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Listed Cottage In The Heart Of A Small Market Town overlooking a 15th C Church

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

Cottage in Loddon, on Is On The Norfolk/Suffolk Border With Easy Access To Norwich, The Southern Broads And Coast

Tyno is a self-contained cottage attached to my 17th century Grade 2 listed house with its own secure courtyard garden. Renovated and furnished to a high standard, Tyno has been much enjoyed as a holiday home by a wide range of guests over the last few years – it is light and airy, with full gas central heating plus a wood burner ‘for atmosphere’, making Tyno a great choice regardless of season. Loddon surprises all with its range of amenities, pubs and food – plus its proximity to the unsung beauty of the Southern broads and easy bus access to historic & vibrant Norwich.

Heather Tew
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2017

About Heather Tew

I have been renting the house to guests since 2005. I have just started with Owners Direct, having rented through an agency since 2005. They were excellent, but with the inevitable additional charges I felt I could offer better value for money by going ‘Direct’ – I will be setting up my own website and will be asking guests to comment on this entry and the website to improve both. I have spent my life’s work in the quality service sector – I would much rather not sell, than disappoint. Judging by comments in the book, Tyno has succeeded to date! I am now retired and live with Monty, my friendly terrier, running open house to friends and family visitors who enjoy good local produce, beach walks with Monty and river sailing & canoeing....and the relatively dry East Anglian weather.

Heather Tew purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Heather Tew chose South Norfolk

I bought the adjacent house in 1986 when my work moved me out of London to the ‘wilds of Norfolk’. I chose Loddon for its easy access to Norwich and relatively (compared with North Norfolk) easy access to London and my friends and family. Loddon looked as if it was big enough to have a decent range of amenities and potential friends, but small enough to be able to reap the benefits of living in the country. Sailing is my key ‘sport’ so the river was a real bonus. Initially friends and family visited out of their concern that I must feel lonely……at the end of the weekend, they would ask to book another, and find that my diary was pretty full! My work moved back to London in 1992, but my home stayed here as I had happily ‘dug in ‘ to Loddon. When Tyno came on the market it had to be bought!

What makes this cottage unique

You can walk from one end to the other of Loddon in 10 minutes – and Tyno is bang in the middle. Guests are always commenting on how friendly the local traders and inhabitants are. The kitchen in Tyno is pretty comprehensive, but Loddon currently boasts 4 pubs (3 with food and the other allows you to take a T’away in) 3 café/tea rooms, a full range of Takeaways: Kebab, Pizza, 2 Chinese, 2 Fish & Chips, Indian – that is also a restaurant). We are lucky to retain a butcher and 3 convenience shops (1 of which is a decent sized Coop). There is a Library,Post Office and Barclays Bank – and Tourist Info Office (Easter to October) Pacific Cruisers have day boats to hire, canoes are available in Bungay. If you have BT openzone - you have wifi access.

Guestbook comments from the owner

• Beautiful Cottage. Excellent facilities loved feeding the ducks and visiting Bewilderwood – fabulous for kids

• A lovely surprise. Great cottage with everything you can need. Nice village, everyone friendly. Trip to Southwold a must

• Warm, comfortable cottage with everything you need to enjoy a getaway. Lovely food in the Swan in Southwold. Recommend spending a day on a boat – Pacific Cruisers around the corner. Thank you for a lovely weekend

• Larkrise to Loddon. Perfect surroundings, perfect cottage. Fine fishing Good beer. Kind people.

• A faultless cottage with excellent toddler facilities. Southwold lovely but best beach for little children at Lowestoft. Food and service at White Horse both excellent. Thank you for a lovely holiday

• Super cottage, well presented and equipped and positioned for the seaside, Norfolk broads etc. Fantastic base, also excellent local facilities. Would highly recommend. Lovely family holiday.
May 2013
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Loddon Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom is upstairs with shower over bath. In addition there is a toilet and washbasin (together with washing machine & tumble dryer) in heated utility room in courtyard.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , bunk bed, both full sized mattresses
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Main bedroom has standard Double (takes travel cot), Bunk bedded room has full sized mattresses. Quality full sized double sofa bed in living area has bedding if required.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Tyno has full gas central heating and instant access hot water, wood burning stove (needed to add atmosphere only!) iron & board. ‘House folder’ contains notes on Tyno, Loddon shops and amenities, leaflets on surrounding attractions. Tyno has wifi access. The Library also has bookable access to PCs. I will have spoken with you prior to booking, certainly before you arrive. You can access the key when you arrive - you will find a cake, milk and starter pack of tea/coffee to welcome you. I will, if I am in Loddon, call in sometime after you arrive to check all is well. The Guest book offers loads of suggested activity and I keep a good range of tourist info in the desk – very happy to suggest options to suit your particular party. If I am going to be away, I leave my contacts and those of my caretaker, who is conveniently the partner of my wonderful builder! Outside: French windows open onto the small, walled courtyard area which is brick weave paved and secured from the road by a full height gate, it has quality table and 4 (+2) chairs and slate/brick stand for disposable BBQ. Utility Room: Is in the courtyard, is fully heated and offers a W/M, T/D toilet and Belfast sink. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels are included. All heating and cleaning services are included in the weekly rental price. One complimentary basket of firewood is included.


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(2 traveler reviews)

Listed Cottage In The Heart Of A Small Market Town overlooking a 15th C Church
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Beautiful cottage in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time at Tyno cottage. Heather made us feel very welcome as her neighbours for the week. Our youngest made a new friend in her dog, Monty, and she was kind enough to let him tag along on their walks. The cottage is small and full of character, exactly as described, and with plenty enough room for a family of four. It was clean and tidy, and plenty of hot water on demand. The shower was good and powerful, though if you are tall, you might need to duck to get in and out! It was a perfect base for exploring the area. Again Heather was really helpful and suggested some great places for activities or beaches. There are several lovely beaches within about half an hour, both in Norfolk and Suffolk, as well as canoeing on the broads only a few minutes drive away in Bungay which was good value. There are also several walks that you can take round the area from Loddon itself.The local pubs were friendly and welcoming to us as a family and the local co-op provided good value food and drink for picnics and evening meals. It's such a lovely part of the world and the cottage adds to the feel of being in the heart of the East Anglian countryside.

I would definitely recommend it as a place to stay and would go back but maybe pack some earplugs as the church bells strike throughout the night!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Zoe, it was a pleasure to have the 4 of you in Tyno. Monty very grateful to Louis for his kind comment, and company ! We look forward to seeing you again Heather
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic, homely cottage. We didn't want to leave! The cottage is in a great location, with lots of family things to do within a short drive. Bewilder wood was fantastic, we spent the whole day there. Heather was very helpful, letting us know of places to go. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Loddon Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 2
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Rate 3
Apr 23 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Rate 4
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Rate 5
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Rate 6
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Rate 7
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Rate 8
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Rate 9
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 20 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Payment options: Bank Transfer, Cheque
30% non-refundable deposit is payable at the time of booking.
The balance is due four weeks before the date of arrival, for bookings less than four weeks before start date, the full amount must be paid at the time of booking.
Short breaks are available outside the main school holiday periods or by agreement.
Guideline on cost – 75% of weekly rate.
* short break bookings within school holiday periods – will be considered 3 weeks ahead.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is normally Saturday. Tyno is yours from 3pm on the day of arrival until 10am on the day of departure. Tyno should be left clean & tidy please. Change over day is normally Saturday. Tyno is yours from 3pm on the day of arrival until 10am.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks are available outside the main school holiday periods or by agreement at short notice.
Mid week breaks have Saturday departure dates.
Guideline on cost – 75% of weekly rate.

Sorry - no dogs or other pets - this out of respect for the many guests who have allergy sufferers amongst their party

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Activities - Water based

Local boatyard offers hire of day boats

In Bungay (6 miles) you can hire single and family canoes

Fishing available in Loddon and in many spots within 6 miles - local shop advises.

Activities – Child focussed

Ducks in permanent need of feeding 100m from Tyno. Creative play area within short walk, standard play area nearby with skate boarding area.

Guests speak highly of : Bewilderwood, Africa Alive,

Activities – Bird watching, river & country walks

RSPB listed site ‘Hardley flood’ 20 mins walk from Tyno, all weather tennis courts available to hire, golf within 6 miles, Day boat for hire in village, Minsmere 40 mins drive.



Wells, Blakeney (I Hr) & Winterton (35 mins) to north, Lowestoft (20 mins), Southwold (35 mins) & Walberswick to south

all times are drive times.


Norwich Airport is 12 miles, Stanstead is 90 mins away

We have twice hourly buses to Norwich bus Station with a good national network

A car adds to the enjoyment of the area, but you can buy all you need to eat in Loddon - manage very well on the buses to look further afield.


Twice hourly bus to Norwich and Beccles/Lowestoft

Norwich is 11 mls, Beccles 8 mls, Southwold 20 mls (Bank Holiday traffic jams are almost unknown unless going trough Wroxham!)

Further Details:

Loddon offers well beyond expectation for small town/village.

All listed amenities are within 200m of Tyno. Bank & ATM, Library, Tourist Office (April – Oct) & full range of churches. 4 pubs (and good food and local beer),

full range of takeaways, family butcher, fresh fish, Coop and other community shops allowing you to stock the larder up to 10pm (5pm Sunday)


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