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Gardener's Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage in Hadleigh, Suffolk

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sleeps 6
3 rooms
1 bathroom

Gardener's Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
Gardener's Cottage at Holbecks House is a lovely annexe to the stables in the grounds of the owner's B&B in Hadleigh. With three bedrooms, a double and two connected twin rooms, it sleeps six comfortably. There is also a shower room, kitchen, utility and sitting room with woodburner. Outside there is off road parking, a 'secret' garden with furniture, and shared access to the estate's extensive grounds. Gardener's Cottage is a lovelybase for exploring this vast area.

Area
The pretty, ancient market town of Hadleigh lies deep in the Suffolk countryside between Ipswich and Sudbury.

Region
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.

Amenities
Oil fired central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Ample off road parking. Lawned garden with raised patio, furniture and BBQ. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 10 mins walk. Note: 4pm arrival. Note: There is a steep staircase in the property so may not be suitable for people with limited mobility issues.

Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
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Reviews

Mrs Burns
March 2019
The gardeners cottage, hadleigh, was warm and comfortable, lovely quiet situation within holbeck house extensive grounds.. Easy access to village and local pubs free parking and good choices to eat or just browse. Owner very helpful and able to sort any queries quickly. We would recommend to come again. It would be lovely to have few more walking books local area.... Welcome pack appreciated too on arrival. Thank you 10/10
George H
December 2018
This is our third family holiday at Gardener's Cottage, In tow are three teenagers aged 12 to 18 ( a 12 year old really should be considered a teenager) and an exuberant working cocker spaniel. The location is great for long country walks straight out of the backdoor with an off-lead dog, no need to add driving to the mix. The village/town has all things necessary for a family holiday, large Morrissons, an Adnams shop, a second hand book shop, decent pubs and several fish and chip shops. Everything is in walking distance, except it is probably a good idea to drive to the supermarket. Inside, the cottage is pretty much as it was two years ago,very clean, cosy. and well equipped. I have seen other reviews saying the cottage is cold, we have found that the trick to keeping it at the right temperature (both heating and cooling) is the careful management of which internal doors are opened and closed. The key to a warm upstairs is leaving the kitchen door leading to the stairs open. We particularly like the fact that the internal latch doors can also be used to isolate specific areas of the house so that we can contain the dog after a muddy walk. He cannot open them with his nose like he does to the doors at home. Outside at night it is very quiet, except for the owls and very dark. This, combined with comfy beds and a nice glass of wine, means a decent night's sleep. A large bath would be a great addition, but it is difficult to see where this could be located in the current layout. Somewhere to hang smart clothes is also needed As our holiday draws to a close we are still extremely happy with what this place offers and will no doubt return again.
652jessicam
December 2018
This December 2018 I am reminded of the terrible stay we had last Xmas at Gardeners cottage . I had booked this cottage as a treat. However it was cold, dirty and stank of dogs. My sister got an allergy from the dog hair and we both got bad colds which lasted a month after our stay. Had we not had a visitor that we had not seen for 20 years,over on Xmas day, we would have left after one day. As it was we left 2 days early. On the only plus side the beds were very comfortable and the owner provided Ecover products as we requested. This property was very expensive and I warn you - the owner puts different prices on different websites. We asked for a refund of the difference we found and provided evidence of the differing price structure and rates but the owner refused. The most miserable Xmas I've ever had.
Mr Faber
September 2018
Excellent cottage -- had everything you could need --- very comfortable beds.. Lovely garden with fox to greet us on arrival !! Excellent dog safe garden with good sitting out and dinning area. Very quite and beautiful location with lovely walks from front door. We would love to return -- so much to do in the area
Mr Lynn-mulholland
August 2018
The cottage is a little 'tired' looking, it was sufficiently clean and tidy but could do with a spruce up everywhere ( including the areas that cannot be initially seen ( i.. E. out of sight out of mind areas!). Some of the rugs are threadbare and paint is falling away from walls in some areas albeit carpets were good and not to say paint was stripped away everywhere. Shower was poor in the sense not powerful, very slow. A power shower is a must to improve this cottage. Outside seating was placed under low branch trees and plants and stinging nettles so we did not sit in that area. Tables and chairs outside need replacing as old ( and look it) and no cushions available for the rattan furniture. Could do with sun loungers/reclining chairs to have that added piece of luxury that makes a good hoilday. This is not a main business area for the owners ( B&B being their main interest) and this shows. It is ok and meets the basic needs without exceeding expectations. The owner was nice and polite and left us to it which was great. The gardens and outdoor space were wonderful. The above are ways to improve this cottage in our opinion, that said, we had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage.
Mr Holmes
April 2018
Excellent cottage and garden.. Perfect base for touring Suffolk and Essex.
Mrs Campbell
March 2018
This was the perfect fit for a quiet safe family break.. Lots of places to visit nearby and easy walks direct from the cottage.Walled private garden a huge bonus.
Mrs Tidmarsh
December 2017
Dog friendly cottage that more than met our expectations.. Lovely rural setting with great dog walking from the doorstep. There is an access road that runs through the property which is not fenced. During our week stay we only saw one car driving to the main house. Cottage is in the owners grounds who were unobtrusive and welcoming. We had one minor problem during our stay which was quickly sorted. We stayed for the first week of December and the central heating was enough to keep us warm. There is a log burner which we didn't use as we were warm enough without it. Grandchildren visited whilst we were there and enjoyed running around the garden and watching the pheasants from the windows. Other reviews had said that beds were hard and yes I did find the bed firm but didn't stop us sleeping well. Walk into Hadleigh took about 10mins and torch is needed if walking back in the evening. We had a lovely stay and if visiting this part of the country again we will return.
Mrs Buggins
November 2017
Dishwasher in the wrong place should be moved into kitchen.. The beds are a high standard and so comfortable better than most holiday let's. Had a lovely time and would certainly book again maybe for longer it is quite and peaceful and in the summer I would think really beautiful. On the whole a lovely place to stay
Guest
October 2017
My husband, myself and our dog have just had a super weeks stay in the Gardeners Cottage on the Holbeck Estate in Hadleigh. The cottage is a super place with everything you could possibly need from a washer/ dryer, freezer, fridge, dish washer, log burner etc etc It's very clean and comfortable with plenty of space. The cottage is set in it own grounds with lots of open fields and in a very quiet and peaceful location. On arrival we had been left fresh milk, butter, bread and eggs which we thought was a lovely touch as we were ready for a drink after after our five hour journey. We were left contact telephone numbers in case there was anything we wanted. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to return again in the future
Guest
October 2017
The most wonderful character cottage, not only in the glorious setting of a country estate, but walkable to the historic and fascinating town of Hadleigh.. It had an abundance of dog friendly inns and restauarants, surrounded by a dozen charming villages all within half an hour, and just as fascinating. Future holidaymakers need telling to make a beeline for three miles away Kersey, which is straight out of a film set with its ford crossing the village road. We only marked accuracy of listing down a mark, because you failed to include its dishwasher and hair dryer supplied, making it even more attractive a proposition. Finally, thoroughly impressed with the way Sykes Cottages kept us regularly updated and included a 'week before' reminder. As ex Cestrians we think we've discovered a new friend.
Jill R
September 2017
The location of this cottage is amazing, set in acres of beautiful countryside. Hadleigh is within easy walking distance and has a great Friday market. Take a torch if walking at night! Our family consisted of 2 grandparents, 2 parents, 2 children aged 4 and 6 and 2 small dogs. The cottage was very well equipped and had an outhouse and private garden with a BBQ. The bedrooms were were cosy and the beds very comfortable. Downstairs was spacious and had everything you needed and a woodburning stove for chilly evenings. Our host Mr Coysh was very helpful in meeting our needs. A wealth of things to do for families of all ages, beaches, crabbing, Jimmy's farm, swimming pool all very close though you would need a car.
Georgina H
August 2017
Having stayed in the depth of winter, we came back in the height of summer. This time we were able to appreciate the gardens a bit more. Very quiet, very private, decent outdoor furniture and a barbecue - although it did take us about five days to locate the switches for the outdoor lights. Gardener's Cottage is clearly a dog friendly, family let and while I agree it isn't in pristine condition, neither is our own home. We found everything we wanted for a week long stay, the kitchen is well equipped, the bed linen clean, the cottage inviting. A real plus for us is a large utility room just off the kitchen diner. Our dog is crated at night and this space is ideal for his crate which can be left up and ready for bedtime. The owners are on site but far enough away in 'the big house' to be completely unobtrusive. They checked that we had everything we needed shortly after we arrived and then left us alone. It can be intimidating when the owners of a rental property are close by, but not so here. We are discussing the possibility of a third visit.
Georgina H
August 2017
Easy walk to Hadleigh for dinner (take a torch)
Georgina H
August 2017
Fantastic venue.. Welcome package. Access to amenities. Many and varied local attractions, for all ages, within easy reach. Very friendly and accomodating host.
Spiritlove11
May 2017
This cottage is spacious and set in beautiful grounds with private garden at the back. We expected it to be a little shabby as it is dog friendly but we did find it rather dirty. Thick dust everywhere, TV and the stand, on the fire, dead flies on every windowsill, and the bathroom is dreadful, especially the toilet. Also found the mattresses very hard. It needs a good clean and new bathroom. We left a day early.
130holidayk
March 2017
My family of five stayed at this beautiful cottage in its idyllic setting, with huge woodland trees and rolling green open space. I couldn't recommend this gorgeous getaway more highly, made even more special by perry the owner with his generous and kind hospitality.
130holidayk
March 2017
The cottage was very peaceful .. It was well equipped with everything we needed.
George H
January 2017
We arrived 23rd December with my wife, 3 kids (16,14 & 10) and an energetic spaniel for a 7 night break over the Christmas holiday. The setting t is fantastic, with great countryside walks for the dog and a 10-15 minute stroll through the grounds into Hadleigh itself. We live within earshot of the M25, so it took a little while for the kids to adapt to the darkness and quiet. The cottage itself has real character was very clean and is furnished appropriately for a family. Although it didn't matter to us as ball gowns and suits were not required, the only potential downside for some would be the limited hanging space for clothes, but there is ample drawer space. Downstairs was very cosy in the evenings, the wood burner being a welcome addition on the nights it reached -6C outside. Upstairs was a little cooler but still very comfortable and the kids had to use the extra provided blankets to keep warm on the colder nights. Overall there was plenty of space so it did not feel we were on top of each other. Would we go back, well we might just have to so that we can can compare the brisk winter walks with summer strolls to the excellent pubs in the village
Georgina H
January 2017
We booked a dog friendly property for Christmas suitable for two adults, three children and a spaniel. We knew nothing about the cottage or Hadleigh village apart from what we had found on the internet. It turned out to be a delightful experience. The cottage is a conversion at the end of a stable block, it is in the grounds of a large house but quite a way from the main house itself. It meant that the dog could be allowed to run free away from roads. The cottage is well equipped, we managed to cook Christmas dinner for five but ran out of serving dishes and ended up improvising with dessert bowls - fine until we came to Christmas pudding and found we had leftover veg still in the dishes. Pudding and cream was served in tea cups to the hilarity of the children. The cottage is decorated in a mismatched country house style. The bed linen was white and pristine - we didn't allow the spaniel upstairs. The condition downstairs reflects a property suitable for dogs and children, perfectly clean but showing signs of wear and tear. We were left wood for the wood burner and found milk, eggs and bacon in the fridge. Downstairs was cosy but upstairs quite cold, the children made use of the extra bed linen provided. It would have been warmer if we had not kept the door between upstairs and downstairs firmly closed because of the dog. There were additional electric convector heaters but we didn't use them. Outside was minus six and very frosty! The surrounding countryside provides excellent and varied dog walking. We are planning a return visit in the summer.
Mrs Jones
June 2016
The cottage was stunning, the inside was lovely and very comfortable, and the gardens and grounds were a joy. It was peaceful and relaxing. We really liked the chance to bring our dog and having such lovely walks from the door. Would recommend this cottage.
rosiec131
April 2016
Had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. Lovely quiet hide away. Cottage had everything we needed. Weather was good throughout to either; lounge in the back garden, walk around the grounds with the dog, including plenty of footpaths for walks, exactly what we was looking for. The village itself is quaint with a Morrison's just a minute away from the High Street if needed. Was greeted by the owner a little while after we arrived which was a very nice and welcomed gesture. All in all had a very good week and would make this a regular holiday.
Mr Wood
March 2016
Gardener's Cottage is generally well-presented cottage with everything needed for a relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings.
Mrs Courtier
July 2015
Gardener's Cottage was the perfect place for a relaxing weekend with friends. The Cottage is gorgeous and full of character. Beds, linens and facilities were excellent. The private garden is a particular plus, not only well maintained but with plenty of outdoor furniture. The owner was extremely helpful and generous. It was a place that we all would love to return to so full marks to all concerned: a very lovely spot and close to all amenities. We cannot wait to return!
Miss Edmondson
July 2015
A lovely Cottage in an idyllic location.
Mr Goulding
May 2015
An excellent holiday accommodation overall, made even better by the grounds and private garden access associated with the rental. The owners were very welcoming and attentive to our needs. The locality of Hadleigh town and associated heritage walks and shopping facilities were another bonus. We were delighted by our stay and would not hesitate to re-book or recommend.
Mr Krause
May 2015
The massive English garden plus the surrounding rolling hills are beautiful. This is a special place that does not disappoint. The cottage is sizeable and comfortable. The owners are friendly and at your service. What a pleasant positive surprise!
Ms Cooper
February 2015
A wonderful private, little cottage. Had superb grounds and surrounding areas to explore. Both the dog, our grandparents and our one year old son thoroughly enjoyed their stay - there is something for everyone. The owner was friendly and incredibly helpful, the cottage was equipped with everything we needed and we had a superb stay.
Dramyloid
January 2015
On a cold weekend you would hope that a holiday cottage would be a cosy retreat - not so this one, what's more the owner wants payment for wood for the fire just to bring the temperature up to something habitable. There is no clothes dryer and no DVD player (contrary to the ads). No visit from the the owner to check on the central heating or to tell us the basics such as where to put the rubbish. Overall the property did not live up to expectations. I am sure things look very different in the summer. The surrounding Suffolk villages and countryside are of course great.
Trevor57lilley
December 2014
Stayed as went to see my father who lives in hadleigh so arrived late but no problems lights were on and place very warm. Woodburner gave additional comfort but you will need a car but taxis were cheap. Will want to go back
Mrs Duncalf
November 2014
The Cottage is a great location - easy to find, peaceful and out of the way. The gardens are very well kept and the cottage is very well equipped with crockery etc. and lots of storage. The beds were very comfortable with fresh clean linen.
Mrs Hilton
October 2014
We found the owners to be very, very pleasant people. The cottage was so comfortable in tranquil surroundings with lots of walks available locally. Good range of shops in Hadleigh (Adnams shop recommended). The week spent at the cottage was so relaxing. We felt it would genuinely be hard to improve on the experience.
highpeekaboos
August 2014
Had a wonderful family holiday plus dog and discovered Suffolk. I would recommend this cottage to anyone..and enjoy the fantastic secret gardens..
Mrs Bryant
June 2014
A well-appointed cottage in quiet surroundings yet within a 20 minute walk of a pub serving excellent food. Particularly appreciated being able to sit in a spacious secluded garden. The best cottage we have ever had.
Mrs Lovett
October 2013
The property was in a lovely condition. The gardens around it were nice, and the freedom of being in the countryside away from noise made for a really relaxing holiday.
Gillian G
October 2013
We booked this cottage as it was central and could accommodate a family of 5 adults and our dog, we were not disappointed. It was a 10-15 minute stroll to the high street through lovely grounds and countryside. The cottage had everything we needed and was very clean, it wouldn't take much to up the rating it's been given, if I was being very picky I would have wanted a dishwasher and power shower, but that's just me.
Mrs Miller
August 2013
We had a fabulous week staying in the Gardener's Cottage. Beautiful surroundings, wonderful walks, and a lovely picturesque village close by - amazing butchers and farm shop too! The owner, was great at recommending attractions and pubs in the vicinity - nothing was too much trouble.
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