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The Granary

Wickham St Paul near Sudbury, Essex (Ref. 921968)

4.9

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • 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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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property set in an idyllic location a short drive from both Halstead and Sudbury for the larger shops."

    Super farm shop and café just around the corner and large village green with children's play area just a short stroll down the road. The property itself was well furnished, warm and boasted the most comfortable mattress (Eve models) that we have ever slept on away from home. The owners were very welcoming and always available if required. One small gripe was that the level of cleanliness could have been better when we arrived. A number of corner areas had accumulated dirt/hair and the dishwasher certainly needs a thorough clean/anti-bac wash out as it smells! Despite the presence of horses, chickens, ducks and geese it was mostly peaceful and our grandson loved the animals. The welcome pack of coffee/tea etc along with milk, juice, cookies and dog chews was a nice touch and very welcome. We would certainly recommend The Granary to anyone visiting the area looking for an lovely, rural retreat to base themselves in.

    Reviewed by AlanMar 2022

  • "We had a wonderfully warm and comfortable stay, with a great welcoming pack."

    The owners were very helpful and understanding. The only complaint we had was that the brochure stated at the beginning there was a washing machine but when we arrived and read the small print further on it wasn't listed. Perhaps the advert could be altered so others aren't mislead.

    Thanks for your feedback. There is a washing machine and a tumble dryer available in an outbuilding. I should have pointed this out to you- sorry. I’ll ask Sykes to include this in the guest information in future. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by JaneMar 2022

  • "Amazing stay at the granary, everything you could wish for and more."

    Clean, warm, comfortable, flowers and drinks on arrival, check from the owners to see everything was ok. Can’t fault it and would highly recommend

    Reviewed by NeilJan 2022

  • "The Granary is simply wonderful."

    Excellent accomodation, comfortable, warm and amazing scenic location. Flowers, juice, milk and tea and coffee awaited us upon arrival. the extra mile. Owners friendly and approchable but just left us to get on with things Will be returning soon

    Reviewed by NeilJan 2022

  • "The granary is lovely and warm, clean and comfy."

    Even though it was cold outside it was warm inside. Lovely starting pack of food plus staples. Even dog treats. A short but lovely stay lovely view from the window upstairs.

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2021

  • "Had a lovely stay at the Granary."

    The hosts were very welcoming and a lovely touch with the complimentary tea, coffee, milk, juice and flowers. The property had everything you needed and was very comfortable and cosy. Would highly recommend this as a place to stay.

    Reviewed by KarenNov 2021

  • "Nice friendly owners."

    Excellent location.

    Reviewed by AndyOct 2021

  • "Found the location to be great."

    The local pub, farm and tea shops are all good. The unexpected dark sky's gave us some great views of the stars.

    Reviewed by PhilipOct 2021

  • "Enjoyed meeting the two dogs and two cats."

    A bathmat would be helpful when showering in the bath upstairs We wish Sykes cottages didn't run from Friday to Friday - the worst day for travelling

    Reviewed by JaniferSep 2021

  • "Martin and Hazel were welcoming and friendly note intrusive Although we had some interesting chats about the area and their animals."

    Lovely to sit outside and watch them..Would certainly go again.

    Reviewed by MargaretAug 2021

  • "The owners, Hazel and Martin provided a spacious and clean cottage."

    The everyday essentials were provided and the quality of cooking utensils was high. We recommend this cottage as a wonderful base to explore both Essex and Suffolk.

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2021

  • "Wonderful accommodation in a beautiful setting & village."

    Friendly & helpful hosts.

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2021

  • "This property is of an excellent standard set in a lovely rural Location."

    There is a great pub just five minutes walk away and a marvelous farm shop with lots of yummy things to buy. The owners live next door and are incredibly helpful and friendly without being intrusive . The property is perfectly located to explore Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex, would definitely recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2021

  • "We had a lovely time at the Granary the accommodation exceeded our expectations and the welcome pack was really appreciated after a long journey."

    It was so peaceful sat outside on the patio with a lovely outlook over the duck pond and the surrounding countryside Martin & Hazel were the perfect hosts so friendly and welcoming and i would highly recommend a stay for anyone wanting the peace and quiet of the countryside but with so much to see and do on your doorstep also the locals were extremely friendly. All in all a perfect stay.

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2021

  • "This is a lovely property, beautifully clean and well equipped set in rural tranquillity."

    We were blessed with great weather and enjoyed eating out on the patio area with lovely views. The owners are very friendly and welcoming. The property is well situated for visiting lots of different places in Essex or over into Suffolk.

    Reviewed by EJun 2021

  • "A really great letting, with very friendly and helpful owners."

    Reviewed by MartinMay 2021

  • "I had a great week at The Granary with my cat."

    The cottage is well designed, maintained and kitted out, and great hosts - everything you could need for a comfortable stay. Great views of horses, chickens and ducks from every window, and while the enclosed garden faces the wrong way for afternoon/evening sun, that's compensated for by waking up to some amazing sunrises through the bedroom window. Lots of info leaflets on places to visit in the cottage; my favourite days included Madash alpacas at Coggeshall, and Boydells Dairy farm.

    Reviewed by DonnaMay 2021

  • "Cleanliness - all was great except for the oven and extractor fan grids, which needed cleaning , which we did."

    Reviewed by SheilaApr 2021

  • "Great cottage in a lovely location, and dog friendly."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful. Cottage had all facilities you'd need for a week away, and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there and would consider revisiting.

    Reviewed by StephenApr 2021

  • "Lovely location."

    Hosts always available and friendly

    Reviewed by KevinApr 2021

  • "Hosts were a very hospitable and gracious."

    The accommodation is modern and comfortable. The description is accurate. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking. Hosts were always available to assist should anything arise. The cottage and well kept farmyard/garden was a particularly enjoyable space to spend our obligatory ‘self quarantine’. We especially enjoyed watching the ducks from our sofa view as well as the horses enjoying some much needed time outdoors when it wasn’t raining. There were welcome flowers, biscuits, milk along with coffee, tea and a few condiments available when we arrived. We also had some fresh eggs from the chickens available to us as we hadn’t managed to sort our breakfast needs before arriving and we so appreciated this! The bed was comfortable and it was quiet at night, which was very restful. We enjoyed our stay. We would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by KarinDec 2020

  • "We had an amazing stay at The Granary the facilities were perfect for us with our 6 month old puppy."

    It was very spacious inside and the owners were extremely friendly and welcoming. The accommodation had fresh flowers, tea and coffee, fresh milk and other treats for us when we arrived which we thought was a lovely touch and gave the 5 star treatment when self catering. The farm has lots of livestock and horses which was beautiful to see throughout our day. There are lots of walks nearby and the village is quaint and people very friendly. Would absolutely recommend and stay again! Thanks xx

    Reviewed by ChantelleOct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, spotlessly clean and in a good location."

    The owners made you feel very welcome with suggestions of places to go and local places to eat. A lovely village with village green (Sunday cricket in the summer), pub, farm shop and pond. Set in the countryside but very close to main roads with ease of access for exploring the area. There is certainly lots to see and do towns, villages, National trust properties, castles, gardens, the zoo in Colchester and even the coast. Thank you for a lovely holiday in the strangest of times this year

    Reviewed by AngelaSep 2020

  • "We had a lovely holiday in this very smart and comfortable barn conversion."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful and generously provided some ‘goodies’ - milk, cake, hand wash, flowers, apple juice which was much appreciated. The surrounding garden was idyllic, very peaceful and restorative and we enjoyed seeing the ducks ,chickens, horses and of course the delightful family dogs. We took our two labs who also had a fantastic holiday. There is an enclosed patio area so they could happily watch what was going on from outside. Beautiful area and beautiful cottage. Thank you.

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2020

  • "The Granary was very well equipped and everything was clean."

    There were some nice little touches such as fresh roses on the table. Martin and Hazel were friendly and eager to help. There is so much to do and see in this area. Thank you.

    Reviewed by WendyAug 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely and very comfortable and warm."

    It had handy off road parking. The garden area was well fenced in dogs and children would be safe. Nice area and helpful hosts.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2020

  • "Very warm welcome, good facilities in an idyllic setting."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2020

  • "The Granary was quiet and very comfortable."

    Martin and Hazel had thought of everything and were great hosts. The accommodation is happily situated between a lovely pub, The Victory and Spencer's farm shop. We had some nice country walks without the need to use the car. We would definitely recommend The Granary.

    Reviewed by GyJul 2020

  • "My stay in The Granary was extremely comfortable and relaxing."

    Everything was present to make it easy to stay. I had taken basics such as liquid soap, loo rolls, washing up liquid, towels etc but all was present and I know that in a future visit I would not have to clutter the car and transport so many things with me. The facilities were spotless and the hosts welcoming. A really useful folder was provided with all local and essential information required. The Granary was set in very peaceful surroundings with ducks, chickens and horses. Very peaceful setting to sit and read of a morning. The village was beautiful and the green ideal for a stroll with the dog. The farm shop next door great for most delicious raspberries and strawberries and other treats! Local pub opposite village green ok for dogs in garden and the odd meal. I will definitely visit again!

    Reviewed by RuthJul 2020

  • "Modern, spotless, well equipped and nicely situated in a quiet rural setting with village amenities nearby."

    A great place to stay and explore some of the best Essex and surrounding areas have to offer. Very highly recommended.

    Reviewed by MaxNov 2019

  • "This holiday home was perfect for our week long family holiday (2 adults + 2 children 13&15)."

    Everything you could ever need was provided by very friendly hosts. My sons enjoyed having their own bedroom with en-suite shower. The kitchen/dinner is a great space to prepare and eat meals. The upstairs master bedroom with en-suite bathroom gives the adults a perfect hideaway for peace and quiet! We had a really enjoyable week, thank you.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2019

  • "We had a lovely week The Barn was very well appointed, Helen and Martin were lovely hosts could not have asked for more"

    Reviewed by PatriciaSep 2019

  • "Located within walking distance to a pub and farm shop, both of which did great food."

    Reviewed by CliveSep 2019

  • "Lovely tranquil country setting."

    In a typical village. Good location for sightseeing. Great hosts. Particularly liked the farm shop and cafe just next door.

    Reviewed by JenSep 2019

  • "Superb rural cottage with plenty to do in the surrounding area."

    The hosts were very welcoming and there on hand of you needed anything. The cottage itself was very comfortable and had everything you could need for a week away including some extra lovely touches of local apple juice and flapjacks. Everything in the cottage was easy to use, there was ample parking for us and just overall a fabulous cottage.

    Reviewed by VivienneAug 2019

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage in a lovely setting."

    It was beautifully renovated and was so comfortable. It had a lovely outlook onto the garden and fields beyond which was peaceful and relaxing.

    Reviewed by SandraJun 2019

  • "We couldn't have wished for a more perfect stay, the cottage, the location, the facilities, the hosts - all absolutely perfect."

    So much thought and consideration has gone into every aspect of the cottage and its facilities, even down to the homemade apple juice and flap jack from the local shop that were on the kitchen table on our arrival. The cottage is situated in the most beautiful setting with 3 beautiful dogs, four horses, ducks and chickens on the surrounding land. The hosts could not have been more friendly or hospitable, a really lovely couple. If I could choose a dream home, that would be it. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

    Reviewed by TinaJun 2019

  • "We found the property excellent with a great outlook to the back and well situated in a lovely village with a great farm shop and cafe a hundred yards away and a pub a few yards further."

    The owners were on hand every day and very helpful and friendly. A great base to explore the beautiful countryside and picturesque towns of Essex and Suffolk.

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2019

  • "The interior of this property was of a very high standard."

    The layout was ideal as the ground floor bedroom ensuite was ideal for in our case an elderly person but would also be great for children. The owner who live on site were also very helpful. I would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2019

  • "We spent a very nice week in the spacious, well equipped holiday cottage in a quiet village."

    We made interesting trips every day knowing we would return to our “home” to enjoy a quiet evening in the Granary. Being in the company of our dog, we appreciated the enclosed garden and the dog friendly house. Our hosts were very friendly. We spoke regularly but didn’t overdo our contacts. We also appreciated the local animals especially the dogs. We can surely recommand the house and surroundings to anyone especially dog owners.

    Reviewed by Anna-mariaMay 2019

  • "We loved our time at The Granary, everything is amazing."

    Suffolk has so many secret treasures on offer. We enjoyed meals next door at the Farm Shop as well as in Sudbury and Lavenham. These are such quaint welcoming villages. My favourite part of staying at The Granary was the walks so many on your doorstep. I walked for several hours each morning field after field of dog friendly walks. I just loved it. We will definitely be back!!!

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2019

  • "We spent a week visiting National Trust properties in the area and the cottage is well located."

    Loved the cottage !!!!

    Reviewed by MalcolmApr 2019

  • "The cottage was absolutely perfect and the owners were very friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by CarolApr 2019

  • "What a fantastic break."

    The Granary is tranquil and of a high quality which made our stay wonderful. Our party had a dog and he played very well with the owners dogs. Our hamper made us smile especially the dog treats and daffodils. Plenty of hot water and pluffy towels. I'd recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by HeidiApr 2019

  • "Very comfortable residence and there was everything in there that we required after a long day out."

    The setting in the farm was very good and the owners of the house were very friendly. We would stay there again.

    Reviewed by ElizabethMar 2019

  • "Brilliant location in a beautiful barn conversion."

    Well equipped and super clean. Outdoor space was amazing for a 3,5 and 9 year old and we were made to feel really welcome. The children loved meeting the animals! Lovely welcome basket too. Hope to return.

    Reviewed by CatherineFeb 2019

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground floor twin with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC and 1 x first floor double with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining and sitting areas
  • Electric underfloor central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, stair gate and highchair available
  • Secure cycle storage
  • Wifi
  • Off-road parking
  • Shared lawned garden and patio area with furniture.Washing machine and tumble dryer available in the annex Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking or candles
  • Shop 200 yards and pub 300 yards.

The property

Sudbury 5.4 miles.

In a quiet, rural village location on the Essex/Suffolk border this beautifully converted Granary sits in the grounds of the owners home.

The Granary has been sympathetically converted from a 300 year old listed barn, into a modern, comfortable holiday property.

Internally it has a wonderful open-plan living space with the a fully fitted kitchen, housing all the appliances you could possibly need for a weekend away in the countryside.

The dining area is a cosy space where you can dine together as a family, or plan the day's events.

Gather together in the sitting area and enjoy the views over the extensive grounds.

There is a ground floor twin bedroom with an en-suite shower room and a spacious first floor double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over.

Outside there is an enclosed private patio area with seating an ideal spot to sit and enjoy a morning coffee while planning some of the many things to do in the area.

The outdoor space includes a wonderful pond for wildlife and is a perfect spot for watching the sun going down.

The area is wonderful for exploring and ideal for those more sporty types.

Cyclists can enjoy a network of quiet roads linking pretty, historic villages such as Lavenham, Long Melford, Dedham Vale, Flatford (Constable Country) and Bury St Edmunds to name a few.

There is so much to visit in the area with the popular historic market town of Sudbury close by where visitors can enjoy an excellent selection of shops, cafes and restaurants when they visit.

There is also a number of places of interest with Gainsborough's Museum, Kentwell Hall and the stunning National Trust Property, Ickworth House easily accessible.

This beautiful barn conversion is ideal for friends and families looking for a get away with plenty of exploring to do locally.

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About the location

SUDBURY

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.

Region Information

Note: The barn is based on the owners smallholding and there is livestock on-site.

Note: There is a pond on-site and children should be carefully watched.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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