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Courtyard Cottage, Poplar Farm Barn

(Ref. 1001535)

Sweffling near Saxmundham, Suffolk Show on map

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Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely and very well-equipped cottage."

    Great location for exploring Suffolk. Very helpful and friendly owners and the cottage was spotless. A great place to stay!

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Oct 2023

  • "Comfortable bed, excellent shower room, kitchen OK."

    Sitting area : settee not comfortable,could do with two comfortable chairs . Cosy room. Safe but awkward parking. Sykes description “ outskirts of Saxmundham” a bit of a stretch when the cottage is some distance the other side of the A12 .

    Reviewed by Stephen4.1Oct 2023

  • "Super cottage and Friendly owners."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was very well fitted out, clean and comfortable."

    The owner, Mike, who lives close by was friendly and helpful. The location was quiet and excellent for exploring Suffolk and all it offers. All in all a most enjoyable stay that we'd recommend without reservation.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2023

  • "A very well appointed cottage with everything we could possibly need."

    The owner lived on the site and was most helpful. A very positive experience. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Jun 2023

  • "I can only reiterate the previous reviews, we have stayed in many cottages, through Sykes and other companies, this is the very best we have stayed in so far."

    Absolutely 5 star.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2023

  • "A wonderful cottage set in a beautiful part of Suffolk."

    Very peaceful. There was nothing lacking in the facilities and the cottage was spotless. Thanks for a wonderful stay. Andy & Christine.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely, well equipped cottage in a quiet location."

    The owners had provided all the necessary facilities which afforded a very relaxing break. It felt like a home from home.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2023

  • "Glenys and Mike were most welcoming hosts, the welcome pack was tremendously helpful and provided some local products."

    Glenys offered some great tips of places to visit. I loved the cottage, it was very comfortable and had everything you was very clean. It typically represented a Suffolk cottage and the courtyard was charming. It is ideally placed for visiting lots of interesting places. I really enjoyed my stay and would love to visit again.

    Many thanks for your lovely review. Most appreciated Glenys and Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in good location and with very friendly host."

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Nov 2022

  • "Courtyard Cottage was lovely, really well-equipped and comfortable, with everything we needed, and our hosts were welcoming and friendly (and provided a lovely breakfast welcome pack)."

    The cottage is situated in a small and peaceful village, from where it is easy to get to many beautiful places, including the coast. We found plenty to do over the fortnight we were there and look forward to returning another time. Thank you!

    Thank you Sarah for such a lovely feedback. So glad it was a good holiday for you both Glenys and Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2022

  • "A great well equipped little cottage in a lovely peaceful location."

    With a welcoming pack of staple provisions on arrival. Great base in which to explore the lovely Suffolk countryside & coastal resorts.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "Would highly recommend this property it is Central to all the popular places for sightseeing and there are some great walks around and about."

    The property is lovely and clean and has many extras and also when we arrived the welcome pack was a nice surprise, also the hosts are very helpful and friendly and go out of their way to make you welcome

    Thank you Christine and John for your kind comments and being perfect guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage provided for all our needs & parking was excellent friendly host’s a perfect Suffolk retreat"

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Jul 2022

  • "We love the Suffolk coast so this for us was the perfect place to explore from."

    A lovely cottage with everything you need. Very quiet and relaxing location. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Aileen5.0Jun 2022

  • "An excellent base for visiting the Suffolk Coast (eg Aldeburgh and Orford) as well as other interesting nearby attractions such as Sutton Hoo and Framlingham Castle."

    The property was easy to find in the centre of a small, quiet village. The single storey barn conversion, across a large courtyard from the owner's property, was very clean, has a modern bathroom and a well equipped kitchen. In the evening we enjoyed sitting in the courtyard garden area listening to the birds singing.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Apr 2022

  • "Comfortable, warm, cosy and well equipped cottage, with a lovely welcome pack of juice, milk, bread, eggs and butter."

    Thank you to Glenys & Michael for their welcome.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Mar 2022

  • "Small comfortable cottage in peaceful village."

    Ideal location for walks. We enjoyed our New Year break and would return. Small points, that did not spoil our visit but could enhance an already excellent property, we found the heating difficult to control, there was no cupboard space for our own supplies and a washing machine would be good for a longer stay.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Dec 2021

  • "The facilities and equipment were the best , both in quality and comprehensive provision, we have had in a holiday cottage."

    The bathroom especially was sparklingly clean and the large walk in shower was perfect for my limited mobility, as was the whole of this all ground floor accommodation. The generous welcome pack was a lovely surprise and set the tone for the genuinely friendly, approachable and always helpful attitude of the owners. A cosy, relaxing retreat in beautiful countryside, with everything we could want , and within easy reach of the coast and pretty Suffolk villages.

    Thank you so much for your great review, it is much appreciated and makes it all worthwhile. Hope to see you again Glenys and Michael Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was excellent as a base for visiting the coastal towns and villages, as well as a lovely place to come to at the end of the day."

    The living room felt spacious and if there is a cold evening we’d recommend the wood burner for extra coziness, though the electric heating is very efficient. We like cooking and the cottage had one of the most well-equipped kitchens I have ever seen - we didn’t have to use any of the utensils we brought with us. We cooked every night so it was great to have the dishwasher. The decor was modern but comfortable with interesting antique and vintage pieces. I’d imagine the cottage would also be perfect for a family as the kids can be in their room at one end of the living room, giving the adults a bit of space at the other end. We really appreciated the thoughtful touches such as the local milk, eggs, bread and butter provided. We met Glenys briefly who was friendly and welcoming. We would happily stay here again if we had another holiday in the area.

    So kind! Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Best wishes Glenys and Michael Property Owner

    Reviewed by Saba5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Cottage."

    the welcome pack was very good, Mike and Glenys were perfect hosts. It was an ideal location for exploring Suffolk. We will return for a future stay.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Oct 2021

  • "This is a comfortable, peaceful cottage in a beautiful area of suffolk."

    Reviewed by Georgia5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay in Suffolk."

    The cottage was lovely, clean and comfortable. The hosts were friendly and welcoming. There was a welcome breakfast pack on arrival. All round a perfect stay.

    Reviewed by Jenneke5.0Jul 2021

  • "This accommodation was of a high standard and very comfortable."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful. The location was central to the areas attractions

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Jul 2021

  • "Excellent location, very quiet but not far to amenities and attractions."

    Hope we can return some time.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a perfectly relaxing break in this lovely barn conversion."

    Very comfortable and well equipped accommodation with a welcome pack of bread, tea etc. Much needed after a long journey and our hosts, Glen and Mike were friendly and helpful. There is a beautiful garden and seating outside to enjoy it. We would highly recommend Courtyard Cottage!

    Reviewed by R5.0Jun 2021

  • "Very comfortable well equipped cottage in quiet location, central to Suffolk's attractions."

    Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Diane4.7May 2021

  • "Caring hosts and a lovely cottage with all the amenities needed for a good holiday."

    Excellent location in Suffolk - close to coast, rivers and countryside in a quiet setting.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Apr 2021

  • "Really Cosy little cottage with everything we needed, would thoroughly recommend for anyone who wants to explore Suffolk."

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2020

  • "Courtyard Cottage is in a great location for exploring the delights of Suffolk."

    The cottage is very homely and has everything you might need for your holiday. A very peaceful and quiet spot and with the owners on hand for advice on areas to visit and places to eat. We would highly recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2020

  • "Great location for some peace and quiet."

    Very well equipped and easy access to go sight seeing to various locations. Definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Jul 2020

  • "This was an amazing cottage."

    Beautifully clean, cosy and had everything we needed. The owners were fabulous; so helpful and welcoming. We had a lovely week going to the coast every day, walking and driving on quiet country roads. We would love to stay here again and can't wait to come back. Book this cottage; you won't be disappointed!

    Reviewed by Virika5.0Jul 2020

  • "Best cottage we’ve stayed in though all been good"

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Nov 2019

  • "Absolutely perfect."

    The owners had thought of everything for a comfortable stay. Very peaceful and restful and would happily stay there again and again. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Sep 2019

  • "Great little cottage in a lovely part of the world."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2019

  • "This cottage is a superb little private gem!"

    Good location to visit what Suffolk has to offer, perfect hosts who care for their guests. Peace and quiet for a relaxing stay. Kitchen has everything you need for a self catering break away, the level of kitchen equipment is over and beyond luxury - the batchroom is superb, walk in shower and all catered for - again over and beyond usual self catering breaks, The bedroom has everything required with good quality feather and down pillows and duvet. Living room/dining room has excellent comfortable facilities. We have never stayed anywhere in many years of self catering that the hosts have not thought of - even down to bread, butter, eggs and milk left for guests. The courtyard is completely private to use - cannot praise this excellent cottage enough. We shall definately be returning.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Aug 2019

  • "A lovely property with caring but unobtrusive owners."

    Spotlessly clean, well equipped with good quality fittings and furnishings.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jul 2019

  • "Milk and eggs in fridge + a loaf of bread were in the cottage when we arrived - very welcome."

    Log burner set and ready to light. Hosts were very helpful in providing local information. Cottage was clean & v well equipped. Well located for Minsmere, Southwold, Aldborough, Sutton Hoo & other places of interest in Suffolk. Very quiet & restful location

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0May 2019

  • "Excellent property."

    Very comfortable, well equipment kitchen. Lovely owners, easily approachable if needed, otherwise private and quiet. Good location for little villages, history, countryside with wildlife and close to Minsmere reserve, and lots of beaches to visit. Thank you to Mike and Glenys for a lovely stay at the courtyard cottage.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Mar 2019

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  • All ground-floor
  • One king-size bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with sitting area, dining area and kitchen area
  • Electric central heating and a woodburning fire
  • Dishwasher, cooker, microwave, ceramic hob, fridge with ice box, TV with Sky and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking and secure bike storage
  • Shared courtyard garden with table and chairs
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Local pub 0.5 miles away open Fri,Sat, Sun, Mon, two further pubs within 2 miles
  • Village shop and cafe in Rendham a mile away.
  • Please note: Party details of those attending the property must be provided when booking.

The property

Saxmundham 3.5 miles.

Courtyard Cottage is an elegantly appointed dwelling resting in Sweffling near the market town of Saxmundham.

This endearing barn conversion rests within the owner’s charming courtyard and offers a superb base for a couple looking to explore East Anglia’s coastal towns, picturesque countryside and some of the best bird-watching spots in the country.

The interior of the cottage enjoys a bright and airy colour palette, complete with a wonderful blend of contemporary and traditional furnishings to ensure a charming stay.

Look forward to spending your evenings within the quaint open-plan living room, where you and your loved one can rustle up a delicious evening meal before curling up in front of the woodburning fire, which fills the room with warmth and comfort during those chilly winter evenings.

After an action-packed afternoon, retire to the master bedroom where you will find a well-presented king-size bed and a stylish shower room with a walk-in shower, basin and WC.

Outside, you can spend a moment or two within the quaint courtyard area, where you will be able to enjoy a spot of alfresco dining or enjoy a refreshing morning coffee before heading out for the day.

For those feeling active, venture to the coast where you will find miles of glorious sandy beaches, towering cliffs and coastal walks offering opportunities to discover the area’s wonderful wildlife.

Alternatively, head to the Broads National Park, where you can enjoy a magnitude of outdoor pursuits and a countryside stepped with charming villages and towns.

Further afield, is the wonderful city of Norwich where you will be delighted with exploring the medieval Cathedral and its superb selection of amenities.

Courtyard Cottage is a charming base for a couple looking to escape city life.

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About the location


Snape 5.5 miles; Aldeburgh 9 miles; Southwold 15 miles;

Saxmundham is a small market town located on the River Fromus, in the heart of Suffolk’s Heritage Coast. The town is well serviced with independent shops, local museum, supermarkets and a train station, as well as art galleries, a weekly market and a farmers’ market. Situated so close to the coast, Saxmundham is a great base for a seaside holiday; within easy reach of Aldeburgh and Thorpeness, as well as Dunwich, Southwold and Walberswick, you could enjoy a different coastal location each day. Also close by is the inland market town Framlingham with beautiful historic architecture, a castle and an array of independent shops. South of the town there is the well known tourist destination of Sutton Hoo, an ancient Royal Anglo-Saxon burial site. With Ipswich an easy drive south, and Norwich an easy drive north, there’s so much to see and do in and around Saxmundham.

Please note: Party details of those attending the property must be provided when booking.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas