House On The Hill


Spacious apartment in the centre of the charming small Suffolk town of Framlingham

House On The Hill


Spacious apartment in the centre of the charming small Suffolk town of Framlingham

House On The Hill


Spacious apartment in the centre of the charming small Suffolk town of Framlingham

House On The Hill


Spacious apartment in the centre of the charming small Suffolk town of Framlingham



House on the Hill is a light and airy, first floor apartment in a Victorian building in the heart of the market town of Framlingham.

Overlooking the quiet market square, you are in the centre of this ancient Suffolk town with its attractive castle (featuring in the Ed Sheeran song, ’Castle on the Hill’) and excellent amenities.

View the full list of amenities on offer at House On The Hill below.

Check-in: 4pm – 10pm

Check out: 9.30am – earlier at present to allow for extra Covid safety cleaning

No smoking allowed

Our Covid-19 Guidelines
  • Covid cleaning and sanitisation to government guidelines.
  • Temporary removal of some non-essential high touch items.
  • Safe key collection and key drop.
  • Hand soap or sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing measures where appropriate.
  • Later check-in and earlier check out applies during Covid restrictions, these will be flexible when possible.



  • Private parking
  • WiFi internet
  • Gas central heating
  • Hot water
  • Access via 15 steps from rear courtyard
  • Welcome pack

Living Room

  • TV with Freeview and access to streaming services
  • Sofa and two armchairs
  • Double aspect with large window overlooking the market square

Kitchen & Breakfast Area

  • Electric Oven and Induction Hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Icemaker
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Well equipped
  • Table and 4 chairs (High chair available)
  • Large window overlooking the market square

Shower Room

  • Heated towel rail
  • Shampoo / Soap
  • Large shower with overhead or hand-held spray
  • Towels

Front Bedroom

  • Kingsize bed
  • Bedside tables and dressing table
  • Large window overlooking the market square

Rear Bedroom

  • Zip-link super-king bed (can be twin beds on request)
  • Bedside tables and dressing table
  • Cot available
  • Storage
  • Window with view to church at rear


  • Sheltered courtyard with seating and tables
  • Bike shed
  • Access from parking area
  • Bike store
  • Note this space is shared with the occupants of the 2nd floor apartment


  • First aid kit
  • Fire extinguisher and fire blanket
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Smoke alarm
  • No smoking


Framlingham, Suffolk (IP13 9BA)

House On The Hill

Getting around by car

  • London rail links – 14 mins
  • Harwich for ferries to Holland – 1 hr 10 mins
  • Felixstowe – 35 mins
  • Stansted airport – 1 hr 30 mins
  • Cambridge – 1 hr 30 mins
  • Bury St Edmunds – 1 hr
  • Ipswich – 45 mins
  • Colchester – 1 hr
  • Norwich – 1 hr 10 mins
  • Sutton Hoo – 25 mins
  • Aldeburgh (nearest beach) – 25 mins
  • Southwold – 30 mins
  • Orford – 30 mins
  • Felixstowe (foot ferry to Harwich) – 40 mins
  • Snape Maltings – 25 mins
  • Rendlesham and Tunstall forests – 25 mins
  • Nearest shop, pub and restaurant – 25 metres

Find out more about what’s on offer in the area in the Things To Do section below.

Looking for a countryside stay instead?

We have a converted dairy that sleeps 2 in the nearby village of Great Glemham in Suffolk.

Simpers Drift


Clean – great location and a fantastic host. We couldn’t have asked for more from this great little flat in the heart of Suffolk.

SW, August 2021

The flat overlooks the market square in Framlingham with only a 5 minute walk to the castle. Spotless, well stocked and with parking, it was the perfect base for exploring the village and the surrounding area of Suffolk. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back again.

H, April 2021

We loved the position on Framlingham market place, the easy parking right outside, the big Georgian windows, the quiet, the well equipped kitchen, the super-modern bathroom and the well-chosen furnishings.

DN, October 2020

Lovely flat. Central. Spotless. Excellent contact from host. Suggestions for the area for travel and food. Beautifully presented, fully equipped. High quality throughout.

K, September 2020

Things To Do

Here are just a few ideas for things to do during your stay at House On The Hill…


Framlingham (usually abbreviated to just “Fram”) is a small town dating back at least to the 11th century with an attractive medieval centre. Enjoy a stroll through the streets and alleys to see some lovely old buildings.

There is a market in the square on Tuesdays and Saturdays with a range of stalls of fresh produce and artisan products.

In the market square and adjacent streets are several cafes, bars and restaurants along with amenity, food and gift shopping.

The castle (English Heritage) and grounds are set on the hillside overlooking the surrounding countryside and the town. It is just 5 minutes’ walk from your apartment.

Set among the rolling countryside surrounding Fram are many picturesque villages.

Nature Reserves

RSPB Minsmere – world renowned wetland, Boyton and Snape Warren.

National Trust Orford Ness.

The nearby Woodland Trust Pound Farm is a wonderful mix of woodland, orchard, grassy race, wildflower meadow and ponds covering 250 acres and nearly all fenced – ideal for those with four-legged guests!

Suffolk Wildlife Trust has several smaller reserves.

Hamford Water National Nature Reserve for seal watching trips (from Harwich via the Felixstowe to Harwich harbour foot ferry).


Snape Maltings is the home of the world renowned concert hall and of the Britten Pears Music Trust. The trust also owns Red House in Aldeburgh the home of Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears which is open to visitors and gives a great insight to the life and music of Britten. The concert hall has regular performances across all musical genre including the Snape Proms season.

Several of the large estates have summer evening events of performance art.

There are cinemas at Woodbridge, Aldeburgh, Leiston, Ipswich and Southwold which also has a summer theatre.

There are several good art galleries, some in quite unexpected places across the local area.

Historical Towns and Villages

Orford on the coast also has an English Heritage castle, Pinney’s fish smoke house and National Trust Orford Ness nature reserve.

Woodbridge is a larger, attractive market town on the river Deben with a wide range of shops, facilities, cinema, pubs and restaurants.


For miles of wonderful sandy beach you won’t beat Southwold (home of Adnams brewery) with its lighthouse, gaily painted beach huts and Walberswick (try not catching a crab).

From Dunwich to Felixstowe is basically one long beach, mostly shingle and sand with the gentile seaside town of Aldeburgh the closest beach to Simpers Drift.

Outdoor Sports

For golfers there are good local golf courses at Woodbridge, Aldeburgh and Southwold.

There is beach fishing at Aldeburgh, Southwold and Thorpeness and fishing trips can be booked with local firms.

Riding stables near beach, forest and river.

Walking and Cycling

From the doorstep you will find an extensive network of walks and cycle routes meandering through the pretty Suffolk villages, both country and coastal including the Suffolk Coastal long distance walk.

Maps and guides available.

Sutton Hoo

Just a 15 minute drive away is National Trust owned archaeological site Sutton Hoo, featured in the book ‘The Dig’ (filmed starring Ralph Feinnes, Carey Mulligan and Lily James). The exhibition includes replicas of the astounding Saxon treasures (originals in the British Museum) found at the site.

Port of Felixstowe

Within a 35 minute drive is Felixstowe with its beaches.

A passenger and bike Ferry leaves from Landguard Fort (English Heritage) to historical Harwich and Shotley, This is provided by award winning Harwich Harbour Ferry Services who also run fascinating seal watching trips all year round.

Food and Drink

You will find a wonderful variety of venues serving excellent local food from fine dining to fish and chips.

Local farm shops and markets selling a wide range of locally grown or prepared food and drink.

A warm welcome at every bar with several Suffolk breweries well represented.

Enjoy wine tasting at nearby Shawsgate Vineyard.

For more information on the Suffolk Coast please visit


We try to manage our properties in a sustainable way.

  • When buying we try to source from local and/or fair trade businesses.
  • We try to minimise plastics by:
    • Refilling consumable cleaning / washing products from bulk dispensers.
    • Not providing single use plastic shower products (but our handwash in the shower rooms is good for body and hair as well).
  • We try to source environment friendly, plant based cleaning products and avoid non-essential products such as fabric conditioners.
  • Our laundry is air dried where possible.
  • Our dirty laundry bags are reusable cotton.
  • We provide (hot washed) cleaning cloths for your use.
  • Our electricity is from 100% non-fossil generation.
  • We encourage you to recycle waste in line with local authority arrangements.


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