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Saxmundham

At the very heart of Suffolk’s Heritage Coastal region is the historic market town of Saxmundham. As hinted at in the unusual town name, Saxmundham has a history that dates back to 1086 and the time of the Saxons. Apart from its historical interest it’s also a great location for cottage holidays in Suffolk.

As is to be expected of a town as historic as Saxmundham, there are a number of notable buildings in the town, all of which can be seen by following the town trail. The trail starts at the Victorian railway station and journeys around the town, taking in the notable buildings and history. One of the most distinctive of Saxmundham’s historic buildings is the neo-classical fronted Market Hall, which is striking amongst the Georgian and Victorian building of the main high street and next to the even more historic Bell Hotel.

The Bell Hotel in Saxmundham has served as an inn for many centuries and provided a resting place for weary travellers and even royalty, as King George II notably stopped by in 1737; the King was so taken by the local hospitality that it took four hours for what was originally planned as a quick change of horses. If you wish to experience the hospitality as King George did, then Saxmundham is full of friendly local shops, pubs and restaurants.

The full history of the town can be found at the local museum and if you want to explore in and around the town, there are a number of delightful footpaths and walks close by.

Saxmundham is the perfect base for exploring nearby National Trust and English Heritage properties, such as Framlingham Castle or the beautiful Leiston Abbey. It’s also close to several nature reserves, including Minsmere, an important RSPB nature reserve and visitor centre and areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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  • Saxtead, near Framlingham,
    Saxtead, near Framlingham, ×

    The Stables

    Saxtead, near Framlingham,

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    Ref: E3491
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Overlooking a lily and duck pond, these charming, detached conversions of a stable and granary have a cosy cottage appeal
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    Overlooking a lily and duck pond, these charming, detached conversions of a stable and granary have a cosy cottage appeal. Set near the owners’ lovely old farmhouse, they share 4 acres of secluded gardens and an all weather tennis court. Saxtead Green’s famous 18th century post mill (EH) is 1 mile, Framlingham – an attractive market town with a castle and mere – is 2 miles, Southwold with its glorious beach, Aldeburgh and the lovely town of Woodbridge with its...

  • Saxtead, near Framlingham,
    Saxtead, near Framlingham, ×

    The Granary

    Saxtead, near Framlingham,

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    Ref: E3669
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Overlooking a lily and duck pond, these charming, detached conversions of a stable and granary have a cosy cottage appeal
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    Pets included
    Pets go free

    Accommodation at

    Overlooking a lily and duck pond, these charming, detached conversions of a stable and granary have a cosy cottage appeal. Set near the owners’ lovely old farmhouse, they share 4 acres of secluded gardens and an all weather tennis court. Saxtead Green’s famous 18th century post mill (EH) is 1 mile, Framlingham – an attractive market town with a castle and mere – is 2 miles, Southwold with its glorious beach, Aldeburgh and the lovely town of Woodbridge with its...

  • Framlingham, Suffolk
    Framlingham, Suffolk×

    The White House

    Framlingham, Suffolk

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    Ref: UKC400
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    The White House is a stunning Georgian property in the hub of Framlingham, a popular market town in the heart of Suffolk.
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    This unique, semi-detached property is hidden from the road and offers luxury, comfort and fine surroundings in equal measure. The impressive dining room is elegant and always set ready for a candle lit evening. Flanked by the cosy living room with open fire, perfect for those chilly evenings, there is also a snug room with wood burner for reading and relaxing. The kitchen is invitingly warm with a gas Rayburn Aga, integrated fridge, Dualit appliances, and space to prepare and serve...

  • Friston, near Aldeburgh, Suffolk
    Friston, near Aldeburgh, Suffolk×

    Corner House

    Friston, near Aldeburgh, Suffolk

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    Ref: BVC
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities - Baby and Toddler Friendly
    Charming cottage, with wheelchair access and specialist equipment available, short drive from Walberswick and Snape Maltings, Sutton Hoo nearby.
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    This charming holiday cottage, one of a pair, has been lovingly restored to a very good standard and upgraded to offer wheelchair access to all ground floor rooms with specialist equipment available if required, and this includes a Bakare Klearside bed which has a anti bed sore Medi Pro-plus pressure care mattress system, which can be raised as a whole or independently foot and head, and with sides. Situated a short drive from coastal Aldeburgh, Thorpeness, Southwold, Walberswick and...

  • Laxfield, Suffolk
    Laxfield, Suffolk×

    Sunshine Field Cottage

    Laxfield, Suffolk

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    Ref: BWJ
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Ideal for larger groups of family and friends, this detached cottage has wood burning stove and outdoor heated swimming pool.
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    Set in quiet country lane, this well maintained detached cottage is perfect for a family holiday, celebration or get together with friends. Steeped in character, with beams and a wood burning-stove in the spacious family/dining room, it is set in a delightful garden, which is perfect for alfresco dining, with views over open countryside with the added benefit of an outdoor swimming pool heated by solar panels. There is also use of an orchard across the road which is ideal...

  • Laxfield, Suffolk
    Laxfield, Suffolk×

    Low Farm Barn

    Laxfield, Suffolk

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    Ref: 30435
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    A superb barn conversion with lots of character, three family suites and wonderful views over open countryside.
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    Set in a quiet country lane this stunning detached listed barn conversion, adjacent to a property which is occasionally used by the owner, is perfect for a relaxing family holiday or celebration. Steeped in character with beams, the spacious family dining room has a vaulted ceiling, an oak floor and a wall of glass doors opening onto a large lawned garden with views over open countryside. There is also a small orchard and an enclosed terrace which is perfect for al fresco dining. With...

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