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Riverside Cottage is the end terrace of a converted watermill on the banks of the River Waveney.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Three bedrooms, one wet room and one bathroom. Wood burning stove. WiFi

Riverside Cottage is the end terrace of a converted watermill on the banks of the River Waveney on the Norfolk/Suffolk border. Set in the heart of a conservation area, with river frontage and fishing rights, Riverside Cottage is the perfect holiday location for a secluded, romantic retreat. It also makes an ideal cycling base, situated on National Cycle Network route 30.

It has a private jetty, a four person rowing boat and a small, private island accessed via a wooden bridge. Visitors to the garden include swans, deer, kingfishers, ducks and numerous other bird species. Fish include chubb, pike and perch. The river runs the full length of the garden and along the bank are bulrushes, water iris, lilies and reeds. There is a public house within walking distance, The Old Kings Head with origins dating back to the 14th century incorporates a bar and restaurant.

This holiday cottage at a glance

Sleeps five guests.

Three bedrooms, one wet room and one bathroom.

Wood burning stove.

Enclosed garden with seating over looking the river.

Onsite parking. Please note: no commercial vehicles.

Sorry, no pets.

A small baby is welcome in own moses basket.

Children over nine years welcome.


Minimum of a three night stay.

Additional features

Stone floors and granite worktops.

River frontage and fishing rights. Fishing from the river bank or from boat. (See notes)

Private jetty and a four person rowing boat and a small private island accessed via a wooden bridge.

Underfloor heating.

Range cooker with gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer.

LCD TV in the sitting room and master bedroom with Sky, DVD player.

Stereo system for the TV. CD player with attachment for MP3s.

Bathrobes provided.

Four adult bikes are available.


My Personal Sanctuary is a luxurious and truly indulgent beauty therapy service delivering 5 star quality organic treatments carried out in the comfort of your cottage.

Sorry, no stag or hen parties.

Attractions and nearby amenities

Convenient shopping is available in the busy market town of Harleston, three miles away.

The Heritage Coast is within easy reach and includes the resorts of Southwold and Felixstowe.

It is ideally situated for exploring Constable and Gainsborough Country, Framlingham Castle, Bigod Castle in Bungay, the Norfolk Broads or trawling antique markets and local potteries.

Pakenham boasts the only working water mill in Suffolk and Bressingham Steam Museum and Banham Zoo are 20 minutes away.

Excellent local restaurants include the Fox and Goose at Fressingfield, the Swan at Hoxne, the Low House (the Kings Head) at Laxfield, the Relish at Newton Flotman and the De La Pole at Wingfield.

More Details

Property Manager
Rural Retreats Holidays Ltd
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018


Syleham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ground floor: Wet room - toilet , shower , Wet room with shower and wc
    First floor: Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Bathroom with bath, twin basins and separate shower
  • Wet-room with shower and wc. Bathroom with bath, twin basins and separate shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • First floor: Double bedroom - 1 king , Double bedroom with 5' bed
    First floor: Double bedroom - 1 double , Double bedroom with a double bed
    First floor: Single bedroom - 1 twin/ single , Single bedroom with a 3' bed
  • Double bedroom with 5' bed and balcony, Double bedroom with 4'6 bed, Single bedroom with 3' bed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
Underfloor heating, wood burning stove. Range cooker with gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer. LCD TV in the sitting room and master bedroom with Sky, DVD, WiFi*. Stereo system for the TV. CD player with attachment for MP3's. Bathrobes provided. Barbecue. *Please note that internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor Rural Retreats will be held responsible. Indeed as the providers access can be unstable at this property,it is recommended that you supply your own internet cable.


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Other Activities:

Visiting Organic Spa Treatment Service

My Personal Sanctuary is a luxurious and truly indulgent beauty therapy service delivering five star quality organic treatments carried out in the comfort of your cottage. Tel: 01625 540557.

Whatever the occasion whether it's an anniversary, mums to be, tired new mums and dads, a romantic break, birthday celebration, reunion, corporate event, family fun or girls get together there's a package to suit and indulge in. For more information on the treatment packages please visit the MPS web site or call 01625 540557.

The Heritage Coastal towns


Has a small castle with rolling hills outside. Inside it has an electronic guide and often has children's activities. Stop for coffee or lunch at the cafe; next to the Post Office or at the cafe; on the quay. For more formal meals there is the Crown and Castle Pub and the Butley Orford Oysterage, otherwise the Kings Head serves great food. Delicacies can be bought from the Post Offices stores, from Pinneys or from the seafood stall on the quay. The boat trips from the pier tell of the history of Orford Ness and bring in the lobster pots and if the tide is in, there are plenty of crabs to be caught.


A pebbly beach which starts at the Marina with a path leading through to Thorpeness. Browse the many gift shops, art galleries and clothing stores, which stretch along the High Street. There are cafes and restaurants or have fish and chips on the beach, available from the Golden Galleon. There are fish stalls on the beach and along the promenade there is a boule site. Opposite the Moot House museum is a local boating pool, where children float toy yachts. If it is raining, the cinema often has matinee performances. The Brudenell, Regatta, Lighthouse and White Lion Restaurants are well known for good food.


A holiday village built in 1912, it has a pebbly beach, a boating lake for canoes and rowing boats (with little island hide-aways) and the path back to Aldeburgh. There are local tennis courts and it is easy to while away the time browsing the second-hand emporium built around The Mess cafe; or watching the boats from the Meare cafe;. Pass the House in the Clouds on the way in. The Dolphin Hotel serves more formal meals.


A quintessential seaside resort, famous for it well maintained, colourful beach huts. Start at the pier, where there are gifts shops and The Boardwalk cafe;, before passing through the old fashioned penny arcade. Outside is the sandy beach on one side and a boating lake for pedalos, a crazy golf course and a small children's park on the other. View the beach huts as you walk on the promenade towards the town. In the town there are old fashioned sweet shops, gift stores, art galleries and plenty of cafes and pubs as well as butchers, bakers, grocery stores and a cheese shop. There is a passenger ferry (a rowing boat!) to cross to Walberswick.

The lighthouse is occasionally open for tours and for beer lovers, the Adnams brewery books tours as well. The brewery has a store and cafe; at the far end of town.

Keep walking to see the Water Tower in the midst of an open field overlooking the sea.


Home of World Championship crabbing, the inlet to the sea is a haven for young and old crabbers alike. A sandy beach is behind the dunes, but many people don't get that far. A small village centre has two cafes, gift stores and The Bell and The Anchor are two award winning pubs. The passenger ferry crosses to Southwold.

Other places to visit

Snape Maltings

Well known for its concert halls and Benjamin Britton connection, Snape has independent shops and cafes. It also has wildlife walks and river trips. Aldeburgh music create a diverse programme of music which operates throughout the year.

Castles and Abbeys

As well as Orford there is a big castle at Framlingham .This is a small town with a local pubs and cafes and is noted for its ice-cream shop, just outside the castle. The grounds are good for a picnic.

There is a walking trail around Greyfriars Monastery in Dunwich, which goes past the last remaining tombstone of All Saints Church (which collapsed into the sea.)

Leiston Abbey is a beautiful historic site dating from 1363. The abbey ruins are incorporated into the buildings now used for weddings and other functions.

Bird Reserves and areas of outstanding natural beauty.

At Dunwich and Minsmere, within a few minutes' walk of the beach, are woodland and heath known for its birdlife and natural beauty. Minsmere has been the venue for BBC Springwatch in 2014 and 2015.For families there is a Discovery Centre, a Wild Zone and guided walks throughout the year. The cafe; serves meals cooked using local Suffolk produce. Dunwich has many walking trails, including a special new children's trail. The very popular Flora Tearooms feels like stepping back in time and is to be found just off Dunwich beach. The Ship Pub in Dunwich village serves good food.

Sutton Hoo.

The famous Viking burial site of Sutton Hoo. There are grounds in which to sit and picnic as well as a cafe; on-site.


Rural and Coastal walks

The path from Thorpeness to Aldeburgh, along the coast is easy to navigate and the riverside walk at Snape has a path to follow. For more open spaces, long walks and natural beauty, head to Dunwich Heath and Minsmere.

Local cycle hire

For cyles delviered directly to your holiday cottage, please click here.


For golfers with handicaps, Aldeburgh and Thorpeness have wonderful courses, but they must be booked in advance. Aldeburgh also has a 9 hole pay and play courses as do Halesworth and Hinton.

Canoeing and tennis. In Thorpeness there are tennis courts and a Meare. Rowing boats and canoes can be hired on the Meare, a shallow boating lake covering 3 acres, with several streams running off the main lake with landings marked with names on a Peter Pan theme. Tiny islands on the Meare contain locations found in J. M. Barrie's novel such as the Pirates Lair, Wendy's home and many others on which children are encouraged to play. See the crocodiles at the boathouse!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • rental notes on extra

  • Contractual booking deposit: 33.00% rent