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Cottage Beside Mellis Common, Near Eye, Suffolk

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Mellis, Nr. Eye, Suffolk, England - Peaceful,private ,own garden. Well equipped,centrally located.

Orchard Cottage is set in idyllic rural Suffolk on a smallholding. Wildlife is abundant on Mellis common and the wildflower season is breathtaking. There is plenty of choice for walking, cycling and horse riding. Local attractions include market towns, farm shops, art trails, fishing, golf courses, historic houses, the coast and much more. There is a good choice of dog friendly pubs close by. Nearest pub 300metres. The east coast, Norwich, Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket under 1 hour, Cambridge 1 hour 15mins .London Liverpool Street is 90 mins away and there are good local bus routes. Outdoor furniture and a barbecue are supplied.Storage for bikes. A single bed can be arranged if a double bed is not suitable. Well behaved dogs are welcome and up to two horses by prior arrangement.

Penny Bullock
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Penny Bullock

My husband Richard, our two boys and I moved to Mellis from busy Hertfordshire in 2011. We had often holidayed in Suffolk and had longed to live here. The locals are really friendly and have made us as a family very welcome, already we feel like we have lived here forever! Our horses, dogs and chickens are completely at home and have made local friends too!! We love being part of village life where there is always something going on.

Penny Bullock purchased this cottage in 2011

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Great space, lovely place from which to explore. Penny made us feel very welcome."

"A very peaceful location and well equipped cottage. Great local lanes for cycling and walking."

"A wonderful cottage with its' own wow factor. Loved the garden and its' wildlife. Suffolk is a wonderful county, great manor houses and castles. Had a really peaceful and relaxing time"
May 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Eye in Mellis

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Hand held shower attachment
  • En-suite bathroom, bath with hand-held shower, wc and basin.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: One bedroom with double bed. A single bed can be arranged if a double bed is not suitable
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: There is storage for bicycles. Outside: Patio and lawn leading into orchard. Out door chairs and table. Barbecue. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels included for cottage use only. If staying longer than a week fresh towels and linen are available.


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Cottage Beside Mellis Common, Near Eye, Suffolk
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 24 reviews

Welcoming , warm , very cosy and clean

  • 5 of 5

What a hidden treasure this cottage is , we fell in love with it as soon as we pulled up . It was lovely and warm and so homely . It was central for all our needs and we will definitely go back .

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for that lovely review . We treasure Mellis too and are so glad to have been able to share it with you as well as our cosy cottage .
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  • 5 of 5

Cracking place.. lovely settings.. property just as the pictures show you.. Would recommend to anyone wanting to get away for some peace and quiet.. Cake, milk and eggs were an added treat.. Thank you Penny for a fabulous weekend hope to visit again.. Tom, Sue, Dexter and Abby

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just what was required

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings allowed us to have just the break we needed. We would definitely visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property is in a delightfully quiet location, exactly what we wanted. Well kitted out and very warm

  • 5 of 5

We were welcomed by the lovely owner who made us feel at home instantly. A nice welcome basket of eggs, cakes and wine were waiting on the table. The property is located in a very quiet location which was ideal for us and our dogs. The cottage is well heated and hot water was always on tap. The Common is an ideal place for short walks for the dogs, but we went further afield to really stretch our legs.

Overall, we were very pleased with our selection. We have stayed at a number of cottages over the years and this one is definitely in our top 5.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review and I am pleased that you had the break that you wanted . We love quiet of the area so it’s great when we get to share it with others.
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The cottage was bright and airy, but also offered privacy being well situated outside the village.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the cottage's lovely setting: outside the village, but conveniently close to larger towns and the Suffolk coast. It is a dog friendly property, so it offers plenty of picturesque walks on and around the common and nearby fens. We discovered the Wyken winery a short drive away that offered a tempting Saturday market, coffee hut and a wonderful gift shop where we were able to taste the local award winning wines. The restaurant also looked very tempting---receiving a Michelin listing.

Our host, Penny, was very welcoming, leaving us a basket of fresh eggs and dropping by with some home baked cookies. The apples from the orchard tree were also delicious.

We would definitely visit again and recommend this cottage to all.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a descriptive ,comprehensive review.. We're so glad that you enjoyed exploring this special part of Suffolk with its hidden delights and we look forward to seeing you again should you wish to return for more.
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Waltham Abbey

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely time!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments and we're so glad you had a lovely time.
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Car: necessary


Southwold and Aldeburgh 33 miles

Cromer 48miles


Norwich airport 29 miles

Stanstead Airport 69 miles

Felixstowe port 36 miles

Harwich ferry port 50 miles


Eye 3.5 miles

Diss 6 miles

Bury St Edmunds 21 miles

Norwich 26 miles

Newmarket 36 miles

Cambridge 48 miles


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Eye, East of England

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
16 Jun 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Sep 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
15 Dec 2018 - 11 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
12 Jan 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
30 Mar 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
15 Jun 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Monday and Friday. Departure before 11am and arrival after 2pm

Notes on prices:
Prices are for full weeks but short breaks are available at 70% of the weekly rate.
Short breaks are Monday to Friday and Friday to Monday
There is a surcharge for horses. Details available upon application.
Payment by cheque or bank transfer

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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