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The White House, Wortwell

  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets? YES

Main Features


We’re delighted that this quirky pet-friendly holiday cottage will be available for our guests, following extensive renovation to bring it to the 21st century whilst retaining all the character and charm of a Grade II listed detached house. Accommodation at The White House is over three floors with a wonderful large living room, kitchen/breakfast room and sunny garden room giving ample space for socialising on the ground floor. In the summer months you’re sure to enjoy relaxing in the south-facing garden.

Sleeps 7 I 2 King Bedrooms I 1 Twin Bedroom I 1 Large Single Bedroom I 1 Bathroom I 1 En-Suite Shower Room

What our guests say

"A well equipped and beautifully furnished cottage, thank you.  We enjoyed the BBQ, when the weather allowed!  Had a lovely day out in Norwich, Southwold and Aldeburgh.  We recommend Slate cheese shops, the deli in Bungay and the gelato ice-cream at Harris and James.  Our first visit to Suffolk/Norfolk; we've all had a relaxing week including Floss, our springer spaniel."

"We have had a lovely stay in this wonderful cottage!  Stayed nice and warm despite the chilly November wind.  We had lovely visits to Southwold and Great Yarmouth and saw an excellent firework display at Heveningham Hall!  Loved the selection of board games to keep us entertained of an evening.  All in all, perfect home from home for our half term break away!"

"Lovely cottage, really enjoyed our stay.  Pub locally friendly, good breakfasts at The Farm Shop over the road, and Harleston has a good Co-op. "

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The White House at Wortwell

The White House is a charming house at any time of the year, with a wood burner set in the feature brick wall in the cosy yet spacious drawing room for cooler months, and fully glazed garden room providing alternative seating and/or space for children to play. The kitchen/breakfast room is also a great combination of old and new, with all the equipment you need between here, the utility and laundry rooms, including an Aga, electric oven and two fridges. Steep stairs take you up to the bedrooms, spread between the first and second floors, together with a luxury bathroom and en-suite shower room.

Guests of any age are sure to enjoy the games provided - chess, backgammon, draughts, solitaire and even carpet bowls on the landing! There’s ample parking for four cars at the front and a good-sized garden at the back with a patio for outdoor dining and lawn with fruit trees and shrubs. A detached Studio in the garden gives additional accommodation for two guests with en-suite shower room.

Ground floor
You’re welcomed into an entrance porch with hanging and boot space, before leading into the kitchen/breakfast room, with garden room, utility, cloakroom and laundry beyond. The stairs will be ahead of you and drawing room to the left. In keeping with the period, a clay-tiled floor runs through an entrance hall, kitchen and dining; there's a superb parquet floor in the drawing room and pine floorboards in the garden room.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room
Full of character with the beams, terracotta tiles and the Aga, combined with a modern kitchen incorporating an electric oven and hob with four rings and extractor and two under counter fridges. A handsome oak table sits by the door to the garden room, with bench and stools. The walk-in larder (up a couple of steps) is ideal for your groceries.

Utility Room
Under counter freezer and Bosch dishwasher.

Off the inner hall with WC and wash-basin.

Laundry Room
Through the cloakroom with washing machine and dryer for those needing to catch up on the washing whilst on holiday!

Garden Room
Great at any time of the year with double doors to the south facing patio for summer dining and radiators keeping the chill off in the winter. Beautifully furnished with two sofas, a chair, toy box and well stocked book shelf.

Drawing Room
Impressive room full of character in the feature brick wall which houses a wood burner, beams and beautiful parquet floor, with plenty of space for family and friends to socialise. Three generous sofas will sit around a footstool with an eclectic mix of coffee tables and dressers, plus a TV with BT Sport, Amazon Prime and Netflix for your entertainment.

First Floor
Steep stairs with a handrail on one side rise and turn to the first-floor landing with a wooden gate at the top. The bathroom sits to one side, the king and twin bedrooms through a little corridor and stairs to the top floor at the back of the house. Bedrooms are carpeted.

Wonderful room with modern fittings and accessories combined with period features. A luxurious roll top bath with hand shower is positioned so you can take a leisurely soak looking out of the window onto the garden. There’s also large corner shower cubicle with hand shower on an adjustable pole, wash basin set in a vanity unit and WC.

Twin Bedroom
Overlooking the drive, this room also has beautiful beams and is furnished with twin wrought-iron beds, a bedside table and additional storage.

Double Bedroom
Original beams add character to this room which sits at the back of the cottage with a view of the garden and fields beyond. An elegant upholstered king size bed sits between bedside tables and with be storage for your clothes.

Top Floor
Narrow and quite steep stairs (more like a ladder) take you to the magically quirky top floor.

Attic Bedroom
This unique beamed bedroom is furnished with a king size bed sitting centrally below the window.

En-Suite Shower Room
Space has been well utilised here to fit a corner shower cubicle, WC and washbasin.

Single Bedroom
Sitting in the eaves opposite the attic bedroom, with relatively low beams and a large single bed.

This detached character cottage has parking for four cars at the front and a path runs down the side leading to the sunny south-facing garden where muntjac deer and rabbits are regular visitors. There’s a paved area furnished for outside dining, plus a raised lawn with fruit trees and fence next to the field and the added bonus of a summer house with seating, lamps and a heater - an ideal place to retreat with a good book! A detached Studio in the garden gives additional accommodation for two guests with en-suite shower room; you can book the two together here.

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 self-catering holiday cottage is equipped with central heating and appliances include a TV with FreeSat and Wifi. The kitchen is well equipped with an Aga as well as an electric oven and hob with four rings and extractor and two under counter fridges; there’s a freezer in the utility room, plus washing machine and dryer in the laundry.

The Studio will not be available for your use unless specifically booked.

A travel cot and high chair are available from the property owners on request at the time of booking.

The White House is a wonderfully quirky house where you can enjoy a holiday to remember with friends and families, relaxing in the comfort of your holiday home or exploring the stunning Suffolk Heritage Coast, North Suffolk villages and the popular Norfolk Broads at any time of the year.

Wortwell sits on the River Waveney which forms the county boundary of Suffolk and Norfolk. The village name originates from 'Wort', found to spring from a well, when the local brewer was happy with the beer brewed from the Wortwell he would ring a bell to let the local residents know. To this day you can enjoy a good pint at the appropriately named The Wortwell Bell which also has a varied menu with delicious steaks, burgers, popular pub classics, gluten-free and vegetarian dishes, with freshly made wood-fired pizzas on a Friday.

Towns of Halesworth, Diss and Harleston are close; the latter being a vibrant market town filled with historic buildings and an impressive array of independent shops, chemist, delicatessen and several coffee shops. A stunning drive takes you from the property through the group of villages known as The Saints through to the coast at Southwold and the popular Walberswick, famous for its world crabbing competition.

A well behaved dog is welcome downstairs. Please provide the breed of your dogs at the time of booking.

The high road runs down the side of the garden with a hedge shielding it from view. The garden isn’t fully enclosed so children need to be supervised.

Please note that the stairs are typical of a period cottage, very steep and quite narrow with a hand-rail from the ground to first floors to steady you. The stairs from the first to second floors are also steep with low ceilings, unfortunately not suitable for larger guests or guests with a mobility problem.

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 of booking
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