Cambridge Cottage

Coddenham, Suffolk
+44 (0)7515 934478
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Take refuge in a dear little cottage, two-up-two-down, with a sweet rose-filled courtyard garden in one of the prettiest Suffolk villages


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

The Experience

Anne has restored the original wide floorboards, left the open chimney breast with exposed brick and painted the wonkiest walls just as they are. A Persian rug, French enamel wood-burner, loads of books, antiques and good art will mean staying indoors is a treat – and although it’s small everything has its place. There are flowers from Anne’s garden and always something fresh from the local bakery to greet you.

Quarry tiles shine on the kitchen floor and the butler’s sink has a view of the courtyard garden, with a little mosaic iron table and chairs plus safe storage for your bike.

From here you can join nature trails and walks through woodland and meadows, some circular and you’ll find maps. It’s a short walk to a wonderful old-fashioned village shop, run by the community, with seating indoors and bistro tables outside for coffee and cake, or visit the country club for an evening drink (which Anne leaves you a membership card for).

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We think you'll love

  • Getting the wood-burner going, starting a delicious supper and feeling very cosy
  • The gorgeous walks and cycles from the village
  • Exploring little villages, admiring ancient churches and Suffolk architecture
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You should know

  • Unload gear in front of the cottage then 30 yards down the road is free parking, or use the village hall car park
  • No dogs
  • You're on a road but it's fairly quiet, a couple of local buses a day


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £90
Weekly price
from £395
Damage deposit
1 Cottage for 2
From £901 bedroom


Really enjoyed our stay at the comfortable Cambridge cottage.Very welcoming and clean with extra touches ie Scones and Fresh cut flowers from the lovely cottage garden.We loved the village it was very friendly and the community shop served a lovely coffee and cakes. Would love to stay again.

John, Tilbury

A very welcoming, attractive and cosy cottage with everything you could need. Excellent base for visits to Snape Maltings, Sutton Hoo, Aldeburgh and Southwold.

Amanda and Grenville, Malvern

What a sweet little cottage. Everything has its place in the kitchen. Bathroom surprisingly spacious. Front and courtyard gardens perfection Character and comfort combined in sitting and bed room . I will be back - and will be recommending this tasteful homely cottage to my friends.

Leo, London

A lovely place for a loved-up couple - you'll feel close in every sense - or a single writer or painter who wants some space to work, but with a shop nearby and glorious walks in between.

Nicola, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

Coddenham is a lovely village and St Mary's church is worth exploring, particularly for a fine Jacobean pulpit, said to be one of the smallest in the world. The next village, Crowfield, is a five-minute drive or a 30-minute walk without roads. Sutton Hoo, the Anglo Saxon royal burial site, is a 20-minute drive, Bury St Edmunds 23 miles and the Suffolk Heritage Coast for beaches, 14.

Local points of interest from Anne Sheldon

  • You're just a stones throw from the wonderful old fashioned village shop which boasts a coffee shop, with lots of goodies plus an off licence - in case you have forgotten your fav chilled white wine! There is fresh bread and pastries for your delectation.
  • Rural short walks and a nature trail, on the doorstep starting at the cottage. You can explore the countryside by foot. Footpaths marked and maps at the cottage. 3 min walk to the Country Club where you can have a glass of what you fancy in the evening.
  • You are a short drive from picturesque Constable Country. Bury St Edmunds Cathedral and the ruins of the Abbey in the beautiful Abbey Gardens are 20 mins away. Framlingham Castle in a market town is a good day out - a Norman Castle with a motte.
  • Fancy visiting a National Trust place - Sutton Hoo is near - if you had seen the film 'The Dig' all about the discovery in 1939 of a Anglo Saxon Burial ground where they found a ship with a burial chamber full of treasure. Walks, Shop, Cafes.
  • The stunning Suffolk Heritage Coast just 14 miles away - beaches, fresh fish at Orford. Aldeburgh is a colourful Suffolk seaside town with beach huts, boats, fish sold from huts on the seafront. Visit The Red House where composer Benjamin Britten lived.
  • The World Famous Snape Malting's concert hall is only 19 miles and hosts the Aldeburgh Music Festival in June. Drive a little further north up the Suffolk coast, stop at Walberswick and then carry on to Southwold as it is a beautiful seaside town.


Anne Sheldon

Lovely, bubbly Anne has done lots of things in her life. She's been a retailer, managed a market stall in Dublin, worked for a bloodstock agency and sold sweatshirts and riding clothes. With her background in marketing and sales she now happily 'does up' houses and is particularly interested in historic and characterful cottages. She's done pretty much all the restoration herself.