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Large Visit England 4* GOLD Farmhouse great for Family & Friends Suffolk

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Farmhouse (Sleeps 14 in 7 bedrooms)


Dove Farmhouse is a stunning farmhouse with its own private garden is set in a small village near the picturesque market town of Eye in Suffolk. For larger groups there is a nearby barn which sleeps four listed under Dove Cart Lodge. Each can be rented separately with total seclusion or are close enough for a larger family or group gathering. The perfect spot from which to explore both the Suffolk and Norfolk countryside and coastline.

There is a wonderful farmhouse kitchen with large dining table to seat 14 plus plenty of reception rooms to relax in. There are four double bedrooms, one twin, one triple and one single to sleep a maximum of 14 (plus two travel cots if required). Three bathrooms and two separate loo's. There is plenty of space to have fun or just relax in the large enclosed garden. Plenty of parking space in it's own gated driveway.

It also has its own games room with snooker table and 42' TV!

Beds are all made with towels provided as is all heating and electricity. Free WIFI is available.

The accommodation is set over three floors:

Ground Floor:

Large fully equipped farmhouse kitchen with dining table to seat 14

Family snug with TV off kitchen with double doors onto garden terrace

Formal sitting room with three large sofas, piano and TV

Games room with snooker table, table football, piano, sofas and 42" TV and DVD player

Entrance Hall, Loo with basin, small day room, utility with washing machine and dryer, side entrance hall and lobby.

First Floor :

Three double bedrooms

One twin bedroom

One single bedroom (accessed through one of the doubles)

Bathroom 1 - Bath, separate shower, basin, loo

Bathroom 2 - Bath with overhead shower with screen, basin

Separate loo

Second Floor:

Large triple bedroom with three singles

One double bedroom

Bathroom 3 - Bath, separate shower, basin, loo

Outside there are spacious enclosed gardens with a terraced area including outside dining table and chairs plus a gas bbq. There is ample parking in a gated off road driveway.

More Details

Property Manager
Jo West
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2017

About Jo West

Dove Farmhouse is part of the Warren Hill Farm Partnership. The farm has been in the families ownership for over 100 years. Dove Farmhouse was one of the family's private dwellings until 2013. The family estate mainly comprises of arable land growing various crops including Wheat, Barley, Sugar Beet, Oilseed Rape, Potatoes and also specialising in herbs. These include Coriander, Parsley, Oregano, Thyme and Basil. There are also two herds of cattle. One being a herd of rare breed Longhorns and the other a mixture of Simmental and Aberdeen Angus. The farm prides itself on wildlife conservation and strives to increase the habitats of many species including the native english partridge, owls, kestrels, brown hares, red deer etc.

Jo West purchased this farmhouse in 1920


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Brome and Oakley, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    WC 1 - toilet
    WC 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - bath with shower
  • Ground Floor 1 x WC with hand basin First Floor 2 x Bathrooms (1 with WC) 1 x Separate WC Second Floor 1 x Bathroom with WC
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double bed , Second floor bedroom
    Bedroom 7 - 3 single bed , Second floor bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , This has an adjoining single bedroom & bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 single bed , This is adjoined to the double bedroom
  • All bedrooms are spacious. Please note the single bedroom is accessed through one of the double bedrooms. Additionally there are two travel cots available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


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(31 traveller reviews)

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Large Visit England 4* GOLD Farmhouse great for Family & Friends Suffolk
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews

Perfect house, perfect location, perfect owner!!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house for my sisters hen weekend, with girls aged from 30 to 59 years old, and I cannot say enough good things about it. It is huge and has the most gorgeous garden which we were fortunate enough to get lots of use out of due to having great weather. The bedrooms were all beautiful and more than big enough for everyone. The games room and pianos were really good fun too and there are bikes to use as well.

There is a pub just up the road and a shop nearby too. The house is very easy to get to and there are some amazing places nearby to visit. We did canoeing during the daytime which was so much fun.

The owner Jo was a pleasure to deal with. Communication was great and she let me into the house the day before the hen weekend so that I could set up all of the decorations ready for the girls arrival! She even left a gorgeous welcome basket full of delicious treats for us too!

I could only dream of owning a stunning house like this and I will be recommending it to everyone! I shall definitely be returning. If I could give this house more than 5* I would!

Thank you Jo for what will be a very memorable weekend for our family and especially for my sister xx

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Donna, We are so pleased you all had a fabulous weekend and loved the house as much as we do. We would love to welcome you and/or any of your friends in the future. Thank you also for being perfect guests. Jo
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Great 2nd visit

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd visit to Eye and the house & facilities were just as good as last time. We decided to eat at the Oaksmere Hotel on Saturday so the location was also excellent as we were able to walk there easily, even with children in tow!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so pleased you had another lovely weekend. Jo
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Family weekend

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a super weekend at Dove Farmhouse. We had our whole family including our 3 month old grand daughter to our 80 year old mum and dad. We booked the house for a surprise for mums 80th and it was everything we hoped for and more. The house was clean and well equipped. We enjoyed using the BBQ and as the weather was beautiful all had time to spend in the glorious garden and on arrival there was a hamper waiting for us. The house is well situated to travel around to see more of Suffolk too. We would love to return to the house again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sue, you are more than welcome to return. We would love to have you to stay again.
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Excellent house for a big group weekend

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Dove Farmhouse for the early May bank holiday weekend -- 5 families together. It's perfect for the group -- with a good kitchen space for sociable family breakfasts and fun grown-up dinners, lots of good-sized rooms (the games room is great), and a lovely garden. It's the second time we've stayed and would definitely choose it again -- a lovely getaway.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and we are so pleased you enjoyed another holiday at Dove Farmhouse. I hope you will all be back again next year. Thank you for leaving the house beautifully tidy. Best wishes, Jo
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Perfect house for a large family/ group holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just enjoyed an Easter weekend at Dove Farmhouse. We were a large group of friends with young children and the house was spacious enough for us adults to enjoy some peace whilst the children had plenty of room to run about and enjoy the beautiful garden (which was perfect for an Easter egg hunt).

The house was very well supplied for us to be able to cater for everyone, and we had a lovely welcome basket of local produce on our arrival. The house is very neat and clean with large bedrooms and bathrooms.

Jo was very helpful prior to our arrival answering all of our questions promptly.

I would highly recommend staying at Dove Farmhouse and would love to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kristy for your lovely review of Dove Farmhouse. We are really pleased you all enjoyed your Easter break. Thank you for looking after the house so well. Jo
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Perfect for family celebration!!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a fantastic weekend at Dovefarm house. We had an age range from 17 to 87, plenty of space for all to enjoy and lovely that 11 of us could comfortably share mealtimes around the large kitchen table! Jo was really helpful, and answered our questions promptly prior to arrival which contributed to overall experience!! We had perfect weather so we were lucky enough to be able to enjoy the beautiful garden! Well stocked, welcoming house with plenty of parking we had 5 cars between us and was room for more if needed!! Already recommended to others!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Dove Farmhouse. We would love to welcome you and any family or friends in the future.
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
The Oaksmere Country Hotel
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
The Oaksmere Country Hotel
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Norwich or Ipswich Dry Slopes
Nearest Beach
29 Miles
Car: recommended

Enjoy a family break and explore Suffolk that has so much happening, from hidden walking and cycle routes to festivals, events and farmers' markets. In Suffolk, tourism is all about fun, indulgence and creating experiences to remember.

Nearby attractions and amenities:

Eye Town (2 miles) - a beautiful small town with all you could need. Butchers, groceries, chemist, hardware, cafes, pub, newsagents, post office, deli's, antiques, takeaways, gift shops etc

Diss Town (3.5 miles) - all the above plus larger supermarkets, shops etc. and main line train station to London Liverpool Street

Norwich City (23 miles) - with it's Castle, Cathedral, cinemas, theatre and large department stores

Bury St Edmunds (24 miles) - market town with boutiques, shops, theatre, Abbey and gardens

Aldeburgh (30 miles) - Suffolk coastal town with shingle beaches, shops and famous fish and chips

Thorpeness (30 miles) - the wonderful purpose made holiday village on the coast with its own rowing/boating lake and house in the clouds

Southwold (30 miles) - another fantastic coastal town full of shops and the home of the famous Adnams Brewery

Framlingham (16 miles) - a lovely town with castle

Banham Zoo (11 miles)

Hoxne (5min drive) - has a shop and a pub serving excellent food. The Swan is Grade II listed and was built back in 1480 by the Bishop of Norwich

Minsmere - RSPB Bird Sanctuary and Reserve

Norfolk Broads

North Norfolk Coast

Also much more and lots of local pubs, restaurants and wonderful country walks.

There is a fantastic pub/restaurant/hotel within walking distance called The Oaksmere.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit A$488.14


Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.