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Gothic House Cottage

Self Catering

The Gothic House Cottage is located directly across the street from the imposing Church of St Peter and St Paul in Clare, which is located in the Upper Stour Valley. The cottage has an open and airy living space with a large dining kitchen and garden room with floor to ceiling windows that provide lovely views of the extensive garden at the back. When the night falls, gather around the electric, living flame stove in the sitting room. Outside, a small, enclosed garden and courtyard provide access to a shed for storing bicycles if you want to explore the local countryside on two wheels, as well as use of a larger garden beyond. By arrangement with the homeowners, the outdoor, heated swimming pool is open from mid-May to the end of August. There is also a grass tennis court, which, while not Wimbledon championship standard, is available for guests to use and enjoy.

What is the capacity for Gothic House Cottage?

Gothic House Cottage sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms. Both bedrooms overlook the church and have the choice of the first floor bathroom with a separate shower, or the ground floor shower room. Bedroom two has the flexibility of a super-king size bed which can be separated into twin single beds on request.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Clare area?

Clare Castle Country Park contains the ruins of the 13th century Clare Castle and serves as the starting point for six circular walks that explore the town and surrounding countryside. Long Melford, another great Medieval Suffolk cloth town, has a main street buzzing with independent shops, galleries, and restaurants, as well as two manor houses and the magnificent Trinity Church. Newmarket Races, the home of horse racing, can be found to the north-west.

Where can guests enjoy food and drink?

The Cottage is only a 5-minute walk from Clare's shops, restaurants, and pubs. Venturing further afield to Long Melford, choose from The Black Lion offering a menu of carefully curated dishes with a focus on regional produce and the dining experience at the Long Melford Swan is often described as exquisite. For a light-bite at lunch time, the Long Melford Tea Room comes highly recommended. 

Top facilities

Free WiFi

Facilities & information


Public parking nearby (free)


Free broadband access (wifi)

Private/enclosed garden

Outdoor terrace

Garden furniture

Tennis court

Swimming pool

1-4 People Capacity

Woodland walks

Fire Pit / BBQ


Linen included

Towels included

DVD player

Washing machine

Central heating


Bicycling, Cycling

Wildlife, bird watching

Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Historic houses


Golf course (a short drive)

Tennis courts (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)


Electric oven

Electric hob




Arrival information and directions

Church Street, Clare, Suffolk, ClareCO10 8PD, United Kingdom

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