So the cottage we stayed was called Season Farmhouse in Suffolk (Felixstowe), it sleeps 16, so was perfect for Mike's big family. It had about 8/9 rooms across two adjoining cottages, it was lovely, warm and modern with a country edge. We had the whole grounds to ourselves and basically we didn't see another person for miles.
There were two kitchens, a bathroom to almost every room and 2/3 lounge areas so you really didn't have to spend too much time cooped up with folk!
I actually would love to hire this place for a girly weekend get away, we basically, laughed, ate and drank the whole time, in luxury.
The Dining & Living Areas
The Garden & Grounds
For the rest of the time there we basically ate, everything that we possibly could, The family had all brought a range of food as the cottage was self-catering, and ate and drank ourselves into a food coma while playing Taboo, Scrabble and Monopoly in front of the fire. Bliss.
Searson Farmhouse 8/10, I would definitely recommend this place if you where where thinking of organising a family retreat, as its about 2/3 Hrs away from London, but be prepared and order food, because we really didn't see a store for a while!