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Lodges set in 9 acres of woodland, meadows and river areas, plus a bird hide. - Brambles

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights




Fully fitted and furnished kitchen with Electric Oven, hob, dishawasher, washing machine, (tumble dryer in adjoining shed), fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle.

Dining table and chairs for seating 4, electric panel heater.

Lounge with 2 x 2 leather seater sofas, TV, DVD, CD/Radio, Telephone, WiFi included. Electric coal effect fire. Games, DVD/CD/Book library. French doors open out to verandah.

Main bathroom with bath and overhead shower, toilet and wash basin, heated towel rail.

King size bedroom ensuite with shower, toilet and wash basin, heated towel rail. Wardrobe, drawers, dressing table with light. Electric blanket. Electric panel heater. Bed reading lights and ceiling light.

Twin bedroom, wardrobe, drawers, dressing table with light. Electric blankets, electric panel heater. Bed reading lights and ceiling light.

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About the property


Hawthorns, Brambles & Burnside are fully furnished timber lodges, set in 9 acres of tranquil woodland & meadows with Little Ouse river running through. Ideal for a relaxing stay for the whole family. All are sited well apart from each other to provide privacy but can be booked together for large families or friends.

Dogs welcome by prior arrangement, (max of two per lodge, but if small breeds then possibly 3 if discussed with myself first).

Please note that there is no enclosed garden so dogs must be kept under control.

We ask that you clear up after your dogs.

Please keep pets off all sofas and beds.

Please do not leave dogs unattended in lodges, unless in a dog cage but only for up to 3 hours.

Bird Hide situated near river & wood for your use. Historic Bury St Edmunds 16 miles, Norwich with its lovely Cathedral 26 miles and Cambridge only an hours drive away. Banham Zoo 6 miles, Blooms of Bressingham 6 miles, Thetford Forest's High Lodge with Go-Ape and other family play areas approx 14 miles away.

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Leigh Barnes
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2018

About Leigh Barnes

My name is Leigh Barnes and I own and manage the properties. I was born on the same site where our timber lodges are sited, but now live the other end of Garboldisham village with my husband and we really enjoy the area we live in. As we live close to our properties, we are always at hand for any queries or advice on places to visit. We aim to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Leigh Barnes purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Leigh Barnes chose Bury St Edmunds

We bought our timber lodges as its just the ideal place for peace and quiet and it means we can share our 9 acre site for others to enjoy.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
£50 deposit required per week of booking.
Balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to stay, or if booking within 8 weeks then full payment due immediately.
If customer cancels booking, then we can only refund the payment if we manage to re-let the dates, excepting the deposit.
We advise customers to take out their own holiday insurance, in case of cancellation.
Methods of payment by Cheques or Bank transfers.
Please contact owner for bookings.

Changeover Day:
Burnside is Friday changeover
Hawthorns & Brambles Saturday changeover
Arrive after 3pm and Depart by 10am

Notes on prices:
From £260 to £650 depending on time of year and which lodge.
Please visit our own website for further details.


Bury St Edmunds Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5 ...
  • Max. adults: 1
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Do not leave pets unattended in lodge unless in secure cage & only with owners permission. No dogs under 6 months. Please keep pets off furniture.
  • Please note no enclosed garden for dogs.
  • No bonfires or fireworks
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: All properties have unlimited WiFi. Plenty space for 2-3 cars to park at each property Pets welcome free of charge with prior arrangement but request not in bedrooms. Burnside - Friday changeover day. Hawthorns & Brambles Saturday changeover. Short breaks (Nov-March, excluding Bank Holidays) Fri-Mon or Mon-Fri. Outside: All properties have lawned gardens but not enclosed as spills into 9 acres of surrounding land, garden furniture, barbecue, rotary line, outside sheds to store bikes.


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average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Charming, well presented with lots of thought gone in to it in a peaceful surrounding

  • 4 of 5

We wanted a hide away for a weekend, while we worked, and that is what we got.

Peaceful surroundings with lots of nature to watch, we were able to work and relax at the same time.

We were even able to stretch our legs in the 9 acres of woodland walking and spent some time in the bird hide.

Everything we needed was on hand. The cabin was well insulated and quiet and even made us think about the way we look at recycling

We will defiantly be back

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's great you enjoyed your stay and that everything was ok for you during your stay and I look forward to seeing you again in the future. Thank you
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Brambles is a home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

Brambles has everything you need to either stay out and relax or to use as a base for whatever you’re doing in the surrounding area. Leigh is a marvellous host - couldn’t be more helpful - and the village of Garboldisham is a real community should you choose to get involved. Thank you so much Leigh.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and so glad you all enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully see you again in the future.
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Special interest holidays:

Bird Hide situated on site near river & wood for your use & was opened by TV Botanist Professor David Bellamy in May 2013.

If you wish to play in a cricket game then my husband can organise this at our local club or if you prefer golf then my father can arrange a game with him at his club.


Norfolk/Suffolk beaches are all about an hour or so away by car.


Car is advisable as rural but local train/bus stations at Diss (8 miles) and Thetford (10 miles).

Airports at Norwich (approx 30 miles) Stansted (1 hours drive) or Luton (1 hr 30 mins drive).


Villages of Garboldisham and Hopton 1 mile.

Banham Zoo 6 miles.

Blooms of Bressingham 6 miles.

Pub 1 mile No Food

Restuarants & further pubs 3 miles

Bury St Edmunds 16 miles

Norwich 26 miles

Further Details:

Two village Shops 1 mile away

Vine Pub at Hopton 1 mile away but no food

Supermarkets 8 miles away.

Restuarants 3 miles.

Diss town 8 miles for banks etc.

Dog Cage (2ftx3ftx2ft 2") available upon request, suitable for up to medium sized dogs.