Cleves Cottage

We live in a beautiful Tudor, Grade II listed long house, painted in traditional Suffolk pink, and situated in a small village about 5 minutes outside the bustling market town of Bury St Edmunds (population about 40,000). The house is set well back from the road in grounds of about one-third of an acre. The original house dates back to the 16th century and offers an exposed timber-framed interior encased in a Victorian brick facade, as well as many other period features such as two inglenook fireplaces, Suffolk latch doors and exposed lath and wattle and daub features. There is a large garden and outside terrace area for summer sitting and eating, as well as two double bedrooms, a third bedroom with small twin beds, two bathrooms plus downstairs shower room, a sitting room (with Sky TV), dining room, garden room, study and sunny kitchen. There is ample off-road parking, and a large garage, gas central heating for colder months, and two wood-burning stoves downstairs. The internet connection is excellent, reliable and very fast. The house is near the village pub, which provides excellent food and drink, if required.

About the location

Bury St Edmunds has excellent shops and restaurants and a stunning medieval central area, as well as a long history and a huge and beautiful cathedral. There is a theatre and music complex, as well as two cinemas. Suffolk countryside is gentle and rolling, with many medieval villages such as Lavenham and Long Melford, and splendid walking and cycling opportunities. The North Sea coast is about 45 minutes away by car, as is Cambridge, with its university and shops. Stansted airport is about 45 minutes by car, London around 90 minutes. Bury St Edmunds has a railway station, with links to Cambridge and London.

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Non Simultaneous Exchange
  • Open to Offers
  • Long Term Exchange
  • Housesitting Offered
  • Weekend Exchange

Conditions of exchange

  • Non smokers only

Bury St Edmunds (HE24429)

Suffolk,   England

  • 3 bed   (sleeps 6) 3 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Open to offers

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: Open to offer

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Membership expiry date: 07 Sep 2022