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Cocketts is an exceptionally attractive 16th century listed Suffolk farmhouse, sitting in a peaceful position at the end of a mile long no-through country lane. Nestling amongst extensive grounds (approximately an acre), Cocketts sleeps up to six guests in three bedrooms (or nine with the use of the futon beds in the attic room), and offers those who stay the opportunity to experience a taste of country life in an enchanting retreat packed full of original character with beams, inglenook fireplace housing a wood burner and wonkey floors - all adding to the charm.
Perfectly mixing traditional features with modern day living, a high standard of comfort is assured with plenty of conveniences including internet access, iPod docking, a den in the attic with games and a PS3 to entertain the little ones and crisp linens on comfy beds to ensure a good night's sleep.
Enjoy chatting about the day's adventures over supper in the farmhouse kitchen with table large enough to seat eight, then retire to the sitting room and relax in front of the roaring log fire. When the weather is warm, find a quiet spot in the garden or orchard to relax with a good book and enjoy alfresco dining on the patio with a glass of wine whilst soaking up the lovely views. The little ones will love petting the owner's pygmy goats, Nancy and Elvis, who live next door and exploring the garden. There is a little wooden playhouse with outside toys in the enclosed area which is safe for smaller children and a swing and picnic bench in the orchard.
A haven for wildlife, there are plenty of birds to spot in the garden and fruit that guests are welcome to help themselves to when in season including sloes, walnuts from the magnificent tree, apples and quince. Countryside walks can be enjoyed straight from the front door and the quiet leafy lanes are a pleasure to explore by bike.
Whilst feeling that you are in the heart of Suffolk countryside, Cocketts affords easy access to the areas many attractions including the charming medieval market town of Bury St Edmunds. Enjoy your days discovering the quintessentially English local villages, or the popular seaside towns dotted along the heritage coastline. Constable Country is within easy reach by car, as are the cities of Norwich and Cambridge and there are a host of traditional pubs, excellent restaurants and farmers markets for those who want to sample local produce.
Suffolk is a wonderful holiday destination at any time of the year. A place where you can indulge in clean air, wide open skies and a beautiful coastline surrounded by rolling countryside. From fish and chips on the beach at Aldeburgh, to the thunder of hooves at Newmarket, or a long leisurely pub lunch in a picture postcard village, the choices are endless and plentiful!
Alison Williams joined Independent Cottages in June 2015
Outside: There is a patio with outdoor furniture for alfresco dining which catches the last of the sun at the end of the day. An enclosed area within the garden provides a 'safe' place for children to play (this is where the wooden playhouse is located). Outside of this the garden is laid mainly to lawn with an orchard with mature trees, pond (children must be supervised), a hammock, swings and plenty of space for playing games.
Additional information: A welcome pack is provided upon arrival. Dogs are welcome by arrangement. Short breaks (two night minimum) available. No smoking inside the cottage. Bed linen, towels, electricity and heating included in the price. Whilst the stairs to the upper two floors are not ridiculously steep, they are steeper than normal so may not be suitable for those with limited mobility - please speak to the owner.
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Short breaks available, please enquire. Also, discount for couples may be available.
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