the cottage

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Set in the heart of Gainsborough, Constable and Munnings country, Little Cornard is perfectly located to explore both south Suffolk and north Essex. 

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Our cottage is located within our garden and includes a bedroom with en suite shower and toilet, and a small sitting room. The bedroom has direct access to the garden, while the sitting room opens onto the patio alongside our driveway.


The bedroom has two beds which are usually pushed together to form a double. There is a chest of drawers and a hanging rail.


We provide a delicious continental breakfast of fruit compote (home grown in season), creamy Greek yoghurt, homemade granola, bread, butter, jams and preserves, tea, coffee, fruit juice and fresh milk. Breakfast is provided in The Cottage, so you can help yourself at whatever hour you wish. There is a small fridge, toaster, kettle and crockery and cutlery.


The sitting room features a small table and chairs, a sofa and a television.


We operate a no smoking policy.


Other facilities available include:

    • Charging points for electric/hybrid cars (donation only)
    • Washing machine and tumble dryer

Cottage price: £90.00 for a one night stay, £70.00 per night for two or more nights


To request availability, please click here or call 01787 227467 or 07468 585177


In the surrounding area


We sit in semi-rural countryside through which there are a number of lovely walks. The Cornard Mere Nature Reserve is within the village.


Assington Thicks and Arger Fen & Spouse’s Vale are within 10 minutes drive (or a good walk!).


Our nearest large town is Sudbury (3.5 miles) which has a range of restaurants, coffee shops, supermarkets and Gainsborough House. There are also several historic silk mills with outlet shops.


Slightly further afield, art lovers will find the Alfred Munnings Museum in Dedham, and the National Trusts’ Constable Museum at Flatford Mill with Willy Lott’s Cottage. The historic villages of Lavenham, Long Melford, and the picturesque Kersey are within 20 minutes’ drive. For those interested in nature, Lackford Lakes and Bradfield Woods National Nature Reserve near Bury St. Edmunds can easily be explored. The RSPB Reserves of Stour Estuary and Wolves Wood are also within easy reach. Keen gardeners may be interested to visit Beth Chatto’s Garden and RHS Hyde Hall.


We are lucky to have some great eateries within a short drive; from cafes to gastro pubs to fine dining and are happy to give recommendations!