Golden Cross

Withersdale Street near Harleston, East Anglia (Ref. 15753)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

Harleston 3 miles. This well-presented semi-detached cottage enjoys a peaceful, rural setting, situated in the Waveney Valley area of Suffolk, in the village of Withersdale Street, three miles from the quaint busy market town of Harleston. Located within the grounds of the owners' home, this delightful former outbuilding has been lovingly converted; retaining original features, such as part-vaulted ceilings. This single-storey Withersdale Street cottage offers bright and spacious accommodation consisting of an open plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen area, a dining area and a sitting area with comfy sofas and views onto a private patio garden with seating. Your Harleston cottage also has two bedrooms, a king-size double and a twin, which can be made into a double, along with a shower room. This Withersdale Street cottage also benefits from shared use of the owners' large lawned garden with trees, flowers and seating. Surrounded by countryside, this Withersdale Street cottage offers a lovely retreat from which to enjoy this part of Suffolk, or you may wish to venture over the border into Norfolk. Close by is the town of Harleston with a large number of independent shops and several good restaurants, plus within easy driving distance is the beautiful historic Norfolk city of Norwich with its castle, cathedral, museums and excellent shopping. The Suffolk Victorian seaside town of Southwold, famous for its beach huts, lighthouse and Adnams Brewery, is nearby, and other places worthy of a visit include Snape Maltings, Framlingham village with its National Trust-owned castle, Wyken Vineyards, and RSPB Minsmere. This Withersdale Street cottage is an ideal base for a family who wish to explore this wonderful area. Note: This property is attached to Ref 15757, and together they can accommodate 6 people.


All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin (zip/link - can be double on request). Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area.


Gas central heating. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Private enclosed front patio area with furniture, shared use of owners' lawned garden with furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome, to be kept on a lead when in the lawned garden. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile. Note: This property is accessed via a large step.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Great for Grandparents with Teenage Boys”
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    • “If you have young grandsons to entertain during the school holiday for Half Term, and have to make sure they are not bored, you might not think a holiday cottage in a Norfolk Village would be the thing to do, especially when you take into account that they come from a village in Suffolk!! We found it very comfortable, and for some reason, the boys liked to keep their room tidy??The cottage was lovely and clean and welcoming, as were the Owners, and couldn't do enough for us. We went for local walks and saw cattle and Llamas, and all kinds of wildlife. We drove for days out to Alderburgh, and all seaside places within an hours drive, like Southwold, and Gt Yarmouth to see the magnificent Sea Life Centre which was well worth a visit, and kept the boys amused, together with all the fish and chips and lovely fresh sea food wherever we went, plus we bought some and took it back for tea, with bread all fresh from the little shop in an adjoining village on the way home. There is no light pollution at the cottage at night, and the sound of the owl as I stood outside the back door and looked up at the stars one night was lovely. The stars were so beautiful, you could see the Milky Way, and the whole time spent there which I think was Sunday night to Thurs night of Half Term was so relaxing , even with young men who were never bored at any point. They had to be home by Friday as it was Halloween, and they were going to a Party, so we dropped them off, and, as I listened to them talking to their parents, who seemed a lot more relaxed for having had some time to themselves, and hearing them recount all they had done, and showing off photos they had taken, plus seeing them laugh and laugh at the tricks they played on their granddad, I realised it had been more fun for them than I had anticipated it would have been when I booked it. We live 2 hours drive away from them, and so, it was a pleasure to have them all to ourselves, and the cottage had a great deal to do with that. It provided for all our needs. I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone, old, young, whatever your needs, if you want a nice relaxing stay, in peace and quiet with lots of fresh air, and sea air only a drive away, go and stay there. My only gripe was that the satnav took us home a few times the "country roads way ", until we got our bearings and took a more direct route, but that is the problem of the satnav, not the cottage.”

    Carole B, Kent, United Kingdom, January 2015

    • “Lovely base to stay”
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    • “The Golden Cross is a beautifully converted holiday cottage which is a great base for touring Suffolk. All the furnishings are top quality and it is equipped with everything you need for a great stay. Dogs are welcome and there is a lovely little private patio to each cottage which is fenced off from the owners garden. Pam and Harry are welcoming owners and they have made a great job of converting these cottages.”

    Barrywurth, Coventry, United Kingdom, March 2014

    • “Relaxing easy accomodation”
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    • “We had a lovely break with all modern facilities. The football field opposite was a real bonus for walking the dog. Good access to the whole of Norfolk/Suffolk. Steps to the property were a little difficult for an older person. Owners were very helpful. There is secure parking next to the cottage and access to the owners garden. Would recommend this for a peaceful break but mobile phone coverage is difficult.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, London, January 2014

    • “Great place to stay”
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    • “We really enjoyed staying in this delightful cottage, very clean, beautifully furnished with every comfort and very well designed and thought out to make it so very dog friendly which just made our stay there so relaxing!! Great hosts, delightful to talk to, and very helpful, cannot praise this enough!!”

    Ann, Dorset, January 2014

    • “Peace and quiet”
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    • “This cottage is ideal if you are looking for peace and quiet. The cottage is decorated to a high standard and is clean and tidy. The shower in particular was great. You need a car to explore the area and one downside is that there is no wi-fi but that is personal preference. The owners make you feel really welcome, they are knowledgable about the local area. The welcome tray of milk, eggs and fruit juice is a nice touch after a long journey.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Sleaford, November 2012

    • “Great break”
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    • “Have already sent this to you but will do again. We had a great break nice to be out in the country with country smells, the cottage was very nice and all we needed.very well looked after, what a great couple hope to go back some time.”

    Colin Brady, Essex, November 2012

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    • “A lovely property in a rural location which was peaceful, and the hosts were friendly. You could not fault the accommodation and the king-size bed was soooo comfortable.”

    Mrs Arstall, Scarborough, October 2015

    • “The cottage was beautiful and the owners were lovely too. The shower is amazing, a lovely quite and peaceful location which is good for touring Norfolk and Suffolk. Will definitely be booking again.”

    Mrs Spencer, Ripley, September 2015

    • “A great area, nice and quiet. A lovely property with very comfortable beds.”

    Mrs Hardy, Beccles, April 2015

    • “It was on the Norfolk and Suffolk Border, so we had the best of both worlds, so to speak. We were not far from the wonderful coastline, as well as being only a short distance away from any sort of town, with beautiful little villages all around us. The cottage itself was comfortable and clean and the owner couldn't have been more helpful. The stars at night from the cottage are breathtaking, as there is no light pollution, and I stood out there looking at them on the patio, whilst listening to the owl twittering, so it was a beautiful place to relax. No noise from anywhere.”

    Mrs Buttle, Sittingbourne, October 2014

    • “We liked the peace and quiet of the location and the cottage was warm & welcoming.”

    Mrs Sims, Bedford, October 2014

    • “It was the nicest holiday cottage we had during the last 10 years and we had a very friendly welcome. Absolutely recommendable !”

    Mrs Wente, Hamminkeln, August 2014

    • “The accommodation is of a very high quality, you could easily live here. The owners are considerate hosts - helpful when needed but unobtrusive. The nearest town, Harleston has a Good Hotel, a small supermarket and lots of small independent shops. You will need to drive everywhere but not far to find interesting towns and villages.”

    Mr Rhodes, Neston, June 2014

    • “We enjoyed it all. We had a most pleasant welcome on arrival with a much needed cup of tea. The cottage was as described and the area and surrounding district were wonderful.”

    Mr Mahoney, Skegness, June 2014

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About the location


Pulham St Mary 3 miles; Bungay 8 miles; Beccles 13 miles; Norwich 19 miles; Southwold 21 miles.

Located on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, Harleston nestles in the beautiful Waveney Valley within easy reach of the Suffolk Heritage Coast and with endless beautiful towns and villages just a short drive away. This friendly town offers ancient inns, charming individual shops, good restaurants and cafes, an art gallery and local museum, and a weekly market. Enjoy antique auctions, country walks from your doorstep, angling and birdwatching. Endless day trips include the Aviation & Steam Train Museums, Castles, Cathedrals, Breweries, Vineyards, the famous Norfolk Broads, and the Sandringham Estate. Nearby Bungay boasts many historic attractions, the ruins of Bigod's Castle, Buttercross, a Spring Garden market, a Summer antiques fair and Christmas Market, attracting many people each year. A 30 minute drive to the fabulous Suffolk coast brings you to magical Southwold with its famous amber shop, and even nearer is the market town of Beccles at the head of the Broads.

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