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School Farm Cottages

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4.0 of 5
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Church Road | Cratfield, Halesworth, England
School Farm Cottages
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This farm is the best we have ever stayed at. It is immaculate in every way, with lovely friendly family owners. The walks around the village are amazing, with such beautiful views across Suffolk countryside. The lake has amazing fish In it to catch. My grandson caught a whopper. Then every evening was finished with a visit to the games... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Right from the booking, the owners were very helpful and welcoming. And we received a warm welcome on arrival at the farm. The facilities are fabulous for families and it's such a beautiful setting, I can't imagine anyone would be disappointed staying here. The cottage is lovely, very well equipped and comfortable, with excellent beds. We have a 9 year... More 

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ClaireSillett, Owner at School Farm Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments. The Easter holidays are a lovely time to stay on the farm as there's plenty for all the family to do, especially when the sun shines! It has been lovely for us to see families enjoying the gardens, playing football, fishing and helping with feeding the lambs. Suffolk is a beautiful county... More 

Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family stayed in North Cottage at Easter and we had our best break ever. The children were safe outside with lots to do: feeding lambs, collecting eggs, feeding the cows, horses and fish, kick abouts on the football pitch and enjoying the play equipment and indoor games room. This is the first holiday that we have been able to... More 

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ClaireSillett, Owner at School Farm Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review of our accommodation. It is really good to hear that you couldn't have asked for a better farm holiday experience and that you appreciated our facilities so much. We try hard to provide a safe environment for the little ones and plenty of activities to keep them occupied.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have just come back from our second stay at School Farm Cottages. Claire and David are great hosts and the place is perfectly set up for young families. Last time we went with just our family and this time we returned and rented three cottages with our extended family. The kids even got to bottle feed the new lambs which... More 

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ClaireSillett, Owner at School Farm Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for returning to stay with us with your young family - and thank you for bringing your extended family with you as well this time! Our cottages work well for large family groups who want to holiday together, providing the space for everyone to enjoy some family time as a whole or the option of retiring to your... More 

Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been holidaying at School Farm in March and November each year since 2001. We have recently returned from a weeks break where we occupied Swan Cottage. and our four woodcarving colleagues had North and Bell Cottages between them, It was great to be back in these lovely surroundings, knowing that we would enjoy a relaxing, creative and peaceful... More 

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ClaireSillett, Owner at School Farm Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for those kind words. We love having you come to stay with us and March and November wouldn't be the same without you after all these years. We are always pleased to welcome back our regular guests and it is especially nice to see the meeting room being put to good use for creative group activities. It is... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My mum and I stayed in Silverleys Cottage for an all-too-brief, but delightful few days to celebrate my birthday and Mother's Day. A wonderfully warm welcome from Claire or our first, of many hopefully, visits. A charming cottage, beautifully clean and comfortable, warm and cosy. A delightful environment with cats, dog, rabbits, chickens, horses and cattle on the farm, and... More 

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ClaireSillett, Owner at School Farm Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you. We're so pleased you chose to stay with us to celebrate your birthday and Mother's Day, and glad that you had such a lovely weekend. It's nice to hear you enjoyed meeting the animals. We're getting some lambs this week to add to the menagerie. Our guests like helping us to bottle feed them and their help is... More 

Beck Row, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

i have just had a great week in North Cottage which has just had a lovely new Kitchen fitted. This is our 4th year running at School Farm Cottages and we have already booked for next year! The cottage is fabulously equipped, especially in the kitchen. It's always very clean and welcoming as are Claire and David. Thank you again... More 

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ClaireSillett, Owner at School Farm Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. It did make us smile - it sounded like David and I are always very 'clean and welcoming' - I can assure you that if David's been cleaning out the cows he may not always be scrupulously clean, but he will always be welcoming!! Seriously though, we are always very encouraged when guests stay... More 

London, United Kingdom
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23 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We made a late booking for the ground floor cottage with two bedrooms (forgotten name!) and were slightly worried that it might be on the small size (we were told that there was no room for a permanent table and that a fold up dining table and chairs were available). We neednt have worried because although on the bijou side,... More 

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ClaireSillett, Owner at School Farm Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. One of the most important things for us is making sure our cottages are spotlessly clean for all of our guests - which is why we were pleased to once again receive 100% for cleanliness in our recent Quality in Tourism inspection. We are very fortunate... More 

Poole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My Wife and I have both stayed at school farm cottages on a few occasions now. We live on a very busy road overlooking a roundabout!. We instantly feel relaxed & whole again as soon as we drive through the gates. The cottages feel really homely and are always clean and kept to an excellent standard. There are numerous walks... More 

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ClaireSillett, Owner at School Farm Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments. We want all our guests to enjoy their stay with us so we are pleased to hear that you felt relaxed and at home during your recent stay. We are very fortunate to live surrounded by the peace and quiet of the beautiful Suffolk countryside - we hope you will be able... More 

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Great well equipped cottages and really relaxing and peaceful place to stay. The owners are wonderful people and all too willing to help and provide advice! Some great places to visit in the surrounding area....

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ClaireSillett, Owner at School Farm Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We're pleased you were able to stay on for a few extra days after the residential course that we were hosting so that you could also enjoy exploring Suffolk a little bit. There are so many lovely walks and places to visit near us for an enjoyable day... More 

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