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Bumble's Retreat

(Ref. 1149912)

Whepstead near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio


2 Customer Reviews

  • "Bumbles Retreat is in the perfect peaceful rural location with country walks from the shepherds hut."

    It’s very well equipped with everything you need. Comfortable, warm & beautifully decorated. Close to the village pub within 10-minutes walk. The first of hopefully many more visits. Thank you Richard & Amy for your hospitality.

    It’s a pleasure Jo. We’re so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Bumbles Retreat. Thank you so much for the review. We hope to see you again. Best wishes Amy & Richard Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Mar 2024

  • "The perfect stay at beautiful Bumble’s Retreat."

    So well equipped, with everything you need for a tranquil escape to the countryside. Our dog, Luna, enjoyed it to. The perfect spot with some lovely walks and local pubs with gardens.

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback, we’re thrilled you and Luna enjoyed your stay. Amy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cara May5.0Mar 2024

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  • Single-storey shepherd’s hut
  • Studio-style living with king-size bed, kitchen, dining area, and sitting area
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Electric central heating
  • Microwave, kettle, toaster
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Non-enclosed gravelled area with lawn, furniture, and meadow
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.6 miles, pub 0.7 miles
  • Note: No WiFi

The property

Bury St Edmunds 5.8 miles.

Bumble's Retreat is a charming shepherd’s hut resting in the countryside location of Whepstead near Bury St Edmunds.

With off-road parking and delightful countryside views, this abode is an ideal base for a couple looking for a getaway to rural Suffolk.

Be welcomed by this pretty wooden property, surrounded by a delightful gravelled area with a fire pit and furniture for when you feel like dining alfresco.

This garden space overlooks the countryside and is an ideal spot for reclining with a glass of wine at the end of a day of adventures.

Step into the property to find a studio-style living space with a plush king-size bed, kitchenette with a microwave, kettle, and toaster, a dining space, and sitting area, a lovely room filled with character and charm.

This pretty property also has a sleek shower room for your refreshment.

Enjoy a meal out at nearby The White Horse country pub, Whepstead.

You will also find Ickworth House National Trust estate approximately two miles from the shepherd's hut.

Bury St Edmunds lies close to Bumble's Retreat countryside location of Whepstead and offers a wealth of independent stores, eateries, and pubs, with options including The Old Cannon Brewery, Rustico, and The Eaterie@The Angel Hotel.

Bury St Edmunds is also home to a golf course where you can try out a game or two, Bury St Edmunds Abbey and Gardens, Bury St Edmunds Cathedral, and Nowton Park.

Also well worth a visit are historic Lavenham, considered to be Britain's best preserved medieval village and used as a Harry Potter film location, West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village, Bradfield Woods National Nature Reserve, and the Dedham Vale AONB.

Make a couple’s getaway to remember with a stay at Bumble's Retreat.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Thetford 13 miles; Ipswich 27.5 miles; Cambridge 28.1 miles; Colchester 34.2 miles

Bury St Edmunds, locally referred to as Bury, is a historic market town and civil parish found in Suffolk, East Anglia. Boasting over 1000 years of history to discover, it offers plenty to see and do at any time of the year. Describe as being 'Suffolk's foodie town', you can expect to find plenty of tempting eateries to assist you on your self-catered stay including all of pubs, restaurants, cafés and takeaways galore, as well as there being a good selection of supermarkets and convenience stores for those seeking fresh ingredients or any picnic essentials. Admire the beautiful architecture of the town whilst visiting both its high street and independent stores, with abbey ruins and gardens, art galleries, Suffolk's only cathedral and Moyse's Hall Museum to find too, offering something for all tastes. Visit the 200 acres of Nowton Park where you can walk amongst the landscaped lands of Suffolk's countryside, or take a trip to discover the beauty of Thetford Forest Park, spanning over 18,730 hectares, here you can find serene walking and cycling routes as well as attractions such as High Lodge, Lynford Stag, Lynford Arboretum, the Harling Woods and so much more. The coast can also be reached via a scenic drive, where you can find the traditional seaside towns of Felixstowe and Clacton-on-Sea, while Ipswich, Cambridge and Colchester are all within reach too.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas