We have had a lovely stay.Chris & Wendy - December 2023
Thank you for all the homemade treats.
We have had a wonderful holiday staying in your lovely well equipped mill.Susan & Simon and Harvey the Dog - October 2023
The welcome pack and homemade goodies was a lovely touch and most welcome.
The perfect base for exploring Aldeburgh, Woodbridge, Snape, Thorpeness, Framlingham, Southwold and Walberswick.
Julia very friendly and welcoming but not intrusive.
Good for exploring the Suffolk coast.Roger and Sandra - October 2023
Enjoyed staying in your lovely Mill.
Another great stay.John & Carol and Tessie - August 2023
Relaxing & comfortable.
Ticks all the boxes.
Hope to see you next year, all being well. (dog print)
Good to be back again after 15 years!Julia and Andrew & Stanley - June 2023
Thanks for all the goodies especially the chocolate biscuit cake.
What a great chill out week.Steve and Wendy, Dexter & Albert the Doodles - June 2023
We have had great weather too!
Thanks again Julia xxx
Enjoyable stay, thank you Julia.June and Richard, Tine & Nero the Cockapoos - April 2023
Suffolk is such a relaxing & calming and also a healing place. The nature is awesome & special.Judith and Max - April 2023
Julia provided a lovely welcome with treats; a beautifully presented environment & lots of care and consideration showing great respect for her guests.
Thank you Julia for doing everything to make our stay as comfortable as possible.
Staying at the cottage has been an unusual and novel experience, one if life's treats.
Enjoying our stay, lovely and peaceful. Don't miss Covehithe, Dunwich Heath, Walberswick and Southwold.Catherine, John & Twiglet - April 2023
Thanks for all the goodies Julia.
Just enjoyed a short break at Harvey’s Mill with our staff (beagles have staff not owners!) a lovely cosy peaceful place to come back to at the end of a busy day exploring Suffolk with a secure garden and evening walks from the property. Our humans loved the welcome pack Julia left for them. The Mill was immaculately presented and very relaxing so peaceful. A real gem of a find.Bonnie and Clyde and our human staff - October 2022
So peaceful here.
Super Dog Friendly.
Another eventful trip.Liz, Mike and the dogs - October 2022
Thank you Julia for everything.
See you again soon x
Another brilliant 2 weeks, see you again in the New Year.Steve & Wendy, Albert and Dexter the Doodles - October 2022
Thank you Julia xxxx
Just what I needed, all rested and contented.Kathy and Max the Dog - September 2022
Lovely week, fantastic cottage, tasty treats, thanks a lot. xxxNeil, Emma and Sid the Cockerpoo - September 2022
What a brilliant 2 weeks just great.Steve, Wendy, Albert and Dexter the Doodles - August 2022
A return to Kelsale Holiday Cottages, the Mill this time - ideal for our stay to visit relatives.Liz and Mike & the dogs - August 2022
Enclosed gardens ideal for dogs.
The mill is lovely to return to of an evening and enjoy your treats Julia x
What hasn't been said before?Sue, Vince and Harry the Dog - July 2022
Excellent relaxing stay - beautiful accommodation and tasty welcome treats. Thank you x
Had a wonderful stay, we had fantastic weather, great just to sit in the garden in peace and quiet - so relaxing.Chris and Ray & Phoebe the Dog - July 2022
Great base to explore from. Thank you so much for the fabulous extras you provided - such a lovely touch and all were delicious.
Thank you Julia for being so kind, helpful and generous & it was all very much appreciated.
Best wishes to you xx
A wonderful week after all the (Covid) delays.Paul and Jan - June 2022
Many thanks for the loan of Harvey's Mill, for all the goodies & for such a warm welcome.
A nice relaxing stay & perfect weather at Harvey's Mill, everything we needed, thank you.Lyn Steve and Ron the Dog - June 2022
Really peaceful stay, lovely homemade extras.Vicky & Drew & the dogs - June 2022
A great stay, jam to die for!Kerry and Evan Boris & Basil the dogs - June 2022
Thank you Julia
Wonderful stay. Eggs, tiffin and bread were most welcome, oh and jam! Thank youClare and Jared - May 2022
Just super thanks! See you in June xxxSteve and Wendy Alber & Dexter the Doodles - April 2022
Thank you for the welcome pack, very enjoyable. Lovely place to stay. Will recommend.Linda, Jack and Luna the dogs - April 2022
Had a lovely stay, defo want to return - everything you need. Thank you xDave & Karen and Jesse the Dog - April 2022
A beautiful few days, thank you, was fantastic.Michael & Gillian - April 2022
Thank you for a lovely stay. The biscuits & jam were great!Caroline and Will - March 2022
So well organised & generous. Cats loved the spiral staircase & enjoyed "parkour" circuits around the mill.Sarah & Greg and the cats - March 2022
Julia is a top host.
Lovely cosy cottage, great weekend break!Grant and Clare - January 2022
Thank you so much, lovely and cosy and the treats you left for us.Sue and Frank - November 2021
Thank you. A joyous experience in this wonderful mill. All the generous treats and homely touches too!Anne and Trevor - October 2021
We've enjoyed our stay, thank you. Thanks very much for all the goodies in your welcome pack! - especially the biscuits, cake & eggs! And the coffee is really good. Thank you for the jam.Jacky and Janette - October 2021
Thank you - A wonderful place for a great weekend.Hazel and Ian - October 2021
Lovely cottage, a good base to visit surrounding area, wouldn't hesitate to visit again, and thanks for all the treats.Laurence and Linda - October 2021
We've had a lovely time walking and visiting relatives. Thank you for all the homemade treats!Lynne, Paul and Titch the Dog - September 2021
Great stay, great treats thank you! Perfectly positioned for exploring Suffolk - as our first visit here :)Martin, Michelle and Teazle - September 2021
Fantastic cottage, so much space. Really loved it here, hope to return.Ray, Jan & Greyhounds - September 2021
Will recommend to doggie friends.
Thank you for all the extras.
5 stars * * * * *
What a lovely place to stay - wonderful home-made treats!Mags and Keith - August 2021
Thank you. We've enjoyed our stay very much.Nicki and David - August 2021
Lovely cottage - our 1st visit to Suffolk and enjoyed the area, walks, sunshine and relaxing place. Great way to celebrate our Golden Wedding Anniversary. Thank you for the treats and everything you have thought of in the mill to make it comfortable.Jane, Jeff & Poppy the dog - August 2021
This was our 2nd visit and it was just as lovely as before, we had a great week & enjoyed all the amazing treats, would love to come again.Leah, Phil and Sid the Dog - August 2021
Another lovely break. Thanks for all the lovely treats.David and Cate - July 2021
18 years since our first visit and all is as it was still. The treats were brilliant. Just a great base for doing so many glorious things. Many thanks.Alan and Gill - July 2021
Very much enjoyed stay at this unusual mill and a quiet base to visit around about, thanks, too for all the lovely cake etcTony and Julie - July 2021
What is there not to like? 5 star experience - thanks for everything!!Gary & Sharon - June 2021
A lovely relaxing stay and thank you for the lovely treats. xAli, Martin and Buddy - May 2021
Thanks for a lovely stay - we had a great time fab walks & we were so cosy despite the weather! All the yummy treats were so thoughtful & much appreciated. Loved it!Liz, Del and Claude the Doggie - May 2021
Thank you for the lovely stay and the weather was just great. Brilliant location. The extras all appreciated.Nicky and Steve - April 2021
Great location for walking and discovering the Suffolk area. Weather dry and sunny which helped. We will return to this lovely part of the world.Denise and Frank - April 2021
Wow! What a wonderfully cosy cottage - made even more lovely by your gorgeous welcome gifts - thank you Julia. Hopefully we will be back when the lockdown is over.Chris and Pippa - November 2020
Had some lovely walks along the coast. Good antiques centre at Yoxford.Jackie and Steve - October 2020
Perfect cottage. Lovely stay and gorgeous treats! Thank you!Caroline Stewart and Monty the Dog - October 2020
Lovely welcome basket. Cottage just right!!Vivien and John - October 2020
Wonderful quirky cottage. Very quiet and peaceful. Thanks for the cake, biscuits etc, very nice.Jackie and Chris - October 2020
Thank you for a lovely peaceful time. Hopefully we'll be back.Mary and Nick - September 2020
Very enjoyable stay! Particularly enjoyed the peace and quiet.Janet & David - September 2020
Thank you Julia for such a warm welcome and your help during our stay. Loved watching the hens with their chicks. Fantastic cottage, fantastic location.Sarah and Tony & Abi the Cockapoo - August 2020
Thanks again for a fantastic stay in both cottages - will be back soon!!Rob and Gill - August 2020
Lovely week, weather very hot. Harvey's Mill is a great base to explore all that Suffolk has to offer. Thanks Julia for the lovely cake and biscuits.Ruth, Ray and Barney the Dog - August 2020
Pure bliss. Tiffin and shortbread were amazing, Many Thanks.Owen and Kim - August 2020
Brilliant - thanks!Linda and Kaylee - July 2020
Fabulous week, the dogs also enjoyed it. Welcome pack amazing.Janine and Martyn - July 2020
Thank you for making me feel welcome in this wonderful relaxing property. I enjoyed every second I spent here in this beautifully turned out place. Once again many thanks for your warm hospitality.John - January 2020
Our 3rd but certainly not final trip to the wonderful Harvey's Mill - our happy place xJulia and Ian & Tilly the Golden Retriever - November 2019
Well what can we say? Fab-u-lous AGAIN. Love, love, love. Take care Julia and your beautiful bantams + kitties :)Julie, Bill + Andy (Tumble and Boo the Doodles) - August 2019
Wonderful week - lovely countryside + beautiful beaches! We recommend Sizewell + Southwold especially. Thanks Julia for the treats!Brad and Nick & Lily & Alice the dogs - July 2019
Great few days, thoroughly enjoyed relaxing here :)Lorna and Neil - June 2019
Our 3rd stay. Still good. A lovely place to come back to after a day out - welcome pack much appreciated.Pauline and Ian - May 2019
Lovely Bank Holiday weather, recommend visiting Aldeburgh. Thank you for the welcome pack.David and Julie - April 2019
Absolutely fabulous, best Christmas had in years. Thank you for everything.John, Hazel and Bonnie the dog - January 2019
Wish it could be our third home - Wonderful - been everywhere super time xMaxine and Clive + Jottie the Westie - November 2018
Lovely break, super place to stay for dogs and humans!Kate and Deb + Joseph & Rosie - October 2018
Fabulous week of R&R will definitely be returning. Love it....Jel and Sam + Millie & Abby - October 2018
Lovely week. Lots of walks for the dogs. Welcome gifts amazing. More biscuits please :)Mandy, Alan + Sammy &Lottie the dogs - September 2018
We've had a great week - thanks for all the goodies - and the 999 call! :)Claire, Mick and Oscar the Cocker Spaniel - August 2018
Perfect week, perfect cottage and location. Lovely extras & bread jam. Thank you Julia.Julie Bill (Tumbie &Boo the dogs) - August 2018
This cottage is heaven sent, so relaxing & comfortable. Perfect for us. Thanks for everything & treats xJohn, Carol and Gizmo the dog - July 2018
Julia we had a lovely week at the cottage so peaceful. Thank you for all the home made treats and extras. We will be back. Thank you once again.Mary, Brian and Bessie the dog - June 2018
Thank you for a lovely stay - wish we could stay longer - next time! Great walks to burn off the delicious goodies you left for us, and a beautiful cottage!Claire, Rich and Bronte the Gordon Setter - April 2018
We couldn't have wished for a better start to 2018. Beautiful, peaceful, just perfect. Thanks so much Julia xTessa and Aaron & Doggies - January 2018
A little gem, had a lovely relaxing few days. Thanks Julia for all the little touches. Will recommend highly and put some cards up in our pub for you xDiane and Martin & Floyd the Schnauser - December 2017
Lovely stay in a well thought out holiday home. Beautiful weather for Oct in a fantastic area.Martin and Mandy & Bertie and Wooster the Norfolk Terriers - October 2017
We've had a wonderful week - the mill is cosy + welcoming. It totally lived up to our expectations + more!! Thank you for the lovely homemade treats + other extras (the pears were delicious). EVERYTHING IS PERFECT!! I hope we will come again.Janet & Graham with Max - September 2017
An amazing place to stay. So well equipped with much appreciated "extras". Thanks for everything. Would love to come back!Sarah and Nigel - August 2017
Lovely relaxing holiday in a beautiful mill. Thank you for all the goodies and extras & making us very welcome. Would love to come again. Thank youLeah and Phil and Sid the dog - August 2017
Thank you for holiday. Me, my husband and 3 dogs, Yorkshire Terriers, had really lovely and nice time and we will be back again in future.Zophie and Jack (Maya, Samba, Tito the Polish Yorkshire Terriers) - July 2017
Ab Fab holiday. Quiet, relaxing, clean and comfortable. Treats were lovely, very tasty & enjoyed every minute. Great walks. xxJohn and Carol Trueman & Mylo and Gizmo the dogs - July 2017
Beautiful cottage, wonderful walks, weather and welcome, and the dogs had a super time!Janette and Brian + 4 Cocker Spaniels - May 2017
Exceptional welcome, delicious treats, amazing mill = BLISS. Thank you Julia xCallum and Susie - April 2017
Many thanks for the warm welcome & delicious treats for our stay at Harvey's Mill. I was overwhelmed by your thoughtfulness & homely charm of this little gem of a cottage. The facilities and cleanliness are 1st class - you really have thought of everything! A perfect retreat to recharge & unwind and base for exploring Suffolk.Susie, Callum, Mr Tubbs & Oscar - April 2017
Idyllic cottage & location to spend and celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. Thank you for warm welcome and homemade treats, Julia.Matt and Carol from London - September 2016
Thanks so much for another lovely few days :) though not long enough! Thanks for everything! xNigel, Karen and Rudy the Springer Doodle - August 2016
Another great week a big thank you for everything xxx 8th time.Val and Phil - September 2015
We have had a wonderful 10 days in Harvey’s Mill, could have easily stayed another 10 – or more. Been very lucky with the weather overall. The ‘welcome pack’ was wonderful gratefully received! Thank you Julia!Clive and Jackie with Buster, Rusty the Labradoodles. - August 2015
What a brilliant place – thoroughly enjoyed our week. Thank you Julia.Justin, Fiona and Barnaby the dog - May 2015
A nice restful stay. Weather a bit wet & windy which made us stay in warm and enjoy the rest.Lynn, Michael and Dogs - November 2023
Dogs settle very quickly and enjoy watching the chickens and cats.
Thank you for a lovely relaxing stay in your beautiful house. Just what we needed.Fiona Steve & Barney the Dog - October 2023
The welcome pack was indeed very "welcome" and delicious!
Barney has enjoyed his holiday.
Thank you again.
Fiona, Steve and Barney the Retriever
Another wonderful stay at Hillcrest - it feels like our second home.David and Janet - September 2023
Can't wait till April for our next stay.
Thanks as ever.
Oh my, where to start... such a lovely place & host.Kim , Trevor and the Pooches - September 2023
Julia, you truly do make your guests feel welcome with your homemade treats.
Thank you so much. Mission accomplished, going back home relaxed & recharged.
Cannot wait for our next visit.
Another lovely stay.Lynn, Michael and the Dogs - September 2023
We had a lovely rest from normal hectic life.
We will be back.
We've had a relaxing week in your beautiful cottage Julia!Marsha and Mark, Fred & Barney (woof woof) - August 2023
It never disappoints, always immaculately clean and well looked after.
The welcome pack delicious as ever - must get the recipe for the chocolate biscuit cake - we love it!
I think the boys enjoy their holiday in Suffolk even more than we do.
Looking forward to coming back later in the year! See you then.
So we arrived at Hillcrest after a 200 mile drive from East Yorkshire ready to tuck in to our planned fish curry.David, Terri and Louisa +Boot, Barney & Ellie the dogs - July 2023
"Dinner's off: - no vegetarian stock cube", said my wife, the cook.
"Look in the kitchen cupboard" I said :- we enjoyed the curry.....
That attention to detail says it all about this property.
It should really win an award.
In my 74 years, simply the best cottage in which we have ever stayed. It ticks all the boxes for us with three dogs.
It's our first holiday to Suffolk, and one we'll remember....
Very relaxed time visiting relatives.Mike - June 2023
Dogs love the walks across the fields.
We loved breakfast out in the garden!
Thank you Julia for the lovely surroundings, flowers, chickens etc and their eggs.
We also love the tiffin cake - a real treat.
Just a nice place to stay.
Enjoyed our week in Suffolk. Cottage very comfortable and enjoyed the welcome pack!Susan Ian & Cory - June 2023
Visited Sutton Hoo, Orford Castle, Framlingham Castle, Woodbridge and Aldeburgh.
Weather was hot & sunny all week
This is our 4th visit to this lovely cottage.Doreen, Gloria, Jazz and Frankie - May 2023
Words cannot express how much we love it here.
Thank you so much Julia & see you next year!
Another great stay.David and Janet - April 2023
We love this place so much we will be back in September.
Thanks very much Julia.
First stay of the year, every time as good as we have come to expect after our many previous visits.Michael, Lynn, Pippa, Molly, Ariel and Bella - April 2023
It has become our second home.
Hope to visit again late May.
Another lovely stay here at Hillcrest. We love the treats and the dogs love their walks.Mike - March 2023
Thank you Julia. See you again in June.
Wonderful relaxing holiday! I and David think of Hillcrest Cottage as our second home. I cannot remember staying in such a beautiful cottage which is so peaceful and has all the amenities that you need.Janet and David - September 2022
I would unreservedly recommend your beautiful cottage!
Looking forward to our next visit in April 2023.
Without going back through all the reviews have lost count of the many visits we have made (3 in the 1st year of opening 2016 alone).Michael, Lynn + Pippa, Molly, Ariel and Bella the dogs - September 2022
The number of reviews we have posted shows the level of satisfaction we have for our many visits. We like to use it as a place to try and step off the merry-go-round of life.
We find this place offers everything we need with plenty of places to visit nearby.
(14 Hillcrest stays and 16 Harvey's Mill stays - from the Owner)
Lovely relaxing stay - well equipped cottage - wonderful views.Anita, Bruce and The Gang - August 2022
Welcome pack was superb! Lovely walks from the cottage and the area.
Had a lovely meal at Poacher's Pocket where the staff were very welcoming and dog friendly.
Thank you Julia
Lovely cottage, exceptionally well equipped and amazing welcome pack - thank you Julia!Pat, Tom Kate and Dottie Dog - August 2022
Food at Poacher's Pocket recommended and highly recommend a trip to Orford, Framlingham Castle and Aldeburgh :)
Thanks again for a great stay, and thank you also to the excellent chickens!
Thank you Julia for another fabulous stay at Hillcrest. Everything was perfect - including the weather!Marsha and Mark, Fred & Barney the Westies - August 2022
We've had a wonderful time exploring the countryside and finding new pubs for lunch and dinner.
Made it to Covehithe this time round - a hidden gem, the boys loved it.
We absolutely love our holidays here and look forward to coming back later in the year.
We had a wonderful week in this luxurious cottage. Everything was perfect, including cake, buscuits, jam etc and our boys had a great time enjoying the garden and the cool floors.Rowan & Trevor and Buddy & Bailey the Retrievers - July 2022
We had lovely walks in Rendlesham Forest - very cool under the trees.
We also visited beaches at Sizewell, Dunwich and Aldeburgh.
The towns were very interesting especially Thorpeness and we had some great meals out.
Julia was very kind and helpful despite being a bit under the weather!
Thanks for another fabulous time, 4th time here and we will be back.Tracey, Geoff & Emma the Lab - July 2022
Second time here.Cath, John and Poppy - July 2022
Additional interesting places/walks Dunwich to Walberswick.
Felixstowe was enjoyable, watching the sea traffic and Halesworth is interesting.
Leiston Abbey was more than just a ruin, it is also an active music college.
Aldeburgh and Thorpeness are gems.
Thank you Julia.
Back for the 5th year in a row, lovely as ever and down again in September.Lisa, Phil and Sidney Sausage Dog xxx - July 2022
Good places to walk with a reactive dog Sizewell Beach and Sizewell Woods shortly before the beach, circular walk in Walberswick from the harbour and Southwold Common.
Good places for food Black Dog Deli Walberswick, Magpie Bakery Darsham, Kingshead Yoxford, Plough & Sail Snape Maltings, Parrot at Aldringham.
See you soon.
Lovely relaxing week spent here. Very comfy accommodation and great to have an accessible shower for my elderly parents.Richard, Jacqui, Trevor and Maureen, Reggie & Norman the Dogs - June 2022
Dogs enjoyed the garden very much, and keeping an eye on the chickens. Thank you Julia for showing me the chickens and how to look after them.
Best beach was Sizewell for walking, both for people and dogs.
Loved Aldeburgh and also the Dolphin Pub at Thorpeness. Great beer garden.
Second time at Kelsale and we've had a fabulous time Thank you Julia for sharing the wonderful Hillcrest with us.Sue and David & Bella the Dog - June 2022
Almost wall to wall sunshine in such lovely picturesque surroundings. We could not have asked for more.
Thanks also for such a generous welcome pack, everything was delicious.
We hope to see you again soon.
With many more thanks for such a fab place.
David, Sue and Bella the Dog x Woof!!
Our 3rd visit this time & love it more each time. It is just perfect.Doreen, Gloria, Jazz & Frankie - May 2022
Thank you so much Julia, you're a star. See you next year!
Another wonderful holiday spent here in this beautiful accommodation.David and Janet - April 2022
Having found Hillcrest Cottage, we would not stay anywhere else.
We have enjoyed every day here in Suffolk and what makes our holiday complete is staying here.
This is our second visit & we return in September.
Thank for all the goodies - especially the tiffin!!
See you later in the year.
Another lovely rest. Weather has been good for us, no rain lots of sunshine. Another birthday for me away from work.Lynn, Michael Pippa, Molly and Ariel the dogs - April 2022
Thank you for the lovely stay hope to see you in August.
We have so enjoyed our week at Hillcrest. Superb cottage with absolutely everything you need. So clean and comfortable we loved the homemade goodies - thank you!Clare, Mick and Oscar & Harry the Dogs - April 2022
Oscar and Harry (our Cocker Spaniels) loved the beaches - especially Covehithe - and the forest. They kind of got used to their chicken neighbours - sorry (or the nightly woofing!! - they are not used to seeing people in 'their' garden :)
Thank you for a lovely stay and all the attention to detail !!
Fabulous New Year break.Marion, Mark, Dean, Lara & Leia the dog - January 2022
Loved Hillcrest Cottage & the wonderful views. Leia loved watching the chickens and the garden, and definitely the dog friendly sandy beach at Lowestoft.
Thank you Julia for such a welcome & cosy stay.
Glad we saw you in dogfriendly.co.uk magazine - a worthy recommendation !!
Yet another wonderful stay at Hillcrest! We always look forward to our holidays here and it never disappoints. Julia keeps the cottage immaculate and obviously works very hard to keep her guests happy.Marsha and Mark & Fred and Barney the Westies - November 2021
The very generous welcome pack always goes down a treat - especially the wine!!
Had some lovely days out visiting Southwold, Aldeburgh and Orford, and long walks on the beach at Sizewell, the dogs love it here.
Lunched at our usual haunts but tried the Fox Inn at Darsham for the first time and would highly recommend it - staff welcoming and food fab!
Looking forward to next summer - see you then Julia.
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. We had a good relaxing time in your great place. Best Wishes.John and Pat & Patch the Dog - October 2021
Lovely relaxing stay in this beautifully equipped cottage.The Thorpes - October 2021
With 2 highly energetic dogs, we can highly recommend Tunstall Forest for long walks.
Best view was a barn owl coming over the garden at dusk and sitting on the fence - gorgeous!
We will come back, fallen in love with Suffolk.
Thank you for the generous welcome pack and all the effort you obviously make Julia.
Wonderful accommodation which is truly dog friendly. It has it all, starting with the welcome pack. Its location is perfect and facilities 1st Class.John, Cath and Poppy the Beagle - October 2021
Lots of opportunities to go for walks without too much driving, an important consideration because we were here during the fuel crisis. Thank you Julia.
We have visited Southwold for the last 8-9 years and this has been our best stay due in no small part to staying in this beautiful house.David and Janet - September 2021
Thank you for the welcome pack and flowers. We have booked to come here again next April.
Thank you Julia for a wonderful stay.
Thank you for an enjoyable stay in your lovely cottage, also for the "welcome pack" and flowers. It has proved to be an excellent hub from which to explore castles, churches and walks in the Suffolk countryside and along the Suffolk Coastal Path. With our best wishes Kev, Hazel and RobbieKev, Hazel & Robbie the Whippet - September 2021
Thank you Julia for your kind hospitality. House is amazing. Nick especially enjoyed the chocolate biscuit cake and ginger snap biscuits. Immaculate place. Lovely view. We both love Suffolk and will be definitely coming back here again! Poppy loved staring at the chickens when back in the house. Great days out walking at Aldeburgh, Southwold, Rendlesham Forest, Orford, Helmingham Hall and Gardens. Lovely couple of hours walking along the river in Walberswick and lunch at the Anchor Inn. Woodbridge and lunch at the theatre. Take care and see you again.Sharon, Nick and Poppy the Spaniel - August 2021
Flossie and Daisy had a lovely stay here with their humans. Hard to beat for any of us. Thank you Julia!Flossie and Daisy & their humans! - August 2021
What a lovely holiday cottage - fantastic accommodation, a lovely welcome pack (most appreciated!) and stunning location. Our friends staying down the road couldn't believe how lucky we are! All the old favourite places visited - nothing has changed too much. Many thanks again Julia.Rob, Trish & Percy the Border Terrier - July 2021
Absolutely love it here and can't wait to be back. Thanks for everything JuliaGloria and Dor the Essex Girls and Jazz & Frankie - June 2021
Thanks Julia for another relaxing week (worth the disappointment of 2020 being cancelled). Thank you for the welcome pack, a credit to you, the cottage is spotless and the bed is so comfy, the way we remembered from 2017. Take care looking forward to seeing you again soon, hoping life is back to normal soon.Anne, Dave and Foxy - May 2021
5 years have passed since we had the honour of being the first guests to stay here. Coming here has always been a welcome and much needed chance to step off the merry-go-round of normal business life. Never more needed than at this time due to world events. We have seen plenty of sun every day. We will look forward not to our next stay in late summer.Lynn, Michael & Pippa, Molly, Ariel the dogs - April 2021
Another peaceful and relaxing stay at Hillcrest. It really is a "home-from-home". The dogs find Hillcrest as relaxing as we do! Had a week of good weather and some clear blue skies. Lovely watching the sunset from the lounge with the chickens running around. Already looking forward to our stay next summer. Thank you Julia.Marsha Mark and Fred & Barney the Westies - November 2020
Having stayed at Harvey's Mill several times over the past 17 years, we wanted to introduce our now teenage children to this beautiful part of the country so have taken our first stay at Hillcrest Cottage (it won't be our last!). We've had the most wonderful relaxing break, made all the better by Julia's first class hospitality. Thank you so much! xxJulia, Ian Lucy, Nathan + Tilly the golden retriever - October 2020
Lovely 4th stay. Very relaxing break in a beautiful house. Henry enjoyed the country walks and nearby beaches. Thank you for the welcome pack the eggs were extremely nice! Couldn't have asked for better stay in these difficult times. Thanks xxThe Morse Family and Henry the Beagle - October 2020
Lovely place & very comfortable so many nice touches. Everything thought of! We really enjoyed our stay and perfect for dog Rosa who loved her walks across the fields from the cottage. Pretty countryside. Thank you so very much! xxx Great place to stay.Angela, Nigel, Ian and Diane & Rosa the Italian Spinone - October 2020
"Perfect" Thank you so much xxGloria and Doreen - October 2020
Amazing place, faultless in every sense. The little touches just added to an already fantastic stay. A hidden gem. Thank you Julia xxxPaula, Helen and Ralph - October 2020
Thank you Julia for a lovely week in your beautiful barn. The simplicity and luxury of the decor is delightful. Every gadget you need is provided. Dog friendly to the highest standard, with secure garden and a gate through to the open countryside. Turn left or right out of the drive and you've got a dozen wonderful village and seaside destinations. We can understand why one of your previous guests has returned 10 times. We are already looking forward to our next visit.Mike and Donna - September 2020
Another restful stay, well needed after all the stress of the last few months. Come to end all too soon. Weather was kind to us. Thanks for all you do to make our stay so lovely.Lynn and Michael Pippa, Molly & Ariel the dogs - September 2020
Lovely stay at this fantastic cottage. Just loved the views from the lounge. Welcome pack was well received, the bread and jam were great. The dogs loved the garden and walks just outside. Everything we needed was provided and loved the plums.Sally, Laurence, family and dogs - August 2020
Thanks for a lovely week in a lovely cottage in a lovely part of the world. Hope to see you soon.Maggie, Gordon and Darcie the dog - August 2020
A beautiful property very well equipped and finished. Welcome pack is one of the best we have ever had - we will be back!Geoff & Tracy Platts - August 2020
Very much enjoyed our stay at Hillcrest. The dogs were in seventh heaven! The humans very much appreciated the welcome pack. Thank you Julia.Mike Liz and Chris - July 2020
Wow! What a wonderful cottage, such amazing views and lovely walks nearby. We really enjoyed the beaches and nearby towns and had great fun crabbing at Walberswick. Can't wait to come back and enjoy another wonderful break here.Jayne, Craig, Emily, Ollie, Charlotte & Lola and Dolly the dogs - July 2020
Everyone has enjoyed staying at Hillcrest. It is a beautiful building with amazing surroundings. Thank you Julia for being so accommodating, nothing has been too much trouble. Our stay has been peaceful.Sara and Kelly and all support workers at Tru - Care Saxmundham - April 2020
Wow! What a stunning property! We had a fantastic time here and there is so much to explore locally. We'll definitely have to come back. Loved the fresh flowers and eggs from the chickens. Thank you!Jenny, Sue, John and Ernie the Westie - March 2020
Our 10th stay here - we really like it! Nice and peaceful setting we look forward to our next visit.Lynn, Vicky, Mark, Michael and the dogs - November 2019
Yet another wonderful stay at Hillcrest. Thank you Julia for the delicious goodies which were polished off early in our stay! Had some great days out visiting the surrounding area and visited our favourite place Southwold 3 times in a week! Lovely walk along the river at Woodbridge - the dogs loved it. Will be back soon PS Mark loved the addition of the 50" TV!!Marsha and Mark & Fred and Barney the Westies - November 2019
What a lovely relaxing place! We loved our week here and look forward to coming back again. Thank you for all the welcome "goodies" which were thoroughly enjoyed. Our dogs had a great time watching the chickens and cats! We recommend the Crown at Great Glemham - delicious food & very dog friendly.Elaine, Robert along with Treacle, Rosie, Amber & Honey the Doodles - October 2019
Dear Julia (and chickens and cats) Thank you for a lovely stay and for the delicious baked goods and walk!Ian & Liz - September 2019
Lovely house, fantastic walks - what more could 4 humans & 5 dogs ask for ?Diane, Melissa, Sean, Daniel (Milly, Roger, Rocky, Dainty & Poppy) - September 2019
Our 9th stay here in Hillcrest, at 10 nights also our longest stay. Almost perfect weather, even on the hottest days there was often a cooling breeze making it comfortable. We will be back no later than next Easter.Lynn, Michael and Vicky & (Pippa, Molly, Ariel and Skye the dogs) - September 2019
We have had an amazing week at Hillcrest, the cottage is so comfortable and clean, thanks for all the lovely homemade goodies! We will definitely be back.The MacKinnon family - August 2019
Fantastic third stay at Hillcrest. Wonderful host - thank you Julia! Love the new TV!The Morse family and Henry the Beagle - August 2019
We've really enjoyed our week in Hillcrest and will miss the fabulous views! Lovely weather too. Thank you Julia for the goodies - much appreciated xLynn & Martyn - July 2019
What a beautiful place. We had such a relaxing week and Lily enjoyed every moment. Thank you for all the thoughtful touches and homemade goodies. Delicious!Nicole and Paul and Lily the Cavapoo - June 2019
We would absolutely love to come again.
An absolute pleasure to stay at Hillcrest. We were able to enjoy quality family time together in beautiful surroundings. Your place is a joy !The Reynolds Family & Beanie the Boxer - April 2019
4th Easter in a row since Hillcrest opened in 2016. The weather was completely different to last year with sun every day we were here. You do not come back 8 times if somewhere is not exceptionally good!Michael Lynn Vicky and the dogs - April 2019
Another wonderful stay at Hillcrest! All was just as we remembered from our last stay. Julia keeps Hillcrest spotless and well maintained. Took the dogs on some lovely walks through Rendlesham Forest and we fell in love with Aldeburgh and Southwold. Already looking forward to our next stay!Marsha, Mark Fred & Barney the Westies - January 2019
We loved every minute of it! Beautiful house, really comfy beds, excellent home made bread and jam. We love Julia and her cats. Thanks again. We would love to come again :)Lennart and Maria from Amsterdam - September 2018
7th visit to Hillcrest, we find it PERFECT for our needs, which is why we keep coming back.Michael, Lynn, Vicky + Pippa, Molly, Ariel and Skye the dogs - September 2018
Fantastic break whilst visiting relatives for a party. The cottage was amazing with Julia providing everything over and above. The cleanliness was second to none and we will make sure all our friends (with or without dogs) come here next. Thank you so much.Rob and Gill Newton - August 2018
We've thoroughly enjoyed our second visit, and hope to make a return visit soon! Thank you.The Morse Family and Henry the Beagle - August 2018
Back for a return visit, spent time exploring the forests of the area due to the heat. All of us were wiped out by the 30 degrees + temperatures but lovely surroundings to be wiped out in. Thank you to Julia for the welcome + welcome pack and Julia's mum for the jam.Phil, Lisa and Sidney the Sausage dog - July 2018
Perfect weather, perfect accommodation, dog loved it, will definitely recommend and hopefully return. Thank you Julia xSue and Alan - July 2018
What a great relaxing holiday at Hillcrest. We came to relax and recharge and that's exactly what we did. It was so peaceful and restful. Rocky loved the walks and the beach at Sizewell. The start to the holiday with the fresh baked bread, jam, biscuits and the delicious biscuit cake made us feel special. We would love to come again and explore the area more. Thank you!Mary and Abi + Rocky the Labrador - July 2018
Clean + comfortable. Lovely homemade treats. Dogs loved the walks (Tunstall Forest is great). Heatwave was the icing on the cake.The McClean Clan - June 2018
Thank you Julia for another perfect holiday at Hillcrest. We feel relaxed and rejuvenated. We have had some great days out and enjoyed some wonderful food.Jean, Jamie and Sonny the dog - June 2018
What an absolute gem of a cottage! The location is perfect, fabulous views, and so quiet and peaceful. We felt we were in a haven of calm. The cottage is beautifully fitted out and has everything you could ever want inside and out. We are already planning our return visit next year!Jane, William and Jack the Labradoodle - May 2018
What a fabulous place to stay, so dog friendly with lots of walks right on the doorstep. We look forward to spending some more time here later in the summer.Mike, and Tricia (Louis, Harry & Archie the Irish Setters-the boys!) - April 2018
6th visit, 3rd Easter in a row. We always look forward to our breaks here, we find it a comfortable and relaxing time. Why does the time pass so quickly? Expect to come back again soon.Lynn, Michael, Vicky (+ Pippa, Molly, Ariel and Sky the dogs) - April 2018
The perfect place to spend my birthday. Hillcrest is the most well equipped holiday cottage we have stayed in and all the home made treats were wonderful. It is hard to find somewhere that is suitable for both our dogs and my wheelchair and Hillcrest is perfect! We hope to return in the not too distant future. Thankyou!Liz and Michelle and Elvis & Gypsy the Labradors - February 2018
We've had a most peaceful stay here at Hillcrest. We escaped the "urban" life for a true getaway. Julia has made the cottage so beautiful that we didn't want to leave! Fred & Barney enjoyed the walks from the front door and we enjoyed Julia's home-made goodies. Looking forward to coming back next year!!Marsha & Mark, Fred and Barney the Westies - January 2018
An amazing "quirky" cottage, loved the unusual features such as "The Rocket"! Really did appreciate walking our two dogs over the fields directly from your garden. Loved the superb chocolate cake and in fact all the goodies were lovely and your "welcome pack" is a great and welcome feature. Thank you Julia for a great visit.Raymond & Christine, Emmie and Florrie the dogs. - December 2017
What a find! Really enjoyed our stay fabulously dog friendly with walks on the door. First UK holiday for years - will definitely be back. Thanks Julia for being a lovely host and for the chocolate cake and thanks Julia's mum for the jam!Lisa, Phil + Sidney Sausage dog - September 2017
We have had a fantastic two weeks, the house is perfect lots of good ideas I will take home with me, enjoyed the lazy mornings so quiet. Thank you for the welcome pack (nice to get treats). Hope to visit again soon.Anne and Dave + Freckles - September 2017
Lovely house, very well equipped, thank you (the best equipped kitchen we've ever seen in a holiday house :) ). You obviously care about your house and garden as well as your guests. Beautiful area; many good walks enjoyed (particularly enjoyed Snape Marshes). Southwold has best beaches but Aldeburgh is lovely and quiet. We very much enjoyed our relaxing stay. Thank you.Dave, Erica, Rob, Chris and Jonny (& Beau the dog) - August 2017
Fantastic house - well equipped, and lots of extras. The welcome pack was lovely, especially the homemade biscuits and cake! Henry loved the garden, and country walks. We hope to come back one day! Thank you.Morse family and Henry the Beagle - August 2017
We have had such a lovely stay in your beautiful accommodation. Everything has been perfect. Thank you so much Julia - we will hopefully be back soon. Five star all the way * * * * *Jean, Jamie and Sonny Colbert - June 2017
Thank you for a lovely stay. Accommodation first class. Weather superb, couldn't have asked for more. Lovely walks for the dogs right from the doorstep, will definitely visit again in future.Alison, Mark, Christine (Murphy, Bridie & Barkley the dogs) - May 2017
Thank you, lovely stay with all the family for my 60th birthday. We had a nice family get together with nieces and nephews who live this way. Weather was kind to us too. Some of our family are interested in coming to stay in the future.Lynn, Michael, Vicky, Barry (Pippa/Molly/Ariel/Skye the dogs) - April 2017
A beautiful house with stunning views. Oscar + Lily thoroughly enjoyed the long walks. We've had a wonderful break away from work and school. Thank you for a lovely time and the gorgeous biscuits, cake and flowers. We certainly want to come back!The Playles + Oscar and Lily the Dogs - February 2017
Thanks for a lovely week and for the excellent goodies on arrival (the biscuits didn't last long!) Superb well equipped cottage, nice views and nice and quiet. Oscar enjoyed trying to chase the cats and pheasants but was a bit miffed that he never managed to catch one. Very lucky with the weather - hot all week, rain only on last day. Many thanks again.Martin and Mary Shirley & Oscar the Westie - September 2016
Beautiful house and location. You have thought of everything! Thank you for the lovely home-made goodies – delicious. Ate at the Bell in Sax and Dolphin at Thorpeness, would recommend both.Bunting Family - August 2016
Beautiful house, perfect location, Great week, cosiest beds, Thankyou :)The Pembertons - August 2016
Another enjoyable short bank holiday stay. Time goes too quickly. Already booked to revisit in August and back in here Easter 2017.Michael, Pippa and Molly - May 2016
Many thanks Julia for getting this lovely new holiday home ready in time for the Easter break. Had a lovely time. Thanks for the yummy chocolate cake and for the use of the bikes. Kids had a fun week.Joel, Ciaran, Emily and Tiger the cat - April 2016