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The Annexe

Tivetshall St Mary near Diss, Norfolk (Ref. 10047)



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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/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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59 Customer Reviews

  • "This was the very best tranquil and peaceful holiday in the countryside we wanted."

    The property is private with country views and amazing hosts, we would happily go back.

    Reviewed by GalinaNov 2021

  • "The annexe was clean, comfortable and cosy, and in a lovely quiet location."

    We would definitely recommend this property if you are looking for a base to explore Norfolk and also nearby Suffolk.

    Reviewed by ChristopherNov 2021

  • "The accomodation was superbly presented."

    Lovely touch - box of shortbread biscuits and fresh milk on arrival. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by ChristineNov 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the Annexe."

    The bungalow was spotless, and had everything we needed. We have booked through Sykes many times, but this was the best by far. The Owners Pat and Wendy took time to introduce themselves, and were so friendly. I cannot praise this bungalow enough, and we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by JacquelineOct 2021

  • "Owners very helpful and available if needs be."

    Excellent property which is ideally situated to visit many places in two counties. Would certainly return.

    Reviewed by SharonOct 2021

  • "If you are looking for quiet and comfortable then this is the place."

    Main towns etc. are 30-45 mins drive, but worth it for the lovely setting of the cottage. The owners were really friendly and helpful. Would definitely re-visit.

    Reviewed by SharonOct 2021

  • "This property is by far the best we have used."

    If you want a quiet, restful holiday surrounded by farmland and less than 20 miles from Norwich and the Broads this is the place for you.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2021

  • "This was a very comfortable stay in a very nice bungalow with lovely views across the local farmland."

    The owners were very friendly. Would recommend to anyone wanting a quiet week away.

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2021

  • "Perfect location for travel to areas of north Norfolk and into Suffolk, including lovely coastal towns and villages, as well as easy distance to access the broads."

    Lovely accommodation with all mod cons in a picturesque location yet within easy reach of necessary amenities.

    Reviewed by WayneJul 2021

  • "The annexe was well equipped clean and comfortable."

    A lovely peaceful location and the owners Wendy & Patrick were very welcoming and helpful. It is a ideal location to tour both Norfolk and Suffolk.

    Reviewed by AlanJul 2021

  • "We had a fantastic holiday at The Annexe, it was very much a home from home with everything you could want."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend and we hope to return again!

    Reviewed by TinaJun 2021

  • "Hosts made us very welcome and were approachable."

    Very private and cosy

    Reviewed by CaroleJun 2021

  • "This cottage is great."

    However there isn't a local shop within walking distance so you have to be prepared food wise. The local pub is about a mile and a half away so it's possible to walk there but you will be on 60mph lanes with no pavement on some stretches.

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2021

  • "The owners of the cottage are very friendly, helpful and accommodating, providing more than we expected from the description."

    I would recommend this property.

    Reviewed by IreneMay 2021

  • "Property description needs update as there is NO DVD."

    Would never book any property knowing it did not have a DVD.

    Reviewed by AnthonySep 2019

  • "Lovely relaxing break."

    Just what was needed. Would definitely visit again!

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2019

  • "The accommodation was fabulous and an excellent location to look round Norfolk."

    Wendy and Patrick were very welcoming and could not do enough for us. This is a peaceful, relaxing countryside location.

    Reviewed by NatalieAug 2019

  • "This accommodation is centrally located to many attractions- it’s a lovely quiet spot (so be aware 3/4G isn’t consistent) but beautifully clean and neat."

    We loved it. The hosts were particularly helpful.

    Reviewed by AntonyAug 2019

  • "Lovely stay in the Annexe - exceptionally clean and every comfort required is catered for."

    The hosts are very friendly and accommodating. The perfect base for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by AstridAug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in convenient location for many attractions."

    Welcoming owners who were there if needed. Hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2019

  • "Accommodation location friendly welcome and cleanliness all made our stay at church view a memorable experience."

    Reviewed by AnnaJul 2019

  • "This was our third year staying at the Annexe."

    We cannot understand why anyone booking the Annexe would be disappointed. Wendy and Patrick go out of their way to make folk feel welcome and will do anything to make their stay as pleasant as possible. This year was no exception and beyond our usual expectations as the Annexe had been completely refurbished and redecorated. The Annexe is in a very good situation for reaching many of the attractions in Norfolk and within easy reach of the Park and Ride for Norwich. It is also very quiet and restful if that is the kind of holiday people want.

    Reviewed by MargaretJun 2019

  • "A gem of a cottage, quiet & peaceful."

    We slept really well obeying the cottage rules, stay up late, sleep in, wake up smiling. Hosts were friendly, welcoming attentive and unobtrusive, there if needed. Accommodation had tastefully been renovated with attention to detail. Attractive outside seating area which we unfortunately did not use because of a wet week. Rabbits & pheasants were welcome visitors. Weather did not matter when the cottage was so clean, comfortable & warm. Cottage was also well equipped. We hope to return as location is also ideal for visiting both Suffolk & Norfolk.

    Reviewed by RosieJun 2019

  • "The accommodation was excellent - well placed for visiting attractions, towns, seaside etc."

    The owners, who live adjacent, were very friendly and helpful, they responded immediately to any requests we made.

    Reviewed by AnthonyMay 2019

  • "Bottom half shower glass dirty not been cleaned, wire grill in tray in oven ..."

    Bottom half shower glass dirty not been cleaned, wire grill in tray in oven filthy with fat, top of microwave covered in food splashes, mirror in bathroom dirty, 2 bins outside near kitchen window I've Never seen bins so disgusting couldn't open kitchen window because flies, Sunday there family arrived 4 cars and then had to put up with kids shouting,screaming and quad bikes making right noise,then electricity pole only feet away from back door,I didn't use draws by bed but on leaving checked and found in top draw a packet women's pads we also had to descale kettle as loads scale in it, we went there for quiet rest after going through cancer treatment it proved place wasn't checked we ended up cleaning and buying new tray, it was first time we've used private holiday homes and after this won't be using again, for money I expect a clean place and if I'd known about electric pole so close wouldn't have gone there

    Thank you for your call today. As promised, here is the response to the feedback from Mrs Massey Thank you for your comments, they are very out of character with the feedback that we receive from Customers I am sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your holiday with us. As an owner, we want everyone to enjoy their holiday at The Annexe. We would have been only too happy to help you rectify the points you mentioned during your stay if we had been contacted The electricity pylon has always been positioned in the same area & we are unable to move this. Thank you for taking the time to complete this information Property Owner

    Reviewed by JaniceMay 2019

  • "Very friendly people who couldn’t do more for us really enjoyed staying there"

    Reviewed by DeborahMar 2019

  • "Quiet location in a village"

    Reviewed by ColinMar 2019

  • "Very nice and quiet cottage,fully refurbished, friendly owner's , highly recommended."

    Reviewed by GeorgeFeb 2019

  • "We heard refurbished met is planner forum comming months."

    And this is indeed nessecairy

    The owners thank you for your feedback. They continuously look to make improvements to the property based on the feedback they receive from their guests. The Annexe is undergoing exciting renovations this winter and a new bathroom is being fitted and new flooring is being laid throughout the property. Painting is also being done at the start of the season, as it is each spring. The owners look forward to seeing you back at The Annexe soon so they can show off all of their upgrades. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RickSep 2018

  • "The peace & quite wss great just what we needed."

    Drove out to diifferent places Enjoyed holiday so much the owner was very cheerful and friendly which makes for a good stay

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2018

  • "Lovely tranquil location with views over surrounding fields."

    Great location as a base for exploring and the property itself was well maintained and comfortable for a family of four. Just a two minute walk away was a nice playground which was great for tiring out the kids in the evenings. Owners were extremely friendly and located next door if we needed anything. Would highly recommend a stay here and offered us superb value for money.

    Reviewed by GarethAug 2018

  • "Excellent clean bungalow in an ideal location to explore the area."

    The owners were friendly and available next door if needed.

    Reviewed by JillianApr 2018

  • "Lovely bungalow."

    Nice and clean with everything you need

    Reviewed by KevinOct 2017

  • ". Mr and Mrs brooks were great the bungalow was beautiful and absolutely spotless if was really quiet and we found plenty of places to visit we will certainly go again and can recommend it to anyone Thanks for a lovely week Bob and Jean"

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2017

  • "Great cottage, friendly owner, really quiet and peaceful."

    Reviewed by KeithSep 2016

  • "Finding the property was easy with the email instructions."

    The owners are extremely friendly and helpful. They didn't disturb us (not that it would have mattered if they had), but were right next door in case of any issues. The property was clean and a perfect size for a family of four wanting a base to enjoy lots of day trips around Norfolk. Even when we were at the property there was a glorious garden area which our two boys (4yrs & 6yrs) had so much fun playing in. Inside there was plenty of room in the lounge and bedroom areas to not feel cramped in any way. There was good (EE) phone network too. We had a wonderful stay and would be more than happy to go back again.

    Reviewed by DarrenJul 2016

  • "This cottage is down a lovely quiet lane and is surrounded by fields which was bliss."

    It was beautifully kept and the garden was fantastic. The owners were lovely hosts. It was a pleasure to come back to every day.

    Reviewed by TinaJul 2016

  • "Everything was lovely at The Annexe, very peaceful and quiet location just what we like to relax."

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2016

  • "When we arrived we felt at home and the welcome was warm and friendly."

    The whole week was the same and I would certainly recommend this property to others and we are thinking of going back again next year. We thank our hosts for their warm hospitality and lovely clean cottage.

    Reviewed by HenryJun 2016

  • "It was a clean and comfortable cottage in a beautiful and peaceful setting, yet close to many places to visit."

    The owners were helpful and always there if needed.

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2015

  • "A lovely cottage in a nice quiet part of the country with excellent hosts."

    The bedrooms were very nice and the beds were comfortable. I would have no hesitation in recommending this as a great option if staying in and around the Tivetshall area.

    Reviewed by ScottAug 2015

  • "We loved the very pleasing overall standard of the cottage, its peaceful situation and wonderful all-round views of open countryside."

    The owners were friendly and helpful without being intrusive. A very enjoyable holiday. Would certainly recommend.

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2015

  • "The location was excellent and the bungalow was perfect."

    One of the best of Sykes Cottages we have visited so far, and the owners were so helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by MauriceMay 2015

  • "It was quiet, relaxing and well situated for getting out and about."

    Reviewed by BarbaraMar 2015

  • "The Annexe was extremely comfortable and an ideal base for our travels around Norfolk and Suffolk."

    The owner's were very considerate and did all they could to ensure an enjoyable week. The furnishing and fittings were excellent and the whole week's visit a great success.

    Reviewed by VivienneOct 2014

  • "The cottage was in a very peaceful area and that was a plus for my partner and I."

    The owners were very friendly and gave us some tips on where to go with regards to days out and where to eat in the surrounding villages. We would definitely recommend this property to family and friends.

    Reviewed by DennisSep 2014

  • "The owners have done a superb job with The Annexe."

    They were very friendly and welcoming and we would recommend this holiday venue very highly. We instantly felt at home and we didn't want to leave.

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2014

  • "It is central to all the seaside places in Norfolk and Suffolk, ideal for touring B roads to enjoy the small picturesque villages."

    The owners of The Annexe are extremely amenable and made you feel really at home, nothing was too much bother.

    Reviewed by BarbaraMay 2014

  • "The cottage was situated in Tivetshall St Margaret with lots of local walks."

    We were visiting family who live close by so was very convenient. The local people were very friendly.

    Reviewed by AnneJan 2014

  • "The property was in a quiet village location which was perfect for the peace and quiet we needed and very easy access to local beaches."

    The views were lovely and the annexe was beautifully decorated and very comfortable. It was very clean and well stocked so we didn't need anything but food shopping. The owners were very welcoming and I would recommend this property to family and friends.

    Reviewed by DeniseDec 2013

  • "Beautifully presented and maintained property in a secluded and tranquil location with charming hosts."

    Reviewed by MalcolmAug 2013

  • "The Annex was a really comfortable holiday home in a beautiful rural setting yet close enough to main roads to tour the area."

    A great location. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2013

  • "We enjoyed the peace and quiet afforded by this property."

    Reviewed by IanJul 2013

  • "Loved the location."

    The property was a home-from-home. Very comfortable and nice to come back to after a day out. Nice touches like milk, scones, jam and cream when we arrived.

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2013

  • "The bungalow was very comfortable and in a good location for visiting Norwich and the coast."

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2012

  • "This is a lovely property in an ideal place for exploring both Norfolk and Suffolk."

    It is peaceful, quiet and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2012

  • "The quality of the property and its location and peacefulness."

    Reviewed by RonSep 2012

  • "The cottage was very comfortable, clean and well presented."

    The views from the property were great, and the weather enjoyable.

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2012

  • "We were made very welcome at the last minute by owners who were friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by MargaretApr 2012

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The property

A spacious detached bungalow located next to the owners' home in the rural village of Tivetshall St Mary.

Immaculately-presented throughout this cottage offers a bright, modern interior along with homely comforts.

This Tivetshall St Mary cottage has a well-equipped kitchen, a bright spacious sitting room with dining area and French doors opening to the garden.

The enclosed garden at this Tivetshall St Mary cottage is mainly laid to lawn with flower borders, where you can sit and read a book or relax with a cup of tea while enjoying the open views across farmland.

The market town of Diss is 6 miles away and is located in the beautiful Waveney Valley area, famous for its 6-acre mere which is surrounded by trees and large grass areas perfect for summer picnics.

Nearby are the world-renowned Bressingham Steam & Gardens with a comprehensive collection of steam engines and artefacts, or visit the award-winning family attraction Banham Zoo.

A delightful Tivetshall St Mary cottage where you can unwind and enjoy some of the delights of both South Norfolk and Suffolk.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private enclosed garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile. Note : 11/02/2019 - This property has been refurbished and will have new photos updated shortly
  • Please note, this property is not wheelchair friendly

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About the location


Diss 6 miles; Norwich 15 miles.

Tivetshall St. Mary is a rural village surrounded by farmland. The local area has a strong historical heritage and it is believed that the village of Tivetshall St. Mary was once the site of a Roman Villa and is one of the villages located on the ‘Boudicca Way’ a long distance footpath named after a legendary Iceni warrior queen, where walkers can enjoy 36 miles of beautiful scenery passing through picturesque villages and market towns between Diss and Norwich. Just 6 miles from Tivetshall St. Mary is the attractive market town of Diss offering a wide selection of shops and the delightful Mere where the local ducks welcome any offerings of food. There is a good selection of family attractions to visit with a golf course, fishing, cycling and walking routes. Within easy driving distance the city of Norwich and the town of Ipswich await your exploration along with the market towns of Thetford and Bury St Edmunds and the coastal towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh.

Region Information

Please note, this property is not wheelchair friendly

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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