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Self-Catering Felsham

Faith Cottage Countryside Cottage in Felsham, Suffolk

From: €431 weekly Guests 6 Rooms 2 Bathroom 1

Faith Cottage Countryside Cottage Self-Catering

Holiday home
Situated in the rural hamlet of Bradfield St. George, one and a half miles from the village of Felsham, is this grade II listed property. This wonderful little cottage dates back to 1488 and has been sympathetically restored to blend character features with modern amenities. There is a charming thatched roof, exposed beams throughout and woodburning stoves in both the dining and sitting room. In addition to the amenities of Felsham, visitors to the cottage can enjoy those of Bury St. Edmunds, which include the Theatre Royal and stunning Cathedral.

Home to a good local shop, a lovely village pub and a beautiful church dating back to the 15th Century, Felsham is a charming example of an East Anglian village. The surrounding settlements offer a further insight into the region's past and boast a wide selection of architectural styles. Properties of note include Ickworth House, built by the eccentric 4th Earl of Bristol, and Melford Hall, a turreted Tudor mansion once visited by Elizabeth I. Lavenham is also close by and is a pretty, medieval town which offers a number of stunning Tudor buildings and a local history museum. Bury St. Edmunds is also worth visiting and is host to a good range of pubs and restaurants as well as a choice of museums, parks and a stunning Cathedral.

Picturesque rolling Fens, unspoilt beaches, and pretty waterways – East Anglia is a dream holiday destination. Norfolk offers beaches, saltmarshes and quaint villages whilst equally as charming are the coast and countryside of Suffolk.

Electric heating with underfloor heating on ground floor and woodburners in dining and sitting rooms. Range cooker with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, Wifi, selection of books, games and DVDs,. Fuel, power and starter pack of fuel for woodburners inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 3 cars. Large lawned garden with garden furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1.5 miles. Note: There is a fenced pond close to this property. Note: Due to the thatched roof this property does not allow BBQs.

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mrs Conway
September 2020
Lovely welcome with home made cake and tea things laid out and fresh flowers everywhere.. The owners were so helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Absolutely gorgeous cottage and everything was spotless.
Mrs Conway, September 2020
August 2020
Beautiful peaceful cottage with all the comforts to feel at home - thank you for a wonderful stay!
Mr Nunn, August 2020
July 2020
Faith Cottage is a fantastic cottage.. So beautifully prepared by the owners, they really do go more than the extra mile to make the house great. We had such a special and peaceful time at this cottage, as it is in a quiet location and the owners have everything so wonderfully prepared. There really is every utensil you could possibly want! The fresh flowers prepared for us in the rooms was just lovely. We so enjoyed our stay and would love to return. The area is great too, many wonderful places to visit. I don't think we have visited a better cottage. We absolutely loved it.
Mrs Toulmin, December 2019
December 2019
Surroundings were beautiful.. Cottage waa decorated for Christmas complete with crackers etc, our whole week there was brilliant
Mrs Lambert-dowell, July 2020
December 2019
The cottage was beAutiful and exceeded our expectations due to all the little touches added - homemade cake.. Fresh flowers. Etc. the house was immaculate and furnishings lovely.
September 2019
This Chocolate Box cottage is as lovely as the photo. Cosy, yet spacious rooms with tasteful decor, very comfy beds and large kitchen with every utensil you would ever need. Very large gardens with trees and lovely countryside views. Well placed for Bury St Edmunds, which is a very nice town just a few miles away with good shops and a very interesting Abbey and grounds. Close to lovely Suffolk villages like historic Lavenham and Constable country of Dedham and Flatford. You will not be disappointed with Faith Cottage - a perfect place for a peaceful and very interesting holiday. The owners have worked very hard to get it to this standard, all credit to them. Great place to stay!
Mr Aldred
June 2019
This was one of the best cottages we have ever stayed in (and we have stayed in quite a few! ) It was immaculately presented, beautifully secluded and yet well accessible to the attractions we wanted to visit. The owners left us a delightful starter pack of food and goodies some of which lasted us for the whole week. The thatched cottage has been so well restored as well. Thoroughly recommended.
Mr Reader
May 2019
Lovely location, quiet - apart from bird song! Beautiful exterior and gardens - thatched cottage. Very helpful owner. Incredible extras - like welcome pack, fruit, chocolates etc. Our only worry were the very steep stairs to upstairs and tight landing, tricky for those of us with dodgy knees! Also only bathroom - downstairs. An extra toilet would be really useful especially if several people staying there. But appreciate it is a difficult building to put in these helpful things! Thank you.
Dr Leonard
December 2018
Faith Cottage is an excellent property.. Highly recommended.
Mrs Baker
December 2018
My family and I had the most amazing time at Faith Cottage and are already thinking about when we can go back.. The cottage is even more beautiful in real life and all the thoughtful touches left by the owners make for the most wonderful stay!
Mr Schofield
November 2018
This was the first time we'd used Sykes and the first time we'd booked a cottage.. Wuthin half an hour of walking in the front door my girlfriend and I had already decided we were coming back. The place was lovely and the owners very nice people. No doubt we will try other places but my girlfriend and I have decided this is our 'default' getaway we'll come back to again and again.
Mr Startin
November 2018
Carol and Collins passion for the cottage shows in all everything that is presented.. The cottage for us, was the quintessential way to start our UK holiday. For us, we where using it as a base to visit the surrounding highlights but the cottage would also be suited to a quiet getaway being located in a very serene setting. Sykes cottages help and added local information provided was welcome for someone not familiar with the area.
Mrs Fussinger
October 2018
The owners did everything they could, to make it a lovely holiday for all the people who go there..
Mr Brightman
October 2018
Everything was lovely, but there is lack of heating in the bedrooms, a factor if staying there in cold weather..
September 2018
Stayed with my sister and a friend. The cottage is over and above what we expected. So well-equipped & comfortable. We have no hesitation in recommending the cottage for a peaceful stay in the country.
Mr Ashton
September 2018
This is a fantastic holiday cottage, from the outside it is chocolate box beautiful.. So peaceful set back from the road so no traffic noise. Inside it has every thing you need and more. The furnishings of very good quality and well appointed. The beds are very comfortable, my wife and I had great nights sleep. There is every kitchen utensil that you will ever need, and plenty of crockery and cutlery. There is every a very high quality (so not dish washer safe) dinner and tea service. If you stay with children there is many outdoor, including an Wendy house and table tennis table and indoor board games, along with a large number of DVDs. The log burner in the lounge makes for a cosy evenings when it is cold outside. Logs are provide by the owners Colin and Carol, who live just across the lane. They are very welcoming and very accommodating without being intrusive to you holiday. We had a wonderful break in Faith Cottage and really highly recommend the whole experience. Jim and Julie Ashton (Derbyshire)
September 2018
The cottage & gardens are lovely.. The kitchen has everything you need & the whole holiday was so restful. A special touch were the flowers etc. left by Carol & Colin.
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
September 2018
We have been here many times, both in the winter and the summer. This has been a refreshing haven for us both as a couple and with our two children. In the Summer you can really appreciate the grounds and in the winter its great to curl up with the warmth of a log fire. Carol and Colin help make your visit easy and relaxing as they present this in perfect condition with all stocked crockery and cooking facilities. The local woodland area, just a walk down the lane this all adds to the Charm and beauty of Smallwood Green. We totally recommend this cottage for relaxing and refreshing the soul as a break from all our busy lives.
August 2018
We are just returning from an amazing 2 weeks at Faith COTTAGE. Not only does it look beautiful but inside it is so well equipped. Carol and Colin have spent a long time making this cottage so special for our holidays. Everywhere you look there are fields and lovely views. Perhaps one thing I should mention that we needed to go out in the car every day as the nearest pub and shop were about 1.5 miles away . However there were great places to visit...Lavenham, Suffolk Owl Sanctuary with crazy golf, Bury St Edmunds itself, Ipswich, Norwich, Banham Zoo, Kentwell Hall and Gardens and so on....... But you will thoroughly feel at home at Faith COTTAGE. THOROUGHLY RECOMMENDED.
August 2018
This was an immaculate cottage with Carol and Colin meeting all our needs.. It is highly recommended. The cottage has been re built by the owners and it is such an interesting story to follow. Peace, tranquility, amazing views. Lovely features inside. You will not be disappointed.
Mrs Walley
July 2018
Faith Cottage has everything you would want in a holiday cottage.. A charming, thatched cottage with a lovely big garden, every home comfort and the personal touches from the owners welcoming us to the cottage were the icing on the cake! A lovely quiet location too but a good base from which to explore the local area. The stairs are steep due to the history of the cottage, so not for everyone, but perfect for our family (children aged 7 and 9) and we can see ourselves coming back! Thank you Colin and Carol!
Mr Tyson
July 2018
This was the best equipped cottage we have ever stayed in anywhere,every aspect exceeded expectaion and we will certainly be back .. The owners are positively delightful and the welcome was superb.
Mr Watts
June 2018
Faith Cottage is the perfect place to get away and relax with all the comforts of home.. The garden is beautiful and the owners are really welcoming and helpful.
Dr Hardy
June 2018
We had been looking forward to staying in Faith Cottage for several months, since making our booking, but had not anticipated the extent to which our hosts would go to make our stay so pleasant! Although the nearby roads were not so good for long walks (narrow, boring and at times dangerous), Faith Cottage is well situated for visiting B st E and many fascinating old villages. Check out the old house beside Cockfield parish church! We also enjoyed meals in both pubs in Hesset (great chips in the Bear!), as well as Hartest.
Mr Ennis
May 2018
This is our second visit to Faith Cottage and it was even better than our first.. The owners provide a very high level of hospitality, from fresh flowers in every room to a cake waiting for you on the kitchen table. Beautiful cottage in an idyllic setting.
Mrs Mccormack
April 2018
Lovely cottage in a lovely location.. Owners friendly and welcoming. Lots of good things as welcome from fresh flowers to wine, cake, tea and milk. Weather was great so we loved sitting in the garden, but plenty of comfort indoors to snuggle if the weather had been bad. We will be back.
Mr Hickman
January 2018
Lovely, cosy cottage, and a very enjoyable break.. We were greeted by the owners, who were lovely and showed us around. There was everything you need for a short break away, they even left us a bowl of fruit, sweets, milk and a bottle of wine for us to enjoy which was a nice surprise, and fresh flowers in all of the rooms. The house is quite cold in the winter, but the wood burner made it nice and cosy in the evenings.
Mr Hollington
January 2018
The reason we would not re book this cottage again - The kitchen was cold, underfloor heating didn't work.. The bathroom was also uncomfortably cold. Ran out of hot water so couldnt have a shower. Towels provided were of very poor quality. Beds in the twin bedded room were very uncomfortable due to the quality of the mattresses. The springs in both mattresses could be felt.
Mrs Simons
November 2017
Perfect location to put us close to our two daughters living in the area, however Faith Cottage far exceeded our expectations.. Even in the autumn the gardens and views were stunning and the exceptional little touches, flowers, sweets, fruit etc made us feel very welcome. The furnishings are in keeping, lovely deep roll top bath, walk in shower, log burners and comfy beds all make this a very desirable holiday home.
October 2017
We were welcomed with a smile and wonderful welcome, Colin and Carol have made this place a dream come true, plus all the complimentary gifts as well, we had fantastic weather and chilled out, we really did not want to leave. Thank you both for letting us share your dream home, it is a privilege and honour to have met you both. We will return at some point, hopefully during the summer months. Thank you once again Clive & Susie Buckinghamshire
October 2017
An exceptional cottage in an ideal location, this cottage was very well equipped offering very good value for money.. The owners coud not have been more helpful. One of the best cottages in which we have stayed.
October 2017
We have stayed at this cottage before so we did know what to expect.. It is a lovely cottage in a very relaxing location. Very clean and the goodies Carol and Colin leave their guests are always a very welcome treat. We would definitely stay here again.
Mr Ennis
June 2017
The quality of the property and all the extras that the owners put in, made this the best cottage we have ever stayed in.. The garden was superb.
Mr Jones
June 2017
This cottage is superbly beautiful; the owner worked for a year and a half getting it into shape for lodgers.. Colin and his wife Carol do everything to please their guests. Fresh flowers, a warm welcome message, several breakfast items - none of this is standard procedure but it was certainly pleasant and useful for us. The cottage was spotless, the beds comfortable, the kitchen had everything (our "cook" was very happy indeed with all that was at his disposal), the surrounding nature (Bradfield Woods NR a few minutes away on foot) most agreeable (for a birdwatcher like me). Bury St Edmunds is not far, with supermarkets and several places to visit including beautiful Abbey Gardens.
Mrs Simon
April 2017
Wonderful and friendly owners who understood the meaning of child friendly.. They couldn't have been more lovely and in such a wonderful setting also. Both girls want to go back - and so do we. Such a beautiful idealistic cottage in lovely surroundings. All mod con's. again couldn't have asked for a better place - Thank you.
Mr Jouberton
April 2017
Lovely place and a warm welcome from the owners!
September 2016
Such a lovely cottage with great charm and character. Colin and Carol are very friendly and welcoming they have both done a brilliant job renovating this cottage and it's definitely paid off. We both had a relaxing week here unwinding after a busy life style. This property is a great location to explore suffolk and the local attractions like Anglesey Abbey, Lode Mill, Bury St Edmund's and Sudbury.
Mrs Walkley
July 2016
Pretty Cottage and garden, really peaceful and the bedrooms were roomy and comfortable. The kitchen/diner sunny and loads of equipment, it really felt like a cottage in the country, loved it.
Mrs Dixon
July 2016
It was great for the children in the large garden with lots of outdoor toys to play with. The cottage was beautiful. We enjoyed our stay and would go again.
Mr Sendall
May 2016
Faith Cottage was very well organized and had friendly owners. The Cottage was very clean and had everything we needed and more. It had amazing settings with superb views of the countryside, plus the kids got to see a deer and owl in the garden which made their week. Very peaceful. We would definitely book the cottage again.
Mrs Watkinson
March 2016
An absolutely lovely and beautiful cottage and garden. Every possible care had been taken to make our stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Amazing attention to detail and very kind and friendly hosts. Absolutely spotless too!
Mrs Brooks
February 2016
Faith Cottage is absolutely gorgeous with everything that you could want or need. The owners were very welcoming and helpful. The location is excellent, we were able to visit somewhere new everyday, which kept our 2 year old entertained! The garden was lovely in February and I'm sure is stunning in the summer. I would totally recommend Faith Cottage and would love to return at some point in the future.
Mr Coutts
November 2015
The owners provided the best welcome we have had in any cottage in the UK .
Dr Gustavsson
July 2015
We had a wonderful stay in Faith Cottage! Everything was lovely and perfect!
Mrs Skinner
June 2015
A beautiful thatched cottage in a lovely garden setting. This was a truly magic cottage and one that has had more photos taken of it than all the places we stayed at in Scotland and England. It was my dream to stay in a thatched cottage and that was fulfilled.
Mrs Tough
April 2015
A beautifully kept cottage in an idyllic situation. The owners have maintained this property to a high standard and have made many little touches that make a good break. The area is near interesting places to visit and the roads are so quiet which for once makes driving pleasurable.
Mrs Jamson
March 2015
We loved the attention to detail the owners had clearly put into the renovation. Faith Cottage is a warm and welcoming holiday home with the owners being equally warm and welcoming hosts. The extra touches on arrival all added to a lovely stay. The kitchen is fully equipped so you can really cook in it.
Mr Marmol
February 2015
Simply lovely. It is a real home.
Mr Baggett
February 2015
The best cottage we have ever stayed in. The owners attention to detail is wonderful, they provided everything you would need, and more. They were helpful and attentive. The cottage location is perfect as a base and you can easily travel around Suffolk and return to peace and quiet at the end of the day.
Mrs Bamforth
January 2015
The cottage was exactly as it looked on the picture, a thatched cottage with gardens all round the property. It had two inglenook fireplaces and wood burning stoves. The kitchen was large and had everything you could need, so it was the perfect mixture of old and new.
Ms Stapely
December 2014
This cottage MADE our holiday! The owner met us in the village to lead us to the cottage which was warm with a fire in the fireplace. The ambiance is just a delight and so true to the nature of the cottage. We would stay at Faith Cottage again in a heartbeat, and recommend it to any and all.
Mr Warnes
December 2014
An excellent location and exactly as we thought it might be, the overall appearance of the property both inside and out was of an excellent standard. The kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms lounge etc were all pristinely clean and very homely. The cooking facilities and utensils were all of excellent quality. The owners are extremely friendly and made our stay very comfortable, we couldn't have asked for more during our stay. Would happily return and recommend this property.
Mrs Allard
December 2014
A wonderful cottage. Everything was perfect. It was so comfortable and welcoming. The owners were such lovely people.
Mrs Edge
November 2014
Everything...it was a beautiful cottage, excellently maintained. The owners have put a lot of love into the property and offered a very warm welcome. It has been a privilege to stay there and we will definitely be back...Perfect!
November 2014
What an amazing place!! Faith Cottage is absolutely beautiful. It has a warm and friendly atmosphere and the WOW factor throughout. It has been lovingly restored to an extremely high standard by the owners, Carol and Colin, and it was a real privilege to stay there. They gave us a very warm welcome and it was a lovely surprise to have the table laid with scones and jam and all we needed to begin our holiday without rushing out to the shops for basic provisions. Every single part of this cottage is beautiful...it was a joy discovering each room with all the character and querks... yet still very practical and well equipped. I particularly enjoyed my long soak in the roll top bath, which made for a luxurious and relaxing evening after our journey over. It had everything we needed for a wonderful weekend away. I would highly recommend this Cottage, and we will definitely be going back!
Mr Mansell
September 2014
It was exactly what you expect of a holiday.The hosts were very warm, genuine people. The cottage was just as described on the site. The area is lovely with plenty of interesting places to visit and plenty of places to eat. We would recommend this cottage wholeheartedly.
Mrs Rayner
August 2014
Everything was absolutely wonderful - the place and the people, it was a wonderful place to stay.
Mrs Van Gasteren
June 2014
We loved the cottage very much and the warm welcome by the owners was unexpected - they spoiled us with a lot of kindness and delicious things like scones,wine,chocolate and fruit.
Mrs Green
June 2014
The owners were really friendly. The location of the cottage allowed for complete relaxation.
Mrs Payne
December 2013
The warm welcome we received and the added personal touches such as cream tea on arrival and a basket of fruit. The owners couldn't be more helpful.
December 2013
Faith Cottage was well equipped , beautifully furnished , immaculate and full of character features. The garden was pretty and surrounded by lovely countryside.Suffolk is a beautiful county with pretty coastline and lovely medieval villages. The owners of the cottage were so friendly and helpful and put in so much effort in ensuring that guests are comfortable and made welcome. We wouldn t hesitate to recommend Faith Cottage to anyone wishing to stay in a wonderful cottage in lovely and peaceful surroundings.
Mrs Fairhurst
October 2013
The cottage looked like a 'chocolate box' cottage from the outside, and the inside did not disappoint. The owners were very helpful. We will definitely recommend this cottage to our friends, and we will be back.
Mr Mrs Chambers
October 2013
Everything was perfect, the best cottage by far.
Mrs Beal
October 2013
If anyone wants to live a dream, Faith Cottage has it all. Everything was really first class, the thought and beauty of this lovely little cottage was put into it for you to live a holiday in a dream world, everything was there, right down to the very smallest thing. I will be going back for sure.
Mrs Tye
September 2013
The property was immaculate, the owners were extremely helpful. The best cottage we have ever stayed in. We will recommend this property to family and friends as it is beautiful. Lovely property in a lovely area. Lots to see and do in Suffolk.
Mr Nye
September 2013
Faith Cottage is a beautiful cottage set in a quiet hamlet of Bradfield Saint George, one could not ask for a nicer setting. Perfect owners, always there for you, but never intrusive. We enjoyed our holiday in their idyllic cottage, which they work so hard to keep at this very high standard. My wife and I would return here time and time again, and would recommend it to anyone.
Mrs Burke
August 2013
Lovely cottage, best cottage have stayed in.
Mr Ritchie
March 2013
Loved the personal touches. I was celebrating my birthday and there was a birthday card from the owners too!
Mr Lambert
January 2013
The cottage was great, owners fantastic. It was a short taxi ride away from town which we visited often. The place looked even better than in the pictures and even nicer still in the snow!
Mr Neal
December 2012
Wonderful cottage, lovely,caring owners. All the extras including a delicious cream tea on arrival and both log burners lit, best holiday cottage ever. We've never known other owners take so much trouble.
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
November 2012
This was everything we hoped for in a country cottage experience. We were made very welcome by the owners who had set out tea and scones for us. They lived near by and topped our wood up when needed. Watch your head on the staircase!
Mr Brady
October 2012
The cottage has been restored beautifully. The kitchen had everything required for self catering and it was all good quality. The location is great for walks. By car it's close to places of interest. Wished we stayed longer.
October 2012
The hosts are very welcoming on arrival and so are the little touches that they provide, especially the cream tea. The cottage is beautifully restored and very comfortable. Home from home. The cottage has ecellent facilities with all the equipment you would find in your home. The gardens are delightful. The cottage is situated for days out and about not far from a variety of attractions. All in all a fabulous place to have a realaxing stay.
Mrs Cronshaw
September 2012
The cottage was so attractive - we looked forward to returning to it each day and seeing the primrose walls and thatch. Inside, the kitchen and bathroom were highlights, spotlessly clean and very well equipped with good quality utensils etc. We very much appreciated the care and attention that our host had given to the preparation of the cottage and the extras she had provided; wine, cream, tea, chocolates, fruit - never been spoilt so much in 30 years of holiday cottages. The garden was much bigger than we had expected and the setting was very peaceful. We absolutely loved the quiet country lanes for cycling and the golden fields and blue skies.
Mrs Taylor
August 2012
Fantastic property; everything you needed to relax or maybe have a game of table tennis or two. Nice and peaceful countryside. The owners are incredibly welcoming.
Mr Roberts
August 2012
We particularly liked the hospitality of the owners, and the obvious pride and care they take in their property.
Mrs Stow
July 2012
We appreciated the way the owners go out of their way to make sure you have the most enjoyable and comfortable stay possible. The little touches like wine and cream tea are heavenly and their friendliness is most welcome. Quite simply one of the best places I've stayed and will definitely return to Faith Cottage again!
Mr Templeton
June 2012
We were welcomed by the owners, with many lovely touches, eg.flowers, fruit, eggs and many other extras. The cottage was beautiful, comfortable and well equipped. The location was excellent. I would thoroughly recommend this cottage to anyone!
Mrs Thorn
April 2012
The cottage had everything you could possibly need and is in a beautiful setting surrounded by fields. The garden is beautiful and the cottage is just like a chocolate box image. It was amazingly clean and very homely. We could not fault it in any way and would definitely return and recommend.
December 2011
My husband, two friends and myself stayed here in May 2009 but have never forgotten our visit to Faith Cottage it was so wonderful. The cottage looked so pretty on Sykes' website and didn't disappoint in the slightest. The owners couldn't have done more to make you feel at home, there were too many little touches to mention which you don't often find in rented cottages. If we ever get down that way again we would love to make a return visit and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a holiday in the area.
Mr Goodyer
November 2011
Everything about the cottage was excellent. The owners were more than just the owners, they made you feel at home.
November 2011
The cottage was fully stocked with high quality utensils, linen, crockery etc., a warm welcome from the owners Carol and Colin. Nothing was too much trouble. The location was very peaceful, but was within 20 - 40 mins of easy driving to Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Sudbury. and more. The 4 of us had a very enjoyable stay.
Mr Mason
October 2011
We enjoyed the peace and quiet. Yet again both Faith Cottage and Suffolk delivered the relaxing holiday we've come to look forward to.
Mr Brett
September 2011
The location was great, off the beaten track but with walks from the doorstep. The owners were friendly and on hand if we needed anything. The welcome was great and we even had a cream tea waiting for us and a full basket of fresh fruit. Fresh flowers in all the rooms was a lovely welcome touch. We made use of the garden and indoor games and the television was hardly on. This cottage ticked all the boxes for location and facilities and we really did chill out. Will definitely be back. Great base to explore. This cottage is obviously well loved by its owners and for our first cottage holiday with Sykes it was a great experience!
Loring G
May 2011
Carol and Colin are wonderful hosts and they've done a great job fulfilling their personal dream of repairing and fitting out Faith Cottage. It is beautifully appointed with quality furnishings, appliances and loving touches, It is comfortable, cozy and charming. Colin tells a great history of the place and his pride in his work is evident. The cottage is surrounded by very nice landscaping and farmer's fields. Like any centuries old house it has its quirks. If you're handicapped in any way, be careful. The bedrooms are up a steep staircase and the bath is downstairs. However, there is a convertible sofa on the ground floor that avoids the stair issue. We enjoyed our stay very much and would do it again in a minute.
Mrs Bennett
April 2011
An excellent relaxing break in the beautiful Spring sunshine. The best cottage we have ever stayed in! Plenty to do within easy reach. The owners and their dear cat made us feel so welcome. It was like a home from home.
Mrs Webber
March 2011
It was really relaxing and the customer service was perfect. The welcome and service was the best we have ever had. The cottage was so homely and clean. It is very private and the countryside is beautiful. It is so romantic and quiet.
Mrs O'Neill
November 2010
Faith Cottage is a really lovely property; well equipped and a beautiful garden. The owners make a special effort to make your visit go well including a great welcome pack!
Mr Wilks
November 2010
Outstanding! 5th cottage with Sykes and the best! Fabulous, very welcoming; even cream tea, fruit basket - the best!
Mr Wiseman
November 2010
Even better than our first visit. The friendliness of the owners and the peace and tranquillity of Smallwood Green. Relaxing in front of a log fire with a nice glass of wine and the cat asleep on my lap. Priceless!
Mrs Grant
October 2010
In forty years of self catering holidays, Faith Cottage is the best we have stayed in, with the friendliest of owners.
Mr Mason
October 2010
The cottage is beautiful - in a superb location, amazingly well equipped, and with very pleasant and generous owners.
Mrs Wilkinson
October 2010
The cottage was so comfortable and our hostess had added so many nice touches to make us feel at home. We would thoroughly recommend Faith Cottage to our friends.
Mrs Haas
September 2010
This cottage was just perfect.
Mr Lucas
September 2010
The cottage was fantastic!
Mrs Dean
September 2010
This was our 4th visit which probably speaks for itself! Another perfect holiday. As on previous occasions we can thoroughly recommend 'The Swan' at Monks Eleigh for for fine food, also the 'Angel Hotel' in Bury St Edmunds.
Mr Williams
August 2010
Peaceful location. Special treats provided on arrival. Cottage was clean. Wildlife in the garden.
Mr Clarkson
July 2010
An excellent base for exploring the hidden and quiet corners of this delightful part of Suffolk. Lovely wildlife.
Mrs White
July 2010
Beautiful, clean, comfortable cottage in a beautiful location. Friendly owners. 'Bradfield Woods', a four minute walk away, are delightful. Loads of places for lunch, tea rooms, garden centres and animal attractions nearby.
July 2010
The cottage was ideal, location, cleanliness,everything was top notch.
July 2010
Not only did this look like the best cottage we had ever stayed in it was. The little touches added by the owners as well as their friendliness and kindness made it so. The cottage itself deserved the five stars it has got from us. It was beautiful, lacked nothing you could want and indeed immediately felt like a home not a holiday let. The location was good with access to Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex. The area was very quiet and peaceful and the gardens of the cottage were kept beautifully and we enjoyed watchng and feeding the birds and the squirrels. We missed the deer unfortunately who we understand visit too but we did have a visit from the local rabbit population. All in all this cottage is highly recommended, unless of course, you are looking for wild nights out but for a country location it is ideal.
Mr Reeves
May 2010
Everything! Lovely cottage, smashing owners who left special treats ie, wine, cream tea. Excellent. Super location.
Mr Hughes
May 2010
This cottage was one of the best we have stayed in. The owners were not only welcoming they added touches which were so nice to greet us as we arrived there. The cottage was immaculate. The garden was superb and we spent many happy hours watching the birds, squirrels and rabbits. The visitor book reflected our thoughts in that there was not one single bad comment. Highly recommended.
May 2010
It is a very nice cottage with very good quality furnishings.The owners live close by and are very nice people although they did not interfere. Quiet secluded area but plenty of places to visit within easy driving distance.
Mr Ivory
April 2010
Very nice cottage, that is full of character.
Mrs Goodman
March 2010
Excellent cottage, a real home from home. Garden is full of wildlife.
Mr Gould
March 2010
The cottage itself was beautiful, cosy and incredibly well equipped. The owners were very helpful and friendly.
Miss Harris
January 2010
Faith Cottage was absolutely gorgeous and made our New Year break fantastic. The couple that owned it were so friendly and helpful. It is by far the best cottage I have stayed in. The story of the childhood dream to own the cottage and reasoning behind the name 'Faith Cottage' made it all the more special.
January 2010
Faith Cottage is a typically English thatched country cottage in a location ideal for exploring the Suffolk countryside and amenities and is convenient for visiting the university city of Cambridge. The welcome we received was more than we expected; we were made to feel more like friends than visitors. We intend to make a return visit.
Mr Wiseman
December 2009
Absolutely tranquil privacy surrounded by wonderful countryside. Faith cottage is very pretty, very ancient and oozes history and atmosphere. The super kitchen is fully fitted out. Very friendly owners. The owners had tastefully decorated the whole cottage including a lovely Christmas tree.
Jim and Julie White
December 2009
Our second visit to Faith Cottage with its thatched roof, beautiful peaceful garden and modern kitchen and bathroom which are scrupiously clean. The owners go out of their way to make sure you have a wonderful stay. You do have to take care going down the stairs as they are quite steep (a requirement of the building being listed). Pubs two miles away, supermarkets six miles, loads of farm shops in the area. Easy access to main roads for fast access to the Suffolk/Norfolk coast.
December 2009
The cottage is beautiful, both with old beams and with a modern, large kitchen. It is a listed cottage, so the staircase to the first floor apparently could not be made less steep. Another handrail would have been nice, though, as I tripped down the stairs and twisted my ankle quite badly. However, we have recommended the cottage to some friends of ours
Mrs Allman
November 2009
A beautiful cottage, spotlessly clean and equipped to a very high standard.
Mr Pickford
November 2009
Fantastic cottage in beautiful location. Great attention to detail and extra touches really appreciated.
Mr Jones
November 2009
The owners were very friendly and the little touches were much appreciated. The kitchen was very well equipped and easy to use. Overall the experience was excellent down to the location, the cottage itself and the thoughtfulness of the owners.
Mrs White
October 2009
This was our second visit to Faith Cottage, and we cannot wait to stay there again. The owners go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need for a great stay. The cottage was spotlessly clean, we love the peaceful garden, but it is not too far away from local places to visit.
Mr Attewell
October 2009
The cottage was just as described, in fact if anything more so. It was very cosy the setting was so tranquil peaceful - a real get away from the hustle bustle of life. It was also spotlessly clean!
Ms Lomas
October 2009
The cottage is in a very quiet and private location which allows us to unwind and relax; the owners are near by should you need to call upon them yet they keep their distance from you so the holiday can be enjoyed without them looking 'over your shoulder'.
Mr Wilkinson
September 2009
Wonderful garden and cottage.
Miss Thompson
August 2009
Location of cottage was ideal for exploring the area. Detached and in its own grounds; a very peaceful and stress free week.
Mrs Dean
August 2009
We have stayed in many holiday cottages, but this is by far the best! This is our third visit to Faith Cottage and it grows no less perfect with familiarity. It is such a good location for walking and visiting lovely villages. The owners are such welcoming hosts.
Mr Hull
August 2009
An amazing property with friendly owners
Mr Bolshaw
August 2009
It was a delightful location, very restful and a real 'get away from it all' break. Within an hour it is possible to reach the coast, within minutes the fascinating village of Lavenham.
Mrs Mills
July 2009
Chocolate box cottage set in a beautiful garden. Quiet, only the sounds of birds and wildlife.
Mrs Wilson
July 2009
The nicest cottage we've stayed in for a long time. The attention to detail was exceptional. The owners were very friendly and helpful and the extra touches were much appreciated. Lovely.
Mr Clarkson
June 2009
A delightful well-appointed cottage in a very quiet and peaceful setting. Ideal for exploring the countryside, villages and towns of mid and southern Suffolk. We hope to return some time!
Mr Land
June 2009
An absolute delight for a family or just a couple.
Mrs Goldthorp
June 2009
Faith Cottage was a delight - clean and very well equipped and furnished. The extras were a wonderful surprise - a delicious cream tea on arrival, bottle of wine, basket of fruit, fresh flowers in every room and much more... The large garden was great for the children, and we all enjoyed a very comfortable and peaceful break in a beautiful area.
Mr Mason
May 2009
The owners could not be more welcoming and helpful. The cottage is beautifully set in substantial grounds and is equipped with all that the heart could desire.
Mr Whysall
March 2009
Cottage was superb; fresh flowers, milk, cream tea, wine, fruit and flowers. Best cottage we have ever stayed in. Owner's were very welcoming.
Mr Hibbs
March 2009
The cottage was lovely and very peaceful. It has been very lovingly restored and was a pleasure to stay in. It really does look like a fairytale cottage when you first arrive to the very warm welcome from the owners. They provide a welcome pack containing everything you could wish for.
Miss Wagstaff
February 2009
The cottage is absolutely beautiful, and the landlord a delight. We were very touched to be greeted by a lavish cream tea, bottle of wine, chocolates and extraordinarily generous fruit bowl on arrival. All sorts of guidebooks to the local area were left out for us so we were able to go on some cracking walks all around. I simply cannot recommend this cottage highly enough.
Mr Keeley
January 2009
The owners particularly made us feel welcome and had provided everything we needed and much more. Some lovely touches including the 'welcome pack' and Christmas tree. The cottage definitely exceeded our expectations and would love to return to explore more of Suffolk. We were amazed by the garden wildlife too including a pair of Muntjac Deer and a Blackcap which were a delight to see. 10 out of 10 would be fitting!
Mr Richardson
December 2008
The house was fabulous, very clean and tidy. The hosts were friendly and couldn't do enough for us. All in all, an outstanding cottage. One of the best!
Miss Schofield
December 2008
Faith Cottage is beautiful and I hope to go back there soon. The owners were wonderful and the little touches such as scones on arrival and flowers in the bedrooms really made the cottage feel like home. Everything about the cottage is perfect and it's in a great location if you want to get away from it all!
Mr Mrs Higgins
November 2008
The cottage was in an idyllic situation. We were looking for a very peaceful break and this cottage supplied it.
Mr Mason
October 2008
One of the best equipped cottages we have ever stayed at. Beautifully situated for a peaceful break away from the hurly-burly. Very helpful owners.
Mrs Mckeown
September 2008
We have never stayed at a cottage where the welcome was so warm or the condition of the property so outstanding.
Mr Hunt
September 2008
The cottage and garden was stunning to look at and very comfortable to live in. The location was very convenient for touring in Suffolk. We would recommend Faith Cottage to anyone, it is the best self-catering cottage we have ever stayed in.
Mr Bramley
August 2008
Location was very peaceful. The owners were friendly and helpful. The garden was lovely for the kids to play in, extremely well kept and very spacious, lots to do in surrounding area. Go for it!
Mrs Hartley
August 2008
A very comfortable and delightful cottage. Extensive gardens were particularly pleasant with plenty of outdoor seating. Highly recommended.
Mr Mrs Cunningham
August 2008
Cottage owner extremely helpful pleasant, Beautiful Cottage.
Mrs Dean
August 2008
This is our second visit to this cottage and we hope to return next year. It is the best self catering accommodation we have ever stayed in.
Mrs Harper
July 2008
The cottage was the best we have had in the 25 years we have taken self-catering holidays. The cottage reflected their care and committment to ensuring the people who rented their cottage have a wonderful holiday.Everything had been thought of. I cannot recommend this cottage more highly. A beautiful garden to sit in with such peaceful surroundings and all in all a perfect holiday.
Mr Green
June 2008
Holiday accommodation first class. Everything possible provided. Idyllic surroundings.
Mr Perry
June 2008
Being able to return to a fabulous cottage. The garden and toys for the children were brilliant. In the evening the wood burner added to the cosy atmosphere of the cottage.
Mrs Hayes
May 2008
We were absolutely delighted with the cottage. It was wonderful to come home to the cottage at the end of each day. This cottage exceeded our expectations! Since returning from our vacation I have been gushing about what a wonderful stay we had and would certainly do it again and have been telling everyone how great it was.
Mrs Ward
April 2008
Super cottage, lovely hosts - they had thought of everything. The boys loved the garden, especially the secret wood.
Ms Read
March 2008
Positively the loveliest cottage we have stayed in. Great garden for the young grandsons to let off steam in, with sturdy outdoor toys in the playhouse. Lovely kitchen for family meals.
Miss Dirania
November 2007
The wealth of things to do and see, the rurality and peace and quiet, the quaintness of the property, the hospitality of the owners who provided everything and more to make you feel you had a home from home.
Mrs Jesty
November 2007
Faith cottage is a really special place to stay. The cottage itself and all the furnishings were absolutely beautiful and the truly rural setting was wonderful. The care taken by the owners to provide a perfect holiday could not be beaten and as a result we had one of our best holidays ever. Thank you so much!
Mr Powell
October 2007
A fantastic cottage, very well equipped, highly recommended. Would not hesitate to visit again.
Miss Turner
October 2007
The decor was very good and I just wish I had a kitchen like the one in the cottage. It was so peaceful, just what I needed to recharge the batteries.
Mr Walker
August 2007
The location of the cottage is excellent and very quiet...and it is somewhere we will visit again in the future.
Ms Davis
August 2007
Extra thoughtful touches by the owners, e.g cream tea, bottle of wine, plenty of cleaning stuff, chocolates etc, and the feeling that they trusted us in their house having filled it with lovely things. It was a real treat to be there.
Mrs Dean
August 2007
This is the best cottage we have ever stayed in. They thought of everything we might need. We were made exceedingly welcome with fresh flowers, cream tea, wine, fruit, chocolates and more. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and hope to return next year.
Dr Morgan
July 2007
The cottage has a lovely location, is beautifully secluded and well maintained. The owners family are very welcoming and we had a lovely holiday.
Mr Mrs Hamm
June 2007
This cottage was nestled away and quiet. The owners were very helpful and left lovely little touches here and there - the candy, the cream tea, fruit, etc. The large garden made it a place to relax, inside and out.
Mrs Lomas
May 2007
There was so much attention to detail - fruit, wine, chocolates, cream tea etc. The place was warm and the family so friendly and accommodating without being in your face all the time. The standard of the accommodation was excellent and one could not find fault with it. I would certainly recommend Faith cottage and hope to go back again next year.
Mrs Von Kraack
March 2007
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Faith Cottage. It is beautifully situated, kept and equipped. The freshly cut flowers that are a current feature of every room in this cottage give you an idea of sunshine even when it is raining cats and dogs. So, to summarise our impressions: The cottage is sumptuously furnished and we would not be surprised to come across it in Homes Gardens sooner or later.
Mrs Goodman
March 2007
Fresh flowers, home made cream tea toiletries made it feel like home. Truly outstanding property, very well appointed, super people.
Dr Watts
February 2007
The owners were very friendly and helpful. The cottage was beautiful, nice and quiet with a lovely big garden for our 3 children to play in.
Miss Lewis
January 2007
A gorgeous cottage run by lovely lovely people who did everything they could to make our stay pleasant.
Miss Griffin
December 2006
A beautiful setting, fabulous cottage and we felt at ease and relaxed as soon as we stepped into the cottage.
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