• About Brockford Railway Sidings - The Guard’s Van

    Tucked away on the site of the Mid Suffolk Light Railway trackbed, enjoying panoramic views across rolling countryside.

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      Cottage

    • Asset 46

      2 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 4 people

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      pet(s) allowed

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    • Detached property
      Detached property
    • Fuel and power included
      Fuel and power included
    • Highchair
      Highchair
    • Romantic collection
      Romantic collection
    • Rural location
      Rural location
    • Television
      Television
    • WiFi
      WiFi
    • Short breaks all year
      Short breaks all year
    • Cot available
      Cot available
    • Swimming pool - indoor
      Swimming pool - indoor
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Pets – not allowed
      Pets – not allowed
    • Hot tubs - shared
      Hot tubs - shared
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "Tucked away on the site of the Mid Suffolk Light Railway trackbed enjoying panoramic views across rolling countryside.4 steps to entrance. All on the \nground floor. \nWooden floors throughout.\n\nLivingdining room \nWith Freeview TV.\n\nKitchen \nWith electric cooker microwave and fridge.\n\nBedroom 1 \nWith double bed and patio doors leading to sitting-out area.\n\nBedroom 2 \nWith 2ft 9in twin beds.\n\nShower room \nWith shower cubicle and toilet. \n Electric heaters included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Sitting-out area with garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car.\n All properties Electricity bed linen towels and Wi-Fi included. Natural 1-acre grounds and children’s play area shared with other properties on-site. Indoor heated swimming pool ¾ mile shared with owner and other properties on-site 8.5m x 4.25m depth 0.9m - 1.8m open all year heated May-Sep private 1 hour use by arrangement with owner with sauna. Hot tub shared. No smoking. This is a holiday home with a difference a truly unique opportunity to spend a break away in either a converted railway carriage or a station building in the heart of Suffolk.\nLocated on the site of the Mid Suffolk Light Railway track bed these wonderful and quirky properties are just waiting to be enjoyed.\nThe Guard’s Van boasts bedrooms large enough for four persons with a double and two singles whilst the living space is home to a lounge and dining room with bench seats a small kitchen and shower room.\nWith steps up to the door good views across the countryside and use of the owners’ swimming pool ½ mile away where a hot tub and sauna are also available this is certainly a break away you will never forget.\nSurrounded by a wealth of good walking opportunities and cycle tracks this is a perfect location to enjoy the surrounding area.\nCentrally located to explore the delights of Suffolk the possibilities to explore are endless.\nFrom the Only 4 miles away is the pretty village of Debenham with a selection of shops inns and cafes perfect for enjoying a tasty treat or two before exploring further.\nThe picturesque village of Mendlesham is 1 ½ miles offering a post office pub and bakery and for those in search of a little more hustle and bustle why not take a trip to Bury St Edmunds where an award winning market and good shopping is waiting to be enjoyed.\nOther places of interest include Stowmarket or the inspiring town of Cambridge where lazy days’ can be spent taking to a punt on the river as you take everything at your own pace.\nThe city of Norwich and the coastal villages of Southwold Walberswick and Dunwich are just over an hours’ drive away. Shop and pub 2 miles. \n " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/924/840/924085.jpg E5639

    Brockford Railway Sidings - The Guard’s Van reviews collected by Reevoo

    9.3 out of 10 – based on 16 reviews

    Overall rating

    9.3

    Comfort and Equipment

    9.0

    Location

    9.5

    Cleanliness

    9.4

    Value for money

    9.5

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    8
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    The guards van was delightful but for only two of us. The van was made for four to share and with the extra equipment required for full occupation for us it would have been too cramped. Having said that our daughter, husband and two young children stayed in smaller accommodation and survived so perhaps we are too demanding. I would have to say that we were pleasantly surprised in the way the van had been put together.

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    2019-10-30

    9
    out of 10

    Generally very impressive as to what they had managed to achieve with the space. It was well equipped and comfortable. Use of the owner's pool, hot tub and sauna were a definite bonus

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    2019-10-21

    10
    out of 10

    Beautiful stay and lovely manager! And deffo lovely cake!

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    2019-09-27

    9
    out of 10

    Quirky accommodation with great facilities. Perfect location with lots of wildlife to see. Great dark skies too! So much to do and see in the area and the the home bakery was a real treat. Will be back again! Thanks for a great stay.

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    2019-09-21

    10
    out of 10

    Lovely place and peaceful surroundings. Good location in the middle of Suffolk, 40 mins to coast, 60 mins to Cambridge/Norwich. Local attractions within 40 mins. The Guards Van was lovely, very well equipped and a great conversion. The only thing missing in our opinion were some lounger chairs for outside- but this is minor. Swimming pool, hot tub and sauna were a great facility which you can book for private use. Highly recommend, which I don’t usually do.

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    2019-09-07

    9
    out of 10

    So I guess as you’re here you are wondering if Brockford Sidings will make a good holiday destination. Short answer: yes! Long answer: a resounding yes! The Guard’s Van has been lovingly restored. From the outside it retains many of its original features from its time on the rails, whilst the inside has been tastefully adapted to serve as a home away from home. At one end there is a children’s bedroom followed by a lounge (with a small foldable table for dining) and then a small but perfectly formed kitchen. There’s plenty of space in the cupboards and fridge to stock up for several days and, as an added bonus from some holiday rentals, it is remarkably well equipped. And not just with pots and pans, crockery and cutlery, but with other essentials - bin bags, washing up liquid, clothes pegs etc. The master bedroom and shower room are actually in a separate wagon linked to the guard’s van by a gently sloping passage (which our children adored racing down). The bed is a good sized double and is pretty comfortable. There’s even a decent amount of storage in clever little nooks and crannies dotted around the room. And we haven’t even discussed the best part of staying at Brockford Sidings! The location is idyllic and right across the field the sidings back on to is the pool, jacuzzi and sauna. Oh, and a tennis court. Each can be booked via an app you can download (with the on site WiFi) for an hour at a time and they are but a two minute car ride from the main site. It really made the holiday to have such a nice place to come home and relax after a busy day exploring Suffolk and Norfolk. Two huge thumbs up from us! Keep up the good work, Judy and Co.

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    2019-09-07

    10
    out of 10

    Excellent holiday, we (2 adults and 2 children aged 6 and 8) loved it.

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    2019-08-07

    10
    out of 10

    Lovely few days in amazing accommodation. The perfect break.

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    2019-07-21

    9
    out of 10

    Loved the place, so quiet and peaceful, with only the lovely sound of birds for most of the time. Including some rare ones. Only downside for the older body was seating in lounge area, but then design of a guards van was of course restrictive. Thanks

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    2019-06-30

    10
    out of 10

    Absolutely loved it. Everything we needed.

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    2019-06-17

    9
    out of 10

    Very peaceful setting ideal for a quiet holiday, lots to see in the area.

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    2019-06-09

    9
    out of 10

    A lovely week break Rohan my grandson enjoyed the play area and pool trip. Us adults enjoyed the quiet location and the nightly board games. An excellent location for exploring the surrounding area.

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    2019-04-27

    9
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    2019-10-06

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    2019-07-13

    10
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    2019-05-08

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