Cocketts Holiday Cottage
Cocketts is a rural holiday cottage set in the beautiful Suffolk countryside just north of Stowmarket, sleeping 6 (+3) guests in beautifully furnished bedrooms. This pet friendly Suffolk cottage breathes history, exudes comfort and is child-friendly, with attic playroom and gorgeous 1-acre garden.
- Sleeps 6
- Bedrooms 3
- Bathrooms 2
Cocketts Holiday Cottage is a deceptively spacious and beautifully presented Grade II listed holiday home with WiFi in rural Suffolk a few miles from Stowmarket in the heart of the countryside. Built in the 16th Century by an early Quaker Family, it has been lovingly maintained, blending contemporary comforts with period style.
Whether you are seeking soft relaxing sofas under beamed ceilings in front of a cosy log-burner, or a an attic playroom with PS3 and traditional toys, then this cottage will prove a delight to all families, and their pets who are equally welcome.
The lounge boasts an inglenook fireplace with woodburner, guaranteeing total cosiness even on cold winter evenings. There is a TV with DVD, books and games. The kitchen is very well equipped from large appliances such as the full-height fridge freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer (in a separate utility room), a dishwasher, a double electric oven and a big no-nonsense farmhouse pine table that seats 8 for big breakfasts or banquets. Also on the ground floor is a newly installed shower room with WC and basin.
On the first floor are two bedrooms: one double with a king-size bed, another that can be made up as either a king-size bed or two 2ft 6" singles. Also on this floor is the family bathroom with bath and power shower over. Out on the landing very young ones will no doubt be attracted to Brandy, the resident rocking horse. Going up the winding stairs brings you to the attic den with TV, PS3, Duplo, Brio, children's books and games. There is a double and single futon for those extra guests. Though this room you'll come to the vaulted twin bedroom with original old oak floorboards.
Step outside the back door into a small secure fenced garden that is safe for the youngest children and pets. There is a patio with wooden table and chairs for dining out in the sun whilst the little ones play in the play house and with outdoor toys. Beyond the gate there is an acre of garden which includes an old orchard, large pond and tree swing. The lawns are large enough for football, badminton or fun with a Frisbee. In late summer/early autumn, guests are welcome to relieve the fruit trees of delicious apples, plums, quince and walnuts. Beyond the garden hedge, dogs will be delighted to discover the range of country walks in the area, while the flat, gently undulating countryside will appeal to those looking for a cycling holiday amidst beautiful countryside. There are friendly pygmy goats and poultry who are always happy to receive attention and little tid-bits.
Hard as it may feel to leave the house, venturing further afield there are plenty of places to discover in this picturesque corner of Suffolk which abounds with pretty little villages and the glorious heritage coastline. The fleshpots and historic attractions of Norwich, Cambridge and Bury St. Edmunds are within easy reach and if you do not want to do an entire self-catering holiday, there are many good pubs and restaurants to tempt everyone away from the kitchen for an evening out.
The owners live next door, and can be on hand if needed for anything from day out ideas to replacement lightbulbs but suitably distant and discreet to be out of sight and mind at all other times.
If it is a memorable family holiday, or a convivial gathering with friends you are looking for, then Cocketts Holiday Cottage near Stowmarket will provide a welcome home-from-home location for a happy self-catering holiday in Suffolk.