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Syleham House

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Syleham near Eye, Suffolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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6 Customer Reviews

  • "The house is beautiful."

    i cannot not fault it,it has everything you could think of. i hope to go again with all my family.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Jun 2024

  • "Wonderful house and location."

    Beautifully appointed and comfortable. Great chance to experience living in a period country house. Just wish the weather had been kinder so we could enjoy the gardens.

    Reviewed by Alison4.1Jun 2024

  • "Fabulous house in good location."

    Beautiful private grounds & the children loved the trampoline! The house is spacious & even tho some family members were unable to come at short notice, it would have accommodated all of us. We all really enjoyed our stay & than you for the welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful house and gardens in good position by river and lots of walks nearby."

    Suited our family of grandparents to, parents and 2 girls aged 5 and 12 really well. Very high class and beautiful fittings and furniture. Would strongly recommend to any family group

    Reviewed by Glenda4.7Mar 2024

  • "Our second stay and it is lovely."

    We will be back again! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Feb 2024

  • "Thank you for a wonderful stay in your lovely house."

    We adored everything about it. We saw swans and a heron in the river through the garden and heard an owl in the early hours. Everything in the house is so cosy and comfortable. Great beds, lovely showers and wonderful convivial rooms to gather in. We ate in every evening. The dining table is fabulous. The sitting room is lovely. Bressingham Museum and Gardens were a great day out (make sure you see both the gardens- beautiful). We will be back!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2023

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This property is part of the Best of Suffolk collection.
Best of Suffolk is an award-winning, local holiday cottage lettings agency, bringing the experience of a boutique hotel to self-catering cottages in Suffolk.


  • Located on the Suffolk/Norfolk Border
  • Five bedrooms
  • 4 x super-king bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower, wash basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • 1 x twin bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, wash basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Shower room with shower, wash basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility Room
  • Sitting room
  • Snug
  • Central heating
  • Everhot range with induction hob, Electric oven, and hob, fridge/freezer, 2 x dishwashers
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • A travel cot and highchair are available please request at time of booking
  • Ample off-road parking for five cars
  • Large garden with patio furniture, barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.6 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: Sorry no unaccompanied teenagers
  • Note: The River Waveney runs through the garden which is fenced off, please keep a close eye on children and dogs
  • Note: There is a pontoon access via gates to allow you to make the most of the river, please note this is at your own risk
  • Note: This property only accepts Friday & Monday arrivals
  • Note: Please note this property is unable to accept corporate/contractor bookings
  • Note: This property cannot offer arrivals on Bank Holidays

The property

Syleham House is a spectacular Grade II listed five bedroom property located along the River Waveney.

Spread across three floors, Syleham House has been lovingly restored to retain beautiful period features such as full height sash windows, vaulted ceilings and crinkle crankle wall.

The property offers the ultimate luxurious break away for extended families and friends to come together and enjoy a truly idyllic break away.

The owners have created space on the ground floor for adults and children to enjoy and retreat to at the end of the day, whether it is a movie night in front of the TV, or an evening spent by the roaring woodburning stove with a glass of wine, Syleham House has something for everyone to enjoy.

Offering five spacious bedrooms for guests to choose from, each with it's own tranquil view of the grounds on offer. Outside an exquisite space for all of the family to come together and enjoy, with a vast lawned garden wrapping around the property, with a front and rear patio area for dining alfresco.

The River Waveney runs throughout the garden.

Ground floor: Entering into the grand entrance hall, giving you a glimpse of the warm and welcoming property that awaits you.

Kitchen/Dining Room Overlooking the beautiful gardens, a luxurious fully equipped kitchen awaits with everything the chef of the party needs to cook up a storm, including an Everhot Range with two induction plates, electric oven, four ring induction hob, two dishwashers, fridge/freezer, kettle, KitchenAid coffee machine and toaster.

A ten seater table awaits for those quality meal times together. Sitting Room A more formal space for the adults to come together and enjoy peace and relaxation.

Featuring comfortable seating, side tables and views across the gardens.

Snug A perfect spot for family movie nights, or space for the younger members of the party to enjoy a game or two.

There is a sumptuous corner sofa to guests to relax and unwind on. First Floor Carpeted stairs lead up to the first floor.

Bedroom 1 With beautiful full height sash windows, with views across the gardens.

This room features a super-king size bed with bedside tables and lamps.

Off of the bedroom is a fantastic dressing room with ample storage for your belongings, this room also offers space for a travel cot.

En-suite Bathroom Sit back and relax in the freestanding roll top bath with stunning views.

In addition there is a walk in shower, two wash basins and WC.

Bedroom 2 Featuring a super king bed with bedside tables and lamps.

There is storage provided for your belongings.

Family Bathroom Featuring a bath, wash basin and WC.

Bedroom 3 Featuring a super king bed with bedside tables and lamps.

There is storage provided for your belongings.

Second Floor Carpeted stairs lead up to the second floor landing area. Shower Room With a walk in shower, wash basin and WC.

Bedroom 4 Featuring two full size single beds with bedside tables and lamps.

There is storage provided for your belongings.

Bedroom 5 Featuring a super-king bed with bedside tables and lamps.

There is storage provided for your belongings.

Outside Syleham House offers truly stunning grounds for guests to both enjoy and explore.

To the front of the property is a spacious patio area with outdoor dining table and chairs, an ideal spot to sit and dine alfresco.

The River Waveney runs directly through the garden, offering a space to play, please do however keep an eye on young children and dogs.

There is a footpath to the left of the driveway, through the fields and over the footpath.

Syleham House offers ample parking on the private driveway.

Note: The owner kindly asks that pets in the party are kept downstairs and not permitted to go on furniture. Thank you for your co-operation
Note: This property cannot offer arrivals on Bank Holidays

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £1000.

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About the location


Diss 5 miles; Stowmarket 16 miles.

The small town of Eye is considered by its inhabitants to be more like a village. It has a number of shops, pubs and restaurants, and monthly cinema nights are held at the community centre. Just 5 miles away is the market town of Diss, in the beautiful Waveney Valley. The town has some excellent examples of Georgian and Edwardian buildings, as well as an award-winning museum, the public park, the mere (lake) and shops and restaurants. The Market operates every Friday and coincides with a local antiques and collectables auction. Speciality markets, flea markets and farmers' markets are also held regularly. The town of Stowmarket has an 18 hole golf course, Suffolk's only open air museum, and a variety of shops and pubs. Explore the Suffolk Coast, or visit Thetford Forest (with its Go Ape high wire experience). Other attractions in the area include the wonderful Steam Museum and Gardens at Bressingham and the zoo at Banham.

Note: This property only accepts Friday & Monday arrivals
Note: This property does not accept parties or large gatherings.
Note: No Corporate/Company bookings
Note: Dogs are not allowed on soft furnishings or upstairs.
Note: This property cannot offer arrivals on Bank Holidays

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas