Bell Tower Cottage - Romantic, Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage, Suffolk

Offering peace and calm to couples wishing to enjoy idyllic views across the Stour Valley, Bell Tower Cottage is an exceptional retreat that will leave guests rested and renewed. With the Dedham Vale and nearby Lavenham only a short drive away, there’s plenty on offer for those that want to explore the local area.

Comprised of a generous, open-plan living area that incorporates sitting room, dining table and kitchen, there is ample space provided. The living areas are also supported by a large, luxurious bedroom and master bathroom, making Bell Tower Cottage a wonderful example of a quality retreat that has been purposefully designed for a couple. With a wood burning stove in the sitting room, this bolt hole is equally comfortable in the heat of the summer, as it is in the depths of a cold winter. With so much of the landscape being wooded, autumnal walks through the valley are also a tremendous pleasure. The interiors of the cottage have been beautifully curated to make the accommodation uncomplicated, yet stylish. The superb bathroom and bedroom are a match for any boutique hotel!

Outside, the aspect offered in the garden gives you a view across the Stour Valley and is bordered by the garden of the neighbouring property. From here, you can enjoy a good coffee and a calm start, while taking in the visiting wildlife from the adjacent woodland. This can include woodpeckers, owls, kestrels and deer.

Check in/ Checkout Times

Check in: 4:00 pm | Check out: 10:00 am

Accommodation Description

Ground Floor:
Access via veranda with seating, into open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting area
With electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and Nespresso Dolce Gusto coffee machine.
Dining area
With dining table and seating for four guests.
Sitting room
With Netflix enabled SMART television, DVD player, wood burning stove, bluetooth speaker and selection of books and games.
With desk.
Master bathroom
With roll-top bath, separate walk-in shower, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

First Floor:
Master bedroom

With a king-size bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, side tables and lights.

A pretty veranda by the front door provides a lovely protected area in which to sit. Dining set, fire bowl and charcoal barbecue provided in the enclosed garden.
Off-road parking outside of the property.

Additional Information:
Two well-behaved dogs welcome (small additional charge).
While infants are welcome, you must provide you own travel cot and high chair.
Synthetic bedding is provided.

  • Countryside
  • Cycling Friendly
  • Dishwasher
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Internet
  • Near Walks
  • Open Fire / Log Burner
  • Parking Available
  • Pets
  • Romantic
  • Short Breaks Allowed
  • Washing Machine

About the area

The Stour Valley and Dedham Vale have played host to several significant artists, including Thomas Gainsborough and John Constable. This beautiful landscape has provided inspiration across the generations.

Notable nearby locations include historic Lavenham, which you will find to be full of boutique shops, restaurants, galleries and listed buildings. Both Sudbury and Bury St Edmunds are also within 30 minute drive.

For access to the River Stour, several great options are on offer; Stour Kayak, The Paddle Company and The River Stour Trust.

Nearby, there are several excellent pubs and restaurants that are worth a trip. These include The Henny Swan, The Bildeston Crown, The Anchor Inn at Nayland, The Sun Inn and Talbooth Restaurant, both of which are in Dedham.