THE OLDE COACH HOUSE COTTAGE
About the home
Four Self catering Holiday cottages, situated in the Waveney valley between the market towns of Diss and Harleston on the Suffolk Norfolk Borders, and ideal base for touring both counties. The Suffolk coast, old seaside town of Southwold, bird reserve at Minsmere, are within easy reach. Bury St Edmunds and abbey gardens, Norwich City and Cathedral, Bressingham gardens, Flixton air museum, Banham Zoo, just a few of the local attractions.
The cottages date back to the 17th Century,are grade 2 listed, once part of an old coaching inn and ale house, all the cottages have been renovated, and retain many of the original features, with beams, and inglenooks.
The cottages are all well furnished and comfortable, all are very well equipped, cleaned and maintained by ourselves, and are homes not just a holiday cottage.
Over 2 acres of garden and woodland run down to the banks of the river waveney, fishing is available in season. You can walk amongst the trees planted over the years making a wildlife haven;
Springtime brings, snowdrops, daffodil and bluebells amongst the woodland.
You can sit back 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.
Many local walks from the door. for local information www.visitwaveneyvalley.co.uk
Brochure and availability for all our cottages please just phone us on 01379668146, or email.
safe off road private parking, dogs welcome in Pump cottage.
Shared Laundry room, washing machines available.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||SOUTHWOLD, 40km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|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 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake / river|
Further details indoors:
Coach cottage is tucked away in the corner with its own private patio a sun trap in the summer, where you enter into the very well equipped kitchen,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 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 shower, w.c and wash basin.
Prices include for all our cottages, Electric, Heating, Bedding, Towels, and tea towels and 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
We live in part of the olde coach house, we clean and maintain the cottages and gardens ourselves, and aim to keep the cottages to a high standard of cleanliness as we feel this is very important, and are here if you need any help, or information during your stay.
other cottages are Pump cottage , The Olde Laundry, and Hayloft, Please phone or email for availability and prices.
We all share the beautiful gardens and woodland with plenty of space to find peace and quiet to relax and unwind.
No Smoking inside the cottages.
1/3 Deposit when booking, balance due 6 weeks before your holiday.
short breaks when available
Dogs welcome in Pump cottage with well behaved owners only, Dogs should not be left alone in the cottage at anytime.
relax and listen to the river go by in this unique area.
The East Anglia / Norfolk 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.
The Diss area
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 www.blackcottnursery.co.uk for talks on birdlife, plants, wildlife.
also on the same site www.shorelands.org.uk, www.waveneygallery.co.uk
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. www.bressingham.co.uk
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, www.banhamzoo.co.uk
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 www.100bgmus.org.uk Free admission
and don't miss Flixton www.aviationmuseum.net 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.
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 www.fairhavengarden.co.uk
also penthorpe nature reserve and garden www.pensthorpe.com
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.
How to get there
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Our nearest car hire is Diss
local bus every hour
nearest airport Norwich
Main railway from london is liverpool street
Bus from Diss
Coach from London.
The Village is off the main A143 Diss to Great Yarmouth Road.
Activities near Diss
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
06 Apr 2013
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.
11 Oct 2012
Coach cottage is very well equipped for relaxing, sleeping and eating - everything you would need to produce and serve a Sunday dinner! But we had our dinners out, at several of the excellent pubs... more
07 Aug 2012
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.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|22 Jun 13||20 Jul 13||£ 385||-||-||1 Week|
|20 Jul 13||24 Aug 13||£ 395||-||-||1 Week|
|24 Aug 13||7 Sep 13||£ 385||-||-||1 Week|
|7 Sep 13||14 Dec 13||£ 345||-||-||1 Week|
|14 Dec 13||11 Jan 14||£ 400||£ 150||-||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|8 Jun 13||20 Jul 13||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|20 Jul 13||24 Aug 13||£ 530||-||-||1 Week|
|24 Aug 13||7 Sep 13||£ 495||-||-||1 Week|
|7 Sep 13||14 Dec 13||£ 395||-||-||1 Week|
|14 Dec 13||11 Jan 14||£ 525||£ 200||-||1 Week|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Payment by cheque.
If a late booking , cash on arrival only.
For more details please just phone Jackie or John on 01379668146
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