Tawny Owl Cottage
About the home
Tawny Owl cottage is one of three converted from an 18C barn set in the grounds of the owners country house and approached via a tree-lined drive.
The cottage is like a 'tardis' and opens into a kitchen/dining room with stairs to first floor, downstairs bathroom. door to large living room with a pull down double bed, a double and twin bedroom are on the first floor. There is an enclosed private patio garden at the rear and views of the owners garden and ponds. Parking is immediately outside and dogs with well behaved owners are welcome.
Use of indoor swimming pool and tennis court.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Southwold & Lowestoft|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Pool:||Shared indoor Pool|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, Shared tennis court on site|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Parking space|
The East Anglia / Norfolk region
Norfolk is one of the UK's top tourist destinations. With it's fine sandy beaches, fantastic open countryside and wildlife, together with the historic city of Norwich only 15 miles away, there's something for everyone.
Much sort after as a holiday destination for its quieter pace of life, wide open skies and comparatively dry climate, the region has a great deal to offer.
A visit to Norfolk offers a refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of busy Britain. Around every corner you will find pretty villages and historic churches, miles and miles of unspoilt beaches, countryside and rivers teeming with wildlife and relaxed towns and a city with wonderful shops and tempting cafes.
The seaside resorts of Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft, quaint Southwold, Beccles and Bungay are easily visited. and Wroxham, the 'capital' of the Norfolk Broads is only a car drive away.
There are many places of historic interest to visit, including Sandringham, Blickling Hall, Somerleyton Hall. The region is famous for the Norfolk Broads, providing areas of natural beauty and of course, the opportunity to hire a boat and enjoy the peaceful surroundings and wildlife.
The Norwich / Chedgrave area
Within walking distance Chedgrave and the small pretty market town of Loddon can be found and are divided by the River Chet which flows into the villages. You can hire a day boat and fishing is available. There is a beautiful walk along the river to Hardley Floods (nature reserve). Loddon has a small high street with a selection of lcoal shops, including a small co-op,chemist, post office and bank. There are four pubs, the nearest, The White Horse only 10 mins walk and is family/dog friendly and serves good food. Loddon offers a good selection of take away restaurants and a tea shop.
Only 30 minute drive to picturesque Southwold, with its quaint high street with an array of interesting shops. Southwold pier is well worth a visit and the working harbour with lovely fresh fish for sale and also excellent fish & chips. Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth are also only 30 minutes drive. The beautiful historic city of Norwich is only a 15 minute drive and here you will find a whole lot to do, the Castle museum, Sainsbury Art Centre, The Forum, Norwich Cathedral and the shopping is fantastic and is considered in the top 5 best shopping cities in the country. All these places are on a bus route from Chedgrave.
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Activities near Norwich
Tennis in town
Rural / countryside retreats
07 May 2013
Myself and family have just returned from a fantastic week in Barn Owl Cottages. As we were celebrating my father's 70th birthday we rented out all 3 cottages for the week – what a great layout. The cottages were beautifully presented and had a lovely warm and welcome feel. Everything was spotless and the welcome cake and tea was a real treat – thank you.
The cottages are located in the owners grounds and the gardens are lovely. We had great fun swimming in the heated pool (not often you find a cottage with use of a private pool!) and got very competitive on the tennis courts. Such a great time we hardly had to leave the area.
We will be back!
Thank you and it was a pleasure to have you all stay.
28 Apr 2013
Our stay was perfect – thank you. The cottage was warm and spacious and well maintained. We got a lovely welcome from the owners, Ron & Rosemary when we arrived and a welcoming tea tray was waiting... more
Thank you for your comments as felt wounded from the previous reviewer and this had unjustly affected enquiries.
11 Apr 2013
The driveway up to the cottages should have alerted us as to what was to come. As we weaved around the potholes we were all competing to have first glimpse of our holiday home for six nights.
The owner was gardening as we drove up and she gave us a very friendly welcome, what a nice way to start a break. But the cottage? Oh dear. The claim that these properties are like a "tardis" is frankly laughable. At some point, in the dim and distant past, someone invested a small fortune in converting the barn into three attractive cottages, but then they clearly decided not to invest another penny.
'Little Owl' cottage was dark, cold and smelled, badly. The lounge furniture fabric was faded, the windows filthy and the small and ancient TV covered in dust. At least it worked, eventually, even if the remote controls lacked batteries.
The kettle in the kitchen was broken, the mesh filter was missing and the light didn't work. The hob details had been so badly eroded that one couldn't distinguish which ring was switched on, let alone the temperature, and the light didn't work so one couldn't tell if it was even switched on.
The electric heaters throughout the property had faulty timers, lights and switches and cobwebs decorated the ceilings on most rooms.
The guest book revealed that guests were equally divided between those, like us, that regarded the cottages as poorly maintained and others that loved the place. Sadly, of the latter group, the names of the institutions from which they were visiting were withheld.
The kids loved the pool. It was well heated and the room was also warm, but three panes of glass in the building were shattered adding to the overwhelming feeling of decay.
A very sad stay overall as the properties could be so much better if they were properly maintained.
I'm saddened and baffled that this guest has made these comments as her husband's parting words to me were 'we've had a lovely time and we'll be back'.
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|Prices for group size 6|
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|22 Oct 11||29 Oct 11||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|29 Oct 11||22 Dec 11||£ 260||-||-||Flexible|
|22 Dec 11||29 Dec 11||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|29 Dec 11||5 Jan 12||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|7 Jan 12||11 Feb 12||£ 270||-||£ 240||Flexible|
|11 Feb 12||18 Feb 12||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|18 Feb 12||31 Mar 12||£ 340||-||£ 240||Flexible|
|31 Mar 12||14 Apr 12||£ 530||-||-||1 Week|
|14 Apr 12||12 May 12||£ 400||-||£ 240||Flexible|
|12 May 12||2 Jun 12||£ 450||-||£ 240||Flexible|
|2 Jun 12||9 Jun 12||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|9 Jun 12||7 Jul 12||£ 580||-||£ 240||Flexible|
|7 Jul 12||21 Jul 12||£ 630||-||-||1 Week|
|21 Jul 12||1 Sep 12||£ 730||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Sep 12||22 Sep 12||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|22 Sep 12||27 Oct 12||£ 360||-||£ 240||Flexible|
|27 Oct 12||3 Nov 12||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|3 Nov 12||22 Dec 12||£ 300||-||£ 240||Flexible|
|22 Dec 12||29 Dec 12||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|29 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|5 Jan 13||16 Feb 13||£ 290||-||-||1 Week|
|16 Feb 13||23 Feb 13||£ 360||-||-||1 Week|
|23 Feb 13||23 Mar 13||£ 340||-||-||1 Week|
|23 Mar 13||13 Apr 13||£ 540||-||-||1 Week|
|13 Apr 13||11 May 13||£ 410||-||-||1 Week|
|11 May 13||25 May 13||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 670||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jun 13||6 Jul 13||£ 590||-||-||1 Week|
|6 Jul 13||20 Jul 13||£ 630||-||-||1 Week|
|20 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 750||-||-||1 Week|
|31 Aug 13||21 Sep 13||£ 410||-||-||1 Week|
|21 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 360||-||-||1 Week|
|26 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||£ 520||-||-||1 Week|
|2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 320||-||-||1 Week|
|21 Dec 13||28 Dec 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|28 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 670||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Bed linen and tea towels are included in rental but please bring your own personal and swimming towels.
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