Many of our guests are kind enough to leave a message in our visitor book...

We have just had a wonderful weekend, this weekend 5 - 7 January 2024. The stay was bought for my Husband and I for our Christmas Present, from our youngest Daughter, so we could all spend some quality time together. When we arrived, we found our eldest Daughter, Son-In-Law and our 2 wonderful Granddogs had arrived just before us. What a wonderful surprise, they all kept that a huge secret from us. We all live in different parts of the Country, so this was perfect enough, however, seeing our accommodation for the weekend was just what made the weekend extra special. Cocketts was truly a home from home. We were surprised at just how much was left for us, included in the package - a guest pack with everyday essentials, tea, coffee, sugar, toilet rolls, kitchen roll, a nice bottle of wine. There was milk in the fridge. The kitchen had washing up liquid, washing up sponge as well as a lot of cooking ingredients. Lovely soap in the bathroom. Really big fluffy white towels and the most comfortable beds. We have stayed in some lovely hotels who don't offer so much!

The house, itself, was laid out really well and very spacious. You can tell the owners take pride in their property, with lovely little personal touches everywhere, really making this feel as though you had walked into a friend's home. We really loved the artwork in the House and in the Games Room. There is absolutely nothing negative you can say about this property, we loved it!

This has truly been one of the most wonderful weekends and places to stay, which is quiet, peaceful, comfortable and a pleasure to be in. We have all had such a fantastic time, thank you so much!

Shirley Dodman, 

A perfect place for a family gathering and exploring beautiful Suffolk . We spent ten days at Cocketts and loved every minute of it. As soon as you walked through the door the cottage felt warm and cosy. We loved the quirkiness of the old building with its oak beams and wonky floors upstairs. Everything we needed to make the stay comfortable and relaxing was provided.
Being able to wander around the garden and orchard and pick the fruit and collect fresh eggs was a real treat.
Our 18 month old toddler loved the garden and playroom, the Pool table and dart board in the Outhouse entertained the adults too.
We enjoyed spending time walking around Needham Lake and Alder Carr farm but coming back to Cocketts at the end of the day was the best.

Sandi Chandler, 

We all had a lovely time and the house and gardens were perfect for us and our children. Doug and Alison couldn't have done more to make us feel welcome. Great communication and welcome pack. Thank you very much, we will definitely be recommending! Andrew

Andrew Legerton, 

We were only here for a weekend break but I wish we could have stayed longer. Beautiful cottage that we instantly felt at home in. Great location as there are some very good walks right on the doorstep. I have already been recommending it to our friends and neighbours.

Nicky Haselgrove , 

..lovely house...we've really enjoyed our time here...comfortable and homely

The Australians, 

Wonderful pre-Christmas break everything we could wish for. Our 3 small children had a great time in the playroom and I enjoyed the peaceful walks,


Wonderful time...beautiful house, so welcoming and cosy. It was the base for our daughters marriage In Bury St Edmunds and it was the perfect place - thank you.

The Brodies, 

...perfect family get together, we only wish we had booked another night. Nice afternoon and Sutton Hoo and Woodbridge - would definitely recommend this cottage.

2 families , 

...we love staying here - so cosy...idyllic, home from home.

Marion, John, Katherine and Robert, 

home from home, eveyrtything catered for, we love the family kitchen and the playroom. We love it all.

Mandy, Tim, Terry Claire, Tina, Michael, Joe Sonny, Danny, Albie (sp?) and the dogs, 

truly lovely time, this place is charming and we all loved it. You must have the happiest animals in the country. Thank you for keeping the place so special.

The Hill family, 

we wanted peace and quiet and that's exactly what we got. Cottage is beautiful; loved the animals, would love to stay again.

Barbara and Graham, 

Positives everything, negatives - none! Fantastic time celebrating family birthdays..we were visited by a baby hedgehog.

The Hutts, 

...such a lovely cottage for our holiday... a great base to explore Suffolk and a lovely spot to return to each afternoon.

The Nicholls family, 

...a sanctuary of calm ..good fridge, great shower room and comfortable beds...

Helen, Jeremy and Luke, 

charming quirky and well equipped. Would recommend:
- lunch at le roc (Southwold)
- Butt and Oyster at Pin Mill
- The Walnut tree (Vegetarian)

...will recommend to anyone looking to get away from it all in beautiful surroundings.

Two families, 

...delightful cottage in such a beautiful setting. we may well be back. Sorry, I am told we will be back!

Pauline, Daniel, Bex and Paul, have thought of everything we'd love to come back...we loved the Museum of East Anglian life - don't be put off by the entrance in Asda car park!

Families with dogs, 

...Cocketts is 5* accommodation - it's delightful

Family get together for an 80th Birthday, 

A wonderful house and garden and everything provided, we could stay for longer , if not for ever.

Angie, Peers and Elizabeth, 

Very grateful you chose to share your delightful cottage...

Katie, John, Tiffany, Christopher and Edward, 

We were in awe when we arrived, lovely welcoming touches, it's theses small things that really make difference, Will highly recommend to friends.

Katy, Sam, Denise, Beccy and Leanne (Hen weekend), 

A haven of tranquility easy to unwind and relax. We loved Elvis and Nancy's moves, and the turkeys character. Fantastic house, so full of history and personality. A great stay, thank you

Party of friends, 

A lovely cosy warm cottage so easy to relax in, to talk and eat. Beds amazingly comfortable.


The cottage is lovely. It's refreshing to see all the basics and so much more. We recommend the Crown at Stowupland food from 6pm.

Party of seven, 

Warm, welcoming and so much character!

Party from Sheffield, 

We can't fault anything ; the cottage is so clean and welcoming, we wouldn't hesitate to come again, but next time will be in the summer!
Thank you it was just fantastic!


You have a beautiful cottage. Will definitely recommend and come again.


Thank you for much needed 'escape to the country'.

50th Party family getaway, 

Cosy and warm - just what we needed a peaceful and relaxing real after the festive period. We recommend the Four Horseshoes at Thornham; good food and dogs are welcome.

Party of 5, 

A very comfortable and relaxing stay, the house had everything we needed. the children enjoyed seeing the animal and walking in the mud and puddles. Will definitely recommend to friends.


Lovely cottage for Christmas break lots of character and all the vital mod cons. The dog loved the fields and the toddler loved all the toys - inside and out.

Extended family, 

Our stay was fab; the dog loved the walks - your home is beautiful.

School friends of 30 years, 

Beautiful cottage. Lovely relaxing stay spent eating and relaxing by the fire and taking walks in the countryside - thank you!.

Young family, 

Everything we needed and more. The kids loved the playroom; we all loved the amazing log burner.

Family with dog, 

A wonderfully relaxing time.


We have had a lovely stay in Cocketts. The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped. Lots to do around here, Suffolk is great but we didn't;t have enough time. Would definitely come back for more exploring.

Elizabeth and Gill, 

We've had a wonderful relaxing time. The biscuits and wine were very welcome after a longer journey than expected thanks to the Dartford Toll. Love the house and gardens, with the goats, chicks and turkeys an added bonus. Log fire was great and very cosy on foggy autumnal evenings. Thornam Magna was excellent for walking and we enjoyed Framlingham Castle and town. Cocketts is a great base for exploring Suffolk. Would definitely come back!

Sally, Sandra, Ian and Lesley, 

A special birthday celebration for us from Canada, Bristol and Suffolk. A perfect holiday in the most wonderful surroundings.

Dave, Sarah, Nikki, Julia, Joan and kids, 

The log burner made the evenings so cosy


What a lovely weekend break!. the cottage is very comfortable and well equipped and all four of us and the two boys had a wonderful relaxing time. Great treacle bacon from Mr Allards Farm Shop

Karen, Chris, Charlie, Roy, Chester and Bella, 

Had a lovely stay, comfortable cottage, beautiful countryside. We can recommend the Lord Nelson in Southwold.
Thank you

Nick, Caroline, Sammy, Amanda, Julia, Paul and Christine, 

We've had a lovely stay. Garden is fabulous and Scarlett (aged 8) was thrilled to arrive on the same day as the new chicks were born! Helmingham gardens are beautiful, a short drive away and a good way to spend a couple of hours. The Deli at the Chilli Farm is amazing. We're only sorry that we discovered it later rather than sooner - chilli scones are to die for!
Many thanks!

Nicola, Joe, Scarlett, Jane, Joe and Urysila, 

A home away from home ; we really appreciated the well equipped kitchen.


A perfect place to come home and relax - no need to venture far as the beauty is on the doorstep; bunnies, deer and birds in the huge peaceful garden. The children especially enjoyed their bedroom, the playroom and the goats chickens and turkeys.


Thank you for a wonderful stay here at Cocketts! A perfect place to come home to and relax after exploring beautiful Suffolk. Almost no need to venture far as the beauty is on the doorstep; wild bunnies, deer, birds in a huge and lovely garden. The children especially enjoyed their room, the play room and the goats, chickens and turkeys. Thank you and hope to return.

Michelle, William, Hannah and Ceci (?), 

Lovely cottage for my niece and her bridesmaids to leave from for her wedding, weather was perfect. Gardens lovely, and so peaceful. I enjoyed feeding the animals.

Bridal party, 

This was a lovely cottage for my niece and her bridesmaids to leave from for her wedding, the weather was also perfect on the day. The gardens are all lovely and it is so peaceful. I enjoyed feeding all the animals, especially the little chick.

Liz, Frank Val and Mel, 

Thank you so much for a truly wonderful home away from home. Honestly the best holiday rental I have stayed in north or south of the equator. We had a wonderful relaxing time and all being well we'll be back again

Nigel, Thomas and Kasia, 

Lovely stay. Fab cottage in super grounds....loved the goats, turkeys and hens.

2 couples, 

Lovely stay. Fab cottage in super grounds. We loved seeing the goats, hens and turkeys and little walks. Beautiful cottage (could live here!)

?, Tuff, Colin and Eleanor, 

Wonderful home away from home. Honestly the best rental I have stayed in north or south of the equator. We had beautifully relaxing time - all being well we shall return.

Family of 3, 

Lovely relaxing week in what has to be one of the most beautiful cottages we've ever stayed in - truly beautiful.

Couple with dog, 

Fantastic stay. Cottage beautiful, gardens fab. Thanks

Family with a dog, 

We've had a lovely, relaxing week in what has to be one of the most gorgeous cottages we've ever stayed in - truly beautiful! Thank you

Deb, Geoff and noisey Harvey, 

Wonderful few days in this gorgeous cottage. Boys loved the playroom; we all loved chilling by the fire.

Family with boys 10 and 14, 

Everything we needed was already here!


Hard to find and harder to leave. A one-of-a-kind cottage that has it all.

Family get together, 

Lovely cottage perfect for a family gathering

Family gathering, 

Such a lovely stay just what we were looking for lots of relaxing by the fire autumn walks, days out and lots of food.


We had a great stay and enjoyed playing with the goats Elvis and Nancy


Lovely week in your excellent cottage.


Lovely, lovely, lovely. This gorgeous old house, the beautiful and peaceful setting and the sound of the wind in the trees just what we needed. You’ve thought of everything and we loved the plush bath sheets!

2 Families, 

What a beautiful spot and a great house – very well equipped. The children enjoyed visiting the goats and the rocking horse was en even bigger hit.
2014 August - Family


Lovely week in this comfortable cottage. We’ve really enjoyed the garden and the tranquil setting


What a beautiful spot. Our 11 month old enjoyed visiting the goats every day. Cocketts garden offers a quiet retreat. We had a great stay and a wonderful week.

July Family from Canada, with 11month old, 

We love this pace!

Friends reunion, 

Quiet and peaceful cottage in beautiful surroundings

Family for a 90th birthday get together, 

Lovely. Very peaceful place to celebrate a 50th birthday. Garden perfect for football and cricket. Loved Nancy and Elvis (the goats).

Family 50th birthday get together, 

A fabulous week of rest and peace; we made the most of this beautiful house, thanks for making it so welcoming


Fantastic long weekend away from it all. Really comfortable accommodation and a truly beautiful setting. The dog was in seventh heaven.


Delightful property in a gorgeous setting

3 couples and a dog, 

Brilliant place – you’ve thought of everything. Our 2 year old particularly enjoyed the (Brio) train set.

Couple with young child, 

Stayed for 2 days – could have stayed for two weeks. Couldn’t have asked for more.


Beautiful house; very well equipped and perfect for our five and one year old. Loved the wood burner, so cosy


Wonderful – just perfect for a weekend away. Every little thing has been thought of.


Lovely family Christmas on this cosy cottage


Lovely weekend, perfect house for all the children


We have had the happiest and most magical of times. The cottage is lovely to stay in and so well looked after. This place has played a significant part in the lives of our young families and will be remembered as the most wonderful of times by us all.

Three couples with eighteen month old babies, 

Beautiful cottage – we couldn’t have asked for a more special environment for our reunion

Friends get together, 

A lovely cottage to relax in – warm and cosy with everything to hand and comfortable beds!


A peaceful get away from it all – just what we needed. A beautiful cottage in a lovely garden; you‘ve thought of everything


Lovely holiday in the beautiful house and gardens


Fabulous cottage with everything provided that you could hope for


Wonderful time on this cosy and well equipped cottage


Lovely home from home…everything we wanted and more so well equipped especially for children

Family with dog, 

Lovely Suffolk cottage everything we needed…loved the towels and the toys inside and out

For a family wedding, 

Beautiful. Just what we needed.


Lovely week…lovely cottage…well-appointed and thoughtfully done


Lovely time – great weather but it was still nice to get the fire going and settle in for a quiet evening


Brilliant weekend. Attention to detail is amazing and the cottage so comfortable


Fabulous week in your comfortable and well equipped cottage - really memorable.

Family birthday, 

Surpassed our expectation, so much better than described…well equipped and very comfortable…with two young children the toys were a boon...lovely crisp white bedding and spotlessly clean

New York Family, 

Cottage is very cosy and that kitchen table was well-used for games as well as meals. All in all very relaxing


Loved it!


Warm welcoming and well equipped

International family, 

Insanely gorgeous. The fire, the tree and the ambience…beautifully peaceful and Christmassy. We haven’t stopped chatting and laughing since we got here. The master bedroom was amazing I feel like I’m in Jane Eyre


Perfect for a girly weekend. So welcoming, comfortable and cosy. You’ve ticked all our boxes

Girls get together, 

Loved the fire and all the toys in the top bedroom


Lovely week, well equipped for small children who got very messy oin the garden. Enjoyed the log fire..

Family with small children Autumn, 

Cocketts is beautiful, very well equipped and totally relaxing


Wonderful relaxing time in this beautiful cottage


Delightful cottage, so comfortably furnished and equipped. Delightful refreshing break

Couple with dog, 

Charming cottage with a fantastic play loft, a playhouse in the garden and a wonderful range of toys

Family with young boy - Summer, 

Loved the rabbits in the garden


The log burner is so cosy…


Fantastic weekend in this beautiful well equipped cottage. Children loved it. Of all the cottages we have stayed in, this is the best

Family birthday and de-stress, 

Beautiful well equipped cottage in a lovely peaceful setting. It was heaven.

Family birthday celebration, 

What a beautiful place! Superbly equipped with an interesting history


Relaxing weekend in a beautiful cottage…

Family with dog, 

Beautiful accommodation, perfect for our 2 and 4 years olds who love the place

Family with young children, 

Relaxing, plenty of room for both families and a lovely setting

New year Family get together, 

Wonderful…beautiful house, so warm and welcoming

Christmas family get together , 

Lovely cottage, great garden and fantastically well equipped


Wonderfully cosy and comfortable, something for all - including the dog.

40th Birthday celebration, 

Cocketts is beautiful…it breathes history.

Connecticut family, 

...amazing few days at Cocketts...secluded and quiet. One of the nicest places we have stayed in; would love to return.

Foley, Freeman, Jacques, Hickie and Corbetts
  • Sleeps 6 to 8/9
  • Log burner
  • Dogs welcome
  • Non-smoking
  • Breathes history
  • Playroom with toys
  • Large garden
  • Goats and chickens
  • 1 Double; 1 Double/twin; 1 Twin; (+ 1 double and a single in the playroom).
  • 1 Family bathroom + 1 shower room
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