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The olde Laundry


Excellent 5/5 Score from 11 reviews

The olde laundry on ground level.

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

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

We have renovated The Olde Laundry several years ago, it's a cosy and comfortable cottage, with many of its original features. The cottages date back to the 17th Century, grade 2 listed. The olde Laundry is on ground level , Lounge, Dining room, Kitchen, Bedroom, Twin beds, en suite, with walk in shower, and bath. The cottage is very well equipped cosy and comfortable and retains that old world charm, it has a small patio area outside the cottage, and shares the beautiful 2 acre garden with other guests. You walk through the woodland leading you down to the banks of the river Waveney, Springtime brings a wonderful display of snowdrops, daffodils and tulips, you can take the angles way footpath that runs through the village and along the river bank, or just sit back relax and watch out for the Swans, Ducks, Kingfishers, Heron, Otter, Woodpeckers. Owls are becoming more popular along the Waveney valley, its a challenge so see if you can spot them from the river bank. We have just

added a nest box hoping they take advantage of it.

Or just sit back feed the wildlife and watch the fish jump. Many guests take a bottle of wine with them it beats the pub.

Fishing is available from the bank, or local fishing lakes are within easy reach. You can canoe along the river.

Prices include bedding, towels, tea towels, cleaning materials, electric and heating, a warm welcome awaits you in our home from home cottages.

At Christmas we decorate the cottages inside and out, to add to the warm and cosy atmosphere.

Shared Laundry room available , with washing machines

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Southwold, 40 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 10 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Norwich 40 km, Nearest railway: Diss 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The olde Laundry was once the olde village Laundry, is on ground level, with the hayloft above,

The olde coach house dates back to the 17th Century, we have renovated the cottage which is all on ground level , Lounge Kitchen, Bedroom, en suite. The cottage is very well equipped cosy and comfortable and retains that old world charm, it has a small patio area outside the cottage, and shares the beautiful 2 acre garden, walk amongst the trees that leads you down to the river waveney, you can walk along the river bank, or just sit back relax and watch out for the Swans, Ducks, Kingfishers, Otter, Woodpeckers, or watch the fish jump. Fishing is available from the bank, or local fishing lakes are within easy reach.

Prices include bedding, towels, tea towels, cleaning materials, electric and heating, a warm welcome.

Further details outdoors

You can sit just outside the cottage on the patio, or under the gazebo in the small garden, BBQ available or take a recliner down to the river and picnic .

Harleston is only 3 miles away with many pubs restaurants, and takeaways.

The fox and goose only a few miles away, is well known for its wonderful food, for that special occasion, or the half moon at Rushall

offers great food.

Laundry available. with washing machine and dryer

Further details

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.

double bed in hayloft or Twin beds in Laundry

Bedding,Linen, towels and tea towels, cleaning materials, heating and electric are included in price.

Christmas includes decorations and Christmas tree.

Sorry no pets, but please ask, we do let pets in other properties.

The East Anglia region

The Waveney valley, on the Norfolk Suffolk border, in south norolk and ideal for Walking, Cycling Canoeing,Fishing or just touring the counties, many market towns Bungay , Beccles, Harleston, Diss to name a few, lots of local history, if you like old churches and beautiful old buildings Lavenham ,Kersey, long Melford, Bury St Edmunds , Framlingham castle, can't be missed . Suffolk has a wonderful coastline, Minsmere, Covehithe, Southwold, or take the coast road up to North Norfolk,Cromer, Sheringham, Hunstanton, Brancaster beach.You can canoe from Brockdish to Ellingham along the river waveney with its outstanding wildlife.


Brockdish is a small village, with local Inn, The olde Kings head a short walk from the olde coach house. 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 and small individual shops.Market day is Friday,also on a friday at Gaze sale yard a large auction of household and antique furniture.

Bressingham gardens and steam experience only a few miles away, reminds you of the golden age of steam, with its collection of Locomotives and traction engines, the victorian steam rounderabout or just walk around the gardens, wood and meadows, the 6acre "Dell Garden", and Dads army museum. something for everyone.

The 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum, an amazing memorial to the members of this wartime base,

with many personal stories and photos,also Flixton air museum, with free admission.

Wymondham Abbey founded in 1107. The Karting company Wymondham, off road Karting and Archery and more Tel 01603 710820

Harleston Museum. Burton strike school. Lotus Car tour. Diss Museum.

Diss Golf Club. Norfolk Gliding club.

Banham zoo set in 35 acres of beautiful park land and gardens home for almost 1000 animals.

Redgrave and Lopham fen the source of the river waveney.

Thornham walks, and gardens, many walks through suffolk countryside, and the walled garden.

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Review 1-10 of 11

17 Apr 2014


"Look beyond the front!"

Lovely accommodation. Quiet, secluded once you enter through the gates of the property, with 2 acres of garden and the River Waveney waiting for you to fish! Abundance of wild life and a bird watchi… More

22 Jun 2013


"A little piece of heaven on earth"

Our first trip to the Olde Laundry - lovely warm welcome from Jackie and John and goodies in the fridge as well. If you love cottages, you will love the Olde Laundry - it is beautiful and very well equipped. The fishing was good and the grounds are lovely, lots of places to sit and draw/read a book/or just sit listening to the birdsong. Visited Southwold, which we love for its beach and beach huts, and Diss which has plenty of shops/restaurants/supermarkets and a mere - where we spent time feeding the baby ducks, coots and moorhens. Missing it already - and we would definitely recommend the Olde Laundry. Thanks Jackie and John for a great holiday - we will return.

12 Jun 2013


"Charming wee cottage"

This wee cottage was lovely. The twin beds are very comfortable, we were greeted by scones and jam and a bottle of wine when we arrived, and found the owners very friendly. The only criticism we have … More

So pleased you enjoyed your stay in the old laundry,
all our other cottages have recently had new bathrooms
with electric showers, we have arranged for The olde laundry
to have a new wet room fitted this winter, and hope this will make
things a lot easier for our guests, especially our disabled visitors.

4 Sep 2012


"A pleasent stay at a charming Cottage."

My wife and I enjoyed our stay. Particularly the warm welcome we received from Jackie and John and the "goodies" in the fridge to allow us to settle in without having to go out the the local… More

1 Sep 2012


"It doesn't get any better than this"

We have had yet another wonderful holiday in this lovely cottage set in these beautiful tranquil surroundings. The Olde Laundry was, as always, superbly clean, comfortable and well equipped. John and … More

19 Feb 2012



We have been coming to The Olde Laundry every year for the past 10 years or so. It is furnished, decorated and equipped to the highest standard. John & Jackie are the perfect owners/hosts. On arrival:… More

1 Oct 2011


"A warm welcome"

On arriving Jackie and John's warm welcome began the relaxation and wind down we were looking for. Enough information given on the operation of the cottage, a tour of the gardens, river area, local info about eating out etc and the welcome pack found in the fridge began the start of a great week stay in The Olde Laundry
This was our first visit but in discussion with guests from the other cottages revealed that some had been coming for a number of years - what a recommendation to both place and countryside.
Lots to see and do throughout the area, with lots of walking (at least it was flat for us coming from the scottish highlands!)
No local shops in the village - self catering meant travelling a short distance to larger areas for supplies however it also introduces you to the custom of local fresh produce being sold by local people at the side of roads/streets.
A great stay.

18 Sep 2011


"The Perfect "Get Away From It All" Break"

We stayed with Jackie and John twice last year and what better testament to the charm and comfort of the property that we came again this year and stayed in the Olde Laundry, a ground floor apartment.… More

4 Jul 2011


"Perfect for a relaxing holiday."

We have lost count the amount of times we have stayed at Jackie & Johns.As usual The Hayloft was up to highest standard of comfort and cleanliness, and , as usual, a warm welcom from Jackie & John.We … More

19 Jun 2011


"Excellent 17 th century cottage"

In very peaceful situation with excellent grounds around in which to wander.
Good situation for touring with Norwich. coast and broads all easily reached.
Cottage divided into 2 - ground floor and first floor and both contain everything you could want - like home from home.

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Jackie & John S.

  • 7 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:19 Nov 2014

Based in United Kingdom

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