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Rhubarb Cottage

(Ref. 1123035)

Ufford near Woodbridge, Suffolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "A very character full property."

    Not suitable for everyone as the stairs are very steep with a turn at the top but we had no problems. Clean and comfortable- as long as you mind your head on the low beams. The shower was difficult to maintain at a constant temperature. The gardener visited and did a thorough tidy up and we enjoyed sitting on the high patio with lovely views. The village is lovely and there is lots of information on walks and activities in the local area in the cottage.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Sep 2023

  • "A thoroughly enjoyable and welcoming place to stay and in a fantastic location."

    The property was as described and offered many features and comforts; the little cosy lounge was exceptionally lovely to chill-out in after exploring the Suffolk countryside. The reception pack of wine and fresh bread etc was a lovely thought and most welcome. The only minor issue we had was with the ramp to the gravel driveway. As soon as the front wheels got on to the gravel, there was insufficient support and the car bottomed out scraping the ridge. Either the ramp is slightly too steep or the first foot or so of the gravel drive needs to be reinforced. However, this was easily overcome as there was sufficient room to park outside the lovely entrance gate to the property on the roadside. No doubt though, I would highly recommend this charming property to others for an ideal location to base your travels around mid & south Suffolk.

    Reviewed by Harry4.7Sep 2023

  • "The cottage is quirky as you would expect and in a nice position in the village but the second bedroom did not match the rest of the house for comfort ( double bed, very low and a couple of lamps, fitted closet) the foot of the bed higher than the head and the floor sloping the other way made for an uncomfortable experience in more ways than one, a sailor onboard ship would be at home probably."

    The toilet upstairs can only be used at intervals owing to the drip system in the cistern. It is a lovely cottage in a pleasant village but a little more thought in the maintenance would be appreciated like cleaning of windows and constant wet on the cistern and floor in the shower room from condensation ( didn’t use the shower) and checking outdoor lights work, don’t get me started on garden re-wilding (Lazy gardening) I see it has been mentioned in other reviews !!

    Reviewed by Jean3.8Sep 2023

  • "Really beautiful little cottage."

    Has a real homey feel with lots of little touches! Everything you could need is provided. Garden was ever so slightly over run but gave it a bit of a secret garden feel so wasn’t a massive issue. Great little manual when you arrive and welcome gift. Only issue was it states if there are no guests coming you can request a late checkout but I contacted the number several times being promised a call back and never got one as they couldn’t reach the housekeeper. Also better instructions on how to find the cottage would be good. We arrived late at night in the dark and the postcode doesn’t take you to the actual property. Luckily we saw a man walking his cat who helped us find it! :) Overall beautiful stay and was very sad to come home!

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Aug 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Rhubarb Cottage."

    It's in a lovely peaceful location and the cottage is very quirky. There were a couple of little points that would have made our stay better. The water pressure on both showers was not great. The garden was full of wildlife and a good size, however, it needed a lot more maintenance and wasn't as shown on the website. We struggled to locate the BBQ and when we did it we were put off using it as it was quite dirty with mold inside. Maybe a note to suggest people clean it for the next guests would help.

    Reviewed by Michael3.4Aug 2023

  • "There should be an oven glove provided."

    The drive entrance off the road onto gravel isn’t ideal….our underside of the car grounded. Otherwise a very enjoyable stay and one to recommend.

    Reviewed by John4.7Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was very nice but we were very disappointed with the state of the garden expectation was that we would be sitting in a beautiful garden but we pulled up on the drive and came face to face with bags of rubbish, not a good first impression, then we walked round the house and saw the garden had not been touched for months this put a downer on our holiday."

    If the Garde had been as shown in the photo we would have been so pleased

    Reviewed by Dorothy4.7Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was much as listed with the exception that the garden was not as pictured in the advert."

    It was overgrown with weeds and not comfortable to sit in, large shoulder high thistles in the drive way made it difficult to exit the car. Hippo bags of rubbish and weeds were piled around one side of the house. In side the house it was dusty and there were a few items that require attention. Such as: The latch on the upstairs bathroom door was missing a screw. There were missing pads on the underside of the toilet seat in the same bathroom. The pull light switch in the downstairs toilet did not always work. Two blinds were not in place in the living room. The vaccum cleaner had no instructions and was not charged up. Only one smoke alarm was noted in the bathroom, none seen in the rest of the house. No escape route from the upper level in the event of a fire. No extractor fan in the downstairs bathroom.

    Reviewed by Caroline3.8Jun 2023

  • "The property is lovely,but is In need of a bit of care ,the garden was messy ,with rubbish just dumped and cut grass lying around."

    The inside was comfortable ,beds lovely,nice kitchen ,shower room grubby . however we had a restful week .

    Reviewed by Jacquie3.4Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    The garden was great for wildlife (including solitary bees) and full of flowers - the Sheep's Sorrel combined with the red of the cottage was stunning. It was a wrench to leave each day because so much was happening in the garden! One of the best holiday cottages we have rented.

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0May 2023

  • "Delightful cottage with plenty of space both inside and outside."

    Quiet. Well-equipped in the kitchen and good lighting for reading. A few trip hazards, but inevitable in an older property. Ensuite to bedroom one.

    Reviewed by Graham4.7May 2023

  • "Beautiful old cottage well preserved and presented."

    BUT… radiators were not adjustable, they were locked. TV very difficult to operate and cut out after two hours. No local tv news. Window blinds in lounge broken and need replacing. Door into bathroom needs latch repaired and swings back too hard. Bath edge was at least 3’high and wash hand basins were 4’high. Totally impractical for short people or children. Shower downstairs was poor and extremely cramped. No electric sockets near mirrors for hair dryers. Dishwasher and fridge had no visible mains switch. Dishwasher stayed on for 24hours. No freezer section in fridge. No washing line. No teapot. AND the lovely huge garden was neglected and overgrown. Long wet grass, dead flowers in pots, weeds etc. Steps up to garden furniture had no hand rails and, considering the height, seemed rather dangerous.

    Reviewed by Mary4.1May 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.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king with ensuite bathroom with wash basin and WC, 1 x double
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining Room
  • Sitting room
  • Electric storage heaters with individual thermostats
  • Electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.8 miles, pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: Due to the age of the property the stairs are steep and there are low door frames
  • Note: Sorry, no unaccompanied teenagers.

The property

Resting in the Suffolk village of Ufford, near Woodbridge, Rhubarb Cottage is a quaint family home close to local amenities and the Deben River.

As you arrive at this picture postcard cottage you will sense the character of Rhubarb Cottage immediately.

Perfectly located for both touring the stunning Suffolk countryside and beach holidays, this charming 400 year old thatched cottage is set in the village of Ufford just three miles from the market town of Woodbridge.

On entering into the welcoming entrance hall.

The kitchen and dining area have a lovely family feel which will greet you, a space where you can all gather together to spend quality time with one another over a tasty homemade meal, the wealth of appliances here sure to be of assistance on a self-catered stay, with plenty of tempting eateries being in easy reach too when you don't feel like cooking.

Going through into the delightfully spacious yet snug sitting room, an ideal space to snuggle down for a family film night.

There are two bedrooms in the cottage offering a choice of sleeping arrangements for your group needs, consisting of a master bedroom with king sized bed, and a second bedroom with double bed each bedroom offering a stylish interior in which to rest.

Begin the day with a soak in the freestanding roll top bath before pouring yourself a warming cup of coffee and stepping out into the garden; being fully enclosed, it makes an ideal spot for children to play, with lots of secret areas waiting to be explored and table and chairs for total relaxation for the adults.

Ufford is a favoured rural village.

Famed for its medieval church with rare front cover, Ufford also has two excellent pubs, The Ufford Crown gastro-pub and The White Lion, a Suffolk community pub.

There is a well-regarded golf-course and excellent spa also available in Ufford itself.

The wonderful riverside market town of Woodbridge is 3 miles away with its wealth of independent shops, cafes and restaurants along with many tourist attractions.

RSPB Minsmere is a mere 20 minutes drive away.

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

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About the location


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: Due to the age of the property the stairs are steep and there are low door frames.
Note: The garden is not enclosed.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas