Stayed here boxing day 2013, absolutely perfect.
We were supposed to be in Cosy Cottage but, due to electrical issues at that cottage, we were moved to the Old Stores. The proprietor could not have been more welcoming or helpful, making sure we had access to a private hot tub as that was one of the reasons we had chosen the property.
We looked round a few of the cottages the next day before we left and they are all wonderful. Old Stores definitely has the most luxe feel to it (but also has the smallest kitchen). Massive super comfy bed, and a really comfy couch by the fire. Beautiful old building.
We had spent a day in Cambridge with a fab lunch, so were happy to self-cater in the evening. Although small the kitchen had everything we needed. The breakfast was top notch and it was lovely having it delivered to our room so we didn't have to get out of our PJs! Fridge stocked with complimentary soft drinks and beers - plus a complimentary bottle of bucks fizz - all nice touches.
The location was perfect - close to the A11 etc, but so peaceful and quiet (we did get a bit lost finding it so take a decent map!).
This is definitely a good option if you're looking for a romantic feel. Four posters and chandeliers, and private hot tubs, without feeling cheesy or over the top. The two bedroom cottages would work well for families with a very romantic setup for parents once kids are asleep.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Walnuts is a 300 year old Grade II listed country house set within 2 acres of paddocks, 2 miles from Mildenhall and Thetford Forest. Guests can enjoy spa treatments and an in-room free mini-bar. Rooms and cottages at The Walnuts feature a free mini-bar, WiFi, Freeview, DVD selection, bathrobes, luxury toiletries and Egyptian cotton sheets. Thetford Forest 3 miles, Newmarket and Ely 20 min drive, Cambridge 30 mins. ... more less
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