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Little Swattesfield Cottage

Little Swattesfield Cottage, Eye, Suffolk
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Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £276.00 - 560.00

This semi-detached cottage is located in the hamlet of Thornham Magna near to Eye in Suffolk and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.

Little Swattesfield Cottage is situated in the peaceful hamlet of Thornham Magna near to Eye in Suffolk. The cottage sleeps four people and has one double bedroom, one twin and a family bathroom. Also in the cottage is a fitted kitchen, a dining room and a sitting room with an open fire. Outside is off road parking and lawned gardens with a patio and furniture. Making a wonderful touring base and set in beautiful countryside, Little Swattesfield Cottage is a superb family holiday home in Suffolk.


It was a lovely rustic cottage and as described, secluded with only one neighbour. Cockerels in the morning and chickens wandering around as they pleased. And the sound of birds, magical. The cottage was a delight to stay in and was lovely and warm with the wood burner, it felt very homely.
Mrs Hardie

I think this is a case of renting out the property in order to generate income to invest in it rather than the other way round as it is far from the finished article and there are a number of things that, had I known, I would have probably given it a miss and looked elsewhere. Such as, the last thing a really want to see is dead flies everywhere or sticky patches stuck on rotten windows in the dining room and kitchen to attract the flies to their impending doom. The shower was next to useless even after I descaled the shower head with vinegar and whole place ( upstairs especially) was damp and smelt musty which was not surprising due to the amount of condensation. The front room was nice and cozy and once I had cleaned the glass of the wood burner it was nice to sit and watch the fire however the settees are not the most comfortable. Also beware of the dining room chairs as these are all broken and we had to extract a child who had to be pulled out when the seat collapsed. Beware also the wooden decking as it is treacherously slippy and should be avoided at all costs. With regards the bedrooms the double shouldn't really be classed as a double as you can't get in or out from both sides. Perhaps thought should be given to making this a single room and changing the twin to a double..... Although this sounds all negative it is a nice location with pleasant neighbours and nice walks on the doorstep of the property it is just not ready to rent out yet and I would not return until all the work to make it liveable had been completed. I am not a serial moaner and don't expect 5 Star service unless I am paying 5 star prices but I do expect the basic levels of comfort.
craig t

The quietness of the place. The wood burning stove.
Mr Thomas

Very peaceful, we were able to completely shut ourselves away from the world. Gorgeous woodwork throughout the cottage. Had everything we needed.
Miss Kenney

If your looking for peace and quiet this is the place, heard nothing at night except an owl .
Mr Williams

Services / Facilities:

Electric oil filled radiators in bedrooms, underfloor heating in kitchen and dining room and woodburning stove in sitting room. Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge (no ice box), washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books and DVDs. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Bike storage. Enclosed lawned gardens with patio and furniture. Two well-behaved pets welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 1 mile. Note: Spiral staircase to first floor. Note: Only form of heating in sitting room is from the woodburning stove. Note: There is an unfenced pond in next door neighbour's front garden, children must be supervised at all times.

Changeover Day


Double Beds: 1
Twin Beds: 1

Further Amenities:
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine

Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Thornham Walks - 0.4 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Cotton, St Andrew's Church - 3.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Eye Castle - 3.4 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Eye, Suffolk Church - 3.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Bacton, St Mary's Church - 3.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Rickinghall Superior, St Mary's Church - 4.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Redgrave, St Mary's Church - 4.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Bressingham Steam and Gardens - 5.8 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Frenze, St Andrew's Church - 6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Billingford Mill - 6.1 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

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Details of facilities are believed correct at time of publication, but may be subject to change by the cottage proprietor. Up-to-the-minute facility listings will be always presented during the booking process for your approval.

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