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Deben View


nr Woodbridge, Suffolk

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Deben View is a spacious first floor apartment within Tranmer House. It opens out onto an impressive wooden verandah with views out across the heath and woodland of the Sutton Hoo estate and down to boats sailing on the River Deben. The verandah is accessible from the master bedroom, kitchen and sitting room so is ideal for enjoying a leisurely alfresco meal or maybe a relaxing sundowner. The comfortable sitting/dining room featuring period wood panelling offers plenty of inside space for guests to enjoy during their stay. Two further apartments Wilford and Kyson are located on the second floor in Tranmer House.

Perched high above the River Deben, the apartments enjoy a shared grassed sitting area with views down towards the historic market town of Woodbridge. It was the mystical instinct of Tranmer House’s former owner Mrs Pretty that compelled her to investigate the mysterious mounds of Sutton Hoo in the 1930s – the archaeological dig revealed an Anglo-Saxon ship burial bedecked with glittering treasure, the richest ever to be found in Northern Europe. Discover this fascinating 7th century site for yourself, there are lots of easy strolls and longer walks mapped.

Further afield explore Rendlesham Forest on foot or by bike or perhaps head to the outstanding Suffolk coast line and its nature reserves.

The cottage's layout

First floor
entrance hall, kitchen/breakfast room, large sitting/dining room with gas fire, wooden verandah, two bedrooms (double bedrooms, 1 with 5' bed), original marble bathroom with large bath with mixer/shower attachment over bath.
Visitor notes

Heating: Bio-mass boiler central heating included, (gas fires remain in rooms, however these are not in use).

Parking: There is parking available at the rear of Tranmer House.

Garden: There is a shared grassed sitting area with views towards Woodbridge and there is access to many walks on the estate.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 12pm.

Holiday Cottage guests have free entry to Sutton Hoo and selected local National Trust properties during their stay, listings in cottage welcome folder.

Please note: Deben is part of Tranmer House, a converted private Edwardian residence. Tranmer House consists of 3 holiday apartments, staff accommodation, offices and the visitors’ centre. As such the building may be occupied by other parties at the same time. Being apartments, there may be some noise from other guests coming and going, although the property is sound proofed. Deben is not a stand alone single holiday cottage.

At certain times of the year shooting on the Estate will take place on a Thursday when the property is closed to visitors and guests are asked to not walk around the estate. Guests can still get in and out of the property in their vehicles. There will be no shooting near the house so noise will be kept to a minimum.

Cottage details
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  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Railway nearby
  • Remote Location
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
  • DVD
  • Fridge-freezer


Things to see and do nearby

East Anglia, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire
A view of Blakeney Point landscape, showing the estuary south of the point © Joe Cornish

The ancient kingdom of East Anglia has preserved much of its unspoilt character, rural landscape, architecture and traditions with attractions ranging from the University city of Cambridge and the Cathedral city of Ely, to glorious, often deserted, sandy beaches, lots of seaside fun, outdoor pursuits and the unspoilt waterways of The Broads. National Trust places in East Anglia are equally varied, ranging from the magnificent Blickling Hall in Norfolk, the impressive rotunda at Ickworth, near Bury St. Edmunds, the elegant Anglesey Abbey, to the dramatic coastline at Dunwich Heath, with its neighbouring RSPB sanctuary and the Anglo-Saxon royal burial site at Sutton Hoo.

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  • Fascinating coastal towns and villages
  • local auctions
  • theatre and musical events at Snape Maltings
  • Bird watching
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Walking
  • Golf
  • Nature Trails
National Trust places to visit
Sutton Hoo
Sutton Hoo Awe-inspiring Anglo-Saxon royal burial site
Orford Ness National Nature Reserve
Orford Ness National Nature Reserve Internationally important nature reserve, with a fascinating 20th-century military history
Flatford: Bridge Cottage
Flatford: Bridge Cottage Beautiful 16th-century thatched cottage by the River Stour
Dunwich Heath: Coastal Centre and Beach
Dunwich Heath and Beach Coastal lowland heath sandy cliffs and beach, rich in wildlife, offering tranquillity and excellent views
Thorington Hall
Thorington Hall Rambling Suffolk farmhouse built around 1600
Lavenham Guildhall
Lavenham Guildhall Tudor building in the heart of the remarkably preserved medieval village of Lavenham


Comments from past visitors

  • Mrs Morley
    • October 2016
    • Devon
    Good base

    Fascinating location. Good base for exploring Suffolk Heritage Coast - Orford, Aldeburgh, Dunwich, Southwold etc.

  • Mrs Donald
    • October 2016
    • Suffolk
    Superb flat

    Superb flat, great history, great views.

  • Anonymous
    • March 2016
    • Unknown
    Made enjoyable...

    To wake up in the morning, draw the curtains and look out over the Anglo-Saxon burial mounds, sheep and fields was a very special experience. If that wasn't enough, there was an alternate view from the living room over the River Deben to Woodbridge, a charming town. Lots of places to enjoy only a short drive away and some good walks too.

  • Mrs Farnham
    • December 2015
    • Essex
    Huge and clean apartment

    We loved everything about staying at Deben, the apartment was ultra clean and absolutley huge! beautifully furnished and the kitchen was so well equiped you could cook anything you fancied, from a cake to a full roast dinner. The apartment was warm and cosy especially with the fire alight in the evenings. The views and grounds were beautiful, the peace and quiet were just what we hoped for. The Christmas Event downstairs was just brilliant, the staff and volunteers were so welcoming, the surrounding area was lovely, all in all the whole experience was Amazing, we have not stopped raving about it and recommending it to our friends and family since we returned home.

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