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Long Melford Grade II listed Meadowview Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

A pretty flint cottage set in the heart of the Suffolk countryside

Meadowview cottage nestles amid the splendid medieval high street of Long Melford. Only a short stroll from a plethora of tea rooms, antique shops, art galleries, boutiques, restaurant's and public houses, yet enjoying stunning views across the water meadows of the River Stour from it's tranquil rear garden. Meadowview provides the perfect base for shopping, exploring or resting. Melford Hall and Kentwell Hall, alongside the magnificent Holy Trinity Church, are all only a walk away too!

Property Manager
Mark Livesey
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Mark Livesey

Living in Kent and working in London, we bought Meadowview to escape the hustle and bustle and spend time together. So peaceful and relaxing, yet bike rides and walks, as well as top class restaurants, all within 5 minutes from the front door.

Mark Livesey purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Mark Livesey chose Long Melford

The pretty flint cottage met all our requirements, close enough to beautiful restaurants and shops, but without the need to have to spend the weekend driving to get to them. Sat in the rear garden, you have uninterrupted views of Constable's famous water meadows and wildlife.

What makes this cottage unique

Everything is so close at hand, yet the garden transports you to the heart of the countryside.


Long Melford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • New bathroom fitted October 2017! Bath with shower, washbasin and wc
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Master - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

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Long Melford Grade II listed Meadowview Cottage
average rating of 4.7586207 based on 29 reviews

Ideal situation. Beautiful views across a water meadow at the back but right on the High Street

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property. Really enjoyed our 3 days here wish it could have been longer. So many other restaurants we would love to try.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely character cottage

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is in an ideal location for exploring Long Melford and the surrounding area. It has all the amenities you need and is very homely. We had a great few days cycling out to Lavenham and other picturesque villages. As stated in the information pack the bathroom is due for an update which I totally agree with and is the only reason for 4 rather than 5 stars.

Mark was very helpful and answered any questions quickly.

We would stay here again without a doubt.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review Aly. New bathroom went in over the last fortnight and will be inspecting it this weekend! Do come and stay again.
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Great place, felt very at home and great location

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage, very well maintained. Very homely. Icing on the cake would have been a hairdryer in the bedroom. Surprised there wasn't one in the place. Overall super place.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely and really helpful review. New hairdryer going in! Hope you come back to stay.
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Lovely Little Get Away

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little cottage, very clean, comfortable and the perfect position for all that Long Melford has to offer.

A bottle of Bucks Fizz and Shortbread on arrival, what a lovely touch. Nice local walks, antique stores, cafes, pubs, restaurants and take away. National Trust House to go and visit, along with the Church and Kentwell Hall.

Wouldn't hesitate to visit again.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review Justine. Really pleased you enjoyed your stay and do come to stay again. Best Mark
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A great location for exploring a lovely area

  • 4 of 5

We really appreciated the central location of the property. Long Melford is an interesting place to explore and has lots of good eating places. We particularly enjoyed the Indian restaurant and enjoyed visiting nearby Lavenham, Melford Hall and the parish church. We weren't always able to park outside the cottage but always found a parking place nearby. The neighbours were friendly and helpful. The cottage is well equipped and the beds were comfortable - always important for a good holiday. We appreciated the thoughtful gifts of Bucks Fizz and shortbread. Communications with the owner were helpful and prompt. Access to the cottage was straightforward. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you again some time.
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Lovely little cottage

  • 4 of 5

A lovely little cottage, well equipped. Cottage was the ideal location for our weekend. Walking distance to local shops and restaurants. Had a great meal at Cafe Masala (Indian). Thank you Mark.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you for a lovely review - lovely to have you stay again!
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Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Ample public houses only a stroll away
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Ample restaurants from pub food to fine dining
Car: not necessary

Long Melford set in the stunning Stour Valley (immortalised by John Constable) boasts the longest tree-lined village street in the country. The village dates from the Tudor times and many of the fine buildings which were built during this time still remain, though today housing restaurants, art galleries, fashion boutiques and pubs. By the large village green sits the grade I listed Holy Trinity Church, with its Cathedral proportions it is regarded amongst England's finest churches. The magnificent Melford Hall also sits in the village, once frequented by Beatrix Potter, it is open to the public and still has her original Jemima Puddleduck toy. The fine Kentwell Hall sits on the edge of the village and is a must if you are a fan of Tudor re-enactments.

Long Melford is the perfect base for exploring the lovely Suffolk countryside, with many country walks setting out from the village and the South Suffolk Cycle Route is only yards from Meadowview's front door.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $207.73
Pet Fee $13.85

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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