School Cottage Heveningham
School Cottage is a characterful 18th century semi-detached cottage in a lovely quiet rural location, with views across fields front and back. Its unique feature is that it is near the historic church, with its adjoining village pump and Glebe land, in the pretty hamlet of Heveningham, just six miles from the attractive market town of Halesworth and close to Framlingham, and the coast is about twenty minutes drive at Southwold, Walberswick or Dunwich. There is accommodation for up to six adults, a family or couples and a well-behaved dog is welcome, by arrangement.
Room By Room
There is an inglenook fireplace with a wood burner in the beamed sitting room where an upright piano stands, along with a TV with video, Blu-ray and a Blu-tooth docking station. There is a comfy red sofa, chaise longue, and three velvet chairs here.
In the separate dining-room there is a second wood burner, a pine table seating six and a CD player. French doors open onto the courtyard, ideal for alfresco dining.
The country kitchen is on two levels, with a slope between. It is well-equipped, with a butler sink, a dual fuel Smeg cooker, dishwasher, fridge and hand-built wooden cupboards.
Beyond this is a spacious utility room, containing the washing machine, freezer and barbecue and a ceiling-mounted clothes drier. There is plenty of extra space for coats, muddy boots and bikes.
Stable doors open onto a sunny courtyard garden, and there is also a separate cottage garden with a shed containing garden chairs, beside the adjoining cottage.
The cottage is furnished traditionally, with all the sleeping accommodation up the quaint steep staircase, where the floors are uneven and some floorboards squeak. There are three double bedrooms, sleeping six adults: one bedroom contains a king size bed and the other two doubles. All have views over countryside and there are steps down to both double bedrooms. The beds are comfortable, with plentiful duvets and pillows, and all sheets and pillowcases are 100% cotton. Bath and hand towels are provided, as are tea towels. Please bring your own beach towels.
There are two bathrooms: a shower room and toilet downstairs and a bath and toilet upstairs.
In addition to the wood burners, the central heating and hot water are oil fired. In winter, the cottage is snug and heats up quickly. In summer, thick walls and flagstone floors through the downstairs keep it cool. French doors open onto the courtyard, where there is a sunshade and outside tables and chairs for six.
Children are welcome and a highchair and stair gate can be provided if required.
The stairs are steep as they twist sharply above the inglenook fireplace and, although there is a bannister and rope handrail, the upstairs would be difficult to access for toddlers or anyone with mobility issues.
On the road directly in front of the cottage is one parking space only and behind the garden shed is an off-road space for one extra car.