You're welcomed into the entrance hall at the heart of the house, originally the village butchers shop, with the exceptionally well equipped and stylish dining area to your left, and access to both reception rooms, the large shower room and carpeted stairs rising to the first-floor landing. All bedrooms are individually designed with deep sophisticated colour schemes, supremely comfortable beds and a fascinating collection of antique bedside tables, dressing tables, chests of drawers and fine wardrobes.
Earl Soham is a village to the west of the historic market town of Framlingham, with an award-winning butcher and delicatessen as well as the Victoria public house serving food and beer from the village microbrewery. Gated off road parking for two cars is on the drive at the side of the house which leads to the rear garden, partly laid to lawn with a paved terrace which will be furnished for outside dining.
There are three entrances to this gorgeous holiday house; guests are likely to use the one from the parking area into the kitchen with others opening into the hall, and one from the living room. The hall runs through the centre of the house with the kitchen/dining room to the left, drawing room to the right, living room and shower room at the back. Original quarry tiles run through the majority of the ground floor with wood in the dining area. Carpeted stairs rise to the first-floor landing.
Clearly the original butchers shop with an enormous window allowing the light to stream in and original quarry tiled floor on one side, with step up to the dining area with wooden floorboards.
The kitchen is exceptionally well equipped with units wrapping around one end of the room, housing an electric Rangemaster Professional Plus with five rings and extractor, dishwasher, washer/dryer and a freestanding Smeg fridge freezer. The handsome aged butchers block sits in the middle of the room, giving extra workspace and, on countertops there’s also a Nespresso Magimix coffee machine with aeroccino, Smeg mixer, toaster, kettle and a microwave.
Eight chairs sit around the sturdy farmhouse table, inviting you to enjoy long lazy dining with family and friends, with a couple of dressers and sideboard laden with crockery and glassware.
An elegant room at the front of Brook House, furnished with a couple of velvet snuggler chairs and a footstool surrounding the wood burner; plus an eclectic mix of antique desks, card table, bureau and display cabinet.
This warmly decorated smart room is tastefully furnished with a pair of checked ‘cuddle’ seats, coffee table, bookcase, chest of drawers and a trunk with the widescreen TV perched on it. The wood burner in the huge fireplace is a key feature and the window looks onto the courtyard at the back.
The double shower cubicle has both a shower rose and shower attachment; there’s also a wash-basin , WC, table for your toiletries, heated towel rail and window giving natural light.
Carpeted stairs take you to the first-floor landing where you’ll find the family bathroom and all four beautiful bedrooms; individually designed with Farrow and Ball colour schemes which you're sure to admire - hence the room names! All floors are wood with a runner on the landing and rugs in bedrooms. You're sure to
Relax and unwind with a good book in the huge claw foot-bath which sits under the sash window. This indulgent bathroom suits all tastes with a double shower cubicle with rain and hand showers, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.
A simply gorgeous antique armoire with mirrored door, shelves, drawers and hanging space, sits in the corner or this room, just waiting for you to unpack! The bed is a super king zip and link so you can choose twin or double, with quaint bedside drawers, a desk with chair and feature fireplace.
Green Smoke Bedroom
Double aspect at the front of the house with deep sash windows giving plenty of light. The wrought iron king size bed takes pride of place with bedside units with drawer and cupboard, storage in a mirrored wardrobe with hanging, shelving and a drawer, plus a dressing table with mirror.
Lamp Room Gray
A chic French style king size bed with upholstered bed-head sits between attractive bedside drawers. There’s a built in wardrobe with hanging rail and a chest of drawers with mirror.
Inchyra Blue Bedroom
Super King zip and link beds again allow you to choose between double or twin configuration and, as this room is larger than the plum bedroom, it’s better suited to twin. This room sits quietly at the back, overlooking the courtyard, with a feature fireplace, unusual circular bedside drawers sit on either side and there’s storage in a built in wardrobe, a mahogany chest of drawers and dressing table.
At the side of Brook House are high wooden gates opening in a drive with parking for a couple of cars before you get to the fully enclosed courtyard and garden. A door from the hall and steps takes you to the courtyard which is bordered by a low wall with herbs and plants, partially dividing it from the lawn.
There’s additional parking in the lay-by opposite if needed.
Across the courtyard at the back is a large studio with table tennis and pool tables for guests to enjoy.
All prices include 100% cotton bed linen, towels, heating and electricity, plus a welcome bottle of wine and biscuits to help you get your break off to a relaxing start.
This self-catering holiday cottage is equipped with central heating and appliances include two TVs and Wifi. The kitchen is extremely well equipped with an electric Rangemaster Professional Plus with five rings and extractor, Bosch dishwasher washer/dryer and a freestanding Smeg fridge freezer with three drawers in the freezer and three shelves plus two drawers in the fridge. There’s also a Nespresso Magimix coffee machine with aeroccino, Smeg mixer, toaster, kettle and a microwave.
A travel cot and high chair are available from the property owners on request at the time of booking.
This self-catering Suffolk country holiday home is within easy reach of the Suffolk Coast as well as being an ideal location from which to explore East Suffolk's villages and historic market towns, including Framlingham which is just four miles away and offers an excellent range of restaurants, shops and a supermarket.
For a relatively small village, Earl Soham enjoys some very fine facilities, a beautiful 12th century Church, an award-winning butcher with delicatessen, The Victoria public house that brews its own bitter and has its own brewery, a tennis court and coffee shop.
Sorry, no smoking or unaccompanied teenagers.
A well behaved dog is welcome downstairs at the property. Please advise us of the breed of your dog at the time of booking.
The studio at the back of Brook House is a great place for kids of any age to while away some time with games of pool or table tennis, however be aware that there's no heating!
Once you have filled out the online booking form, you will be given the option to pay by credit or debit card, or by BACs transfer. A 25% deposit is requested at the time of your booking to secure your booking. The balance and a returnable good housekeeping deposit are due six weeks before your holiday commences. Please click here to see our full terms and conditions of booking http://www.bestofsuffolk.co.uk/terms-and-conditions