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East Anglia Self Catering cottage, Gardener's Cottage, Hadleigh, sleeps 6

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Gardener's Cottage

Gardener's Cottage, Hadleigh, Suffolk

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Sleeps a maximum of: 6

Pricing From: £394.00

This lovely annexe is situated next to the stables within the grounds of the owner's B&B within a private estate, in Hadleigh, and sleeps six people in three bedrooms.

Gardener's Cottage at Holbecks House is a lovely annexe to the stables in the grounds of the owner's B&B in Hadleigh. With three bedrooms, a double and two connected twin rooms, it sleeps six comfortably. There is also a shower room, kitchen, utility and sitting room with woodburner.

Outside there is off road parking, a 'secret' garden with furniture, and shared access to the estate's extensive grounds. Gardener's Cottage is a lovely base for exploring this vast area.


Lovely location but?
The cottage is in a lovely, quiet location with beautiful countryside right on the doorstep. However, the standard of the property is not what you would expect for the price paid. The interior would benefit from some much needed tlc and more consideration taken on the furniture choice to maximise space. The cottage wasn?t very clean either. For example, dead flies between the double glazing and the sitting room had a very strong smell of dog which meant it was impossible to relax in there. This is an expensive holiday cottage and in it's current state, I would not recommend staying here.

Ideal country retreat on the outskirts of a town that is cosy and truly pet friendly
This is our third family holiday at Gardener's Cottage, In tow are three teenagers aged 12 to 18 ( a 12 year old really should be considered a teenager) and an exuberant working cocker spaniel. The location is great for long country walks straight out of the backdoor with an off-lead dog, no need to add driving to the mix. The village/town has all things necessary for a family holiday, large Morrissons, an Adnams shop, a second hand book shop, decent pubs and several fish and chip shops. Everything is in walking distance, except it is probably a good idea to drive to the supermarket. Inside, the cottage is pretty much as it was two years ago,very clean, cosy. and well equipped. I have seen other reviews saying the cottage is cold, we have found that the trick to keeping it at the right temperature (both heating and cooling) is the careful management of which internal doors are opened and closed. The key to a warm upstairs is leaving the kitchen door leading to the stairs open. We particularly like the fact that the internal latch doors can also be used to isolate specific areas of the house so that we can contain the dog after a muddy walk. He cannot open them with his nose like he does to the doors at home. Outside at night it is very quiet, except for the owls and very dark. This, combined with comfy beds and a nice glass of wine, means a decent night's sleep. A large bath would be a great addition, but it is difficult to see where this could be located in the current layout. Somewhere to hang smart clothes is also needed As our holiday draws to a close we are still extremely happy with what this place offers and will no doubt return again.
George H

overpriced, underwhelming & miserably cold
We booked this place as an Xmas treat for ourselves, the owner charged us ?768 for five nights last Xmas 2017 and for that price we expected some sort of special place. But when we got there we were shocked by how very dirty, very basic and very cold it was. It reeked of dogs. It was painfully cold, especially upstairs. It had no thermal insulation to speak o., The kitchen floor was covered with an unspeakable brown, greasy deposit which we hoped had nothing to do with dog's bottoms. And to cap it all there was a HUGE dog flap in the kitchen, roughly covered over by a black bin bag taped onto it. The wind just whistled through it, counteracting any effect of central heating. We wanted to turn tail and run back to our nice warm, clean houses but had to sadly remain for an Xmas day guest. Complete and absolute misery!! What a dreadful, smelly, over priced place. We felt really stupid for falling for the advertising hype!
Juliet M

Terrible dirty place, and very expensive.
This December 2018 I am reminded of the terrible stay we had last Xmas at Gardeners cottage . I had booked this cottage as a treat. However it was cold, dirty and stank of dogs. My sister got an allergy from the dog hair and we both got bad colds which lasted a month after our stay. Had we not had a visitor that we had not seen for 20 years,over on Xmas day, we would have left after one day. As it was we left 2 days early. On the only plus side the beds were very comfortable and the owner provided Ecover products as we requested. This property was very expensive and I warn you - the owner puts different prices on different websites. We asked for a refund of the difference we found and provided evidence of the differing price structure and rates but the owner refused. The most miserable Xmas I've ever had.

My husband, myself and our dog have just had a super weeks stay in the Gardeners Cottage on the Holbeck Estate in Hadleigh. The cottage is a super place with everything you could possibly need from a washer/ dryer, freezer, fridge, dish washer, log burner etc etc It's very clean and comfortable with plenty of space. The cottage is set in it own grounds with lots of open fields and in a very quiet and peaceful location. On arrival we had been left fresh milk, butter, bread and eggs which we thought was a lovely touch as we were ready for a drink after after our five hour journey. We were left contact telephone numbers in case there was anything we wanted. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to return again in the future



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
WiFi WiFi


Single Beds

Double Beds

Twin Beds


Oil fired central heating with woodburning stove
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Travel cot and highchair on request
Ample off road parking
Lawned garden with raised patio, furniture and BBQ
Two well-behaved dog welcome (£25 pet charge applies per pet)
Sorry, no smoking
Shop and pub 10 mins walk
Note: 4pm arrival
Note: There is a steep staircase in the property so may not be suitable for people with limited mobility issues
Please note that this property only accepts bookings on weekdays
No Saturday or Sunday check-ins will be accepted

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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Kersey, St Mary's Church - 1.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Polstead, St Mary's Church - 3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Lindsey, St James Chapel - 3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Boxford, St Mary's Church - 3.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Groton, St Bartholomew's Church - 3.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Thorington Hall - 4 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Stoke-by-Nayland, St Mary's Church - 4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Higham, Suffolk, St Mary's Church - 4.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Little Wenham, All Saints - 4.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Chelsworth, All Saints Church - 4.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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