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A thousand years of history on the doorstep! A lovely 200-year old period country cottage next to a Grade 1 listed Saxon Church in the ancient rural Suffolk village of Bruisyard, near Framlingham. Sleeping up to four comfortably, or five as required, in three attractively decorated bedrooms, Church View is ideal for short breaks or longer stays, country days out and cosy nights in! As well as being perfectly located for exploring Suffolk, being only twenty minutes from the pretty seaside towns of Aldeburgh, Southwold, Orford and all that the stunning Suffolk Heritage Coast has to offer, this cottage is ideal for birdwatching, walking, cycling or just enjoying the peace & quiet. At night the dark skies of Bruisyard are perfect for star gazing. Church View is a delightful, cosy cottage with its own pretty, enclosed garden to the rear and a 4-Star Visit England assessment.


Bed LinenCentral HeatingClose to pubDishwasherDog FriendlyElectric CookerFridge/freezerHigh chairLog Burner / Open FireMicrowaveTelevisionTowels providedTravel cot/ cotTV with FreeviewWasher/dryerWiFi


Entrance: On entering the cottage, there is a small hall way with ample space for coats and boots.
Sitting Room: This leads into the bright and airy sitting room which has a four-seater sofa with matching foot stool, a traditional monk’s settle and antique chair, Smart TV, Swedish log burner and electric heater. Additional seating is also available by way of a large bean bag stored in the attic room. The bookcase contains books and games for all ages.
Kitchen: a modern shaker style country kitchen with electric oven and hob, built-in fridge freezer, microwave, integral dishwasher, washer dryer and seating for up to five around a lovely, distressed, pine kitchen table.

Master Bedroom: the spacious master bedroom offers a fabulous view as well as a king size, zip and link bed, and large built in wardrobes.
Second bedroom: another beautifully decorated bedroom with zip and link king size bed, overlooking the garden to the back of the house.
Family bathroom: modern white bathroom suite with bath and mixer tap shower, washbasin and WC, electric heater.

Bedroom 3: A steep, paddle staircase leads up to a cosy attic room with a single bed under the eaves. A velux window offers plenty of natural light.

Garden: There is a small garden to the front with lovely countryside views & a pretty, enclosed, rear garden with shrubs, lawn & BBQ area - perfect for a relaxing glass of wine or two in the warmer months.
Parking: One allocated parking space at the front of the cottage. Additional unallocated parking is available on the opposite side of the road.

Heating: Electric plug in radiators heaters and a Swedish log burner.
Pets: 1 well behaved dog allowed.

Floor plan

Surrounding local area

The Heritage Coastal Towns

A pretty coastal town on the river Alde in Suffolk which enjoys breathtaking views both seawards and following the River Alde inland. Possibly best known for having been the home of composer, Benjamin Britten and as the location of the internationally renowned Aldeburgh Festival. Aldeburgh remains an artistic and literary centre as well as a popular destination for holiday makers and sailors. Famous for many things - good food, great fish & chips, Aldeburgh Music, Maggi Hamblings' Scallop on the Beach being just a few.

Lying within the Suffolk Coasts and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Orford is a quiet, pretty village, steeped in history. The village grew in importance in the 12th Century when Henry II commissioned the Castle to be built. Orford is famous for its local oysters and smokehouses and has two shops selling a wide range of smoked produce. Pop into Pinney's in Orford to pick up some of the finest fresh fish in the county.

Built by a wealthy Scottish barrister in the 1900s, and transformed into a fairytale holiday village, with Peter Pan islands in its man-made lake (the Meare), a 70ft fairytale “house in the clouds” and pretty mock-tudor homes, Thorpeness is everything an English seaside village should be. Boasting a golf course, a tennis club, boating lake, cafes, a great local pub, cycle routes, a beach as well as a number of ice cream shops, Thorpeness is the perfect holiday location.

The internationally renowned Snape Maltings, five miles from Aldeburgh, is one of the world’s leading centres of music. It offers inspiring concerts and festivals throughout the year, from the flagship Aldeburgh Festival in June to the folk, world and jazz of the Snape Proms throughout the month of August. For visitors, Snape Maltings brings together outstanding concerts and events alongside distinctive, independent shops, cafes, galleries, walks and river trips, all set against a breath-taking expanse of reeds, water and sky.

This charming coastal town lies at the mouth of the River Blyth within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Ranked in the top six of beaches by the Sunday Times travel supplement, Southwold is home to the Adnams Brewery, famous lighthouse, a maize maze, colourful beach huts, an 800 ft long pier, art galleries, shops and pubs as well as the Blackshore Harborside for fresh fish and the ferry to Walberswick.

One of Suffolk's hidden gems, Walberswick is tucked away across the River Blyth from the much higher profile Southwold. The village is most famous for its crabbing. Try your hand anytime and there are many crabs to be caught and returned to the water. With a lovely sand dune backed beach this is probably one of the best beaches in the area for sandcastles.

Things to do


As well as Orford, mentioned above, there is a magnificent late 12th century castle in Framlingham. This small market town, boasting Ed Sheeran as one of its more famous offspring, is perfect for a stroll and lunch with a Town Trail marking all the primary sites of historic interest.

Leiston Abbey is made up of the mainly 14th-century remains of an abbey of Premonstratensian canons. Among Suffolk’s most impressive monastic ruins, with some spectacular architectural features.

Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, is home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time. At this beautiful estate, with views over the River Deben, walk around the ancient burial mounds, learn about ship burial of an Anglo-Saxon king and visit the estate’s Edwardian house.


Suffolk has a tremendous coastline, stretching down from Norfolk in the north, through Lowestoft and down to Felixstowe and Shotley in the south, featuring sandy cliffs, dunes, bays and creeks. Covering a stretch of approximately 40 miles, Suffolk boasts several well-managed, award-winning beaches. Possibly best known, due to its sandy beach, multicoloured beach huts and pier is Southwold, which ranked in the top six of the UK’s best beaches in a Sunday Times travel supplement.

Stately Homes

Helmingham Hall’s gardens are perhaps its most spectacular feature, designed and maintained by the award-winning Lady Xa Tollemache, whose family have lived here since the 1480s. The Hall itself is a perfect example of a courtyard manor house; its four sides are surrounded by a moat, and every night Helmingham’s two draw bridges are raised, as they have been since 1510, leaving the hall an island.

You’ll find Somerleyton Hall in the heart of the Suffolk Broads, amongst swathes of parkland peppered with thatched cottages and the occasional windmill. Though its history dates back to the Viking invasion of East Anglia, this opulent hall is largely the work of two great Victorians and it is now one of Britain’s most well-preserved stately homes and gardens.

Kentwell Hall is one of Suffolk’s most unusual stately homes. A moated Tudor mansion full of surprises and a beautifully preserved interior. Explore it and you might stumble across a castle made of yew trees, a galleon, a two-dimensional maze, rare farm animals, and even some real-life Tudors going about their business. A great day out.



There is a coastal path from Thorpeness to Aldeburgh which is easy to navigate and takes you past Maggi Hambling’s controversial scallop on the beach.

The walk from Snape Maltings to Iken Church is through one of the prettiest parts of Suffolk, offering superb views along the River Alde.

At Dunwich and Minsmere, within a few minutes’ walk of the beach, are woodland and heath known for its birdlife and natural beauty.


For golfers with handicaps, Aldeburgh and Thorpeness have world-famous courses which must be booked in advance. Aldeburgh also has a 9 hole pay and play course as does Halesworth and Hinton.


Hire a rowing boats or kayak, take a picnic and row out to one of the many Peter-Pan themed islands around the Meare in Thorpeness
Hire a canoe, kayak or paddleboard at Iken and discover creeks and flood waters on the Alde estuary between Snape and Aldeburgh.
For a more adrenaline fuelled boating afternoon book either “the seal and windfarm” trip or a “drive of your life” experience aboard the high-speed RIB
Coastal Voyager in Southwold.


There are courts in Aldeburgh town as well as a tennis club in Thorpeness


Beccles Lido is a traditional outdoor, heated swimming pool. Try your hand at the impossible giant inflatable, put up between 1-3 daily in summer! Voted second in the BBC’s “Top 50 Things To Do In Suffolk” in 2014!

Combine a day at the Lido with a trip on the Big Dog Ferry.

Guest reviews

We have just returned from a week at Church View, Bruisyard and wanted to let you know what a fabulous time we had. The cottage was immaculate, clean and well appointed, everything about it is to a high standard, the fixtures and fittings, the quality of the workmanship, the crockery, the outdoor furniture, the beds and bed linen, towels and even the hand soap! Some lovely touches on arrival with a home made cake which was delicious, a nice bottle of wine and some milk that all showed great attention to detail. The information in the handbook was spot on as well with some good advice about places to visit and things to do.
Neighbours were friendly and helpful, one of them told us about the Country Fair at Heveningham Hall which proved to be a grand day out.

Alan, Vanessa and Rolo the border terrier., July 2018
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Welcome hamper included

A complimentary hamper will be awaiting you on your arrival containing milk, tea, fresh coffee, bread, butter, eggs, juice, wine and cheese, along with other essential items to prepare a light snack or breakfast. There may be some regional variations.


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