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Cocketts: a peaceful historic retreat in the heart of the Suffolk countryside – Home 184293 Cottage

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Cocketts: a peaceful historic retreat in the heart of the Suffolk countryside – Home 184293

  • Cottage
  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  •  min stay varies

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Cottage / 4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Cocketts is a 16th century listed cottage nestled along a country lane in the heart of Suffolk. It has oak beams, wonky floors and a large inglenook fireplace with log burning stove. However it is equipped to a high standard with all mod-cons expected these days; comfy seating, quality linen, an attic den with PS3 and games and toys for all ages.

Sleeping 6 in 2 kingsize bedrooms, and a twin, there is also a double futon, and a single futon if needed in the attic den to stretch to 8 or 9 at a push! (1 kingsize bed can be made into 2 x 2ft 6" singles should you prefer that). There is an acre of garden, with an enclosed 'safe' area for little ones just outside the back door, which has the benefit of a wooden playhouse and outdoor toys. The west facing patio with teak table and chairs allows you to enjoy the evening sun setting across the fields. There is a large grassy area with football goal and an old orchard with tree swing and picnic table, which provide for further adventure or relaxation! The garden is visited by a wide variety of bird and wildlife, and in season provides apples, pears, sloes, quince, walnuts and damsons. There are walks from the door, perfect if you are bringing the dog, and it is easy and flat for cycling. The owners live next door and keep chickens and friendly pygmy goats.

Despite a feeling of being 'in the middle of nowhere', Cocketts is easy to get to and is well placed for exploring the many local picturesque villages, the Suffolk heritage coast, Constable Country, as well as Norwich, Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds. Suffolk has a wealth of farmers' markets, pubs and restaurants that pride themselves on high class local produce that will keep you well fed. There are plenty of places of interest to visit, and books, maps and information is kept up to date to help you make the most of your stay. Cocketts itself has an interesting history with links to the early Quakers and the English Civil War.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: King Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 4: Sofa Bed Single Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Swing set
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Since we are tucked away at the end of a mile long lane you are likely to need a car - or bike if you are very fit! There is very little in the way of public transport, although the nearest train station in Stowmarket is just a 10 minute drive and there are plenty of taxi firms. The train takes 90 minutes from London Liverpool Street. Stansted International Airport is just over an hour by car.

Interaction with guest

We live next door, but won't crowd you. We live quite busy lives so our arrangements for your arrival are quite independent of us being around. However we will pop and say hello, and if you prefer, we can arrange to show you around the house. We try to keep up to date information about what's on in the cottage, and of course we are able to help out with any problems you have.


Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £100.00
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Doug And Alison W.
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Calendar updated::
10 Nov 2018
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Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 06 Oct 2011. Located in Stowmarket, it has 35 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £520 to £1420.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 10 Nov 2018.


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Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 35 reviews Excellent
35 reviews

Very Good


Reviewed 21 Sep 2018

This cottage is truly a rural idyll. A step back in history but with every modern convenience. Our dogs were welcomed and enjoyed the garden and local walks. Our children and grandchildren were well catered for and loved the goats (especially the adorable babies). Although the owners live next door, they were never intrusive, but we knew they were available if we needed anything. Add the very friendly Suffolk folk and some delightful towns and villages to the mix and you have a fantastic holiday.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for this kind review. We’re really pleased you enjoyed your time at Cocketts. Doug

“Accommodating, wonderful and just perfect for toddlers”

Reviewed 19 Mar 2018

We loved our stay at Alison and Dougs house. Alison webt above and beyond in being helpful and welcoming and the house was perfect. With toys to entertain the kids, a playhouse, a swing and billie goats it was a 3 year olds heaven! We loved the rooms, the kitchen was homely and had everything we needed and the scenery is bliss. Even with snow we had the loveliest time Love to go again

Owner's reply: Would be delighted to welcome you back...!

“Great place to unwind”

Reviewed 4 Mar 2016

We spent two nights at this lovely cottage and had a fantastic time. The house is very well equipped and it also children friendly (travel cot, high chair, plates, toys, stair gates, books etc). Our 17 month son enjoy playing with loads of new toys. Doug and Alison are great hosts and looked after us very well.

Owner's reply: Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Cocketts and would be pleased to see you again. Doug and Alison

“Utter bliss.”

Reviewed 21 May 2012

What a beautiful cottage, perfect break, lovely friendly owners and serene surroundings. As a family who visits Suffolk frequently we have stayed in various cottages but this one has proved to be the best. We came across this cottage by accident, but we are so glad we did. It is perfect for families of all ages and also couples. Our children didn't want to leave the cottage it was a dream come true.we will definatly return and spread the word of where to stay.

Owner's reply: Louise - thanks for the review. I hope to see you back here soon. Doug

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