'We had a lovely warm welcome from Duncan who showed us around his beautiful cottage. Everything was spotless and comfortable. Highly recommend The Oaksmere - we only visited the bar but the restaurant looked great too. Friendly staff and fabulous food. We tried out the pizza oven and that was hugely succesful. Would love to return in warmer weather to enjoy the garden too. Many thanks'
Couple from Essex - 11th February 2019
'What an absolutely beautiful cottage. We have loved every moment of our stay. Our welcome was lovely and personal, just what we needed after a 2hr drive. The cottage was spotless and really is a home away from home. This is our first trip to the county and area and we have fallen in love. It hasn't even mattered that it's February because it has still been so lovely. Elijah has many pictures for his memory box to look back on in the future of his first holiday to Suffolk! Thank you for everything Duncan x'
Family from Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire - 8th February 2019
'Second time visiting this beautiful cottage, and it was just as lovely as we remembered. A great place to celebrate mum's 60th! We took a lovely walk to The Swan pub through the countryside and had lots of family time playing games. Thank you once again Duncan for a fantastic stay and all the lovely little extra touches that add to your stay. We hope to return again in warmer weather to make the most of the outside area.'
Family from Essex - 29th January 2019
'A good post Christmas/NY gathering for all. A lovely cosy cottage with an inviting smell of bread when we arrived. It was scrumptious. Thankyou Duncan for your wonderful hospitality.'
Family from Leicestershire - 6th January 2019
'Our first visit to beautiful, characterful Bakers Cottage. Nice touches of fresh bread, butter and jam on the kitchen table on arrival. Oh, and the Christmas Tree in the living room. Perfect place to escape to for some peace and quiet - we live next to a busy road! We loved the comfy bed and the wood burner. Well equipped kitchen. Netflix was great too. All i all a very cosy, comfy and enjoyable stay. Thanks for letting us store our bikes in the garage too. We love Suffolk and Norfolk so we may well be back one day.'
Couple from Essex - 3rd January 2019
'This was out 2nd visit to Bakers Cottage. We had a wonderful Christmas at the cottage it was everything we could have wished for and more. Thankyou Duncan for the lovely bread and mince pies on arrival, oh and the chocolates!! We will be returning again that is for sure. This cottage really feels like home from home to us all. Happy New Year Duncan, look forward to seeing you soon in the near future xxx'
Family from Kent - Christmas 2018
'We have thoroughly enjoyed our time at the cottage, so well equiped and thought out. On arriving we were met by Duncan who was such a lovely and accommodating host. It was lovely talking about the journey the cottage has been through with Duncan at the helm. Don't miss having a look at the photo album on the bookcase. Such a nice touch to be met with fresh bread, jams and tea/coffee/milk. I've never eaten so much bread, we took the opportunity to use the Victorian bread oven, which was good fun.
With extras such as WiFi (I did laugh at Maslow's hierachy of needs), Netflix, air con, wood burner. We will certainly stay again. Thank you Duncan for sharing your project - a real retreat from the normal pace of life.'
Couple from Clacton - 17th December 2018
'Thank you for looking after us and providing such a comfortable well-equipped and well thought out cottage. We particularly appreciated the fresh bread on our arrival and the other thoughtful touches such as ice in the freezer, pizza dough etc.
The cottage is beautiful and we'd love to come back! Thank you'
Family from Suffolk/Essex - 2nd December 2018
'Thank you Duncan so much for providing us with all we needed to have such a warm, cosy, comfortable and enjoyable stay in your beautiful cottage. We've fallen in love with Suffolk and look forward to returning soon. Thank you.'
Couple from France - 27th November 2018
'Thank you SO MUCH - we had a really super weekend in your lovely cottage. Thankyou for the goodies. Great attention to detail. Just lovely! Great fun at the Kings Head (Low House) Laxfield.'
Group from St Ives, Cambs - 9th November 2018
'Lovely week (despite the rain) in a lovely cottage. Perfect host, smashing bread. Thank you.'
Couple from Monmouthshire - 3rd November 2018
'Fantastic welcome with warm bread and a very friendly Duncan. Exceptionally clean cottage, we felt like we were the only ones who've stayed here. Warm, comfortable and cosy. Just perfect. Thank you Duncan'
Family from S.E. London - 26th October 2018
'This is our second stay and we found this cosy cottage just as comfortable and sparkling clean as last time. A great base for visiting relatives nearby, and the comfortable sitting room was just right for our first viewing of 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society'! Recommend the Thetford Go Ape for some treetop adventuring. Thank you Duncan!'
Family from New Forest - 19th October 2018
'Our third visit to this lovely cottage. A relaxing week with really lovely weather for our walks.'
Couple from Milton Keynes - 12th October 2018
'Thank you Duncan for your hospitality. The cottage was the perfect writing retreat for me - although the fantastic weather was a bit of a distraction! The cottage was very well provisioned and was very comfortable. A great find!'
Lady from Enfield - 5th October 2018
'Thank you for an enjoyable break. Weather good considering the time of year. Enjoyed the steam museum near Diss and Framlingham Castle. The cottage was very comfy and the decor your have to be recommended for. Well done!'.
Couple from Herne Bay, Kent - 27th September 2018
'Thank you Duncan for providing such a lovely escape from our normal lives, the home and garden are really nice and you seem to have thought of everything to make it just right for a relaxing break. Your work on the property must have been a real hard slog but the end result is fabulous, a genuine labour of love to ensure all of the history of the property is not lost. Hope to see you again.'
Family from Bedfordshire - 17th September 2018
'Lovely cottage, chose it because red is my favourite colour. Thank you Duncan for the lovely bread, butter and Tiptree jam, thought it would go nice with a cup of tea, but realised we had forgotten to pack any tea bags....but...then found some in the tea cannister. Very impressed with how clean everything was. Tried the shampoo and conditioner as well (but got the wrong way round as I had water in my eyes). Recommend the Museum of East Anglin Life in Stowmarket, but is better if it's a nice sunny day. Diss is also nice, we went to Katies Kitchen for coffee and scone, very pretty table cloth and curtains, there are lots of charity shops there (if you like charity shops) (now I'm going home with more junk than I brought). Also recommend the book on the shelf in the cottage. Make Me by Lee Child...but there wasn't enough time to finish it...shame'.
Family from Southend - 14th September 2018
'Thank you Duncan for such a great stay at your wonderful cottage. Enjoyed every minute!'
Family from Surrey - 10th September 2018
'Beautiful cottage very carefully restored building with great attention to detail. A warm welcome from Duncan who should also be classed as a 'Master Baker'. Only negative remark is that our stay could not have been longer. We will look forward to a return visit in the future and hopefully try the pizza oven and wood burner. Many thanks to you Duncan we wish you well.'
Couple from London - 3rd September 2018
'We loved playing the games and we love the pizza oven. This is a really nice house, thank you Duncan. Love Georgina Aged 6
I've loved playing with the different garden activities and have spent more time with my family rather than my phone! I also enjoyed the beaches and, along with my sisters, have found a new love for the 2p arcade games on Southwold Pier. Thanks, Annabel (14)
I love the 3D TV and want to take it home! I've also loved playing badminton, even when it rained. The pizza oven was great and made the pizzas taste really nice. Thanks, Eleanor, Age 11.
We have, all of us, vastly appreciated the time and thought which has, quite clearly, been devoted into the restoration of the cottage, which has been such a wonderful part of our holiday in Suffolk. A huge thank you to Duncan'
Family from Cheltenham - 31st August 2018
'Our third visit to this beautiful cottage which was as perfect as the first one. We look forward to coming again.'
Family from London - 27th August 2018
'We loved the cottage, a true taste of countryside living, wonky floors, scairy stairs, teamed with present day luxury. Thank you Duncan for all the little extras, we have never tated better bread, and the addition of the garden made it perfect.'
Family from Kent - 24th August 2018
'We had a lovely week at Bakers Cottage. The cottage had everything we needed to have a peaceful and comfortable stay. We had great fun exploring the Suffolk/Norfolk places of interest and can highly recommend the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary and Colchester Zoo.'
Family from East Sussex - 17th August 2018
'Superb accomodation, wonderful weather and a fabulous holiday 10/10. The boys didn't want to leave. The no-pets policy is a real winner for the little man, so thankyou for opting to be pet-free. We will be back. Thankyou Duncan'
Family from Cumbria - 8th August 2018
'Beautiful cottage with all the mod cons but lots of old charm too, perfect for exploring this lovely part of our country. Duncan you have given us the best possible home away from home we could ever wish for. Well worth the 12 hour journey! Thank you.'
Couple from Cumbria - 3rd August 2018
'Had a lovely time here, the rooms were wonderful and I was happy that they had air con. We played badminton all the time and overall was great. By Eliza age 12 3/4'
Family from Essex - 27th July 2018
'Can't think of enough or even adequate adjectives to describe how perfect this place is. Pity we have to leave. Had 7 days of a perfect break. We wanted to explore Suffolk but instead always wanted to get back here and enjoy it. Can't think of anywhere we've been that's been better. Only thing that went wrong was that England lost - pity Duncan wasn't the manager!'
Couple from London - 13th July 2018
'What a fabulous holiday - cottage superb! Duncan the ideal host quietly in the background should anything be required. What a great cottage - luxurious. Weather 27oC + every day. Flycatchers in the garden amazing to study. We will be back - a very big thank you!! 5 Stars'
Family from Northants - 29th June 2018
'A most friendly and informative welcome received from Duncan on our first day here. Bakers Cottage had all and more than we needed. Very clean and well equipped down to handsoap and pressed tea towels. Beds very comfy and despite owls hooting slept well! Certainly recommend and would love to stay again. 5 Stars'
Couple from Kent - 15th June 2018
'What a fabulous cottage! We've had a great week helped by the great weather! The cottage is very comfortable and has everything you will ever need! Duncan has done it up beautifully - he left us to our own devices but was on hand if needed. We've done plenty around Suffolk and Norfolk but there's still more to explore. We hope to be back in the future!'
Family from Solihull - 1st June 2018
'Thank you very much once again Duncan. We've had a great time again at Bakers Cottage. It's always nice to have such a freindly host. 10/10 again'
Couple from Hampshire - 18th May 2018
'A lovely week in Bakers Cottage. Our second visit. Lovely weather this time! A very relaxing break in superb surroundings.'
Couple from Milton Keynes - 11th May 2018
'We have had such a lovely time this week thanks to your fine work at this cottage and the beautiful Suffolk countryside. Southwold, Lavenham, Needham Market and the walk around the lake, Framlingham and lake walk with views of church, castle and college. Thankyou for the extra touches. We made and baked pizza and focacca. You really have made a great job. Thankyou.'
Couple from Lincolnshire - 27th April 2018
'Booked last minute - what a find! Fabulous facilities - too short a stay - marvellous in the heat with the air con - didn't get the chance to use everything - many thanks for the friendly greeting.'
Couple from Lancashire - 23rd April 2018
'Absolutely fantastic cottage, renovated to perfection. A great place to base ourselves for a few days - a real home from home. So many nice touches which add to this lovely little retreat. Great location and friendly owner. Thankyou Duncan'
Family from Lincolnshire - 2nd April 2018
'Beautiful cottage, log burner particularly welcome due to the snow. Our first attempt at pizza making wasn't perfect but nevertheless very tasty. All in all a perfect weekend. Thank you Duncan.'
Group from Essex - 19th March 2018
This is a beautiful cottage - warm and cosy with so many little extra features. Duncan was great and very helpful - thank you for the lovely freshly baked loaf, jam and butter! The photograph album tracking the restoration of Bakers Cottage was extremely interesting. Hope to return sometime and will definitely recommend to our friends and family.'
Couple from Dunstable, Beds - 9th March 2018
'Lovely cottage in a perfect location. Duncan was very friendly and helpful, couldn't do enough on our first day. Cottage is very clean, and had everything tou need, plus some lovely little extras. Had some lovely family time using the pizza oven and sitting around the cosy log burner. My son was additionally impressed with the coffee machine. Overall a fantastic weekend and would love to return.'
Lovely stay in the Snug. Really cosy and a great night sleep. Lovely cottage, and a great weekend. Thank you Duncan for providing such a beautiful place.'
Family from Essex - 26th February 2018
'A lovely, beautiful cottage, thank you, beautiful stay 10/10 everything perfect, and the bread was delicious. We hope to come back again soon. (A lovely Valentines X)'
Couple from North Walsham, Norfolk - 15th February 2018
'A lovely stay at your spacious, yet cosy, cottage. We appreciated the little extras that you provide very much. It is clear that much love has gone into this restoration. 5* review on facebook page. Many thanks'
Group from Bedfordshire - 11th February 2018
'Perfect cottage. Well done Duncan. We had a relaxing time in here. Home away from home. Will be back sometime.'
Couple from London - 30th January 2018
'We had a wonderful stay at Bakers Cottage. Duncan was very welcoming and made us feel right at home. It was a very relaxing and peaceful break ans was the perfect location. We would highly recommend Bakers Cottage to our family and friends and would like to come back in the near future. Thank you for creating such a lovely little cottage for everyone to enjoy!'
Family from Guildford, Surrey - 1st January 2018
'All I want to say is 'Perfect'. I love everything about this cottage. It has everything you need, spotless and comfortable. Thanks for making mine and my sister's birthday memorable! I will definately recommend Bakers Cottage to family and friends.
This cottage is beautiful, it's like home from home but better, it has everything you need. Both my children have had a great time especially playing with the games and making pizza. Will definately recommend to family and friends and hopefully visit again in the near future. Thank you Duncan'
Family from Chelmsford - 20th November 2017
'Duncan's cottage is the best, the kitchen is fantastic, there is no cottage better than this one. OMG the little cupboard in the room I stayed in was really cute, it would be perfect for someone like me. The bedside table is a perfect home I made for my teddy bears. I had fun making pizza, also the beds are comfortable and the bathroom was really cool. But the best part was spending time with my family and celebrating my Mum and Auntie's birthday. Hope to return again soon. PS I like the TV and the bean bags'
Rachel, aged 9, from Chelmsford - 20th November 2017
'We have had a fantastic holiday in this beautiful holiday cottage. We visited Framlingham Castle, Southwold (beautiful) and Baylam Farm, all of which lovely days out! We also made pizzas and used the bread oven which was great fun! Thankyou Duncan - the bread was delicious!!'
Family from Shrewsbury, Shropshire - 28th October 2017
'Lovely cottage! We've had a great time exploring a little of the local area as well as enjoying spending time relaxing in the cottage. Our boys enjoyed using the pizza oven - which worked well and the Nespresso machine is a nice touch too. We'd recommend Banham Zoo as a nice family day out. Thank you to Duncan for all the little touches which have made this such a great place to stay. The bread we had on arrival was lovely and just what we needed after being caught in bad traffic.'
Family from Rainham, Kent - 23rd October 2017
'We have had a wonderfully relaxing stay in your beautiful and extremely well-equiped holiday cottage. We have enjoyed the garden - playing badminton and petanque. The chiminea was a huge plus point and it was great fun to sit in the early evening toasting marshmallows.
After a long drive we really appreciated the warm welcome of fresh bread, jam and the Nespresso coffee maker. The cottage is very cosy and we enjoyed all the games - thanks for providing Scrabble and Monopoly too!
The cottage is well-situated for some excellent excursions. Southwold and Aldburgh are both charming and our boys really enjoyed Framlingham Castle.
Thank you for your hospitality - we highly recommend Bakers Cottage for a great get-away.'
Family from Brighton - 20th October 2017
'Thank you Duncan for your warm welcome. Your cottage is so comfortable and homely, which has made it very easy to settle in, and we enjoyed our stay here immensely.'
Couple from Daventry - 6th October 2017
'Such an enchanting cottage, which we have both fallen in love with, the stars at night can be seen through the sky-light in the bedroom and are breathtaking in their true beauty without street lights. The kitchen is homely, spacious and a joy to come down to in the morning - The bed is extremely comfortable to retire to at the end of the day. Lovely patio - we spent a great evening toasting marshmallows and making wishes under the stars. 10/10 for an amazing host - Duncan and thankyou for the welcome. The delicious homemade bread and milk in the fridge. Thankyou for having the vision to create this wonderful cottage and to share it. We go home rested and re-juvinated.'
Couple from Essex - 28th September 2017
'Very nice and comfortable cottage. Duncan gave us a warm welcome with a nice loaf of bread! The surroundings are beautiful and you can enjoy walking around. It's very quiet and relaxing around here. We liked very much to visit Norwich, Bury St. Edmunds and several houses and gardens. The houses and villages are beautifully kept.
Suffolk is not too touristic and that's very different from, by example, the Cotswolds. We haven't met other Dutch people here (tourists) except the woman in the Co-op in Eye! She lives here already for seven years. Such a strange co-incidence that we met the only Dutch lady who lives here!
We had a lovely stay in Bakers Cottage. I will 'pin' some photos on my Pinterest page.'
Couple from The Netherlands - 18th September 2017
'Cottage has every comfort imaginable - many thanks Duncan for a lovely week. Toured the area, lots of antiques - loved Soutwold the best!
Couple from Kent - 8th September 2017
'We've loved staying in this beautiful cottage, so cosy, clean and welcoming. The children absolutely loved the garden and games.
We enjoyed visiting Southwold, and we also spent the day in Norwich. It rained non-stop one day, but we spent a few hours at Oaklands Leisure swimming pool. Would highly recommend as you have sole use of the pool and the changing area, which the kids loved!
We have thoroughly enjoyed exploring the area and so pleased that we chose to stay in this gorgeous cottage!'
Family from Essex - 1st September 2017
'This cottage exceeded all of our expectations, it's faultless. On arrival Duncan welcomed us so well, friendly, informative and the freshly baked loaf which we all loved - if only mine turned out so well!
Not only is this cottage beautiful and comfortable, but what impressed us was that everything has been thought of - utensils, crockery, indoor and outdoor entertainment, air conditioning and lots of local information.
Duncan, thank you so much for everything. we have had a lovely relaxed family holiday that was much needed. We can't wait to come back.
This we recommend;
Bake your own pizzas in the bread oven - fun and tasty
Framlingham Castle - lovely setting
Southwold - lovely pier and seaside
Village walk (from folder) - spot lots of wildlife - deer, rabbits and owls'
Family from Nottinghamshire - 25th August 2017
'Faultless home from home! Everything you need plus more. Perfect short break, would return and recommend to others. Thank you for a lovely stay!!!'
Family from Milton Keynes - 21st August 2017
'We arrived at Bakers Cottage on a beautiful evening with our grand-children. Duncan gave us a fantastic friendly welcome. The homemade bread was superb. Duncan showed us round. The cottage is lovely, very clean, full of character. Our grand-children enjoyed the garden with plenty of toys and games. Had a great day at Framlingham Castle and Southwold. On our last evening we had a great meal in The Swan in Hoxne. Thank you so much Duncan for a lovely stay in your superb cottage.'
Family from Lincoln - 18th August 2017
'Our first visit to this wonderful cottage, met by Duncan, with the lovely smell of fresh baked bread on arrival. The cottage had everything you could possibly want for a perfect holiday, would recommend this place to anybody and looking forward to our next visit.'
Two couples from Kent - 14th August 2017
'This was our first visit to Bakers Cottage and we've had an amazing holiday! The whole place is stunningand we felt very comfortable and happy here. Particularly loved the small touches such as the homemade bread waiting for us when we arrived and being able to have fun using the pizza oven. Looking forward to a return visit!!'
Family from Ossett, West Yorkshire - 11th August 2017
'We had a wonderful stay here, one of the best cottages we've been to.There was various activities to do in the garden, personally I loved playing badminton. It is very well equipped even had a barbeque which we used. Bread was freshly made on arrival and it tasted amazing. One thing we would recommend is a full length mirror for the ladies. Overall, the cottage had everything that we needed, even air con and it was an amazing stay.'
Family from London - 23rd July 2017
'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