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Swallows Rest - Suffolk

Aldham , Suffolk
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Romantic
Parking on site / nearby
Electric vehicle charging
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Ideal base for those looking to explore the stunning Suffolk countryside
  • A choice of scenic public footpaths on your doorstep and less than 1 mile from the village of Aldham
  • An array of birds and wildlife to be spotted with views from your balcony across the fields
Property code: 86650

Set within the beautiful south Suffolk countryside with glorious views from your private oak balcony, Swallows Rest is the ideal retreat for a couple looking to explore the local area and beyond.

Located on the private grounds surrounded by beautiful countryside and farmland you really will feel relaxed and at one with nature during your stay at this property. Directly from the property, you have public footpaths, one of which takes you to the beautiful church at Aldham village once featured on TV. Hadleigh, one of the old wool towns, has a choice of pubs, shops and coffee shops and is just 3.7 miles away. The popular medieval village of Kersey (5.1 miles) and Lavenham (12 miles) are both well worth a visit and both have a choice of places to shop, eat and drink and keen golfers will enjoy a visit to Hintlesham Hall just 4.6 miles away. There is an abundance of cycle routes close by, enjoy the meandering country roads and the picturesque villages. 

Upon entering you instantly notice the care and attention the owners have put into this renovation to make your stay feel as comfortable as possible and have even raised the roof to give a superb sense of space. The open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area is the perfect spot to relax and unwind after a busy day out exploring so why not fire up the wood burner and read a book, or even catch up on your favourite show on the Smart TV. The kitchen has an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher and a washer/dryer. When you are ready for bed, the spacious bedroom is towards the back of the property and has a comfortable king-size bed and an en-suite shower room with a shower and WC.

There is access to the balcony from the bedroom or the front door and this provides a truly special place to sit on the furniture provided and take in your surroundings (please note the balcony has a zip wire to keep it enclosed so regret no children under 10). The owners are happy for guests to share their grounds and wander through their garden. There is also an enclosed private seating area and hammock with BBQ for guests to enjoy. There is parking for two cars and an electric charging point which is paid directly to the owner before your arrival if needed for an additional fee.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 ensuite shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment,  dishwasher and combi washer/dryer machine
  • Smart TV in the lounge & DVD player
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs provided)
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Travel cot available
  • Balcony decking area with table and chairs
  • Due to chickens and horses close by dogs must be supervised at all times
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Electric charging point - Charged directly to the owner
  • Bike Storage
  • Beach pack provided to guests - 2 beach towels, picnic rug, 2 collapsible chairs a beach bag and a cool bag.
  • Regret no children under 10 - but happy to accept babes in arms
  • This detached property is located next to the owners house
  • Wood fired hot tub with countryside views
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Lawrence Kenny

This property joined our collection in 2022 and is managed by Lawrence.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Mike, 9th October 2023

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Absolutely delightful, idyllic and peaceful rural setting, welcoming and attentive hosts, Swallow's Rest is spotlessly clean, extremely well appointed and equipped, ideal for any couple, spacious and comfortable, super views from the large balcony plus barbecue and private seating area in lovely gardens. Convenient adjacent parking with electric chRead morearger available. We only had 3 nights but relaxed totally and will definitely return when next in Suffolk. Thoroughly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Jeff, 1st October 2023

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We, my partner Jackie and our dog Bonny,1 (2yr old staffie) had a really lovely time here. Upon arrival we were met by Peter, who gave us a comprehensive run-down on the property, which I have to say is of the highest quality, was built during the CoVid Lockdown, can't be faulted. The property is close to some lovely villages in the Suffolk countryRead moreside and we made trips to Felixstowe, the nearest beach with a pleasant promenade walk, and on to Thorpeness, well worth a visit. Worth a visit! Hide

Reviewed by Phil, 22nd September 2023

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A fabulous place to stay - a wonderful location with views of Peter and Karen's beautiful garden. A really well equipped property and wonderfully relaxing place to stay

Reviewed by Karen, 8th September 2023

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Reviewed by Joylyn, 19th August 2023

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Fabulous location and a beautiful, comfortable stay at Swallows Nest. An ideal place to relax and unwind if you choose to but alternatively, there are lots of walks and amazing places to visit that are not too far away. Definitely worth a visit.

Reviewed by Tony, 11th August 2023

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This is an excellent property. We really enjoyed our stay not least because the owners could not have been more welcoming or helpful. We found it easy to strike out to all corners of Suffolk - which is a revelation to us ... so beautiful - and were very happy also chilling out at the property. Offering an electric car charging point is a real bonusRead more. A really tranquil location too. We will definitely return if we have the chance. Hide

Reviewed by Kerry, 23rd June 2023

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Our first visit to Suffolk was amazing and we were made to feel really welcome by our hosts Peter and Karen from the start. Absolutely beautiful setting and Swallows Rest was outstanding. Very spacious and clean, balcony views are fabulous overlooking their beautiful gardens and stables. Peaceful surroundings with plenty of places to visit around aRead morend about. Our little dog was even catered for with treats, bowls and towel. Thankyou so much for your hospitality it certainly was 5 star plus. Hide

Reviewed by Robert, 16th June 2023

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A really nice base from which we explored the area. The accommodation was perfect for us and our little dog with its very extensive grounds and lovely garden. The owners really could not be more welcoming and hospitable, nothing seemed to be too much trouble for them and they shared knowledge of the area as well as fresh eggs from their chickens. TRead morehoroughly enjoyed our time here and would recommend highly. Thanks to Peter and Karen for your excellent hospitality. Hide

Reviewed by Mike, 9th June 2023

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Reviewed by Barbara, 19th May 2023

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Reviewed by Helen, 12th May 2023

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This cottage was immaculate, in an amazing location and wonderfully equipped. Have already booked for next year.

Reviewed by Janet, 16th February 2023

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Beautiful location and very comfortable accommodation - will return.

Reviewed by Gill, 17th November 2022

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A delightful retreat for 2 in a lovely setting. Cottage is very cosy and the bed sooovcomfortable. Well situated for taking country walks and visiting places of interest. Hope to go back in the better weather

Reviewed by Roger, 21st October 2022

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A beautiful location, with friendly owners in accommodation that is first class.

Reviewed by Martin, 30th September 2022

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Well if you want to get away from it all this is for you. First class accommodation and location. Just chill out, go for a walk or jump in the car its up to you. Plenty of things to see or do, so what are you waiting for? A very warm welcome awaits.

Reviewed by Margaret, 19th September 2022

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Reviewed by David, 9th September 2022

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Absolutely perfect for a peaceful, re-charge the batteries break. The owners have catered for every possible requirement above and beyond our expectations. The location is quiet and tranquil with glorious views and well placed to visit the many attractions in the area.

Reviewed by Ian, 26th August 2022

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We had a fantastic stay at Swallows Rest . It was peaceful and in a great location with beautiful views of countryside. The accommodation is spacious and very well equipped. We hope to return soon.

Reviewed by Angela, 19th August 2022

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The cottage is beautiful in every detail, inside & out with high ceilings adding to the sense of internal space. Set within the hosts beautiful garden, a field & woods beyond. The balcony offers great views; a small gravel garden for guests perfect for watching wildlife in the field. Footpaths lead off the driveway across gorgeous countryside. ManyRead more places of interest within easy reach; Hadleigh is a short drive away or there is a circular walk there from the cottage. Wonderful hosts & cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Matthew, 13th August 2022

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Enjoyed a wonderful short break at Swallows Rest with our 2 JR Terriers. Loved the idyllic location surrounded by nature and quiet, perfect for unwinding. Cottage is beautifully appointed and perfect for a romantic break or special occasion, it has views to die for and a shower to match. Completely loved our stay and Peter and Karen were excellent Read morehosts. Hide

Reviewed by Debi, 29th July 2022

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Lovely place to stay. Central for exploring area. Hosts very accommodating and go out of their way to make you feel welcome. Lovely accommodation with everything you require and dogs catered for too with food bowls, treats and blanket and towel. We loved our stay here and would highly recommend it to others.

Reviewed by Michael, 15th July 2022

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Beautiful cottage very well equipped. Lovely country surroundings, nice and peaceful. Hosts were lovely people and helpful too

Reviewed by Janet, 8th July 2022

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Lovely spacious accommodation for 2. Very well equipped. Friendly welcoming hosts. Great location for exploring Suffolk. Thoroughly recommended. Will definitely return.

Reviewed by Anne, 17th June 2022

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If you are looking for:- *pristine 1st class comfortable accommodation, *a beautiful tranquil setting, *friendly, helpful hosts, *an area offering many places of interest, good walking opportunities or scenic views etc, Then, look no further! Swallows Rest provides all the above and more.

Reviewed by Malcolm, June 2022

What a find. Beautiful, peaceful, setting and lovely, well appointed property, and generous hosts. They were attentive without being intrusive, sharing their garden (and fresh produce) and their knowledge of the locality and places of interest to visit. There are plenty of public footpaths surrounding the property, with easy, attractive walks on thRead moree doorstep (particularly enjoyed by our puppy too). The fabulous weather gave us the opportunity of using the generous barbecue area too. We shall definitely return. Hide

Reviewed by Malcolm, 10th June 2022

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We have been on self catering holidays for over 40 years, this property rates as one of the best we have stayed at. For those who want a peaceful away from it all holiday with walks and wonderful countryside straight from the door you could not wish for more. We had a wonderful relaxing holiday with 9 month old puppy. We will be back.

Reviewed by Susan, 6th June 2022

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After a rather stressful couple of years we finally managed to get away on holiday - WOW we absolutely nailed it. Everything was perfection; from the cleanliness and spaciousness of our apartment overlooking our hosts, frankly, incredible garden and veggie patch to realising that we were in the middle of a walkers paradise and just a hop, skip and Read morejump away from exploring a very interesting corner of Suffolk.. We really cannot recommend Swallows Rest highly enough. Hide

Reviewed by Paul, 29th April 2022

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Highly recommend! Lovely property decorated to a very high standard, really clean and fresh. The owners were lovely, leaving the most wonderful welcome pack, fresh flowers and doggie treats. The location is stunning with lots of walks, perfect for our two dogs. Will definitely be returning.

Reviewed by Ellie, 22nd April 2022

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A wonderful long weekend.

Reviewed by Rebecca, 14th April 2022

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This was a truly lovely place to stay. It has been tastefully decorated with love and it had everything we needed. The sofa and bed were comfy, the shower was amazing, and the balcony has an idyllic view over the owner's beautifully kept garden and beyond to fields and woodland. The owners, who live in the main house, were extremely kind and generoRead moreus and made us feel completely at home. I wish we could have stayed for longer, it was hard to tear ourselves away. Hide

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