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Wilford is located on the second floor of Tranmer House and offers a cosy, welcoming space to stay. The living area is open-plan so everyone can relax together. 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. Kyson, the larger apartment 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.
Heating: Bio-mass boiler central heating included, (gas fires remain in rooms, however these are not in use).
Parking: Parking spaces are located just behind Tranmer House.
Garden: There is a shared grassed sitting area with views towards Woodbridge and there is access to many walks on the estate.
Utilities: There is an ice box at the property.
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: Wilford 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. Wilford 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.
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.