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Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "We enjoyed our stay at the Woodlands ."

    A characterful beautiful cottage with a large enclosed garden for dogs. The cottage was well equipped and even had a separate washing and drying room. The beds were very comfortable and had lovely clean bedding. The owner has decorated the house for Christmas and left a welcome pack which was well received. On arrival we did have to clean out the cutlery draws and wash up glasses & plates. The sofa cushions were also very dirty. If you are a light sleeper this cottage would not be ideal for you as two of the bedrooms are next to a public highway in which as previous guests have said large agricultural lorries pass the house frequently from 5.30 am due to single glaze windows. The curtains are single lined which do let light in . With a change of windows & curtains and a good clean this house would be perfect!

    Reviewed by Emma3.1Dec 2023

  • "Damp, musky, Worn dirty carpets throughout property, poor lighting in kitchen, microwave rusty and is a serious hazard, bathroom mould around shower area and window, shower not practical for people over 6 foot and tap constantly dripping ."

    Front bedroom curtains are thin and don’t cover window so privacy is an issue, towels are old a ruff. Stair gate lock is broken so difficult to open. Vacuum cleaner smells really bad. The owner doesn’t inform customers that large agricultural lorries thunder pass the property from 6.30 until late afternoon within inch of the property. DON’T EXPECT TO HAVE A QUIET STAY AT THIS PROPERTY. Plus when I complained to Sykes Cottages they informed the owner of my concerns the day before I was to leave the house. The morning I left the driveway I had a large screw in my tyre and 3 others low tyres.

    Reviewed by Christine1.3Nov 2023

  • "Highly reccomend Woodlands - situated in a very beautiful village and surrounding area - ideal for visiting many attractions within easy reach."

    We would return without hesitation....could not find fault (not that we were looking for any)......Hope like us you have a very happy vacation.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely restful time at the cottage."

    We loved the village and the people we met, there was a real community feel, having saved their post office. I did detect the odour of pee in the sitting room (perhaps someone’s pet ) which might be chased up. A lovely simple garden which attracted all kinds of nature. Altogether a good stay.

    Reviewed by Cheryl4.4Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in very nice village."

    Lovely sized garden for our dogs to run around. All fenced off. Beds comfy although would suggest a kingsize for main bedroom. Possibly some comfy garden furniture. And a Bbq for guests. "Hottub" and it's complete. Upstairs bathroom taps need looking at as they are constantly dripping. Had a relaxing 5 nights highly recommend. Regards Dennis

    Reviewed by Dennis4.1Aug 2023

  • "What a love little hidden treasure!"

    We absolutely loved it! The location was brilliant to venture out to all different locations, the cottage itself had character, was homely well stocked with all equipment you require, the cottage was Comfortable and the driveway excellent in size that when the gate fully closed the grounds were Secure to let our dog wounder round the grounds. We had five adults that stayed at the property for the few days and everyone of them fully enjoyed the property and surroundings, Thought it was a lovely place and would hesitate to book again and we're definitely planning to stay again

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Aug 2023

  • "Two adults +sm dog."

    .. Lovely stay at Woodlands. Large drive at side of property for parking. Beautiful garden but dogs need to be supervised as fencing is chicken wire type & we were worried sm exploring pores could get stuck. Our dog loved exploring it though. If we could offer a a suggestion regarding the garden,it would be that more comfortable garden furniture is purchased as the table/bench is the type you would find in a park & after a day out exploring is not the sort of thing you can sit on to relax. Suggestions for inside would be to have black out curtains or blinds as what's there is not working to block morning light out. Being woken up at 4am every morning while on holiday by the daylight is NOT good. The property was clean and we had everything we needed. We ate out so can't comment on cooker ect. Plenty of hot water & shower good. Beautiful village with a little post office shop that sold everything. Lovely walk up the hill to the church and around the surrounding area. Unfortunately not good experience at Swan pub (v short walk away) on first night. Waitress called everyone "my lovely all the time (not for us). Waited over an hr for food as staffing probs. Food expensive for what it was. Given the wrong bill so make sure you check. "The good the bad & the hungry " excellent for food & views are a bonus if you sit outside. We recommend staying at Woodlands.

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Jun 2023

  • "Location was good although directly on the road with a lot of heavy traffic so light sleepers beware; parking great, garden was great, especially for dogs being enclosed; bedding excellent, white, clean and fresh; kitchen had everything we needed but cleanliness not great; surfaces clean but cutlery drawer unclean, areas between appliances dirty, floor dirty."

    Bathroom required some cleaning and toilet seat could do with being renewed due to staining on underside. Reported leak to downstairs wc that seemed to have been ongoing for some time and provided photo to owner who advised asked plumber to attend but did not turn up during our stay. Kettle died but it was replaced within 24 hours via Amazon

    Reviewed by Carole2.5May 2023

  • "We had had a pretty rough start to the year with bereavement and illness."

    We needed somewhere which was quiet and comfortable where we could relax and recuperate. This we got in Woodlands. Lovely place, spotlessly clean, warm and comfortable to the nth degree. The only downside was the constant procession of 40 foot trucks passing every 15 minutes or so. This may sound bad, but we soon learnt to accept and after a while we didn't really notice it. Smashing place, and we would be happy to go back there again.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Mar 2023

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and quiet and located in a very nice small village ."

    The cottage was well equipped with everything you will need for a stay away. The cottage was warm and very clean and tidy. The location was very central with lots to do in the area.

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2023

  • "Woodlands is a lovely property in an excellent location, the property was reasonably clean and the wood burner (with plenty of wood) was the highlight of our stay."

    Disappointingly the the kitchen was short of some basic items (kitchen roll, tin foil, tea towel etc) and the welcome pack was very frugal with some out of date items. The towels provided were very hard (I have thrown much softer towels away). I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the property but make sure you take everything you need for your stay with you.

    Reviewed by David3.4Jan 2023

  • "A delightful cottage, situated in the centre of a very attractive village."

    There are quite a lot of local walks, all well-signposted and off-road. The local shop is just down the street, and fine for basics; not far to Diss for other things, and a good range of individual shops, plus walks around the Mere. Eye and Framlingham are within easy reach. The cottage was very warm and comfortable, with plenty of parking space, and a secure garden which our dog loved exploring. It had everything we needed for a very enjoyable stay. It was good to have all the instructions needed for the various appliances. There was some agricultural traffic (time of year) but that didn't worry us.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2022

  • "This was our first visit to Suffolk."

    Friends recommended Sykes Holiday Cottages. We selected Woodlands because of its location and we weren't disappointed. Off road parking was great as we have an estate. The cottage was very well equipped, with all the home comforts. We didn't need to use the log burner. The beds in the back room we chose to use were comfortable. The premises were well maintained, very clean and tidy when we arrived (and left). There was a good handbook / folder with instructions, tips on places to visit and numerous tourist information leaflets on things to see. The garden would have been ideal for family use. Lots of space to play safely.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely comfy, relaxing cottage in a beautiful village."

    Has everything you could need. I enjoyed it so much I even asked to extend my visit! Owners are really responsive and so helpful. Would be great summer or winter.

    Reviewed by Jaime5.0Aug 2022

  • "A nice cottage very close to pub and shop."

    More traffic going by than might be expected but generally very quiet. Diss is well worth a visit with several good eateries.

    Reviewed by Michael3.4Jul 2022

  • "The property could do with a deep clean as corners and behind pipes were a little grubby."

    For all the garden was enclosed it needed a tidy up as there was quite a lot of weeds and bracken round about and the patio was a little over grown. As the property was on the road side there was a lot of traffic noise so not so peaceful. Having said this if these points were addressed it would be an ideal place to tour the beautiful area.

    Reviewed by Janet3.8Jul 2022

  • "Secondary double glazing required on all front windows to reduce noise."

    Front door should be permanently secured, insulated and blanked off to reduce noise. Comfortable garden seating needs to be provided or suggested that guests bring some with them. Lovely property otherwise and nice pub nearby although pricey.

    Reviewed by James3.8Jul 2022

  • "This was our second stay at Woodlands and it was just as we remembered."

    Good location with a beautiful garden that was safe for our dog to explore. The cottage is traditional and homely and we were made to feel very welcome. Perfect location for exploring Suffolk with a well stocked village shop and dog friendly pub in easy walking distance and plenty of local walks to enjoy. A couple of minor things which could be improved in the cottage, hangers in the wardrobe are old and not enough so could do with replacing. The batteries in the dvd remote were dead and although we don’t mind the odd cobweb in an older property that might put some people off. We had a lovely week and would definitely recommend that people stay here.

    Reviewed by Hayley4.4Apr 2022

  • "Not that clean ie bathroom."

    ..toilet seat stained and general cleanliness in bathroom. Very old and rough towels so need replacing. I wouldn't use them on my dog.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave this feedback. We are very sorry that you did not find the bathroom clean, if we had of known we could have arranged for a reclean. We do welcome all feedback to help us improve Woodlands. We have acted upon your feedback and we would love to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen3.4Aug 2021

  • "Cottage is lovely."

    Location lovely, garden a great size and we loved the character of the cottage. The pub and local people very accommodating. Cottage generally clean but foist smell in lounge so didn't really use it. The outdoor table and chairs are very much in need of replacing. They are worm. Bench burnt on top and chairs small and uncomfortable, no cushions either. Traffic woke us up every morning with being near to road. From 6am onwards so I was up shortly after. The tractors were constantly past the cottage through the village with yellow lights flashing up to midnight so the cottage could do with windows being updated with new ones, soundproofed as the glass is single pane with another attached over on some panes. The front bedroom window could do with a net curtain as the curtains had to be closed every time you got dressed etc.

    Reviewed by Neil3.4Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, with everything you need home from home."

    Has lovey walks and the fire was great for toasting marshmallows.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Feb 2021

  • "Nothing at all."

    We found Woodlands perfect for us and would definitely rebook to go again.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Dec 2020

  • "The holiday property was very efficient and extremely welcoming."

    The house being detached was very good as it allowed myself and my family to be ourselves in the house. The decor and the furnishings were also comfortable, not overly precious just cosy.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage is very small considering it is advertised as sleeping 6."

    I would describe it as a 4/5. It doesn't have "two bathrooms" - it has one bathroom and one tiny downstairs loo. The dining room is tiny for 6 people - could scarcely move in there and it is very airless without a window that opens. Likewise, small kitchen table only has room for 4. The provision of outdoor seating is poor - one extremely uncomfortable pub table with built in benches, plus 3 very uncomfortable folding wooden seats - shame because the garden and outdoors terrace is lovely. Very few of the downstairs windows open which makes the whole property hot and airless. Other comments regarding after-sales process: you gave me a credit from the original booking (at Easter) which I tried to use to book another cottage (in Colchester) in July. Instead of using the credit, the booking charged me again against my credit card. I had several long waits on the phone to get this re-credited - first time customer services agreed to do this and then nothing happened for 4 weeks until I phone again (a few days before the holiday). 2 enjoyable holidays (save for comments above) plus an extremely poor customer service experience. OK, I get it that you were busy back in March/April but no excuse after that.

    Reviewed by Martin3.1Aug 2020

  • "One of the best houses and hosts we have stayed with"

    Reviewed by Robin4.7Dec 2019

  • "We stayed at the cottage over the Christmas period."

    The cottage is very pretty and spacious . Five adults stayed in the cottage and a dog and there was plenty of room and well equipped for us all. The cottage was very clean and warm . The village was small and pretty , lit up with beautiful Christmas lights . The local pub was two minutes to walk Thoroughly recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2019

  • "We had a very relaxing holiday at Woodlands in Hoxne."

    The cottage was well equipped with everything we needed and our 2 dogs loved playing in the very large garden.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Not the cleanest but adequate. We loved the garden. It was expansive and very suitable for the dog. Unfortunately there was an animal close by who woke us up two nights in a row. The weather was beautiful the whole week. The owners left us some flowers and a box of biscuits, which was really nice of them. Although they lived close by we didn't see them. They trusted us with their property and informed us we could contact them at any time. Thank you. The Montgomery family.

    Reviewed by Pauline3.8Aug 2019

  • "The location of the cottage was ideal for exploring the area and taking our two well behaved, clean, dogs for walks."

    Unfortunately, the weather was dire, continuous rain every day, but we managed to see and do all the things we had planned. We spent some pleasant evenings in the cottage, and lit the wood burner which was easy to do, (thank you to Andy and Hilary for providing the wood),and we enjoyed the cosy atmosphere the fire gave out. We also visited the Swan, the staff were very friendly and we had a very hearty meal there, and our dogs were welcome too. They settled very well to sleep while we ate, and were obviously feeling at home! The cottage was fully equipped for our needs, and we thoroughly enjoyed the time and experience to stay in a quintesically old english cottage which has been modernised tastefully in keeping with today's expectations such as heating, and kitchen appliances. The large garden was perfect for our dogs, and is kept beautifully, a pleasure to see and walk around in between heavy downpours! We will be booking again in the near future, and hope that the weather will be kinder to us next time to give us the opportunity to visit more areas that we didn't have time for this year.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with a lovely garden which our dog loved."

    Would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Clair4.4May 2019

  • "Really lovely cottage in a beautiful village."

    Good location for touring and visiting the coast. Within walking distance of the village pub - highly recommended. Good local deli and tea shop also within walking distance. Secure parking and garden and ideal if you want to bring the dog.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Apr 2019

  • "Hoxne is a beautiful village the cottage was really great and the local walks."

    we hope to return again soon

    Reviewed by Gerald4.4Apr 2019

  • "This is a great little cottage with everything you could need."

    Although the house was clean enough, it would do with a thorough clean, it was dusty in places and dogs are allowed. We rented the cottage as we were visiting family near by and would consider renting again for this purpose.

    Reviewed by Helen4.1Mar 2019

  • "Beautiful well equipped cottage in a lovely village."

    Fantastic secure garden for dog and walks from the door.We have already booked for second visit.

    Reviewed by Gary4.7Mar 2019

  • "We were made to feel really welcome on arrival with a personal card, flowers and milk, tea/coffee - and biscuits!"

    A beautiful, cosy, well equipped cottage in a lovely village with walks from the door, and not too far from the coast. The weather was amazing for February, so all in all, a perfect holiday.

    Reviewed by Rod4.7Feb 2019

  • "The cottage is very well appointed, with all the household appliances one needs on a holiday and more."

    An excellent blending of quaintness and excellent amenities - beams and woodburner with prerequisite large fire place, along side excellent central heating, plumbing and shower. It also has charger points in the kitchen to charge phones and tablets. It has a large garden, and patio area, alongside an extremely genourous parking area. For us it also had the added bonus of being dog friendly, allowing one dog to accompany your family. We were unlucky that the village pub was undergoing a kitchen refurbishment and therefore could not supply food, however, it served excellent beer and wine alongside a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The pub is also dog friendly and they are allowed in the bar, excellent on a chilly autumn evening. The people we met and spoke to in the village were extremely friendly and helpful, whilst allowing you your privacy. Dog walking opportunities abound in the small village and outlying area. A gem of a cottage, in a peach of a village.

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Sep 2018

  • "Great and peaceful cottage."

    Fantastic garden, nice and tidy in and out. We had a great time there

    Reviewed by Slawomir5.0Sep 2018

  • "It was all excellent but a new kettle and some descaler would be a good idea due to the hard water."

    We piled a saucepan to get drinkable tea! Also the downstairs loo is not a good flusher!.Lovely cottage, lovely village.

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Jun 2018

  • "Beautiful so very well equipped cottage in a delightful and friendly village."

    Outstanding garden, dog friendly and secure...what more could you want!!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jan 2018

  • "Lovely clean cottage with great garden, but let down by significant traffic outside from 6am which was not helped by DIY secondary double glazing and poor front door."

    Otherwise cottage was perfect.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.0Nov 2017

  • "Good comfortable cottage."

    Good heating, plenty hot water. Well equipped kitchen. Awesome bed linen,extremely clean. Beautiful garden. Fairly priced as all inclusive of electric. Good off road secure parking.

    Reviewed by Ann4.8Mar 2017

  • "Cottage was well equipped and very comfortable, good location and the garden is great for my boarder collie and a good size."

    Will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2016

  • "This is a lovely cottage in large, delightful grounds."

    Heaven for dogs and their owners. The house is well equipped, welcoming and quirky and the village was friendly. Although we were out and busy every day we still couldn't see all we wanted in the area and will return. Walks from the house are good and can be long if you like but aren't taxing owing to flatish countryside.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2016

  • "Great cottage, lovely garden, lots of parking and perfect location."

    Needs more/new comfy furniture for lounge and would then be perfect!

    Reviewed by Sarah4.8Aug 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single with pull-out bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Basin and WC downstairs
  • Kitchen
  • External utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and fuel for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Shop and pub 1 min walk
  • Please note - This property does not accept worker bookings.

The property

This well-appointed detached character cottage sits amongst beautifully landscaped gardens and offers comfortable accommodation in Hoxne, one of Suffolk’s prettiest villages.

Woodlands is a delightfully refurbished holiday home, with ample off road parking.

Upon entering, the well-equipped kitchen provides all you need to prepare family feasts, and looks over the delightful patio and gardens, which are ideal for alfresco dining on a warm summer’s evening.

Accessed from the hallway are the cosy dining room and separate sitting room, which is adorned with an abundance of exposed beams and houses a warming woodburning stove recessed into a brick mantle, creating a cosy cottage feel all year round.

Upstairs, the family bathroom is shared amongst the three bedrooms, which include a double, a twin and a single room with an additional folding bed to create flexibility for almost every party.

Hoxne is steeped in history with the local amenities just a moment’s stroll away, and offers excellent walking and cycling from your doorstep.

With the Rivers Waveney and Dove both nearby, along with sweeping water meadows all around, and quiet lanes linking the ancient surrounding woodlands, there’s plenty to discover.

Alternatively, you can hop in the car and be beside the sea within the hour, with the likes of Aldeburgh and Southwold both easily accessible.

This lovely cottage in a charming country village location offers guests a perfect base for discovering both the doorstep and daytrip delights of Suffolk and beyond.

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About the location


Scole 2.4 miles; Diss 5 miles.

The idyllic little village of Hoxne sits 5 miles southeast of Diss and 14 miles northwest of Framlingham, Suffolk. One of Suffolk's most attractive villages, Hoxne is home to a Post Office, a 15th century, Grade II listed pub, and the streets are lined with a range of quaint chocolate box cottages, some topped with charming thatched roofs. Steeped in history, Hoxne is famous for one of the largest collections of late Roman silver and gold discovered in Britain. The pretty surrounding countryside and woodland and the River Dove and Waveney flowing past all make Hoxne a perfect base for walking cycling. Within an hour’s drive you can be touring the Norfolk Broads, sunning yourself by the sea or strolling along the pier in Southwold, or discovering the cultural city of Norwich. With a wealth of day trips to enjoy and plenty of wonderful walks and cycling from the door, Hoxne provides an idyllic base for a memorable Suffolk holiday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas