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Rural Timber Framed 16th C Cottage With Use Of Indoor Heated Pool

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Cretingham, Nr. Framlingham, Suffolk, England - Quiet Country Location, Sea 16 Miles

16th Century timber framed cottage attached to a working small holding with livestock in quiet rural location. Sleeps 5. 2 bedrooms, both en suite, with views over the countryside. Fold out double sofa bed in lounge. Central heating with wood burner in lounge inglenook. Use of owners heated indoor pool. Ideal base to explore the many medieval churches, Framlingham Castle, Woodbridge tide mill, Saxstead post mill, Snape Maltings, Minsmere Bird Sanctuary etc.

pauline cobley
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2017

About pauline cobley

We bought Yew Tree Cottage 4 years ago and it forms half the house in which we have lived since 1979. We have completely refurbished YTC to be a holiday home. We are semi retired and keep a small holding with sheep and chickens. Someone should be around most of the time to help with queries/directions etc.

pauline cobley purchased this cottage in 2012

What makes this cottage unique

Yew Tree Cottage is in a quiet rural location with

views over the meadow and farmland. The cottage is timber framed with many original features.

Guestbook comments from the owner

September 2014. Yew Tree Cottage was the ideal retreat to get away from everything! So peaceful and the Sunday lunch at the pub comes recommended. Thanks to Norman and Pauline for their hospitality and letting us use the pool for Annabelles first swim.

November 2014 It has been everything we hoped from a traditional farmhouse. We've walked through the lanes and fields directly from the door in a lovely part of the world. Hope to come again.

November 2014 Everything better than we could have imagined. Certainly one of the best and cosiest cottages we have stayed in.
Jan 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Woodbridge in Suffolk Coastal District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 en suite to Bedroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 en suite to Bedroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Utility Room (Ground Floor) - Toilet , Hand Basin
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 4 poster bed, ensuite bathroom with washbasin, bath & WC
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , en suite, WC, shower & washbasin. 3rd pull out bed available
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 Double 4 poster bed, open fireplace, beamed ceilings. en-suite with bath, WC and basin. Bedroom 2 Twin beds beamed ceilings plus 3rd pullout bed. en-suite with shower, WC and basin. Pull out double sofa bed in lounge.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Cot available but please request at time of booking so it can be erected. No pets as there are sheep on the small holding. No smoking. Outside: Use of owners indoor heated pool, Patio and gardens with outdoor furniture and BBQ Towels and linen provided.


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Rural Timber Framed 16th C Cottage With Use Of Indoor Heated Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great place defiantly go again ,Pauline and Norman lovely people recommend it

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights (wished it was longer), the cottage was fabulous it has everything you could possibly need. The indoor swimming pool is excellent and heated too!, you can have it to yourself and even have music to listen to whilst you swim, with seperate showers for when you get out. Very tranquil and very private, lots of wild life, country walks great pubs, sights, shop/post office about a mile away sells everything! If you want total peace, then this is the place to be. Fiona (who was looking after the place whilst the owners were away) was lovely, really helpful, and kind, so much so we wanted to take her home with us :) Yew Tree Cottage is actually better than the pictures, there is a huge log fire with as many logs as you need, under floor heating, And central heating so if you go here in winter you will be very toasty. If you are taking the kids there are ample safe grounds for them to play in with soft friendly sheep, swings and games for them in the cottage too! All in all it is an exceptional place to stay and we will going back to hopefully stay longer, i would advise you book in advance as its very popular and now we know why. Thank You for a truly relaxing, wonderful heaven sent stay. Andy & Kerry x

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed Yew Tree Cottage on your recent visit and look forward to meetng you on your return visit as we were on holiday during your visit. Best wishes -Pauline and Norman
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A beautiful character cottage in a lovely village

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a short break at the cottage and had a fabulous time. The property has so much character and is well equipped with all the home comforts you would want, including a large wood burning stove. The owner, Pauline, is lovely and can help with any queries or advice on places to visit. The meal at the local pub was so good we returned for lunch on our last day! I would recommend this property and would not hesitate to book again if we stay in Suffolk.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely peaceful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Really lovely stay. Lots of character. Clean and cosy. The swimming pool is a real treat.We have booked again for next year.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Idyllic property

  • 5 of 5

We were met when we arrived by Pauline the owner & were given a guided tour of the wonderful accomodation. Everything was of top quality & in good condition. There was nothing we needed, a good supply of cooking utensils, crockery & cutlery. A supply of teas, coffees, milk & all cleaning things supplied. We wanted for nothing. The pool was superb with music to swim too, 2 showers also, made my holiday. Sheep to feed & also chickens. Very quiet & lovely countryside retreat. The only problem some people may find is getting upstairs as there is a very difficult wooden curved staircase, people with disabilities would find it hard. We would love to return again, a perfect holiday. Thankyou you to Pauline & Norman for making us very welcome.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the peace at Yew Tree Cottage after your busy summer at home.
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lovely house and great holiday location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our 1st stay at yew tree cottage. Pauline and Norman are very welcoming and great hosts. We all really enjoyed the use of the swimming pool and being able to feed the chickens would definatly love to return. We visited framlingham castle, southwold, and great yarmouth and spent time just relaxing at the cottage. Would recommend this property to everyone had a great week away.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write a review and let us know when you wish to come again
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Norwich (also Stansted 60, Heathrow 120)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cretingham Bell
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Cretingham Golf Club
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cretingham Bell
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Artificial ski slope in Ipswich
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Car: recommended


15 miles to the sea at Aldeburgh and Southwold.


Nearest airport is Norwich (40 miles) but Stansted (60 miles) is bigger. Heathrow (125 miles). There is a bus service to and from the nearest large town (Ipswich) but a car would be more convenient. Flat enough for cycling!


Cretingham centre (pub/food) 1 mile, Otley Post Office/village shop, 3 miles. Otley and Brandeston 2 miles (pub/food). Framlingham:- Supermarket, shops, restaurants, ATM & bank, petrol etc also castle, mere etc 5 miles. Wickham Market :- Supermarket, ATM & shops etc 5 miles. Large towns/cities :- Ipswich 12 miles. Bury St Edmunds 30 miles, Norwich 35 miles, Cambridge 50 miles.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Woodbridge, East of England

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
6 Jan 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
23 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Prefer change over Saturday (leave 10.00 and entry 16.00) but flexible depending on other bookings.
Short stays in off season by arrangement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.