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The Thatched House, Eye

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets? YES

From £607.00 per week

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Step back in time with a short break or relaxing holiday at this unique holiday cottage in the heart of historic market town of Eye with lovely local shops, eateries and Motte and Bailey castle. The thatched roof, beautiful beams, wonderfully wonky floors and massive inglenook fireplaces retain the character here; complimented by quality furnishings throughout, upgraded bathrooms and a farmhouse style kitchen with all the appliances you need for a memorable stay.


What our guests say

"Thank you for a wonderful time. Lovely cottage, great pub (food good). Thanks for chocs and wine. We have rebooked for next Christmas"
"Beautiful cosy cottage . Lovely place to relax. Wine and chocolates a treat"
"Good week, good weather and restful break. Eye is a welcoming and friendly little town and central for exploring Suffolk. Lovely cottage, comfy beds."
"We loved our stay in this beautiful and cosy cottage. Great location, thanks."

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The Thatched House at Eye

Ground floor
The front door opens directly into the generous kitchen/dining room with bags of character and everything you need for dining at home.
Step down into the kitchen/dining room with door to the cloak/shower room. To the left of the front door is the living room which has a door to the garden and wide open tread wooden stairs rising to the first floor. Stone flooring is in the kitchen with tiles in the shower room and a wooden floor in the living room, covered by a big colourful rug.

Kitchen/Dining Room
An amazing room with lots of character thanks to the low beamed ceiling, feature brick fireplace and Shaker style kitchen. Units run around one side, housing an electric oven and four ring ceramic hob with extractor, an under counter fridge, dishwasher, washer/dryer and free standing microwave. Six chairs sit around the French style dining table and a dresser is heaving with crockery and glassware so you can enjoy long lazy lunches in the comfort of your holiday home.
Living Room
This large double aspect living room is furnished so you can relax in one of the large sofas and enjoy the open fire in the huge Inglenook fireplace, and/or enjoy your favourite TV programmes. The door to the garden gives easy access throughout the warmer months. The bookcase has a good selection for you to choose from and a couple of DVDs.
Cloak/Shower Room
Step up from the kitchen to the fully tiled compact shower room. There’s both a rain shower and hand shower in the corner cubicle, plus a wash basin, WC, heated towel rail and window giving natural light.

First floor
Wide open tread stairs with hand rail rise from the living room to the first floor landing which runs along the north side of the house with doors to the bathroom and all three bedrooms overlooking the front of the house. The bathroom has a linoleum floor and bedrooms and landing are all carpeted.
Master Bedroom - Gaze at the stars through the high window in this double height bedroom. The king size bed sits between bedside units with little drawers and a shelf for your books. There’s a hanging rail for your clothes and additional storage in a chest of drawers.
Single Bedroom
A quaint room with feature brick chimney stack and wooden single bed under the window, bedside cabinet, chair and large chest of drawers.
Double Bedroom
Equally full of character with beams and a magical little door into the wardrobe. There’s a double wrought iron bed with antique bedside units and an attractive chest of drawers.

The free standing claw foot bath with hand shower takes pride of place in this large bathroom which also has a wash basin in a vanity unit, WC, heated towel rail and window.

There’s an open gravel drive with space for two cars just off Buckshorn Lane, just off Castle Street and close to the High Street. A couple of steps take you down to a path which runs around the house with steps up again to the garden, mostly laid to lawn at the side (south facing) and at the back which is north facing so will catch the evening sun. Benches, a table and chairs invite you to relax in the sun, there’s also a couple of small ponds to attract wildlife.

Whats Included?

All prices include 100% cotton bed linen, towels, heating and electricity, plus a welcome bottle of wine and biscuits to help you get your break off to a relaxing start.
This detached self-catering holiday cottage is equipped with central heating and has a TV with DVD player and Wifi. The kitchen is well equipped with an an electric oven and four ring ceramic hob with extractor, an under counter fridge, dishwasher, washer/dryer and free standing microwave.

A travel cot and high chair are available from the property owners on request at the time of booking.
The Thatched House sits in a quiet spot on Buckshorn Lane , within easy walking distance to the town centre. Eye comes from the Saxon word Eay meaning island as it was, originally, surrounded by water and could only be reached by boat. Today it is a charming market town with plenty of character, a peaceful atmosphere, lovely independent shops and a couple of eateries. Just four miles away is the town of Diss, offering more shops and places to dine for guests.
Eye Castle is open daily from Easter until the end of October. During the winter months it is open on weekends only, subject to weather conditions. It’s one of the few surviving motte and bailey medieval castles and was a prominent Victorian addition in the town of Eye, built shortly after the Norman conquest of England in 1066, the castle was sacked and largely destroyed in 1265 but is still worth exploring and has some great views.
If you're looking for a coastal day out the options are numerous around 25 miles away. Visit Southwold for it's sandy beaches, pier entertainment, shops and eateries. Or take the family to Walberswick, a quieter coastal location for crabbing, picnics and little boat rides. Twitchers mustn't miss visiting RSPB Minsmere. A nature reserve owned and managed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds at Minsmere, Suffolk. The 1,000-hectare site has been managed by the RSPB since 1947 and covers areas of reed bed, lowland heath, acid grassland, wet grassland, woodland and shingle vegetation.
Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome downstairs. If you wish to bring a dog it must be mentioned at the time of booking on the booking form and is subject to our conditions of booking. Please note that the drive is not gated and there are no gates along the path round to the back of the house so you do need to supervise children and/or dogs. There are also a couple of small ponds to beware of.

The garage is for use of the property owner only.

Sorry, no smoking or unaccompanied teenagers.

The Thatched House has all the character of a period property with relatively low beamed ceilings, wonky floors (particularly in the bedrooms) and lots of split levels with a step down into the cottage at the back and front.

Once you have filled out the online booking form, you will be given the option to pay by credit or debit card, or by BACs transfer. A 25% deposit is requested at the time of your booking to secure your booking. The balance and a returnable good housekeeping deposit are due six weeks before your holiday commences. Please click here to see our full terms and conditions of booking
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