Gardener's Cottage

Hadleigh near Ipswich, Suffolk (Ref. 24518)

  • Gardener's Cottage - (Ref. 24518)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    George H
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    “Ideal country retreat on the outskirts of a town that is cosy and truly pet friendly”

    This is our third family holiday at Gardener's Cottage, In tow are three teenagers aged 12 to 18 ( a 12 year old really should be considered a teenager) and an exuberant working cocker spaniel ...

    This is our third family holiday at Gardener's Cottage, In tow are three teenagers aged 12 to 18 ( a 12 year old really should be considered a teenager) and an exuberant working cocker spaniel. The location is great for long country walks straight out of the backdoor with an off-lead dog, no need to add driving to the mix. The village/town has all things necessary for a family holiday, large Morrissons, an Adnams shop, a second hand book shop, decent pubs and several fish and chip shops. Everything is in walking distance, except it is probably a good idea to drive to the supermarket. Inside, the cottage is pretty much as it was two years ago,very clean, cosy. and well equipped. I have seen other reviews saying the cottage is cold, we have found that the trick to keeping it at the right temperature (both heating and cooling) is the careful management of which internal doors are opened and closed. The key to a warm upstairs is leaving the kitchen door leading to the stairs open. We particularly like the fact that the internal latch doors can also be used to isolate specific areas of the house so that we can contain the dog after a muddy walk. He cannot open them with his nose like he does to the doors at home. Outside at night it is very quiet, except for the owls and very dark. This, combined with comfy beds and a nice glass of wine, means a decent night's sleep. A large bath would be a great addition, but it is difficult to see where this could be located in the current layout. Somewhere to hang smart clothes is also needed As our holiday draws to a close we are still extremely happy with what this place offers and will no doubt return again.


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
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  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
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The property

Hadleigh 0.5 miles.

An attractive red brick cottage, an annexe attached to the old stables of Holbecks House, set within extensive estate grounds and home to the owner's B&B.

Offering comfortable, characterful accommodation, this Hadleigh cottage is ideal for families and friends wishing to enjoy the privacy of this pleasant estate but be within easy access of pretty market towns and some beautiful countryside.

Traditionally furnished and decorated, this Hadleigh cottage provides a modern kitchen and shower room and a comfortable sitting room with a warming woodburning stove.

Outside this Hadleigh cottage is an exclusive 'secret' rear garden and patio in which to sit and enjoy a peaceful morning coffee.

Guests also have access to the extensive private parkland and fenced pond, lovely for an afternoon walk.

Wander down the quiet estate lane and sample the shops, tea rooms and pub in Hadleigh itself, or strap on your walking shoes or hop on your bike to explore the lovely local countryside.

Lavenham is easily reached, and offers Tudor buildings, or visit Sudbury to browse the antique shops.

Alternatively, spend the afternoon amidst the beauty of Dedham Vale, known as Constable Country and designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

A welcoming Hadleigh cottage in a wonderful location.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref. 23722 and together they sleep 10 people.


Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 2 x twin (one accessed via the other). Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area and pantry. Utility with basin and WC. Sitting room with woodburning stove.


  • Oil fired central heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned garden with raised patio, furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: 4pm arrival.

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About the location


Ipswich 9.5 miles; Sudbury 12 miles; Colchester 10 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 Suffolk wool town of Lavenham whilst Long Melford is renowned for its antique shops and the Roman town of Colchester is just ten miles away.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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