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Little Turnpike Cottage, Melton

(Ref. 1116908)

Woodbridge, Suffolk Show on map

4.4

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was well located to walk the third of a mile into the town of Woodbridge."

    A few years ago someone had spent a lot of money to make it cosy and well appointed. The beds were comfortable. We arrived at 4pm on our arrival day. It was a cold day and we just wanted to settle in and get warm. We found that the cottage hadn't been prepared for us. The beds weren't made nor the cottage cleaned. We weren't able to get in until 7pm. I would not choose to stay here again.

    Reviewed by David4.1Jan 2024

  • "Fantastic communication and welcoming from the host."

    Amazing cottage and thoughtful touches. Excellent location and good parking. Well equipped and decent size. Would recommend some small maintenance issues are fixed and a thorough deep clean when required. Property was clean on the surface but possibly look to clean under furniture etc.

    Reviewed by Kayleigh3.4Dec 2023

  • "Although the house was well situated and generally comfortable and reasonably well equipped it was let down by a few matters."

    The central heating control was switched off when we arrived which meant the clock on it was wrong. it took us some time to sort this out. the living room could do with another radiator as it is cool unless the stove is lit. There is damp in the wall behind the bed in the master bedroom. It ruined a new book my wife left on the bedside cabinet. Chipped glasses and crockery should be replaced. The bathroom needs updating and is not very clean.

    Reviewed by Colin2.8Oct 2023

  • "A really cosy cottage."

    Great situation and the facilities were excellent. Really clean when we arrived. It was a real pleasure to stay there Ps the bottles by the bin were not ours

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a great stay at Little Turnpike Cottage, the cottage was clean and comfortable."

    Very close to Woodbridge enabling us to walk to town, the lane leads directly to the playing fields and the woods where we met lots of local residents and their dogs. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Oct 2023

  • "Does no-one read what guests write in the book?"

    People were complaining there is not a tin opener in the place 2 years ago. Also the loose toilet seat upstairs. THIS NEEDS FIXING! Instructions to get there mention a blue fence, which is now brown. Loads of people have pointed this out. In all other respects the property was reasonably good.

    Reviewed by Moina3.1Jun 2023

  • "The Cottage is great."

    Parking even for a bigger car comfortable. Cosy rooms. Pubs and Shops nearby. And a perfect location to explore Suffolk.We enjoyed our stay very much. The only thing that was not perfect: It was a little bit damp.

    Reviewed by Cordula3.8May 2023

  • "Please do something about the toilet seat in the bathroom The wifi was very intermittent, it was difficult to plan days out and scenic routes The password was very difficult to access There were no spare batteries for the remote control as suggested in the information book, we replaced them There was previous guests' washing in the machine, we had to use the machine as my husband unfortunately had a fall when trying to cross the ford on New Quay Lane."

    The result from the washing machine was that everything was covered in white debris and i know that no tissues etc were left in pockets The green print in the information book isn't easy on the eye. Having said all of that we enjoyed our break.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Apr 2023

  • "Very straightforward booking process, all necessary information provided in a timely manner."

    The cottage was in a very convenient location and was attractive, clean, cosy and comfortable with everything needed provided. The welcome bottle of wine and lentil crisps (delicious) was a nice touch. The only small niggles were a rather weak and erratic wi fi signal and the wobbly loo seats. Coming from Woodbridge it's very easy to miss the narrow turning into Turnpike Lane as the 'blue fence' has now been painted brown; however, a helpful local soon put us right.

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay, at Turnpike Cottage near to every thing but also quiet."

    Grand foot path walks, our dog enjoy them. The garden was ideal for us and our dog, enclosed very good. Woodbridge shops and garden centre dog friendly, Also the Coach and Horse pub, and good meals, just down the road. No car parking problem for my husband excellent. Marg Barry Coco.

    Reviewed by Margary5.0Mar 2023

  • "Loved the cottage & location - however, the directions given were incorrect as there is no longer a blue fence before the lane."

    Also the WiFi code in the manual was incorrect and the connection was very poor. Apart from that - would highly recommend the cottage and hope to be back soon!

    Reviewed by Andrea4.1Feb 2023

  • "Great property, well thought out design."

    Comfortable furniture,very clean and everything you need for a relaxing time. We have stayed here about four times now and never had any issues at all. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Feb 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage with bags of character and so light with 2 or 3 windows in every room."

    Everything was provided for self catering to a very high standard. It was just a very short walk to the beautiful town of Woodbridge and had the advantage of parking in a private driveway. We would have given the property 6 stars if it were possible.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jan 2023

  • "The cottage was clean and lovely and warm when we arrived."

    It was welcoming and ideal for the two of us (plus dog). The location was great for pottering into Woodbridge. As we visit the area fairly regularly we will definitely book the cottage again in the future. The wine and lentil chips were a nice touch….I now love lentil crisps!

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay thank you."

    A few little hiccups but resolved immediately by owner. Comfortable cottage supplied with all our needs. Wonderful location for visiting many beautiful towns and villages.

    Reviewed by Jean4.7Sep 2022

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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.

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV with FreeSat and Sky, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • A stairgate is available on request at time of booking
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed gardens, lawns, patio area, patio furniture, barbecue
  • 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
  • Note: No unaccompanied teenagers please
  • Note: If you wish the super-king-size to be made up as a twin please request at time of booking
  • Note: If you wish a stairgate to be available please request at time of booking
  • Note: Starter pack for woodburning stove only

The property

A hidden gem in the heart of the vibrant town of Woodbridge in Suffolk, Little Turnpike Cottage is immaculately presented and offers stylish accommodation, which has been finished to a high specification.

Perfect for a family on holiday together, the sitting room offers an inviting space for everyone to curl up together around the woodburning stove and enjoy some quality holiday time.

If you’re not feeling sociable then just tune in, zone out and watch some TV instead; it’s up to you!

The bright and airy 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 stable door and let in the fresh Suffolk air while you’re cooking up a storm.

When the food is ready, gather around the rustic 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 Little Turnpike Cottage which boasts enclosed gardens so children and pets can run around safely whilst the grown-ups can chill out and relax with a drink in hand; this is what holidays are made of.

Bedtime isn’t a problem either with two wonderfully appointed bedrooms with gorgeous cottage windows helping to create a relaxing and cottagey vibe.

Take a relaxing bath or refreshing shower, and you’re good to go; there is so much to see and do in and around Woodbridge 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, Little Turnpike 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

Ipswich 9 miles; Snape Maltings 10.5 miles; Colchester 29 miles.

Woodbridge is a historic riverside market town boasting an outstanding selection of independent shops, restaurants and pubs. The town has been famous for boatbuilding, rope and sail making since the Middle Ages. The working tide mill is a major attraction and a must visit for anyone staying in the area. The River Deben runs alongside the town and is popular for boating, walking and wildlife with wonderful views over to the National Trust site of Sutton Hoo. The town hosts a number of events throughout the year and is a wonderful place to visit.

Note: If you wish to bring a dog please inform us at time of booking.
Note: No unaccompanied teenagers please.
Note: If you wish the twin beds to be made up as a super-king-size please contact us.
Note: If you wish a stairgate to be available please contact us.
Note: Starter pack for woodburning stove only

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas