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Cottage Beside Mellis Common, Near Eye, Suffolk

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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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 and much more. There is a good choice of pubs close by. London Liverpool Street is 90 mins away and there are good local bus routes. Outdoor furniture and a barbecue are supplied. 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
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2017

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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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)


Relaxing comfortable surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay. Penny is so friendly. Made us feel very welcome. Hope to visit again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A comfortable and private rural retreat

  • 5 of 5

Orchard Cottage is a comfortable and spacious retreat from the pressures of day-to-day life which sits in its own private garden plot. Tucked away in a rural setting, it is nonetheless within an easy drive of a wide range of shops, restaurants and pubs. Getting out and about to visit local landmarks and attractions is also straightforward. The owner is welcoming and helpful and has provided a very attractive home from home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect for 2 people

  • 4 of 5

For us the cottage was ideal as we were visiting relations in the area. It was very comfortable and well thought out in design only downside for us was the bathroom shower was a bit of a pain. we did understand the reason for not having proper shower and it didnt spoil our stay.The owner was very nice and helpfull and we did like the eggs and cake left out for us on arrival overall a good stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful week at Orchard Cottage. Penny was very welcoming; there were fresh eggs, tea, apple juice and flowers in the cottage and she brought a jug of milk for our tea. The garden to the property is ideal if you have dogs and Mellis Common is a beautiful place to walk them. It was also a good base for cycling through the lovely lanes and villages. Suffolk has very few hills compared to our native Cumbria which was good for me! The cottage itself was very clean and well equipped if you want to self cater as we did. I think I can say it is by far the best cottage we have ever rented. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A summer retreat

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic week away in a beautiful, quiet location. The weather was amazing and we couldn't have asked for a better place to spend it.

The cottage is spacious and well equipped. The large garden was loved by our two Jack Russell's who loved running running back and forth.

Penny and Richard were lovely and welcoming, they were always on hand to help, Special thanks to them :)

We will definitely be back soon and would recommend this cottage and it surroundings to everyone

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Spot

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay here at Orchard Cottage. We find it perfect for us there is everything you need while self catering. Lovely space in the house lots of character, and very peaceful.

Penny and her husband Richard make us feel like old friends when we arrive and through our stay are always on hand to help us with any questions about where to visit and the best times to go.

We like it so much that we are going again next May. Can't praise this cottage and Penny enough

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
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 3pm

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Eye in East of England

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
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
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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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