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Little Swattesfield Cottage

Thornham Magna near Eye, Suffolk (Ref. 23599)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine

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  • “The peace and quiet, so very comfortable, acilities great, in fact, no complaints at all.”

    - Nona, September 2021

The property

Eye 3 miles.

A pretty, semi-detached cottage tucked away up a quiet lane, in the small hamlet of Thornham Magna just three miles from Eye.

This charming cottage is perfect for those wishing to escape into a rural idyll in the heart of the Suffolk countryside.

Retaining much character, this cottage has wonderful heavy beamed ceilings, beautiful old doors and a rustic inglenook fireplace housing a cosy woodburning stove.

Warm and welcoming, the cottage boasts a modern kitchen and underfloor heating, whilst the wooden spiral staircase leads up to two comfortable bedrooms.

From the sitting room, French doors open on to the garden, a quiet spot to sit and relax in.

You can walk in three different directions to join the walking trails on the Thornham Estate, which include bird hides and woodland paths, plus some of these paths are suitable for push chairs.

Thornham Magna has a lovely gift shop and cafe, which is situated at the Red House Yard, the main entrance and car park for Thornham Walks, plus a children's play area is located here.

A one mile walk away is a pub offering good locally produced beer and food, and the village of Gislingham, just 1.5 miles away, also has a pub, a children's play area and shops selling locally produced food and drink.

The nearby town of Eye also offers a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants, whilst the historic market town of Diss has quaint narrow streets with a host of interesting shops and a central six acre mere.

An hour's drive brings you to the scenic coastline of Suffolk and the popular seaside resort of Southwold with its long pier and painted beach huts.

A lovely cottage in a tranquil setting amidst the pretty Suffolk countryside.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • LPG central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge (no ice box), washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Enclosed lawned gardens with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Spiral staircase to first floor
  • Note: There is an unfenced pond in next door neighbour's front garden, children to be supervised at all times
  • Note: Cottage accessed up a farm track which can be uneven, care to be taken
  • Note: Mobile signal intermittent.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas
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