Our 10th stay here!
Our 10th stay here - we really like it! Nice and peaceful setting we look forward to our next visit.
Vick, Lynn, Mark & Michael - November 2019
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.
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.
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!!
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!
4 humans and 5 dogs
September 14th 2019
Lovely house, fantastic walks - what more could 4 humans & 5 dogs ask for ?
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.
3rd stay Love the new TV
August 17th 2019
Fantastic third stay at Hillcrest. Wonderful host - thank you Julia! Love the new TV!
July 20th 2019
We've really enjoyed our week in Hillcrest and will miss the fabulous views! Lovely weather too. Thank you Julia for the goodies - much appreciated x
June 29th 2019
What a beautiful place. We had such a relaxing week and Lily enjoyed every moment. Thank you for all the thoughtful touches and homemade goodies. Delicious! We would absolutely love to come again.
Another wonderful stay at Hillcrest!
January 1st 2019
Julia keeps Hillcrest spotless and well maintained. All was just as we remembered from our last stay. Already looking forward to our next stay!
Beautiful house, comfy beds.
September 25th 2018
We loved every minute of it! Beautiful house, really comfy beds, excellent home made bread and jam. We love Julia and her cats. Thanks again. We would love to come again :)
7th visit - PERFECT
August 31st 2018
7th visit to Hillcrest, we find it PERFECT for our needs, which is why we keep coming back.
The cottage was amazing...
August 23rd 2018
Fantastic break whilst visiting relatives for a party. The cottage was amazing with Julia providing everything over and above. The cleanliness was second to none and we will make sure all our friends (with or without dogs) come here next. Thank you so much.
Thoroughly enjoyed our second visit
August 11th 2018
We've thoroughly enjoyed our second visit, and hope to make a return visit soon! Thank you.
So peaceful and restful - made us feel special.
July 11th 2018
What a great relaxing holiday at Hillcrest. We came to relax and recharge and that's exactly what we did. It was so peaceful and restful. Rocky loved the walks and the beach at Sizewell. The start to the holiday with the fresh baked bread, jam, biscuits and the delicious biscuit cake made us feel special. We would love to come again and explore the area more. Thank you!
Absolute gem of a cottage!
June 2nd 2018
What an absolute gem of a cottage! The location is perfect, fabulous views, and so quiet and peaceful. We felt we were in a haven of calm. The cottage is beautifully fitted out and has everything you could ever want inside and out. We are already planning our return visit next year!
Wheelchair and dog friendly
February 10th 2018
The perfect place to spend my birthday. Hillcrest is the most well equipped holiday cottage we have stayed in and all the home made treats were wonderful. It is hard to find somewhere that is suitable for both our dogs and my wheelchair and Hillcrest is perfect! We hope to return in the not too distant future. Thankyou!