Key Holiday Home Information:Dog-Friendly, up to 2 dog(s) welcome by arrangement.
Nearest Airport and Railway Station: Stowmarket.
Nearest city or town: Norwich, approximately 40 miles away.
Type of holiday rental: Family-friendly idyllic Suffolk rural retreat.
Short Breaks and weekend breaks: all year round
Suffolk Country Cottage Sleeps 6 (+2). Get a taste of idyllic Suffolk with a stay at Cocketts near Mendlesham Green. This 4 bedroom pretty country cottage is set in around one acre of gardens next to tranquil Suffolk farmlands and the owner's house. With a rich history, this high quality cottage dates back to the 16th century and is stylishly and comfortably furnished for modern living. Stay in rural Suffolk where you can relax and unwind yet enjoy being just 6 miles from Stowmarket and within easy reach of Constable Country, the beautiful Suffolk heritage coast and Bury St Edmunds for days out. With 3 bedrooms and a playroom/4th bedroom, this stylish holiday cottage can comfortably accommodate up to 8 guests. Features such as the inglenook fireplace with woodburning stove in the lounge and the exposed wooden beams throughout help to make this a truly charming holiday home. The sitting room with its comfortable leather sofas, flat-screen TV, woodburning stove and inglenook fireplace is a great place to relax with family or friends and the spacious kitchen is complete with a dining table which seats 8. There is also a downstairs shower room. On the first floor are two lovely bedrooms; the master bedroom with a king-size bed and feature fireplace and a king-size bedroom. There is also a family bathroom with bath and power shower over. On the second floor is the twin bedroom with its beautiful vaulted ceiling and another lovely bedroom/playroom complete with PS3 games console, Brio, Duplo and a choice of games plus one double futon bed and one single futon bed. The 3rd bedroom is accessed via the Playroom. The tree swing in the orchard, the wooden children's playhouse with outdoor toys and the indoor playroom/4th bedroom make this house an absolute delight for families. The fun can continue outdoors as there is plenty of space to enjoy playing games like football, badminton or frisbee on the large lawn. There is also a smaller enclosed secure garden area by the cottage where you can enjoy al-fresco dining in good weather and where children and pets can happily play. Children love meeting the owners' animals which include chickens, Nancy and Elvis the friendly and cuddly pygmy goats, and Holy and Colin the turkeys. This is a truly idyllic special holiday house.
Flexible changeover day: No
Recommended Attractions near Mendlesham Green: Mid-Suffolk footpath goes past the front door! Many other local footpaths. Good for cycling. Local attractions within 15 minutes drive: Stonham Barns with Birds of Prey centre, golf centre including crazy golf, fishing lakes, children's play area, teapot pottery and shopping. Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm. Cuddle the lambs in Spring, feed the hungry kune kune pigs and take a walk around the farm and along the river. Ideal for a morning or afternoon out with a young family. (One of our favourites when the children were younger). Needham Lake - a pretty lake with lots of wildfowl, good children's play area, and gravelled paths suitable for pushchairs etc. Close to small historic town of Needham Market which is full of little antique shops, and also near to Alder Carr farm - excellent farm shop, pick your own and great tea rooms/ cafe. Ice cream is to die for! Regular farmers market. www.alderrcarrfarm.co.uk Museum of East Anglian Life - great, largely, outdoor museum showing life in East Anglia in the past. It has a working watermill, Victorian school, old chapel, old smithy plus others buildings with lots of fascinating exhibits. Various events thorough out the year, and children's activities. www.eastanglianlife.org.uk Lots of little pretty towns and villages Eye, Debenham, Haughley, Diss....... A little further afield: Jimmys Farm Framlingham Castle Thetford Forest Bury St Edmunds, the town and Abbey Ickworth House Constable Country Ipswich waterfront and various museums. The beach at Felixstowe (35mins) or a little further at Aldeburgh, Walberswick, Southwold. Snape Maltings for concerts, walking and shopping. Orford for the castle and smoked fish! There is so much to do. We try to keep up to date with all local leaflets and are on hand to make suggestions too.
Good places to visit near Mendlesham Green: The Suffolk Heritage Coast. Cambridge. Thetford Forest. Norwich. Constable Country.More about the Location:
Good places to eat near Mendlesham Green: The Crown, Stowupland The Trowel and Hammer, Cotton Four Horseshoes Thornham Magna Again there are many others and we provide more information in the cottage.
Short Breaks: Yes, minimum 2 nights