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Scutchers Cottage

Long Melford, Suffolk
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Wonderfully presented cottage in a rural village location, ideal for a small family Dedham Vale offers scenic walking and cycling routes amongst landscapes which inspired John Constable
  • Ideally located to browse the antique shops and independent boutiques in Long Melford, or enjoy o long lunch in one of the many eateries
  • Within easy reach of the Suffolk coast including the popular resorts of Southwold, Walberswick and Dunwich
Property code: 81320

Ideally located in the quintessential village of Long Melford, this renovated cottage is a wonderful base for exploring the beautiful Suffolk countryside, and is within easy reach of the scenic coastline.

Set within a pretty Suffolk village, just a short drive from Dedham Vale, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and 'Constable Country', this newly renovated cottage is ideally suited for exploring the local area. As well as a host of countryside walks close by, a day trip to the Heritage Coast is highly recommended, with beautiful seaside towns such as Southwold, Walberswick and Aldeburgh to explore. For an array of historic, cultural and culinary delights, the cathedral cities of Colchester and Bury St Edmunds are a short drive away. A little further afield, those with an energetic nature may wish to visit nearby Thetford Forest where you'll find high wire experiences and stunning walking and cycling tracks, while race fans will enjoy a trip to Snetterton Race Circuit, which has events on throughout the year.

Entering the property, the front door leads into the cosy lounge/diner. The dining area seats four comfortably and has a double-sided feature wood burner. The lounge area has two comfortable sofas and provides a wonderful spot to gather around with loved ones or friends and watch your favourite shows on the Smart TV. The kitchen area has a breakfast table and provides a less formal place to gather for a spot of breakfast or light lunch - whoever is on cooking duty will feel at home with the use of an electric oven and hob, a microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Leading off the kitchen is a ground floor utility room which houses a washing machine and also leads through to the ground floor bathroom with a shower over the bath and WC. Heading up the stairs to the first floor, there is a double bedroom with an en-suite shower and WC, with TV and a twin bedroom, both of which have plenty of space to store items of clothing, and on the landing, there is a hanging rail to hang up your formal garments. There is a dressing room with further space to store belongings, along with a dressing table and chair. There is the convenience of another separate WC on the first floor.

Access to the rear enclosed garden is via the kitchen and there is a patio furniture set should you wish to soak up the sun and enjoy a spot of al fresco dining. Ther is a fire pit for those chillier evenings. There is off-road parking available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin
  • Dressing room
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with shower and WC and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • Feature wood burner (may be available by prior arrangement with the owner)
  • Enclosed garden and patio area with seating
  • Guests can drop off their luggage from the restaurant car park which is next door,  there is on road parking opposite the property, which is on a first come first serve basis, but guests should not have a problem finding a parking space
  • Shop and pub within walking distance
  • Please note- no hair dryer provided
  • Short breaks may be accepted by prior arrangement with the owner.
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Lawrence Kenny

This property is personally managed by Lawrence.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 33 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Charlie 22nd December 2023

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Reviewed by Alan 27th October 2023

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Charming cottage, perfectly equipped and perfectly situated. Great base for visiting this beautiful village and surrounding area.

Reviewed by Joanne 16th October 2023

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Lovely quiet cottage in a beautiful village. The owners have really thought of everything to make your stay lovely. (even sorting bins clearly for recycling etc - which makes a difference to me :) ). Would recommend to all. Have not tried their restaurant yet, but will when I return.

Reviewed by Graham 6th October 2023

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Very enjoyable stay lovely cottage

Reviewed by Christopher 22nd September 2023

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Lovely cottage in a great location just outside the village.Well equipped with large fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.Lovely welcome pack that was well received.Definitely stay again if back in the area - great hosts.

Reviewed by KELLY 12th September 2023

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Reviewed by Jim 25th August 2023

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A great cottage in a great location, easy to find, quiet and room enough for everyone

Reviewed by Amanda 11th August 2023

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Everything well equipped and beds super comfortable

Reviewed by Adele 4th August 2023

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Our third summer holiday in a row in this gorgeously appointed cottage. Perfect for 3 adults and a dog. It has everything you need and the garden is very pleasant to sit in. The welcome pack of goodies from the nearby Willow Farm Shop is a lovely touch. Long Melford is beautiful, too and its well situated for exploring Suffolk. Would highly recommeRead morend Scutchers Cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 28th July 2023

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A lovely homely cottage in a fantastic location. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back again.

Reviewed by Abbey 23rd June 2023

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It's beautiful

Reviewed by Linda 5th June 2023

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Excellent cottage in a lovely location, convenient for Cambridge, Colchester and lots of the pretty towns and villages of Suffolk. Delightful setting, and everything that we needed for a short break. The village green provided the perfect exercise area for the dog, and the restaurant provided perfect meals for the adults! Definitely one for a repeaRead moret visit. Hide

Reviewed by Roger 19th May 2023

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A lovely comfortable Cottage with easy access to wonderful Long Melford. Sublime Scutchers Restaurant on your doorstep and The Black Lion Pub a few minutes walk away. So many beautiful villages just a short drive away

Reviewed by Karen 12th May 2023

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No road noise and surrounded by trees and cottage gardens. Great high fences for dog security. A new house inside an old house. Very well located for interesting and beautiful places. All round lovely break.

Reviewed by Colette 7th May 2023

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Reviewed by David 21st April 2023

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Clean and very well equiped. Bed mattresses were comfortable and the bed linen lovely.

Reviewed by Lesley 1st February 2023

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Reviewed by Kevin 28th October 2022

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Reviewed by Bill 23rd October 2022

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Lovely cottage, beautifully presented and spotlessly clean. We loved the place, loved Long Melford and spent most of our time in the longest high street in England. Great restaurants and tea rooms and many and various shops. Excellent village we'll probably revisit.

Reviewed by Geoffrey 14th October 2022

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Well equipped and beautifully clean.The garden was ideal for our little dog.The welcome pack was one of the best we have had.The village of Long Melford is full of historical interest with lots of good walks around it.

Reviewed by Keith 7th October 2022

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The cottage was excellent for 4 people. Very good facilities with easy access to two Stately homes and several pubs. Our hostess was very friendly and provided an excellent welcome pack.

Reviewed by Catherine 23rd September 2022

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A lovely clean and comfortable cottage to stay in, set in a beautiful location, and the dogs loved playing in the enclosed garden. Will definitely return for another stay.

Reviewed by Richard 9th September 2022

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Excellent cottage. Brilliant location, Great hosts. Would definately recommend. Don't forget to book into Scutchers restaurant at least once during the stay.

Reviewed by Alan 19th August 2022

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Reviewed by Adele 12th August 2022

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We really enjoyed our return visit to Scutchers Cottage. The cottage is really comfortable, well appointed and spotlessly clean. The welcome pack was really appreciated and the garden is lovely. The cottage is an ideal base for exploring - Lavenham, Clare, Helmingham Hall and Aldeburgh are all worth a visit. We had two fantastic meals at the Crown Read morein Long Melford and the Willow Tree Farm Shop is amazing. Hide

Reviewed by Debbie 15th July 2022

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Beautiful cottage spotlessly clean has a lovely enclosed back garden, set in beautiful long melford, would definitely stay again & recommend it to everyone the welcome pack was amazing

Reviewed by Lynn 1st July 2022

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Perfect. All furnishings and equipment top notch with the location being ideal for exploring Suffolk.

Reviewed by Paul 24th June 2022

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Excellent in very many respects- thank you!

Reviewed by Tina 17th June 2022

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We really enjoyed our stay at Scutchers Cottage. Diane is the perfect host and so helpful. The cottage is beautifully furnished and the beds are very comfortable. Attention is paid to detail so we had everything we needed.

Reviewed by Paul 9th June 2022

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Great cottage and garden. Everything you need is provided. Very clean and tidy. No complaints about anything except parking on the grass verge on opposite side of the road. This is unavoidable due to situation of cottage.

Reviewed by Roger 20th May 2022

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Ideal location to explore Suffolk. The Cottage is comfortable and well equipped and the welcome pack a lovely surprise. Easy walk into Long Melford where there are ample shops of all kinds including a Budgens and Co-Op. Melford Hall is well worth a visit especially as 5 minutes away. The beautiful hamlets of Levenham and Kersey are a short drive anRead mored if you want to explore further then there is Southwold, Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds. Scutchers Restaurant is a delight and a stones throw away Hide

Reviewed by Maria 6th May 2022

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The cottage was well equipped, exceptionally clean and absolutely comfortable and perfect in every way! Beautiful garden for relaxing and a sanctuary for dogs! They provided dog towels, blankets, bowls and treats! Lovely welcome basket was waiting for us!! We would go back any time and thoroughly recommend it!! Pubs and restaurants a short walk awaRead morey! Perfect holiday home!! We really enjoyed our stay! Hide

Reviewed by Gill 15th April 2022

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Perfect in all ways!

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