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

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Candbwind...
Long Eaton, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed 7 August 2018 for a stay in August 2018
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This was a surprise birthday treat for my wife. Natalie was in on the secret right from the start. On our arrival Natalie met us and gave us a tour of the accommodation. It was everything one could ask for. Nothing is left to the imagination. Cake was left for my wife plus a “chilled” bottle of wine and some chocolates. Other welcome treats were marmalade, jam, bread, butter, milk, and cereal. Bottles of water left on each side of the bed, shampoos, and other toiletries all complimentary.
As for the accommodation, TV’s top floor and kitchen area. In the pod (very top) there is a small wine fridge and glasses on top. Nice large air con device in the pod. Glass doors lead out onto the balcony with a wonderful view of the surrounding countryside. Telescope also provided. Once Natalie had showed us around she then left us to enjoy the two days/nights we were there Local pub closed on a Monday. Plenty of others a short drive away. This was truly an amazing experience one which we will not forget. Hope to visit again very soon. Thank you Natalie and Steve, from The Windmills

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Aug 2018
Dear Mr & Mrs Windmill ( yippee!)
Many thanks for this lovely review- our very first from guests with the apt surname of Windmill! What a great name!
We loved helping to arrange such a special birthday surprise for Chrissy and are so pleased to hear you had such a lovely time celebrating with us! It was an absolute pleasure to treat you both!
We are so happy to have helped create some wonderful memories for you both!
Have a wonderful rest of your special birthday year!
Kind regards
Steve & Natalie
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adam b
Matlock, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fabulous fabulous fabulous and a bit more fabulous”
Reviewed 5 August 2018 for a stay in August 2018

I booked this as a surprise for my girlfriend's 40th birthday, her face was priceless when she saw the top 'pod' as she drove down the road and I told her this was where we were going. It is a truly special place, immaculate inside and out. Cannot fault it at all - attention to detail during construction is incredible and continues with the little touches for each guest like the robes, toiletries, cake, wine, chocolates, milk, bread etc. The bed was superbly comfortable and the shower big enough for two, hot and powerful. The bath was huge, a real treat for bath lovers. The kitchen had everything you could need for a few days away - loved the touch of the wine fridge with glasses at the top, brilliant idea and saved the legs a few stairs (but probably encouraged us to have that second and third bottle! Oops). The view from the top is wonderful and sitting on the balcony was a spot on way to spend an afternoon and evening. Nearby Lavenham is worth a trip and a stroll about. Thank you for our stay. My girlfriend is ready to come back and we have only been home a couple of hours. I think I will struggle to top this surprise birthday weekend, we will definitely be back. Honeymoon next year most likely.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Aug 2018
Thankyou so much for such a lovely review of your stay Adam. Reading it makes me want to stay ( and we only allow ourselves that once a year to check everything is in perfect working order.... well that’s our excuse!)
Yes that naughty wine fridge being able to hold 6 bottles is a good excuse for an extra glass or 3!
It would be wonderful to welcome you both back to The Windmill and we would be honoured to have you return for your honeymoon- what a great reason to return!
Until we meet again - kind regards Steve & Natalie
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Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 August 2018 for a stay in July 2018

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Management Response
1 Aug 2018
Dear Rachel
As you know when you sent me a message to let me know about your husband asking you to renew your vows while you were staying at The Windmill I actually got tears in my eyes with the excitement and emotion for you both! It’s such wonderful news and we hope you will be kind enough to bring photos the next time you come to stay at The Windmill next year!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review- reading it has made us both feel very pleased and proud and we are so happy that you both enjoyed your stay so much.
I’m going to have to surpass myself with different surprises for you next time!
Congratulations again on your renewal of your wedding vows- I’m so excited to hear all about them!
Kind regards
Steve & Natalie
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lynnjane6...
St Neots, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Perfection”
Reviewed 31 July 2018 for a stay in July 2018

We had an amazing 2 night stay at The Windmill to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The Windmill is to the highest standard, everything has been thought of, we could to fault it. Natalie is a fantastic host and made our stay extra special. We will hopefully return as it is the perfect place to relax and unwind in sumptuous surroundings.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
20 Aug 2018
Dear Lynn,
Thankyou so much for taking the time to write us this kind review. It was a pleasure to host your stay for your special wedding anniversary and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Perhaps this will become your anniversary destination and we will have the chance to welcome you to celebrate again in the future!
Happy Anniversary to you both again!
Kind regards
Steve & Natalie
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minniemoo...
Little Clacton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fabulous place to stay - Looking for something different..... This is it !!!!”
Reviewed 27 July 2018 for a stay in May 2018

Wow, what a fabulous place to stay. Booked this for our wedding Anniversary as I wanted to stay somewhere different.Every possible thing has been thought of for the staying guest, even down to surround sound music. Nothing is too much trouble from the host and is only a phone call away if needed. A handy guide of local area's and pub's etc is on hand. We paid extra for the package which included a selection of food and drink's,which i would recommend save's having to take anything. Followed by a morning at a local spa for a lovely full body massage, very relaxing.
Nice and handy for Bury st Edmunds which has good place's to visit.
I would highly recommend staying here for a lovely break.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
29 Jul 2018
Dear Jacqueline,
Thank you for choosing The Windmill to celebrate your anniversary at this year and thank you for your kind review of your stay too! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and had the chance to pop to Bury while you were here.
Our Love is In The Air at The Windmill Suffolk package has been very popular since we launched it last year and it is great to hear you found your massages from the package at Heritage Beauty relaxing. It's another great secret little haven in Bury!
We hope to welcome you both in the future and Happy Anniversary again!
Kind regards
Steve & Natalie
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Debbie B
1 review
“Loved it”
Reviewed 19 July 2018 for a stay in July 2018

I booked the windmill as a joint birthday stay for my husband and I. We wanted something unusual and special in the Suffolk countryside.

The windmill was perfect, we loved the originality of the windmill building which is so beautifully designed and thought out. The personal welcome and local produce were lovely touches and helped us settle in nicely!

There were amazing views from the pod and we had fun star gazing with the telescope. The luxury set up of all of the rooms and decor made it a wonderful stay for relaxing.

Location of the windmill is great with lovely local walks and closeness to Lavenham and surrounding areas.

We would love to come back in the winter to experience in another season!

So glad we found this place and booked the stay! Don’t hesitate in booking a few nights away! It’s really worth it!!

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Management Response
20 Jul 2018
Dear Debbie,
Thank you for taking the time to write this fabulous review. We are so pleased you chose the The Windmill for your birthday celebrations and that you got some peaceful " just us time" together for a few days. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will come back in the winter to experience snuggling under the blankets up on the balcony watching the snow fall!
It would be our pleasure to welcome you both again. Until then have a great rest of the year and enjoy your birthdays!
Kind regards
Steve & Natalie
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Bob M
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful Stay”
Reviewed 15 July 2018 for a stay in July 2018

We obtained a late booking due to a cancellation for 2 nights in June and we struck gold. The Windmill exceeded all expectations and we had an excellent stay. The view from the Pod is magnificent and we spent one evening just sitting outside with a chilled glass(es) of wine watching the farmer bale his field and enjoying the wildlife.

We had a VERY minor issue during our stay but Natalie quickly resolved the situation, leaving us a bowl of fresh strawberries for the inconvenience - very much appreciated.

The location is excellent with a pub just a short walk away (excellent food), and Lavenham being a short drive away which is a picturesque Suffolk village.

If you think about staying, then don't delay and book straight away. You won't be disappointed.

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
16 Jul 2018
Thank you for this lovely review Bob- we are so pleased that the last minute cancellation we had exactly matched the dates you wanted and that you both had a lovely stay. Your comment about the glasses of wine made me smile.. one does never quote seem to be enough when you are sitting out on the balcony enjoying the view!
We are glad you enjoyed the strawberries and our apologies again for the brief inconvenience during your stay. Have a wonderful rest of the summer and we look forward to meeting again in the future.
Kind regards
Steve & Natalie
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