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Characterful hideaway for a romantic break
A stroll along Maltings Lane
The cosy wood burner, ideal for romantic evenings
Kitchen
Stylish kitchen appliances
Enjoy your stay
On a sunny day the courtyard enjoys a Mediterranean feel
View towards the property
Double bedroom
Single bedroom
Shower room
Maltings Lane - Clare
Clare country park
View from Clare castle
Staircase
The cottage is full of charm and character
1 / 16  Characterful hideaway for a romantic break
2 / 16  A stroll along Maltings Lane
3 / 16  The cosy wood burner, ideal for romantic evenings
4 / 16  Kitchen
5 / 16  Stylish kitchen appliances
6 / 16  Enjoy your stay
7 / 16  On a sunny day the courtyard enjoys a Mediterranean feel
8 / 16  View towards the property
9 / 16  Double bedroom
10 / 16  Single bedroom
11 / 16  Shower room
12 / 16  Maltings Lane - Clare
13 / 16  Clare country park
14 / 16  View from Clare castle
15 / 16  Staircase
16 / 16  The cottage is full of charm and character

The Girlings

Clare (1.5mls SE), Suffolk
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Ideal for a romantic break, cozy by the woodburner or sightseeing holiday whatever the time of year
  • Courtyard garden for alfresco dining
  • A great base for exploring all Suffolk has to offer including Constable Country and the Suffolk coast
Property code: 52567

An enchanting and cosy 17th century cottage close to the heart of the charming town of Clare and an ideal base from which to explore Suffolk’s attractions and the coast.

Set in Clare in Suffolk, this enchanting 17th-century cottage is situated in the heart of suffolk, providing ample space for a sightseeing adventure or a romantic couple’s break. The property is suitable for two and a pair of pooches. Walkers, cyclists and ramblers will be spoilt for choice, able to explore the medieval villages nearby with their faithful pups.

Enter the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner area and you’ll immediately be struck by the wonderful period features including exposed beams and brickwork. An inglenook fireplace with a wood burner is the perfect addition for snuggling up with wet noses on a chilly winter’s night. While dining out is simple in the area, those who wish to dine in will be pleased to find anything they could want in the sizeable kitchen space. A dining table provides the perfect setting for a romantic meal for two. Upstairs there are two bedrooms, one double and one single and a shower room for all the family, furry members included. Outside a raised patio area provides a secure area for the dogs and humans to enjoy eating alfresco.

For longer walks pups will appreciate bounding around Clare Country Park less than 0.5 miles away. The short walk to the park will appeal to all, with independent shops and a cafe on the way. A short stride in the other direction leads to Clare Ancient House Museum (under 0.5 miles) which is a Grade II listed building of significant importance to the local area. Visitors will be able to explore findings from ancient Roman and Neolithic settlements from the surrounding area. Romantic riverside strolls with the pooches are just over 10 miles away, with the Stour providing secluded areas and stunning views throughout.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • Sleeps 2+1
  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 single
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and washer/dryer
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Roadside parking available subject to availability
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • 4 pubs (3 serve food), 2 restaurants, 5 cafes and shops within walking distance
  • TV/DVD in lounge area

Adam Beeney

This property is personally managed by Adam.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lisa 11th October 2020

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Reviewed by Michael 19th September 2020

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If you are looking for history, you'll find plenty in and around Clare, in this cottage you are actually staying in a piece of it! Quirky but safe and comfortable. Although there is no parking directly outside the property there is plenty in the village. If you sleep light, a comfortable pair of ear plugs would help as the church bells toll every 1Read more5 minutes. Some nice walking in and around the village. Hide

Reviewed by Karen 5th September 2020

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Very sweet little cottage in a lovely , quiet village.

Reviewed by Fiona 29th August 2020

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The cottage was exactly what was advertised the challenge was parking when returning from a day out closest parking was timed so you didnt have sight of your car over night. The cottage was very clean with all working equipment in a nice village location neighbours were a little noisy in the evenings but that was ok ideal place for a quiet getaway

Reviewed by Mike 22nd August 2020

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Co op store was very convenient to the cottage as was the Chinese takeaway and the fish and chip shop. There is also a sandwich shop in the same block. Parking wasn't the issue that I thought it might be. Managed to find a parking space close to the cottage throughout our week long stay. Kitchen area was well stocked with pans cooking utensils crocRead morekery and glasses. Bed was comfortable and there was storage space in the small bedroom. There was a bottle of Cava awaiting our arrival. Hide

Reviewed by Stuart 15th August 2020

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This is a brilliant place if you want to be in the heart of a lovely village. It's right in the shadow of the church - the clock strikes every quarter, night and day, which I liked - and the Co-op is about 45 seconds' walk away. The cottage is compact and snug, with a foldaway dining table and comfy sitting area furniture. The stove was easy to ligRead moreht and the terrace is a real sun trap. All the delights of Clare - and there are lots - are a stroll away. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Mair 1st August 2020

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Reviewed by Jackie 25th July 2020

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The cottage was in a very good location and was comfy for just the 2 of us. The cottage had plenty of hand sanitisation. We enjoyed some lovely walks due to post lockdown some places where closed and we had to book the only pub open if we wanted to eat out at night. The only thing that let things down for us was the garden area it is more like a baRead moreck yard and on a shared walk wsy with the other 2 cottages so we did not feel private so did not sit outside. Hide

Reviewed by Calum 11th July 2020

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Charming little cottage, excellently situated with all amenities close by. Attractive period features. Outdoor area ideal for breakfast.

Reviewed by Iain 11th March 2020

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Reviewed by Leanne 24th December 2019

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Really lovely stay at the Girlings for Christmas 2019, the cottage is in the perfect location with everything right on the doorstep. A very comfy and cozy stay and will be returning soon we hope!

Reviewed by Alicia 29th November 2019

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Reviewed by Donna 23rd October 2019

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Absolutely stunning. Well equipped, comfortable, quaint. The log fire is so lovely. Filled bookshelf with books and DVDs on the landing is great as was the complimentary bottle of prosecco on arrival!

Reviewed by Linda 5th October 2019

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The cottage was right in the heart of Clare, and although small was nice and cosy, with a comfy bed, and just about everyone we needed as a base for exploring the area. We enjoyed the selection of DVDs and being able to get Radio 3 on the TV. We didn't use the log burner as the radiators kept us snug enough.

Reviewed by Sam 17th August 2019

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We loved the cottage, it was just perfect for us. Its in a wonderful location right in the centre of the beautiful town of Clare. The enclosed area at the back was great for our two small dogs.

Reviewed by David 22nd June 2019

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Reviewed by Roger 1st June 2019

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Lovely old market town with fabulous walks. English Heritage and National Trust make for great days out. Lovely character Cottage in the heart of the town with Church and shop on the doorstep.

Reviewed by Patricia 11th May 2019

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This cottage was very comfortable and warm. It is situated in a lovely village, a central location for a lot of lovely gardens and National Trust properties. The Clare Country Park was a bonus !

Reviewed by Robert 30th March 2019

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The location is quite good if you like to be near pubs, takeaway and restaurants and for walking, bike riding it is excellent. Generally a good village location and with easy access to other parts of Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire.

Reviewed by Peter 23rd March 2019

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Reviewed by Jason 1st March 2019

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Reviewed by Steve 22nd February 2019

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Very happy with the cottage

Reviewed by Michael 17th November 2018

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Good value character accommodation centrally situated in the lovely Suffolk town of Clare. Perfect base for walks and local exploration.

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Characterful hideaway for a romantic break
A stroll along Maltings Lane
The cosy wood burner, ideal for romantic evenings
Kitchen
Stylish kitchen appliances
Enjoy your stay
On a sunny day the courtyard enjoys a Mediterranean feel
View towards the property
Double bedroom
Single bedroom
Shower room
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Location

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