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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (5)
  • property (3)
  • welcoming (3)
  • clean (3)
  • jacqui (3)
  • host (3)

6 Customer Reviews

  • "This was a lovely property and beautifully clean."

    The host, Jacqui, was very welcoming and helpful, as was her husband. it is very well situated with many local towns within easy reach. The garden was lovely and it was a pleasure to spend a week in the country.

    Thank you very much Margaret for your lovely comments, it was a pleasure meeting you. We hope to welcome you back! Kind regards Jacqui and Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2023

  • "Jacqui and Nick are great hosts and welcomed us to their wonderful property."

    The cottage is gorgeous set in beautiful countryside. Our two dogs had a lovely time exploring too. Halesworth is only a few minutes away and a great pub up the road, what more could we want?

    Hi Judith, thanks so much for the lovely feedback and we are delighted you had a great stay. We would love to welcome you back. Kind regards Jacqui Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a 2 night stay at this beautiful house in lovely location."

    The house was to a high standard, extremely clean, really nicely decorated and had everything you could possibly need for a trip away from home. Host was very welcoming and was really peaceful location. Would recommend

    HI Ann, thanks so much for the lovely feedback about Rookyards Cottage, we would love to welcome you back. Kind regards Jacqui and Nick Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2023

  • "The Cottage is in a lovely country setting."

    After a long day of travelling we were pleased to get into the cottage to be greated by a kettle that was boiling, tea bags, coffee, biscuits and milk all waiting for us. Later we could sit back and enjoy the bottle of wine also there for us. A lovely welcome, thank you

    Thanks Martin for the feedback, pleased you had a lovely stay. All the best. Jacqui Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0May 2023

  • "Jacqui is a truly wonderful host and made our stay really memorable."

    The cottages are really lovely. Beautifully appointed, spotlessly clean, warm and everything you need for a stay. A great location very centrally placed for all of the Suffolk sites. Very doggy friendly with lovely grounds. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending and will definitely return. Thank you Jacqui and Nick

    Hi Jules, Thank you for the amazing feedback - it makes our day when we receive such kind words. The most important thing to us is that our guests have a lovely stay. We'd love to have you return. Thank you!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2023

  • "A well furnished property with a welcoming hostess."

    Excellent off-road parking. staircase may be difficult for someone less mobile.

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2022

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This property is part of the Best of Suffolk collection.
Best of Suffolk is an award-winning, local holiday cottage lettings agency, bringing the experience of a boutique hotel to self-catering cottages in Suffolk.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with dining area and sitting area with open fire
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, communal washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV with Sky, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Private gardens, patio furniture, extensive communal grounds
  • Shop 3.3 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • The stairs are quite steep but there is a handrail so please bear this mind when booking

The property

You can enjoy the garden from most rooms, particularly the exceptionally large master bedroom with the twin opposite and unusually attractive cloakroom between the two.

The ground floor comprises a modern kitchen with lovely views, a shower room, and a charming living/dining room. The gardens provide a wonderful setting for the house which has a private patio with table and chairs for summer dining.

Enjoy the formal gardens to the front with lawns and well-stocked flower borders and the moated gardens, with a bridge to the orchard with a number of mature fruit trees, can be found on the eastern boundary.

You can also fish for Rudd or Perch in the lake close to the house.

There’s ample parking on the drive and space for you to store bikes in the outbuildings. Ground Floor Kitchen The entrance to Rookyards opens into the sunny kitchen with a large window overlooking the beautifully landscaped garden, equipped with electric oven with four rings, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave and dishwasher.

Doors open to the shower room and living/dining room. Family Shower Room Off the kitchen, this is a modern fully tiled shower room with shower cubicle with glass door, WC and washbasin. Living/Dining Room A sunny double aspect room with a door opening to the drive and large window looking out to the manicured gardens - beautiful in the summer months and an open fireplace making it cosy in the winter, with Sky TV to enjoy.

Furnishings include a large leather sofa and matching armchair, occasional tables and a farmhouse style table with four dining chairs.

To the right of the fireplace is a built in shelf, ideal as a writing area.

Doors open from the living room to the kitchen and stairs. First Floor A door from the living/dining room opens directly onto the carpeted stairs leading to a small landing which gives access to both bedrooms and the cloakroom.

Please note the stairs are steep. Master Bedroom Exceptionally large double aspect bedroom with King bed, bedside cabinets, wardrobe and beautiful armchair inviting you to relax with a good book! Twin Bedroom A pretty room with a view of the garden, furnished with sturdy wooden twin beds and a bedside table. Cloakroom An exceptionally large, bright room with an ornate basin and a WC. Outside Rookyards is a beautiful Grade II listed L shaped house that has been sympathetically divided into two homes, surrounded by countryside with an abundance of wildlife including wild rabbits, bats, badgers, muntjac deer and many birds for you to identify.

Guests can fish for Rudd and Perch in the pond close to the house and a private area of the extensive garden has been allocated for your use with table and chairs for outside dining, however the owners are also happy for you to wander around almost two acres of their stunning moated gardens and grounds. Please note there is a washing machine available for guests use in the outhouse (this is a communal washing machine, shared with two other properties) The property is approached over a shingle driveway leading into a parking and turning area adjacent to the house and two additional stunning holiday properties - Red Poll Barn and Milk Parlour.

The surrounding countryside lends itself to cycling and you can store bikes undercover in one of the cart sheds.

Note: EV charging is via an external domestic plug socket and that there is an additional daily fee paid to the owner directly

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Southwold 9 miles; Norwich 24 miles.

The delightful Suffolk market town of Halesworth is full of character, with old buildings, a weekly market held on a Wednesday and a variety of shops, cafes and restaurants, which are predominantly independent. The Halesworth Town Trail offers a walk through the town whilst learning about its history, whilst within easy reach is the gentle, undulating surrounding countryside, which is ideal for walkers, cyclists and birdwatchers. The beautiful Suffolk Heritage Coastline features unspoilt heathlands and the RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve, whilst the internationally renowned Snape Maltings Concert Hall, and the delightful coastal towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh are all within a short drive. With the cities of Ipswich and Norwich both within touring distance, Halesworth is an ideal location from which to discover Suffolk.

Note: The stairs are quite steep but there is a handrail so please bear this mind when booking.
Note: EV charging is via an external domestic plug socket and that there is an additional daily fee paid to the owner directly

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas