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7 Nights  

  • £588  to  £840

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Short Breaks From

  • £105 p/night
    Off peak
    (2 night min)
  • £150 p/night
    Peak season
    (2 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    2 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs


  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Star Rating

    4 Star

About Badger Cottage

Badger Cottage is, according to the owners, the "perfect antidote to busy lives" and it's difficult to argue with their logic. The tranquil setting of a wildlife garden on the outskirts of Sweffling encourages visitors to breathe out and relax, enjoying the satisfaction of having nowhere else to be and no timetable to follow. There are wonderful countryside walks from the door, and the owner's award-winning pub, The Sweffling White Horse, is just a few steps away. The cottage comfortably sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms and is perfect for couples, families or friends.

The cottage has the twin charms of feeling secluded and remote while being just a few miles from friendly communities such as Saxmundham and Framlingham. Both places are great for stocking up on the essentials for your self-catering cottage holiday in Suffolk, although with several excellent farm shops selling local produce within walking and cycling distance (as well as a small but well-stocked shop in the village), visitors often avoid supermarkets and brand name shops for independent retailers selling fresh regional ingredients. Cook them in the cottage's well-equipped kitchen, make use of the owner's pizza oven in the garden or have a complete rest and eat at one of the local pubs or the cafe (a 10 minute walk across the watermeadow serving breakfast and lunch 6 days a week)!

Whatever time of year you visit, exploring the area around Sweffling is a treat. The natural rhythm of the seasons is evident in the landscape and visitors find themselves instinctively adjusting to fit what is going on around them rather than trying to bend time and nature to suit their schedule. The owners of Badger Cottage have a collection of vintage bikes to help their visitors explore far and wide, but even a simple walk will help to recalibrate your body and rejuvenate your mind.

The shingle shores of Aldeburgh are only 11 miles away while the sandy beach at Southwold is not much further. RSPB Minsmere is a favourite day out, especially in winter, while Snape, Woodbridge and Thorpeness are fantastic alternatives if you enjoy music, shopping and history with a touch of fun thrown in for good measure.

Sweffling is barely two hours from London yet a world away from the noise and pollution of the city. Stay at Badger's Cottage and discover for yourself why this beautiful slice of Britain remains a favourite holiday destination for all generations.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Marie & Mark Smith joined Independent Cottages in July 2019

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi
  • Eco / Green
  • Electric Vehicle Charging

Location (Suffolk)

Accommodation Comprises:

Badger Cottage started life 200 years ago as a stable. The owners have renovated and refurbished it to a 4-star standard with eco-friendly touches throughout.


  • Welcoming sitting room with glass French doors that open onto the private courtyard and allow the morning sunshine to flood in. Comfortable seating, a flatscreen TV and a wood burner make it a cosy spot to relax in all year round.
  • Open plan kitchen/diner with country charm. There is ample cupboard space and modern appliances, including a dishwasher. The table seats four people.
  • Separate staircases lead to each of the bedrooms on the first floor.
  • Tiled bathroom with a deep Victorian rolltop bath with a shower above, WC and handbasin.


  • Master bedroom with a bed and bedside tables handcrafted from reclaimed wood. A deep mattress and a feather quilt add to the sense of comfort.
  • Twin bedroom on a gallery level above the living room. It has two full-sized single beds and a sofa which opens into a small double bed as an alternative if guests prefer.

Outside: Badger Cottage has a private terrace enclosed with a handwoven hazel fence. There is off-street parking and guests also have use of the site's campfire and outdoor shower. Please note the garden and its facilities are only available during camping season (May-Sept) - the rest of the time cottage guests can enjoy their courtyard garden for sitting out/BBQing etc

Additional Information: Utilities, sheets and bath towels are provided. Short breaks are possible depending on availability. The owners offer a variety of camping and glamping accommodation on site, but Badger Cottage is private and separate from these areas. Smoking and pets are not permitted. Washing machine available in a communal area.

Star Rating: 4 Star

Badger Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 Double, 1 Twin)
Dogs allowed on request - please enquire with property owner
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £588
To £840
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Marie & Mark Smith
Member Since July 2019

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* Calendar last updated: 22nd July 2024

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