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Wissett Lodge

Visit England Silver Award

Accommodation Details

Visitors to Wissett Lodge can either stay in the Bed and Breakfast room in the 16th century farmhouse or there are four self catering units beautifully converted from the Victorian farm outbuildings. One of these units has been specially designed for disabled / wheelchair use and has the English Tourism Council M2 mobility award.

The Kiddy family have farmed at Wissett Lodge since 1954. The farm is almost 300 acres of mainly heavy clay land growing wheat, barley and oilseed rape. Meadowland is let out for cattle to graze in the summer. There is a farm map showing the ancient field names and farm walks which can be explored by visitors.

Conservation of varying wildlife habitats have been carefully considered over the past fifty years. Many hedges are several hundred years old, and there is a small ancient wood. There are several ponds around the farm; one has a garden seating area for visitors to enjoy watching the fish, admiring the waterlillies, yellow flag irises and many other wild flowers. Barn owls are often seen out hunting and Tawny owls are heard. In 2005 Wissett Lodge won the Suffolk FWAG (Farming and Wildlife Group) Farm Conservation Cup.

There is also a small museum of farming and domestic memorabilia.

Wissett is a small village of about 200 people. The village pub, The Plough, is about ¾ mile away. The round tower church is ½ mile away with services held every Sunday. It is also open for visitors to admire the architecture. Valley Farm Vineyards in Wissett is open daily offering tasting and tours of the vineyard.

The market town of Halesworth is 2 miles away where there are some excellent small shops as well as a supermarket. The seaside resort of Southwold is 10 miles away, and RSPB Minsmere, Dunwich Heath and Aldeburgh are all within easy reach.

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Accommodation Location


Address
Wissett Lodge, Lodge Lane, Wissett, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 0JQ

Type
B&B

Email
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