A Grade II listed farmhouse for up to 12, plus 2 cots, with amazing views across the marshes to the sea.
Riverside balcony and stunning sea views
Huge garden with football pitch
A stone's throw from the ferry to Southwold, great eateries, fresh fish and seafood on the harbour, swings on the Green.
Facing south and east, the house is flooded with natural light, with all upstairs rooms and balcony enjoying superb uninterrupted sea views across the Dunwich river, salt marshes and dunes - a bird watcher's paradise.
The house has five bedrooms, a magnificent beamed living room with wood-burning stove, and three bathrooms.
Valley Farm is a family friendly location for groups of up to 12 plus 2, with the main indoor dining table - when extended - and the garden table both comfortably seating 12.
The house, originally a 16th century farmhouse, has an interesting history. It was owned by the English impressionist painter Philip Wilson Steer, who painted 'The Bridge' (1887-8) this bridge stands very close to Valley Farm.
Walberswick has been and continues to be a Mecca for artists over many generations as this painting from 1893 that hangs in the house shows. It was here that Charles Rennie Mackintosh stayed in 1914, where he painted his famous botanical paintings and was arrested and imprisoned for being thought to be a German spy.
In the 1930s, Valley Farm was rebuilt by famous local architect Frank Jennings who installed many ancient materials - see in the Gallery the oak floor in the living room and the stairwell. In the early 1940s a cinema was operated from the barn at Valley Farm to entertain the troops stationed in Walberswick. An original poster for the 'Barn Cinema' also hangs in the house.
Valley Farm is located past The Bell Inn at the end of a lane with no passing traffic. The sea wall, a grassy bank with wild flowers, forms the boundary between the property and the coastal strip. At the very end of the large, sunny, enclosed garden, a gate at the top of the sea wall gives access to Walberswick's dunes and the beach, just two minutes' walk away.
The famous crabbing bridge, as depicted by Philip Wilson Steer in the Gallery section, is almost below the balcony
Walberswick has two delightful pubs, as well as cafés, swings on the Green, a Deli and a well-stocked village shop about five minutes' walk away.
Also three minutes' walk away is the river Blyth and Southwold Harbour. Crossing the footbridge over the river, or taking the seasonal Foot Ferry leads you into Southwold High Street, under a mile beyond.
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Sleeps 12 plus two cots
3 doubles, 2 sets of bunk beds, twin beds that can be made up as king-size.
Hot Secluded Garden Shower
Valley Farm is within two minutes walk of the sea.
Valley Farm has two cots, two high chairs and two toddler chairs.
Valley Farm has an inglenook fireplace and two wood-burning stove (logs provided).
We provide all linen and towels for your stay.
Hot secluded garden shower.
Valley Farm has excellent wifi signal.
Valley Farm has an extensive garden with its own football pitch.
Valley Farm has ground floor facilities and accommodation suitable for those who find stairs and steps a challenge.
Valley Farm has a games room with table tennis, snooker table, and more.
Valley Farm is set in the beautiful and tranquil village of Walberswick.
Valley Farm is within walking distance of several excellent eateries.
Valley Farm is only a short distance from a Deli and a general shop.
Valley Farm can be booked for short stay breaks.
NB: DATE = This night is booked.
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