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Tower End Cottage

(Ref. 1120125)

Melton, Suffolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "A gem of a cottage."

    This is a lovely little cottage with a beautiful courtyard & great parking. The welcome gifts were a lovely surprise. It is so well presented & spotlessly clean. It was great to have handwash at every sink & full size bath towels! It is in a great setting in lovely countryside. Nearby Woodbridge has everything you need, also local shops & pub in Melton. The station is a short walk giving car free access to the wider area. Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Apr 2024

  • "Tower End Cottage exceeded my expectations."

    It was clean and well equipped. The bed was comfortable, the bath was glorious and the welcoming touches of fresh flowers and treats along with a hand written note made it extra special. Location was great, very easy to walk into Woodbridge and the train station is very close. I would love to return to Tower End Cottage

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Mar 2024

  • "Tower End Cottage is a truly wonderful place to stay and chill for a while."

    Well appointed and maintained. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Mar 2024

  • "Had an excellent time and would definitely come again."

    Only small disappointment was the lack of a sofa to cuddle up on watching the TV (understandable when physically viewing the layout of the cottage), and the dining table is very small (this could be improved). Otherwise it is a lovely lovely cottage and ideal for a mid-week or weekend break. Thank you xx

    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you loved your stay in our little cottage. I will check that the photos clearly show the layout i.e. armchairs and dining table. Best wishes, Jan x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Feb 2024

  • "Excellent property."

    Everything you could wish for has been thought of. It is well sited to explore the Woodbridge area and is very comfortable . Generous welcome gift.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Feb 2024

  • "A gem of a holiday cottage, beautifully created and most comfortable."

    The large, secure parking area was great both for the car and our little dog! The welcome goodies were much appreciated. The location is ideal for exploring the area, with many excellent eating venues close by as well as local shops. Thanks to the owners for such a lovely centre for our much needed break.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Feb 2024

  • "Very comfortable, secluded cottage and lovely courtyard space."

    Very well situated for trips to local places of interest. It was nice to have the excellent downstairs shower in addition to the lovely ensuite. We were grateful for the extra touches (bathroom toiletries, fresh flowers, prosecco, chocolates and crisps!). Perfect location for a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Feb 2024

  • "Great little cottage for two people very clean well equipped good location for ..."

    Great little cottage for two people very clean well equipped good location for visiting local attractions would definitely recommended a stay there for anyone

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Sep 2023

  • "Pretty much the perfect property immaculately presented small shop 50yds chip shop 50yards (very nice) pub 10 mins walk town 5minutes drive dog walks in all directions I'm pretty sure were going to become regular !"


    Reviewed by James4.7Sep 2023

  • "Enjoyable stay."

    Well equipped kitchen for two people. Biggest drawback is noise doors which - being sliding doors don't close very well. If one person gets up early and the other wishes to sleep then there are no sound barriers (proper doors) to prevent noise. Other than that - good car parking, TV ok, fridge is very small - no freezer to speak of.

    Reviewed by Alexandra4.4Aug 2023

  • "A very comfortable cottage."

    We may well be back. It was a pity the downstairs toilet seat was broken so we were unable to use it but we understand it was due to be repaired. One pillow was missing a pillowcase. We would like to have had some hanging space in the bedroom. We had evening clothes with us as we were going on to something and did not want to hang them in a steamy bathroom. Otherwise we could not fault the cottage.

    Reviewed by Jandy4.7Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic property."

    Comfortable, clean, with quality furniture, appliances & wonderful bedding. Loved the courtyard garden and 2 bathrooms were a real bonus! also so happy with off road parking, keeping the car safe with easy access. Big 5 out of 5.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2023

  • "One of the best holiday cottages we’ve stayed in."

    We have already recommended it to friends. The location in melton was so handy for many special Suffolk sites, inc Sutton Hoo, the Deben river frontage at Woodbridge and super walks. Jan and Richard had thought of every home comfort including a super “outdoor” terrace room. Lovely welcome treats too, even for our dog. All in all a super holiday in a first class comfy cottage.

    Reviewed by Leila5.0Jun 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Tower End Cottage, could not fault the accommodation."

    Everything we could have wished for was provided.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2023

  • "Our first stay in Suffolk."

    Lovely cottage very well equipped and all of our needs provided for. Thank you for the goodies and flowers which were a nice touch. All of us really enjoyed our stay here at your super little cottage.

    AnonMay 2023

  • "Stylish, cosy cottage with a comfy bed - perfect base for exploring the Suffolk coast & countryside."

    You even arranged some sunshine!

    AnonMay 2023

  • "Ideal cottage for 2."

    Masterly conversion from coach house .Well off the road from traffic looked forward to Our first break since lockdown and a few months off chemo c noise. iWe appreciated the homely feel and beautiful flowers and thoughtful touches, which are many. Just a few niggles for housekeeping. Side plate missing and chipped dish and dinner plate. Not sure which chopping board for meat

    Thank you for your feedback, for which we are always grateful. A new dinner service has been supplied during the changeover, along with easily identifiable chopping boards. Hope to see you again at Tower End Cottage. Best wishes J and R Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia3.4Apr 2023

  • "Tower End has a real wow factor on entrance that doesn’t stop as you take in all the areas within."

    The private beautifully dressed outdoor patio area is stunning. We enjoyed the spacious yet cosines of the cottage as a couple with our big fluffy lurcher, Fozzie. We had enough space for his dog bed and found the entrance area so helpful for his towel rub down and paw cleans. The driveway is secure for allowing dogs to wander (if they don’t jump gates) and we parked our car in the ample space at the front of the cottage. The shower room and bathroom are luxury: super soft towels, toiletries and no need forgotten are a highlight of how much the owners want your stay to be pleasurable. They have equipped the kitchen with ample utensils for cooking and a choice of coffee machine/cafetière was a bonus. The bedroom has a hanging rail in the bathroom with ample drawers and cupboards for clothes. Sumptuously dressed bed with mattress topper and lovely choice of lighting; lamps and natural light. We would not hesitate to recommend or return to Tower End. It’s a true gem and located well for much exploration. Local hospitality is superb. We felt very welcome and found the community so friendly.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful comments - it truly makes it all worthwhile. We appreciate the fact that you noticed all the little touches we like to add and enjoyed the comforts of our little hideaway. It was a pleasure to host you all and thank you also for leaving everything so tidy and for being such considerate guests. Hope to see you and Fozzie again some time. Best wishes Jan and Richard xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2023

  • "This cottage was beautifully thought out and fitted with good quality fittings and fixtures."

    The bed was very comfortable. The heating and the separate fire made for a very cosy winter break. The welcome goodies were much appreciated. The cottage is in a good location for touring the area. There are good restaurants within easy reach by car and The Coach & Horses is an easy ten minute stroll. The information pack was excellent.

    Thank you very much for your lovely, kind words - they mean so much to us. Thank you also for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy. Hope to see you again. Best wishes Jan and Richard Property Owner

    Reviewed by Edward John5.0Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful place to stay and we felt very welcome in the village."

    Hopefully will be back in the summer. The only downside was that there was no grass area for the dog but we were out every day.

    Thank you Caroline. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Tower End Cottage. The outside space traps the sun beautifully in the warmer months, which is why we plumped for a tropical paved courtyard. There is a natural country lane within a three minute walk, which some of our little furry guests seem to enjoy - I'll leave a note for guests in future. Thank you for your feedback. Hope to see you all again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Feb 2023

  • "We have had a wonderful week at Tower End Cottage."

    This cottage has been perfect, very comfortable, warm and has everything you need. We love Suffolk and have enjoyed revisiting many places such as Southwold, Aldeburgh etc. Enjoyed fresh mussels from the fish stall in Woodbridge. Lovely meals from local pubs with friendly staff and great food. Would love to come back in the summer and enjoy the garden. Thank you for the 'welcome' goodies.

    Simon & AllisonFeb 2023

  • "What a fabulous place you have here."

    I booked last minute for my husbands birthday and so glad we came here. The perfect place to visit all that Suffolk has to offer. We adore Suffolk and will definitely be rebooking this little gem. We tried to think if anything wasn't right and we couldn't, you have thought of everything. Our stay has been extremely wonderful.

    AnonymousJan 2023

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This property is part of the Best of Suffolk collection.
Best of Suffolk is an award-winning, local holiday cottage lettings agency, bringing the experience of a boutique hotel to self-catering cottages in Suffolk.


  • One King Bedroom
  • Bathroom with roll top bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/Dining/ Sitting room with flame-effect fire
  • Utility Room
  • Central heating with flame-effect fire
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge with ice box freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, filter coffee machine
  • Two smart TV's with FreeSat, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with patio furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome downstairs
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: If you wish to bring a dog please inform us at time of booking

The property

A hidden gem in the heart of the river side village of Melton near Woodbridge in Suffolk, Tower End Cottage is immaculately presented and offers stylish accommodation.

Perfect for a couple on holiday together, the sitting room offers an inviting space for you both to curl up together around the flame-effect fire and enjoy some quality holiday time.

If you’re not feeling sociable then just tune in, zone out and watch some TV or read one of the many books provided instead; it’s up to you!

The excellent kitchen has everything for the keen chef to be able to produce delicious food for the whole family.

If it’s a sunny day, then open up the bi-fold doors and let in the fresh Suffolk air while you’re cooking up a storm.

When the food is ready, gather around the dining table and look forward to long and happy meals together.

If the sun is shining (which it does a lot in Suffolk!) then you can dine alfresco.

The outside space is a real benefit at Tower End Cottage which boasts enclosed tropical garden so you an chill out and relax with a drink in hand; which is what holidays are made of.

Bedtime isn’t a problem either with a luxury bedroom with gorgeous cottage windows helping to create a relaxing and cottagey vibe.

Take a relaxing bath, and you’re good to go; there is so much to see and do in and around the Melton and Woodbridge area it would be a shame not to get out and explore.

Woodbridge itself is within walking distance and as an historic market town has loads of fascinating history and lots of interesting shops, bars, boutiques, restaurants and pubs to discover.

Take a barge along the river Deben to spot birds (keep an eye out for the elusive avocet!) or indulge in some sailing, cycling or walking, all of which are popular in the area.

Other places worth visiting while on a visit to Woodbridge include Sutton Hoo, Aldeburgh, the Bawsdsey Peninsular, Southwold, Dunwich, Framingham Castle and Go Ape Thetford.

Enjoying a superb setting, Tower End Cottage offers stylish and attractive accommodation which is sure to give its guests a truly memorable holiday.

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

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About the location


Woodbridge 1.8 miles; Ipswich 10 miles; Lowestoft 36.2 miles.

Melton is a rural village resting between Ipswich and Lowestoft within Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is served by Melton railway station and is just a mile from the historic market town of Woodbridge. The village has a small selection of independent shops and a couple of popular pubs so is a great place to stop off to stock up on a few essentials and have a drink while enjoying the captivating surrounding countryside. There are a number of attractions on the doorstep including some fantastic golf courses for the grown-ups and Congo Rapids Adventure Golf for the not so grown-up, as well as the rural idyll that is Foxburrow Nature Reserve. Towns such as Woodbridge, Ipswich and Lowestoft are within a short drive and offer a great range of attractions and amenities.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas