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2 Greensleeves, Benhall

(Ref. 1116958)

Benhall Near Friston, Suffolk Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Broadband / WiFi


1 Customer Review

  • "Please do not stay here."

    I really don't have words to describe how bad this experience was. Firstly we arrived to find that the "off road parking" is actually a strip of land opposite the property with no guarantee of a space. We panicked every day on returning to the property that there would be nowhere to park. On entering the property we were greeted with the smell of damp and dust. One of the bedrooms had no lighting at all. On further inspection we found that the plug used to plug in the table lamp was not secured to the wall properly. We immediately contacted sykes but with no response we had no choice but to plug a lamp from a different room into the socket as there was no main ceiling light. We then attempted to eat dinner with our children. What was advertised as a "compact dining table" was infact a wooden bench attached to the wall with seating for two at most. We have three children and had booked a property for 5 and so fully expected there to be enough seats for us to eat together as a family. We had no choice but to eat out every night which was not part of our holiday plans and certainly not part of our budget. The quality of towels and bedding was extremely poor and the property itself was very dusty. I suffer from asthma and therefore spent the whole time feeling unwell. We did contact sykes on arrival and it took them nearly 48 hours to respond. They suggested asking the owner to come and clean the property but we declined this as I didn't want anybody entering the property whilst we were not present. On return sykes have contacted the owner who has not been willing to accept any responsibility. I have asked that at the very least the property description be changed to stop any further family holidays being spoilt but so far this hasn't happened either. If you are thinking of booking here, please don't. The area itself is beautiful and there are lots of lovely properties that deserve your booking. This isn't one of them.

    Reviewed by Lisa1.3Aug 2023

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.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single accessed through the double bedroom
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with a woodburning stove
  • Central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • Smart TV with Samsung Plus Channels, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Courtyard, patio area, shed, patio furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1.4 miles

The property

This cottage offers a quiet and relaxing break away with beautiful walks on the doorstep, bird watching and the coast nearby, 2 Greensleeves is a characterful mid terrace cottage with exposed beams, a wood-burning stove and three bedrooms on the 1st floor, two of which overlook charming Benhall Green.

Through a stable door at the rear of the cottage is a sunny courtyard garden with table and chairs, perfect for alfresco dining or peacefully reading a good book. On the ground floor the front door opens from the front garden up a small step into the carpeted living room with the stairs to the first floor and door to the kitchen ahead of you which leads to the ground floor bathroom and courtyard garden.

the kitchen and bathroom floors are tiled with underfloor heating. The living room is a bright room overlooking Benhall Green, the living room is full of character with period features, two large comfortable sofas facing the wonderful inglenook fireplace with wood-burning stove and a flat-screen Smart TV with free Samsung Plus Channels (please note that the Terrestrial channels are limited for the area) The stylish new kitchen with heated tiled floor is a bright room overlooking the courtyard garden, units run along one side with an integrated electric single oven with grill with ceramic hob, under counter fridge with freezer compartment, and a freestanding microwave, please note there isn’t a full dining table due to the size of the kitchen.

Off the kitchen is the newly fitted bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and basin and there is a large, frosted window facing the courtyard, heated tiles and there is a useful large storage cupboard. Leading to the first floor up the open tread wooden stairs rise from the living room to the first-floor landing with doors to the double bedroom which is a sunny, south-facing bedroom with a double bed, small chest of drawers with bedside lamp and a door leading through to the single bedroom (which doesn’t have a private entrance), the single bedroom which may lend itself to being a nursery with the travel cot or a calm reading room with the large window and view of the village green also has a single bed to offer flexible sleeping arrangements.

The twin bedroom is L shaped two 2ft 6in single beds, a useful built-in wardrobe and a window looking out to the rear courtyard. Outside this quintessentially English cottage has stone steps leading from the road up to the gate into the large garden and flagstone path leading to the front door, there is off-road parking on the green and at the rear of the property is an enclosed courtyard garden with a sunny, and a garden shed where bikes can be stored safely.

Note: Please note logs aren’t provided for the woodburner.
Note: The single bedroom is accessed through the double bedroom
Note: Parking is on the triangle piece of green adjacent to the cottage.

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

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About the location


Saxmundham 3 miles; Aldeburgh 5 miles.

The quiet Suffolk village of Friston is ideally placed to explore the beautiful Suffolk heritage coastline, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, including several nature reserves. Friston is also great for the attractive popular coastal towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold, with an excellent choice of pubs, restaurants, independent shops, galleries and tea rooms. Two miles from Friston is the well-known Snape Maltings Concert Hall, offering world class concerts and musical events throughout the year, and home of the annual Aldeburgh Festival held in June. The Maltings also has interesting shops and galleries as well as an RSPB nature reserve with lovely riverside walks and river boat trips along the estuary. Family fun can be found at nearby Leiston Long Shop Museum with 200 years of local history, or with the animals at Easton Park Farm or Africa Alive, while history is on display at Framlingham and Orford castles or the Anglo-Saxon site of Sutton Hoo.

Note: Please note logs aren’t provided for the woodburner.
Note: The single bedroom is accessed through the double bedroom
Note: Parking is on the triangle piece of green adjacent to the cottage.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas