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School Farm Cottages

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Church Road | Cratfield, Halesworth, England
School Farm Cottages
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    5 of 5 stars
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent accommodation, a peaceful and relaxing location and perfect facilities for a lovely short break in rural Suffolk, we stayed in Bell Cottage and would recommend it to everyone. The surroundings are super and the property is beautifully kept and very comfortable. We made full use of the cycle hire, table tennis and pool table facilities, enjoyed the local walks... More 

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

Thank you! We're so glad you found your stay with us relaxing and peaceful. I was sitting by the pond for a few minutes this morning in the sunshine watching the dragonflies and the swallows dipping across the water, the fish splashing about and the birds singing, thinking how very fortunate we are to live where we do. We're so... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are on our last night of a lovely week here. Stayed in North cottage with our almost 3 year old. Lovely setting and my daughter especially liked the garden for playing in and collecting the eggs from the hen house. Lots to see and do in area...we hired bikes from the owners one day, went rowing at thorpeness lake,... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely comments, we're so pleased you enjoyed your holiday. It was lovely to see you enjoying the garden, the barbecue being used and watching you pedal off on the bikes to enjoy getting out and about in the countryside. It's very good cycling country in Suffolk, pretty countryside but not too many hills! More and more... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A few of us were in Cratfield for a friend's wedding last weekend and were recommended to stay at the School Farm Cottages by the bride herself! We had a lovely stay and found the cottage very cosy and comfortable. The beds were really comfy and the living area was perfect for a girls weekend away. My friends particularly loved... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review and for being such fantastic guests - it really was lovely to have the cottages full of wedding guests, creating rather an air of excitement around the place! We're pleased you enjoyed your stay in Bell Cottage. A good night's sleep can make all the difference to your holiday so we're pleased to hear... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently stayed here with a group of friends for the weekend whilst attending a Wedding in the village. Claire and David were very welcoming and full of information and helpfulness! We occupied 2 cottages (Swan & North) and they are able to be linked which was lovely and social! We were then told about the farm and the animals... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words. It was lovely to have the cottages full of guests for the wedding and we're pleased you all enjoyed your stay. We're glad the games room proved popular with the lads and you all enjoyed visiting the farm animals - thank you for not kidnapping Muffin!! She's very popular with the guests who stay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another lovely week back at School Farm (second year running and have booked for next!). Cottage very clean and welcoming and very comfy beds! Claire and David very friendly and helpful. My boys loved collecting the eggs every day and playing in the garden.

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

It was lovely to see you all again - thank you for your positive feedback. We're really pleased you enjoyed your stay. It is always an encouragement to us when guests book again for next year before they leave - thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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 April 29, 2015

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

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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
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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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