• About The Old Cow Shed

    Set in one of Suffolk’s prettiest villages, this delightful, cosy and comfortably renovated barn and its pretty patio are the perfect place to relax and unwind. Nestling in the grounds of the owners’ home, it lies close to 60 acres of set aside land and Thornham Walks for dog walking, horse riding, easy rambles and watching the local wildlife, whilst the surrounding quiet country lanes offer lovely cycling. Just 3 miles away is the historic little town of Eye, and arts and music venues, a steam museum and plant centre are under 7 miles. The cathedral, castle, museums, theatre, cinema and excellent shopping in medieval Norwich city; Southwold; Walberswick; RSPB Minsmere and fish and chips at the beachside cafe by Dunwich Heath (NT) are all within an easy drive. Locally brewed cider and chocolates on arrival. Shop and pub serving food 200 yards.
    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area with patio doors, wooden floor and beams. 1 double bedroom (zip and link, can be twin by arrangement). Shower room with toilet.
    Underfloor elec CH inc (£20pw Oct-Apr poa). Elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. M/wave. F/freezer. Wi-fi. Patio and furniture. Parking. No smoking.

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    Key information
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      1 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 2 people

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      Yes 3 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Detached property
      Detached property
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Ground floor facilities
      Ground floor facilities
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Rural location
      Rural location
    • Christmas themed cottage
      Christmas themed cottage
    • WiFi
    • Short breaks all year
      Short breaks all year
    • Cot available
      Cot available
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Open plan
      Open plan
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
    • Home from home
      Home from home
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    8.4 out of 10 – based on 21 reviews

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    out of 10

    The Old Cow Shed is a real homely gem, it has all the cosy comforts you’d expect from a holiday home. The cottage is exceptionally quiet and well located for touring the Suffolk countryside. The owners are attentive without being intrusive and the welcome hamper was a nice touch.

    Confirmed guest, 2019-02-22



    out of 10

    Good location with a local pub that serves great food. Accomodation was a little tired. Owners welcoming. Ideal for dog owners.

    Confirmed guest, 2019-01-04



    out of 10

    Lovely cottage well equipped

    Confirmed guest, 2018-12-03



    out of 10

    Lovely welcome ,lovely treats when arrived ,slept well very comfy bed .local pub great service close to lots off areas

    Confirmed guest, 2018-11-26



    out of 10

    My husband, 4 month old and I all enjoyed our stay at The Old Cow Shed. The cottage is cosy and comfortable and had everything we needed. It was a bit of a drive to get anywhere but we liked that and enjoyed the country roads. We'd recommend and would stay here again.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-11-16



    out of 10

    We had a very relaxing stay and would recommend this accommodation. Dog friendly which was a hit for us.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-11-02



    out of 10

    Relaxing,happy to unwind with a stroll to the pub

    Confirmed guest, 2018-10-26



    out of 10

    Wonderful cottage that was well equipped.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-10-22



    out of 10

    The location & accommodation were perfect! The owners were not intrusive & very lovely. For 2 people and a Yorkie- this was ideal and we would highly recommend staying here for a peaceful break

    Confirmed guest, 2018-10-08



    out of 10

    The Old Cow Shed was comfortable and the owners, who live next door were interested and pleasant without being obtrusive. Thorndon is pleasant with an excellent pub in the Black Horse and a useful community shop. The Wi-fi provided was good as were the TV and DVD player with a good selection of DVDs. The bathroom has adaptations for a disabled person. The WC is rather high with a block of wood to rest your feet on! Helpful printed information is provided. This is the first holiday cottage that I understood the central heating - so thanks to the owners for that. The place was comfortably warm. Parking was conveniently just outside the front door.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-09-28



    out of 10

    We had a lovely stay in the cow shed, and the local pub serves good food

    Confirmed guest, 2018-09-07



    out of 10

    A lovely weekend here.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-09-03



    out of 10

    A really relaxing friendly atmosphere the owners couldn’t be more helpful but left us alone if we didn’t want to be disturbed the dogs love it in the cowshed when we got there there was cake, cider and milk waiting for us and dog treats waiting for the dogs we will definitely be back thank you

    Confirmed guest, 2018-07-13



    out of 10

    Our third time and always very good

    Confirmed guest, 2018-06-22



    out of 10

    The Old Cow Shed was very comfortable and warm. The weather was very wet and cold while we were there and it was good to come back to a warm haven. Our only comment would be that if you stayed for longer than a week a washing machine and drying facilities would be useful. It is a private cottage and the owners are there if you need them but don’t interfere at all. Our dogs loved the lovely local walks.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-05-04



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