In the historic market town of Sudbury, standing proud with its' pale pink walls lies Friars Retreat. Dating back to the 1650's, Friars Retreat is a Grade II listed cottage; whose name may have been inspired by the former priory of Dominican friars founded in the 13th century who resided in Sudbury. This picture postcard retreat is complete with all the chocolate box features you would expect from a quintessentially English cottage; from exposed wooden beams to feature fireplaces and latticed windows - all topped off with all the modcon's you could possibly need for a stress free self catering holiday in Suffolk.
The cottage has been lovingly restored to provide a brand new kitchen, with breakfast table and modern bathroom with bath and double width shower cubicle. The ground floor living room with large Smart TV is welcoming and homely after a day's walking in the Suffolk countryside - complete with dining area, this room is perfect for 4; we recommend a good old fashioned game of cards round the table after dinner! Both bedrooms are warm and comfortable, with storage space for belongings you'll really want to make yourself at home quickly to enjoy the relaxation Friars Retreat can provide.
Ideal for: Small families, friends or couples looking to explore the Suffolk countryside from a comfortable base. Friars Retreat is just a short walk from the centre of the market town where all of the action happens, whilst the surrounding towns of Lavenham, Hadleigh and Constable Country are just a short distance by car.
Sleeps: 4 in 1 double and 1 twin. On street parking is available on Friars Street, Quay Lane and in a nearby car park.
Exploring: Sudbury is a small market town on the outskirts of Constable Country. With a selection of independent shops, cafe's and eateries, there is plenty of history packed within the fascinating streets. There is a rich variety of architecture, with many, like Friars Retreat, dating back to the 1600's. Sudbury is most well known for being one of the 'Wool Towns'. Between the 12th and 15th centuries wool had a very strong influence on European trade, causing a boom in production in the UK. The area of Sudbury played a key part in the weaving of wool and silk and the wealth that the income that this industry generated can be seen within the timber framed buildings and open and light churches that we see in place today. Particularly picturesque, these streets are often the subjects for photographers, artists and writers. Whilst in this beautiful area we also recommend you take a trip to nearby Lavenham at least once (13 minute drive) and Hadleigh (20 minute drive) to discover more about the fascinating history of this part of Suffolk.
Self Catering: You will find a handful of food shops within the heart of Sudbury itself including a Waitrose, McColls and an Iceland, however, most well known supermarkets will deliver to Friars Retreat.
Eating and Drinking out: There are plenty of eateries within Sudbury to keep you entertained, be it independent or chain. Or, if you fancy exploring, we recommend a cycle or car ride through the surrounding country lanes - it won't be long before you can find a quaint pub to dine in!
For more information on what to do and where the go in the area, please visit our sister site Visit Lavenham.
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- No pets
- No private parking
- WiFi available
- Friday changeover
- Bed linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
- No smoking
- Nearest shop 0.3 mile
- Nearest pub 0.04 mile
- 35 miles from the coast
- Sitting room with two sofas, electric effect fireplace, Smart TV, dining table and chairs for four, a bookcase with a small selection of books
- Fully fitted kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge, small freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and breakfast table with chair.
- Steep cottage stairs lead to the first floor
- Master bedroom with double bed, bedside tables and lamps, wardrobe and feature fireplace. En suite cloakroom with w.c. and basin.
- Twin bedroom with 2 single beds, bedside tables and lamps and chest of drawers.
- Bathroom with bath, double width shower cubicle with rainfall shower and hand held attachment, w.c., basin and heated towel rail.
- Central heating provided throughout.
- Bath towels are provided. Please bring your own beach towels.
- In consideration of the owners and future guests, please do not smoke in Friars Retreat.
- There is a wifi connection.
- On street parking is available in Friars Street, Quay Lane and a nearby car park.
Beautifully and sympathetically restored property with every modern convenience. Pristine beds, linens and towels; immaculate kitchen and bathroom. Even the (complimentary) shower gel was colour co-ordinated! The attention to detail was most impressive.Ms Sue Atkinson - 26th February 2018
We've hand-picked a selection of Holiday Extras from trusted partners to make your holiday extra special. When you make your booking, you'll see all the Extras on offer at your chosen property and be able to add them to your holiday. Booking them in advance gives you more time to relax when you arrive, and remember - many of these offers are exclusive so you won’t find them anywhere else.
Cretingham Golf Club Unlimited Golf Packages - Cretingham Golf Club
These fabulous value packages provides unlimited golf for either 3, 5 or 7 days during your holiday. Prices from £65.
- £65.00 - £130.00
Virgin Wines 12 Bottle Classic Wine Selection
This classic case oozes class and is perfect to give you various flavours from across the globe! Enjoy 2 bottles of each wine to encourage sharing or indulgence...
- Normal price
Virgin Wines 12 Bottle Luxury Wine Selection
This 12 bottle case is packed full of wines to blow you away with flavours and complexities all round – a case guaranteed to impress all who get the pleas...
- Normal price
Dragonfly Tea 20% off Dragonfly Tea
There’s nothing better than relaxing with a delicious cup of tea on your holiday, so we’re offering you 20% off Dragonfly Tea’s wonderful range.
Virgin Wines 6 Bottle Celebratory Wine Selection
A true Prosecco lovers case! No excuse is needed for this beautiful selection (so don’t let others tell you any different!). Start with the wonderful flor...
- Normal price
Virgin Wines 6 Bottle Classic Wine Selection
This 6 bottle classic case is perfect for those wanting to try something of everything – carefully selected to incorporate crowd pleasers from across the ...
- Normal price
Visiting Spa Company Bespoke Treatment Package
Make your holiday extra special by tailoring a luxurious pamper treatment package to suit your exact requirements. We'll contact you to agree details and pr...
Europcar Car Hire
Europcar, our preferred car hire partner, are offering you great quality UK car hire at affordable prices. With our dedicated offer you will save up to 20%.
Open Top Touring Classic Sports Car Hire & Tour
Take in the sights of Suffolk in true style with a day’s self-drive tour in a open top classic sports car. Prices from £135 to £155.
Dineindulge Dineindulge - private dining service
Enjoy private dining in the comfort of your holiday property. Dineindulge offer a personal chef service with restaurant quality cuisine from only £25 per perso...