The Garden House

Main Road, Tattingstone, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2LU

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  • Adults
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays

Why stay here ...

Garden House CL Site is situated just on the outskirts of Tattingstone Village. Our site is set within the grounds of our home. We are an adult only, dog friendly site. Although dogs must be on a lead within the site area at all times,we do have a fully fenced in secure area where you can let your dog’s run free and enjoy a game of ball. 

We have five grass pitches, set in a lovely meadow. All pitches are spacious, level and well drained, and have 16 amp hook up points.  Our information hut will provide you with lots of ideas and suggestions for days out in the local area.

We have an area of approximately 3/4  an acre which we have left for wildlife to enjoy, which you are free to explore. This area is not fenced in to allow for wildlife to come and go as they please. We have an abundance of birds that visit the garden which include Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Green & spotted Woodpeckers, Gold Finches and Skylarks just to name a few. If you are lucky, you may see deer, fox, badger and our little owl.

There are many countryside walks from the site to explore. Alton Water is a short walk away, or you could take the short drive to the café / visitor area and hire a bike or learn how to paddle board. The White Horse Tattingstone is a pleasant 40 minute walk. This is a very old traditional Pub which serves food or you could try the excellent Kings Head at Sutton or Brantham Bull in Brantham both being just a few miles drive.

There are many attractions to visit, including Jimmy’s Farm (as seen on tv) Suffolk Food Hall, Dedham Vale and Flatford Mill (Constable Country), or Colchester Zoo. You could also visit Snape Maltings, Sutton Hoo, Minsmere RSPB Reserve, Woodbridge, or Helmingham Hall Gardens and Beth Chatto Gardens just to mention a few.

Access to our site is directly from the A137, so easy access. We very much look forward to welcoming you to Garden House.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

Latest departure time: 11:00 AM

0.66 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
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Lat 51.997768 / Lon 1.099096
OS field ref:
TM128377
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Ipswich, Colchester
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Harwich (18 miles)

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What a lovely CL

The Garden House
Wow A canditate for CL of the year !!! a beautiful Cl which has only recently opened and has been designed by caravanners for caravanners. It is in a large paddock behind Megan and Martin's house and the grass is kept short. There is an area where the water point and waste can be disposed of and a building with plenty of information and books and DVDs for sale in aid of charity. An added bonus for dog owners is an area which is completely fenced where your dog can run free. Even soft toys are supplied. Their dog Bonny will give you a good welcomel.We were lucky to be there for the Jubilee Holiday anf they laid on a tea and Megan made wonderful cake,sandwiches and scones. Many thanks. Once again may we recommend this site and wish Megan and Martin all the besr in the future. Maybe see you some time again.

GerryW

Caravanner from West Glamorgan

Reviewed on 16/06/2022 16:26

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We stayed at the Garden House on the May Bank Holiday weekend. The site it set at the back of a beautiful house with a stunning garden. The pitches are flat and level with plenty of space, everything is so well kept, the owners have spent a lot of time developing the area, I can't fault it. Close by is Alton water and you can access the circular foot path from the campsite, its a long walk around the outside but we'll worth it. The owners are very happy to advise on other local walks, and we were directed to a nearby woodland walk packed full of blue bells, it was stunning. We are new to Caravaning and have so far visited 10 CL sites, and this is the best so far, I can't fault it, and would highly recommend a visit

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Reviewed on 15/05/2022 15:39

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Just spent 4 nights at Garden House . Everything about it is nice . Very well kept lovely flower borders , information hut with everything you need to know about the area . Books , DVD to borrow also homemade jam for sale ( which was delicious) . Welcomed by the owners who were very pleasant. We would highly recommend Garden House .

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Reviewed on 02/05/2022 18:25

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Wonderful Site.

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This site is superb and is probably the best one we have been on. It was easy to find and the welcome was very warm. It is flat and well manicured with plenty of room between plots. There is a good sized secure area for dog walking, a poo bin being provided, and a separate area of approx 1/2 acre, which is in development, where new trees are growing and areas are left wilder around wild flowers. It isn't secure but is a wonderful area to just wander around with your dogs. The weather wasn't the best whilst we were there. We had 2 days of strong winds which caused worries regarding the awning. The soil there is very soft and sandy so pegs go in easily, but also, under strong winds, they can pull out just as easily. Martin was very concerned for us and offered every help, as did another guest who had a set of storm straps and lent them to us. Lesson was learned and a set has now been purchased. I won't leave home without them again. This is a truly wonderful site. It is new, so is clean and fresh, and there is every indication that Martin and Mandy will keep it so. There is a shed on site, full of booklets etc providing so much local information, to back up the local knowledge from Martin and Mandy. Alton Water is a 10min walk away and it is well worth the effort to walk around. Flatford Mill and Dedham are a short drive away. We didn't do half the things we wanted to do, so we will be back. The one down side, if you really want to be picky, is that there is a railway line approx 1/4 mile away. There is some rail traffic noise, but if that bothers you, all I would say is "get a life". Dave and Sue from Dover

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Reviewed on 28/04/2022 17:46

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Immaculate, very welcoming, definately one of the best

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Just had a long Easter break here, and were amazed at how tidy it all was. Grass cut, wonderful flower beds. The information hut had everything you could possibly ask for, including home made jams! Outside there was also a display of plants for sale that were wonderful value. Dog walk was amazing although we couldn't take advantage as our dog was too old to enjoy it. All facilities carefully thought out by club member and kept immaculate. Local interest by the shed load, lakes, rivers, pubs, and more. First time we had been welcomed so nicely and as it was Easter we got some fabulous cup cakes too! Could never ask for more. No overhanging trees so always sunny will definitely return when we can, tidiest and friendliest one we have been to. Also easy to find. Thanks so much to Mandy and Martin for making us so welcome.

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Reviewed on 20/04/2022 12:12

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