Our work on the award-winning Letheringham Mill holiday cottages, set in beautiful rural Suffolk countryside near Wickham Market, has seen us complete three projects for the same client on the same site.

Riverside cottages

Working closely with Ipswich architect Richard Shiel, the first phase involved the conversion of existing outbuildings to form three top quality riverside holiday cottages. They included the chic Old Stables and Hayloft  cottages, which have both been finished to an extremely high standard throughout with wood effect tiled floors, skylights, luxury wet rooms and elevated decking overlooking the water.

Amazing spaces, full of character

The second phase saw us take on the refurbishment of the main building on site, The Mill House, which was completed in the 2016 season and can accommodate six people in three double ensuite bedrooms. The third phase involved comprehensive alterations, and extension and refurbishment work on the water mill itself, which was finished with wood clad walls throughout and painted in tasteful neutral colours

Recently added during the 2017 season, the accommodation offers visitors an amazing space – full of character and featuring an illuminated viewing gallery  which offers a clear sight of the mill workings. More images of these beautiful properties can be found on the website of professional photographer Suzanne Fossey, whose stunning pictures have captured the high quality of the accommodation.

Appreciated by the client and guests alike

We are extremely proud of our involvement in this project and the work we have carried out – the quality of which has been appreciated by the client and guests alike. Owner of Letheringham Mill Richard Gooding, who runs the business with wife Jacqui, said:

“We appreciated the skills and expertise of Charles Clarke in working sympathetically with these old Suffolk buildings – we couldn’t have done this without them.” 

The overall quality of Letheringham Mill and the service offered by Richard and Jacqui has even had national recognition and last year VisitEngland announced it as winner of the 2017 Dog Friendly Business of the Year. A number of comments left by recent visitors in the Letheringham Mill guestbook pay testimony to how well-regarded the accommodation is. Here are some of their comments.

“This hideaway is absolutely stunning, nestled in the beautiful Suffolk countryside. The accommodation is most certainly WOW, incorporating high quality design with internal fixtures and furnishings to match.  No expense has been spared here.”

“We can honestly say, it is one of the very best [holiday accommodations] we have ever stayed at…..It must have been a lot of hard work to get the lodges, gardens and surrounding areas to that standard. When we walked into the Woodshed, we both thought WOW.” 

Before and After photos

If you would like to know more about some of the projects Charles Clarke & Son has been involved in or have a building project you would like to discuss with us, please get in touch on either 01473 735317 or info@charlesclarke.co.uk