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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
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Family half term holiday. This is our third visit, but the first since 2009 when our eldest was 10 months old. He is now 7 and our youngest is 4. We don't know why we haven't been back sooner. It's a great relaxing place, fully equipped self catering cottages. The grounds are fantastic with plenty for the boys to explore... More 

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

Thank you for writing such positive comments about our holiday accommodation and for describing our facilities so well. We love to see families enjoying themselves while they're staying with us and especially when the children make friends with other guests' children. It has been lovely to see 'Farmer David' with so many willing helpers at feeding time! We would love... More 

Royston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely setting for a relaxing family friendly break. Accommodation and amenities were great and we had a fantastic time. We all loved feeding the lambs and collecting the fresh eggs for breakfast! Fab

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

Thank you for your kind review. We're pleased that you enjoyed your stay at School Farm. We are very fortunate to be situated in a quiet village setting with views over the surrounding countryside as well as being within easy reach of some lovely places on the Suffolk coast. We hope you will return to stay with us again one... More 

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We returned to school farm over the school Easter holidays, travelling with our 4 year old and 6 month old boys, and all had a fantastic time. We stayed in North barn this time, and would highly rate the accommodation. Claire had, very thoughtfully, been in touch to ask where we wanted the cot setup, and had everything we needed... More 

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We're glad you enjoyed your break and are pleased that the sun shone so you could enjoy the gardens, the fishing and getting out and about in this lovely corner of Suffolk. Walberswick is one of my favourite places with it's sandy beach and lovely walks by the estuary. It's a great place to go crabbing too. Thank you for... More 

Dorking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent accommodation for our spring break, peaceful and relaxing . The cottage is very well appointed with level access, wide doors and a wet room making it suitable for those with less mobility. The owners Claire and David made us most welcome. It was lovely to be able to visit the chickens, collect fresh eggs and feed the lambs. We... More 

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

Thank you for returning to stay with us again and for your kind comments. We're glad you enjoyed your stay in Bell Cottage which, with its level floors, ramped access and wet room, is ideal for anyone who finds steps and stairs difficult. We want everyone to be comfortable in our cottages which is why we have shower stools, higher... More 

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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

What a lovely review - thank you so much! I'm glad your grandson enjoyed the fishing, he did really well - it gets quite competitive out there sometimes but is a lovely spot to just sit and relax even if the fish aren't biting. It's even nicer in May when the flag irises are in flower. We're really pleased you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

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 March 31, 2015

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 

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