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Someplace Else

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Diss, Norfolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "Owners were very helpful upon arrival."

    The tea; Coffee; sugar and milk to get us going was a nice touch. The owls were a nice surprise! Deer were seen in the mornings, together with other wildlife. Very peaceful, and relaxing, and the hot tub was checked twice a day. The only minor thing you could do to improve the stay, would be to put an overhanging umbrella over the hot tub. But you can’t fault the cottage in anyway. Perfect, private and peaceful.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2024

  • "We had an absolutely lovely stay!"

    The hosts were accommodating and every single thing was thought about. The lodge was spacious and comfy, and it felt very homely. The hot tub was a lovely touch also! We will definitely be coming back! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Millie4.7May 2024

  • "Hosts were super super lovely, entire cabin, hot tub and outside area couldn't be any cleaner."

    Couldn't fault a thing. Kitchen was incredibly equipped and so many considerate little touches.

    Reviewed by Brandon5.0May 2024

  • "Fantastic, great location & accommodation very nice, lots of nice extra touches."

    Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Ashley5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay - the lodge was fully equipped and had everything we needed."

    The hot tub was amazing and very peaceful while looking out over the stunning garden and variety of wildlife (the highlight being a pair of Muntjacs grazing). The pub (5 minute walk) around the corner was very nice (great food and a nice atmosphere), and there are plenty of amenities in Diss. We will definitely be returning (if not just for the hot tub!)

    Reviewed by Liam5.0Apr 2024

  • "My wife and I had a very relaxing and quiet time."

    The facilities were of a very high standard and very easy to use. There was a tv in the lounge and the bedroom. The hot tub was lovely and the view over the extensive garden was great. There was a lot of varied wildlife that came into the garden and was nice to see from the tub. If you are looking for a very quiet place and like to look at nice local towns this is an ideal place

    Reviewed by Pete5.0Mar 2024

  • "The cottage was amazing, attention to detail was brilliant, met all of our needs, was able to relax, the wild life in the garden made is picture perfect."

    The cottage was remote enough and also close enough to the towns and local villages, the hot tub was a great addition to relax in and regard from our busy work life.

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Mar 2024

  • "Phenomenal little hide away."

    Wild deer, rabbits playing, a hot tub to watch them in. The lodge is super homely, with supplies for tea and biscuits. Clean and well presented. Overall 10/10.

    Reviewed by Amelia5.0Jan 2024

  • "An amazing little lodge, spotlessly clean & very comfortable."

    Very well equipped with everything you needed to cook a meal. Very relaxing watching the wildlife on the lovely big garden. Hot tub fantastic...Can't fault anything. We had such a chilled out break. Hosts are great, never bothered us but there when we needed them. Pub 5 minute walk away. More pubs & supermarkets a short drive away. Perfect

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "The owners fantastic, any problems/issues and they are catered for straight away."

    The lodge is beautifully decorated and set out, very peaceful. I would definitely recommend this property

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2023

  • "Eugene and jane are great hosts."

    The welcome pack is a great addition. The property is beautiful and spotless. The hot tub is maintained every day when you are away so as not to intrude.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2023

  • "Exceptional rental property."

    Everything you could possibly need for an enjoyable stay was provided. Hosts extremely helpful and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. Wildlife in the huge garden was lovely to watch with a glass of wine on the terrace in the evening(birds, rabbits, squirrels and deer). Hot tub was very welcome after a day exploring the area. Would definitely recommend this property and will certainly be returning. Thank you Jane & Eugene

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2023

  • "The lodge had every facility we could have hoped for and the owners, Eugene and Jane were always on hand if we had any queries."

    The accommodation was very comfortable and peaceful. The hot tub was very relaxing despite the 40 degree heatwave! The property was finished to a high standard as it was built just before Covid pandemic, so everything was brand new. I would definitely recommend SomePlace Else to anyone who wants a quiet break in Norfolk.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Jul 2022

  • "Clean comfy peaceful very relaxing time."

    Hosts friendly but not overbearing .This is our 4th Sykes holiday and the best so far. Nothing to complain about. We would revisit .

    Reviewed by Berys5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excellent stay."

    Very comfortable. Very peaceful setting. Hot tub great.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2022

  • "Didn't want to leave!"

    Tranquil and comfortable in a perfect setting. It was lovely to meet the owls and watch all the wildlife in the garden (deer, rabbits, squirrels, and lots of birds!) It's so peaceful and quiet here, it makes for a great night's sleep and stargazing in the hot tub is the best way the spend the evenings! Immaculately presented, has everything you need and the hosts are wonderful too. Can I move in, please?

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Oct 2021

  • "Very cosy and relaxing place and couldn't of asked for a better week away."

    Really clean property thats equipped with everything you could need whilst staying there. Highly recommend it to anyone and will definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by Lyle5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely setting spotlessly clean and the hot tub was amazing very relaxing after ..."

    Lovely setting spotlessly clean and the hot tub was amazing very relaxing after a day out Diss is very cute and we eat in number 11 really nice food and wine we also went to the Thai Singtong real taste of Thailand food was lovely and the service was great a little slow but we’ll worth the wait And last but not least a big thank you to our lovely hosts Jane and Eugene

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay"

    Reviewed by james5.0Oct 2021

  • "Just returned home from a week at Someplace Else."

    Beautiful cabin, everything thought out perfectly, set in amazing surroundings. Loved sitting outside watching all the local wildlife - rabbits and squirrels on the lawn, Ozzie the owl and the lovely chickens. Spent a lot of the week talking to the animals!. Thanks to Eugene and Jane for their hospitality we’ve had a lovely week.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2021

  • "The owners of this property are a lovely and friendly couple I would like to think we arrived as customers but left as friends."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2021

  • "A lovely, well-equipped property, with friendly and helpful owners."

    It is in a beautiful area, with lots to do, and the hot tub was a great addition for relaxing at the end of a busy day. Can't wait to go back and explore some more.

    Reviewed by Jenni5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely quiet relaxing place could sit and watch animals owls, rabbits, deer, and ..."

    Lovely quiet relaxing place could sit and watch animals owls, rabbits, deer, and birds for hours loads places to visit around area lovely and relaxing

    Reviewed by Tannia5.0Jul 2021

  • "Me and my partner loved our 2 night stay , only wished we could have stayed longer, its a 10/10 in all aspects."

    Hot tub was a bonus .. Everything was amazing! Beautifully kept , clean , tidy and spot on with everything,No complaints what so ever, We recommend it and we will definetly be going back again! Thank you to the lovely hosts! Hope to see you again soon! Leah and Matthew.

    Reviewed by Marilia5.0Jul 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed it the cottage and surroundings was ace ."

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2021

  • "This place is very nice grounds are lovely Jane and eugene are very welcoming"

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2021

  • "This is a lovely little cottage that is situated in the owners garden but feels like very private."

    It has a beautiful outlook with lots of wildlife to be seen. The hot tub was kept scrupulously clean by Eugene. The interior is well thought out and very well equipped. Nice area with plenty to do nearby. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2021

  • "Superb accommodation."

    Hosts were really friendly and couldn't do enough to ensure we had a great stay. Facilities in the lodge were first class. Hot tub was amazing and cleaned twice a day. All in all we had one of the best holidays we've ever had in the uk. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2021

  • "It was great."

    The hot tub and the animals(not just the pets). The hosts were amazing and you couldn’t of asked for anything more

    Reviewed by Sean5.0May 2021

  • "A beautiful place to stay away from the hustle and bustle of seaside towns"

    Reviewed by Colin4.7May 2021

  • "Loved the serene environment."

    Eugene and Jane were the perfect hosts.

    Reviewed by Kudakwashe5.0May 2021

  • "Best equipped lodge we have ever stayed in."

    Good location. Excellent hot tub. Friendly and helpful owners.

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Apr 2021

  • "The lodge was a delightful place to stay it was set in a large and peaceful ..."

    The lodge was a delightful place to stay it was set in a large and peaceful garden, very private and ideally situated to observe the local wildlife which was quite varied

    Reviewed by John.4.4Apr 2021

  • "It was amazing."

    The hosts was perfect and did everything they could to make us feel comfortable. The lodge was spotless and there was little extra’s such as hot chocolate etc. The hot tub was so lovely and it was cleaned twice a day. The wildlife was beautiful on their property and we are very grateful to have been able to experience it. Thank you

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2020

  • "Someplace Else was the most beautiful place to stay in, we enjoyed watchIng the wild life such as the rabbits, squirrels and owls and not forgetting the hot tub an added bonus."

    The accommodation was spotless it had everything even down to the towelling robes .And the owners Jane and Eugene were the perfect host. I would recommend staying at Someplace Else I have already booked for next year .

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2020

  • "It is a beautiful spot for peace, quiet and relaxation, which is exactly what we like on holiday."

    The wildlife was lovely, seeing them scampering about the garden and Eugene and Jane are lovely and very generous in letting us use their garden. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Maureen4.4Sep 2020

  • "Such a wonderful hideaway."

    Beautiful lodge, beautiful setting. Eugene and Jane were brilliant host's. Sharon and Ozzie (the owls) were a hoot. We had lots of chats and even got to feed them. The wildlife in the garden was great to sit and watch. Already rebooked this amazing place . I would highly recommend Someplace Else.

    Reviewed by Allison4.4Sep 2020

  • "The property is excellently presented and the hosts very helpful and friendly."

    Lovely location overlooking the garden with plenty of wildlife. One very minor gripe..the washbasin in the shower room is minute.

    Reviewed by Roger Field5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely lodge with great facilities set in beautiful grounds."

    The owners were very accomadating and friendly and Norfolk has some of the best beaches we have seen anywhere in the world (quiet, unspoiled and not touristy unlike many other UK beaches) Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Maria4.7Jul 2020

  • "Very comfortable."

    Every detail had been thought of. Excellent

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Jul 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and kitchen area
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Dishwasher, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge with ice-box freezer, TV and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Decked area with hot tub
  • Sorry, no smoking or pets allowed anywhere within the grounds of the property
  • Pub within 0.3 miles, shop 2.6 miles
  • Please note: Adults only, min age 18 years

The property

Diss 5.3 miles.

Enjoying a central position within South Norfolk, just a few miles away from the market town of Diss, is this well-presented lodge resting within a secluded position on the grounds of the owners property, Someplace Else.

This romantic retreat is ideally placed for a couple seeking to explore the Norfolk Broads, the Thetford Forest Park or head to the glorious coastline.

Soak up the countryside setting before stepping into the open-plan living room, where you will be delighted to find all the essentials that you could possibly need during a week-long break.

Here, you will find a well-equipped kitchen complete with all the essentials to rustle up a home-cooked meal that can be enjoyed at the dining table.

After dinner, look forward to curling up on the leather sofa to plan the days ahead whilst the woodburning stove fills the room with a gentle warmth during those chilly winter months.

The interior is completed by a spacious double bedroom, which benefits from ample storage to house your personal belongings, a TV for those relaxing evenings in and a window that offers delightful views for you to wake up to each morning.

To the outside you will find a decked area, where you can dip into a bubbling hot tub to soak up the surroundings and catch the final glimpses of sunshine during a balmy afternoon.

If you can tear yourself away from this romantic retreat, a short walk will bring you to the local pub where you can enjoy a delicious evening meal.

Alternatively, venture slightly further afield to the town of Diss where you will find a superb selection of restaurants, pubs, cafes and delis, as well as a selection of independent shops for picking the essentials.

To keep you busy whilst staying here, there's a farmers market at the local village hall on the 4th Saturday of each month, or head to Bressingham Steam and Gardens, wander the endearing Diss Mere or catch a play at the impressive Corn Hall.

Other attractions include the Banham Zoo which is home to over 2000 animals or enjoy a walk upon the Knettishall Heath.

Sompelace Else is a wonderful base for exploring the picturesque surroundings with your loved one.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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.

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Please note the property is adult only - min age 18 years

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas