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Visit England 4* GOLD Beautiful Renovated Barn - Sleeps 4 in two bedrooms

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cart Lodge - Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms


This stunning converted barn has its own large secluded private garden set in a small village near the picturesque market town of Eye in Suffolk. The perfect spot from which to explore both the Suffolk and Norfolk countryside and coastline. Fantastic accommodation spread over two floors with views across the countryside which is great for a family, couples or a small group of friends.

The barn sleeps 4 in one double and one twin bedroom. On the ground floor there is a wonderful open plan vaulted sitting, dining room with TV and large comfy sofas with large windows overlooking the gardens and terrace. A fully equipped modern kitchen with dishwasher, fridge freezer, hob, oven and microwave plus a washer dryer. The bathroom is also located on the ground floor with a walk in shower, loo and basin.

On the first floor are the two bedrooms. One double with TV and one twin, both with lovely views over the countryside.

There are spacious enclosed gardens with a terrace and table and chairs. There is plenty of parking space on a shared private driveway.

The beds are all made with towels provided as is all heating and electricity. Free wifi is available.

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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About Jo West

Dove Cart Lodge is 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 barn in 1920


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Eye in Brome and Oakley

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Glass CANNOT be recycled - Do not place in recycling bin If glass found in recycling bin damage deposit will be retained
  • Please remove all used bedlinen on departure and place in laundry basket
  • Please leave house as found, thank you
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Modern bathroom with walk in shower unit, hand basin and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Travel cot available on request
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
Beautifully beamed barn, sympathetically converted into holiday cottage.


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Visit England 4* GOLD Beautiful Renovated Barn - Sleeps 4 in two bedrooms
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Lovely house, great rural location, warm welcome - perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully converted barn, very comfortable and all highest quality. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank goodness you could still make it with all the snow.
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We had a great time at the lovely Dove Cart Lodge

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with the quality of the accommodation at Dove Cart Lodge. The building is very smart inside and out, and there is a large lawned garden, which our children greatly appreciated; good for general running about, French cricket, frisbee etc.

Whilst the exterior of the property looks pristine, the interior retains the wooden structure of an ancient farm building. The whole of the property has been very carefully and tastefully restored, with a keen eye on the requirements of modern families. All fixtures and fittings are of a very high standard. There is a fully equipped kitchen with everything you could need, a nicely fitted bathroom, and two generous bedrooms. The main living room area is very impressive with it’s double height ceiling with exposed structural beams.

There are plenty of things to do within easy driving distance. Southwold is a wonderful seaside town; the Pier with Tim Hunkin’s ‘Under the Pier Show’ is a must see, and I also enjoyed the Adnam’s Brewery Tour. Great Fish and Chips in the Lord Nelson Pub. My children also enjoyed the ‘Maize Maze’ just outside Southwold. Aldeburgh is also a lovely Seaside town, with freshly caught fish available from it’s famous ‘fish huts’ on the beach. As well as this we enjoyed a very enjoyable day’s canoeing on the Norfolk Broads, hiring canoes from ‘The Canoe man’ at Wroxham, and the Sainsbury’s Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich is also well worth a visit. For those interested in history, Suffolk and Norfolk were home to many thousands of American airman during World War II, and we also visited a couple of small local museums which told the story of the US Airforce’s involvement in the war.

This was the first time in many years that we have spent our summer holiday in the UK, and we enjoyed it thoroughly. Who needs the Dordogne, when you can have Suffolk?

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful detailed review of Dove Cart Lodge. We are so pleased you had a wonderful week both in the house and exploring Suffolk and Norfolk.
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Stunning location and beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week at Dove Cart Lodge, the accommodation was beautiful. The location was ideal to reach many interesting places and also in the immediate area there were lots of lovely walking and cycling routes. This is the sort of location you can do as much or as little as you like. Dove Cart is so comfortable and well equipped, you cannot fail to be impressed. Thanks you for a lovely stay. Mel and Tina Poke

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review of Dove Cart Lodge and I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you also for leaving the house so beautifully clean and tidy. Perfect guests. Hopefully we can welcome you back in the future. Jo
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Beautifully renovated cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, finished and furnished to a high specification. Host was readily available before, during and after stay. Lovely little extras such as a hamper with local goods. Would happily stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at Dove Cart Lodge. The property was fantastic, modern and well equipped.

We also enjoyed the location, out and exploring the region every single day of stay.

Would like to stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review and it means so much to us that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for leaving the cart lodge so beautifully tidy. We would love to welcome you back in the future. Best wishes Jo
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Wonderful long terms stay at Dove Cart Lodge - 5STAR!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay would be longer than most, The Dove Cart Lodge became our home for 6 weeks and over the Christmas period.

The property is wonderful, if you are looking for a place to stay which allows you to be in the countryside but not too far from civilisation then you should consider this property to your list.

The house has been treated to a sympathetic and modern approach in its recent refurbishment carried out.

Specific mention should be made to the kitchen layout which is again modern but also very useful... the lounge area (comfy) has access to large rear garden and outside seating... we would have loved to fire up the BBQ but the inclement weather on our stay put stop to that!

Services such as weekly bed changes are a step ahead to other properties how just change as you leave. Also the property has internet.

Directions to the property are easy & Vehicle Parking is abundant!

From the property you have the option of walks in nearly every directions, our son enjoyed visiting the cows barns (this is a working farm) which are nearby and this just improved the stay.

In the evenings there are some wonderful sunsets and golden/red skies to be enjoyed wither from the lounge or (if your brave) outside.

At night its great to see the stars in the sky as you when you stay there will not be cars or urban lights to spoil.

Some areas which would have made improvement (for me anyway) to our stay and keep the property up with modern times....... USB chargers in wall sockets, maybe a more quality television combined with Sky for those residents who stay in.

Overall a 5 star experience.... Thankyou!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind and detailed review. It was a pleasure to have you to stay and thank you for looking after the house so well. I do hope you are all settled in your new house. Best wishes, Jo
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The Oaksmere
The Bull at The Auberge
A wonderful fine dining experience with exceptional food and service.
Queen's Head
Les Amandines Vegetarian Restaurants
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
Norwich Cathedral
Bury St Edmunds
Abby Gardens
Adnams Cellar & Kitchen Store
Adnams Cellar & Kitchen Cafe
Framlingham Castle
Banham Zoo
Norfolk Broads,UK
Holkham Hall
Sandringham Estate
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

We would be very grateful if you could remove any used bed linen before departure and leave the house as you found it. Thank you

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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