Aerial view from south
Cockles, family home in heart of rural Suffolk
Cockles, family home in heart of rural Suffolk

Entire home/flat

8 Guests

4 Bedrooms

5 Beds

Entire home/flat

8 Guests

4 Bedrooms

5 Beds

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8 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

Comfortable and spacious house set in an acre of garden away from the road and surrounded by fields - a true country break, within easy reach of local shopping and historic towns like Long Melford and Lavenham, ideal for antique bargain-hunters.

The space
Bathrooms: 3.5
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 5
Check In: 4PM - 9PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: £40


The space

Two storey building renovated from four farmworkers dwellings, with full length open-plan living downstairs and bedrooms, two en-suite, and separate bathroom upstairs.

Guest access

Throughout house.

Interaction with guests

Off-site host contactable for help or advice, local assistance also available as required.

The neighbourhood

Nearest village (Glemsford) 3 miles away, house part of very small local community (Fenstead End), but set away from other properties and (minor) road.

Getting around

Car essential, parking on-site (though garage not in use), nearest station Sudbury, approx 8 miles away.

Other things to note

Harvest time (August-September) can be busy in the surrounding fields. Beware of small pond near entrance and disused well in undergrowth at rear of property.

House Rules
Check in time is 4PM - 9PM

Feel free to access books (numerous throughout), and take care not to damage chinaware or pictures.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

21 Reviews

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Simon User Profile
April 2017
My family and I stayed at Cockles for a long weekend break and had a great time. The lights and heating were on when we arrived and the home was well equipped. The garden is great for kids to play in supervised, and location isolated with a lovely village and a very well stocked Spar a few miles up the road. Great pubs in Long Melford fifteen minutes drive away and Colchester an hour. The house is quirky with books filling every wall and corner. Bedrooms comfortable and a large dining table for meals. Would recommend.

Hannah User Profile
April 2017
Lovely property, very secluded which is exactly what we wanted. Fantastic

Steven User Profile
March 2017
Peace and comfort in lovely countryside.

Ian User Profile
November 2016
A secluded spacious home, in open country. Family and dog friendly with great hosts.

Cath User Profile
October 2016
A quirky, cozy cottage with amazing books lining pretty much every wall. It was perfect for us - the kids and dog loved playing in the garden, and we enjoyed nice walks to country pubs. The cottage has lots of sofas & board games, and a comfy well worn feel with pretty much everything we needed. For the price, Cockles would be very very hard to beat - though if you it's important to you that everything is "just so" you might want to pay a little more.

David User Profile
October 2016
Thanks Mark for a wonderful place to stay. We thoroughly enjoyed the quiet countryside setting and the fact that a number of family members could all stay together.

Andrew User Profile
September 2016
Fantastic break. Loads of room for the kids to play in the garden, this place is wonderful for kids. Pretty nice for adults too. The decor is basic and a bit old-fashioned but homely and fairly indestructible. The house has plenty of sofas, thousands of books, the most bizarre piano I've ever played, and easy parking. It's pretty remote - the local village (2 miles away) isn't remarkable but there are some beautiful villages and pubs within 5 or 6 miles. All in all, highly recommended. Andrew

London, United Kingdom · Joined in December 2015
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