Brook Farm is a stunning Grade II* listed Elizabethan Yeoman’s farmhouse built around 1540, with an adjoining Grade II listed barn, set within over two private acres of mature gardens and orchards, with its own lake, and surrounded by rural land.
The main house, renovated in partnership with English Heritage, retains many of the original features. Whilst the house is centuries old, we have created an interior which is an eclectic mix of contemporary, antique and vintage. Brook Farm is stylish yet homely, practical yet supremely comfortable.
The large lounge has a mustard velvet sofa and a three metre long vintage Chesterfield to seat five!... a wood burner to keep you cosy and a large flat screen tv for those slouchy movies nights. The vintage sideboard is filled with a selection of games for those young and old(er).
There is a dining room with a huge dining table which seats 12. The vintage mismatched crockery has been chosen to be sustainable and add a little eclectic magic…there is also a wood burner and Sonos speakers to make your dinner party extra special.
The kitchen is a good sized farmhouse kitchen with a beautiful brick chimney enclosing a large range cooker, dishwasher and microwave. The kitchen is well-equipped with all mod cons as well as essentials including sharp knives and a wide selection of herbs and spices. At the centre of the room is a table to seat six – perfect for tea and toast.
Beyond the kitchen is an extension which houses a utility room with washing machine, large fridge and small drinks fridge. There is also wet room with large modern shower. At the rear of the extension is a heavy wooden door which leads outside to a large patio space overlooking the gardens, with an outside dining table and benches to seat 10 people and a Webber bbq.
Upstairs there are four double bedrooms with wooden floorboards and original beams. The master bedroom is large with windows on three sides, a stunning place to wake up in the morning. There are a further three double bedrooms each with their own sumptuous style; the French room, the Deco room and the Emerald room. All the bedrooms have memory foam mattresses, feather pillows and duvets, and pure French linen bedding.
At the end of the long beam filled landing there is a bathroom with a deep roll top bath - perfect for a long soak with a good book and a glass of wine.
Across the courtyard from the farmhouse, the Grade II listed barn is split into four spaces, several of which still retain the animal feeders from their agriculture days – they are an amazing delve into history as you can see original wattle and daub walls from the 16th Century. One of the rooms contains ten bikes of various sizes which you’re very welcome to borrow - perfect for exploring the local area.
The main room in the unconverted barn, our games room, features a Queen post roof, which is just stunning. It’s a perfect hang out for kids of all ages with table tennis, darts, a pool table, a table football table and a chill out area with sofas and a music system.
Mature gardens surround the house and barns, extending over 2.3 acres and comprising an orchard (with apples, pears, cherries, plums, blackberries and hazelnuts), a football pitch, a basketball hoop, a fire pit area and our very own lake. Overlooking the lake is a 10 person hot tub. The hot tub is eco-friendly and wood fired - so entirely natural with no chemicals! A lovely way to watch the sun set and to relax no matter what time of year. Also the perfect place to see all of nature’s visitors which included muntjac deer, rabbits, hares, ducks, doves, owls, woodpeckers and bats.
There is so much to do around Brook Farm. We have wonderful cycling on quiet roads through sleepy Suffolk - we have a selection of bikes for your use. South Elmham Minster which dates between 1091-1119, is a three-mile round trip from Brook Farm. South Elmham Lakes are a beautiful pair of lakes five minutes walk away on a conservation farm with a wealth of bird life and trout fishing.
For trips slightly further afield, we have amazing sandy and shingle, dog-friendly beaches; Dunwich, Southwold and Walberswick where you can also go crabbing. There's a Maize Maze in Reydon and countless National Trust properties to visit. River swimming in the River Waveney, near Bungay is great fun too!