Cavalry Cottage

Holbrook, Woodbridge & Surrounding Villages

  • 3 Star
  • In a tucked away position in the very heart of Holbrook, Cavalry Cottage is a quaint traditional Suffolk holiday cottage which has been comfortably furnished to provide a homely and welcoming self-catering abode.

You can book this property from:

  • £440 per week
  • £63 per night
  • 3 Star


Dating from the Napoleonic era, Cavalry Cottage provides an enchanting escape, a delightful, warm and welcoming holiday home. Situated on the Shotley Peninsula, just a short distance from the Suffolk coast, nestled in a quiet row of properties in the thriving village of Holbrook, Cavalry Cottage is a charming place from which to explore this beautiful part of the county.

The quaint porch offers a selection of books and storage space for walking boots or sailing shoes, should you wish to enjoy strolling the plentiful paths passing through the local countryside or take advantage of the facilities at the nearby Alton Water.

The front door opens on to a sitting room/dining area which centres around the traditional wood-burning stove. With a selection of comfortable seating, as well as a variety of books and DVDs, this relaxed and calming space is perfect every day throughout the changing seasons of the year. The front ‘stable’ door lets in a gentle breeze during the warmth of summer and the log fire creates a cosy and comforting retreat in winter: a perfect place to simply sit and unwind. At the rear, you'll find a family bathroom and the well-appointed kitchen, with a door leading out to a small passageway, used by the residents for access only. The staircase from the sitting room/diner leads up to the first floor, where you will find two well-equipped bedrooms. Although cute in size, these bedrooms have hanging and drawer storage, as well as a full-length mirror should you be heading out for a fun evening or special occasion. Another lovely addition is the garden. Crossed by a narrow pathway, you will find a small enclosed patio area to the front of the cottage and a generous lawned area just beyond. Both provide a pleasing sun-trap and are a great space to enjoy reading books and magazines, or dining al fresco.

Holbrook offers something for everyone. Thanks to its convenient location, you may find you can leave your car behind on most days during a stay at Cavalry Cottage. Just across the road is a well-stocked Co-op store, which opens from 6am–11pm six days a week and 10am–4pm on Sundays, and offers a wide selection of goods including seafood from Orford Ness, locally produced cheeses and in the winter months, environmentally friendly logs for the wood-burning stove (made from recycled coffee grounds). A selection of beers from local brewers Adnams, and wines and spirits from all over the world are available. Woody’s Butchers a few yards away from Cavalry cottage specialises in meat from nearby countryside farms. If you're longing for a 'holiday' from cooking, however, the village also has two excellent, historic pubs close by. The Swan and The Compasses Inn offer restaurant dining, home cooking and real ale; The Compasses also provides a takeaway menu.

Of course, a short drive will also take you to a selection of other Suffolk villages with local pubs bursting with character. These include the 17th century Butt and Oyster on the river at Pin Mill (4.8 miles) the renowned Boot at Freston (2.3 miles) the Red Lion at Chelmondiston (4.4 miles) and the Shipwreck in Shotley (7.6 miles).

Driving alongside the banks of River Orwell under the famous Orwell Bridge will take you to the historic county town of Ipswich with its spectacular waterfront, historic Christchurch Mansion and Park, award winning restaurants, well known and independent shops.

Cavalry Cottage is also in a prime spot for exploring. A fantastic array of footpaths are just waiting to be discovered; why not plan your walking routes ahead online, or you could simply borrow one of the provided Ordnance Survey maps at the cottage. A real must is a visit to Alton Water Park. Covering 400 acres, including a man-made reservoir, you can take part in a number of activities including cycling (4 mile and 8 mile course available, as well as cycle hire), walking, fishing and watersports to name but a few, all within a 5 minute drive or 20 minute walk from Cavalry Cottage.  

So to experience this slice of Suffolk for yourself, be sure to book without delay! Pub: 23ft, Shop: 23ft. 

Why we love this property: Cavalry Cottage is ideally suited to a couple or small family looking to explore the Suffolk coast or to the solo traveller seeking a perfect escape. You really will fall in love with it. 

Sitting Room/Diner: Selection of soft seating, TV with Freesat, DVD player, woodburner, selection of books and DVDs, table and chairs for 4. 
Family Bathroom: Bath with overhead shower, w.c. and basin. 
Kitchen: Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, washer/dryer and fridge/freezer. 

Bedroom 1: Double bed, chest of drawers and wardrobe. 
Bedroom 2: Single cabin bed, with drawers and small wardrobe. 

Outside: Bisected garden with patio area to the front of the house and lawned area across the pathway. 
Parking: On-street or in nearby car parks. 

Pets: 1 well behaved dog welcome. 
Heating: Easily adjustable electric radiators. 
Notes: Wifi, bed linen and towels provided. 

Holbrook is a thriving village on the north shore of the Stour Estuary and is the perfect spot to explore this charming part of the county. This area of Suffolk has a great variety of footpaths and bridleways and is situated within Suffolk Coast and Heaths which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Placed on the edge of Constable Country (Flatford Mill/Dedham only 15 mins drive), the whole area is the perfect spot for cycling, walking, bird watching and of course painting! Alton Water reservoir also offers great opportunities for sailing and canoeing and is only 5 minutes’ drive away and some parts of the reservoir are only 5 minutes’ walk from the property. The village has two pubs and shops (open till late), tea rooms and doctor’s surgery, plus you are a short drive from the award-winning Suffolk Food Hall and the famous Jimmy's Farm (as seen on TV!)


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath


  • Garden
  • On-street parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 16 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

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