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“Cosy comfy cottage”
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The approach to Souters and Gribbles. Souters bathed in sunlight is also surrounded by woodland.
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The approach to Souters and Gribbles.
Souters bathed in sunlight is also surrounded by woodland.
Gribbles nestles in a corner of Souters garden.
The terrace, complete with wood fired pizza oven is perfect for al fresco eating.
Souters has a well equipped kitchen.
Souters living space has a cool and airy feel during the summer.
During the colder months the wood burner makes for cosy evenings.
The bedroom window looks out onto a bank of wild flowers.
Souters has a very comfortable bedroom.
The power shower with loads of hot water.
Gribbles is about 20m from Souters, tucked into a corner of the garden.
Gribbles has a full size double bed with a pull out truckle bed beneath.
Gribbles has en suite facilities with floor heating, WC, basin, large shower and heated towel rail.
Foxgloves in the woodland round Souters garden
Bluebells in Souters woodland
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Ipswich, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

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Kerry R
Shoeburyness, United Kingdom
1 review
“Cosy comfy cottage”
Reviewed 24 November 2012 for a stay in November 2012

What a lovely place to stay ' far from the madding crowd '. Very secluded, quiet and of a very high standard. Warm and cosy on a winters evening especialy with the new addition of an impressive log burner. Stayed 2 nights and settled in very quickly, would like to have stayed longer. Hosts very welcoming and helpful.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: No dislikes at all
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 November 2012 for a stay in October 2012

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Liked best: Its isolation and peace!
Liked least: Access from parking area (slope with a shingle base). Nowhere easily accessible for wet clothes other than inside the property. A porch would be ideal.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Ely
Reviewed 12 October 2012 for a stay in May 2012

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Liked best: The quality
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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judithlor...
Cologne, Germany
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“Perfect country hideaway on the doorstep to Dedham Vale”
Reviewed 8 October 2012 for a stay in October 2012

We´ve just returned from a few days spent at wonderful Souters cottage in Dedham Vale. This lovely cottage exceeded our high expectations in every way. Owners were great to deal with at all stages of booking procedure and occupancy. Prompt response to booking request, courteous, kind and helpful at all times...lovely hosts! Directions were clear and very easy to follow. Access to cottage easy and clear.

So now to the cottage....what a wonderful place! Bright, light, spotlessly clean, comfortable and well equipped - this lovely cottage sits in a clearing in the woods. Think fairytale meets modern. Even better than the photo´s would suggest. It´s close enough to facilities (plenty of pubs, a farm shop, small co-op supermarket within a few minutes drive) for convenience, but beautifully secluded and quiet, far enough from any major highways or other sources of noise. The property is not overlooked, has no immediate neighbours....it offers an exceptional degree of privacy and would be an excellent spot for a quiet nature based honeymoon. Owners are just down the road if you need them, but they´re never intrusive in any way. Many thx to them at this point for the fresh milk, home baked scones, fresh flowers on our arrival...so welcoming. You really do only hear birds and the wind in the trees....owls at night...maybe deer in the rutting season. BLISS. Souters is really very comfortable....great heating system, super shower with lots of hot water (but think green pls fellow guests!), modern well equipped kitchen, comfy sofas and lots of charming details. Excellent array of info material...maps, books, guides and if you need help DO ask your hosts.....always there for you. Plenty of quality reading material and a small DVD library. Bedroom and bed comfortable, enough hanging and storage space for a couple AND (important and rare....) good lighting for reading in bed. There´s a washing machine for those who´ve been rolling in the mud. Good parking. Terraces on three sides of cottage...so pretty and perfect for that preprandial beer/wine/whatever.

We travel often and widely..we regularly "spoil" ourselves. We absolutely LOVED Souters! It is without doubt one of the very best and most enjoyable places we´ve ever stayed and certainly the best value. There´s so very much to see and do in the area (coast, country, quaint villages, gardens, stately homes, birdwatching, art, walking, museums, food, breweries) and Souters would be a perfect base for anyone wanting to explore Suffolk and surrounds.

At Souters the Owners have left nothing to chance...they´ve simply done everything right....and for that we say thanks!

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Liked best: the peace
Liked least: leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Pickering, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2012 for a stay in September 2012

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Liked best: Well equipped, modern and very tastefully decorated. Nothing seemed too much trouble
Liked least: I genuinely can't think of anything
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 13 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012

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Michael R
Penzance, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Perfect rural idyll in Constable Country”
Reviewed 12 September 2012 for a stay in September 2012

Comfortable, light and airy restored barn with gorgeous beams in peaceful rural setting, with lovely warm underfloor heating and chimnea and barbeque patio, owners very friendly, welcomed us with a lovely home made cake and their jam is fantastic.
Had a wild swim, and went rowing at nearby Flatford and Dedham, went birdwatching along the Marshes near Manningtree and at Brightlingsea and Wivenhoe, and visited Beth Chatto's amazing garden near Colchester.
You won't want to leave!

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Liked best: Loved the barn's character and peaceful seclusion
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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