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Sparrows Nest

Harkstead, Suffolk Countryside
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Towels included
Romantic
Fishing onsite / nearby
Internet access
Enclosed garden / patio
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At a glance

  • A romantic and luxurious cottage retreat for couples, surrounded by glorious, tranquil countryside
  • The lovingly restored period features add to the wow factor of this unique holiday home
  • A dog friendly property with local walks that will keep canine companions very happy

Property code: OC-SPHA

Gaze out across the River Stour and the rolling countryside of the Shotley Peninsula in Suffolk when you make a romantic retreat to this delightful cottage. Sleeping just two guests, the one-bedroom, pet-friendly hideaway is situated in picturesque, rural surroundings, 1.5 miles from the village of Harkstead and 8.5 miles from Ipswich. With its own private garden, and an abundance of character throughout, it is the perfect place to relax and enjoy quality time together, as well as to get out and about in this scenic corner of Suffolk.

Make your way into the cottage, which has underfloor heating downstairs, leaving your walking boots or wellies in the hall. Take time out together in the delightful lounge/diner, with its beamed ceiling and exposed brickwork. Cuddle up on the sofa in front of a programme on the Smart TV or watch a film on the Blu-ray DVD player. Discover the appealing kitchen/diner, which also features beams, has everything you need to prepare tasty treats with the fresh Suffolk ingredients you have bought on your forays, then dine up at the breakfast bar in here or through in the main room next door. As day turns to night, make your way up the steep staircase, which has a rope handrail, to the king-size bedroom, which has a beautiful, en-suite bathroom, with freestanding bath. Wake up to magical river views, then head downstairs and out into the garden for breakfast and coffee in the fresh air on sunny mornings. There is parking for one car at this property.

Lace up your walking boots and head 4 miles to Shotley Gate to take in stunning views across the rivers Orwell and Stour. Venture 4.5 miles to try your hand at a range of water sports, including wind surfing, kayaking and canoeing, at Alton Water.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Electric oven, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher
  • Welcome pack
  • Underfloor heating on ground floor
  • TVs, Blu-ray player
  • 2 well-behaved dogs allowed
  • Lawned garden and patio area with table and chairs
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Please note there are low beams on the first floor
  • Please note there are free-range chickens in the area so please keep dogs on a lead when outside the private garden
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00
  • 2 dogs allowed. Additional charges may apply

Darren Williams

This property is personally managed by Darren.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Luke 29th December 2023

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Reviewed by Emma 3rd December 2023

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Reviewed by Margaret 20th November 2023

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Reviewed by Peter 7th November 2023

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Reviewed by Eimear 24th October 2023

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A lovely well-renovated old cottage. Cosy and comfortable. Definitely dog friendly. We had a very pleasant relaxing time.

Reviewed by Nigel 1st October 2023

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Reviewed by Susan 23rd September 2023

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Reviewed by Katy 12th September 2023

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Reviewed by David 2nd September 2023

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We had a lovely stay at Sparrows nest. It was so quiet and peaceful. The dog's enjoyed the walks near the property.

Reviewed by Emily 21st August 2023

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Reviewed by Clive 23rd July 2023

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Reviewed by Gregory 16th July 2023

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Reviewed by Julie 11th July 2023

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Reviewed by Craig 26th June 2023

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Reviewed by Helen 29th May 2023

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Reviewed by R 13th April 2023

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Reviewed by Patrick 17th February 2023

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I would describe this visit as tranquil.

Reviewed by Michael 1st November 2022

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Reviewed by Sally 1st October 2022

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Reviewed by Anthony 19th September 2022

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Great service from Suffolk Secrets who kept us fully up to date before the holiday Description of accommodation and location was excellent, property was fully fitted out, clean and very comfortable

Reviewed by Michael 12th September 2022

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Reviewed by Chris 2nd September 2022

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Reviewed by Thomas 29th August 2022

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Reviewed by Keiran 2nd August 2022

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Property was well equipped, comfortable and within easy reach of some wonderful walks.

Reviewed by Katherine 26th June 2022

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Reviewed by M 20th June 2022

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Reviewed by Michael 28th May 2022

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Very steep stairs, local pub shut ( not cottages fault) but had to drive to get anywhere. Place is beautiful but very remote.

Reviewed by Nicola 5th April 2022

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Fabulous location, very well equipped & comfortable cottage. Very helpful owner.

Reviewed by Margaret 1st April 2022

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A very welcoming nest. We and our little dog had a lovely few days at the cottage enjoying walks from the doorstep, the garden and the general peacefulness of the place. Very relaxing, thank you.

Reviewed by Charlotte 25th March 2022

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The property was just what we were looking for plenty of places to walk and within easy access by car if you want to venture further out. Everything you need was in the property and we were spoiled with fantastic weather.

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