Carpenter's Cottage, Thorington

A charming Victorian cottage on an unspoilt working farm. Pass 600 year old oak trees to find this special place, which was the carpenter's cottage on Thorington Hall estate, hence the name. Abandoned for forty years, the cottage has been carefully restored by the current owner using natural materials and eco-paints throughout, while retaining the old cooking range, bread oven and brick floor in what is now the dining room. The farm has retained all its hedgerows, and its general leafiness is very redolent of the French classic 'Le Grand Meaulnes'. There is a massive Philadelphus that flowers with its wonderful scent of oranges.

Room By Room

Entrance hall /corridor leading to:

Dining room: There is a pine table with dining chairs, and original features are the old cooking range (not in use), bread oven and brick floor. Side tables and storage for cutlery etc. Radio/CD player.

Kitchen: There is a gas-fired Aga for cooking, fridge with ice box, dishwasher,washing machine, kettle, cafetiere, toaster, Belfast sink. Clothes airer.

Pantry/Boot Room: Walk-in storage space with original pine shelves and hooks.

Sitting Room: There is a comfortable new sofa and arm chairs, side tables and selection of books and games. TV and DVD. Original Victorian fireplace with a coal grate and original dwarf cupboards.

Bathroom: Bath with shower over bath, basin and wc.

Steep cottage staircase with handrail:

Double bedroom: There is King-size bed, side tables, lamps, chest of drawers, ensuite basin and wc. Also a cot provided.

Double Bedroom: There is a double bed, side tables, lamps, chest of drawers. Also a child's bed.

Single Bedroom: Single bed with side table and lamp and chest of drawers.

Outside:  East and south facing sunny front grass area with leafy shrubs, a massive Philadelphus and more trees.

Garden furniture: Table and chairs, picnic bench. Charcoal barbecue.

Car parking: For one or two cars.

Notes on the history of Carpenter's Cottage and its restoration:

Abandoned for forty years , the cottage, thought to be Victorian but possibly older, has been carefully restored by the current owner using natural materials and eco-paints throughout, while retaining the old cooking range, bread oven and brick floor in what is now the dining room. A new kitchen has been added with its gas-fired Aga, and all the old metal windows have been retained, but they now have secondary glazing.

The farm has retained all its hedgerows, and its general leafiness is very redolent of the French classic 'Le Grand Meaulnes'. There is a massive Philadelphus that flowers with its wonderful scent of oranges.

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Accommodation Features

Sleeps: 5
Number of Bedrooms: 3
No. of Ensuite Bathrooms: 0
No. of Family Bathrooms: 1
Bed Linen Supplied: True
Towels Supplied: True
Change Over Day: Friday start day usually
Short Breaks: True
Cot Available: True
High Chair: False
Open Fire: False
Wood Burning Stove: False
Washing Machine: True
Tumble Dryer: False
Washer Dryer Combo: False
Microwave: False
Fridge with Freezer Compartment: True
Fridge Freezer: False
Fridge: False
Freezer: False
Dishwasher: True
Iron and Ironing Board: True
Hair Dryer: False
TV With Freeview: True
DVD: True
Heating Configuration: Electric Radiators
Central Heating: False
WiFi: False
Dogs Allowed: True
Number of Dogs Allowed: 1
Parking: Off-Road
Garden Furniture: True
Dog Friendly:
BBQ: Charcoal

Guest reviews

Local Area

Pub: 20 minutes walk to Wenhaston Star Inn, local friendly pub with Boules in the garden. Many other pubs and restaurants an easy car journey away.

Shop: 20 minutes walk to Wenhaston grocery shop, or 35 minutes walk to award winning Clarke's local family butcher at Bramfield. Village Post Office is just opposite the Wenhaston Church. Independent foodie shops in Halesworth, ten minutes drive away.

Beach: 10 minute drive to Southwold and Walberswick, other beaches within easy reach like Covehithe, Dunwich, Thorpeness all on the Suffolk Heritage Coast.

Other Local Attractions:

Thorington is a special hamlet with an ancient round tower church to walk to.  Footpaths cross farmland and then walk to Wenhaston which has a beautiful church with its famous Doom painting to visit. Find the Star Inn en route, and Woottens Plant Nursery. There are numerous walks around that  village on Blackheath and common land as well as footpaths leading to Southwold and Halesworth. 

Easy drive to the Heritage Coast towns and villages of  Southwold Aldeburgh Dunwich and Walberswick.
RSPB  Minsmere Reserve is 15 minutes drive away and there are other RSPB, National Trust  and Suffolk Wildlife Trust properties to visit.

Why not book a beach hut now for days at the coast at Southwold  ?
Horse riding golf clay pigeon shooting and fishing are all within 10 minutes drive from here.


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Booking Conditions

  1. A booking deposit of 25% of the rental fee is payable if the booking is made more than 6 weeks before the start of the rental. This deposit must be paid within 5 days of your booking. The balance of the rental cost is payable 6 weeks before the arrival date. For bookings made less than 6 weeks before the commencement date the full rental amount is required.
  2. All cancellations must be notified in writing. The agent will endeavor to re-let the cottage. If successful the client will be refunded, but if not all monies paid by the client shall be forfeited. We recommend cancellation insurance to cover this.
  3. Bookings run from 3pm on the day of arrival to 10am on the day of departure, unless stated differently on an individual property page. The client is responsible for leaving the accommodation in good order and in the same clean condition as they found it. The client undertakes to pay for any breakages or damage, requiring replacement or repair, and for any extra cleaning costs on departure.
  4. Only those named on the reservation form may use the accommodation. Subletting or assignment is not permitted.
  5. The owners cannot accept any responsibility for loss or damage to client’s baggage or personal effects. We recommend insurance to cover this.
  6. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that equipment in the property is in working order, occasionally breakdowns occur. The client is requested to inform the owner should this happen, so repairs or remedial action can be initiated promptly.
  7. Sorry no dogs or pets are allowed at this property.
  8. Smoking is not permitted inside any property by law.
  9. It is the client’s responsibility to supervise children at all times. The owners accept no responsibility for any accident, injury or sickness howsoever caused.