About Property Manager
Since moving to Suffolk from the Fens of Cambridgeshire we have always wanted to find ways of using and preserving the lovely old farm buildings at North Hall farm which surround our lovingly restored listed farmhouse. Creating holiday homes from some of these barns will maintain their active life whilst at the same time allowing a greater number of people to experience the tranquility and peace of this most beautiful of rural-English locations. As we both come from a farming heritage moving away from the countryside was never an option once we were no longer farming, and developing opportunities at our new location helps us achieve our aim of the rural life we both so enjoy. We have aimed to create a holiday destination which will give the visitor an insight into the delights of living in this unique corner of the British countryside, and sincerely hope that you will enjoy your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you to your restful country retreat.
Property Manager purchased this Barn in 2007
Why Property Manager chose Diss
In the conversion of the stables and the old dairy into holiday cottages, we have striven to create holiday homes which offer everything we ourselves would look for in an English countryside destination. The cottages are purpose built as holiday homes and as such the layout , design and functionality of the properties are ideally suited to your needs. At the same time we have maintained a sympathetic approach to the original design and location of the cottages. The results are living spaces with a traditional look and feel, but which incorporates all mod-cons. From these restful peacefully located cottages, one is in easy reach of much of East Anglia and its attractions, whilst there are a host of excellent restaurants and watering holes nearby. The area is a joy for the cyclist or walking enthusiast. Country lanes are not too hilly or challenging, and there are many little woods and corners for the perfect picnic spots. Despite the peace and isolated feel of the location the properties are easily reached by road or rail, making them ideal for a weekend getaway.
What makes this Barn unique
The cottages enjoy fabulous views over rural landscape, and peace and quite on a level rarely found in today's world. Hostlers and Drovers are surrounded by meadows and ponds and are set at the end of a tree lined driveway over 250 yards from the nearest public road. This isolated setting means it is not unusual to witness deer, rabbits, a wide variety of birds and other wildlife at the site. Outside there is a semi-covered BBQ area and a decked seating area on the pond. Free range eggs are available from our own hens, and much other local produce is easily obtained locally, including organic produce. Light pollution levels are very low, and sitting outside of an evening gazing at the stars is a particular delight.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Just beautiful in every way.
Our stay at THE BEAUTIFUL SUFFOLK COUNTRY SIDE was amazing ! Very welcoming and friendly. The location and senery are breathtaking. Very peaceful and zen.
I reccomend anybody to stay here ! 10/10
Thank you once again
Very peaceful, relaxing , clean and modern.
We would definitely come back again. It's a lovely area.
Lovely peaceful cottage with wildlife on your doorstep
Lovely cottage very clean and had thoughtful touched
We used Hostlers as a base to explore the local area. It was well appointed and clean. Great to wake up and watch the deer in the bottom of the field.
Loved Bury St Edmunds and Lavenham. Diss is not too far away as well and has Morrison’s and Tesco if you need a larger supermarket.
The White Hart is very good for food.
Delightful and peaceful
Great well equipped hide away in beautiful countryside.
Nearby attractions include:-
- woodland walks in for example Knettleshall Heath Country Park and quite cycling tracks.
- Tracks for the more adventurous cyclist at High Lodge,
Thetford, alongside "Go Ape".
- several pubs with food within walking distance.
- village architecture; churches and mills.
- Garden centres and crafts.
- Bressingham steam and gardens, 8 miles.
- Newmarket racing and museums, 22 miles.
- Banham Zoo, 16 miles.
- St George English whisky distillery.
- Norwich, shopping and museums and art.
- Cambridge, shopping and historic buildings and punting.
- Norfolk and Suffolk Coast.
- Snape Maltings and Aldeburgh.
- Artisan brewers and food producers.