A beautiful thatched country cottage (23 images)

The Gildhall

An enchanting 16th century thatched cottage in the grounds of Higham Place, with everything you would expect of a traditional English country cottage, beamed walls and ceilings, winding staircase, uneven floors and an Aga. Perfect for families and four-legged friends.


Higham, Dedham Vale, Suffolk / 2 King-size (1 splits into 2 singles) and 1 Double bedroom / Sleeps 6

The Ground Floor

Sitting Room – Lovely large and cosy room with three comfy sofas around a mantel piece and 42” Smart TV. Bureau and round table and chairs for four, ideal for playing cards or games. Double French doors lead out onto the terrace and mature gardens, which opens out onto a private fifteen-acre park.

Dining Room – Refectory table with eight chairs and a further log burning stove.

Kitchen – Farmhouse style kitchen with table and chairs for four, an Aga, American fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster and washing machine.

First Floor

Master Bedroom – King-size bed, en-suite to Family Bathroom.

The Gild Room – King-size bed (splits into 2 singles) with en-suite power-shower lavatory and handbasin.

Third Bedroom – Double bed.

Family Bathroom – Bath, handheld shower and overhead power-shower, lavatory and handbasin.


Enclosed dog-proof garden with three distinct sanctuaries – the Sun Lawn, the Breakfast Court and the Main Garden – with several seating areas.

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Dogs Welcome



On arrival you will be treated to a Welcome Basket containing free-range organic whole milk, fresh locally baked loaf and cake, jar of marmalade, slab of butter, choice of two cereals and a bottle of wine to wash it all down.

The kitchen is equipped with tea, coffee, sugar, dish soap & tablets, and hand soap. For the fire we give you a generous box of logs, with lighters and kindling, and more can be requested.

All bedlinen is 100% Egyptian cotton and pillows are feather & down (two per guest). All guests also get 100% cotton towels that are large, white and generously threaded and accompanied by White Company toiletries and plenty of loo paper.

There is an iron and board, hairdryer and ample clothes storage in drawers and on coat hangers. Highchair and travel cot are available.

Welcome Basket

Pet Friendly

Off Street Parking

Free WiFi

42" Smart TV

Retro DAB radio

Washing Machine

Oil Central Heating

Detailed House Guide

Iron & Board


Fridge Freezer


Travel Cot