April 14, 2024

Old Drift House

Kersey, Suffolk


Old Drift House is a charming 15th century grade 2 thatched cottage that sleeps 8 in the picturesque village of Kersey with its ancient ford close to the village pub. It has a 5 star Gold Award and has twice won Suffolk best self-catering establishment.

The cottage is steeped in character with a host of original features including exposed beams in every room, inglenook fireplaces, lead-light windows, bread oven, and ancient brick floors. The cottage garden is typically English, warm, secluded and quiet with 2 terraces and ample garden furniture for summer dining.

The accommodation has been sensitively upgraded to modern standards and the 4 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms come with linen and towels provided. Entertainment includes stereo, TV, Freeview, video, DVD, ipod player/charger and WiFi, and there is a garage for car or bikes.


Accommodation Details

Entrance Hall, large living room on 2 levels with inglenook fireplace and baby grand piano, dining room seats 8 comfortably also with an inglenook fireplace and a bread oven, fully fitted kitchen/breakfast room, laundry room, central heating, dishwasher, microwave, freezer, washing machine and dryer.

Stairs to small landing leading left to bedroom 1 (a twin/double with ensuite bathroom) and bedroom 2 (a King twin/double), and right to bedrooms 3 and 4 (both twin/doubles). A second landing with family bathroom and second set of stairs leading back to the entrance hall and to the shower room.


Price Guide:

Low season: �1020 per week
High season: �1550 per week
Short breaks from �720

Weekly bookings start on a Friday or a Monday.
Short breaks are Fri to Mon for 3 nights or Mon to Fri for 4 nights. The price is the same for both.


General Details

Kersey is in Constable and Gainsborough country. Stand at Flatford Mill at the very spot where Constable painted The Haywain, and see a superb collection of Gainsborough's work in Sudbury at the house where he was born. The Suffolk coast offers places too numerous to mention, but Aldeburgh and Southwold are worth exploring. Sutton Hoo reveals an ancient Saxon burial site, Lavenham (Guildhall and antique shops), Long Melford (Melford Hall, Kentwell Hall and more antique shops), and Colchester (zoo and Roman remains), are worth visiting.


Other Information

Kersey is a walker's and cyclist's paradise for those so inclined with several country pubs within walking distance and the village pub is only 200 yards away.

We have an independent Catering Service to provide meals at the house.

There is a Health & Beauty salon at Kersey Mill within half a mile, and 3 golf courses nearby.

Cot and high chair by arrangement.

Old Drift House is a lovely home from which to explore all of this, or to just stay put and relax in quiet and splendid comfort.

Regret no smoking and no pets.


Booking Enquiry

Property Name

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