Eco-chic Luxury Cabin as Featured in The Times Newspaper
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About Richard Doubleday
Meet Richard & Rachel It was a chance discovery of the quintessential Suffolk village of Foxearth that made Richard and Rachel want to move to this ‘secret’ area of the country; a tranquil location where everything slows down and the pace of life seems so much more relaxed. With narrow, picturesque country lanes and undulating expanse of countryside with 360 degrees views, they decided this was the place where they wanted to stay.
Why Richard Doubleday chose Sudbury
They decided this hidden Suffolk would be a fantastic place for people to visit. The perfect spot to build a holiday let, right next to an open field taking in the magnificent views. Our ethos, to construct a building that fits seamlessly into the countryside and has a low impact on the environment. The cabin reflects a traditional Suffolk hit-and-miss style that had been used for centuries on many old barns, built using Larch, a material that blends with age. Surrounding the property is a veranda made from reclaimed scaffold boards and the off cuts were used to create an original dining table and dressing table. Inside handcrafted Bentwood Oak light shades by Tom Raffield, continue the wooden theme. The log burning stove, outdoor fire pit and an Eco air source heat pump which also cools in the summer, adds to the cabin's low impact.
What makes this House unique
Wildlife & Environment Backing onto a golden cornfield, with uninterrupted views right on the headland of the fields and surrounded by miles of rolling countryside, an abundance of wildlife can be seen from your cabin. Deer, owls, pheasants and birds of prey are regular sightings, but the highlight has to be on a sunny morning with a light mist in the air, sitting on the veranda and watching boxing hares vying for their position within the husk.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A fantastic getaway!
The cabin is wonderful for a secluded country weekend. Richard explained the check in process clearly, and the cabin was perfectly appointed with so many thoughtful touches (the bacon, eggs and bread were lovely!). It was a pleasure to spend a weekend there!
Amazing stay at harefield cabin!
Truly fantastic stay in such a beautiful location. The cabin is perfect and has everything you need for a truly relaxing break away. We will be sure to return!
Lovely weekend break
Very well equipped and excellently presented cottage/cabin. Comfortable furnishings indoor and outdoor. Lovely views over the field.
We found the key safe a bit fiddly to open.
Stayed mid/late September so wasn’t cold enough to need the wood burner, nor warm enough for the air con, but great options to have.
The hob was a bit confusing to use at first but got there in the end.
Great to have a tv with the various apps.
Found outside a bit of a wind trap so extra layers a good idea if spending time outside in the colder months.
Short trip to Lavenham was a nice day out
Can't wait to go back!
We had a superb stay at Harefield Cabin and are already keen to book our second visit.
Richard was a great host who popped down to the cabin to help us with a minor problem.
The cabin itself was beautiful and fully equipped with all the essentials - including some welcome additions such as eggs and bacon in the fridge.
We had a particularly hot weekend so made full use of the outside deck and small BBQ.
My dogs Poppy and Jess (often the harshest critics) also loved it.
Holly and Mike
Fantastic place to stay
Perfect place for a weekend of relaxation, beautifully decorated and the owners have thought of every little touch to make your stay perfect. The cabin is so peaceful and has lovely views over fields. Would highly recommend this place.
Excellent little getaway
Well appointed and comfortable one bedroom cottage with all the facilities you could want for a short getaway to the country. Relatively easy to locate, tucked away down a country lane, the property provides adequate space to relax inside and out. Generous breakfast supplies to get us started and the all important coffee machine to keep us going. Booked due to a function nearby, would happily stay again just for a weekend retreat. Highly recommend.
Guests will love to immerse themselves into the charming local communities. Long Melford was voted 7th most desirable village in Britain by Savills and boasts the longest high street in England (at 2.5 miles long!) along with two romantic Tudor mansions. Lavenham on the other hand is a classical English market town celebrated for its medieval half-timbered cottages and Harry Potter fame. Indulge in a smorgasbord of gourmet delights sourced from the farm shops and roadside food stalls; pick up a bottle of English wine on a vineyard tour of Giffords Hall to enjoy alongside a cheese board from Sudbury market.