The Garden Flat at Holbecks House

Hadleigh near Ipswich, East Anglia (Ref. 23722)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

Hadleigh 0.5 miles. This attractive ground floor annexe is part of 18th century Holbecks House, set within extensive estate grounds and home to the owner's B&B. With its own private entrance, this self-contained Hadleigh cottage is well presented throughout and offers a spacious sitting room with pleasant garden views and a well-equipped kitchen. Traditionally furnished and decorated, there are also two comfortable bedrooms and a contemporary-style bathroom at this Hadleigh cottage. Outside is a sheltered walled garden in which to sit and enjoy a peaceful morning coffee, and guests have access to the extensive private parkland and fenced pond, lovely for an afternoon stroll with the dog. A pleasant stroll down the quiet estate lane brings you in to the bustling market town of Hadleigh with a fine selection of tea rooms, local pubs and independent shops, whilst the surrounding countryside is ideal for touring, walking and cycling. Nearby Lavenham is worth a visit to enjoy the old Tudor buildings and Sudbury offers a range of interesting antiques shops. A short drive from this Hadleigh cottage brings you to Dedham Vale known as Constable country and a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A lovely Hadleigh cottage in a wonderful location. Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref. 24518 and together they sleep 10 people.


All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Utility. Sitting room with electric fire and dining area.


  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Private walled garden with furniture and BBQ, shared use of extensive parkland
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: 4pm arrival

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Exceeded Expectations!”
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    • “The property sits in a fantastic location & we had a warm welcome by Perry, the owner. He showed us around and made it clear we could go to him if there were any problems. There were no limits as to the grounds we could walk around & we even took advantage of the croquet equipment on their lawn. The flat was well kitted out & had lots of small touches to make it feel like a home from home - books, dvds, boxes of tissues, lovely bed linen & towels etc. We had brought our dog along too & she was made to feel equally as welcome. Hadleigh was a lovely, small market town with a few traditional pubs and other eateries. It was a great base for visiting nearby towns & villages. Already on our list to go back!”

    Angela T, Upminster, June 2013

    • “lovely accommodation in beatiful surroundings and good location”
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    • “My friend and I recently stayed at theGarden Flat at Holbecks house. The accommodation was very spacious and we had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. The owners were very hospitable and supplied us with some provisions.The location was stunning and it was only a short walk into the town of Hadleigh. We found the location to be quite central for exploring the area. All in all we had a lovely holiday here and would love to return.”

    Linda P, Manchester, United Kingdom, May 2013

    • “Loved every minute, will definitely return”
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    • “Wonderful property, size is perfect, we started as a party of 5 plus large dog, didn't feel cramped. Two members returned home after the weekend, so certainly enough room for those left. Bedding and beds were lovely quality, a good nights sleep was had by all. Our dog Rocky loved the grounds and the owners also have a dog, she called round for him and whilst we were not not out sight seeing they played endlessly. The grounds were lovely and many choices of walks to be had. The location was perfect for many places to visit, we spent one day on site and had family visit us, it was great. The weather was mixed and it was quite cold but the accommodation had no cold spots. There was a laundry room which we nicknamed the scullery, plenty of space for storing boots and coats, it was great because if you came back muddy with the dog, you could clean him down without taking him through the property. Perry made us feel very welcome and it was easy to make yourself at home to start relaxing. Loved every minute, will definitely return!”

    Teresa W, Pontefract, England, United Kingdom, April 2013

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    • “Roomy, warm and comfortable flat in a peaceful location.”

    Mr Couchman, Tonbridge, October 2015

    • “The Garden Flat was very warm and comfortable - which was much appreciated in a rather cold and damp week. It was also very peaceful and relaxing. Our dog greatly enjoyed the grounds (and seeing the squirrels). Hadleigh is a very good centre for exploring south Suffolk and North Essex, particularly with the Shotley peninsula and the Stour estuary within a very short drive.”

    Mrs Kirby, Cambridge, October 2015

    • “Really spacious flat with what is probably the most comfortable bed that we've ever slept in. Wonderful grounds, lovely area to visit, very helpful and friendly host. Great vacation for both dogs and owners.”

    Mrs Mead, London, September 2015

    • “We liked the whole package; the owners were nice, the area was lovely, the local people were nice and it was a very good area for dog owners.”

    Mr Bell, Deal, April 2015

    • “Fantastic break. Such a comfortable cottage, so want to go back again. The double bed was the most comfortable ever with a real duvet, not polyester.”

    Mrs Hickson, Rickmansworth, February 2015

    • “I found the cottage most comfortable with all amenities and simply wonderful beds! It was close to my daughter & 3 small grandchildren but afforded a haven to relax in after all the days excitement. A relaxing and wonderful spot.”

    Mrs Pearce, Ipswich, December 2014

    • “Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, charming, spacious garden flat. Very quiet, peaceful retreat. Not far from the town for supplies. Extremely warm welcome. Highly recommend and no doubt will be revisiting when having to come back to Ipswich to visit family.”

    Mr Watts, Highbridge, November 2014

    • “A fantastic location and very convenient. A lovely place, really well decorated, spacious and clean. Extremely comfortable and were made to feel very welcomed by owners and the gorgeous dogs. Would highly recommend. Thank you.”

    Mrs Head, GREAT YARMOUTH, October 2014

    • “The flat was clean and comfortable a perfect place to relax. It was within scenic suroundings with places to walk and explore on the doorstep. Beautiful private accommodation within walking distance of a lovely friendly village/town, Hadleigh. There were four of us and we all agreed that we would recommend this property and may again visit in the furure.”

    Mrs Wallbanks, Melton Mowbray, September 2014

    • “The Garden Flat was in a brilliant location and a beautiful flat, I wouldn't change a thing. We will definitely be going back.”

    Miss Sheard, Tonbridge, September 2014

    • “A great location - beautiful countryside and within walking distance of the village of Hadleigh. Within easy reach of nearby towns and the coast. The flat was spacious and dog friendly, lots of different walks in the immediate vicinity. Peaceful and quiet location, lots of wildlife. The nearby village of Hadleigh has plenty of character and good local shops selling bread and meat.”

    Mr Rayner, Maidstone, April 2014

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About the location


Ipswich 9.5 miles; Sudbury 12 miles; Colchester 15 miles.

The pretty, ancient market town of Hadleigh lies deep in the Suffolk countryside between Ipswich and Sudbury. The main street is lined with attractive independent shops with an excellent choice of tea rooms and traditional inns. There are numerous historic buildings which provide a very pleasant backdrop for a morning stroll whilst perusing the local craft and gift shops. The surrounding area is ideal for walking and cycling and inspired John Constable’s fine paintings of nearby Dedham Vale – a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Close by is the picturesque old Tudor town of Lavenham whilst Sudbury is renowned for its antique shops and the Roman town of Colchester is just fifteen miles away.

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