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100 Cool Cottages: Black Sheep Cottage. It's a textbook conversion. Take one half of a sixteenth century cottage. Accentuate everything ancient and textured. Contrast with the odd piece of modern furniture. And serve up with a flourish of chocolatey colour. Outside, there's a shared orchard and pond, a private garden and a large chunk of rural Suffolk. Sunday Times Travel, January 2010

Black Sheep and White Sheep are two cottages in the village of Peasenhall. Dating back to 1560, their interiors blend antiques with contemporary design and with oak timbers and floorboards. There's a plentiful supply of books, maps and games - and wifi if you can't leave the 21st century behind. White Sheep cottage has a large inglenook fireplace and a double ended tub. From the cosy bedrooms you can gaze out over the church and village, or onto the rolling Suffolk countryside.

Independent, October 2009
 
 
 

A beautifully restored pair of ancient village cottages, with character filled, yet uber-chic white, chocolate and cream boutique interiors. Old and new are in perfect harmony at Sheep Cottages, a pretty pair of timber framed 16th century houses, a short drive from the Heritage Coast. Black Sheep and White Sheep, sleeping 4 and 6 respectively, have both been restored immaculately, the interiors keeping bags of ancient charm and re-using much of the original material. Wood and stone, centuries old, combine with shades of white, cream and chocolate, characterful beams, coir, stone and oak flooring to give a super-stylish interior.

Stressed out city dwellers will love it: a break in the country without sacrificing style. But so too will foodies, twitchers, walkers or cyclists as there's plenty to do in the surrounding area, from coastal rambles to bird watching and country bike rides. If it's shopping you're after, there are numerous antique shops and art galleries within striking distance and keen gardeners will find a tempting array of local nurseries. Alternatively, just sit and relax on your private terrace or by the pond in the wild flower meadow.

Angela Linforth for i-escape, 2009

 

 

Guestbook

We've enjoyed a fabulous stay at White Sheep Cottage. It has a wonderfully homely feel in a superb location. Emmett's is a mecca for foodies....The cottage is so well equipped it feels like home from home. Wonderfully comfy beds too!

The Smith Party, Norwich

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at White Sheep - lovely cottage and lovely garden....Not a restful holiday with a 9 week old baby but the comfy beds were still much enjoyed. Our 3 year old loved the soft toys and the cute bedroom.....great area to explore, no doubt we will be back!

We had a lovely time once again seeing in the New Year at Sheep Cottages....thanks very much indeed

Kate, Shell, Frances and James

Beautiful cottage with sooo much character - and very well situated for exploring both the Suffolk Coast and countryside.....thank you very much

Fiona and John Horwood

We normally come up here for Latitude so it was nice to be less manic and just enjoy a lovely part of the World. In fact we like it so much we're getting married nearby in September! Recommend hiding car keys and taking walks from the house - the people at the pub in Sibton were lovely - and all the walks staggeringly beautiful....really enjoyed living in the house too....really well-equipped and just a lovely place to be....

Ben and Abbie, Manchester

Thank you for a very comfortable stay. We'd have been very happy to have spent more time in Peasenhall but had glorious weather so spent our time exploring the coast....Orford, Southwold, Snape, Aldeburgh.....thank you, we'd love to come again!

Henry and Jessica

This is our first visit to Suffolk and we are in love with the place! The cottage is so beautiful - you have thought of everything. It is so so comfortable and cosy. What a gem! Make sure you take time to enjoy the meadow here at the cottage...we saw lots of dragonflies - lovely! Thank you for the use of your lovely cottage!

Ben, Rosie, Hugo (6), Jemima (3), Harrogate

Delightful stay! We managed to have breakfast outside every day and spent lots of time lounging in the wildflower garden and by the pond. Thoroughly enjoyed the garden and plantings, fell in love with Suffolk, the houses and architecture, pleasing villages, the vibrant colours of the landscape.....many splendid days out....then always a treat to come back to the cottage...

Elizabeth and Roy

Thanks Susie, thanks Sheep! We've had a wonderful week in Peasenhall and it's environs; rapidly falling in love with Suffolk....

Lovely cottage, very comfortable beds, well-equipped, great location for exploring Suffolk.....a great break in a beautiful part of the country

Karen, David and Kathie xx

Here for Dad's 36th anniversary and Martyn's 28th birthday....cottage really interesting, cosy and quaint....great break, thanks!

Georgina, Mark, Marty, Linda and Dave X

We have had a wonderful break in a magical cottage, beautiful village too. Thank you very much! Loved the garden too....

Kim x and Martyn x

What a gorgeous cottage!.....perfect for a New Year break, and the snow made it even prettier. We loved everything about our stay - the stylish interior, the history of the cottages, the lovely village, the log fire...and the excellent and attentive customer service - all the more impressive considering you were thousands of miles away!

Kate, Michele, Frances and James

Thank you so much for letting us have the pleasure of staying in your beautiful cottage!....it was like home from home and we didn't want to leave...

Kelly & Tim xx

Enjoyed a lovely few days in this fantastic cottage - so cosy with the log fire - and super visits to Framlingham Castle, Aldeburgh and Southwold

Sam, Adam & Ethan

We have had a fabulous short break.....trips to Southwold, Thorpeness and Aldeburgh great fun"......Carol ......."I love your plays. Aspesholie the cudlys at the top of the stairs Love Astrid :-) :-) :-) :-) Age 5"......"we had a fantastic time we went to many beaches My favourite was Southwold I loved this places name Felix aged eight

Carol, Astrid & Felix

We have loved our week in Black sheep Cottage...you really know how to make your guests happy! Every detail so carefully thought out - the lovely bedrooms with comfy beds and crisp bedlinen...the 'gun room' wardrobe, masses of space...the steep stair with ancient hand hold, and the practical kitchen.....the cottage is perfect.......and Suffolk has been well worth exploring.......so thank you Sue, you have a great talent for making people happy in your houses

Alastair & Olivia Thomson

Very nice cottage with loads of attention to detail and space-saving. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay...good location for the many attractions in the area...and lots of good places to eat.

Ann, Neill, Sarah & Robert, Durham

Lovely place to stay - have enjoyed local produce & people, very friendly!.....with so much thanks!

Jo, Miranda, JJ, London SE19

We have spent a very enjoyable time here. The cottage while offering all modern conveniences affords a feeling of living well in the past

David & Mavis Grossman

We've had a lovely time. The house is beautiful. We love the wobbly floors and ceilings and it's great to have real fires. Great walks with beautiful moody weather and great light...see you again

Billie, Frank & parents



What a wonderful cottage! We had a great weekend at Black Sheep Cottage....lovely and warm, with everything you could need...we all felt at home..

The Simons party

We had a lovely time again. This property is an absolute pleasure to stay in. With great character, it has all the style & comfort for a fantastic break. The location was perfect for us - we wanted to be close enough to the Heritage Coast but far enough away to avoid other tourists! Peasenhall is a beautiful village and Black Sheep Cottage a fabulous find!

Kate, Shell, Frances and James

We have had a lovely break in this beautiful cottage. The kids loved their dinky room and we all slept like logs..

Fiona, Darren, Jean, Brian, Isabella and Tommy

Many, many thanks for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage. Everything has been catered for helping us have a wonderful break. See you next year

Dave & Lyn Anderson

We have had a wonderful time staying in White Sheep Cottage. It is a very beautiful house in a gorgeous village...thank you very much to Sue for our lovely holiday...

Gary, Joanne and Claudia Towle, Nottingham

Super cottage, lived up to expectations....thoroughly recommend Southwold for the whole family...Aldeburgh, Jimmy's Farm, Lavenham....beach at Dunwich...lovely coastal walks at Orford.

Jason, Alison, Grace & Harry, Solihull

This is a beautiful cottage and we would definitely come back, we would write more but we are in a hurry!

Jane Family and Hal



Lovely cottage....favourite spot Walberswick, especially for crabbing, great pub...enjoyed Southwold, Aldeburgh, cycling round Snape.

The Roberts and Whitesides



What a delightful cottage! It made a perfect stopover for our visiting daughter...they go back with happy, lasting memories of this well-equipped and pretty cottage and friendly people....thank you, thank you!

The Harringtons and The Afflecks


Wonderful cottage made for the perfect get away holiday. Exquisitely decorated, we really thought of it as home for our too brief stay....definitely plan to come back (if we can get Mum away in the first place!) Thank you!

Trudi, Jean and Jessica

We love Sheep Cottages, thank you so much for sharing them with us. We have enjoyed spending time here relaxing....and out and about exploring the beautiful unspoilt countryside....brunch trip aboard the Lady Florence at Orford and many delightful meals in the numerous pubs....Thank you Sue

Alan, Diane, Lee & Tom x

We just wanted you to know how much we enjoyed staying in your fabulous cottage. Not only does it look extremely stylish, but it is also very comfortable - just the right size for a family. The location is fantastic ... we'd love to come back

Patricia, Daniel, Mia and Hannah Nathan

Thank you so much for the loan of Black Sheep Cottage; it is truly beautiful and an absolute credit to you. We've had a wonderful and relaxing time ... fantastic place, home from home, genuine character in spades ... loved all the little extra touches, fab.

Shelley, John and Jessie Morgan

We really enjoyed staying in such an historic house. Every care taken to make our stay enjoyable and comfortable. A wonderful place from which to explore Suffolk.

Len and Fran Morley, Leeds

We absolutely loved the cottage and had a wonderful weekend ... Peasenhall is a lovely village.

The Pitcher Family

We had a lovely relaxing week in this delightful cottage visiting Southwold, Aldeburgh, Sutton Hoo, Framlingham Castle and Colchester Zoo.

The Percival Family

Thank you Sue for "sharing" your wonderful cottage with us. We all had a great time here and think it'a a fabulous place to stay. Quiet enough, away from the crowds in Aldeburgh and Southwold, but near enough to get there quickly!

Lynne, Peter, Imogen (8), Theo (6) Chambers

Like everyone else we have had a great holiday. Your cottage has been superbly refurbished and is a credit to you. We have never been to Suffolk before and have been truly surprised by the beauty and diversity of the area.

Peter and Lynne (York)

Loved staying in this 16th century cottage ... so lovingly converted ... a very relaxing holiday

Terry and Jude

We've had a lovely week ... nice cottage, everything we needed ... very relaxing and Suffolk an unexpected gem

Fred and Jo Richardson

What a gorgeous cottage! This was perfect for a New Year break and the snow made it even prettier. We loved everything about our stay - the stylish interior, the history of the cottages, the lovely village, the log fire ... the excellent and attentive customer service ... we would always come back to Blackie and will definitely recommend it to our friends

Kate, Michele, Francis and James

Beautifully equipped and furnished cottage ... the bed was the most comfortable we have ever slept in ... a charming and well thought out holiday cottage ... have driven through Peasenhall many times over the years but to actually stay here was a great joy

Jenny and Michael Finch

A very comfortable and stylish cottage in a magical place ... the gorgeous weather has allowed us to sit out in the garden and enjoy the wild flower meadow and the call of the swifts - perfect ... just wish we had another week!

Andy, Elaine and Hector Eynon

A very enjoyable holiday in a comfortable and very well equipped cottage ... we only wish we had another week

A fabulous holiday. White Sheep has been a great place to stay. We had a really lovely time. Thank you

The Hortons

A lovely holiday spent just pottering about ... beautiful cottage, fabulous kitchen design - perfect! Beautiful gardens - enjoyed many meals al fresco.

The Needhams

We have spent a lovely weekend in this lovely cottage ... everything you could possibly need has been provided. Thank you

The Prossers and The Robinsons

We had a great time at White Sheep Cottage and are wondering where you got the beds - they were very very comfy!

Mike and Siobhan Bond

Our stay was a delight and we're looking forward to visiting Black Sheep again in the not too distant future.

The Longhursts