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Pond Farm Dairy

Mutford near Beccles, Suffolk (Ref. 954252)


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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely country cottage with all the amenities we needed."

    Comfy bed, well equipped kitchen,warm, clean and welcoming. Real farm living with the sheep, geese, chickens, ducks and all their babies to amuse us. Host very helpful and knowledgeable. Mutford is well placed to explore north Suffolk and south Norfolk. Stunning walks in the woods, marshes, beaches and broads. Very peaceful, relaxing stay. Would return and recommend.

    Reviewed by GillianApr 2022

  • "Property as described, well equipped, friendly, helpful owners, nice surroundings, alarm-clock geese, central location for coast and inland amenities."

    Reviewed by SteffApr 2022

  • "Property clean and comfortable."

    Reviewed by IanDec 2021

  • "Great location with a comfortable set up."

    Welcoming host and great environment to relax. We will definitely revisit - great local walking as well as the perfect base for discovering the coast and further afield. Make sure you try the owners cider ; 0 ))

    Reviewed by JustinOct 2021

  • "We had a relaxing week, with plenty of places to go to."

    The owners were very kind and friendly. A "Welcome" file with information was probably removed because of Covid-19 and replaced with notices. It would be helpful for such a file to be available when restrictions are lifted. We did not use the second bedroom, but feel that while it is OK for two children, it is not really suitable for two adults.

    Reviewed by Keith DavidSep 2021

  • "A beautiful little cottage within lovely old-fashioned farm, run with love by a very friendly farmer."

    It's perfect for a family holiday!

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2021

  • "This cottage is in a great location."

    Very quiet with very little passing traffic.

    Reviewed by RoyMay 2021

  • "This was the best holiday we have had in a very long time."

    It was idyllic. So peaceful you could hear a pin drop - all you could hear were the sheep, ducks and geese. Lambs gambolling in the field, ducklings on the pond. A perfect place to stay.

    Reviewed by RobertApr 2021

  • "Cosy cottage in a rural farmyard setting far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life with no traffic noise, just birds (geese gaggling) ideal for getting away from it all."

    Happy to recommend this holiday location.

    Reviewed by HazelSep 2020

  • "A beautiful cottage in peaceful surroundings."

    Pond Farm Dairy is in an ideal position for exploring the Suffolk coast or the Broads but away from noisy roads. Beccles is a short drive away. There were plenty of walks nearby for our dog without having to get in the car. The cottage was very comfortable with everything we needed,

    Reviewed by FionaSep 2020

  • "The hosts, Martin & Heather who live in the farmhouse next door were EXCELLENT hosts."

    Reviewed by RogerAug 2020

  • "On arrival we couldn't get into property as said on message pria to arrival,had to call on owner next door for key, he was a little vague but got in eventually."

    Found cottage very quant and comfortable for our needs. Shower was a disappointment due to the lack of water coming out but did the job. Overall a good base for exploring Suffolk.

    Reviewed by RachelFeb 2020

  • "Last minute decision to take a short break not too far away."

    Very easy to find suitable accommodation in the area on website. Very pretty little cottage in peaceful surroundings. Cozy and comfy place to return to after days out exploring. Very enjoyable few days and will plan to do same again. Thanks

    Reviewed by AngelaOct 2019

  • "There were two dirty bins inside the cottage when we arrived."

    one was for general waste and I'm not sure that the other one was for, but it looked as if it may be used for smokers, which was not nice! There was a bin outside which we were asked to put vegetables etc in for compost, however that was extremely dirty. In addition, there were no spare toilet rolls, we had to ask for another one. There was no hand towel in the bathroom, and the 'bath towels' were small, thin and old.

    Reviewed by JackieSep 2019

  • "The directions to the cottage are not correct."

    When you turn onto New Road at the end you need to turn LEFT not RIGHT follow this road till you see bungalow on right hand side there is a left turn and then you turn right after approx. 100yards into Pond Farm the cottage is on the left past the large thatched house. You will possibly see chickens in front of you. Inside the cottage the stairs are narrow and may not be suitable for anyone with limited mobility. Apart from this the cottage is very comfortable and the host are very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by JacquelineAug 2019

  • "The cottage was ok - just as described."

    Owner helpful and interesting in his descriptions of the area. But the directions to the cottage were inaccurate and took us to Ash farm cottage. Owner told us he has repeatedly asked Sykes to correct directions but without success.

    Reviewed by GuyJun 2019

  • "Very comfortable cottage -we enjoyed our time there despite bad weather."

    Owners very helpful

    Reviewed by HazelJun 2019

  • "Location is stunning!"

    Reviewed by DawnMay 2019

  • "Very welcoming owners."

    Had a lovely week, very quiet and peaceful but close to local amenities.

    Reviewed by AnnabelFeb 2019

  • "Comfortable, quiet and friendly - what more could you ask for a stolen weekend away from work?"

    Had a thoroughly enjoyable weekend and visited an area of the country we had not seen before. Would recommend this to everybody.

    Reviewed by SimonNov 2018

  • "If you go the right time of year there's fresh eggs and cider available to buy from the farm."

    Reviewed by HowardOct 2018

  • "The cottage was comfy, warm and just right to recharge our batteries after an awful year."

    Biscuits and milk were provided which was a lovely treat. Unfortunately our last few minutes at the cottage changed our opinion completely. While loading our car at 9.58am after spending 15 minutes or so making sure it was tidy, clean and aired we had the owner push pass us saying she needed to clean and get ready for the next guests. We totally understand and appreciate that the cottage needed to be ready for 3.00pm that afternoon but to not politely ask how our stay was and to rudely rush around as though we were a massive inconvenience. We have manners and rose above her rudeness and said thank you with a smile while she glared at us and shut the door. Definitely will not be returning or booking with Sykes again. Such a shame that a few minutes of bad manners ruined our stay.

    Many thanks for your feedback, we have fed your comments back to the owner in order to maintain our customers holiday experience. Your views are as valued as your initial booking so that we can keep providing the best UK holiday experience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarolynOct 2018

  • "Location was brilliant very relaxing very good dog walks hosts were very ..."

    Location was brilliant very relaxing very good dog walks hosts were very welcoming all in all a very good time had would definately consider returning in the future

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2018

  • "The booking process was very straightforward and the telephone service experienced during 2 calls to Sykes was exemplary."


    Reviewed by MartinAug 2018

  • "Kitchen basic could do with tea towels kitchen roll cooking apron ."

    Perhaps some teabags this not a moan but enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by KathyJul 2018

  • "We did have some problems finding the cottage, as the post code was for the owners farm."

    He has told us that he will see about getting it changed, as most people use Sat-Nav to find the cottage.. The cottage was very clean and tidy. On arrival, although we were there quite late, the owners brother (Martin) got us booked into a local restaurant, for some dinner... We really appreciated this as the restaurant was 'fully booked'.. During the week while I was at college,the owners brother and his wife looked out for my Mother and Wife, while I was away. This was really appreciated and made the holiday for them. May I say a big thank you to Martin and Heather..

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2018

  • "Pond farm was so nice that we could have spent the whole week just at the cottage."

    The people there were nice and friendly. We enjoyed watching the farm animals and the peace and quite. We also enjoyed the Pond farm cyder. Yes a great holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin bedroom with 1 standard size single bed and 1 x child single bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview
  • DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and Highchair available
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Patio garden with furniture
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles and pub 1 mile.

The property

Beccles 4 miles.

This beautifully presented, oak beamed traditional cottage was originally a dairy, it is attached to the owners property, a beautiful thatched Farm house.

Located in a peaceful countryside position to the southern side of the Waveney Valley overlooking sweeping countryside and Mutford Wood.

Step in to the heavily beamed, cosy, open plan living area with a kitchen and seating area overlooking the fields beyond.

The cottage stairs rise up through the middle of the room and take you to a double room and small twin room with a shared upstairs bathroom.

Outside there is a small seating area, ideal for an evening BBQ or a morning coffee while planning your day.

The area is wonderful for walking and cycling, the network of lanes linking villages together is perfect for those exploring on two wheels.

The location offers excellent access to the heritage coastline with Southwold, Walberswick and Aldeburgh within easy driving distance.

The property is ideal for friends wishing to explore the area from a quiet location and for families, there is plenty to do for the children with Africa Alive and Pleasurewood Hills not too far away.

Close to property number 954250, together they sleep 9 guests.

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About the location


Lowestoft 11 miles.

The historic market town of Beccles has excellent amenities, with unique shops, many of which are independent retailers and the range of restaurants and dining facilities are impressive, with numerous cafes, tea rooms and traditional inns. There are also a number of interesting buildings, including the Town Hall and Quaker Hall, which houses the weekly country farmers' market. The more active visitor may wish to explore the town and surrounding area via the Beccles Marsh Trail, which is divided into three walks of varying distance and character. With an outdoor swimming pool and various play areas, children are well catered for, whilst cyclists can enjoy a number of cycle routes around the town. Beccles is surrounded by open countryside, whilst an easy drive brings you to the popular Suffolk coast and the seaside resorts of Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth and Southwold.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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