Torrens Bed And BreakfastCarlton Road, near Kelsale Village Centre
Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 2NP
Telephone: 01728 602936
Mobile: 07980 468799
|Newly refurbished pretty double, twin and single rooms with rural views.|
Very quiet house.
Courtesy tray/TV/DVD Player.
Guests' own bath-shower room - not en-suite - Exclusive use of bathroom/shower room, close to bedrooms, can be arranged - (i.e. sole occupancy of upstairs accommodation).
Single bedroom £40 per night
Large Twin and Double Bedrooms £60 per night per ROOM
Single occupancy of double rooms £50.00 per night
Family rooms by arrangement
Price includes continental breakfast in guests' own dining room. Self service - as much as you like
A deposit would be appreciated
Guests' supplied with own keys, house may be used any time of day or night
Open all year (including Christmas)
A "Non Smokers" House - Thank You
Suffolk's Heritage Coast
By car: From Ipswich head north towards Lowestoft on A12. Continue past Woodbridge turning. After approximately 15 minutes and just beyond signpost to Aldeburgh and Snape you will see Saxmundham turnings. Please ignore these turnings but head towards Lowestoft - Poachers Pocket sign and "Theberton" on right, ("Peasenhall" is on left). TURN RIGHT FOR THEBERTON AND CARLTON ROAD. Go down half mile. Beaumont Cottages are on left (small bungalows). TORRENS SIGN on right. You will see a large beech hedge. Sign in hedge and on house.
Parking: Plenty of space for off-street parking on drive.
By Train: From London's Liverpool Street station, trains roughly 1 per hour, via Ipswich to Saxmundham. We are 10 minutes walk from the station, which is situated in the centre of town.
By Air: Take A12 from Stanstead or Norwich Airports which are the closest, about 1 ½ hours. From Heathrow and Gatwick take the M25 then A12. About 3 ½ hours.
Torrens is set in a quiet road, yet just off the A12 and close to all amenities. The gardens are pretty and the house retains a cosy, country atmosphere.
Walking distance to shops, bus and rail stations with services to Lowestoft, Ipswich and London. Close to Snape Maltings Concert Hall and Minsmere Bird Sanctuary. The coastal towns of Leiston, Aldeburgh and Thorpeness are approximately 15 minutes drive away. Aldeburgh and Thorpeness have Golf Clubs. Picturesque Southwold and Walberswick are also nearby.
View of back garden from double bedroom
|THINGS TO DO|
Leiston and surrounding area: Leiston is a small coastal town about 4 miles away. Go back in time for a really interesting experience at the Steam Museum. Visit Leiston Sports and Leisure Centre with swimming pool, squash, badminton, gym and aerobics. The Film theatre is the oldest in Suffolk and has recently been refurbished. Lots of live shows and current films.
Saxmundham: There are lots of lovely churches in the area, the closest to the house being the very old Carlton Church, a pleasant walk across the neighbouring green. Coming into town from the 'South Entrance' there is St John's Church which is lit up at night. During the summer many private gardens and stately homes are open to the public. Folk nights are held monthly in Benhall. Parham Air Museum, just outside of Saxmundham, is full of nostalgia and wartime memorabilia. Market Day is on Wednesday 9-3. There are lots of boot and antique fairs in the surrounding villages. Visit the Friday Street Farm shop for some tasty treats to take home. There is also a small "yesteryear" museum on Saxmundham High Street, with small cinema. This is free.
Snape Maltings: Just three miles away and by the river. Those who are familiar with the works of Britten-Pears will know of this famous place, home to the Aldeburgh Festival. Enjoy the arts and crafts shops. Sail on the 'Lady Florence' and enjoy the scenic walks.. (See DINING OUT).
Thorpeness Meare and House in the Clouds: Lovely boating lake with the famous House in the Clouds in the distance.
Minsmere Nature Reserve and Bird Sanctuary: Approximately 15 miles. See a host of birds and take marvellous walks. People come from far and wide all seasons to this haven.
Aldeburgh: About 8 miles away and a pleasant drive through the countryside. Aldeburgh is a pretty unspoilt coastal town and popular all year. Ride in a horse and carriage and also visit the Lifeboat station. Go to the film theatre which is quaint where you can watch excellent classics old and new. There is a marvellous atmosphere at Aldeburgh particularly during Carnival time in August. At this time there are many attractions followed by a candlelit procession through the streets and then a magnificent display of fireworks.
House in Cloud Thorpeness
Leiston: Many hotels and pubs with inexpensive food plus lots of take aways. Beach café for budget snacks and meals at Sizewell.
Saxmundham: There are cafes, pubs and hotels, all of which serve lunches, snacks and dinners throughout the week. Sunday roasts and live music are commonplace. There is also an Indian restaurant (eat in or take-away), two Chinese take-aways one of which incorporates a fish and chip shop. For a more intimate atmosphere there is a wine bar/café, which has log fires in the winter. Alternatively there are many traditional country pubs out of town, some with music.
The 'Poacher's Pocket: is just a 5 minutes' walk up the road, good food and friendly people.
Aldeburgh: Many pubs, cafes, restaurants, wine bars and hotels. There is a very popular fish and chip shop but be prepared to join a long queue.
Thorpeness: Good wholesome snacks at the cafes plus meals at The Golf Club and The Dolphin Inn. The Meare Café has wonderful views of the boating lake. Sit inside or outside. A must.
Woodbridge: Quaint with lots of eating places, one or two by the river.
Southwold: Beautiful sandy beach and famous for its folk night in the harbour side pub on Saturdays. Lots of seafood on the menu. Lovely cream teas on the Pier.
Snape: The Lady Florence sailboat, riverside café and pubs.