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“Peaceful and relaxing NYE”
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Watsons Farm from paddocks in front of the house
Watsons Farm
Garden with french doors into sittingroom
Garden with french doors into sittingroom
View of kitchen garden from dining area
Kitchen/dining area
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
View of paddocks from double bedroom
Rear Garden
Sitting room french doors looking onto garden
Pathway to rear of let
sittingroom
sitting room
Sitting Room
Walks at the back of the farm
Walks at the back of thefarm
Walks at the back of the farm
Walberswick Beach Looking Towards Dunwich
Walberswick
Walberswick Estuary
Southwold Beach
Southwold Beach & Pier
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Fressingfield, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

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Excellent - based on 21 reviews
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Claire W
UK< Herts, st albans
Level 2 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Peaceful and relaxing NYE”
Reviewed January 1, 2017 for a stay in December 2016

What a gorgeous cottage! We spent a few days over New Years here and we had a very relaxing Cosy well needed break. Mary was a fantastic host - very welcoming and friendly. The log fire really set the tone of the cottage, was just a perfect way to spend New Year's Eve. Totally recommend it. Thank you Mary xx

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Management Response
Jan 2, 2017
Dear Claire,
Thank you for your very positive review. It was lovely having you all.
With very best wishes,
Mary
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Andrew T
Northampton, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Mr”
Reviewed November 1, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Lovely place - lovely host. Great area and very interesting history.

Very rural. Everything you need. Sublimely relaxing.

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Management Response
Nov 2, 2016
Thank you for lovely review and once again thanks to you and the boys for help with stacking the logs .
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juney154
1 review
“unsafe pond in garden”
Reviewed June 29, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Mary was a lovely lady the cottage was comfortable but I do not think the pond is fenced as is said in information I was really worried about my dogs in the garden and would be even more concerned if I had children with me in all fairness there is a wire "fence" but it isn't a fence as such I was so worried I did not unpack till sunday and my husband needed the rest I supervised the dogs all week one of which is partially blind please properly fence the pond maybe with a picket fence so that the beauty of the pond can be seen but the danger is gone

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Jun 30, 2016
I can understand Mrs Yates concern and the pond will be refenced so that it doesn't create a risk.
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Paulkings...
Brentwood, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A peaceful relaxing stay.”
Reviewed June 27, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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We had a wonderful and peaceful stay at Watsons Farm with our two children (11and 9). It was just what we needed. We loved the quirky style of the cottage but if you like modern luxury, this is not for you. Mary was a wonderful hostess and was present if we needed anything. If you are not catering for yourself, then be prepared to drive. If you can't get booked into the Fox and Goose or the Swan(in village 5 mins drive, book early !!) then you will have at least a 20 min drive. The coast is 25-30 mins drive. We absolutely loved it and would definitely return.

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1busylizz...
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Perfect tranquility”
Reviewed December 19, 2014 for a stay in December 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We enjoyed a delightful week in December at Watson's Farm. Peaceful and quiet in a very rural location. Excellently equipped cottage - just about everything we had brought with us was already provided right down to a pestle and mortar! We felt more like house guests than customers. Every little touch that Mary, our gracious hostess, had provided was quite charming. Delightful crockery, good quality cooking equipment, a lovely electric blanket on the bed, nice pure cotton sheets and even a sprig of forsythia and the last of the season's roses to greet us along with tea and biscuits, we were made to feel so welcome. And the cottage was immaculately clean and tidy which was pleasing.

Cosy log fire to come home to after a day's exploring, with good supply of logs provided supplemented the central heating which was on throughout the day and evening (and I suspect that Mary put it on even earlier than normal for us when she realised we were shockingly early risers - typical of her thoughtfulness!) The beds and bedding were extremely comfortable (and we are horribly fussy in that respect!) as were the sofa and chairs in the lovely sitting room. Our dogs were in dog heaven tearing round the fields adjoining the house where we were able to walk them, and thoroughly enjoyed their visit too!

The surrounding area is very rural, but only a couple of miles from the nearest village with pubs and an excellent shop. This was our first (but not our last) visit to Suffolk and we enjoyed visiting the seaside, local towns and villages, lovely pubs with local beers and good food and so much more besides. We met so many nice, friendly people wherever we went, and were made to feel very welcome everywhere. Watson's Farm is off the beaten track, so benefits from being extremely peaceful, but is within half an hour's drive of an endless range of interesting places to visit.

Wifi worked well, especially in the kitchen diner area. Telephone reception perfect for Vodafone, but a bit hit and miss for O2 - in case you need to be contactable - but Watson's Farm is the ideal place to escape from the outside world if you can and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the beautiful Suffolk countryside. Thank you again Mary - we hope to be back next year!

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Liked best: The peaceful location and immaculately kept cottage
Liked least: Nothing!
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Your age range 50-64
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 18, 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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Your age range 35-49
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942barbar...
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“didnt want to leave”
Reviewed February 10, 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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I could understand what other guests meant when they said they did not want to leave!! It was so, just want i was looking for, and it met my needs perfectly. Such a lovely place to stay and i enjoyed the treat of all- day central heating, and topped it up with log fires in the evening, with a generous supply of wood that was a mega treat as i didnt have to saw it up myself for a change! Did a little walking but was quite happy that the weather was not too great so i could justify staying in! which is what i really wanted to do. I loved the quiet, had been a bit worried that being on a farm there would be the dreaded COCKERALS but no, it was silent bliss...I loved the quirkyness of the house. The kitchen is really well equipped, the bathrrom cosy and warm and the sitting room idylic..Hoping to go back!!

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