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The Cart Lodge in Nayland, Suffolk

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sleeps 2
1 room
1 bathroom

The Cart Lodge description

Holiday home
Full of charm, this detached wooden holiday property sits in the grounds of the owner's home in Nayland, Suffolk. The cottage is warm and cosy, with a woodburner in the sitting area of the open plan living room, along with a separate shower room, and a comfy double bedroom. Guests at the cottage also enjoy shared use of an outdoor swimming pool, and a private garden area, ideal for a relaxing evening drink. There is so much to do in this lovely region. The amenities in the village include shops, a pub and a Post Office, while the Suffolk and Essex coastlines, and many National Trust properties, historic houses and miles of beautiful countryside are all on the doorstep.

Nayland, a village on the River Stour in Suffolk, is set close to the border with Essex, making it perfectly placed for enjoying both counties. Amenities in the village include a pub serving food, shops, a butchers, and a post office. There are many Tudor cottages lining the streets, and there is also a lovely church. Visit Flatford Mill, made famous by John Constable's ‘Haywain' and enjoy refreshment at the NT tearooms. Colchester is 7 miles away, and includes the zoo, a castle, museum, cinema, shops and restaurants. The coastline of both counties are within easy reach.

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.


  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Swimming pool
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near pub

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Mrs De Groot
May 2011
The cottage was very cosy. We had a warm welcome from the owner. There was everything in the frizz for an English breakfast - lovely. It is a nice place to stay and we recommended it yet already to friends.
Mrs Lowe
July 2011
A wonderful lodge with everything you could possible need. Extra little provisions were also there on arrival, every detail was thought of! A wonderful comfy bed with gorgeous feather duvet and pillows too!
Ms Smith
June 2016
A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. There was nothing not to like.
Mrs Coley
April 2016
The owner was very welcoming and the cottage is in an ideal location for sight seeing, for both Suffolk and Essex with a local pub on the doorstep. The location in the village is extremely quiet, no nuisance noise or traffic; a relaxing, peaceful holiday cottage. The cottage is very well equipped and the wood burner was very efficient. There is a lot to see in the county and some very nice eating out' inns' just a short drive away. The village has a good butchers, a post office and a small shop. I would recommend this cottage to my family and friends.
Mrs Chuter
March 2011
Had fantastic break, lodge was filled with everything we could possibly want. Perfect location too. Lodge very cosy.
Miss White
May 2011
We were delighted with the Cart Lodge. The setting was idyllic, the property was perfect and we were made to feel very welcome. The Anchor Pub was friendly and literally only 2 minutes walk away, with excellent cider and a friendly welcome. We would also recommend a trip to the local butchers for steaks of exceptional quality! We would definitely recommend the property to others and we are looking forward to a return visit.
Mr Zahid
June 2015
Simply amazing, could not have asked for anything more.
Mr Hodgin
March 2011
The Cart Lodge is beautiful, homely and very well equipped. The owners were really friendly and lit the fire ready for our arrival. We had the most wonderful stay, it exceeded all of our expectations.
Mrs Sparks
July 2010
Our holiday was lovely, it was quiet and peaceful. We weren't disturbed even though the cottage was near to the owners property.
Mr Voyle
August 2010
Great relaxing place to stay. Owners very helpful and friendly; could not ask for more.
Mr Berry
August 2010
A most thoughtful and delightful lodge. The owners had thought of everything one needed. Being so close to the attractions of Suffolk, made this holiday memorable.
Mrs Smith
September 2010
We had a fabulous time at the 'shack', as we affectionately nicknamed it, especially the walk in shower, wood burner and easy internet access! The little touches of home made honey, fresh bread and butter, milk and bacon on arrival was a real treat! A fantastic time had by all the family!
Dr Suethoff
August 2011
Nice cottage lovely owners!
Mrs Downie
July 2011
Couldn't have found a better place to stay. Some lovely walks by the River Stour in the village. Highly recommended property.
Rev Cox
December 2010
We loved all of it! The owners left us alone but were there if needed. It was cosy and warm and beautiful. We loved the wood burner and the peace. It is in a beautiful village.
Mr Patel
December 2010
Everything about the cottage was so homely and inviting. It was warm and the lighting was just perfect when we entered. Great attention to detail and to every need of the guests. The starter package was very generous and lasted us our full stay! Thanks for the great memories!!
Mr McKenzie
November 2010
Fantastic welcome and feel to the property on arrival. The woodburner was great, especially in November! A perfect romantic getaway. I will definitely return.
Ms Wright
September 2010
Host was friendly and welcoming but we were given our privacy. Breakfast provisions in fridge on arrival - a lovely touch. Nayland is an unspoilt, quiet and beautiful village. Went to Melford Hall, which had plenty in it to see and also Flatford in Constable country - truly beautiful. Found a great vegetarian breakfast containing Bubble and Squeak on the seafront at Clacton-on Sea.
Mr Rydings
September 2010
Comfortable and welcoming, lovely area for walking/cycling. Generous welcome pack provided.
Ms Hagelstein
October 2010
We really enjoyed our break. Our hosts were very kind and the welcome pack made us feel really welcome. We particularly enjoyed the woodburner as the evenings in October were getting a little chilly. The village is set on the river Stour and the walks were lovely - even in a light drizzle! There was a nice pub, The Anchor Inn just 2 mins walk from the cottage and another The Rose and Crown just a short drive away in Horkesley, which serves the tenderest and tastiest steaks you could dream of!
Mr & Mrs W
November 2010
We totally enjoyed our experience at the lodge. Mrs Gray is very welcoming and had provided breakfast provision in the fridge. The lodge layout is well designed and equiped. We visited the little shops and post office - only down the road. Later we went on to see Melford Hall, which has a connection to Beatrix Potter, but is a lovely property in its own right. We spent a day at Clacton-on-Sea and were surprised how much we loved it - the best vegetarian breakfast (icluded bubble & squeak) was found at one of the cafes along the front. The people were very friendly. Thanks for a great holiday!
Ms Simpson
July 2010
Location in beautiful village, 2 minutes from pub by river. Generosity of owners welcome pack, plus willingness to help with any queries. Privacy of sitting out area.
Mr D'ancona
June 2010
Very tastefully decorated cottage. Welcome pack very much appreciated.
Mr Ahmed
May 2010
I liked all the little touches such as eggs and bread in the fridge for us so we could have breakfast in the morning. It was a very nice and peaceful location, we did not get disturbed once. The wood burner was amazing and fit the place perfectly. The way the cottage was decorated really gave a feel of the country side and was very homely.
Mrs Duurloo-Bradshaw
June 2010
It was fabulous - a quiet, private, fantastic village and enough contact with friendly folk if we wanted. Great directions and fabulous welcome food - thoroughly lovely time.
September 2010
wonderful area in which to stay, owners very helpful nothing to much trouble. Would stay again.
September 2010
We had a wonderful stay at cart lodge cottage. There was a lovely welcome pack waiting for us and a lovely friendly smile from the owners. The cottage was cosy and well presented. there was everything you needed even down to slippers and dressing gowns. we had a lovely relaxing holiday and felt relaxed and refreshed. Would love to do a winter holiday there just to be able to use the lovely log burner.
Mary and John
September 2010
The weather was fantastic in May and the Cartlodge provided a wonderful relaxing base for our holiday, we had our own private area for sitting out, with a BBQ and we had the use of the owners pool. Inside we had all the kitchen equipment you could ever want, a most comfortable bed and a great shower room. The village had all the shops for our food, but the local pub, the anchor, was so good, in it's setting by the river Stour, that we frequented it for a long Sunday lunch and a couple of evening meals too. A wonderful property in the most beautiful village in the Stour Valley; with the most picturesque villages, historic churches, seasides and river estuaries. Interesting olde worlde towns and cities dating back to the Romans. Our hosts made us feel very at home and the welcome pack lasted us nearly all week! On our departure Miriam presented us with a jar of honey from her own bees. Delicious! We would love to return in summer or winter.
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