The Suffolk Countryside Specialists

Apple Tree Cottage

Denston - Bury and the Wool Towns

Pretty, single storey character cottage in Denston with a peaceful setting and a lovely garden.
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No pets
  • Parking
  • WiFi available
£320 - £655 per week *


This pretty single storey thatched cottage enjoys a peaceful setting within a lovely large picturesque garden bordering open rolling countryside. The property dates from the 16th century and has many original features such as a beamed interior and low doorways. The summerhouse provides a peaceful retreat in which to unwind and relax. It also boasts a garage perfect for storing bikes. It is conveniently located for Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket and Cambridge. The unspoilt village of Denston is a true Suffolk secret and lies within easy reach of the historic medieval wool towns of Lavenham, Clare and Long Melford. Ideal for exploring on foot or by bicycle. This is a particularly wonderful location for cyclists with a very popular cycle shop and cafe under 10 miles away. Maglia Rosso is the perfect stop off after a ride. Shop: 2 miles. Pub: 2 miles.

Sitting/Dining Room: TV, DVD, CD, table and chairs.
Kitchen: Electric cooker, fridge with ice box, microwave, washing machine.
Bedroom 1: Double bed (low doorway).
Bedroom 2: Small room with bunk beds which are only suitable for children.
Bathroom: Bath, overbath shower, washbasin and wc.

Garden: Large English cottage garden with lawns, flowerbeds, patio with garden furniture and apple trees.
Parking: Private for two cars.
Heating: Gas heating.
Notes: Wi-fi, books and games provided. Travel cot and highchair available to use. There is a telephone for incoming calls only. Lockable bike storage available. Due to the size and style of this cottage the owner feels it is only suitable for two adults and two children and unsuitable for those with mobility issues. Please be aware there are a couple of steps up from the parking area to the cottage.

Denston is a peaceful village in rural West Suffolk, lying in the upper reaches of the Glem Valley. The 15th century parish church of St Nicholas is one of the most beautiful in the county. Bury St Edmunds with its cathedral and Abbey Gardens is a short drive away. Lavenham and the historic wool towns are within easy reach, as are the antiques shops at Clare, Cavendish and Long Melford. It is an ideal location for a day out at Newmarket races, or trying your hand at punting in Cambridge. The National Trust properties at Ickworth and Melford Hall are well worth a visit and nearby Kentwell Hall holds many interesting events year round.  It's a good base for walking through the countryside and cycling along the quiet lanes.



  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No pets
  • Parking
  • WiFi available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Bed linen provided
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Washing machine
  • No smoking
  • Nearest shop 2 miles
  • Nearest pub 3 miles
  • 24 miles from the coast
  • Detached
  • Ground floor bedroom


All accommodation is on one level

  • The front door opens onto the living and dining area with drop leaf table and chairs for 5, 3 seat sofa, armchair, foot stool, TV and DVD player. 
  • The kitchen, which has views of the garden, comes complete with electric cooker, fridge with ice box, microwave, washing machine, kettle and radio. 
  • The double bedroom (which has a low doorway on entry) has a double bed, bookshelf with books, wardrobe with hanging space and occasional chair. 
  • The small bunk room has bunk beds and occasional chair with lamp and a small set of drawers. 
  • Family bathroom with bath and overhead shower, washbasin and w.c.


  • A traditional English cottage garden with lawns, flowerbeds, patio, apple trees and garden furniture. 
  • There is parking for 2 cars. Please note that there is a couple of steps from the parking area to the cottage. 


  • Gas heating provided throughout. 
  • Bed linen and towels are provided. Please bring your own beach towels. 
  • In consideration of the owners and future guests, please do not smoke in Apple Tree Cottage. 
  • A high chair, travel cot are provided. Please bring your own bedding for the cot. 
  • There is a lockable shed for bike storage. 
  • There is a telephone for incoming calls only. 
  • There is a wifi connection. 



Lovely cottage comfortable and bursting with character, splendid any time of year. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Apple tree cottage is quiet quaint an full of character it sits in a rural setting yet within easy reach of many places of interest. The cottage itself is well provided for a comfortable stay and time spent sitting in the summer house is not wasted. There are loads of nice walks and cycling opportunities in the area. The nearest pub was the compass in Stansfield which was nice with real ales on tap and fish and chip night Fridays. In summary a place I want to visit again.Edwin Frost - 2nd February 2019
We had a lovely time whilst here and the cottage made our introductions with our beautiful daughter that much easier (we are adopting), we look forward to visiting again.Sammy & Leah - 28th November 2018
We had a wonderful stay at your charming little cottage, we loved every bit of it. Everything worked just as you described and thank you for letting us use the towels. Again charming little cottage we really enjoyed ourselves. Glen & Heather, Arizona USA - 5th November 2018
Lovely Autumn break. Walks around the village and over the fields. Ickworth House basement very interesting and autumn colours in the grounds. Excellent meal at the Queens Head, Hawkdown. Clare Antique Shops, the first ever red Kite circling over Lower Green on Friday.David, Heather, Peter & Eileen - 26th October 2018
A step back in time. Blissful, lonely walks across the fields. Quiet picturesque villages, but also well supplied towns nearby. Many places of interest close to hand. Particularly Lavenham and Sudbury. Handsome and peaceful churches abound. Wright Family, Billericay - 6th October 2018
Albino Pheasant in the garden, Pure white & beautiful. Wonderful holiday as always. Rosemary & Anne, Cheshire - 29th September 2018
Came to paint, was not easy, fell in love!Sam, Russell, Ruby - 24th August 2018
Cottage as lovely as ever, we have seen Deer by the Summerhouse. We have also enjoyed a cream tea at the Railway Station Cafe in Clare, it was very nice. The service at Denston Church was a real blessing, people were very friendly.Paula & Robin Yardy - 18th August 2018
After three noisy days in London we really appreciated this peaceful place and despite the extreme heat, and a rainy day, we always found a nice place to spend the spare time and recover from trips all around Suffolk.Birgit & Nils, Germany - 4th August 2018
We've had a very wonderful week! We enjoyed the cottage, the nice weather and many friendly people. Thank youGootzen Family, Holland - 21st July 2018
Cottage cosy, Summer House great. Comfy beds and grounds first rate. A peaceful and relaxing stay - in all a perfect holiday!Robert, Muriel & Lorna - 14th July 2018
A beautiful relaxing time with family. Gorgeous weather, lovely food, a trip out to Bury, Bouncy castle, bunting, role play productions, feeding birds, movie time, tears, tantrums and laughter. Lots of Love, thanks for a great week. Samantha, Abigail & Helen, South Africa - 16th June 2018
Had a lovely sunny week, Many thanks!Leo & Mia, Belgium - 12th May 2018
Good walks and cycling everyday. Good Weather, relaxing place.Caroline & Clive - 28th October 2017
Cosy, warm, comfortable cottage in a peaceful location. Visited Cambridge, Ely, Bury St Edmunds, Clare, Long Melford, Lavenham. Enjoyed theatre trips and a great visit to the National Stud, saw the horses too on the gallops at Warren Hill. Super week - thank youBrian & Janet Elwick - 21st October 2017
Enjoyed our week here. Visited some loevly places and we were blessed with good weather. Thank you Will & HelenMark & Carole - 14th October 2017
Last weekend of the Summer holidays and a family gathering with a wonderful meal at the Cottage.David, Heather, Naomi, Patrick, Harriet, Saffie, Joan, David, Sarah & Alex - 3rd September 2017
A lovely cottage in a lovely location, in lovely weather. many thanks for your hospitality.Anne-Marie & Richard - 28th August 2017
Amazing to see the garden so lovely, great to enjoy the birds and the sunshine. We went to the open air service as Assington Grange, visited Ickworth, had a cream tea, Wimpole Hall another. We spent all our meals eating in the garden. Another very enjoyable stay.Robin & Paula - 26th August 2017
marvelous Ruby Wedding Anniversary Party held at the Village hall and at Apple Tree Cottage. Beautiful sunshine all day. Will & Helen - 12th August 2017
We enjoyed our stay. We visited Ely, Cambridge and the national Trust properties nearby, interesting.Bruno, Myriom Elios - 15th July 2017
Perfect retreat for our minimoon! Enjoyed the wildlife, Hare and Leveret in the garden. We ate at the Lavenham Blue Tearoom, Sunday lunch at The Greyhound Wickhambrook, The Half Moon, Belchamp st Paul, all excellent. Would love to come back when its not so hot! Its been in the 30's all the time.Petna & Andrew - 20th June 2017
Pretty Cottage, ideal location, lovely garden, lots to see and do.Wendy & Tim - 27th May 2017
We loved your beautiful cottage! With our National Trust touring pass we saw all the houses in the surroundings, Wimpole, Oxburgh, Ickworth, Melford Hall, Lavenham Guildhall and Angelsey Abbey and we went to Cambridge so busy days. Thank you again.Eeert-Jan, Karin, Eva Koopman - 29th April 2017
A lovely sunny Easter weekend in a beautiful cosy cottage. With lots of Easter Egg hunts in the peaceful garden, thank you.Marie Clare & John - 18th April 2017
Thank you for a lovely home away from home. We've had a wonderful trip. The kids have had hours of fun outside especially enjoyed the station at Clare,, high point of our train mad boy was being able to walk on the old rails. Thank you again.Fran, Soren, marian & Asger - 15th April 2017
Spring has arrived! The Thatcher is doing a brilliant job re-thatching the whole roof. Plenty to keep us busy. The field next to the village hall is full of sheep and lambs jumping around.Will & Helen - 9th April 2017
Relaxing location & pretty cottagePaul, Catherine, Oliver & James - 18th March 2017
We had a wonderful, relaxing break in your lovely cottage, all that we needed. Thank you!Morris, Mavelle, Lottie & Alex - 9th March 2017
Perfect postcard cottage. Very homely with everything you need for a week in the countryside. Set in an idyllic location with lot's of walks. I would definitely recommend this cottage to others.Miss Hm Page - 18th October 2016
Nice bed and bedding. Peaceful setting.A Knarr - 14th March 2016
Just wonderful & beautiful - All appliances worked quite well & heating/hot water was excellent. Kitchen well-equipped. Bedding was very fresh, warm, & cozy and the Xmas decorations upon arrival were most thoughtful & brought much Xmas spirit to our stay. Thanks again for making our English Xmas a dream come true!Mrs Joann Stettler - 1st January 2016
We loved our holiday in our cosy and well appointed cottage. Very impressed at the heated mirror in the bathroom! It felt as if we were in a loved home not just a place that is rented out.E Maclean - 14th September 2015
The cottage is situated in a peaceful and beautiful part of Suffolk. The cottage is well equipped and comfortable. The local area has plenty of attractive and interesting places to visit Clare, Lavenham, Sudbury and good walks.Andrew Mildinhall - 2nd July 2015
VERY peaceful and relaxing. We didn't get the urge to go very far from the cottage.Dr ALAN Hurst - 1st June 2015
A stunning cottage with beautiful gardens and surroundings, and would certainly recommend to others.M Lambert - 18th May 2015
If you want to be in a peaceful location with open fields on 2 sides, be in the middle of an area with loads of footpaths but near to lots of historical houses and things to do - choose this cottage!Lynn Wood - 15th July 2014


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