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Pretty 15 century cottage set in the heart of the countryside
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Pretty 15 century cottage set in the heart of the countryside
Patio area overlooking the garden and French doors into the lounge Approach to the cottage good secure garden
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36 reviews
Pretty 15 century cottage set in the heart of the countryside
Patio area overlooking the garden and French doors into the lounge
Approach to the cottage good secure garden
View from the field back over the garden
Cosy lounge with wood burner
Lounge with French doors out to the patio
Fireplace with wood burner
Well equipped kitchen
Dining Room with seating for 6
Hall from the kitchen to the dining room
Really useful utility /boot room/pantry
Stair case ,typical Suffolk cottage style winding up to the bedrooms
Pretty bedroom with a king size iron bed
En suite bathroom
Double bed in the second bedroom
Dressing table in main bedroom
View from the kitchen window and patio
Set in a lovely large garden meadows extending to 2 acres
Walk to the lake across the meadow adjacent to the cottage full of butterflies in the summer
Fabulous lake ideal for a relaxing afternoon,stocked with pike, rudd, tench and perch
Characterful Dining room
A happy fisherman
Happy fisherman !
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Framlingham, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

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Lauren H
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Beautiful cottage and gardens, 5 min drive to pubs, shops, etc”
Reviewed August 21, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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Willow Cottage is situated on a quiet lane, opposite a riding school, and there are 2 chalets for hire on the same premises. The outside of the cottage is lovely - you feel back in 1700s England straightaway! And there are lovely gardens with a table and chairs for 4, BBQ, etc and you can walk through the field to a lake at the end (take fishing stuff if you're keen). Inside the cottage are 2 lovely double bedrooms (1 ensuite), along with a decent sized kitchen, shower room, lounge and dining room downstairs. We really enjoyed relaxing on the feather sofas in the lounge (where a 5th person could sleep) watching the Olympics surrounded by the lovely beams in the room! Penny was quick to respond to questions and allowed us to take our 2 cats, which was necessary last minute. There was also a lovely homemade Victoria Sponge awaiting our arrival! The only thing I'd suggest is that the check out time is made clearer.. we raced around at about 10.30am packing when Penny knocked on the door - we hadn't seen any reference to a checkout time so had assumed around midday was OK, as that seems to often be the case at other places. We would have got ready much earlier if we'd known! Anyway, it was a great place for a few nights and we'll consider it again in future if in the area. We recommend the Dennington Queen for lovely pub food, including 2 courses for £10 on weekday lunchtimes - 5 minutes in the car.

Traveling group: Extended Family
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brutus404
Hertford, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“A peaceful escape”
Reviewed June 19, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

A very cosy cottage with lots of character (oak beams, sloping floors etc.), in peaceful surroundings, but handy for the attractive town of Framlingham and some good village pubs. Our visitors included owls and hares! Very well equipped with all we needed, and with some nice touches such as cake and fresh flowers on arrival. The only downside is the need for tall people to keep their heads well down for the low beams, doorways etc., and it would probably not be suitable for small children or for elderly or disabled people, but it was great as a peaceful week's escape for the two of us, and we would certainly recommend it.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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MrCEssex1
Essex, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful cottage with character ”
Reviewed June 1, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Stayed here recently. Perfect venue for exploring some lovely spots in Suffolk such as Aldeburgh, South Wold and Framlingham.
The cottage has everything needed for a weekend away. Lots of character and charm. You will soon get used to the wonky floors above. Those above 6 ft will need to remember to duck when moving around the cottage but don't let that out you off. Make sure you walk as far as the small lake beyond the garden. Will definitely be back. And thanks for the cake. A lovely gesture and a very nice welcome.

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Jancamwal
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Idyllic character property in peaceful location”
Reviewed May 19, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the characterful Willow Cottage. The property is charming comfortable and delightful whilst providing a great range of facilities. The location is very peaceful wirh surprisingly spacious grounds.

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Liked best: Character and location
Liked least: Internet hard to access
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
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esther672...
Cobham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful cottage in beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed January 9, 2016 for a stay in December 2015

We stayed at Willow Cottage for a short break over the New Year period.
The owners had made their cottage feel very festive with a lovely Christams Tree.
The lounge is very cosy and the big wood burner kept us warm though the evenings.
It was nice to have a separate dining room with a large table and the kitchen had everything you would expect from a modern kitchen.
You could really get a feel for the age of the cottage in the upstairs bedrooms. Both rooms were very comfortable particularly the beds. We struggled to get up in the mornings having slept so well! Also great to have a lovely modern en suite attached to the main bedroom.
Over all a lovely cottage and in a wonderful part of Suffolk. Owners made us feel very welcome with a delicious cake and a bottle of fizz for the New Year celebrations.
We would love to return in the summer for a longer break.
Only feedback would be to suggest a Wifi connection. As business owners we would need access over Wifi on a longer break but realise this may be difficult due to age of cottage and location.

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Liked best: Cottage and location
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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People with pets
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Management Response
Jan 17, 2016
Thank you so much for your lovely comments,just to say we are doing all we can to sort out the Internet and hope to have progress very soon.Hope that encourages another visit ! Penny
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Linda K
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“Willow Cottage was a pretty cottage, well furnished with a ideal garden for children and adults alike”
Reviewed September 1, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We enjoyed a family holiday using all of the properties on site, ie Willow Cottage and the two chalets. The garden provided a wonderful area for the children to explore and to play ball games. Willow Cottage itself was very well appointed with everything you could possibly want in the kitchen and a fab shower downstairs. The furnishings and curtains really suited the cottage. We loved it.
Penny had made us loads of shortbread which we enjoyed. How kind.
The location was great for exploring the castles at Framlingham and Orford. Southwold beach made a lovely day out for swimming in the sea, digging in the sand and going on the pier. The post mill at Saxtead provided really good views and great excitement when it changed direction slightly while we were in it!

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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keet-doug...
Maldon, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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“Another lovely visit.”
Reviewed August 9, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Enjoyed our second visit to the cottage with our dog Maisie, who loved the garden. The cottage was, as before, welcoming and comfortable.

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Liked best: Quaint cottage experience
Liked least: Low doorways
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