A whole bunch of us stayed at Elms Farm in January to celebrate our friend's 50th birthday. On arrival at the farmhouse, we found that the house was very cold. This was probably due to not being used for a while coupled with the extremely cold, snowy weather.
The rental property was spacious and well appointed, with an excellent kitchen are, a separate 'middle room' and comfortable main lounge with open fire.
The property benefits from a swimming pool in the garden inside a 'dome'. Unfortunately, the pump was not working so we were unable to use this.
There is also a games room set in an outhouse in the garden. Again,we could not use this as the heating in the room kept tripping out.
All the rooms were well appointed with comfortable beds. The owner does not supply towels (or tea-towels) so make sure you bring plenty along!
The farmhouse is set in the countryside. There is a pub not too far away with a shop for papers, food etc.
We had a lovely time and the house did warm up after about 24 hours.
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We had a long weekend at Elms Farm House in April to celebrate my partner's 40th, and it was the perfect choice. There are enough spaces that everyone in a large group can duck away for some privacy or a chat, yet everyone can also come together in the massive hall (with a table that easily sat all 18 of us!) or in the lovely large lounge for time as a group. The back garden is fantastic, and there's ample room for car parking in front. The village is lovely (if quiet), the village shop is fantastic and has amazing wines, and Southwold pier is a short drive away. A minor issue with hot water was sorted by a plumber on site within 15 minutes of me notifying the owner, which was quite an impressive response. We have a holiday rental ourselves, and stay in them often, so our bar is quite high--and Elms Farm House certainly exceeded our expectations! Really recommend it.
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