Old Drift House
“Idyllic thatched cottage ideal for walkers and cyclists.” - VisitEngland Assessor
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Our Inspector's view
Old Drift House is an idyllic 15th-century, thatched cottage in a picturesque village. There are four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a very well-equipped kitchen and a secluded English country garden. An ideal choice for family get-togethers or reunions. This is a walkers’ and cyclists’ paradise with excellent restaurants and pubs within easy reach, and four golf courses nearby; the village pub is only 200 yards away.
Facilities – at a glance
- Total units: 1
- Maximum occupancy: 8
- Private garden
- Linens provided
- Open all year
- Changeover day: Friday, Monday
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About the area
Suffolk is Constable country, where the county’s crumbling, time-ravaged coastline spreads itself under wide skies to convey a wonderful sense of remoteness and solitude. Highly evocative and atmospheric, this is where rivers wind lazily to the sea and notorious 18th-century smugglers hid from the excise men. John Constable immortalised these expansive flatlands in his paintings in the 18th century, and his artwork raises the region’s profile to this day.
Walking is one of Suffolk’s most popular recreational activities. It may be flat but the county has much to discover on foot – not least the isolated Heritage Coast, which can be accessed via the Suffolk Coast Path. Southwold, with its distinctive, white-walled lighthouse standing sentinel above the town and its colourful beach huts and attractive pier features on many a promotional brochure. Much of Suffolk’s coastal heathland is protected as a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and shelters several rare creatures including the adder, the heath butterfly and the nightjar. In addition to walking, there is a good choice of cycling routes but for something less demanding, visit some of Suffolk’s charming old towns, with streets of handsome, period buildings and picturesque, timber-framed houses.
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