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The Cart Lodge

from £83 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Very Good 4.5/5

12 reviews

from £83 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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Highly rated, award winning accommodation, enclosed garden within Lackford Lakes Nature Reserve

Barn / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 7

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Barn / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The Cart Lodge is a grade 2 listed barn that has been lovingly restored to a very high standard while retaining a lot of its original character.This spacious and comfortable barn is part of the Lackford Lakes Barns holiday complex and has been awarded a 4 star gold award by the visit England quality in Tourism assessor. The Barn stands detached within its own enclosed garden surrounded by Lackford Lakes nature reserve where you can go for walks, bird watch from various hides looking out onto the reserve's 12 lakes. Here you can relax and escape from everything yet there is so much to visit, see and do with the beautiful,historic and lively market town of Bury St Edmunds only 5 miles away. The exciting racing town of Newmarket is only 12 miles away. Thetford Forest with its cycling trails and "go ape" high ropes is also close by. If you wish to go further afield, the beautiful Suffolk villages of Lavenham and Clare await as does constable country. We are equidistant from Norwich, Ipswich and Cambridge, even the East Suffolk Coast and North Norfolk coasts are only a day trip away.

This accommodation lends itself very well to a reunion of friends and family groups of all ages there is also a well equipped games room.

Size Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The East Anglia region

Bury St. Edmunds

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19 Jul 2015


"Great location"

Loved the location but felt the cleanliness let the lodge down. The downstairs toilet was filthy and nobody had vacuumed the carpet downstairs before we arrived as there were crisps scattered near the sofa. The dishwasher runners were broken and we felt that it wasn't big enough for a place that accommadates 7 people. Both ensuite shower trays filled up with water and didn't drain away . On the plus side the garden is lovely to sit and relax in and the games room was a bonus. I feel if the few things I have mentioned was remidied it would be a fantastic place and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

Thank you for bringing these problems to our attention, we were surprised as your experience is unusual and not what we expect. The dishwasher has been repaired and its useful to know that the showers weren't draining away efficiently as we have an excellent plumbing gadget to deal with this. I'm glad that you enjoyed the location, the garden and the games room and thank you for taking time to post a review.

10 Apr 2015


"Great Accomodation in a Great Location"

We stayed at Cart Lodge for 3 nights this week. There were 7 of us, 5 adults and 2 children (12 and 9) and had more than enough room. The barn is finished off to a good standard and has all of the bits and pieces that you would expect from a rental (we ate out so can't comment on the cooking equipment but it seemed all there to me). Our boys loved the games room and the weather meant that they were able to use the garden to throw and kick some balls about. We have stayed in numerous rental properties and this is certainly at the top. Being on the nature reserve was an added bonus as we were able to take a short walk to the hides and the trails which we all enjoyed. The barn is about a 10 minute drive in to Bury St Edmonds and we also took the hour long drive in to Cambridge. The location offers the opportunity to visit a number of places and we will certainly be back.

7 Apr 2015



We had a great time here - 6 friends staying for a weekend near a friend's wedding. Everything you could want in the accommodation. Games room was an added bonus!

7 Apr 2015


"Well appointed holiday cottage with excellent wildlife at your door!"

Very well stocked kitchen, compact, but everything there. Comfortable in every respect. Easy to find and well signposted. Bird life prolific with lovely walks around in the countryside.

22 Feb 2015


"Couldn't be better"

The Cart Lodge was everything we hoped for and more. We wanted a spacious and well equipped holiday rental in Suffolk to celebrate my fathers 80th. Emma was very helpful and made sure the cart lodge was warm for our arrival. The lodge was ideal for my parents with mobility issues, with a ground floor bedroom and ensuite shower room. The quality of the fittings, bedlinen and utensils were very good with extra touches like dishwasher tablets, bin bags and washing up liquid provided. We visited the nearby (walkable) nature reserve, Bury St Edmunds and Aldeburgh, all well worth a visit even in winter. Overall we had an excellent time and would recommend staying at the cart lodge. Thank you Emma.

Thank you for your review. We are very fortunate to have such a good and conscientious housekeeper Sue who works really hard restocking and getting everything ready before guests arrive.

21 Feb 2014


"Exellent area and owners"

lovely country area for a bit of a party with friends away from it all, loved the cart lodge, just go here you will love it,, nature centre and lake walks nearby

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