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The approach to Souters and Gribbles. Souters bathed in sunlight is also surrounded by woodland.
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115 reviews
The approach to Souters and Gribbles.
Souters bathed in sunlight is also surrounded by woodland.
Gribbles nestles in a corner of Souters garden.
The terrace, complete with wood fired pizza oven is perfect for al fresco eating.
Souters has a well equipped kitchen.
Souters living space has a cool and airy feel during the summer.
During the colder months the wood burner makes for cosy evenings.
The bedroom window looks out onto a bank of wild flowers.
Souters has a very comfortable bedroom.
The power shower with loads of hot water.
Gribbles is about 20m from Souters, tucked into a corner of the garden.
Gribbles has a full size double bed with a pull out truckle bed beneath.
Gribbles has en suite facilities with floor heating, WC, basin, large shower and heated towel rail.
Foxgloves in the woodland round Souters garden
Bluebells in Souters woodland
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Ipswich, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

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eunicehan...
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Peaceful retreat”
Reviewed April 10, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

It is a lovely cottage, a great surprise where it is situated, so wait and see! It is cosy and well equiped, a great place for children to run around and if you want some where to retreat it is a perfect place.

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KJBarry67
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Wonderful Cottage”
Reviewed April 10, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We stayed at both Souters and Gribbles over the Easter weekend. Nick and Cath could not have been more welcoming or helpful (and were especially nice to our children). Both cottages have oodles of character (ask Nick about the Frog in Souters!) and are very well maintained. The kids loved staying in Gribbles and are already looking forward to coming back (as are me and my Wife!)

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Liked best: Character of property
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Peter W
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“lovely place for piece and quiet”
Reviewed March 28, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

We had a smashing few days at this little cottage.If you wanted days out there is plenty to do in the area plenty of little towns to visit and places of interest.We had a great time and would like to go back at some stage Caths lemon drizzle cake is an reason to go back on its own.Thank you both very much and we hope to see you again.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Going home
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Canadrian...
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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“A marvellous hideaway, great for visitors!”
Reviewed March 6, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Souters (and it's little sub-property, Gribbles) are simply a marvellous forest hideaway set in beautiful south Suffolk. The property - a very old horse barn - has been carefully and lovingly restored by Nick, the owner, and has pretty much everything one could need, including an EXCELLENT shower, wood-burner, a VERY comfy bed, outdoor patio and forthcoming pizza oven, etc etc. Plus, Grtibbles is superb. It's a wonderful little trailer/cabin thing that sleeps two. It doesn't come with Souters, but only people in Souters can use it. I rented it for the night when my partner and I had friends come to visit us for the evening. The property is peaceful, close to loads of great sight-seeing (including Lavenham and the seaside), and remote, but with all the amenities one could possibly need very close to hand. I have stayed at many, many cottages, and SOuters is one of the best.

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Liked best: The delightful interior of the main room.
Liked least: Doing the washing-up.
Traveling group: Other
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Paul M
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A wonderful place in a beautiful setting... Perfect”
Reviewed February 20, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

We had the pleasure of staying in Souters on Valentines weekend. Apart from wanting to get away and have some time together we were in need of a bit of peace and quiet and Nick and Cath made us feel very welcome and have created a wonderful little place to find just that. We loved it. The area is fantastic, you can walk to the pub or the river which is a stones throw from your door. We will be back and its gonna become a favourite of ours in no time.

Perfect.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Rachael M
Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
“A magical home from home! :)”
Reviewed February 10, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

The most wonderful, quaint living space. After a long week at work we couldn't have asked for more! All the 'little things' that this Family provide really do make it extra special, of course a beautiful layout, but the cake, milk and homemade candles were top notch!
My partner and I had a fantastic weekend at Souters! Nick and Cath were so welcoming and kind, providing lots of information and friendly chat! The area and surrounding villages are beautiful, we enjoyed long walks and nearby Dedham had the lovliest pubs with great beer and friendly people! :)
Cannot wait to return in the summer to really make the most of the outdoor space! :) x

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Liked best: How cosy and comforting it was and being in the woods!
Liked least: only staying 2 nights - we wanted to stay longer!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Dee J
buntingford
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A hidden gem in the woods”
Reviewed February 9, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Fab-u-lous a beautiful lodge in the woods. Peaceful and tranquil a true lovers hideaway for the young or mature couple still young at heart. Perfect for a retreat from the hustle and bustle of work or family chaos. The lodge has all the home comforts you could ever want and a scrumptious cake made by the hosts to greet you. Plenty of places to eat out if you chose or stay in for a romantic meal and watch the sun go down. Leave the kids with gran but take the dog for a rest too he could probably do with it and is much less demanding!

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Liked best: the cake
Liked least: feather pillows/duvet
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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