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Heated Pool, set in 5 acres, large garden, dog friendly

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Colonial Style Thatched Cottage, heated pool, set in 5 acres, dog friendly

Lodge cottage is a beautiful thatched holiday home with access to a heated outdoor swimming pool and a large garden set in the 5 acre picturesque grounds of Hacheston Lodge near the Suffolk Hertiage Coast. It is a detached colonial style house, with a balcony and verandah offering accommodation for 5 people. The pool is open (morning and evening) from the end of May to the end of September. The cottage has a spacious and light first floor sitting room / dining room with French windows opening onto the south west facing balcony - a wonderful place to sit on a warm summer's evening. The three bedrooms are on the ground floor below. In addition to the verandah and balcony, guests have exclusive use of a large grassed garden. For further information see our own website -

Georgia Faulkner
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2017

About Georgia Faulkner

Brian is the local veterinary surgeon and Georgia works alongside him in the practice. They have two school-aged children a dog, Bear, and 3 pet sheep - Tillykins, Luna and FG.

Georgia Faulkner purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Georgia Faulkner chose Suffolk

We have lived around the Woodbridge area for many years, enjoying the proximity to river, forest, heathland and coast. We fell in love with the gardens and grounds of Hacheston Lodge. The village location is wonderfully convenient for local amenities and close to the A12 and A14 for access to London and the Midlands

What makes this cottage unique

Lodge cottage is very close to places of interest nearby. Framlingham, Woodbridge, Sutton Hoo, Snape Maltings, Orford, Thorpeness, Aldeburgh, Southwold, Walberswick, RSPB Minsmere and Dunwich are all a short drive away. There is a railway station in the next village of Campsea Ashe, with trains to Woodbridge and Ipswich. There are regular trains from Ipswich to London which means that day trips to the Capital are possible. Coastal and heathland walks, castles and cycling through the picturesque Suffolk villages and country lanes are just part of the pleasure, as are visiting friendly local pubs and restaurants. Come to Coastal Suffolk to get away from the crowds.


Woodbridge Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Beyond the kitchen is a shower room with WC, shower cublicle and basin. Downstairs is a bathroom with shower attachment over, WC, bidet and basin with electric shaver socket.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • A flight of stairs descends from the corner of the living room to the downstairs hall. The three bedrooms consist of double room with TV, twin bedded room and single bedded room with a full sized pull-out bed underneath. The third bedroom is ideally suited for a single adult or 2 children sharing.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Heated Pool, set in 5 acres, large garden, dog friendly
average rating of 3.7142856 based on 7 reviews

Fabulous Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage & Grounds

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Brian & Georgia for the lovely welcome pack & help throughout our stay. The layout of this lovely cosy Cottage is Fab & has everything you could wish for. The beds were so comfy, we all enjoyed a few well earned lie-in's! The pool was lovely and warm, a real bonus to our holiday.

We loved the utility room for our 2 Miniature Schnauzers Abe & Eve. The grounds & the path through to the park was our absolute favourite. The dogs were in heaven weaving in & out of the trees, chasing the rabbits & squirrels and of course saying hello to Bear on the odd occasion. Mum (80yrs old this year) thought she was in heaven too strolling around the lovely grounds.

This is our first time in Suffolk. We were amazed how dog friendly it is & thoroughly enjoyed eating out in some of the Cafe's & Pubs nearby. Their is so much to do & see; thanks to the help of all the maps, books & tourist information provided.

Our family & doggies would never forgive us, if we didn't return & a perfect excuse for Hubby to bring his bike again for some more fabulous rides in this beautiful countryside!

We will definitely be booking for 2017 & hopefully a few more years to come. See you soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property and brilliant hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous holiday in this quirky upside down (Bedrooms downstairs) property. The owners were very helpful and welcoming both before and during our stay, without being intrusive at all. Lovely welcome treats waiting for us too, which we thoroughly enjoyed. The huge lounge was very comfortable with a nice little raised deck through the French doors, which we used to have breakfast outside or a glass of wine or two in the evenings. Such a beautiful outlook too, with no light pollution, making the night sky so bright. Plenty of crockery and utensils in this cottage for a large family, with the added bonus of a dishwasher to sort them all out ready for the next meal. The girls loved the heated pool and were in there every day at least once, thanks to the generosity of the owners. The bedrooms were cosy and the beds extremely comfortable. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again! Thank you to Georgia and her family for a wonderful stay and thank you Bear for your company! The girls miss you!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful holiday in a perfect rural cottage.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage suited us very well, my 89 year old mother managed all the steps and stairs very well! The layout is well planned and the cottage very well equipped.

It was marvellous to have use of the lovely pool, the hours for guest use are generous and it all worked very well even though it was very warm weather and in school holidays when I imagine everyone wants to use it.The grounds are lovely and it will be a long project to tame them, but work is well underway. Lovely walks from the house and plenty of places to visit nearby, masses of tourist info and local maps in the book cases.

Georgia and her team presented the cottage well and left a generous welcome pack.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that our guests enjoyed their stay. As they said, there is work to be done in the garden and grounds but we aim to gradually improve things over time. Thank you and we hope to see you again in the future.
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attractive cottage, beautiful pool & grounds.

  • 3 of 5

windows need washing. Cottage very worn & not clean. Shower very old & dirty. Bedrooms damp & shower in bathroom not working. Owner did not call.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: July 2017 - we've undertaken significant refurbishments this year. A new shower has been installed upstairs; the bathroom has been replaced and moved to a larger room; new carpet in sitting room; the property has been redecorated internally. We plan to replace the "blown" double glazing units in 2018.
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Lovely location but let down by certain things

  • 3 of 5


Property situation in lovely grounds, ideal for the dog and small child.

Very private and not over looked

greeted with a warm friendly welcome from the owner

Lovely swimming pool

comfortable sitting room

Kitchen well equipped with utentils

comfortable beds

Good Wi-Fi connection

Lots of leaflets on things to do

great location for exploring Suffolk


Only being allowed to use swimming pool during certain times (not great if you are there in the peak of summer)

Having to put our own bin out which involved dragging it down to the road

Downstairs bathroom smelt of sewage every time you flushed the loo or ran water down the plug

Upstairs shower could have been cleaner

upstairs could do with a bit of upgrading - carpet worn

Considering this property is classed as luxury we felt we have stayed in nicer places for a lot less money. Price is not justified.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: All I can say to potential future guests is to please contact me if you have any issues. I was unaware that there was a problem in the bathroom as I don't stay in the cottage and no-one had mentioned anything before. Within 18 hours of reading this review, the plumber had been and the problem was resolved. It is a shame that our guests put up with the problem for the entire week without saying anything. I really am quite friendly and approachable! July 2017 - we've undertaken significant refurbishments this year. A new shower has been installed upstairs; the bathroom has been replaced and moved to a larger room; new carpet fitted in sitting room; the property has been redecorated internally. We plan to replace the "blown" double glazing units in 2018.
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Lovely cottage in great surroundings

  • 4 of 5

Despite the inclement weather the 6 of us and our three dogs had a delightful week at the cottage. The house is clean, well appointed and comfortable with everything you need for a relaxing break. It is a perfect holiday home for dogs and we had many excellent walks both locally and at the nearby coast. We loved Southwold and enjoyed the Adnams tour and the dog friendly pubs. The owners were very welcoming and we would recommend this property to those seeking a relaxed break in the country.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $64.47

We request a 50% deposit at time of booking and the remaining balance no later than 4 weeks prior to the holiday date.

Changeover day:
Saturday is changeover day. We ask guests to leave by 10.30am on the morning of departure and to arrive no sooner than 3pm.

Prices are from £620 in the low season to £1,480 in the high season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.