Local Area Information

There's so much !

Immediate vicinity

  • 1 acre of garden, with orchard, picnic bench, ponds and football goals
  • The owners animals (goats + chickens)
  • Tree swing
  • Games room with free-to-play pub style pool table, darts and dartboard
  • Field walks from the door - even the Mid-Suffolk footpath goes past the garden.
  • Bridleway good for cycling to the village

Local attractions within 15 minutes drive:

  • Stonham Barns with Birds of Prey centre, golf centre including crazy golf, fishing lakes, children's play area, teapot pottery and shopping.
  • Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm. Cuddle the lambs in Spring, feed the hungry kune kune pigs and take a walk around the farm and along the river. Ideal for a morning or afternoon out with a young family. (One of our favourites when the children were younger).
  • Needham Lake - a pretty lake with lots of wildfowl, good children's play area, and gravelled paths suitable for pushchairs etc. Close to small historic town of Needham Market
  • Needham Market - charming small town full of little antique shops.
  • Alder Carr Farm - excellent farm shop, pick your own and great tea rooms/ cafe. Ice cream is to die for! Regular farmers market.
  • Museum of East Anglian Life - great, largely, outdoor museum showing life in East Anglia in the past. It has a working watermill, Victorian school, old chapel, old smithy plus others buildings with lots of fascinating exhibits. Various events thorough out the year, and children's activities.

Lots of little pretty towns and villages:

  • Eye - boasting a castle, a lovely old church and vibrant high street
  • Debenham -
  • Haughty - a great (and ancient) bakery as well as a good indie restaurant
  • Diss - gentle old market town with a great country auction house and a its mere (pond/lake)
  • Bressingham - steam museum, steam train rides and the occasional visits of Thomas the tank engine and lovely gardens too

Annual Performance Events

A little further afield:

There is so much to do. We try to keep up to date with all local leaflets and are on hand to make suggestions too.

Eating Out (our three go-to restaurants)

Again there are many others and we provide more information in the cottage.

Three further afield but worth the trek (each in a great riverside setting)

Local Sports:

  • Several golf clubs within a short drive Diss, Stonham
  • Leisure centre, with swimming pool and climbing wall in Stowmarket.
  • Fishing (Stonham Barns and (a guest recommends) Creeting St Mary.
  • Sailing and boating (Alton Water) approx half hour drive.
  • Go Ape high ropes activity centre 40 minutes away in Thetford Forest.
  • Sleeps 6 to 8/9
  • Log burner
  • Dogs welcome
  • Non-smoking
  • Breathes history
  • Playroom with toys
  • Large garden
  • Goats and chickens
  • 1 Double; 1 Double/twin; 1 Twin; (+ 1 double and a single in the playroom).
  • 1 Family bathroom + 1 shower room
Guest Comments

Very grateful you chose to share your delightful cottage...

Katie, John, Tiffany, Christopher and Edward
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