Overview of Country Cottage in Walled Garden of Historic West Stow Hall

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TV, fireplace
Fridge, microwave, oven, hob
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds, Internet
TV, fireplace

4.9/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Fireplace

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in

Explore the area

    Popular LocationFuller's Mill Garden12 min walk
    Popular LocationWest Stow Country Park and Anglo Saxon Village13 min walk
    Popular LocationLackford Lakes4 min drive
    AirportCambridge (CBG)32 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6
Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bathroom 1

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About this area

Bury St Edmunds

Located in Bury St Edmunds, this cottage is in a rural area. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Ickworth House and Knettishall Heath Country Park, while West Stow Country Park and Anglo Saxon Village and Moyse's Hall Museum are cultural highlights. Fuller's Mill Garden and Go Ape Thetford are also worth visiting. Take the opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like hiking/biking trails.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Fuller's Mill Garden - 12 min walk
  • West Stow Country Park and Anglo Saxon Village - 13 min walk
  • Lackford Lakes - 4 min drive
  • The Abbey Gate - 9 min drive
  • Suffolk Regiment Museum - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Bury St Edmunds Station - 9 min drive
  • AirportCambridge (CBG) - 32 min drive


  • The Three Kings - 6 min drive
  • Krazy Horse - 7 min drive
  • The Tollgate - 8 min drive
  • The Old Cannon Brewery - 8 min drive
  • The Greengage - 9 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Country Cottage in Walled Garden of Historic West Stow Hall

Cottage in Bury St Edmunds with kitchen and fireplace
Offering total privacy in the unique setting of the old walled garden of West Stow Hall, Gardener's Cottage is a charming base from which to explore the beautiful towns and countryside of Suffolk. With six acres of gardens, woods and paddocks of the Hall to explore and within walking distance of the king's Forest it is ideal for those wishing to ride, walk, fish, golf and enjoy the many country pursuits offered locally while Bury St Edmunds, Lavenham , Long Melford, Newmarket and Cambridge are all within easy reach as are Aldburgh and Southwold making day trips to the coast an easy option. Local pubs offer good food whilst Bury St. Edmunds, a 15min drive, has a wide variety of restaurants.

Recently renovated to a high standard the cottage offers two double bedrooms, one with a king size bed, the other with twin, zip and link, beds. There is a family bathroom with shower over, a well equipped, eat- in kitchen with views over a paddock, and a large open plan living dinning room with French windows on to the sun trap garden.. As well as oil central heating and modern cooker, there is a solid fuel Rayburn in the kitchen and a wood burning stove in the sitting room. Comfortable settees and good quality furnishings make the cottage a very cosy home from home in all weathers and at all times of the year.

Larger groups of up to 10, could also be easily accommodated by booking Orchard Cottage, which sleeps 4, as well.

Dogs are welcome but please note that, as we are surrounded by fields occupied by mares and foals, they must remain on leads at all times when in the grounds. The cottage garden is secure, so it is fine for dogs to roam at will there.

Please be assured that we are following the guidelines re cleaning and sanitising and all surfaces will have been disinfected. Weather permitting the cottage will also have been aired for at least three hours before your arrival.
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. This accommodation offers separate living rooms. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers. Cots/infant beds are also available.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Eileen Gilbert
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Internet access

Parking and transport

  • On-site parking

Family friendly

  • Cot/infant bed available
  • High chair


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Living room
  • Wood stove


  • TV with cable/satellite service

Outdoor areas

  • Garden


  • Washing machine


  • Heating


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


  • Sleeps 6



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots (infant beds) are available

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Walled Historic West Stow Hall
Country Cottage Walled Garden Historic West Stow Hall
Country Walled Garden Historic West Stow Hall Bury St. Edmunds
Country Walled Garden Historic West Stow Hall

Frequently asked questions

Is Country Cottage in Walled Garden of Historic West Stow Hall pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at Country Cottage in Walled Garden of Historic West Stow Hall?
Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Country Cottage in Walled Garden of Historic West Stow Hall?
Checkout is at 10:00 AM.
Where is Country Cottage in Walled Garden of Historic West Stow Hall located?
Situated in a rural location, this cottage is within a 15-minute walk of Fuller's Mill Garden and West Stow Country Park and Anglo Saxon Village. Lackford Lakes is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) away.
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Poor
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Weekend Break
Cottage was just as described, unfortunately we had a major power-cut during our stay, Eileen and her husband were very helpfull during this period and provided candles and support with heating bottles for the baby and cooking some breakfast the next morning. This did spoil our short break in as much as it was a little cold the first night as no heating available, no power for any of the baby's sterilisers or wifi, played cards by candelight, however this was out of the control of owners, but the next morning they did fire up the augur to help with some warmth. Yes we would come again and they were a very friendly couple and hosts.

5/5 Excellent

Relaxed and comfortable

5/5 Excellent

Gardeners Cottage
Gardeners cottage is a little gem! Spacious and very comfortable with everything you could possibly need for your stay. The beautiful cottage garden is fully enclosed and therefore very safe for children and dogs! Situated in the beautiful grounds of West Stow Hall and close to Thetford forest and many historic places of interest, I would certainly recommend a stay there.

5/5 Excellent

Little gem
Beautiful walled garden cottage with its own garden secured by gate so good for dog . Chicken wire portable fence provided as secret gate to the side doesn’t shut properly so just put that to the left of the path. Was difficult to find just because it was pouring down when we arrived so if you park facing in by traction engine you can enter via the gate to your left by west stow hall turn right up the gravel and gardeners cottage is then to your right signposted on the gate The studio is right in front of you Spacious large lounge with log burner ( great for winter so didn’t use) Big dining table to seat six and plenty of sitting on two big sofas Kitchen has everything you need with table for 4 Two LARGE bedrooms with proper twin comfy beds and large double which can easily house a cot or child on z bed if needed ( we didn’t) Beautiful grounds to wander in Keep your dog on lead as horses chickens in coops etc The only minor complaint would be that the shower is a triton trickle and the toilet uses some funny system that is very loud and temperamental You must touch the flush on top to stop in running and whirs through the night Had a dreadful problem in the whole cottage with flies Think due to immense heat we’d had and then tons of rain so don’t leave any food out anywhere Really annoying Heat walks just up the road at Kings Forest and West Stow country park Lackford lakes ( dogs on lead and can only take them on two trails as nature reserve) Despite the above whinges the setting, cottage, grounds and views are stunning with patio to sit outside and enjoy your tea /coffee and outside eating weather permitting. Will definitely return and reckon it would be just as fab in deepest winter with the agar and log burner Thetford forest not far away for dog walks and bike hiring which the teenagers loved Eileen and Andy were on tap in the Hall to help where required and even assisted jump starting the car when leaving when we found we had a flat battery !!!!! Just bring your fly spray 😝😝🐝

5/5 Excellent

Great location for a break
Gardeners cottage has everything you need for a break. It’s very homely. Set in beautiful grounds of West Stow Hall. The views from the cottage are lovely. Eileen was a great host. Thetford Forest is great for cycling and walking trails. Cambridge and Ely are only 30 mins away. Drive tube to Holkham beach on north Norfolk coast - 1hr 20 but worth it. Great fish and chips in Wells-next-the-sea. Lots of other nearby walks.