We enjoyed a lovely few days' break at this excellent property, which has everything one needs. It has been sympathetically updated, retaining much of its period charm - the bedrooms still contain the original Victorian fireplaces. The kitchen is well-equipped and the bathroom has a touch of luxury, with its bath, wet-room-style shower and underfloor heating. The nearby A12 can be busy at certain times of day, but we were totally unaffected by any traffic noise, kept successfully at bay by the fact that the windows of the cottage face away from the road, and have internal wooden shutters. These can be closed at night for extra privacy and cosiness. There is a pleasant decked area, plus garden, to the rear of the property, which must be delightful to use in season - the time of year precluded us from this. However, during our stay, we were able to sit at a very pleasant seafront cafe in Southwold, which is within easy (20 mins) reach. We ate very well at The King's Head (10 mins walk) and enjoyed two visits to Louie-Lou's, the coffee shop in the village. For the historically inclined, Sutton Hoo, the site of excavation of important Anglo-Saxon artefacts, is a short drive away. There is much of interest within easy reach, and we shouldn't hesitate to return to this outstanding cottage.
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The cottage is lovely and had all you could need for a relaxing break and more. Great location and easy to get to different villages such as Aldeburgh.
We stayed for a few nights just before Christmas.
The cottage is decorated very well. A couple of little things that would maybe stop us returning though are the shower - looks fab but water goes everywhere!! It's very hard to then get to the toilet or sink again without getting wet feet. But that's just us, not really fans of wet rooms. The bath is huge though!! Very relaxing. The other thing is the floor around the cottage was so slippery!!! We almost slipped so many times. Make sure you take slippers. Also we bought quite a bit of food but couldn't got it in the freezer or the cupboards because there was a lot of the owners food there.
Otherwise, the beds are comfy, we didn't hear any traffic even though the cottage is on a main road. The fire is great. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend away. It was decorated a little for Christmas too which was lovely.
We came across this cottage when looking to be close to family for Christmas. Great set up for us and the dogs.
It's on the A12 which can be busy esp as there is no off road parking but it was only a problem when crossing the road. We really didn't hear the cars etc and the garden is enclosed making it perfect for the dogs/kids. The local pub does good food just a few mins walk away and it's a great base to explore the area. Owner very easy to deal with and we have already booked to go back.
Excellent accommodation, only negative so far was no cheese grater, purchased one easily and if that is the only thing we have to worry about its not bad. Not only is this Cottage well equipped it exceptionally well restored in keeping with its original character. It's location is central making exploring easy, there is a pub serving food within walking distance if you fancy a drink. it is on the busy A12 but to be honest I have slept well and it has not been a problem.