Fairytale Cottage

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Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1

Overview

Pool Pets Welcome All Bedrooms En-Suite Not for little ones

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Fairytale Cottage is a truly dream-like home, set amongst woodland and overlooking its very own meadow it makes the perfect romantic bolthole for two. The cottage is electricity-free and so absolutely everything will need to be done by candlelight, truly magical!

The thatched forester’s cottage has been lovingly updated with unique and contemporary touches while retaining all of its original charm and character. The accommodation is set over one level and comprises of a cosy living room complete with an open fire to keep you toasty and kitchen with woodburning range, original bread oven and butler’s sink. The candlelit bedroom boasts a king-size bed complete with draping canopy, the wood burner and sheepskin rugs will keep you warm when the sun goes down.  The bathroom boasts a freestanding roll-top bath, enjoy a long soak in here while enjoying the woodland views.

Outside, spend lazy Summer evenings enjoying tasty barbecues al fresco on the terrace. On the main Estate, just a short drive or cycle ride away, enjoy a competitive game of tennis on the court or choose to hire rowing boasts or paddle boards and explore the Estate’s private lakes.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Electricity-free means electricity-free!
  • There are other properties on the Estate and so the 5,000 acre private grounds, lakes and tennis court are shared, however your group will retain plenty of privacy

Property Features

Shared Pool All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Working Fireplace Not for little ones

*Please note that this is an electricity-free cottage, the Esse wood-burning range provides all the hot water and heating while the only source of light is from open fires and candles.

Ground Floor
- Sitting room with woodburner
- Kitchen with dining facilities
- Bedroom with king-size bed, open fire and en-suite bathroom with freestanding roll-top bath

Exterior Grounds
- Terrace
- Dining facilities
- Lawned area
- Barbecue
- Access to the Estate's grounds and parkland
- Access to the Estate's tennis court (open year-round)

Additional Facilities
- Selection of board games
- Bathrobes & toiletries
- Hypnos bed
- Pashley Cycles available to use for no additional charge
- Rowing boats available to use for no additional charge
- Paddle boards available to use for no additional charge
- Parking available on the Estate

Location

About the surrounding area of Fairytale Cottage
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Fairytale Cottage is one of a small cluster of country houses, luxury farmhouses and cottages set within 5,000 acres of private grounds centered around Sayer’s Mansion. While the grounds, lakes and tennis court are shared with the guests of the other homes, the Estate has been carefully designed so that your group will retain plenty of privacy.

The Estate is situated in a beautiful corner of East Anglia set just outside the Suffolk village of Yoxford and just a 10-minute car journey from popular Saxmundham, a market town which is just bursting with charm and boasts a variety of independent shops and excellent eateries. The closest coastal resorts of Aldeburgh and Southwold are both just a 20-minute car journey away, whether you choose to sample fish & chips in Aldeburgh or take a stroll along Southwold’s Pier, a fantastic day out is guaranteed. Southwold is home to the Adnam’s Brewery & Gin Distillery, one of the most modern breweries in the world, book a tour to discover just how they produce their beer or gin and enjoy a yummy sample at the end! The town of Framlingham, home to the 12th century Framlingham Castle, the internationally-known “Castle on the Hill”, is just a 20-minute drive away and is well worth a visit while in the area

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Norwich Airport

(64km)

Nearest Town/City Saxmundham

(9.3km)

Nearest Village Yoxford

(2.2km)

Nearest Restaurant King's Head, Yoxford

(2.4km)

Nearest Supermarket Waitrose, Saxmundham

(8.6km)

Nearest Golf Aldeburgh Golf Club

(20km)

Nearest Beach Aldeburgh Beach

(21km)

Extras

Activities available on the Estate

*Please note that the below is just a guide, pricing and availability is subject to change.

Pashley Biking
Enjoy exploring the 5,000 acre Estate on a complimentary Pashley bike. Please note that these are available on a first come first served basis.
Cost: Complimentary

Rowing Boats
Enjoy a quintessentially English afternoon rowing across one of the Estate’s lakes by hiring a complimentary rowing boast. Please note that these are available on a first come first served basis and are season and weather dependent.
Cost: Complimentary

Paddle Boarding
Try your hand at paddle boarding on one of the Estate’s lakes by hiring a complimentary paddle board. Please note that these are available on a first come first served basis and are season and weather dependent.
Cost: Complimentary

Estate Ranger
Enjoy a 2-hour guided tour through the Estate’s parklands and woodlands, led by one of the specialist rangers. The walk begins at 8am, or earlier if preferred, when the dawn chorus is quietening so individual songbirds can be heard. This is when songbirds are most active and is a beautifully peaceful time of day to appreciate the Suffolk landscape and learn to identify birdsongs with the help of one of the expert Rangers. During the spring and early summer months the Estate is alive with birdsong. One for the early risers, guests are invited to listen to the cacophony of birdsong from 5 am, or as early as 4 am in the height of summer, that accompanies the sunrise.
Cost: Ranger-led walks available from £50

Archery
A social sport which is ideal for a team building event, party or group of friends and family, no previous experience or high fitness level necessary!
Cost: From £360 for 6 guests minimum (1 hour)

Axe & Knife Throwing
Cost: £60 per person, 6 guests minimum (1 hour)

Clay-Pigeon Shooting
With assistance from a member of The Philip Thorrold Shooting Academy, whether you are a total novice, or a seasoned shot, Phillip and Ben are on hand to teach and ensure safety having taught shooters from all walks of life, young and old, male and female.
Cost: 1-6 guests: £600; 7-12 guests: £1,300; 13-25: £1,800 (+30p per cartridge)

Fishing
Cost: From £50 per rod

Survival Skills
Learn how to build a fire, how to build a shelter from foraged materials and learn to forage and cook in the wilderness – all with the comforting knowledge that you will be returning to your luxury holiday home.
Cost: £360 (3 hours)

Scavenger Hunt
Divide the party into two teams and explore the house and surrounding grounds hunting down hidden gems with clues. You’ll need both smarts and speed to complete this scavenger hunt which is a favourite with families and children. Hurtle around the estate trying to find cryptic clues and solve puzzles and be the first to the prize.
Cost: From £600

Yoga
Cost: £45 per person, 4 guests minimum

Pilates
Cost: £45 per person, 4 guests minimum


Cushion Making
Create up to two handmade feather cushions with guidance from an upholstery guru. Learn a variety of techniques from envelope cushions and piped cushions to pom pom designs.
Cost: From £90 per person

Floral Design Masterclass
Cost: From £60 per person

Wine Tasting
Cost: From £48 per person

Helicopter Pleasure Flights
Take to Suffolk skies and enjoy the view from an Airbus Helicopter H120. Take in Suffolk’s Heritage Coast from above, including Southwold, Sizewell Nuclear Power Station, Aldeburgh, Orford Ness, Hollesly Bay and the port of Felixstowe.
Cost: 20 mins from £1,300

At Oliver’s Travels 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 the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Welcome hamper/
- 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!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

***Booking Deposit***
Please note: A non refundable deposit for 50% of the total booking cost of hiring the house is required at the time of booking for this property.

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit Credit card details may be requested as a guarantee
Arrival time 4pm
Departure time 10am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price. Please note that the cottage is electricity-free, the wood-burning range provides all the hot water and heating.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, included in the rental price
Changeover day Any except Saturday
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 3-night minimum stay, this may be increased across peak dates
Pets welcome? Well-behaved dogs are allowed on a request basis at time of booking
Smoking Allowed? No smoking
Other Ts and Cs There are other properties on the Estate and so the 5,000 acre private grounds, lakes and tennis court are shared, however your group will retain plenty of privacy.
Other 2 The outdoor swimming pool is shared with the other properties on the Esate and is open and heated between May - September (subject to weather conditions)
Other Ts and Cs There are other properties on the Estate and so the 5,000 acre private grounds, lakes and tennis court are shared, however your group will retain plenty of privacy.
Other 2 The outdoor swimming pool is shared with the other properties on the Esate and is open and heated between May - September (subject to weather conditions)

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 6th 2020 - Apr 9th 2020 £1,009 £1,228 £1,447 £1,535
Apr 9th 2020 - Apr 17th 2020 - - £1,228 £1,535
Apr 17th 2020 - May 1st 2020 £917 £1,116 £1,315 £1,393
May 1st 2020 - May 8th 2020 £979 £1,189 £1,399 £1,470
May 8th 2020 - May 12th 2020 - £1,200 £1,410 £1,470
May 12th 2020 - May 22nd 2020 £979 £1,189 £1,399 £1,470
May 22nd 2020 - May 29th 2020 £1,078 £1,309 £1,540 £1,618
May 29th 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 £1,115 £1,346 £1,577 £1,771
Jul 1st 2020 - Jul 17th 2020 £1,155 £1,391 £1,628 £1,688
Jul 17th 2020 - Aug 1st 2020 £1,270 £1,530 £1,790 £1,856
Aug 1st 2020 - Aug 28th 2020 £1,327 £1,605 £1,884 £1,949
Aug 28th 2020 - Sep 4th 2020 - £1,619 £1,897 £1,949
Sep 4th 2020 - Oct 1st 2020 £979 £1,189 £1,399 £1,470
Oct 1st 2020 - Oct 23rd 2020 £900 £1,099 £1,298 £1,383
Oct 23rd 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 £991 £1,210 £1,429 £1,522
Nov 1st 2020 - Dec 1st 2020 £883 £1,071 £1,259 £1,339
Dec 1st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £787 £970 £1,152 £1,220
Dec 19th 2020 - Dec 27th 2020 - - - £1,327
Dec 27th 2020 - Jan 1st 2021 - - - £1,327
Jan 1st 2021 - Jan 30th 2021 £753 £930 £1,108 £1,169
Jan 30th 2021 - Feb 12th 2021 £787 £970 £1,152 £1,220
Feb 12th 2021 - Feb 19th 2021 £1,077 £1,278 £1,346 £1,346
Feb 19th 2021 - Feb 28th 2021 £787 £970 £1,152 £1,220
Feb 28th 2021 - Mar 31st 2021 £883 £1,071 £1,259 £1,340
Mar 31st 2021 - Apr 2nd 2021 £917 £1,116 £1,315 £1,395
Apr 2nd 2021 - Apr 8th 2021 £1,009 £1,228 £1,447 £1,535
Apr 8th 2021 - Apr 16th 2021 - - £1,228 £1,535
Apr 16th 2021 - Apr 30th 2021 £917 £1,116 £1,315 £1,393
Apr 30th 2021 - May 7th 2021 £979 £1,189 £1,399 £1,470
May 7th 2021 - May 11th 2021 - £1,200 £1,410 £1,470
May 11th 2021 - May 21st 2021 £979 £1,189 £1,399 £1,470
May 21st 2021 - May 28th 2021 £1,078 £1,309 £1,540 £1,618
May 28th 2021 - Jun 30th 2021 £1,115 £1,346 £1,577 £1,771
Jun 30th 2021 - Jul 16th 2021 £1,155 £1,391 £1,628 £1,688
Jul 16th 2021 - Jul 31st 2021 £1,270 £1,530 £1,790 £1,856
Jul 31st 2021 - Aug 27th 2021 £1,327 £1,605 £1,884 £1,949
Aug 27th 2021 - Sep 3rd 2021 - £1,619 £1,897 £1,949
Sep 3rd 2021 - Sep 30th 2021 £979 £1,189 £1,399 £1,470
Sep 30th 2021 - Oct 8th 2021 £900 £1,099 £1,298 £1,383

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 6th 2020 - Apr 9th 2020 €1,072 €1,292 €1,511 €1,632
Apr 9th 2020 - Apr 17th 2020 - - €1,306 €1,632
Apr 17th 2020 - May 1st 2020 €975 €1,174 €1,373 €1,482
May 1st 2020 - May 8th 2020 €1,041 €1,251 €1,460 €1,563
May 8th 2020 - May 12th 2020 - €1,276 €1,485 €1,563
May 12th 2020 - May 22nd 2020 €1,041 €1,251 €1,460 €1,563
May 22nd 2020 - May 29th 2020 €1,146 €1,377 €1,608 €1,720
May 29th 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 €1,186 €1,417 €1,648 €1,883
Jul 1st 2020 - Jul 17th 2020 €1,228 €1,464 €1,701 €1,794
Jul 17th 2020 - Aug 1st 2020 €1,350 €1,611 €1,871 €1,974
Aug 1st 2020 - Aug 28th 2020 €1,411 €1,689 €1,967 €2,072
Aug 28th 2020 - Sep 4th 2020 - €1,721 €1,999 €2,072
Sep 4th 2020 - Oct 1st 2020 €1,041 €1,251 €1,460 €1,563
Oct 1st 2020 - Oct 23rd 2020 €957 €1,156 €1,355 €1,471
Oct 23rd 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 €1,053 €1,273 €1,492 €1,619
Nov 1st 2020 - Dec 1st 2020 €939 €1,127 €1,315 €1,424
Dec 1st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €837 €1,019 €1,202 €1,297
Dec 19th 2020 - Dec 27th 2020 - - - €1,411
Dec 27th 2020 - Jan 1st 2021 - - - €1,411
Jan 1st 2021 - Jan 30th 2021 €801 €978 €1,155 €1,243
Jan 30th 2021 - Feb 12th 2021 €837 €1,019 €1,202 €1,297
Feb 12th 2021 - Feb 19th 2021 €1,145 €1,346 €1,431 €1,431
Feb 19th 2021 - Feb 28th 2021 €837 €1,019 €1,202 €1,297
Feb 28th 2021 - Mar 31st 2021 €939 €1,127 €1,315 €1,425
Mar 31st 2021 - Apr 2nd 2021 €975 €1,174 €1,373 €1,483
Apr 2nd 2021 - Apr 8th 2021 €1,072 €1,292 €1,511 €1,632
Apr 8th 2021 - Apr 16th 2021 - - €1,306 €1,632
Apr 16th 2021 - Apr 30th 2021 €975 €1,174 €1,373 €1,482
Apr 30th 2021 - May 7th 2021 €1,041 €1,251 €1,460 €1,563
May 7th 2021 - May 11th 2021 - €1,276 €1,485 €1,563
May 11th 2021 - May 21st 2021 €1,041 €1,251 €1,460 €1,563
May 21st 2021 - May 28th 2021 €1,146 €1,377 €1,608 €1,720
May 28th 2021 - Jun 30th 2021 €1,186 €1,417 €1,648 €1,883
Jun 30th 2021 - Jul 16th 2021 €1,228 €1,464 €1,701 €1,794
Jul 16th 2021 - Jul 31st 2021 €1,350 €1,611 €1,871 €1,974
Jul 31st 2021 - Aug 27th 2021 €1,411 €1,689 €1,967 €2,072
Aug 27th 2021 - Sep 3rd 2021 - €1,721 €1,999 €2,072
Sep 3rd 2021 - Sep 30th 2021 €1,041 €1,251 €1,460 €1,563
Sep 30th 2021 - Oct 8th 2021 €957 €1,156 €1,355 €1,471

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 6th 2020 - Apr 9th 2020 $1,160 $1,379 $1,598 $1,765
Apr 9th 2020 - Apr 17th 2020 - - $1,412 $1,765
Apr 17th 2020 - May 1st 2020 $1,054 $1,253 $1,452 $1,602
May 1st 2020 - May 8th 2020 $1,126 $1,336 $1,545 $1,691
May 8th 2020 - May 12th 2020 - $1,380 $1,589 $1,691
May 12th 2020 - May 22nd 2020 $1,126 $1,336 $1,545 $1,691
May 22nd 2020 - May 29th 2020 $1,239 $1,470 $1,701 $1,860
May 29th 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 $1,282 $1,513 $1,744 $2,037
Jul 1st 2020 - Jul 17th 2020 $1,328 $1,564 $1,801 $1,940
Jul 17th 2020 - Aug 1st 2020 $1,460 $1,721 $1,981 $2,134
Aug 1st 2020 - Aug 28th 2020 $1,525 $1,804 $2,082 $2,241
Aug 28th 2020 - Sep 4th 2020 - $1,861 $2,140 $2,241
Sep 4th 2020 - Oct 1st 2020 $1,126 $1,336 $1,545 $1,691
Oct 1st 2020 - Oct 23rd 2020 $1,035 $1,234 $1,433 $1,590
Oct 23rd 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 $1,139 $1,358 $1,578 $1,751
Nov 1st 2020 - Dec 1st 2020 $1,015 $1,204 $1,392 $1,540
Dec 1st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $905 $1,088 $1,270 $1,403
Dec 19th 2020 - Dec 27th 2020 - - - $1,525
Dec 27th 2020 - Jan 1st 2021 - - - $1,525
Jan 1st 2021 - Jan 30th 2021 $866 $1,043 $1,220 $1,345
Jan 30th 2021 - Feb 12th 2021 $905 $1,088 $1,270 $1,403
Feb 12th 2021 - Feb 19th 2021 $1,238 $1,440 $1,548 $1,548
Feb 19th 2021 - Feb 28th 2021 $905 $1,088 $1,270 $1,403
Feb 28th 2021 - Mar 31st 2021 $1,015 $1,204 $1,392 $1,541
Mar 31st 2021 - Apr 2nd 2021 $1,054 $1,253 $1,452 $1,604
Apr 2nd 2021 - Apr 8th 2021 $1,160 $1,379 $1,598 $1,765
Apr 8th 2021 - Apr 16th 2021 - - $1,412 $1,765
Apr 16th 2021 - Apr 30th 2021 $1,054 $1,253 $1,452 $1,602
Apr 30th 2021 - May 7th 2021 $1,126 $1,336 $1,545 $1,691
May 7th 2021 - May 11th 2021 - $1,380 $1,589 $1,691
May 11th 2021 - May 21st 2021 $1,126 $1,336 $1,545 $1,691
May 21st 2021 - May 28th 2021 $1,239 $1,470 $1,701 $1,860
May 28th 2021 - Jun 30th 2021 $1,282 $1,513 $1,744 $2,037
Jun 30th 2021 - Jul 16th 2021 $1,328 $1,564 $1,801 $1,940
Jul 16th 2021 - Jul 31st 2021 $1,460 $1,721 $1,981 $2,134
Jul 31st 2021 - Aug 27th 2021 $1,525 $1,804 $2,082 $2,241
Aug 27th 2021 - Sep 3rd 2021 - $1,861 $2,140 $2,241
Sep 3rd 2021 - Sep 30th 2021 $1,126 $1,336 $1,545 $1,691
Sep 30th 2021 - Oct 8th 2021 $1,035 $1,234 $1,433 $1,590

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Charming

    Posted by B on 31/01/2019

    Having stayed in the main house 2 years ago my partner and I returned to Sayer's Park for a quiet weekend in the country and stayed at the charming 1 bed Fairytale Cottage. It has no electricity and is tucked away from the main estate, but thats no issue as long as you dont mind stepping back in time, keeping the fire alight and seeing by candle light (bounteously supplied). The heating system running off the stove is highly efficient and provides plenty of hot water. This cottage really is a fantastic romantic getaway for those who want to step back to a time without electricty, TVs, and other modern day distractions. It will be even better once the newly planted woodland has matured a bit. For those that can't cope with the thought of being without Facebook or 'Twatter' for a few days - they helpfully provide a charger that kept our battery powered record player going all weekend!

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