Rookyards, Spexhall

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets? YES

Main Features


Rookyards is a pet friendly self-catering holiday cottagewhich is located in the east wing of a fine Grade II Listed farmhouse of early 17th century origins, set in stunning gardens with an abundance of wildlife for you to enjoy and cosy open fire to warm you in cooler months . Many period features combined with comfortable furnishings make Rookyards perfect for a short break or holiday exploring the Suffolk countryside and only 20 minutes drive from the coast where you'll find the attractive seaside town of Southwold.

Sleeps 4 | 1 King I 1 Twin I 1 Family Shower Room

What our guests say

"We've had such a fantastic holiday exploring Suffolk for the first time. The cottage is beautiful, very comfortable and perfect after a long day out and about. We've been so lucky with the weather and Suffolk at its best! Dulwich, Aldeburgh, Southwold and Aldeburgh all worth a visit. We hope to be back! Many thanks!".

"Lovely venue, gorgeous house and beautiful location. Lovely added touches such as homemade jam and homemade biscuits… Yummy! Will definitely return for another visit!"

"Thank you, we have had a superb week in this "home from home". The weather has been a bonus to our stay in Suffolk and the friendliness of Jacqui & Nick made all the difference and great ideas for our days out. ".

"Everything about our weeks stay has been wonderful! Beautiful county, amazing weather and a lovely place to stay. Southwold beach on Sunday was like going back in time and Beccles is stunning sat by the river at the Waveney Hotel and Restaurant. Thanks to Jacqui and Nick"

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If Covid-19 restrictions mean travel is no longer permitted, we will issue you with either a voucher credit, valid for a new booking at the same property for use before 31 December 2022 or a full refund, if preferred.

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If there are no restrictions, but you feel you don’t want to travel, we will try to re-sell the dates for you. If we fully resell the dates, you will then receive a refund for the amount you have paid minus the booking and admin fee.

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Rookyards at Spexhall

You can enjoy the garden from most rooms, particularly the exceptionally large master bedroom with the twin opposite and unusually attractive cloakroom between the two. The ground floor comprises a modern kitchen with lovely views, a shower room, and a charming living/dining room.

The gardens provide a wonderful setting for the house which has a private patio with table and chairs for summer dining. Enjoy the formal gardens to the front with lawns and well-stocked flower borders and the moated gardens, with a bridge to the orchard with a number of mature fruit trees, can be found on the eastern boundary. You can also fish for Rudd or Perch in the lake close to the house. There’s ample parking on the drive and space for you to store bikes in the outbuildings.

Ground Floor

The entrance to Rookyards opens into the sunny kitchen with a large window overlooking the beautifully landscaped garden, equipped with electric oven with four rings, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave and dishwasher. Doors open to the shower room and living/dining room.

Family Shower Room
Off the kitchen, this is a modern fully tiled shower room with shower cubicle with glass door, WC and washbasin.

Living/Dining Room
A sunny double aspect room with a door opening to the drive and large window looking out to the manicured gardens - beautiful in the summer months and an open fireplace making it cosy in the winter, with Sky TV to enjoy. Furnishings include a large leather sofa and matching armchair, occasional tables and a farmhouse style table with four dining chairs. To the right of the fireplace is a built in shelf, ideal as a writing area. Doors open from the living room to the kitchen and stairs.

First Floor
A door from the living/dining room opens directly onto the carpeted stairs leading to a small landing which gives access to both bedrooms and the cloakroom. Please note the stairs are steep.

Master Bedroom
Exceptionally large double aspect bedroom with King bed, bedside cabinets, wardrobe and beautiful armchair inviting you to relax with a good book!

Twin Bedroom
A pretty room with a view of the garden, furnished with sturdy wooden twin beds and a bedside table.

An exceptionally large, bright room with an ornate basin and a WC.

Rookyards is a beautiful Grade II listed L shaped house that has been sympathetically divided into two homes, surrounded by countryside with an abundance of wildlife including wild rabbits, bats, badgers, muntjac deer and many birds for you to identify. Guests can fish for Rudd and Perch in the pond close to the house and a private area of the extensive garden has been allocated for your use with table and chairs for outside dining, however the owners are also happy for you to wander around almost two acres of their stunning moated gardens and grounds.

Please note there is a washing machine available for guests use in the outhouse (this is a communal washing machine, shared with two other properties)

The property is approached over a shingle driveway leading into a parking and turning area adjacent to the house and two additional stunning holiday properties - Red Poll Barn and Milk Parlour. The surrounding countryside lends itself to cycling and you can store bikes undercover in one of the cart sheds.

Whats Included?

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 semi-detached self-catering holiday cottage is equipped with oil central heating and appliances include a TV with Sky and WiFi. The kitchen is well equipped with free standing dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment, electric oven with four rings and microwave.

Please note there is a washing machine available for guests use in the outhouse (this is a communal washing machine, shared with two other properties)

Rookyards is a great place for children with spacious garden to run around under supervision. A travel cot and high chair are available from the property owners on request at the time of booking.

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Rookyards lies in the village of Spexhall, surrounded by the idyllic Suffolk countryside offering country walks or cycling and easy access to the old market towns of Bungay, Beccles and Halesworth with an excellent array of local shop and eateries.

The 500 year old ‘Huntsman and Hounds’ pub is approximately a ten minute walk away and offers good cuisine by the fire or in the mature gardens.

The popular Georgian seafront town of Southwold is a lovely 20 minute drive away through Suffolk countryside on the Suffolk Heritage Coast, with plenty of other places to explore - Dunwich, Walberswick, Covehithe etc.

There are excellent sporting and leisure facilities in the area including a number of golf courses, sailing and water sports on the river estuaries as well as fishing, horse-riding and bird-watching.
A well-behaved dog is welcome downstairs. 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.

This holiday home is adjacent to the owners’ house, however they are keen for you to enjoy the tranquillity of the location and will respect your privacy.

The stairs are quite steep and turn, however there is a solid handrail. Doors in the living room and master bedroom lead to the main house where the owners live, however they are locked so you will have full privacy.

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 is due six weeks before your holiday commences. Please click here to see our full terms and conditions of booking
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