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The Bungalow

(Ref. 8768)

Bentley near Ipswich, Suffolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

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  • welcome (23)
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  • friendly (22)
  • comfortable (22)

61 Customer Reviews

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    The property is excellent and the host Bev was lovely, she couldn’t have been more obliging. And the dogs are lovely too

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2024

  • "Fabulous, David & Beverley were lovely hosts."

    The Bungalow was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. It had everything you needed for a relaxing stay. It was in a great location . We enjoyed their friendly dogs. We highly recommend this property. Terry & Carol, Nottingham.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Mar 2024

  • "Out of all the holiday cottages we have been to this is by far the best."

    Reviewed by Bernard5.0Mar 2024

  • "Very comfortable cottage perfect for our winter getaway."

    Everything we needed including a super comfy bed and soft fluffy towels. Being a chilly week we enjoyed the log burner. A very generous welcome pack awaited us and our hosts Beverly & David were most friendly and on hand if needed. A few dog treats to hand ensured we had an enthusiastic welcome from the four legged hosts too!

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Dec 2023

  • "Comfortable and well equipped cottage in a peaceful spot just outside Ipswich."

    Friendly and helpful owners who provided a welcomepackage of milk, cake, eggs, and other things. A potential problem for tall, elderly and arthritic people (like me)is that you may find the bed, dining chairs and sofa slightly low and hard to get up from - but is unlikely to be any problem for everyone else! Despite this minor problem, this is a lovely cottage to explore this attractive area - with a comfortable bed, lots of hot water and every possible kitchen utensils you might want, we would recommend the property - we hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Sep 2023

  • "A very roomyl and comfortable bungalow with all facilities."

    An excellent welcome pack was provided and Owners were extermely helpful and friendly. The bungalow is in an idel location for a restful break or for looking around the area.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent property in a beautiful location."

    Bev & David the owners were very friendly & heipful. There 3 dogs were very friendly & took us for a walk each night. Will definitely return to this property. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2023

  • "We loved every moment,our 3rd visit and we look forward to going back soon."

    Love to Fern, Poppy , Nessie and of course our lovely hosts Bev and David. Love from Linda and Ken

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Jun 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay and the Bev & David were friendly and helpful."

    We were delighted to find a generous welcome basket which gave us a head start on shopping, thanks a lot. The bungalow was exactly what we needed as my wife is disabled, we did find the mattresses hard as we are used to pocket sprung with a memory foam topper but that is our preference not a fault. Possibly a child's door gate to stop the dogs, who are all lovely and friendly, from coming in would be the only improvement to be made. We did find the hot water in the taps to be scorchingly hot but were careful with it. We would definitely go again, a lovely spot, a lovely bungalow and great hosts. Thank you

    Reviewed by Stanley4.4Jun 2023

  • "Lovely hosts, lovely relaxing surroundings, lovely weather, lovely welcome pack, lovely welcome from Poppy, Fern, and Nessie."

    Would definitely go back if we visited the area again. Luverly Jubbly.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, owners were very welcoming and helpful."

    We really enjoyed our stay at the Bungalow and would definitely go back when we holiday in that area again.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "First class"

    Reviewed by Johannes5.0Feb 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay and our hosts could not gave been more helpful, please note they have replaced the bath with a shower."

    Very warm and cosy, log burner was lovely.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Nov 2022

  • "Owners on hand and very helpful but not intrusive."

    Bungalow ideal for visiting surrounding area. Very clean and comfortable. The log burner presented a challenge but very effective and other heating is there! I should point out that the bungalow is in the countryside and not near or easily walkable to attractions. A lovely swimming pool (unheated) for the brave and ideal for summer.

    Reviewed by Aileen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Very quiet very friendly hosts a great little getaway location"

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2022

  • "We loved our 3 days here, our 2nd visit and we will keep coming back."

    Incredibly clean and lovely bungalow,friendly kind people, wonderful dogs. Many thanks from Linda and Ken 2 happy vegans

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely, friendly hosts and the Bunglalow is clean and comfy."

    Location is peaceful but within easy reach of plenty of places of interest. Welcome pack much appreciated. A relaxing week, thank you.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely property."

    Lovely location. Friendly couple. Very friendly dogs. Great holiday.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jun 2022

  • "Everything was just perfect!"

    Really nice and peaceful (complete with 3 mad dogs) - we didn't realise just how much we needed the break!

    Reviewed by A5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in the Bungalow."

    An extremely warm welcome and friendly hosts throughout our stay including from the three dogs! Excellent welcome pack which was thoroughly enjoyed. Set in a beautiful location you can immerse yourself in the countryside and relax immediately. Ideal base from which to enjoy Suffolk and then make use of the excellent facilities for a quiet night resting. Will return!!

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Mar 2022

  • "Delightful property and owners."

    Lovely welcome pack and the most friendly Welsh collies. Great wood burner for chilly evenings, would not hesitate to visit again. This property was spotless. Ideal for visiting Dedham area or as we did Jimmys Farm and the river Stour estuary

    Reviewed by Truman5.0Mar 2022

  • "Thank you very much Beverley and David, we had a lovely, safe, warm, friendly, comfortable stay."

    Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Dec 2021

  • "The bungalow was very comfortable and well appointed and stocked with both essentials and goodies."

    Our hosts were very welcoming and we miss being taken for walks around the grounds Kingfisher hunting by Poppy and Nessie and would not hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Sep 2021

  • "The bungalow was clean and cosy."

    With a welcome pack left for us. Nice welcome from the owners and their 3 dogs. Enjoyed the walks around the grounds.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2021

  • "Very comfortable clean accommodation in lovely surroundings."

    Excellent hosts. Enjoyed company of friendly dogs and chickens. Able to buy owners produce if wished. Good location.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Aug 2021

  • "The surroundings the overall setting of the bungalow the hosts were very helpful would deffinately recomend"

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Aug 2021

  • "The hosts, Dave and Beverley, were perfect."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The family sheepdogs were a delight, they took us for one or two lovely walks beside the nearby lake. We look forward to visiting again as soon as we can. Linda and Ken

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0May 2021

  • "The hosts Beverly and David were welcoming and the accommodation spotless."

    We enjoyed walking round the smallholding with their dogs and eating the free range eggs from their hens.

    Reviewed by Hywel5.0Apr 2021

  • "The welcome on arrival was friendly and helpful."

    The welcome pack was appreciated. Because of the virus we did not go to any large towns. This did not spoil the holiday at all. The grounds around the bungalow were large enough to be able to have a walk round there. The bungalow and owners could not have been better. We have had Sykes cottage holidays before and have always been very happy with them.

    Reviewed by Nora5.0Oct 2020

  • "Very comfortable accommodation and very generous welcome pack."

    Reviewed by Rod5.0Sep 2020

  • "Perfect location for where I wished to explore."

    Excellent hosts. Excellent Cottage and facilities. Can not thank the hosts enough for their kindness.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Sep 2020

  • "The Bungalow was great, had everything you could need."

    Hosts Beverly and Dave were very welcoming and helpful. The welcome pack was much appreciated, milk tea, coffee, fresh eggs from the farm. We were able to purchase fresh veg and fresh eggs from the farm Swimming pool area is nice and relaxing, didn't go in pool as the weather was a bit chilly. They have three wonderful and friendly dogs, Ness, Poppy and Fern. They loved being with the visitors and they would come with us for a walk around the lovely grounds every day. Nice area for visiting Suffolk, we went to Flatford Mill, Lavenham, Woodbridge, Long Melford. Would definitely recommend this bungalow and we hope to go back in the near future.

    Reviewed by Phyl5.0Aug 2020

  • "The Bungalow was comfortable and clean of course but what made it remarkable was the owners--friendly, welcoming and helpful: willing to stop and chat with useful information."

    All in all a great holiday, which unfortunately we had to cut short because of the virus out break. We would certainly recommend a stay here. Also, the dogs were entertaining!!

    Reviewed by Leigh5.0Mar 2020

  • "This holiday cottage far exceeded expectations - everything you could have wanted was provided - it was spotless & extremely comfortable - I give it 12 out of 10!"


    Reviewed by Judy5.0Dec 2019

  • "Quiet yet handy location for exploring Suffolk and surrounding areas, practical, clean and comfortable accommodation, Beverley and Dave very welcoming hosts and provided little extra touches that made our stay all the more enjoyable, would definitely recommend and will book again when we return to Suffolk."

    Reviewed by D5.0Nov 2019

  • "Fantastic welcome and help throughout my stay - I will quite likely be back!"

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Oct 2019

  • "The owners were very helpful and friendly."

    The bungalow was very clean and comfortable and the welcome pack was much appreciated. The swimming pool was a lovely bonus that I used a lot. I would recommend this place to everyone. It's handy for sightseeing as well.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Sep 2019

  • "We wanted a comfortable peaceful and relaxing break to start of our retirement."

    The bungalow gave us all of this. The setting is perfect the hosts very helpful unobtrusive and friendly. The bonus of the lovely swimming pool and the opportunity to purchase fresh eggs and vegetables was really useful. We would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely couple, David and Bev could'nt do enough for us."

    Wonderful mega fresh vegatables and fruit and eggs available from their small holding. Very comfortable bungalow with a huge bed! Quiet unmolested fishing available with decent size fish to be caught, you just need to be patient. Lovely grounds with freedom to roam and enjoy the nature that this sensitively farmed area allows to thrive. An absolute Suffolk gem, we will return.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jul 2019

  • "A very warm welcome from Bev and David."

    Nothing is too much trouble. Very comfortable accommodation spotlessly presented. Also enjoyed a few good fishing sessions. If you are looking for a getyre away from it all peaceful holiday this is the place.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jun 2019

  • "The owners Bev & Dave are so warm and friendly the Bungalow is for sure 5 star with such a wonderful Welcome Pack also being greeted by there 3 super dogs the farm is such a peaceful place to be Will be back that's for sure !"

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2019

  • "Was thrilled to see that the kitchen was newer than the photos on Sykes website and that the bathroom was only two weeks old."

    The welcome pack was gratefully received and eggs from owner's chickens were delicious as was the rhubarb!! Very comfortable and homely in a peaceful and beautiful location. Plenty of walking without the need to take the car out. Bev & David were so kind and helpful and we enjoyed our daily chats with them. Thank you Bev & David.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Mar 2019

  • "Second visit so was just as expected."

    First class and nothing too much trouble Booked up for december 2019 already Too cold in december to use swimming pool On Christmas day layer of ice on swimming pool.very scenic lol

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Dec 2018

  • "The owners Dave and Beverley made us feel very welcome and left loads of provisions for us on our arrival."

    Highly recomended.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2018

  • "This is a very pleasant haven to come back to after touring the area."

    Reviewed by Eric4.4Oct 2018

  • "Had been before so knew it was good."

    Very warm welcome from our hosts with really good welcome pack etc Made good use of the swimming pool. Very comfortable bed

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2018

  • "There is a lot of stuff that is impossible to include in a description like the friendliness of the property's owners; the amazing welcome and welcome pack (not all property owners think to leave even as little as some milk - these people had left bacon, eggs, milk, butter, bread, fruit, cakes, basket with tea bags/coffee bags); the chats at the end of the day showing an interest in what we had done without being nosey and advice on parking,etc."

    ; the offer to run us to the station and pick us up at the end of the day (offer gratefully accepted); repairs to a failed headlight on car. We have never come across hosts like it. They were brilliant.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2018

  • "Very enjoyable holiday."

    Owners very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Aug 2018

  • "This spacious and clean cottage is set in wonderful surroundings - David grows delicious vegetables in very well-kept land and showed us around the farm."

    The pool behind the bungalow is cold and refreshing in the hot weather. Alton Waters nearby is a most beautiful reservoir with biking, playground for kids and watersports which was unfortunately closed when we came - due to algae. David and Beverly are by far the greatest hosts! (BTW the Bungalow does have WiFi, contrary to the listing on Sykes.)

    Reviewed by Draisy5.0Aug 2018

  • "Very clean and comfortable cottage."

    The pool is lovely and just for us! We had drinks by the pool and evening meals. We picked our own tomatoes and cucumber and helped with clearing the potatoes just because we liked it so much. David and Beverly are very kind hosts. The jam and pickles are own homemade. We visited many places and everything is easy to drive. Even went to Cambridge and beautiful Anglesy Abbey.

    Reviewed by Nienke5.0Jul 2018

  • "The bungalow and location were perfect."

    There was a very comprehensive welcome pack that included 2 buns (yummy), milk, butter, fruit, jam, bacon and eggs and the bed was a super king size and very comfortable. The pool is large and we spent many hours sitting round it. Beverley and David couldn't have been more helpful even though they had the farm to look after. They sell their veg and fruit and the eggs from their chickens and if you fish there is a large lake. We would certainly recommend anyone to holiday at the bungalow. Already missing the 3 adorable dogs and talking to Beverley and David.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jul 2018

  • "We were made very welcome by Beverly and David who were very helpful."

    We enjoyed all the fresh fruit and vegetables, grown on their smallholding,and being able to walk around their land.They provided us with a very generous welcome pack.We thoroughly enjoyed our stay as we had never been to Suffolk before and found it to be a very pretty and interesting area.It is a shame it is so far away from our home,but the journeys were very good.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2018

  • "The Bungalow very comfortable clean warm and peaceful area."

    The owners left a great welcome pack and they where very friendly and helpful can recommend The Bungalow.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2018

  • "Really outstanding."

    Welcome pack provided and the owners couldn't be more helpful. Would gladly recommend and will be going back. Pleased with everything. Many thanks Phil fox

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Dec 2017

  • "Lovely hosts, very friendly and helpful."

    The bungalow was in beautiful surroundings.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Oct 2017

  • "Owners first class nothing to much trouble Left lots of goodies milk bread ..."

    Owners first class nothing to much trouble Left lots of goodies milk bread fruit butter tea coffee chocolate jam eggs lovely couple We will be back

    Reviewed by Ormonde5.0Sep 2017

  • "The Bungalow was lovely, clean and home from home."

    We had a great time, had a lovely rest and peaceful time.

    Reviewed by J5.0Sep 2017

  • "The cottage was exellent, very good value and the owners David and Beverly could not have been more welcoming, situated about 9 miles from Manningtree its a ideal place for roaming Suffolk and Essex."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2016

  • "Beverley and David Page were so helpful and kind that they made our stay at The Bungalow so enjoyable and memorable."

    A swim in the pool was a wonderful way to start the day.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2016

  • "Fantastic Holiday, bungalow has everything included for a self catering holiday."

    Owners very helpful, approachable people. Daily fresh veg grown by owners at their smallholding. Swimming pool a real treat, I swam morning and evening. Walk around grounds, (srumping strawberies and rasberries!! just a couple...honest) Flatford Mill (Haywain), short drive from bungalow, which is spellbounding. Drive to Shotley (15mins) catch a ferry to Harwich and Felixstowe, round trip £10 for one hour, not tobe missed, beautiful village of Kersy 30mins from bungalow and last but not least Southwold a must. First time I have visited Suffolk, I will visit again very soon.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Aug 2016

  • "We had a wonderful holiday at the bungalow."

    The owners were absolutely charming, and the bungalow was far more spacious than I had anticipated. The kitchen has been newly done, and is well equipped with top notch appliances. Lovely, comfortable super king size bed too. We couldn't fault it. Thank you

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Economy 7 heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Twelve acres of shared gardens with table and chairs
  • Shared use with owners of unheated outdoor swimming pool (June to Sept)
  • Fishing available at £3 per day by arrangement with owner
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Children aged 8 and over only, due to fishing lake
  • Note: Fresh vegetables, free range eggs and logs available to purchase from owner.

The property

Bentley 2.7 miles. A cosy detached bungalow situated next to the owners' home, in a peaceful 12-acre setting with coarse fishing lakes, between the villages of Bentley and Tattingstone.

This Suffolk cottage overlooks a delightful garden with furniture, perfect for relaxing, and there is seasonal shared use of an outdoor swimming pool.

The sleeping accommodation in this Suffolk cottage is flexible, ensuring couples and friends alike can enjoy their time in this beautiful part of the country.

Relax in the gardens, splash in the pool, enjoy coarse fishing on the well-stocked lakes, or should you prefer to head out there are a wealth of attractions near to this Suffolk cottage.

Just a mile from this Bentley cottage is TV's Jimmy's Farm with animals and a farm shop.

Alton Water reservoir, two miles away, offers watersports and cycle hire, or visit Pin Mill on the River Orwell.

The nearby Dedham Vale offers pretty villages with attractions such as East Bergholt, NT Flatford Mill and Bridge Cottage, and Sir Alfred Munnings Art Museum.

Further afield are Colchester and Ipswich.

A welcoming Suffolk cottage with plenty to see throughout the year.

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About the location


Ipswich 7.5 miles.

Bentley is a Suffolk village on the edge of Dedham Vale, an ideal location from which to explore both the counties of Essex and Suffolk with their many interesting attractions. Dedham Vale, a conservation area, offers NT Flatford Mill with picturesque river walks, the beautiful village of Nayland, with its wealth of timber framed and thatched cottages, and Dedham with magnificent old buildings and independent shops. The delightful town of Woodbridge has many independent shops, while the archaeological site Sutton Hoo is well worth a visit. Spend a day enjoying the Heritage Coast, visiting Rendlesham Forest, Orford Castle, Snape Maltings, and the delightful seaside town of Aldeburgh. The town of Colchester with a castle and zoo and Ipswich are both within easy travelling distance.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas