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

Overview

Property

Updated: 21-Jun-2017
  • 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

About the property

Farmhouse (Sleeps 14 in 7 bedrooms)

**VISIT ENGLAND 4STAR GOLD AWARD 2016/17**

Dove Farmhouse is a 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.

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.

It also has its own games room with snooker table and 42' TV!

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

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 Floor :

Three double bedrooms

One twin bedroom

One single bedroom (accessed through one of the doubles)

Bathroom 1 - Bath, separate shower, basin, loo

Bathroom 2 - Bath with overhead shower with screen, basin

Separate loo

Second Floor:

Large triple bedroom with three singles

One double bedroom

Bathroom 3 - Bath, separate shower, basin, loo

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

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Jo West
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2017

About Jo West

Dove Farmhouse is 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.

Jo West purchased this farmhouse in 1920

29 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveller reviews)

5

Perfect house, perfect location, perfect owner!!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house for my sisters hen weekend, with girls aged from 30 to 59 years old, and I cannot say enough good things about it. It is huge and has the most gorgeous garden which we were fortunate enough to get lots of use out of due to having great weather. The bedrooms were all beautiful and more than big enough for everyone. The games room and pianos were really good fun too and there are bikes to use as well.

There is a pub just up the road and a shop nearby too. The house is very easy to get to and there are some amazing places nearby to visit. We did canoeing during the daytime which was so much fun.

The owner Jo was a pleasure to deal with. Communication was great and she let me into the house the day before the hen weekend so that I could set up all of the decorations ready for the girls arrival! She even left a gorgeous welcome basket full of delicious treats for us too!

I could only dream of owning a stunning house like this and I will be recommending it to everyone! I shall definitely be returning. If I could give this house more than 5* I would!

Thank you Jo for what will be a very memorable weekend for our family and especially for my sister xx

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Donna, We are so pleased you all had a fabulous weekend and loved the house as much as we do. We would love to welcome you and/or any of your friends in the future. Thank you also for being perfect guests. Jo
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5

Excellent house for a big group weekend

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Dove Farmhouse for the early May bank holiday weekend -- 5 families together. It's perfect for the group -- with a good kitchen space for sociable family breakfasts and fun grown-up dinners, lots of good-sized rooms (the games room is great), and a lovely garden. It's the second time we've stayed and would definitely choose it again -- a lovely getaway.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and we are so pleased you enjoyed another holiday at Dove Farmhouse. I hope you will all be back again next year. Thank you for leaving the house beautifully tidy. Best wishes, Jo
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5

Perfect house for a large family/ group holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just enjoyed an Easter weekend at Dove Farmhouse. We were a large group of friends with young children and the house was spacious enough for us adults to enjoy some peace whilst the children had plenty of room to run about and enjoy the beautiful garden (which was perfect for an Easter egg hunt).

The house was very well supplied for us to be able to cater for everyone, and we had a lovely welcome basket of local produce on our arrival. The house is very neat and clean with large bedrooms and bathrooms.

Jo was very helpful prior to our arrival answering all of our questions promptly.

I would highly recommend staying at Dove Farmhouse and would love to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kristy for your lovely review of Dove Farmhouse. We are really pleased you all enjoyed your Easter break. Thank you for looking after the house so well. Jo
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5

Perfect for family celebration!!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a fantastic weekend at Dovefarm house. We had an age range from 17 to 87, plenty of space for all to enjoy and lovely that 11 of us could comfortably share mealtimes around the large kitchen table! Jo was really helpful, and answered our questions promptly prior to arrival which contributed to overall experience!! We had perfect weather so we were lucky enough to be able to enjoy the beautiful garden! Well stocked, welcoming house with plenty of parking we had 5 cars between us and was room for more if needed!! Already recommended to others!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Dove Farmhouse. We would love to welcome you and any family or friends in the future.
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5

Perfect getaway property

  • 5 of 5

Dove Farmhouse was just perfect for our group of 9 adults and 2 kids, Jo was so helpful prior to the booking and during our stay. The house is very well looked after with lots of cosy rooms to relax in. The kitchen was extremely well equipped and the hamper left of us was a lovely welcome. The nearby pub The Oakesmere was perfect too. We stayed for 3 nights over New Year and would definitely go back again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of Dove Farmhouse and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay over New Year. We would love to welcome you and your friends/family back in the future. Jo
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We have just come home from a fantastic holiday. Dove Farmhouse is beautiful and very well equipped. Children and adults alike loved it! Good old fashioned sing song around the piano and lots of laughter

Highly recommend and would live to come back during the summer to make use of the garden and bbq

Nicola Window & co

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you all enjoyed your week at Dove Farmhouse. Thank you for your kind review and for leaving the house beautifully tidy. We would love to welcome you back during the summer. Happy New Year. Jo
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Location

The Oaksmere
Diss
Blooms of Bressingham Garden Centre
Banham Zoo
Norwich
Southwold
Aldeburgh
The Bull at The Auberge
Dunwich
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
Norwich Cathedral
Les Amandines Vegetarian Restaurants
Bury St Edmunds
Abby Gardens
Jarrolds
Thorpeness
Adnams Cellar & Kitchen Store
Adnams Cellar & Kitchen Cafe
Framlingham Castle
Norfolk Broads,UK
Holkham Hall
Holkham
Sandringham Estate
North Norfolk Railway PLC
Queen's Head

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

Enjoy a family break and explore Suffolk 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.

Nearby attractions and amenities:

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

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

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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
SUMMER 2017
14 Jul 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 2 nights
From
£650
From
£700
Fri,Sat
£2,800
 
 
OCTOBER HALF TERM
13 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 2 nights
From
£650
From
£700
Fri,Sat
£2,800
 
 
CHRISTMAS 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,500
for 7 nights
£3,500
 
 
NEW YEAR 2017/18
29 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,800
for 4 nights
From
£700
£3,950
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 2 nights
From
£575
From
£650
Fri,Sat
£2,600
 

Additional pricing information

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

STAG AND HEN GROUPS ARE WELCOME BUT WE DO EXPECT THE HOUSE TO BE LEFT AS FOUND AND ANY DAMAGES MUST BE PAID FOR. PLEASE LET US KNOW IF THIS IS THE CASE. NO DOGS ALLOWED

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • farmhouse

Theme

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

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

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

Entertainment

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

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • 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

Bathrooms

  • 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

Bedrooms

  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed, Second floor bedroom
  • Bedroom 7 - 3 Single Bed, Second floor bedroom
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, This has an adjoining single bedroom & bathroom
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed, This is adjoined to the double 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.

Outside

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

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...