The Dairy

Preston St Mary, The Suffolk Countryside

  • 4 Star Gold
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats
  • Located just outside the historic town of Lavenham, The Dairy is a fully accessible self-catering holiday cottage offering a luxurious retreat to the Suffolk countryside. 

You can book this property from:

  • £646 per week
  • £92 per night
  • 4 Star Gold
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats


The perfect space to rest and recharge, The Dairy lies in the serenest of surroundings. Enveloped by rolling meadows, countryside views and the sound of birdsong, this stunning setting truly must be seen to be believed.

Lovingly restored to provide a comfortable retreat for four, The Dairy is a traditional Suffolk wood-slatted building. This charming space has fused together traditional and contemporary touches to provide spacious accommodation across two floors. The Dairy is also fully accessible – a handy lift connects the two floors providing easy access to the bedrooms and en suite bathrooms. Surrounded by scenic local footpaths, you are sure to love exploring here.

The living space oozes serenity with its white and grey décor and enjoys views of the meadows beyond the giant French windows. Upstairs, there are two generously sized bedrooms, one with super king and one with king size bed. Both bedrooms have stylish en suites and the master has French doors to a Juliet balcony overlooking the meadows to Lavenham.

Outside the private patio makes the most of the Suffolk sunshine and provides the perfect spot for absorbing the sights and sounds of the countryside that inspired Constable so famously. Sit back, relax and catch the scent of the lavender against the soundtrack of birdsong.

Located just on the outskirts of Lavenham, in the grounds of Preston Manor the setting is second to none. The pretty village of Preston St Mary is on your doorstep with the medieval delight of Lavenham just a mile away. Easily walkable from The Dairy, the town offers plenty to see and feast on since it’s something of a foodie paradise with many excellent restaurants and pubs.

What we love about this property: This luxurious self-catering holiday cottage offers the perfect retreat for couples who are looking for some peace and quiet.

Shop: 1 mile Pub: 1 mile.

Entrance Hall: With access to lift to first floor aswell as the stairs.
Open Plan Room with Sitting Area: TV, DVD, iPod dock. Dining Area: Table and chairs. Kitchen Area: Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, breakfast bar.
Wet Room: Shower cubicle, washbasin and wc.

Bedroom 1: Super king size bed, field views across to Lavenham with En-Suite Bathroom with overbath shower, washbasin and wc.
Bedroom 2: King size bed, walk in wardrobe with En-Suite Shower Room with shower cubicle, washbasin and wc.

Garden: Private patio area with furniture and access to some of the grounds of Preston Manor shared with the owner.
Parking: Private
Heating: Bio mass wood pellet boiler.
Pets: Sorry, no pets.
Notes: Wi-fi and towels provided. Please be aware there is a large moat in the grounds therefore children should be supervised at all times. There are also free roaming chickens in the surrounding grounds. 

Preston St Mary is a small village and an ideal location for those looking for an escape to the country with its wealth of foot paths and cycle routes. Just one mile away is Lavenham, one of England's finest medieval villages and is often regarded as the food capital of Suffolk. It is a wonderful place to visit with great restaurants and local pubs plus a large variety of interesting shops and galleries. Preston St Mary is ideally located with such close proximity to the beautiful landscape of Constable Country, the historic market town of Bury St Edmunds and within easy reach of the Suffolk coast.


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 king/super-king beds


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


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


  • Family friendly


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Balcony
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Pub 1 mile
  • Shop 1 mile

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Bird watching
  • Cycling


  • On one level, no stairs
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Wet room

Important - please note

House Rules

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


The Dairy is absolutely lovely. It is very bright, clean, and comfortable. And in a beautiful setting. The front bedroom was particularly impressive, being huge and having a very comfy, super king-size bed. It was quite disappointing to come home to our much smaller bedroom! The owners live just next door in Preston Manor, but other than leaving us some prosecco and cookies (which we were very pleased with, and didn't last long!), we were very much left to our own devices, which we prefer. I would definitely go back to The Dairy, and I would recommend it to other people too.

Mrs S,

Lovely peaceful location with easy access to Lavenham on foot.

Mrs L,

Peaceful and attractive setting. Very spacious accommodation ,perfect when supporting someone with mobility difficulties, due to excellent accessibility and good bathrooms Felt very comfortable staying here.

Ms B,

Excellently presented property, perfectly situated in the Suffolk country side, peaceful, lovely sunsets watching the owls

Mr A,

A really quiet and peaceful location in the Suffolk countryside. Owner's house nearby, but that was not an issue. Property very well-presented and comfortable, including the wonderful bed. Would definitely stay again.

Mr H,