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Roundwood House

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 29 reviews

House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Believed to date back to 1443, Roundwood House is a chocolate box Grade II listed thatched holiday cottage adjoining the owner's property, neatly tucked behind a row of weeping willows with a large duck pond. Renovated to the highest standard ,been given a 5 star rating by Visit Britain. Set between the picturesque village of Lavenham, 5 minutes away ( believed to be one of the finest medieval villages in England ), and the historic market town of Bury St Edmunds, 8 minutes away, Which has a 3 day Christmas market at the end of November with over 300 stalls and other attractions ,also a twice weekly street market. The cottage is ideally situated to explore the delights of Suffolk. Slightly further on are Newmarket for a day at the races and the city of Cambridge. Shop and pub 1 mile, restaurant ½ mile.

Large living/dining room with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace( wood supplied),High quality furniture including double quality sofa bed (alternative sleeping), French doors and tiled floor.Under floor central heating down stairs,Radiators up stairs.Fully fitted,well equipped kitchen with electric induction range (for cooking), tiled floor. First floor: Two double bedrooms. Bathroom with shower attachment, separate shower cubicle and toilet. Second staircase to first floor: Twin bedroom.The house is beamed throughout ,some low beams in places. External garden toilet.

All though the property is adjoined to the owners property,Both is totally independent of each other.Each having there own access and driveway ( for several cars )The large south facing and secluded rear garden ( a real sun trap) is securely fenced for children,There is a small pond but this is covered for safety .

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Stanstead, Nearest railway: Bury St Edmunds
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 9
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The East Anglia region

East Anglia is a beautiful part of the UK . Once being one of the richest areas in England in the 14th century due to the wool trade. Full of beautifully countryside,old historic towns and historic buildings and some of the finest churches in the country and National; trust properties

Bury St Edmunds

The area is full of historic buildings and churches, Roundwood House is just outside Lavenham,said to be one of the best medieval towns in England, full of charm and interdependent shops also the birth place of Harry Potter,second most photographed door in the country . Bury st Edmunds is a historic town ,once the 4th most religious place in England. It has all the usual modern High street shops plus some interesting independent shops. It also has a twice weekly street market , the biggest in East Anglia .Newmarket is only a short distance away for a day at the races of evening concerts throught the summer and the home of the National Stud . A visit to Cambridge is a must with a punt ride if weather permits .

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Review 1-10 of 29

10 Sep 2014


"Second stay, amazing again'"

We stayed over New Year and we all loved it so much we booked up for the school holidays. Amazing, amazing, amazing. The loveliest host and the most wonderful cottage. The children loved playing in th… More

26 Aug 2014


"Wonderful, Warm Home Away from Home"

Booking the cottage was seamless. Ray was incredibly responsive to all our questions. From the moment we arrived at this charming 1440's cottage, we felt at home. Audrey, our delightful hostess… More

5 Aug 2014


"Beautiful Roundwood House"

Stayed here for a long weekend Aug 2014. Gorgeous pink thatched cottage with a private driveway. Fabulous interior done to an extremely high standard by the owners Audrey and Ray. It's a luxury c… More

25 Jan 2014


"Wonderful summer stay!"

We stayed at the Roundwood House for 2 weeks last July, and we had a wonderful time. Audrey and Ray were fantastic hosts and had thought of everything, from mints by the bed to mosquito wipes for our … More

12 Jan 2014


"Superb cottage - the best we've stayed in"

This is a wonderful cottage to stay in for Christmas week. We stayed with our adult daughters, partners and granddaughter and the cottage was perfect. Audrey and Ray had thought of everything includin… More

1 Jan 2014


"Best Cottage in 20 Years"

Stayed here for New Year Week as it's my birthday. 2 adults and 5 children. OMG the cottage is breathtaking, for twenty years have been staying in cottages/lodges and this is the best. On arri… More

27 Dec 2013


"Beautiful cottage and fantastic hosts."

Very relaxing stay within a beautifully restored country cottage. Very accommodating hosts looked after us at every turn. Thank you!… More

17 Dec 2013


"Three perfect stays so far!"

We have stayed at Roundwood on three occasions & will be booking our fourth stay soon . We cannot fault this delightful spacious and comfortable cottage which is completely self contained with no co… More

28 Nov 2013



I have just returned from a weekend away with friends, staying in Roundwood House. What a beautiful place! It has been superbly renovated, to a very high standard. The living area is spacious yet extr… More

25 Nov 2013


"This is the perfect place for a luxurious restful get away"

From the minute we arrived at this beautifully restored, spacious cottage, we begun to unwind, and the rest of our long weekend didn't disappoint. We were greeted by the very friendly and helpful… More

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Calendar last updated:20 Sep 2014

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