A romantic break in the gorgeous Suffolk countryside doesn’t get much better than one at Eye Lodge II. This splendid, contemporary lodge offers absolute peace and quiet with fabulous woodland and country views. It is sumptuous, modern living with carefully chosen touches that will delight. Eye Lodge II is situated in a two and a half acre private wooded which guests are welcome to enjoy. It also offers its own private garden with fabulous uninterruped views. You have the best of both worlds when staying at the lodge. You can explore miles of rolling Suffolk countryside sprinkled with quaint little villages or you can head to the dramatic and beautiful Suffolk Heritage Coast and enjoy the fabulous seaside towns and villages of Southwold, Walberswick, Aldeburgh and Thorpeness. Suffolk offers nature at its very best with many havens for wildlife that you can visit. The lodge is also close to the pretty, characterful towns of Framlington and Halesworth for shopping and excellent gourmet restaurants.
Serenity is a given at Eye Lodge II. Just think of cosy evenings in front of the wood burning stove, stretching out on the luxurious, plush sofas or dining alfresco to the sound of birdsong or watching the night stars. Or you could open a chilled bottle of fizz and take a glass while you laze in the gorgeous freestanding bath. Utter bliss!
Throughout Eye Lodge II, elegant light oak sets the tone. Stylish, quality oak floors flow beautifully throughout and the doors and countertops echo the style. In the living room, ruby red colour pops brighten the neutral tones making you feel warm and comfortable. The shaker-style kitchen will delight the chef and you can either dine inside in the open plan kitchen diner or outside under the charming arbour, on the intimate patio for two.
In your bedroom, you will be met with yet more elegance and hotel quality linens adorning your king-size bed. The deepest of sleeps is very likely in such luxury. Your bathroom offers a very spacious shower as well as your deep, roomy bath. You will want to linger for sure.
Eye Lodge II is a tranquil, private retreat, so idyllic for that special break away. Should you want to share this rural retreat, Excellence Luxury Villas does feature Eye Lodge I which offers two bedrooms.
Eye Lodge II is situated on a gorgeous two and a half acre private estate in the Suffolk countryside. It is 7 miles form Framlington which boasts an ancient castle as well as excellent independent shops, cafes and restaurants. Framlington Castle is a wonderful place for a picnic. Entrance includes access to Lanman Trust’s Museum of local history as well. Displays illustrate the power struggles between monarchs and the Lords of Framlington over the ages and the tragic stories of famous family members Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard. The Mere, the castle’s outer courts and walls offer spectacular countryside views and some wonderful kite flying opportunities.
Halesworth is another of Suffolk’s very pretty market towns. It is less than 10 miles from the coast. Many of the town’s buildings date back to the sixteenth century. It is wonderful for an afternoon tea stop.
Bressingham is another popular spot. The Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens boasts a collection of working locomotives that will take you around the magnificent gardens and woodland. A trip to the locomotive sheds brings the power of the mighty steam engineering up close. Bressingham has been the official home to the Dads Army Appreciation Society’s collection since 2000 so any of you Dads Army fans know where to head!
The quaint village of Aldeburgh is famous for its connection with the composer Benjamin Britten. It boasts a stunning ‘Scallop’ sculpture on the beach which is 4 metres high and is inscribed with the words ‘I hear those voices that will not be drowned’ from Britten’s famous opera Grimes. There is an annual Aldeburgh Festival which takes place in June and was originally founded by Benjamin Brittan. He was actually born in nearby Lowestoft but spent the last 30+ years of his live living in Aldeburgh. You can visit The Red House where he stayed for a glimpse of his life. Visitors can buy the freshest of catches at the fisherman’s huts on the beach for your alfresco supper or visit the numerous art galleries. The architecture of Aldeburgh is lovely. It is such a pretty place.
Just along the coast, Thorpeness is a magical, mystical village where you will find The Meare, an artificially created, Peter Pan themed boating lake. The landings and tiny islands have Peter Pan names such as ‘The Pirate’s Lair’ and ‘Wendy’s Island’. Visitors can hire rowing boats and enjoy family rowing on the water. Thorpeness Golf Club is regarded as one of Suffolk’s finest with 18 holes and par 70, just a stone’s throw from the beach.
There are few seaside towns quite so quintessentially British as Southwold. Instagram worthy, pastel painted beach huts line the promenade and the sandy beach is gorgeous. The iconic pier was refurbished and is lined with classy shops, eateries and amusements. Southwold is home to the famous Adnams Brewery with its brewing rooms set just behind the High Street, adjacent to the town’s iconic lighthouse which you can visit. You can cross the River Blyth to Walberswick, exploring the trackbed of the old Southwold Railway and returning on the little ferry if you want a change for the return. Over a thousand acres of heath and marshland around Walberswick are protected as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Walberswick offers tea rooms, restaurants, two pubs, an art gallery, village shops and some charming craft and gift shops. Fresh fish can be bought from the harbour huts and crabbing is very popular for children by the harbour. Walberswick used to host the annual British Open Crabbing Championship, raising funds for good causes.
At Excellence Luxury Villas we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the
concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfill your requests!