"The pictures online reflect the property so very well that it felt like we had just stepped onto the website!!!!"
"This Suffolk retreat is a sleek delight…you could be in some minimalist Shoreditch warehouse – until you look out the folding glass doors onto the gleaming dew pond…" Recommended in City A.M.
“Sad to leave The Workshop, it is a home from home – a modern but rustic feel with all the Mod Cons! Tranquil and quiet the meadow’s occupants, four sheep, three chickens, moles, bats, birds and a cat all kept us entertained and became our friends – Chicken we named ‘Becky’ popped in everyday, our 1st Anniversary getaway and well deserved breakaway from it all! Leaves us to say 100% we will be back, fallen in love, Thank you! P.S. The anniversary card was a lovely touch.”
“Enjoyable ‘get away from it all break’, peaceful and rural but not too remote. The Workshop is unique with quirky features. Enjoyed the sheep’s company and the Owl, Many thanks for the wine and biscuits”
“Super Suffolk break with some hot weather thrown in! Enjoyed the sea at Thorpeness, the peace and charm of Orford, the birds of Minsmere, and two concerts at Snape. We have enjoyed the Workshop – and the company of the sheep. Last but not least – lovely evening meat at the Brudenell in Aldeburgh.”
“We had a lovely time on our ‘mini-moon’ after getting married. Everything we needed was provided. The weather wasn’t great but it didn’t stop us getting out to enjoy local attractions – we love Snape Maltings (lots of nice gifts, cafes etc) and we we also had a great time at ‘Jars of Clay’ in Rendlesham, where we painted a plate to remember our honeymoon. Would highly recommend to families with small children as a fun day out. We’ll be telling our friends about out lovely break and will keep the company in mind in the future."
"Wow! We loved the minimal and continental interiors reflecting the peace and tranquillity of the fileds, sheep and outlook. It was wonderful to find a spot where the advertising info and pics are even better when living in the real thing!. An absolute gem, throughly enjoyable space – we really could have not asked for more!."
“Our first weekend away together and what a perfect, accommodating, unique spot we found! The workshop has been ideal for a cosy night in by the fire and a lazy morning with breakfast with the sunlight streaming in. Superbly finished and furnished. A beautiful part of the county. “
“A perfect long weekend of rest and relaxation, much needed! Thanks for a perfect stay in beautiful surroundings. Fallen in love with Aldeburgh and Southwold, Fire making skills may need some attention! Thanks again” – March 2017
Designed by the owner in collaboration with Pitman Tozer architects, the Workshop is an impressive former farm outbuilding standing at the edge of a one acre wildflower meadow.
Attention to detail is apparent throughout this self-catering Suffolk countryside holiday accommodation and the highly enthusiastic feedback from guests shows that the good design is appreciated! Sliding/folding patio doors lead from the oak deck into a large open plan living space where the focal point is a suspended spherical steel fireplace designed and made in France by Dominique Imbert.
Facing it is a generous corner sofa/chaise longue with views out to the meadow. Other features include a large flat screen TV, DVD player and Sky Freesat, a side table designed by 20th century designer Eero Saarinen and Tolomeo Mega floor lamp.
The dining area is furnished with a table and chairs created by the Danish furniture designer Arne Jacobson in the 1950s, including four iconic ‘series 7’ chairs. The well equipped kitchen has a built-in Smeg cooker and a white stone surface with sleek grey units underneath.
A curving white wall leads to the bedroom where you'll find a king size bed with crisp white 100% cotton sheets and duvet cover, a double wardrobe and an iPod docking station. Double aspect windows give welcome views across the meadow.
In the spacious bathroom is a large double-ended bath, wc and sink along with a huge circular shower cubicle.
Outside this self-catering Suffolk country holiday accommodation is a generous oak decking provides a delightful suntrap (when the sun is out!) and the four patio doors slide back to extend the open plan living space to the outside. The meadow gives a picturesque backdrop and changes throughout the year – arrive in the late spring and it is likely to be awash with buttercups, in the autumn populated by friendly sheep and in the winter visited by moorhens and other wildlife.
All prices include bed linen and towels, heating oil and electricity plus a welcome bottle of wine and biscuits to help you get your break off to a chilled-out start. A travel cot and a high chair are available on request for non-walking babies.
This self-catering Suffolk countryside holiday accommodation is equipped with central heating, wood-burning fire, large flat screen TV, DVD player, Sky Freesat, WiFi, Ipod docking station, Smeg elecric hob and oven, slimline dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment and washing machine. Private parking for two cars.