The Cartshed, Sibton, nr Saxmundham, Suffolk
Sibton Park (near Saxmundham), Suffolk
This spacious barn conversion is based within the grounds of the gorgeous Sibton Park, in the Suffolk village of Sibton, around 5 miles from the small market town of Saxmundham. Sleeping up to 8 people, it's the ideal place to take a break for anyone looking for a Suffolk holiday.
With 4 bedrooms and room for 8 guests, the Cartshed is a conversion of a traditional Suffolk barn built with oak and elm timber framing, giving it a special and authentic ambience. With a wood-burning stove for a warming ambience, and an open-plan reception and kitchen area whose sliding doors can open straight onto the farmyard and surrounding parkland, this property gives you a real opportunity to immerse yourself in glorious rural surroundings.
On one side, a single-storey stable building has been extended to create an additional first floor area and stairs to two of the three first floor bedrooms. A steep ladder stair has been retained and provides access to the third bedroom. All the bedrooms have full-height vaulted ceilings exposing the traditional timber framing and oak and elm beams and views out over the pleasure grounds and parkland beyond.
Set within 4,500 acre of parkland, Sibton Park is a haven for wildlife, alongside offering guests the facility of an outdoor swimming pool (April-October) and tennis court. An additional concierge service is available upon request which can include a chef or bespoke spa treatments.
Sibton Park Estate was developed from the 17th century on land to the east of Sibton Abbey, a picturesque ruin itself dating from 1150. The current house was built in the Greek manner by Robert Sayer, once Sheriff of Suffolk, to replace an earlier Queen Anne house and features giant pilasters and a central bay of full height Ionic columns forming an open semi-circular portico to create a dramatic entrance.
Sibton Park Estate is becoming a haven for wildlife with well over 100 different bird species. Over 2,000 nest boxes have been erected, including 38 owl boxes as part of the Suffolk Barn Owl project and the Estate is home to significant breeding populations of raptors, including a dozen pairs of Barn Owls and eight pairs of Buzzards, as well as many other at risk species. They are establishing a reed bed for migratory wetland species, particularly the Reed Bunting and Reed Warbler plus there are significant mammal, amphibian, moth and butterfly populations developing through the planting of woodland, field trees and hedgerows and the introduction of ponds, lakes and meadows.
Set deep in the Yox Valley in the county boasting the greatest expanse of sky and cleanest air in England, Wilderness Reserve is nestled between the pretty Suffolk villages of Peasenhall and Yoxford yet just a short drive from the celebrated Heritage Coast. Southwold, on the mouth of the River Blythe, has a fine Victorian pier, colourful beach huts and is home of the famous Adnams Brewery. Nearby Walberswick is a favourite spot for crabbing with the children and is connected to Southwold via the quaint ‘foot ferry’. Equally fashionable is historic Aldeburgh, with its spectacular beach, world-famous festival and renowned fish & chips.
Within the Yox Valley, guests can choose from a wide variety of award-winning traditional and gastro-pubs, such as The Westleton Crown, a delightful country pub serving a hearty British menu, the Sibton White Horse, an informal pub serving home-cooked food and fine ales and The Queen’s Head in Dennington, a fine 16th Century pub serving excellent cuisine. Restaurants include the Crown & Castle in Orford and Mains, in nearby Yoxford. The Crown in Walberswick and Brudenell in Aldeburgh, both within easy reach of Sibton Park, are also not to be missed.
Aldeburgh and nearby Snape Maltings are a mecca for musicians, artists and poets. Together, they play host to the Aldeburgh Festival, a yearround cultural event founded by composer Benjamin Britten. The Snape Maltings Concert Hall, operated year-round by Aldeburgh Music, hosts a wide array of recitals, travelling theatre companies and musicians and Aldeburgh also hosts its own poetry festival. Excellent shopping and even more culture can be found just over the county boundary in the world-famous university city of Cambridge. Peer into the many colleges with their manicured quadrangles, hear the choir sing in spectacular King’s College Chapel or go punting on the River Cam, a must for any visitor.
Open plan living space including:
Central between the kitchen and sitting room with table and chairs seating twelve.
With feature Ergo Focus wood burning stove, flatscreen HD LED televisions here and in the bedrooms and iPod docks for entertainment.
Wth a king-size bed and an en-suite shower room.
With king-size bed and an en-suite shower room.
With a roll top bath in the corner and an en-suite with wash basin and WC.
With a roll top bath in the corner and an en-suite with wash basin and WC.
Patio with garden furniture amidst 4,500 acres of parkland.
Use of an outdoor swimming pool, April - October.
Use of a tennis court.
An additional concierge service is available upon request. This includes a chef or bespoke spa treatments.
A steep ladder stair has been retained and provides access to the third bedroom.
One well behaved dog is welcome (small additional charge), kept to the ground floor please.
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