This country cottage is surrounded by one of the most famous gardens in the county, Columbine Hall, starred in the national Good Gardens Guide. Guests are free to wander throughout the grounds. Stroll with your dog among fields and flowers or picnic by the moat on balmy summer evenings. There is also a private garden alongside the cottage which looks out over a splendid walled vegetable garden.
The Gig House has been converted from an old clapboarded stable, beamed inside. The downstairs is completely open plan (no need to shut yourself in the kitchen) with long dining table and antique
chairs; two sofas and an oriental rug on the floor. A large log fire is a central point. Original Victorian and Georgian works of art hang on the walls.
Stowupland is in the centre of Suffolk and therefore equidistant from coast and historic market towns. The medieval hall rises directly from the waters of the moat and could hardly offer a more romantic setting.
The Gig House sleeps a comfortable four in specially-designed beds with a further two bunk beds ideal for children. It, too, has featured in magazines.
There is a flat-screen TV, DVD player, Wifi and undercover parking so that the modern world doesn’t drift entirely away in such a peaceful rural setting.