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Ayres End StudioKersey, The Wool Towns

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Situated in one of Suffolk's prettiest and quaintest villages, this beautifully converted studio is the perfect place for a romantic treat, a relaxing break or an indulgent base from which to explore the local area.

The studio at Ayres End, once the inspiration-giving work place of author, Hammond Innes, is a thatched building set within the charming, landscaped gardens of Ayres End House. The garden, originally designed in the 1920's, is beautifully planned and maintained, which gives this stylish studio its completely unique and idyllic setting. The large open-plan studio has been converted and furnished to the very highest standards with a number of finishing touches to make your stay memorable including a Tempur mattress and volga linen. In the centre is a handsome, mahogany super king size bed with a spacious sitting area and a stunning open fireplace with contemporary, realistic electric log fire. A large wall unit forms a clever self-contained kitchen, which can be closed up when not in use. This practical kitchen is fully equipped. The studio also contains a luxurious wet room, with underfloor heating, wash basin and wc.

Guest are welcome to use the area of the owner’s garden in front of Ayres End Studio as well as having exclusive access to the medieval-style summer house – the perfect spot for morning coffee before a day's exploration.


BarbecueBathrobesBed LinenCentral HeatingClose to pubCombination MicrowaveCommunal GardensDog FreeElectric CookerElectric Living FlameFridge/freezerGarden FurnitureGround Floor BedroomParkingTowels providedTV with FreeviewUnderfloor heatingWiFi mins walking distance to pub


All Ground Floor Accommodation:
Open-plan studio with underfloor heating:
Sitting area
With stunning open fireplace with contemporary, realistic electric log fire, television with Freeview and DVD player.
Bedroom area
With a handsome, mahogany super-king size bed.
Kitchen area
Close-able kitchen unit with electric hob, fridge/freezer and combination microwave plus chairs and table for two overlooking the stunning garden.
Wet room
With shower, wash basin and wc.

Guest are welcome to use the area of the owner’s garden in front of Ayres End Studio as well as having exclusive access to the medieval-style summer house. Garden furniture and barbecue.
Parking for one car.

Additional Information:
Sorry, no children or pets.
Hypoallergenic bedding available on request.

Floor plan

Surrounding local area

Stepping outside the oasis of calm at Ayres End, Kersey is a picturesque village with a number of fine medieval buildings and the Church looking down on the village. The local pub, The Bell Inn is a short walk from the Studio and offers home cooked food in a traditional pub setting.
There are a number of circular walks from the village taking in the rolling Suffolk countryside and exploring the immediate area further. Just outside Kersey, the Mill has a number of different businesses including a spa, clothes boutiques and craft shops along with a tea shop for a restorative drink following your exploration of the area.
Beyond Kersey, there are a number of interesting towns to explore that have their origins in the medieval wool trade. Long Melford and Lavenham both have fine examples of properties dating back to Tudor times displaying the wealth of the wool trade.
The region is also associated with the world famous painters Gainsborough, Constable and Munnings who found inspiration in the surrounding Suffolk countryside. Flatford Mill, Gainsborough’s House in Sudbury and The Munnings Art Museum at Dedham are all worth taking the time to explore.
All this exploring may leave you with a healthy appetite. The Crown Inns in Bildeston and Stoke by Nayland both serve excellent food with local seasonal produce at the heart of what they offer.
Having had a busy day exploring you can return to the luxurious surroundings of Ayres End Studio to relax in the peace and quiet.

Guest reviews

A great location and a studio that has it all. Easy to arrive and everything you would expect.

Mr Jones, February 2019
1 of 22

A lovely welcome and excellent 5 star quality accommodation. Very well designed with everything you could possibly need. Loved the local pub and enjoyed visiting villages near by. Would def come back!!

A & C Christian, November 2018
2 of 22

A little piece of heaven. The peace and beauty of the wonderful accommodation and the garden restore ones soul. Thank you!

The Drakes, October 2018
3 of 22

Lovely place to stay if you want to get away from it all but a local pub on your doorstep.
Situated in the ground of a lovely garden in a quiet village.

J Morgan, October 2018
4 of 22

A stunning setting for our first visit to Suffolk! So many interesting villages to visit.

I & J Morgan, October 2018
5 of 22

A delightful, peaceful and wonderfully relaxing place - in a truly idyllic village. We have had a lovely time here and look forward to returning.

S & S Pearce, October 2018
6 of 22

A wonderful haven of peace and relaxation. Cottage and garden perfect, surrounded by the Suffolk countryside: charming villages and sights to see.

J & P Rose, Solihull, September 2018
7 of 22

A perfect, romantic hideaway! Beautiful setting & gardens. Everything here that you could need. Wonderful food at the Bell Inn. Everyone so friendly & welcoming. Bed super comfy. A fabulous little place.

J & T, August 2018
8 of 22

A quintessential cottage in a quintessential English village. Simply marvellous!

I & L McLeod, Ontario Canada, July 2018
9 of 22

Thank you for a stunning location and a beautiful studio. Very well equipped & a lovely welcome pack. The weather has been fantastic to add to a wonderful holiday. We will recommend a return.

A & T Perry, June 2018
10 of 22

Thank you for a lovely relaxing week. The studio was perfect for us. You made us feel so welcome, a stunning garden and with the Hammond Innes magic made it a perfect visit. Thank you.

T & B Larman, June 2018
11 of 22

What a find! We have loved staying here. The gardens are at their best. The studio is perfect and the village is picture perfect.

Mrs H K, Oxfordshire, June 2018
12 of 22

An absolute gem. Everything perfect! We have never stayed in a better holiday cottage. Thank you.

Mrs J W, Tewkesbury, May 2018
13 of 22

The house and gardens and owners are lucky to have each other. Visitors are fortunate to have all three. Many thanks.

Mrs J L Lincolnshire, May 2018
14 of 22

Thank you for a great week, everything we wished for. Studio & location fantastic.

P & M Jones, April 2018
15 of 22

We have had a lovely time - relaxing. Beautiful village and the studio has been perfect. Weather perfect. Thank you very much.

A & A, Hertfordshire, April 2018
16 of 22

Thank you for a tranquil and restful stay in your beautifully arranged studio. What a setting!

D & P, East Sussex, April 2018
17 of 22

Stunning location, super accommodation in at totally charming cottage. Enjoyed a relaxing stay and the extra touches (Chocolate Bunnies), so thoughtful. Thank you for the warm welcome and hospitality.

J.C, April 2018
18 of 22

Have enjoyed our stay here very much, a beautiful house in a stunning location. Thank you for making us so welcome and comfortable. The snow was added bonus!

J.S, March 2018
19 of 22

Quite simply the most gorgeous love nest. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

K.T, January 2018
20 of 22

“Beautiful accommodation and hospitality. Truly a relaxing and comfortable place to get away from it all. Thank you so much.”

C.H, December 2017
21 of 22

“We very recently returned from a stay at Ayres End Studio. The property was immaculate with everything provided for and of the highest quality. We had a memory foam mattress, an extremely large TV and even a fully stocked kitchen! We were blown away when we arrived. Although everything was exceptional, the best was yet to come. It has snowed hard through the night on the day we were due to leave, while we attempted to leave on time we had to abandon our car at the bottom of Kersey’s steep hill. Ayres End owners helped us unpack the abandoned car, insisted on looking after us and allowed us back into the Studio for as long as we liked until the roads were cleared. We were taken aback by their kindness and as hosts they are a true credit to Suffolk Hideaways.”

A.B, December 2017
22 of 22

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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