Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Cocketts is in the middle of Suffolk. It makes a great base to explore the locality ancient picturesque villages, the Suffolk heritage coast, Constable country as well as Norwich, Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds. Suffolk has a wealth of farmers’ markets and pubs and restaurants that pride themselves on high class local produce. There are a number of walks from the front door and in the right season you can forage for blackberries, sloes, apples, pears, quince walnuts and damsons. And it’s easy to get to - just over an hour from London by train.
Cocketts has an interesting history, with connections to the early Quakers and to the English Civil War.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Felixstowe 40 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Stansted 100 km, Nearest railway: Stowmarket 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, 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||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Further details indoors||
Cocketts was refurbished in 2011.
The ground floor includes the sitting room (with the inglenook fireplace and wood burner) which has a large flat screen TV and DVD player; the well equipped kitchen (fridge freezer/dishwasher etc) with farmhouse table and seating for 8; the utility room (washing machine and tumble dryer) and a toilet.
The first floor includes the master bedroom (with kingsize bed) which has a small annex for a cot, a second bedroom which can be made up as a twin or a kingsize, and the family bathroom with power shower over the bath. The landing is home to brandy- our rocking horse.
The attic includes a twin bedroom set in the impressively beamed roof which is accessed via the playroom (PS3, puzzles, DVDs and games) in which there is a futon which can be made up as double bed.
The cottage has unusually large windows which flood the house with light and provide great views of the garden and the farmland beyond
|Further details outdoors||
The one acre garden includes a patio with seating for eight and an enclosed fenced area near the house, so young ones can pay safely. Beyond the fence lies a large grassed area, two ponds and a number of mature trees. Rabbits, hare and deer are regular visitors to the garden.
A barbecue is available and there are tree swings dotted around the garden.
- We provide a welcome pack on your arrival
- We Iive in the adjacent house and are happy to help you get the most from your stay in Suffolk
- The large garden is shared with owners
The East Anglia region
Visit Suffolk and your senses will be brought to life. From the wetland Broads in the north to the beautiful Wool Towns in the south; the shimmering greenery of the west to the stunning Suffolk Coast in the east - Suffolk offers some incredible sights. A holiday in Suffolk is all about sheer indulgence in wide open countryside and beautiful coastline, savouring incredible local food and drink and a wonderful range of luxury accommodation.
Enjoy a family break in Suffolk and explore a UK county that has so much happening, from hidden walking and cycle routes to festivals, events and farmers' markets. In Suffolk, tourism is all about fun, indulgence and creating experiences to remember.
You've probably seen countless pictures and paintings of Suffolk. But we want you to go one step further - to experience our beautiful, vibrant county. To smell the flowers that line the Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds. Taste the finest fish and chips as the tide creeps in at Aldeburgh. Or hear the thunderous last furlong at Newmarket.
The local village of Mendlesham offers 2 pubs, a shop and fish and chips, as well as a medieval church that hosts a rare collection of ancient weaponry. Stowmarket (5 miles) provides for all day to day needs. There is easy access to Bury St Edmunds, Lavenham, Constable Country and the Suffolk Heritage coast, and a little further afield is Cambridge, Norwich and the Norfolk Broads. Farm parks, zoo, castles, museums NT properties and the beach are all about a half hour drive away.
There are a number of walks from the front door and in the right season you can forage for blackberries, sloes, apples, pears, quince walnuts and damsons.