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A Grade II Listed Period Property in Foxearth, A Delightful Semi Rural Village

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Foxearth, nr Long Melford, Suffolk, - Ideal For Touring East Anglia, From The Fens In The West To Constable Country In The East

Part of the cottage originally formed the end section of a small aisled hall built in the 13th century with later additions from the 1600s to date. Whilst retaining its charm and character, it has been sensitively refurbished/restored in recent years to provide very attractive accommodation. One of the more recent additions is an oak veranda on the side of the property which provides a very pleasant place to sit with a cup of tea or glass of wine! The cottage is situated on a quiet lane with views over the grounds of a large country house. There are several footpaths near to the cottage and easy access to the South Suffolk Cycle Route.

Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We travelled up from Sussex to attend our grandson's wedding and staying at Orchard Cottages was like the icing on the cake, as the saying goes. Thank you so much.

Don & Peggy Johnson, May 2012

As expected we have returned and had yet another wonderful stay. Thank you for all the homely touches, sure will be back for our third visit!

The Tunnicliffe & The Huttons, June 2012

Our first visit to Suffolk and we loved it. The cottage was an ideal, peaceful haven to come back to after a day of exploration - comfortable and well equiped. We especially enjoyed the garden, the weather was kind enough to have breakfast outside amoung the foxgloves, poppies and roses - quite wonderful.

Sonia Krunks, June 2012

Thank you very much for a lovley weekend in your beautiful cottage. A very welcome retreat for myself and my children.

Julia Hague, Nov 2012
Jan 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Foxearth in Foxearth

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom with roll top bath and overhead shower, WC and hand basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with kingsize bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with single bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Notes on accommodation: No smoking inside the property. Sorry, no pets. Working dogs very welcome. Central heating included in the price. Welcome basket. Games and books provided. Outside: Good sized walled garden. Garden furniture. Private parking for two cars on hard standing at the front of the property. Utility Room: Washing machine located in out house. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Quality white linen & fluffy towels are included. The property is thoroughly cleaned, and linen & towels changed, at the end of each letting period. Other: Secure storage for bikes.


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A Grade II Listed Period Property in Foxearth, A Delightful Semi Rural Village
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

very nice and homley

  • 5 of 5

we were down in Essex working and coming back to the property and being able to sit and relax after a hard day at work was a nice expirance

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We were warmly welcomed by Lorna and David to this charming cottage packed with history. Staying here really does feel like you stepped back in time but with all the modern creature comforts. The house was warm and well equipped. 4 adults and 2 children fit well in this house and it felt like a home away for home, albeit only for 3 days. Such a peaceful place to stay and comfortable too. We would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


The cottage is within 40 minutes driving time of the Essex coast. The Suffolk and Norfolk coasts are options for day trips.


The cottage is a 45 minute drive from Stansted Airport and approx. a three hour drive from the Port of Dover. A car is essential.


Foxearth is very close to Long Melford, explore Melford Hall, a large Elizabethan House, Kentwell Hall, a grand and romantic Tudor mansion, with reinactments. Lavenham, an historic medieval village is 7 miles away. The villages of Melford and Lavenham are famous for antiques and both provide interesting days out.

In addition, Bury St Edmunds, a Georgian town with Cathedral 15 miles away. Cambridge, university town 35 miles away. Newmarket Race Course and Stud 35 miles away.

Further Details:

Melford and Lavenham, selection of pubs and quality restaurants, 5-15 minute drive. Foxearth Church, 3 minute walk from cottage.

The market town of Sudbury, 4 miles away, a selection of supermarkets and banks, also a public swimming pool and the Key Theatre.

Family Days - Colchester Zoo; Colchester Castle and Museums - an historical adventure through some of the most important events in British history; Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire; Hollow Tree Farm, Hadleigh, Suffolk - children's farm; Thetford Forest, Norfolk.

As well as Melford Hall, other NT attractions include, Ickworth House, Horringer,Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk - house, park and gardens; Anglessey Abbey, Lode, Cambridgeshire - elegant house, gardens and working watermill; Orford Ness National Nature Reserve, Orford, Woodbridge, Suffolk - wild and remote shingle spit, largest in Europe; Blakeney National Nature Reserve, Norfolk; Hatfield Forest, nr Bishop's Stortford, Essex - medieval hunting forest.

An excellent farm shop, Willow Tree Farm Shop, can be found 2 miles away. It stocks a wide selection of local produce, with fresh fish available on Saturdays.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Foxearth, East of England

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 3
12 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
23 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
27 Oct 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Short breaks are available, minimum number of nights 3.
3 night weekend break, Fri, Sat and Sunday - 70% of weekly rate charged. For additional nights, contact owner for price.
4 night midweek break, Mon, Tues, Wed and Thurs - 60% of weekly rate is charged. For additional nights, contact owner for price.

Changeover Day:
7 night break - Friday or Saturday
3 night break - Friday
4 night break - Monday
Please contact owner to enquire about a different start date.

Notes on prices:
Please see pricing table or email owner for price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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