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  • VisitEngland 5 Star Self-catering
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Self-catering with 1 unit £1040 pupw sleeps 8


The Old Drift House

The Old Drift House

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The Green,
Nr Hadleigh, Ipswich,


This lovely 15th century cottage is steeped in character with exposed beams in every room, inglenook fireplaces, lead-light windows, bread oven and old brick floors. The cottage garden is typically English, warm, secluded and quiet.

There are 4 large bedrooms (2 double, 2 twin connected if required) with linen and towels provided, three bathrooms, sitting room with baby grand piano, dining room, fully fitted kitchen/breakfast room, laundry room, central heating, dishwasher, freezer, washing machine and dryer. Telephone, cot and highchair are available by arrangement. There is ample garden furniture, bbq and two terraces for informal summer dining. Entertainment includes stereo, TV, Freeview, DVD, iPod player/charger and Wi-Fi. There is a garage for car or bikes. Kersey is in Constable and Gainsborough country.

Visit Flatford Mill where Constable painted the Haywain, and see a superb collection of Gainsborough's work in Sudbury. Explore the Suffolk coast including Aldeburgh, Southwold and Felixstowe, see the Saxon burial site at Sutton Hoo near Woodbridge and visit Lavenham (Guildhall and antique shops), Long Melford (Kentwell Hall, Long Melford Hall and more antique shops) and Colchester (Roman remains and museum). Kersey is a walkers' paradise with several country pubs within walking distance. The Kersey Bell is 200 yards down the road, serves good food and is child friendly. There is a health and fitness centre 1/2 mile away, and 4 golf courses nearby. Old Drift House is a lovely home from which to explore all of this or just to stay put and relax in quiet and splendid comfort.

Children welcomeRadioTelevisionIroning facilitiesPrivate parkingGardenDogs/pets NOT acceptedBuilding of historical interestCentral heatingLaundry facilitiesFreezerMicrowave cookerDishwasherLinen providedFishingGolf available (onsite or nearby)Children's outdoor play areaCycles for hireWiFi or internet accessDVD playerCD playerHairdryerHigh chairs availableCots availableBarbecueDrying facilitiesOn street/public parkingWashing machine

Cycle storage available. Children welcome from any age.


See location of The Old Drift House on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TM 000440  Lat: 52.05858 Long: 0.91674

By Road:
Colchester A12/B1070 to Hadleigh. Bury St Edmunds A134/A1071 to Hadleigh. From Hadleigh A1141 signposted Lavenham for 1 mile. Turn left to Kersey, right at the Church, down the hill for 100 yards, first turn left, first house on left.

By Public Transport:
Not easy by public transport. Train to Colchester, Ipswich then a 40 minute taxi from there.


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • RadioRadio
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • GardenGarden
  • Dogs/pets NOT acceptedDogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Building of historical interestBuilding of historical interest
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Laundry facilitiesLaundry facilities
  • FreezerFreezer
  • Microwave cookerMicrowave cooker
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Linen providedLinen provided
  • FishingFishing
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • Children's outdoor play areaChildren's outdoor play area
  • Cycles for hireCycles for hire
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • DVD playerDVD player
  • CD playerCD player
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
  • Cots availableCots available
  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Drying facilitiesDrying facilities
  • On street/public parkingOn street/public parking
  • Washing machineWashing machine

Cycle storage available. Children welcome from any age.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • Parking for Single unit properties:
    • YesParking space provided
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Parking for Multiple unit properties:
    • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas ramp


  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesToilet and bathroom
    • YesOne or more bedrooms
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls

Bed/ Bathrooms

  • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
  • YesBedrooms available with non-allergic bedding (ie non-feather pillows)
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesSeparate shower unit
    • YesBath with shower
    • YesBath
  • YesBath with support handrails available


  • YesSteps to the main entrance:
    • 1
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesSeating available in kitchen


  • YesCall system with vibrating pads
  • YesCall system with flashing lights