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Wattisfield near Rickinghall and Diss, Suffolk Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Could do with a better Internet connection but this is simply due to the location being a rural location."

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Dec 2023

  • "Well equipped, lovely location, very comfortable"

    Reviewed by Vincent5.0Oct 2023

  • "This was the most relaxing holiday we have ever had."

    The view from the lounge to the garden and to the pond and trees is so beautiful. We watched the birds enjoy the surrounding and food in the feeders. There are some lovely walks to enjoy with fields that your dog can be let off of the lead. The cottage itself is of a good standard and spotless. Recliner chair was a lovely surprise, I had many sleepy afternoons in it. Lucinda, and George the dog, made us very welcome and were only nextdoor if needed. I would have no hesitation in returning or recommending this cottage to friends and family

    Reviewed by .elaine5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely clean and comfortable accommodation with friendly and helpful hosts."

    Really enjoyed my week, highly recommended.

    Thankyou Julie, I hope Katie travelled back without too much stress. Hope to see you both again. Lucinda Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2023

  • "A perfect location for visiting the many attractions nearby, e."

    G Owl Sanctuary and Bressingham Steam Railway Museum. Lovely comfortable cottage, ideal for a couple. Beautiful secluded garden with a pond at the end where we could watch the ducks. One evening we had a power cut, (nothing to do with our hosts), but we were presented with a box of chocolates for the inconvenience. Would definitely recommend Kingfisher Cottage if you are going to Norfolk.

    Thankyou for your nice comments, we hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2023

  • "Perfect for a relaxing few days away and visit east coast"

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2023

  • "Maybe provide a small spinner, we were lucky it was so hot the little bit of washing we had dried I no time."

    Its not a complaint just an suggestion....... The property was great, beds very comfortable and the garden was a joy including the duck coming up to say hello or was it food he wanted?☺ Owner was very helpful and easy to talk to.Best bit !!! There were no stairs. Great holiday enjoyed every can publish if you can delit about the spinner

    Reviewed by M5.0Sep 2023

  • "Would definitely go back it was very comfortable and relaxing ,we had a very good rest and holiday."

    More than happy

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay (six nights) at Kingfisher Cottage."

    It is very cosy, clean and comfortable - just right for two adults and a dog. It is in a very quiet rural area, but with easy access to major roads. We had some great days out exploring Suffolk and Norfolk, but we were just as happy to stay 'home' at the cottage with it's lovely garden, Smart TV and easy Wi-Fi access. We were made to feel very welcome by Lucinda, and the home made scones and jam were delicious. A perfect start to a perfect stay. We would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jul 2023

  • "A cosy cottage set in beautiful countryside."

    We found Kingfisher Cottage to be a tranquil retreat with everything we needed. The hosts were friendly but not intrusive and it was good to know they were approachable and only next door. We will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by Nichola5.0Jul 2023

  • "May 2023. It was a last minute booking, but I am not sorry for my choice."

    Excellent, comfortable holiday bungalow. Very kind owners next door, ready to help if/when necessary. While being suitable for less able persons it also has the advantage of a beautiful garden with a large pond. Stepping out, find a secluded spot on the terrace, surrounded by this beautiful garden and the smell of roses. Enjoying the peace and quiet...until the ducklings come nibbling your toes because they need to be fed (they think). This bungalow is in the middle of the countryside yet only half hours drive away from several towns and 1 hour away from the coast. So lots to do and see. Also a very good butcher and pub only 5 minutes drive away. I recommend!

    Reviewed by Arni5.0May 2023

  • "Was really nice and clean beautiful garden and really appreciated the hosts was ..."

    Was really nice and clean beautiful garden and really appreciated the hosts was so friendly and helpful during our stay will be booking here again in the near future

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Feb 2023

  • "Super property in quiet area."

    Well equipped and comfortable. Lovely small garden to look out on. Friendly and helpful hosts.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Nov 2022

  • "This was a most delightful cottage with a fully accessible wet room ."

    It was in very peaceful surroundings with birds feeding in the garden. The cottage was clean and beds comfy. The cream scones were a lovely treat on our arrival, thank you Lucinda.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely stay at kingfisher cottage, comfortable, a peaceful location, lovely garden, lots of birds."

    owners very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2022

  • "This was a wonderful cottage for a disabled person."

    When looking for accommodation they are far from considered. The garden was suffering through lack of rain, however, we were amazed at the amount of birds that resided in it. We will return at some point.

    Reviewed by Wendy3.8Aug 2022

  • "Absolutely a lovely week bungalow was just what we needed very clean and with everything you could need."

    Very friendly people and couldn’t do enough for you.we definitely will book again next year

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely, cosy, little cottage in a peaceful location."

    Very clean and tidy. Would definitely recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excellent loved our stay"

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Jun 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage the duck pond and garden setting were so lovely."

    Owner very accommodating. It was so nice that we were able to take the dog too, Would recommend this place without hesitation and would happily go back for another visit

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Jun 2022

  • "We loved our stay, it was lovely to get away and just chill out and forget about busy lives back home."

    The cottage had everything we needed and Cindy and Paul were great hosts. Not only did they make us feel welcome but they made our dog feel at home too. Would love to come back. And will recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Anisha5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had an amazing holiday and would love to come back again."

    Watching all the birds from the comfort of the sofa was wonderful. The cottage was spotless and very comfortable, as it is wheelchair friendly there is loads of space to move around. Thank you for making us feel so welcome and the scones were very tasty.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Mar 2022

  • "The property is as the pictures and description tell you."

    Spacious, quiet, welcoming, everything you need inside and the owners are always willing to help with anything. Its been perfect for what I required and will always recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a fantastic stay, everything we required was available which made our stay so pleasant."

    We will be back as soon as possible, very relaxing a big thank you to Cindy and Paul.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Oct 2021

  • "Brilliant welcome and wonderful facilities can’t recommend highly enough."

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2021

  • "Very comfortable holiday cottage with level access and good facilities for disabled folk."

    Small private garden with interesting birds and ducks. We will be making a return visit.

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Jun 2021

  • "The accommodation was really comfortable and clean."

    Host was so helpful and the garden just exceeded anything that could be described. So many different kinds of birds and the bird feeders constantly kept full. Somedays we could have just sat and enjoyed the birds and the large pond just down the path. We left feeling so refreshed.

    Reviewed by Walter5.0Jun 2021

  • "Good accessible accommodation with excellent facilities in a convenient location ..."

    Good accessible accommodation with excellent facilities in a convenient location for exploring Suffolk With a very pleasant garden and patio area for relaxation

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2021

  • "Kingfisher cottage is in a great location centrally in East Anglia so drive to most of the coast is about an hour away."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2020

  • "Holiday was good."

    Only issue was unexpected addition of an extra £10 on total cost after I’d paid full price as advertised. As it was a late booking I had to pay the extra to get contact details of property and there was no opportunity to ring to discuss as nobody answering phones. Very shoddy practice by Sykes. The cottage was as advertised and we had a lovely week.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Jul 2020

  • "Very friendly couple."

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jul 2020

  • "It was a lovely location, nice little garden,good mix of flowers, and lots of birds, not forgetting the "DUCKS" in the pond, a good base for the area."

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Sep 2019

  • "Our stay in the clean and comfortable Kingfisher Cottage was really enjoyable."

    Very friendly hosts made our holidays a real success, no matter if we needed help with a flat tyre or arranging a visit to Sandringham. They always knew how to make us feel welcome.

    Reviewed by Bernhard5.0Aug 2019

  • "The garden at this cottage is a particular gem."

    A brilliant spot for some R&R. Very peaceful listening to birds singing, watching butterflies and smelling the roses!

    Reviewed by Denise4.4Aug 2019

  • "The only fault we found with our holiday - The shower in our cottage was too hot"

    Reviewed by Shirley4.7Jun 2019

  • "The cottage and garden were lovely and the beds were very comfortable."

    A great location - very quiet. The owners were very helpful. Hope to return again soon.

    Reviewed by Norman5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely cosy cottage with beautiful garden."

    Great to watch the wildlife even saw a kingfisher. Very well thought out for disabled visitors. Lucinda was very welcoming. Hope to go back would thoroughly recommend. Lots of places to visit within good distance.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jun 2019

  • "After a day out exploring it was a joy to return to Kingfisher cottage and relax"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2019

  • "We really enjoyed the break."

    Cottage had everything we needed and in a lovely rural setting. The owners on site were very hospitable and had advise and maps on local walks. Cottage was very clean well maintained and comfortable. Will recomend to friends

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2019

  • "It was lovely to sit and watch all the birds"

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Sep 2018

  • "Nice and clean cottage in a very dark enviroment."

    Very suitable for disabled people Beautiful area

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Sep 2018

  • "Cindy and Paul were very welcoming."

    The cottage isn't cramped at all and it's in lovely, peaceful surroundings with open aspect onto a wildlife pond where we watched so many different types of birds. It's equipped with everything you could possibly need and more (even a pack of cards) and all in all we had a very relaxing stay and were well placed to explore the Suffolk countryside. Thanks to the labradoodles for adding to the welcome! We'll be back.

    Reviewed by V5.0May 2018

  • "We had a wonderful holiday accommodation was brilliant, everything was up to expectations, owners were very helpful."

    The position of cottage was very good, we were able to have friends over, cottage very roomy and we'll equipped. Would definitely stay again could not fault anything.

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Oct 2017

  • "Though we are not disabled, this cottage was ideal for us, both in our 70s."

    Made very welcome.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Aug 2017

  • "Cindy and Paul were excellent hosts, nothing too much trouble a warm,pleasent and professional welcome."

    wildlife particularly birdlife top notch wonderful holiday

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0May 2017

  • "Great small cottage."

    Ideal for us octogenarians. The ducks with their 12 ducklings added to our enjoyment. We will return at a time when the local farmers are not firing off their bird scarers.The warm welcome we received was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Apr 2017

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  • This property has an M3a mobility rating with handrails, seat and bed raisers, shower/commode chair and toilet seat raiser available on request, and hoist rental is available by arrangement at additional cost with owner; the property is therefore suitable for assisted wheelchair users, please contact the owner if you have any specific questions
  • All ground floor
  • One twin bedroom
  • Wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric night storage/convector heating
  • Electric oven and low level hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Private patio garden with wildlife pond, furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome (£25.00 pet charge applies per dog)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Property is 1 of 2 semi detached holiday homes
  • Note: Uncovered and unfenced pond in grounds, children to be supervised
  • Note: Single beds can be pushed together with a topper used to make a king-size double
  • Note: Weekend private hot tub hire can be arranged at an additional cost and by prior arrangement, directly from the owner.

The property

Rickinghall 3 miles.

Situated on the outskirts of the pretty village of Wattisfield, this semi detached property offers a tranquil escape, within excellent reach of a number of wonderful places to visit.

This comfortable and meticulously maintained ground floor cottage has ample off road parking and easy access to the property and garden.

This one bedroom cottage offers a lovely, light open plan living area with a kitchen and sitting room overlooking the beautiful patio and wildlife pond beyond.

From the main living space you can access the large walk-in wet room and twin bedroom.

The sitting room also has a single sofa bed offering additional sleeping options.

The cottage is centrally located in between Bury St Edmunds, Diss and Thetford, you can easily access the wonderful Thetford forest, the Norfolk Broads and the famous heritage coastline.

From your doorstep you can enjoy some wonderful walking with various village pubs close by and within a mile you can be at two pubs to refuel for the way home.

A short drive will bring you to a number of attractions including Bressingham Steam museum, Banham Zoo, Africa Alive and Pleasurewood Hills for the more adventurous!

This really is a wonderful holiday cottage for exploring the area and you will want to return again and again.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Diss 7 miles; Thetford 13.5 miles; Bury St Edmunds 16 miles.

The village of Rickinghall, alongside Botesdale, is situated close to the Norfolk border offering excellent access to both Norfolk and Suffolk with good road links to Bury St Edmunds, Diss and Thetford. The villages are well stocked with three pubs, a supermarket and a selection of takeaways. Once described as one of the few remaining unspoiled areas of Suffolk, this is a fantastic touring base for walkers and cyclists with the Angles, Peddar and Boudica Way routes right on the doorstep and an abundance of places of interest to visit within easy reach.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas