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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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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


  • 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.

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* Based on a combined average customer score

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25 Customer Review(s)

  • “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.

    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.

    - Mr Lewis, May 2021

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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