Mrs Kilcoyne, July 2019
A cosy, well equipped rural cottage.. It's about 3 miles from the Church to the cottage. Mob and WiFi is very good which is reassuring as even though it's a semi-detached cottage, the other cottage is also a holiday let and unlikely to be occupied and the nearest (farm) house is about 1 mile away. Not really lawns more like rough pasture. It took a while to find the washing machine as it's in an outhouse and the grass and path to it are overgrown. Boiler house/pantry and outhouse are obviously a work in progress. We never found the Games Room or BBQ. The stairs to the bedrooms are steep but there are hand rails on both sides of the wall. Plenty of hot water for baths etc but there is no slip mat or grab rails in the bath. Central heating very efficient, a well stocked wood basket for the wood burning stove. Kitchen spacious and a pleasant place to cook and eat. Plenty of walks nearby, during our stay we saw deer and sheep peering into the garden, squirrels scampering across the grass, numerous hares, plenty of bird life, and down the lane we saw alpacas, geese and guinea fowl. An easy 10 mins drive to Orford (especially good on Saturdays when there is a small Country Market) which has an interesting Church, Pinney's Smokehouse, 2 good pubs and an excellent village shop with pleasant friendly staff and for a real treat The Lady Florence does lunch or evening cruises down the Alde with excellent food.