Meddlars

5 Star rating

Cottage Details

Cottage: Meddlars
Location of the cottage: Hadleigh
Number of bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 3
Children / Babies: Yes,
Arrival days (changeover): Sunday, Monday, Friday
Pets: 2 (2 medium sized dogs welcome)
Mark Scott

This romantic bolt-hole is set in the historic village of Hadleigh, sleeping 3 for the price of 2.

With lots of original charm in addition to modern conveniences, we're sure you won't be disappointed. 

Mark Scott

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Facilities Checklist

  • Barbeque
  • Bath
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Bikes Provided
  • Cats Accepted
  • Central Heating
  • Clothes Airer or Washing Line
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothes Washer
  • Cooker and Hob
  • Courtyard
  • Dishwasher
  • Dog Friendly
  • Flame Effect Fire
  • Freezer-compartment
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Garden - Enclosed
  • Ground Floor Bath
  • Ground Floor Bedroom
  • Ground Floor Shower
  • Ground Floor Toilet
  • High Chair Provided
  • Internet Access
  • Iron and Board
  • King Size Bed
  • Microwave
  • Off Road Parking
  • Open Fire
  • Shepherds Hut Holiday
  • Shower, over Bath
  • Shower, Walk In
  • Single Storey
  • Smart TV
  • Television
  • Towels Provided
  • Travel Cot Provided
  • Village
  • Wifi
  • Wood Burner

Description

This cute little cottage has been renovated from its 1600's origins to provide a place for you to enjoy in unobtrusive luxury.


The Cottage

  • Meddlars has all the modern conveniences from its marble floor and well equipped kitchen to its very modern wet room shower. Yet it still retains much of its historic charm and its ancient timbers transport you back to a bygone age. 
     
  • The special advantage of this cottage is that it is priced at the normal rate for a single bedroom cottage but it does have a nice little bedroom suitable for a third adult.
     
  • There is a cosy real flame gas fire to toast your toes with, and a small but fully enclosed garden to the rear with herbs to pick, a patio decked area and BBQ, and of couse we provide bicycles. 
     
  • There is a lovely walk a couple of hundred yards from the cottage, taking you along the disused railway line into the countryside, or if you stroll into town there is a picturesque Riverside Walk which meaders behind the highstreet alongside the fields of the Brett valley.

 

The Location

  • Meddlars is on the edge of Hadleigh which is a pretty market town with masses of historic buildings and a very good High Street filled with interesting and independent boutiques and shops.
     
  • The town is known for its wonderful pargetting (make sure you look up at the buildings as you walk past) and has a beautiful 15th century guildhall and a total of 246 listed buildings.
     
  • There are a number of excellent gastro pubs and restaurants in the town and you can read all about them on our Hadleigh local area page.
     
  • Just a short drive away are famous Suffolk places like Flatford Mill in Constable Country, where the painter John Constable lived and did many of his most well known paintings like the Haywain. Sudbury where Thomas Gainsborough (England's most famous portrait painter) was born, and his house is now open as a Museum which contains a world-class collection of his works.
     
  • Then there is Lavenham, which is Englands best preserved Medeival Village. All are just a short drive away.

     

Standard Inclusive Features

All prices include VAT and everything written below:

Kitchen: All cottages are complete little homes and facilities include modern central heating, refrigerator, hobs, oven and / or microwave, toaster, crockery and serving dishes, cutlery, many utensils, fire-extinguisher, lots of pots and pans, glasses and mugs, kettle, coffee maker, teapot, kitchen towels, oven gloves, olive oil and vinegar, salt and pepper, sugar, herbs, tea, fresh and instant coffee, washing up liquid, cloths, general cleaning materials, etc.

"Welcome Pack": Contains all the freshest ingredients for a 'proper English breakfast': eggs, bacon, butter, some tomatoes, fruit, a lemon, a litre of milk and a loaf of fresh local bread.

Bathroom: Soap, fluffy cotton towels, bath mats, shaver point, toilet brush, toilet roll.

Bedroom: Cotton bed linen, wardrobe with coat hangers / chest of drawers, iron, ironing board, hairdryer.

Living room: If your cottage has an open fire or stove then a basket with firewood and a bucket with coal will be provided free and more will be available at cost and there will be firelighters provided, TV, please note there is no DVD player in this cottage, books, games, magazines, local brochures, OS and other maps, folder with our special 'What To Do' insiders' guide to the local area.

Bikes: Please check with the owner that these are available before you arrive to avoid disappointment if they are in for maintenence.  

Baby: Cot and high chair provided in cottages accepting babies (please bring baby's bedding).

Dog: Water bowl and treat per dog is provided in cottages accepting pets.
 

Well behaved Dogs are always welcome, please refer to All About Bringing Pets for charges, rules and how this cottage may suit your pet.

Treats

Gainsborough Health Spa is offering 15% off all treatments and spa day packages and 33% off day passes.

Just Mention The Grove Cottages when you book.

15% off Heath Spa treats

Our "Welcome Pack": Contains all the freshest ingredients for a 'Proper English breakfast': eggs, bacon, butter, some tomatoes, fruit, a lemon, a litre of milk and a loaf of fresh local bread.

Cottages with open fires are supplied with a complimentary first load of fuel after which you can buy more using an honesty box.

Most cottages also supply Bikes free of charge unless it is stated that no bikes are available.

Breakfast Basket Supplied

Enjoy the hedonistice pleasures of a Massage or Beauty Therapist treatment at your cottage to smooth away those stressed nerves.

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While you are staying with us why not have a special treat and go Sailing for the day.  

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Public Transport

London Liverpool Street station - Ipswich station = 1 hr

Taxis - Ipswich Cab Co 01473 256666 or Avenue Taxis 01473 257777 - 20 mins to cottage

What the Guests Say

  • Monday, 4th of December, 2017, Steve:

    Beautiful cottage and stay

  • Friday, 10th of November, 2017, Ken & Jackie:

    The cottage was ideal for us, being well placed for the places we wanted to visit. It was always a pleasure to come back to after a days sightseeing!

  • Friday, 27th of October, 2017, Gary & Helen:

    Thank you Judith for the loan of your little treasure. It had everything we needed for our weekend break and the welcome hamper was smashing.

  • Sunday, 22nd of October, 2017, Justine:

    Delightful cottage in a vibrant market town, with lots of lovely places to eat and a great mix of independent shops. Such a warm welcome from Judith too.

  • Sunday, 15th of October, 2017, Lucy:

    Very pleasant and comfortable, lovely location, a real treat.

  • Sunday, 3rd of September, 2017, Richard:

    Had a lovely short break - explored beautiful countryside and villages.

  • Thursday, 31st of August, 2017, Liz:

    Hadleigh is a delightful little town with some lovely walks and small shops. Judith is a friendly, charming host who makes you feel very welcome. The cottage is well equipped with a beautiful kitchen and plenty of books and games to keep you occupied when the weather is not so good!

  • Sunday, 27th of August, 2017, Daniel:

    Lovely cottage and Judith was very pleasant and welcoming

  • Friday, 25th of August, 2017, Colleen:

    Comfortable cottage for 3 in a fabulous area, with a friendly warm welcome from the owner

  • Friday, 18th of August, 2017, Deborah:

    Lovely welcome basket and very comfortable cottage and a very friendly welcome

  • Friday, 11th of August, 2017, Julie & Steve:

    Had a lovely stay, many thanks for a lovely cottage

  • Thursday, 27th of July, 2017, Maureen:

    Delightful cottage in bustling market town. A great place to spend a few days. The welcome basket was lovely - gorgeous local produce. Beautiful fresh roses - my favourite! Thank you

  • Sunday, 9th of July, 2017, Laura:

    We had a lovely weekend. The cottage was perfect for our little family break. An amazing welcome from Judith and the welcome hamper is a really lovely touch.

  • Sunday, 11th of June, 2017, Trudy:

    Great location and sunny garden, within easy walking distance to the High Street. What a friendly town especially if you have a dog!

  • Monday, 17th of April, 2017, Antonas:

    Great short stay in Suffolk. We all loved it to the moon and back. Thank you for your hospitality.

  • Friday, 14th of April, 2017, Nigel:

    Lovely cottage, great location to see Suffolk and we didn't turn the TV on once!

  • Sunday, 19th of February, 2017, Julie:

    Welcome basket was a nice touch, very useful. Lovely cottage - no problems. Lovely warm welcome. Thank you Judith for a perfect stay!

  • Sunday, 12th of February, 2017, Tara:

    Lovely cottage. Judith gave us a lovely warm welcome. We have a lovely time - thank you.

  • Monday, 2nd of January, 2017, Sue:

    Cosy warm cottage, great kitchen, shower and location. Great stay thank you -:)

  • Friday, 9th of December, 2016, Joanna :

    Great location for my husbands birthday weekend in this quaint, well equipped cottage - ideal for 3 adults.

  • Sunday, 13th of November, 2016, David:

    A lovely comfortable cottage, perfect for a chill out. Five minutes walk into town, that has everything! All round a great cottage in a lovely town!!

  • Monday, 10th of October, 2016, Richard:

    Comfortable cottage in the lovely town of Hadleigh. Railway walk and riverside walk perfect for doggies!

  • Sunday, 25th of September, 2016, Vanessa:

    We enjoyed our weekend and it was a nice surprise to receive the welcome basket full of local goodies. We would recommend to friends and family.

  • Monday, 19th of September, 2016, Graham:

    Adorable cottage in a charming village with all the delights of England at hand. Charming and friendly village, fabulous local pubs. We had a brilliant time and will recommend.

  • Friday, 16th of September, 2016, Sue:

    Lovely cottage in a good location. Plenty of good eating places. Lovely walks for dogs within a short distance from the cottage.

  • Sunday, 11th of September, 2016, Janet:

    Hadleigh makes a great base for visiting Suffolk's coast and countryside. It has several good dining options and a range of independent shops. Meddlars is the ideal cottage, a charming and stylish "home from home".

  • Monday, 5th of September, 2016, Sarah:

    Lovely cottage, clean, tidy with a touch of modern!

  • Friday, 26th of August, 2016, Nigel:

    We stayed at Meddlars with our 5 year old. A lovely base, good location for country and seaside. Well equipped and clean with a warm welcome.

  • Sunday, 14th of August, 2016, Sue:

    A really cosy cottage in a lovely market town. Super courtyard garden that gets the end of the day sunshine. The Ram is great for food and there are lovely walks.

  • Sunday, 24th of July, 2016, Alistair & Julia:

    Meddlars is definitely not your average 2 person cottage rent; highlights for us included the wonderful bacon in the welcome pack an amazingly well equipped kitchen and a beautiful patio area complete with perfect roses!

  • Friday, 10th of June, 2016, Linda:

    Meddlars is a cosy cottage and we enjoyed our weekend stay. The owner Judith was very friendly. The cottage was clean and the welcome pack a nice surprise!

  • Monday, 6th of June, 2016, Sharon:

    Had a lovely stay and would definitely recommend this lovely cottage - so clean and cosy, my little girl wanted to stay longer! Thank you.

  • Monday, 30th of May, 2016, Jillian:

    Lovely clean cottage near to amenities. The welcome basket really makes a lovely start to the holiday.

  • Friday, 20th of May, 2016, Sally:

    It was very easy to settle in and I would happily stay here again.

  • Monday, 11th of April, 2016, Jo:

    Lovely cottage, excellent location being so close to the railway walk - great for walking the dog or having a jog. Some beautiful old buildings, particularly St Mary's church and others around it. Thank you!

  • Monday, 4th of April, 2016, Elaine:

    All fantastic - perfect for our last minute break. A real tonic! Cosy, warm, clean and great welcome from Judith. Food basket is an excellent touch.

  • Monday, 28th of March, 2016, Mandi:

    We had an incredibly relaxing time at Meddlars, local High Street has everything you could possibly require.

  • Friday, 18th of March, 2016, Chris:

    A charming, beautifully restored cottage, in a very convenient location for exploring the area. As usual, everything we might need had been thought of and provided. Meddlars is well up to Grove Cottages high standards - unmatched standards, I should say.

  • Thursday, 18th of February, 2016, Lorraine:

    Beautiful cosy cottage with all the modern treats one would hope for. Rustic exposed brick against hidden flat screen TV, heated floorboards and patchwork quilts. Perfect sized garden for dogs and kids to feel like explorers, but always safe. Excellent position within a few minutes walk of town, river walk, railroad walk and fabulous pubs.

  • Sunday, 14th of February, 2016, Brendan:

    Lovely cosy cottage in a great location. A very relaxing weekend, thank you. The cottage was so clean and we had a lovely welcome on our arrival for the Valentine's weekend. We really felt at home and relaxed from the very start.

  • Monday, 28th of December, 2015, Chris:

    We spent a lovely Christmas a Meddlars. The warm welcome we received from Judith, the wonderful welcome basket of supplies and the exceptionally clean and cosy cottage, helped to make it a very special time. Thank you, we shall certainly recommend this cottage to family and friends.

  • Sunday, 29th of November, 2015, Kathy:

    We have had a very relaxing time here, a lovely cosy cottage in a lovely area.

  • Friday, 20th of November, 2015, Sharran & David:

    Well equipped kitchen which was much appreciated. Very cosy and warm cottage, really enjoyed our stay.

  • Sunday, 15th of November, 2015, Dave:

    We have had a very relaxing stay at Meddlars. We managed to pick a bad weekend for weather, but fortunately the cottage is warm and homely, so we just relaxed inside.

  • Sunday, 1st of November, 2015, Jim:

    We loved our stay at Meddlars. The cottage had a real cosy feel and we felt at home and comfortable straight away. The location is perfect as you can take a short stroll or amble down the old railway track. Perfect short break away. Would recommend.

  • Thursday, 22nd of October, 2015, Peter:

    Lovely Cottage.

  • Monday, 28th of September, 2015, Janet:

    Meddlars is a lovely cosy cottage within Hadleigh a wonderful historic small town.

  • Friday, 18th of September, 2015, Sarah:

    Meddlars provided a cosy yet luxurious base to explore the beautiful Suffolk countryside. The owners ware welcome and attention to detail, make this a very special holiday experience.

  • Friday, 11th of September, 2015, Madeleine:

    Delightful cottage with everything we needed, in a perfect location. Judith was most helpful and charming.

  • Wednesday, 9th of September, 2015, Lisa:

    Meddlars is just as we expected. We wanted a quiet getaway and this is what we got. Lovely location, with everything on the doorstep. The cottage is lovely, clean and very cosy.

  • Sunday, 16th of August, 2015, Julie:

    Meddlars is a fantastic, cosy cottage. A real home from home and the welcome basket provided the basis for a hearty cooked breakfast, on our first morning. We spent a lovely day completing the Benton walk followed by Sunday lunch at The Ram - just a perfect weekend!

  • Friday, 7th of August, 2015, Chris & Vicki:

    Ideal cottage if you like shops, pubs and restaurants on your doorstep.

  • Sunday, 2nd of August, 2015, John:

    Lovely cottage, felt very welcome. Great town with lots to see and also loads of places to eat, will be back. See you soon!

  • Monday, 27th of July, 2015, David & Hilary:

    Centrally located cottage for easy access to attractive villages. Having previously used Grove Cottages, it was of a similar high standard. Lovely welcome from Judith and good welcome basket, much appreciated.

  • Saturday, 11th of July, 2015, Cora:

    Very homely and relaxing and the neighbours are very friendly. Having provisions in the kitchen is really helpful. Overall it's been one of our best cottage holidays. Thanks.

  • Sunday, 5th of July, 2015, Rachel:

    Lovely cosy cottage with a sun trap of a garden. Lovely local walks and pubs.

  • Sunday, 31st of May, 2015, Caroline & Steve:

    We enjoyed our short stay at Meddlars. After a warm welcome from Judith, we settled into a relaxing break. We welcome pack was very welcome and the bed was comfy!

  • Friday, 29th of May, 2015, Eunice:

    Very nice cottage - a pleasure to return to after a day out.

  • Friday, 22nd of May, 2015, John:

    Beautifully presented cottage, in delightful town. Superbly stocked with day to day items.

  • Sunday, 10th of May, 2015, Hedley:

    Cottage ideally placed to walk into Hadleigh, or out into the countryside. The local railway line and riverside walks are a good start.

  • Sunday, 3rd of May, 2015, Nicola:

    This is the fourth time we have stayed in a Grove cottage and once again they did not disappoint. Lovely cottages maintained to a high standard, with every facility needed, for a wonderful stay.

  • Sunday, 26th of April, 2015, Brian:

    Have used Grove Cottages before and have never been disappointed. Thank you.

  • Sunday, 19th of April, 2015, James:

    We had a great time - lovely cottage, great location. Thanks.

  • Friday, 17th of April, 2015, Barry:

    Standard of cottage was excellent, everything you can think of has been thought of. Judith's welcome was also excellent and the wealth of local information provided was helpful.

  • Friday, 10th of April, 2015, Julia & Mick:

    A very relaxing stay in a gorgeous cottage.

  • Sunday, 29th of March, 2015, Jane & Jean:

    Lovely cosy cottage. Great position for exploring the Suffolk countryside.

  • Monday, 23rd of March, 2015, Catherine:

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Meddlars. We took our small dog and had a restful 2 days, walking and sightseeing. Shops in Hadleigh superb with local produce. Cottage was very clean and ideal for us. Comfy bed and safe courtyard. Thank you for the rest!

  • Friday, 6th of February, 2015, Hilary & Robert:

    We enjoyed a short break at Meddlars. A warm and comfortable cottage - Hadleigh was interesting to explore.

  • Sunday, 1st of February, 2015, Angie:

    Couldn't have been made to feel more welcome!

  • Monday, 29th of December, 2014, Carol:

    A lovely New Year break. We really enjoyed doing several of the circular walks around Hadleigh. Several very good meals at The Ram.

  • Monday, 1st of December, 2014, Sam:

    Wonderful cottage, in a wonderful village. Everything you could need for an escape to the country.

  • Sunday, 23rd of November, 2014, Julia:

    Wonderfully appointed cottage with a fresh, clean feel to it. A warm welcome upon arrival and a very generous welcome pack. Just delightful!

  • Friday, 14th of November, 2014, Rachel & Dan:

    Simply stunning house, village, welcome - can't fault anything - stunning!

  • Monday, 10th of November, 2014, Rosemary:

    Thank you for playing a big part in making the stay here at Meddlars, so very comfortable and restful!

  • Friday, 31st of October, 2014, Andrea & James:

    The cottage is beautiful and cosy, with a lovely little village full of shops and restaurants. Judith was very helpful with everything we needed.

  • Friday, 24th of October, 2014, Robert & Jade:

    Great cottage, wonderful village, just what we wanted!

  • Monday, 20th of October, 2014, Jean:

    A lovely place to stay, with a lot of thought put in to make it as comfortable and welcoming as possible.

  • Thursday, 2nd of October, 2014, Margo & Andy:

    We and our dogs have had a lovely week in this homely, very well equipped cottage.Great dog walking areas too and The George is very dog friendly. We had a delicious meal at The Kings Head. All - recommended! Well done Judith - lovely lady!

  • Sunday, 14th of September, 2014, Vicky:

    We had a lovely stay, albeit too short. The cottage was beautifully presented and very cosy. Perfect location for going out and about in Suffolk.

  • Monday, 1st of September, 2014, Mary:

    Have had a great stay - lovely little tow and pretty little cottage. Perfect for a weekend break.

  • Monday, 1st of September, 2014, Michael & Sally:

    The cottage location was excellent. Great local walks, townsfolk very dog friendly, as were the local pubs. Judith was very thoughtful in her welcome and provisions. Will be sad to leave.

  • Thursday, 28th of August, 2014, Denise:

    A lovely cottage, close to all amenities in Hadleigh. Very comfortable - a cottage full of character, but with all the mod cons. Highly recommended.

  • Saturday, 23rd of August, 2014, Helen & Greg:

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Meddlars Cottage. Many thanks.

  • Friday, 15th of August, 2014, Julie:

    Beautifully presented cottage in fabulous location. Thoughtful finishing touches like fresh bread and flowers. Perfect for a relaxing short break.

  • Tuesday, 29th of July, 2014, Dimeke & Ervit:

    We had a very pleasant stay in Meddlars. The illumination makes the cottage feel really cosy as well as the stylish furnishing.

  • Wednesday, 30th of November, -0001, 2015/08/15:

    Loved Hadleigh - everything on the doorstep in a small attractive town.

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