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Hoxne, Suffolk (Ref. 925090)


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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "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 HayleyApr 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 KarenAug 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 NeilAug 2021

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

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

    Reviewed by LouiseFeb 2021

  • "Nothing at all."

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

    Reviewed by JackieDec 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 KathrynOct 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 MartinAug 2020

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

    Reviewed by RobinDec 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 JulieDec 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 DeniseSep 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 PaulineAug 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 AnnJun 2019

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

    Would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by ClairMay 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 FrancesApr 2019

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

    we hope to return again soon

    Reviewed by GeraldApr 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 HelenMar 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 GaryMar 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 RodFeb 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 TracySep 2018

  • "Great and peaceful cottage."

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

    Reviewed by SlawomirSep 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 JaneJun 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 JulieJan 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 KevinNov 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 AnnMar 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 AlanOct 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 ElizabethSep 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 SarahAug 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.

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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