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Highly rated, award winning accommodation, enclosed garden within Lackford Lakes Nature Reserve
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

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heather s
Salisbury, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent property, comfortable, well equipped and clean. Great location.”
Reviewed September 21, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

The property was ideal as one of the party was elderly with impaired mobility. We had groundfloor facilities (bedroom and ensuite) and everywhere downstairs was level access. It was understated so she did not feel it was "adapted" but one of the party in normal accommodation. The bed was an ideal height. In other properties we have rented, the groundfloor although described as suitable for disability, had a modern pine slatted low bed or low divan. It was a great relief and showed that much thought had been given to it.
We chose the barn conversion because the photographs indicated it had no steps to access the property. This has not been the case with other places - even though they professed wheelchair access!
The location was lovely, peaceful and quiet and we managed to get to the Wildlife Visitors Centre with Mum - albeit for a cuppa! As Mum is hard of hearing, we had the TV on rather loud at times but being detached we did not disturb neighbours.
We chose the area as we have famiy living 20 minutes away and it was good to catch up with new family addititons. Mum particularly enjoyed the attentions of Percy the peacock, taking great joy in feeding him. Her youngest great , great niece who visited, called him "the blue chicken" - but at 2 years old this was understandable.
The furniture was comfortable in the lounge area, the dining room and upstairs were excellent with beautiful furniture. The kitchen was well eqipped and we had plenty of crockery/glasses for all occasions. In past rentals we have found inadequate (even battered) saucepans etc. We could not think of anything lacking (except perhaps my range cooker.....!).
If we are able to visit the area again we would rebook this property.
Please do not hesitate to share this with the owner.

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Liked best: See review above
Liked least: Lack of phone signal- but rural area so only to be expected (home area dodgy anyway). This was only to keep in contact with family and could get some signal in carpark.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 13, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

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Liked least: the space
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Sep 2015
We really appreciate your review, thank you and so pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
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AbuFaz
Spokane, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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“Perfect Hengrave pre-Wedding Stay”
Reviewed August 25, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Beautiful location, spotless and extremely well appointed accommodation; ideal setting for 7 family members, including ground floor en-suite for grandparents.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Rich M
Chudleigh, United Kingdom
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“perfect for us”
Reviewed August 4, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

plenty of space and really comfortable. We spent more time indoors than we had planned as the weather was a little "British" but it felt really homely. We were staying in Suffolk for a family wedding and decided to make a week of it along with family from Chicago.

The bedrooms were great, the kids loved having their own rooms and plenty of space to themselves.

Location was perfect for us although if you're planning on nights out book taxis in advance - There aren't enough in Bury!

a lot of essentials were provided and the jg of milk in teh fridge was a lovely touch

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Liked best: ease of key pick up with the keysafe was great for us arriving late
Liked least: the rain ;)
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Reviewed July 19, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

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Management Response
20 Jul 2015
Thank you for bringing these problems to our attention, we were surprised as your experience is unusual and not what we expect. The dishwasher has been repaired and its useful to know that the showers weren't draining away efficiently as we have an excellent plumbing gadget to deal with this.
I'm glad that you enjoyed the location, the garden and the games room and thank you for taking time to post a review.
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Reviewed April 10, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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Liked best: Rural location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 7, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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