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Cottage Beside Mellis Common, Near Eye, Suffolk

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage in Mellis, Nr. Eye, Suffolk, England - Peaceful,private ,own garden. Well equipped,centrally located.

Orchard Cottage is set in idyllic rural Suffolk on a smallholding. Wildlife is abundant on Mellis common and the wildflower season is breathtaking. There is plenty of choice for walking, cycling and horse riding. Local attractions include market towns, farm shops, art trails, fishing, golf courses, historic houses, the coast and much more. There is a good choice of dog friendly pubs close by. Nearest pub 300metres. The east coast, Norwich, Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket under 1 hour, Cambridge 1 hour 15mins .London Liverpool Street is 90 mins away and there are good local bus routes. Outdoor furniture and a barbecue are supplied.Storage for bikes. A single bed can be arranged if a double bed is not suitable. Well behaved dogs are welcome and up to two horses by prior arrangement.

Penny Bullock
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About Penny Bullock

My husband Richard, our two boys and I moved to Mellis from busy Hertfordshire in 2011. We had often holidayed in Suffolk and had longed to live here. The locals are really friendly and have made us as a family very welcome, already we feel like we have lived here forever! Our horses, dogs and chickens are completely at home and have made local friends too!! We love being part of village life where there is always something going on.

Penny Bullock purchased this cottage in 2011

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Great space, lovely place from which to explore. Penny made us feel very welcome."

"A very peaceful location and well equipped cottage. Great local lanes for cycling and walking."

"A wonderful cottage with its' own wow factor. Loved the garden and its' wildlife. Suffolk is a wonderful county, great manor houses and castles. Had a really peaceful and relaxing time"
May 2013
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Eye Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Hand held shower attachment
  • En-suite bathroom, bath with hand-held shower, wc and basin.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: One bedroom with double bed. A single bed can be arranged if a double bed is not suitable
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: There is storage for bicycles. Outside: Patio and lawn leading into orchard. Out door chairs and table. Barbecue. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels included for cottage use only. If staying longer than a week fresh towels and linen are available.


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Cottage Beside Mellis Common, Near Eye, Suffolk
average rating of 4.9 based on 21 reviews

Lovely property to stay in

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely week at Orchard Cottage. Very comfortable and warm and everything we wanted. Only down side for us was the garden was not fully enclosed and our dogs escaped through the hedging close to the house. Enjoyed seeing the wildlife visiting the garden from bats, rabbits, moorhens, a toad and a muntjac.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback and review . I'm sorry that the garden wasn't secure enough for your dogs and I'm glad that you enjoyed the variety of wildlife we have here. I will attend to the gap in the hedge .
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Property is in a delightfully quiet location, exactly what we wanted. Well kitted out and very warm

  • 5 of 5

We were welcomed by the lovely owner who made us feel at home instantly. A nice welcome basket of eggs, cakes and wine were waiting on the table. The property is located in a very quiet location which was ideal for us and our dogs. The cottage is well heated and hot water was always on tap. The Common is an ideal place for short walks for the dogs, but we went further afield to really stretch our legs.

Overall, we were very pleased with our selection. We have stayed at a number of cottages over the years and this one is definitely in our top 5.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review and I am pleased that you had the break that you wanted . We love quiet of the area so it’s great when we get to share it with others.
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The cottage was bright and airy, but also offered privacy being well situated outside the village.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the cottage's lovely setting: outside the village, but conveniently close to larger towns and the Suffolk coast. It is a dog friendly property, so it offers plenty of picturesque walks on and around the common and nearby fens. We discovered the Wyken winery a short drive away that offered a tempting Saturday market, coffee hut and a wonderful gift shop where we were able to taste the local award winning wines. The restaurant also looked very tempting---receiving a Michelin listing.

Our host, Penny, was very welcoming, leaving us a basket of fresh eggs and dropping by with some home baked cookies. The apples from the orchard tree were also delicious.

We would definitely visit again and recommend this cottage to all.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a descriptive ,comprehensive review.. We're so glad that you enjoyed exploring this special part of Suffolk with its hidden delights and we look forward to seeing you again should you wish to return for more.
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Waltham Abbey

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely time!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments and we're so glad you had a lovely time.
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Wonderful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, Penny and husband very friendly and helpful. Cottage is clean and has everything you need. Lovely area, would highly recommend this cottage. Thank you Penny for welcome treats much appreciated after long drive.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Suffolk in May

  • 5 of 5

This has been our third visit to Orchard Cottage and always in May. The cottage is pretty and well equipped, we are still finding places to go on our third visit. Penny and Richard are wonderful nothing to much trouble, and by now they are firm friends. Would be more than happy to visit again in the future

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Southwold and Aldeburgh 33 miles

Cromer 48miles


Norwich airport 29 miles

Stanstead Airport 69 miles

Felixstowe port 36 miles

Harwich ferry port 50 miles


Eye 3.5 miles

Diss 6 miles

Bury St Edmunds 21 miles

Norwich 26 miles

Newmarket 36 miles

Cambridge 48 miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Monday and Friday. Departure before 11am and arrival after 2pm

Notes on prices:
Prices are for full weeks but short breaks are available at 70% of the weekly rate.
Short breaks are Monday to Friday and Friday to Monday
There is a surcharge for horses. Details available upon application.
Payment by cheque or bank transfer

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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