Dating back to 1650, Friars Retreat is a Grade II listed and charming self-catering holiday cottage located in the heart of Sudbury on the south Suffolk border, making this holiday cottage perfect for couples or families looking to explore Sudbury and Suffolk’s historic villages and towns. Friars Retreat retains attractive character beams and period features throughout. The modernised, fully-equipped kitchen offers guests all they need for their self-catering experience. The cosy sitting room is a lovely space for entertaining, intimate dinner parties or simply relaxing with your loved ones. A staircase leads to the first floor with two bedrooms which retain their history with the original beams. The family bathroom is beautifully presented with the added benefit of a large walk-in shower cubicle and bath.
Only a short walk from Friars Retreat is the town centre which has a market on a Thursday and Saturday. The town has a good selection of pubs, cafes, shops and restaurants. Quay Lane (at the side of Friars Retreat) has a cricket ground which is very popular in summer where one can sit and enjoy a lazy afternoon of cricket. The small Quay Theatre (a few minutes’ walk) has a bar and a variety of entertainment throughout the year - well worth a visit. Shop (supermarket): 600 yards Pub: 50 yards.
Why We Love This Property
Friars Retreat has plenty of traditional black beams with brick fireplaces and quirky period features.
Sitting Room/Dining Area: Smart TV, electric fire in brick fireplace, comfortable seating, dining table and chairs.
Kitchen: Electric oven and hob, fridge, small freezer, microwave, single drawer dishwasher, washing machine, folding dining table and chairs for four.
Steep cottage stairs to
Bedroom 1: Double bed, feature fireplace and En-Suite Cloakroom with washbasin and wc.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds.
Bathroom: Spacious room with bath, large shower cubicle with rainfall shower and hand-held attachment, washbasin and WC.
Parking: Roadside parking is available on Friars Street, Quay Lane and in a nearby car park.
Heating: Central heating.
Notes: Wi-Fi and towels provided.
Perhaps Sudbury’s main claim to fame is that it is the birthplace of the famous portrait and landscape artist Thomas Gainsborough. His birthplace now forms Gainsborough House Museum and Gallery. The town’s water meadows inspired Gainsborough and Suffolk's other famous landscape artist John Constable. This bustling market town has many well-known and independent shops with plenty of restaurants and cafes. Walks along the old railway line are well used and a walk/cycle ride to Long Melford for lunch is a must for those of a fitter constitution. The beautiful villages of Lavenham, Cavendish and Clare lie a little further afield. Constable Country, Bury St Edmunds and Colchester are all within easy reach by car (the latter by train also, via the attractive Gainsborough Branch Line). Sedate trips along the River Stour to the Henny Swan for a weekend lunch shouldn’t be missed (Apr – Oct).
- Friday changeover
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- Sorry, no pets
- Sorry, no Garden/courtyard
- Sorry, no Private parking
- 2 Single beds
- 1 Double bed
- WiFi available
- Bath towels included
- Bed linen included
- Equipped with a washing machine
|Date Range||7 night price *||3 night price *|
|3 Nov 17 - 22 Dec 17||£440||£330|
|22 Dec 17 - 29 Dec 17||£675||£506|
|29 Dec 17 - 6 Jan 18||£675||£506|
|6 Jan 18 - 9 Feb 18||£440||£330|
|9 Feb 18 - 23 Feb 18||£510||£383|
|23 Feb 18 - 23 Mar 18||£440||£330|
|23 Mar 18 - 13 Apr 18||£575||£431|
|13 Apr 18 - 25 May 18||£510||£383|
|25 May 18 - 1 Jun 18||£675||£506|
|1 Jun 18 - 13 Jul 18||£575||£431|
|13 Jul 18 - 20 Jul 18||£645||£484|
|20 Jul 18 - 7 Sep 18||£675||Call|
|7 Sep 18 - 14 Sep 18||£645||£484|
|14 Sep 18 - 21 Sep 18||£575||£431|
|21 Sep 18 - 19 Oct 18||£510||£383|
|19 Oct 18 - 2 Nov 18||£575||£431|
|2 Nov 18 - 21 Dec 18||£440||£330|
|21 Dec 18 - 28 Dec 18||£675||£506|
|28 Dec 18 - 4 Jan 19||£745||£559|
* Please note: The prices displayed are guide prices and do not include optional items such as pet charges.
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