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The Stables

Cratfield near Halesworth, Suffolk (Ref. 974602)


(6 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Off road parking
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Cot available
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Highchair available

Reviews & Ratings

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6 Customer Reviews

  • "This property is in need of a lot of TLC."

    A significant number of light bulbs are out, we actually had to move light bulbs around the house as an upstairs room had none that worked at all. Feedback from reviews years ago say the same thing; shame nothing has been done about that. The kitchen was not adequately stocked either - 1 wine glass for 7 people is ridiculous. All the plates, bowls, cutlery and glasses are mix matched and very old. Also, this is fully self catering, as in bring dishcloths, bin bags, loo roll, washing up liquid. This caught us out as I am used to these basics being provided. It would be good to have been informed about this as there isn't a local shop to pick these up. That being said, the layout of the house is great, really sociable and spacious. The location is stunning - beautiful quiet lanes for cycling and great beaches and towns nearby. The house whilst clean, needs a lot of attention and updating but has the potential to be really amazing if the effort is put in.

    Reviewed by EllaSep 2021

  • "Pleasant cottage and a good rural area."

    Possibly could have had more information on how to reach the property, which was in the middle of nowhere, which in itself was not a problem, but those Suffolk lanes are quite fiddly. There were some issues with the lighting, missing bulbs and not very strong for reading etc. It would be nice to have a freezer in the property itself, and not outside in a separate room. Good information on places to visit. The downstairs bathroom could do with some repairs (loo roll holder, shower head). In the kitchen it would have been useful to have a few more bowls and possibly cutlery. Great care was needed in using the spiral staircase, especially in transporting suitcases up and down. Generally, however, we (four fairly elderly ladies) were extremely happy with our choice of holiday venue.

    Reviewed by Hilary RebeccaSep 2019

  • "Generally the accommodation was very good, tastefully decorated and furnished."

    It was situated in a wonderful location. I would return. Just a few items to rectify to make the place brilliant: -The shower downstairs didn't work. -The sagging cloth sofa was so uncomfortable that you couldn't sit on it. -The 2 slice cheap toaster was inadequate. Bread had to be cut in half to toast. -Several lights didn't work. Others have mentioned all these points but nothing has been done. Also the comment book appeared to be hidden amongst the leaflets in the drawer. I do recommend that there is a separate pad for reporting items to be rectified.

    Reviewed by MargaretMay 2019

  • "A beautifully presented accommodation which was a pleasure to stay in."

    Reviewed by VivienneJul 2018

  • "When we booked the holiday we didn’t realize how remote it was."

    Was literally in the middle of nowhere, our children got very bored as had to all get into the car to travel down miles of little bumpy roads to find a shop.

    Reviewed by MarkApr 2018

  • "We had a great time at the stables."

    The place itself is really beautiful in a quiet and peaceful setting. The accommodation has everything you need and the owners are very helpful indeed. This is a great base for a family who want to explore the delights of Suffolk.

    Reviewed by DanMar 2018

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x first floor double, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x ground floor twin, 1 x first floor single
  • 2x Bathrooms both with baths, showers over, basins and WC's
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Ample parking
  • Balcony
  • Shared large garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.5 miles
  • Note: Shared wash room with washers, dryers, ironing boards
  • Note: First floor accessed via a spiral staircase
  • Note: Please note this property is in a rural location.

The property

A lovely barn conversion located in the village of Cratfield, with heart-warming décor and a spacious living arrangement perfect for all the family.

Benefitting from two downstairs bedrooms, this retreat has been complete to a high standard of quality.

The beautiful open-plan lounge has been divided into a luxury seating area and a modern kitchen/diner, thoughtfully designed with attention to detail.

The spiral staircase is an excellent feature, leading up to a double and twin bedroom, joined by a contemporary bathroom which completes the accommodation in an exceptional fashion.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 973842 and 973831, together they can sleep 21 people.

Holly Tree Farm

Halesworth 7 miles. A group of three luxury barn conversions, decorated to a standard of excellence with beautiful furnishings, guaranteed to make you feel right at home. Quirky and characterful, the vibrant décor and mesmerising charm is more than enough to make guests feel welcome. Upon entering, you will be greeted by the soothing ambience and heart-warming country cottage feel, which continues from the ground floor up. Each retreat boasts a contemporary open-plan living area, tied together with a spacious sitting room, a beautiful kitchen and a wonderful place to dine with your loved ones. From morning through to evening, you can make the most of this formation either by relaxing or socialising with your friends and family. You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to a peaceful night’s sleep, with the accommodation offering a diverse selection of bedrooms, all promising a comfortable place to unwind. With pure attention to detail, this sense of luxury follows the accommodation through to the classically designed bathrooms. Once you are ready for the day, spend some time enjoying the location by resting on the patio area, perhaps with a refreshing drink, as you reminisce over your adventures. Why not step out into the village, or take a trip further afield to the town of Halesworth. Full of character, with old buildings, a weekly market held on a Wednesday and a variety of shops, cafes and restaurants, there is something for all tastes. The beautiful Suffolk Heritage Coastline features unspoilt heathlands, whilst the delightful coastal towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh are all within a short drive. What’s more, the cities of Ipswich and Norwich both lie within touring distance, making this whole location a perfect base from which to discover Suffolk and beyond.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas