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The Nest Box

Diss, Norfolk (Ref. 970029)



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

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36 Customer Review(s)

  • “The owners of The Nest Box were so welcoming and very helpful.”

    They spent quality time giving us tips on how best to enjoy our stay given our known interests.

    They spent quality time giving us tips on how best to enjoy our stay given our known interests. We particularly enjoyed the the lovely animal residents, the two delightful Shetland Ponies, the assertive geese and pet cats. Our working cocker Maesy was welcomed and made to feel at home. Given the beautiful location in South Norfolk (rural England at its best) it is our intention to return. All things being equal.

    - Keith, October 2021

The property

This ground floor barn conversion is situated on the owner's grounds, in the rural village of Gissing.

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.

The Nest Box is a character-rich, brick-built cottage with exposed timbers and tiled floors, ideal for walkers bringing their four-legged friends along.

The main door leads in to an open-plan living room with a large window overlooking the back garden, where you can relax and unwind of an evening, while catching up with your favourite shows.

The well-equipped kitchen is ideal for cooking a romantic meal for two, with a breakfast bar and dining table to plan the day's events over a hearty breakfast.

Relax on the sofa in front of the TV after a day out exploring or get lost in your favourite book.

The bedroom is spacious offering zip-and-link beds, so it can be a super king-size or two singles on request, with lovely bedside tables and lamps, ideal for some late night reading.

There is an en-suite shower room beautifully presented to allow guests to enjoy a comfortable base to explore the area.

You have off-road parking outside and a patio area to sit and enjoy a morning coffee or evening glass of wine within the gardens, whilst your pets stretch their legs.

Surrounded by countryside, yet with a pub within walking distance, this property is ideal for people wishing to explore both Norfolk and Suffolk.

It also enjoys a good position for visiting the Norfolk Broads, the stunning eastern coastline and the city of Norwich.

The Nest Box is an ideal place to start exploring this lovely countryside, and there are a number of local walking and cycling routes.

The market town of Diss is a short drive away, it has a wonderful selection of shops, cafes and restaurants, many based in historic buildings.

The town is famous for its 6-acre mere, which is surrounded by trees and large grass areas perfect for summer picnics.

Bressingham Steam and Gardens is also close by, popular for its collection of steam engines and artefacts.

You may also wish to visit Banham Zoo.

Ideal for couples, friends and solo travellers this is a wonderful base for exploring East Anglia.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref. 969720, together they sleep 4 guests.


  • All ground floor
  • 1 x super king-size double (zip/link can be twin on request) 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, DVD
  • Wifi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets allowed
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • 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
  • Note: Although all ground floor there are steps down to the en-suite bathroom
  • Note: To be kept on leads when outside.

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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
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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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