Occupying a picturesque setting in its own orchard within the Waveney Valley, this sympathetically restored building retains much charm and character. Sited within 6 acres of the owner's land, and bordering a Beck, it is perfectly placed for holidays spent cycling or walking and is a perfect central base for touring Norfolk and Suffolk. There is a public footpath adjoining which takes in 170 acres of farmland and woodland.
Fishing, boat hire and bird watching and antique hunting are all available close by. Nearby Bungay (3 miles) and Diss (7 miles) offer an indoor swimming pool, gym, leisure centre and golf course.
The historic town of Harleston (4 miles) has a variety of restaurants and specialist shops, a leisure centre and recently won the award for best community town. Norwich City is 20 minutes away and Southwold and Heritage coast 30 minutes.
Beamed living/dining room with Parkray solid fuel burning stove, brick tiled floor, quality furnishings and a modern kitchen area.
Beamed double bedroom with antique brass bed, French doors leading out into orchard.
Shower room with electric shaver point.
Your dog is most welcome but must not be left unattended.
Well equipped cottage, DVD player, Colour TV, video, small library, radio / cassette / CD player.
Automatic washing machine.
Microwave, fridge, gas cooker.
Garden with patio / sitting out area, outdoor furniture, barbecue.
All linen and towels provided.
Central heating fuel included October to May, other times at cost.
Gas and electricity are included.
Parking is available.
Within a few miles:
Junk, antique, reclaimed pine and tasteful gift shops. Also specialist delicatessen, cheese, fish and butcher shops. Oldie teashop, numerous pubs. English, Thai, Indian and Japanese restaurants including takeaways.
St Peter's Brewery and Hall.
Flixton Air museum.
Bungay Ruined Castle.
The Otter Trust.
Fishing, Canoeing and Golf.
Excellent walks including Bungay common where the River Waveney weave around the Northern fringe, also the remote Queen Ann home of the late Rider Haggard can be seen on this walk.
The beauty of the Waveney Valley area inspired the famous horse artist, Sir Alfred Munnings, who lived in the small village of Mendham close by.
Wingfield Old College, Gardens and Galleries.
Within 20 miles
Oulton Broad - speed motorboat racing every Sunday.
Banham Zoo - exotic, rare and endangered animals.
Bressingham Steam museum and Gardens with train rides and Victorian roundabout.
Somerleyton Hall and Gardens with famous maze. Southwold - unspoilt seaside town with well-known Victorian beach huts and pier.
Dunwich Heath and Minsmere Beach (National Trust) plus Minsmere RSPB bird sanctuary.
Lowestoft - larger seaside town with sandy beech. Norwich - Cathedral City - daily markets, historic Elm Hill, recently updated Castle with impressive art collection, excellent Provincial Theatre.
Over 20 miles
North Norfolk Coast incl Holkham Beach of 'Shakespeare in Love' fame.
Tranquil country setting.
Perfect central base for touring.
To book this Holiday Cottage, or find out more, please contact them directly by
Disabled Facilities: No.
Linen Provided: Yes. all bedding, bath, hand and tea towels
Pets Allowed: Yes. one well behaved dog, not allowed on furniture or bed or to be left unattended
Central Heating: Yes.
Open Fire: Yes. Fuel type: Coal
Smoking Allowed: No.
Outdoor Facilities: Yes. Bar BQ outdoor seating and chairs in an orchard
Local Services: 170 acres of beautiful set-a-side, pubs in next village, shops 4 miles, swimming pool, golf course, railway 14 miles
From South and West:
We recommend using the AA Route Finder on their website, entering Bungay as your final destination.
Between the last two roundabouts on the A143 you will go under a concrete span bridge, about 1/3 mile after this take the first left hand turn to Denton. Follow this road for approximately one mile; you will pass a post box on your left hand side, take the first available right turn after this box signed to Denton. This is Trunch Hill. You will pass two properties on your left, the second being a yellow cottage with a concrete pad outside. Drop off to the left immediately after passing this cottage. Come over the bridge on the left is Beck Farm.
(If you go round the right hand bend and up the hill after the yellow cottage, you have gone too far)
For Beck Gate park in the bay on the right after the bridge, in the space closest to the cottage.
For The Butter Pen continue on the gravel drive past the house and cottage, The Butter Pen is on the right at the end of this drive. Park on the concrete standing outside the property.
From A47 heading to Great Yarmouth take A140 at Norwich heading to Ipswich. You will go through Newton Flotman and Tasburgh when leaving Tasburgh you will go up hill where there is a cross roads. Turn left to Hempnall after leaving Hempnall take the first right hand turn signed Hardwick Airfield. Stay on this road several miles where upon you will enter the village of Alburgh. Take first left hand turn into Church Road (there are 3 newbuilds on corner) on this road take the second left turn into Trunch Hill. Follow the directions above from Trunch Hill.
Either follow directions for "The North" heading towards Swaffam on A47, picking up A140 at Norwich. Or follow local signs to Bungay on A143 at Bungay stay on A143 towards Diss. Do Not take first signed turn to Denton. Go past the Earsham turn on left, past the pig farm and B&B on right; take the first right hand turn after this to Denton. Follow directions from the "South and West" from Denton.