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Holly Cottage

(Ref. 1043272)

Framlingham, Suffolk Show on map

4.6

Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Very comfortable cottage."

    Great location for walking in and around this beautiful town. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay with my two small dogs.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are really pleased that you have enjoyed your visit to beautiful Framlingham. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jan 2024

  • "We enjoyed the cottage which was very clean and comfortable."

    The enclosed outside space is ideal for dogs. The only let-down for us was the parking. This was made clear on the description. However, being only able to park across the busy road makes it tricky when getting to/from the car, and especially when unpacking/packing and carrying items across to the cottage.. We understand from previous reviews that the owners are having difficulties in making the driveway accessible for parking which is a real shame.

    Reviewed by Sue4.4Dec 2023

  • "Despite the note within the advert for this cottage,that parking is always available, this was not the case for the entire week we stayed."

    What was interesting was that there was a thin driveway space at the side of the property, but the owners had placed a note in the gate saying that this should not be used! We did, every day as had no choice. This drive should be expanded to ensure it can be used properly and the gates removed. This would create probably the best cottage we would have stayed at. Other then this, the cottage was lovely, but the lack of convenient parking prevents me from recommending it.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you found our cottage to be lovely, however disappointed that you appear to have had some difficulties with the on street parking. Nowhere in the cottage advert does it state that parking is always available, however there is ample street parking and we have always found spaces to be available on our numerous visits. The driveway up the side of the house is very narrow and has no dropped kerb and our enquiries to the local authorities to have an off road parking area have been as yet unsuccessful. For these reasons we kindly request that visitors abide by our requests. We do not put up signs without reason and only ever have your best interests at heart. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin4.1Oct 2023

  • "The only criticism we have of our week in Framlingham is that the cottage is on a main road which at times was very noisy."

    Other than that it was excellent.

    Thank you for your feedback. Sue and Stewart Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ken4.4Sep 2023

  • "What a lovely cottage and a lovely stay, will definitely be back for longer next time."

    Cottage is cosy, comfy, spotlessly clean, very well equipped and with welcoming touches. Location is perfect and outside space is ideal with a dog. Road is busy but you can see you're on a main route into town when you book. We had no issues parking outside but would probably use the car park next time (5 minute walk) if we were staying weekdays.

    Thank you for your lovely positive and informative feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was immaculately presented and well equipped throughout - the cake and doggy treats were very welcome as was the milk left in the fridge."

    One of the best cottage info folders we've ever had too. The lack of parking (clearly communicated in the listing) was not a problem for the duration of our stay, with space across the road and a free car park in the town nearby. The rear yard is a real sun-trap during our stay.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Aug 2023

  • "Well equipped, comfortable and clean cottage in good location."

    Parking was the only disadvantage but there was a free car park in the village which was only 5 mins walk so not a problem for us. It was very nice to have a pint of milk and a lovely fruit cake on arrival. An excellent week's stay.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very comfortable and handy for all the local amenities, very kind to leave cake, milk and dog treat’s and tea towels."

    Thank you for your positive feedback which makes all our efforts worthwhile. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a great week in Suffolk."

    The cottage was excellent. We had everything we needed Inc extras we didn't expect.like washing machine pods.if we went to Suffolk again we wouldn't hesitate to stop at holly cottage. Thank you for making our stay most welcome

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, spotlessly clean, lovely welcome tray."

    We loved our stay and would highly recommend this cottage.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by William5.0Jun 2023

  • "Had a good week, ideally situated for touring Suffolk aided by my 1926 Ward Lock guide book !"

    Cottage is warm and cosy, everything worked, good wi-fi and tv kept me out of the Framlingham pubs !

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in beautiful Suffolk. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven5.0May 2023

  • "Cosy, comfortable, clean and conveniently placed to easily explore Framlingham and beyond."

    Excellent communications with the friendly owners. Would have no hesitation in booking again.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We love making our cottage as welcoming and comfortable as possible and knowing our guests have had a wonderful time makes all our efforts worthwhile. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graeme4.7Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage we enjoyed our stay and use of the garden , only thing would be it was a bit noisy with road noise, and additional noise from works being carried out on road but we were made aware of this, all being said we still managed to sleep pretty well."

    Maybe a few more utensils in kitchen such as vegetable peeler etc but these are tiny details. Overall we would return as great location.

    Thank you for your positive and constructive feedback. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amy4.4Apr 2023

  • "Nice clean well appointed accommodation - welcome pack of biscuits very appreciated :-) Only reason for 9/10 is location, road noise quiet loud and maybe bedrooms would benefit from blackout curtains because of street light."

    Thank you for your positive and constructive feedback. Kind Regards Stewart and Sue. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Nov 2022

  • "A lovely little cottage, very clean and well equipped."

    Lovely touch with the dogs treats! Framlingham is a quaint town, perfect break away thank you so much.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We love welcoming people to our cottage and receiving your thanks makes it all worthwhile. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Oct 2022

  • "Holly Cottage is a lovely place to stay, close enough to the centre of Fram Well provided and comfortable."

    Has a front and back entrance/exit. Heating worked perfectly, boosts in the morning and early evening. Instructions were clear and comprehensive. Furniture is a bit big for the little living room. Mount Pleasant is a busy road, but that cannot be helped.

    Thank you for your your informative and positive feedback. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Regards Sue and Stewart Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wald4.7Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage everything provided."

    Perfect from start to finish.

    Thank you for such positive feedback. It’s always lovely to hear when people enjoy their stay. Warmest wishes Sue and Stewart Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2022

  • "Thought was nice untill i went to use a saucepan to cook and that cupboard had a strong smell of damp which put us off cooking so ate out quite a lot which cost us more then what we wanted to do."

    the back door needs a screen as loads of flies kept coming in .and they need to put fans in all of there property's as very warm,but we brought our own,local co-op was really expenisve so won't be going back there

    Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trish3.1Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Leather furniture we kept slipping off. Beds very comfortable. Well stocked with appliance's. All round great holiday.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased you had a great holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn4.4Jun 2022

  • "Great little cottage in a great location for exploring Soufork"

    Thank you for your feedback. We’re so pleased you enjoyed your stay in beautiful Framlingham. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2022

  • "Great place."

    Only negative is the lack of parking and road noise. However, I would be happy to return. All the little extras, like the dog treats, welcome tray etc. were really appreciated.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was cosy and had everything you could wish for a great location for a walk into town, castle & mere."

    Thank you for your feedback, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay in our cottage and in lovely Framlingham. Sue and Stewart Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Oct 2021

  • "Wonderful little cottage."

    Had everything we needed for a great holiday. Busy road but didn’t really bother us . Would definitely use again. G Castle

    Reviewed by Gillian3.8Oct 2021

  • "The parking was a problem we had to park on the main road and could not always find a slot near to the cottage and the cottage is on a VERY noisy road."

    But Framlingham is a delightful town and the people are so kind and friendly.

    Reviewed by Fiona3.8Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was clean and well equipped."

    The owners have clearly tried hard to make the best of what the cottage has to offer. Whilst the town itself was lovely and very convenient for visiting lots of great places, the cottage itself has some drawbacks . Road noise is an issue as is parking. The cottage itself is small. One man's quaint and quirky is another man's cramped and challenging. Lots of varied floor levels make it challenging for older guests. The bathroom is a long way from the bedroom. It was well equipped and the owners have made the best of the limited space available. The outside decked area and high quality garden furniture were a godsend . We were blessed with good weather and ate outside most nights. The table in the living room with integrated stowaway chairs was a challenge we chose to avoid. Whilst we would highly recommend Framlingham we would not choose to return to this particular property. We do not feel it was value for money.

    Reviewed by Neil3.4Jul 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Holly Cottage ."

    The cottage was very clean and it was very well equipped and in a lovely setting .We would recommend it to all

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jun 2021

  • "My friend and I stayed here from 7th-12th June."

    Very impressed with cottage, it was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. Unfortunately although the listing states on road parking available I think it should be made clear that the parking is on a road that can be very busy at times (my car was unfortunately clipped twice whilst parked on the road) and it is possible (although it did not happen to us) you could return to the cottage and find there was no parking available. Also because it is a busy road we found it to be quite noisy--traffic started at approx 5.30am each weekday we were there. I should mention however that as regards the parking issue I understand that the owner has applied for permission to make a dropped kerb which means that if his application is successful then a parking spot would be available off road at the side of the cottage. Because of our experience with the parking and the noise we would not stay there again.

    Reviewed by Brenda4.7Jun 2021

  • "Lovely, very clean, well equipped cottage with great quality bedlinen, towels and kitchen ware, a very comfortable bed and good WIFI."

    The cottage was warm with plentiful hot water. There is a bath with a shower above rather than a shower room as described in the property details. The small terrace at the rear got the sun from early morning into the evening and was a lovely place to eat breakfast and is secure for dogs. We never had a problem parking on the street just across from the cottage. There was some traffic noise as the cottage is close to the road but this was never a problem. Would definitely stay again if we return to this lovely part of the world as the cottage is a great base for days out as well as being in an attractive small market town.

    Reviewed by Stella4.7May 2021

  • "We are regular at using cottages and as usual with Sykes this was very comfortable and exactly what was expected!"

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Gerry5.0May 2021

  • "Only negative is traffic noise"

    Reviewed by Peter4.1Apr 2021

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Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bath Room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available on request
  • Roadside parking on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Enclosed courtyard with seating
  • Enclosed garden
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: The single bedroom is accessed through the double room
  • Note: As the cottage is over 200 years old, there are raised thresholds across some doorways
  • There are also two steps onto the raised decking
  • These may be an issue for those with reduced mobility
  • Please note: This property cannot accept bookings under a minimum of 3 nights.

The property

Sitting in a prominent position in Framlingham is Holly Cottage, a quaint 19th century traditional flint cottage offering a welcoming base for a romantic getaway for two, or a small family adventure in an exciting corner of Suffolk.

Be charmed by this delightful cottage, finding a private courtyard to the rear with your own seating area for you and your loved one to enjoy an evening tipple as you catch-up on the day's events.

The courtyard, front garden and grassed side garden areas are all fully enclosed and ideal for the holidaying family pet.

Cook up a storm in the amply-equipped kitchen, fitted with all the necessary amenities for all your culinary needs.

Resting behind is a lovely bathroom with a shower where a warm rinse welcomes you after a long day in the countryside.

You can look forward to cosying up in the living/dining room, featuring plush seating in front of a large TV, and a drop leaf dining table resting behind where you can settle down for dinner and toast to a wonderful holiday.

Two stunning bedrooms; comprising a double room and single room, are ideal for couples or a small family.

Conveniently placed in the bustling market town of Framlingham, this lovely cottage is just a gentle saunter over to a wealth of vibrant amenities; take a wander around the local, independent shops where you can pick up a souvenir of your holiday, before heading over to one of the local pubs or restaurants for a delicious meal.

Soak up the local surroundings as you explore attractions in the area.

The ancient Framlingham Castle, dating back to the 1100s with its stunning Mere and nature reserve is only a short stroll from Holly Cottage.

Saxmundham is another market town just a short trip away, with even more shopping choices, as well as a train station with links to Lowestoft and Ipswich.

Enjoy a unique experience at Snape Maltings; a quirky arts complex on the banks of the River Alde where you can watch a performance all year round, or be there to catch the annual Aldeburgh Festival.

Adventure lovers will love the selection of adventurous walking trails around the area, choosing from coastal explorations near the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB, or rural nature at the Broads National Park.

Days out can be spent at the vibrant city of Norwich, the historic town of Ipswich, or the Suffolk Heritage Coast.

Holly Cottage is fortunate to have a central location in beautiful Framlingham, with easy walking access to the historic town centre.

It does have a roadside location and some traffic noise is inevitable.

The road can busy at times, especially at commuter times.

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About the location

FRAMLINGHAM

Saxmundham 7.5 miles; Aldeburgh 14 miles; Southwold 20 miles

The beautiful market town of Framlingham is mentioned in the Domesday Book (1086) and has been known since Anglo Saxon times, when it consisted of several manors which William the Conqueror (1066-1087) presented to Roger Bigod. The town is of particular interest as it has a large castle and mere which was built between 1190 and 1210. The town is surrounded by lovely villages to explore and has two of the oldest working post boxes and one of Britain’s smallest houses, with the footprint measuring 6.1x2.2m! Today, the town offers a number of independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants and it is also home to Framlingham Summer Arts Festival.

Please note: This property can not accept bookings under a minimum of 3 nights.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas