Guestbook

See what our previous guests have to say about their stay at the cottage.

“We really enjoyed our stay at this beautiful cottage”

“We really enjoyed our stay at this beautiful cottage and will be returning as soon as we can. Everything has been carefully thought about and has that lovely homely feel about it. Well done! We recommend The Black Lion Pub for Sunday lunch!”

Karl & Danielle Long
November 2021

“A stunning cottage, we enjoyed the Inglenook fire with the bottle of prosecco!”

“A lovely short break on the way home from a week on the Suffolk coast. A stunning cottage, we enjoyed the Inglenook fire with the bottle of prosecco! Good dog walks across the road and an enjoyable visit to Melford Hall”

Steven, Jillian & Mulligan
October 2021

“We had the best of times here. A home from home”

“Thank you for having us! Thank you for the wine. Thank you for the dog treat! We had the best of times here. A home from home. Faultless, everything to hand. Determined to return home to pick up my paintbrushes again. Thanks for inspiration.”

Gill & Chris, October 2021

“We thoroughly enjoyed our mini break in this stunning cottage”

“It is in the perfect location to enjoy all that Long Melford has to offer. (and that is a lot!).
We enjoyed the high street shops, especially the antique shops and the little tea room, and a fabulous meal at The Swan (would definitely recommend!). We will be back, hopefully when its a little cooler so we can enjoy using the fire!
Thank you for a wonderful stay here!”

Mark and Chloé, Max and Oreo (the dogs).
September 2021

“We greatly enjoyed our stay in your comfortable and characterful cottage”

“We greatly enjoyed our stay in your comfortable and characterful cottage. It was a lovely base for revisiting my old home in Depden and seeing old friends. Thanks again, we felt quite at home!”

Gay, Graham & Ossi (Labrador),
August 2021

“The special extra touches such as robes, candles etc made it even more welcoming”

“Perfect! We have loved every minute of our stay here. It is so full of character and very tastefully decorated. The special extra touches such as robes, candles etc made it even more welcoming. Set in the middle of such a lively street was a bonus, never too far to walk for food or drink! We hope to be back one day. Thanks Karen, we loved it!”

Judy & Keith, August 2021

“We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here”

“Thank you for the use of your beautiful home. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We love the area (our 16th year!!) and will be back! Love Bury St Edmunds, Lavenham, Cambridge and Norwich to name but a few. Wonderful places and many memorable meals. Many thanks.”

Judith, Neil & Poppy the dog!
August 2021

“An incredible hub in the heart of one of Suffolk’s premier villages”

“Karen, thank you for a wonderful 10 days in your gorgeous cottage! It has been an incredible hub in the heart of one of Suffolk’s premier villages. We (me and local friends) did more local tourism than we’ve ever done, Kentwell Hall for the first time in 20 years!! A perfect base to rediscover my home counties from, with every detail considered. Thank you! ”

Olivia, August 2021

“Loved the cottage & exploring the local area”

“Short but sweet stay – loved the cottage and exploring the local area, a lovely change of scene. Hope to be back!”

Sarah & Rohit, July 2021

“The photos don’t do it justice”

“We loved staying in Long Melford at Karen’s place – it’s such a beautiful place, the photos don’t do it justice. Our only regret was coming in the summer, as we didn’t get to use the stunning open fire!”

Jamie, July 2021

“Lovely stay in this gorgeous cottage”

“Lovely stay in this gorgeous cottage. So stylish and comfortable and equipped with everything you need for a mini break. Great place for exploring Suffolk. Village has a lot to offer, Swan restaurant, nice art gallery and lovely walks. Thanks for the Prosecco!!”

Annika and Warnock, June 2021

“Great cottage/location/county”

“Great cottage/location/county. All in all a wonderful week. Thank you.”

The Tavernors, June 2021

“All you could need for a fab stay”

“Excellent cottage with uneven floors upstairs right in the heart of Long Melford. (Opposite The Cock and Bell pub). Beautiful furnishings, clean and with all you could need for a fab stay. Lovely garden with fairy lights to enjoy your breakfast coffee or pre dinner drinks.”

Andrew, June 2021

“Lovely place!”

“Lovely place. Need to return in Winter to test the fireplace! Local pubs all good. Swan recommended for food & cocktails.”

June 2021

“Well equipped and comfortable”

“Well equipped and comfortable. An enjoyable couple of days, thank you”

The Morses, May 2021

“What a lovely place”

“We had a wonderful stay, thank you for your hospitality, what a lovely place.”

Andrew & Venetia, May 2021

“We have had a fantastic 2 night stay at the cottage!”

“We have had a fantastic 2 night stay at the cottage! What a beautiful place to stay – prosecco and Christmas tree were greatly appreciated. We made good use of the fire as we even had a bit of snow! Long Melford is a great village with beautiful walks and plenty of amenities – would recommend dining at The Swan, fresh bread from the bakery and a potter around the shops – especially the dog friendly department store! Looking forward to our next visit.”

Jess, Henry & Murphy, 4th December 2020

“The cottage itself is lovely and the thoughtful extra little touches helped make our stay even nicer”

“A superb break. The location of the cottage is fantastic. Great pubs, walks with the dog and within easy reach of Bury St Edmunds and Felixstowe beach. The cottage itself is lovely and the thoughtful extra little touches helped make our stay even nicer. Thank you for providing Charlie dog treats and the surprise prosecco. We would recommend the cottage 100%. This has been a great stay for us, thank you for your hospitality.”

Dave, Emma & Charlie, 26th October 2020

“Very comfortable, well equipped cottage”

“Great location, our first time in Suffolk. A beautiful county and despite Covid restrictions, mask wearing and very mixed weather, have really enjoyed our time here. Many thanks”

Liz & Martin, 4th October 2020

Very comfortable and cosy cottage

“Excellent location – very handy local shop, and convenient parking outside the cottage. Long Melford has a lot to offer and we look forward to being able to visit Melford Hall and Kentwell Hall when they fully re-open. Many thanks”

Lorna & Tim, 25th September 2020

3 Tudor Cottages is all we hoped for and more!

“3 Tudor Cottages is all we hoped for and more! Very clean and comfortable and the open fire made us feel cozy on the chilly evenings. We enjoyed meeting neighbour James and his dog Coco. Mostly ate at The Swan but also had good takeaways – Chinese and Indian. Thank you Karen for being so helpful.”

David & Julie Hobbs (and Billie the dog), 10th September 2020

Charming property and well equipped

A really enjoyable and comfortable stay – charming property and well equipped. Thank you for the bubbles in the fridge! Left for home totally relaxed. Thank you!

4th September 2020

“A lovely week in a fantastic cottage”

“A lovely week in a fantastic cottage. Great location for countryside & coasts. Enjoyed our chats with James and Coco. Thank you again for everything.”

Dawn & Gary, 21st August 2020

Lovely week in the cottage

Lovely week in the cottage much enhanced by magnificent weather. Enjoyed the ‘trappings’ of the village including Kentwell and travelling farther afield to Aldeburgh (wonderful day on the beach), Bury and Ipswich Water-Front. Particularly enjoyed dining at The Crown in Stoke by Nayland – spectacular flowers there.

The Stewats, 13th August 2020

Even the sun shone for our 3 day stay

Lovely cottage, well-equipped despite the Covid=19 restrictions. Loved the paintings, especially the horse. Very comfortable bed, all home comforts, thank you. Even the sun shone for our 3 day stay

Dillons, August 2020

So cosy but also really stylishly decorated

Karen’s cottage is absolutely beautiful. So cosy but also really stylishly decorated, and some really thoughtful touches too — matching bathrobes, a big tub with bubble bath, fairy lights in the garden etc. Karen let us stay an extra night for free (!) and left us a bottle of fizz in the fridge. It is on quite a busy road, which can be somewhat noisy at times, but this didn’t bother us at all. I definitely plan on visiting again and will be recommending to family and friends!

Flossie, August 2020

“We enjoyed sitting in the garden in the evening with various drinks!”

“We had a lovely week and enjoyed visiting some old haunts in Suffolk as well as meeting up with friends. A couple of nice meals at The Crown and trips to Woodbridge and Bury St Edmunds. Cottage was lovely and we enjoyed sitting in the garden in the evening with various drinks! Weather was kind so we were very lucky. Thanks!”

Fran and Richard, 1st August 2020

“The cottage is perfect for us and our little pooch!”

“Loving the paintings! The cottage is perfect for us & our little pooch! We love the homely atmosphere & the character of this lovely cottage! Karen has been a wonderful host & has thought of everything to make sure our stay is very comfortable. We will definitely be coming back to discover more of Suffolk & enjoy some of the local restaurants & pubs. They made us so welcome at The Swan. We’ve had a very lovely time here, thank you.”

Jacqui & Andy, 23rd July 2020

“Beautiful cottage for two of us.”

“Had a fab sunny week in Long Melford. Amazing area to explore on our bikes; more bikes than cars in beautiful lanes and gorgeous villages! Had a good meal at The Hare at the top of the village. Beautiful cottage for two of us – we’ll definitely be back again.”

Neil and Fran, 18th July 2020

“Thank you for the lovely welcome to No. 3. It’s absolutely gorgeous.”

“Karen, quick thank you for the lovely welcome to No. 3. It’s absolutely gorgeous. So pretty and beautifully decorated and accessorised. You have thought of everything and I love the fairy lights! Thank you for the bubbly, milk and coffee etc and especially the doggie treats and blankie! Bosley says thank you!”

Juliet, 5th July 2020

“Everything you could want”

“This cottage is absolutely everything you could want. There is such a lovely energy and Karen has thought of everything. I could not have asked for a better place to stay. I can highly recommend the cottage and Karen.”

Kaya, Cape Town, 22nd March

“Loved the artwork”

“Cosy, comfortable and unique – loved the artwork.”

T Bryant, 15th March

“It was so lovely”

“Thanks for letting us stay at the cottage, it was so lovely.”

Catherine, 8th March

“Lovely cottage”

“Lovely cottage, great location in Long Melford near shops/pubs/restaurants, a great place to relax. Will miss sloping floors and general character of the cottage. Ps. bikes are a lovely idea.”

Brian & Gillian, 29th February