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Thatched Cottage


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Sternfield, near Aldeburgh, Suffolk
Grade 5 Star rating
Pets 2
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This property is part of our English Country Cottages collection

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Ideally located in a quaint Suffolk village close to the ever popular Aldeburgh, the perfect cottage for those who enjoy both coast and country.

This 17th-century, detached thatched cottage has been superbly restored and offers families and groups of friends a unique experience, with the added benefit of the barn annexe with sleeping and en-suite facilities, and a private living room area. You will find original features throughout, blended with contemporary conveniences and the cosy, traditional living room at its heart including a fantastic inglenook fireplace. The heritage and history of the building, thought to be the oldest in the village of Sternfield, make Thatched Cottage the quintessential chocolate box cottage. Its proximity to Aldeburgh and the Suffolk Heritage Coast lends itself to both summer and winter breaks with bracing coastal walks in the cooler months and the bustling coast in summer. Beach 5½ miles. Shops, pubs and restaurants 2 miles.

Beamed throughout.
Ground Floor:
Living room 1:
With open fire, Freeview TV, DVD player and door leading to garden.
Sitting room: With iPod dock and selection of books and games.
Dining room:
With bread oven and brick floor.
Kitchen: Farmhouse style with electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and wooden floor.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
First Floor:
Living room 2:
With Freeview TV, DVD player and low door (4ft) and high step (18in) leading to....
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Barn annexe:
Open plan living space:
With beams, tiled floor and French doors leading to garden.
Living/bedroom area:
With Freeview TV, DVD player and four poster double bed.
Utility room: With freezer and washer/dryer.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Welcome pack. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a partially fenced stream at the end of the garden, 50 yards away.

Show amenities 


  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Thatched Roof
    Thatched Roof
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 6

    Confirmed guest, 13/08/2018
    We had an ok time and the cottage is well positioned between Aldeburgh and southwold. Sadly it was infested with flies! I estimate about 100 mostly in the kitchen. It took the three days to get rid. Not what I was expecting. So many! They didn’t seem to want to leave. As they were In the kitchen this put us off cooking. It could do with a deep clean under and around the top cupboards. Can I suggest you have a folder or book of information telling people when the binmen come, local amenities, pubs, shops etc as I didn’t see anything. Beautiful cottage but sadly would not book again.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your comment that the cottage is beautiful. We have made a visit to check on things and found no flies in the kitchen or infestation of flies when we were there. We spoke to our gardener and he has confirmed that it’s been a “bad year” in Suffolk for both flies and wasps due to weather and natural conditions. They do tend to come out in August and hot weather and it seems you were unfortunate in being at the cottage during such a visitation. After rain and in cooler temperatures, these creatures are barely noticeable. It is a natural phenomenon - our gardener deals with any nests he finds and we also have a pest control contractor who monitors the property for unwanted visitations. We are surprised that you didn’t find the bin collection and other info. The Red book with info on the cottage and local amenities, Purple book with fire escape info and the bin collection calendar are always on the kitchen worktop as one enters the kitchen door. They are hard to miss. There are also 2 baskets full of tourism info, maps, local places and events on the study desk. All the info is in an obvious place so visitors can find it quickly.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 06/04/2018
    Beautifully presented, comfortable warm cottage. Enjoyed by three generations.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your positive feedback. I’m delighted to hear that you thought the cottage was comfy and suitable for three generations. If you decide to visit Suffolk again, you would be most welcome.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 30/03/2018
    We had a great week at Thatched cottage with our 2 dogs. It was warm, cosy and private. Location perfect for shops, seaside and walks from the cottage. The accommodation was spacious and would easily accommodate larger groups. Very large secured lawned garden was perfect for the dogs. We would definitely stay again.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your feedback, which is much appreciated. I’m glad you enjoyed the cottage, garden and country surroundings. Naturally, you and your dogs are most welcome to stay at the cottage again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/03/2018
    Wow, what a lovely old cottage to stay in. So much character and lots of history about the cottage in the information pack which is very interesting. We stayed during the time of the snow and it was great to be snowed in! The owner was very understanding and offered us to stay on if we couldn't get home which was very reassuring to know. Everything is there that you need, very well equipped and the huge fireplace with the open fire just made our stay that much better. The room doesn't get smoky from the fire if you follow the guidelines on how to light it, we got it down to a fine art and it was so cosy. The garden was great for the dog she loved it. The only thing I wished we had was a pub within walking distance during the snowy weather but then there is one just over a mile away which would be a nice walk in better weather. If you are looking for a character cottage in a great location within easy reach of the coast and for all the family this is for you. We have stayed in a lot of holiday cottages and this really is one of our top ones to stay in, we loved it.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you so much for your informative and helpful feedback, which is greatly appreciated. No-one could have predicted that the snow in the form of the “beast from the east” would coincide with your stay at the cottage. Thank you for your understanding and positive approach to overcoming the weather conditions so that you and your dog. were able to enjoy your stay. It has been a pleasure to get to know you as a guest and you will be most welcome if you decide to visit again.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 16/02/2018
    Wonderful relaxing cottage that is full of character.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your feedback, which is much appreciated. We do hope you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and we hope you decide to visit Suffolk again.

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7.5 out of 10 – based on 11 reviews collected by Reevoo
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