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1 Bed Cottage on the Norfolk/Suffolk border (spacious, pet friendly & free WiFi)

Bedrooms 1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Diss, South Norfolk, England - Peaceful location on outskirts of market town of Diss

Rookery Nook is a spacious light and airey south facing single storey property attached to the owner's home. It is ideally located for those who wish to explore East Anglia. Providing private entrance, lounge/dining room with patio doors onto patio & garden, fully equipped kitchen, double bedroom (king size bed or twin beds) and loo/shower room, driveway parking, garden with built in BBQ.

Situated on the edge of the pretty market town of Diss. Many towns claim to be 'historic market towns', but there has been a market in the centre of Diss, for well over 500 years. The town was established around one of the deepest natural inland lakes in the country, known as Diss Mere and is 6 acres in size. The town centre comprises some excellent examples of Georgian and Edwardian buildings, the Mere and a number of thriving shopping streets, historic and quaint shopping yards. The Market operates every Friday on the same day as the auctions of T.W.Gaze (as seen on several BBC antiques TV shows).

More Details

Carol Kirkup
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2018

About Carol Kirkup

We are Carol & Phil, owners of Rookery Nook, which is adjoined to our permanent residence. We have been welcoming people to this lovely part of East Anglia for several years, and enjoy meeting all our guests.

You will be greeted with a warm welcome, and then left to enjoy your stay without further interruption, unless you ask us!

Carol Kirkup purchased this bungalow in 2000

Why Carol Kirkup chose Diss

Situated in the Waveney Valley on the Norfolk/Suffolk borders, on the edge of the pretty market town of Diss, we are centrally located in East Anglia making it the ideal base from which to explore all parts of this beautiful part of the UK.

With a fast direct train service into London it is also easy to spend a day sight seeing in the capital.

What makes this bungalow unique

Norfolk, Suffolk & Cambridgeshire offers a wide variety of attractions including beautiful beaches, historical houses, unspoilt countryside, traditional towns, charming resorts, miles and miles of coast designated "of outstanding natural beauty".

Walking & cycle routes are accessible just yards from Rookery Nook (eg (Boudicca Way is only 800yds away) , and further afield beautiful forests and heath lands. Rookery Nook is also 5 mins drive from the famous auction rooms of T.W.Gaze regularly shown on BBC antique and auction programmes. And 10 minutes drive from internationally renowned Foggy Bottom garden owned by the Bloom Family, with the adjacent Bressingham Steam Museum and Dad's Army collection. Beautiful and historic villages of Lavenham & Clare are 40 mins drive.

Guestbook comments from the owner

1) Cindy Roper : Excellent standard of accommodation - well equipped, clean and in a nice quiet relaxed country environment. Brilliant base for self catering break - would highly recommend it to anyone.

2) Phil & Sandie : Great place to stay! Owners very friendly.

3) Maxine & Gavin : Absolutely idyllic! It's the most peaceful night we have ever spent anywhere - even at home! You have catered for everything & it's first class. If you ever think of selling up (I'm sure not!) do please let us know!!! Thank you.
Mar 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Diss in Diss

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • PETS: We have a Pet Policy which will be sent with your quote. You will be expected to sign a hard copy of these rules on arrival.
  • A departure procedure that includes leaving the property clean and tidy will be provided, and expected to be followed.
  • Please be aware that if the housrules aren’t adhered to we retain the right to make additional charges which will be taken from the security deposit.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room with WC, vanity basin and heated towel rail.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (king size bed or twin beds) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with king size bed, or can be configured for twin beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers, side tables.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: A private patio with canopy, table, chairs, built-in BBQ and south facing gardens. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen included. Cleaning of property is between lets. Linen is changed weekly.


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1 Bed Cottage on the Norfolk/Suffolk border (spacious, pet friendly & free WiFi)
average rating of 4.888889 based on 28 reviews

Delightful holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have just returned from a two week stay at the delightful Rookery Nook.

The cottage is very well equipped, comfortable and clean. A special mention for the garden and canopy where we enjoyed breakfast every day.

The location allows easy access into Diss where three large supermarkets, several good shops, cafes, a weekly market, several pubs and takeaways provided all we needed. It also is well placed for visiting lots of places within an hours drive.

The cathedrals at Bury St Edmunds and Norwich are well worth a visit, as are Cromer (do try the crab sandwiches), Southwold, Winterton on Sea for a great unspoilt beach (watch out for the seals heads bobbing up) and of course the Broads.

The hosts, Carol and Phil were very friendly and helpful, and that along with perfect weather gave us a splendid holiday.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rosemary & Malcolm for your 5 star review. It was a delight to welcome you to Rookery Nook, and we are so pleased you had a wonderful time - that fabulous weather was a real bonus! Sounds like you took good advantage of all the great and varied places to visit in this beautiful part of the UK. Kind regards. Carol & Phil
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Very clean and comfortable cottage,lovely and cosy with the woodburner in the freezing temperature!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful, relaxing weekend at Rookery Nook.The cottage is well equipped,the bed is very comfortable and with the woodburner lit,is very cosy!We had snow and freezing temperatures,but we still managed to go on lovely walks with our Westie.So peaceful with a beautiful little garden,which I can imagine will be very pretty when spring finally arrives.Thankyou to Carol and Phil for making us feel very much at home in their cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good time, despite the arctic conditions outside. Perhaps one day we can welcome you back during warmer times. Many thanks for the positive review. Best wishes to you both and Hamish. I never managed to get a doggy cuddle or meet you - sorry about that. Carol
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Country Living, With Diss Town Within Walking Distance

  • 5 of 5

We returned again to Rookery Nook to enjoy the tranquility of sitting in the garden under the canopy. The log burner makes the accommodation so cosy at night, makes me wish I had one at home! Rookery Nook has everything you need for a fabulous place to stay, the bed is really comfy. For a one bedroom property it feels very spacious.

We let the train take the strain to Ipswich where we had a most enjoyable time. Lots of places still to discover and so I have no doubt we will return. Thank you Carol and Phil for helping make Steve's big birthday a special day.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aww thanks Bev & Steve - it was so lovely to welcome you back, yet again - quite one of our regulars! And to celebrate Steve’s big birthday too - we were honoured. So glad you had a great time, as you say Rookery Nook is becoming a home from home for you - splendid! Take care until we see you again. Warmest wishes Carol & Phil x
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Beautiful cottage in Diss

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely loved staying at Rookery Nook during my stay in England. Very comfortable bed, lovely kitchen and living area, and the pictures that don't do justice to how beautiful the gardens are in real life. Coming from America, and never using an electric cooktop, it was a bit of challenge cooking on that. The oven/grill was easy to use and I loved that there was a large fridge to use. On the whole I can't say enough how enjoyable it was to stay in the cottage, and I would stay there again in a heartbeat.


  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stay here many times now....love every minute of it!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and quiet getaway....pretty garden , sweet cottage , just right for two!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's lovely to see you each year Jane. Great to have Graham with you this year. Sorry I didn't do so well with the weather! Take care until next year. Carol x
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Lovely setting- very peaceful- great area to relax

  • 5 of 5

Smashing little cottage- very relaxing to come back when visiting areas during the time we were on holiday

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Diss Golf Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Car: recommended


The East Anglian coast is about 60 mins drive away. From the sedate and ever popular Victorian seaside town of Southwold to the "kiss me quick" of Great Yarmouth, and everything else in between!


Stansted Airport about 80 mins drive. Luton Airport about 110mins. You will need the use of a car.


15-20 minutes walk into Diss town centre.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Diss, Norfolk & The Broads

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring 2018
6 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Autumn 2018
7 Sep 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £120
Pet Fee £10

1) Pleae make an enquiry to check dates are available.
2) Changeover Day: Our change over day is FRIDAY during spring, summer & autumn. Winter low season we can be more flexible.
3) Visit www.holidaycottagediss.com for full details about this property.
4) If you wish to stay for more than 2 weeks we may be able to offer you a better rate (depending on dates) so please contact us direct.
5) LOW SEASON £40 PER NIGHT is for guests who are willing to bring their own bed linen and towels, and clean up on departure. Minimum stay 3 nights. Linen, towels & housekeeping can be provided for an additional £30 per stay PAYABLE ON CASH ON ARRIVAL. 6) Low season winter - background central heating & electricity is included, but logs for the stove are not, but can be supplied at additional cost or purchased from local service station

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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