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Jo West

Member since: 2013
Speaks English

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

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 7
Separate WC's2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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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.



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
  • 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


based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

Large Visit England 4* GOLD Farmhouse great for Family & Friends Suffolk
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

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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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
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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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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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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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Brilliant house, very welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

We were a large group of 10 friends with 8 children. Jo was very friendly and welcoming and was on hand during our stay if we needed anything. The house is superb, in a beautiful village location, and was perfect for our needs. Could't have had a better weekend!

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Owner's Response: I'm so pleased you enjoyed your weekend at Dove Farmhouse. Thank you for your kind review. Jo
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Fabulous farm house

  • 5 of 5

The property was very spacious, clean and bright. The massive kitchen, multiple rooms and games tables meant everyone was very comfortably catered for. We could all sit around the tables in the garden too, which was excellent. Beautiful garden and birdsong.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at our house.
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The Oaksmere
Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
The Oaksmere Country Hotel
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
The Oaksmere Country Hotel
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Norwich or Ipswich Dry Slopes
Nearest Beach
29 Miles
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.


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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Eye, Suffolk

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
21 Jul 2016 - 4 Sep 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
5 Sep 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas 2016
21 Dec 2016 - 28 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
NEW YEAR 2016/2017
29 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

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


Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Eye in East of England

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 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
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • BEDROOM 1 - 1 Double Bed
    BEDROOM 2 - 1 Double Bed
    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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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