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

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Cretingham, Suffolk, England - Quiet Rural 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. Double sofa bed in lounge. Gas fired central heating. Wood burner in inglenook. Off street parking and large garden. Use of owners heated indoor pool. Ideal base to explore Suffolk quaint pubs & medieval churches, Sutton Hoo ship burial, castles at Framlingham, Eye, Orford & Bungay. Woodbridge tide mill, Saxstead post mill, Snape Maltings, Minsmere Bird Sanctuary. Adnams brewery and gin distillery at Southwold.

pauline cobley
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About pauline cobley

Bought Yew Tree Cottage 6 years ago and it forms half the house in which we have lived since 1979. We completely refurbished Yew Tree Cottage as a fully equipped holiday home. Now 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 meadows and farmland. The cottage is timber framed with many original features but fully equipped kitchen with all mod cons. Gas fired central heating with underfloor heating in the kitchen and a wood burner in the lounge to keep you cosy no matter what the weather!

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.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cretingham in Mid Suffolk District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
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
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • 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 4.9444447 based on 19 reviews

Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property. Lovely hosts. Will definitely visit again!

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
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What a wonderful piece of England!

  • 5 of 5

Pauline and Norman are wonderful people - great hosts with an amazing property. The location is superb, set in the Suffolk countryside away from the hustle and bustle. I highly recommend this home and we will, be returning.

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
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Excellent well equipped character cottage with an indoor pool!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic well equiped cottage and lovely hosts. Well located for exploring rural Suffolk.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing a review and please you enjoyed Yew Tree Cottage
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An amazing place to escape to and recharge your batteries . A haven for country life.

  • 5 of 5

This charming cottage is comfortable, well equipped and really has everything you need for a break. The owners are lovely and keen to make you comfortable. The bonus of a pool which they share with their guests is a huge treat. There are many places to visit and a great pub with food one mile away.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed Yew Tree Cottage. We feel very privileged to live in Suffolk.
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Lovely cottage, good location,great pool!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Yew farm cottage for 4 nights. It's a lovely comfortable property. Clean and well furnished with use of a superb indoor heated pool. One word of caution, the stairs are steep and winding so could be a problem for people with limited mobility.The owners who live next door were very helpful and sociable. We cannot recommend this property highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house is so full of character but the stairs require care to negotiate, the sloping floors take a little getting used to but that is part of the charm. The log burner in the lounge really does the job and enough equipment in the kitchen to make cooking a meal easy if you want to, overall a perfect cottage in a perfect setting, wether you stay in or explore the surrounding countryside, the peace and quiet was noticeable, and we live in rural Devon. Pauline & Norman made us very welcome, and the use of the pool was a real delight. We do hope to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Norwich (also Stansted 60, Heathrow 120)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cretingham Bell
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
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.


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 with rural market every Monday 5 miles. Large towns/cities :- Ipswich 12 miles. Bury St Edmunds 30 miles, Norwich 35 miles, Cambridge 50 miles.


Prices & Availability

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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.