With the summer comes blooms, bees and butterflies and it is the perfect opportunity to showcase some of the excellent gardens our properties feature.
The views surrounding Akenfield Cottage epitomise rural Suffolk with the sprawling fields and open farmland. Tucked away in the countryside, this property has a beautifully landscaped garden which is three quarters of an acre in size. Buzzards and red kites have been spotted in the area, and the flowers will attract a variety of insect life.
The garden includes a pond, spacious lawns and bed of stunning flowers including foxgloves, poppies and ferns. The mix of vibrant colours with the verdant greenery of shrubs and trees lends this property a stunning and tranquil atmosphere.
The rear garden rolls down to the banks of the River Deben, where there are chairs and a bench to sit and watch the world go by. Also, the area is great for wildlife, with sightings of kingfishers and otters. The property also features a private jetty which has a rowing boat moored to it so you can row half a mile upstream to Abbey Bridge Farm and a quarter of a mile downstream to reach Letheringham Mill.
These gorgeous gardens are ideal for basking in the sun and eating a picnic and in the evening sunset can transform the views into truly stunning sights. Akenfield Cottage is a country escape in the keenest sense.
Stay at Akenfield Cottage (sleeps 2)