"Brick Cottage has been the perfect cottage for our holiday - Thank you so much (the goodies on arrival much appreciated). We have enjoyed walking and rowing to Flatford Mill from Dedham including a delicious lunch at the deservedly popular Boathouse Restaurant; walking the Ickworth Estate; lunch and food shopping at the excellent Hollow Trees Farm Shop; seeing the local church of St Mary's and walking the circular walk from our doorstep. All recommended. But most of all we have enjoyed relaxing in this beautiful cottage. Thank you again!"
At the heart of this detached holiday cottage is the sociable L shaped living area with seating area between the well-equipped kitchen and doors to the patio; great for dining al fresco in spring and summer, and the elegant dining area at the other side. Having the additional living room allows family and friends to have a bit of privacy too. You're sure to have a good nights sleep as the cottage sits on a quiet lane.
A five-bar gate gives access to a gravel drive with ample parking for a couple of cars. The enclosed garden is lovely, with ample space to run around safely on the lawn, dotted with apple and pear trees; benches and seats are positioned so you can enjoy the sun or shade throughout the day, and there's a patio with table and chairs for meals in the fresh air. Kettlebaston is surrounded by walks to enjoy and is only three miles from one of the UK's best known medieval wool towns, Lavenham. Ground Floor
The front door opens into a little porch with coat hooks and shoe space and a door to the cloakroom. A door ahead of you leads into the gorgeous living space with parquet floor in the extension and tiles in the dining area where the door gives access to the stairs, a second door takes you to the cosy sitting room. Kitchen/Dining/Sitting Room
A wonderful place to socialise with friends and family, effectively combining all three rooms in one, with a superb combination of old and new. The smart contemporary U shaped kitchen has bags of storage for your groceries with deep drawers and cupboards, a Neff fan oven and five ring induction hob, dishwasher, under counter fridge and a microwave. There’s also a chest freezer and washer dryer in the garage for you to use if needed.
The dining space is full of character, furnished with a unique hand carved Shoreline dining table with bench and three chairs, an ornamental fireplace (ideal spot for dogs with a gate provided to make it, effectively, a kennel), shuttered window, attractive plate/hook rack and dresser.
Between the kitchen and doors to the patio is a comfortable sitting area with generous sofa and footstool, inviting you to sit back and enjoy your holiday! Living Room
This room oozes character with braced and ledged doors, oak floor, and wood burner in the brick fireplace. A comfy L shaped sofa sits in the corner and there's a large dresser and wall mounted Smart TV. First Floor
A door in the dining room opens onto carpeted stairs rising to the first floor landing where you'll find both bedrooms (also carpetted) and the bathroom between them, with a wooden floor. Master Bedroom
This charming room with windows to the front and back of Brick Cottage has a king size bed, bedside units and a chest of drawers. Twin Bedroom
A lovely light triple aspect room with two sturdy single beds, quaint bedside table and lamp, plus storage in a large chest of drawers. Bathroom
Lovely light bathroom with velux window and wooden floor. The bath has an adjustable hand shower and screen, and there’s a washbasin, WC, heated towel rail and attractive medicine cabinet. Outside
A five-bar gate gives access to a gravel drive with ample parking for a couple of cars. The enclosed garden is lovely, with ample space to run around safely on the lawn, dotted with apple and pear trees; benches and seats are positioned so you can enjoy the sun or shade throughout the day, and there's a patio with table and chairs for meals in the fresh air. Kettlebaston is surrounded by walks to enjoy and is only three miles from one of the UK's best known medieval wool towns, Lavenham.
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 self-catering holiday cottage is equipped with central heating and WiFi. The bespoke modern kitchen is well equipped with a Neff fan oven and five ring induction hob, dishwasher, under counter fridge and a microwave. There’s also a chest freezer and washer dryer in the garage for you to use if needed. In the living room is a smart TV.
A travel cot and high chair are available from the property owners on request at the time of booking.
Brick Cottage sits in the quiet village of Kettlebaston in mid-Suffolk with so many wonderful things to do in the surrounding areas, including iconic historical landmarks, beautiful parks, wildlife centres and museums. The cottage is just three miles east of the medieval wool town of Lavenham with its beamed houses, beautiful church and Guild Hall (owned by the National Trust); as well as an abundance of independent produce sold in independent shops and served in an excellent collection of eateries, from fine dining at The Swan to a choice of traditional pubs.
You can walk, cycle or drive to the Six Bells, The Street, Preston St Mary CO10 9NG, for fabulous Sunday roasts, top-end gastro pub a la carte menu and a strong wine list. Aspalls on tap and a wide range of ales and spirits. Well priced set 2 or 3 course menus at lunchtimes.
Further afield are the villages of Long Melford, Clare and Cavendish, which can be explored by car or bicycle. "Constable Country" is also a fascinating area to explore - East Bergholt, Flatford and Dedham, where you can hire a boat for a day’s rowing on the river Stour.
The sandy beaches of Frinton, Walton and Felixstowe are just under an hour’s drive away while Aldeburgh, Walberswick and Southwold are near enough for a day’s excursion.
A well-behaved dog is welcome. If you wish to bring a dog it must be mentioned at the time of booking on the booking form and is subject to our conditions of booking.
Sorry, no smoking or unaccompanied teenagers.
Once you have filled out the online booking form, you will be given the option to pay by credit or debit card, or by BACs transfer. A 25% deposit is requested at the time of your booking to secure your booking. The balance and a returnable good housekeeping deposit are due six weeks before your holiday commences. Please click here to see our full terms and conditions of booking http://www.bestofsuffolk.co.uk/terms-and-conditions
Whilst the garden is fully enclosed, you do need to supervise small dogs who may be able to get out under the gate.
If you've taken advantage of the Low Occupancy Discount, only the Master Bedroom will be available.