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Holly Tree Cottage
Ranked #1 of 3 Darsham B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 June 2014

A very enjoyable 2 night stay at Holly Cottage. As in most of the reviews, Val and Andy are really a very friendly couple and nothing is too much trouble - Andy offered to drive us to local so we could both have a drink: Val kindly put my wine bottle in fridge to keep cold; helped ourselves to cold milk to have with tea and coffee in room - no cartons of uht here! The ensuite shower room is plenty big enough..two arm chairs, dressing table, tv, hairdryer and tea and coffee. The shower is roomy with towels and gel provided. All clean and cared for. Although on a main road room was not noisy and did not keep us awake. (might be different if you live in a quiet area). Located between Southwold and Alburgh with Warberswick close by. Had a very nice evening meal at the Fox Inn just round the corner. The breakfast was also very good. Recommended.

Room Tip: Only two rooms. Room No. 2 is the ensuite shower room and is on the front of the house and could be...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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val f, Owner at Holly Tree Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

thank you so much for your lovely review. You were a pleasure to look after. We look forward to welcoming you back some time. Take Care. Val and Andy

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Val & Andy are wonderful hosts who go above and beyond to make your trip comfortable and enjoyable. The breakfasts are superb, the bed is extremely comfortable and everything is clean and well organised. Great advice on local restaurants and places to visit.
Keep up the good work Val in training your Scottish assistant - gold star to Andy so far!
John says the star would have been diamond if the Glenfiddich hadn't just been waved in front of him but opened LOL.

Room Tip: Back room has less head room - very cute!
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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val f, Owner at Holly Tree Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2014

Thanks so much for the lovely review. You were such fun. Andy would have opened the whisky but it might have got messy lol. Next time then and he will get diamond. So look forward to welcoming you as friends next time take care val and andy x

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Reviewed 22 May 2014

Good location as only 10min from railway station - for those like me who came on foot !! Very friendly and most helpful hosts. Any problems, Val and Andy will be on hand. Home from home. The recommended Kings Head, in the next village, provided excellent meal, and the local garage shop, a few minutes walk, was on hand with most requirements. About 5 miles to Mindsmere. RSPB reserve.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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val f, Owner at Holly Tree Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2014

You were a pleasure to look after thanks for your review. We hope you will visit again val and andy x

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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Val and Andy are friendly and welcoming hosts. The rooms are delightful, their cottage and garden very pretty. Andy kindly booked us a meal at the local King's Head when we asked for a recommendation, A happy place to stay with home-made bread too.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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val f, Owner at Holly Tree Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2014

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Having such guests as yourselves makes our "job" a very easy one. You were both a pleasure to look after and we look forward to welcoming you again sometime. All the best. Val and Andy x

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Reviewed 7 April 2014

Val & Andy run this super B&B in their lovely old cottage where you are made to feel at home
there is plenty of parking space wifi comfy beds and a great choice at breakfast served in their
lovely dining room. Holly Tree Cottage is ideally situated on the A12 at Darsham for visiting Southwold, Walberswick, Dunwich Aldburgh etc .We thought it was very good value and would love to stay again.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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val f, Owner at Holly Tree Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to leave reviews for us in different places, which I know is a bit of a chore....... You were both an absolute pleasure to look after, guests like yourselves make our 'job'so much easier and in your case it was like having friends stay over rather than guests. We look forward to seeing you both again some time - Val and Andy

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Reviewed 30 March 2014

Very clean, well decorated rooms, great location and Andy was an exceptional host. Breakfast was particularly nice and the overall ambience was very friendly and cosy. We miss him already, Josh and Peach

  • Stayed: March 2014
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val f, Owner at Holly Tree Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2014

thank you so much for your lovely review. I am so glad Andy looked after you so well - while I had a well deserved Mothers Day lay in.......he did ask me to enquire whether have you seen "The Hangover" yet? take care, and we hope to see you again soon. Val and Andy

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Reviewed 23 March 2014

A Superb Bed and Breakfast with the most friendly Hosts. Val and Andy make this a really smashing experience. Breakfasts are first class with fresh local eggs and other produce. They also catered very well for my girlfriend who is a vegetarian and often finds breakfasts aren't great, but she loved it. Home-made bread is a classy addition as well.

Our room had character and was comfortable and we slept well. The blackout blinds are a nice touch and we didn't notice the road nearby.

We will definitely go back. In fact Val and Andy were so nice that they made a lovely gesture after we were disturbed by the other guests who were staying at the same time as us. Without saying too much they were an intriguing set of guests and Val and Andy had no need to make amends for someone else's behaviour, but they did!

Overall a great location to explore coastal and inland Suffolk. Perfect for Minsmere, Dunwich, Aldeburgh, Southwold and so on. We felt welcomed and cared for.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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val f, Owner at Holly Tree Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2014

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and you were both an absolute pleasure to look after. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Additional Information about Holly Tree Cottage

Address: Holly Tree Cottage High Street | Darsham, Saxmundham, Suffolk, Darsham, Saxmundham IP17 3QQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Saxmundham > Darsham
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Darsham
Price Range: £69 - £78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holly Tree Cottage 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to our warm friendly family home. Holly Tree Cottage is a character period cottage with many original features, including beams, uneven walls, nooks and crannies, woodburner and beautiful cottage gardens surrounding the house. We only have 3 letting rooms so you can be assured of a personal service. Very centrally located near Minsmere, Aldeburgh and Southwold. Train station nearby. Plenty of lovely pubs with great food and local beers within a mile or two. We look forward to welcoming you to our warm family home. ... more   less 
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