Luxury properties across the UK
Encompassing Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset, the South West is one of the most popular cottage holiday destinations in the UK. Boasting some of the most unspoilt countryside and coastline in the UK, it is easy to see why booking holiday cottages in the South West is so popular. Read More
The North West England region is home to the counties of Cheshire, Cumbria and Lancashire, each with their own unique qualities that draw in international visitors. The region is steeped in history as well as popular tourist attractions making it a popular destination to visit all year round. Read More
Highlands of Scotland
Borders & The Lothians
Perthshire, Fife & Tayside
Skye & The Hebrides
Grampian & Speyside
The UK is blessed with some of the most beautiful and diverse National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty anywhere in the world. For us, these stretch from Isles of Scilly holiday cottages in the south to the very tip of Scotland. The largest of these is the Lake District but there are well over 50 in total. Read More
4 nights in a cosy Suffolk cottage - £400. Sleeps 6
If you are looking to escape to the Suffolk countryside for a family holiday or special break then Cocketts Cottage may well be the ideal choice. Dog friendly this delightful 16th century listed farmhouse simply oozes character and charm and can sleep up to 6 adults in total comfort. Available all year round the cottage is light and airy in the summer and warm and cosy in the cooler months. As well as comfortable bedrooms guests can really relax in the living areas of the cottage as well as dine together in the fully equipped kitchen/diner. There are high quality white bed linens, luxurious large bath towels, an attic den with a PS3 and games and toys for all ages. Outside there is an enclosed 'safe' grassed area by the house that helps contain dogs and small children and a patio area for al fresco dining when the weather permits.
At a Glance
Sleeps 6 to 8/9
Playroom with toys
Goats and chickens
1 Double; 1 Double/twin; 1 Twin; (+ 1 double and a single in the playroom).
1 Family bathroom + 1 shower room
Cocketts sits in about an acre of land. There is ample parking for 4 cars close to the house. Just outside the main entrance is a west facing patio which looks out onto the enclosed garden which includes a wendy house, a log shed and another shed, which we hope to upgrade to a playroom in due course. The enclosed garden is designed to limit the distance a dog or inquisitive small child can roam unattended. Beyond the enclosed garden is a large area laid to lawn - often used by guests for football - and which leads to the orchard which houses apple, plum, quince, walnut and bullace. If they're in fruit, help yourself. You'll see squirrels for certain and possibly wild deer and stoats. We often hear owls, see buzzards, kestrels, sparrow hanks, woodpeckers and an array of smaller birds too. There is a large pond in the garden - another reason the garden close to the house is enclosed - which is home to ducks and moorhens.
Hanging from our largest, and grandest, walnut tree is a tree swing - a cause of many delighted shrieks from children of all ages.
You can visit our goats and chickens who will both be very interested to see what goodies you may be bringing them. The goats like leaves, from any tree as far as I can make out
You enter Cocketts, which has heavy old oak beams throughout, through a porch which opens into the kitchen, with a farmhouse table with 8 chairs (2 high chairs are also available). The kitchen is well equipped and many guest claim we have thought of everything - we have tried to. If you find something we have missed, let us know we're next door and we can probably get you out of a pickle. In terms of appliances the kitchen has a double oven, a dishwasher, a big fridge freezer, a toaster and a kettle. The washing machine and tumble dryer are in the utility room, which is accessed from the kitchen. The utility room also leads to the downstairs bathroom which has a good sized shower in it.
Exiting the kitchen from its second door you'll enter the sitting room which has, as its focus, a large log burning stove in the inglenook fireplace. There's comfy seating in welcoming leather settees and armchairs, a bookcase with some games, and a smart (FreeView) TV.
The sitting room has two other doors, one is to a second porch - though most people don't enter or exit Cocketts this way, and one that takes you up a staircase which curls round the fireplace leading you to first floor landing. .
First Floor Description
There are two bedrooms and the family bathroom on the first floor, all accessed from the landing which is home to Brandy, our rocking horse.
Bedroom One has a King size bed, two bed-side tables (each with a lamp), a TV, a decorative fireplace, built-in wardrobes and a rustic door which opens into a small room with a chest of drawers and an ancient mullion window. Bedroom One has space for a travel cot (we have one should you need it but please bring your own bedding for the travel cot.)
Bedroom Two has a King Size bed, which can also be separated as two single beds should you prefer. Again there are bedside cabinets with lamps, a chest of drawers and a wardrobe, as well as a bookcase with a wide selection of books should you be so tempted. (Incidentally if you start but don't finish a book by the end your stay by all means take it home and finish it there, sending t back to us if you remember.)
The family bathroom has a bath with a power shower; the mirror over the sink has magic lights activated by a motion sensor in the mirror - easy once you find it!
Second Floor and Above Description
The second floor, in the roof of Cocketts, is a vaulted space with exposed light-coloured sturdy oak beams, with wide wonky oak floorboards under your feet, we think it's lovely. It has two rooms, a playroom from which you can access the twin bedroom
The stairs open into the playroom which houses games for children of many ages, including brio, duplo, and a games console, connected to Smart TV. The book selection is designed for younger folk. The playroom includes a double and single futon which can be used to provide an extra 3 beds, but be aware the playroom is not a 'proper' bedroom as it also acts as the ante-room to the attic twin bedroom which is accessed through a low door in the attic partition wall.
The attic bedroom has twin beds, each with a bedside cabinet, and a chest of drawers.
Window Views Description
The house looks over its gardens, front and back which are laid to lawn with some perennial beds and enclosed by mixed native hedging. From the upstairs windows you can see through the canopy of ash, walnut and field maples to the arable fields beyond. Through the seasons, the fields transform from ploughed 'mud brown' to verdant green, possibly to bright yellow or to the magical waving arms of golden barley or wheat, before, after the industry of the harvest, turning to brown once again at the heel of the plough.
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