The light and airy living/kitchen/dining room sits at the heart of this characterful property - cosy in the winter thanks to the wood-burner with cooking chamber; perfect for indoor/outdoor living in the spring and summer with wall of glazed doors opening onto the deck. The original beamed wooden ceiling remains from days gone by when the property was a coach house where the horses and coaches could be taken into the pond for cleaning. All three bedrooms are generous and stylish, with the master on the ground floor being particularly lavish with grand four-poster bed, free-standing bath and en suite shower room. Fascinating artwork belonging to the prominent art collector owner is displayed throughout, this superb accommodation.
Fishpond House sits in an exceptionally tranquil spot on private land, conducive for total relaxation on a short break or holiday with friends and family, with just the owners house, peacocks and frequent donkeys for neighbours! The hot tub gives the ultimate in decadence, sitting on a deck furnished for dining in the dappled light filtering through willow trees overhanging the pond.
To the right of the hallway is the master bedroom with double doors to the deck and door to the shower room. There’s a step down to the main living area and open tread stairs to the first floor. Reclaimed wood flooring from a gymnasium runs through the house.
Step into the hallway with cubby holes for your footwear, hooks for your coats, an open tread staircase to the first-floor landing, and a step down to the living space. The area is cleverly divided with traditional kitchen units running along one wall with a built in oven, four ring ceramic hob, upright fridge/freezer (four drawers), built-in microwave and a washer dryer.
The unique dining table sits in the light by the windows with six spindle back chairs; a gorgeous wicker hanging chair is positioned so you can curl up with a good book or simply gaze at the view. Furnishings are sumptuous with a chic velvet sofa and chair, footstool and retro-mirrored coffee tables, all snuggled around the TV and wood-burner where you’re sure to have some fun making toast or baking a potato in the cooking chamber.
Simply gorgeous with the four-poster bed taking pride of place beneath the double-height beamed ceiling, opposite double doors to the deck - convenient for the hot tub! The luggage rack invites you to unpack with a corner unit providing hanging and shelf space. Additionally, there’s a bookcase and desk/dressing table with chair under the window. For added indulgence, there’s a modern freestanding bath in the corner of the room with hand shower.
En Suite Shower Room
The double shower cubicle has a rain and hand shower; there’s a WC, wash-basin, and heated towel rail.
Open tread painted stairs rise to the first floor where both bedrooms and the bathroom open off the landing with desk and chair. The first floor also has wooden floorboards and beautiful beamed ceilings.
The Juliette balcony is a special feature in this room that has a king-size bed, side shelves, and plus a cupboard with shelves for your storage and hooks on the door if you’re wanting to hang some clothes.
Conveniently between the two bedrooms. Natural light from a skylight above the bath floods this charming bathroom with its feature Victoria and Albert claw foot bath, reclaimed sink, WC and heated towel rail.
Wake to the view of the pond and fields beyond. Twin beds sit either side of the door with bedside units and there’s storage in a wardrobe with hangers and a shelf.
Fishpond House sits on a private estate with an uneven private drive taking you past fields and round the back of the property where you'll find parking for two cars and an external plug for anyone needing to charge an electric car. A wooden deck wraps around two sides of the house, overhanging the pond on one side, with furniture for outside dining and doors from the dining/kitchen area making it easy to eat in the open air. The hot tub sits on the deck at the side of the property, conveniently close to the master bedroom. At the side is a lawn with graceful willow trees rustling in the breeze however, due to the grass being sown in the winter, the area's not well established as yet.
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.
Please note that the hot tub is throughly cleaned between each changeover and will not be warm for your first night
This unique detached self-catering holiday home is equipped with central heating plus a wood burner with logs for your first night. There’s a flat screen TV in the living room. The kitchen is well equipped with a four ring ceramic hob, electric cooker, upright fridge/freezer with four drawers in the freezer, washer/dryer, microwave and large BBQ.
There's an external plug in the car park for anyone needing to charge an electric car – should you want use of this, please contact BoS in advance of your stay for prices.
This substantial holiday house is in a great location for exploring all that the picturesque Suffolk Coast has to offer, with fashionable Southwold just six miles away with a sandy beach, iconic pier and excellent range of shops, eateries and, for beer lovers, home to the famous Adnams Brewery.
From a practical perspective, the market town of Halesworth is just three miles away, with a good selection of both independent shops and supermarkets, a railway station with connections to Liverpool Street and The Cut Arts Centre with a two-week arts festival in the autumn.
Halesworth Golf Club is close by, there are plenty of amazing walks and cycle roots, fishing and sailing close by. Bird lovers are sure to enjoy the fantastic birdlife right on the doorstep or go further afield to Minsmere Nature Reserve.
Fishpond House is not suitable for children under the age of five (unless babes in arms) as there is no security around the pond.
All guests using the hot tub do so at their own risk.
Unfortunatelu use of the hot tub cannot be guaranteed on the first night due to cleaning/heating up time required between changeovers. As with use of any hot tub, showering before and after use is essential to avoid skin irritations and contamination of the water.
Whilst the bedrooms sleep six guests the sitting area is a bit tight for six adults, therefore we market the property as sleeping 4 + 2.
Please note although there is wifi, due to the remoteness of the property it is only suitable for downloading emails - not streaming. There is also limited phone reception on selected networks.
Two well-behaved dogs are welcome downstairs (though not on the furniture please). If you wish to bring a dog it must be mentioned at the time of booking on the booking form and is subject to our conditions of booking. The grounds are not fenced so you will need to keep your four legged friend make sure it does not go into the pond or chase any of the wildlife.
Please note there there is a £50 charge if the hot tub is left in a poor condition.
Sorry, no smoking or unaccompanied teenagers.
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