Old Valley Farm

Walberswick, Suffolk

  • 5 Star Gold
  • This magnificent farmhouse has a wealth of history and boasts some famous former occupants… visit for yourself and see why we think it’s time to make the move into Walberswick!

You can book this property from:

  • £1526 per week
  • £218 per night
  • 5 Star Gold

Features

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Sea or coastal views

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 double bed
  • 4 single Zip&Link beds
  • 2 bunk beds

Kitchen

  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer

Bathrooms

  • 3 bathrooms
  • 4 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower

Families

  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair

Outdoors

  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Private parking

Accessibility

  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4pm
  • Check out: 10am

Description

Intro
Venture south across the River Blyth and you’ll find Old Valley Farm, a beautifully refurbished, Grade II listed, 17th-century farmhouse that was once owned by English impressionist painter Philip Wilson Steer. Charles Rennie Mackintosh stayed here in 1914 – a visit during which he painted his famous botanical paintings and was arrested and imprisoned for being thought a German spy! Today’s guests will have no such worries – this magnificent Walberswick property offers the warmest of welcomes and, thanks to its wealth of period features and furnishings, will be the setting for a truly magical seaside escape.

Bedrooms and bathrooms
Every night-time need is accommodated here. Three lavishly-furnished bedrooms on the first floor are spacious and full of character; one features a metal-framed super-king size bed and has an en suite shower room, while two others contain zip-and-link beds which can be made up as twins or a king-size and a super-king – just tell us which you’d prefer and we’ll take care of it. A family bathroom and ground floor cloakroom complete the line-up of farmhouse conveniences, but that’s only the beginning of the bedtime story… around 20m away at the top of the garden, in direct line of sight from the dining room, you’ll find the Garden Studio where a further king-size bedroom leads to a bunk room and bathroom – perfect for a family of four or those needing ground floor facilities.

Cooking and dining
Classic styling – including stone worktops, bespoke units and limestone flooring – combines with all ‘mod cons’ to keep the kitchen at the very heart of this family-friendly farmhouse. Here you’ll enjoy the use of an American style fridge freezer, Miele dishwasher, Lavazza espresso machine and an electric oven and induction hob. The kitchen houses a washing machine while a tumble dryer is in a hallway cupboard close by, and there’s an elegant dining room which, complete with table, ten chairs and French doors leading to the garden, make this the ideal space for everyone to get together and make the most of the self-catering experience.

Outside
Recently landscaped, the garden here has outside seating and patio areas that are perfect for both sun worship and wildlife-watching. There’s private parking for two cars to the front of the farmhouse, and the River Blyth is just the shortest of strolls away… crabbing competitions are an essential part of any holiday here!

Practicalities
Old Valley Farm exudes family-friendliness, and this extends to the provision of two travel cots as well as two toddler bed guards, one high chair, an assortment of toys and a baby monitor connecting the Studio to the main house. Four-legged friends can join in the holiday fun too – one well-behaved dog is welcome and a second will be considered on request; we kindly ask that dogs stay within the tiled areas of the property. Oil-fired central heating keeps everything cosy and there’s a woodburner in the elegant sitting room to add warmth and an air of romance. And, as with any ancient dwelling, period fireplaces, exposed beams, some steep staircases and low doorways all add to the character here – we’ll be happy to explain why these shouldn’t be an issue if you have any concerns. Please contact us if, too, if you’d like to know more about booking this stunning property for a smaller party – reduced prices are available for six people using the main house only at off-peak times.

Reviews

We just loved this house! Hope to book it again someday!

Ms Kristina P,

We recently stayed at Old Valley Farm Walberswick and loved everything about the property and its great location. As a family we have stayed in the Bell pub several times next door before which is very nice, however but from now on we will be coming back to Valley Farm :-)

Mr Paul O,

We had a great week in the area and property is ideally located for a large family’s stay!

Past Customer,

Nice to be able to walk straight out to the beach and the sea which we enjoyed in full despite a north easterly. House and gardens very well equipped thank you. Thank you for Welcome Pack.

Janowitz/Evans Family,

What a lovely time we had with hot sun every day. Beach, walking in the reeds towards Dunwich Nightingales and on Easter day - some said a Bittern boomed! We loved Valley Farm and can see you do too. We have loved Walberswick forever and love the idea that our Children and our childrens children will do to. We all come from USA and Germany to Suffolk and are now leaving with our thanks.

Previous Customer,

A family break with 10 of us. Had a wonderful and restful few days in beautiful cottage with serene surroundings. It was wonderful to be together and thank you for taking care of every little detail which made the break even more enjoyable. Lots of interesting places to visit.

Previous Customer,

Fabulous five nights of fun in this fabulous location for Claras 4th Birthday. Ferry boat trip up the river and Minsmere highlights. Can't wait to return for more fun!

Previous Customer,

A family weekend to celebrate a 70th Birthday. Rest, Comfortable, inspirational interior design, Perfect for hide & seek, Crabbers paradise. Beautiful setting for a family holiday, everything you could wish for and more. Thank you very much from three generations.

Previous Customer,

A beautifully and thoughtfully restored property in an amazing position. We loved our stay at Old Valley Farm and would thoroughly recommend it.

Mrs C,

We have had a fabulous weekend staying in your beautiful cottage. Great dog walks on your doorstep & a great friendly pub next door! A real home from home and we have really appreciated the great taste & decoration of this beautiful cottage. The cabin is a real bonus! We hope to revisit in the future, as we've found our stay very relaxing in this well equipped cottage in a beautiful location.

Previous Customer,

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