Gabriels Place

Walsham Le Willows, The Suffolk Countryside

  • 4 Star
  • This idyllic escape awaits to help rest and recharge those batteries in the heart of the wonderful Suffolk countryside. The ideal romantic retreat for two from cosying up in front or the fire to lovely long walks directly from your doorstep. 

You can book this property from:

  • £508 per week
  • £73 per night
  • 4 Star


Set within one of Suffolk’s most idyllic villages, Walsham le Willows, Gabriel’s Place is a pretty, little cottage at its heart. Tucked away from the main road, this petite countryside bolthole is the ideal romantic retreat for two. The village itself is surrounded by long stretches of open fields with wildlife in abundance and with many lovely long walks directly from your doorstep, this truly is the escape to the country you have been looking for. There are also two great pubs in the village and a lovely café.

Gabriel’s Place is full of charm and character with its exposed timber frame inside, wonderful wooden floorboards and glorious inglenook fireplace now fitted with roaring log burner, making this an excellent choice for year-round holidays. In addition to this wealth of features, Gabriel’s Place plays host to a generous and welcoming kingsize bedroom, with ensuite bathroom. In addition, there is a large landing with a single bed and pull-out trundle bed and a well-equipped kitchen for all your culinary needs. This idyllic escape awaits to help rest and recharge those batteries in the heart of the wonderful Suffolk countryside.

If this wasn’t already enough, the location is perfect for exploring some of Suffolk’s most beautiful places. Just a 10-minute drive, is Wyken Vineyards which has a divine country store, vineyard, and delicious restaurant to enjoy. Bury St Edmunds is only half an hour’s drive and is full of wonderful architecture, rich history and beautiful Cathedral and Abbey Gardens. There are also some of Suffolk’s finest eateries including award winning Peas Porridge, Maison Bleue and 1921. And if you fancy a day chasing the waves on Aldeburgh or Southwold beach, just an hour away too.

Why we love this property: Ideally situated to explore this wonderful region.

Sitting Room:
 Smart TV, DVD player, Radio speaker, wood burner and soft seating.
Kitchen: Oven, hob, microwave, undercounter fridge, dining table with 2/4 chairs.
Cloakroom: Shower, wc and washbasin.
Utility Area: Freezer, washing machine and storage. 

Master Bedroom: Kingsize bed, bedside table with lamps, wardrobe and two chest of drawers. Ensuite: Bath with shower attachment, wc and washbasin.
Bedroom 2: Large landing with single bed and pull-out trundle bed too.

Garden: Small enclosed courtyard at front of property with bistro set.
Parking: 1 off road parking space.
Heating: Central heating and log burner.
Pets: 2 well behaved dogs allowed.
Notes: Wi-Fi, logs, bed linen and towels provided.


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 single bed


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate


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

How far to ...?

  • Beach 40 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles
  • Shop 0.2 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Smart TV
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling


  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 16:00
  • Check out: 10:00


John was a very welcoming host and extremely generous, leaving a lovely box of groceries and as much wood as we needed for the wood burner. It’s a very characterful and cosy cottage.

Mrs R,

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Gabriels Place. The main order of the day was relaxing in front of the fire and we managed plenty of that. John is a most welcoming host and his suggestions in the guide book were great! We enjoyed Southwold, The Four Horseshoes and Wyken Vineyards. The walks available are beautiful and we went for the Orchid walk which was very pretty. John kindly suggested going to the village pumpkin event which meant we saw another area of the village at dusk which was lovely. The butchers is excellent and a drink at The Six Bells is an experience and so wonderfully dog friendly. Thank you!

Miss Rachael R,

Thank you John for a warm welcome to your lovely cottage. So comfortable and relaxing, a real home from home. Walsham is a charming village, I feel we haven't had the time to make the most of it. We will have to return for longer next time. Wyken Vineyard was enjoyable, a woodland walk and afternoon tea. We tried the Blue Boar and the burger van, both good. The Wednesday market in Bury was worth the wait, lovely town.

Mrs Diane R,

We have had such a lovely stay at this beautiful cottage. The Leaping Hare restaurant at Wyken Vineyards was a great way to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We also enjoyed a huge Sunday roast at The Ravenwood Hotel in Bury - Definitely recommend! Thank you s much John, it's been such a nice long weekend.

Rachel and A,

Absolutely fabulous holiday here in Suffolk! Spent 11 days exploring the Suffolk coast and villages as recommended by John's information book. Couldn't fault the cottage as it had everything we needed to hand and the welcome nox was lovely to! Wyken Vineyard & Gardens are just gorgeous as was the food. Earsham Hall at Bungay is a must for lunch and they have a fab interior shop. Thorpeness & aldeburgh were are favourite beaches along with the beautiful cottages along the way. All in all a fabulous stay. Thank you John.

Miss Lynne S,

We found Gabriels Place very relaxing. An excellent place to come to after a long lockdown. Thank you John for the warm welcome. It had everything we needed. We enjoyed exploring Suffolk. Food was lovely at Wyken Vineyard. We will be back soon! Thank you John.

Liz and A,

A relaxing and enjoyable stay. Two weeks in beautiful Suffolk. We recommend The Mast at Aldeburgh, Southwold and the museum of East Anglian life at Stowmarket. The cottage is charming and very comfortable.

Stephen and S,

Property is beautiful in a lovely village with a great local shop/butchers and 2 pubs - highly recommend.

Mrs T,