St Michael's Cottage

St Michael South Elmham near Bungay, East Anglia (Ref. 22136)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

This delightful 16th century, semi-detached cottage is set in the peaceful hamlet of St Michael, South Elmham in the beautiful Suffolk countryside. With beams and low doorways throughout, this excellent St Michael cottage has character written all over it and provides a wonderful base for a family holiday in rural Suffolk. The ground floor of this cottage near Bungay consists of a modern fitted kitchen and a spacious sitting room with a warming woodburning stove and door to the garden. The first floor is accessed by an historic open tread staircase which leads to three beautiful bedrooms, all of which have wooden beams and authentic wooden window frames, as well as a modern family bathroom. The delightful enclosed rear garden at this Suffolk cottage is an ideal spot for the children and dogs to play in safety as you sit back and take in the sun before enjoying an evening barbecue. St Michael is one of a number of villages which together make up The Saints, named after the local churches. Just over a mile away is the village of St Peter, South Elmham, home to the well-known St Peter's Brewery, so pop in to pick up something for an evening in front of the woodburning stove. The market town of Bungay is just four miles away and is home to a fine selection of shops, cafes and pubs as well as Bungay Castle. The renowned seaside town of Southwold is just a short drive, as are the southern Norfolk Broads and even the cathedral city of Norwich. A wonderful Suffolk holiday cottage in a stunning country location, perfect for a visit any time of the year.


Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x single, 1 x family room with 1 king-size double and 1 single. Bathroom with bath, power shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area, single sofa bed and woodburning stove.


Biomass central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair and stairgate. Off road parking for 3 cars. Enclosed lawned garden with furniture and BBQ, front garden with pond. Four well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 4 miles, pub 1.6 miles. Note: There is a pond in the front garden, children and dogs to be supervised. Note: There are low beams and very low doorways throughout the cottage. Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 6 people. No stag/hen or similar.

Guest Reviews


    • “very comfortable cottage”
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    • “this was an ideal cottage for a restful holiday with the family and three dogs,plenty of places to walk yoiur dog has a enclosed back garden which is ideal last thing at night or first thing in the morning,Once you remember the low doorways and the beam in the lounge/dining room area(we placed a reminder towel)you have a log burner which there is a starter pack provided but you will need a few bags depending on what time of the year you stay.the kitchen is modern with all you need,the stairs have gates top and bottom.The stairs do need some care as they are open tread but the cottage is a grade two listed building.Plenty of parking space there where four cars when we stayed as St Michaels farm house is ajoining this property ,the only thing we could not find was a cloths line in the back garden one of those retractable ones would be ideal.other wise enjoyed our week stay there a pub not far away plus St Peters brewery just a mile away so theres plenty of scope of either stay in or visit the local”

    Davymole, Mold, United Kingdom, September 2015

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    • “Fantastic location, very peaceful. Cottage very homely with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Loved all the period features of the beams everywhere and wonky floors. Owners easily on hand if needed and quick to fulfil any request. Very dog friendly (we took our 3 small dogs!). Ideal for families with pets and small children and would recommend. Lots of lovely places to visit a short car journey away.”

    Lorraine K, Kent, United Kingdom, September 2014

    • “Comfortable and friendly”
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    • “The family live next door and are friendly and welcoming. We loved the quietness and comfort of the cottage. It was dog friendly which was a bonus for us, with a garden where the dogs could go out at night and first thing. Pretty villages and lots of walking nearby. Just what we wanted - a relaxed, comfortable stay.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Peterborough, August 2013

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    • “A lovely character cottage in a very peaceful location. Good location for driving to quiet beaches, heathland and forest walks which we and the dogs all loved.”

    Mrs Hughes, Southampton, September 2015

    • “It was very quiet and there were good walks from the door. The cottage did have plenty of "old county cottage character."”

    Mr Hannah, Ivybridge, September 2015

    • “The cottage was peaceful and restful with everything to a good standard. A good location for touring the area, excellent for dogs as enclosed garden with plenty of local walks. Would recommend.”

    Mrs Hynes, Tadley, June 2015

    • “Liked the quiet location and character of the property, plus the attractive local villages and countryside.”

    Mr Wood, Washington, June 2015

    • “The garden was enclosed for the dogs which was fantastic for them. The cottage was very clean, warm and had constant hot water, heating and WiFi. The TV was a good size. We would definitely like to return and would recommend. The character of the cottage was lovely. There's plenty to do within a 20-30min drive. It was very peaceful with lovely wildlife.”

    Mrs Gerrard, Northwich, April 2015

    • “A lovely quaint cottage in a peaceful location.”

    Miss Smith, Waltham Cross, October 2014

    • “A lovely character cottage in beautiful surroundings, very peaceful. Dogs loved the enclosed garden and appreciated the cool tiled floors during our stay as the weather was hot and sunny. Comfortable rooms fully equipped and owners quickly on hand to meet our requirements. Overall, a lovely relaxing break and would recommend a stay at this delightful cottage to anyone.”

    Mrs Kinnaird, Sidcup, July 2014

    • “Lovely quiet location. Very dog friendly.”

    Mr Robinson, Aylesford, April 2014

    • “A peaceful, serene setting and wonderful countryside right outside your doorstep! The wonderful, cute, quaint cottage, which was just perfect for all the family, made it hard for us to leave it in order to explore our surroundings! From the master bedroom in particular, the views were just picture postcard - and we did not have to even get out of bed to see them! Everything was just perfect, a very peaceful, enjoyable week.”

    Mrs Parr, Romford, February 2014

    • “The cottage was in a lovely place, with lots of interesting places within easy reach . It was very clean, comfortable, peaceful, quiet, warm and relaxing. The interior of the cottage with all it's beams and layout was brilliant as we really like old fashioned styles like this. We were impressed with the large bedroom, the best we have slept in. The owners of the cottage were very nice and helpful and we appreciated the bottle of wine and biscuits they gave us. We would highly recommend it to anybody, and hope to stay again. Thank you for a very pleasant stay at their cottage.”

    Mr Brooks, Nuneaton, February 2014

    • “The location was perfect. Our cottage delightful especially the log burning stove. Very cosy indeed. It was spotlessly clean. The owners who lived next door could not have been more helpful if and when required.”

    Mrs Laidlaw, Jedburgh, December 2013

    • “This was a lovely house; cosy and nicely furnished. Very comfortable beds. The bad weather did not stop us having a great weekend. The owners were really nice, being helpful without being intrusive. Some great villages nearby with good 'olde english -style' pubs - and very nice food. Near to lovely countryside, and lots of places to visit. We would like to come back.”

    Mrs Considine, Redhill, December 2013

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About the location


Bungay 4 miles; Harleston 8 miles; Southwold 14 miles.

St Michael South Elmham is one of a group of villages known as The Saints which are all named after their village church. The Saints are situated close to the Suffolk/Norfolk border and are located in beautiful rural countryside. St Michael South Elmham is a Thankful Village (or Blessed Village) which is a settlement where all members of the armed forces survived World War I. St Michael is one of only fourteen villages in England and Wales which are known as “Doubly Thankful” as it didn’t lose anyone in World War II either. The pretty market town of Bungay is close by with its range of independent shops, cafes and pubs, whilst the small towns of Halesworth, Harleston and Beccles are also just a short drive away. The popular coastal town of Southwold is well known for its fully restored pier as well as its lighthouse, 15th century church and the sand and shingle beach with its colourful beach huts. A delightful rural area, perfect for a relaxing holiday all year round.

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