Relax into the serenest of surroundings as you feast your senses on the rolling meadows, a gentle breeze, the scent of lavender and the sound of birdsong. Welcome to your Suffolk country retreat.
Lovingly restored and converted into a supremely comfortable retreat for four, The Dairy is a traditional Suffolk wood-slatted building. This charming space has combined traditional with modernity to provide spacious accommodation across its two floors, both accessible by a convenient lift.
Inside, it’s pure tranquillity with white walls and original beams throughout the open plan ground floor. The living space oozes serenity in its whites and greys and enjoys views of the meadows beyond the giant French windows. You flow quietly through to the dining area with a striking dark-wood table and then on to the kitchen where light wood countertops sit calmly atop cream cabinetry and against elegant white subway tiles.
Outside the private patio makes the most of the Suffolk sunshine and provides the perfect spot for absorbing the sights and sounds of the countryside that inspired Constable so famously. Sit back, relax and catch the scent of the lavender against the soundtrack of birdsong.
Upstairs, you’ll sleep more than deeply on the sumptuous king size beds, set in calming whites and eggshell blues. Both bedrooms have stylish en suites and the master has French doors to a Juliet balcony overlooking the meadows to Lavenham.
The Dairy is also fully accessible – a handy lift connects the two floors providing easy access to the bedrooms and en suite bathrooms. Plus there’s plenty of room for two well behaved dogs who will love exploring the many local footpaths.
The pretty village of Preston St Mary is on your doorstep with the medieval delight of Lavenham just a mile away. Easily walkable from The Dairy, the town offers plenty to see and feast on since it’s something of a foodie paradise with many excellent restaurants and pubs.
Bedrooms and bathrooms
The Dairy has two generously-sized bedrooms, both with king size beds and their own en suite bathroom, one with a bath/shower and the other with walk-in shower. There’s also a wet room downstairs.
Please note there is a large moat within the grounds therefore children should be supervised at all times.
At a glance
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- 2 Pets allowed
- Private parking
- 1 mile from pub
- WiFi available
- Bed linen provided
- All on one level
- Bath towels provided
- 35 miles from coast
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a freezer
- No smoking
- 1 mile from shop
- Equipped with a washing machine
- Welcome pack provided
Thank you for sharing your beautiful 'Dairy' with us. We have all had a fantastic time & enjoyed our stay. Lovely Sloe Gin and Biscuits too!Jeremy, Michelle, Lisa, John & Lily - 10th December 2018
Really lovely place, so comfortable, great disabled facilities. Sloe Gin and cookies very much appreciated. Extra lucky that the lovely Christmas fayre was on and thank you for our complimentary entry tickets.Beryl, Kim & Steve Murray - 19th November 2018
Beautiful barn, lovely walks from the doorstep Clare Mittelstadt - 29th July 2018
Great facilities for less mobile people.Stephen Brown - 23rd July 2018
The property was one of the best I have stayed at. Ian Platt - 4th July 2018
Very high standard of comfort. Quiet location with plenty of private space around it. Owners are very discreet. Five mins drive to Lavenham. Half hour walk to excellent pub the Six Bells. Mr Gareth Neville - 4th June 2018
Excellent Accomodation in a comfortable cottage in an excellent location I Beautiful Suffolk countryside with easy access to the surrounding area and countryside.Mr Anthony Smith - 22nd May 2018
Fantastic property. Couldn’t have been in a better place.Josephine Sykes - 15th April 2018
We have everything we need and want. The office were incredibly helpful to us in every way.Josephine Sykes - 28th March 2018
Excellent stay, we enjoyed our holidays very muchCharmian Mok - 1st March 2018
A really lovely property done to a very high standard.Mrs Josephine Wright - 14th November 2017
Excellent property in a peaceful location just as described.Hazel Mason - 27th October 2017
Very comfortable property. Very cosy and loads of hot water for showers and baths. An excellent situation in a quiet rural spot . Good for walking.Mr W Douglas - 3rd October 2017
A lovely property in a beautiful situation. Very peaceful and private.Margaret Storey - 30th May 2017
The property was a delight to stay in, and offered every facility, comfort, and tasteful dÃ©cor, and ideal situation, that we could hope to find in a rental cottage.Mr C. Alderson - 6th May 2017
A lovely property with great attention to detail. Very high standard of equipment and furnishings. A very cosy property which would rival any boutique hotel. Owners were extremely friendly and helpful. Mrs Sally Knight - 7th March 2017
Highly recommend the Dairy - particularly for adults. Excellent wifi provision - much appreciated. Suffolk Secrets provided an efficient and reliable service. The area is beautiful.Mike Waldron - 7th October 2016
This is a wonderful property in a peaceful location. The owners are very helpful and a delight to deal with.Mr John Falcke - 17th September 2016
Lovely property in a beautiful peaceful area.J Little - 31st July 2016
Loved the accommodation . Very comfortable and well equipped. Quiet and beautiful area.Jacqueline Kilburn - 20th June 2016
We appreciated the attendance to detail and top class accessories..Our second visit and we look forward to future ones.Alan Moore - 12th June 2016
Probably the best cottage we have stayed in (30 years of self-catering in the UK)Mr Peter Bradbury - 29th May 2016
Beautiful location, which enabled us to easily visit many places. Anne and Tim Coxon were so warm and friendly and very attentive. Our first experience with Suffolk Secrets but it won't be our last and we will definitely recommend you. Excellent accompany, very professional and lovely staff.Mrs L Thomas - 22nd May 2016
First class!Mrs Lorna Eaketts-Rogers - 4th April 2016
Everything was excellent we will definitely be coming back. Thank youMrs Ashley Hadfield - 16th March 2016
Outstanding. Everything we could have hoped for and more!!L Clark - 18th February 2016
All been of a very high standard and good value for money.Mrs Ruth Kershaw - 14th February 2016
Very peaceful we hope to stay again. We are very fortunate to live in a beautiful part of the country. Keep up the good work!Mr P Waterman - 9th February 2016
A wonderful stay, in a beautiful home. The lift was brilliant and enabled us to get upstairs and admire the views. The hosts Ann and Tim could not have been kinder and we loved their sloe gin!S Pringle - 29th January 2016
Excellent property overall. We had a wonderful stay.K Watson - 2nd January 2016
Fantastic property, great finish and all that is required to have a wonderful stay. Owners are also quiet and very accommodating. Will definitely book again.Mr A Blackmore - 1st December 2015
A nice comfortable propertyMr P Critchley - 30th October 2015
First Class. Dog enjoyed his field. We felt very welcome.P Macphail - 19th October 2015
A beautifully converted barn done to a very high standard in a lovely setting and conveniently close to Lavenham. We had a very enjoyable and relaxing week at this beautiful barn. It is very dog friendly and I have already recommended it to friends.J Chandler - 28th September 2015
The property and the area we found to be very dog friendly. The Dairy was clean, modern and fitted the needs of two couples plus dog perfectly Suffolk Secrets handled the late booking most efficiently and we would certainly use them againS Rushton - 21st September 2015
Perfect setting- we will returnMr Darren Tritton - 9th August 2015
Excellent property and location. Quality all the way!J Harris - 28th June 2015
The property is nearly new and the owners have obviously taken considerable care in selecting the furnishings and fittings. It is hard to think of any real improvements they could make. We thoroughly enjoyed our week at The Dairy and hope to return next year.Alan Moore - 21st June 2015
Lovely,clean and to a high standard well presented accommodation,with the added benefit of a lift which came in very handy for my mother-in-law. We were not disappointed as The Dairy is a stunning property surrounded by beautiful grounds. We are looking at dates for next year year when the Flower Meadow is in full colour. Eddie,Lynn & Lillian Golga.L Golga - 2nd June 2015
Beautiful property. Would highly recommend it.Mrs J Hewitt - 25th May 2015
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