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Beautifully Located, Newly Renovated Cottage With Open Fires And Excellent Pubs

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Chelmondiston, Suffolk, England, UK - In An Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 10 Minutes Walk To Riverside Hamlet Of Pin Mill

Elm Cottage is in the heart of the thriving village of Chelmondiston, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just ten minutes walk from the riverside hamlet of Pin Mill. This Victorian semi detached cottage has been fully refurbished recently. The work has been done to a high standard with a big emphasis on energy efficiency. It comfortably sleeps six adults in one double and two twin bedrooms, plus two more on sofa beds. There is a bathroom upstairs and a shower room downstairs. The main living area includes a new kitchen with granite work surfaces, range cooker, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave. There is a dining table, sofas and armchairs, a TV/DVD, and an eco friendly wood pellet stove. Also downstairs is a cosy sitting room with an open fireplace, and a utility room with a washing machine and tumble dryer. The cottage is at the end of a 50m path from the road so, while being convenient for local shops and services, it is also quiet and safe for small children.

Property Manager
Penny Jones
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

August 13 - Great location. Enjoyed the local walks. We will remember the beautiful views, the sunshine and the sight of our four kids covered in mud by the Butt and Oyster. Simon, Nottingham

September 13 - The house is very comfortable and in an area with lots of things to do. Graham, Sevenoaks

October 13 - A lovely cottage in a lovely location – great for dog walking. Janet, Morpeth
Nov 2011
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Chelmondiston Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • River
  • Village
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Upstairs bathroom with basin, WC and bath/shower over. Downstairs shower room with basin, WC and shower cubicle. All bathrooms are newly installed.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed. Bedrooms 2 and 3 both with full size twin beds All rooms have space for a travel cot or child size mattress which can be provided. There are two double sofa beds, one in the sitting room and one in the living room, these can accommodate another 2 people.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: We want Elm Cottage to offer you a bit of luxury while you are on holiday. You will find crisp 100% Egyptian cotton linen on the beds, bubble bath and fluffy towels in the bathrooms. The furniture is carefully chosen for comfort and style, there are original local paintings on the walls. We leave up to date DVDs for the flat screen TV/DVD. The kitchen has dualit appliances and just to make sure your stay gets off to the right start you'll find a bottle of wine, a cup of tea and a biscuit. Outside: There is a large cottage garden, with plenty of grassed area for children to play and a large patio with teak table and chairs. We provide a barbecue and charcoal, out local shop - just minutes walk away - sells great sausages, burgers and steak. A new addition this year is a raised vegetable bed. You can help yourself to lettuce in exchange for a bit of watering. Utility Room: The Utility room has a full size washing machine and tumble dryer. There's also a sink and ample space for boots and coats. This is perfect space to clean muddy paws. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: 100% cotton bed linen and towels are all included, they are changed and the cottage cleaned between each booking or once a week for longer bookings. Other: The sitting room has an open fire, an armchair and a sofa bed. It's a warm cosy room with a radio but no TV. Perfect for relaxing.


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Beautifully Located, Newly Renovated Cottage With Open Fires And Excellent Pubs
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Lovely cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Had a really nice long weekend at Elm Cottage with 4 friends, plenty of room for us all yet the Cottage had that lovely cozy feeling with the open fire in one lounge and the pellet stove (who we nicknamed Bertha!) in the kitchen/lounge. The Cottage was very well furnished and the extra treats left by Penny were much appreciated. Definitely recommend and might even be back in the spring/summer when the lovely large garden and surrounding countryside and river can be enjoyed more (we did pick a particularly cold weekend!).

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. We're glad you had such a good time. Please do return, Elm Cottage and our little corner of Suffolk have lots to offer throughout the year.
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A lovely home from home cosy cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We are six [older but active] ladies who have holidayed together for the last 10 years, having met in a walking group. The cottage was just perfect for us, both to live in and as a base for our trips around Suffolk. We mostly ate out at the two local pubs but cooked a couple of times and found the kitchen well equipped with plenty of cutlery and crockery for six people and more. We managed to get ourselves into a routine for showering and there was always enough hot water and on the couple of cold days there was additional heating. As walkers we had already downloaded a number of walks close to the cottage and took full advantage of the beautiful countryside, especially along the River Orwell. We took trips to Aldeburgh, Sutton Hoo, Ipswich, Jimmy's Farm amongst other places of interest. We'd recommend Penny's cottage 100%.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Elm Cottage. There was enough room for all 4 adults, 3 kids and a dog. Penny was a brilliant host and the Cottage more than catered for our needs. The location was beautiful with plenty to do around the local area.

We would definitely return and recommend to friends

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property, with everything you need and all to a very high standard.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fab time, Penny was very helpful and presented the property beautifully. very secluded, yet within easy reach of all amenities. Highly recommend visiting the Butt & Oyster just 10 minutes walk away. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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beautiful and very well equipped for the whole family. Lots of books and games for a rainy week.

  • 5 of 5

Very thoughtfully prepared. A welcome of tea, milk, wine muffins and crisps. Very welcome after a long journey. Great selection of toys and games to suit all ages of children should you have a rainy day or a few hours to fill. A real home from home. Plenty of outdoor seating.

The Red Lion at the end of the road serves excellent meals, and the seaside is a short walk away. A lovely holiday location.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

House was great and very well equipped

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
London, Stansted
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Red Lion
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles

Special interest holidays:

Elm Cottage caters for a wide range of interests. The most obvious is sailing. The River Orwell and Pin Mill are just ten minutes walk away. There you can launch a trailed dinghy or day-boat. Ten minutes drive away is Alton Water where you can rent a dinghy or canoe. Cycling is easy going on the flat Suffolk countryside. There are farm tracks all over the Shotley Peninsula. You can eat well. Farm shops sell seasonal vegetables. The butcher in Chelmondiston is good. There’s another butcher three miles away at the Suffolk Food Hall, where you will also find a fishmonger and good restaurant. Jimmy’s Farm of TV fame is another couple of miles away. He does an excellent Sunday breakfast. And, of course, the Butt and Oyster is no more than ten minutes walk from the cottage. The Pin Mill gallery offers photography and painting classes. There are stables in the village if you’d like a ride or riding lesson. Shooting is available in season.


Chelmondiston is 5 miles from the A14/A12 junction and Ipswich town centre. By car, it's one hour from the M25 and one hour from Cambridge. The nearest airport is Stansted, which is 60 miles away. By train it's 65 minutes from Liverpool Street to Ipswich Station where there is a taxi rank and regular buses to Chelmondiston.


The nearest large town is Ipswich, some seven miles away. Dedham and Constable Country is about ten miles away. Felixstowe with its beach and pier is more like twelve miles. Aldeburgh is 25 miles away, Southwold a further 15.

Further Details:

Chelmondiston has an excellent village shop and butcher, there's also a newsagents, a post office and a Chinese take-away. Pin Mill has a world famous pub and a gallery/tea shop. The nearest supermarkets are a Co op in Holbrook 4 miles away, a large Tesco at the junction of the A12/A14 6 miles away and a Waitrose about the same distance across the Orwell Bridge. The nearest cash point is outside the Co op in Holbrook.

Chelmondiston and the hamlet of Pin Mill are on the Shotley peninsula, which is about 8 miles long and four miles wide and is bordered by the Rivers Orwell and Stour. At the tip of the peninsula at Shotley just a couple of miles from Elm Cottage you can look out to sea past the ports of Felixstowe and Harwich. This is a fabulous area for watersports with marinas at the neighbouring villages Woolvestone and Shotley.

The seaside towns of Felixstowe, Aldeburgh and Southwold are a 30 min to one hour drive from Elm Cottage. We are 20 minutes from the heart of Constable country including Flatford Mill and Dedham. The wool town of Lavenham is 40 mins west of Chelmondiston.

Pin Mill and the Butt and Oyster pub are less than half a mile away. The Suffolk Food Hall and Jimmy's Farm are three miles away. There are cinemas, a theatre and historic docks in Ipswich five miles away. The seaside towns of Felixstowe, Aldeburgh and Southwold are a 30 min to one hour drive from Elm Cottage. We are 20 minutes from the heart of Constable country including Flatford Mill and Dedham. The wool town of Lavenham is 40 mins west of Chelmondiston.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Contact us to confirm the dates that you require are available. A booking form will be sent to you, this must be returned with a 20% deposit. The balance must be paid no later than six weeks before arrival.

The rental price includes all bed linen, towels and tea towels, but not beach towels.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Friday. Arrival time 4pm, departure time 10am.

Notes on prices:
We will consider adjusting the rate for both shorter and longer stays. Please contact us for details.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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