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Lodges set in 9 acres of woodland, meadows and river areas, plus a bird hide. - Hawthorns Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights



Hawthorns Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)

Fully fitted and furnished kitchen with Electric Oven, hob, dishwasher, washing machine, (tumble dryer in adjoining shed), fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle.

Dining table and chairs for seating 6, electric panel heater. French doors open out to verandah.

Lounge with 3 & 2 seater sofas, chair, TV, DVD, CD/radio, Telephone, WiFi included. Electric coal effect fire. Games, DVD/CD/Book library.

Main bathroom with bath and overhead shower, toilet and wash basin, heated towel rail.

King size bedroom ensuite with shower, toilet and wash basin, heated towel rail. Wardrobe, drawers, dressing table with light. Electric blanket. Electric panel heater. Bed reading lights and ceiling light.

Twin bedroom, wardrobe, drawers, dressing table with light. Electric blankets, electric panel heater. Bed reading lights and ceiling light.

3ft Bunk bedroom, wardrobe, drawers, dressing table with light, electric panel heater, hot water bottles. Bed reading lights.

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About the property


Hawthorns, Brambles & Burnside are fully furnished timber lodges, set in 9 acres of tranquil woodland & meadows with Little Ouse river running through. Ideal for a relaxing stay for the whole family. All are sited well apart from each other to provide privacy but can be booked together for large families or friends.

Dogs welcome by prior arrangement, (max of two per lodge, but if small breeds then possibly 3 if discussed with myself first).

Please note that there is no enclosed garden so dogs must be kept under control.

We ask that you clear up after your dogs.

Please keep pets off all sofas and beds.

Please do not leave dogs unattended in lodges, unless in a dog cage but only for up to 3 hours.

Bird Hide situated near river & wood for your use. Historic Bury St Edmunds 16 miles, Norwich with its lovely Cathedral 26 miles and Cambridge only an hours drive away. Banham Zoo 6 miles, Blooms of Bressingham 6 miles, Thetford Forest's High Lodge with Go-Ape and other family play areas approx 14 miles away.

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Leigh Barnes
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
4 August, 2018

About Leigh Barnes

My name is Leigh Barnes and I own and manage the properties. I was born on the same site where our timber lodges are sited, but now live the other end of Garboldisham village with my husband and we really enjoy the area we live in. As we live close to our properties, we are always at hand for any queries or advice on places to visit. We aim to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Leigh Barnes purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Leigh Barnes chose Bury St Edmunds

We bought our timber lodges as its just the ideal place for peace and quiet and it means we can share our 9 acre site for others to enjoy.

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Booking Notes:
£50 deposit required per week of booking.
Balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to stay, or if booking within 8 weeks then full payment due immediately.
If customer cancels booking, then we can only refund the payment if we manage to re-let the dates, excepting the deposit.
We advise customers to take out their own holiday insurance, in case of cancellation.
Methods of payment by Cheques or Bank transfers.
Please contact owner for bookings.

Changeover Day:
Burnside is Friday changeover
Hawthorns & Brambles Saturday changeover
Arrive after 3pm and Depart by 10am

Notes on prices:
From £260 to £650 depending on time of year and which lodge.
Please visit our own website for further details.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Bury St Edmunds in Garboldisham

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 1
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Do not leave pets unattended in property unless in secure cage & only with owners permission. Do not allow pets on furniture. No dogs under 6 months.
  • Please note there is no enclosed garden,
  • No bonfires or fireworks
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk beds, 3 foot wide
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: All properties have unlimited WiFi. Plenty space for 2-3 cars to park at each property Pets welcome free of charge with prior arrangement but request not in bedrooms. Burnside - Friday changeover day. Hawthorns & Brambles Saturday changeover. Short breaks (Nov-March, excluding Bank Holidays) Fri-Mon or Mon-Fri. Outside: All properties have lawned gardens but not enclosed as spills into 9 acres of surrounding land, garden furniture, barbecue, rotary line, outside sheds to store bikes.


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Hawthorns Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Lovely, well equipped lodge

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our three young grandsons and found everything we needed, even games and books for the boys. Set in a beautiful wooded area, leading down to a bird hide and small river. We all enjoyed our stay here and had some great days out in Norfolk and Suffolk.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all enjoyed your stay at Alderwood Lodges and great that your grandchildren had fun. Hope to see you again in the future Thanks
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Special interest holidays:

Bird Hide situated on site near river & wood for your use & was opened by TV Botanist Professor David Bellamy in May 2013.

If you wish to play in a cricket game then my husband can organise this at our local club or if you prefer golf then my father can arrange a game with him at his club.


Norfolk/Suffolk beaches are all about an hour or so away by car.


Car is advisable as rural but local train/bus stations at Diss (8 miles) and Thetford (10 miles).

Airports at Norwich (approx 30 miles) Stansted (1 hours drive) or Luton (1 hr 30 mins drive).


Villages of Garboldisham and Hopton 1 mile.

Banham Zoo 6 miles.

Blooms of Bressingham 6 miles.

Pub 1 mile No Food

Restuarants & further pubs 3 miles

Bury St Edmunds 16 miles

Norwich 26 miles

Further Details:

Two village Shops 1 mile away

Vine Pub at Hopton 1 mile away but no food

Supermarkets 8 miles away.

Restuarants 3 miles.

Diss town 8 miles for banks etc.

Dog Cage (2ftx3ftx2ft 2") available upon request, suitable for up to medium sized dogs.