Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
  • Car essential
  • Nearest beach 25km

The Old Coach House at the Old Rectory in Flixton near Bungay, is a one bedroom self catering holiday cottage. Situated on the border between Suffolk and Norfolk, and laying in grounds of almost seven acres – surrounded by farmland on three sides, the grounds are a haven for wildlife. The one bedroom cottage provides the ideal holiday location if you want to leave behind the strains of town or city living and relax in the tranquil surroundings of a Victorian rectory amidst rolling unspoilt Suffolk countryside.

Well behaved dogs are welcome

A clever conversion of the Rectory's Victorian stable block has resulted in a spacious single storey property, with excellent views over the Old Rectory's fruit orchard to the surrounding farm land. The high ceilings reinforce the ambience of spaciousness, add a log burner for those romantic winter evenings and The Old Coach House offers a perfect retreat to escape from the pressures of a busy life.

The Old Coach House features:

•Lounge/dining area with excellent views;

•Well equipped modern kitchen;

•Period features retained where possible;

•Bedroom with a King-size bed made up with cotton linen;

•en-suite wet room;

•Ideal for less mobile guests.

The holiday cottage has a 4-Star assessment by VisitEngland. In addition the cottage has received the accolade of a coveted Gold Award – reserved for accommodation that provides exceptional quality in all areas but in particular in service and hospitality

We normally welcome you personally to The Old Rectory and show you around your cottage. We are here during your stay in the event that you wish to contact us. We have a good knowledge of the local area which enables us to recommend places or events that many visitors to the area do not get the opportunity to experience and our philosophy is to go the “extra mile” to ensure you have a really enjoyable holiday!

We offer short breaks between October and the end of April, but it is always worthwhile telephoning us or looking at our website at other times if you are arranging a last minute break.

The village pub is a short stroll away from the cottages, The village is also the home of the fascinating Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum.

The market towns of Bungay; Harleston and Beccles offer a good range of shops; Norwich with its excellent cultural and shopping facilities is 19 miles away from the holiday cottages. The Suffolk Heritage Coast is also within easy driving distance. The area is a paradise for walkers and birdwatchers.

Whilst we can't guarantee good weather during your holiday at The Old Rectory, the statistics are in your favour, Suffolk and Norfolk boast one of the best climates in the country and the lowest rainfall in the UK (as little as one fifth of the South West and half that of the South Coast).

“as dry as Jerusalem, particularly Suffolk, with about the same rainfall” - Collette Nicholls Anglian Water media manager.

Suffolk, has an excellent sunshine record when compared to the rest of the UK and research has shown that it enjoys two more hours of sunshine a week than the national average.

Further details can be found on our website

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Southwold 25 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Diss 25 km
Family friendly Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Wheelchair users

The East Anglia region

Whilst we can't guarantee good weather during your holiday at The Old Rectory, the statistics are in your favour, Suffolk and Norfolk boast one of the best climates in the country and the lowest rainfall in the UK (as little as one fifth of the South West and half that of the South Coast).

“as dry as Jerusalem, particularly Suffolk, with about the same rainfall” - Collette Nicholls Anglian Water media manager.

Suffolk, has an excellent sunshine record when compared to the rest of the UK and research has shown that it enjoys two more hours of sunshine a week than the national average.

Suffolk is famed for it's huge sunsets

OUT AND ABOUT

Beccles and Harleston are all within 20 minutes drive- all provide the opportunity to shop in individual shops rather than the national chains found in most towns now.

If you want a change from country living visit Norwich. It is the UK's most complete medieval city with its network of winding streets and over 1,500 historic buildings. Museums, galleries, theatres, concerts, cinema and festivals provide plenty of cultural opportunities – And all only 19 miles away.

Fancy a day at the sea? Southwold or Lowestoft are both within 20 miles. Known as the “Jewel of Suffolk”, at Southwold you can visit the renovated Victorian pier, golden beach and colourful beach huts. Southwold is also the home of Adnams Brewery. A trip to Lowestoft will enable you to boast that you have visited the most easterly town in Britain- the eclectic mix of wide expansive award-winning beaches, rich maritime heritage and Broadland links makes Lowestoft an attractive place to visit.

The Old Rectory offers an excellent base for guests who wish to walk, cycle, fish or watch birds.

For walkers there are numerous footpaths including the Angles Way and Bigod Way- all of the cottages have Ordnance Survey Maps and we also have a small library of books detailing local walks.

Suffolk is one of the best areas in the UK for bird watching all year round – Dunwich Heath, Minsmere, Benacre Broad and the newly opened Hen Reedbeds are all a short drive away from The Old Rectory.

Anglers are well catered for with plenty of local fishing spots (we have compiled a list of local fishing facilities) whilst The Godric Way provides a selection of cycle routes.

Gardeners are spoilt for choice with many interesting gardens in the area; some of the best can be found at Somerleyton, Wyken Hall and East Ruston – there are also a large number of private gardens that open under the NGS. Or why not visit Bressingham Gardens where you can enjoy a ride through the glorious gardens created by Alan and Adrian Bloom on one of the four working railways and visit the national “Dad's Army” collection

Bungay

If you are looking to recharge your batteries, this high quality comfortably furnished cottage in tranquil surroundings means you can do as little or as much as you want. However, we have listed below some of the activities that might tempt you out.

Firstly, within walking distance we have the Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum and St Peters Brewery. The village's own Museum houses 50 aircraft; a large inside display, as well as buildings showing the history of other aviation related organisations- Very interesting for aircraft enthusiasts and non-enthusiasts alike.

The Brewery is a firm favourite with our guests – with its fine range of Traditionally brewed beers, it is little wonder why, the tutored tastings are so popular.

The picturesque market towns of Bungay, Beccles and Harleston are all within 20 minutes drive- all provide the opportunity to shop in individual shops rather than the national chains found in most towns now.

If you want a change from country living visit Norwich. It is the UK's most complete medieval city with its network of winding streets and over 1,500 historic buildings. Museums, galleries, theatres, concerts, cinema and festivals provide plenty of cultural opportunities – And all only 19 miles away.

Fancy a day at the sea? Southwold or Lowestoft are both within 20 miles. Known as the “Jewel of Suffolk”, at Southwold you can visit the renovated Victorian pier, golden beach and colourful beach huts. Southwold is also the home of Adnams Brewery. A trip to Lowestoft will enable you to boast that you have visited the most easterly town in Britain- the eclectic mix of wide expansive award-winning beaches, rich maritime heritage and Broadland links makes Lowestoft an attractive place to visit.

The Old Rectory offers an excellent base for guests who wish to walk, cycle, fish or watch birds.

For walkers there are numerous footpaths including the Angles Way and Bigod Way- all of the cottages have Ordnance Survey Maps and we also have a small library of books detailing local walks.

Suffolk is one of the best areas in the UK for bird watching all year round – Dunwich Heath, Minsmere, Benacre Broad and the newly opened Hen Reedbeds are all a short drive away from The Old Rectory.

Anglers are well catered for with plenty of local fishing spots (we have compiled a list of local fishing facilities) whilst The Godric Way provides a selection of cycle routes.

Gardeners are spoilt for choice with many interesting gardens in the area; some of the best can be found at Somerleyton, Wyken Hall and East Ruston – there are also a large number of private gardens that open under the NGS. Or why not visit Bressingham Gardens where you can enjoy a ride through the glorious gardens created by Alan and Adrian Bloom on one of the four working railways and visit the national “Dad's Army” collection