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Large Visit England 4* GOLD Farmhouse great for Family & Friends Suffolk



Updated: 23-Oct-2016
FARMHOUSE (Sleeps 14 in 7 bedrooms)

This stunning farmhouse with its own private garden is set in a small village near the picturesque market town of Eye in Suffolk. For larger groups there is a nearby barn which sleeps four listed under Dove Cart Lodge. Each can be rented separately with total seclusion or are close enough for a larger family or group gathering. The perfect spot from which to explore both the Suffolk and Norfolk countryside and coastline.



Fantastic individually styled accommodation. It also has its own games room with snooker table and 42' TV!

Great for families and large groups of friends having a get together.

There is a wonderful farmhouse kitchen with large dining table to seat 14 plus plenty of reception rooms to relax in. There are four double bedrooms, one twin, one triple and one single to sleep a maximum of 14 (plus two travel cots if required). Three bathrooms and two separate loo's. There is plenty of space to have fun or just relax in the large enclosed garden. Plenty of parking space in it's own gated driveway.

Free wifi. Beds are all made with towels provided as is all heating and electricity.

Nearby attractions and amenities:

Eye Town - 2 miles - A beautiful small town with all you could need. Butchers, groceries, chemist, hardware, cafes, pubs, newsagents, post office, deli's, antiques, takeaways, gift shops etc. etc.

Diss Town - 3.5 miles - All the above plus larger supermarkets, shops etc. and main line train station to London Liverpool Street

Norwich City - 23 miles with it's Castle, Cathedral, cinemas, theatre and large department stores

Bury St Edmunds - 24 miles - Market town with boutiques, shops, theatre, Abbey and gardens.

Aldeburgh - 30 miles - Suffolk coastal town with shingle beaches, shops and famous fish and chips.

Thorpeness - 30 miles - The wonderful purpose made holiday village on the coast with its own rowing/boating lake and house in the clouds.

Southwold - 30 miles - Another fantastic coastal town full of shops and the home of the famous Adnams Brewery.

Framlingham - 16 miles - A lovely town with castle

Banham Zoo - 11 miles

Minsmere - RSPB Bird Sanctuary and Reserve

Norfolk Broads

North Norfolk Coast

Also much more and lots of local pubs, restaurants and wonderful country walks.

There is a fantastic pub/restaurant/hotel within walking distance called The Oaksmere.

DOVE FARMHOUSE in more detail:

The accommodation is set over three floors:

Ground Floor:

Large fully equipped farmhouse kitchen with dining table to seat 14

Family snug with tv off kitchen with double doors onto garden terrace

Formal sitting room with three large sofas, piano and tv

Games room with snooker table, table football, piano, sofas and 42" tv and dvd player

Entrance Hall, Loo with basin, small day room, utility with washing machine and dryer, side entrance hall and lobby.

First and Second Floors comprising of 7 large bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, with separate W.C.

First Floor :

Three double bedrooms

One twin bedroom

One single bedroom (accessed through one of the doubles)

Bathroom 1 - Bath, separate shower, basin, wc

Bathroom 2 - Bath with overhead shower with screen, basin

Separate WC

Second Floor:

Large triple room with three singles

One double

Bathroom 3 - Bath, separate shower, basin, wc

Outside there are spacious enclosed gardens with a terraced area including outside dining table and chairs plus a gas bbq. There is ample parking in a gated off road driveway.

More Details

Details for holiday farmhouse DOVE FARMHOUSE, 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, 3 Bathrooms, 2 Separate WC's

Fabulous spacious farmhouse sleeping up to 14 in 7 bedrooms with lots of room to have fun or relax.

  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Dove Farmhouse and Cart Lodge are part of the Warren Hill Farm Partnership. The farm has been in the families ownership for over 100 years. Dove Farmhouse was one of the family's private dwellings until 2013. The family estate mainly comprises of arable land growing various crops including Wheat, Barley, Sugar Beet, Oilseed Rape, Potatoes and also specialising in herbs. These include Coriander, Parsley, Oregano, Thyme and Basil. There are also two herds of cattle. One being a herd of rare breed Longhorns and the other a mixture of Simmental and Aberdeen Angus. The farm prides itself on wildlife conservation and strives to increase the habitats of many species including the native english partridge, owls, kestrels, brown hares, red deer etc.

Speaks English

20 Reviews

based on 20 holidaymaker reviews


The house is in a lovely location big and spacious with all the facilities you need.

  • 5 of 5

It was mine and my friends birthday so we shared the house with 12 close friends and celebrated all weekend!

We arrived to a lovely hamper which was so thoughtful!

The house was so perfect for everything we wanted...

We sat in the garden, played in the games room, cooked a huge dinner in the kitchen and ate and drank way to much :)

All the rooms was good size and good amount of bathrooms too!

Would defiantly recommend this house to anyone I will certainly look at coming back in the future!

Just want to thank Jo also she provided us with everything we needed and was very prompt!

Beautiful house in lovely location!! Xxxxx

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house and garden is superb and so spacious it is ideal for family gatherings .

  • 5 of 5

Everything is provided for a comfortable and enjoyable stay and there are many features which show thoughtful provision for large gatherings of mixed age groups . The house is very well equipped , the kitchen has sufficient crockery and cutlery for everyone . The children were delighted with the activities and bicycles for the garden which offered a safe and spacious play space . All the rooms and bathrooms are pleasant and well equipped too , plenty of hot water and sumptuous towels and bedding .

The property is so clean and attractive and nicely furnished . We appreciated the hamper on arrival very much . It was a great help to us that Jo was able to be flexible about arrival and departure times as we were travelling from different regions of the country to a family celebration weekend .

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. It means so much to us to hear that our guests have enjoyed the house and it's surroundings. Jo
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  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful weekend away we had with friends and children. You'd think going away with 7 children under 3years old would be quite stressful but being in this house made everything a breeze - everything we could possibly need was at hand and all the rooms were lovely with enough lounges to suit everyone! Thank you so much for everything.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review and I am so pleased you enjoyed your weekend. Jo
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Spacious farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely weekend celebrating our mums 70th birthday at dove farmhouse. House was large enough to accommodate all 13 of us plus a baby comfortably. Loved the huge farmhouse kitchen table! Owner Jo really accommodating allowing us to extend our check in and out times. Would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and I am so glad you enjoyed your weekend celebrating your Mum's birthday.
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It is a beautiful house in a gorgeous quiet setting - perfect escape

  • 5 of 5

We visited as a group of 5 mums with our primary school age children at the start of the summer holidays for two nights.

The house was fantastic, so comfortable and spacious, really clean and great attention to detail. The kitchen was well stocked with crockery, glasses and cooking kit. Jo the owner left us a wonderful welcome basket of local produce which was so kind and lovely gift.

The children loved the garden - it was huge, had great places to explore and build dens, and was completely enclosed and very safe.

We had a wonderful day trip to the Dinosaur Adventure park which isn't far and there are loads of great attractions just a short drive away.

It really was a great stay and a brilliant way to begin our summer holidays- we will definitely return!! Thank you Jo for having us xx

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review Dove Farmhouse and I am so pleased you had an enjoyable few days with the children. We would love to welcome you back again. Thank you. Jo
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Amazing stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a 2 night break at this property for a 40th birthday celebration. We had an amazing time and could not fault it at all. Our party consisted of adults and children of varying ages and we had so much fun!! We were lucky enough to enjoy the lovely garden in the sunshine and had so much to do to keep us all entertainined. The house was spotless and the beds are extremely comfortable, would definitely recommend a stay here. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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The Oaksmere

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Norwich at 23 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Oaksmere Country Hotel at 0.2 Miles Nearest Ferry : Harwich at 45 Miles Nearest Golf : Diss at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Diss at 2.5 Miles Nearest Motorway : A140 at 0.4 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Oaksmere Country Hotel at 0.2 Miles Nearest Ski : Norwich or Ipswich Dry Slopes at 25 Miles Nearest Beach : Southwold at 29 Miles Car: recommended

The East Anglia region

Enjoy a family break in Suffolk and explore a UK county that has so much happening, from hidden walking and cycle routes to festivals, events and farmers' markets. In Suffolk, tourism is all about fun, indulgence and creating experiences to remember.

A great location to explore Suffolk/Norfolk from, the cart lodge is 3 miles from the market town of Diss, with its picturesque Mere, Park, individual shops and Corn Hall which has cultural events.

Every Friday there are antique and other sales at Diss Auction Rooms and a market in the town centre.

There's a park with a children's play area, a public swimming pool and a golf course.

Close by at Bressingham is Blooms Nursery and Steam Museum, and also nearby is Banham Zoo.

Discover the BROADS...only 20 minutes away, hire a boat from Beccles.

A 45 minute drive away is the popular coastal town of Southwold with long beach & pier and its many shops including, FatFace, Joules, Crew and Collen & Clare and the home of Adnams fine ales and eating places.

Also within easy reach is Walberswick, Snape Maltings, Minsmere and Dunwich.

A 1hour 15 minute drive to the beautiful North Norfolk beaches of Holkham (voted best British beach 2011) and the fantastic surrounding area.

An hour drive to Swaffham (location for the Stephen Fry series Kingdom), a 20 minute drive to Thetford Forest including High Lodge (the forestry commission's premier recreation site in the East of England).

Constable country is just a 30 minute drive and visit Stratford and Lavenham for wonderful sightseeing and a leisurely lunch.


Brome is a hamlet located about 5 minutes by car from Eye. Nearby is the Historic Oaksmere Hotel where you can enjoy food and drinks and enjoy the lovely grounds.

The Historic market town of Eye with its 152 Grade 2 listed buildings, Castle and Church,has a variety of shops of interest and a library, pub, bank,delicatessen,takeaways,cafes and good restaurant.

There are also fishing lakes nearby and plenty of tracks and country roads to explore on bike rides and walks as well as nature reserves and lots of good quality pubs in the area.

Thornham Walks and Coachhouse Restaurant 7min drive

Hoxne village is a 5min drive and has a shop and a pub (currently under refurbishment) serving excellent food,The Swan is Grade II listed and was built back in 1480 by the Bishop of Norwich.

Wingfield barns next to the College,has a programme of cultural events.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
5 Sep 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas 2016
21 Dec 2016 - 28 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
NEW YEAR 2016/2017
29 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
FEB 1/2 TERM 2017
10 Feb 2017 - 19 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
7 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
26 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
14 Jul 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
13 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
NEW YEAR 2017/18
29 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300
Tax Rate 20.0%


Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 23-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • WC 1 - Toilet
  • WC 2 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Bath with Shower
  • Ground Floor 1 x WC with hand basin First Floor 2 x Bathrooms (1 with WC) 1 x Separate WC Second Floor 1 x Bathroom with WC


  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • BEDROOM 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • BEDROOM 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed, THIS IS ADJOINED TO DOUBLE BEDROOM
  • BEDROOM 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • BEDROOM 7 - 3 Single Bed, Second Floor Bedroom
  • BEDROOM 6 - 1 Double Bed, Second floor bedroom
  • All bedrooms are spacious. Please note the single bedroom is accessed through one of the double bedrooms. Additionally there are two travel cots available.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 3 bicycles


  • Self-catering

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