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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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.


Owner
sarah beesley
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
September 6, 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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Amenities

Eye Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • 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
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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:
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

Reviews

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*Very spacious & awarded 'Certificate of Excellence' from Trip Adviser in 2017*
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 26 reviews
5

A very comfortable property in a very nice area

  • 5 of 5

The property is much larger inside than it looks from the outside.Very comfortable beds and stylish bathroom.A very relaxing stay in a nice area.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Lovely cottage in beautiful village

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this cottage. There was lots of room and everything we needed for our week. We especially loved the facilities in the pretty village - it even had a chocolatier! on top of a lovely bakers, food shops, lovely pubs and great takeaways. We couldn't of wanted more. Gorgeous.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Orange Grove Cottage ,Eye

  • 5 of 5

Spacious , tastefully decorated , immaculately presented.

Kitchen well- equipped.

Property well located for sight-seeing and the late opening co-op opposite a definite boon

Owner left plenty of clear instructions and local information.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Exceptionally clean, comfortable well located accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Cottage : Extremely clean, comfortable and well equipped. Whilst we didn't actually stay indoors for long it was great to be able to come home in the evening to very comfortable sofa and chair, a lovely dining room if you wanted to eat indoors and a very roomy kitchen with a range cooker and an American fridge freezer. Bed very comfortable and bath & shower modern and again exceptionally clean. There isn't a garden but this didn't matter as we were out and about and one evening we walked up to the Castle and sat there watching the brilliant sunset. As there are plenty of windows to open it wasn't hot and stuffy.

Location - Easy to park on the road on the other side of the road but there is a car park behind the Coop which I wouldn't have hesitated to leave the car in if necessary. Eye is well serviced with a good range of shops within walking distance - Coop opposite, turn left and there is a good deli & cafe, turn right & a PO and general stores another Coop, florist & greengrocer, hairdresser butchers, hardware etc. Didn't eat in the pub but went for a drink and saw the huge portions of food all of which was devoured by the diners - there is a beer garden in the back. Eye itself is less than an hour from Framlingham, Southwold and Debenham all of which are worth a day out to. The day we went to Southwold there was a monsoon but we still had wonderful fish & chips on the 2nd restaurant on the pier and when we returned to Eye it hadn't even rained!!

Communication - very good, easy to get into the property as supplied with a personal code so no worry about having to be there for a specific change over time which was emailed prior to our arrive. Despite being away herself Sarah emailed to check everything was ok with her phone number and to liaise about our departure.

Would I stay again? - a definite Yes!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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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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5

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
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Map

Coast/Beach:

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

Southworld

Thorpeness

Distances:

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).

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $54.05
Damage Deposit $67.56

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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