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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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MisterAnd...
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“A Cosy Winter Hideaway - Looking Forward to Returning in Summer”
Reviewed 24 February 2013 for a stay in February 2013

A warm, friendly welcome (Cath had baked a delicious Lemon Drizzle Cake and makes the most incredible green tomato chutney) to a beautiful part of East Anglia. Souters is, just enough, off the beaten track and is the perfect base from which to explore the dramatic surrounding countryside.

The cottage has everything - from basic provisions to wi-fi, from underfloor heating to a cosy wood burning stove.

We came for a short weekend - we'll be back for a longer stay in the summer.

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Liked best: The location and the wood burning stove (and the cake)
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 January 2013 for a stay in January 2013

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Liked best: The heating in very efficient but the wood burning stove does add a great extra touch
Liked least: That my plans did not allow me spend as much time as I would have liked in the cottage in the day time
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
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Jong_87Lo...
London
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Excellent all round!”
Reviewed 22 January 2013 for a stay in January 2013

A brilliant place to stay. Very friendly welcome from the owners Cath and Nick and a throughly wonderful cottage. Great facilities, excellent location and finished to a very high standard. Perfect retreat! Would recommend to anyone looking for a quiet, cosy break!

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Liked best: Brilliant cottage - very cosy and well equipped
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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SotiraJin
Sotira, Cyprus
1 review
“Fantastic Setting, Perfect Cottage, Perfect Base to visit family and friends”
Reviewed 17 January 2013 for a stay in December 2012

We stayed at Souters over the Christmas week, visiting from Cyprus to see our children and granddaughters, we had a very relaxing break, idyllic location,perfect cottage, made very welcome by the owners Nick and Cath, can't wait to come back to the UK again for another lovely time at Souters - Thank you so much xxxx

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Liked best: Warm and cosy cottage, felt right at home
Liked least: The small TV
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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salwithac...
Dover, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful cottage”
Reviewed 7 January 2013 for a stay in November 2012

My partner and I had a really lovely 3-night stay in Souters. The cottage has been beautifully renovated, maintaining its character whilst providing all the creature comforts you need, including the much appreciated wood burner!

During our stay we visited the nearby village of Dedham, and the excellent craft centre there, as well as the museum in the castle at Colchester - both were well worth it.

Souters is perfect for couples or small families looking for a cosy country cottage with plenty in the area to keep you busy during the day; we would highly recommend it.

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Your age range 25-34
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clarex29
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Amazing place to stay!”
Reviewed 2 January 2013 for a stay in December 2012

We both had an amazing time here. We were comfortable and very cozy. The surroundings were spectacular and very peaceful and quiet. We were complete left to enjoy the time on our own but had the reassurance that Nick and Cath were only down the road if we needed anything. The log fire was a lovely touch and gave a perfect atmosphere. We would love to come back here again in the summer so we can take full advantage of the surroundings. Thank you
Clare & Neil
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Liked best: The independence and location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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harlow
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect in every way”
Reviewed 4 December 2012 for a stay in December 2012

If you like peace and tranquility this is the perfect place for you.Its high quality and the layout is very well thought out.The under floor heating is a lovely touch as well.The facilities are great,its just a wonderful place.Lots of lovely walks close by and not far from the coast so its in an ideal location too.

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Liked best: The cottage
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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