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Cosy sitting room

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

A charming end of terrace cottage set in the pretty village of Stoke-by-Clare on the Suffolk/Essex/Cambridgeshire borders offering guests a very comfortable and relaxing stay, rated 4*Gold in April 2014 by Visit England.

Stoke Cottage is ideally located for exploring this beautiful part of East Anglia which is famous for the filming of the TV series Lovejoy, many of the local pubs were used in the filming, the antique shops in Long Medford were a focal point of the programme.

The cottage is approximately 250 years old and boasts a wealth of original features including ceiling and wall beams, flagstone flooring and an open fire, it has a wonderful ambiance. It is situated 150 mtrs from the main road, so reduced traffic noise.

The property is perfectly placed for visiting Clare, Long Medford, Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds, there are over 40 attractions in the area, from stately homes to castles and nostalgic steam train rides, the Leisure Centre at Haverhill 5 miles away has indoor swimming pool and a fitness gym and sauna, there is something for everyone.

London is just an hour train ride away leaving from Audley End.

Tourist information is available in the cottage.

Stoke Cottage has undergone complete refurbishment and offers it's guests very comfortable accommodation.

The lounge has a sofa bed and two arm chairs, 32in flat screen TV, DVD player, CD player, WiFi (BT Broadband), pine dresser, pine table and 5 chairs, it is decorated in Laura Ashley fine fabrics and accessories.

It has a fully fitted kitchen with a washing machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster slow cooker etc

The master bedroom has a king size bed, a pine bedside table, pine chest of drawers and a pine wardrobe. Laura Ashley Roman blind and accessories.

The second bedroom has two single beds, pine bedside cabinet, pine chest of drawers and pine wardrobe. Laura Ashley Roman blind and accessories.

The bathroom has a full size bath, a double size shower cubicle with a power shower, toilet and hand basin.

The garden is fully fenced and is safe for children, there is a patio table, four chairs and a parasol, parking is either at the end of the garden or just outside the side entrance on a very quiet no through road.

For families there is also a play area for the children just 300 meters away, for the adults there is a really nice country pub serving traditional meals and beers just 150 meters away and next to it is the local village store for fresh milk and bread.

The cottage sleeps 5, we give discounts for couples. Longer lets are available.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Aldburgh 100 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Stansted 65 km, Nearest railway: Sudbury 20 km
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, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking

The East Anglia region

The area has over 40 attractions to tempt guests in to staying in the beautiful part of East Anglia, from Stately homes , Steam railways, The Imperial War Museum at Duxford Cambridgeshire, Flatford Mill in the Dedham Vale, racing at Newmarket or punting on the River Cam in Cambridge. There are zoo's, wildlife parks and Pleasure Wood Hills for the children.

The train at Audley End will take you straight into London.

There is something for everyone.


Stoke Cottage is situated on a side road off the main road in Stoke by Clare, just a few hundred meters there is the local pub serving good food with the village shop (which is run by volenteer's from the village community).

Clare the smallest town in England is only ten minutes away with it's traditional butchers, green grocer, chemist and hardware store.

There is also a Co-Op supermarket which is open from 8am-10pm everyday.

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18 Jul 2014


"Fantastic Cottage and a good base to visit many things in the area."

Spent six weeks using this as a base to visit a number of village fetes, the Cereal Show in Cambridge, the Suffolk Field and Game show, Waddington International Air Show, and Audley End House in Saffr… More

29 May 2014


"High Quality Cottage!"

Would agree that Stoke Cottage deserves its recently awarded Gold rating. It is ideal for couples (although larger parties can be catered for - the second bedroom has a single & accompanying trundle … More

22 May 2014


"Worthy of its ETB Gold Star award"

Beautifully equipped and comfortable cottage. Excellent location for exploring the Stour valley and pretty Suffolk villages,… More

4 May 2014


"Lovely & comfortable"

This was a lovely cottage that had everything we needed. Short walk to the local pub and community shop. A lovely touch was the afternoon tea provided for our arrival. Would definitely recommend.… More

Thank you for taking the time to write a fabulous review for the cottage.
Thank you also for leaving the cottage is a very clean condition
which is very much appreciated.

28 Mar 2014


"clean, well equipped and cosy"

great cottage, careful thought has been used by owner to make a lovely holiday cottage. Would certainly go back.… More

Our aim is to provide you with a comfortable and clean cottage, I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hopefully you may decide to pay us another visit. Thank you for your wonderful comments.

10 Mar 2014


"An excellent clean, warm, pretty cottage."

Just had a wonderful long weekend away in this lovely cottage. Beautifully presented, very clean with a warm cosy feeling. Ideally situated for visiting Clare, Cavendish, Long Melford and loads more. … More

Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review for the cottage.
Thank you also for leaving it a very clean condition, it is greatly appreciated.

2 Nov 2013


"A Charming Cottage with everything you could possibly want included"

We had a wonderful week in the cottage. It was really home from home with every detail thought of. Our grandchildren aged 13 and 8 enjoyed the freedom of the near by park. We relaxed in the garden and… More

Thank you for your great comments on trip Advisor, I hope to welcome you back again in the future

14 Sep 2013


"Charming cottage, spotlessly clean and with every amenity you could wish for"

Stoke cottage is a charming cottage in a rural setting. It is beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean and with every amenity you could wish for. The location is ideal for travelling around Essex/suf… More

Thank you for your great review
Hope to see you again the future

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