Pretty Suffolk village near Newmarket
We have two dogs - Mouse a whippet, and Moo a terrier.
Mouse adores any sort of attention, especially if it involves lounging on a sofa. She’s a typical long dog who goes a hundred miles an hour and then likes to conk out and sleep....
Moo is a slightly more complicated character and isn’t as immediately sociable as his friend. He is completely loyal to and brilliant with our own children, but I wouldn’t have the confidence to say that he would be ok with other children so please bear that in mind. Once he gets to know someone he is utterly loyal and devoted. It doesn’t take him long. As he gets older he’s becoming less sociable with other dogs. For that reason (and the local pheasants) we walk both dogs on flexi leads (though we rarely see other dogs on our walks around the village and farmland). He really is a lovely dog, but it’s important to be aware of his ‘quirks’.
Inky is a gorgeous little cat who adores fuss and cuddles. She’s ridiculously clumsy for a cat, but full of character and has the loudest purr! + More info
Our Home & Location
Our home, a former school, is set in a pretty and quiet village10 minutes from Newmarket, the home of horse-racing. The area is surrounded by farmland, with many beautiful walks (there is an acclaimed pub/restaurant 1 mile away). The Icknield Way foot path runs through the village.
Newmarket has all local amenities and hosts regular exciting flat race meetings throughout the summer, often with live music from well known bands.
We are 20 minutes drive from the pretty market town of Bury St Edmunds, 35 minutes from Cambridge, and there are two National Trust properties within 30 minutes (Ickworth House and Anglesey Abbey).
The nearest train station is 5 minutes away and allows access to central London in 1 1/2 hours.
The house is a pretty former Victorian school which has been extended over the years. It is all on one level and is set in nearly an acre of garden.
Inside there are four bedrooms (two king bedrooms, one bunk bed, and one single high sleeper), two bathrooms (one en-suite with shower, and a family bathroom with shower and separate bath), a WC, utility room, hallway, playroom/living room and a gorgeous open-plan kitchen/dining/living area where we spend most of our time. We have underfloor heating in the living area and a double-sided wood burning stove. Large bifold doors open onto a paved terrace with seating area, outside table and bbq. Steps lead up to the grass lawn. There’s also a trampoline and Wendy house. The garden looks onto open farmland and woodland behind the house.
The garden is secure and the dogs are able to roam freely during the day. The cat, Inky, has free range of the house and access to outside via a cat flap.
We love it here!
Responsibilities & Pets
Walking both dogs daily in the beautiful Suffolk countryside. Feeding them twice daily and providing company.
Feeding and fussing Inky the cat....
Watering the patio plants (in summer only) whilst enjoying the garden. + More info
August 2019 | Jim and Beatrice
August 2019 | Jim and Beatrice