You are in for a treat at the dreamy Halesworth Farm. The smart whitewashed exterior might fool you into thinking that this a just a traditional Suffolk country house but clever interior designers have worked their magic on this fabulous holiday home. With five very individual luxury bedrooms, Halesworth Farm sleeps 10 guests. With exceptional living spaces, it is the perfect venue for a celebration. Perhaps a 40th birthday, a 50th birthday, a 60th, a 70th, a special anniversary?
Halesworth is a very pretty Suffolk market town offering shopping like it used to be. It boasts independent shops, a performing arts centre, cosy pubs and restaurants and some wonderful walks from the doorstep. Just 10 miles from the coast, it is easy to visit the ever popular Southwold and other wonderful coastal towns and villages.
Halesworth Farm has been sympathetically restored, creating a magical blend of period features and contemporary, luxury living. With swathes of grandeur, individually styled rooms and more than a touch of class, this wonderful house oozes a warm and inviting appeal. Behind every door you find a decadence of thoughtful design with chic rusticity. Every nook and cranny is used to create wonder and bare bricks, brick fireplaces and ancient restored woodwork give nods to Halesworth Farm’s long history. The handpicked sumptuous furniture and gorgeous soft furnishings complete the picture and ensure ultimate comfort. This wonderful country house is believed to date back to the 16th century, perhaps even a little earlier. There are a few hints to the local brewing and malting history.
The house boasts two delightful sitting rooms. One, with fabulous exposed stonework and beams, centres around the wonderful woodburning stove. The cool grey tones of the squishy sofas and the painted wooden floor add to the warm and inviting ambience. It is the perfect spot for cocktails and nibbles, a game of cards and a chat about the days activities. The second living room is slightly more formal and calls for a pot of tea and the Sunday newspapers. It is also ideal if you have some in your group that want to slope off for an afternoon nod or children wanting to play a game.
The gorgeous kitchen diner offers a country feel and is cleverly entwined with attractive exposed beamwork. This is a great social space. Guests can enjoy pre-dinner drinks while the cook is busy preparing a feast on the range cooker. Like every room, this space is stylish and enjoys such a warm ambience. You will find a fabulous little bar downstairs, all painted in trendy anthracite with bar stools, yet more beams and much charm.
The five exceptional bedrooms each have a theme. With antique furniture, sumptuous bedding, floor-skirting drapes, rustic chic, decorative chandeliers and fabulous wooden floors, they offer indulgent comfort. The first of the two masters offers French rustic chic and the second master, The Grand Room, boasts a carved blue-grey bed and quality tweed curtains. Its luxury en-suite bathroom boasts a wonderful stand-alone bath and wooden beams. Then you have The Garrett, a cosy twin twisted into the atmospheric eaves and The Ship Room giving a nod to boating life with oars on the walls and a feature wall. The final bedroom, The Old English Room is downstairs offering old English charm. It can be set up as a twin bedroom or else a large king. There are three gorgeous bathrooms in total.
Outside, Halesworth Farm benefits from a very spacious garden, mostly lawn with an attractive decking area with alfresco dining. This spectacular house enjoys a fabulous village position. You can walk from the doorstep into the centre of Halesworth to sample the local brews in the fabulous historic pubs or stock up, ready for dinner, from the local butcher and greengrocer.
Halesworth offers wonderful charm with ancient pubs, a museum, independently owned shops, cosy restaurants and The Cuts Arts Centre. This fabulous market town is 10 miles from the Suffolk Heritage Coast and is popular with walkers, bird watchers and cyclists. The old station buildings are home to the Halesworth and District Museum which has been runner-up in the Suffolk Museum of the Year Awards. You can explore the local history from the earliest Bronze Age settlers to the busy hub of malting, brewing and agriculture. Financed by the Heritage Lottery Fund to honour the malting heritage of the town, a Malt Experience and Trail was launched in 2017 at the New Cut Arts Centre. During WW2 Halesworth was the base for a famous USAAF Fighter Squadron and Bomber Group. You can explore the memorabilia at The Halesworth Airfield Memorial Museum.
The area is very popular with cyclists with the National Cycle Route 1 passing through the town. The village is very pretty with ducks on the river and a buzzing market place with historic buildings. In the autumn there is an annual two-week long Halesworth Arts Festival. To the east of the town, you will find the Millennium Green, 50 acres of grazing marsh and floodplain with footpaths, an all-weather track, a hide, community orchard, wonderful views and much wildlife.
Between Halesworth and the coast, in an area of outstanding natural beauty, you will find the pretty village of Blythburgh. The tidal section of the River Blyth flows just to the north of the village on its way to the sea at Southwold Harbour. There is a tidal lagoon, Blythburgh Water, where the sea-walls have been breached and the land has not been reclaimed. The lagoon is visited by many mud-loving birds. Blythburgh is steeped in history with the Holy Trinity Church, a wonderful example of a fine medieval church.
Southwold is almost an island, being bounded by the North Sea to the East, by the River Blyth and Southwold Harbour to the South West and by Buss Creek to the North. The iconic Southwold Pier is lined with shops, eateries and amusements. The working lighthouse is open to visitors subject to weather conditions. Southwold is home to the famous Adnams Brewery, a previous winner of The Good Pub Guide’s Brewery of the Year. The brewing rooms are set just behind the High Street, adjacent to the lighthouse. You can take a delightful walk crossing the River Blyth to Walberswick exploring the trackbed of the old Southwold Railway. You can take the foot ferry back.
At Excellence Luxury Villas we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the
concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfill your requests!