Rural retreat in the grounds of West Stow Hall

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Rural retreat in the grounds of West Stow Hall

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

2 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill
Bury St Edmunds, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationFuller's Mill Garden13 min walk
  • Popular LocationWest Stow Country Park and Anglo Saxon Village14 min walk
  • Popular LocationLackford Lakes4 min drive
  • AirportCambridge (CBG)33 min drive

About this property

Entire place

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

Rural retreat in the grounds of West Stow Hall

Family-friendly holiday home in Bury St Edmunds
Orchard Cottage is a delightful retreat in the grounds of historic West Stow Hall. Tucked away in a very private location with beautiful views over fruit trees and paddocks, it is the perfect place for a peaceful holiday and an ideal base from which to explore Suffolk...if you can bear to leave!
Newly renovated in a sympathetic manner with traditional Suffolk flooring, exposed beams and distempered, the cottage has everything that makes a comfortable holiday home. The open plan kitchen / living area is fully equipped so Christmas dinner should be no problem! With its full length double doors it is cool on the hottest day whilst there is oil fired central heating for the depths of winter.

Both bedrooms are light and airy and have their own en-suite shower rooms with powerful showers and plenty of built in storage space.
We hope guests find the cottage as pretty and relaxing as we do. It is lovely sitting on the terrace listening to nothing but bird song or studying the stars with only the call of the owls to break the silence. Though there is wifi and freesat TV the modern world can seem a million miles away.

Larger groups of up to 10, could also be easily accommodated by booking Gardener's Cottage, which sleeps 6, 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.

Please note that due to the present situation we are taking longer to clean and sanitise the cottage so check in time is now 4pm and we ask guests to leave by 10am.

Unfortunately to comply with the new cleaning guidelines we have had to remove objects that are not easily cleaned and may be a source of infection such as cushions, throws and books. Do feel free to bring your own.

We are also providing extra cleaning materials etc for your own use.
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. 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

Languages spoken


Property amenities


  • Beach towels


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car required

Family friendly

  • Cot/infant bed available
  • High chair
  • Children's games


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Spices
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Hairdryer


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near a laundromat


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Horse riding nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 4


  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fitness centre access
  • Golf
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife and game walks

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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 host 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

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession). EU consumer law relating to professional hosts will not apply to your booking. However, the Book with Confidence Guarantee and the cancellation policy set by the private host will cover your booking.
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
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Vrbo Property
Rural Retreat in the Grounds of West Stow Hall Bury St Edmunds

About this area

Bury St Edmunds

Located in Bury St Edmunds, this holiday home is in a rural area. West Stow Country Park and Anglo Saxon Village and The Athenaeum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Fuller's Mill Garden and Nowton Park. Travelling with kids? Consider Ickworth House, or check out an event or a game at Mildenhall Stadium. Discover the area's water adventures with fishing and swimming nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with cycling and hiking.

What's nearby

  • Fuller's Mill Garden - 13 min walk
  • West Stow Country Park and Anglo Saxon Village - 14 min walk
  • Lackford Lakes - 4 min drive
  • Moyse's Hall Museum - 9 min drive
  • Suffolk Regiment Museum - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Bury St Edmunds Station - 12 min drive
  • Cambridge (CBG) - 33 min drive


  • The Cadogan Arms - 4 min drive
  • Guinness Arms - 5 min drive
  • Krazy Horse - 7 min drive
  • The Tollgate - 7 min drive
  • The Old Cannon Brewery - 8 min drive

Overall score and ratings



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5/5 Excellent

West Stow Delight
From the beginning of our planning to stay in Suffolk, West Stow stood out! Communication with the host was seamless, warm, and helpful. The property was delightful, spotless, and peaceful with grazing mares and foals, deer sightings, and was surrounded by gardens and paddocks. It provided a central location for forays to the coast and surrounding villages. We will return.
Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

A beautiful barn and location.
It was a privilege to stay in a property in the grounds of West Stow Hall. The accommodation had everything we needed and we were very comfortable. The setting is idyllic - such beautiful grounds to admire as you walk around to the quiet, and tucked away cottage. Eileen, the owner, was lovely and so helpful. Mobile reception is non-existent in the area so be sure to download your check-in info before you leave home!
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Very well-appointed cottage
I don't think I've stayed in such a well-stocked cottage! The kids loved running around the orchard. Perfect location for nearby attractions such as High Lodge. Highly recommended.
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Lovely cottage
Great cottage in a lovely rural setting. Well appointed with everything you need. Eileen is lovely and helpful.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Perfect mini-break escape to the country!
A wonderful 'getaway from it all' spot, the cottage is situated on the Hall grounds but such that you have complete privacy, the terrace opens out onto a beautiful orchard and you are surrounded by fields (and often horses!) and birdsong! A particular bonus to visit in good weather so that you can make use of the outside space. Inside, the place has been kitted out very thoughtfully - particularly for the keen cook! Nice beds and good showers. Communal area i.e. kitchen/dining area and living room is not huge but again it has everything that you need. A great destination from London being under a 2-hour drive and it's close to some lovely places to visit like Bury-St-Edmunds and Lavenham. Also some nice walks on your doorstep through the nearby woods. The owners are very welcoming and hospitable.
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2021