".. a superb property fitted out to the highest specifications with everything thought of.”
This self-catering Suffolk holiday cottage couldn't be better located in Long Melford. It's on the quiet side of one of the most famous village greens in Suffolk, very close to the famous medieval Wool Church. The historic village has many excellent places to eat and drink, ranging from smart restaurants for special occasions to gastro pubs, cafes and speciality restaurants. The cottage has been tastefully renovated and has a calm, relaxing atmosphere inside.
On the ground floor there are two living rooms, a kitchen, a dining room, a study, a utility room and a shower room. There are two sets of stairs to the first floor where you’ll find four bedrooms (1 king, 2 double, 1 single), and two bathrooms.
Living room 1: The front door leads into the smaller of the two living rooms, it' an ideal snug for watching television and DVDs. There's a large three-seater sofa, a gas fire in a traditional fire surround and a large wall-mounted flat screen TV with Freeview channels, a DVD player and an Ipod docking station.
Study: The living room leads through to a spacious study with a desk and a wall lined with shelves packed with books for you to read. There's a gas fire in a traditional fire-surround and stairs leading up to the first floor.
Dining room/ Utility room: The study leads through to a room with wide windows and views to a patio garden and a double door (French windows) entrance into the patio garden. There's a large oak table with seating for eight people, a two seater leather sofa and windows running along two walls creating a light and airy room. There is a wall-mounted flat screen TV with Freeview channels by the entrance into the utility room.
At one end the utility room is partially hidden behind a wall where you'll find a tall American style combined fridge and freezer with a chilled water and ice dispenser, a washing machine, cupboard space and a Belfast sink.
Kitchen: The dining room leads through to the kitchen where you'll find a good range of appliances including a Rangemaster 5 ring hob with two ovens and a grill, a dishwasher, a fridge and a microwave. The kitchen units have granite work surfaces, there's a Belfast sink with a pure water tap and water softened taps. The second staircase leads up to a first floor landing.
Utility room: To the side of the kitchen is a second utility room with space to leave your coats and boots, and access to the shower room beyond.
Shower room: There' a shower, a w.c. and a hand basin.
Living room 2: The kitchen leads through to a large living room with a gas fire in a traditional fire surround. There's a large four-seater sofa and a corner sofa, both in golden yellow fabric. There's a flat screen TV on the wall above the fireplace with Freeview channels, a DVD player and an Ipod docking station. A second front door leads out into Church Walk.
First floor: There are two sets of stairs to the first floor, from the kitchen and the study. The stairs from the kitchen lead up to a small landing with doors directly to Bedrooms 1, 2, and 3 and Bathroom 1.
Bedroom 1: A king bedroom with views across Long Melford's green. There's a large wardrobe, bedside tables and shelves with a full length mirror on the wall.
Bedroom 2: A single bedroom with shelves, a study table with drawers and views across the village green with a full length mirror on the wall.
Bathroom 1: There's a bath with a handheld shower attachment, a w.c. and a hand basin.
Bedroom 3: A large room with a double bed, a bedside table, a wardrobe with a full length mirror inside and a dressing table with drawers. This bedroom has two doors, giving access to both sets of stairs and both bathrooms.
Landing: Bedroom 3 leads out to a second landing that gives access to the second set of stairs, Bedroom 4 and Bathroom 2.
Bedroom 4: A double bedroom with two windows looking over the village green. There's a wardrobe with a full length mirror inside, a chest of drawers, shelving and bedside tables.
Bathroom 2: This has a bath with a shower over it, a w.c. and a hand basin.
Outside: There's a patio garden at the back with a wooden table and five chairs and two benches, all with cushions and an umbrella. There is underground lighting in the patio. On-road parking is usually available on the drive to the church in front of the cottage and if not parking on the green in front of the cottage is permitted.
This self-catering Suffolk holiday cottage is ideally situated in the picturesque Tudor village of Long Melford. Long Melford is rightly popular for its glorious historic buildings and magnificent wool church, antique shops, good restaurants, takeaways, art galleries and fashion boutiques.
For eating in, there's a Co-op supermarket, a Spar supermarket, the highly renowned Ruse & Son butchers, a bakers, a Deli and traditional fish & chip shop and a large Tesco under 2 miles away with a Waitrose just 3 miles away in Sudbury. In Bury St. Edmunds (14 miles away) there is another Waitrose and a Marks & Spencer. You are spoilt for choice when eating out too, with The Black Lion, Scutchers, literally within a stone's throw, two Indian restaurants and several other restaurants, pubs and hotels just off the bottom of the green in Long Melford. There is a Chinese restaurant in Sudbury. The nearest train station is at Sudbury.
Our five top tips for exploring and enjoying the area:
- 1. Enjoy a stroll to the historic church which throughout the year is also home to local art exhibitions and concerts from visiting choirs and orchestras. You can walk across the green to the high street (called Hall Street) for lunch in one of the excellent pubs and restaurants.
- 2. Spend a day at the historic moated Tudor Kentwell Hall. Through the summer there are concerts and re-creations of everyday life in Tudor times, where Kentwell is inhabited by up to 250 men, women and children who live, act, talk and dress as if still living in Tudor times.
- 3. Take a trip to the beautiful villages of Clare, and Cavendish and enjoy lunch in The George pub on The Green at Cavendish.
- 4. Visit the magnificent Elizabethan house Melford Hall, owned by the National Trust. The children's writer Beatrix Potter visited here on several occasions and painted some of her paintings here, a collection of which can still be seen here. The annual fireworks display in the grounds is a very popular event. Throughout the year they hold show jumping and cross country eventing in the grounds.
- 5. Enjoy a stroll around the historic medieval wool town of Lavenham and enjoy afternoon tea at The Swan Hotel.
All prices include 100% cotton bed linen, towels, heating and electricity plus a welcome bottle of wine and biscuits to help you get your break off to a relaxing start.
This end of terrace self-catering Suffolk holiday cottage is equipped with gas central heating and additional gas fires in the living rooms and study. Appliances include three flat screen TVs, two DVD players, two ipod docking stations, three radio, CD and cassette players, a Rangemaster hob and ovens, a dishwasher, a tall double fridge-freezer, an additional fridge with small freezer compartment, washing machine, and a microwave. Wooden stairgates are available at the top of both sets of stairs. A travel cot and high chair are available at the property on request at the time of booking.
Sorry, no smoking, pets or unaccompanied teenagers permitted at this property.
There is a right of way over the back garden to the neighbouring cottages.
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"..the cottage was probably the best cottage that we have stayed at for it's cleanliness and general equipment levels. The appliances and the crockery / utensils were first class. My wife (being an ex librarian) really appreciated the library of books and magazines. I appreciated the 3 LCD TVs!”