Apple Tree Cottage

Denston, The Suffolk Countryside

  • 3 Star
  • Pretty, single storey character cottage in Denston with a peaceful setting and a lovely garden.

You can book this property from:

  • £356 per week
  • £51 per night
  • 3 Star


This pretty single storey thatched cottage enjoys a peaceful setting within a lovely large picturesque garden bordering open rolling countryside. The property dates from the 16th century and has many original features such as a beamed interior and low doorways. The summerhouse provides a peaceful retreat in which to unwind and relax. It also boasts a garage perfect for storing bikes. It is conveniently located for Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket and Cambridge. The unspoilt village of Denston is a true Suffolk secret and lies within easy reach of the historic medieval wool towns of Lavenham, Clare and Long Melford. Ideal for exploring on foot or by bicycle. This is a particularly wonderful location for cyclists with a very popular cycle shop and cafe under 10 miles away. Maglia Rosso is the perfect stop off after a ride. Shop: 2 miles. Pub: 2 miles.

Sitting/Dining Room: TV, DVD, CD, table and chairs.
Kitchen: Electric cooker, fridge with ice box, microwave, washing machine.
Bedroom 1: Double bed (low doorway).
Bedroom 2: Small room with bunk beds which are only suitable for children.
Bathroom: Bath, overbath shower, washbasin and wc.

Garden: Large English cottage garden with lawns, flowerbeds, patio with garden furniture and apple trees.
Parking: Private for two cars.
Heating: Gas heating.
Notes: Wi-fi, books and games provided. Travel cot and highchair available to use. There is a telephone for incoming calls only. Lockable bike storage available. Due to the size and style of this cottage the owner feels it is only suitable for two adults and two children and unsuitable for those with mobility issues. Please be aware there are a couple of steps up from the parking area to the cottage.

Denston is a peaceful village in rural West Suffolk, lying in the upper reaches of the Glem Valley. The 15th century parish church of St Nicholas is one of the most beautiful in the county. Bury St Edmunds with its cathedral and Abbey Gardens is a short drive away. Lavenham and the historic wool towns are within easy reach, as are the antiques shops at Clare, Cavendish and Long Melford. It is an ideal location for a day out at Newmarket races, or trying your hand at punting in Cambridge. The National Trust properties at Ickworth and Melford Hall are well worth a visit and nearby Kentwell Hall holds many interesting events year round.  It's a good base for walking through the countryside and cycling along the quiet lanes.



Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 bunk beds


  • Washing machine


  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 WC
  • Towels not provided


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Pub 3 miles
  • Shop 2 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack


  • On one level, no stairs
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4pm
  • Check out: 10am


We discovered this place exactly 4 years ago when we enjoyed a lovely long break. Decided to do it again, no regrets! Nothing has changed, fortunately, and I am sure we will return someday. Peace personalised. Andrew & Josep, Norfolk

Past Customer,

Lovely cottage comfortable and bursting with character, splendid any time of year. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Apple tree cottage is quiet quaint an full of character it sits in a rural setting yet within easy reach of many places of interest. The cottage itself is well provided for a comfortable stay and time spent sitting in the summer house is not wasted. There are loads of nice walks and cycling opportunities in the area. The nearest pub was the compass in Stansfield which was nice with real ales on tap and fish and chip night Fridays. In summary a place I want to visit again.

Edwin F,

We had a lovely time whilst here and the cottage made our introductions with our beautiful daughter that much easier (we are adopting), we look forward to visiting again.

Sammy & L,

We had a wonderful stay at your charming little cottage, we loved every bit of it. Everything worked just as you described and thank you for letting us use the towels. Again charming little cottage we really enjoyed ourselves.

Previous Customer,

Lovely Autumn break. Walks around the village and over the fields. Ickworth House basement very interesting and autumn colours in the grounds. Excellent meal at the Queens Head, Hawkdown. Clare Antique Shops, the first ever red Kite circling over Lower Green on Friday.

Previous Customer,

A step back in time. Blissful, lonely walks across the fields. Quiet picturesque villages, but also well supplied towns nearby. Many places of interest close to hand. Particularly Lavenham and Sudbury. Handsome and peaceful churches abound.

Wright Family, B,

Albino Pheasant in the garden, Pure white & beautiful. Wonderful holiday as always.

Previous Customer,

Came to paint, was not easy, fell in love!

Sam, Russell, R,

Cottage as lovely as ever, we have seen Deer by the Summerhouse. We have also enjoyed a cream tea at the Railway Station Cafe in Clare, it was very nice. The service at Denston Church was a real blessing, people were very friendly.

Previous Customer,

After three noisy days in London we really appreciated this peaceful place and despite the extreme heat, and a rainy day, we always found a nice place to spend the spare time and recover from trips all around Suffolk.

Previous Customer,

We've had a very wonderful week! We enjoyed the cottage, the nice weather and many friendly people. Thank you

Gootzen Family, H,

Cottage cosy, Summer House great. Comfy beds and grounds first rate. A peaceful and relaxing stay - in all a perfect holiday!

Previous Customer,

A beautiful relaxing time with family. Gorgeous weather, lovely food, a trip out to Bury, Bouncy castle, bunting, role play productions, feeding birds, movie time, tears, tantrums and laughter. Lots of Love, thanks for a great week.

Previous Customer,

Had a lovely sunny week, Many thanks!

Previous Customer,