The Old Dairy in Mellis, Suffolk

What to Expect

The Old Dairy has bags of character. There are old beams in every room and a quirky corner dining table with white banquettes. Through the cottage-style windows, you can see fields and country lanes for miles. And there’s a sweet courtyard where you can sit in the evenings and enjoy a meal alfresco.

The market towns of Eye and Diss are both a short drive away. There are museums, antique stores, tea rooms and dog-friendly pubs to explore – all the things that make a holiday special.

And for a long walk by the sea followed by a fish and chip supper, head over to the Suffolk coast, it’s around 30 miles away.

At A Glance

Amenities

About The Old Dairy

Formerly a dairy building, this cottage is detached and all on one floor. It comes with one king-size bedroom, perfect for 2 people, and there’s an en-suite wet room.

The lounge has a sofa, TV and DVD player and the separate kitchen is equipped with a fridge-freezer, microwave and electric cooker.

There’s a lovely courtyard area furnished with a patio table and chairs, a bike store and a barbecue. You can take up to 2 dogs to stay.

Map of Area

Things To Do in Mellis

Mellis is a tiny hamlet in the Suffolk countryside. It’s close to Eye, a market town with an interesting central hall and a handy selection of shops. There’s a butcher, baker, a chocolatery, deli and choice of cafes and coffee shops.

Bressingham Steam and Gardens is a visitor attraction with steam trains, old buses and a Dad’s Army movie set complete with memorabilia of the show. The gardens are delightful, and there’s a place to buy plants here too.

The Thornham Estate opens its grounds to the public most of the year, and it’s a lovely place to walk with the dog. There are 12 miles of trails if you like a challenge, and there are different parts of the estate to explore as you stroll. A walled garden, Memory Wood and a folly can be wandered around, it’s interesting in any season.

The town of Diss has a beautiful lake just off the high street called the Mere. It’s a popular fishing spot and perfect for picnics when the weather is fine. Knettishall Heath is on the edge of town – an unspoilt place where doggies can roam. For local history, there’s a Diss Museum and a varied selection of places to eat means you can take your pick at mealtimes.

The Suffolk coast is around 30 miles away – the pretty seaside town of Southwold can be reached in about 50 minutes. Here you’ll find a lovely pier with a café on the end and rows of beach huts along the back of the sand. A lighthouse is in the centre of town, and there is a nice mixture of independent shops and eateries to try. The tiny village of Dunwich is just along the coast from Southwold – there’s a nature reserve here too that is home to rare birds and wildlife.

Our Thoughts

The Old Dairy is a restored building with old beams in every room giving this holiday home a quaint feeling. It has one king-size bedroom so it’s perfect for a couples holiday in the countryside.

The kitchen has everything you need to cook up tasty meals, and the outside space gives guests a lovely place to sit in the evening.

You can spend time here quietly reading a book and watching DVDs, or take long hikes in nearby nature reserves. Tour the towns of Eye and Diss, or drive over to the coast and spend some time by the beach.
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The Old Dairy
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Our Rating

Comfort and Equipment 93%
Location 95%
Cleanliness 96%
Value for money 95%

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