Across the courtyard from the farmhouse, the Grade II listed barn is split into four spaces, several of which still retain the straw and animal feeders their agriculture days – they are an amazing delve into history as you can see original wattle and daub walls from the 16th Century. One of the rooms contains six bikes of various sizes which you’re very welcome to borrow - perfect for exploring the local area.

The main room, our games room, in the barn features a Queen post roof, which is completely stunning. It’s a perfect hang out for kids of all ages with table tennis, darts, a pool table, a table football table and a chill out area with sofas and a music system. Please note that this is a barn and it has not been converted so it can be a little damp depending on the time of the year. But we've used it throughout the year sometimes wearing coats!

Mature gardens surround the house and barns, extending over 2.3 acres and comprising an orchard (with apples, pears, cherries, plums, blackberries and hazelnuts), a football pitch, a fire pit area and our very own lake. Overlooking the lake is a ten person hot tub. The hot tub is eco-friendly and wood fired - so entirely natural with no chemicals! A lovely way to watch the sun set and to relax no matter what time of year. Also the perfect place to see all of nature’s visitors which included muntjac deer, rabbits, hares, ducks, doves, woodpeckers and bats.

Places for sleeping

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 airbed, 1 cot
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 airbed, 1 cot
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

What this place offers

Lake access
Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Pets allowed
Washing machine
Patio or balcony

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Where you’ll be

Halesworth, Suffolk, United Kingdom

Brook Farm is situated in the middle of a village known as St Nicholas, one of the beautiful All Saints villages of Suffolk. The village is very quiet, with very few vehicles. The only noise you’ll hear is the passing of the odd tractor, the moo of a cow or the hoot of an owl. There are many beautiful walks to be found within minutes of Brook Farm, but our favourite is the nature reserve just 15 minutes walk away. The nature reserve has two adjoining trout lakes with a log hut in which you can make yourself a cup of tea, sit on the deck and watch the swans go by.

Just 2.4 miles away is our local pub, The Black Swan, the perfect distance for a cycle ride. It is a warm and friendly country pub with a wonderful garden, roaring fires and good food.

The village of Halesworth is only six miles away with a quintessential countryside high street still filled with wonderful independent shops - a great bakery, butchers and green grocers. The village also has several antique shops, galleries and a handful of cafes and restaurants to suit all palates.

The coast is only a 20 minute drive away. Southwold is a typical old style English seaside town, perfect for sandy beaches, colourful beach huts and fish & chips. Walberswick has dunes, crabbing, a quaint ferry (a rowing boat!) and a pub with great food. Dunwich is wilder, with a pebble beach and is renown for its fish and chips.

Hosted by Mel

Joined in January 2011
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My name is Mel Massey and I run And Relax. This is our second And Relax venture, our first was a beautiful trullo in Puglia which we ran successfully for nine years. The ethos behind And Relax (and Brook Farm) is that it is tiring and stressful researching, booking and preparing for holidays, so when you arrive, you just want to relax and recharge immediately. Fully equipped, Brook Farm has been designed and furnished with style, total relaxation and comfort in mind - sleeping in pure French linen sheets and feather duvets on quality mattresses; relaxing with a G&T under the weeping willow watching the sunset on the bench by the private lake, entertaining each other with football/pool/table tennis/table football/basketball/board games/lego; the welcome pack so you don't have to dash off to the supermarket. See you for yourself... Plus I'm an interior designer so I hope you guys love the eclectic mix of furniture that we've put in the house.
My name is Mel Massey and I run And Relax. This is our second And Relax venture, our first was a beautiful trullo in Puglia which we ran successfully for nine years. The ethos behi…
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No smoking
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Pets are allowed
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