9 Gate Cottage

Long Melford, The Suffolk Countryside

  • 3 Star Gold
  • A quaint and pretty cottage in the heart of Long Melford, perfect for a romantic countryside escape in Suffolk.

You can book this property from:

  • £479 per week
  • £68 per night
  • 3 Star Gold


9 Gate Cottage, located in the beautiful village of Long Melford, is a quaint cottage ideal for a romantic getaway amid the delights of the Suffolk countryside. 

The front door opens into the charming little sitting room, where you can unwind in front of the fire, after a chilly winters walk. Following up the steep staircase, both bedrooms reside; a large double bedroom with wardrobe and television with the smaller bedroom next door with a full sized single bed. The bathroom is found on the ground floor with an over bath shower. The rustic kitchen remains true to the cottages period features and is fully equipped for all your catering needs. To the rear of the property, plays host to a small patio area leading to a beautiful garden, shared with the owner and perfect for those summer evenings.  

This cottage is a shopper's paradise, with Long Melfords' array of antique shops and boutiques only a short walk away and both Sudbury and Bury St Edmunds only a short drive. 
Pub: 150 yards (The Black Lion) Shop: 15 minute walk to Coop.

Why we love this property: So pretty and quaint, this cottage is perfect for a romantic retreat to the Suffolk countryside. 

Sitting Room: Comfortable sofa, with fireplace and TV showing Freeview.
Bathroom: Shower over bath, basin and wc. 
Kitchen: Small area with a table and chairs, oven, hob and fridge with ice box and table top freezer, and washing machine.

Traditional steep cottage stairs

Bedroom 1: Double bed, feature fireplace, large wardrobe, full-length mirror and television
Bedroom 2: Single bed, chest of drawers, hanging rail.

Outside: Small patio area, with furniture leading to shared garden with owner. Please note small children should be supervised in the shared garden.
Parking: Off-street parking for two cars.  
Pets: 1 well behaved pet allowed. 
Notes: Wifi, bed linen and towels provided. No smokers. Please note that the cottage stairs may be unsuitable for those unsteady on their feet.  A high chair and stair gate are provided.

Long Melford is one of Suffolks' most charming and beautiful villages. It has a wide variety of pubs, restaurants and independent shops, as well as, many places of interest nearby including the living museum of Kentwell Hall. There are many footpaths surrounding the village for walkers to enjoy and it is also only a short drive away from Lavenham and Sudbury.


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Outdoor storage
  • On-street parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 36 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 1 mile

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling


  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

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


Although small, 9 Gate Cottage proved to be an ideal retreat for us. Looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of a recent house move, the tranquility and plethora of walks with the dog proved a tonic. A lovely location steeped in history and with a wide selection of pubs and restaurants. I would also like to mention how welcoming and charming the owners were. I highly recommend this little bolt-hole.

Mr L,

Lovely cozy little cottage. Had everything we needed for our stay. Only downside in our eyes was that it was a small double bed which was a squeeze for us. Otherwise, we were very happy with our stay.

Mr A,