The Moat House

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Pool Pets Welcome Hot Tub All Bedrooms En-Suite

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The Moat House is a truly one-of-a-kind home for those looking for a luxurious country escape set within 5,000 acres of private grounds in the beautiful Suffolk countryside. The pink Tudor Farmhouse is located in a tranquil position, set upon a hill fifteen minutes from Sayer’s Mansion and the other properties on the estate. The home is set behind a Moat and is accessed via a private drive and footbridge, offering those fortunate enough to stay here, total privacy.

The traditional Tudor farmhouse has been lovingly restored and today boasts contemporary interiors and amenities, while retaining all its original charm and character. The Moat House can accommodate up to twelve guests across its six beautifully-appointed bedrooms, each of which boasts luxury Hypnos beds and en-suite facilities.

On the ground floor is the main living accommodation, this comprises of a living room, an open-plan kitchen complete with dining facilities and fully-equipped with all the tools a budding chef could possibly need and a family room TV area. Also on this level is the first of the bedrooms, a double room with en-suite shower room. Upstairs, on the first floor, are a further three double bedrooms, two of which come with en-suite bathrooms, while the third has an en-suite shower room. Upstairs, on the second floor, is a further double room with en-suite bathroom. The sixth and final bedroom can be found in the Boathouse, with an in-room bathtub, it makes the perfect romantic bolthole for two, ideal for those looking for some solitude from the rest of the group!

Outside, the private Hot Tub makes an indulgent spot for relaxing after an action-packed day spent exploring the wonderful Suffolk surroundings. The whole group will enjoy tasty al fresco barbecues on the terrace while admiring the tranquil surroundings and parkland views.

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What you should know…

  • One of the bedrooms is situated in The Boathouse and while this may suit a couple seeking privacy from the rest of the group, it may be less ideal for children
  • The home is surrounded by an unfenced Moat and so those travelling with children should ensure they take care
  • 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 Wi-Fi/Internet Hot Tub BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Heating

Ground Floor
- Living room
- Open-plan family room
- Fully-equipped kitchen with dining facilities
- Cloakroom
- Bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite shower room

First Floor
- Bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite bathroom (accessed via in-room staircase)

Second Floor
- Bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite bathroom

Boathouse
- Bedroom with king-size bed, in-room bath tub and en-suite cloakroom

Exterior Grounds
- Private hot tub (heated May-September)
- Private moat
- Lawned area
- Terrace
- Dining facilities
- Barbecue
- Access to Estate's grounds and parkland
- Access to Estate's tennis court (open year-round)

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- Smart TV
- Selection of board games
- Nespresso coffee
- Bathrobes & toiletries
- Hairdryers
- Washing machine
- Iron & board
- Underfloor heating
- Cots & highchairs can be provided on request (please bring your own cot linen)
- 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

Location

About the surrounding area of The Moat House
Watersports Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Romantic
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The Moat House 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 Moat House is set fifteen-minutes from the main Estate so retains an extra level 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)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens

The Moat House makes an excellent choice for families travelling with children who are bound to enjoy exploring the Estate’s large grounds and a row on the private Moat. For the little ones, cots and highchairs can be provided on a request basis. For the older children, paddle boards and bicycles can be hired on-site! There is plenty of family-friendly fun to be had in the near-by coastal towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold, both just a twenty-minute car journey away.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Watersports
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

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
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- 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 11am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, included in the rental price
Internet access? Yes, Wi-Fi is 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 request at time of booking
Other Ts and Cs Travel cots & highchairs can be provided on a request basis at time of booking. Please bring your own cot linen.
Other 2 Out of respect for other guests, stag and hen parties are NOT ALLOWED.
Other 3 The outdoor swimming pool (not the Moat) 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 12 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 20th 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 £5,197 £6,727 £8,257 £11,273
Nov 1st 2020 - Dec 21st 2020 £3,950 £5,113 £6,276 £8,569
Dec 21st 2020 - Dec 28th 2020 - - - £12,175
Dec 28th 2020 - Jan 8th 2021 - - - £12,175
Jan 8th 2021 - Apr 1st 2021 £3,950 £5,113 £6,276 £8,569
Apr 1st 2021 - Apr 6th 2021 £9,007 £10,476 £10,823 £10,823
Apr 6th 2021 - Apr 30th 2021 £4,988 £6,458 £7,927 £10,823
Apr 30th 2021 - May 3rd 2021 £7,252 £8,721 £10,190 £10,823
May 3rd 2021 - May 28th 2021 £4,988 £6,458 £7,927 £10,823
May 28th 2021 - Jun 1st 2021 £7,252 £8,904 £10,557 £12,175
Jun 1st 2021 - Aug 27th 2021 £5,612 £7,265 £8,918 £12,175
Aug 27th 2021 - Sep 3rd 2021 £7,252 £8,904 £10,557 £12,175
Sep 3rd 2021 - Nov 1st 2021 £5,197 £6,727 £8,257 £11,273
Nov 1st 2021 - Dec 20th 2021 £3,950 £5,113 £6,276 £8,569
Dec 20th 2021 - Dec 27th 2021 - - - £12,175
Dec 27th 2021 - Apr 23rd 2022 - - - £12,175

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 20th 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 €5,367 €6,897 €8,427 €11,642
Nov 1st 2020 - Dec 21st 2020 €4,079 €5,242 €6,405 €8,849
Dec 21st 2020 - Dec 28th 2020 - - - €12,573
Dec 28th 2020 - Jan 8th 2021 - - - €12,573
Jan 8th 2021 - Apr 1st 2021 €4,079 €5,242 €6,405 €8,849
Apr 1st 2021 - Apr 6th 2021 €9,301 €10,770 €11,177 €11,177
Apr 6th 2021 - Apr 30th 2021 €5,152 €6,621 €8,090 €11,177
Apr 30th 2021 - May 3rd 2021 €7,489 €8,958 €10,427 €11,177
May 3rd 2021 - May 28th 2021 €5,152 €6,621 €8,090 €11,177
May 28th 2021 - Jun 1st 2021 €7,489 €9,142 €10,794 €12,573
Jun 1st 2021 - Aug 27th 2021 €5,795 €7,448 €9,101 €12,573
Aug 27th 2021 - Sep 3rd 2021 €7,489 €9,142 €10,794 €12,573
Sep 3rd 2021 - Nov 1st 2021 €5,367 €6,897 €8,427 €11,642
Nov 1st 2021 - Dec 20th 2021 €4,079 €5,242 €6,405 €8,849
Dec 20th 2021 - Dec 27th 2021 - - - €12,573
Dec 27th 2021 - Apr 23rd 2022 - - - €12,573

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 20th 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 $6,319 $7,850 $9,380 $13,708
Nov 1st 2020 - Dec 21st 2020 $4,803 $5,966 $7,129 $10,420
Dec 21st 2020 - Dec 28th 2020 - - - $14,805
Dec 28th 2020 - Jan 8th 2021 - - - $14,805
Jan 8th 2021 - Apr 1st 2021 $4,803 $5,966 $7,129 $10,420
Apr 1st 2021 - Apr 6th 2021 $10,952 $12,421 $13,161 $13,161
Apr 6th 2021 - Apr 30th 2021 $6,066 $7,535 $9,004 $13,161
Apr 30th 2021 - May 3rd 2021 $8,818 $10,287 $11,756 $13,161
May 3rd 2021 - May 28th 2021 $6,066 $7,535 $9,004 $13,161
May 28th 2021 - Jun 1st 2021 $8,818 $10,471 $12,124 $14,805
Jun 1st 2021 - Aug 27th 2021 $6,824 $8,477 $10,130 $14,805
Aug 27th 2021 - Sep 3rd 2021 $8,818 $10,471 $12,124 $14,805
Sep 3rd 2021 - Nov 1st 2021 $6,319 $7,850 $9,380 $13,708
Nov 1st 2021 - Dec 20th 2021 $4,803 $5,966 $7,129 $10,420
Dec 20th 2021 - Dec 27th 2021 - - - $14,805
Dec 27th 2021 - Apr 23rd 2022 - - - $14,805

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

Reviews

  • Lovely

    Posted by CC on 02/09/2019

    We stayed in The Moat House. What lovely house immaculately furnished and absolutely perfect for our stay which was a group of 10 girls. The kitchen was extremely well equipped and a pleasure to cook in, there was a huge dining table which was great fun to gather around and the the sofa in the sitting area was gargantuan which meant there was room for all of us to cozy on down at the end of the day. Bedrooms and bathrooms were brilliant and lovely Neal's Yard toiletries were a further nice touch. It feels like this place has been put together with love and care and no expense spare - would recommend to all!

  • Heaven on earth...

    Posted by Ellie on 12/08/2019

    This place is heaven on earth! Absolute tranquillity, the perfect place to relax with friends and family. We stayed in the Moat House, the most incredible views and unbelievably relaxing. We left after a long weekend feeling like we had had a week off, The estate is beautiful, all of the properties look amazing and unique - I can't wait to come back and try another! The perfect place for group short breaks or celebrations. I didn't want to leave and would return in a heartbeat! Perfect!!!

  • What a find!

    Posted by Linda on 18/03/2019

    We stayed at The Moat House on the beautiful Sayer's Mansion Estate. What a find! The house, as the name suggests, is surrounded by a moat and has the most beautiful views from every window and every angle. The house has been brilliantly designed, with quite a few pieces from Anthropologie, which I loved, and decorated so tastefully. I thought the welcoming pack of bread, milk, fruit and other treats was a nice touch as was the homemade cake that was awaiting us. We visited Sayer's Mansion and The Secret Garden which also looked fabulous and would love to stay at them too. As everyone else has said it was hard to leave. I would highly recommend at stay on the Sayer's Mansion Estate, it’s a real treat.

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