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The Bothy
IP23 7ER

The Bothy, Eye, Suffolk

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Sleeps a maximum of: 2

Pricing From: £177.00 - 371.00

A charming cottage that provides comfortable, modern and spacious accommodation for two people, this property is ideally situated for a rural romantic break away from the stresses of urban life.

This cosy detached house is set within 160 acres of working arable farmland on the outskirts of Stoke Ash, a small village just four miles from the town of Eye. Boasting a large kitchen with dining table and a spacious sitting room with doors to the well-maintained lawned garden, this property is a wonderful place for a relaxing break. The nearby town of Eye provides a variety of shops, pubs and eateries, whilst nearby Stowmarket and Diss offer yet more choice. The surrounding country is full of interesting activities, all within easy driving distance of this charming little cottage.


Not as good as we expected based on other reviews
Plus points Plenty of room Good location - central for all the places we wanted to visit Spotted the green woodpecker a few times, plus what seems to be the resident hare. Minus points Pigs in nearby building - these are not the free range pigs you see around the area - they are in a shed with no access to outside - I m not a pig expert, but the noises coming from the shed did not seem those of contented pigs - seemed to be stress/fighting noises. We found this a bit upsetting - plus the noise, whilst less during the night than day time, meant we could not have bedroom windows open during a hot and humid spell. Also a bit smelly. We know this is a farm, but it would be better if the pigs could be re-located away from the holiday cottages, or even better, given access to outside, Some areas need cleaning, outside tatty. Lots of flies - take a fly swat, or rely on the sticky fly paper in the kitchen with a hundred dead bodies on it. Not deliberately being negative, but this is a truthful account of our experience.

The Bothy is a perfect holiday, if you want a peaceful location . Lovely garden to sit in and watch all the various birds and wildlife.Good access to major roads for quick and easy travel throughout the county.
Mrs Pilkington

Lovely rural sights and sounds
First the blackbirds start in the morning, then the pheasants, then the pigeons, then the pigs. What lovely country sounds! And we could hear them all without getting out of the warm, firm bed. But it we hadn't done that we would have missed the glorious ghostly blackthorn blossom and the cowslips, primroses and stitchwort on the banks. All mod cons too. We particularly made use of the washing machine and WiFi.
Andrew N

We loved it all, the accommodation was exceptional. The farm was clean and tidy. We will return. The Bothy was just perfect.
Mr Davies

The Bothy is a very large property, great to have some space. In quiet location with a pleasant, helpful owner .
Mrs Petrie



Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine


Double Beds


Full oil fired central heating with additional heating from electric woodburner effect stove in living room
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, flat screen colour TV with Freeview, DVD, stereo/CD, WiFi
Fuel and power included in rent
Bed linen and towels included in rent
Lawned garden with summer house, furniture and BBQ
Off road parking for two cars
One well behaved pet welcome at £
Sorry, no smoking
Shop 10 mins walk, pub 1 mile
Note: Babes in arms only

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

Thornham Magna, St Mary Magdalene Church - 1.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Thornham Parva, St Mary's Church - 1.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Thornham Walks - 2.1 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Yaxley, St Mary's Church - 2.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Eye Castle - 2.7 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Eye, Suffolk Church - 2.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Mendlesham, St Mary's Church - 2.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Mellis, St Mary's Church - 3.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Cotton, St Andrew's Church - 3.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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

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