The Coach House and Stables were built in 1880 and are within the one acre walled garden at Orchard House, a handsome Edwardian villa built in 1901. Anne and Richard Greenfield spent most of 2003/4 carefully restoring these older buildings which now offer either one large or two separate self contained cottages which are available for holiday accommodation or longer term rental.
The Coach House and Stables have recently been fully refurbished and offer high quality, flexible and comfortable self catering in Mildenhall. They have a private patio with tables and chairs and barbeque.
The Coach House sleeps 2 + 2 (on sofabed) and the Stables 4 people. East of England Tourist Board has awarded 4 star rating.
On arrival there will be a selection of items in the fridge for your first breakfast and cakes/biscuits and bread. An initial supply of condiments, tea, coffee and sugar are also provided.
The Coach House
Accommodation is all on the ground floor and has easy access with wide doors throughout. The front door leads into the large south facing sitting room which looks over the patio and courtyard. It has elevations into the high roof and lots of windows to catch the sun. The large comfy sofabed offers additional sleeping space.
The huge bedroom also has high elevations which are attractively lit. This large room can offer flexible bedding arrangements for two adults in twin or super king sized bed. The en-suite bathroom has a large corner bath with hand shower, hand basin and toilet.
The kitchen is in the original coach house. This is accessed from the sitting room and offers a spacious cooking and dining room. There is storage for luggage.
Floors are oak with attractive rugs or Italian ceramic tiles in the kitchen and bathroom. There is access to the shared utility and downstairs toilet area from the sitting room.
The Stables front door leads into a hallway and staircase up to the first floor bedrooms which are arranged with one offering flexible bedding arrangements as a twin or a super king sized bed and one with king sized bed.
Both have en-suites with toilet hand basin and shaver point, one has a power shower the other a bath and shower attachment. There are large cupboards adjacent to each bedroom for clothes and luggage storage. The king bedded room has an open gallery over the dining area
On the ground floor the hallway leads into the sitting/dining room and on into the kitchen. The main feature of the Stables is the west facing, fully insulated, glass wall from floor to roof level. This makes the sitting room and bedroom above very bright rooms and offers lovely views over the courtyard and gardens. The original high hayloft doors have been converted to provide additional lighting whilst still looking like the old doors from outside.
Floors are either pine, oak or Italian ceramic tiles throughout with attractive rugs. There is access to the shared utility and downstairs toilet area from the hallway.
Smoke and heat alarms are fitted and there is a no smoking policy throughout. Wi-fi is free please ask for the password. Well behaved pets may be accommodated, please enquire for details. There is plenty of room for parking in the courtyard and secure storage for bicycles. Tourist Board grading is Four stars.
The Coach House and Stables have full gas central heating, softened water, high specification new kitchens and all new bathrooms and showers. Full insulation ensures the rooms are snug in winter and cool in summer. All furnishings including new beds and furniture has been chosen to enhance the features of these interesting building and to provide a comfortable living environment.
To offer our version of 'home from home' there are flat screen colour televisions with DVD player in each sitting room and televisions in the bedrooms, radio/CD players are also provided. Both kitchens have a dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, kettle and fridge as well as all the essentials for cooking and eating. Mildenhall offers a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants as well.
There is a shared utility room with tall freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer and a separate downstairs toilet. Both units have access to this through separate private doors.
Across the courtyard Bed and Breakfast accommodation is available in the main house Orchard House (AA four diamonds) in addition to this self catering accommodation.