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Daisy Cottage

Friston near Aldeburgh, Suffolk (Ref. 932749)

4.8

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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61 Customer Reviews

  • "Comfortable, clean and well supplied cottage."

    Sunny garden. Pub within walking distance and a good farmshop within 10 minutes drive for breakfast (when you can't be bothered) or food shopping. Easy access to the coast, and to the countryside. Will likely come again

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday thank you - Daisy Cottage was warm, bright and very comfortable."

    The location is great for exploring an interesting and very pretty part of Suffolk. The information and photos about the cottage were fascinating and we were pleased to read about your family connections to it. It made the stay more personal and somehow welcoming. Thank you again.

    Reviewed by HelenMar 2022

  • "A delightful, thoughtfully well equipped cottage."

    The history folder was useful and well presented.

    Reviewed by LynneMar 2022

  • "Lovely location."

    Cottage well-equipped and spotlessly clean.

    Reviewed by BarbaraMar 2022

  • "3rd visit to this lovely cottage."

    Lovely welcome gift on arrival for us and the dog. Thank you again.

    Reviewed by AngelaDec 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Daisy Cottage."

    I read some not very nice reviews about cleanliness etc but we didn't find this to be the case. We were very pleased with how clean Daisy Cottage was. Margaret the owner was charming & kindly left some essentials like milk for us including dog treats for our Jack Russell. All in all we loved it & would love to come back.

    Reviewed by IanDec 2021

  • "Margaret (the owner) went beyond the call of duty during the unexpected power disruption late one afternoon, when she arrived with more candles, a camping stove and a suitable kettle for it!"

    ! At least we could then have a hot drink. We have visited this property several times over the past few years and have always found it very clean and comfortable. The added bonus being that the owner lives a few minutes walk away.

    Reviewed by MaggieNov 2021

  • "We had a very enjoyable time at Daisy Cottage."

    It is a lovely house in a great location for exploring the many beautiful places of interest in the area. Having read a couple of recent online reviews from people who had stayed at the cottage before us I'm pleased to say we had no issues with the level of cleanliness. The cottage had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. I would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by DianeSep 2021

  • "This is a beautiful cottage with a lovely big kitchen and good facilities."

    However, so much disappointed us that it spoilt our holiday. Many people before us had mentioned the scalding hot water, this had not been rectified. It is dangerously hot. On entering the cottage the grime and dirt was evident. The settees were filthy, there were cobwebs and spiders everywhere, the kitchen surfaces needed to be wiped, dusty surfaces and dog hair were in the downstairs rooms. Urine and hair were on the toilet seat in the bathroom. I had to give the place a good clean before we felt comfortable and could relax. A pair of men's boxer shorts had been left under the drawers in the snug and were clearly visible, not what we wanted to find. Every early morning and sometimes in the night we were woken up by dogs across the road howling and barking. Unfortunately this set our little dogs off and also others in the neighbourhood. Finally on our last day there was a terrible smell in the sitting room by the kitchen door. We had seen mice in the garden and so can only assume that one had died in the cavity wall. Living in the country we've experienced this a couple of times, not nice. All of this is such a shame, it is a superb cottage but it is really lacking the care and attention it deserves. We were glad to come home.

    Thank you feedback, we are very disappointed that you seemingly did not get the holiday you wanted. You never contacted us at Sykes to report any issues, the owners live close by and if you had reported anything to us we would have liaised with the owner to get this sorted rather than leaving a lengthy response on the website. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarolynSep 2021

  • "Our first impression of the cottage was wonderful, it’s in a pretty village in a great location to explore Suffolk."

    It’s also beautifully renovated and made you feel like you were on holiday. Unfortunately on further inspection all the skirting boards, light switches, sockets, vertical slats on doors, radiators were very dusty covered in a sticky residue. I started to clean some of them as they would have irritated me whilst on holiday. The mirrors and bedside tables were the same and there were many cobwebs. I also cleaned around the toilet and bath taps too. I’d spoken to the owner prior to check in about 9am check out who’d explained they use a fogging machine due to Covid hygiene and I can only imagine that this must have been causing the sticky dusty residue. Later in our stay we needed plasters, the first aid box which was on top of the fridge was so dirty and had no plasters either. The standard of furniture, decor, fitments and welcome treats were very good however, our overall experience was marred by the above. I also don’t understand why cushions had been removed from the sofas so we used our pillows for support. The hot water was dangerously hot, other quests had mentioned this but nothing had been done. Every morning we were woken up pre 6.30am from the noisy yapping dogs living in the vicinity. This was especially irritating as we have our own dogs who fortunately didn’t respond to the local dogs barking. I know there is nothing that can be done about this but if you’re a light sleeper then I think you should be aware of this.

    Reviewed by YvonneAug 2021

  • "An excellent cottage in an excellent location for exploring the area."

    It seemed like every possible need had been thought of. Tea, coffee , sugar. Chocolate biscuits for us and treats for Charlie. 70gb wi fi in such a rural location!!!! Bread, milk as well so after a 4 hour journey up the A12 ( 90 minutes on return) we were able to make a cup of tea. No hesitation in recommending this cottage and the owner. The Old Chequers is 5 minutes walk away and the food is excellent….they keep a nice pint of Wherry btw. Two tiny gripes: The hot water is too hot and needs to be turned down and the grass was not cut which was surprising when every other need had been anticipated and exceeded. Nevertheless I would give 6 ⭐️ stars if possible. Well done Margaret and William Oh, and the neighbours are friendly which added to a great holiday.

    Reviewed by PhilipAug 2021

  • "Very pleasant stay, location was ideal, close to all facilities including a very nice pub (The Old Chequers) close enough to several beaches and lots of towns and villages worth a visit."

    Reviewed by BrianJun 2021

  • "This was our third stay at Daisy Cottage."

    We love the location and the cottage and have not previously had reason for complaint but we were very disappointed this time because the cleanliness failed to meet our expectations. At first sight it seemed fine but on closer inspection we needed to clean quite a few areas ourselves before we could relax. For example under the microwave, the spillage on the floor at the side of the dishwasher, the cutlery tray, the utensils tin, inside drawers, the floor behind the bathroom door, the wooden bars on the doors, under the sofas etc. We fully appreciate the implications of additional cleaning due to Covid but arrivals are from 4pm and we now have to vacate by 9am. We were expecting the cottage to be cleaner if anything!

    Reviewed by SheilaMay 2021

  • "Daisy Cottage is a lovely property which has been beautifully renovated and it was great to be able to read about it’s history in a folder left there."

    We had a lovely week visiting a number of local villages and attractions. The dogs were perfectly safe in the enclosed garden. Would happily recommend this to anyone

    Reviewed by SaraMay 2021

  • "This is a delightful cottage."

    It's my third visit would not hesitate to recommend it.

    Reviewed by DonnaMay 2021

  • "It was a comfortable, well equipped cottage."

    The garden was securely enclosed enabling our dog to wander in and out. It is in a lovely village with easy access to towns and villages that we knew of but had never visited. It is a beautiful area to walk in, especially the Suffolk coastal path and Dunwich Heath.

    Reviewed by JosephApr 2021

  • "This was our 3rd holiday to daisy cottage ."

    I’m very sure it won’t be our last . Feels like home from home

    Reviewed by KellyOct 2020

  • "Daisy cottage is a lovely holiday destination in Friston,Suffolk and is great for exploring the area."

    ..We have been to daisy cottage four times now.

    Reviewed by JonathanSep 2020

  • "Our stay at Daisy Cottage was fantastic!"

    It is extremely cozy, comfortable and well kitted out. The location is perfect as it is only ten minutes from the sea by car and a short drive from other picturesque places such as Orford. Our dog really enjoyed the local walks and the good sized enclosed garden. Daisy cottage exceeded our expectations and we shall definitely be booking again for 2021!

    Reviewed by RachelSep 2020

  • "We had a fabulous time at Daisy Cottage."

    It was extremely comfortable, cosy and pristine and well located for all local attractions and sightseeing as well as the very friendly local pub The Old Chequers. The hosts of Daisy Cottage left a few essential supplies as well as dog treats for our Cocker Spaniel which were very well received. The kitchen was extremely well equipped (only thing missing was a grater) and even items like dishwasher tablets, tea bags and coffee were supplied which in our experience is most often not the case. It was a charming little cottage and we will most definitely like to return at some point in the future.

    Reviewed by FrancesFeb 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage was every thing we expected and more. We did not need to use the log burner as the cottage was very warm and it retained the heat well with the heating switched off. Great location, easy drive to Aldborough, Thorpness and Orford. Dog safe garden, are two little dogs enjoyed themselves. Thanks you for the biscuits and dog treats. Pub at the end of Mill Road is excellent. Have already booked for next year.

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2019

  • "Our second holiday to daisy cottage and it won’t be our last ."

    It’s a beautiful house . Very peaceful and brilliant enclosed garden for the dog . It’s Very well equipped too ! We love it there !

    Reviewed by KellyNov 2019

  • "Excellent cottage and lovely wood burner,have already booked again for next year."

    Reviewed by JonathanSep 2019

  • "Quiet well presented cottage in excellent location for East Anglia holiday."

    Reviewed by jefferyAug 2019

  • "This is a wonderful cottage."

    Well thought out and in impeccable condition throughout. We would have ne hesitation in recommending this and your services to anyone. We are most grateful to the owners for allowing us to bring two dogs with us as we were dog sitting our grand children's dog during this week so please pass on our thanks to them.

    Reviewed by MargaretJul 2019

  • "This was our second stay at Daisy Cottage."

    We were not disappointed. It is still, after 3 years, well loved and cared for. We stay in self catering cottages regularly and find this one very dog friendly and easy to just get on with our holiday. My only comment would be to have 100% cotton bedlinen.

    Reviewed by SheilaJul 2019

  • "Great location, brilliant cottage for our two small dogs as garden is secure."

    Very clean and good space inside for 4 adults.

    Reviewed by TraceyJun 2019

  • "A lovely cottage, great location."

    Had everything we needed for a relaxing week. The garden is perfect for dogs being fully enclosed. The cottage itself is bright and spacious and very cosy.

    Reviewed by JustinApr 2019

  • "Daisy Cottage was delightful."

    Renovated to a high specification and ideally situated. Very good for the dog also

    Reviewed by RogerMar 2019

  • "Had a fabulous stay at Daisy cottage."

    . with great facilities, comfortably furnished, and very clean. Would definitely recommend this cottage....

    Reviewed by JaniceMar 2019

  • "So much good about this cottage we would be happy to return."

    Pros Secure garden car port Lovely decor and attention to detail inc paw welcome mat Not overlooked History of the building very interesting Milk & Biscuits on our arrival Cons Main Bed is only a double which is not comfortable for us as my husband is disabled so needs more space. There is room for a king size so I hope the owners consider this The Heating was not very easy to control No cleaning products for surfaces in the kitchen provide which is needed (lots of other things thought of though) Bathroom-Tiny towels so I’d make sure I took my own Close to a farm so the aroma outside not fpleasant at times.

    Reviewed by RebeccaFeb 2019

  • "The cottage was superb & the owners extremely helpful when we had a puncture."

    Reviewed by ElizabethFeb 2019

  • "It was another lovely visit and stay at Daisy cottage."

    Very warm and welcoming.

    Reviewed by AngelaDec 2018

  • "We booked Daisy Cottage for a couple of days getaway with our 2 dogs."

    When we walked in the door it was beautiful, I don't think I've ever felt so instantly at home like this before. Spotless, everything we needed was there. The dogs, this was their first holiday, loved it also. Slept soundly, neighbours friendly as were everyone we met. Cafes and pubs all dog friendly and made us welcome. We are already looking to rebook in the new year... I'd move in tomorrow if I could x

    Reviewed by JoanneNov 2018

  • "Very nice and clean ,well laid out and comfy ."

    Wood burner was nice and homely .nice and central to all places of interest .and nice enclosed garden for max and Charlie the dogs .

    Reviewed by PaulNov 2018

  • "This cottage is so well equipped ."

    The owner really has thought of everything .

    Reviewed by KellyNov 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet village in Suffolk,and walks from the cottage if you have dogs."

    Found a nice walk near the front of Friston church that took you out into the countryside.Snape malting is only a few mies away and well worth a visit with lots of places to walk and see the birds.Would definitely recommend this cottage and have already booked a week next year.

    Reviewed by JonathanOct 2018

  • "The cottage was very comfortable with everything we needed."

    The kitchen was well equipped.

    Reviewed by GillSep 2018

  • "A good walking area, with well signed footpaths."

    Depending of the time of year, plenty of attractions to visit within 20 miles if you are not too keen on walking. Great pub food in the village pub! A very quiet, welcoming village in a lovely rural position.

    Reviewed by MaggieAug 2018

  • "Have been to several holiday cottages over the years but this one far exceeded all previous cottages."

    It felt just like being at home! Also met Margaret the owner whilst at the cottage and she was extremely pleasant and helpful.would certainly recommend this cottage to friends and come back again.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in excellent location."

    Reviewed by ValJun 2018

  • "We found the cottage was above our expectations in cleanliness, and beautifully designed with inglenook fireplace, and beams in the living room."

    The garden had all facilities like barbeque, clothesline, table & chairs & parasol. The kitchen was immaculate with lovely china & all that's needed in saucepans etc. My sister slept in the double bed in one of the bedrooms, and I slept in a single bed in the other bedroom. However my bed, was a bid small. It was a small single bed probably intended for a child. I'm not a large person. But I don't think anyone who is large would have been comfortable sleeping as the bed was narrow in width. It was a hot few nights, and I was quite hot under the duvet provided. I would have had just a light blanket at home when weather was hot ..... The area was beautiful & unspoilt. With everything within a few miles from the cottage.

    Reviewed by RosalinJun 2018

  • "Great centre for a break, and convenient for exploring the area."

    The Old Chequers pub restaurant at the end of the road is to highly recommended and mine host Andy is always so friendly, great food!

    Reviewed by BrianJun 2018

  • "We had a wonderful time at Daisy cottage, it is spacious and very well equipped."

    The garden was very safe and we knew our little dog would not be able to get out. The village is ideal to visit lots of places of interest in Suffolk, we found it a good base. The local pub is dog friendly and serves good food. We would love to return one day.

    Reviewed by TraceyMay 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage, clean and spacious."

    A pretty fully enclosed garden. Welcome goodies for us and our pet and dog bowls were provided. A good location to explore Suffolk. Would visit again.

    Reviewed by Marie AnnMay 2018

  • "The best self catering property we have stayed in."

    Property well equipped and comfortable. The kitchen was particularly good. Garden secure and suitable for dog. All of the electrical appliances new and good makes. Only one issue the bathroom. The need for a shelve in the shower area. Also very slippery, some form of shower mat needed. Lack of storage space in this area. But overall exceptional.

    Reviewed by ChristopherApr 2018

  • "This cottage is beautiful and is situated in a pretty, peaceful village."

    It is one of the most dog friendly cottages we have stayed in with a secure, enclosed garden and plenty of space for the dog to enjoy herself. The facilities for humans was also exceptional - we loved it.

    Reviewed by ElizabethApr 2018

  • "Great location to visit popular coastal resorts."

    Cottage very comfortable with every amenity, enclosed walled garden an asset if you have a dog, footpath walks close by. Highly recommend Daisy Cottage.

    Reviewed by JanMar 2018

  • "Amazing cottage."

    Beautifully decorated. Very warm and welcoming. Excellent location not far from the coast. Totally recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by AngelaDec 2017

  • "Wonderful cottage and location perferct for touring around Suffolk."

    .liked it so much i've already booked for next year in this cottage.

    Reviewed by JonathanOct 2017

  • "The cottage has all the facilities to make a very good holiday, very restful and ..."

    The cottage has all the facilities to make a very good holiday, very restful and relaxing and good for visiting other areas

    Reviewed by ValerieJul 2017

  • "Lovely, well equipped cottage."

    Nice secure enclosed garden safe for children or pets. Friendly village, lots of footpaths nearby for walkers and/or dog owners.

    Reviewed by AlanJun 2017

  • "Fantastic cottage in a great location."

    Well equipped kitchen and beautiful garden.

    Reviewed by KarenApr 2017

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Well equipped. Very clean and fresh and lovely welcome treats. Lovely decor and nice decorative touches.

    Reviewed by WendyMar 2017

  • "Very well presented cottage with everything you require for a cottage hol."

    Milk biscuits and dog treats much appreciated . cottage in good location for visiting surrounding areas .would definitely recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by PaulineMar 2017

  • "Lovely cottage in lovely location."

    Only criticism is that it could do with better lighting in the bathroom and bedrooms (for putting on make-up, drying hair, etc) but would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by JaneDec 2016

  • "We have taken many holidays with Sykes and they have always been of a very high standard."

    That's why we go back and book again but there are too many lovely places to go back to the same one twice.

    Reviewed by AnnDec 2016

  • "This was a truly wonderful cottage."

    We had a lovely week there. The cottage was beautifully renovated and extremely clean. The owners had thought of everything that guests may need and supplied an excellent assortment of games for cosy nights in. The garden was fabulous for our dog, Steve - very secure. We would highly recommend to others.

    Reviewed by AlisonNov 2016

  • "Lovely cottage in a very good location for exploring a part of Suffolk which we hadn't visited before."

    Reviewed by ChristineNov 2016

  • "This is a lovely, warm and cosy cottage in a great location."

    It was very clean and well equipped and the owners seemed to have thought of everything. Thank you.

    Reviewed by JOct 2016

  • "Really pretty and well equipped cottage with safe enclosed garden which essential for dog."

    The biscuits for us and dog treats for our dog a nice welcoming touch... Location good centre for reaching coast and also various places of interests locally: The Maltings, Sutton Hoo and the Suffolk Shire Horses Trust etc. Off road parking also essential for us and overall we would be happy to return (lovely owners too!)

    Sep 2016

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Bike storage
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog, or two small dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 2 mins walk.

The property

This beautifully-presented, semi-detached character cottage is situated in the pretty village of Friston, close to the towns of Saxmundham and Aldeburgh, close to the popular Suffolk Heritage Coast.

This lovely cottage is ideal for a family or couples looking for the peace and quiet of a small village location, but also being within easy reach of the coast.

The property has been sympathetically restored, making it an exceptional cottage with an abundance of character features.

On entering the cottage, you are greeted by the wonderful inglenook fireplace with its woodburning stove, making the sitting room a cosy place to enjoy relaxing, whatever the time of the year.

There is the advantage of an additional snug overlooking the enclosed back garden, which offers the perfect spot for a quiet read.

The good-sized, well-equipped kitchen has access to the back garden and patio area, which is perfect for a morning coffee while planning your day, or an evening barbecue during the summer months.

Upstairs there are two spacious bedrooms and a bathroom.

From your doorstep there are numerous walks, and the area is excellent for cycling with bridleways and lanes linking villages and coastal towns.

Just a few minutes' away you can enjoy the Viking Trail, a fantastic single track cycling trail in Tunstall Forest.

There is an excellent village pub a short walk from the property, and the world-famous concert hall at Snape Maltings is close by.

Why not visit the vibrant coastal town of Aldeburgh with its wide selection of shops, eateries, pubs, award-winning fish and chips and excellent independent cinema?

The popular fishing village of Orford is an easy drive, with its magnificent castle enjoying far-reaching views, a variety of pubs and the famous smokehouse.

Alternatively, visit the small seaside town of Thorpeness with its boating lake, numerous golf courses and a river for sailing and kayaking.

This really is a fabulous cottage with a wealth of things to do, whatever the time of the year.

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About the location

FRISTON

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.

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