Sunset Cottage

Barking Tye, The Suffolk Countryside

  • 4 Star Gold
  • A characterful country cottage with a modern twist

You can book this property from:

  • £717 per week
  • £102 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Set in the small village of Barking Tye, close to the town of Needham Market, Sunset Cottage is a great escape for a group holiday in the Suffolk countryside. This well presented holiday cottage has been carefully renovated to maintain its characterful features whilst providing a modern feel. With newly refurbished bathrooms, generous double bedrooms, spacious living areas and a beautiful garden looking over rolling fields; Sunset Cottage is the perfect retreat. 

The cottage opens into a spacious reception room, which leads through to both the generous sized kitchen/diner, equipped for all your culinary needs and the large comfy sitting room, where you can unwind in front of the woodburner. To the rear of the cottage, is the garden room which has seating and a ground floor shower room. The beautifully landscaped, enclosed garden wraps around the cottage and is perfect for enjoying a glass of wine in the Suffolk sunshine. Following up the stairs, to a small landing, each double bedroom has its very own private corner of the cottage, making this the perfect getaway for guests. The large master bedroom hosts a brand new en-suite shower room and the large family bathroom has also been newly refurbished with a bath and walk in rainfall shower.  

Why we love this property: Characterful countryside cottage with a modern twist. 

Kitchen/Dining Room: Large dining table, oven, hob, dishwasher, washing machine, coffee machine, fridge/freezer, microwave. 
Living Room: 2 double sofas, arm chair, woodburner, TV showing freeview.
Reception Room: Desk.
Garden Room: Table and chairs
Shower Room: W/C, basin and shower cubicle.

Bedroom 1 with ensuite: kingsize bed, built in wardrobe, W/C, basin and shower cubicle.
Bedroom 2: double bed, wardrobe.
Bedroom 3: double bed, wardrobe. 
Bathroom: Large walk in shower, bath, basin and W/C.

Outside: Attractive garden with seating.
Parking: Off road parking for 4 cars.
Heating: Oil central heating.  
Notes: Wifi, bed linen and towels provided. 


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 2 double beds


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 3 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Wet room
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor storage
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 24 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 2 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Wet room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 5:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


We really enjoyed our stay at Sunset Cottage. I had a couple of questions (one about the heating and one about the lights) so phoned Mike, the owner. He was very pleasant and helpful and even phoned back about 20 minutes later to check that we were warm and everything was OK. Much more was provided than we expected and one got the feeling that no corners had been cut to save on costs – everything was luxurious from the toilet rolls (of which there were lots of spare ones) to the exotic liquid soaps on each sink and the lovely carpet throughout the upstairs. Shower gel and large towels were provided too. Coffee, sugar, normal and speciality tea bags, cooking oil, small milk pots, butter-type spread, a welcome basket with snacks and other items were provided. There is a TV in the kitchen as well as the one in the lounge. The bathrooms were lovely, especially the large wet room. I found the king sized bed too soft (not sure if it was memory foam) but the other beds were comfortable. The Art Deco pictures, furnishings and lamps all looked great and seemed just right for that property. The house was quirky in a wonderful sort of way with remote control devices for many of the lamps and automatic opening and closing kitchen bins. Two wind-up torches were also available. The garden is pretty and even had flowers blooming at the end of October. There is a pub, The Barking Fox, 0.2 mile away which is welcoming and does nice food. Mike provided a folder with information about the local area and about use of things in the house (e.g. the cooker with induction hob). The location is quite remote from shops, but was not too far to drive to shops or to places of interest (e.g. Lavenham). I would definitely recommend Sunset Cottage for a warm, luxurious and comfortable stay in a spacious house.

Loretta B,