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“Made very welcome”

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

Rev Keith  Aug17


Exceeded Expectations

Cindy and Paul were excellent hosts, nothing too much trouble a warm,pleasent and professional welcome. wildlife particularly birdlife top notch wonderful holiday

Foster May17


“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.

Patterson Apr17


“Lovely Welcome”

This was a last minute booking for me as I had to be in the area quite quickly. Lucinda went out of her way to accommodate me and saved the day. She had lovely scones and jam plus the makings of a nice pot of tea ready for me when I arrived. Lovely cottage with view of large pond and wildlife. Lovely country setting. Very well planned layout of cottage for people of all abilities. Great for those who like the quiet life but with lots of other nearby attractions. I defiantly recommend a visit to Jayes cottages to people of all ages

April 2016


“Wonderful break fourth year running”

Once again we have had a fantastic stay at the cottages. The weather was excellent. The wild life this year was great, ducklings, baby moorhens at least ten.
The setting is ideal for visiting local area.
Cottages are very well equipped and so peaceful, but near A143.
We just love to visit, each year we bring four residents and four staff ,and we have such a wonderful time and so many lovely memories.
The residents and staff did not want to go home and can’t wait for next year.
Excellent value for money and set in the heart of Suffolk, so easy access to so many places. Thank you Cindy and Paul.

May 2015


“Excellent disabled facilities and dog friendly”

A lot of thought has gone into these cottages. Little touches like touch bedside lamps, plenty of hooks in bathroom at different heights, bed and chair raisers, furniture that can be moved around, along with extremely friendly and helpful owners means this is our second visit and we will be going back. They even looked after our dogs while we went out to places that weren’t dog friendly. Lots of places to visit within a 1 hour drive – Ely Cathedral and Stained Glass Museum, Bressingham Steam & Motor Museum, Peter Beales Rose Garden & Nursery, Ickham House & Gardens, Bury St Edmunds, Helmingham Hall Gardens, Owl Sanctuary. Dog friendly cottage although garden not fully enclosed and has a large pond so kept dogs on lead which wasn’t a problem.

August 2015


“Brilliant for Disabled People in wheelchairs to stay”

We have been coming here for 9yrs now, l’m severely disabled wheelchair bound. They have bed raisers and settee raisers for us to transfer comfortably. The bathroom shower,wet room is fantastic plenty of room for us to shower.The only downside is that theres no shower,toilet chair for us to sit on. Theres grab rails but in my situation l need a shower-toilet chair. My husband has to transfer me to both of these amenities.

Cindy and Paul make you feel welcome and nothing is to much trouble for them.We love fishing,and theres plenty of places for you to visit in Suffolk. Theres a brilliant Chinese takeaway and chipshop in Botesdale 3miles away.

l really recommend this for disabled people theses two cottages,just what we need for our accommodation.Its in a very quiet village,you can either nip into Diss around 10 miles away or spend a day in Bury st Edmunds 12miles the other way. l love Bury St Edmunds,we drive through there when we are coming in for our holidays.

August 2015



“Wonderful Break”

Myself and a friend stayed for a week in July at Jayes Holiday Cottages we had a wonderful time. The weather was good the cottage was lovely very well equipped and very good value for money and easy access to so many lovely places. We shall definitely return and would recommend to others. Thank you Cindy and Paul.

August 2015


“Perfect for a quiet country stay”

Even though these cottages are not recommended for children (due to deep pond) they were perfect inside and accommodated our little ones. Being all on one floor and nice and contained, there was nothing dangerous and we could actually relax when we were inside.
Owner really pleasant and efficient to deal with. Lovely tea and scones on arrival, clean and had everything we needed. Only thing that needed looking at was the remote control batteries! A lovely part of the world, lots of countryside and walks nearby.

April 2015


“Lovely location, peaceful, quiet and comfortable”

Update: shower chair on wheels is now provided.

Excellent location for visiting the sights in Suffolk and Norfolk, and even further afield in Cambridgeshire and Essex. The cottage was warm, very comfortable and well equipped. Plenty of room in the bedroom and bathroom for wheelchair and using a hoist. A shower chair on wheels would have been an advantage but we managed well with the one provided. Wifi now provided and worked fine. It was lovely to see lots of birds at the bird feeders and watch the ducks and moorhen, and to go for walks in the lanes and footpaths nearby. The owners Paul and Cindy were very friendly and helpful. They assembled the hoist we had hired before we arrived. It was very kind of them to do so. We weren’t expecting the hoist to be delivered “flat pack” so to speak. It has never happened before when we have hired a hoist! We ate out twice at the Blue Boar in Walsham le Willows and had excellent meals there. Excellent butchers shop in Walsham too and interesting church. Also had lunch twice at the Leaping Hare cafe/restaurant at Wyken Vineyards, where there is a lovely garden to visit and a shop and bookshop. Farmers’ market there on Saturday mornings. There are so many beautiful and interesting towns, villages and churches to visit in Suffolk, also gardens and historic houses. The medieval village of Lavenham is well worth a visit and has a wonderful church. Long Melford has the Elizabethan houses Melford Hall and Kentwell Hall and a remarkably long main street. The church is magnificent and has some superb medieval stained glass windows. One of the windows depicts the Duchess of Norfolk, Elizabeth Talbot, who is said to have been John Tenniel’s model for his illustration of the Duchess in Alice in Wonderland. Somo of the places we visited included the gorgeous Helmingham Hall gardens, the rotunda house of Ickworth and its gardens, Framlingham castle and church, RSPB Minsmere, Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire, Knettishall Heath wildlife reserve, Dunwich Heath where a fire was lit to warn of the approach of the Spanish Armada in 1588, Aldeburgh, Southwold, Eye, Kersey, Mildenhall, Dedham, Flatford Mill – scene of John Constable’s painting The Haywain; and on our way back home the outstanding gardens of Anglesey Abbey near Cambridge. All in all we had a superb holiday, rich in interest, variety and beauty. Jayes Holiday Cottages were ideally placed for all this and provided a welcome and comfortable home after a day’s sightseeing.

October 2015