Your holiday begins here. You can park right outside your door. Step out, and start soaking up the countryside.
Will you spend the evening sitting on the deck with a glass of wine, listening for the owls and watching out for shooting stars? Will you have an action packed holiday visiting all the local attractions and taking part in the horsey activities available on site, or will you relax, unwind, enjoy the farm walks, the peace and tranquillity?
Whatever you chose, The Lodge is a well equipped, comfortable, three bedroom, single-storey, detached holiday chalet situated in the unspoiled flood plain of the Deben valley. We are only a few minutes drive from the A12, but with the tranquil river and woodland walks surrounding the farm, you will feel miles away from everything.
The lodge has everything you need: a fully fitted kitchen (oven, hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine etc.), a shower room, dining area, three bedrooms (1 double, 1 single, 1 bunk, Travel Cot available) living area with French doors opening onto an outside deck which overlooks the meadows and garden. Ideal for relaxing Summer evenings. Bed linen and towels are provided. There is a ramp for wheelchair or buggy access, to the door and deck.
TESCO will do home delivery to our postcode IP13 0ND. The local CO-OP in Wickham Market also delivers purchases made in store.
If you do not feel like cooking, you are able to book breakfast and lunch at the Camargue Café on site. You can also drop in at any time for freshly ground coffee and delicious homemade cakes. If you would like to order an evening meal, this can be arranged, and then you can collect it, and keep it warm in your oven, ready to eat when you feel like it.
Now with free Wifi.
Sleeps between 1 and 5 guests. Well behaved, clean pets are welcome.
If you wish to bring your own horses to stay with you, please contact us to arrange details.
Check in after 3pm and check out by 11am.
Contact us to check availability. Short breaks or longer lets available.
Short breaks (minimum 2 nights) from £125 per night
1 week (7 nights)
off peak - £570 per week
June - £670 per week
July/August - £700 per week
A non-refundable deposit is payable on booking to secure your place.
Valley Farm is situated in 80 acres of pasture, the river Deben runs around the property. There are traditional Suffolk dykes, ponds, woodland and hedgerows, making it ideal for bird watching. Our nature trails take you through the woods and along the river banks as well as around the pony paddocks.
There is plenty to do for young and older people. You could book your children into one of our activity days while you explore the area. In addition to the animals, farm walks and all the horse riding activities on-site, there is also a 9 hole golf pay and play course adjoining the property. http://www.gleveringmill.co.uk/
We are just a 10 minute walk from the small town of Wickham Market, which has a good variety of shops and restaurants or you could be pampered at Bellisima Beauty. The Visit Wickham Market website gives you more local information. https://www.visitwickhammarket.co.uk
We are only a short drive or cycle ride from many other picturesque villages and towns, such as Easton, Pettistree and Framlingham.
We are about 12 miles from the Suffolk heritage coast resorts of Aldeburgh and Thorpeness famous for the 'house in the clouds' and its boating Meare. Minsmere nature reserve is just 17 miles from us. Other places of interest nearby include, Sutton Hoo (Anglo-Saxon burial site), Framlingham & Orford Castles, Rendlesham UFO Trail, Snape Maltings, Southwold famous for its Adnams beer and the Amber museum, there are many other museums, historic houses, wildlife parks and places for quiet or noisy days out. Visitor information leaflets are available from reception.
What to do
There is plenty to do for young and older people.