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The approach to Souters and Gribbles. Souters bathed in sunlight is also surrounded by woodland.
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The approach to Souters and Gribbles.
Souters bathed in sunlight is also surrounded by woodland.
Gribbles nestles in a corner of Souters garden.
The terrace, complete with wood fired pizza oven is perfect for al fresco eating.
Souters has a well equipped kitchen.
Souters living space has a cool and airy feel during the summer.
During the colder months the wood burner makes for cosy evenings.
The bedroom window looks out onto a bank of wild flowers.
Souters has a very comfortable bedroom.
The power shower with loads of hot water.
Gribbles is about 20m from Souters, tucked into a corner of the garden.
Gribbles has a full size double bed with a pull out truckle bed beneath.
Gribbles has en suite facilities with floor heating, WC, basin, large shower and heated towel rail.
Foxgloves in the woodland round Souters garden
Bluebells in Souters woodland
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Ipswich, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

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jenbis
1 review
“A lovely place to stay, there was not one thing wrong with the stay.”
Reviewed 28 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

We had a great time, just what we needed the place was so clean and had a great feel to it. We viewed the area then come back and put the fire on and just chilled. We would return at any time.

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Sparklegl...
London
2 reviews
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“A wonderful property and great location”
Reviewed 5 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

My husband and I stayed at Souters for New Year and some much needed relaxation.
We were delighted with all that Souters had to offer us and Nick and Cath the owners were very welcoming.The cottage is finished to a very high standard including the underfloor heating and log burning stove which we always look for in a winter property hire.The surrounding area was very beautiful and we went for many walks.The cottage is also very close to local villages where you will find a great selection of gastro pubs. The choice was endless!
We're already planning our second trip and are looking forward to renting out the shepherds hut next time too! We had a look around the hut and Nick has created a great living space. The hut even has its own toilet and shower room! We would highly recommend staying at Souters!

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Liked best: The privacy of the cottage and high interior spec
Liked least: The double bed was a bit small for us but it would't put us off a return visit
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Toni c
1 review
“Beautiful accommodation in idyllic location, fully recommend!”
Reviewed 23 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014

My Husband, my pooch and I stayed here for a long weekend just before Christmas, what a place to get you in the Christmas spirit!
The barn is beautifully restored and decorated, the rustic character and charm really makes it feel special. The grounds around the cottage are perfect for families and four legged guests, there is a formal paved area, somewhere to eat al fresco and a big grassed area to run around. On a lazy day you wouldn't even need to venture out to have a great time! But if you do... wow! The area is full of beautiful landscapes and quaint rural villages that are the perfect settings for walking and exploring. Flatford is lovely and very dog friendly, the Dedham to Flatford walk long the River Stour is a must and nearby Colchester is great for history fans (check out highwood country park and castle park too).
I cant recommend Souters highly enough, now we have found it we will definitely be back.

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Liked best: The character and attention to detail of the barn
Liked least: Im not a huge fan of feather duvets and pillows but that is just me. My husband loved them and found it hard to get up!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Kevinlewi...
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed 27 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

Booked this for myself and my partner for a couple of peaceful days away, it was absolutely perfect in every way, the owners nick and cath are very friendly and helpful and Cath's homemade scones were delicious. The accommodation was light, airy and very cosy especially when the log burner was fired up, in the barn there is everything you need to self cater. The only downside for us was that we were not there for longer than 2 nights! Would highly recommend Souters for a peacefull getaway in the country. We will definitely be booking to return soon.

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Rheepers
Bristol, United Kingdom
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“A cosy home from home”
Reviewed 5 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

Had an excellent two night stay at souters. Owner is so welcoming and the cottage is extremely well equipped. It is located in a quiet spot however the a12 is within easy reach. With the weather being warm we didn't get to use the wood burner which was a shame. We had our dog with us and can recommend the swan pub/restaurant just over a mile away as a friendly pub with great food and beer that welcome dogs. Souters is highly recommended

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