Huntingfield, The Suffolk Countryside

  • 4 Star Gold
  • Special Offer20% off all remaining stays up to 22nd July
  • Special Offer10% off holidays starting on or before 16th July 2022 in our Early Summer Sale

You can book this property from:

  • £953 per week
  • £136 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


In the idyllic and historic village of Huntingfield, you’ll find the charming country retreat that is Woodside. Visiting this wonderful cottage will have you ideally located to explore the fascinating local area, as well as the wider county of Suffolk with all that it offers.  If you’re looking for a retreat where you can enjoy a number of lovely walks followed by a hearty pub meal, look no further!  A mere stone’s throw away from Woodside, you will find The Huntingfield Arms – a great spot to stop off for refreshment or an evening meal.  A short walk from the cottage is the magnificent Heveningham Hall with its beautiful grounds and lakes which hosts the acclaimed summer country fair and the fantastic bonfire night celebrations; early booking of Woodside is advisable.

Woodside is a beautiful Grade II listed cottage dating back to the 17th century.  Tastefully furnished throughout, this well-equipped and cosy home from home offers accommodation for five guests. Brimming with charm, the cottage has original features such as a beautiful inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove, an abundance of exposed oak beams and a vaulted ceiling which enhances the warm atmosphere.  What’s more, no family member needs to be left behind as this cottage also welcomes dogs!

Outside, the spacious and peaceful garden merges into the surrounding woodland. The private patio is the perfect place for a spot of alfresco dining or simply offers a space to relax and absorb the peace and quiet of the woodland atmosphere.  The sloping terraced wild garden drops down to a stream which is a tributary of the River Blyth.

The River Blyth and the Blyth Valley links Huntingfield to Southwold and the sea. The Blyth Valley is part of Suffolk’s coastal AONB (Area of Outstanding National Beauty) and is ideal for those who enjoy wildlife, birdwatching, or merely beautiful scenic walks.  From its source near Huntingfield, some 12 miles inland, the gentle Blyth meanders its watery way through the delightful country market town of Halesworth with its charming and unique independent shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes only some four miles from the cottage.  The river continues on through water meadows and the quintessential Suffolk countryside to Blythburgh where it opens out into the tidal estuary, a vast haven for birdlife, before entering the sea at Southwold.  This is such a lovely area to explore that you may just struggle to pack in everything during your stay!

Why we love this property:  It is a characterful and peaceful woodland retreat in a beautiful setting.  Huntingfield is an ideal location to explore this beautiful part of Suffolk.



Utility Room: Ideal boot room, houses the boiler, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave.

Kitchen/Dining Room: Electric oven, 4 ring ceramic hob, coffee machine, fridge with icebox, radio with Bluetooth, table and chairs for six people.

Sitting Room: Woodburning stove, comfortable seating, Smart TV with Netflix, Wifi.



Master Bedroom: Double bed, electric woodburning effect fire, chest of drawers, bedside tables with lamps, walk in wardrobe, hairdryer.

Bedroom 2: Single bedroom with bedside table and lamp, mirror and hooks for clothes.

Family Bathroom: Roll top bath, separate shower enclosure, basin, WC.  Heated towel rail and Velux window.



Bedroom 3: Twin beds, bedside tables with lamps and walk in wardrobe.   Hairdryer.


Garden: Fully enclosed garden with outdoor dining table and 6 chairs. Garden bench. BBQ.  Lawned areas. There is also a shed with tumble dryer and freezer.  Two deck chairs are available for guest use.

Pets:  Two well behaved dogs are welcome

Parking:  Private, secure parking for 2/3 cards.

Bedding:  Anti-allergy duvets and pillows. All bedding and towels provided. Bedding is 100% Egyptian cotton.

Heating:  Oil fired central heating.  One basket of kiln dried logs provided for the wood burning stove.

Notes:  Bedding, towels and Wi-Fi all provided. Babies and children are welcome and a travel cot, high chair and stairgate are all provided at Woodside.  Please note: Steep wooden spiral staircase to the second floor.  External gate from patio to stream is padlocked for safety.

Huntingfield is a pretty village located in the heart of the Suffolk countryside only four miles from the bustling market town of Halesworth.  The village has a long and illustrious history which is reflected in the superbly decorated St. Mary’s Church; its impressive painted ceiling brings people from miles around to view the masterpiece, well worth a visit.  The Huntingfield Arms, on the village green opposite the cottage, serves excellent food and a range of craft beers and wine.  Its popularity means it is best to call to make a reservation.

Surrounding the village are wooded and open country walks waiting to be explored, which will take you across some of Suffolk’s most beautiful countryside no matter the time of year.

For a greater selection of shops, pubs, and restaurants why not take the short drive to nearby Halesworth or if you fancy a trip to the Suffolk coast the very popular holiday destination of Southwold and its long sandy beach is less than 30 minutes drive away.


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 3 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 11.5 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 4.2 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 10:00am


We have had a fabulous holiday in your amazing cottage. Thank you for letting us stay! We really enjoyed the location, so convenient for walks, and the pub! The weather was really sunny all week. We were so lucky! We enjoyed visiting Southwold, Aldeburgh and boating on Thorpeness Lake. Catching up with relatives in Framlingham and Kenton was a pleasure as well. Your welcome pack was fabulous! Thank you.

The Williams Family,

Thank you so much for a fantastic cottage - we have enjoyed lovely walks, trips to Southwold and Walberswick and the friendliness of your lovely village. The Huntingfield Arms is a true local pub where the children enjoyed playing pool in the evenings. Everyone was so friendly. PS: Thank you for a spotless arrival and fab welcome pack.

The Jones Family,

Thank you for a lovely stay in your beautiful cottage! It truly had everything we needed. The scenic walks around the cottage were great and the cosy evenings in were enjoyed by everyone with a pack of playing cards. (The pub being on our doorstep was an added bonus!) Was accommodating to the whole family with a nice park and football pitch for my children to enjoy, not to mention the lovely forest behind us which the dog enjoyed exploring! Many thanks.

The Sharp Family,

What a beautiful cottage - so cosey, well equipped and spotless! Fab weekend to celebrate new year. Local pub is so welcoming with wonderful food and very friendly people. Lovely walks close-by Thank you

Previous Customer,

Enjoyed a wonderful short break at this beautiful cottage. What a lovely welcoming pack on our arrival!! The place was spotlessly clean and so well equipped with high standard appliances. It was so lovely and homely/cosy that 3 nights was not long enough. The dog thoroughly enjoyed the great local walks and Huntingfield and its church was such an interesting place to explore. Thank you so much for a fantastic time.

Previous Customer,

This was an absolutely wonderful property, a beautiful home that was meticulously clean and well stocked with all the essential tools for cooking. It is adjacent good walking paths for dogs, and across from a lovely village pub that has a pool table for teenagers who might be looking for something to do.

Mr G,

What a wonderful cottage in a delightful village. This cottage is really well equipped and beautifully decorated with amazing character from the wooden beams. The village of Huntingfield has a lovely feel about it with a brilliant pub a stones throw from the property. We had a fantastic week discovering the county of Suffolk for the first time and this property was perfectly located for it.

Mr R,

Enjoyable stay in a very comfortable and well-appointed cottage. A good base for exploring all that Suffolk has to offer.

Mr W,

Found the property to be in a great location for a quite holiday, very clean and comfortable. Very pet friendly.

Mr S,