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*Very spacious & awarded 'Certificate of Excellence' from Trip Adviser in 2017*

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage in Eye, Suffolk, England

The cottage blends both period charm with modern day living and features (mostly) recently installed double glazed timber windows and full gas central heating. The deceptively spacious accommodation comprises a comfortable dual aspect sitting room with wood burning stove and original Victorian pine dresser, spacious dining room with large round dining table chairs, excellent size kitchen with feature brick floor and range of 'Habitat' units with solid wood work tops, splendid full-size Rangemaster cooker and large double American style fridge freezer, Hotpoint washer/dryer, microwave, main bedroom with distressed rustic style waxed bedroom furniture including king size bed, tallboy chest of drawers, double wardrobe, mirrors and bedside cabinets, Second bedroom features chic white decor with matching bedroom furniture. The bathroom benefits from a power shower over the extra wide bath. There are also flat screen TVs in the sitting room, dining room and main bedroom.

sarah beesley
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About sarah beesley

I live in Hertfordshire, England with my husband and two children. The cottage was refurbished as our second home and, as such, is fitted to an excellent standard. We bought the cottage after being frequent visitors to Eye for many years and used to spend much of our spare time there. My husband and I both work together in our family run business and sadly find that we have less and less spare time with the demands of our family and expanding business, so we've decided to let our cottage for others to enjoy it.

Why sarah beesley chose Suffolk

We've always loved Eye since our very first visit some twenty years back and it will always have a place deep in our hearts. We felt so at home in Suffolk that we even chose to get married in Eye some twelve years ago (despite all of our family and friends living in London and Herts). It's a fantastic base for exploring East Anglia and there are so very many interesting places to visit locally and further afield.

Guestbook comments from the owner

An extremely comfortable and very well equipped cottage. It has the feel of someone's home rather than the minimal equipment often found in holiday rentals. Plenty of space for 2 people. We used it as a base for a week's walking holiday in Suffolk/Norfolk. Although in Suffolk it is close to the border with Norfolk so possible to visit both counties. The house is close to local shops and the village pub is only a couple of minutes walk away. We ate there twice and found it welcoming with excellent pub food. A side table in the sitting room would be helpful.
Nov 2015
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Eye Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • The bathroom features a contemporary white suite with wenge effect porcelain tiles and contrasting duck-egg blue painted walls. The bathroom benefits from underfloor heating and a power shower over the extra wide bath.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Distressed rustic waxed bedroom furniture including kingsize bed, tallboy chest of drawers, double wardrobe, mirrors and bedside cabinets. Second bedroom features chic white decor with matching furniture including double bed and built in double wardrobe
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: It is not possible to accept pets. This is a non smoking property. Outside: There is no access to a garden but there are plenty of lovely country walks and parks within walking distance. Full details can be provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property will be professionally cleaned ready for the handover and supplied with clean laundry, bathroom towels and tea towels. Other: Spacious dining room with part panelled walls, large round dining table with six chairs, pine side board and television cabinet, large antique chest of drawers, antique storage trunk, flat screen television


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*Very spacious & awarded 'Certificate of Excellence' from Trip Adviser in 2017*
average rating of 4.6 based on 22 reviews

A great cottage for a pleasant visit.

  • 4 of 5

A lovely cottage to base yourself for exploring Suffolk and the surrounds. Very clean and well appointed, a blind over the skylight in the master bedroom would be a good idea.

Other than that an excellent stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Just had a very relaxing week in this lovely cottage. Such a good place to base yourself.

Very clean & tidy and very well equipped with everything you need.

As I have trouble with my balance & can't always walk very far it was great that the shop was just over the road & plenty of places to choose from if you don't want to cook & just fancy a takeaway.

Sarah is helpful and responds very quickly to any questions you may have.

Wouldn't hesitate to come back again.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Such a lovely cottage

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay at this cottage. The cottage is well equipped with everything you might need during your stay. The rooms are cosy but modern making for a comfortable stay. We stayed with our two boys aged 6 and 9 and they loved sharing a room for the weekend. Great location with a lovely pub just up the road. Very easy booking and communication with Sarah before and after our stay was great. Would definitely recommend to family and friends. No outside space, but that didn't bother us as we were out and about most of the time.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Immaculate cottage in a beautiful little village

  • 5 of 5

Wow - this has to be the most immaculately clean cottage ever - everything was perfect from the moment we opened the door. Being over 6 foot tall I am somewhat suspect at some cottages but didn't need to worry with Orange Grove cottage - plenty of ceiling space and good width staircase, in this deceptively large cottage. Th lounge had a very comfortable couch, greta for relaxing, plenty of room around the spacious dining table, and the kitchen was a delight, large range and plenty of space, including a very large fridge. Upstairs was two generous bedrooms and a good size bathroom. Only issue was having to get into bath to have a shower with a bad back, but this a minor issue.

Eye itself is a lovely quaint village with some lovely little shops, plenty to choose from for meals. It also is a great place from which to explore Norfolk and the surrounding areas. The owners also provide plenty of suggestions of where to go, especially those with kids.

Overall this was definitely one of the best cottages we have ever stayed at, and we will definitely try to get back here sometime in the future. If considering a place in Norfolk, this is one cottage well worth considering!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well equipped and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

A lovely cottage in an excellent location. Good selection of shops in Eye and enjoyed a meal at the village pub. Would recommend to others.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Relaxing in Eye

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was in a lovely location in the village, very peaceful and relaxing. It was easy to get out and about the local area. Parking on the street is a little difficult but there is a public car park very close to the cottage. The cottage itself was exactly as it was advertised and was a welcome place to come home to at the end of day. The only disappointment was there is no outside space to enjoy. The local public house cuisine and atmosphere was excellent. We would recommend you visiting this cottage and there is plenty to see and do in the local area.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Recommended beaches :

Adleburgh – well renowned for serving the UK's best fish and chips

Gorleston – great for children with a lovely long golden sandy beech with children's paddling pool set on the beech itself

Great Yarmouth – lovely beeches, donkey rides, amusement parks




Situated within the heart of the Conservation Village being almost equidistant to Norwich, the coast (Southwold and Aldeburgh), Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich and all of the beautiful villages and towns in between.

Eye has a great variety of shops including a bakers, TWO butchers, TWO Co Ops, a newsagents, a deli, a pub (The Queens Head), a hardware store, various antique and gift shops, beauty salon, hairdressers, post office, restaurants and cafes/tea rooms.

Further Details:

The nearest 'big' town is Diss, just over the Suffolk/Norfolk border (5-10 minutes by car). Diss has a bustling pedestrianised quaint high street with shops such as Boots, Tesco, Costa Coffee, Co Op and a large number of wonderful independent shops (Carnells the butchers is highly recommended!).

You will also find a great park in Diss for the children with a large play area and stunning Mere, a big soft play centre (Monsters) and a swimming pool.

Thornham Country Park is just 5 minutes by car and has approximately 12 miles of marked footpaths on the Thornham Estate and offers some surfaced paths, suitable for push chairs and wheel chairs, which leads for half a mile to the Thornham Walled Garden and takes walkers past birds hides, a pets cemetery, along the Thornham Rock Trail to the Victorian Foll. There is a cosy tea room at one end together with a children's play and picnic area and a restaurant at the other end.

The Ruins of Eye Castle in Castle Street is less than 5 mins walk from the cottage (seasonal opening)

Eye has its own equestrian centre who are happy to arrange lessons for complete beginners right through to advanced riders.

Banham Zoo sits just outside Diss and also makes a great day out for the little ones.

Many people also enjoy visiting Bressingham Steam & Gardens which is located just a little west of Diss. The cottage is is also well positioned for access by car for Thetford Forest, Newmarket, The River Deben and The Norfolk Broads.

The Norfolk Broads makes a truly lovely day out and is recommended for all ages, lots of places to eat overlooking the water and boats for hire.

Thetford Forest is home to 'Go Ape' and is also a super place for walking, cycling (bike hire available), playing, picnic's and simply enjoying the natural beauty of the forest and all it has to offer.

Lots more info available from the owners - please enquire (due to limited space here).


Rates & Availability

Eye Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 1
Jul 7 2017 - Sep 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 2
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Rate 3
Oct 27 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Special offer week
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
Rate 3
Dec 8 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Rate 1
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 4 2018
2 night minimum stay
Rate 3
Jan 5 2018 - Mar 16 2018
2 night minimum stay
Rate 2
Mar 17 2018 - Jul 13 2018
2 night minimum stay
Rate 1
Jul 14 2018 - Sep 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Rate 2
Sep 2 2018 - Oct 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
Rate 3
Oct 21 2018 - Dec 21 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $64.99
Housekeeping / Laundry $51.99

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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