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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 - 4 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
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

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 South Norfolk

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 Mid Suffolk District

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
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 4.92 based on 26 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: Jul 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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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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: Oct 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 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: Aug 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

Very enjoyable stay at this property would recommend it to anybody.

Lovely well kept property and gardens. A property we will hopefully use again..

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted Rookery Nook was to your liking. Look forward to welcoming you again in the future. All the best. Carol & Phil
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Lovely setting. Beautiful garden. Perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for town and surrounding areas. Beautiful garden. Property was very clean and had everything you could need for a pleasant stay. Will definitely visit again.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to meet you both, and we're glad you enjoyed your stay. Good luck with the house hunting - give me a shout if I can be of any help. Look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Best wishes. Carol & Phil
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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
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
October 2017
6 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Nov & Dec 2017
3 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas/New Year 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Jan-March 2018
2 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10
Refundable Damage Deposit £120

Changeover Day: Our change over day is FRIDAY. Full terms and conditions available at www.holidaycottagediss.com

Notes on prices:
Rental period is for 7 days from a Friday. Visit www.holidaycottagediss.com for full details about this property. 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.

IMPORTANT: Low season rate of £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 and towels can be provided for an additional £30 per stay.

WINTER: Please note that to offer the very low weekly rate during the winter we have adopted the continental idea of offering guests the option to provide various things for themselves. These are: 1) bed linen and towels (you can either bring your own, or accept a small additional fee) 2) fuel for the wood burner (background central heating & electricity is included) logs for burner can be supplied at additional cost or purchased from local service station 2) cleaning fees (again you can either clean up on departure or accept an additional cleaning fee).

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.
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