£161 / night
Price for guests, Nights

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

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

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

  • Cottage
  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  •  min stay varies

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! Lockdown in 2020 allowed us to convert an outhouse into a games room, with full-size pool table. 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
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed Single Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Swing set
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Pool or snooker table
  • 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. 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: 17:00, Check out time: 09:00
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


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Please - no fireworks, as animals on local farm.


About the owner

Doug And Alison W.
Average reply time:
3 hours 55 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
13 May 2021
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 06 Oct 2011. Located in Stowmarket, it has 44 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £642 to £1626.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 13 May 2021.


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Guest reviews

44 reviews

Very Good

“"Fantastic cottage holiday"”

Reviewed 30 Oct 2020

Really great owners who went out of their way to cater for us and keep everything as COVID safe as possible. The cottage has so much character and the facilities are high quality. The land around the … More

Owner's reply: Glad you enjoyed your stay Matt - thanks for your kind words!

“Suffolk character, warmth and hospitality at it's finest!”

Reviewed 20 Aug 2020

An absolute gem! A charming and characterful cottage, perfect for a family break - equipped with everything you could possibly need. Situated in the heart of rural Suffolk, the gardens and grounds are… More

Owner's reply: So glad you enjoyed the Cocketts Holiday Cottage. Thankyou for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you in the future!

“Lovely week’s writing retreat”

Reviewed 26 Jan 2020

Doug and Alison are really friendly and helpful, and we had a great week’s stay. There are lots of walks in the surrounding area, and you aren’t far from shops/pubs etc. The cottage itself… More

“Ideal family break in the Countryside”

Reviewed 1 Sep 2019

The property is located right in the middle of the countryside although we had no trouble finding it as Doug and Alison provided comprehensive directions to the cottage. We stayed over a weekend for a… More

Owner's reply: Jonathan, Thank you for this review. I'm sorry we never met! We thought about you on the Saturday and thought it looked like a beautiful day for a wedding. I am so glad that Cocketts met your needs and that you enjoyed your stay. Doug and Alison


Reviewed 4 Mar 2019

Visited for a long weekend for my mum’s 65th birthday. We had my mum, my sister and her husband, me and my husband and my two kids age 2 and 4. Cottage was very lovely and very well equipped and… More

Owner's reply: Glad you had a great time. The floors being 500 years old are indeed ‘wonky’! We love them but there are definitely downsides to living in very ancient houses - the noisy stair gate was the only type we could get to fit on the attic floor, as one of the walls is the very curved huge chimney breast - ho hum!

“Lovely English retreat set in the beautiful Suffolk countryside”

Reviewed 3 Mar 2019

Set in the beautiful Suffolk countryside yet within easy reach of outlying towns for shopping. Many (dog-friendly) pubs to choose from and attractions in the vicinity. There are also nice walks close … More

Owner's reply: Thank you for this review. We are glad you enjoyed your time at Cocketts. Doug and Alison

“Stunning Rural Cottage for 65th Birthday”

Reviewed 1 Mar 2019

My wonderful daughters and their husbands and my grandchildren booked this beautiful cottage to celebrate my 65th birthday. What a wonderful place to stay, character, rural, peaceful and the most amaz… More

Owner's reply: Ooh that’s lovely - we’re so glad that Cocketts features in a treasured memory. Doug and Alison

“Daughters wedding”

Reviewed 26 Dec 2018

Our daughter has recently got married, and we needed a property to accommodate 8 of us. Cocketts fitted the bill perfectly. It was cosy and very well equipt. Arrival instructions were very clear and e… More

Owner's reply: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I’m glad that Cocketts worked well for you.

“A hidden gem”

Reviewed 23 Nov 2018

A delightfully well equipped cottage tucked away in the Suffolk countryside but with easy access to nearby attractions. The children loved the top floor bedroom and playroom and the 2 little ones love… More

Owner's reply: Many thanks Janice. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Perhaps we’ll see you in warmer weather in the future!


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

Review 1-10 of 44


How do I find more info about the property?

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

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Send Doug and Alison (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Doug and Alison (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Doug and Alison the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Doug and Alison (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Doug and Alison (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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You can also request a quote from Doug and Alison (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Doug and Alison (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Doug and Alison (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

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You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Doug and Alison (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Doug and Alison (the owner) a message.

If Doug and Alison (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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