Woodbridge, Suffolk
The grand exterior of Tranmer House, Kyson nr Woodbridge, Suffolk
The grand exterior of Tranmer House, Kyson nr Woodbridge, Suffolk
The whitewashed exterior of Tranmer House, Kyson nr Woodbridge, Suffolk
The pretty outside seating area at Tranmer House, nr Woodbridge, Suffolk
The cosy sitting room at Kyson, nr Woodbridge, Suffolk
The large kitchen and dining area at Kyson, nr Woodbridge, Suffolk
The family kitchen and dining area at Kyson, nr Woodbridge, Suffolk
The entrance hallway at Kyson nr Woodbridge, Suffolk
A spacious double bedroom at Kyson nr Woodbridge, Suffolk
A large double bedroom at Kyson nr Woodbridge, Suffolk
The spacious twin bedroom at Kyson, nr Woodbridge, Suffolk
The bright, airy bathroom at Kyson nr Woodbridge, Suffolk
The stunning views near Kyson, nr Woodbridge, Suffolk

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Preferred changeover day Saturday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 010039

About Kyson

An elegant Edwardian apartment surrounded by an Anglo-Saxon history.

Kyson is a large three-bedroom apartment based in Tranmer House, a place of fascinating history. It was here that its former owner, Edith Pretty, ordered the famous Sutton Hoo archaeological dig in which an Anglo-Saxon ship was discovered. You’ll have sweeping views over the burial mounds and the River Deben from the windows of this apartment. Built in 1910, Kyson retains much of its Edwardian elegance, with wood-panelled walls, antique rugs, wooden floors and checkered-tiled bathroom. 

Walk around the 7th-century burial grounds before heading into the Exhibition Hall. Here you can learn more about who was buried here and see the full-size reconstruction of the burial chamber, stunning replica treasures and original finds from one of the mounds, including a prince's sword.

Beyond the Sutton Hoo estate, Rendlesham Forest is just a 15-minute drive from here. The Suffolk coast is also close, with Orford Ness National Nature Reserve a 20-minute drive. On this wild and remote shingle spit, you’ll discover an abundance of wildlife and fascinating 20th-century military history.

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* available
  • Open fire / wood burner not available
  • Garden not available
  • BBQ not available


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  • First floor

    Second floor: hallway, sitting room with gas fire, kitchen/dining room, three bedrooms (5’ double, 6’ double which can be a twin on request and 1 twin) and bathroom with attachment over bath. Shower room (cubicle with electric shower) with basin and lavatory at the end of the hall, adjacent and on the same level as the three bedrooms. There are four steps down to the landing leading to all three bedrooms.

    NB: there is an external flight of stairs to the main entrance lobby to all 3 apartments, from which a further internal staircase leads to Kyson and Wilford apartments on the second floor.

Notes for guests

Access: If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

Heating: Bio-mass heating included.

Parking: There is parking available at the rear of Tranmer House.

*WiFi: This is now available as a shared facility, but please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur and should not be relied upon. We are pleased to provide free WiFi at this cottage which is supported by BT.

Garden: There is a shared grassed sitting area with views towards Woodbridge and there is access to many walks on the estate.

Offers: Holiday cottage guests have free entry to selected local National Trust properties during their stay, listings can be found in the cottage welcome folder.

Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 12pm at this cottage.

Please note: The ground floor of Tranmer House will be used as an Education Centre.

Events are held in the restaurant from time to time and some noise may be heard. 

At certain times of the year shooting on the Estate will take place on a Thursday when the property is closed to visitors and guests are asked to not walk around the estate. Guests can still get in and out of the property in their vehicles. There will be no shooting near the house so noise will be kept to a minimum.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

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