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The Lodge

Brandon, Suffolk (Ref. 975790)

4.9

Outstanding

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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59 Customer Reviews

  • "Everything you could possibly need was there for you and Carol and Ron were perfect hosts as previously."

    Thank you Andy and Helen i hope you enjoyed your 4th visit as much as your first time see you next year love to Lucy dog Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2022

  • "Tracy and I stayed at The Lodge for two weeks and had a great time in and around the Brandon area."

    Ron and Carol could not have done more to make our stay better, even to the point of providing a lift from the railway station on arrival. The Lodge, we found, was very well equipped, comfortable and clean. We loved watching the deer, rabbits and birds play in the evenings around the very spacious gardens while lying on the loungers. Our host's dogs, Jess and Brody, we're real characters. The whole experience was one of piece and tranquility. Hopefully, one day we will return.

    It was a pleasure meeting you both we enjoyed our little chats thank you again perfect guests Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2022

  • "Had a lovely long weekend break at the Lodge."

    Carol and Ron were perfect hosts. There was everything you could need in the property. It was cold outside but the Lodge warmed up nicely. The setting is beautiful with so much wildlife on your doorstep. Very dog friendly and plenty of outside space for walking about. Highly recommended.

    It was a pleasure to meet you both kind regards Carol & Ron Property Owner

    Reviewed by KarenApr 2022

  • "Property was superb, owners were extremely friendly and helpful."

    We would highly recommend this place if you want peace and quiet and a relaxing time surrounded by beautiful grounds and love watching bird life and deer.Plenty of places to walk and enjoy the surrounding forests.

    Thank you both it was our pleasure Property Owner

    Reviewed by ElfanMar 2022

  • "The property was comfortable and the owners extremely pleasant ,we found Brandon difficult with the dog as Tilly's tea room was the only cafe to except dogs also Thetford park would not allow dogs in their cafe facility ,it would have been an advantage had we been able to book Saturday to Saturday as Friday to Friday was difficult."

    thank you for your feed back which is much appreciated you can book any day to any day may be a phone call to the Agent Sykes would have helped to get your required days there are a lot of dog friendly places in and around Brandon i did mark them up in the information book kind regards Carol and Ron Property Owner

    Reviewed by JacquelineMar 2022

  • "We absolutely loved the property, the owners were amazing, so accomodating, sweet, kind and generous."

    This always makes a real difference to any stay away from home. Beautiful locatation for dogs and it's so wonderful to be at this dog friendly property. It's so cozy especially with the wood burner. I was able to 'work from home' at the property as the internet was a great speed. Don't even think twice this is a wonderful place.

    Reviewed by EllaFeb 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with our 3 little dogs at the Lodge, everything was spotless and everything that was needed was provided."

    The place was spacious and beautifully decorated. The owners, Carol & Ron are really lovely people and very helpful. They even left a sympathy card when unfortunately my Father passed away whilst we were there. I would 100% recommend the Lodge and whilst there we visited Bury St Edmunds, Thetford/Kings Forest and Hunstanton Beach so it is well situated for days out sight seeing.. We will definitely be returning in the summer.

    Thank you Joy for your review it was our pleasure to host you both and the 3 little fur babies Property Owner

    Reviewed by JoyJan 2022

  • "We were welcomed by our hosts and given the keys."

    The lodge was exactly as it "stated on the tin". Very comfortable and we wanted for nothing. The 4 acre grounds were fantastic and so handy for our two dogs (westies). The lodge was ideally located for visiting family nearby and also walking in the Brandon Country Park. Our hosts (Carol and Ron) were great hosts and ensured we had the perfect stay. Which we did.

    Reviewed by BarrieJan 2022

  • "We stayed at the lodge between 19th November to 17th December 2021 as we were in the process of moving homes."

    On arrival we met Ron & Carol the owners who are a really lovely couple that we got on with from the very start ad made us feel welcome, we found them helpful and they did not mind us contacting them at any hour of the day if there were a problem. They were always there for a chat which was nice. The lodge! what can I say was everything that we expected and more. 10/10 for cleanliness, very well laid out with a beautiful kitchen to work in. A living room to sit back and relax in. The lodge also had it's own private garden so if you have a pet like we have then nothing to worry about if your furry friend like to roam off. In addition the lodge is connected to the main house which is situated in a good few acres of lovely grounds. Overall we were made to feel at home during our stay and would not hesitate to go back if we were not moving to Brandon. The lodge is just perfect and a minutes walk from the high street so everything ie Tesco, Aldi, BP garage, pubs are not far, and there are lots of takeaway food outlets which are doted along the high street plus more. Thanks Ron & Carol for a great stay. Garry & Ruth.

    Reviewed by GarryNov 2021

  • "Such a lovely place to stay and we were maid very well come and we will be back"

    Reviewed by MatthewOct 2021

  • "Warm, welcoming and friendly hosts who really care about their guests."

    I couldn't recommend The Lodge highly enough. What a brilliant week away!

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2021

  • "Carol and Ron were perfect hosts, friendly and helpful."

    Accommodation was comfortable as well as the bed. The Lodge is in a peaceful setting with it's own patio area ideal for sitting in the evening sunshine and watching the wildlife. Lovely walks by the nearby river and the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by ChristineOct 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay at The Lodge."

    The house is comfortable and our pet was welcome. There was an enclosed garden for the dog and beautiful grounds to walk in as well. Shops and cafes are just a short walk from the property. There are many forest walks and attractions locally. Carol and Ron were delightful hosts, unobtrusive but friendly and welcoming. We shall definitely be back again.

    Reviewed by Cindy ESep 2021

  • "We wanted a place where the dog would be happy and it certainly fulfilled that requirement."

    Our hosts were most welcoming and helpful and made our stay one to remember. Great location and would thoroughly recommend for anyone wanting to explore the area

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2021

  • "Carole and Ron are perfect hosts."

    This was our third visit to The Lodge and they continue to look at ways to make to improve things for their visitors. Their sole aim is to make everything as comfortable as possible for their guests.

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2021

  • "Unlike a lot of holiday cottage photos, The Lodge actually seemed more spacious than it appeared on the website."

    Carol and Ron, the hosts, are lovely. Will do anything for you. Very dog friendly set up. Be aware that deer roam in the extended grounds on occasion. We always walked our dog on a long lead when in the grounds. The location is ideally suited to explore the coast to the North and East. Brandon Country Park, five minutes drive away, offers lovely walks of varying distances.

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2021

  • "Stayed in a beautiful lodge owned by two delightful friendly people ..."

    Stayed in a beautiful lodge owned by two delightful friendly people My dog had the time of his life in the huge enclosed garden Would recommend staying here to anyone

    Reviewed by ColinJun 2021

  • "Ron and Carol were wonderful hosts."

    They went out of their way to ensure our stay was really enjoyable. Hope to return soon for more relaxing in their wonderful garden. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by JaninaJun 2021

  • "We stayed in this cottage 2 years ago and found that it was excellent and gave it an outstanding review."

    This year the cottage was just as good, if not better. The Owners, Carol and Ron, were on hand to meet and greet and made us feel welcome. The cottage was extremely well cared for and spotlessly clean with everything necessary readily available. Brandon is a nice town set on the edge of Thetford Forrest and has all of the amenities needed. There are plenty of places to visit nearby and walking in the forest is within easy reach. The grounds to The Lodge are extensive and well cared for, making this a dog friendly site which is fenced and secure. Would we go back again? Yes please.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "Beautiful location, the garden is stunning with wild deer and an array of wild birds."

    The owners were fantastic and really friendly, as were their two dogs. The annex we stayed in was lovely and comfortable and felt private despite being attached to main property. Highly recommend a visit.

    Reviewed by KimberleyApr 2021

  • "The Lodge was a lovely cottage having been converted from the barn in the old rectory in Brandon."

    Brandon itself had a Tesco and an Aldi if you wanted to buy essentials and the pubs and takeaways were all within a short walk. We had a couple of bevy’s sitting outside the Flintknappers Arms as it was April and still only outside drinking and dining allowed, we also had Chinese, Indian and fish and chips takeaway but also cooked as well. The Lodge was clean, comfortable and had all the amenities we needed. The owners Carole and Ron lived next door in the old rectory and were very friendly and helpful but not intrusive. We had a very safe enclosed patio garden which was lovely for us and the dog but the jewel in the crown was having access to Carole and Ron’s extensive garden/grounds which we all loved especially the dog and where we saw an abundance of wildlife visiting even deer. We would definitely go back without a moments hesitation and if this is fully booked have a look at The Retreat their other property which is in their grounds.

    Reviewed by VanessaApr 2021

  • "We had a great time for our first away trip following the cessation of lockdown."

    Our hosts were very friendly, helpful and accommodating. The grounds of the property are truly stunning - we wouldn’t have got bored if we stayed there for the whole of our break.

    Reviewed by MarshaApr 2021

  • "A really lovely, dog friendly comfortable holiday home with everything you need and exceedingly nice hosts."

    A fantastic garden which our dog loved as well as being very close to other great dog walking venues.

    Reviewed by LindsayOct 2020

  • "We had a lovely holiday and we would definitely recommend The Lodge."

    Carol And Ron the owners, made us feel at home and with the large 4 acre garden, was very relaxing. Situated in Brandon, it gives a good base to venture out and explore the Suffolk area.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "The hosts were very friendly and welcoming, the grounds were beautiful which we had full use of."

    The local shops within easy walking distance including a medium size Tesco which was perfect for picking up extra bits.

    Reviewed by LenSep 2020

  • "Definitely recommend The Lodge,its an ideal position, for Brandon Forest, and Thetford Forest, only about 4 miles away where there are lovely walks, and bicycle hire."

    the Lodge was so lovely and cosy to come back to, and Hosts Ron and Carol, were perfect, so friendly and helpful. the grounds were lovely, and there wasnt anywhere that was out of bounds, in the 4acre gardens, but you also have your own enclosed garden, if you have a dog.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2020

  • "Excellent location both locally and for East Anglia."

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2020

  • "Carole and Ron are perfect hosts."

    This was our second visit and everything you needed was there. We will hopefully be booking again next year.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2020

  • "The lodge was thoroughly prepared and sparkling when we arrived for our stay."

    Set in lovely grounds that can be used at your leisure. Carol is a very good host and available if you needed anything but as everything was already thought if we didn’t need to ask apart from some helpful chats about the local area. I would highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by SteveAug 2020

  • "The Lodge is very comfortable and nicely furnished with its own large enclosed terrace with garden furniture as well as the free use of an enormous well tended garden with lawns and wooded areas."

    The owners could not be more helpful and accommodating and welcoming. There is a country park less than a mile away with walking and cycling trails through the forest and much to visit in the area (Ely, Bury St Edmunds) as well as being well placed for day trips to both Suffolk and North Norfolk beaches.

    Reviewed by JaneAug 2020

  • "An excellent cottage in stunning grounds."

    Carol and Ron have done a lot of hard work to get this far and nothing is too much for them. In a nutshell we have already booked for next year. The countryside around Brandon is ideal for those who like exercise or just wish to relax.

    Reviewed by ColinAug 2020

  • "A truly wonderful stay experienced in delightfully appointed accommodation with everything that you could possibly think of or have need of, and more, to ensure that a really enjoyable time was had."

    The Lodges own outside space very much appreciated by both us and our dog, and to top it off access to the owners huge, idyllic back garden with it's own lake provided an oasis of peace, calm and tranquility. Many birds and other wildlife frequent it at different times of the day and night, some were seen, some not. Brandon itself provides a great base for all that this part of Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire border country has to offer and we certainly enjoyed visiting Thetford (A must for Dad's Army fans), Thetford Forest and Ely, the latter with its interesting independent shops, historic Cathedral and informative Eel Trail. Local dining options/recommendations include the Tandoori (IP27 0EL), and Fish & Chips (IP27 0EW). Sincere thanks to Carol and Ron, there if you needed them, but not intrusive. We hope to be back again very soon.

    Reviewed by GrahamJul 2020

  • "The situation of the cottage in lovely grounds with plenty of seating was great, also the warm welcome & friendliness of the owners."

    Reviewed by AngelaJul 2020

  • "We liaised with Carol, prior to arrival, concerning our needs regarding the escalating Covid-19, self-isolating etc."

    , and the purpose of our visit (we were, effectively, isolating ourselves from other family members, returning from abroad, who would be using our home): we received helpful information in reply. When we arrived, everything was 'levels better' than we expected ~ spotless spacious accommodation (the bed is very comfy) with an expansive garden, and thoughtful supplies of the necessaries, to enable one to get established; it was, all, very thoughtful and much appreciated!!!. It is a lovely area, with lots of interest, and, when the current situation settles down; we would love to return (but don't tell anyone).

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2020

  • "Wow what a lovely place and Ron and Carol our such lovely people who cant do enough for you they make you feel very welcome ."

    We will be booking to go back again later this year

    Reviewed by MatthewMar 2020

  • "Our first stay at the Lodge and what a little gem of a find, a real 'home from home'."

    Beautifully decorated, nicely furnished, clean and with everything you need for a real comfy stay. A perfect location to explore Norfolk & Suffolk with some beautiful walks. Carol & Ron went above and beyond to ensure our stay went well - would definitely return and recommend to family and friends. Thank you

    Reviewed by VincentDec 2019

  • "Carol & Ron have provided us with a very good service in a excellent setting."

    We enjoyed our stay very much." Excellent "

    Reviewed by AshleySep 2019

  • "Although the general description of the accommodation and grounds was accurate the description also led us to believe that the accommodation was above the norm."

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2019

  • "Lovely welcoming hosts, extremely well-stocked kitchen with lots of utensils and equipment plus a wonderful selection of teas and coffee!"

    Bed was big and comfortable and the shower was brilliant after a hard day of activities!

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2019

  • "A beautiful, dog-friendly cottage set in amazing grounds."

    Reviewed by JillAug 2019

  • "We had a wonderful time at the lodge."

    True value for money. The holiday cottage was spotless. Everything one could need was at hand. Lovely grounds with visiting wildlife. We will hopefully return towards the end of the year. Congratulations to Carol and Ron for creating a truly perfect getaway.

    Reviewed by CaroleAug 2019

  • "It was an amazing place, made more so by our wonderful hosts."

    Carol and Ron, they are two of the nicest people you could wish to meet, they went above and beyond to make our stay relaxing and so special. Rosie and Jessie were so well behaved, just wish jak had been able to play with them, we will be back, hopefully in the not too distant future.

    Reviewed by KathyJul 2019

  • "A very restorative place for a weekend break."

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2019

  • "The accommodation was fantastic and the hosts Carol and Ron were very friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by JanJun 2019

  • "This cottage is blessed with two of the nicest people to have next door."

    Carol and Ron did everything to make the stay truly memorable.

    Reviewed by FranJun 2019

  • "A well equipped kitchen made self-catering very manageable."

    TESCO very near, also petrol station. Many National Trust properties easy reach. Forests nearby for pleasurable walks. Friendly, helpful hosts. Large garden and lawns with interesting wildlife.

    Reviewed by MalcolmMay 2019

  • "The Lodge is situated in a lovely are of Suffolk."

    Brandon is quite a large town with good facilities and The Lodge is on the edge of the town adjacent to a large park and recreation centre. Directions to the cottage were spot on and access is through a set of gates making the site private and secure with ample parking space. We were met by Carol and Ron, the owners, and made very welcome. After a tour of the cottage we were treated to a tour of the 4 1/2 acre grounds and informed of the various wildlife, and other attractions in the area. There was a welcome basket with Danish pastries on the dining table. The Lodge is very spacious and extremely well equipped. It was warm, cosy, and spotlessly clean. Despite being on the edge of town with a main road close by, there was virtually no traffic noise and the area is quiet. With lots of mature trees in the grounds, it was private and not overlooked., There are many towns and visitor attractions nearby in both Norfolk and Suffolk, and Cambridge is less than an hour away by car. Also nearby are the military bases at Mildenhall and Lakenheath.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2019

  • "The wonderful grounds were very relaxing after a days walking."

    Great area loads of walks. Carol and Ron were very friendly.

    Reviewed by CarolMay 2019

  • "The Lodge was extremely comfortable and the owners made us very welcome."

    They were friendly and helpful, The accommodation was lovely. The garden was beautiful. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by ChristineMar 2019

  • "The hosts are very welcoming and willing to sort out problems, if any."

    Comfortable and well equiped bungalow with grounds well suited to visiting dogs.

    Reviewed by AndrewMar 2019

  • "Excellent location, clean and comfortable accommodation."

    Owners very welcoming. We would love to return and would certainly recommend.

    Reviewed by KevinJan 2019

  • "This accommodation exceeded all our expectations on every level."

    The cottage, set in the lovely grounds of the owners home, had everything we needed for our four week stay and it was spotlessly clean. The attention to detail was the best we have experienced in any of our previous bookings through Sykes. Ron and Carol were the perfect hosts and nothing was too much trouble for them. We loved the fresh eggs (provided by your rescued chickens) and the extras provided for our first days stay. We know where we will be staying on our next trip from Australia. We wish Carol and Ron every success as their hard work should be rewarded. Rosie & Mike Faro

    Reviewed by RosieOct 2018

  • "Beautiful setting, high standard."

    Enjoyed the free range chickens and eggs from them.

    Reviewed by GeorgeSep 2018

  • "We were met with a very warm welcome , and found a lovely cottage furnished for maximum comfort and in a beautiful setting."

    We had an excellent holiday.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2018

  • "The Lodge is a fab little cottage set in a very large garden that makes it very dog friendly."

    Great hosts on hand too. Wonderful walks in the Thetford forest only minutes away. A very enjoyable holiday, we shall certainly return.

    Reviewed by Bob & IssyAug 2018

  • "Renters have the use of the owner's extensive garden, which is really great, especially if you have a dog."

    The owner has her own chickens, so fresh eggs are available daily.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2018

  • "Very comfortable, everything we needed for a brilliant, relaxing week away."

    The location was perfect and lots of wildlife visited the garden. The owner, Carol was very friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. It was nice to see chickens roaming around the garden and the eggs were delicious. The dogs were also very friendly. Very close to shops and pubs. Lots of walks and cycling routes nearby through Thetford Forest. RSPB Lakenheath was nearby where we saw several bitterns closely for the first time. Would definitely recommend the lodge and hope to visit again soon.

    Reviewed by AnneJun 2018

  • "A good base for exploring both Norfolk and Suffolk."

    Well situated within the town of Brandon for all amenities shops, restaurants etc. Carol was very helpful with anything we needed. The cottage is situated in the grounds of the Old Rectory with approx. 4 acres of land to explore . (Has a fishpond). Free range chickens (rescued battery hens) which produce lovely eggs available every day to purchase from the Carol at the Main house (Rectory). To add to this the weather was wonderful.

    Reviewed by JamesJun 2018

  • "A most enjoyable and relaxing weekend."

    Beautiful surroundings, every comfort. Can't wait to go back again.

    Reviewed by MarieMay 2018

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size with en-suite wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Open-plan lounge with dining area with woodburner.
  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking
  • Private patio and 4 acres of lawned parkland with lake
  • Up to three well behaved pets welcome at £30 per pet
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 6 mins walk

The property

A beautiful annexe attached to the owner's home, a short walk into the lovely market town of Brandon, Suffolk.

Modern and inviting with beautiful finishing touches, this cottage is a refreshing place to begin your adventures.

Situated all on the ground floor with wheelchair access, the rooms have been tailored to ensure that every guest can enjoy a comfortable holiday experience all season round.

The open-plan living area is a relaxing place to unwind, complete with a charming dining table, located in the corner of the room.

A wonderful aspect of the lounge is the views which lean out towards the lawned garden, featuring a lake, and even chickens which roam around.

To prepare those home cooked meals, make the most of the modern kitchen with its white units, and almost country feel welcoming you inside after a long day.

This room also features low countertops; a nice addition to the formation, should you require the extra space.

Continue through the cottage and you will discover a king-size bedroom, a characterful haven complimented by dark furnishings and further views of the garden which you can wake up to every morning that goes by.

An en-suite wet room is presented to an immaculate standard, and a cloakroom completes the accommodation.

Brandon has a small market held every Thursday and Saturday in addition to a collection of independent shops in the town.

The property is also great for Suffolk is a county filled with natural beauty, bordered by 50 miles of glorious coastline and topped with breath-taking skies.

For a memorable day out, visit the Home of Horseracing, experience maritime life in Ipswich, or immerse yourself in history in Bury St Edmunds.

A getaway not to be missed.

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About the location

BRANDON

Bury St Edmunds 15 miles.

Brandon is a small town in the English county of Suffolk with an estimated population of just over 9,500. Brandon has a small market held every Thursday and Saturday in addition to the number of small, independent shops in the town. Brandon in Suffolk now shares its name with towns in Lincolnshire, Durham and Warwickshire. Surrounded by acres of forest, Brandon has a fascinating history that dates back hundreds of years. Further afield, Suffolk is a county filled with natural beauty, bordered by 50 miles of glorious coastline and topped with breathtaking skies. Holiday in Suffolk and visit the Home of Horseracing, explore Constable Country, experience maritime life in Ipswich, or immerse yourself in history in Bury St Edmunds.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas