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Lodges set in 9 acres of woodland, meadows and river areas, plus a bird hide. - Burnside

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking




Fully fitted and furnished kitchen with Electric Oven, hob, slimline dishawasher, washing/dryer machine, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle.

Dining table and chairs for seating 4.

Lounge with 2 x 2 leather seater sofas, chair, TV, DVD, CD/Radio, Electric coal effect fire. WIFI included. Games, DVD/CD/Book library. French doors open out to verandah.

Main bathroom with bath and overhead shower, toilet and wash basin, heated towel rail.

King size bedroom, wardrobe, drawers, dressing table with light. Electric blanket. Electric panel heater. Bed reading lights and ceiling light.

Twin bedroom, wardrobe, drawers, dressing table with light. Electric blankets, electric panel heater. Bed reading lights and ceiling light.

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About the property


Hawthorns, Brambles & Burnside are fully furnished timber lodges, set in 9 acres of tranquil woodland & meadows with Little Ouse river running through. Ideal for a relaxing stay for the whole family. All are sited well apart from each other to provide privacy but can be booked together for large families or friends.

Dogs welcome by prior arrangement, (max of two per lodge, but if small breeds then possibly 3 if discussed with myself first).

Please note that there is no enclosed garden so dogs must be kept under control.

We ask that you clear up after your dogs.

Please keep pets off all sofas and beds.

Please do not leave dogs unattended in lodges, unless in a dog cage but only for up to 3 hours.

Bird Hide situated near river & wood for your use. Historic Bury St Edmunds 16 miles, Norwich with its lovely Cathedral 26 miles and Cambridge only an hours drive away. Banham Zoo 6 miles, Blooms of Bressingham 6 miles, Thetford Forest's High Lodge with Go-Ape and other family play areas approx 14 miles away.

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Leigh Barnes
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2018

About Leigh Barnes

My name is Leigh Barnes and I own and manage the properties. I was born on the same site where our timber lodges are sited, but now live the other end of Garboldisham village with my husband and we really enjoy the area we live in. As we live close to our properties, we are always at hand for any queries or advice on places to visit. We aim to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Leigh Barnes purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Leigh Barnes chose Bury St Edmunds

We bought our timber lodges as its just the ideal place for peace and quiet and it means we can share our 9 acre site for others to enjoy.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
£50 deposit required per week of booking.
Balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to stay, or if booking within 8 weeks then full payment due immediately.
If customer cancels booking, then we can only refund the payment if we manage to re-let the dates, excepting the deposit.
We advise customers to take out their own holiday insurance, in case of cancellation.
Methods of payment by Cheques or Bank transfers.
Please contact owner for bookings.

Changeover Day:
Burnside is Friday changeover
Hawthorns & Brambles Saturday changeover
Arrive after 3pm and Depart by 10am

Notes on prices:
From £260 to £650 depending on time of year and which lodge.
Please visit our own website for further details.


Accommodation and facilities for Burnsidein Bury St Edmunds in Garboldisham

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 1
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Do not leave pets unattended in property unless in secure cage and only with owners permission No dogs under 6 months old No enclosed garden for dogs
  • No fireworks at property or on lodge site
  • No bonfires allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: All properties have unlimited WiFi. Plenty space for 2-3 cars to park at each property Pets welcome free of charge with prior arrangement but request not in bedrooms. Burnside - Friday changeover day. Hawthorns & Brambles Saturday changeover. Short breaks (Nov-March, excluding Bank Holidays) Fri-Mon or Mon-Fri. Outside: All properties have lawned gardens but not enclosed as spills into 9 acres of surrounding land, garden furniture, barbecue, rotary line, outside sheds to store bikes.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

What a perfect place to unwind and relax can’t wait to go back

  • 5 of 5

Very very clean and welcoming we was overwhelmed as we both love nature and wildlife

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Alderwood Lodges and hope to see you again. Thanks Leigh
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The highest quality accommodation

  • 5 of 5

First class accommodation with exceptional facilities. The owners are extremely helpful and everything has been thought of. In a word - SUPERB.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and so glad you love our lodges and hopefully see you again in the future.
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  • 5 of 5

After a tough year the 4 of us and our dog wanted a relaxing New Year Break. The lodge was fantastic with everything you needed. My girls loved it. The dog was exhausted after the great walks.

We would really like to go again. Anyone looking for piece and quiet. Everyone will love it. It's very clean.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: December 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review and so glad you all enjoyed your stay at Alderwood Lodges. We hope to see you again sometime in the future.
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Special interest holidays:

Bird Hide situated on site near river & wood for your use & was opened by TV Botanist Professor David Bellamy in May 2013.

If you wish to play in a cricket game then my husband can organise this at our local club or if you prefer golf then my father can arrange a game with him at his club.


Norfolk/Suffolk beaches are all about an hour or so away by car.


Car is advisable as rural but local train/bus stations at Diss (8 miles) and Thetford (10 miles).

Airports at Norwich (approx 30 miles) Stansted (1 hours drive) or Luton (1 hr 30 mins drive).


Villages of Garboldisham and Hopton 1 mile.

Banham Zoo 6 miles.

Blooms of Bressingham 6 miles.

Pub 1 mile No Food

Restuarants & further pubs 3 miles

Bury St Edmunds 16 miles

Norwich 26 miles

Further Details:

Two village Shops 1 mile away

Vine Pub at Hopton 1 mile away but no food

Supermarkets 8 miles away.

Restuarants 3 miles.

Diss town 8 miles for banks etc.

Dog Cage (2ftx3ftx2ft 2") available upon request, suitable for up to medium sized dogs.