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The Cottage Barn

Burgate near Rickinghall, Suffolk (Ref. 1071640)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
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Reviews & Ratings

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "Super little cottage."

    No complaints at all. Well run and friendly reception from the hosts. Gary

    Reviewed by MalcolmDec 2021

  • "The property was perfect for our christmas holiday i cannot think of any improvements needed."

    Reviewed by JasonDec 2021

  • "A really beautiful cottage - so clean and very tastefully decorated."

    Wendy and Richard are charming hosts and went out of their way to ensure we had everything we needed. Wendy had made some delicious baked goods for us to enjoy too. The cottage is in a really quiet and peaceful spot overlooking their attractive gardens and open countryside. The weather for us wasn't brilliant, so we were unable to take advantage of the garden or the many local walks; but - hope to remedy that another time. Highly recommended. Fiona and Roger

    Reviewed by FionaDec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in great area for cycling or walking, secure bike store, large garden, quiet position."

    Attentive owners.

    Reviewed by ChristopherNov 2021

  • "The Cottage Barn was the perfect place to relax and unwind."

    The well-equipped cottage was spotlessly clean, cosy and comfortable. The hosts were friendly, helpful and on hand to help if needed. The homemade treats for our arrival were really appreciated. Thank you for a great stay.

    Reviewed by JaneNov 2021

  • "The Cottage Barn proved to be an ideal place to stay to relax in the peace and quiet with lovely garden views."

    The accommodation is well equipped, clean and comfortable. It is set in a really nice location in a rural area yet within easy travelling distance of other villages and towns. We received a warm welcome from Wendy and Richard and they were readily available to help with anything when needed. We really enjoyed our week here and are happy to recommend it.

    Reviewed by JillOct 2021

  • "Was a lovely place to stay and the hosts were amazing."

    They were there if We needed them and left us to it when we didn’t. It was brilliant!

    Reviewed by RebeccaOct 2021

  • "Delightful clean and comfortable cottage in very quiet,peaceful surroundings."

    Wendy & Richard are very helpful,friendly hosts. Lots of lovely places to visit in the area and we really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by NicholasOct 2021

  • "After what has been a very busy time for us and a difficult year generally, our stay at this beautifully restored barn in such peaceful surroundings was just perfect."

    Beautiful walks and excellent pubs and restaurants within striking distance made it a memorable experience. We are very grateful to Wendy and Richard for their welcome and help in ensuring that our stay was so relaxing and enjoyable.

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2021

  • "Our hosts were great with a wonderful welcome."

    The barn facilities far exceeded our expectations. The barn information pack was extensive & helpful. There are many great places to eat out as well as enjoy the beautiful countryside. Dave & Judy

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "Wendy and Richard our hosts ensured our stay was enjoyable and made us feel really welcome."

    It was a lovely, peaceful setting, perfect accommodation - clean & cozy, an ideal spot for exploring the area, sightseeing, walks and cycling. We would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by TeresaSep 2021

  • "Ideal location for exploring East Anglia."

    We certainly covered many miles in Suffolk, and saw many beautiful places. The cottage was quite delightful and in a beautiful setting with extensive gardens, in a very quiet rural area. The Hosts, Wendy and Richard were very helpful and did everything they could to make our stay as comfortable as possible, including a welcome with flowers, home produce and and baking! Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by DebbySep 2021

  • "A delightful cottage in a beautiful setting - wonderful gardens!"

    - but the holiday experience was hugely marred by inadequate heating and poor facilities/equipment. Beware: read the small print attached to the Bond that’s taken upfront. We didn’t read it carefully enough - and extra charges were made for using heating in extremely cold August weather, and for one broken mug!

    Thank you for your feedback, its important to us! We are sorry you didn't find the heating adequate. The owner has not had any issues previously with this in over 4 years of letting the property. If you have any issues please raise them during the stay to allow us to address them whilst you are in the property. We can assure you there are not extra charges for heating. Charges are expected for damages, theft and serious cleanliness issues, regards Sykes cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SophieAug 2021

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The property

Rickinghall / Botesdale 3.1 miles, Diss 5.5 miles.

Tucked away in the remote, tranquil, unspoiled countryside of Burgate, Suffolk and on the edge of the ancient Burgate, Little Green Common lies The Cottage Barn, a delightful detached characterful barn dating back to the 1600s․ With ample walking and cycling from the doorstep and Bury St Edmunds, Thetford, Norwich and Ipswich within 30-45 mins drive, and The Broads, coast, Newmarket and Cambridge only a little further afield, you could hardly be better located to enjoy the beauty, ancient history, country estates, and big open skies of East Anglia throughout the year․ Ideal for country loving couples or three friends․ With no light pollution and minimal traffic, the greatest distractions here are the birds․ You will have your own private space with decking and seating, but can freely explore the beautiful 2-acre gardens, opened annually for the National Garden Scheme, which have been specifically created as a haven for wildlife amongst the intensive agriculture.

On arrival, off-road parking allows you to park with security and ease․ Step inside to be greeted by homegrown flowers and seasonal produce.

In the open-plan living space you can sink into the sofas to read or watch the Smart TV․ Or take a drink outside to one of several seating areas in the gardens.

In the fully fitted kitchen, with electric oven and hob, you can prepare a delicious meal to enjoy at the dining table while you discuss the day and plan your next activities․ The kitchen also houses a convenient washing machine to freshen clothes if needed.

Completing the ground floor is an elegant bathroom with freestanding bath and hand-held shower, perfect for a luxurious soak and perhaps a glass of wine after a long walk․ There is also a first-floor cloakroom with basin and WC.

Upstairs, find two well-presented bedrooms of impressive beamed character: the king-size room offers a balcony to bring fresh air into the space on a warm day, while the single room has a Juliet balcony where you can admire the countryside location.

The historic and recently regenerated market town of nearby Diss, with its attractive 6-acre lake (The Mere), offers full amenities, plus attractive independent shops, cafes and hidden courtyards in its pedestrian-friendly streets․ It is especially lovely with its Christmas lights.

Your hardest decision will be which direction to choose to explore․ To the east and south, the awe-inspiring Anglo-Saxon burial site at Sutton Hoo, Suffolk's celebrated wetland scenery at RSPB Minsmere, the landscape that inspired John Constable's famous paintings, the renowned Adnams brewery and seal watching from Southwold, or the pretty streets and castle of Ed Sheeran's beloved Framlingham․ How about the famous AONB coastline of North Norfolk, home to six Blue Flag beaches and many historic houses․ If Bury St Edmunds, with its 1000 years of history and abundance of award-winning fine dining restaurants is not for you, then go a little further west to the races in Newmarket or punting in Cambridge․ Whatever your tastes, you can be sure of endless choice throughout the year and a peaceful retreat to come home to at the end of the day.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with balcony, 1 x single
  • Ground-floor bathroom with freestanding bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and washing machine
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for up to 3 cars
  • Own garden with decking and furniture, plus access to a 2-acres garden with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Supermarket 2.6 miles, pub 2.5 miles
  • Note: This property accepts adults only
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm and check-out by 10am
  • Please note: The log burner is not available from 3rd December 2021
  • Please Note: this property is suitable for over 18's only

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Diss 7 miles; Thetford 13.5 miles; Bury St Edmunds 16 miles.

The village of Rickinghall, alongside Botesdale, is situated close to the Norfolk border offering excellent access to both Norfolk and Suffolk with good road links to Bury St Edmunds, Diss and Thetford. The villages are well stocked with three pubs, a supermarket and a selection of takeaways. Once described as one of the few remaining unspoiled areas of Suffolk, this is a fantastic touring base for walkers and cyclists with the Angles, Peddar and Boudica Way routes right on the doorstep and an abundance of places of interest to visit within easy reach.

Region Information

Please note: the log burner sited in the cottage is not available from 3rd December 2021.

Please note: This property is adult only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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