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Sparrow Cottage

Hoxne, Suffolk (Ref. 1051370)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Electric car charging
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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7 Customer Reviews

  • "Fabulous house, great location, clean ands comfortable."

    Excellent chest of games and toys to keep small children occupied.

    Reviewed by LauraMar 2022

  • "We loved our stay at quirky, cosy Sparrow Cottage!"

    The light in the kitchen was stunning with beautiful views across the Suffolk fields, and we slept really well in the comfortable bed. We had some lovely walks nearby and found it to be the perfect base to explore a part of the country we didn't know very well previously. We attempted to order via Deliveroo when we arrived and found that it's not possible currently to have takeaways delivered there, although it does say in the guest book that they do. Just something to be aware of, and hopefully this will change! The heating was tricky to work out too, it seemed to be set to constant but functioning as if it was set to a timer.

    Reviewed by LauraMar 2022

  • "Sparrow Cottage was very well equipped and extremely clean and comfortable."

    So nice to have comfortable sofas to sit on. Good location with well stocked local shop and good pub.

    Reviewed by LouiseJul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you need for a comfortable stay."

    Reviewed by PhilippaJul 2021

  • "This is an fantastic cottage to stay at."

    My partner and I with our 11 month old son stayed for a week in early December, we had a wonderful, relaxing stay. The house is super cosy, best open fireplace I've seen, excellent modern kitchen with underfloor heating, outdoor utility room with extra fridges, freezers and laundry was very convenient, bedrooms are decent size. Lovely quiet little village, friendly locals, we loved the local pub the Swan Inn with good food and beers - it's about a 3 minute drive or a 20 minute walk. Would come back.

    Reviewed by AndrewDec 2020

  • "This is a superbly renovated cottage."

    The quality of the fittings is first class and the kitchen is very well equipped. The heating system was brilliant - a beautifully warm cottage. The staircase is difficult but we managed - perhaps an extra hand grip would be useful. We struggled with the oven the first night - perhaps a simple instruction sheet as to how to activate it would be useful - rather than trying to read the instruction book. We thoroughly enjoyed our 4 night stay and would use it again if we are in the area.

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2020

  • "Sparrow Cottage was a fabulous find for our family."

    Beautiful location, everything you would need, clean and cosy....a real home from home. Ideally placed for a rural walking break and close to the coast. Would definitely stay here again and would recommend it.

    Reviewed by AmandaSep 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x bunk room with trundle
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, Smart TV, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patio, furniture, trampoline and barbecue
  • Sorry, no smoking and no pets
  • Shop 1.4 miles, pub 1.3 miles
  • Note: Steep and narrow staircase with low upstairs ceiling, please take care
  • Please note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250.00 which is an authorisation on a card,
  • Note: Maintenance on the thatched roof will be taking place from the 1st March for three months, discount has been applied for these weeks
  • Please note: no worker bookings or similar accepted

The property

Nestled in the relaxing village of Hoxne is Sparrow Cottage, a stunning base for your holiday offering traditional character alongside a contemporary interior, ideal for a family getaway.

This classic semi-detached property keeps to its original personality with its stunning thatched roof and white walls, the entrance is striking with a verdant front lawn and large entrance driveway.

As you enter through the back of the property, you'll be welcomed by breathtaking views of Hoxne's countryside found at the rear of the garden.

Feel at home as you step through the patio doors into the stylish kitchen/diner, filled with natural light from the adjoining conservatory, this space is ideal to rustle up an evening meal for the whole family which you can tuck into at the large dining table.

During the summer months, be sure to make use of the barbecue and dine at the outdoor dining area, basking in the sun as you open a bottle of fizz and take in the magnificent views whilst the kids play on the trampoline.

Snuggle up in the snug sitting room, complemented with intimate dark features as you put your feet up next to the opulent woodburning stove and pick a film from the Smart TV, there's even a decorative old bread oven adding an extra dash of Roman personality.

Unwind after an invigorating day of countryside walks and relax your muscles in a soothing bubble bath found in the ground-floor bathroom, stepping out to a toasty towel from the heated towel rail.

Watch your step as you make your way up the steep staircase and be wowed by the quirky low ceilings covered with wooden beams as you find one of three gorgeous bedrooms.

Find comfort as you rest after a long day in one of the double rooms which hold ample storage, and listen as the kids play in the bright blue bunk room, boasting views of the surrounding fields and even an extra trundle bed.

An external building outside is home to a convenient utility room, equipped with a washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge, iron, and clothes line, all for private use.

Hoxne is a stunning little village which is perfect for a peaceful getaway, there's a handy Post Office where you can buy all your necessities for your stay.

A calm walk away from the cottage, you'll find The Swan Inn of Hoxne, a Grade II listed pub dating back to the 15th century where you can enjoy a delicious meal with a cold pint before taking an evening walk among the scenic countryside.

Make sure to visit the 13th century church of St Peter and St Paul on your trip, this historic building rests at the top of a hill with beautiful views, there's also plenty of pleasant walking and cycling trails dotted around the village.

Suffolk is an exciting county with plenty to do, a short drive away you'll find Africa Alive in Kessingland, a walking safari where you can meet over 80 species of animals.

Nearby villages and towns worth exploring include Diss, Fressingfield and Halesworth, all boasting beautiful views, historic buildings and local wildlife.

Also close by is the inland market town Framlingham with beautiful historic architecture, a castle and an array of independent shops.

Those looking for an exciting day trip can drive over to the bustling city of Norwich, exploring the regal cathedral, Norwich Castle, or treating yourself to a day of shopping before tucking into a fabulous meal at one of the many restaurants.

The whole area provides great walking and cycling opportunities, whilst the nearby seaside town of Southwold is popular all year round offering lovely shops, pubs and restaurants to suit most tastes.

Sparrow Cottage is found in a special location right in the depths of Suffolk, offering a lovely break for families.

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

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About the location


Scole 2.4 miles; Diss 5 miles.

The idyllic little village of Hoxne sits 5 miles southeast of Diss and 14 miles northwest of Framlingham, Suffolk. One of Suffolk's most attractive villages, Hoxne is home to a Post Office, a 15th century, Grade II listed pub, and the streets are lined with a range of quaint chocolate box cottages, some topped with charming thatched roofs. Steeped in history, Hoxne is famous for one of the largest collections of late Roman silver and gold discovered in Britain. The pretty surrounding countryside and woodland and the River Dove and Waveney flowing past all make Hoxne a perfect base for walking cycling. Within an hour’s drive you can be touring the Norfolk Broads, sunning yourself by the sea or strolling along the pier in Southwold, or discovering the cultural city of Norwich. With a wealth of day trips to enjoy and plenty of wonderful walks and cycling from the door, Hoxne provides an idyllic base for a memorable Suffolk holiday.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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