Snowy Cressland
The Bell, Kersey
happy family having fun outdoors

About Cressland

Cressland is a Grade II* 15th Century timber-framed, self-catering holiday cottage, located right next to the famous `Splash’ in the heart of Kersey, one of the most photographed, and picturesque villages in Suffolk. Whilst retaining the spirit of the past, Cressland has been sympathetically and tastefully restored to an exceptionally high standard and has been awarded five star Gold by VisitEngland.  Cressland by the Splash is the perfect retreat to explore Constable Country, Suffolk’s idyllic open countryside, beautiful unspoilt villages, and the Suffolk Coast.

  • Sleeps 7/8 – rated 5-star Gold by VisitEngland
  • Four bedrooms – 2 with king size beds, 1 twin and 1 single (full size trundle bed beneath single).
  • Wooden cot bed and/or travel cots available upon request
  • Three bathrooms (1 en-suite and 1 downstairs with walk-in shower)
  • Large sitting room with open fire, TV, DVD
  • Office with wi-fi, family games, puzzles and books
  • Dining room with large dining table, wood burner, Ipod/ipad/iphone dock,CD and radio.
  • Spacious country kitchen with table and chairs, large settle, fully equipped with cooker,
    fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, coffee machine and TV. Leading to utility room with washer/dryer, iron and ironing board.
  • Beautiful garden with summer house, outdoor furniture, barbecue, deck chairs
  • Luxury bed linen, towels provided, including a hairdryer in every bedroom. Please note that guests need to bring own bedding for cot
  • Welcome basket with bread, milk, butter, tea, coffee, homemade cake, biscuits, wine, eggs, bacon
  • Village Pub – The Bell 100 m
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • No Smoking/Sorry no pets

The Suffolk brick floors, exposed floorboards and fireplaces are all original and parts of the house date back to the 1400s. Over the years Cressland has seen many changes and additions. It was believed to have been a master weaver’s house (hence the many original ovolo-moulded and oriel windows) as well as an inn. In 1841 it was divided into cottages. Subsequently, it became a penny school and a horse
doctor’s house and then the local veterinary surgery. See if you can spot the daisy wheel which is carved
into the Bressemer beam in the dining room, intended to ward off evil spirits.
Each of the bedrooms in the house is named after TV programmes, advertisements and films which have
been shot in and around Kersey.
Lovejoy: A long running TV show about a Suffolk antiques dealer starring Ian McShane. The first scene
of the first series was filmed right outside Cressland in the ‘Splash’.
Meerkat: A ‘Compare the Meerkat’ advert was filmed in 2011 in the Village Street, pub and school.
Hallows: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows features scenes filmed in Lavenham – De Vere house in
Lavenham appeared as Harry’s childhood home.
Witchfinder General: A cult 1960s horror film about the notorious trials of witches in Suffolk during the
17th century. Starring Vincent Price and Ian Olgivy. The opening scene of the film is set in Kersey.

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2 Car Parking

Off Street Parking

Welcome Hamper

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Open Fire & Wood Burner

Warm & Cosy

Flowers In Rooms

Bringing The Outside In
  • Luxury, spacious, characterful, self-catering holiday cottage with a host of original features. The perfect location for a romantic break, family holiday or corporate retreat.
  • Welcome basket with everything you need for a hearty breakfast and afternoon tea.
  • Pub 100 m
  • Only 90 minutes from central London
  • Nearest airport – Stansted 80 mins – 43 miles
  • Available for long/short breaks and romantic weekends
  • Flexible changeover days. Friday changeover only during school summer holidays/Christmas and New Year
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The Street, Kersey, Ipswich IP7 6DY

If you would like to ask any questions please call Louise Gibbons on 07729011722

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