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

Bedrooms 7
Separate WCs2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Farmhouse (Sleeps 14 in 7 bedrooms)


Dove Farmhouse is a stunning farmhouse with its own private garden 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.

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 (please note the single is accessed via a double room) 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.

It also has its own games room with snooker table, table football and a 42' TV!

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

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 Floor :

Three double bedrooms

One twin bedroom

One single bedroom (accessed through one of the doubles)

Bathroom 1 - Bath, separate shower, basin, loo

Bathroom 2 - Bath with overhead shower with screen, basin

Separate loo

Second Floor:

Large triple bedroom with three singles

One double bedroom

Bathroom 3 - Bath, separate shower, basin, loo

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

Property Manager
Jo West
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About Jo West

Dove Farmhouse is part of the Warren Hill Farm Partnership. The farm has been in the family's 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

Why Jo West chose Brome and Oakley

Beautiful quiet location but close enough to the the small, thriving town of Eye and next to historic Brome Church. Our family have lived in this area for over 100yrs and although we have all been away and travelled etc. we keep returning. We live half a mile away in another farmhouse and are currently converting more farm barns into holiday lets which will be ready at the end of 2018

What makes this farmhouse unique

We love the feeling of space in the house. There is plenty of room for several generations of families and for large groups of friends to have reunions and fun times away. It is a great house for hide and seek. The games room is great for young and old alike and there is enough space for part of the group to be noisy whilst others can have peace and quiet.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Brome and Oakley in Mid Suffolk District

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
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
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 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 WCs
  • 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 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , Second floor bedroom
    Bedroom 7 - 3 Single Bed , Second floor bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , This has an adjoining single bedroom & bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , This is adjoined to the double 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
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Large Visit England 4* GOLD Farmhouse great for Family & Friends Suffolk
average rating of 4.925 based on 40 reviews

Perfect house, perfect location, perfect owner!!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house for my sisters hen weekend, with girls aged from 30 to 59 years old, and I cannot say enough good things about it. It is huge and has the most gorgeous garden which we were fortunate enough to get lots of use out of due to having great weather. The bedrooms were all beautiful and more than big enough for everyone. The games room and pianos were really good fun too and there are bikes to use as well.

There is a pub just up the road and a shop nearby too. The house is very easy to get to and there are some amazing places nearby to visit. We did canoeing during the daytime which was so much fun.

The owner Jo was a pleasure to deal with. Communication was great and she let me into the house the day before the hen weekend so that I could set up all of the decorations ready for the girls arrival! She even left a gorgeous welcome basket full of delicious treats for us too!

I could only dream of owning a stunning house like this and I will be recommending it to everyone! I shall definitely be returning. If I could give this house more than 5* I would!

Thank you Jo for what will be a very memorable weekend for our family and especially for my sister xx

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Donna, We are so pleased you all had a fabulous weekend and loved the house as much as we do. We would love to welcome you and/or any of your friends in the future. Thank you also for being perfect guests. Jo
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We spent 2 nights in this wonderful house for a family celebration. We all had a great time

  • 5 of 5

The house and garden are lovely. Great for a large group with a lovely garden for games and a BBQ. The owner also provided a welcome basket full of local produce. A lovely touch

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review and I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Dove Farmhouse. Thank you for leaving the house beautifully tidy. Jo
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Great relaxing place

  • 5 of 5

Great spacious accommodation, which was a fantastic base for 12 guys to cycle away into the very pretty Suffolk country side. Lovely big bedrooms , great garden and a fabulous kitchen for communal meals - all top stuff. Jo very helpful pre visit and welcoming. I would thoroughly recommend - we will revisit

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hen do

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house for a hen do - lots of space and lovely communal rooms. Jo was really helpful and very flexible about our requirements.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you all had a fun weekend.
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Absolutely marvellous house beautifully furnished and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous weekend in the snow in great comfort - spacious rooms and comfortable beds. Very friendly helpful and efficient hosts - thank you Jo!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

We all had a great time and appreciated the high quality bedding, multiple ovens and large fridge space. Thank you for being so accommodating of our requirements.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review and I am so pleased you all enjoyed your weekend.
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The Oaksmere
Great bar with real ales Super stylish restaurant with delicious food. Fantastic outside eat...
Blooms of Bressingham Garden Centre
Banham Zoo
The Bull at The Auberge
A wonderful fine dining experience with exceptional food and service.
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
Norwich Cathedral
Les Amandines Vegetarian Restaurants
Bury St Edmunds
Abby Gardens
Adnams Cellar & Kitchen Store
Adnams Cellar & Kitchen Cafe
Framlingham Castle
Norfolk Broads,UK
Holkham Hall
Sandringham Estate
North Norfolk Railway PLC
Queen's Head
Aldeburgh Fish and Chips
Go Ape Thetford
Cocoa Mama Chocolaterie
Chocolate Workshops Chocolate gifts Wonder coffee/tea shop with delicious pastries
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

Enjoy a family break and explore Suffolk 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.

Nearby attractions and amenities:

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

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

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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300


Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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