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Kyson is the larger of two second floor apartments at Tranmer House; it offers a light and homely space to enjoy a short break or longer stay. The apartment enjoys wonderful views across the Sutton Hoo estate, with open heath and woodland on one side and boats sailing on the River Deben on the other. Wilford, a smaller apartment also on the second floor and Deben View, the spacious first floor apartment with its own verandah also share these views and the fantastic location.

Perched high above the River Deben, the apartments of 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 and enjoy the outstanding Suffolk coastline including its nature reserves.

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. NB: there is an external flight of stairs to the main entrance lobby to all 3 apartments, from which a further internal staircase leads to Kyson and Wilford apartments on the second floor.
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: Holiday Cottage guests have free entry to Sutton Hoo and selected local National Trust properties during their stay, listings in cottage welcome folder.

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

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

Kyson 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. Kyson 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.

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  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Railway nearby
  • Remote Location
  • Celebration Collection
  • Cot/Highchair
  • 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

  • Mr Dorman
    • April 2017
    • Surrey
    Good views and tranquillity

    The views, tranquillity, open country outside and nearby; proximity to Woodbridge and its shops and also to Flatford and various other attractions (Orford, Framlingham, Walberswick); quiet minor roads for cycling. All made our stay enjoyable.

  • Mrs H Morley
    • August 2016
    • West Yorkshire
    High standard accommodation

    Made our stay enjoyable....just beautiful place and high standard of accommodation and very friendly staff.

  • Mrs Kensey
    • March 2016
    • West Sussex
    Made enjoyable...

    Apart from being a lovely apartment with lovely spacious rooms and views to please from every window, the staff and volunteers on site are always warm and welcoming, always ready to pass the time of day, and the staff in the visitor centre made us very welcome and even made sure we knew what special tours were available for the day. Every one had a smile on their face and all were very accommodating - cleaners, restaurant staff, visitor centre staff and volunteers. Its good to know the level of accommodation and facilities for a stress free holiday.

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)

Special offers

  • Late Availability 15% 2017 - Offer from 25/06/2017 to 20/07/2017 Save 15% 15% Late Availability
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.


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