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Rookwoods Pet-Friendly Cottage in Sible Hedingham, Essex

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sleeps 5
2 rooms
2 bathrooms

Rookwoods Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
Rookwoods is a detached former coach house in the north Essex village of Sible Hedingham. The cottage sleeps five people and has one double bedroom with an en-suite, a twin room with a pull-out bed and a family bathroom. Also in the cottage is an open plan living area with a kitchen and a sitting area with an open fire. Outside is off road parking and a large enclosed lawned garden with outdoor furniture. Ideal for discovering rural Essex, Rockwoods is a lovely family holiday cottage.

Sible Hedingham is a village in north Essex dating back to medieval times with plenty of timber framed cottages dating back to the 15th century.

Picturesque rolling Fens, unspoilt beaches, and pretty waterways – East Anglia is a dream holiday destination. Norfolk offers beaches, saltmarshes and quaint villages whilst equally as charming are the coast and countryside of Suffolk.

Electric storage heaters with open fire. Electric oven, 2-ring hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games. Fuel, power and fuel for fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 3 cars. Secure bike storage. Large enclosed lawned garden with decked area and furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 10 mins walk. Note: The first floor room has a sloping ceiling. Note: There owner can provide stabling for horses by arrangement. Note: Max 4 adults.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi

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Mr Hughes
July 2016
A lovely cottage, lovely area, lovely garden, lovely holiday. The bed was probably one of the most comfortable we have slept in while away from home. The rooms were all very clean and comfortable, and the owners were very helpful.
Ms Johnson
November 2015
We liked the location, the lovely huge double bed and superb enclosed large garden for our dog. Overall this cottage was excellent.
Mrs Cox
April 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rookwoods. The cottage is warm and welcoming with lots of books, interesting pictures and nice comfortable chairs - a great place to relax. The garden is enclosed and was much enjoyed by our spaniel. The boot room is incredibly useful especially if you have a dog and walking boots. All in all, a beautiful and compact cottage.
Mr Hankin
June 2015
What a lovely week we have had. This was one of the most tranquil weeks holiday we have had. A jolly good week.
Rev Denly-Blum
May 2015
We loved this cottage! I would definitely stay there again.
Ms Naeem
March 2015
A five star property in the grounds of a real country house with stone walls, barns and own walled garden. The owners were friendly and on hand if you needed anything but also left you to enjoy their property. This is the best rental property we have stayed in and we have been recommending it to our friends. The high standard of accommodation was such a pleasant surprise.
Mrs Wood
October 2014
The cottage was clean, warm and welcoming. It suited us as a couple, with a large well furnished bedroom and en suite. Our dog was able to roam free in the enclosed garden. We will return here again.
Mrs Hornsby
November 2014
Excellent presentation - clean, comfortable and warm. Lovely well fenced garden for the dogs. Quiet position but handy for local shops and two pubs in the next village that served good food.
Mrs Dallow
September 2014
We had a great holiday and thought the Rookwoods was lovely - a wonderful location, lovely garden, very peaceful and beautifully decorated.
Mrs Beall
November 2014
We had a wonderful stay - information was clear for initial access to property. The property felt private though still very much part of the owners wonderful estate. We loved waking up with pheasants in our garden and going to bed with the sound of an owl. Perfect location for exploring both Essex and Suffolk. What can we say - wonderful!
Mr Stewart
October 2014
Exceeded our best expectations in all respects. Would certainly be very happy to stay there again
Mrs Perkins
May 2014
The cottage was lovely and close to amenities whilst still feeling like we were in the middle of nowhere. We spent a lot of time relaxing as well as enjoying long walks with our dog. A lovely weekend.
Mrs Hazelwood
February 2014
This cottage is really very, very nice, we had such a lovely time in front of the log fire. The area is beautiful, we will be booking again, a great holiday for time together.
Mr Baron
February 2014
Great hideaway location in rural Essex. Very peaceful setting but with amenities on hand at a short drive. Friendly and helpful owner in adjacent property. Would definitely return if we were back in this area. Works well for day trips to London and Cambridge.
Ms Frik
February 2014
The house was fitted out with care and with top class goods. There was ample space, lots of table room, lighting in the rooms and bedside was excellent. Homely and comfortable.
Miss Maskell
December 2013
We had a wonderful short break. The place looks and feels beautiful, and the interior has been thoughtfully crafted. Would love to revisit.
Mr Bryan
January 2014
The cottage was absolutely amazing, far away enough from everything to seem in the middle of nowhere and close enough to not be too far away. Every room was beautiful and the use of space was great. I felt cosy and extremely comfortable at all times and am seriously considering visiting again next year!
Ms Aziz
January 2014
Lovley cottage, nicely decorated with a country feel with some thoughtful touches. Great places for walking the dog and a countryside break. Loved the open fire.
Dr Dixon
December 2013
Very quiet location, and easy to find. Nice and homely. The downstairs master bedroom was superb, a fantastically comfortable huge bed, lots of space to spread out. The underfloor heating was lovely, and it had a very nice en-suite bathroom. The towels provided were lovely huge bath sheets too, which was great! The enclosed rear garden was a huge bonus. The owner was lovely and helpful.
July 2016
Sign on main road impossible to spot, Issues with cottage and poor attitude from owner spoilt the break somewhat. Dangerously hot towel radiator burnt arm of my son, toilet broke on day 1 and both sons stepped on carpet gripper spikes on stair carpet. I have to say, things do happen but it is all about the response from the owner. Some hosts are happy to welcome guests and other merely tolerate them. The owner should really review the equipment in the cottage, no washing machine, minimal kitchen utensils, 4 guests but only 2 garden chairs?? and no garden umbrella for shade, a tiny TV [ok we weren't there to watch freeview but still]. The general refurbishment of the cottage was to a good standard BUT, can definitely do better. The cottage welcomes dogs [apparently] however they are not allowed anywhere on the grounds except immediately in front of the cottage, so we could not walk through the fields. An unfriendly feel to the place.
August 2014
We had a nic Easter week at Rookwoods with a family of four (with two kids aged 9 + 11). The scenery was very quiet as the house is on the edge of the little town of Sible Heddingham and dthe garden looked into the countryside. We could park our car in front of the house - no problem. The kitchen equipment was OK - less than you have at home, but normal for a rented cottage I assume. The only strange thing to us was that we never got to know the owner, although she seems to live on the same property...
April 2016
Beautiful main ensuite bedroom with under floor heating. Very comfy beds in both rooms. Shower room and boot room also have underfloor heating. Cottage comfortably warm, we didn't need to light the fire. Hairdryer in the drawer was a nice touch but difficult to use as it has a continental plug. Kitchen poorly equipped with unmatched crockery. Only one sharp knife. Nearly useless tin opener. A soup plate cracked when we put soup in it. A casserole dish would be a good addition. There is a microwave but not simple to use. Hardly any cupboard space and fridge very small with tiny icebox. Extractor fan didn't work but we knew dinner was ready when the fire alarm went off. We opened the windows when cooking. On the patio a shabby two seater bench and and table. Garden is secure for dogs who enjoyed the new sniffs. Patio door difficult to close and only the outside door in the main bedroom has a handle on the outside. Steep steps to second bedroom which grandson loved. Owners dogs appeared at the door several times. Other than that the place is quiet. Area is pretty and the Bell in Castle Hedingham is dog friendly with good food and the Henny Swan is wonderful. Dogs were not allowed in the paddocks even on leads.
Carole G
July 2014
Whilst this looks to be a lovely cottage it did not live up to the write up in Sykes brochure. There was no microwave, a rotten bench was all that consisted of the so called garden furniture. It sleeps 4 yet had only 6 wire coat hangers, and no attention to detail for example no matching chinaware, not even any place mats, settee was old and worn out. I could go on, but to put the positive side the bed was comfortable and the two bathrooms lovely, and has nice views. We had to cut our stay short as to get to and from property meant passing owners large house where our car or our dog if on foot got chased by owners dog every time.
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