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Cosy 17th Century Character Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Wickham Market, Nr. Woodbridge, Suffolk, England - Village Centre, down quiet lane with Pretty Garden,close to Snape, Orford, Woodbridge and Aldeburgh

The cottage has been completely renovated but retains many original features including beams,hand made latches and shaped wooden doors. We have also created a traditional, secluded cottage garden. The interior contains solid oak furniture with Laura Ashley soft furnishings including 100 per cent cotton bedding.

200 yards from the Market Square which hosts a farmers market once a month and from which buses leave to Aldeburgh or Ipswich.

2 minutes walk to a choice of two independent tea rooms, antique shop, local butcher, post office, supermarket and cash point. Also a great choice of restaurants within easy walking distance (fish and chips, Chinese, Indian).

More Details

Mrs Nicola Taylor-grout
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 January, 2018

About Mrs Nicola Taylor-grout

Brought up in Suffolk but now living away, busy bringing up three boys.

Mrs Nicola Taylor-grout purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Mrs Nicola Taylor-grout chose Wickham Market

My husband and I met each other in this part of Suffolk, we did our 'courting' around this coastline and Suffolk villages. We subsequently moved away and travelled around the country with job moves but always returned for brief visits to the haunts we love. When the opportunity arose to purchase this little gem we jumped at it, although it was in terrible repair and uninhabitable. We have lovingly brought it back to its former glory and hope others will love it also.

What makes this cottage unique

We like our cottage to be a haven in a busy world. Everything is to hand: supermarket, coffee shops, walks. You have no need to go anywhere else but relax. When you do want to explore the coast is only a short drive and of course it's very handy for the Snape Maltings.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Wickham Market in Wickham Market

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Brand new white units including WC, sink with chrome mixer tap and shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The bedroom has a European size double bed, two bedside tables with drawers and two lamps.
  • Books
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The property is small and has sloping ceilings upstairs. The original staircase is steep and winds. Outside: The property is approached by a path up the front garden. The garden continues round to the back where there is a patio area and south west facing secluded sun trap. Bistro style table and chairs are supplied for your use. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are all included. The property is cleaned weekly and on change overs.


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Cosy 17th Century Character Cottage
average rating of 4.5625 based on 16 reviews

The cottage was well fitted out and equipped but the major problem for us was the spiral staircase.

  • 2 of 5

No wardrobes in the bedroom meant leaving our cases downstairs. The staircase was difficult to climb, has to be careful not to fall down.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Charming cottage

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay in this little one bed cottage. Clean and bright a perfect bolt hole not too far away from the main attractions, villages and beaches. The owner was very helpful at all times. Cottage well equipped with quality furnishings. Can highly recommend for a short break to explore Suffolk and Norfolk. For a good Sunday lunch we can recommend the Crown Inn at Woodbridge less than a 10 min drive from the cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quiet and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is charming and very clean, equipped with all the essentials and situated close to amenities. The owner responded to our queries very quickly. It's been a pleasure!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cottage and Market town - both delightful

  • 5 of 5

Cozy cottage in a great location, what more could anyone ask.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
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Lovely cosy cottage. Great location and great for a couples getaway

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for 2 nights (30th and 31st December) and had a wonderful time.

Lovely decor, good facilities and a good but cosy size. We found the location excellent for all the places we wanted to visit.

As a tall man the upstairs was a bit cramped for height but this wasn't a huge issue. We were initially concerned we would be cold but the provided heaters were actually perfect.

The only improvements we would suggest would maybe be basic supplies of things like butter, condiments and oil etc, although we should really have planned ahead and brought these from home.

We had a great time and would definitely stay again and will recommend to others. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cosy cottage with character, ideal for a romantic get away

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully presented cottage with a touch of home comforts. This is an ideal little get-away with all local amenities a couple of minutes walk away, and quaint neighbouring villages and castles to peruse via car.

The cottage itself was quiet and warm, the sofa and bed very comfortable, one set of linens and towels provided, even blankets for extra comfort.

The kitchen provided everything one may need if not wanting to eat out and a table for two for a cosy dining experience.

We thoroughly enjoyed our time and hope to return.

All communications with the owner were prompt, friendly and informative.

An absolute pleasure.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
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Snape is the nearest estuary 8 miles.

Orford ( small quay) 10 miles

Aldeburgh is the nearest beach (shingle) 12 miles


By car, travel on the A12 exit marked Wickham Market. Travel by train from London Liverpool Street to Ipswich, change for a Lowestoft train and get out at Woodbridge station, then it's a taxi or bus to Wickham Market.


The closest town is Woodbridge approx 5 miles from the cottage, the nearest large town would be Ipswich approx 20 miles away.

Framlingham is 6 miles distant, Snape 8 miles and Orford 10 miles.

Beaches: Aldeburgh 12 miles, Southwold and Walberswick 22 miles, Minsmere and Dunwich 17 miles.

Further Details:

Suffolk is very flat, ideal for walking and cycling. There are numerous footpaths, quiet country roads and coastal paths to explore.

There are two English Heritage castles locally at Framlingham and Orford. Orford also has a small quay, large church and tea shops to sit and watch the boats sail by! You can catch the ferry over to Orfordness RSPB reserve and WW2 exploratory munitions site.

Snape of course has the world famous Maltings where concerts are performed throughout the year. However there is a tea shop, arts and crafts centre and gift shop. You can also take a trip down the estuary by boat or walk along the reed dbed paths.

No trip to the Suffolk Coast is complete without a visit Aldeburgh, made famous as the residence of Benjamin Britten, whose house is open to the public during the summer. The long shingle beach, lifeboat station and fish and chip shop are all attractions.

Southwold has a sandy and shingle beach but also boasts a newly renovated pier. The town has independent local shops including the 'amber shop' where you can purchase jewellery made from Amber washed ashore. Adnams have a brewery here and the lighthouse is open to visitors.

For those wanting real peace and quiet the RSPB reserve at Minsmere is within easy reach as is Rendlesham Forest.

Woodbridge is on the River Deben. Visit the Tide Mill, walk along the river, visit the local shops. Across the river is Sutton Hoo, site of the Viking ship find where they now have a very good visitor centre.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Telephone and e mail reservations will be held for 7 days pending receipt of the booking form and 25 per cent deposit of the total. Your booking will then be confirmed by e mail. The full balance of the total payable must be received no less than 8 weeks before arrival. Bookings made within 8 weeks of arrival must enclose full payment with the booking form.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday but this is flexible for part weeks/long weekends.
check in after 3:00, check out by 10:00.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.