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We enjoyed our stay the cottage is warm and has everything you need. The children loved the beds in the eaves and the dog was happy in the garden. We all had a very enjoyable Christmas and loved all the nooks and crannies.
The kitchen had everything we needed and the shower was powerful.
I cannot imagine a better autumn/winter break than at Souters Cottage. My wife Jan and I had three nights there, but wished it was longer; one of those rare places that is difficult to leave. We loved the open-plan lounge area with a warming fire, logs and kindling readily available, supplied by Nick. If you're not into log fires, the property is intelligently heated, including underfloor heating ( lovely touch. The kitchen is brilliantly equipped if you want to row the boat out and entertain some guests over lunch or dinner, or just keep it simple. But really the magic of the place is its tranquil setting. Nothing to do, but do nothing - in style! If you do want some extra-curriculars, the surrounding area, so-called " Constable Country" is beguilingly beautiful and villages like Dedham and Flatford are great locations to while away time. On that subject, Hall Farm/Dedham is a great spot to pick up great local produce. We purchased a 14lb pork joint and cooked it on the external wood-fired oven at Souters - well worth the effort! The adjacent 10 acres of coppice-managed woodland is beautiful and a credit to Nick. An evening walk towards the western boundary to watch the sunset over the valley is highly recommended. Our border terrier Wax loved the entire experience - and he's the boss! We look forward to our return with much anticipation. A big thank you to the owners, Nick and Cath, who couldn't have been more hospitable in their inimitable understated way. They have achieved something very special in the Suffolk countryside and have been prepared to share it. THANKS! Ged and Jan Egan