The Bothy

Stoke Ash near Eye, East Anglia (Ref. 2582)

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Cottage features

  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

Eye 4 miles.

A cosy detached house on a 160-acre working arable and livestock farm, set in a rural location in the village of Stoke Ash, 4 miles from the town of Eye.

With a large kitchen/diner and a spacious sitting room with doors to the lovely lawned garden, this is an ideal property for a relaxing break.

Eye itself offers a variety of shops, pubs and eateries, while nearby Stowmarket and Diss provide yet more choice.

There are many museums in the area, as well as a golf course at Stowmarket, or slightly further afield lies the picturesque Suffolk coastline, while inland are the cycle trails and Go Ape high wire experience at Thetford Forest.

Note: This cottage is next to Ref 11433, together they sleep 4.


One double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, electric shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with pantry and dining area. Spacious sitting room with sofa and doors to garden.


Oil central heating with electric stove in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD, stereo/CD, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Lawned garden with summerhouse, furniture and BBQ. Off road parking for two cars. One well-behaved pet welcome at £10. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 10 mins walk, pub 1 mile. Note: Babes-in-arms only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “A bit off the beaten track but a wonderfully comfortable cottage”
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    • “Spacious, well equipped and very comfortable. Dog friendly with its own garden (fully fenced so safe for dog to play in). Owners very friendly and helpful. Many excellent eating establishments within a short drive but because of the excellent cooking facilities at the cottage we did most of our own catering.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Tonbridge, March 2014

    • “Such a good time”
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    • “Spacious rooms in a lovely cottage - the view from the back windows is full of beauty and wild-life. Inside, the cottage has enough of everything. we enjoyed the geese in the yard. There are so many places to visit and enjoy - Eye is elegant. Stowmarket's Museum of East anglian life is well done. Diss - go on market day, Friday, : there's a good street market: and the auction market, just five minutes walk away from the centre, is quite wonderful. Bury St Edmunds and Southwold good day excursions, and very different from each other. The best discovery were the windmill and watermill at Packenham. The wonderful weather helped. But we would have enjoyed it enormously whatever the weather. We like to be off the beaten track, and we know when we are near our destination when there's grass in the middle of the road. Lovely walks too but we were not able to walk any distances because of our knees. An Ordnance Survey Map will enhance your enjoyment.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Southampton, August 2013

    • “Peaceful setting with a lovely garden”
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    • “Well presented, large & very clean cottage. The owners were friendly but left us to get on with our holiday. There were quite a few eating places within a short drive & the food was of a high standard.we did quite a lot of touring & the cottage was central to where we wanted to visit. Highlight of the hol was woodpeckers feeding on the bird feeder.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Newcastle On Tyne, August 2013

    • “Comfy cottage”
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    • “Friendly warm welcome .Really liked the bothy so comfy and cosy .Loved the vase of fresh Daffodils on kitchen table . Will definitley go again when we do the area again.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, BIDDULPH, May 2013

    • “The Bothy”
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    • “We thought the Bothy was absolutely ideal for our type of holiday. There are plenty of walks and cycle rides and after a day of this it was lovely to come back to this lovely, well-equipped cottage. When everything is provided like this it is so easy to relax at the end of the day”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Dover, April 2013

    • “Fit for purpose”
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    • “Have now stayed here twice and may well return. As a base for visiting friends in Norfolk and Suffolk, and also for house-hunting in the area, it's ideal. It's plain and unpretentious, but has everything one needs for a very comfortable stay.”

    Chris, Berkshire, May 2012

    • “Wonderful, Relaxing and Peaceful experience”
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    • “We had a late break looking to have a relaxing time to relieve some stress. Worked a treat. Owners were great and left us alone to do what we wanted. Found plenty of intereting places to visit. Within an hour of the coast. Several nice places to eat when you did not want to cook.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Telford, January 2012

    • “everything you need on your doorstep. lovely walks with the dogs”
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    • “brilliant service, secluded garden for our dogs to play safely everything you needed well equipped in the kitchen. warm and comfortable plenty of walks and good pub food. the freedom it gave us with our dog shamus and our puppies harold and bailey.loved every minute we were there”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Earl Shilton Leics, December 2011

    • “Quiet farm cottage close to everything...”
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    • “The Bothy is a big as a house, with everything we needed for an thoroughly enjoyable stay. The owners were terrific. The location for sightseeing in the region is superb.”

    John D, Australia, September 2011

    • “Peace, quiet and relaxation”
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    • “A very comfortable holiday stay in a beautiful location. Suffolk has so much to offer from 'chocolate box villages' to the fun of the seaside. Our dogs loved the Bothy as much as us. We will certainly be going back.”

    Roger And Brenda, Tyne And Wear, August 2011

    • “very enjoyable”
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    • “We enjoyed everything about this holiday, the accommodation was excellent and the surrounding areas beautiful. The house was very spacious and comfortable with lovely gardens. The owners were extremely helpful and friendly.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Sheffield, November 2010

    • “Comfortable, welcoming cottage in idyllic surroundings”
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    • “Clean, warm, well-equipped, deceptively spacious cottage with friendly owners next door. Situated on a working farm with fabulous open aspect to the rear. Dog friendly, with enclosed rear garden area; good outdoor space for sitting and eating, or just relaxing. Wildlife spotting a bonus. Well situated for touring Suffolk. Beautiful small towns and villages around with good road networking. Bonus late holiday, loads of fruit ripe for picking in the garden.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Scarborough, December 2009

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    • “The surrounding area was beautiful, quiet and peaceful. We were made to feel very welcome by our hosts. First time to this area and it more than lived up to expectations. Very picturesque and friendly, also clean and beautifully maintained. A lovely part of the country, the first of many visits to come. Thank you for a first fantastic experience with Sykes cottages.”

    Mrs Long, Havant, October 2015

    • “The Bothy was very spacious and located in a lovely location which was great for dog walking and there were many lovely places to visit nearby. We loved it so much, we will definitely book this property again in the future.”

    Mrs Harrall, Chatham, August 2015

    • “All the rooms were very spacious. The peaceful location off the main roads makes it very quiet.”

    Mrs Wigley, Sutton, July 2015

    • “Very peaceful and relaxing, particularly good for dogs with an enclosed garden and enclosed field for walking. The accommodation was very roomy and comfortable.”

    Mr Booth, Derby, May 2015

    • “Very spacious accommodation with a very pleasant outlook, the hosts were very friendly and helpful. Would recommend this to anyone wanting a retreat away from the hustle & bustle.”

    Mr Staff, Chatham, April 2015

    • “My wife and I got exactly what we wanted from our stay at The Bothy. A peaceful and relaxing break. The owners are a lovely couple, friendly and helpful.”

    Mr Ryan, Swanscombe, March 2015

    • “Relaxed, spacious accommodation, with lovely hosts. It was very dog friendly. We will be visiting again in 2015 for our 4th visit.”

    Mrs Williams, Rochester, October 2014

    • “It was peaceful and we had a warm welcome from the owners. It was ample accommodation for two and was equipped with everything you might need.”

    Mr O'Sullivan, Bexhill-on-Sea, August 2014

    • “The situation of the cottage was ideal; quiet and peaceful giving the opportunity to relax. It was also well placed for visiting the many places of interest and beauty in both Suffolk and Norfolk.”

    Mr Curry, Sunderland, July 2014

    • “The cottage was very big for 2 people, bed really comfy, nice area. Very peaceful and relaxing.”

    Mr Teece, Tonbridge, December 2013

    • “The couple who own the property were very welcoming and made us comfortable on arrival without being intrusive. The property was spacious,warm and clean and we enjoyed the peaceful location and being able to take our old dog with us. We would love to return and see more of the area and would definately want to stay at The Bothy again.”

    Mrs Mason, Chelmsford, December 2013

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About the location


Diss 5 miles; Stowmarket 16 miles.

The small town of Eye is considered by its inhabitants to be more like a village. It has a number of shops, pubs and restaurants, and monthly cinema nights are held at the community centre. Just 5 miles away is the market town of Diss, in the beautiful Waveney Valley. The town has some excellent examples of Georgian and Edwardian buildings, as well as an award-winning museum, the public park, the mere (lake) and shops and restaurants. The Market operates every Friday and coincides with a local antiques and collectables auction. Speciality markets, flea markets and farmers' markets are also held regularly. The town of Stowmarket has an 18 hole golf course, Suffolk's only open air museum, and a variety of shops and pubs. Explore the Suffolk Coast, or visit Thetford Forest (with its Go Ape high wire experience). Other attractions in the area include the wonderful Steam Museum and Gardens at Bressingham and the zoo at Banham.

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