BIRD WATCHING HOLIDAY – Stay at Church House Bed & Breakfast Price From £80 Per Room Per Night

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  • Theme :

    Bird Watching

  • Sleeps :


  • Gardens :

    Communal Garden

  • Terraces :


  • Pool :


  • Parking :

    Off-Road Parking

  • Facilities :

    Well appointed rooms with a selection of teas and coffee, chilled water, fresh milk, biscuits & hairdryer.

  • Entertainment :

    LCD TV, DAB Digital Radio Alarm Books, Magazines & Wireless Broadband.

  • Activities :

    Walking, Bird Watching, Photography

  • Permissions :

    Children Welcome,No Pets Allowed,No Smoking

  • Nearest Airport :


  • Nearest Theme :


  • Nearest Shops :

    Woodbridge 4mi

  • Nearest Bar/Restaurant :

    Woodbridge 4mi

Property Description

Church House Bed & Breakfast Price From £80 Per Room Per Night

For more information please CLICK HERE

Country B&B in working artists’ home

Sleeps 2, 1 bedroom. Price From £80 Per Room Per Night


Church House, contrary to appearance, was designed and built by the architect owner in 2000. It is a wonderful combination of traditional lime-washed Suffolk exterior with all the benefits, comfort and luxury of modern technology within. The light and airy interior is a relaxed mix of family antiques, contemporary art and redundant film and BBC props made by the owner.




All our rooms have lovely double aspects with church views and are individually designed to ensure you have a comfortable and relaxing stay.  They are well appointed with a selection of teas and coffee, chilled water, fresh milk, biscuits, hairdryer, LCD TV, DAB digital radio alarm and free Wi-Fi – whew!  White cotton bed linen and generous white fluffy towels enhance the timeless, gentle, country ambience.


The Loft is a large room with a super Kingsize double bed – or twin beds if preferred – antique refectory table and chairs.  Exposed tie beams, armchairs, coffee table and bookshelves all make this peaceful, spacious room a relaxing country retreat. Views to the east overlook Burgh Church while to the west is Clopton Church beyond the orchard.  The en-suite has shower, wash basin and toilet.


The Owl Room – so named after the Little Owl who frequently sits in the tree outside – is an attractive, well appointed twin bedded room.  The south window overlooks the Lark valley while Clopton Church is to the west.


The Lark Room is our lovely new double, light and sunny with views of Castle Field, Burgh Church and the Lark Valley.

Both the Owl Room and Lark Room have the use of a spacious bathroom which is between the two. Normally we only let one room out at a time – however, if you are a group of friends or a family and happy to share the spacious bathroom then we will let out both rooms.


The rooms open onto a landing with a sofa, coffee table and bookshelves full of books, guides, magazines and maps which guests are free to browse and borrow during their stay.  Throughout the house is an eclectic, ever changing collection of drawings, sculpture, ceramics, prints and paintings by local artists.  Guests are also welcome to browse the owner’s jewellery studio, or if you prefer, relax and laze in the chairs or hammock in the orchard and simply enjoy the view and birdsong.




Nearly all our daily supplies – milk and food, are sourced locally, (even our breakfast crockery is made by local potter, Jonathan Keep.)

Breakfast includes home made bread, yogurt, muesli, fresh fruit and preserves. Yummy, free range eggs from the family farm, and good dry cured bacon from the farm shop along the road.

As a matter of principle we are committed to using organic, home grown/wild food where possible or seasonal, locally produced goods – thereby minimising food miles as well as supporting and promoting the small regional food producers and family farms of rural Suffolk.

For recommendations on places for eating out please CLICK HERE.




The Loft • £85 per night.

The Lark Room • £80 per night.

The Owl Room• £80 per night.

Single person occupancy – a reduction of £15 per night from normal room rate.Add £5 per person for stays of a single night.

Minimum stay two nights at weekends and three nights on bank holiday weekends – unless it’s last minute and we have a vacancy!




Communal wildlife garden. Chairs and hammock for the use of guests in the orchard.

Off-road parking.




Getting Here

Post Code: IP13 6QB

OS grid ref: TM 222 523

Lat & Long: 52.1245N 1.2451E



We are approx 2 hours from central London and five minutes from the A12.

The A14 is 15 minutes away.



Liverpool St to Ipswich is about 70 minutes.

The nearest station is Woodbridge. Taxis are available at both stations.



Stansted is an hour and a half away.

Exact Google Maps location




We are ideally situated 4 miles from the pretty riverside town of Woodbridge with its many historic pubs, restaurants, independent shops and galleries, Tide Mill, Victorian theatre/cinema and the Anglo Saxon burial site at Sutton Hoo.

The unspoilt River Deben, Heritage Coast, RSPB reserve at Minsmere, timeless seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold together with Snape Maltings Concert Hall initiated by Benjamin Britten, attracts sailors, artists, cyclists, golfers, bird watchers, nature and music lovers alike.

Grundisburgh, with its village green, shops, post office and award winning pub is a pleasant 15 minute walk along the river Lark valley – a designated Special Landscape Area.

St Botolph’s Church, Burgh, at the bottom of the garden, stands on a site where people have worshipped for at least 1200 years. The lower churchyard is a conservation area, managed under the guidance of the Suffolk Wildlife Trust.

The adjacent field – Castle Field – is a Scheduled Monument and consists of the remains of a quadrilateral Late Iron Age defensive enclosure incorporating a late period Roman villa.

For more details on the sights and sounds of the local area please CLICK HERE.


Further Details


Children over 6 years’ welcome.

Pets • No.

Smoking • No.


Arrival time

Preferred arrival time 5pm – 7pm.

On departure day, please leave by 10.15am.



Payment – cash, electronic bank transfer or cheque.

Please make cheques out to Mrs S Pirkis.



A booking is confirmed when a 50% deposit is received.

For single night stays full payment is required to secure booking.

14 days’ notice of cancellation is required for a refund, minus £10 admin fee per room.  If cancellation occurs within 14 days of arrival, we will do our utmost to re-let the room.  If we are able to re-let the room, we will refund the deposit minus £10 admin fee.

Please do not hesitate to contact the owner if you have any queries or would like to discuss special arrangements by using the contact form at the bottom of this ad.



Bird Watching

The county of Suffolk, like the rest of East Anglia, is a gem for birding. Few have mastered its diversity. From the Stour in the South, to the Waveney and Broads. From the Brecks in the West to the coast in the east, the county provides something for everyone. The Breckland sees Goshawk, Stone Curlew, Crossbills and other coniferous woodland and heath specialities. The Breckland is a unique habitat and Suffolk has more of it than Norfolk. The Fens provides wetland species. Wintering ducks and geese. Breeding birds such as Harriers and Golden Orioles. Please remember in this and other cases the land is private and action has and will continue be taken against any trespassing and disturbance. Hopefully details will be published on where to see some of these birds which have their only foothold in Britain in East Anglia. The levels and chalk grassland around Newmarket is good for wintering raptors and also Skylarks. The river valleys hold the odd gravel pit, where migrant passerines and wildfowl congregate. For details regarding our bird watching tours please contact Themed Holiday Ideas.



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Themed Holiday Ideas                           contact information

Tel: +44 (0)1223 968053



Sally Pirkis

Tel: +44 01473735350


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