1930s family home in Suffolk close to Cambridge.

1930s family home in Suffolk close to Cambridge.

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 10
2 Bathrooms

About our home

We are particularly interested in long weekends/short breaks in the UK.
The house itself is very light and comfortable. It has a very open-plan layout downstairs with a sunny kitchen-diner, with a table which can seat up to 10 people. There is a large lounge and a study downstairs, plus an inner hall, a utility room and a cloakroom. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms, a room with a bunk bed plus a fourth bedroom which has a single bed, but with an additional pull-out bed to make this a twin room if needed. One of the settees in the lounge also converts to a double bed. Upstairs there is a family bathroom with a stand-alone bath and a separate shower room.

The gardens are landscaped with lighting, a pond and cascade (the pond has a pond-safe covering). There is a large patio and a sunny garden cabin at the end of the garden, plus a patio and table and chairs at the top of the garden. A table-tennis table is available for use on the patio by the cabin. There is a chiminea which can be used when dining outside. There is a dining table in the cabin.

The house is a 20 minute walk to the town centre and the Abbey Gardens - through a water-meadow, which also has a cycle path. Two adult bikes are available for use.

The house has wifi, and has some play equipment/games/books for children. There is also an electronic keyboard. The city of Cambridge is half an hour's drive, and Norwich an hour. The Norfolk and Suffolk coasts are also within an hour's drive.


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More about us

  1. We're a semi-retired couple - Rosie works as an Special Educational Needs adviser and John works in nature conservation

  2. We are keen travellers, so would consider anywhere. We would be happy to swap for short breaks/long weekends in UK - particularly interested in Northern Ireland.

  3. We are both keen on cycling, walking, theatre, cinema

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Where is it?


Bury St Edmunds is an historic market town. It has a combination of medieval architecture, Georgian squares and a beautiful Cathedral with the adjacent Abbey Gardens, an English heritage site which along with historic monuments and formal gardens, has a lovely play area. Entertainment venues include The Theatre Royal - owned by The National Trust; The Apex, an award-winning music venue plus The Abbeygate cinema which shows arts-picture house films. There is also a multiplex cinema in the town. In addition to the Abbey Gardens, the town has Nowton country Park, which has 200 acres of landscaped countryside. There is also a maze and play area for children. Just outside the town is the beautiful National Trust's neoclassical Ickworth House with it's famous Rotunda and Italianate gardens.

London is in easy reach by train or car. Bury is close to the historic town of Cambridge with its many attractions. Norwich, another historic market town is also within an hour's drive. The choice of both Suffolk and Norfolk coasts from Bury is excellent - beautiful Walberswick, and Southwold in Suffolk and Wells, Blakeney and Mundesley in Norfolk. In addition, there are wonderful National Trust properties to visit in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.

Buzzy restaurants
There is a good range of restaurants
Cool bars
There are a range of wine bars and excellent pubs
Cozy cafés
There is a variety of cafes in the town
Retail therapy
Most main shops can be found in Bury, but Cambridge has an even bigger range of stores.
Bit of culture
Arts picture house, award-winning entertainment venue, theatre, multi-plex cinema
Walks in the park
Excellent range of parks - including the historic Abbey Gardens and Nowton Country Park
Spot of exercise
Thetford Forest/Brandon Country Park/Alton Water - great for cycling
Day tripping
London, Cambridge, Norwich

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