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Cocketts: a peaceful historic retreat in the heart of the Suffolk countryside

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4 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Stowmarket, Suffolk, East Anglia, England
Cocketts is a 16th century listed cottage nestled along a country lane in the heart of Suffolk. It has oak beams, wonky floors and a large inglenook fireplace with log burning stove. However it is equipped to a high standard with all mod-cons expected these days; comfy seating, quality linen, an attic den with PS3 and games and toys for all ages.
Sleeping 6 in 2 kingsize bedrooms, and a twin, there is also a double futon, and a single futon if needed in the attic den to stretch to 8 or 9 at a push! (1 kingsize bed can be made into 2 x 2ft 6' singles should you prefer that). There is an acre of garden, with an enclosed 'safe' area for little ones just outside the back door, which has the benefit of a wooden playhouse and outdoor toys. The west facing patio with teak table and chairs allows you to enjoy the evening sun s...
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Listing #HL184293
About the Owner
Doug and Alison W
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2011
Interaction with guests
We live next door, but won't crowd you. We live quite busy lives so our arrangements for your arrival are quite independent of us being around. However we will pop and say hello, and if you prefer, we can arrange to show you around the house. We try to keep up to date information about what's on in the cottage, and of course we are able to help out with any problems you have.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our daughter has recently got married, and we needed a property to accommodate 8 of us. Cocketts fitted the bill perfectly. It was cosy and very well equipt. Arrival instructions were very clear and easy to follow. I would definitely recommend cocketts, and would love...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Diane H
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

A delightfully well equipped cottage tucked away in the Suffolk countryside but with easy access to nearby attractions. The children loved the top floor bedroom and playroom and the 2 little ones loved the rocking horse and the goats. The log burner makes it very...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Janice D
Extraordinary346965, VR Owner at Cocketts: a peaceful historic retreat in the heart of the Suffolk countryside, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2018

Many thanks Janice. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Perhaps we’ll see you in warmer weather in the future!

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Livingston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2018


Date of stay: September 2018
Extraordinary346965, VR Owner at Cocketts: a peaceful historic retreat in the heart of the Suffolk countryside, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018


  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(2)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (7)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
    3 Twins
    1 Sofa
    2 Kings
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  • Changeover costs: $191 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: $191 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Please note : These prices shown on TripAdvisor/Holiday Lettings are approximate. They are calculated using a per night pricing formula which is not as flexible as that used on our own website for Cocketts.
The effect is that prices for longer stays usually appear too high and those for short stays may be too low. Also if you are looking a long way in the future we may not have updated our prices - we try to keep 12 months updated. We also offer a low occupancy discount that can't be reflected here easily.

Please enquire and we will confirm the accurate price.

Our price is fully inclusive of linen and towels, electricity and heating. A welcome pack is provided and an initial basket of logs for the woodburner.

Holiday Lettings/trip Advisor will also charge you a booking fee.

Friday is our preferred changeover day for weekly stays, but we can often be flexible - more likely in low season.
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About the neighbourhood
The local historic village of Mendlesham offers a pub, shop and fish and chips, as well as a medieval church that hosts a rare collection of ancient weaponry, and an annual May Fayre with stalls and Morris men etc. The area is mainly agricultural with many pretty villages that are worth a visit. Stowmarket (5 miles) provides for all day to day needs in terms of large supermarkets. There is easy access to Bury St Edmunds, Lavenham, Constable Country and the Suffolk Heritage coast, and a little further afield is Cambridge, Norwich and the Norfolk Broads. Farm parks, zoos, castles, museums, NT properties and the beach are all about a half hour drive away.

The area is good for walking and cycling, there are 2 leisure centres (1 with a swimming pool) within 6 miles, and 2 golf courses...
Getting around
Since we are tucked away at the end of a mile long lane you are likely to need a car - or bike if you are very fit! There is very little in the way of public transport, although the nearest train station in Stowmarket is just a 10 minute drive and there are plenty of taxi firms. The train takes 90 minutes from London Liverpool Street.
Stansted International Airport is just over an hour by car.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Stansted: 100.0 km
Railway: Stowmarket: 8.0 km
Ferry: Harwich: 60.0 km
Cocketts is in the county of Suffolk, in the east of the UK.
It lies about 70 miles to the north east London. It is easy to reach - being some 5 miles from A14 which is the main arterial road going from the port of Felixstowe through to the Midlands. The nearest airport is London Stansted, which is approximately an hour away by car, The nearest railway station is Stowmarket which lies on the line out of London taking about 1 hour 20mins. It is a 10-15 minute drive to the station.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 40.0 km.
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