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William Cottage

(Ref. 1103061)

Metfield, Suffolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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Facilities and Maintenance

8 Customer Reviews

  • "Everything there and some extras."

    Comfortable.Floors upstairs creak quite a lot but did not bother us. Very handy convenience store just down the road that stocked most things.Could also borrow jigsaws to do,and return afterwards. Overall a nice property.

    Reviewed by Jaroslav3.8Jun 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in William Cottage."

    Metfield is a lovely little village with a well stocked community shop as well as a cafe for brunch, lunch, tea or coffee. The cottage is well equipped and there are so many wonderful places to visit not far away. We particularly enjoyed Southwold, Aldeburgh and Norwich. We will be back!

    Thank you. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynne4.7Jun 2023

  • "Lovely village country cottage, very quiet and peaceful week for myself and my wife , cottage had everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable."

    Its very possible we return later in the year . Jeff & Carol

    Thank you. You will be most welcome. So pleased you enjoyed the greenhouse reading room too! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeffery5.0May 2023

  • "This is a characterful, well-maintained property with every facility needed for a restful stay."

    The addition of a designated parking area, adjacent to the pretty garden, is a real bonus. Metfield is a quiet, attractive village well-placed for exploring the delights of rural Suffolk. We would recommend this cottage.

    Thank you. We do appreciate your kind feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Apr 2023

  • "Delightful cottage with it's traditional cottage garden with flowers, fruit and veg."

    Lots of spots to sit outside with plenty of garden furniture. Very comfortable beds and we slept well, though any cottage of this age comes with creaky floorboards! One word of warning, neither of our smart phones (different providers) had reception in the cottage or garden. Thank goodness for Wifi calling!

    Thank you for your feedback. I am so pleased that you enjoyed William Cottage. For new guests' information, EE mobile connectivity is excellent here and we do have very good Wifi speed. New laundry and shower rooms are now ready for the 2023 season. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pippa4.7Sep 2022

  • "The wooden floor upstairs creeks a lot and has a number of nail heads poking up, One by toilet and several in main bedroom near water tank cupboard."

    The shower over bath is hopeless as it does not have any way of fixing into adjustable height holder and the sideway spray is very awkwood to control. There is no Microwave oven. No pub in village. The approach to the access door through the garden is overgrown and uneven making carrying luggage in very difficult.

    Thank you for your feedback, all of which is much appreciated. William Cottage is over 200 years old and was the village Ale House until 1939. It is sad that the replacement Public House no longer trades but we do always leave a few beers in the fridge. I do apologise for the nail heads, which I uncomfortably discovered for myself and have since been dealt with. A microwave is arriving this week. As for luggage, there is of course the front porch door with direct access to The Street, which perhaps should be added to the online information. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter2.2Aug 2022

  • "Had a very comfortable, relaxed stay."

    Owners had left a card with complimentary items and some fresh produce from their garden. Very welcoming. Garden was peaceful. Beds very comfortable. Only downside was no microwave ( but we managed perfectly fine without). My daughter got to grips with the induction hob which was great. A washing machine would have been good but was here only a few days so managed without. Area is very quiet ,has a corner shop and a park. Not very close to local amenities if you're looking for pubs or livelier places. But within driving distance and lovely beaches. Over all we loved the cottage ,it's a first for me as usually we stay in holiday parks. I would definitely recommend this cottage for a quiet getaway.

    Thank you so much for your kind feedback. You will find a microwave should you come back another time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Aug 2022

  • "A spacious and thoughtfully decorated cottage."

    The white goods in the kitchen were modern and in good condition. The garden was gorgeous with a variety of shrubs and plenty of space to sit in the sun or shade. Ample off road car parking available. Local shop was well stocked and open daily. Minor negatives - more instruction on the complexities of finding television channels, the door lock and the Hob. ( I used the internet guide to supplement the instructions that had been left for the Hob) The housekeeper, Susan, was extremely helpful ! The basic groceries were very welcome. Thank you. I would recommend this property.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. I find TVs so complicated and will write a guide for this one. Am so pleased you liked William Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be set up as a double on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • External shower room and utility with WC
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • Smart TV, WiFi, a selection of games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed rear garden with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog is welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and café 0.1 miles
  • Note: The staircase is open so please take care

The property

William Cottage is a characterful cottage, dating back to the 1700s in the village of Metfield, Suffolk.

This two-bedroom cottage is the perfect place for a family or group of friends to explore the Waveney Valley on foot or by bicycle; by car, the historic counties of Norfolk and Suffolk can be discovered.

The property is set in a quiet spot, has retained its period features, and offers a woodburning stove for those snug nights in.

As you arrive, there is ample off-road parking and a front porch space to leave walking boots and coats.

The living/dining room is well-furnished to relax and socialise with armchairs, a sofa, a Smart TV, board games, a woodburning stove, and a dining seating.

Moving on through the property, in the well-equipped kitchen you can make heart-warming meals with the electric oven, induction hob and microwave, whilst a dishwasher provides a fuss-free clean.

Head just outside to the rear garden where you can find a spacious laundry room and shower room with WC.

A few steps further bring you to mature shrubberies and patios where you can unwind with a glass of wine on the plentiful garden furniture.

As the evening cools, retire up the wooden stairs to find the bathroom, hosting a bath for a relaxing soak.

When eyes grow heavy, there are two light and airy bedrooms with a king-size and a twin bedroom to choose from; the twin offers zip/link features, possible to form a double, providing flexible sleeping arrangements.

Awaken with a cup of tea in the rear garden as the chef of the group prepares a home-cooked breakfast and plans are made for the day ahead.

Just paces away, you will find a well-stocked shop with baked goods and groceries and in the opposite direction, past the church, a tearoom to enjoy; for a wider selection of amenities take a drive into the historic small town of Harleston or Halesworth.

Harleston is an ancient town in Suffolk that is home to many tourist attractions.

One of the most popular attractions is the Food Museum, which is a great place to learn about the history of food and how it is prepared.

Another popular attraction is Luke's Wood, which is a beautiful forest that is perfect for a nature walk or picnicking, and there is also the unique option of visiting the Camel Oasis, open between April and October, where camel and donkey rides are available.

From the property you can enjoy a day spent at the Norfolk or Suffolk coast, with Southwold, Aldeburgh, Snape Maltings and the Norfolk Broads within easy driving distance.

For a holiday home brimming with character, choose William Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


  • Harleston 4.9 miles
  • Pulham Market 8.6 miles
  • Ipswich 29.3 miles

Metfield is a quaint village in Suffolk, settled near the Norfolk border. The village's name is derived from 'meadow field' and dates to the Saxon times, make it an ideal base for history buffs. There is Metfield Village Hall, a welcoming place serving local ales and a convenience store, offering fresh cakes, coffee, and essentials. For a recuperating walk and birdwatching, visit Winks Meadow Nature Reserve and venture outside the village to Camel Park Oasis for a unique ride. Explore the nearby attractions, with Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum to see a great selection of machinery and Homersfield Totem Pole. Head into the heart of Suffolk into the historic town of Harleston home to several attractions including the Food Museum, Granary Crafts and Shepherd and Dog Onehouse. Restaurants and bars in the town offer a variety of cuisines and there is something to suit everyone's taste.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas