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Mallards

Whepstead, Suffolk
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Romantic
Luxury
Fishing on site / nearby
Internet access
Open fire / wood burner
Downstairs bathroom
Pub nearby
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At a glance

  • Enjoy a countryside stay in this contemporary cottage
  • Watch the birds or enjoy a coffee in the unique garden pod
  • Wander through the beautiful meadow from the back garden
Property code: OC-MAL

This one-of-a-kind retreat is set in the countryside village of Whepstead in Suffolk. With one bedroom, it offers couples a peaceful escape with some very special neighbours for company. The meadow to the rear is home to two friendly emus and you are welcome to join them – the owners have even provided a luxurious garden pod so you can sit right next to them!

Begin your stay in the open-plan lounge/dining room, featuring a two-seater sofa, an armchair with a footstool and a cosy wood burner, perfect for romantic evenings in. Enjoy home-cooked meals at the two-seater dining table with views towards the garden outside. The kitchen is small but well-equipped, with all the amenities needed to create a culinary feast. Also on the ground floor is a shower room, while upstairs, the super-king-size bedroom awaits, with glorious views of the garden. Enjoy summer evenings outdoors on the patio area, complete with a BBQ and seating. Or you can make friends with your feathered neighbours in the adjoining meadow.

Explore the local area with ease, including the nearby pub for a bite to eat. Just 5 miles away is the historic town of Bury St. Edmunds, which offers plenty to enjoy - arts, culture, eateries and more. Just a bit further afield (14 miles) is the amazing Newmarket – home to the famous racecourse. If you’re looking for an escape into nature, take a 16-mile trip to the largest pine forest in Great Britain - Thetford Forest, where an abundance of walking and cycling trail wind through the trees.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 shower room
  • Two-ring hob, microwave/oven, fridge with icebox
  • Wood burner, first basket of logs supplied
  • Smart TV
  • Patio garden area
  • Private parking
  • Storage for bikes available on request
  • Pub 1 mile, shop 2 miles
  • Regret no infants or children
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00
  • 1 dog allowed. Additional charges may apply

Lawrence Kenny

This property is personally managed by Lawrence.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 39 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ian 10th June 2024

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Really nice location. Lovely having the animals out at the back. Owner very helpful and hospitable.

Reviewed by Alan 25th May 2024

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Really nice place to stay,very comfortable and well equipped. Owner very nice and always ready to help.The animals are fantastic to watch,and pet when you are on the patio.We will be going back,a lot to do and see very close in the area.

Reviewed by Diana 14th May 2024

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Reviewed by Kenneth 28th April 2024

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Excellent cottage, we both loved it. Lovely views out to the paddock and enjoyed watching all the animals

Reviewed by Anna 6th April 2024

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Very nice stay. Great location. Would definitely go back there.

Reviewed by Gary 18th March 2024

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Reviewed by Lizzie 29th February 2024

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Reviewed by Marie 21st January 2024

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Reviewed by Donna 9th January 2024

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Really lovely well equipped property with a very comfortable bed. Great location for attractions around Bury.

Reviewed by Gianni 2nd January 2024

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We spent 3 nights at Mallards and it was fantastic. Great credit to the owners for creating a fantastic place and the little touches made it even better. Will definitely return, thank you Ian for the hospitality

Reviewed by Pauline 19th November 2023

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Reviewed by Kristy 7th November 2023

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Very cute property, high standard interior, probably the most comfortable superking bed we've stayed in! The whole property is great for relaxing, particularly if you love animals. It's a drive away from the closest shop, quite close to owners property and very secure. Would highly recommend

Reviewed by Stuart 30th October 2023

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Reviewed by George 17th October 2023

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We went for a short weekend break and the place was beautiful and very clean. The owners were very friendly and left us with privacy however we had a few nice chats with them about the local area and the animals they keep there which were all very friendly and quiet. We would definitely love to stay again.

Reviewed by Duncan 10th October 2023

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We had a very nice time at Mallards . The location is peaceful and the owner Ian is very friendly. Our dog loved the field out the back and the numerous animals that lived at the property. I would highly recommend Mallards for a short break or holiday.

Reviewed by Lisa 3rd October 2023

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Reviewed by Julia 22nd September 2023

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Reviewed by Deborah 14th September 2023

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Reviewed by Tjitske 7th September 2023

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Reviewed by Michelle 2nd September 2023

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Reviewed by Bruce 31st August 2023

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The cottage was so lovely and clean through out. Facility was excellent. So peaceful and we'll be visiting again. The owner was excellent too.

Reviewed by Tracy 28th August 2023

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Wonderful cottage next to owners who were friendly and helpful whilst respectful of our privacy. Very clean, tiled floor throughout the ground floor was perfect for the dog with a stair gate to keep upstairs dog free. Very comfortable bed lovely location wild birds, turkeys geese and we loved saying hello to the beautiful donkeys in the field. LoadRead mores of footpaths and great for dog walking. We will be returning. Hide

Reviewed by Keith 13th August 2023

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A quality cottage set in six plus acres of grounds of a 15century thatched house. Quality of the cottage and surroundings more than met our expectations. Superb.

Reviewed by Inga 14th July 2023

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We had 3 lovely nights at the Mallards, really nice property with garden area and with lovely views. Very friendly welcome by the owner and extra little goodies in the fridge. They were on hand if needed but left you alone to enjoy your holiday. Very secure property and very pet friendly. We really enjoyed the meadow at the rear which we could Read moreexercise our dog. Would definitely come again. Hide

Reviewed by Nicholas 27th April 2023

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Reviewed by Bill 5th April 2023

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Reviewed by A 6th March 2023

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A home from home. Very relaxing and peaceful with a fabulous view! Thank you for a gorgeous stay, will book again!

Reviewed by Sandra 27th February 2023

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Lovely cottage. Have fed back to the owners that we would have liked curtains at the lounge doors as felt a bit exposed

Reviewed by Sarah 20th February 2023

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We had a fabulous two night break! Exactly what we had hoped for peace and quiet and very relaxing. The cottage was home from home with lots of added extra's to ensure comfort. It was spotless and very welcoming. The host Ian was very friendly and attentive but left you alone to enjoy your stay. Re booked to return again before we had even left!

Reviewed by Susan 6th January 2023

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Reviewed by Julie 13th December 2022

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Reviewed by Noel 10th November 2022

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Reviewed by Vivienne 8th October 2022

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Reviewed by Tina 3rd October 2022

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Mallards is perfect for a short stay especially with a dog as lots of country walks nearby. The property is on a quiet road and is perfectly located to explore Suffolk. The hosts are welcoming and are next door but completely respect your privacy but are on hand should you require anything. I wouldnt hesitate to return to Mallards and recommend to Read morefamily and friends. Hide

Reviewed by Gary 25th September 2022

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Reviewed by Penny 20th September 2022

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Reviewed by J 4th July 2022

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Reviewed by P 2nd July 2022

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Reviewed by D 19th June 2022

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Location

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