The Cottage

The Cottage

Luxury accommodation in suffolk

Cressland is a grade II * listed 15th Century timber framed, holiday cottage that overlooks the famous Kersey “Splash” (ford) and former marketplace. The spacious accommodation contains two 16th century parlour bays (now the sitting room and dining room), with an attached Tudor service bay (now the kitchen). Can you spot the daisy wheel that is carved into the Bressemer beam in the dining room? It’s intended to ward off evil spirits.

Cressland is available for family holidays, short breaks and weekends away. It comfortably accommodates up to eight people, so it’s perfect for catching up with friends and family. Because of its space, Cressland is also a popular venue to celebrate a special occasion or organise a corporate retreat. Plus, there are many wedding venues nearby; so we’re ideally located for your bridal partyor guests who need somewhere to stay after sharing your big day.

relax and enjoy

With four bedrooms and three bathrooms there’s plenty of space and privacy for all. You’ll find everything you need to relax, unwind and enjoy your holiday in Suffolk. Guests especially love the little extra touches: the welcome hamper, the bath robes and slippers we provide (perfect for a pamper night), fresh flowers in every room, luxury crisp white linen and thick fluffy towels.

family-friendly

At Cressland we cater for families and children of all ages. We can provide 2 high chairs, 2 travel cots or a cot bed. There’s also a stair gate, changing table, toys, games, books and outdoor games.

Picnic hampers, flasks for tea/coffee, picnic rugs are also available.

Please note – unfortunately, we do not accept pets.

Holiday cottage with outside space in Suffolk | Cressland
Holiday cottage with outside space in Suffolk | Cressland

It comfortably accommodates up to eight people and is available for family holidays, short breaks and weekends away. Ideal if you’re looking for somewhere to catch up with friends and family. Cressland is also a popular venue to celebrate a special occasion or organise a corporate retreat. Plus, there are many wedding venues nearby, making us the perfect location for your bridal party or guests who need somewhere to stay after sharing your big day.  

RELAX AND ENJOY

With four bedrooms and three bathrooms there’s plenty of space and privacy for all. You’ll find everything you need to you relax, unwind and enjoy your holiday in Suffolk. Guests especially love the little extra touches: the welcome hamper, the bath robes and slippers we provide (perfect for a pamper night), fresh flowers in every room, luxury crisp white linen and thick fluffy towels.

FAMILY-FRIENDLY

At Cressland we cater for families and children of all ages. We can provide 2 high chairs, 2 travel cots or a cot bed. There’s also a stair gate, changing table, toys, games, books and outdoor games.

Picnic hampers, flasks for tea/coffee, picnic rugs are also available.

Please note – unfortunately, we do not accept pets.

GROUND FLOOR

Living Room: We know you need plenty of space for the whole group to relax. So in the living room you’ll find 2 large sofas and chairs, an ottoman, coffee table, desk and bureau, plus a TV/DVD with a selection of DVDs. The beamed ceiling and the original brick floor, rug, original fireplace, and open fire make this room a cosy retreat at the end of a busy day exploring. A door leads to “Head Office” (possibly the smallest office in Suffolk) with a desk, wi-fi, family games and books.

Dining Room: Because you need space to spend time together and re-connect, there’s a large oak dining table and chairs to seat 8 people. The room features an impressive inglenook fire place with log burning stove and a full barrel of logs to keep you warm and toasty. It also has a side table with light and iPod/iPad/iPhone docking station, radio and CD player. There’s a cloakroom area and an under-stairs cupboard with deck chairs, children’s toys, safety gate. Stairs leading to first floor.

Bathroom: Downstairs walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin.

Spacious country kitchen: We’ve got everything you need to get creative in the kitchen (but if you don’t want to, there are plenty of places to eat out locally too). It’s fully-equipped with an oven/electric induction hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, coffee machine and TV. The dining table seats 8, with a wooden settle and cushions. The kitchen leads through to the utility room with oil boiler, washer/dryer, ironing board, iron, dryer and cleaning equipment. *We also have 2 high chairs (available upon request), along with children’s cutlery and crockery.

FIRST FLOOR

Hallows: With twin beds, a dressing table, built-in wardrobe, bedside tables. This comfortable bedroom features the original fireplace, oak floorboards and beamed ceiling.

Lovejoy: Has a king-size bed, wardrobe, dressing table, bedside tables and the original fireplace, oak floorboards and beams.

Meerkat: This cosy bedroom has a single bed, with a trundle bed underneath. A travel cot or cot bed is available upon request (you’re requested to bring your own bedding for the cot/cot bed). There’s also a wardrobe, dressing table/chest of drawers and bedside table, with the original oak floorboards and beams.

Family bathroom: With a bath and overhead shower, toilet and basin.

SECOND FLOOR

Landing with stairs to second floor
(NB: Because the staircase is very steep, this floor is not suitable for young children, the elderly or disabled).

En-suite bathroom: With a roll-top, free-standing bath with shower over, toilet and basin, leading through to Witchfinder General room.

Witchfinder General: The top floor bedroom has a king-size bed, hanging area for clothes, a dressing table, chest of drawers, bedside tables and small chaise longue at foot of the bed. It also features the original oak floorboards and beamed ceiling.

OUTSIDE AREA

Relax and unwind in your own private garden. It is right next to the stream and has a patio area, outdoor dining space, a barbecue and summer house. Cressland also has its own drive providing secure parking for 2 cars.

Take a Virtual Tour around Cressland by the Splash

ABOUT THE COTTAGE

Large holiday cottage with fire in Suffolk | Cressland

The Suffolk brick floors, exposed floorboards and fireplaces are all original and parts of the house date back to the 1400s.  Over the years Cressland has seen many changes and additions.  It was believed to have been a master weaver’s house (hence the many original ovolo-moulded and oriel windows) as well as an inn. In 1841 it was divided into cottages.  Subsequently, it became a penny school and a horse doctor’s house and then the local veterinary surgery.

The Suffolk brick floors, exposed floorboards and fireplaces are all original and parts of the house date back to the 1400s. Over the years Cressland has seen many changes and additions. It was believed to have been a master weaver’s house (hence the many original ovolo-moulded and oriel windows) as well as an inn. In 1841 it was divided into cottages. Subsequently, it became a penny school and a horse doctor’s house and then the local veterinary surgery.

Each bedroom in the house is named after TV programmes, advertisements and films which have been shot in and around Kersey.

Lovejoy

A long-running TV show about a Suffolk antique dealer starring Ian McShane. The first scene of the first series was filmed right outside Cressland in the ‘Splash’.

Meerkat

A ‘Compare the Meerkat’ advert was filmed in 2011 in the village Street, pub and school.

hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows features scenes filmed in Lavenham – De Vere house in Lavenham appeared as Harry’s childhood home.

witchfinder general

A cult 1960s horror film about the notorious trials of witches in Suffolk during the 17thcentury. Starring Vincent Price and Ian Olgivy. The opening scene of the film is set in Kersey.

Large holiday cottage in Suffolk | Cressland

Each of the bedrooms in the house is named after TV programmes, advertisements and films which have been shot in and around Kersey.

LOVEJOY

A long-running TV show about a Suffolk antique dealer starring Ian McShane. The first scene of the first series was filmed right outside Cressland in the ‘Splash’.

MEERKAT

A ‘Compare the Meerkat’ advert was filmed in 2011 in the village Street, pub and school.

HALLOWS

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows features scenes filmed in Lavenham – De Vere house in Lavenham appeared as Harry’s childhood home.

WITCHFINDER GENERAL

A cult 1960s horror film about the notorious trials of witches in Suffolk during the 17thcentury. Starring Vincent Price and Ian Olgivy. The opening scene of the film is set in Kersey.

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