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Cosy 17th Century Character Cottage



Updated: 17-Nov-2016
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).

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

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

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Speaks English

11 Reviews

based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

Hemel Hempstead

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: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Exactly as we imagined if not more.

  • 5 of 5

The property was central to the village and its amenities. The cottage contained everything we needed for self catering but with so many good eating places around breakfast was nearly all we managed. (The Greyhound Pub nearby was excellent. Evening booking recommended)The cottage was very clean and the furnishings were first class.

The area has a lot to offer and we took our cycles with us so enjoyed quiet lanes to explore.

We only stayed for 4 nights and wished we had stayed longer and so would love to return...... maybe next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Short break in Suffolk

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful little gem situated in a village close to the Suffolk heaths and coasts. Everything you need is in the cottage. It is clean and comfortable. We will visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Cottage excellent accommodation

  • 5 of 5

A lovely short break in character cottage with all amenities. Very relaxing would definitely recommend and would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Everything you could possibly want

  • 5 of 5

I hired the cottage for some visiting relations over new year. It is perfectly equipped with everything you need and much more. It is decorated tastefully. The bed is luxurious with comfortable bedding and soft fluffy towels.The cottage is in the centre of the village with everything on the doorstep. Our visitors loved it and we will definitely use it again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A superb get away treat.

  • 5 of 5

This charming cottage is the perfect place to explore the enchanting Suffolk coast and countryside. A home from home delight, where you can totally unwind and relax too. The cottage has excellent modern facilities yet retains its charm and character. We are already planning our second trip and would throughly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests


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.


Rental rates

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1 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

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.

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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Television


  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • 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


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Brand new white units including WC, sink with chrome mixer tap and shower.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • 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.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering


  • 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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