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Gardener's Cottage

Great Bealings, Suffolk
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Romantic
Internet access
Open fire / wood burner
Enclosed garden / patio
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Beach within easy reach
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At a glance

  • Escape to this single-storey cottage surrounded by rolling Suffolk countryside
  • Peace and quiet are guaranteed at this property and garden, which also boasts abundant bird and wildlife
  • Light the wood burner and settle down in the comfortable lounge

Property code: OC-SFGAR

Have a wonderfully romantic weekend in this remote spot in Suffolk. Located close to the coast, you’ll have the company of your partner, your dogs and nobody else. This cottage is a cosy holiday bolthole, tucked away in a beautiful garden where all sorts of birds and animals love to explore.

The cottage is arranged all on one level, with a kitchen/diner with exposed wooden beams creating a cosy atmosphere. Tuck into delicious home-cooked meals, taking time between courses and sipping wine. The charming, cottage-style lounge features a focal wood burner for cosy evenings in – the perfect spot for curling up with a good book, before retiring to the comfortable king-size bedroom for a restful night’s sleep. The next day, take your morning coffee out on the garden bench and watch your dogs sniff around the beautiful garden. You might see kestrels, hares and woodpeckers. There’s a BBQ perfect for grilling up some locally sourced produce.

There are plenty of natural beauty spots around the cottage, including the River Lark, which is less than 500 metres away. If you’re looking for a place for a date night, try Ipswich (6 miles) or Woodbridge (3 miles). Woodbridge also has boat tours around the RSPB reserve, so you can try a little bird watching. Finish the holiday with a trip to Shingle Street (11.5 miles) to take an evening stroll on the beach.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with walk-in shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs supplied)
  • Smart TV
  • Please provide own beach towels
  • Gated and fenced small cottage garden with grass, brick seating area with BBQ
  • Outside storage space for bikes
  • Private parking on drive
  • Pub and shop 3.1 miles
  • Please note that the property is situated within the garden of the owners’ house
  • Please note that there may be restricted head height in places
  • 2 well trained dogs over a year old welcome.  
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00
  • 2 dogs allowed. Additional charges may apply

Heidi Brackenbury

This property is personally managed by Heidi.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 39 guest ratings

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Reviewed by John Robert 16th April 2024

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An lovely cottage in an excellent tranquil location. Well equipped, comfortable and ideal for couples to enjoy the Suffolk coastal area or the more cosmopolitan Ipswich town and waterfront. Many good walks can be taken from the front door avoiding the need to travel far.

Reviewed by Susan 7th April 2024

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A beautiful cottage in a lovely setting. Our hosts were very friendly and helpful to us and we loved every minute of our stay. The cottage was very comfortable and warm and, with all the accommodation on the same level, was perfect for my partner, Pete, who was just out of hospital. We hope very much to return to Gardener's Cottage with its wondRead moreerful, charming garden, delightful surroundings and lovely hosts. Hide

Reviewed by Carol 23rd March 2024

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This is the second time we have stayed at Gardeners Cottage. It is a great base for exploring Suffolk and a huge choice of walks in the Deben, Orwell, Stour estuaries areas can be easily reached. Extremely well equipped and comfortable. Really warm and cosy. We especially look for quiet, isolated properties because one of our dogs is a Yellow Dog wRead morehich means she needs space because she is anxious and reactive to other dogs and Gardeners Cottage really suits her. So peaceful. We will definitely come again. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Rachael 10th March 2024

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Lovely cottage to stay at. Reminded us of home. A very nicely decorated, calming environment. Netflix, Prime & Apple TV included for the couple of cosy evenings in we had, in front of the fire. Smart TV that was actually smart!

Reviewed by Janice 4th November 2023

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Have enjoyed our 3rd stay in Gardeners Cottage and hope to return again. The cottage is delightful in a lovely peaceful setting, convenient for Woodbridge and with walks on the doorstep across countryside. The owners are very helpful and hospitable leaving a welcome pack to enjoy on arrival. The Cottage is very well equipped for a truly comfortableRead more stay Hide

Reviewed by Melanie 25th October 2023

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Reviewed by Stuart 24th October 2023

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Ideal quiet setting. Very cosy cottage. Owners very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Stephanie 9th October 2023

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Reviewed by Stephen 8th October 2023

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A quiet cottage in a rural location, but with the owners close at hand if they should be needed. It is comfortable an warm and meets all our requirements.

Reviewed by Heather 17th September 2023

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Lovely clean cottage, lovely views, dog friendly and good walks nearby. Nice and cool inside when the weather was too hot. Easy to park, nice little enclosed garden, very quiet and tranquil spot. Recommended.

Reviewed by Susan 10th September 2023

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Reviewed by Keith 1st September 2023

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Reviewed by Sandra 30th July 2023

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Reviewed by Judy 16th July 2023

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Reviewed by P 8th July 2023

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A delightful comfy cottage in the owners lovely grounds. Good walks from the doorstep with an easy drive to Woodbridge . Some of the roads are rather narrow so care is needed.

Reviewed by Christopher 1st July 2023

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Reviewed by Jan 27th May 2023

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 25th April 2023

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This is a great cottage. Well equipped, warm and cozy. The location is very peaceful and it was easy to reach places.

Reviewed by Nigel 18th April 2023

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Reviewed by Dawn 11th April 2023

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The gardeners cottage was everything that we hoped for. A quiet location within the village location of Great Bealings with secure front gardens for our pooch. Luxury accommodation with a well appointed kitchen and a super bedroom and lounge. We cant wait to return.

Reviewed by Chris 1st April 2023

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This charming stylish property was perfect for our short stay. Warm, clean, comfortable and with extra touches, fresh flowers and a welcome hamper. Quiet, private and secluded, in a very pretty garden.

Reviewed by Alan 20th March 2023

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Reviewed by Liz 11th March 2023

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We really enjoyed our stay at Gardener's Cottage and it was very dog friendly. The location is perfect and there are so many places to visit nearby. We would love to stay here again!

Reviewed by Carol 4th March 2023

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Such a lovely cottage tucked away at the end of a lane. Really well equipped for us and a perfect peaceful holiday home for our two reactive/anxious dogs. Because the dogs were happy we were happy. A cosy hideaway after walking the Suffolk coast paths during the day. :)

Reviewed by Elisabeth 11th November 2022

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Reviewed by Susan Elizabeth 1st November 2022

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Very good, comfortable property in a lovely setting

Reviewed by Ali 14th October 2022

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Lovely cottage, perfect for the 2 of us & our labrador. Very clean, really well-equipped with high quality appliances, kitchen equipment, bedding, towels, etc. Ideally situated for touring Suffolk. We loved it - couldnt have been better!

Reviewed by Trevor 26th September 2022

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Reviewed by Rachel 11th September 2022

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This lovely little cottage is comfy and very quiet, tucked away at the end of a cul de sac. It is well equipped and furnished comfortably. Everything you need is here.

Reviewed by Susan 3rd September 2022

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Well equipped, comfortable cottage. Very pet friendly.

Reviewed by Jason 28th August 2022

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We found Gardner's cottage to be very comfortable and very well equipped for our stay. Hard floors throughout were perfect for having a dog with us. Comfortable home away from home.

Reviewed by Daryl 21st August 2022

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Reviewed by Laurie 15th August 2022

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A tranquil getaway holiday cottage with stunning views from all windows. Easy access to local places of interest by car. Plenty of places to eat. Friendly owners. Ideal for our dogs, with lots of local walks.

Reviewed by Cheryl 25th July 2022

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Reviewed by Joanne 17th July 2022

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Reviewed by Stephen 6th July 2022

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Reviewed by Janice 18th May 2022

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We had a return stay in Gardeners Cottage and once again it was just what we needed. The location is peaceful and quiet and the owners are very helpful. The cottage itself is equipped with everything we needed and was spotlessly clean. Although small, just perfectly comfy and cosy for 2 people. We loved it and plan to stay a third time if availRead moreable. Hide

Reviewed by Lindsay 5th May 2022

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Reviewed by Pamela 1st May 2022

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Location and cottage surrounds lovely. Cottage clean and comfortable and hosts very friendly

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