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The larger of the two apartments on the second floor of Tranmer House, it has a great feeling of space and is marvellously light and homely. Like the other apartments, the views are wonderful, overlooking the open heath and woodland on one side and boats gently swaying in Woodbridge Marina on the other. Kyson is superbly located for peaceful evening strolls around the estate towards the river Deben and down to the nearby Wilford Bridge pub and restaurant. Local facilities, include both unique and traditional shops and restaurants all within a short distance of the wonderful Suffolk coast.

The cottage's layout

Other floor
Second floor: hallway, sitting room with gas fire, kitchen/dining room, three bedrooms (5’ double, 6’ double which can be a twin on request and 1 twin) and bathroom with attachment over bath. Shower room (cubicle with electric shower) with basin and lavatory at the end of the hall, adjacent and on the same level as the three bedrooms. There are four steps down to the landing leading to all three bedrooms.
Visitor notes

Heating: Gas central heating included.

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.

Accessibility: There is an external set of steps to an entrance lobby and then an internal flight of stairs leading up to Wilford and Kyson.

Please note: The ground floor of Tranmer House will be used as an Education Centre.

Events are held in the restaurant from time to time and some noise may be heard.

At certain times of the year shooting on the Estate will take place on a Thursday. On these days 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.

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

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


Things to see and do nearby

East Anglia
A beautiful day at Kings Marsh, at Orford Ness. A former salt-marsh, it is now enclosed by river walls and provides habitat for both waders and wildfowl. © 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

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Geraldine Wiggs
    • January 2015
    • UK
    Made special:

    The views from the windows. The head ranger who met us on arrival was very friendly and helpful. The house keeper dropped by on our first morning to give us information and9 was also very friendly and helpful.

  • Prof Gearey
    • November 2014
    • Sussex
    Lovely cottage

    Really lovely cottage, great lay-out, was very spacious, very clean and we were very impressed and would love to visit again. No areas for improvement, but the only real comment is that the recycling was tricky to find - no clear directions and glass recycling was a 3 min walk away which may deter people from recycling. would help to provide salt and pepper in the kitchen and in the welcome pack would help to provide locations/opening times of shops lovely views, clean, warm and tidy.

  • Anonymous
    • November 2014
    • -----------
    Made special:

    The opportunity to stay in a place which kept its place in time but still had modern comforts and facilities is something each of our party, young and old, commented on and appreciated. Memories we will never forget. Being within a NT site was very special especially once the visitors to the site had gone home.

  • The Simpson Family
    • January 2013
    • London
    Location perfect for family walks and building camps

    We absolutely loved our stay. The location is perfect for family walks and building camps. The flat was very well equipped with excellent furniture and fittings, all very much appreciated. We will be back! Thank you.

  • Humphreys
    Fantastic place

    Fantastic place, we really don’t want to leave. Enjoyed Framlington, Southwold, Ickworth, Thorpness, Snape Maltings etc.

  • Smith
    • Co-Durham
    This place is a delightful find

    This place is a delightful find – we will definitely return. Top marks to NT

  • Woodward
    • Hants
    First time in Suffolk

    Lovely stay, first time in Suffolk it was lovely I really enjoyed it, I want to come back.

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