Relax by the wood burner on those chillier evenings
A stroll along Maltings Lane
The cosy wood burner, ideal for romantic evenings
Stylish kitchen appliances
Enjoy your stay
On a sunny day the courtyard enjoys a Mediterranean feel
View towards the property
Double bedroom
Single bedroom
Shower room
Maltings Lane - Clare
Clare country park
View from Clare castle
The cottage is full of charm and character
1 / 16  Relax by the wood burner on those chillier evenings
2 / 16  A stroll along Maltings Lane
3 / 16  The cosy wood burner, ideal for romantic evenings
4 / 16  Kitchen
5 / 16  Stylish kitchen appliances
6 / 16  Enjoy your stay
7 / 16  On a sunny day the courtyard enjoys a Mediterranean feel
8 / 16  View towards the property
9 / 16  Double bedroom
10 / 16  Single bedroom
11 / 16  Shower room
12 / 16  Maltings Lane - Clare
13 / 16  Clare country park
14 / 16  View from Clare castle
15 / 16  Staircase
16 / 16  The cottage is full of charm and character

The Girlings,

Clare (1.5mls SE), Suffolk
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 2
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Ideal for a romantic break, cozy by the woodburner or sightseeing holiday whatever the time of year
  • Courtyard garden for alfresco dining
  • Loads of character and original features including timber beams and feature brick walls
  • A great base for exploring the area and all Suffolk has to offer including Constable Country
  • Within easy reach of the Suffolk coast including the popular resorts of Southwold & Walberswick
  • Many great places to visit in Clare, Clare Castle, Clare Priory, Clare Walks, Clare Antiques Centre, Clare Museum, Clare Church, Cavendish Spa and Long Melford Stately Homes
Property code: 52567

An enchanting and cosy 17th century cottage close to the heart of the charming town of Clare and an ideal base from which to explore Suffolk’s attractions.

Sleeps 2 + 1

Whether it’s a family holiday or romantic break there are plenty of options to suit all tastes when staying at this characterful cottage. Walkers and ramblers will find many scenic walks locally or perhaps tour by bicycle some of the quaint medieval villages which can be found in the area. Clare and Long Melford are renowned for their antique warehouses, shops and boutiques. A short drive away is Bury St Edmunds, a market town, which offers a wide array of amenities and attractions for all ages including the Cathedral and Abbey gardens, prestigious shopping, an award-winning market, Theatre Royal and brewery to name a few. Further afield lies the stunning Suffolk Heritage Coast home of the lovely sandy beaches of Walberswick and Southwold.

Enter the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner and immediately notice the numerous period features including exposed beams and brickwork and an inglenook fire with wood burner, ideal for cosy nights in front of the TV/DVD while relaxing on the comfortable sofa and chair. While there are plenty of options to dine out, should guests choose to dine in, the well-equipped kitchen contains everything required to create culinary delights with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer and dining table. Heading up the staircase to the first floor, guests will find two bedrooms, one double and one single and a shower room with shower and WC.

Venturing outside the cottage guests will find a raised patio area with garden furniture, a wonderful space for a spot of alfresco dining or glass of wine on a warm summers evening. There is roadside parking available subject to availability. There is a bike stay available, however guest will need to bring their own locks.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • Sleeps 2+1
  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 single
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and washer/dryer
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Roadside parking available subject to availability
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • 4 pubs (3 serve food), 2 restaurants, 5 cafes and shops within walking distance
  • TV/DVD in lounge area

This property joined our collection in 2017 and is managed by Adam.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
Overall equipment
Overall comfort
Overall location

Reviewed by Leanne, 24th December 2019

Really lovely stay at the Girlings for Christmas 2019, the cottage is in the perfect location with everything right on the doorstep. A very comfy and cozy stay and will be returning soon we hope!

Reviewed by Donna, 23rd October 2019

Absolutely stunning. Well equipped, comfortable, quaint. The log fire is so lovely. Filled bookshelf with books and DVDs on the landing is great as was the complimentary bottle of prosecco on arrival!

Reviewed by Linda, 5th October 2019

The cottage was right in the heart of Clare, and although small was nice and cosy, with a comfy bed, and just about everyone we needed as a base for exploring the area. We enjoyed the selection of DVDs and being able to get Radio 3 on the TV. We didn't use the log burner as the radiators kept us snug enough.

Reviewed by Sam, 17th August 2019

We loved the cottage, it was just perfect for us. Its in a wonderful location right in the centre of the beautiful town of Clare. The enclosed area at the back was great for our two small dogs.

Reviewed by Roger, 1st June 2019

Lovely old market town with fabulous walks. English Heritage and National Trust make for great days out. Lovely character Cottage in the heart of the town with Church and shop on the doorstep.

Reviewed by Patricia, 11th May 2019

This cottage was very comfortable and warm. It is situated in a lovely village, a central location for a lot of lovely gardens and National Trust properties. The Clare Country Park was a bonus !

Reviewed by Robert, 30th March 2019

The location is quite good if you like to be near pubs, takeaway and restaurants and for walking, bike riding it is excellent. Generally a good village location and with easy access to other parts of Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire.

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Relax by the wood burner on those chillier evenings
A stroll along Maltings Lane
The cosy wood burner, ideal for romantic evenings
Stylish kitchen appliances
Enjoy your stay
On a sunny day the courtyard enjoys a Mediterranean feel
View towards the property
Double bedroom
Single bedroom
Shower room
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