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Hollesley near Woodbridge, Suffolk Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "Well equipped house - in a good location The house was clean, comfortable with ..."

    Well equipped house - in a good location The house was clean, comfortable with plenty of hot water - home from home We enjoyed our stay - thank you

    Thank you very much for the feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed the house and your stay at Sandlings. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0May 2024

  • "Beautiful property fabulous location for walks and scenery."

    Close to beach . Peace and quiet. House is stunning .

    Delighted you enjoyed Sandlings. Thank you for the positive feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by M5.0Feb 2024

  • "It was nice to have all the necessities i."

    E. hand soap, toilet rolls, binbags, all provided. Nicely furnished and comfortable. Handy to some great attractions: Sutton Hoo, Framlingham Castle, Orford Tower. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Many thanks for the positive feedback. Delighted you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Jul 2023

  • "On arrival the place was spotlessly clean and we couldn't find a single downside."

    It is certainly very light and airy. There are 2 spacious bedrooms with comfortable beds and plenty of storage. The kitchen diner has plenty of pots, pans and kitchen gadgets to make a variety of meals. The lounge had comfortable sofas and a decent sized TV to relax with of an evening. There is a shop and a pub within walking distance. The town of Woodbridge, with its interesting collection of independent shops and its lovely Tide Mill, is only 15 minutes drive away. With in a reasonable driving distance are Sutton Hoo, Suffolk Punch Horses, Snape, Aldeburgh, Orford, Southwold, Bury St Edmunds plus many other places of interest. We really enjoyed our stay at Sandlings and would recommend it for a holiday.

    Thank you so much for the very positive feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed the house and your stay in Suffolk. Just one little point - we have 3 bedrooms, 2 doubles and one room with 2 single beds. I point this out for anyone considering renting the house in the future. Regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bernice5.0Jun 2023

  • "We found the house comfortable."

    The kitchen was well equipped. Nice spacious bedrooms. Where the house was situated it was quiet during the night. We enjoyed our stay. Drive was a little tight but manageable.

    Thank you for your feedback. Pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2023

  • "Another lovely week away at this excellent modern house."

    Perfect location for exploring the beautiful Heaths and coastal villages of SE Suffolk. We particularly liked the local heathland walks and bird watching opportunities. Sutton Hoo is a short distance away and has a nice cafe, the Friday fish and chips from the local community centre truck were excellent and great value too. There is a private driveway big enough for two cars to be tucked away safely once you have decanted at the kerbside. Our third visit in a year, we highly recommend this very nice house

    Thank you for the excellent feedback. It is much appreciated. We hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by G5.0May 2023

  • "We had a great week at Sandlings."

    The property is beautifully presented, very clean and has everything that you could need. One of the best properties we’ve stayed in. The owners have clearly thought carefully about the requirements of holidaymakers. A very well equipped kitchen and thoughtful provision for children. Great to have a parking place beside the house which we comfortably fitted our large SUV into. We would highly recommend this property.

    Hi Melany Thank you so much for the excellent feedback. Delighted you enjoyed your holiday and the house. Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melany5.0Mar 2023

  • "The property itself was clean and comfortable."

    However, if you drive a medium to large SUV, parking is a real pain due to the narrow width of the assigned parking space and the close proximity of cars parked by the owners of adjacent properties.

    Reviewed by Malcolm3.1Jun 2022

  • "We very much Enjoyed our stay at ‘Sandlings’, it was clean, comfortable and well appointed."

    The area is nice with plenty of pleasant walks -several of which were literally on the doorstep. The village has a handy food-store and pub close by. Further afield there are plenty of villages and coastline to explore.

    Reviewed by G5.0May 2022

  • "Sandlings was perfect for a winter break, being very clean, comfortable and well appointed in a quiet area."

    We appreciated all the walk/local area information which helped us plan some great walks and days out along the coast, by the rivers and across the heathland.

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Feb 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay in this spacious house It was spotlessly clean & well equipped We look forward to returning"

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Feb 2022

  • "Sandlings is in a lovely village and the nearby town of Woodbridge is good for most of your shopping."

    The village has a shop and a pub that serves food.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a wonderful holiday at the Sandlings."

    The house was well equipped with everything we needed for a week away. The property is modern and clean, with comfortable beds. Having never visited this part of the UK before we enjoyed visiting the local sights of Sutton Hoo, Aldebrough, Snape Maltings and Orford. The house is well situated for days out. We hope to return one day- thank you!

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Jul 2021

  • "The house was very clean with everything you could need for a stay."

    The location was perfect for touring Suffolk. I would definitely recommend this property for a Suffolk self catering holiday.

    Reviewed by William5.0Jul 2021

  • "There was everything you would expect and more in the house."

    Lots of leaflets with helpful information and routes for country walks etc. We had a great week.

    Reviewed by Rose5.0Jun 2021

  • "There was no visitor book to be found."

    Although the accommodation had plenty of leaflets etc. for local interest, we always rely a fair bit on what other people have written in the visitor book as they are more reliable than the brochures put out by the attractions themselves. We also like to leave recommendations of our own.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Sep 2020

  • "The property felt safe,very clean with clear instructions about bagging up bedding and towels on departure."

    It was very well equipped with everything you would need to have a care free holiday.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a fabulous holiday!"

    The house had literally everything you need and it was all of a high quality. It wS very spacious and clean! The owners were very helpful giving us ideas on where we could eat out and lovely places to visit! They were also easy to contact when we had difficulty with wifi and the problem was sorted out very quickly!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2020

  • "House was perfect for our needs, and exactly as expected from the listing."

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jul 2020

  • "* spacious accommodation * well maintained * very clean * good for walks - ..."

    * spacious accommodation * well maintained * very clean * good for walks - plenty of guided walks are available at the property to use * local pub very friendly and welcoming We enjoyed a lovely, relaxing week at Sandlings

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Jul 2020

  • "The property was very well equipped."

    It was in a very good location for country and coastal walks. There was plenty of information about the local area. Os maps were provided which were useful.

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Mar 2020

  • "Excellent house with everything you need."

    Easy access to sea and local towns. Quiet and peaceful location with lots of accessible walks

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Feb 2020

  • "Sandlings is the best accommodation we've had so far!"

    It felt less of a holiday property and more of a home. The accommodation was in very good decorative order with a 'seaside' feel, but with a Christmas booking the proprietors even provided a decorated Christmas tree! The whole property was spotlessly clean and beautifully appointed throughout. Definitely worth further visits.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Dec 2019

  • "Lovely, warm home in a peaceful location."

    Spotlessly clean and very well equipped throughout. Spacious accommodation for six adults. Very good pub,with food, The Shepherd and Dog a few minutes walk away and great village shop, complete with Post Office, a short stroll in the other direction. A great spot for exploring East Suffolk. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Nov 2019

  • "Sandlings is a warm, comfortable and very well equipped modern property providing an excellent base for our week in East Suffolk in early November."

    Bike storage was an added bonus. The village of Hollesley has an excellent pub, about 200 metres from the property, that opens every day,serving good food at very reasonable prices from Wednesday through to Sunday lunchtime. The village shop met all of our basic needs. Fresh eggs and vegetables are available locally using an honesty box system. If we return to the area in the future, we will have no hesitation in trying to book this property.

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2019

  • "The house was a delight - basically we wanted to live there!"

    Clean, spacious, well designed and everything we needed was there. Also really friendly and useful phone call beforehand with the owners. When we got there, we could not find the WiFi password. Duh! It was written on the only page of the comprehensive booklet that we did not read! But a phone call sorted that out in a few minutes. Local shop was good, local pub served good food, and a nice part of the country. Good holiday.

    Reviewed by Bob5.0Sep 2019

  • "Superb accommodation."

    Couldn't find a fault.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2019

  • "Just had a week holiday with the family and found this property to be ideally situated for a base to explore the area."

    The property was very well equipped and had information & walks of the area, games, DVD’s if needed, BBQ in the garage. There is the Shepherd and Dog public house just round the corner that was very friendly and serves meals. Would definitely recommend this property as a good base.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2019

  • "Sandlings is a lovely modern 3 storey town house set in a peaceful village."

    The local shop has long opening hours and a good selection of items and the pub are both only 2 minutes walk. Hollesley is set next to a large area of common ground, gorse heath and woodland with many trails to explore for the walker, cyclist and horse rider. There is a real sense of community in the village, from the community garden to the warm welcome at the pub and shop and friendly neighbours. The house has generously sized bedrooms and bathrooms and a private little rear garden. It's very well equipped and has a toilet on every level. The kitchen and lounge may be a little cosy for a party of six but was certainly spacious enough for our party of 3. There is private off road parking for two cars and the village is set on a picturesque peninsula with the nearby shingle beach of Shingle Street, sleepy villages and a mixed sand/shingle beach at Bawdsey. The nearby town of Woodbridge is a lovely mix of independent shops in a historic high street and the odd, more upmarket chain. Plenty to see and discover at a pace to suit yourself. We had no issues with WiFi at all.

    Reviewed by Tim4.7Apr 2019

  • "The main issue was that the wifi in the house did not work at all, this made it especially hard as we spent most of the weekend unable to even get a signal on our phones."

    2 people in our group rely heavily on the internet due to the nature of their businesses so this did hinder some of the work that they could do at the house. I did feel it would be better to say on the listing that whilst wifi is available, it is very temperamental to make those that need access to the internet aware that there could be some issues. However, there were many more positives that far outweighed the lack of wifi. There weren't enough towels in the house for all of us so we contacted the home owner and they sent round fresh towels very quickly, the kitchen had everything that we needed, the house was clean (although there were a few spiders around) and the garden was big enough for what we needed and well kept. The only drawback was that it was quite a way from all the main shops, having said that, I would definitely recommend this house to anyone looking to come and stay in the area and would definitely go back.

    Thank you for your feedback and your recommendation of our property. We are so sorry there was an issue with the wifi during your stay, unfortunately this was due to a problem with the provider and as such was out of our hands. This has since been rectified. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Aug 2018

  • "Sandlings was very homely with all the facilities that we needed for a week's stay."

    It was extremely clean with lots of extra seaside themed touches which made it feel like a holiday home. The beds were comfortable and the bedrooms had lots of storage. There were plenty of towels and the kitchen was well equipped. Located in a small village, it was just a short walk to the village shop which was well stocked and the local pup (essential to book for a Friday evening). We were glad that we followed the information about the 'Fish and Chip Van' which calls at the local recreation ground on a Friday evening - generous portions and tasty. We made use of the garden which was quiet. There was a short power cut after which the WiFi failed to come back on. This wasn't too much of a problem as it meant our teenagers had to talk to us and play games in the evening! Lots of lovely places to visit locally including Woodbridge, Sutton Hoo, Southwold and Aldeburgh. We were lucky enough to visit Aldeburgh for Carnival including the lantern parade and fireworks in the evening. Thank you for the tea, coffee, milk and biscuits on arrival.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Aug 2018

  • "This property was as described and as always with Sykes Cottages of first quality."

    Many thanks again for an excellent product we will return again to your website for future holiday ideas. D.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jul 2018

  • "Do not usually stay in a new build but, was very surprised how quiet and well situated this property was."

    The village was nice the surrounding countryside outstanding. The property was very spacious too. The kitchen was equipped with everything I needed and it was all of very good quality. Even in the hottest weather on record, opening the back and front doors brought a fantastic breeze through that kept us all comfortable. The owners left us tea coffee and a pint of milk for drinks when we got in. Absolutely no complaints.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Jun 2018

  • "Superb house offering home from home comforts."

    Ideal position for walking and cycling. Lots of places to visit and great restaurants In the area.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Apr 2018

  • "Property was clean,well furnished and well equipped."

    Everything was in place.Pre visit information was clear and accurate.Village had what we needed,pub,shop etc.A very nice property and ,despite the weather,provided us with an excellent basis for a good holiday break.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2018

  • "This was our first ever booking with Skyes cottages and we will definitely be booking again."

    We all felt very relaxed and at home... one of our children are disabled but even he felt comfortable which is an unusual experience for him when he goes away! We were left some milk, tea and coffee on arrival which was great after 4 hours driving!

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Mar 2018

  • "A lovely house with a real holiday theme running through it so you felt you were on holiday as soon as you walked through the door."

    So much to see and do in the area and lots of country pubs serving good food. Could not fault it would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2017

  • "Lovely house with everything we needed."

    Like home from home

    Reviewed by Sandra4.4Aug 2017

  • "Sandlings is a lovely new property good location,village shop,pub a very short walk away ."

    It was spotlessly clean everything we needed,really well equipped,loads of information inside for things to do.We were given really good directions on how to get was a tray waiting for us on arrival tea and biscuits very thoughtful. Had a really lovely stay ,will definitely recommend it to friends and family and would love to stay there again. Thankyou for a lovely relaxing holiday .

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x second floor king-size double with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Rear enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar.

The property

This lovely semi-detached property is located within a small cluster of houses in the quiet Suffolk village of Hollesley.

Set over three floors, this welcoming Suffolk cottage offers spacious accommodation with the master bedroom on the second floor boasting an en-suite shower room.

Along with two further bedrooms on the first floor, this cottage in Hollesley has a main bathroom, a well-equipped kitchen with dining area and a comfortable sitting room.

The enclosed lawned garden at this Suffolk cottage is an ideal place to relax and enjoy a barbecue on a summer's evening.

Hollesley village offers a shop, Post Office, a pub and wonderful walking and cycling routes including the Suffolk Coastal Cycle Route.

Nearby, is the medieval market town of Woodbridge, which sits on the River Deben and has a pretty harbour, a variety of shops, Tide Mill and rail links to Ipswich, plus National Trust property, Sutton Hoo is just 5 miles away.

Other attractions in the area include Suffolk's sand and shingle beaches, the forests at Rendlesham, Tunstall and Dunwich, which are home to many native deer and bird life, and Snape Malting with its shops, restaurants and the Aldeburgh Festival.

A wonderful Hollesley cottage, which is bound to please at any time of the year.

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About the location


Woodbridge 8 miles; Ipswich 16 miles.

The Suffolk village of Hollesley is located in an area known as The Sandlings. A number of walks can be enjoyed from the village, including those to Suffolk’s internationally important coastal heathland, where you will discover the purple landscape rich with wildlife, and Rendelsham Forest is well worth a visit with its challenging bike park, play equipment, picnic area, circular walks and trails. Just outside Hollesley is the Suffolk Punch Trust, which is dedicated to preserving the endangered Punch Horse, whilst nearby is the historic market town of Woodbridge, offering riverside walks, independent shops and the world famous Tide Mill. Other places of interest include the National Trust owned Anglo Saxon burial mounds of Sutton Hoo, Framlingham and Orford Castle, the seaside town of Aldeburgh, the village of Thorpeness, Snape Maltings, and the attractive Suffolk coastline.