Cressland, 5-star Gold by VisitEngland holiday cottage in Suffolk
Cresland is a charming 15th-century Grade II* cottage overlooking the famous ‘Splash’ in the picturesque village of Kersey. The Suffolk brick floor, exposed floorboards and fireplaces are all original and parts of the house date back to the 1400s. Cressland has been sympathetically and beautifully resorted, offering guests the spirit and feel of its ancient origins, combined with everything you need for modern comfortable living. The perfect characterful retreat: Large spacious rooms, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, living room with open fire, dining area with large dining table and fully equipped country kitchen, with dining area and comfortable settle, as well as a beautiful cottage garden, with summer house and barbecue.
At a Glance
- Sleeps 7/8
- Four bedrooms – 2 with king size beds, 1 twin and 1 single (full size trundle bed beneath single). Wooden cot bed and/or travel cots available upon request
- Three bathrooms (1 en-suite and 1 downstairs with walk-in shower)
- Large sitting room with open fire, TV, DVD
- Office with wi-fi, family games, puzzles and books
- Dining room with large dining table, wood burner, Ipod/ipad/iphone dock,CD and radio.
- Spacious country kitchen with table and chairs, large settle, fully equipped with cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, coffee machine and TV. Leading to utility room with washer/dryer, iron and ironing board.
- Beautiful garden with summer house, outdoor furniture, barbecue, deck chairs
- Luxury bed linen, towels provided, including a hairdryer in every bedroom. Please note that guests need to bring own bedding for cot
- Welcome basket with bread, milk, butter, tea, coffee, homemade cake, biscuits, wine, eggs, bacon
- Village Pub – The Bell 100 m
- Parking for 2 cars
- No Smoking/Sorry no pets
Kersey is a hidden gem, but once found it is never forgotten and it appears on many postcards, calendars, TV programmes and even a jigsaw puzzle. Visited by painters, walkers, cyclists and tourists. Over the years countless scenes have been shot here for films, TV programmes and splash2.JPGadvertisements. The first scene of “Lovejoy” is through the famous “Splash”. Kersey was also the scene for a recent Meerkat advertisement and home to the author Sir Hammond Innes who lived at “Ayres End”.
The house is absolutely lovely, full of character whilst still able to provide the luxuries. The welcome basket was well stocked and the brownies were lovely! The location is wonderful and central to all. It’s a shame we have to go home!
We feel so lucky to have found Cressland and had a wonderful time during our visit. The cottage both indoors and out was the perfect setting for our family of six. Many thanks for the lovely welcome basket. The scones were delicious! we will most definitely consider coming again.
Words can’t describe how beautifully set up this house is. It’s like living in a fairytale house or on a screen set on a movie. The village itself is beautiful and the pub up the road is amazing! Great customer service. Thank you very much for all the goodies also.