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The Garden Flat at Holbecks House

Hadleigh near Ipswich, Suffolk (Ref. 23722)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "The welcome pack was just right and we were provided with a good supply of the mundane stuff for every day living."

    We felt comfortable and welcomed

    Reviewed by CarolFeb 2022

  • "Quiet location, Ideal for a bit of r&r ."

    The property has all you could need, smart tv, Wi-Fi and all modern kitchen appliances only a short drive to the local supermarket. My two dogs loved the freedom to run about with out noisy distractions .Ample parking and friendly owners ,Would stay again.

    Reviewed by TerryFeb 2022

  • "We found the garden flat to be warm, spacious and comfortable."

    The owner left eggs, milk, bread and butter which was a very nice touch.

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2022

  • "A nice place to stay in the South Suffolk area with friendly owners."

    Reviewed by SimonOct 2021

  • "Holbecks garden flat lies in 10 acres of garden as part of Holbecks House."

    It is about 15 minutes walk from the lovely town of Hadleigh with excellent local produce being sold and with good places to dine. Our feelings were that the garden flat needs decluttering of old and unsightly pans and utensils. It also needs modernisation of the bathroom since there is no shower other than a hand shower. Overall with a few tweaks it could be a top class base to visit Essex, Suffolk and the coast.

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2021

  • "Lovely stay on the Holbeck Estate once again, weather superb much wildlife to enjoy stayed more local this year found some great hotels for lunch, morning coffee and gardens."

    Hedgerows nursery on the Lavenham Road a must for us to get our tomato plants 70 varieties to choose from!! A word of advice if travelling up from the South East avoid the A12 at all costs, better route is M11/A120 via Sudbury.

    Reviewed by Martyn DonJun 2021

  • "The Garden flat was very well equipped and comfortable."

    The grounds and fields surrounding the property were beautiful. We were made very welcome and appreciated all the extra touches provided for our arrival eg bread, milk, butter, eggs etc, every cleaning material imaginable and high quality hand soap and cream . The nearby (easily walkable to) market town of Hadleigh and the surrounding Suffolk countryside, villages and coast remain unspoiled, even in the almost incessant rain during our stay! We would recommend this property without reservation.

    Reviewed by BarbaraOct 2020

  • "Peaceful rural location."

    Very well equipped cottage with spacious sitting room - very comfortable sofas. Ample parking. Outdoor seating area and use of grounds. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2020

  • "We used to live in the area so chose Holbecks as a base for seeing friends."

    We had stayed there before so knew there was plenty of exterior space, both for meeting friends and for walking our dog. The grounds are extensive and the house is surrounded by lovely countryside, great for longer walks with Bruce our Lab..It is also convenient for the town centre being a 10/15 minute walk or 5 by car. Hadleigh is also well situated for visiting historic places such as Lavenham, Long Melford and is also not too far from the coast. There are also a number of great pubs in the surrounding villages. Perry our host was welcoming and always available should we have needed anything. We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay helped of course by great weather and beautiful location.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2020

  • "It’s location and the property were amazing very relaxing and comfortable"

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2020

  • "This was an ideal retreat away from the world due to the cornavirus ."

    The surrounding landscape was a beautiful. The kitchen equipment needs updating plus nowhere to put groceries. The bed was very comfortable .Plenty of hot water with a lovely deep bath but the hand shower was diffcult to manage.

    Reviewed by CMar 2020

  • "When I booked this originally, there were photos shown of the property that later were removed from Sykes website, which probably reflected with the cottage or the B and B, but not the garden flat."

    Your description also refers to the large walled garden, but I understand from the owner that it is not part of the offering for the cottage. He was very kind though and said if we wanted to give our dog access to it, just to let him know and he would make sure his own dogs were not out there. Owner and housekeeper both very helpful and accommodating but Sykes did not publish, at the time I booked it, a true reflection or photos of the flat.

    Reviewed by SusanJan 2020

  • "This really is a gem."

    Holbecks met our needs completely. We travelled with two dogs, very dog friendly, relaxed and they loved it too. All ground floor accommodation and perfectly equipped, clean , warm and welcoming. The garden flat was even decorated for Christmas...a lovely touch. Hosts were very helpful and clearly offer a first class service to guests. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by LorraineDec 2019

  • "What a lovely experience, accommodation was well presented clean and had all the facilities we could need to enjoy ourselves."

    An ideal place to base ourselves to explore Suffolk. I was down in the area for a re-union at Shotley which was the prime reason for the location, however for anyone wanting to explore the area it is ideal. The owners made sure we had everything we needed for our stay, checking to make sure we were OK without being intrusive. Would highly commend

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2019

  • "Well-appointed flat in beautiful location - quiet, rural, Also very close to hadleigh -great for biking, walking and touring."

    Reviewed by EveAug 2019

  • "The only thing we didn’t like was having a bath and no shower."

    We have stayed in Holbecks Cottage next door to the flat and there is a lovely walk in shower

    Reviewed by HazelApr 2019

  • "This flat was perfect and the Web site does not do it justice."

    Perry the owner was kindness itself especially as I have mobility problems. I have used self catering properties many times over the years with varying experiences so count myself (and dogs) experts and cost is not always a sign of a good property. The equipment seemed almost new, double oven with ceramic hob, good sized dishwasher and an all singing all dancing washer/dryer, central heating that worked and everywhere spotless, which is not always the case in other properties, regardless of cost. The king sized bed with cotton bedding was dreamy and made it difficult to get up in the morning! The location is beautiful with the house grounds and countryside a delight to explore. It seems as if you only use properties of a good standard and I will certainly be using your Company again. Perry and his team have got it spot on!

    Reviewed by PatMar 2019

  • "The Garden Flat is lovely, we enjoyed our stay there and would gladly stay there again."

    Reviewed by LesleyDec 2018

  • "We really liked the location, the cottage is situated on a beautiful estate!"

    Hadleigh is also a good starting point for trips to Lavenham, Dedham Vale, Bury St Edmunds and the mansions at Long Melford.

    Reviewed by MarcAug 2018

  • "The bathroom does not have a shower screen or a fitting to hang up the shower head which was disappointing, the fridge/freezer was rather small."

    Reviewed by WilliamAug 2018

  • "Very friendly & considerate welcome."

    Beautiful surroundings & peaceful location. Great for unwinding & lots of interesting things to visit close by.

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 2018

  • "A fabulous location and very peaceful."

    We had our 2 dogs with us and there were great walks in the grounds and a walled garden in which they could be “off lead” and they loved it! Great roads out of Hadleigh to visit some beautiful towns and villages of Suffolk and beyond. A place we would love to return to.

    Reviewed by JanJun 2018

  • "Beautiful, peaceful location - loved the outlook."

    Lovely big sitting room. A pleasant 15 min walk (5 min drive) into Hadleigh market town. Will definitely return!

    Reviewed by AdeleApr 2018

  • "Beautiful location, fantastic gardens, peaceful setting yet within a short distance of Hadleigh high street."

    Able to dog walk or cycle etc from the front door. The property is nice and homely with history, but had all modern facilities. The owners very kindly bought us an Easter egg as it was the Easter holidays.

    Reviewed by MichalaMar 2018

  • "We were very impressed with Sykes Holiday who made the whole process of booking and paying for our holiday extremely easy."

    We shall definitely use them again when booking another holiday. The accommodation we chose through Sykes Holiday again exceeded our expectations. Many thanks for your excellent service.

    Reviewed by JanetMar 2018

  • "Fantastic setting good location well equipped accommodation"

    Reviewed by StephenMar 2018

  • "A wonderful weekend break to recharge."

    Relaxing and comfortable home from home.

    Reviewed by PaulFeb 2018

  • "Second time at Holbecks, first class accommodation at the Garden flat very comfortable all round."

    Nice touches with vases of flowers and bread milk and other food left in the fridge, everything that is needed to get started. The location is great, Holbecks is set in wonderful grounds in the middle of the countryside yet only a few minutes walk is the lovely small Suffolk town of Hadleigh. Easy access to the coast with Aldeburgh only about 35 miles away. There is a host of great locations for eating out in Dedham or Stoke by Nayland and Nayland all in lovely locations. We will be back again next year.

    Reviewed by GordonSep 2017

  • "Lovely cottage and setting - this is our third visit in as many years."

    Peaceful and quiet, we found it very difficult to leave the premises to go out. Hadleigh is a great little market town with plenty of shops for us to just idle along the High Street.. Owner was very helpful when we were unable to get the Wifi going.. Cottage is always very clean and well equipped with a lovely welcome pack.. Dog loved chasing the squirrels (he is too old to catch them).

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2017

  • "No problems"

    Reviewed by ColinNov 2016

  • "So good we have already booked for next year before we left."

    For us, an ideal location and a great place to unwind in perfect peace and quiet

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2016

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  • 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

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.

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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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