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The Cartlodge

Kettlebaston, near Lavenham, Suffolk
Grade 3 Star rating


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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Pets 0
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Nestled alongside a stream, and tastefully furnished, this charming lodge, complete with tennis court, is perfect for exploring the countryside, town and beaches.

This charming, detached studio lodge is tucked away, beside a small stream within the grounds of The Old Rectory at the end of a long drive. The property is tastefully furnished with a mix of contemporary and antique furniture, and outside the French doors is a private terrace with garden furniture and barbecue. Guests can enjoy the 15-acre small holding, with growing piglets and lambs in the summer, and also buy the owners’ home laid eggs. By prior arrangement, guests are welcome to have breakfast in the house where the owners use home-made and locally sourced ingredients. Bring your rackets and enjoy a game of tennis on the owners’ outdoor court.
Quiet lanes and public footpaths can be enjoyed direct from the doorstep, either on foot or by bike. The property is an ideal base for exploring the delightful, picturesque villages and old market towns that Suffolk has to offer. The old wool town of Lavenham, just over 3 miles away, boasts a spectacular Guildhall and medieval houses. Constable Country is located to the east, with East Bergholt, Dedham and Flatford close by. In Dedham, you can hire a boat for a days rowing on the River Stour. Sudbury, 9 miles away, is the birthplace of Thomas Gainsborough, and the cathedral town of Bury St Edmunds is easily accessible, as is Newmarket, where you can enjoy the races. The sandy beaches of Frinton, Walton and Felixstowe are only an hour’s drive away, while Aldeburgh and Southwold are just a little further. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space: With French doors leading to terrace.
Living area: With Freeview TV.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With 2-ring electric hob, combi microwave/oven/grill and fridge.
Bedroom area: With double bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack. Terrace with sitting-out area and garden furniture. 15-acre natural grounds with woodland (shared with owners). Tennis court (shared with owners). Bike store. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: There are sloping banks around the property. There in an unfenced stream in the owners’ grounds, 10 yards away.

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  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Working Farm
    Working Farm
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/07/2018
    This was a very good choice the area is really nice the location is one of the best I have visited. Maggie and paddy are really nice genuine people who really make you feel very welcome I will miss my new friend Winston the dog.. 10 out of 10 from me JN

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/06/2018
    The owners, Paddy and Maggie, made us extremely welcome and were keen to ensure that we had a first class holiday. The accommodation was to a high standard with everything we needed during our stay. Whilst the owners were nearby, we had complete privacy in a beautiful setting. We were allowed to walk around the beautiful grounds and also met the sheep, pigs and chickens. There are plenty of paths for walks from the grounds. Parking is shared with B & B guests who stay in the main house (space for all). An option available is to have breakfast or an evening meal in the main house at a reasonable extra charge (subject to availability). We took this up and were treated to superb home cooked food. Nearby villages offer good pubs, much local history, magnificent churches and plenty of local shops with free parking. Lavenham is particularly recommended.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 23/04/2018
    We enjoyed our stay at Cart Lodge ,peaceful daffodils and blossom came out while we were there. Comfortable bed , in a studio room , lovely breakfast in the main house . Thank you Maggie and Paddy for a delightful stay.

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