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The Lion’s Den

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Ilketshall St Lawrence, near Bungay, Suffolk
Grade 3 Star rating
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Within easy reach of the Suffolk Heritage Coast, this spacious house is ideal for a family holiday and is great for walking and cycling.

Situated overlooking St Lawrence Common, where barn owls often hunt, and surrounded by farmland, this attractive and spacious detached family house enjoys its own lawned garden. Carefully furnished and equipped throughout, it is just 4½ miles from the Waveney Valley market town of Bungay, with good shops, pubs, restaurants, swimming-pool golf course and opportunities for boating and fishing. Farm walks and quiet lanes for cycling abound. Within easy reach of Suffolk Heritage Coast, Southwold, Minsmere RSPB reserve and Dunwich. Ideally placed to explore the many attractions of the beautiful cathedral city of Norwich and the Norfolk Broads. Shop 4 miles, pub 1 mile.

Entrance hall. Cosy living room with wood-burning stove. Second light sitting-room with patio doors to garden, open arch to dining room and further archway to fitted family kitchen with ceramic floor. Cloakroom and toilet. Utility. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Bedroom with zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request) with wash basin. Twin bedroom with wash basin. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

Wood burner – logs included. Electricity, oil central heating and bed linen included. Z-bed (for +1). Cot. High chair. Stairgate. Two TVs (Freeview channels). DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-Fi. Garden and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (for 4 cars). Toys/games. No smoking.

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  • Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 30/09/2017
    If you are looking for peace & quiet, with wildlife in your garden, in a rural location, The Lion's Den is perfect. A wonderful place to relax away from the bustle of modern life. The cottage is well equipped, with large spacious rooms for both living & sleeping and has everything you need for a self catering holiday. The owners are welcoming, and available, should you need them. It is a great base for exploring both Suffolk & Norfolk. We spent 2 relaxing weeks there and would return ourselves, as well as recommend the cottage to anyone wanting a peaceful holiday.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 09/09/2017
    had a lovely week at the lions den. The cottage was clean & comfortable and very spacious. we were looking for peace & relaxation and lions den fits the bill perfectly. We would be happy to recommend this cottage and would definitely book again in the future.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/09/2017
    We absolutely loved our stay here . Clean spacious and well equipped cottage. Lots of wild peacocks outside. Location was perfect for us as we love the peace and quiet. Would definitely recommend. You have to drive to find a pub/supermarket but not a problem.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 05/08/2017
    The Lion's Den was a lovely, clean, well equipped house and well laid out and spacious. It could have done with more garden furniture. Whilst knowing that we were by farms, we were a bit taken aback by the very pungent farmyard smells, which meant we couldn't comfortably enjoy the garden or open the patio doors. I wish there had been a mention of it somewhere. And advice.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately there are occasional farm yard smells. These are dependent on farm activities and weather conditions. They are unlikely to spoil your holiday unless you spend most of your time at the property.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 10/06/2017
    A lovely and spacious house set in a rural setting provided an enjoyable and relaxing stay. The property was clean with all facilities including off road parking for a number of cars. A barn owl visited the adjacent field every evening as well as other birds and wildlife. RSPB Minsmere is nearby as well as a number of interesting towns.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 27/05/2017
    This was a very nice cottage and had all the required facilities, it was also in a good location for visiting most of Suffolk and Norfolk. This cottage was listed as child friendly but did not have any blackout blinds and had thin curtains where the light shined through which meant my child strugged to get to sleep at night and if he woke up during the night he had the same problem trying to get back to sleep. There is also a least one peacock on the property which without fail sung up until around ten pm every night and started singing again from around 4.30am in the morning. This made it very difficult for adults to sleep and even more difficult for a child to sleep and as a result all who stayed here were awake from 4.30am every morning without fail. As this was supposed to be a holiday this was not helpful at all. There were no local shops in the area to buy any basics and without a car you would be stranded.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your feedback. The nearest shops are 4 miles away in either direction. They are conveniently situated as you are very likely to pass a supermarket each day as you come home from your outings. Peacocks do not belong to the property but they may roam there - they are only noisy in the spring.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 18/03/2017
    Beautiful holiday home plenty of space and well equipped

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9.0 out of 10 – based on 8 reviews collected by Reevoo
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