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Welcome to The Old Forge Boxford, Suffolk

Situated in the heart of the tranquil village of Boxford in Suffolk, The Old Forge offers a truly special holiday hideaway in a unique location.


Stay in Boxford, Suffolk

Adam and Marianne Marshall have converted part of their home, the 15th Century Old Forge, into unique and charming one bed holiday retreat. Sitting opposite the stunning flint Church this perfect setting is the ideal place to relax, unwind or retreat.

The Annexe is entered from Church Street by a private entrance. Downstairs is the living/dining area with a small kitchenette/cooking space. Up the winding staircase is a romantic vaulted beamed bedroom and ensuite power shower. The space is small but has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Well equipped with utensils and cooking equipment, including a full-size oven, small fridge/freezer, microwave and a table to eat or work. Good Wifi, a TV/DVD player and many books to idle away your days. It provides the perfect bolthole to visit the beautiful surrounding countryside and villages. More details about the amenities can be found by clicking here. We are dog friendly and welcome well behaved pets.


Boxford is a pretty medieval village with a thriving community. It has a good pub, a popular cafe, well stocked shop, butchers and post office. Also home to a beauticians and hairdresser if you feel like a bit of pampering.


Nestled between the market towns of Hadleigh and Sudbury, Boxford is close to Kersey, Lavenham, Stoke by Nayland, Dedham (Constable country) and Long Melford making it an ideal spot from which to explore the area. There are many footpaths leading from Boxford to ramble across the fields.  And a choice of pretty country lanes with varied and interesting routes by bike. We can store bikes in our cart lodge around the back. Two knockabout bikes are available to borrow.

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Your Stay

The Old Forge is a luxurious small holiday cottage converted from a Grade II listed house. It provides a unique place to relax and unwind.

An ideal retreat for a couple wanting a get-away. Completely self-contained you enter via coach doors into the living area and small kitchenette. A curling staircase leads to the beamed vaulted bedroom with ensuite power shower. 



Picturesque bike routes surround us, winding country lanes along circular routes. Undercover storage available and two 'knock around' bikes  available to borrow.

Free Wifi


Free Wifi during your stay

Pet friendly


One well behaved dog welcome to stay. £15 charge per stay. Dogs must not be left alone and are not permitted upstairs or on furniture.



Walks straight outside the door in all directions with pubs & pretty villages to explore.

Double Bed


Double bed with crisp Egyptian cotton linen. Soft fluffy towels provided.

Key safe

The key is left in key safe for flexible and convenient arrival times.

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Old Felixstowe is our favourite beach or the golden sands of Frinton, both accessible in under an hour. Aldeburgh, Southwold & Walberswick are about 1.5/2 hours drive.

Medieval Villages


Dedham & Flatford, renowned as Constable country, Long Melford & Clare for antiques, Cavendish, Lavenham, Kersey, Hadleigh. All within easy reach.

Cultural Sites


Medieval village of Lavenham is nearby. The town of Bury St Edmund's with its Cathedral, pretty gardens, Georgian architecture & smart shops is 45 mins drive away. Cambridge just over an hour.



Sudbury and Bury St Edmunds hold weekly markets. Local farmer's market information click here.



As a county it is hard to beat. Big skies, breath taking countryside. Interesting historical sites, nature reserves & a wonderful coastline.  Slow the pace down in Suffolk.

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"We enjoyed a lovely relaxing few days in this charming, comfortable and very cozy cottage in a beautiful little village. Marianne was an excellent host and we came away feeling refreshed and relaxed. Just what the doctor ordered!" James Feb 2020



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