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“Comfy cosy cottage”
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Aldeburgh, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

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Very good - based on 6 reviews
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Comfy cosy cottage”
Reviewed 18 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

We had a lovely comfortable stay at Thimble Cottage. Well located with nice dog proof garden. Stairs were a bit tricky as they are very steep but beds were really comfy. We were disappointed that there were only 3 mugs in the kitchen?? But everything else was perfect. So pleased that we’ve just booked to go to Suffolk Cottage next June. Thank you

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Oct 2017
Thank you for taking the time to review Thimble Cottage in Knodishall near Aldeburgh. I am delighted to hear you had a good stay and you found the cottage comfortable. It's great to hear you will you be returning next June we look forward to meeting you again.
Kind regards
Kim - Aldeburgh Coastal Cottages
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MIKE F
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
177 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Lacking in the finer points”
Reviewed 21 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017
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On the face of it, Thimble Cottage seemed to be everything we wanted for a ten-day break. But whilst the location was ideal, it really let itself down in the finer details, primarily because there is a very small step between fashionable shabby-chic and uncared-for shabby, and this cottage is far too near the second to be acceptable. Paint flaking off walls; plaster falling off the stairs; damp stains starting to come through the paintwork and cobwebs in the window frames both inside and out, a poorly equipped kitchen (no potato masher, a frying pan with chipped non-stick finish, no food preparation knives other than a breadknife and a 7" carving knife; just three odd mugs; no microwave bowls suitable for small portions; and no spare rubbish bags provided -- to name but a few). We were also surprised that the bath/shower lacked a non-slip mat of any sort.
The servicing company were helpful and efficient, both before our stay and during - even to the point of replacing broken items within a couple of hours. Full marks for that, but it's what one would expect from the on-line reviews - almost all of which are about the company rather than the property. However, the information sent to us totally omitted mention of the narrow, steep stairs (a feature we normally try to avoid); the almost non-existent mobile reception (even walking out to the main road made no difference); the lack of a freezer and the addition of a washing machine (which would have been useful to know).
None of these factors spoilt our break in Suffolk, but they didn't contribute positively to a trouble-free, relaxing break - which is what we were looking for. So we are unlikely to return, which is a shame because it is - potentially - a beautiful little cottage in an ideal location to tour the area.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Kathy F
1 review
“Idyllic little cottage”
Reviewed 26 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Lovely cottage peaceful and quiet. Great location to access all of Suffolk beauty spots. Catered for all our needs and would highly recommend. Would come again.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
28 Aug 2017
Dear Kathy, many thanks for taking the time to review Thimble Cottage in Knodishall. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and you managed to explore the local sights. If you return to Suffolk please do not hesitate to contact us at Aldeburgh Coastal Cottages.
Kind regards
Kim - Aldeburgh Coastal Cottages
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shwiffen
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Neat and comfortable”
Reviewed 5 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017
1
person found this review helpful

We enjoyed our week here. Excellent location for visiting the Suffolk coast. The cottage is full of character, and had everything we needed.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Jun 2017
Dear Helen, many thanks for taking the time to review our property. Please feel free to contact us again should you with to return.

Kind regards
Kim - Aldeburgh Coastal Cottages
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