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The Calf Pens


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Layham, Suffolk
Grade 4 Star rating
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Set amidst 300 acres of arable farm, this holiday property is set on the edge of Dedham Vale and Constable Country.

This single storey old milking parlour is set amidst 300 acres of arable farm. Amble along the many paths around the farm and in the area. A canoe and kayak for guests use (at their own risk) on the lake in the grounds. Fishing available - bring own tackle. Set on the edge of Dedham Vale and Constable Country, within easy reach of Bury St. Edmunds, Ipswich and Colchester. Golf and sailing close by. Shops and restaurants 2 miles, pubs 1/2 mile.

All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. Beams throughout. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Satellite TV. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Courtyard and furniture. Shared use of 300 acre arable farm. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

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  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 29/06/2018
    The Calf Pens has definitely become one of our favourite cottages. Its peaceful setting, the roominess, cleanliness and the opportunity to get away from everything make it a wonderful retreat. There's everything you need in the cottage to cook with. There are mown paths in the farm grounds to walk on. The wildlife is always interesting and there's no light pollution for watching the stars. The cottage is reached via narrow Suffolk roads. If you're travelling from the south, as we were on this occasion, ignore your sat nav directions and travel to Ipswich before taking the A1071 to Hadleigh from where there's the shortest route on narrow roads. The owners, Allison and Hugh, are next door to the cottage and are very friendly and helpful without being intrusive. If you're thinking about visiting The Calf Pens, be selfish. Although there's accommodation for four, it's a great escape for two. Take your groceries with you and you won't want to leave the cottage for the week. Just chill and enjoy! We'll definitely be booking again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/09/2017
    Best holiday for a while, could have stayed longer. Very relaxing lovely lake to walk round. Owners friendly and helpful. Internet phone signal a bit iffy but did not bother us to much. Cottage warm and comfortable but watch out for the narrow roads ! Would stay again

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 15/09/2017
    The Calf Pens was excellent in that it was peaceful with space inside and out. The local pub(Queens Head) didn't look much but food and drink very good. Only open Weds to Sunday. We found plenty to do in the area, bird-watching, walking and heritage visits.

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