Reviews

Recent and past comments taken from Cressland Guestbook

 Wonderful stay in a lovely home.  Thank you so much.  Our 2 year old grandson loved The Splash and the church.  A very good time spent in a lovely village! Bartlett party, Florida and Seattle USA - 5 May 2017

Without exception the best place we have ever stayed.  Extremely well equipped, warm, delicious welcome pack, bed linen the best we have come across.  We all loved Kersey and the surrounding area.  A very happy week in which my husband celebrated his special birthday.  Thank you so much.Judy Lambert, Eastbourne - 20 - 27 April 2017

Thank you for a wonderful time.  The house was lovely!  We will be back!! The Pearson family, Los Angeles - 13 April 2017

What a wonderful cottage.  It was home from home.  Everyone of us were overwhelmed with the cleanliness of the house.  The sheets were prestige quality and fresh beyond expectations.  The welcome basket was fantastic.  We will be recommending it to friends and family.  Thank you once again for making mum's 70th birthday celebrations with her sisters and niece. Paula Weinhardt, Essex - 7 April 2017

Thank you so much Louise and Pascoe - you provided us with the most wonderful pre-wedding and honeymoon home in a delightful village!  All the extras were so much appreciated and loved - just perfect! Mike and Jane Williams, Oxfordshire - 15 - 24 March 2017

Lovely cottage and village!  Shame we could only stay 2 nights. Hannah, Rob and co, Norfolk, London, Cheshire - 10 -12 February 2017

Superb stay from start to finish - everyone loved the house and village.  All finishing touches were so welcome.  Hope to be back. The Beckley family, Upminster - 10 January 2017

If you're looking for "picture postcard" perfection - stop right here!!  We have had the most comfortable, relaxing stay at Cressland.  The decor, treats and luxurious furnishings and hamper have made this a Christmas we will treasure! The Channen party, Halstead, North Carolina, Braintree - 22 - 28 December 2016

A truly wonderful stay in a picture perfect cottage.  Thank you for providing so well and for all the finishing touches.  The brownies went down a treat!  We made the most of the open fire and only wish we could have stayed longer! The Hemsley Clan, Kent - 11 December 2016

Loved the house you have designed it beautifully, so cosy and we really appreciated how quiet and spacious it is.  Also, the welcome hamper!  Great cake.  Lovely walking and Lavenham's Chrstmas fair.  Great lunch at The Bell.  Fab weekend - thank you.  Coopers and Harkeyspurlings, London - 3 December 2016

Many thanks for a lovely stay at Cressland.  We have rented many properties over the years but never one so well appointed.  From the kitchen with its high quality equipment and wonderful welcome basket to the large, fluffy bath towels and cosy robes.  The house had everything one could need.  The extra touches like roses in the rooms were much appreciated.  Our grandchildren loved paddling in the Splash and playing Pooh Sticks.  When indoors they enjoyed the books and games.  The adults enjoyed the cosy fires in the evenings.  Sunday lunch at the Great House in Lavenham was an extra treat.  My husband spent a very special birthday with our family in this lovely setting. Barbara, Warrington - 16 November 2016

A beautiful cottage in such a pretty setting.  The cottage has everything you cold possibly think of and has been very comfortable.  considering the time of year, we have been so lucky with the weather and seen some beautiful sunsets.  We have done lots of walking and visited Lavenham, Sutton Hoo, Ickworth, Framlingham Castle, Southwold and had a couple of excellent meals at The Bell.  Fantastic welcome pack and flowers.  Thank you.  Mitchell and Jago families, Hampshire and Wiltshire - 26 October 2016

The house was the perfect setting for a rare and special joint family weekend away.  The whimsical charm of the house in picturesque Kersey was well enjoyed by all.  A real treat for those interested in the rich historical tapestry painted across England's past.  Some memorable family moments were had around the hearth and will not soon be forgotten.  We're so honoured to be a small part of the house's long history.  Many thanks for the incredible hospitality and attention to detail - a true gem!  The Shellbetter and Mather families, Norfolk and Wisconsin USA - 3 October 2016

Celebrating a 40th birthday.  Perfect location for a relaxing weekend away from the hussle and bustle of our busy lives.  We have throughly enjoyed staying in your beautiful cottage.  So well equipped with so many thoughtful touches.  The welcome basket, towels in beautiful bundles, robes, toiletries from The White Company, not to mention the most comfortable beds and crisp linen. Kelly McBride - 9 September 2016.

Throughly enjoyed our stay at your lovely cottage.  Exceptional welcome hamper - much appreciated!!  Would recommend The Bell Inn, excellent meals and a friendly welcome.  Many thanks. The Fizys, Birmingham and Kent - 26 August 2016

A fabulous cottage and great location for our families to re-unite.  Many thanks. The Carters and De-Munniks, France, New Zealand and London - 11 July 2016

Thank you for making our holiday so special.  Fabulous house and garden.  Couldn't have wished for anything better. Oliver family, Leicestershire - 24 June 2016

Many thanks for a lovely 60th stay.  Great house and location.  The Baker family, Lincoln - 13 June 2016

Beautiful house and location.  Wish our stay could have been longer.  Many thanks. The Dedmans, London - 4 June 2016

We have loved it here in all weathers, from outdoor meals to fireside evenings and candlelit dinners.  Lovely walking in and around the village and trips to Lavenham and Helmingham Hall gardens.  Thank you for our stay in this beautiful house and for the generous welcome hamper - wonderful! Wells party - Shropshire 27-31 May 2016

A great experience.  Lovely house, full of character.  We had a great time - thank you! Porter family, Surrey - 16-27 May 2016

Beautiful house, beautiful location and beautiful weather!  Thank you for the hamper and being so welcoming.  Crocker party, London and Stamford - 6 - 8 May 2016

Thank you for providing the perfect venue for our family celebration.  We felt so relaxed and at home.  All the personal touches made our stay even more special!  We will definitely be recommending. Clifton party, Kent - 2 May 2016

What a wonderful, beautiful house.  Thanks so much for the generous basket and the lovely touches that have made our stay a real treat. Chaplin and Bennett family - Derbyshire - 9 April 2016

Lovely cottage in a splendid setting!  Great attention to detail and warm hospitality! Enzo & Valerie, Palermo Italy - 26 March - 4 April 2016

Perfect few days away, gorgeous house, lovely personal touches.  Highly recommended. Meacham and Rhead family - Cambridge - 21 February 2016

Wonderful stay in your beautiful cottage.  Delicious brownies, beautiful walks and a delightful break.  Thank you so much! Emma Reitman, London - 24 January 2016

Gorgeous house, fantastic welcome.  Such a lovely weekend stay.  Perfect place to spend time with friends.  Thank you. Mandie and the girls, London - 17 January 2016

Fabulous stay in this beautiful house with family for birthday celebrations - perfect! Adams Family, Leigh on Sea - 7 10 January 2016

Perfect stay, a lovely characterful house.  Gorgeous hamper and lovely special touches everywhere.  It was a very special Christmas and we loved the cosy fire.  Highly recommended.  Many thanks.  Currah Family, Kent - 20 -27 December 2015

Wonderful place and so homely with everything you need.  We have all had such a lovely time and can't thank you enough for everything, so many things that we would need pages and pages. Hutchins party, Kent & France - 11 - 14 December 2015

Lovely house and lovely stay!  Much too short.  Great weekend and beautiful little village. The Mclennan Family, Orpington - 29 November 2015

On behalf of the whole family, thank you for the warm welcome and the stay in this beautiful house, which was so cosy and welcoming.  We loved the village and we will highly recommend to all our friends. James Family, Chelmsford - 16 November 2015

Absolute perfection!  Every little detail was so lovely.  The house was the perfect escape for a weekend and great fun was had by all.  Thank you.  Moorhead party, London - 5 November 2015  

Thank you for a wonderful weekend to celebrate our 40th Wedding Anniversary.  The house is absolutely amazing, steeped in history, full of character.  You catered for all our needs and the welcome pack was wonderful.  The pub landladies were very welcoming and participated in the surprise weekend.  We loved every minute of our stay in the lovely village and surroundings.  Thank you.  The King Family, Kent - 2 - 4 October 2015

What a delightful place for our first ever stay in Suffolk.  We felt that we have been staying in a piece of local history.  We've been delighted by the beautiful beamed rooms and decor, even as we appreciate the modern conveniences of wifi and a dish washer.  Most of all we appreciated Louise's enthusiastic welcome and the wonderful cake, along with local foods, in particular the Lavenham wine.  Thank you! Tim, Julie, Oliver and Venee, Middlesex - 14 - 17 September 2015

A fantastic characterful house in an idyllic English village, surrounded by rolling Suffolk countryside - perfect!  Our party included two young boys, who especially enjoyed Framlingham Castle.  Grown ups should make time to check out the lovely town centre of Hadleigh too where there's a brilliant deli.  The Barnfathers, Washington Upon Tyne - 7 - 14 August 2015

Simply the best, from the welcome basket with homemade scones, clotted cream and jam to the plush bedding and beautifully thoughtout decor.  We love this handsome little village with it's welcoming pub - I think my husband might be considering becoming a regular! Jay and Frances Knobel, Florida USA - 1-30 July 2015

Thank you for a wonderful experience in your lovely village and house. O'Connells, Australia - 29 June 2015

A wonderful place for a family 60th birthday celebration.  All the right touches from the welcome basket and cake to log fires and great bed linen and towels and all in a fantastic cottage full of character and charm - Thank you. Elaine and Lawrence, Suffolk - 5 - 8 June 2015

Lovely house, lovely village, great pub, beautiful county.  Every little detail has been thought about in this house.  Everything needed is there, it is a real home from home.  We had two meals in the pub which were very good.  Kersey Mill is lovely for lunch.  Hollow Trees Farm shop great for supplies.  One of the best properties we have ever stayed in.  The welcome basket was fantastic too!- Ashton family, Charney Bassett, Trapp family, Kent - 27 May - 31 May 2015

What an absolute pleasure.  We stayed here for a surprise weekend away with our oldest friends for Kevin's 30th birthday.  We couldn't have asked for a better weekend.  Thank you to Louise for her amazing hospitality and excellent secret keeping.  We will definitely be back.  Thank you.  Kevin, Steve, Jack, Titch, Livy and Dominique,  Lincolnshire - 22 May 2015

Thank you so much for our wonderful holiday.  We loved the period features and character of the house.  All the finishing touches - towels in ribbons, fluffy dressing gowns, magazines and fantastic welcome pack - made us feel very spoilt.  We would love to come back - Thank you. Haynes Family - Norfolk 2 - 6 April 2015

We have had a lovely relaxing time at our extended family get-away.  The beautifully decorated house served all our different preferences - playing board games by the fire with a piece of delicious cake, a blustery walk around local fields, or cooking up a feast in the fantastic kitchen.  We were able to have lovely quality time as a family here - thank you for providing a gorgeous backdrop! Jacob and Sears Families 28 March - 1 April 2015

Gorgeous!  Lovely welcome basket and a picturesque home from home.  Loved evey minute - thank you so much! Warren Party - Lowestoft 20 - 22 March 2015

What a lovely house!  So much character and a perfect location.  Our 3 days have sped past.  We have been to Colchester Zoo, been on a lovely walk around Kersey and had lunch in The Bell.  Great homemade cakes and local foods in the lovely welcome basket.  The children had a great time too! The Crittenden Family 13 - 16 February 2015

Thank you for providing such a wonderful venue for our family Christmas.  The house was just perfect.  Beautifully presented, clean, comfortable, well equipped and a delightful location.  We regularly rent holiday cottages around the country and abroad and it is rare to find a property that so closely matches our requirements. Nunn family - Bath 20 - 27 December 2014

We had high expectations and we were not disappointed!  We loved the house, it was very welcoming and in a perfect setting.  A few short days that went far too quickly, but we had an amazing time.  Would recommend this to anyone for that "special" getaway. Elsdon family - Birmingham, West Didsbury, Preston 5-7 December 2014

Beautiful house, everything you could ask for.  Fabulous base to visit the surrounding area - loved it! The Hodges - Guildford 25 October 2014

We are so pleased we chose Cressland above other cottages we looked at, as it has been an absolute gem.  The week has been very enjoyable, exploring the area and various eateries.  The welcome pack was outstanding and much appreciated by us all.  We would love to come back again one day, maybe in the winter months to enjoy the fires!  Thank you Austen and Lewis families - Kent 1 September 2014

Really enjoyed our wonderful stay here with some wonderful days out.  Very impressed with the welcome basket, especially the gorgeous cakes.  Absolutely first class accommodation.  Earnshaw and Broomhead families - Lancs August 2014

Thank you for a wonderful stay in this beautiful house!  The pictures on the website do not do it justice - it's truly impressive.  A great girls weekend had by all.  Nesfield party - Northants 4 - 7 July

A wonderful place in which to celebrate a special birthday.  Thanks for all the local information, history and special touches. Family Noakes and Family Bland -  Tonbridge/Kent 23-26 May 2014

We've had a lovely stay in one of our favourite parts of the world.  Cressland has been beautifully restored, having all the creature comforts, but retaining it's character.  The owners have thought of everything one might need and we particularly appreciated the fresh flowers and the basket of goodies! The Norrey Family - Devon/Esses 11-18 April 2014

We had a fabulous time here - relaxing in front of the open fire with our family from New Zealand.  It was the perfect setting for a cosy New Year break.  The house is so well equipped and comfortable.  We even had everything we needed for making a birthday cake for my husband!  We had a truly wonderful time - thank you. Webb family - Middlesex 3 January 2014

A truly unique experience for us.  NZ is such a `new' country, what a fabulous, welcoming house in a beautiful setting - thank you. Mr F and T Webb - New Zealand, 3 January 2014

Seven of us for Christmas and I can honestly say we had a fabulous time.  The house felt cosy the moment we arrived and we all fitted right in immediately.  The community was wonderful with a good laugh in The Bell. It's a shame we have to leave but the next family have to now enjoy what's on offer. Corcoran family, 25 Dec 2013

Beautiful house, beautiful location and beautifully presented many thanks for all the thoughtful touches. Madeline, Rosalind and William - London & USA, 1-12 Nov 2013

A delightful stay in this historic house - a great place from which to explore. The welcome pack was thoughtful and appreciated. Great family holiday. Haslam Family - London, 3 August 2013

Lovely welcome pack - much appreciated.  Very well equipped house with excellent quality accessories!  An excellent stay - Thank you! Wincott family - Chelmsford, 8 August 2013

What a wonderful place! We enjoyed every minute of our stay and the welcome provided (hamper, flowers in the rooms) was heart-warming. We hope to be back!
Helene Reid and Choir - Utrecht, The Netherlands, 5-6 July 2013

Had a wonderful week in glorious weather. We all loved Cressland immensely, the style, accommodation, quirkiness, furnishings, comfort, equipment (inside and outside) - we could just go on and on. The welcome was outstanding and the welcome pack of cake, wine etc. most appreciated. We loved the days out to local attractions - the coast from Bawdsey up to Aldeburgh - the local towns especially Lavenham and visiting the Gainsborough and Munnings collections. Mahony Family - Coventry, 12-19 July 2013

What an idyllic house and village to stay in.  Everything has been splendid and very comfortable stay.  You have got it just right!  Drove through Kersey 10 years ago and so pleased to return.  Thank you.  Valerie Sells - Kent, 8-15 April 2013

Absolutely adorable cottage!!  Real home from home but better!!  Had everything we needed for our children.  Love the attention to detail with ribbons on towels and rosebuds in every room!  Had lovely days out to Aldeburgh for fish and chips, Lavenham for hot tea cakes, Bressingham for steam train rides.  Kersey itself is idyllic – great for walks and `The Splash’ was great entertainment for our 2 yr old. Thank you. Brown family - Kent, 8-15 April 2013 

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