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Simple, cosy cottage in beautiful Suffolk countryside, near Washbrook

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

This is a beautiful semi-detached cottage, surrounded by fields, that has been in my family for over 50 years. It is simple (no TV, broadband, microwave) but it has everything you need for a quiet getaway or holiday surrounded by nature. The lane is incredibly quiet with very little passing traffic but it is about 10 minutes drive to Ipswich and the coastal areas of Suffolk are close by (Felixtowe 20 minutes, Orford, Walberswick, Thorpeness, Southwold, Aldeburgh are about 40 minutes). It is a perfect place to take young children. The garden is large and almost entirely laid to grass. A path in front of the cottage leads to a church that dates from Norman times (now closed). A stream down the lane is perfect for a game of Pooh sticks, buzzards overhead.

Places of interest nearby include Hadleigh (lovely market village with the world-famous Partridges ironmongers), Lavenham (medieval village), Dedham (heart of Constable country) and Ipswich if you are after some retail therapy, cinema, theatre, indoor pool and so on. There are numerous, incredibly picturesque villages nearby. There is a horse-riding stable with horses and ponies for all ages and abilities a 10-minute walk away. There is a local pub in the village with a restaurant specialising in gluten-free meals.

There is a kitchen with pantry next door, a sitting-room with dining-table and radio/CD player, a main bedroom with king-size bed and a bathroom and twin bedroom. It is perfect for four people but there is also a sofa-bed in the sitting room for an occasional visitor. It has recently been renovated.

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Member since: 2017
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Speaks French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2018

About The Owner

I grew up in London but this is the place I came with my parents and 7 brothers and sisters every holiday! How we all fitted in I don't know, but we used to have a caravan round the corner in the garden where some of us used to sleep. I have very fond memories of holidays here, the freedom of running round the countryside and coming back to flop at the sun trap outside the front door. Building dens, having a bonfire in the garden that's what the place is all about.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1967

What makes this cottage unique

The view, the quiet, the birdsong.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Babergh District around the Suffolk

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • rural
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Simple, cosy cottage in beautiful Suffolk countryside, near Washbrook
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews

Lovely cozy quiet charming!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with my husband and my mom. Was near to my sister which was perfect! So quiet and restful and had everything we needed for a wonderful 5 night stay. Hope to come back to the cottage at the end of the trip for a couple nights. 👍�🏻�👍�🏻�👍�🏻�

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for that Tara. I've emailed you to confirm the other couple of nights. Hope the rest of your trip goes well. Katy
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week long stay to see our son in hospital.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely secluded spot with well equipped kitchen, living room and upstairs great bathroom and comfortable bed. Will definitely wish to stop there next time we are down to see our son.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely old fashioned cottage in great location

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful time visiting family, friends and the site, including really enjoyable visits to Sutton Hoo and Flatford Mill

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very cosy and quiet cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend at Katy s cottage. It was as described very clean and cosy. It is quite small but very pleasant and was perfect for the 4 of us. The kitchen contains everything we needed. The wood burner was a great plus during a rainy weekend. Communication with Katy was excellent, she is very helpful and replies to queries quickly. The children made friends with the neighbours. They had a great time and can’t wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice stay at Church Cottage

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is quaint and functional, nice bathroom, nice views. Perfect if you want to get away from it all.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great little cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay, the cottage was very cosy and suited our needs. Lots of long walks and a lovely wood fire burner to come home and sit by with a good book.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage around the Babergh District,

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per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
cleaning £30
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Cleaning is charged at £30 per visit unless you decide to leave it as you find it (ie. clean it yourself). If you opt for cleaning then it is deducted from your deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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