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The olde coach house, each cottage has its own private patio, and share over 2 acres of garden

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Coach cottage dates back to the 17th Century, we have renovated all four cottages, they retained many of the original features, with beams, and inglenooks.

The cottages are all well equipped, furnished and comfortable, cleaned and maintained by ourselves, giving you time to relax,

and make yourselves at home,

and enjoy your holiday.

There are over 2 acres of garden and woodland running down to the banks of the river Waveney, fishing is available in season. You can walk amongst the trees, that have made a wildlife haven, enjoying the bird song.

an ideal spot for artists, as springtime brings, snowdrops, daffodil and bluebells amongst the woodland.

You can sit undisturbed, relax and enjoy the Swans, Ducks, Kingfishers, Heron, woodpeckers, Barn owls that are being spotted more often in the Waveney valley , if your lucky and sit long enough you may even see the Otters that have been released over the past few years by the Earsham otter trust, or just enjoy feeding the fish, and watch them jump.

On warm sunny days it's wonderful to picnic, and catch the cool breeze.

At Christmas we decorate our cottages, inside and out, with Christmas tree and decorations, which adds to the warm and cosy atmosphere. Pump cottage has a wood burner to add to the warmth.

Coach cottage has 2 bedrooms and sleeps 4. Travel cot and high chair available.

Pump cottage has 2 bedrooms and sleeps 4, with Travel cot and high chair available.

please ask for rental rates for The olde Laundry on ground level sleeps 2 with twin beds, The old hayloft sleeps 2. with double bed.

Shared Laundry room, washing machines available.

we do have wifi in our cottages, but due to the location of coach cottage, there is not always a good connection inside coach cottage.


Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach SOUTHWOLD 40 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: NORWICH 40 km, Nearest railway: DISS 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Coach cottage is tucked away in the corner with its own private patio a sun trap in the summer,

you enter into the very well equipped kitchen, with fridge/freezer, dishwasher, electric cooker, and microwave.

The cottage is cosy and warm in winter and cool in summer. It has a large lounge and dining room with digital television, video, Dvd with a collections of films, CD and radio.

The stairway takes you up to 2 bedrooms one with double bed, one room with twin beds, bathroom with bath over head electric shower, w.c and wash basin.

Prices include for all our cottages, Electric, Heating, Bedding, Towels, and tea towels and cleaning materials. cot and highchair.

cleaning materials.

Christmas prices also include Christmas tree and decorations.

Further details outdoors

Private off road parking , parking for 2 cars per cottage.

Garden furniture and picnic tables available for garden area and to relax down by the river

Laundry available, with washing machine and dryer

Arrival time is from 4pm unless previously arranged

Departure is by 10am

Further details

We live in part of the Olde Coach House, we clean and maintain the cottages and gardens ourselves, we aim to keep the cottages to a high standard of cleanliness as we feel this is very important, we are here if you need any help, or information during your stay.

other cottages are Pump cottage , The Olde Laundry, The Hayloft.

We all share the beautiful gardens and woodland with plenty of space to find peace and quiet to relax and unwind.

bring your paints, or a good book, fish, canoe, cycling.

The East Anglia region

The Waveney Valley is situated on the Norfolk / Suffolk Border in south norfolk, which gives easy access to many places of interest the area has many local market towns such as Diss with its 4 acre mere in the centre of town,and local golf course, Wymondham with its Abbey, Harleston a small market, with individual privately owned shops only 3miles away. In Beccles you can take a boat trip, or sit by the quay and watch the boats, all are within easy distance, Bury St Edmunds is a large market town, with its beautiful Abbey and Gardens, market day is Wednesday, Saturdays.

We are central for Norwich, Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Coast all about 25miles. The Waveney valley is also known for the anglesway a footpath that runs through the village and goes as far as Great Yarmouth, we have even had guests that have taken the bus to bungay and walked back.


Brockdish is a small village, Harleston is the nearest town, with a good range of shops, pubs and restaurants .

The market town of Diss is 6 miles with a mixture of supermarkets

local places of interest include

shorelands a small zoo, with many birds, animals, tearooms, plant sales, and art gallery,

check their website for talks on birdlife, plants, wildlife.

also on the same site,

If you like gardens Bressingham is a must with acres of garden and garden centre and enjoy a ride on the old steam engines, large museum,including dads army.

Banham zoo 35 acre of beautiful park land and gardens home to almost 1000 animals.

Redwings horse resue.lLocal country parks, fishing lakes, or river fishing,

weybred fishing pits, at Harleston.

Crafts includes Millhouse pottery harleston, The Raveningham centre, many art galleries in the area

100th bomb group memorial museum is well worth a visit Free admission

and don't miss Flixton Free admission

and so much to see.

Not far away is Tibenham gliding club, if you want something different.

If you like walking Redgrave and Lopham fen nature reserve.

Thetford forest, and knettishal country park.

Billingford windmill,.

Minsmere bird and nature reserve. Dunwich village and local ruins, the village is gradually falling into the sea

Framlingham is a lovely old town, with its castle and beautiful church, You can take the park and ride at Norwich with a large mixture of shops,also Norwich castle and Cathedral.

Fairhhaven woodland and water gardens

also penthorpe nature reserve and garden

Many visitors take this chance to travel down to Lavenham with its wonderful shops and art galleries situated in beautiful constable countryside.

a short journey takes you to the historical coastal town of Southwold, with lots of old worlde charm, you can buy fresh fish on the quay. or try the local fish and chips.

Covehithe with church ruins and then follow the footpath that leads to a beautiful peaceful beach away from it all, Dunwich famous for its fish and chips. the once busy village has now been covered by the sea,and a local musuem is full of information about the once large trading centre.

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Review 1-10 of 14

26 Sep 2013


"A lovely old cottage"

What a lovely Four days break we had,and was made very welcome by
Jackie and John., the cottage was nice and clean and very comfortable
making it feel like home.
A short walk through their grounds to see the swans in the river with their young,they are fed by jackie and John so they are always around.
There are plenty of nice pubs for eating,within a short drive,

2 Jul 2013


"Warm, friendly place to stay. Quiet rural location."

We spent a wonderful week in May, exploring the countryside, thoroughly enjoying everything. Great to return each night to our new "home away from home." Best cottage and hosts we have ever experienced in our many years of travel. Historical converted inn about 400 years old but so comfortable.

6 Apr 2013


"Lovely cottage with everything you need in beautiful surroundings"

This is a lovely cottage with everything you need for a comfortable stay in beautiful surroundings. Good place for just chilling out but also well positioned to go visiting around Norfolk/ Suffolk area. We visited Banham Zoo, Framlingham Castle, Bressingham steam collections and gardens (bit disappointing) in the week we were there. Cold windy weather effected our stay but that's British weather for you! Lovely coal effect fire in the cottage helped thaw out our bones after a cold day out.
Some good local pubs for eating out ( Horseshoes and Red lion) as long as you have a car to get there. Property offered wi-fi but we couldn't manage to get on it, also mobile reception bad indoors (could be seen as a blessing if trying to get away from it all).
Warm and welcome reception from owners including some nice little treats in the fridge.
Really comfy beds. We will definitely visit again.

7 Aug 2012


"Cosy cottage, welcoming owners."

My adult daughter and I stayed for 3 nights at the Olde Coach House Cottage. The whole experience surpassed our expectations. The cottage is very well renovated with the original features present, beams, inglenook fire place etc, but the trappings of modern life are supplied too (ie a dishwasher, full oven, microwave, modern bathroom, modern TV etc) . The cottage has so much equipment. Overall it feels like someone's home not a holiday let.
The feature that was a very pleasant surprise was the 3 acres of garden and woodland leading down to the very pretty River Waveney, complete with swans. Guests are free to wander around the garden and we spent a lovely evening sitting by the river after a hard days sightseeing!
The owners Jackie and John are lovely. Really welcoming and friendly.
Slight downside- the free WiFi signal did not really work in the cottage. The mobile phone reception is not good (we had 3 different providers amongst the phones we had with us). But mobile phones (well certainly O2 and Three), worked outside. This is obviously not the fault of the cottage, just the general mobile reception in this area.

18 May 2011


"A wonderful place to stay"

Jackie and John have the most wonderful cottages, set in a beautiful peaceful village location leading down to the river. every comfort is provided . a warm welcome is always given to guests, tea and coffee wine and usually biscuits or cake on arrival. i have stayed in their cottages for many years . i cannot praise or rate the properties highly enough
and all the extra things too, the wonderful fishing the care shown to guests the friendly local people, the lovely area with so much to see and do i just have to keep returning. nothing is too much trouble they always make your stay special. and the price is value for money. it is in an ideal location to travel around Norfolk and Suffolk you will never run out of places to visit and at the end of the day have somewhere comfortable and lovely to return too.

18 May 2011


"Would recommend this to anyone."

Our fourth visit and hopefully not our last. The cottages were beautiful and the owners fantastic. Thank you for a lovely week. The only problem we had was the lack of mobile phone signal in the village! The cottages are well situated for many different attractions as well. Definitely worth a return trip.

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      • 7 Years listed

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      Calendar last updated:25 Jun 2015

      Based in United Kingdom

      Languages spoken
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