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Cottage Beside Mellis Common, Near Eye, Suffolk

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

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.


Owner
Penny Bullock
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 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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Location

Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Southwold and Aldeburgh 33 miles

Cromer 48miles

Travel:

Norwich airport 29 miles

Stanstead Airport 69 miles

Felixstowe port 36 miles

Harwich ferry port 50 miles

Distances:

Eye 3.5 miles

Diss 6 miles

Bury St Edmunds 21 miles

Norwich 26 miles

Newmarket 36 miles

Cambridge 48 miles

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Eye in Mid Suffolk District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
Attractions:
  • 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:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Cottage Beside Mellis Common, Near Eye, Suffolk
average rating of 4.9375 based on 17 reviews
5

Wonderful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, Penny and husband very friendly and helpful. Cottage is clean and has everything you need. Lovely area, would highly recommend this cottage. Thank you Penny for welcome treats much appreciated after long drive.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Suffolk in May

  • 5 of 5

This has been our third visit to Orchard Cottage and always in May. The cottage is pretty and well equipped, we are still finding places to go on our third visit. Penny and Richard are wonderful nothing to much trouble, and by now they are firm friends. Would be more than happy to visit again in the future

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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
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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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5

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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Eye, East of England

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate
17 Jun 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
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£80
£490
 
 
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30 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£150
for 2 nights
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£75
£395
 
 
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16 Dec 2017 - 12 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
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£75
£450
 
 
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13 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£130
for 2 nights
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£65
£295
 
 
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24 Mar 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
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£75
£450
 
 
Rate
16 Jun 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
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£80
£490
 

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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