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Windmill -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Cockfield, Babergh District, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

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W652KXpau...
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Amazing retreat”
Reviewed 31 December 2017 for a stay in December 2017

An hour after the wonderfully warm and cheerful welcome by Natalie we had relaxed away from the stresses of normal, everyday life.

The windmill is a little haven with many thoughtful touches. It's chic, sophisticated decor creates a tranquil space where we immediately could unwind.

Close by (in walking distance) a friendly pub and a short drive away a fantastic spa.

Natalie could not be more accomodating and they have created a space that is Amazing, impressive, relaxing.... there are insufficient superlatives to describe this wonderful hideaway.

Thanks to Natalie and Steve. We arrived as guests and left as friends.

See you soon.

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Management Response
2 Jan 2018
Dear Julia and Paul,
Thank you so much for this lovely review and VERY kind words describing your stay. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your Christmas getaway with us and really do look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you both again in the hopefully not TOO distant future!
We are glad you had the chance to tear yourselves away from The Windmill to visit our local pub and spa and that you had great experiences at these both too.
Have a very Happy New Year and come back and visit us soon!
Kind regards
Steve and Natalie
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Vicki T
Ashford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“One of a kind”
Reviewed 27 November 2017 for a stay in November 2017
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To quote my other half who I had booked this as a secret getaway for, "Can we just live here?" sums up how we both felt about our stay.

From the moment I inquired about booking via email to Natalie she was so helpful and pleasant to arrange everything with. She offered lots of information about the local area and made the whole booking process incredibly easy.

You can tell that Steve and Natalie are passionate about their accommodation from all the little details they include and the outstanding appearance in and out, I couldn't stop taking photos, even in the pitch black of our first night!

A walk to the local pub by foot was ever so straight forward, especially when you have a handy torch left for you in the top drawer of the bedside table, this and many other little extras just kept surprising us throughout our stay and made our anniversary so special.

We can't wait to come back, thank you so much for everything.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
29 Nov 2017
Vicki your review really put a smile on my face- thank you so much! We are so pleased that you chose The Windmill for your anniversary trip and that we managed to keep it a surprise from your other half! Tee hee!
It was an absolute pleasure to help you arrange everything and I am really happy that you had such a good time while you stayed with us. Please feel free to put some of your photos up as it is always great for us to see the different mages and the moments that our guests capture of our little haven!
We hope for the chance to welcome you again... hopefully before your 10th anniversary!!
Thank you again for choosing The Windmill and we wish you both a great Christmas ahead.
Kind regards
Steve and Natalie
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ccussell
Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Amazingly Special”
Reviewed 26 November 2017 for a stay in November 2017

The Windmill is incredible. Natalie was so kind and thorough with all the little extras, we had such a lovely time.

With gorgeous fittings and furnishings, amazing views, underfloor heating, surround sound in every room and complimentary spa toiletries we didn’t want to leave.

You will not regret choosing to stay here.

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Management Response
27 Nov 2017
Thank you so much for your very kind words Cate. We are so pleased that you chose The Windmill to stay at for such a special occasion as your wedding anniversary and are over the moon that you enjoyed your time with us.
Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review and perhaps we will get to welcome you next year for your next anniversary too!
Kind regards
Steve and Natalie
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Gill52017
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Idyllic location, stunning accommodation!”
Reviewed 16 November 2017 for a stay in November 2017

We had a short stay at The Windmill Suffolk, but WOW what an experience! The Windmill itself was beautiful and luxurious, no expense spared on quality, from the exquisite comfortable bedrooms to the funky, cosy Pod on top, with views over the beautiful Suffolk countryside. Every little detail was thought out from the welcome package of essentials to the high end toiletries, bathrobes, slippers and lots of little extras. Natalie and Steven made you feel so welcome and were on hand in case you needed anything. Well located for surrounding villages, it really was an amazing get away, which we thoroughly enjoyed and will definitely look forward to going back and for much longer next time!

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 Nov 2017
Thank you for such a lovely review of your recent stay at The Windmill Gill- we know it was short and sweet so look forward to welcoming you for a longer stay on your next visit to Suffolk!
We are pleased you had the chance to sample one of the local restaurants in Long Melford during your stay and that you enjoyed this too. So many lovely villages and not enough time to see them all- a great excuse for a return visit! Tee Hee!
Thank you again for staying with us and we look forward to welcoming you both again in 2018!
Kind regards
Steven and Natalie
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KagsA
Woking, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Simply Stunning! ”
Reviewed 11 November 2017 for a stay in November 2017

The moment you enter The Windmill you are enveloped in sumptuous luxury. Natalie & Steve have put so much thought into what their guests might like that you feel at home immediately. Attention to detail
Is second to none and the little extras and treats were very much appreciated. The double aspect views from the 'Pod' on the top floor are beautiful and it's such a cosy and comfortable place to relax in (wine fridge on this floor is most handy too!). I am so pleased that a random internet search threw up this gem and can't wait to come back. Thank you Natalie and Steve

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Management Response
13 Nov 2017
And we can't wait to welcome you both back to The Windmill too Karen!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are SO pleased you enjoyed your stay with us! Have a lovey rest of 2017 and we look forward to seeing you again next year!
Kind regards
Steve and Natalie
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mumofharr...
Sudbury, United Kingdom
1 review
“Heaven on Earth.”
Reviewed 18 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

Having just returned from a two nights stay here, my back hurts from having to shoehorn my fiancée out!
From the secluded, serene location, to the well planned, opulent interior; Natalie and Steve have anticipated for- and pulled off- every one of your hearts desires.
The Windmill is better than perfect and we will definitely be returning (without the padlocks to barricade ourselves in, as per the missus' bright idea!).
Thank you Natalie and Steve!

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Management Response
20 Oct 2017
James your review really made me giggle!
Thank you so much for your kind words- we are so pleased to hear just how much you both enjoyed your break with us this week.
We look forward to welcoming you both again and I shall have to think about installing a scanner for Julie's bag to check there are no padlocks in there the next time you come to stay! Tee hee!
Many thanks again for choosing The Windmill Suffolk and see you again soon!
Kind regards Steve & Natalie
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Panic41
hertfordshire
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Wonderful, unusual place to stay”
Reviewed 2 October 2017 for a stay in September 2017

There is something about the windmill that even though it is a truly luxurious retreat it is homely and welcoming too. This is probably down to all the little extra touches and the warm greeting from Natalie. We immediately felt relaxed and enjoyed every aspect of our stay. The furnishings and bedding are of a high quality and make for the best night's sleep. We had takeaway fish and chips from the local pub and an Indian in Lavenham. Bury St Edmunds is lovely for a stroll round it's many shops and cafes and the cathedral. If you are looking for something different for a special treat you will not go wrong with a stay at the windmill. The hosts have thought of everything. We hope to back again in the very near future.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Oct 2017
Dear Maria and John,
Thank you so much for your lovely review- I can't tell you how much it means to us to know that you found your stay homely and welcoming and we do strive to try to bring a personal touch with all the high end luxury!
We are so pleased you had the chance to try both of our local takeaways so you were able to stay in The Windmill and make the most of your time here.
We really look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you both again and will have to think of some new surprise treats before your next stay!
Kind regards
Steve and Natalie
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