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“spacious accomodation in a tranquil setting”
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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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bregs2016
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“spacious accomodation in a tranquil setting”
Reviewed June 6, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

This cottage was spotlessly clean and had everything we could possibly need. The rooms were very spacious and the beds extremely comfortable .

The setting was very tranquil and we were able to barbecue in the large private garden.

It made a perfect base for daytrips to Lavenham - a well preserved medieval village and Flatford- where Constable painted some of his famous paintings.

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Liked best: Spaciousness of the rooms
Liked least: phones not always able to get reception
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
6 Jun 2016
So pleased that you enjoyed the BBQ and got to visit Constable country too!
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GregT1980
Bexley, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Great location, great barn, great, great, great.”
Reviewed April 25, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We stayed in the cart lodge with my family of two young children, in laws and another couple.
The rooms were spacious and well laid out, full of rustic charm.
The open plan kitchen / living area / dining area was ample for the 6 adults and two small children and gave the kids a lovely long room to explore.
The location is great as it back onto a wildlife reserve so a lovely long walk was close by.
The owners have even installed a games room on site with pool,table tennis and golf.
This is a great place to stay to get away from it all.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
26 Apr 2016
Thank you for your review, I'm glad that you made good use of the games room!
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jabarse
2 reviews
“Tranquil,peaceful retreat”
Reviewed April 12, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We were a group of 6 ladies celebrating one of us turning 50 years young!
The lodge was an ideal holiday home and was beautiful, spotlessly clean, lovely comfy beds and was everything we expected and more. Although quite remote there was pubs serving food a short cab ride away. We tried the three kings and the food was lovely. With a peacock and pheasant wandering the garden it couldn't have been better and would like to book a return visit..

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Liked best: The open plan living area
Liked least: Shower was too hot!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Apr 2016
So glad you enjoyed your celebration at Lackford Lakes Barns. We are fortunate to be surrounded by a nature reserve and Bury is a short drive as are some lovely country pubs.
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892Car0le...
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely location lovely lodge”
Reviewed April 10, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Just back today from our three night stay in Cart lodge . Want to go back now ! Beautiful, peaceful, amazing location and homely, comfortable accommodation which did feel like home very quickly. We loved it. Trip around the reserve well worth it and also cathedral in Bury. Percy the peacock will be missed by us all

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Liked best: The lodge - cosy and lovely and the location , just amazing
Liked least: Cab a bit pricey to nearby pub
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
10 Apr 2016
Thank you for taking time to write a review, we really appreciate it. Percy the peacock is looking very handsome now that his tail feathers have all grown in. It's so beautiful in the spring with the lambs in the field too.
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James T
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Fantastic converted Barn in beautiful area”
Reviewed March 31, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Stayed over the Easter weekend, 4 Adults and 2 teenagers. Had a wonderful time.
Lodge is beautiful with it's own lawned area, large windows look out onto the garden with plenty of wildlife visitors including rabbits, peacock, robins & woodpeckers.
Kids liked the small shared games room with table tennis, pool and darts.
Clean, very spacious and well equipped. Highly recommended.
Situated next door to the lakes which are beautiful too.
Only tiny negatives are only one tv (which is sometimes an issue with kids) and also layout of front room is tight if all of you want to sit at same time. Otherwise absolutely perfect.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
1 Apr 2016
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate it. I'm glad that you enjoyed the wildlife, games room, garden and accommodation. Thank you for your suggestions about getting a second TV. Some families bring laptops and will perhaps watch a dvd while the the tv is in use by the rest of the party. We will review the layout of the seating area. Best wishes and please come again.
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Snowflake...
Coffs Harbour, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A lovely barn conversion in a quiet location, which is comfortable and well equipped”
Reviewed January 9, 2016 for a stay in December 2015

We spent the Christmas week in this barn with an extended family group of 6 adults, and the acoommodation worked out very well for us. It has a ground floor bedroom and ensuite which is perfect for elderly parents. The ground floor living area is very comfortable and the kitchen although not that large, is well equipped, with a good sized fridge. we cooked a full roast Christmas lunch with no problems.
The barn is a short drive from Bury St Edmunds which is a lovely town. The owner was very friendly and happy to attend to a request very quickly.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
11 Mar 2016
I'm so pleased that you enjoyed Christmas in the barn! I agree that the ground floor bedroom with en suite lends itself particularly well to an elderly couple in an extended family group. We love Bury too, such a historic and beautiful town with a great market day on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
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Godalming, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 21, 2015 for a stay in December 2015

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
11 Mar 2016
Thank you for your review and so pleased that you intend to come back and stay again!
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