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Enterprise House

(Ref. 1053211)

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "This was a lovely house, beautifully appointed, comfortable and spacious."

    The welcome pack was much appreciated. This was not a holiday as such, as we were attending a family funeral. However, it was a welcome haven and so convenient for a visit to the cathedral, town centre, and to eat out.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Apr 2024

  • "Another lovely stay (6th time?"

    ), at the Enterprise house. Fabulous central location with lots to do on your doorstep. House just as advertised with all the comforts of home. Perfect for families

    Reviewed by Fatima5.0Feb 2024

  • "The property is brilliantly central for Burys lovely shops and restaurants."

    The house has everything you need and is clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Jan 2024

  • "Our second stay at Enterprise House, and we are booked for a third visit!"

    The house is lovely, well equipped and spacious. Be warned, the four single beds are rock hard and uncomfortable. Maintenance was an issue this time - hot water wasn’t hot, only lukewarm whatever we tried to do to fix it, lights in bathroom flickering incessantly, extractor fan in bathroom not working, lots of other lightbulbs gone elsewhere in the house, windows were filthy.

    Reviewed by Hannah4.1Nov 2023

  • "This was my second stay and I had a wonderful and restful time enjoying this stunning and beautifully cared for home, visiting the town, going for walks, and also taking quiet time out of my busy job to do some writing and thinking."

    I've already booked a third visit!

    Reviewed by Jorella5.0Sep 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Enterprise House and Bury St Edmunds."

    The house was clean, well equipped and very convenient for excellent restaurants, bars and shops. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.7Jul 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our lengthy stay at Enterprise with it's perfect city center location, charming and large interior, and 1st class attention to detail."

    Look forward to staying there again the next time we are in Bury!

    Reviewed by Harriet5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely period home super well located 2 minutes walk into the centre of town!"

    Well equipped kitchen though we did have purchase a larger frying pan! The traffic noise is excused as so practical no be in the town centre and the abbey gardens

    Reviewed by Karin4.4Jan 2022

  • "This is our 3rd visit, and always we found the property meticulously clean and well presented on arrival."

    The house is decorated and maintained as a home rather than a rental, and you get a distinct feeling that the owners have not spared their best. Beds are comfy and the living room was a great place to crash after a long day on our feet. Sofas are squishy and soft- and the kids loved snuggling in the blankets that are kept in the box upstairs. Kids also completely taken by two of the bedrooms being connected by a storage space! The house is brilliantly placed in that it is within walking distance of all of Bury’s local attractions. The Abbey gardens, the cathedral and Wooster’s which is actually better than the French patisserie we have here in London! It’s a great house to use a base for going to Cambridge for the day or beaches on the Norfolk coast. The lovely part is walking into a warm and inviting home, that has all the conveniences of home. Large kitchen and dining room. Perfect home away from home!

    Reviewed by Fatima5.0Dec 2021

  • "This is a potentially lovely house in a delightful town but our stay was spoiled because firstly: when we arrived at 4pm the house had not been cleaned."

    The beds were covered with the previous visitors' towels and bedding. The toilets were dirty and there was urine dribble on the floor of one toilet. Secondly, one of our predecessors had left a note listing 9 issues, all were still unaddressed. I also had to refix the downstairs toilet seat, not something one ever wants to do, let alone today whilst Covid is still spreading. The manager explained she had tried to phone me but my phone was off and that the cleaner 's car had broken down, which is unfortunate but she was nothing like as apologetic as I would have expected. We went out for two hours when the cleaner arrived but the surfaces could not have been satisfactorily wiped in so short of time and the place did not smell antiseptic on our return. Previous visitors had drawn attention to the broken bath selector in the bath/shower, it was still broken during our stay. This was something that particularly mattered to us. As it was the water from the shower drained painfully slowly, leaving a dismal tideline. In fairness the manager did offer to come to see us but one of our party has a medical condition which meant that they could not have accepted a visitor into the house during Covid. I left a note of all of our concerns for the manager. A week has passed and she has not replied to them. Accidents and breakdowns happen but I would have expected a better service from a reputable company.

    The Property Manager had messaged and telephoned Mr Dean in advance that the cleaning would not be complete before 4:00pm check in because the cleaner’s car had broken down. At the time, Mr Dean denied having received any communication, so the Property Manager had to send him screenshots of her messages and outgoing calls. Mr Dean abruptly approached the Property Manager, who is very experienced and very polite. The statements he makes about his own arrival time and timing of the cleaner’s visit do not match those of the Property Manager; and his description of the state of the property are completely at odds with any other feedback we have ever received. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicholas3.8Oct 2021

  • "We had significant difficulty accessing the property on the first day which led to our young children having to wait in the car for 45 minutes after a 4 hour car journey."

    Initially there was no answer to the 24 hour maintenance number which went into voicemail a few times; once we were called back it became apparent that we had been given the incorrect entry code for which we were-eventually-given a very feeble apology. Once I managed to enter the property, I found that the cleaner was still there!

    Reviewed by Manjit5.0Aug 2021

  • "This cottage is full of amazing period features and boasts an amazing location across from Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds, and near some great restaurants."

    It comfortably hosted the 5 of us. The children loved the old house and spent a long time looking for secret passages! The house was really well equipped and they were really responsive... We had an issue with one bed not having a sheet that fitted so my mother was having to sleep directly on some of the mattress but when we called, one was posted to us arriving the next day. A couple of things would help in the kitchen (sharp knives, cereal bowls) but these did not affect our overall stay.

    Reviewed by Ceri4.7Jul 2021

  • "Enjoyed our stay."

    Great location and loved the kitchen! More than enough room for 2 adults and 2 small children. Would definitely rent there again.

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Jun 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x twin (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, handheld shower and basin
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining seating for four
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove (fire guard can be fitted in front if required)
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Range cooker with electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Rear courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: The double and twin bedrooms have an interconnecting Jack-and-Jill wardrobe space
  • Note: With its center-of-town location, the property opens directly on to the pavement, so visitors with young children are advised to use the door chain in addition to the standard locks
  • Note: Due to the property's central location, some road noise is to be expected
  • Note: This property has no parking with it
  • Note: Check-in 4pm, check-out 11am
  • Please note: Assistance dogs welcome at the property
  • Please Note: This property accepts bookings for a minimum of 3 nights.Note: No hen, stag or similar parties

The property

Settled at the centre of the historic town of Bury St Edmunds, you will find this impressive holiday home, Enterprise House. Traditionally styled with a quaint interior, with plenty of space to host your group of six, this property is perfect for your retreat with family or friends to this desirable area of Suffolk.

Step up into the large hallway and discover the sitting room to find a colourful array of soft furnishing, encompassed by sophisticated wood panelled walls; open up the shutters and let the natural light fill the room, lighting up the woodburning stove in the cooler months for a truly homely feel.

On the other side of the hallway rests the dining room with royal green walls and a spacious dining table to host all for your evening meals, while the kitchen also hosts a handy breakfast table for four where you can tuck into a energising breakfast to begin your day of adventure.

A large range cooker to assist with all your family favourites, as well as exposed brick and beams bringing even more character to the property.

Just outside of the kitchen you can find your very own courtyard where you can while away the hours discussing your favourite holiday moments so far with a refreshing drink in hand.

Also on the ground floor you can find a spacious shower room and WC, housing plenty of room for storing any wetsuits after a day on the coast, with a washing machine conveniently being found here too!

Move up to the first floor to find three elegant bedrooms, consisting of a master king-size, a double and a twin room, the latter two rooms sharing a wardrobe space with interconnecting doors, making the perfect sleeping spot for those travelling with little ones, each room hosting a traditional interior through its tasteful furnishings and original fireplaces (not operational).

Start your days by stepping out of the front door and straight into the historic centre of Bury; venture to one of the local shops to pick up some breakfast essentials for your loved ones, or hunt out a café, with the town being known as 'Suffolk's foodie town', you can find plenty of eateries to take your pick from including pubs and restaurants too, offering all kinds of cuisines.

There are plenty of fantastic attractions to discover within the town, with the ruins of the abbey and the 14th century Great Gate and Norman Tower being very close to the property.

And opposite are the magnificent Abbey Gardens, flaunting flora and fauna of all kinds.

The town is also home to Suffolk's only cathedral and Moyse's Hall Museum, both perfect for uncovering the rich history of the area.Visit the National Trust property of Ickworth, or he beautiful park of Nowton, spanning over 200 acres with a pretty pond, wildflower meadow, a maze, lime avenue and arboretum, it makes a lovely way to spend a day, while the Thetford Forest Park is also just a scenic drive away for those seeking the ultimate outdoor experience.

Venture to the coast, either east to the Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the lovely seaside towns of Aldeborough and Southwold; or north to the stunning beaches of the North Norfolk Coast and beauty spots such as Blakeney Point for seal watching.

Traditionalists will enjoy the Essex seaside town of Clacton-on-Sea where you can tuck into some tasty fish and chips on the seafront before enjoying an hour of two in the amusement arcade.

In reach of Ipswich, Cambridge, and Norwich too, there are so many wonderful places to explore on an escape to Enterprise House

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About the location


Thetford 13 miles; Ipswich 27.5 miles; Cambridge 28.1 miles; Colchester 34.2 miles

Bury St Edmunds, locally referred to as Bury, is a historic market town and civil parish found in Suffolk, East Anglia. Boasting over 1000 years of history to discover, it offers plenty to see and do at any time of the year. Describe as being 'Suffolk's foodie town', you can expect to find plenty of tempting eateries to assist you on your self-catered stay including all of pubs, restaurants, cafés and takeaways galore, as well as there being a good selection of supermarkets and convenience stores for those seeking fresh ingredients or any picnic essentials. Admire the beautiful architecture of the town whilst visiting both its high street and independent stores, with abbey ruins and gardens, art galleries, Suffolk's only cathedral and Moyse's Hall Museum to find too, offering something for all tastes. Visit the 200 acres of Nowton Park where you can walk amongst the landscaped lands of Suffolk's countryside, or take a trip to discover the beauty of Thetford Forest Park, spanning over 18,730 hectares, here you can find serene walking and cycling routes as well as attractions such as High Lodge, Lynford Stag, Lynford Arboretum, the Harling Woods and so much more. The coast can also be reached via a scenic drive, where you can find the traditional seaside towns of Felixstowe and Clacton-on-Sea, while Ipswich, Cambridge and Colchester are all within reach too.

Please Note: This property accepts bookings for a minimum of 3 nights.
Note: No hen, stag or similar parties

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas