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*Very spacious & awarded 'Certificate of Excellence' from Trip Adviser*

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


About the property

Cottage in Eye, Suffolk, England

The cottage blends both period charm with modern day living and features (mostly) recently installed double glazed timber windows and full gas central heating. The deceptively spacious accommodation comprises a comfortable dual aspect sitting room with wood burning stove and original Victorian pine dresser, spacious dining room with large round dining table chairs, excellent size kitchen with feature brick floor and range of 'Habitat' units with solid wood work tops, splendid full-size Rangemaster cooker and large double American style fridge freezer, Hotpoint washer/dryer, microwave, main bedroom with distressed rustic style waxed bedroom furniture including king size bed, tallboy chest of drawers, double wardrobe, mirrors and bedside cabinets, Second bedroom features chic white decor with matching bedroom furniture. The bathroom benefits from a power shower over the extra wide bath. There are also flat screen TVs in the sitting room, dining room and main bedroom.

sarah beesley
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 May, 2018

About sarah beesley

I live in Hertfordshire, England with my husband and two children. The cottage was refurbished as our second home and, as such, is fitted to an excellent standard. We bought the cottage after being frequent visitors to Eye for many years and used to spend much of our spare time there. My husband and I both work together in our family run business and sadly find that we have less and less spare time with the demands of our family and expanding business, so we've decided to let our cottage for others to enjoy it.

Why sarah beesley chose Eye

We've always loved Eye since our very first visit some twenty years back and it will always have a place deep in our hearts. We felt so at home in Suffolk that we even chose to get married in Eye some twelve years ago (despite all of our family and friends living in London and Herts). It's a fantastic base for exploring East Anglia and there are so very many interesting places to visit locally and further afield.

Guestbook comments from the owner

An extremely comfortable and very well equipped cottage. It has the feel of someone's home rather than the minimal equipment often found in holiday rentals. Plenty of space for 2 people. We used it as a base for a week's walking holiday in Suffolk/Norfolk. Although in Suffolk it is close to the border with Norfolk so possible to visit both counties. The house is close to local shops and the village pub is only a couple of minutes walk away. We ate there twice and found it welcoming with excellent pub food. A side table in the sitting room would be helpful.
Nov 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Eye in Mid Suffolk District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom features a contemporary white suite with wenge effect porcelain tiles and contrasting duck-egg blue painted walls. The bathroom benefits from underfloor heating and a power shower over the extra wide bath.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Distressed rustic waxed bedroom furniture including kingsize bed, tallboy chest of drawers, double wardrobe, mirrors and bedside cabinets. Second bedroom features chic white decor with matching furniture including double bed and built in double wardrobe
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: It is not possible to accept pets. This is a non smoking property. Outside: There is no access to a garden but there are plenty of lovely country walks and parks within walking distance. Full details can be provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property will be professionally cleaned ready for the handover and supplied with clean laundry, bathroom towels and tea towels. Other: Spacious dining room with part panelled walls, large round dining table with six chairs, pine side board and television cabinet, large antique chest of drawers, antique storage trunk, flat screen television


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*Very spacious & awarded 'Certificate of Excellence' from Trip Adviser*
average rating of 4.7 based on 32 reviews

Comfortable cottage

  • 4 of 5

Lovely weekend spent in spacious cottage. Good location for the village and exploring the local area.

Cottage was very clean with everything we needed for a weekend away.

Would visit again

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage with everything you need for a comfortable holiday.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, well equiped and very clean. Eye is a charming town with lots of history. The Queens Head pub is a very friendly place with good food.

A very enjoyable few days away.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely to arrive somewhere and it be exactly how you expect and even more!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
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A wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

Eye is a picturesque little village/town and the cottage is close to the centre. It has off-road parking, which was easy to find right outside the cottage, although there was a car-park close by. The actual cottage has been carefully extended and beautifully furnished, with an Ikea kitchen and a very tasteful bathroom and comfortable beds. Ii is hard to criticise the cottage but the only addition I would suggest would be a nest of coffee tables as there was no where to put your tea/coffee/wine/gin-and-tonic.

I would certainly recommend this cottage and it is certainly one of the nicest ones we've stayed in.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Charming, lovely house.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely stay, feels like you’re in a country cottage.

Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful cottage in a lovely location.

This cottage ticked all of the boxes.

The information pack was well thought out and contained everything you needed to know about the cottage and surrounding areas.

The easy secured access to the property is fantastic.... No need for worrying about losing keys!

We couldn't believe how spacious the cottage is, too big for just the two of us really.

The kitchen is fully equipped, the bed so comfy we didn't want to get up and we relaxed on the big sofa in front of the tv.

We had the most relaxing weekend and would highly recommend this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Recommended beaches :

Adleburgh – well renowned for serving the UK's best fish and chips

Gorleston – great for children with a lovely long golden sandy beech with children's paddling pool set on the beech itself

Great Yarmouth – lovely beeches, donkey rides, amusement parks




Situated within the heart of the Conservation Village being almost equidistant to Norwich, the coast (Southwold and Aldeburgh), Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich and all of the beautiful villages and towns in between.

Eye has a great variety of shops including a bakers, TWO butchers, TWO Co Ops, a newsagents, a deli, a pub (The Queens Head), a hardware store, various antique and gift shops, beauty salon, hairdressers, post office, restaurants and cafes/tea rooms.

Further Details:

The nearest 'big' town is Diss, just over the Suffolk/Norfolk border (5-10 minutes by car). Diss has a bustling pedestrianised quaint high street with shops such as Boots, Tesco, Costa Coffee, Co Op and a large number of wonderful independent shops (Carnells the butchers is highly recommended!).

You will also find a great park in Diss for the children with a large play area and stunning Mere, a big soft play centre (Monsters) and a swimming pool.

Thornham Country Park is just 5 minutes by car and has approximately 12 miles of marked footpaths on the Thornham Estate and offers some surfaced paths, suitable for push chairs and wheel chairs, which leads for half a mile to the Thornham Walled Garden and takes walkers past birds hides, a pets cemetery, along the Thornham Rock Trail to the Victorian Foll. There is a cosy tea room at one end together with a children's play and picnic area and a restaurant at the other end.

The Ruins of Eye Castle in Castle Street is less than 5 mins walk from the cottage (seasonal opening)

Eye has its own equestrian centre who are happy to arrange lessons for complete beginners right through to advanced riders.

Banham Zoo sits just outside Diss and also makes a great day out for the little ones.

Many people also enjoy visiting Bressingham Steam & Gardens which is located just a little west of Diss. The cottage is is also well positioned for access by car for Thetford Forest, Newmarket, The River Deben and The Norfolk Broads.

The Norfolk Broads makes a truly lovely day out and is recommended for all ages, lots of places to eat overlooking the water and boats for hire.

Thetford Forest is home to 'Go Ape' and is also a super place for walking, cycling (bike hire available), playing, picnic's and simply enjoying the natural beauty of the forest and all it has to offer.

Lots more info available from the owners - please enquire (due to limited space here).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Eye, East of England

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
17 Mar 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 1
14 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 2
2 Sep 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 3
21 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Laundry & Housekeeping £50
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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