+   Cottage Search   +

East Anglia Self Catering cottage, Little Swattesfield Cottage, Eye, sleeps 4

Areas: East Anglia

Eye Travel and Heritage Information

Little Swattesfield Cottage

Little Swattesfield Cottage, Eye, Suffolk

  Booking through:
Sykes Cottages
Telephone Sykes Cottages booking line   01244 352 197

Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £275.00

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.


A lovely cottage if you are looking for peace and tranquility.
This is a great cottage in the quiet Suffolk countryside. Yes it could do with some updating but all we needed was there. Dog walking is on the doorstep, the cottage is warm and very cozy. A 20 minute walk gets you to the four horseshoes pub which is a lovely place. Takes dogs and very welcoming. Could be a place that children may not enjoy. More an adults with dog place. Give it a go if you want real countryside and peace.
Andrew R

Very Quiet retreat and great for dog walkers
We are local to the area we stayed here while waiting for service connections to a new home. It is on the Thornham walks location where you can explore woodlands and take your dog. Local attractions include market town Diss Norfolk with the mere. You may like to go to the coast Southwold and Aldeburgh are very select seaside towns with independent shops and cafe's as well as brand names shops. The cottage is well equipped and comfortable and there are good local inns for meals out but for a really special meal out book an evening at the Weavers in Diss you will not be dissapointed the food is fabulous and always served hot with a lovely atmosphere
Dawn S

Nice area, cottage is as described and very nice ( could do with a bit of diy about the place) However the garden is not enclosed it has holes over the fence and the property next doors pond is very large I wouldn't really call it a pond! When you follow the public footpath you can see they have at least two big holes next door one is at least 20ft deep so I would not recommend this cottage because of its location to people with children or curious dogs at all

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

Invest to rent not rent to invest
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



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television


Single Beds

Double Beds

Twin Beds


LPG central heating with woodburning stove
Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge (no ice box), washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books and DVDs
Fuel, power and starter pack for stove 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: There is an unfenced pond in next door neighbour's front garden, children to be supervised at all times
Note: Cottage accessed up a farm track which can be uneven, care to be taken
Note: Mobile signal intermittent

Changeover Day
Approximate Location

Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.

Get an Ordnance Survey map covering the Eye area.

Nearest Attractions

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

Thornham Magna, St Mary Magdalene Church - 0.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Thornham Walks - 0.4 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Thornham Parva, St Mary's Church - 1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Mellis, St Mary's Church - 1.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Yaxley, St Mary's Church - 2.1 miles (Historic Church) 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

Mendlesham, St Mary's Church - 3.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Westhorpe, St Margaret's Church - 3.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Nearest Alternative Cottages

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.

UK Self Catering
England - Scotland - Wales
Popular Locations
Devon - Cornwall - Lake District - Highlands - North Wales - South West Wales

Attraction search
Britain Express Canvas Prints

Stunning UK prints for sale by award-winning photographer David Ross, editor of Britain Express, the UK Travel and Heritage Guide.

National Trust

National Trust membership

National Trust membership

Free entry to National Trust properties throughout England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, plus discounted admission to National Trust for Scotland properties.

Membership details

About the National Trust

Passionate about British Heritage!