Home from home

Another peaceful and relaxing stay at Hillcrest. It really is a "home-from-home". The dogs find Hillcrest as relaxing as we do! Had a week of good weather and some clear blue skies. Lovely watching the sunset from the lounge with the chickens running around. Already looking forward to our stay next summer. Thank you Julia.

Marsha and Mark & Fred and Barney the Westies - November 2020

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About Hillcrest

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2

Hillcrest was conceived to replace an old workshop and make full use of the stunning countryside views from the highest point of the property. It was designed by the owner with assistance from her marvellous builders and engineers. The project unfolded from 2014 and has resulted in a beautiful, stylish modern holiday home.

The cottage has a 2 story glazed gable end, huge open plan living areas, and 2 lovely boutique hotel style, en-suite double bedrooms. Further guests can be accommodated on the 2 double sofabeds in the lounge area.

Included in the price, guests receive a welcome pack including complimentary wine, homemade bread, homemade jam, homemade chocolate biscuit cake, homemade biscuits, fresh fruit, fresh milk, orange juice and real coffee. Vegan options available on request.

There is underfloor heating throughout and all modern conveniences from fully equipped utility room to the contemporary kitchen area with breakfast bar.

The views and gardens are very pretty encompassing 3 patio areas with outside dining seating to a patio lounge area for afternoon evenings with sofa-style furniture.

The cottage location is perfect for exploring the Suffolk Heritage Coast region being roughly equidistant from Aldeburgh and Southwold.

Things to do in and around the area are Sutton Hoo Saxon burial grounds, RSPB at Minsmere (as seen on Springwatch 2014-16), Aldeburgh, Southwold, Snape Maltings, Birds of Prey Centre, Suffolk Punch Horses, Framlingham Castle, Orford Ness and Castle, Dunwich Heath, Rendlesham Forest and many coastal towns.

Pets and children (over 12 years old) are welcome.

When making a booking or an enquiry, please tell us that you found this Suffolk holiday cottage near Saxmundham on the My Favourite Holiday Cottages website. Thank you.
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Julia, Ian Lucy, Nathan + Tilly the golden retriever

First class hospitality

October 28th 2020

Having stayed at Harvey's Mill several times over the past 17 years, we wanted to introduce our now teenage children to this beautiful part of the country so have taken our first stay at Hillcrest Cottage (it won't be our last!). We've had the most wonderful relaxing break, made all the better by Julia's first class hospitality. Thank you so much! xx

The Morse Family and Henry the Beagle

Extremely nice eggs

October 24th 2020

Lovely 4th stay. Very relaxing break in a beautiful house. Henry enjoyed the country walks and nearby beaches. Thank you for the welcome pack the eggs were extremely nice! Couldn't have asked for better stay in these difficult times. Thanks xx

Angela, Nigel, Ian and Diane and Rosa the dog

Everything thought of!

October 16th 2020

Lovely place & very comfortable so many nice touches. Everything thought of! We really enjoyed our stay and perfect for dog Rosa who loved her walks across the fields from the cottage. Pretty countryside. Thank you so very much! xxx Great place to stay.

Doreen and Gloria


October 9th 2020

"Perfect" Thank you so much xx

Paula, Helen and Ralph the labrador

Hidden gem.

October 2nd 2020

Amazing place, faultless in every sense. The little touches just added to an already fantastic stay. A hidden gem. Thank you Julia xxx

Mike and Donna

Simplicity and luxury

September 28th 2020

Thank you Julia for a lovely week in your beautiful barn. The simplicity and luxury of the decor is delightful. Every gadget you need is provided. Dog friendly to the highest standard, with secure garden and a gate through to the open countryside. Turn left or right out of the drive and you've got a dozen wonderful village and seaside destinations. We can understand why one of your previous guests has returned 10 times. We are already looking forward to our next visit.

Lynn & Michael


September 5th 2020

Another restful stay, well needed after all the stress of the last few months. Come to end all too soon. Weather was kind to us. Thanks for all you do to make our stay so lovely.

Sally and Laurence, family and dogs.

Fantastic cottage.

August 29th 2020

Lovely stay at this fantastic cottage. Just loved the views from the lounge. Welcome pack was well received, the bread and jam were great. The dogs loved the garden and walks just outside. Everything we needed was provided and loved the plums.

Rob and Gill

Fantastic stay

August 19th 2020

Thanks again for a fantastic stay in both cottages - will be back soon!!

Maggie, Gordon and Darcie the dog

Lovely part of the world

August 8th 2020

Thanks for a lovely week in a lovely cottage in a lovely part of the world. Hope to see you soon.

Geoff & Tracy Platts

Best welcome pack we've had...

August 1st 2020

A beautiful property very well equipped and finished. Welcome pack is one of the best we have ever had - we will be back!

Mike, Liz and Chris

7th heaven

July 25th 2020

Very much enjoyed our stay at Hillcrest. The dogs were in seventh heaven! The humans very much appreciated the welcome pack. Thank you Julia.

Jayne, Craig, Emily, Ollie, Charlotte & Lola and Dolly the dogs


July 21st 2020

Wow! What a wonderful cottage, such amazing views and lovely walks nearby. We really enjoyed the beaches and nearby towns and had great fun crabbing at Walberswick. Can't wait to come back and enjoy another wonderful break here.

Sara, Kelly and support workers from Tru-Care

Amazing surroundings

April 15th 2020

Everyone has enjoyed staying at Hillcrest. It is a beautiful building with amazing surroundings. Thank you Julia for being so accommodating, nothing has been too much trouble. Our stay has been peaceful.

Jenny, Sue, John and Ernie the Westie

Stunning property!

March 11th 2020

Wow! What a stunning property! We had a fantastic time here and there is so much to explore locally. We'll definitely have to come back. Loved the fresh flowers and eggs from the chickens. Thank you!

Vick, Lynn, Mark & Michael

Our 10th stay here!

November 17th 2019

Our 10th stay here - we really like it! Nice and peaceful setting we look forward to our next visit.

Marsha and Mark and the Westies

Yet another wonderful stay

November 10th 2019

Yet another wonderful stay at Hillcrest. Thank you Julia for the delicious goodies which were polished off early in our stay! Had some great days out visiting the surrounding area and visited our favourite place Southwold 3 times in a week! Lovely walk along the river at Woodbridge - the dogs loved it. Will be back soon PS Mark loved the addition of the 50" TV!!

Elaine and Robert

Chickens and cats and dogs

October 19th 2019

What a lovely relaxing place! We loved our week here and look forward to coming back again. Thank you for all the welcome "goodies" which were thoroughly enjoyed. Our dogs had a great time watching the chickens and cats!

Diane, Melissa, Sean, Daniel

4 humans and 5 dogs

September 14th 2019

Lovely house, fantastic walks - what more could 4 humans & 5 dogs ask for ?

The MacKinnon Family

We will definitely be back!

August 24th 2019

We have had an amazing week at Hillcrest, the cottage is so comfortable and clean, thanks for all the lovely homemade goodies! We will definitely be back.

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