Eye holiday cottage rental with internet access, walking, fireplace and TV

35 reviews

From the owner

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Nearest beach 48 km
  • Child friendly
  • No pets allowed

From the owner

A charming extended two bedroom Victorian Boutique Cottage situated in the heart of the conservation area in the historic town of Eye. The size and feel of a village, Eye in North Suffolk, has a rich history that is reflected in the diverse architecture and other features in this quiet and pleasant little market town. Ideally situated in the heart of East Anglia, it is an ideal base for exploring the region's attractive villages, countryside, beaches, amenities and attractions.

The cottage blends both period charm with modern day living and features (mostly) recently installed double glazed timber windows and full gas central heating. The deceptively spacious accommodation comprises a comfortable dual aspect sitting room with feature stove and original Victorian pine dresser, large dining room with large round dining table with six chairs and pretty windows overlooking the adjoining gardens (the neighbouring property's communal gardens), excellent size kitchen with feature brick floor and range of 'Habitat' units with solid wood work tops, splendid full-size Rangemaster cooker and large fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, microwave also ), first floor landing with skylight window leads to: Main Bedroom with distressed rustic style waxed bedroom furniture including kingsize bed, tallboy chest of drawers, double wardrobe, mirrors and bedside cabinets, Bedroom Two features chic white decor with matching bedroom furniture including double bed and built in double wardrobe and the bathroom features a contemporary white suite with wenge effect porcelain tiles and contrasting duck-egg blue painted walls. The bathroom benefits from underfloor heating and a power shower over the extra wide bath. Flat screen TVs in the sitting room, dining room and main bedroom. Unlimited WIFI. A travel cot can be found neatly stored in the base of the wardrobe in the second bedroom and a high chair can be found in the lounge. The owners supply kitchen hand towels, tea towels, bathroom towels and bed linen with four pillows in each bedroom. Guests are kindly asked to take their own child's bed linen if they wish to use the travel cot.

The property was bought and refurbished as a second home by the current owners and, as such, is fitted to an excellent standard. The owners bought the cottage after being frequent visitors to Eye for many years and spent four nights a week there until they started a family five years ago and now sadly don't have the time to spend there. The charm and the feel of the town were important factors in deciding to buy a cottage in Eye, but so was its excellent central location, being almost equidistant to Norwich, the coast (Southwold and Aldeburgh), Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich and all of the beautiful villages and towns in between.

Eye has a great variety of shops including a bakers, TWO butchers, TWO Co Ops, a newsagents, a deli, a lovely village pub, a hardware store, various antique and gift shops, beauty salon, hairdressers, post office, two restaurants and a number of cafes/tea rooms.

The nearest 'big' town is Diss, just over the Suffolk/Norfolk border, around five miles away (5-10 minutes by car). Diss has a bustling pedestrianised quaint high street with shops such as Boots, Superdrug, Costa Coffee, Co Op supermarket, chocolaterie and a number of wonderful independent shops (Carnells the butchers is highly recommended!). Diss also has a Morrisons and a Tesco for the 'bigger shops' not to mention a choice of restaurants. You will also find a great park in Diss for the children with a large play area (which has had huge investment over recent years), a stunning Mere with lots of ducks and swans waiting to be fed, a large soft play centre (Monsters) and a swimming pool.

Thornham Country Park is just 5 minutes by car and has approximately 12 miles of marked footpaths on the Thornham Estate and offers some surfaced paths, suitable for push chairs and wheel chairs, which leads for half a mile to the Thornham Walled Garden and takes walkers past birds hides, a pets cemetery, along the Thornham Rock Trail to the Victorian Foll. There is a cosy tea room at one end together with a children's play and picnic area and a restaurant at the other end.

The Ruins of Eye Castle in Castle Street is less than 5 mins walk from the cottage (seasonal opening)

Eye has its own equestrian centre who are happy to arrange lessons for complete beginners right through to advanced riders.

Banham Zoo sits just outside Diss and also makes a great day out for the little ones.

The cottage is is also well positioned for access by car for Thetford Forest, Newmarket, The River Deben and The Norfolk Broads.

The Norfolk Broads makes a truly lovely day out and is recommended for all ages, lots of places to eat overlooking the water and boats for hire.

Thetford Forest is home to 'Go Ape' and is also a super place for walking, cycling (bike hire available), playing, picnic's and simply enjoying the natural beauty of the forest and all it has to offer

Recommended beaches :

Adleburgh – well renowned for serving the UK's best fish and chips

Gorleston – great for children with a lovely long golden sandy beech with children's paddling pool set on the beech itself

Great Yarmouth – lovely beeches, donkey rides, amusement parks



And finally:

The owners personal recommendations for local pubs and restaurants

The Bull Auberge, Yaxley (fine dining at its best – a little dearer but outstanding food and service)

Lindsay House Restaurant, Eye (offering a menu of local, seasonal produce)

The Queens Head, Eye : (our village pub)

The Swan Inn, Hoxne (character pub in with great food)

The Black Horse, Thorndon (traditional Suffolk pub offering typical pub food and good value for money

Sorry it is not possible to accommodate any pets. This is also a non smoking property.


When making a booking of less than seven days please compare the total price quoted to the flat weekly rate shown, as it seems the Holiday Letting's price calculator uses the daily rate tariff x number of days booked (which in some cases can work out more than booking one whole week, even if you can not stay for the full week). If you experience any problems with the invoice created please email the Owner via this web site as a manual invoice for the lower of the two rates can be returned to you.

Thank you in advance for your viewing the cottage and we hope to hear from you very soon.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • Bedroom 2: Double Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Cancellation policy

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

Partial refund

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

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Things to know

Check in: 15:00 Check out: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.


This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: £50.00

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No smoking at this property

About the owner

Sarah B.
Calendar updated:
20 May 2022

Years listed:

Languages spoken: English
This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 09 Sep 2013. Located in Suffolk, it has 35 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £745.
The Owner has a response rate of 88% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 20 May 2022.
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35 reviews
Very Good
Kenneth N
Pinner, United Kingdom

As good as everyone says
Apr 2022

What do you look for in a holiday cottage? Comfort, tranquillity, a helpful owner, good TV? This place has it all. The kitchen is amazing - well equipped and spacious. The sitting room i… More 

Reviewed 27 Apr 2022


Modern and Comfortable
Sep 2020

A wonderful place to stay, modern, comfortable and spacious. As we are travelling long term this end of terrace home had everything we needed. A comfortable couch, large TV, Americana fridge/freezer… More 

Reviewed 22 Oct 2020

Amanda B
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Apr 2019

Beautiful, well maintained and spacious cottage in the perfect location. The owners are extremely helpful, really couldn’t ask for more. Beautiful cottage and we highly recommend.

Reviewed 1 Apr 2019

Teresa G
Belfast, United Kingdom

Cosy, well situated cottage with lots of amenities close by.
Jun 2018

A really lovely cottage with everything you could need situated in the heart of a lovely village. Owner provided lots of useful information about restaurants / days out which was very helpful. Eye is … More 

Reviewed 16 Jul 2018

Cullompton, United Kingdom

Spacious cottage in great location
May 2018

Great location, near convenience store, butchers and bakery. Eye is a lovely little town with a good range of shops, cafes, pubs and a fish and chip shop. There is also a ruined castle and a very impr… More 

Reviewed 1 Jun 2018

Review 1-5 of 35


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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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