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177 luxury cottages and self catering accommodation in East England. A range of superb quality cottages across East England.


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Blyth View Stables - Lime Tree Cottage in Blythburgh, Suffolk, East England

Blyth View Stables - Lime Tree Cottage, Blythburgh, Suffolk, East England

Sleeps 8
Weekly prices from £475 to £ 1175

Self catering accommodation in Blythburgh sleeps 8.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Swimming Pool • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 8

Accommodation overview: Approached by an impressive driveway flanked by trees, these converted former stables buildings occupy a picturesque setting in the grounds of the Georgian Grade II listed Blyth View, once serving as a workhouse. Both holiday properties and adjoining cottages enjoy an elevated position above the Blyth Valley. Surrounded by open countryside, it makes a tranquil setting, yet the Suffolk Heritage Coast, and the towns of Southwold and Walberswick are a mere 10 minutes’ drive. Dunwich, Minsmere bird reserve, Aldeburgh and Snape, all within ½-hour drive. Pub and shop ¾ mile.

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Lock Cottage in Nayland, Suffolk, East England

Lock Cottage, Nayland, Suffolk, East England

Sleeps 8
Weekly prices from £681 to £ 1636

Self catering accommodation in Nayland sleeps 8.

Features include: • Internet Access • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 8

Accommodation overview: For a unique holiday experience, Lock Cottage is unbeatable. Surrounded by water and accessed via a footbridge, this delightful, detached lock keeper’s cottage is an oasis of peace and tranquillity, yet is in the heart of the medieval village of Nayland on the Suffolk and Essex border. Built in 1805 with a later extension, the cottage is one of two remaining lock keeper’s cottages from the Stour Navigation which allowed barges to travel from Sudbury to the sea. The setting of the cottage is truly breathtaking with a delightful garden and the River Stour tumbling over a weir, there is plenty of wildlife to see with kingfishers, swans, herons and sometimes an otter on the weir. There is also the opportunity to fish in the lock pool, or venture out in the canoe and rowing boat provided at the property (life jackets provided). With views across the water towards the open countryside of the Dedham Vale AONB, it is hard to believe that just a 55-yard walk along the tow path leads to the village amenities. The surrounding area is a delight to explore, there are many footpaths in the village and golf is available at nearby Stoke-by-Nayland (3 miles). Flatford Mill and Dedham Village, in the heart of Constable Country, are a short drive away whilst keen gardeners may enjoy a visit to Beth Chatto’s Garden. Nearby Colchester, famous for being the oldest town in England, has a castle and museum set in attractive parkland that stretches down to the River Colne, a zoo and an interesting range of shops, restaurants, galleries and pubs. For a day by the sea, guests can choose between the sunshine coast of Essex at Frinton-on-Sea, or the nearby Heritage coastline of Suffolk where the beaches at Felixstowe, Aldeburgh, Southwold or Walberswick can be enjoyed. Shop 50 yards, pub 300 yards.

Large living room with open fire, French doors and TV. Sitting room with TV. Dining room with wood-burning stove and tiled floor. Well-equipped, galley-style kitchen. Garden room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed, views over weir and fully tiled en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom with zip and link beds and views over mill stream. Single bedroom with pull-out bed (for +1 child). Fully tiled bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

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Gables Barns - The Willows in Helmingham, Suffolk, East England

Gables Barns - The Willows, Helmingham, Suffolk, East England

Sleeps 5
Weekly prices from £387 to £ 817

Self catering accommodation in Helmingham sleeps 5.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 5

Accommodation overview: Set on a quiet backwater, yet ten minutes from Ipswich, Woodbridge and the A14, these delightful barn conversions are part of original farm buildings and have been furnished and equipped to a very high standard. Situated near to the owners’ home, both holiday cottages enjoy shared use of a games barn and gardens. Gables Barns are convenient for the Suffolk Heritage Coast (with the A1120 ‘tourist route’ just five minutes away), Constable Country, antique hunting at Debenham or Long Melford, or simply visiting some of the beautiful villages of this picturesque county. Local footpath walks abound and a village store and pub are within 2 miles. Both cottages (refs BRL and BRM) are part of the original farm buildings and can be booked together to accommodate larger groups.

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Gunton Lodge in Oulton Broad, Suffolk, East England

Gunton Lodge, Oulton Broad, Suffolk, East England

Sleeps 12
Weekly prices from £1158 to £ 3366

Self catering accommodation in Oulton Broad sleeps 12.

Features include: • Garden • Internet Access • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 12

Accommodation overview: Enjoying over 100ft of water frontage, with a private mooring and slipway, Gunton Lodge is one of the premier detached period houses built along Oulton Broad. A large sunny south-facing garden leads to the water’s edge, accessing a wealth of family watersports activity on the enclosed waters of the broad. A rowing boat can be made available for guests’ use by prior arrangement. Alternatively, simply relax and enjoy stunning views across the broad and surrounding countryside from the house, the lawn or the summer house by the water’s edge. The master bedroom has French doors leading onto a large decked balcony with stair access up to the turret room – a fabulous spot for enjoying the often spectacular sunsets! Oulton Broad is a haven for wildlife and water sports such as fishing (seasonal, licensed), sailing (RYA training centre), windsurfing and rowing. Numerous footpaths rich with wildlife and scenic cycle rides can be accessed from the house. A short boat ride across or short walk around the broad leads to the charming village of Oulton Broad with its waterside cafes, shops, restaurants, bars and park with a well-equipped children’s play area and tennis courts. Or go upriver in a day boat and discover charming waterside pubs and restaurants and pretty broads villages, such as Beccles, St Olaves and Somerleyton. The popular Blue Flag beaches of Lowestoft and Gorleston are close by, and further afield, picturesque drives lead into the Suffolk and Norfolk countryside with its many excellent gastro pubs, and to the Suffolk Heritage Coast including Southwold, Walberswick and Aldeburgh. Nearby stately home and gardens at Somerleyton also make an enjoyable day out. Shops 500 yards, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.

Living/dining room with open fire, wooden floor and well-equipped kitchen area with gas range (for cooking). Large drawing/sun room, French doors to patio/garden. Utility. Single bedroom. Two cloakrooms/toilets. First floor: Two large double south-facing bedrooms, both with 5ft bed, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, French doors to balcony and stair access to turret room. West-facing twin bedroom with wash basin. Spacious bathroom with roll-top bath, large separate shower cubicle, marble-tiled heated floor and dressing area. Second floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed. Twin bedroom. Cosy single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower. All rooms with broads views.

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Drakes Dyke in Wroxham, Norfolk, East England

Drakes Dyke, Wroxham, Norfolk, East England

Sleeps 6
Weekly prices from £868 to £ 2059

Self catering accommodation in Wroxham sleeps 6.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview: Enjoying a delightful waterfront location, this very comfortably furnished and well-equipped, detached holiday home is set in the very heart of the Norfolk Broads. Full advantage is taken of the stunning views from its first floor living room, and these can be further savoured from the seating area on the verandah leading off. A lawned garden leads down to the river’s edge, where a private mooring is available for a guests’ boat, and use of an all-weather day boat to explore the famous waterways is also included.
Good bird-watching and fishing can be enjoyed from the property and a games room offers visitors table tennis and a pool table to while away spare time. A paradise for nature lovers, the Broads are the most important wetlands in Europe and are alive with ducks, geese and swans, as well as a host of other birdlife including spoonbills and herons. The area is crisscrossed by numerous footpaths and cycling trails, ideal for exploring on foot or by bicycle. The 56-mile Weavers’ Way is a long-distance footpath that winds through the best parts of the Broads on its way from Cromer to Great Yarmouth.
Wroxham, the ‘capital’ of the Broads lies within easy reach, boasting many waterside cafés, restaurants, shops, railway station and other amenities. Using the river launch provided, it makes a pleasant way to discover the region, stopping off along the way.
The city of Norwich (8 miles) with its cathedral and castle museum offers varied attractions including excellent shopping and market place, as well as cafés and fine restaurants to tempt the taste buds. For golfing enthusiasts, a golf course is to be found at Sprowston Hall 6 miles away, whilst for a family day by the sea, sandy beaches can be found along the Norfolk coast, just 11 miles distant. Shops 1/2 mile.

Two double bedrooms, one with 6ft bed and en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet. Twin bedroom. Games room. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Steep spiral stairs to first floor: Spacious beamed living/dining room with French doors to verandah. Beamed modern kitchen with range.

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Smoke House in Ingoldisthorpe, Norfolk, East England

Smoke House, Ingoldisthorpe, Norfolk, East England

Sleeps 2
Weekly prices from £288 to £ 502

Self catering accommodation in Ingoldisthorpe sleeps 2.

Features include: • Garden • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview: A haven for walkers and bird-watchers, this delightful 150-year-old character cottage has been fully refurbished to provide very comfortable holiday accommodation. The ideal retreat at any time of the year, the Smoke House stands detached in a peaceful location, with beautiful views and benefits from its own landscaped courtyard garden in which to sit and relax. Public footpaths lead from the door, and the renowned RSPB Snettisham and Titchwell bird reserves are both nearby. Just 4 miles distant is the Royal Sandringham Estate and the village of Heacham – home to Norfolk Lavender. Medieval Kings Lynn is a must for shopping and dining out, whilst the seaside town of Hunstanton offers traditional seaside attractions, majestic cliffs, golf, tennis and water sports. Shop and pubs 1 mile.

Living room with wood-burning stove, rug on fossilised slate floor and French door to patio. Modern fitted kitchen/dining room with door to garden. Shower room and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Twin bedroom with 2ft 6in beds. Beamed throughout.

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Watermill Cottage in Sausthorpe, Lincolnshire, East England

Watermill Cottage, Sausthorpe, Lincolnshire, East England

Sleeps 2
Weekly prices from £351 to £ 621

Self catering accommodation in Sausthorpe sleeps 2.

Accommodation overview: A haven of tranquillity perfect for a romantic break this lovingly converted detached riverside stable boasts a beautifully appointed interior private patio and hot tub with a view of the mill pond. Approached by a long lane winding through woodland the holiday property sits beside the owner’s superb Mill House straddling the River Lymm - believed to be the inspiration for Tennyson’s poem ‘The Miller’s Daughter’. The charming market town of Spilsby is 2.5 miles. Anderby Creek’s unspoilt beach Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve and golf courses are all easily accessible. Shop and pub 1 mile.

Accommodation details

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area with wooden floor. Conservatory. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Salters Cottage in Wainfleet-St-Mary, Lincolnshire, East England

Salters Cottage, Wainfleet-St-Mary, Lincolnshire, East England

Sleeps 6
Weekly prices from £428 to £ 986

Self catering accommodation in Wainfleet-St-Mary sleeps 6.

Features include: Non Smoking • Enclosed Garden • Private Hot Tub • Pub Close By • Sandy Beach 5 Miles • Sea 5 Miles • Short Break • Ultimate • Pet Friendly

Accommodation overview: Renovated to a very good standard and boasting fully enclosed gardens and its own hot tub this appealing cottage offers the beauty of both tranquillity and convenience – ideal for summer and winter breaks. Tucked down a private lane on the owners’ extensive arable farm with its 80 acres for walking and wildlife watching it sits just 10 minutes’ walk from local shops pubs restaurants and the Batemans Brewery visitor centre. River fishing is available 100 yards away (licence required) and sandy beaches and family entertainments can be found in Skegness (5 miles). Shop and pub approx 800 yards.

Accommodation Detail

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) 1 twin 1 single with additional pull-out single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Timbers Barn in Runcton Holme, Norfolk, East England

Timbers Barn, Runcton Holme, Norfolk, East England

Sleeps 5
Weekly prices from £404 to £ 816

Self catering accommodation in Runcton Holme sleeps 5.

Features include: Short Breaks • Multi bathrooms • Non smoking Fishing nearby • Four Poster Bed Pool Hot Tub Luxury accommodation sleeps 5

Accommodation overview: In the timeless open landscape of the Norfolk Fens Thorpland Manor Farm offers visitors a wonderfully peaceful rural setting and shared enjoyment of a fine range of facilities including a heated open air swimming pool. Skilfully and lovingly converted from handsome farm buildings and carefully retaining traditional features in their beamed interiors all seven cottages provide the highest quality of comfort. Set near the owners’ 17th century farmhouse on a working farm they all boast their own sitting out areas as well as access to the farm grounds where coarse fishing and farm walks make this the perfect spot in which to relax and unwind. A sauna hot tub and games room all add to the pleasurable atmosphere. A wide variety of attractions lie within easy reach including the National Trust’s Oxburgh Hall a moated manor house built in 1482 and which holds special events throughout the year and Langham Glass where visitors can watch the traditional skills of glass making. A wealth of crafts and antiques barns a butterfly and wildlfe park water gardens farm parks plant nurseries museums or rural life and a rare breeds centre also promise good days out. Boasting several unique wildlife habitats and criss-crossed by footpaths and quiet lanes the wide scenery of the Fens and the heathland and forests of the Norfolk Brecks offer excellent walking and cycling opportunities whilst the north Norfolk coastwith its picturesque villages salt marshes and bird reserves is an easy drive. Sandringham House and Park is well worth a visit and the Victorian seaside resort of Hunstanton’s sandy beaches rock pools majestic cliffs beautifully planted gardens traditional amusements fun fair and host of water based activities are sure to delight visitors of all ages. Standing on rising ground just 3.5 miles away is Downham Market one of Norfolk’s oldest market towns and offering a good choice of shops inns restaurants tennis and a sports centre. Fishing riding and golf are all available nearby. Shops and pub serving food 1.5 miles.

Accommodation Detail

Ground floor: Living room. Dining area/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet 1 twin 1 single. Bathroom with toilet. Beams throughout.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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River Cottage in Hoe, Norfolk, East England

River Cottage, Hoe, Norfolk, East England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £352 to £ 851

Self catering accommodation in Hoe sleeps 4.

Features include: • Garden • Internet Access • Hot Tub • Pub near by • Easy Walking Access • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview:

Located in the heart of Norfolk, this detached holiday cottage enjoys commanding views over its own large garden and river frontage (fishing available in season with permit) and also boasts its own private hot tub and summer house. Situated in a perfect setting for exploring sandy beaches, coastal walks, cycle routes and many places of natural and historical interest. Tucked away on the outskirts of the village of Beetley and close to the owner’s home, it is just 2 miles from the bustling market town of East Dereham. Visit the city of Norwich and Wroxham for daily boat hire, river trips, waterside restaurants and shops. Farm shop and pub/restaurant ¼ mile.

Living/dining room with kitchen area, French doors to garden and wooden floors. Utility. Two bedrooms, each with en-suite shower room and toilet; one double with 5ft bed and one twin.

  • Elec, full underfloor oil CH, bed linen and towels inc
  • T/cot
  • H/chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • M/wave
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • F/freezer
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large, enclosed, lawned garden with patio, terrace and garden furniture
  • Summerhouse
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • Hot tub
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Easy walking access
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Fenced river in garden, 20 yds

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Lavender Cottage in Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, East England

Lavender Cottage, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, East England

Sleeps 12
Weekly prices from £1088 to £ 2540

Self catering accommodation in Wells-next-the-Sea sleeps 12.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Easy Walking Access • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 12

Accommodation overview: Just 2 miles from the sea, this enchanting period detached holiday property is surrounded by its own large lawned garden and is a perfect choice at any time of year for large families and discerning groups wishing to holiday together. Beautifully furnished to a high standard and well-equipped throughout, it boasts a wood-burning stove in the living room and sheltered decked terrace overlooking the garden - a perfect spot for enjoying outdoor dining or just simply relaxing. The property provides ground floor sleeping accommodation with twin bedrooms and a bathroom for guests wishing to avoid stairs. The area of North Norfolk is a haven for wildlife, with excellent walking and bird watching amid the nearby salt marshes and sand dunes, a must for any enthusiast. Lavender Cottage is centrally located to explore Norfolk’s amazing coastline and attractions and the popular seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea is 2 miles with an excellent wide sandy beach, picturesque fishing port (great for crabbing, fresh shell fish) and town centre with many excellent bistro inns, cafes, restaurants and shops. Holkham Hall and an excellent sandy beach backed by pine trees are 6 miles. Boat trips are available to the seal colony, RSPB and nature reserves at Morson Harbour. Bustling villages including Blakeney Quay, the historical market town of Holt, and Burnham Market are an easy drive. The medieval village of Walsingham (2 miles) is rich in archaeological treasures, historical and religious interests whilst Wells and Walsingham light railway is well worth a visit. The Norfolk Coastal Path offers excellent rambling opportunities, and is an invigorating way to see Norfolk’s smooth green belt. Shops and pub 2 miles.

Step to entrance. Spacious, beamed living room with wood-burning stove and French doors. Dining room/kitchen area with electric range (for cooking). Double bedroom with interconnecting door to twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room with toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with roll-top bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet. Steps between some rooms.

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The Old Rectory in Thornhaugh, Cambridgeshire, East England

The Old Rectory, Thornhaugh, Cambridgeshire, East England

Sleeps 10
Weekly prices from £643 to £ 1716

Self catering accommodation in Thornhaugh sleeps 10.

Features include: • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 10

Accommodation overview: This delightful former rectory dates back to the 1720s and adjoins the owner’s home within beautiful landscaped grounds in the pretty hamlet of Thornhaugh. Used during the 1940s by the ladies of the Land Army, The Old Rectory retains many original features including mullion windows and attractive architraves, whilst the imposing landing is adorned with ‘big game’ trophies. The Old Rectory provides a perfect holiday base for exploring all this beautiful area has to offer.
At its heart lies Rutland Water, which attracts visitors worldwide for bird watching, fishing and water sports. There is an abundance of excellent walks found locally with the Jurassic, Viking and Macmillan Ways to explore. A pleasant way to spend an afternoon is to browse around Barnsdale Gardens, designed by the late Geoff Hamilton.
The area is full of historic towns such as Stamford, 5 miles, which has been given conservation status. Once an important wool town, it has retained much of its old world charm and prosperity. Several of the buildings are of old Lincolnshire limestone, giving the town a fine appearance. There is much of interest in Stamford, including the Meadows (a pleasant place to picnic), All Saints’ Church and the picturesque Barn Hill behind it, as well as All Saints’ Brewery and Stamford Arts Centre, which has one of England’s earliest provincial theatres. Other towns of interest are Melton Mowbray, Oakham and Uppingham. Peterborough is 11 miles offers many amenities, including its magnificent cathedral. There are also many shops, restaurants and bars as well as theatres, cinema and greyhound stadium.
Pretty villages with country inns serving real ale and excellent food can be found within a pleasant drive and make the perfect place in which to unwind after a day’s sightseeing. Shop and pub 1 mile.

Large living room with mullioned windows. Dining hall. Thirteen steps down to lower ground floor: Kitchen with electric range (for cooking), breakfast area and walk-in pantry. Double bedroom. One large step to shower room. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with mullion windows; one with additional single bed (for +1), and one with canopied bed. Twin bedroom with additional single bed (for +1) and mullioned windows. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

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