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Adorable Stowmarket Cottage

Property Ref: S18012

England Suffolk Mid Suffolk District Stowmarket

  • Bed(s) 4

  • Sleep(s) 8

  • Bath(s) 3

  • Pet(s) No

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About this property

Character cottage with country views

This charming thatched Grade II listed picturesque holiday cottage, part of which dates back to the 15th century is set in a most idyllic position in a quiet country lane. Right off the beaten track and surrounded by rolling countryside with views from all aspects of the cottage. Steeped in character with numerous beams, an inglenook fireplace with woodburner and natural brick and wooden floors. The large downstairs bedroom enjoys a unique galleried loft room (not suitable for small children). With excellent road links to the historical towns of Bury St Edmunds, Diss and Stowmarket, all within ½ hours drive. Newmarket for the races, and the cities of Norwich and Cambridge all within easy driving distance as is Thetford Forest. Numerous pretty and famous villages to visit locally such as Lavenham and Long Melford. Shops and pubs ¾ mile.

Ground floor: Living room with brick floor. Second living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping). Dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with ceramic tiled floor. 1 double bedroom with beams and en-suite shower room with toilet. Separate cloakroom with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms with beamed sloping ceilings: 2 double, one with additional single, one with en-suite bathroom with toilet, 1 single. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Woodburner in living room inc. Gas CH inc (£25pw Oct-Mar). Elec and bed linen inc. Video and small library. DVD. Stereo/CD. Elec cooker. W/machine. D/washer. Freezer. Large garden with patio and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking.


- Detached Property
- DVD player
- Dishwasher
- Fuel and Power Included
- Garden / Patio
- Pub within 1 mile
- Rural Location
- Shower
- Television
- Woodburning Stove
- Summer Short Breaks
- Car Parking Available
- Bed Linen Included
- Washing Machine

Transport - Car

Distance - Miles

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Local amenities

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16 Reviews

More attention to detail would be good. Burnt Cottage lacked much attention to detail. Furniture was basic and there was no welcoming factor. We called to check the sofa bed would have linen only to be told it was broken (luckily we called). We did bring our own blow up bed. We very much enjoy weekends away for family gatherings and just the two of us butI would not recommend Burnt Cottage in comparison to other properties we have stayed in.I am happy to give further feedback.Best regards Diane
Diane ‐ 3 Oct 2016
Lovely cottage just outside Ipswich. Loads of room and our party of 7 had lots of space. Very quiet location and the children were able to run around the large garden with no worries. We all loved the fact that there was hardly a straight wall in the property as this just added to the charm of the cottage. We would definitely stay here again.
Brian ‐ 8 Apr 2016
Great place. Excellent value.
Confirmed guest ‐ 29 Jan 2016
The cottage needs some attention to its exterior paintwork but overall is very pleasant on the eye. We were disappointed by the old fashioned, not fully working TV provided. For £100 a far more modern superior TV could have been provided - a fraction of the weekly rental cost. The lack of towels was also a bit of a let down. On the colder days the central heating struggled a bit, but the multifuel burner in the main lounge more than compensated for this. We were grateful for the supply of logs provided outside. The cottage is half a mile or so along a partly private road with other nice properties nearby. The garden at the back is quite extensive and there is plenty of parking room at the front. The main lounge is very attractive, and the kitchen a good size. A quiet place to stay and relax. It would have been nice to see a welcome pack and maybe a history of the property which is after all grade II listed.
Barry ‐ 4 Jan 2016
It was a lovely cottage, just with children an extra t.v or 2 would be good and Wi-Fi. Also the welcome and information booklet is rather dated.
Paul ‐ 28 Dec 2015
This is a beautiful half-timbered property in a location that is rural and yet maintains easy access to a town with provisions (10 min drive). The place was kept clean and the atmosphere was great. My only criticism is that most cottages I have stayed in, particularly those that cost as much as this, provide more "starter" goods like some milk, bread, cooking oil etc. and also things like dishwasher tablets and bin bags (if you expect us to keep the place clean then it's worth providing those). It's also written in small print on the last page of the briefing document that guests need to bring towels, which I have never had to do before. Providing these would not be an enormous inconvenience! A little more attention to stuff like this would have made it easier to justify the price.
Confirmed guest ‐ 28 Sep 2015
thought the cottage was lovely. We had seven stay (4 adults & 3 kids). There was more than enough room for us all. The kitchen had new applainces and everything we needed. the bed linning was a bit old but that was really the only fault we could find. We would highly reccommend this cottage.
stephen ‐ 31 Aug 2015
Needs updating of cutlery and other small things like lighting.
V ‐ 28 Aug 2015
The advert stated that part of the cottage was unsuitable for young children. The entire ground floor was quite unsuitable as it had steps all around the main living areas. A little dusty in places. There was no welcome pack and things to do brochures were well out of date. The appliances were dated and could do with updating. It just needed a bit of tlc.
A total of 11 different members of our extended family stayed at the cottage during some part of the week and all were charmed by the accommodation. The space inside and out, the views, the orchard, the quiet lanes for cycling and the neighbour’s horses were all much appreciated. Aug 2011.
Previous guest
The extent of the garden for the children to play in. Sept 2010.
Previous guest
Space and open countryside. June 2010.
Previous guest
Beautiful, idyllic quiet area, the kids loved the big field where they could play football safely. We were very happy there. June 2010.
Previous guest
Situation, character of house. March 2010.
Previous guest
A really charming and lovely cottage, which had loads of character. The outside grounds were really good too. The rolling countryside scenery was lovely as well. We all had a wonderful stay and enjoyed a really warm mid-October weekend. Oct 2008.
Previous guest
A beautiful cottage with lots of character in a lovely spot. March 2008.
Previous guest

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