The Alpaca Holiday Cottage: Alpaca Heaven!

The Alpaca Holiday Cottage in Suffolk

The Cart Lodge is a beautifully converted cart lodge in a tranquil position within Borley.  What makes it alpaca heaven?  Why is it affectionately know as the alpaca holiday cottage?  Of course, it’s the three unique neighbours!

Alapaca Cottage Suffolk

It’s clear the stunningly beautiful and incredibly stylish Cart Lodge makes for a particularly comfortable stay, with one unique bonus…

Casper, Douglas and Kit!

An exciting and fabulous addition at the Cart Lodge is the three friendly alpaca’s called Casper, Douglas and Kit in the neighbouring field.  Known affectionately as the alpaca holiday cottage, the Cart Lodge is truly unique!  Where else can you sit and enjoy your breakfast in the courtyard garden and watch these amazing animals waltzing by?  There aren’t many beautiful properties which offer this special unique experience!

Alpaca Holiday Cottage

Within Borley itself you have some beautiful walks to be enjoyed across the Suffolk countryside.  For when you want to sit and relax, the private courtyard overlooks the rolling countryside.  Perfect for a break away relaxing.

Couples Retreat

As you can see, the property has been beautifully renovated to create a spacious cart lodge for a couple or two friends to enjoy.  With a well-equipped kitchen/dining area, separate WC and shower room on the ground floor.

Alpaca Holiday Cottage

From there, the spiral staircase leads up to the open plan bedroom, living area with Juliette balcony.  Light positively streams through the velux windows.

What’s Nearby?

Borley is a village located on the River Stour, and is within easy reach of amazing locations such as Sudbury, Long Melford, Lavenham and even Bury St Edmunds.  So many fantastic days out to be enjoyed.


The nearest town to the The Cart Lodge is Sudbury, located just 10 minutes down the road.  It is an area of outstanding natural beauty.  Nearby is Kentwell Hall;  a moated Tudor stately home offering a wide variety of events throughout the year.  Set within extensive gardens and ground with tea rooms serving delicious food.

Bury St Edmunds

Just 30 minutes away you have Bury St Edmunds.  A historic market town, and the only town in England with a Cathedral!  Within Bury St Edmunds you have lots of fantastic buildings to see including the Abbey, Cathedral and two churches.  Within the town itself you have Abbey Gardens which is a beautiful space to enjoy with a good book and picnic.  Awash with independent shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs to enjoy, including Britain’s smallest pub ‘The Nutshell’.

Why not visit The Abbey ruins? In Medieval times The Abbey of St Edmunds was one of the richest, largest and most powerful Benedictine monasteries in England.


Lavenham is the perfect day out to enjoy walking around and site seeing.  Considered to be Britain’s best preserved medieval village and one of Suffolk’s most important wool towns.  Medieval charm can be found at every turn with timber-framed buildings lining the narrow street and lanes leading up to the impressive market place.

Visit the St Peters and St Paul’s church, which is a stunning grade I listed building.

What our Guests Say

“The first to stay, what an honour! What a lovely place to stay, its love, nice and cosy. We have enjoyed our stay here very much, loads of places to visit, tons of wildlife on your doorstep, and of course Douggie, Casper and Kit (The Alpacas). Anybody who stays here will love it as we have.”

Book Your Break

Whether it is a short break away, or a week of relaxation, The Cart Lodge at Borley is the perfect bolt-hole.  Known affectionately as the Alpaca holiday cottage, what better way to enjoy this beautiful part of Suffolk?


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