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Stable Cottage

(Ref. 989260)

Sudbury, Suffolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "We really loved this cottage & felt completely at home when we returned each day."

    It was warm, cosy & well appointed with everything that we needed for our stay. Sudbury town centre is a short walk away, with a good selection of shops, pubs & supermarkets. There are regular buses to Colchester, Lavenham or Bury St Edmunds & the train will take you to connect with the Great Eastern main line if you want to explore further. A lovely property in a great location.

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Mar 2024

  • "Jenny, the owner, was extremely welcoming and helpful."

    Stable Cottage was very comfortable, well equipped and spotlessly clean. It's within an easy walk of the town centre, restaurants and the little Quay theatre. I had a really enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Mar 2024

  • "A lovely cottage in a good location with a welcoming host."

    Thank you Jennie for the welcome gifts ..much appreciated. We would definitely return which is a recommendation in itself. Nice to be able to walk into Sudbury in 10 minutes and be near some nice restaurants.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Feb 2024

  • "We stayed at Stable Cottage to celebrate my husbands birthday in February."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, cottage is lovely & cosy, close to the town centre and great to have off road parking. Our host Jenny was very friendly and accommodating. Loved our week there, just a shame about the weather but didn’t spoil play. Highly recommend and Sudbury is a lovely market town. Many thanks Jenny!

    Reviewed by Dina4.7Feb 2024

  • "A lovely few days away in a very comfortable, warm and well equipped cottage."

    Thank you Jenny for the provisions, they were very much appreciated!

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Dec 2023

  • "Very comfy, basket of food very welcoming and mince pies were very yummy"

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Dec 2023

  • "Stable Cottage is a nice, smart property."

    . On arrival we were greeted by the owner who gave us an introduction to the property, heating and hot water system etc, and also some general advice about the local area. The property was very clean and stocked with all the necessary items. Furniture and bed was extremely comfortable. We had a nice stay and will return to this area again.

    Reviewed by James5.0Dec 2023

  • "We were very happy in Stable Cottage, a good location close to centre but quiet and peaceful."

    Ample of street parking. Cosy cottage, warm and well appointed. Charming hostess who made sure that we had everything we needed. Nothing not to like

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Nov 2023

  • "A neat and tidy home from home."

    Well equipped, comfortable and welcoming. Nicely located so everything in Sudbury within walking distance. Jenny was very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Sofka5.0Oct 2023

  • "This was our 2nd stay at Stable Cottage."

    It’s a very clean, comfortable & cosy place. Only a 10 minute walk to the town shops, local walks and a short drive to NT properties, attractive Suffolk villages & Apex Theatre at Bury St Edmunds. Although we’ve usually visited Stable Cottage during Autumn we hope to return sometime during a different season.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had an excellent stay at Stable cottage."

    Jenny the owner was lovely, she met us when we got there and told us everything we needed to know, there was also bread, butter, marmalade, milk and home made cookies waiting for us. The whole cottage was spotless and so cosy, the beds were super comfortable, bathroom large with a really powerful shower with lots of hot water. We would definitely recommend this gorgeous cottage and will hopefully be back soon.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable and warm cottage for our weekend stay in our old home town."

    Position couldn't be better - close to so many historic buildings.

    Thank you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mavis5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely place very tidy and very convenient for Sudbury and surrounding area."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Feb 2023

  • "Spacious accommodation within close proximity of town and busy road."

    Property advertised with WI-FI but only worked sporadically, also affecting the tv internet channels. Agree with previous comments that bar stools at the table would be best replaced with proper chairs. Also found sofas rather soft and uncomfortable. Perturbed when was chased early morning for time we were vacating the property/return of key. Written instructions from Sykes were to put in the key safe outside on leaving.

    Reviewed by Jennifer2.5Jan 2023

  • "Clean & comfortable with everything we needed."

    An easy short walk to the shops & market-place with many enjoyable walks nearby makes Stable Cottage an ideal place to stay. Jenny is a welcoming & friendly host without beimd intrusive. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage was light, spacious and clean."

    It was well equipped and comfortable. However we would agree with previous reviews that chairs for the dining table would be more acceptable than stools.. Stable cottage was convenient for the town, and also river and meadow walks. Sudbury is a busy town with many independent shops and a good market. The walk from Sudbury to Bures was extremely scenic, with a rail replacement bus to return to Sudbury. There are so many nearby walks around Long Melford and Nayland incorporating some interesting old churches. There are also many coffee shops and restaurants. We recommend 'The Codfather' for fish and vegetarian dishes.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage within walking distant of the centre of Sudbury."

    Excellent base for exploring Suffolk.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jul 2022

  • "The property is very well located both for the town centre and for walking along the old railway line path and across the water meadows."

    It was clean and pretty comfortable - particularly when we had turned the mattress on the double bed to counteract a bit of a slope to one side. It is rather odd that the accommodation seems to have been designed without the inclusion of a normal dining table and chairs. We managed with the little drop leaf table and small stools provided but the arrangement doesn't encourage lingering over a meal (and it must be difficult to get 4 people round the table). The property description includes "fridge/freezer" so we were surprised to discover there was only a fridge with a small freezer compartment.

    Reviewed by Geoff4.1May 2022

  • "Stable cottage is a comfortable, well resourced cottage in an excellent location."

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Mar 2022

  • "Clean, bright, good parking space and a short walk from the town centre."

    All the facilities you would want for a nice stay.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with good facilities."

    The only real problem was that there was not really sufficient space for the table so eating in comfortably was a little difficult. Otherwise, for a couple, everything great.

    Reviewed by Douglas4.4Dec 2021

  • "Your directions instructions were not good."

    The map did not show exact location. Did not need tea towel or oven gloves. Cottage lovely and comfortable

    Reviewed by Marianne4.1Sep 2021

  • "We spent a week in September 2021 in Stable Cottage in Sudbury."

    Jenny, the owner, was there to welcome us and proved to be a very helpful and charming hostess. We appreciated her welcome pack of milk, bread, butter, marmalade and home made cookies. The cottage is very clean and comfortable and has recently been repainted. The kitchen is well equipped and the bathroom is modern with a walk-in shower. We slept well, despite the occasional traffic noise. The location of the cottage is perfect, as it only takes a few minutes to walk to the historic town square, local restaurants, supermarkets and the lovely meadows. Sudbury is the ideal base for visiting nearby Long Melford, Cavendish, Clare, Lavenham and Bury St. Edmunds as well as for longer trips to the coast, Sutton Hoo and Flatford Mill. There is so much to explore in this peaceful and picturesque county that we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2021

  • "Stable Cottage is a lovely welcoming and comfortable home."

    It is a very successfully converted characterful property that has been recently renovated. It is light and airy and in an excellent location. You can walk easily into Sudbury or drive to the beautiful surrounding towns and villages. It is quiet and peaceful and the owner absolutely charming. It is well equipped and tastefully decorated. We will definitely be returning in the future if possible. Thank you Jenny for a brilliant weekend .

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Excellent location for exploring the Stour Valley, Suffolk and the Essex coast. Very well equipped - all the required kitchen accessories to make feeding a family easy. Comfortable beds and bathroom. If you had an easily-woken baby or are sensitive to road noise then the squeaky floorboards and proximity to the road would need to be considered. Very friendly and helpful host - nothing too much trouble. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Jul 2021

  • "Brilliant host obviously takes pride in providing a first class property with more than essential items included in every room and plenty of space which made it feel like home from home."

    The cottages is light and airy and having stable door open was great. The lovely villages to visit locally as well as the one hour trip to find the sea at Felixstowe were a lovely surprise as never visited this area previously. Lots of walks and definitely a relaxing weeks holiday. Would have liked to have seen a breakdown of your company charges on the initial first page on your web site and also explained when speaking to your call centre who offered to complete the booking as I was having difficulty with my internet and then adding of a further small charge for that service.I was only given the total of my booking on the phone. I obviously expected a charge but on questioning the amount of £65 after receiving my receipt of my last minute booking I was told it is not a set amount or a percentage of the cost but automatically worked out. I am not criticising your follow-up emails or call centre service just your transparency of booking charges.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely converted stables / cottage in the heart of Sudbury."

    Close to shops and the beautiful Stour valley. The Stables were spotlessly clean, well-equipped and very comfortable. Lots of nice touches including homemade biscuits and marmalade and fresh flowers made our stay even more welcoming.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Apr 2021

  • "Would highly recommend stable cottage."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2020

  • "A lovely relaxing break in a comfortable cottage, great weather too!"

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Sep 2020

  • "Staying in Stable Cottage was our first experience using Sykes Cottages."

    It was exceptional, and by far the best self-catering cottage we have stayed in. We will definitely recommend Sykes Cottages and hope to book again in the not too distant future.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay at Stable Cottage - the cottage was very attractive, clean and comfortable."

    Jenny was very helpful- answering ant queries we posed. Sudbury is a pleasant , small market town from where you can explore Suffolk.

    Reviewed by Megan4.7Jul 2020

  • "Reversing out of parking space difficult."

    ..needs a mirror to see along road. Otherwise, pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by Ralph4.4Mar 2020

  • "This cottege which we booked at short notice was absolutely lovely."

    All rooms of which were of a great size were emmaculately well furnished,facilities all great with food and drink left to get us started.Sudbury town centre a five minute walk away has all you need for a short break.The owner was very pleasent and would be of help if any queries occured.So overall we would give this holiday cottage 5 stars.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jan 2020

  • "This was a beautiful, quaint and cozy cottage."

    Within walking distance to the city center where there are pubs, restaurants and shops. Jenny, the caretaker is very courteous and personable. Would recommend this property for sure.

    Reviewed by Deidre5.0Nov 2019

  • "What a quaint little cottage in a prime location in Sudbury."

    Jenny ensures you have everything you need and goes above and beyond expectations leaving bread, milk and some home made favourites for your arrival. Thanks Jenny. We hope to stay again when we next visit Sudbury.

    Reviewed by Benjamin4.7Oct 2019



    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2019

  • "Good location for visiting NT sites in the area, and great to be able to walk into Sudbury for shopping and Gainsborough's house."

    Suprisingly quiet in the evenings considering the location.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely part of the country lots of places to visit Jenny was very helpful would go again"

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Sep 2019

  • "Jenny was so thoughtful - bought us a fan specially during the heatwave!"

    Reviewed by Katharine5.0Jul 2019

  • "Wonderful cottage within walking distance of Sudbury town centre."

    Great base for exploring surrounding beautiful villages/many visitor attractions. Countryside is very clean (very little litter - unlike some parts of the country!) and all local people were very pleasant and very helpful (again unlike some parts of the country).

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Jun 2019

  • "Stable Cottage is a beautifully maintained cottage with a delightful host."

    Located in Sudbury it is a 5 minute walk to the Market Place and centre of town yet it has beautiful meadow and river walks right on the doorstep. The cottage had everything we needed to have a perfect weeks stay. It does not have a washing machine/dryer but just an 8 minute walk takes you to an excellent laundrette. Could have easily stayed longer.

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage , nice welcome and plenty to do in the area."

    Would certainly use again if staying in the same area.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2019

  • "Cottage located in a town with an excellent array of shops/places to eat."

    All within walking distance.Beautiful countryside and quaint villages in the vicinity as well as NT properties to visit. The cottage is compact but has everything you need and the beds are very comfortable. Great shower. Ideal location for visiting “Constable country” and the Suffolk coast is within reach. Aldeburgh and Southwold very picturesque.

    Reviewed by Non5.0Mar 2019

  • "We were very happy"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2019

  • "Cosy little cottage."

    nicely situated near the town centre. close to restaurants and coffee shops.ideal spot for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jan 2019

  • "The house was clean cozy and bright."

    Reviewed by Johan4.7Dec 2018

  • "Perfect location with town centre only 2 min walk away."

    Owner made us very welcome . Beautiful home with everything you need.

    Reviewed by Gill4.7Nov 2018

  • "It was a perfect location to explore an area we have never visited before."

    We were blessed with lovely weather considering it was November. The owner was friendly and helpful. Her dog was a delight!

    Reviewed by Joyce4.7Nov 2018

  • "Property based in the most ideal location."

    walking distance to town of Sudbury and not far from many places of interest Owner very welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.7Oct 2018

  • "Stable Cottage provided everything you needed to have a brilliant holiday."

    The accommodation exceeded expectations. I would have no hesitation in recommending this as an ideal self catering holiday.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Oct 2018

  • "Stables cottage is very comfortable and well equipped."

    The friendly and welcoming owner has provided lots of information about the area including maps for walks and cycling. The cottage is in an ideal spot for visiting local national trust properties and there are many walks for all both around Sudbury and further afield. I would definitely recommend this cottage for a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2018

  • "The situation of the cottage was ideal for exploring the Suffolk area and was immaculate and felt very homely."

    We had a very warm welcome from the owner. Would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2018

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  • Over two floors: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan sitting room with kitchen.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking in front of house for one car - please ensure when parking that the owner is able to get in and out
  • There is also free roadside parking close by for additional cars
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 mins walk.

The property

Stable Cottage is located in the heart of the popular town of Sudbury.

Ideally located for extensive walking over the meadows, along the River Stour and beyond yet just a few minutes walk from the well stocked centre of the town.

The property is detached on the owners grounds and has the advantage of parking for one car off road.

Sudbury has an excellent selection of shops, cafes and restaurants to choose from.

There are so many fantastic, historic towns locally too within a short drive (or cycle) you can be exploring places such as Lavenham, Long Melford, Dedham Vale, Flatford (Constable Country) and Bury St Edmunds to name a few.

For those who love history there are numerous places to visit with Gainsborough's Museum, Kentwell Hall and the stunning National Trust Property, Ickworth House to name a few.

Step in to enjoy an open plan sitting room and well equipped kitchen.

The stairs lead up from the sitting room to the first floor which has two good size rooms; a twin room and a king room.

Between the two is a shower room.

There is plenty to do in the area with wonderful, historical towns to enjoy, excellent walking, road cycling and even kayak hire available locally.

This cottage really does have everything for families and friends looking for a get away with plenty of exploring to do locally.

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About the location


Colchester 15.5 miles; Dedham Vale 11.2 miles

This small market town in Suffolk boasts pretty half-timbered houses, characterful sloping roofs and is home to the famous painter Thomas Gainsborough. Take a stroll along Gainsborough Street and down a little alleyway where you will find Gainsborough House, his birthplace and where he resided for many of his younger years. In this modest, late-medieval brick house is a marvellous collection of some of his finest work to be admired. Resting in the Stour Valley in an Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty, the surrounding majestic countryside of Sudbury is what inspired most of his paintings. Stroll along the River Stour and soak up the tranquil atmosphere or meander through The Croft with its green lawns and pretty wildlife, a lovely spot to take the kids to feed the ducks. Enjoy the beautiful architecture in the area, Sudbury presents a combination of Victorian terrace houses, Georgian manor houses and medieval timber framed Halls. Belle Vue Park is a lovely spot for kicking back and watching the world go by and there is an array of shops in the town to delight in. This ancient market town is only fifteen miles from Colchester where you will discover Colchester Castle, an 11th century edifice and manicured grounds, Hollytrees Museum showcasing local history exhibits, Colchester Zoo and the stunning High Woods Country Park. Sudbury is also not too far from the coast so why not take a day trip and explore the 350 miles of stunning shoreline in Essex, it is one of the most diverse places of surprising, natural wild beauty. This is a delightful town and a spectacular location to base your family holiday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas