|Location of the cottage:||Hadleigh|
|Number of bedrooms:||2|
|Children / Babies:||Yes,|
|Arrival days (changeover):||Sunday, Monday, Friday|
|Pets:||2 (2 medium sized dogs welcome)|
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.
This cute little cottage has been renovated from it's 1600s origins to provide a place for you to enjoy, with direct access to the countryside but just a 10 minute walk to the heart of this charming historic Market Town.
Cottage walk through
Meddlars dates from the 1600s but has all the modern touches, like its marble floor and well equipped kitchen to its wet room shower. Yet it still retains much of its historic charm, and its ancient timbers transport you back to days gone by.
The advantage of this cottage is that it is priced at the rate for a one bedroom cottage, but it does have a nice little second bedroom suitable for a third adult.
You enter the cottage into a cosy sitting room with a cosy real flame gas fire to toast your toes by, at the end of this room is an open staircase winding up over the dining alcove.
Beyond the dining area is the long modern kitchen with a door out to the back garden.
Upstairs there is a pretty double bedroom, a wet room shower bathroom and a single bedroom.
There is a small but fully enclosed garden to the rear of the cottage with herbs to pick, a patio decked area and BBQ, and of course 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 meanders behind the High Street, along the fields of the Brett river valley.
You are situated at the edge of the small Historic Market Town of Hadleigh, as you walk into town, your road becomes the High Street.
There is parking in the cul-de-sac opposite
The fields and open countryside start just a few yard further out of town from the cottage.
This ancient house was renovated using traditional building methods where possible.
The guest Welcome Hamper contains local produce where possible.
Bikes are provided for guests to use and to explore the cycle routes that run from the disused railway track all over Suffolk.
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.
Being situated in a bustling village on the road into the High Street, those seeking a quieter retreat should note that we may have other cottages better suited. On the other hand being in a historic village location, this cottage is really perfect for those who want to be just a stroll away from interesting pubs, restaurants, cafe's, historic buildings, riverside walks and interesting shops, with lovely countryside from just round the corner.
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 Historic buildings.
There are a number of pubs and restaurants in the town, you can read all about them on our Hadleigh local area page.
Just a short drive away are famous 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. There are lovely walks along the river to Dedham from here, or in summer you can hire rowing boats and row up the river and pull up onto the river bank for a picnic.
Sudbury is 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.
Kersey, Suffolk’s prettiest tiny medieval village, is a lovely place to visit and has some good circular walks round beautiful countryside, it is also where the lovely old pub The Bell lies just beside the ford.
Then there is Lavenham, which is England’s best preserved Medieval Village. And all the tiny little historic villages along the river valley.
Ipswich is a 20 minute drive away and the best unspoilt Suffolk coastal destinations start in about 50 minutes
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 maintenance.
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.
Bikes are provided for you free of charge to explore the local lanes, please check with the owner your requirements.
Treat yourself to an indulgent day here
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.
Now every place we have reviewed will come up in order of distance from your cottage
While you are staying with us why not have a special treat and go Sailing for the day.
London Liverpool Street station - Ipswich station = 1 hr
Taxis - Ipswich Cab Co 01473 256666 or Avenue Taxis 01473 257777 - 20 mins to cottage
We enjoyed our stay very much. Hadleigh is a lovely town. We very much liked the railway walk. Thank you for making our dog so welcome - very touched by the dog bowls brush and bed. Thank you
Good walking, nice food, very cosy cottage
What a fantastic cottage! Super friendly welcome. Judith was lovely! The whole cottage is homely and comfortable and the welcome basket is great with such lovely local produce
Warm welcome and welcome pack. Very cosy and clean cottage.
Another lovely Grove Cottage property that met our expectations. Cosy cottage in a great location with options to stay in or out.
Very nice stay
Loved it here!
Lovely cottage, good location and Judith is a very warm and helpful person.
We had a lovely stay at Meddlars - warm welcome from the owner Judith. Very cosy cottage and had everything we needed. Hadleigh is picturesque and lots of history. Overall excellent stay :)
Lovely cosy cottage, warm welcome with generous welcome basket of goodies.
This is our third or fourth holiday with Grove Cottages. We love staying in the cottages as we know that we will always have the same warm welcome and be provided for in the same first class way. Looking forward to returning soon.
Very enjoyable stay. Well located for local town and surrounding places to visit.
It's a friendly attractive town.
Thank you so very very much for your very warm welcome, and a wonderful stay
Lovely secluded cottage, lovely garden, beautiful area and walks.
Wonderful riverside walk! A lovely stay!
All our requirements were met and we were most satisfied with the cottage during our stay. The location was central for most of the outings we undertook
Fantastic place - peaceful but central and very dog friendly! Loved the cottage
Judith was a very friendly host and we settled in quickly. The welcome basket was a lovely touch as were the beautiful flowers
Judith very friendly and accommodating
Really lovely stay, had everything we needed. The bed was so so comfy. Really, really relaxing, thank you for everything.
We've had a lovely mini break here at Meddlars. This is a beautiful, cosy cottage close to countryside walks. The fire was lovely to have when the weather delivered all seasons in one day. An English early May! The welcome basket was lovely, as always and much appreciated. Our first visit to a Grove Cottage that was not actually at "Grove Cottages", but we were more than happy here and will come back!
A beautiful cottage, great location, perfect for a weekend away.
Very cosy cottage! Ideal location for walking to local shops and restaurants. This is the fourth cottage we have rented from Grove over the years, they have all been good. A very relaxing two days. Thank you
Gem of a cottage in a great location. Easy walk to local town, Hadleigh, for a selection of shops, cafes and pubs. Great local walks too. Thoroughly enjoyable midweek break for myself, my mum and her small dog. Lovely warm reception from Judith.
Made to feel very welcome - thank you!
Excellent stay - highly recommended. Thank you!
Perfect cosy cottage, ideally situated for dog walking and for shops, cafes and pubs. Welcome basket and roses were a really lovely surprise - thank you. Will definitely return, had a wonderful week
It was perfect!
Really felt like a home from home
Excellent choice for our short break. Definitely coming back to explore more!!
Fabulous home away from home. Lovely warm welcome from Judith and a smashing welcome treat in the goodie basket. The cottage is so cosy and warm and has everything you need for a home away from home break.
We've enjoyed a smashing last minute break. Meddlars is a lovely cottage ideally placed to use Hadleigh's facilities without the need of a car. Equally well located for exploring south Suffolk as a whole. We've enjoyed a relaxing stay and will recommend Meddlars to friends and family
Beautiful cottage with bags of character. Close to many places of interest, lots of good places to eat close by. Owner very welcoming.
A perfect cottage for a stay in Suffolk, easy walking distance from all the shops you could need in Hadleigh. A warm and friendly welcome from our host and great to be dog friendly
Beautiful cottage - met our needs for a long weekend perfectly. We appreciated the high quality fittings and superb cleanliness, comfortable beds etc
As expected of an excellent standard
Excellent cottage - great area. Hadleigh railway walk is brilliant for dogs. Nice host, great welcome basket as always.
A warm, comfortable and cosy cottage in the heart of Hadleigh. We enjoyed our stay and the lovely welcome package and thoughtful local guides were very appreciated. It made a really lovely break.
We received a very friendly welcome and was shown around the cottage. The welcome pack and flowers were a nice touch. Very homely cottage, lovely for a nice weekend away. Thank you Judith for everything
Another superb Grove Cottage in a lovely town.
Welcome and welcome pack were lovely. Thanks also for the advice about dog walks
Lovely cottage, had a great weekend.
Meddlars is a cosy, well decorated bolt hole in the town of Hadleigh, which has lots of interesting shops to explore as well as interesting places to eat. Good get away even for just a short break
Everything was excellent - thank you!
Great facilities, lovely location
Second stay - chose to return because of comfort and convenience when visiting family. Very handy for a pleasant walk into the High Street for shopping/restaurants.
A home from home, the flowers and welcome basket were very much appreciated. A special feel.
Fantastic, cosy cottage. Second time here and love that it's cat and dog friendly
Beautiful cottage and stay
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!
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.
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.
Very pleasant and comfortable, lovely location, a real treat.
Had a lovely short break - explored beautiful countryside and villages.
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!
Lovely cottage and Judith was very pleasant and welcoming
Comfortable cottage for 3 in a fabulous area, with a friendly warm welcome from the owner
Lovely welcome basket and very comfortable cottage and a very friendly welcome
Had a lovely stay, many thanks for a lovely cottage
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
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.
Great location and sunny garden, within easy walking distance to the High Street. What a friendly town especially if you have a dog!
Great short stay in Suffolk. We all loved it to the moon and back. Thank you for your hospitality.
Lovely cottage, great location to see Suffolk and we didn't turn the TV on once!
Welcome basket was a nice touch, very useful. Lovely cottage - no problems. Lovely warm welcome. Thank you Judith for a perfect stay!
Lovely cottage. Judith gave us a lovely warm welcome. We have a lovely time - thank you.
Cosy warm cottage, great kitchen, shower and location. Great stay thank you -:)
Great location for my husbands birthday weekend in this quaint, well equipped cottage - ideal for 3 adults.
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!!
Comfortable cottage in the lovely town of Hadleigh. Railway walk and riverside walk perfect for doggies!
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.
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.
Lovely cottage in a good location. Plenty of good eating places. Lovely walks for dogs within a short distance from the cottage.
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".
Lovely cottage, clean, tidy with a touch of modern!
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.
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.
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!
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!
Had a lovely stay and would definitely recommend this lovely cottage - so clean and cosy, my little girl wanted to stay longer! Thank you.
Lovely clean cottage near to amenities. The welcome basket really makes a lovely start to the holiday.
It was very easy to settle in and I would happily stay here again.
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!
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.
We had an incredibly relaxing time at Meddlars, local High Street has everything you could possibly require.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We have had a very relaxing time here, a lovely cosy cottage in a lovely area.
Well equipped kitchen which was much appreciated. Very cosy and warm cottage, really enjoyed our stay.
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.
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.
Meddlars is a lovely cosy cottage within Hadleigh a wonderful historic small town.
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.
Delightful cottage with everything we needed, in a perfect location. Judith was most helpful and charming.
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.
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!
Ideal cottage if you like shops, pubs and restaurants on your doorstep.
Lovely cottage, felt very welcome. Great town with lots to see and also loads of places to eat, will be back. See you soon!
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.
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.
Lovely cosy cottage with a sun trap of a garden. Lovely local walks and pubs.
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!
Very nice cottage - a pleasure to return to after a day out.
Beautifully presented cottage, in delightful town. Superbly stocked with day to day items.
Cottage ideally placed to walk into Hadleigh, or out into the countryside. The local railway line and riverside walks are a good start.
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.
Have used Grove Cottages before and have never been disappointed. Thank you.
We had a great time - lovely cottage, great location. Thanks.
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.
A very relaxing stay in a gorgeous cottage.
Lovely cosy cottage. Great position for exploring the Suffolk countryside.
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!
We enjoyed a short break at Meddlars. A warm and comfortable cottage - Hadleigh was interesting to explore.
Couldn't have been made to feel more welcome!
A lovely New Year break. We really enjoyed doing several of the circular walks around Hadleigh. Several very good meals at The Ram.
Wonderful cottage, in a wonderful village. Everything you could need for an escape to the country.
Wonderfully appointed cottage with a fresh, clean feel to it. A warm welcome upon arrival and a very generous welcome pack. Just delightful!
Simply stunning house, village, welcome - can't fault anything - stunning!
Thank you for playing a big part in making the stay here at Meddlars, so very comfortable and restful!
The cottage is beautiful and cosy, with a lovely little village full of shops and restaurants. Judith was very helpful with everything we needed.
Great cottage, wonderful village, just what we wanted!
A lovely place to stay, with a lot of thought put in to make it as comfortable and welcoming as possible.
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!
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.
Have had a great stay - lovely little tow and pretty little cottage. Perfect for a weekend break.
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.
A lovely cottage, close to all amenities in Hadleigh. Very comfortable - a cottage full of character, but with all the mod cons. Highly recommended.
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Meddlars Cottage. Many thanks.
Beautifully presented cottage in fabulous location. Thoughtful finishing touches like fresh bread and flowers. Perfect for a relaxing short break.
We had a very pleasant stay in Meddlars. The illumination makes the cottage feel really cosy as well as the stylish furnishing.
Excellent location for local amenities. All local and nearby pubs 'dog friendly' and some great dog walks, of all distances from the doorstep. Another relaxed few days in a cottage worthy of being part of the 'Grove Cottages'
Loved Hadleigh - everything on the doorstep in a small attractive town.
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