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The Cottage, Hawstead Place
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The Cottage, Hawstead Place
one of the sitting rooms in the cottage Main Bedroom with southerly views over farmland
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The Cottage, Hawstead Place
one of the sitting rooms in the cottage
Main Bedroom with southerly views over farmland
Kitchen with views over garden
Twin Bedroom with views over organic pastureland
One of the terraced fishing lakes, Willow lake
Views from around the farm
Spring Head fishing lake
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Horringer, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

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“Peaceful bliss”
Reviewed 14 May 2012 for a stay in May 2012

Highly recommended. I stayed here with my parents and partner for 1 week and we all absolutely loved staying here. So peaceful. My Dad (who has been around for a year or two) thought it was the most tranquil setting he’d ever spent time in.

Recently refurbished to a high standard, this cottage is very comfortable, warm and is well provided for your everyday needs (like when you forget to pack your can opener/hair dryer etc). As our stay coincided with one of the wettest periods this country has ever known, we found ourselves staying inside the cottage in front of a log fire for the majority of our stay, but we never felt confined as it is such a comfortable place to stay.

The cottage is on a lovely working farm which is 10 minutes drive from the beautiful and accessible town of Bury St Edmunds. However, on the farm you have a sense that you are much further away from any built up area. The rapeseed was in its prime whilst we were there so we had a lovely sea of yellow almost everywhere you looked.

The only potential problem that I can foresee for any visitor is that you really need access to a car to make the most of your stay. I suggest that you should also make sure you have clear directions in how to find the farm, before you set off.

We hope to stay in the cottage again and, in the long term, hope to move to the town (which is the best recommendation I can give for the area).

It is worth commenting that I have stayed at a dozen or so hotels and holiday lets in the last 5 – 6 years in various parts of the world and this is only the second time that I have felt that I should write a review of a place on Tripadvisor because I enjoyed our stay so much.

Mr. M. Bennett

PS the WiFi works a treat

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Liked best: The tranquility
Liked least: The weather (can't blame the owner for that)
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
Reviewed 9 May 2012 for a stay in May 2012

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Liked best: Surroundings
Liked least: the weather
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 May 2012 for a stay in April 2012

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Liked best: Tranquility and space
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 May 2012 for a stay in June 2011

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Liked best: Peace
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boston
Reviewed 9 May 2012 for a stay in July 2011

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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