This is a 5 Star Gold Awarded historic cottage…
- Built as a Weavers Cottage in the 16th Century, Penny Cottage has been carefully renovated to protect all its historic heritage but offers guests a real 5 Star self catering experience to cherish. It is enhanced by its beautiful antique furnishings and many luxury features; the cosy log burner makes this a romantic treat for couples staying in Historic Lavenham.
- Penny Cottage has many wonderful period features – broad oak floor boards, ancient beamed and arched rooms, old brickwork and listed wood panelling and mullioned windows. The Cottage is in Shilling Street, a quiet 16th Century residential street just a 100 meters from the main square and where Jane Taylor lived and wrote the famous nursery rhyme “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”.
- The bright sitting room has a cosy log burning stove and leads into the well proportioned kitchen dining area which has all the modern conveniences including dishwasher, refrigerator and washing machine, cleverly hidden by attractive hand built fixtures. You walk straight from the kitchen to a private patio, enjoy a glass of wine as you relax looking out over the lovely mature garden to the Suffolk countryside beyond.
- Steps leading down from the patio bring you into the impressive mature garden which is shared with Mint Cottage next door and is also part of our small group of holiday cottages. The garden has some nice quiet places to enjoy a picnic or have some privacy. The steep stairs winding up into the bedroom give away the age of the building.
- The beautiful old bedroom has a high vaulted ceiling with a wealth of ancient oak beams. It has a beautiful antique Jacobean barley-sugar bed with silk tapestry hangings and oriental rugs on the floor. A bright en suite bathroom leads off the bedroom. There is full central heating throughout the cottage.
- This cottage is 5 star rated with a Gold Award by Visit England because of the very high quality of furnishings and equipment, because of this we are unable to offer this lovely cottage to guests with pets or to smokers
We are pleased to announce that Penny Cottage has just been awarded the Coveted Rose Award for going ‘that Extra Mile’ to provide excellent customer service