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Jo West

Member since: 2013
Speaks English

Large Visit England 4* GOLD Farmhouse great for Family & Friends Suffolk

19 Reviews
People14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 7 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Eye - Dove Farmhouse

FARMHOUSE (Sleeps 14 in 7 bedrooms)

This stunning farmhouse with its own private garden is set in a small village near the picturesque market town of Eye in Suffolk. For larger groups there is a nearby barn which sleeps four listed under Dove Cart Lodge. Each can be rented separately with total seclusion or are close enough for a larger family or group gathering. The perfect spot from which to explore both the Suffolk and Norfolk countryside and coastline.

DOVE FARMHOUSE

**VISIT ENGLAND 4STAR GOLD AWARD 2016/17**

Fantastic individually styled accommodation. It also has its own games room with snooker table and 42' TV!

Great for families and large groups of friends having a get together.

There is a wonderful farmhouse kitchen with large dining table to seat 14 plus plenty of reception rooms to relax in. There are four double bedrooms, one twin, one triple and one single to sleep a maximum of 14 (plus two travel cots if required). Three bathrooms and two separate loo's. There is plenty of space to have fun or just relax in the large enclosed garden. Plenty of parking space in it's own gated driveway.

Free wifi. Beds are all made with towels provided as is all heating and electricity.

Nearby attractions and amenities:

Eye Town - 2 miles - A beautiful small town with all you could need. Butchers, groceries, chemist, hardware, cafes, pubs, newsagents, post office, deli's, antiques, takeaways, gift shops etc. etc.

Diss Town - 3.5 miles - All the above plus larger supermarkets, shops etc. and main line train station to London Liverpool Street

Norwich City - 23 miles with it's Castle, Cathedral, cinemas, theatre and large department stores

Bury St Edmunds - 24 miles - Market town with boutiques, shops, theatre, Abbey and gardens.

Aldeburgh - 30 miles - Suffolk coastal town with shingle beaches, shops and famous fish and chips.

Thorpeness - 30 miles - The wonderful purpose made holiday village on the coast with its own rowing/boating lake and house in the clouds.

Southwold - 30 miles - Another fantastic coastal town full of shops and the home of the famous Adnams Brewery.

Framlingham - 16 miles - A lovely town with castle

Banham Zoo - 11 miles

Minsmere - RSPB Bird Sanctuary and Reserve

Norfolk Broads

North Norfolk Coast

Also much more and lots of local pubs, restaurants and wonderful country walks.

There is a fantastic pub/restaurant/hotel within walking distance called The Oaksmere.

DOVE FARMHOUSE in more detail:

The accommodation is set over three floors:

Ground Floor:

Large fully equipped farmhouse kitchen with dining table to seat 14

Family snug with tv off kitchen with double doors onto garden terrace

Formal sitting room with three large sofas, piano and tv

Games room with snooker table, table football, piano, sofas and 42" tv and dvd player

Entrance Hall, Loo with basin, small day room, utility with washing machine and dryer, side entrance hall and lobby.

First and Second Floors comprising of 7 large bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, with separate W.C.

First Floor :

Three double bedrooms

One twin bedroom

One single bedroom (accessed through one of the doubles)

Bathroom 1 - Bath, separate shower, basin, wc

Bathroom 2 - Bath with overhead shower with screen, basin

Separate WC

Second Floor:

Large triple room with three singles

One double

Bathroom 3 - Bath, separate shower, basin, wc

Outside there are spacious enclosed gardens with a terraced area including outside dining table and chairs plus a gas bbq. There is ample parking in a gated off road driveway.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jo West (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Speaks English

About Jo West

Dove Farmhouse and Cart Lodge are part of the Warren Hill Farm Partnership. The farm has been in the families ownership for over 100 years. Dove Farmhouse was one of the family's private dwellings until 2013. The family estate mainly comprises of arable land growing various crops including Wheat, Barley, Sugar Beet, Oilseed Rape, Potatoes and also specialising in herbs. These include Coriander, Parsley, Oregano, Thyme and Basil. There are also two herds of cattle. One being a herd of rare breed Longhorns and the other a mixture of Simmental and Aberdeen Angus. The farm prides itself on wildlife conservation and strives to increase the habitats of many species including the native english partridge, owls, kestrels, brown hares, red deer etc.

Jo West purchased this farmhouse in 1920

Reviews

4.9
based on 19 holidaymaker reviews

Large Visit England 4* GOLD Farmhouse great for Family & Friends Suffolk
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
5

The house and garden is superb and so spacious it is ideal for family gatherings .

  • 5 of 5

Everything is provided for a comfortable and enjoyable stay and there are many features which show thoughtful provision for large gatherings of mixed age groups . The house is very well equipped , the kitchen has sufficient crockery and cutlery for everyone . The children were delighted with the activities and bicycles for the garden which offered a safe and spacious play space . All the rooms and bathrooms are pleasant and well equipped too , plenty of hot water and sumptuous towels and bedding .

The property is so clean and attractive and nicely furnished . We appreciated the hamper on arrival very much . It was a great help to us that Jo was able to be flexible about arrival and departure times as we were travelling from different regions of the country to a family celebration weekend .

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. It means so much to us to hear that our guests have enjoyed the house and it's surroundings. Jo
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5

Superb

  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful weekend away we had with friends and children. You'd think going away with 7 children under 3years old would be quite stressful but being in this house made everything a breeze - everything we could possibly need was at hand and all the rooms were lovely with enough lounges to suit everyone! Thank you so much for everything.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review and I am so pleased you enjoyed your weekend. Jo
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5

Spacious farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely weekend celebrating our mums 70th birthday at dove farmhouse. House was large enough to accommodate all 13 of us plus a baby comfortably. Loved the huge farmhouse kitchen table! Owner Jo really accommodating allowing us to extend our check in and out times. Would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you and I am so glad you enjoyed your weekend celebrating your Mum's birthday.
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5

It is a beautiful house in a gorgeous quiet setting - perfect escape

  • 5 of 5

We visited as a group of 5 mums with our primary school age children at the start of the summer holidays for two nights.

The house was fantastic, so comfortable and spacious, really clean and great attention to detail. The kitchen was well stocked with crockery, glasses and cooking kit. Jo the owner left us a wonderful welcome basket of local produce which was so kind and lovely gift.

The children loved the garden - it was huge, had great places to explore and build dens, and was completely enclosed and very safe.

We had a wonderful day trip to the Dinosaur Adventure park which isn't far and there are loads of great attractions just a short drive away.

It really was a great stay and a brilliant way to begin our summer holidays- we will definitely return!! Thank you Jo for having us xx

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review Dove Farmhouse and I am so pleased you had an enjoyable few days with the children. We would love to welcome you back again. Thank you. Jo
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5

Amazing stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a 2 night break at this property for a 40th birthday celebration. We had an amazing time and could not fault it at all. Our party consisted of adults and children of varying ages and we had so much fun!! We were lucky enough to enjoy the lovely garden in the sunshine and had so much to do to keep us all entertainined. The house was spotless and the beds are extremely comfortable, would definitely recommend a stay here. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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5

Large and spacious property, perfect for big groups

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely weekend staying at Dove Farmhouse. The property is ideal for big groups with plenty of living space and a large garden. It was really tidy and welcoming. Jo was a great host, always quick to reply to messages and was flexible with check in arrangements. We will definitely be recommending this property to friends!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay, thank you for your lovely comments. Jo
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Location

The Oaksmere
Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Norwich
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
The Oaksmere Country Hotel
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Harwich
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Diss
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Diss
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
A140
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
The Oaksmere Country Hotel
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Norwich or Ipswich Dry Slopes
Nearest Beach
29 Miles
Southwold
Car: recommended

The East Anglia region

Enjoy a family break in Suffolk and explore a UK county that has so much happening, from hidden walking and cycle routes to festivals, events and farmers' markets. In Suffolk, tourism is all about fun, indulgence and creating experiences to remember.

A great location to explore Suffolk/Norfolk from, the cart lodge is 3 miles from the market town of Diss, with its picturesque Mere, Park, individual shops and Corn Hall which has cultural events.

Every Friday there are antique and other sales at Diss Auction Rooms and a market in the town centre.

There's a park with a children's play area, a public swimming pool and a golf course.

Close by at Bressingham is Blooms Nursery and Steam Museum, and also nearby is Banham Zoo.

Discover the BROADS...only 20 minutes away, hire a boat from Beccles.

A 45 minute drive away is the popular coastal town of Southwold with long beach & pier and its many shops including, FatFace, Joules, Crew and Collen & Clare and the home of Adnams fine ales and eating places.

Also within easy reach is Walberswick, Snape Maltings, Minsmere and Dunwich.

A 1hour 15 minute drive to the beautiful North Norfolk beaches of Holkham (voted best British beach 2011) and the fantastic surrounding area.

An hour drive to Swaffham (location for the Stephen Fry series Kingdom), a 20 minute drive to Thetford Forest including High Lodge (the forestry commission's premier recreation site in the East of England).

Constable country is just a 30 minute drive and visit Stratford and Lavenham for wonderful sightseeing and a leisurely lunch.

Eye

Brome is a hamlet located about 5 minutes by car from Eye. Nearby is the Historic Oaksmere Hotel where you can enjoy food and drinks and enjoy the lovely grounds.

The Historic market town of Eye with its 152 Grade 2 listed buildings, Castle and Church,has a variety of shops of interest and a library, pub, bank,delicatessen,takeaways,cafes and good restaurant.

There are also fishing lakes nearby and plenty of tracks and country roads to explore on bike rides and walks as well as nature reserves and lots of good quality pubs in the area.

Thornham Walks and Coachhouse Restaurant 7min drive

Hoxne village is a 5min drive and has a shop and a pub (currently under refurbishment) serving excellent food,The Swan is Grade II listed and was built back in 1480 by the Bishop of Norwich.

Wingfield barns next to the College,has a programme of cultural events.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Eye, Suffolk

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
LOW SEASON
5 Sep 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£1,190
for 2 nights
From
£595
£2,550
 
 
Christmas 2016
21 Dec 2016 - 28 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£3,450
for 7 nights
£3,450
 
 
NEW YEAR 2016/2017
29 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£2,780
for 4 nights
From
£695
£3,950
 
 
FEB 1/2 TERM 2017
10 Feb 2017 - 19 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 2 nights
From
£650
From
£700
Fri,Sat
£2,800
 
 
EASTER 2017
7 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 3 nights
From
£650
From
£700
Fri,Sat
£2,950
 
 
MAY HALF TERM
26 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 2 nights
From
£650
From
£700
Fri,Sat
£2,800
 
 
SUMMER 2017
14 Jul 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 2 nights
From
£650
From
£700
Fri,Sat
£2,800
 
 
OCTOBER HALF TERM
13 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 2 nights
From
£650
From
£700
Fri,Sat
£2,800
 
 
CHRISTMAS 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,500
for 7 nights
£3,500
 
 
NEW YEAR 2017/18
29 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,800
for 4 nights
From
£700
£3,950
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 2 nights
From
£575
From
£650
Fri,Sat
£2,600
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300
Tax Rate 20.0%

STAG AND HEN GROUPS ARE WELCOME BUT WE DO EXPECT THE HOUSE TO BE LEFT AS FOUND AND ANY DAMAGES MUST BE PAID FOR. PLEASE LET US KNOW IF THIS IS THE CASE. NO DOGS ALLOWED

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Eye in East of England

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    WC 1 - Toilet
    WC 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Bath with Shower
  • Ground Floor 1 x WC with hand basin First Floor 2 x Bathrooms (1 with WC) 1 x Separate WC Second Floor 1 x Bathroom with WC
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • BEDROOM 1 - 1 Double Bed
    BEDROOM 2 - 1 Double Bed
    BEDROOM 3 - 1 Double Bed , THIS HAS ADJOINING SINGLE BEDROOM & BATHROOM
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , THIS IS ADJOINED TO DOUBLE BEDROOM
    BEDROOM 5 - 2 Single Bed
    BEDROOM 7 - 3 Single Bed , Second Floor Bedroom
    BEDROOM 6 - 1 Double Bed , Second floor bedroom
  • All bedrooms are spacious. Please note the single bedroom is accessed through one of the double bedrooms. Additionally there are two travel cots available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 3 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

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