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Rector's Retreat

(Ref. 1126241)

Kettlebaston near Bildeston, Suffolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • cottage (3)
  • peaceful (2)
  • well (2)
  • maintained (2)
  • rural (2)
  • comfortable (2)

5 Customer Reviews

  • "A very comfortable and well maintained cottage in a peaceful rural setting."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property was excellent in every way, except rain water came through an unused door in the bedroom."

    We were going to tell Angela, but she was out when we left. Angela was wonderful when we had a power cut in the village, bringing candles etc.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage in a beautiful area of Suffolk."

    Everything we needed was available to us, left to ourselves to enjoy the peaceful surroundings with lots of information for places to visit. Thank you for your hospitality and welcome pack

    Reviewed by Ruth4.4Aug 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the Rector’s Retreat."

    The cottage was very comfortable ,well maintained and very well presented. We had everything we needed for a quiet relaxing stay. The hosts were delightful -very helpful and friendly. We especially enjoyed being able to sit in the evening overlooking their beautiful garden. We had a really good holiday in an interesting area and would recommend this property for a couple.

    Thank you for your generous comments, we enjoyed meeting you and so glad you had a good break. Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2023

  • "A quiet, rural location."

    It was ideal for our needs. The ramped access and wet room make it usable by visitors with restricted mobility. A few more adjustments would make it even more accessible. The owners were very obliging and welcoming.

    Many thanks for your kind comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • One double bedroom with en-suite wet room with shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Electric storage heaters
  • Electric hob, microwave, fridge with freezer box
  • Smart TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Front landscaped garden, rear decked veranda with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.2 miles, pub 1.6 miles
  • Note: The property overlooks the owner's garden
  • Note: there is ramp access
  • Note: Babes in arms only

The property

Bildeston 2.9 miles.

Resting in the rural village of Kettlebaston near Bildeston, Suffolk is Rector's Retreat, a delightful, single-storey annexe.

Enjoying countryside views and a tranquil setting, whilst complete with a private decked veranda, off-road parking, and a lovely interior, Rector's Retreat welcomes two guests, ideal for a couple’s getaway to East Anglia.

Benefit from off-road parking, before following the veranda around to the rear, reaching the entrance of your new abode.

Be welcomed into the living/dining room, where you can unwind after a day of travelling upon the recliner sofa with the Smart TV on in the backdrop.

Locate the kitchen, well-equipped to prepare simple meals, which can either be enjoyed around the dining table, or upon the rear decked veranda, overlooking the surrounding countryside; be sure to toast to your getaway with your favourite tipple.

When sleep calls, locate the spacious double bedroom, before awakening to a refreshing shower in the en-suite wet room.

The local area is rich in history, brimming with museums and national trust properties, including Granary Crafts, and National Trust - Melford Hall, recommended to visit if you're a history buff.

Stock up on some local produce at Hollowtrees, a charming farm shop within easy reach, or stop for afternoon tea in Corn Craft Gift Shop & Tea Room for a delightful day out.

Melford Country Park is a delightful landscape to explore by foot, offering the perfect opportunity to wildlife spot, before heading to both Dedham Vale AONB and Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB, sure to deliver stunning scenes across the county.

Spend an afternoon in the historic village of Lavenham, home to a selection of eateries, and indulgences to enjoy, including a spa, shops and boutiques.

Continue to Ipswich for a day of arts and culture, firstly enjoying a stroll around Holywells Park, or a tour of Christchurch Mansion, before heading to Ipswich Waterfront, dotted with a host of eateries, bars and shops, or enjoying a night at the Ipswich Regent Theatre.

Complete your break in Bury St Edmunds, with attractions including the magnificent St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Moyse's Hall Museum, Bury St Edmunds Golf Club, not only ideal for keen golfers, but also popular for its delicious afternoon tea and menus.

Make memories with your loved one at Rector's Retreat.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Ipswich 13.1 miles; Bury St Edmunds 14.7 miles.

Within the county of Suffolk lies Bildeston, a small village holding lots of history, situated north of the Dedham Vale AONB and south-east of the larger town of Bury St Edmunds. This thriving village enjoys a whole host of amenities, including several pubs, one of which is a gastro-pub, The Crown, where you can delight in excellent food on holiday. Along with these watering holes, there is a village shop and Post Office, a village hall and a bike shop, so you aren't far away from all you need within this little corner of Suffolk. The surrounding area is made up of rolling hills, vast farmlands with a scattering of villages, so ensure you've packed some walking boots for your holiday so you can enjoy the landscape to the fullest. Around 40-minutes in the car brings you to the large town of Ipswich where you can find all of your favourite shopping places as well as a wide selection of restaurants, some on the waterfront overlooking the banks of the lovely River Orwell.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas