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Forge Cottage

from £74 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 5/5 Score from 15 reviews

Excellent 5/5 

from £74 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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The Cottage, Hawstead Place

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The Cottage has recently been beautifully renovated and adjoins an historic 15th century courtyard surrounded by organic grassland, it is set in undulating open countryside with stunning views. Exceptionally quiet location with medieval terraced lakes (fishing available) yet only 5 mins drive from historic market town of Bury St Edmunds.

The property has 2 bedrooms upstairs along with a large bathroom with bath and separate power shower. Downstairs is a fully fitted kitchen, a large sitting room with woodburner, a cloakroom and a further sitting room/3rd bedroom. Outside a terraced area for alfresco dining and a lawn.

The property is highly suitable for families with young children. A fabulous place to stay with plenty in the surrounding area to see and do.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Aldeburgh 80 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Stansted 88 km, Nearest railway: Bury St Edmunds 5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
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 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

We have tried to make the accommodation as flexible as possible whilst not compromising the taste with which we have decorated and furnished. The bathroom upstairs has been finished to a very high standard as has the kitchen. The wood burner in the sitting room adds wonderful atmosphere although the central heating will keep the place warm and cosy on its own. There is plenty of parking area and a private garden.

Further details outdoors

Private lawned garden, Wonderful views, very quiet location

Further details

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The East Anglia region

The surrounding area has many beautiful and interesting places to visit or see. Newmarket, the HQ of British Horseracing is 20 mins drive, Cambridge with its University and Colleges, not to mention exclusive shops and restaurants is a 35 minute drive. Long Melford and Lavenham are 15 mins drive with their wonderful medievel streets and historic links to the wool trade. The North Norfolk coast is about 1 1/2 hours drive with the famous Holkham and Brancaster beaches, alternatively the east coast with Aldeburgh, Southwold or Woodbridge are slightly lesser distances.


Ickworth Park in the village (Horringer) has 2000 acres of open parkland to enjoy, activities for young and old, and pampering at the famous luxury Hotel. There are many local pubs and restaurants in Bury St Edmunds as well as all the amenities expected of a thriving market town.

We have a day ticket fishing lake which can be equally enjoyable for both young and old. Lots of areas to walk and enjoy locally in peaceful and quiet surroundings, Tennis court available for use

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30 Aug 2014


"A very relaxed and tranquil place to stay."

We had a lovely time in this cottage and would love to return some day to explore the surroundings a bit more!… More

19 Jan 2014


"Extremely comfortable and well appointed cottage"

We were two couples ( one with a young baby) who decided to get away from London between Christmas and New Year. Forge Cottage was exactly what we were looking for. Extremely modern and comfortable an… More

13 Dec 2013


"Lovely cottage and great owners"

The cottage is very well equipped and very clean. Has own parking area and fencing. The farm is working, so expect some noise early in the morning but never was a problem in the evening or at night.… More

10 Jul 2013


"Excellant, recommended to anyone travelling to the area"

stunning settings, outstanding cottage but OMG the noise....... there wasn't ANY except the sounds of chickens, pigeons and nature. we saw deer and foxes our daughter (7) was amazed and loved th… More

5 Jun 2013


"Lovely cottage, surrounded by beautiful scenery."

We stayed at Forge cottage for 5 days at the end of May to visit family in Bury. It was a very short drive from the cottage to Bury, and there was a really good pub down the road.The cottage itself wa… More

21 Apr 2013


"Wonderful cottage in truly beautiful surroundings."

I stayed at Forge cottage for just over two weeks with my husband and baby. We live in Hong Kong and wanted a complete break from city life whilst in the UK introducing our baby to our family! The cottage was everything we wanted, well equipped and cosy, very close to Bury st Edmunds whilst also being in very rural countryside.

We had relatives staying with us for a few days and the cottage has a very comfortable second bedroom and a sofa bed downstairs and thwas more than adequate for 6 of us (and a baby) during this time and yet did not feel too big when it was just the 3 of us.

Perfect, we will be back!

1 Oct 2012


"You need a place to relax? Forge cottage is the place to be."

We found this cottage on the internet and decided very quickly to rent it for twelve days.
It proved to be a first class choice, value for money. The information on the website is 100% correct.

It was easy to contact the owner and he provided us with the information needed to get to the cottage.

The cottage is very well equipped. We were only with three but there is certainly enough room for six persons.
The bedrooms are very good with comfortable beds.
The kitchen is very nice. Well equipped for those who like to cook.
TV is provided, WiFi is available. (Do you want WiFi on holidays?)

The cottage is located in a very, very quiet area in beautifull surounding.
Beautifull dark nights, no street lights, with stars only and complete silence.

Bury St. Edmunds is very near. Nice place for shopping and visiting. Even some good restaurants too.
We visited many places like Cambridge, Ely, Newmarket, Blakeney Point,Ickworth House, Wimpole Estate ,Melford Hall,Oxburgh Hall, Lavenham, Anglesey Abbey, Duxfort IWM....

It was the first time we visited East Anglia. It's a beautifull countryside with many interesting places to visit.

We had very nice weather and it was a fantastic holiday which was only too short...

16 Jul 2012


"Beautiful cottage"

We stayed at the Forge Cottage for a long weekend whilst at a friends wedding and it was absolutely perfect for the small group of us, far better than a hotel.

The cottage is in a lovely country location and is beautifully decorated and fully equipped. It is located within a short drive to local shops and pubs.

The owners were very helpful in making my reservation and during our stay....they even brought us freshly laid eggs from the farm which were delicious!

I highly recommend this cottage.

29 May 2012



This is the most perfect cottage in the perfect location - very quiet, chickens and a lovely black lab running free around the cottage. The cottage is decorated to the higest spec and Rupert, the own… More

28 May 2012


"A beautiful, tranquil and comfortable place to stay."

This was my second time staying at The Forge and I plan on going back. My brother lives in Bury St Edmunds, so my Mother and I needed a place to stay and visit. It is a beautiful cottage, well equipped, very clean and comfortable. The farmlands are lovely and you feel well away from any hustle and bustle. Bury is only 10 minutes away and the cottage is a great place as a base to explore the area.

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    • 6 Years listed

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    Calendar last updated:01 Jun 2015

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