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“Charming and authentic hideaway in rural Suffolk”
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The approach to Souters and Gribbles. Souters bathed in sunlight is also surrounded by woodland.
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123 reviews
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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Emily P
Shanghai, China
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Charming and authentic hideaway in rural Suffolk”
Reviewed 17 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Souters is clean, comfortable and neat. It's excellently kitted out with everything you could need and the owners are very helpful should you have any questions. Location is private, beautiful setting and very peaceful - but only a short drive from Ipswich or Colchester, so a good base to explore the local area. We enjoyed a fantastic 11 nights here and highly recommend it!

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catherine...
Ford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely historic accommodation in a secluded setting”
Reviewed 6 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Beautiful barn conversion with original features retained, I loved the little woodcut picture by Vivien Gribble - Nick Marnos grandmother.
It has been equipped with everything you could possibly need and is very spacious.
Lovely sunny terrace and large garden.
Very thoughtful touches on arrival of, flowers, milk and deliciouse homemade Lemon Drizzle cake - very much appreciated, thank you.

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Liked best: The lemon drizzle cake!
Liked least: Being surrounded by trees with no view
Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Tim K
1 review
“A cosy cottage in Constable country”
Reviewed 18 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

A charming and well equipped set up, with log burner in the main space and outside pizza oven that we got going without a problem. Amazing dawn chorus!

Travelling group: Friends
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Danielle...
Woerden, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
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“Absolutely loved it!”
Reviewed 3 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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Souters Barn and Gribbles Hut are an amazing holiday location. We had a wonderful time. The barn is homely and full of character and the hut is a cosy little place. We loved the location and the garden. Nick and Cath provided a warm welcome and there were fresh flowers and a homebaked cake!

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Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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jarvisk85
Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great little getaway ”
Reviewed 9 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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person found this review helpful

We had a lovely midweek stay in April 2016. The owners were very welcoming and helpful. The accommodation was comfortable and in a beautiful location. The outside space was a pleasure to be in (even in rainy April). Our son had a fantastic time running around outside. The log burner gave the place a very cosy feeling in the evenings. Directions emailed to us prior to arrival were very easy to follow and much appreciated.

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Clare A
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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Reviewed 28 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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I had a lovely time in this cosy retreat. It has all modcons, including superb underfloor heating, dishwasher, great shower and yet it's very secluded so that you feel you have left real life behind! Hosts were lovely, helpful and kind but out of sight.

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Reviewed 17 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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Liked best: Underfloor heating
Liked least: Slow'ish internet access
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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