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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.

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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.

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The Stables

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.

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The Facilities

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.  

January to December. Prices are in £ sterling

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2-4 people

 

Stables
4 people

Weekly
Daily
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£600
£86
£850
£115

*if there are Bank Holiday dates there may be a surcharge and the daily rate requires a minimum 4 night stay, if available.

 

Booking

Bookings should be made by telephoning +44 (0)1638 711237, +44 (0)7747 655433 or request availability by e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Payment is by cash, BACS or sterling cheque.

  • A 25% deposit secures a booking. Full payment is required 4 weeks before arrival. Our cancellation policy is notification up to 4 weeks before arrival date the deposit will be returned if the accommodation can be rebooked. After that date the deposit is not refundable. Bookings are usually Saturday to Saturday with check out by 10.00am.
  • Bed linen and towels are provided. Gas and electricity are included. There may be a small supplement for utility costs from October to end April. A £100 breakages deposit is required on arrival. This is returned in full after checkout providing all is in order, otherwise faults and missing items will be charged for at replacement costs.
  • Guests are welcome after 3.00 p.m. on the day of arrival and to vacate by 10.00 a.m. on the last day to allow for servicing.
  • There are plenty of car parking spaces in the courtyard, inside large double gates, which may be closed at night.
  • A locked cycle store is also available for guests with bicycles.
  • Orchard House is situated 2 minutes walk from the heart of the historic Market Town of Mildenhall, which is equidistant from Cambridge, Ely and Bury St Edmunds. We are in the lovely Breckland area which offers many varied activities and points of interest. Mildenhall is just two miles west on A1101, off the main A11 at the Barton Mills roundabout. 

 

Mildenhall is a welcoming old Suffolk Market Town. The Market Cross was confirmed by Charter in 1412, and the surrounding Market Place buildings date from the late 16th century. Market day is Friday. There is evidence of Stone Age and Bronze Age settlements locally.

Mildenhall is an ideal place to stay to visit other nearby historic towns such as Ely, Bury St Edmunds, Lavenham, Newmarket, and of course Cambridge. Thetford forest is a short drive or cycle ride to enjoy walks and wildlife.

Mildenhall became world famous when in 1942, probably the most beautiful objects to survive from Roman Britain were found. These 34 pieces of fourth century Roman silver tableware are rated amongst the top ten treasure finds in Britain. The originals are now in the British Museum. Replicas of this hoard are housed in the Mildenhall Museum along with details of the find.

St Mary’s church is one of the finest in West Suffolk with features dating back to 12th and 13th centuries. The aisled ceiling has exquisitely carved hammer beams and the 112 feet tall square tower provides the opportunity to view the surrounding countryside, which includes the River Lark and its riverside walks.

The Mildenhall and Lakenheath airbases are nearby for aviation enthusiasts, but far away enough not to disturb the town.

There are many pubs and restaurants in town and in nearby villages offering a wide range of food and welcoming hospitality for meals.