'Really enjoyed our week at Bakers Cottage. Beautiful house, so comfortable and relaxing with a nice touch of luxury. Thank you Duncan!'
Family from Lowestoft, Suffolk - 21st July 2017
'We are 'Returners', we have enjoyed another fabulous week in your gorgeous cottage. Louis was so excited that we were coming back to Duncan's and yet again enjoyed talking to Duncan in his garage, as all little boys do when there are tools around. Duncan, your cottage is as gorgeous and comfortable as ever and you are the perfect host. we will be back soon for sure. Louis wanted to sat for 5 weeks!'
Family from Doddinghurst, Essex - 14th July 2017
'Relaxing and very peaceful midweek break from city life. Bed very confy and cottage very cosy'.
Couple from London - 7th July 2017
'Thank you Duncan for a wonderful week in your beautifully restored cottage - very impressed with your DIY skills!! Cottage is immaculate and very well equipped - air conditioning in this hot weather much appreciated!! Good luck with your Capri project - we will be looking out for it at Silverstone!!'
Couple from Cheshire - 18th June 2017
'Lovely, well renovated cottage Duncan - you must be very proud. Our walking and cycling plans were brought to a stop by a knee injury - but nevertheless managed to get some nice trips to local area and coast. Would like to come back when fully fit!!'
Couple from Oxford - 7th June 2017
'We've really enjoyed our second stay at Bakers Cottage, a lovely place to stay. Thanks Duncan for being such a freindly host. Looking forward to our next visit.'
Couple from Hampshire - 26th May 2017
'A lovely stay in a super cottage. Despite the hail, rain and chilly weather we made the most of our stay and enjoyed ourselves. Thank you for making us feel so welcome and for all the lovely touches within the cottage, lovely bread!'
Couple from Milton Keynes - 28th April 2017
'Thank you for a wonderful stay in this beautiful cottage. The home made bread on arrival was a lovely touch - delicious! We had a lovely afternoon in Framlingham and a yummy Sunday lunch at the Dennington Queen. The cottage has everything we could need and was an amazing place to stay for a long weekend with friends.'
Couple from Hoo, Kent - 17th April 2017
'Ben and I have never visited Suffolk before but can safely say we have loved the tranquil gardens, farms + beautiful countryside. Framlingham is a lovely market town and we noticed how friendly the locals are. Duncan is a great host and we very much enjoyed our loaf of bread and jam on arrival along with all of the home comforts. The cottage is amazing and we were very comfortable all weekend. We hope to visit again one day.'
Couple from Rochester, Kent - 17th April 2017
'Thank you Duncan, we have had the most wonderful week. The cottage is beautiful - a real credit to you and lacks for nothing. We will definately return. Very many thanks.'
Family from Southampton - 14th April 2017
'One of the best cottages we've stayed in. Clean and finished to a very high standard. We've had a great time. Thank you.'
Family from Surbiton - 7th April 2017
'What an amazing place. Homely and extremely comfortable, with everything you need and more. A real labour of love by Duncan, he should be rightly proud. Loved all the little touches, the bread and jam a warm welcome. It was great to make our own bread in the oven - what an experience. We have had amazing weather, so could even use the outside space. We are leaving reluctantly, having completely relaxed here. We would love to return again. Thank you so much.'
Couple from Kent - 31st March 2017
'This is our second visit here and we have enjoyed it just as much as our week last summer. Duncan was as helpful and the bread was much appreciated. Ideal base to visit friends and family in the area. We enjoyed exploring this area and liked Beccles and Diss, both old fashioned towns. Bakers Cottage is a quiet, restful holiday - ideal for relaxing. Thank you, Duncan.'
Couple from Canvey Island - 24th March 2017
'Charming property with plenty of character + everything really has been thought of. While here, we thoroughly enjoyed baking bread, playing games, enjoying our books in such a peaceful location. Plenty to see and do in the surrounding areas + we have made a lot of lovely memories. We very much recommend 'The Swan' + 'The Horseshoes' nearby for a warm welcome + hearty meal! Duncan has been fantastic, freindly + helpfull, providing us with everything we could've wanted to have an outstanding week away in Bakers Cottage, Suffolk!'
Family from Hailsham - 12th March 2017
'Thank you so much for a fabulous week! The cottage is beautiful and the hospitality from Duncan was wonderful. Our 19 month old loved the bean bags!! It was the perfect place to bring her for a lovely little break. Thanks for the bread - We are Nespresso converts now also!'
Family from Melton Mowbray - 24th February 2017
'We saw the cottage through a competition on facebook to win 3 nights for Valentines, We won!! So pleased we did - what a beautiful cottage, everything you would need is catered for and more! Very relaxing 3 days and nights. Duncan is great - very friendly and always there if needed. Making your own bread is a must! Duncan will help show you how to make the perfect loaf. We shall definately return! Thank you so much Duncan and Bakers Cottage.'
Couple from Norwich - 15th February 2017
'We had a lovely stay here, the cottage is gorgeous. Was impressed with the very well equiped kitchen. The only one suggestion I would have is to have a few plastic plates , cups etc. for the little ones. The children had a great time making pizzas. Bed and pillows were amazing, very comfortable, loved the shower and bath and lovely soft towels. Duncan was a great host, very helpful. Will definately be back. Also great value for money.'
Family from Colchester - 22nd January 2017
'We spent a lovely week at Bakers Cottage! A lovely bread, jams and butter and a crackling fire made a warm welcome. Thank you Duncan for the flour etc. to make our own bread. We even made use of the Weber bbq twice. Happy New Year to you'
Family from Enschede, Netherlands - New Year 2016
'A really wonderful Christmas! Thank you so much for decorating the house so beautifully for us, it really felt homely and welcoming. Perfect Christmas Tree! We had a great Christmas with family and we didn't stop eating, great! weather was glorious with frosty nights and sunny mornings. Thankyou for the crackers, mince pies and the bread Duncan.We said we would be back and we did. Hopefully will again. Happy New Year!!!'
Family from Salisbury - Christmas 2016
'We have had a superb week. Duncan, thankyou for thinking of everything we could possibly need. The home made bread was a triumph! And most welcome. We have been lucky with the weather, dry and cold - perfect for walking. Don't want to go home. Thankyou as it has been wonderful.'
Couple from Surrey - 3rd December 2016
'The best cottage we have ever stayed in! The Little Fish + Chip Shop in Southwold is well worth a visit, as is Norwich; the cathedral is beautiful. Thankyou so much for the warm welcome and tasty bread!'
Couple from Oxfordshire - 26th November 2016
'Duncan the owner is a gentleman! We loved the cottage, loads of character but all mod cons. Lovely fresh bread on arrival with log burner glowing - amazing!! We loved Suffolk, so many wonderful villages and coastal beuaty spots. You have to visit Southwold, it's a dream. We look forward to coming again - Thanks again Duncan. XX'
Couple from Leicestershire - 19th November 2016
'STRICTLY FABULOSO!!! .......10....10....10....10
Pete, Denise, Geoff & Michelle from Romford - 6th November 2016
'Bread, Authentic, Kitted out, Enjoyable, Restful, Special
Characterful, Outstanding, Traditional, Thought of everything, Accomodating, Great, Extra special thanks from the Careys'
Family from the New Forest - 4th November 2016
'We had a lovely stay in the cottage and loved the fresh bread and jam. Our 2 and 4 year old loved the bean bags (hours of fun) and they loved the garden toys too. We made pizza in the bread oven on our last night which turned out really well. During the days, we enjoyed exploring Southwold, the Broads and Framlingham Castle. Thanks Duncan for a very enjoyable stay!
Family from Hampshire - 26th October 2016
'We booked this last minute and have had a fabulous stay. The cottage is amazing, Duncan has done a fantastic restoration job. Fresh bread (delicious) butter, milk and jam on arrival. We had great fun making pizza and bread in the oven and the WiFi and netflix kept our teenager quiet! We will definately be back again. Thankyou for a lovely stay.'
Family from Felixstowe, Suffolk - 23rd October 2016
'Duncan, we've enjoyed our stay in your lovely cottage and thank you for the bread, very tasty! Recommendations, Swan at Hoxne, and the Fox and Goose at Fressingfield. Minsmere RSPB reserve, Framlingham Castle and the circular walk in Waveney Valley which starts and finishes in Beccles.'
Couple from Nantwich, Cheshire - 30th September 2016
'Thank you Duncan for fresh bread on arrival and being an overall wonderful host. Lovely stay, house is immaculate and some lovely original features. Would defo recommend to friends!'
Family from Thurrock, Essex - 26th September 2016
'Simply Beautiful Duncan! You are an amazing host, with a warm and hearty welcome. The incredible cottage you have spent blood, sweat and toil of 15 years creating is so very special. We love the way you took time to orientate us to the cottage, taking time to explain - we loved you and the cottage from the moment we met. It goes without saying that Louis took to you and was particularly fascinated by your garage. yuo have simply thought of everything; your attention to detail won us over. The homemade bread, the handsoaps, everything so clean. Your personable approach is second to none - we have had a super week and we will be back, with a taller, older Louis so watch out! Thank you.'
Family from Doddinghurst, Essex - 23rd September 2016
'What a lovely cottage, old yet modern and tastefully done! Holiday great, saw loads of beautiful places, I can now cross these off our list of places to go. We will just have to force ourselves to come back to see the rest. I recommend this cottage to all our friends and relatives. It is so welcoming and peaceful. Thanks a lot for this Duncan.'
Couple from Darlington, Co. Durham - 16th September 2016
'A warm welcome to a gem of a cottage! We liked it here very much. Hope we can come back again!'
Couple from Petersfield, Hampshire - 9th September 2016
'Just Wonderful! Thank you so much. Bakers Cottage is an absolute credit to you and a delight to stay in. We loved looking at the photos telling the story of the cottage's renovation - the care and utter attention to detail of it's bringing back to life are just stunning. We will recommend (already have done!) and fully intend to return for a longer stay'
Couple from Spalding, Lincs - 5th September 2016
Family from Gateshead - 2nd September 2016
'Perfect. We've stayed in a few 'cottages4you' cottages and this was by far the best in every respect. We can't fault it in any way and most importantly....so clean! The coffee, garden games, the netflix, the peace and quiet. Everything was and is perfect. Duncan, thankyou so much. I can see us returning and recommending to others'
Family from Muswell Hill, London - 29th August 2016
'Wow! What an absolute gem of a place! Duncan has gone above and beyond on every detail and it's obvious this is a labour of love and not just a money-making business. Everything from the fabulous coffee maker, top of the range TV, beautiful decor throughout and even garden games - just perfect! Duncan is the perfect host - warm, freindly and available but not intrusive. The only negative is we're only here for 3 nights! Thank you so much Duncan for making the holiday so special'
Family from Cleckheaton, West Yorks - 24th August 2016
'Dear Duncan, You're a nice man, who made/makes this a nice place to stay. Hope to be back, sooner or later'
Family from Heiloo, The Netherlands - 22nd August 2016
'Lovely cottage and warm welcome. Thankyou Duncan for the fresh bread etc. We visited lots of places and would recommend Framlingham Castle (English Heritage), Ickworth (National Trust), Bewilderwood (for children and adults), Southwold beach and pier, and Norwich Castle Museum. A relaxing location, an enjoyable week. Thank you'
Family from Canvey Island - 5th August 2016
'What a fabulous holiday! We have thoroughly enjoyed our week and are genuinely sad to be leaving. We've stayed in quite a few cottages over the last few years, and Bakers Cottage blows them all out of the water. It's been a priviledge to live in something that's had so much blood, sweat, and I suspect tears, going in to it. Thank you for a lovely place and so many thoughtful little touches. We will definately be back'
Family from Newcastle upon Tyne - 29th July 2016
'Beautiful accomodation in a lovely setting. Freshly baked bread on arrival and all the homely touches were really appreciated. Will recommend to family and friends. 5 stars *****'
Corporate Group, London - 19th June 2016
'Wonderful week, very relaxing - lovely welcome with freshly baked bread & jams. Made use of everything from bbq to pizza oven, coffee machine to air conditioning. Even the sunshine was arranged every day!!! Great attention to detail. Thank you so much'
Family from Maldon, Essex - 10th June 2016
'We were sad to leave this lovely cottage today but will make sure we return! The cottage is full of character with all the mod-cons. The garden is a real joy, we enjoyed having a bbq and the boys played out there very happily. The Swan do an amazing roast, well worth a visit. Duncan is a wonderful host and makes the best bread! We had a fun filled week packing in as much as we could. We would love to come and spend Christmas here which I hope we will in the near future. Thanks Duncan, we are so pleased to have discovered this little gem'
Family from Folkestone, Kent - 3rd June 2016
'A lovely quirky cottage but with many mod cons. We loved using the pizza oven and BBQ (making use of the lovely weather we had this week) Duncan was very hospitable and we appreciated the guided tour, and homemade bread. Recommendations of places to visit in Norfolk/Suffolk - Holkam Beach, Minsmere RSPB nature reserve, Somerleyton Hall, and Wheatfen Broad.
The cottage is perfect for visiting both counties - will recommend to friends'
Group from Dorridge, Solihull - 13th May 2016
Thank you so much for the personal touch in all areas. We had a fantastic time here. You have truly created an idyllic cottage. We will definitely return and recommend you to friends and family'
Group from London - 2nd May 2016
'A beautifully restored cottage with loads of charm and character, thank you to Duncan for being such a helpfull host and, of course, for the delicious freshly baked loaf of bread. Have had a wonderful week and would certainly recommend Bakers Cottage, top marks. Thankyou'
Family from Stockton-on-Tees, Teeside - 29th April 2016
'Duncan, thank you so much for creating a cottage that we were able to relax, unwind and enjoy the beautiful Suffolk countryside.'
Couple from Gravesend, Kent - 8th April 2016
'Fabulous cottage, very tastefully restored and will be taking some interior ideas home for our own house. Lovely welcome from Duncan and the attention to detail with the homemade bread and milk was very thoughtful. Out first visit to Suffolk and will certainly not be our last, a wonderful part of the country.'
Family from Leicestershire - 4th April 2016
'Had a lovely holiday, beautiful cottage, with great touches throughout. the children enjoyed making pizzas and scones. Duncan was a fantastic host making sure everything was perfect for us, and nice to arrive to milk and homebaked bread, thank you, would def recommend'
Family from North Yorkshire - 28th March 2016
'Have enjoyed a relaxing few days getting away from it. The cottage is immaculately presented, very comfortable and has everything and more. We've loved it here and will be recommending Bakers Cottage to friends and family. Thank you'
Couple from Seaford, East Sussex - 7th March 2016
'Beautifully restored, comfortable cottage; lovely home away from home, with all mod cons and more! Excellent vaule "off season", will hope to return someday'
Couple from Wokingham, Berks - 28th February 2016
'Suffolk is beautiful & full of interesting places to visit. Our few days here have been a joy.Our cottage was very well appointed and felt like home from home. The experience was heightened by the small touches - freshly made bread & milk on arrival & the small touches scattered around. Thank you Duncan.'
Couple from Pamber Heath, Hampshire - 12th February 2016
'A very enjoyable stay in a beautifully restored cottage. You have equiped with attention to detail making it a very comfortable stay. The wood burner was particularly welcome after some winter walks in beautiful Suffolk.'
Couple form Chislehurst, Kent - 4th February 2016
'Thankyou so much for a lovely time, Christmas 2015. The cottage was just perfect, and we've had a wonderful time at Bakers Cottage. Duncan couldn't have been a kinder host, and as other guests have mentioned, a freshly baked loaf on arrival was a real treat. The cottage was so comfortable with everything one could wish for. Thankyou again, we'll be back.'
Family from London - 27th December 2015
'After a long journey and arriving in the dark, the welcome at Bakers Cottage was spot on! Subdued lighting, music playing in the background, log burner blazing and the smell of freshly baked bread immediately made us feel at home. First impressions of Bakers Cottage did not disappoint, a cottage full of character, sympathetically and lovingly restored to a very high standard and equipped with everything that we could possibly wish for...and more! And set in the perfect location to 'Get away from it all' We enjoyed exploring the area, particularly Minsmere RSPB Nature Reserve and the Norfolk Broads. We hope to come back in the near future and will certainly recommend Bakers Cottage to friends and family. Thank you for a wonderful stay!'
Family from Folkstone, Kent - 31st October 2015
'Thank you, Duncan, for your warm welcome to your exquisite 5***** cottage. You have wonderful taste, and we so admire what you've done with this beautiful building. What a peaceful location - and we loved the llamas!'
Family from Twickenham - 26th October 2015
'What a fantastic place, so comfortable and made it so easy to come back to after our various day trips. Thanks for the bread, and for anyone looking for somewhere to eat, The Queens Head in Eye is superb.'
Couple from Warminster, Wilts - 9th October 2015
'Duncan, you have done yourself proud with your 20 year project. You made us feel welcome and the cottage is wonderful. It felt like home from home and we will definately book again sometime. Baking in the Victorian oven was a fun experience and the villages in the vacinity were interesting. Thankyou.'
Family from Basildon - 28th September 2015
'What a lovely cottage! The fresh bread on arrival was a nice touch that we continued to enjoy for the whole weekend. The guide folder was really useful as we worked out walks in the local area and what pubs to visit. Duncan's welcome kicked off the tone of the holiday; we had a great relaxing time. Would come again!'
Couple from London - 25th September 2015
'We have enjoyed a wonderful long weekend, making the most of the last of the summer sun! The cottage is stunning, everything we had hoped for + we will certainly be recommending it to family and friends. Thank you!'
Couple from Beckenham, Kent - 21st September 2015
'The cottage is lovely and really cosy and the fresh bread was lovely. I would definately come back. The cottage is so lovely and very quiet which was perfect for us. Love all the original features and would like to stay in the cottage during winter so I could get the wood burner going! Beds so comfy too!'
Family from Colchester - 4th September 2015
'We had three really wonderful days in your lovely cottage. We went crabbing and to a fete in Walberswick, wandered around Alderburgh, had a really tasty meal in Brome at The Oaksmere with our extended family and finished with a very enjoyable birthday party in the cottage, wonderful!
Duncan, thank you so much for allowing us to bring the whole family to your amazing cottage, so kind of you! We all liked it very much and quite a few of us wanted to move in, it's so beautifully done and presented. No doubt, we'll be back. Thank you!
PS The bread was really tasty and the petanque set was a great success. The boys really enjoyed it.'
Family from Salisbury - 31st August 2015
'We had a lovely holiday here in this beautiful cottage. The cottage is very thoughtfully equipped and had everything we needed, especially a well stocked kitchen, netflix, bread oven, bbq, and a stairgate :-) Charlotte aged nearly 1 year had lots of firsts on this holiday - happy memories. Thank you Duncan!
To echo the above! What a beautiful cottage and wonderfull holiday - everything we needed was available, very well appointed kitchen and a warm welcome from Duncan. We really enjoyed making homemade pizza in the bread oven (followed by rolls that we couldn't resist!) - we will sen pictures. Lovely cycling in the local area, and fantastic trips to Southwold and a boat trip on the Norfolk Broads. Thankyou!!'
Two Families from Essex and Nottinghamshire - 28th August 2015
'Dear Duncan, what a wonderful cottage you have here in East Anglia. We've been visiting England for many years now, but this is for sure one of the top cottages we've stayed in. Everything so well organised and rebuilt with so much care for details. And you are a real host to us. The bread tasted really good :-) Thanks again and hope to return somewhere in the future.'
Family from Helmond, Netherlands - 21st August 2015
'Beautiful cottage. We have had a relaxing week here and would definately return. Beds really comfy, lovely calm colours everywhere and Duncan is very attentive. Made bread in the old oven with his help. Thank you for a great week'
Family from Kent - 14th August 2015
'We were all absolutely bowled over when we arrived here. We had had a long drive and our teenage sons and 11 year old daughter were really impressed. We couldn't believe how lucky we were. It is a beautiful scrupulously clean cottage and so tasteful. The beds are extremely comfortable which has been an really important part of the holiday for us! The welcome was second to none and Duncan has been an extremely attentive and patient host.. Thankyou, this is much appreciated. We enjoyed Oxborough Hall and Southwold Pier (but it is expensive!) The sand dunes at Gt Yarmouth were a hit and so was the tea shop near the Pleasure Beach. We went to Pleasurewood Hills theme park which had one excellent ride for teenagers but the rest of it was better for younger ones. We were glad we used out Tesco vouchers. Thankyou for a lovely week - we would definately come again.'
Family from Cheshire - 7th August 2015
'This was our first visit to Suffolk and rather a wet one! It hasn't spoilt our weekend and we managed to get to Southwold on Saturday to catch a shower and sunshine! A lovely town worth an explore. A comfy and beautiful cottage, thank you Duncan'
Family from Sheffield - 27th July 2015
'Fantastic cottage. Lovely warm welcome from Duncan. As always it was a pleasure to return to Suffolk. And after the worst summer I can remember in Scotland the Suffolk weather didn't disappoint. Fish and chip shop in Long Stratton is a 'must'. If you have small children with you the Snail ride at Gt Yarmouth is always a hoot. Would like to return to this little haven - Thank you Duncan'
Family from Inverness - 17th July 2015
'We have thoroughly enjoyed our week in Suffolk - it has been a really relaxing holiday. We couldn't have chosen a nicer place to stay than Bakers Cottage, which had everything that we needed - plus. (The bread was delicious and the tea provisions greatly appreciated when we arrived). We marvelled at the interior - this was before we had seen the photographs of the original barn! The location is just so wonderfully quiet which, I know we will talk about 0n our journey back, as we head down the M5 to the hustle and bustle of life near Bristol. We hope that we may be back in the not too distant future. Many thanks.'
Couple from Bristol - 12th June 2015
'It is raining on our last day which makes it easier to leave this lovely place. Fantastic cottage - home away from home. Thank you for the bread which was gratefully received! We will be recommending this cottage to friends and family. We couldn't have asked for anything more. Thankyou!'
Couple from West Sussex - 5th June 2015
'Thanks for the loaf of bread on arrival & pint of milk. Lovely clean cottage. Love the log burner & the TV. Steep stairs need careful negotiation - ribs will recover in time! NHS Walk-in was good in Norwich!! New bike helmets were not used! Nice sunny pation in a morning. Suffolk is beautiful'
Family from Leicester - 29th May 2015
'Thankyou Duncan for a lovely stay. Everything was absolutely spot on and we couldn't have asked for anything more. We will be writing you excellent reviews on Trip Advisor and Cottages4You. For future guests - there are some lovely cycle rides around. The booklet on rides around Eye is very useful. The Turkish restaurant, The Turquaz, in Diss is very nice. The Indian Takeaway, Indian View is good, and a visit to Aldeburgh is always worth it'
Couple from West Yorkshire - 25th April 2015
'We have had a really enjoyable and comfortable stay. The cottage has been renovated to a really high standard. We have found absolutely everything in the cottage that we have needed. We would certainly stay here again if visiting this area. Thank you Duncan, 5 stars *****!'
Family from Norfolk - 10th April 2015
'Thankyou for a lovely stay, cottage was fantastic and Duncan was the perfect host and provided nice little touches around the home especially the fresh baked loaf on the first day! Would stay again and would recommend to anyone visiting the area'
Family from Kent - 6th April 2015
'Worth the long drive. Duncan has been a great host and the cottage has been a home from home. Weather has been interesting with gales and a thunderstorm but despite this we have visited castles and Sutton Hoo, we have segwayed in the forest and had lovely walks. Southwold pier and town is worth a visit as are Dunwich and the RSPB Minsmere reserve. The Oaksmere, Eye can be recommended for a lovely bar meal and the restaurant looked somewhere to go for a treat. Thankyou Duncan for providing a lovely retreat and the homemade fresh loaf on arrival'
Family from Oxfordshire - 3rd April 2015
'What a privilege to be the first visitor. Duncan has done a magnificent job in designing and restoring the building into a wonderful luxurious holiday home. Although on my own, the experience was superb and relaxing. Don't worry about the stairs, just descend backwards, hope to return again'
Gentleman from Surrey - 6th February 2015