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The Stables

Friston, Suffolk Coast
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Towels included
Tennis Court
Romantic
Internet access
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Beach within easy reach
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At a glance

  • A romantic rural escape surrounded by lush countryside
  • Tuck into some sweet treats and afternoon tea on the leafy private patio
  • Unwind in the crisp and airy open-plan lounge overlooking the garden

Property code: OC-STAB

Lying along a peaceful country lane, this sweet and welcoming stone-built cottage makes a tranquil holiday home for couples and solo travellers seeking an idyllic rural getaway. With picturesque country views, the stylishly updated property has been beautifully converted from a former stable to provide fresh, light-filled accommodation for up to two guests. Just a mile from the picturesque village of Friston, and within easy reach of Thorpeness and Aldeburgh, this delightful retreat is ideal for keen walkers and nature lovers exploring the gorgeous countryside and breathtaking coastline of a serene part of Suffolk.

The cosy open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner provides a charming space to relax in at the end of a fabulous day. The lounge has comfortable seating so you can snuggle up and watch a movie or catch up with a good book. There’s a handy breakfast bar to the rear of the room, and the kitchen has plenty of equipment so you can rustle up your favourite meals. The cottage also features a bright and airy king-size bedroom as well as a stylish, invigorating shower room. From both the main living area and the bedroom, a step leads down from the French doors and into the garden. With a charming lawn and a patio with outdoor furniture, this is a lovely relaxing spot to sit outside and savour a glass of wine in the evening.

The area offers miles of peaceful country walks, with the friendly village of Friston making a cheerful pit-stop with its traditional pub and large village green. The bustling coastal town of Aldeburgh (3 miles) is the heart of the famous Aldeburgh Festival, with the concert hall at Snape Maltings also nearby (3.5 miles). The quirky seaside village of Thorpeness (4.5 miles) is known for its mock-Tudor buildings, shingle beach, golf course and boating lake.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, countertop fridge, freezer, microwave
  • Welcome pack
  • Underfloor heating
  • TV, DVD
  • Enclosed lawned garden and patio with garden furniture
  • Use of shared tennis courts on request
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Pub and shop 2 miles
  • 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 35 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Letitia 22nd February 2024

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Lovely cosy property. Caters for all your needs. Bed was extremely comfortable. We went in February 2024 and it rained most days but in the summer it would be lovely to be able to just sit on the patio and look at the view. Very tranquil and so quiet. Lovely!

Reviewed by Chelsea 7th November 2023

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Reviewed by Peter 23rd September 2023

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Reviewed by Jane 17th September 2023

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Just back from a wonderful weeks stay at the Stables, a great little cottage very well equipped with everything you would need and very clean. It has a beautiful large enclosed garden, great for our Cockapoo to run around safely, with amazing views. Hope to return next time we visit Suffolk.

Reviewed by Diane 19th August 2023

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Reviewed by Nicola 5th August 2023

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Reviewed by Diane 29th July 2023

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Reviewed by Carol 22nd July 2023

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The stables were quite comfortable lovely views and a lovely welcome pack. The garden was ideal for our dog

Reviewed by Susan 16th July 2023

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Reviewed by Jill 9th July 2023

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Property in convenient situation, gardens and outlook lovely and secure for a dog. Very small property had to move wardrobe to access bed each night. Not suitable for someone with limited mobility even though on one level wooden door thresholds trip hazard as I did many times.

Reviewed by Neil 3rd July 2023

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Ideally located for the coastal villages of Aldeburgh, Thorpness and Sizewell. We found lots of places to visit within a 10-15 mile radius of this cottage. Which was great, we had a long journey to Suffolk so didn't want to spend the week driving long distances. We found some lovely places to eat our favourite The Ship at Dunwich. The cottage is Read morevery comfortable but it is small e.g bedroom size and bed, fine for us we are both small. We have an elderly spaniel that doesn't wander off, the gate to the drive did close, but the other gates didn't into the fields, so not really suitable dogs with a tendancy to run off. Hide

Reviewed by Malcolm Phillips 26th June 2023

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We went back to the property for a second d visit which says it all.

Reviewed by Alan 12th June 2023

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Good location in private countryside setting. Ideal for two people.

Reviewed by Trevor 6th June 2023

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Reviewed by Diana 27th May 2023

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Reviewed by Ian Vv 19th May 2023

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Ideal cottage very quite and comfortable and clean

Reviewed by Margaret 27th April 2023

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A very pleasant Stable conversion in a very convenient location from which to access the Suffolk coast and countryside alike.

Reviewed by Brendan 26th March 2023

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It was very cosy and country modern. Great location just a 4 minute drive to Aldeburgh and Snape Maltings. Plenty of outdoor space for our dog to run around. We had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay.

Reviewed by Lyn 15th November 2022

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Reviewed by Clare 23rd October 2022

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Very sweet and tidy little bungalow which is situated in a lovely part of Suffolk. It is absolutely perfect for dog lovers as there is a large and secure garden and some wonderful walks nearby. Our very young Springer Spaniel also loved meeting up with the owners dog, Bertie, who came to visit us in the evening! A lovely peaceful break for all of uRead mores. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 10th October 2022

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Reviewed by Linda 3rd October 2022

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The property is ideal for 2 and a pooch. It is well equipped and comfortable, with rural views through all the windows. It is in an ideal location for Aldeburgh, Orford Snape Maltings and many other interesting places. We enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Peter 26th September 2022

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Reviewed by H 30th August 2022

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The Stables is a lovely place to stay to explore the Suffolk Coast and country side. We had two nights stay here, It had everything we needed we would like to return one day. Thank you.

Reviewed by Roger 28th August 2022

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Reviewed by Jonathan 25th August 2022

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Lovely, comfortable and well equipped cottage with outstanding views over farmland and direct access to footpath system. Very peaceful. Very accessible (my wife was recovering from new knee op) and we will definitely return with our Jack Russell.

Reviewed by Simon 13th August 2022

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Reviewed by Trevor 30th July 2022

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Reviewed by Georgina 16th July 2022

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Everything as you said it was and more

Reviewed by Malcolm 27th June 2022

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Reviewed by Alan 19th June 2022

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Reviewed by Arthur 29th April 2022

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We found the Stables to be in beautiful surroundings, and not far from very pretty locations, also very peaceful and relaxing.strongly recommended.

Reviewed by Louis 20th April 2022

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Reviewed by D 23rd March 2022

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The Stables was easy to find in a good location for exploring the area and the field was ideal for walking the dog. Lovely views over the countryside.

Reviewed by Carole 4th March 2022

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