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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.

The cottage's layout

Other floor
Second floor: a long hall way leading to large kitchen/dining/sitting room with gas fire, two bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed, 1 twin) and bathroom with shower attachment over bath. 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: 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.

Cottage details
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  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Romantic Location
  • Railway nearby
  • Celebration Collection
  • Cot/Highchair
  • Dishwasher
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
  • DVD
  • Fridge


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

  • Christine Nicholson
    • May 2016
    • Dorset
    Wonderful position

    We thought the position of the house was wonderful and much enjoyed walking the estate. We liked its proximity to local amenities and other attractions. We also relished its roominess and quiet.

  • Stephen Newton
    • April 2016
    • West Sussex
    Abundant wildlife

    Our stay was made enjoyable by..The wonderful Sutton Hoo site: - Abundant wildlife and views, we arrived to hear nightingales in the woodland - An excellent exhibition center - A very good cafe

  • Steph Hyde
    • March 2016
    • West Midlands
    Made enjoyable..

    the well maintained house, has retained period feel. surroundings.

  • Jen Fagan
    • November 2015
    • West Yorkshire
    Made enjoyable..

    the apartment was so lovely and peaceful, with great views, in great countryside, and the whole place had an atmosphere, viewing the mounds at sunrise.

  • Anonymous
    • May 2015
    • Unknown
    Made special by:

    Listening to nightingales whilst wandering around Sutton Hoo at dusk. Lovely place to stay. Very clean and well kept flat in very good location.

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