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Exceeded Expectations

What a brilliant find, lovely clean comfy cottage, with everything needed for our stay, including bird food. Loved the area, lots to do. Walks from the cottage, Southwold Diss Aldburgh and Lowestoft all worth a visit. Some good pubs for a meal.  Loved watching the birds in the garden and chicks on the pond. Mimsmere not far away but have seen more closeup from the patio door.

Sue and Alan April 19


“Great cottage.”

Lovey and relaxing staying here. We enjoyed glimpsing the moorhen chicks.

Michael and Vivian  Apr 19


“Lovely Welcome”

Lovely cottage, comfy beds. Wildlife is fab. Thank you for letting us stay, we will recomment to friends.  Lovely host too. Hope to come back sometime.

Janice and Lynda  Mar 19


“Lovely location, peaceful, quiet and comfortable”

Very nice cozy cottage. Garden filled with bird life, amazing to sit and watch.  Thankyou to Cindy and Paul for accommodating me at short notice and in a time of need

Karl Jan19


“Loved staying here”

Nature study very interesting, so many lovey birds.  Next time we will come when the weather is warmer. Thanks for having us, will see you again in 2019. Gorgeous county, splenty of space and greenery. Shall recommed to our friends.

Valerie and Peggy  Nov 18


“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.



“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.


“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.


“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.


“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.