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Self-Catering Holiday Cottage Essex

Rookwoods in Essex

From: €557 weekly Guests 5 Rooms 2 Bathroom 2

Rookwoods Self-Catering

Holiday home
Rookwoods is a detached former coach house in the north Essex village of Sible Hedingham. The cottage sleeps five people and has one double bedroom with an en-suite, a twin room with a pull-out bed and a family bathroom. Also in the cottage is an open plan living area with a kitchen and a sitting area with an open fire. Outside is off road parking and a large enclosed lawned garden with outdoor furniture. Ideal for discovering rural Essex, Rockwoods is a lovely family holiday cottage.

Area
Sible Hedingham is a village in north Essex dating back to medieval times with plenty of timber framed cottages dating back to the 15th century.

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
Electric storage heaters with open fire. Electric oven, 2-ring hob, microwave, fridge,freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games. Fuel, power and fuel for fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 3 cars. Secure bike storage. Large enclosed lawned garden with decked area and furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 10 mins walk. Note: The first floor room has a sloping ceiling. Note: There owner can provide stabling for horses by arrangement. Note: Max 4 adults or over 12's as the pull out bed in the twin room is only considered suitable for a young child. Note: The owner comes into the garden on a Wednesday morning for 2 hours to clean she will knock at the property prior to entry.

Cottage amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mrs Kingaby
September 2020
Rookwoods lodge proved ideal for us .. The rooms were spacious and well furnished , the beds were comfy , there was a generous walled garden for us to execise our two spaniels , two bathrooms so no conflict there . It was sited far enough away from the road to eliminate traffic noise , yet close enough to be quite convenient . Sible Hedingham had everything we could need , and was close to the family we had come to visit . We would not hesitate to recommend Rookwoods Lodge to all ambulant people - there are a couple of steps between the rooms which make it unsuitable for those who find walking difficult .
Mrs Kingaby, September 2020
August 2020
We loved staying at this cottage and exploring the area, and hope to return some time.. It was extremely peaceful and restorative, and the ESsex/Suffolk landscape is beautiful.
Dr Melhuish, August 2020
August 2020
Absolutely fabulous cottage, would certainly recommend.. Kitchen facilities could be a little better. No washing machine, limited crockery & utensils etc.
Mrs Halliwell, August 2020
July 2020
Met all our needs.. We have been there six times, which should indicate our view of the property.
Mrs Barnes, July 2020
January 2020
Rookwoods is a pretty little coach house tucked away behind the main house.. It was blissfully peaceful. The property is beautifully furnished with some lovely touches. The bed was extremely comfortable and linen and towels high quality. We went with our young dog who was extremely inquisitive but safe to play in the walled garden. The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed to cook/prepare meals for two. There’s a microwave, fridge, freezer and double oven. Plenty of crockery and cutlery too. We visited The White Lion in Sible Hedingham, The Swan in Clare and Lavenham Blue Tea room all of which are dog friendly. There is also a dog friendly cafe at Ickworth Hall and Flatford Mill and great walks. We would love to visit Rookwoods again soon
Mrs Bennett, January 2020
December 2019
Made extremely welcome.. 5th visit to this property now, and plan to book again.
Mrs Barnes, December 2019
November 2019
Beautiful cottage .. Nice and relaxing .found fantastic park for dog just five minutes away . At greys mead new estate leads to park .
Miss Lansley, November 2019
October 2019
Although it rained for most of the week we stayed at the cottage the space, comfort and facilities allowed us to really relax and enjoy the break..
Mrs Hill, October 2019
October 2019
We had a great week at The Garden Cottage within the grounds of Rookwoods.. It was finished to a high standard and exceeded our expectations. It is in a great rural setting and we found it totally relaxing and Poppy, our Labrador, really enjoyed the enclosed garden. We would have no hesitation in recommending this property and would certainly think about booking it again. Denis and Sally Cheeseman
Mrs Cheeseman, October 2019
September 2019
This was a brilliant base for our exploration of the area.. Close to Cambridge Newmarket and Framlingham to mention a few. We loved the fact that it was so quiet and restful, the views from the cottage were lovely and included Cyril the Squirrel!! Our host was very helpful in answering the few queries we had and provided us with great recommendations for local experiences
Mrs Kipling-arthur, September 2019
August 2019
The cottage, the garden and surroundings were wonderful.. We particularly enjoyed relaxing in the garden. The cottage itself exceeded our expectations and the facilities were great. We will definitely be back! What an amazing cottage!
Mr Gallacher, August 2019
July 2019
Rockwoods is a beautiful cottage with it's own private enclosed garden surrounded by fields.. It's well equipped with a gorgeous shower (plus another bathroom) and kitchen necessities. The bedding and towels were lovely and everything had a comfy, homely feel. I'd definitely go back.
Mr Taylor
June 2019
The above-expectation feature of this property was its beautiful rustic charm in very quiet, extensive, secluded grounds and garden, surrounded by fields, woods, and the owner's main property, with no other habitations visible or audible.. Re Sykes-too many marketing emails not related to our holiday! Otherwise no issues.
Ms Pope, July 2019
June 2019
A beautiful cottage in a lovely location.. Host was very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.
Mrs Barnes
April 2019
We have returned to this property several times, which speaks for itself !
Ms Woodward
March 2019
An absolute gem hidden away in the Essex countryside, yet close to all local amenities, so arrive, park up and leave your car and the daily rush away, as you can walk for the whole stay and relax in the peaceful gardens admiring the far views.. We loved our visit here and hope to return again.
Mrs Barnes
December 2018
This was our third visit to Rookwoods, and we hope to return again in 2019..
Miss Miles
December 2018
Rookwood Cottage is a delightful property and it was a perfect venue for 4 friends and a dog to enjoy a pre-Christmas get together in an area which was new to us.. It used to be the Gardener's Cottage by the old walled garden and has fabulous views from every window. The downstairs bedroom is amazingly spacious with superb furnishings and en-suite bathroom and at the other end of the property, a huge boot room - with underfloor heating- houses all the muddy footwear, coats and outdoor equipment out of the way. The main area is a large and yet homely space where everyone could chill out. The owner even came bearing a decorated Christmas tree to set the tone of our stay. We would love to go back.
Mrs Brown
September 2018
The cottage was very attractive and the main bedroom excellent, the attic bedroom was generally suitable but it was not possible to read in bed as the attic roof was too low.. We had initial difficulty in accessing the cottage as the notice advertising the cottage was not in place although the directions indicated a notice was in place and we spent some time finding it despite our satnav. The lighting in the sitting room was inadequate despite many sidelights
Mr Nixon
July 2018
Excellent cottage indeed.. I think it's one of the best I've ever stayed in (and I've stayed in a lot). Perfect for dogs too.
Mr Brown
June 2018
The holiday cottage was in a lovely setting and I wouldn't have any hesitation in recommending it as a base for someone to visit the area plus it is also nice to sit out on the patio.. Castle Headingham, Finchingfields and Lavenham are quite near and have good places to eat. The tearooms at Lavenham's Guildhall have a garden area which looked idyllic in the sunshine.
Mrs Brett
May 2018
Very comfortable but lacked on a couple of things.. The tv was so small we had a job to watch it comfortably. The towels were so rough and hard they were like sandpaper but apart from that everything was ok and we had a good holiday.
Miss Hall
March 2018
Booking process was simple, cottage was good value for money..
Gesell
February 2018
This was a very nice cottage, the housemaid was very kind and pleasant.. If we would visit this region another time, this cottage ist our first choice.
Mrs Peters
July 2017
The location is great for exploring some very interesting towns and villages.. We were very happy with the overall comfort and cleanliness of Rookwoods Cottage. It is a very relaxing place to rest and unwind. If you like to cook, rather than eat out then please be aware that the kitchen does not provide a 4 ring stove (only 2 ring). There is a dishwasher, which is handy because there is no draining board next to the sink - so we found ourselves using tea towels to make up for the absence of a draining board. The garden is large, private and not overlooked. The sun stays in the garden for much of the time and it's lovely to watch it set over the distant trees. Please be aware that there are no sunloungers/chairs at the property - only basic and simple wooden dining furniture. A lovely place to stay - it has been decorated to a very high standard with tasteful colour-schemes and fabrics.
Caroline B
January 2017
Weekend breakaway with our dog ... Arrived late afternoon. The sign to the entrance road was missed, it's very small and faded. On entrance into the cottage first thoughts "oh this is lovely", ok so it's January you expect it to be a little chilly, we were advised that fuel for the log fire was available in the cottage, logs plentiful for a day, but with no kindling to light the logs ?. There was one wall mounted heater that despite its best efforts was not sufficient .. Needless to say back into the car in search of kindling to get fire started. More logs available from owner at extra price. Underfloor heating in bathrooms .. Yes ... We took the duvets from upstairs bedrooms for added warmth overnight as no other form of heating main bedroom. With the beautiful surrounds, it was a shame we could not wander around ... But if you take your dog the back garden Is the only place they can go, or a quick on the leash march through the owners land. It's not really the ideal place to take your dog unless you are prepared to drive out ... It may have been better in the warmer months, but way too cold to stay during winter with inadequate heating .. Needless to say we left a day early as was spending a small fortune on log fire
tony w
October 2016
Can't understand some of the comments on this property on here- we found it to be nice and comfortable-very nice inside and out- very warm inside-beds were great-ok the cooking equipment could have been better-but who cooks every day on holiday-plenty of pubs etc nearby-good parking spaces- yes the TV was'nt 40"- but again who goes on holiday to watch TV?? we had a great time.
Mrs Peters, July 2017
October 2016
The cottage is charming and extremely clean.. We enjoyed a very comfortable stay. The host is lovely and friendly and also very helpful.
Mr Vernon-Wilson, October 2016
October 2016
Very comfortable cottage-warm and welcoming- owner friendly and helpful-good parking outside front door-nice gardens-equipment ok- we had a great time..
Mrs Waudby, October 2016
August 2016
This was the best Sykes Cottage we have ever stayed at and we have been using Sykes for the last 10 years ! !!!! - the accommodation was first class in every respect - the garden was secluded, we saw a wide range of wild birds - we will definitely return
raerudd
July 2016
Sign on main road impossible to spot, Issues with cottage and poor attitude from owner spoilt the break somewhat. Dangerously hot towel radiator burnt arm of my son, toilet broke on day 1 and both sons stepped on carpet gripper spikes on stair carpet. I have to say, things do happen but it is all about the response from the owner. Some hosts are happy to welcome guests and other merely tolerate them. The owner should really review the equipment in the cottage, no washing machine, minimal kitchen utensils, 4 guests but only 2 garden chairs?? and no garden umbrella for shade, a tiny TV [ok we weren't there to watch freeview but still]. The general refurbishment of the cottage was to a good standard BUT, can definitely do better. The cottage welcomes dogs [apparently] however they are not allowed anywhere on the grounds except immediately in front of the cottage, so we could not walk through the fields. An unfriendly feel to the place.
Mr Hughes
July 2016
A lovely cottage, lovely area, lovely garden, lovely holiday. The bed was probably one of the most comfortable we have slept in while away from home. The rooms were all very clean and comfortable, and the owners were very helpful.
Mr Vass, August 2016
June 2016
A lovely cottage, lovely area, lovely garden, lovely holiday.. The bed was probably one of the most comfortable we have slept in while away from home. The rooms were all very clean and comfortable, and the owners were very helpful.
Mrs Cox
April 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rookwoods. The cottage is warm and welcoming with lots of books, interesting pictures and nice comfortable chairs - a great place to relax. The garden is enclosed and was much enjoyed by our spaniel. The boot room is incredibly useful especially if you have a dog and walking boots. All in all, a beautiful and compact cottage.
revstephvdt
April 2016
Beautiful main ensuite bedroom with under floor heating. Very comfy beds in both rooms. Shower room and boot room also have underfloor heating. Cottage comfortably warm, we didn't need to light the fire. Hairdryer in the drawer was a nice touch but difficult to use as it has a continental plug. Kitchen poorly equipped with unmatched crockery. Only one sharp knife. Nearly useless tin opener. A soup plate cracked when we put soup in it. A casserole dish would be a good addition. There is a microwave but not simple to use. Hardly any cupboard space and fridge very small with tiny icebox. Extractor fan didn't work but we knew dinner was ready when the fire alarm went off. We opened the windows when cooking. On the patio a shabby two seater bench and and table. Garden is secure for dogs who enjoyed the new sniffs. Patio door difficult to close and only the outside door in the main bedroom has a handle on the outside. Steep steps to second bedroom which grandson loved. Owners dogs appeared at the door several times. Other than that the place is quiet. Area is pretty and the Bell in Castle Hedingham is dog friendly with good food and the Henny Swan is wonderful. Dogs were not allowed in the paddocks even on leads.
Mr Hughes, June 2016
April 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rookwoods.. The cottage is warm and welcoming with lots of books, interesting pictures and nice comfortable chairs - a great place to relax. The garden is enclosed and was much enjoyed by our spaniel. The boot room is incredibly useful especially if you have a dog and walking boots. All in all, a beautiful and compact cottage.
Ms Johnson
November 2015
We liked the location, the lovely huge double bed and superb enclosed large garden for our dog. Overall this cottage was excellent.
Mrs Cox, April 2016
October 2015
We liked the location, the lovely huge double bed and superb enclosed large garden for our dog.. Overall this cottage was excellent.
Mr Hankin
June 2015
What a lovely week we have had. This was one of the most tranquil weeks holiday we have had. A jolly good week.
Ms Johnson, October 2015
June 2015
What a lovely week we have had.. This was one of the most tranquil weeks holiday we have had. A jolly good week.
Rev Denly-Blum
May 2015
We loved this cottage! I would definitely stay there again.
Ms Naeem
March 2015
A five star property in the grounds of a real country house with stone walls, barns and own walled garden. The owners were friendly and on hand if you needed anything but also left you to enjoy their property. This is the best rental property we have stayed in and we have been recommending it to our friends. The high standard of accommodation was such a pleasant surprise.
Rev Denly-Blum, April 2015
February 2015
"A five star property in the grounds of a real country house with stone walls, barns and own walled garden.. The owners were friendly and on hand if you needed anything but also left you to enjoy their property. This is the best rental property we have stayed in and we have been recommending it to our friends. The high standard of accommodation was such a pleasant surprise."
Mrs Beall
November 2014
We had a wonderful stay - information was clear for initial access to property. The property felt private though still very much part of the owners wonderful estate. We loved waking up with pheasants in our garden and going to bed with the sound of an owl. Perfect location for exploring both Essex and Suffolk. What can we say - wonderful!
Mrs Hornsby
November 2014
Excellent presentation - clean, comfortable and warm. Lovely well fenced garden for the dogs. Quiet position but handy for local shops and two pubs in the next village that served good food.
Ms Naeem, February 2015
November 2014
Excellent presentation - clean, comfortable and warm.. Lovely well fenced garden for the dogs. Quiet position but handy for local shops and two pubs in the next village that served good food.
Mr Stewart
October 2014
Exceeded our best expectations in all respects. Would certainly be very happy to stay there again
Mrs Wood
October 2014
The cottage was clean, warm and welcoming. It suited us as a couple, with a large well furnished bedroom and en suite. Our dog was able to roam free in the enclosed garden. We will return here again.
Mrs Hornsby, November 2014
October 2014
The cottage was clean, warm and welcoming.. It suited us as a couple, with a large well furnished bedroom and en suite. Our dog was able to roam free in the enclosed garden. We will return here again.
Mrs Wood, October 2014
October 2014
Exceeded our best expectations in all respects.. Would certainly be very happy to stay there again
Mr Stewart, October 2014
October 2014
We had a wonderful stay - information was clear for initial access to property.. The property felt private though still very much part of the owners wonderful estate. We loved waking up with pheasants in our garden and going to bed with the sound of an owl. Perfect location for exploring both Essex and Suffolk. What can we say - wonderful!
Mrs Dallow
September 2014
We had a great holiday and thought the Rookwoods was lovely - a wonderful location, lovely garden, very peaceful and beautifully decorated.
Guest
August 2014
We had a nic Easter week at Rookwoods with a family of four (with two kids aged 9 + 11). The scenery was very quiet as the house is on the edge of the little town of Sible Heddingham and dthe garden looked into the countryside. We could park our car in front of the house - no problem. The kitchen equipment was OK - less than you have at home, but normal for a rented cottage I assume. The only strange thing to us was that we never got to know the owner, although she seems to live on the same property...
Guest
August 2014
We had a great holiday and thought the Rookwoods was lovely - a wonderful location, lovely garden, very peaceful and beautifully decorated..
Carole G
July 2014
Whilst this looks to be a lovely cottage it did not live up to the write up in Sykes brochure. There was no microwave, a rotten bench was all that consisted of the so called garden furniture. It sleeps 4 yet had only 6 wire coat hangers, and no attention to detail for example no matching chinaware, not even any place mats, settee was old and worn out. I could go on, but to put the positive side the bed was comfortable and the two bathrooms lovely, and has nice views. We had to cut our stay short as to get to and from property meant passing owners large house where our car or our dog if on foot got chased by owners dog every time.
Mrs Perkins
May 2014
The cottage was lovely and close to amenities whilst still feeling like we were in the middle of nowhere. We spent a lot of time relaxing as well as enjoying long walks with our dog. A lovely weekend.
Mrs Dallow, August 2014
May 2014
The cottage was lovely and close to amenities whilst still feeling like we were in the middle of nowhere.. We spent a lot of time relaxing as well as enjoying long walks with our dog. A lovely weekend.
Ms Frik
February 2014
The house was fitted out with care and with top class goods. There was ample space, lots of table room, lighting in the rooms and bedside was excellent. Homely and comfortable.
Ms Hazelwood
February 2014
This cottage is really very, very nice, we had such a lovely time in front of the log fire. The area is beautiful, we will be booking again, a great holiday for time together.
Mr Baron
February 2014
Great hideaway location in rural Essex. Very peaceful setting but with amenities on hand at a short drive. Friendly and helpful owner in adjacent property. Would definitely return if we were back in this area. Works well for day trips to London and Cambridge.
Mrs Perkins, May 2014
February 2014
The house was fitted out with care and with top class goods.. There was ample space, lots of table room, lighting in the rooms and bedside was excellent. Homely and comfortable.
Ms Frik, February 2014
February 2014
Great hideaway location in rural Essex.. Very peaceful setting but with amenities on hand at a short drive. Friendly and helpful owner in adjacent property. Would definitely return if we were back in this area. Works well for day trips to London and Cambridge.
Mr Baron, February 2014
February 2014
This cottage is really very, very nice, we had such a lovely time in front of the log fire.. The area is beautiful, we will be booking again, a great holiday for time together.
Ms Aziz
January 2014
Lovley cottage, nicely decorated with a country feel with some thoughtful touches. Great places for walking the dog and a countryside break. Loved the open fire.
Mr Bryan
January 2014
The cottage was absolutely amazing, far away enough from everything to seem in the middle of nowhere and close enough to not be too far away. Every room was beautiful and the use of space was great. I felt cosy and extremely comfortable at all times and am seriously considering visiting again next year!
Ms Hazelwood, February 2014
January 2014
The cottage was absolutely amazing, far away enough from everything to seem in the middle of nowhere and close enough to not be too far away.. Every room was beautiful and the use of space was great. I felt cosy and extremely comfortable at all times and am seriously considering visiting again next year!
Miss Maskell
December 2013
We had a wonderful short break. The place looks and feels beautiful, and the interior has been thoughtfully crafted. Would love to revisit.
Dr Dixon
December 2013
Very quiet location, and easy to find. Nice and homely. The downstairs master bedroom was superb, a fantastically comfortable huge bed, lots of space to spread out. The underfloor heating was lovely, and it had a very nice en-suite bathroom. The towels provided were lovely huge bath sheets too, which was great! The enclosed rear garden was a huge bonus. The owner was lovely and helpful.
Mr Bryan, January 2014
December 2013
Lovley cottage, nicely decorated with a country feel with some thoughtful touches.. Great places for walking the dog and a countryside break. Loved the open fire.
Ms Aziz, December 2013
December 2013
Very quiet location, and easy to find.. Nice and homely. The downstairs master bedroom was superb, a fantastically comfortable huge bed, lots of space to spread out. The underfloor heating was lovely, and it had a very nice en-suite bathroom. The towels provided were lovely huge bath sheets too, which was great! The enclosed rear garden was a huge bonus. The owner was lovely and helpful.
Dr Dixon, December 2013
December 2013
We had a wonderful short break.. The place looks and feels beautiful, and the interior has been thoughtfully crafted. Would love to revisit.
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