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28 Stone Cottage

(Ref. 913819)

High Street near Thorington, Suffolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Really lovely place with so much character."

    The stairs are really steep and did cause a bit of an issue. The bathroom being located via one of the bedrooms was also less than ideal. We still had a very enjoyable stay

    Due to the age of the property the stairs are in keeping with the character of the cottage and it is stated on the details that they are steep also it is stated on the details that the bathroom is off the second bedroom. Unfortunately due to the character of the cottage it is not viable to have the bathroom located anywhere else. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gareth4.7Jul 2023

  • "Stone Cottage was perfectly located for a fab weekend in Suffolk."

    Only 10mins from Dunwich. Clean and well organised property. Owner was helpful and quick to respond to any queries. Would certainly stay again!

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Apr 2023

  • "Cottage was fine given its reasonable price."

    Loved the windows and kitchen cool to be 2 mins from Magpie Backery too,

    Reviewed by Michaela4.1Feb 2023

  • "We had a wonderful time at the cottage it was so nice and comfortable we will be ..."

    We had a wonderful time at the cottage it was so nice and comfortable we will be going back in the future From Alan and Dawn

    Thank you for the leaving the cottage as you found it, it was so lovely to turn up and it had been left so clean and tidy. You are welcome back any time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jan 2023

  • "A lovely cottage with bags of character in a beautiful part of the world, perfectly located for day trips to Southwold, Sutton Hoo, Minsmere and much more."

    The Two Magpies bakery a 2-minute walk from the cottage is a definite bonus!

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Dec 2022

  • "Hi, we loved our stay here and would definitely visit again."

    The cottage had a lovely, comfortable feel to it. The only reason I only gave 8 as likely to recommend is that most of my friends have young children, so the location and the stairs may not be ideal for those families. The other recommendation I would make is to update the Information and "Things to do leaflets" as these felt old and outdated. Also, could owner liaison with the Fox pub. We would have loved to have eaten there but it was quite expensive. A 10% discount or other offer may have enabled us to visit. Thanks, Jo

    Reviewed by Jo4.7Jul 2022

  • "Great little cottage."

    Very comfortable and quirky (watch out for the stairs). Perfectly placed for exploring Suffolk. Some people might not like traffic noise but really didn't bother us. Some milk in the fridge and a dish cloth would have been helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed our week though.

    Thank you for leaving the cottage immaculate on your departure that was a pleasant treat I don’t get very often. Apologies there should have been some sponges under the sink for washing up! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jul 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage it had everything that you could wish for and more, very comfortable and an ideal location for visiting nearby attractions."

    The road noise being right on the main A12 was soon got used too and didn't cause us any concerns. We were a bit worried that the garden although large and our dog thoroughly enjoyed running and playing around in it that it wasn't that secure but we needn't have worried. Would certainly recommend and hopefully return soon.

    We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for leaving the cottage immaculate. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Jul 2022

  • "Toaster did not work."

    Never found the dishwasher. Garden umbrella was abysmal.

    The toaster works but you have to use one side of it first. There is not and never has been a dishwasher. The umbrella was not for use as its broken and was tucked away in the summer house. A call to us would have sorted all these issues. Sorry this impacted your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by John3.4Jun 2022

  • "Loved the cottage was areal home from home, very pretty and cute, Garden was really big, child and dog loved it, loved the location was great access to the villages and coast."

    Actually was perfect for the us could have stayed forever

    Thank you for your feedback, so glad you had a lovely stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2022

  • "I would say just met expectations."

    Relatively clean, but did have to to some dusting on arrival to get rid of a few cobwebs. The stairs are very difficult, I think this needs explaining better on listing. The shower is a bit of a relic and minimal pressure. Overall the temperature of the cottage was comfortable, however we did have one rainy day when we could of done with the ability to turn the heating on, as the cottage got quite cold when we got back in the afternoon, also cold in the morning. There was no means of drying your towels, even the rotary line was broken, which also meant any clothes washed couldn’t be dried. The fire was out of action, but still advertised. On a positive the garden is a good size. The kitchen is well stocked with the exception of any kitchen sharp knives, so only get sliced bread! Location was good for coastal walking, traffic noise was high when trying to sleep.

    Thank you for your feedback, we will take your comments on board. I would like to draw your attention to the property description where it states "Note: Due to the traditional cottage stairs which are narrow and steep, the property isn't suitable for people with limited mobility.". In regards to the heating, if you had contacted us in regards to this we would have happily turned this on remotely for you. We do hope you enjoyed your stay at 28 Stone Cottage! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne2.5Sep 2021

  • "We had a lovely family break in Suffolk using the cottage as our base - really enjoyed the garden and the bakery just down the road!"

    Can’t fault anything. Yes, it’s on a busy road, but we were expecting this and the traffic didn’t bother us.

    Reviewed by Salome5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was ideally situated to get to the coast, Southwold, Aldeburgh and Dunwich beach."

    Well equipped, cosy and lovely garden and outside space if weather allows. Worth a visit to Langard Fort, Sutton Hoo and great Transport Museum at Lowestoft. Would be happy to use the cottage again .

    Reviewed by Derek5.0May 2021

  • "An isolated semi detached house, on a busy road which is ideal for touring the local area."

    However if your intentions are to step out of the front door and pop to local pub, shop or beach, this isn’t the cottage for you. There is a bakery 100m from the cottage and a small general store one mile away. The interior is clean and well decorated in an oldie Suffolk way. To gain access to the first floor you climb steep winding stairs which could prove difficult for guests with mobility issues. The bedrooms were clean and comfortable with the only bathroom off the second bedroom. The bathroom facilities are adequate if a little squashed. The all important WiFi logged on to our apple devices but not our android or kindle devices. All that said and it’s all in the cottage description. we enjoyed the stay and would recommend it as a touring site for those not too bothered about road noise or being in the central location. We can recommend the Queens Head to eat out which is 2 miles away in Bramfield. We can also recommend ‘first night fish and chips’ in Aldeburgh.

    Reviewed by David4.4Sep 2020

  • "We stayed in this cottage 3 years ago and noticed that the road noise is now excessive and that was without opening the windows."

    The duvets are of poor quality and could do with being replaced. The table is not comfortable to use because of the top supports.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.1Sep 2019

  • "A beautiful, cosy cottage!"

    Very well equipped and well-presented. We spent 7 nights here, 2 adults and 3 children, we were all very comfortable and loved our stay! The children loved the outdoor space, the rope/tyre swing and watching the tractors/combines busy at work on the neighbouring field! A perfect base to visit Southwold, Aldeburgh and beyond. The stairs would be an issue for people with mobility problems but they do add to the character of the cottage. As the cottage is on the A12 there was some traffic noise but this didn't disturb us or effect our stay. Would love to return again!

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Aug 2019

  • "This was a very nice little cottage the beds and bathroom arrangement are not ideal for a family with 2 daughters in their early twenties , but that was advised - think better to have a second bed in the one room ?"

    we enjoyed ourselves .

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Jul 2019

  • "A lovely, comfortable cottage with a nicely quirky layout."

    Beautifully clean and a perfect base for our week in Suffolk

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Jun 2019

  • "The stairs would certainly be a challenge to elderly people, but the cottage was delightful."

    The traffic noise wasn’t an issue and we even sat outside for breakfast a couple of times. The surrounding countryside is great and it is close to Halesworth (The Boardinghouse pub is fab) and the walk from Walberswick to Southwold is definitely recommended! We have arrived home still feeling relaxed from our holiday - what more could you ask for!

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0May 2019

  • "We had a lovely weekend."

    It was easy to book, the descriptions of properties were helpful and thorough. Our cottage was exactly what we were looking for.

    Reviewed by Caro4.7Apr 2019

  • "We approached this holiday with a little trepidation as others had commented on the noise from the main road ."

    We found it was not intrusive and didn't spoil our holiday in any way. The stairs are steep and narrow but just require a little care when negotiating them. The cottage was cosy and well equipped and is in a great position for exploring Suffolk. We had a great week here and particularly enjoyed visiting Orford, Thorpeness, Beccles and Southwold. The area is largely unspoilt by the modern world and enjoys some spectacular locations-We plan to return again to visit more places we didn't get time to see this time.

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely clean and cosy."

    We had a wonderful family holiday, it was great for our dog to run around the closed in garden and the kids loved the tyre swing in the tree! Lovely beaches in Southwold and we had a very nice meal at The Ship. Hope to go back.

    Reviewed by Kelley5.0Jul 2018

  • "We only stayed 3 hours after finding the cottage didn't match your description."

    It was inadequate for more than 3 adults. Your description says it's suitable for small groups or a family. I don't think a group would be happy to go through a bedroom to use the bathroom and can only use the bottom bunk. You also say that the stairs would not be suitable for someone with mobility issues. Our party does not have any issues and found the stairs unsettling and in the information pack it states don't come down in socks! There are no wardrobes in the rooms, just a rail with coat hangers. The kitchen, is so small so I'm not sure where you think a small party can sit and plan there day. The kitchen is not modern and you are restricted on what you can put in the fridge, so again not suitable for more than 2 people. in your description you state there may be some traffic noise, yet it turns out that this is a major trunk road for the A12! In the owners handbook they also give the impression that this is a major road as they tell you to pass the property from the south and turn around and turn into it from the right showing there has been issues and it's a very busy road. I'm surprised that you don't state the access to the bathroom in the accommodation details as this is a major issue! In all our experiences of renting cottages/houses we've never seen a holiday to let board outside from another company and gives the wrong impression.

    Reviewed by Pauline1.6Jul 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage with lovely scenery."

    The cottage is beautifully decorated and had a welcoming feel. The property may be next to a road but this did not take away from its beauty and surroundings The only thing I would say as it is dog friendly, we could not let our pup off lead as the only thing stopping her from the road was a hedge and what looked like chicken wire which she could have easily jumped over. Ella would have loved the garden but she had to be kept on the lead. Having said that I would not hesitate to recommend the cottage. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Rohit5.0May 2018

  • "I have spoken at length with your customer services."

    The main issues being the misrepresentation of the noise and closeness of the A12 and A144 to the cottage. Although the cottage was clean the cottage furnishings in general need updating . Very little effort had been put into the garden in the way of general maintainace and cleaning of furniture. We have stayed at Sykes 4 star cottages in the past and this comes no where to the expected 4 star rating.

    Reviewed by Kenneth1.9Apr 2018

  • "The cottage is on the A 12."

    and the road noise is significant. The description says there may be some road noise . Facilities didn't include wi Fi although it was clearly mentioned. Sorry but this is the worst located cottage I have ever stayed in.

    Reviewed by Tom3.1Mar 2018

  • "Very comfy Cottage, equipped very, very well, with a lot of beautyfull details"

    Reviewed by Matthias4.6Feb 2018

  • "Superb holiday made my the cottage."

    Excellent facilities

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jun 2017

  • "28 stone cottage was well situated for all Sufolk villages Very clean and well equipped lovely log burner."

    Would book again

    Reviewed by Steven4.8Dec 2016

  • "Everything was very enjoyable especially the location and the cottage."

    We were also blessed with lovely weather and we didn't want to leave.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2016

  • "Just loved the old place."

    love 200 year old plus cottages as we have friends who live in one and this one is stunning. nice walk to local village and shop was just down the road. also loved the rural setting. yet so easy to drive to everything we wanted to visit. a week was too short really.well done.

    Reviewed by Sally4.4Jul 2015

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x triple bunks (double on bottom, single on top)
  • Family bathroom including corner bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Front lawned garden
  • Enclosed rear lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, dogs cannot be accepted at this time due to recent damage to the fencing and boundary of the property
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 mins walk, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Limited head room on top bunk and in shower
  • Note: Cottage is to side of the busy A12, road noise will be heard
  • Note: Bathroom only accessed via triple bunks room
  • Note: Due to the traditional cottage stairs which are narrow and steep, the property isn't suitable for people with limited mobility
  • Note: Max 4 adults as single top bunk unsuitable for adults
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar. please note guests are required to bring their own towels.

The property

Thorington 2.8 miles.

This stone-built, semi-detached, Grade II listed cottage is situated on the former Thorington Hall Estate in High Street near Thorington, conveniently located for exploring the Suffolk Heritage Coast between Aldeburgh and Southwold.

Sympathetically-restored with exposed beams, cottage stairs and gothic-style windows, this cottage is brimming with character.

It offers fabulous accommodation, ideal for families and small groups of friends wishing to explore the popular Suffolk Heritage Coast.

There are two delightful bedrooms.

There is a cosy living area featuring a well-equipped kitchen, a dining area where you can plan the day’s adventures over breakfast, and a sitting area.

Boasting a warming woodburning stove, this space is perfect for escaping the cold on those cooler winter evenings.

Outside, the kids and dog will love playing in the large, enclosed lawned garden, while you soak up the sun with a good book and enjoy alfresco dining on warm summer evenings.

With a network of country lanes and walking trails nearby, this offers the perfect base for walkers and cyclists of all abilities looking to uncover the beauty of the Suffolk Coastline.

An easy drive away, the delightful town of Halesworth is home to a selection of independent shops, restaurants, and friendly pubs.

Practice your swing on the nearby golf course set over 50 acres at High Lodge Leisure, and peruse the selection of antique dealerships in the nearby village of Yoxford.

Venture to the RSPB North Warren reserve at Aldeburgh, with the chance to see a wonderful selection of birdlife, butterflies and wild flowers.

RSPB Minsmere is just five miles away, with its fascinating flora and fauna offering a wonderful atmosphere for memorable walks.

Dunwith Heath is also a short drive towards the coast, a wild but tranquil reserve, housing its own vast selection wildlife.

This cottage is full of character, well-placed for exploring Suffolk and its beautiful coastline, all year round.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


  • Halesworth 4 miles
  • Dunwich 4.5 miles
  • Southwold 7 miles
  • Aldeburgh 14 miles

The village of Thorington is surrounded by splendid Suffolk countryside, close to the Suffolk Heritage Coast between Southwold and Aldeburgh. The village is the home to a local shop and is a great base for exploring this wonderful area. The surrounding countryside is a haven for walkers and cyclists, while nature lovers will fall in love with the abundance of birdlife, butterflies, and wild flowers in the North Warren RSPB reserve at Aldeburgh. Nearby, the market town of Halesworth is full of character offering a weekly Wednesday market, a variety of shops, and independent cafés and restaurants. Visit the Oasis Camel Centre in Halesworth, and on hot summer days build sandcastles and play in the surf on the Blue Flag Pier Beach at Southwold. Venture to Pleasurewood Hills and unleash your wild side with a day of fun at this fantastic theme park! With so much to do around this wonderful area, Thorington is a wonderful, rural retreat for exploring the Suffolk Coastline, all year round.

Note: Max 4 adults as single top bunk is unsuitable for adults.
Note: Cottage is to side of busy main road A12, road noise will be heard.
Please Note: guests are required to bring their own towels.
Note: Dogs cannot be accepted at this time due to recent damage to the fencing and boundary of the property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas