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Romantic Flint Cottage on the Suffolk Coast

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

A Gorgeous Haven For Couples!

Stable Cottage is a beautiful romantic flint period cottage set in the heart of the Suffolk Heritage Coast. The stable dates to 1750’s and has been tastefully renovated over two floors. This traditional cottage sleeps two people in comfort and offers the perfect cosy retreat and ideal setting for couples seeking a relaxing holiday or a romantic break. This hideaway is ideal for short breaks and is perfect as a base for touring the picturesque Suffolk coastal area from the market town of Saxmundham.

A gorgeous haven for couples, it is a wonderful holiday base throughout the year, with coast, countryside, culture & food on the doorstep. Days at the beach, sailing, walking, golfing, fishing, bird-watching, relaxing galore!

This lovely Victorian stable's cottage is in the heart of Saxmundham on a quiet street, 100 yards from Saxmundham train station and 200 yards from Saxmundham high street. Stable cottage is a lovely cosy cottage, full of character and exceptionally comfortable, clean and well-equipped, including the use of unlimited Wi-Fi and super fast broadband.

Stable cottage is close to an excellent selection of shops, restaurants, characterful pubs, excellent art galleries and a museum. The cottage is also a few paces from one of the best fish and chip shop in Suffolk.

There are excellent restaurants just a couple of minutes walk away. As you step out of the cottage door there is a beautiful sunny courtyard facing a lovely church in one direction, and the high street just yards away the other way. Despite the perfect location, the cottage is delightfully peaceful.

There is also public parking just outside the cottage.

This beautiful Victorian stable, that was once fully functioning has been tastefully renovated and converted into a comfortable 1 bedroom cottage sleeping 2 people. The cottage has been re-furbished in a light but luxurious style and has been brought into the 21st century, with contemporary kitchen and bathroom and very comfy furnishings.

On the ground floor it has a lovely cosy living room and dining space with a well-equipped kitchen. There is a beautiful sunny courtyard with outside furniture too. On the first floor it has a master bedroom, which is spacious and peaceful with a solid wood frame double bed and superior quality mattress, covered with natural linen. There is also a lovely light and airy shower room with all the essentials.

Stable cottage retains its original period features throughout but is very light and airy with every modern comfort and furnished to a very high standard. We provide complimentary toiletries and essential pantry items such as coffee, tea, sugar, biscuits, salt and pepper. We also provide household essentials such as washing up liquid, cling film wrap, foil paper and cleaning products.

Property type: Cottage

Accommodates: 2

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1

Beds: 1

Check In: 3:00 PM

Check Out: 10:00 AM

Guest Access:

Public parking for one or two vehicles are available outside Stable cottage in Albion Street or Chapel street. You are welcome to park your vehicle on the road opposite the black gates of Stable cottage. During the holidays parking can be limited. In that case there is a play and display car park 5 minutes walk from the cottage near the train station.

Interaction with Guests:

We live in the house adjoining the cottage so generally will be available to welcome guests. On occasions when we are away, arrangements will be made to let you have a key. We will be available by phone or by email during your stay for any questions. We want your stay to be as enjoyable as possible so please let us know at the time of booking if you have any specific requests as well as throughout your stay. Early check in or late check out available by request (additional fee applicable).

The Neighbourhood:

Stable cottage is just 200 yards (2 mins walk) from the High Street, where there are a number of interesting independent shops to browse around plus those catering for all essentials – including... a newsagents; a bakers – selling bread and cakes baked here in the town;a stationers – also selling a good range of postcards with local scenes; a pharmacy; a traditional butchers shop - selling locally- reared meat and hand-made sausages and pies; two bookshops – both stock a range of local maps and guide books; an old-fashioned haberdashers (with yarns galore!); two hairdressers; a traditional barber-shop; a florist; a hardware shop (which also sells sacks of logs & kindling for the fire); two banks (Barclays and HSBC – both with 24hr cashpoints); and a pet shop.

Saxmundham even has its own Museum and two small art galleries – with regular exhibitions by local artists (including some very well-known artists, such as Maggi Hambling).

Getting Around:

Within easy reach of the A12 and serviced by local buses and trains, Saxmundham is conveniently located for days out to all places of interest in the Suffolk Heritage Coastal area and to other major attractions of East Anglia.

For an evening stroll or Sunday walk, Carlton Country Park is just 10 mins walk away. From the town, you can take a bus or taxi for the short journey into Leiston, Snape or Aldeburgh - for an evening at the cinema, theatre or a concert; or a train to the cinema in Woodbridge, or the Arts Centre in Halesworth.

Snape Maltings: 10 mins.

Aldeburgh: 15 mins.

Framlingham: 15 mins.

Southwold: 20 mins.

Walberswick: 20 mins.

Other Things to Note:

This beautiful period stable's cottage is compact in its size but full of charm and character. The main entry to Stable cottage is through its black iron gates which are exclusively for the use of Stable cottage's guests. It's a shared courtyard. Please check the photographs before booking.

House Rules:

Stable Cottage is our much loved family cottage which we're delighted to share with like-minded guests. We expect our guests to treat it as their own home; with care and love and most of all enjoyment!

Unfortunately, pets are not allowed at this time.

The cottage is a no smoking area.

The cottage is not suitable for children.

There are no disabled facilities.

The cottage accommodates two guests maximum.

Check-in and Check-out times are strict. Early check in or late check out available by request (additional fee applicable).

It is a residential area so consideration for those around the cottage would be appreciated.

More Details

Owner
Tim and Lucy
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2017

About Tim and Lucy

Suffolk Heritage Coast, United Kingdom

Members since 2015

Hello,

We are Tim and Lucy and we live on the stunning Suffolk Heritage Coast with our son Jack. We have been successfully letting our cottages: Stable cottage and Arwen cottage in Aldeburgh via our company Aldeburgh Seaside Cottages. Both our properties are self-catering and advertise on the Owners Direct website. We are thrilled to have met such interesting people and received such lovely feedback for it.

Tim was born and bred in beautiful Suffolk and I was born in Lima-Peru and brought up in Milan-Italy. I speak Spanish, Italian, French, German and English. As my husband’s family is from Suffolk we have strong ties with this beautiful part of the world. Having travelled extensively we have been inspired by the good things we have come across in properties we have stayed in. As you can tell, we are passionate about providing somewhere special that our guests will love, enjoy and return to.

We feel incredibly lucky to be able to live in this part of the world and are loving sharing our cottages with some amazing people from the Owners Direct community. If we had a motto to live by it would have to be Maya Angelou's: “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour and some style...”

Tim and Lucy purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Tim and Lucy chose Saxmundham

A gorgeous haven for couples, it is a wonderful holiday base throughout the year, with coast, countryside, culture & food on the doorstep. Days at the beach, sailing, horseriding, fishing, birdwatching, relaxing galore!

Property type: House

Accommodates: 2

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1

Beds: 1

Check In: 3:00 PM

Check Out: 10:00 AM

Early check in or late check out available by request (additional fee applicable).

What makes this cottage unique

Stable Cottage is a traditional Suffolk flint-fronted period cottage, believed to date back to around the 1800’s. It's a delightful two-storey holiday cottage in the heart of the market town of Saxmundham. The self-catering cottage sleeps 2 people.

We live in the house adjoining the cottage so generally will be available to welcome guests. On occasions when we are away, arrangements will be made to let you have a key. We will be available by phone or by email during your stay for any questions.

Parking is available on road or in nearby car parks.

Saxmundham is a small, friendly market-town (market-day Wednesday) on the River Fromus, a tributory of the River Alde.

Stable cottage is just 500 yards (5 mins walk) from the High Street, where there are a number of interesting independent shops to browse around plus those catering for all essentials – including... a newsagents; a bakers – selling bread and cakes baked here in the town; a stationers – also selling a good range of postcards with local scenes; a pharmacy; a traditional butchers shop - selling locally- reared meat and hand-made sausages and pies; two bookshops – both stock a range of local maps and guide books; an old-fashioned haberdashers (with yarns galore!); two hairdressers; a traditional barber-shop; a florist; a hardware shop (which also sells sacks of logs & kindling for the fire); two banks (Barclays and HSBC – both with 24hr cashpoints); and a pet shop.

Saxmundham even has its own Museum and two small art galleries – with regular exhibitions by local artists (including some very well-known artists, such as Maggi Hambling).

Within easy reach of the A12 and serviced by local buses and trains, Saxmundham is conveniently located for days out to all places of interest in the Suffolk Heritage Coastal area.

Wireless Internet-

Fully equipped kitchen-

Internet-

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Essentials-

Heating-

Guest Access.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Prior to our arrival, Lucy offered prompt, clear communication. Maurizio and I arrived Saturday afternoon to a lovely, cosy, clean cottage. We were also treated to a lovely welcome pack upon our arrival. A special touch, well appreciated after a long drive. The cottage offered all amenities needed including full kitchen and lovely front garden patio area. Would recommend Lucy & Tim's cottage while visiting beautiful Suffolk!
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saxmundham in Suffolk Coastal District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Nice modern bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Lovely double bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Saxmundham is a small, friendly market-town (market-day Wednesday) on the River Fromus, a tributory of the River Alde. Stable cottage is just 500 yards (5 mins walk) from the High Street, where there are a number of interesting independent shops to browse around plus those catering for all essentials – including... a newsagents; a bakers – selling bread and cakes baked here in the town; a stationers – also selling a good range of postcards with local scenes; a pharmacy; a traditional butchers shop - selling locally- reared meat and hand-made sausages and pies; two bookshops – both stock a range of local maps and guide books; an old-fashioned haberdashers (with yarns galore!); two hairdressers; a traditional barber-shop; a florist; a hardware shop (which also sells sacks of logs & kindling for the fire); two banks (Barclays and HSBC – both with 24hr cashpoints); and a pet shop. Saxmundham even has its own Museum and two small art galleries.

Reviews

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Romantic Flint Cottage on the Suffolk Coast
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 12 reviews
5

Cosy and contemporary cottage

  • 5 of 5

Owners were very welcoming. Cottage was clean and had everything we needed. Lots of thought and attention to detail has gone into making this cottage a great place to stay. Location was ideal to tour the Suffolk coast and a short walk away from shops and Bell Inn - great food at reasonable prices, in Saxmundham.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: John and his wife were absolutely charming and perfect guests. John left us a nice message following his stay. He was very friendly and left the cottage extremely tidy. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Stable cottage. We very much hope to host you again in the future. Thank you John! Best wishes Tim & Lucy
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compact and clean cottage in Saxmundham

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Stable Cottage for 3 nights recently which we booked at very short notice due to a change in plans.

It is quiet and comfortable and well located being a relatively short drive to the sea. Tim and Lucy were very welcoming.

We would definitely stay again should we be looking for a short break in Suffolk.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely base to see more of Suffolk

  • 5 of 5

Ideal for a couple as a base to visit Bury St Edmunds, Aldeburgh and Thorpeness areas. Comfortable, well equipped, quiet and good shops close by. Lovely welcome from owners Tim and Lucy.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John and his wife were absolutely wonderful guests. They were very charming and left the cottage extremely tidy. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Stable cottage. We very much hope to host you again in the future. Thank you John! Best wishes Tim & Lucy
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5

A beautiful, relaxing fisherman cottage by the sea

  • 5 of 5

This lovely 2 bedroom cottage is perfect for a romantic get away!

It is perfectally located near the sea and within walking distance from some lovely restaurants, a nice pub and a fantastic fish a chip shop!

I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone wanting a few days (or even a week away) and we will surely be returning at some point in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kristal and her boyfriend were an absolute delight to host. Kristal was wonderful with communication and the cottage was looked after beautifully and left incredibly tidy and clean. Thank you for your kind comments Kristal. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Arwen cottage and hope we are lucky enough to have you to stay again in the future. Best wishes Tim and Lucy
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Romantic Bolthole on the Suffolk Coast!

  • 5 of 5

Lucy and Tim are incredible hosts and welcomed us with open arms. We had a wonderful stay here and didn't want to leave. We had cake, bread and milk left for us which was very welcome.They ensured that our stay was comfortable and for everything to help us find lifts to and from the Snape concert hall. I highly recommend this accommodation to anyone wanting to relax or work! It is simply fantastic! Can't fault or think of anything to improve!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gary and his wife were excellent guests! We hope we are lucky enough to host them again in the near future. Thank you again for having been wonderful guests and for having looked after Arwen cottage so well. Best wishes Tim and Lucy
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4

Stable Cottage - pretty,compact and cosy with privacy.

  • 4 of 5

Stable Cottage is a sweet little compact 1 bedroomed cottage. In my view, a better option than a hotel room of similar cost. Owners Tim and Lucy live in the attached larger property and are a delight. Welcoming and helpful. Private entry with a padlocked gate and if the weather is good a pretty courtyard to sit in offers space and privacy. Basically equipped kitchen, comfortable sitting room with a sofa, WIFI, TV and I-POD docking station mean that if you do want to relax, watch TV, film or listen to you own music you can.

Good double bed and separate shower upstairs. Tim and Lucy are very responsive to problems and clearly want their guests to enjoy their stay.

The cottage is in a great position. You can park outside or near the cottage. Restaurants, pubs, and shops all within very short walking distance. A good base for exploring as has already been extensively mentioned by others.We ate in the Bell one evening and the food was good quality, fresh and generous portions. Highly recommend! The Trinity cafe does good coffee and massive breakfasts if you need it.

Loved it - and our feedback to the owners about minor,( but a bit inconvenient) and easily fixed things has already been dealt with. With these amendments I would increase my review to 5 stars.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elaine and her husband were such a delight to host. They looked after Stable cottage beautifully and left it incredibly tidy and clean. Thank you for being perfectly charming guests. It was such a pleasure to have you stay. We purchased a charming rail cloth with white wooden hangers, a towel rail and a brabantia ironing board but not on time for Elaine's stay. We hope to see you again and we will definitely host you in our cottage in Aldeburgh next year...just a stone throw from the sea! Best wishes Tim and Lucy
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Stanstead Airport/ Norwich Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
"The Bell" Saxmundham High Street
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Felixstowe
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Aldeburgh & Torpeness/ Halesworth/ High Lodge
Nearest Train
0.25 Miles
Saxmundham Train Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
A12
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
"The Bell" Saxmundham High Street
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Aldeburgh Beach
Car: recommended

The Neighbourhood

Saxmundham is a small, friendly market-town (market-day Wednesday) on the River Fromus, a tributory of the River Alde.

Stable cottage is just 200 yards (2 mins walk) from the High Street, where there are a number of interesting independent shops to browse around plus those catering for all essentials – including... a newsagents; a bakers – selling bread and cakes baked here in the town; a stationers – also selling a good range of postcards with local scenes; a pharmacy; a traditional butchers shop - selling locally- reared meat and hand-made sausages and pies; two bookshops – both stock a range of local maps and guide books; an old-fashioned haberdashers (with yarns galore!); two hairdressers; a traditional barber-shop; a florist; a hardware shop (which also sells sacks of logs & kindling for the fire); two banks (Barclays and HSBC – both with 24hr cashpoints); and a pet shop.

Saxmundham even has its own Museum and two small art galleries – with regular exhibitions by local artists (including some very well-known artists, such as Maggi Hambling).

Getting Around

Within easy reach of the A12 and serviced by local buses and trains, Saxmundham is conveniently located for days out to all places of interest in the Suffolk Heritage Coastal area and to other major attractions of East Anglia.

For an evening stroll or Sunday walk, Carlton Country Park is just 10 mins walk away. From the town, you can take a bus or taxi for the short journey into Leiston, Snape or Aldeburgh - for an evening at the cinema, theatre or a concert; or a train to the cinema in Woodbridge, or the Arts Centre in Halesworth.

Coast/Beach:

Aldeburgh: fashionable seaside town with good restaurants, historic Moot Hall, & Martello Tower (5.5 miles)

Southwold: Fantastic town with sandy beaches & pier, good shops (18.5 miles)

Thorpeness: Sailing lake, pubs, sea walks, Maggie Hambling's Shell on the beach (6.2 miles)

Minsmere Bird Reserve RSPB sanctuary: (9 miles)

Travel:

Plane - Stansted Airport (72 miles 1 3/4 hours drive)

Rail - Saxmundham (0.25 miles) or Ipswich (21 miles, car hire possible, 30 mins drive)

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saxmundham, East of England

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
December
15 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
1 night minimum stay
£130
for 1 night
From
£100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
February
14 Feb 2018 - 15 Feb 2018
1 night minimum stay
£130
for 1 night
From
£100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
March
29 Mar 2018 - 3 Apr 2018
1 night minimum stay
£130
for 1 night
From
£100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
May
5 May 2018 - 7 May 2018
1 night minimum stay
£130
for 1 night
From
£100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
May
26 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
1 night minimum stay
£130
for 1 night
From
£100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
August
25 Aug 2018 - 27 Aug 2018
1 night minimum stay
£130
for 1 night
From
£100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£110
for 1 night
From
£80
From
£100
Fri,Sat
£570
£2,090
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £30

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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