Dining room leading onto the patio.Living room looking out towards the entrance and kitchen.
Charming, rural country cottage
Hosted by Gizelle
Gizelle is the host.
6 guests
4 bedrooms
6 beds
2 baths
6 guests
4 bedrooms
6 beds
2 baths
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Inviting, detached, refurbished brick farm cottage in rural setting. Perfect place to get away from it all, and yet near enough to local amenities and the lovely Suffolk heritage coast. Ideal family accommodation, with wood burner and patio garden.

The space

The cottage is set back off the road on farmland and is ideal for family or friends looking to discover the area. It is also suitable accommodation for those attending local weddings or events. People feel very at home in it straight away. It will comfortably fit six people with one double bedroom, one twin bedroom and two single bedrooms. There is a shower room and loo upstairs and a bathroom and loo downstairs.

Guest access

The entrance drive is shared with the adjacent farm house and it is important that the main gate is shut at all times.

Interaction with guests

There is a big farm house on the property lived in by family, so there is usually someone near to hand. You will be given keys and welcomed in by a family member.

Other things to note

There are dogs, small ponies and cats in the adjacent farm house, but they do not come onto the cottage premises. Arrival time can sometimes be before 4pm subject to arrangement.

Free parking on premises

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $86 AUD
Security Deposit $345 AUD
Weekly Discount: 4%
Weekend Price $181 AUD / night
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Guests are expected to treat the property in the same way as they would the home of a friend i.e. with respect and consideration. Smoking is not allowed in the house, but I have no problem with smoking on the patio, as long as ash trays are used. Pets are only allowed in exceptional circumstances.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

58 Reviews

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Adam User Profile
April 2015
We absolutely loved our stay here in Benhall! Lovely spacious cottage, with a nice homely feel. Such a beautiful surprise that you can see horses wandering in the field behind the cottage from the bedrooms, kitchen, dining and living rooms. A real home away from home on a nice farm property- great if you and your family love animals! Everything you need here and in a great position to drive around beautiful Suffolk. Great for a family or group of friends looking for a country escape.
Gizelle User Profile
Response from Gizelle:
I have tried unsuccessfully several times to leave a reference, but unfortunately to no avail - so here goes again. Adam and his colleagues were delightful, model guests! We were only sorry that all tickets were sold out for their performance at Snape. We would be very happy indeed to have them back at any time. The house was left beautifully clean and tidy.
April 2015

James User Profile
September 2017
Lovely place.

Ben User Profile
August 2017
Lovely little cottage, tucked away in a secluded farm setting. We'll be back!

Kersti User Profile
August 2017
It is a rare find for people who like secluded places among the animals and old barns. The house is close to Saxmundham ( a 30 min walk) and a bus ride from Saxmundham to Aldeburgh takes 35 min. The host, Mrs Read, is a very special lady. We could buy eggs from her farm. The house is beautifully decorated with a wood-burning stove and a garden, were it is possible to eat. Old dogs wander slowly round the farm. Tiny kittens watch visitors with shining pinhead eyes, and a horse grazes with her foal at her side. No dog barks. Here is a place of harmony and welcome.
Gizelle User Profile
Response from Gizelle:
Thank you Kersti. I am so pleased you appreciated the cottage and surroundings. You are welcome back any time!
August 2017

Vivienne User Profile
August 2017
A beautiful, tucked away cottage and perfect for a family to stay. Lots of beautiful places to visit and beaches nearby.
Gizelle User Profile
Response from Gizelle:
Thanks very much Vivienne for the reminder about the Home Farm sign. It would be a pleasure to have you back.
August 2017

Nishani User Profile
July 2017
Lovely cottage in a secluded place but only a short drive to shops and beautiful Aldeburgh. The children loved the animals on the farm and Mrs Read who lives next door made our stay special.
Gizelle User Profile
Response from Gizelle:
Thank you Nish, I will let Mrs Read know. I hope you have a lovely summer..
July 2017

Jessica Rose User Profile
July 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Gizelle's lovely, charming cottage! It is a peaceful countryside retreat with all the home comforts you could want. It was easy to get in touch with the host to organise check in. I would definitely recommend staying here!
Gizelle User Profile
Response from Gizelle:
Thanks very much Jessica. I am so pleased you appreciated your stay.
July 2017

England, United KingdomJoined in October 2014
Gizelle User Profile

I am a writer with two teenage children and am now based in the French horse racing world of Chantilly, just north of Paris. However I spent much of my younger life between my home in Suffolk and London. I love travelling, animals, creativity of all sorts, originality and people - for all their faults! I am also President of the local bilingual school in Chantilly. The cottage is managed by a close family member and we visit frequently.

Languages: Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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