Newly converted (summer 09) Amherst House is a lovely 2-3 bedroom cottage (sleeping 4-6, plus 2 little ones), set within the Grade II listed stable courtyard amid the 800-acres of forest, parkland and farm grounds at the beautiful Stowlangtoft Estate in Suffolk.
The cottage interior is smart and contemporary. Guests enter from the courtyard, or directly through the patio doors that open onto views of woodland. The generous ground floor living space comprises a useful lobby area, with plenty of room for coats and shoes, a huge and airy kitchen/diner, with further patio doors opening onto long decked south facing balcony, a comfortable living room with all new furnishings, plus sofa bed; and a brand new shower room with over-sized shower and sensor lighting. Upstairs the space has been cleverly used. The two double bedrooms (one with zip'n'link twin/super king) have ample storage and quirky triangular windows. There is also a further family bathroom, with bath and over-bath shower. Finally, leading on from the double bedroom is a bonus room, which is ideal for a cot and has a single bed, with a pull out second bed, suitable for children to sleep in. There are no windows in this room, negating the need for blackout blinds for early risers, but cheery bunting and furnishings make it very attractive to mini guests.
The cottage boasts contemporary luxuries in the form of iPod Dock, DVD, Flat-screen TV, landine telephone and WIFI, along with a wine chiller, dishwasher, combination microwave oven and washing machine with the usual appliances in the fully fitted kitchen. The kitchen balcony leads straight onto the semi-walled mature garden, which is a great space to enjoy evening dinners and drinks.
Stowlangtoft Estate, The Courtyard, Kiln Lane, Stowlangtoft, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 3JY