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The Hen House

Diss near Gissing, Norfolk (Ref. 969720)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely welcome from the owners who were extra kind when we arrived absolutely bushwhacked."

    We would have preferfred a washedr/drier to a dishwasher, though the lowners were very kind and did some washing for us after our first week. We felt the water pressure was a little low especially in the shower. But a lovely peaceful little place. The owners' kindness was wonderful, inviting us to the village Jubilee Concert - and when we arrived home, returning a freshly washed dressing gown!

    Thank you for your kind comments - it was a pleasure to have you stay with us. So glad you enjoyed the concert - it really was a lovely Jubilee weekend in the village. Dressing gown is on its way in the post as of this morning! Property Owner

    Reviewed by JimMay 2022

  • "Wonderful relaxing week in the Hen House, a lovely comfortable cottage, equipped with everything one could need."

    Great base for visiting local places of interest or just relaxing on the secluded patio garden, watching the ducks, geese and numerous birds. Visits from the resident cats and dogs an added pleasure. Lovely hosts Claire and Chris very helpful and friendly. All in all, a perfect experience.

    Hi there - thank you so much for your lovely comments! It was a total pleasure to have you stay with us and glad you enjoyed the garden centres so much! Property Owner

    Reviewed by RodneyMay 2022

  • "I have visited the Hen House twice in a short period of time."

    On both occasions I have been delighted by the high standard of accommodation and also the warmth and care shown by the owners - this is truly a treasure amongst holiday cottages!! KH

    Thank you so much for your comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by KerryMar 2022

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage in the countryside."

    The original wooden beams add character and the roomy property had everything we required. Fittings and furnishings were to a good standard and everything was very clean and fresh. The owners were very welcoming and great hosts.Certainly would recommend.

    Thank you so much for your comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by LornaMar 2022

  • "The accommodation was excellent but even more lovely was the warm reception of the owners and their care throughout my stay."

    I cannot recommend this holiday let highly enough! Kerry H

    Thank you so much for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again on your return visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KerryFeb 2022

  • "Excellent cottage!"

    Very clean and lovely and warm. Chris and Claire were brilliant hosts! Would happily book The Hen House again.

    Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by GrahamFeb 2022

  • "A lovely holiday let, very cosy and comfortable."

    Owners are very welcoming and helpful

    Reviewed by RachelNov 2021

  • "Excellent, well fitted-out accommodation in a lovely quiet spot."

    Warm and welcoming to return to after touring Norfolk and Suffolk.

    Reviewed by GillianOct 2021

  • "We found the cottage to be excellent, with no complaints at all."

    Also the hosts were very friendly and extremely helpful. We would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2021

  • "The Hen House far exceeded out expectations."

    The warm welcome from the owners and the highest calibre of accommodation really made the holiday special. Very highly recommended.

    Reviewed by IanOct 2021

  • "Nice quiet relaxing holiday, excellent amenities."

    Would recommend to all.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2021

  • "Welcoming hosts,really friendly."

    The welcoming breakfast pack was a lovely touch. The hen house was clean and very comfortable. Great location for exploring Norfolk. Lovely quiet and relaxing setting. Pub 15 min walk and had lovely food and great service we ate their 3 times. Just remember to take the torch for on the walk back. We will defo return thanks for making it a great base for a lovely break away

    Reviewed by CharlotteAug 2021

  • "It would be better with a power shower."

    It was very good to receive a complimentary breakfast pack Owners very helpful and friendly

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2021

  • "We found the ‘Henhouse’ at Gissing, near Diss clean, comfortable and well appointed."

    Our hosts Claire and Chris were most welcoming and provided with a host of information about the local area. There 5 acres of land with a menagerie of animals and its focus on wildlife was a delight.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2021

  • "Peaceful location, lovely cottage court yard and welcoming hosts"

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation in superb grounds, great to see the animals roaming freely around the grounds - true free range!"

    The owners couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful (without being in any way intrusive). Unfortunately we had to leave a day early for personal reasons but would be delighted to return there in future should the opportunity arise.

    Reviewed by RogerJul 2021

  • "The accommodation was brilliant, the owners Chris and Claire very welcoming ."

    We would recommend them to everyone.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2021

  • "Very welcoming hosts."

    Spotlessly clean. Quiet and secluded. Local pub five minutes in car 20 minutes to walk. Very friendly and welcoming and great food. Plenty of walks around. You do need a car.

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2021

  • "We had a lovely week in the cottage which was within easy reach of local attractions and cities."

    Very comfortable and beautiful location with plenty of places to walk. Claire and Chris, the hosts were friendly and hospitable. it was a pleasure to stay there.

    Reviewed by SammyMay 2021

  • "The owners made us feel welcome from the word go,we had the run of the farm ,and it was an amazing holiday"

    Reviewed by RogerMay 2021

  • "The owners Claire and Chris were very welcoming and helpful."

    They have made the Henhouse a lovely, comfortable place to be. Nothing was too much trouble The setting is quite delightful nestled in the heart of rural Norfolk.

    Reviewed by MaggieApr 2021

  • "Chris and Claire are amazing - so receptive to our needs."

    Their exemplary care for their guest’s welfare couldn’t be surpassed. Amazing little property. Just right for a relaxing break for two.

    Reviewed by GlenysOct 2020

  • "We so enjoyed our visit to The Hen House."

    Our hosts Claire and Chris were very welcoming and had provided us with all the ingredients for a cooked breakfast using local produce, such a lovely gesture. The cottage is light and airy, very well appointed and comfortable. It is in a village within walking distance of The Crown at Gissing, a traditional Pub serving excellently kept ales and good food. The local town of Diss is also well worth a visit with lots of interesting shops including very good food stores. We left The Hen House with very happy memories.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2020

  • "A lovely spacious 'cottage' for two, all very clean and modern."

    And the cooker was not one of those that you need a degree in IT to operate! The owners were very helpful. Some lovely walks from the Hen House, with a great local pub.

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2020

  • "Very quit location, easily accessible to surrounding attractions."

    very helpful hosts without exception.

    Reviewed by CarolineSep 2020

  • "My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Hen House."

    We received Very Friendly warm welcome upon arrival and then shown around the facilities. Hopefully we will be back. Its a great base to explore the surrounding area with beautiful villages and coastal resorts to visit.

    Reviewed by LeslieAug 2020

  • "Very relaxing."

    Great hosts.

    Reviewed by DianneJul 2020

  • "Excellent hosts and cottage"

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2020

  • "The Hen House, is modern, spacious and open plan."

    Very clean and comfortable. A lovely courtyard garden at the back of the property. Claire and Chris very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2020

  • "We have had a great time away, the cottage was just what we wanted and we were very comfortable in it."

    The owners were very obliging, nothing was too much trouble and a welcome pack was provided which was a lovely start to the holiday. We are very much looking forward to another holiday there.

    Reviewed by JaniceFeb 2020

  • "Hello, our hosts where very friendly and the breakfast hamper was good."

    Where the cottage did not meet expectations for us was mainly the heating, I had to ask Chris a few times to come ad turn the heating up as he had the controls, although I can understand his reason for this, I did not think it was good. The heating at this time of year is very important and I felt we should be in control of that. The other point I think is worth mentioning is the oven, it had old fat in the base of the oven and when heated it a bad smell. Regards Peter

    I am sorry to hear that the property did not meet your expectations reference to the heating. I would like to assure yourself and future guest that the heating is set to 21°C starting from 6am through to 10pm at night during the winter season. I apologise if this is not to your preference, however this has never been an issue previously and would like to say that we did come round as requested and increased the temperature to 24°C. Thank you very much for you comments, your feedback has been taken on board, we would love to see you holidaying with us in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterJan 2020

  • "The owners chris and clair were very welcoming and helpful,this for me was a quiet and relaxing location and if possible i will go back in the near future."

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2019

  • "The Hen House is a delightful holiday let."

    It's a converted farm building, as the name suggests, which is just right for a couple seeking a break in the countryside. The accommodation is comfortable and contemporary, well-equipped and well furnished. The hosts are on hand to help with any needs of concerns without being intrusive. It is very quiet apart from the occasional train passing nearby (as mentioned in the listing) and it's set in a farm with poultry, geese, and donkeys and some nearby horses as well as local wildlife. The location is not close to anywhere, which may be to your liking, but it doesn't take too long to get out to Diss or Norwich or the southern end of the Broads if you want to go for a drive. A lovely place, commended by this happy couple.

    Reviewed by WayneAug 2019

  • "We had an amazing week in the Hen House."

    Met by our charming hostess on arrival. The welcome pack was much appreciated. The cottage was. so clean and a bed to die for. We may well be back again as we greatly enjoyed this part of the country.

    Reviewed by BarbaraJul 2019

  • "Fabulous hosts."

    Everything in the let that you needed including ingredients for a cooked breakfasts... Milk tea coffee bread etc. Facilities offered if clothing got wet and location and furnishings excellent.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2019

  • "I would like to say what a beautiful location, very relaxing, the owners were extremely helpful creating a book for places to visit."

    They left a breakfast pack of bacon, sausage, egg, tomatoes, bread, butter, biscuits which was a lovely surprise. Nothing was too much trouble. Loved the horses, cats, and a single duck. The beaches were approximately about an hour away. They had wi fi, which I wasn't expecting. All together a fabulous break. Really lovely couple. Pauline Manchester

    Reviewed by PaulineJun 2019

  • "What a find!"

    We have had the best time on our week away in The Hen House. A fantastic greeting set the tone for a very relaxing and comfortable stay. Our hosts, Claire and Chris, couldn’t have been more welcoming, providing a cooked breakfast for our first morning there, as well as very helpful hints and tips about travelling around the local area. We were very fortunate to have great weather which meant we saw the absolute best that Norfolk and Suffolk could provide. Picturesque villages are aplenty with wonderful friendly pubs along the way. The Crown at Burston and The Crown at Pulham Market are a must - but you’ll never be short of somewhere to stop for a pint or two. The cottage itself is ideal for a couple looking to kick back and relax - all one one floor makes for easy access with a lovely patio at the back to enjoy a morning coffee. Everything you need for your week away is provided - an extremely comfortable bed, en-suite, comfy couch, well-appointed kitchen and plenty of space. We honestly couldn’t have asked for a better holiday, a lovely place to return to after travelling all day to take in the sights. Thank you! We will be back :)

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2019

  • "The Hen House was one of the best accomadations we have had."

    The owners Claire and Chris were most welcoming a lovely Breakfast pack left for us, most welcome. The area was lovely and quiet. We will certainly be going back.

    Reviewed by DinahMay 2019

  • "As an older couple in our 80s we would have appreciated written instructions for both cooker and TV/DVD."

    Owner was very helpful in turning up pre-set temperatures on radiators, but found bathroom cold with only heated towel rail at intermittent settings. Due to bad weather we cut short our weekend stay.

    Reviewed by DorothyMay 2019

  • "We had a lovely weekend in this recently finished cottage."

    The owners were incredibly welcoming and helpful, and the location was nice and peaceful with plenty of walks and other small towns to explore nearby. One thing to note is that while the owners' mention that a train passes near the property, the cottage itself has good sound insulation and you hardly notice.

    Reviewed by JonathanApr 2019

  • "Beautiful Barn conversion, well equipped with everything you should need."

    On site helpful owners Claire & Chris. Lovely area, easy to get to places with it being central East Anglia.

    Reviewed by ChristineApr 2019

  • "We had a great few days."

    The hosts were very welcoming.

    Reviewed by ChristineMar 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, Smart TV with DVD
  • Wifi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio with furniture
  • Sorry no smoking and no pets
  • Shop 5 miles pub 8 mins walk
  • Note: There is a mainline train line during the day, you may hear associated noise during your stay

The property

Positioned on the owner's grounds, in the rural village of Gissing, is The Hen House.

The grounds consist of five and half acres of formal gardens along with orchards and various wooded areas.

There are two Shetland ponies and some chickens along with ducks on the pond.

There is an abundance of wild birds that can be seen including Barn Owls and buzzards.

Deer will also be seen walking around the grounds.

This brick-built property has been beautifully renovated, yet retains much of its character, with its exposed timbers and orange brickwork.

Step in through the main door, which leads through to a beautifully presented open-plan living room.

Get cosy with your loved one in front of the TV or simply admire the character features bringing the cottage to life.

There is a well-equipped kitchen offering a chic set of units for cooking your partner a romantic meal.

Perch yourselves at the dining table and exchange stories from your day over a delicious bottle of wine.

Rest your head on the beautiful king-size bed before waking up to a rejuvenating shower in the fresh en-suite.

Parking is outside the property and there is a patio area to sit and enjoy a morning coffee with a read of the newspaper.

The market town of Diss offers an array of shops, pubs and tea rooms, centred on a busy market place and its beautiful 13th century church.

There is an 18-hole golf course and walks along the Boudica Way, full of twists and turns through undulating countryside.

You are sure to love this property, a perfect base for exploring East Anglia and this lovely countryside, boasting a number of local walking and cycling routes.

Set in a countryside location, it is ideal for those wishing to be able to walk to a rural pub for a bite to eat or a drink at the end of the day to chat about your adventures.

It offers avid walkers and cyclists the chance to get out and about, either on the Norfolk Broads, the stunning east coastline and through the vibrant city centre of Norwich.

Don't forget to pay a visit to the lovely city of Norwich, with its cathedral, castle featuring a museum and art gallery, as well as Whitlingham Country Park.

A comfortable base for exploring the lovely region of East Anglia.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref. 970029, together they sleep 4 guests.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £125.

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About the location


Bury St. Edmunds 22 miles; Norwich 23 miles.

Diss is a popular rural market town in the south of Norfolk, where its buildings offer examples of gothic architecture, and an insight of the towns past life can be found within the local museum. The market place is the hub of the town, which is overlooked by its beautiful 13th century church. At the bottom of the town is Diss Mere, a 6-acre lake with a fountain that runs all day, along with its adjacent park where you can relax while watching the world pass you by, making this a truly idyllic location. Diss has narrow winding streets with secret little courtyards, and a high street offering an array of small shops and tea rooms. On Friday the high street is home to the weekly market and to the edge of town a weekly auction is held in the local salesrooms. To the other side edge of Diss you will find its 18 hole golf course. Walkers can explore the Boudica Way, a wonderful 40 mile walk from Diss to the medieval city of Norwich. Approximately 2 miles from Diss is Bressingham, with its Steam Museum,17 acres of beautiful gardens, garden centre, restaurant, and the Dad’s Army collection where you can wander through Walmington-on-Sea with its original props and vehicles from the TV series. Other local attractions include Banham Zoo, the 100th Bomb Group Museum, along with the many attractions and amenities to be found in the cathedral city of Norwich.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas