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Dovebridge House East of England

Calm elegance meets natural freedom

Pretty villages, ancient hedgerows and a neighbouring 12-acre wild orchard surround this serene, Queen Anne-style property in the Waveney Valley in Suffolk. Feel the busy world drop away as you pull up on the drive.

Light spills into the drawing room through tall windows, and the tasteful decor imbues a sense of calm. There’s room for all 14 of you in here and there’s a homely feel that makes it just right for all sorts of gatherings. A smaller sitting room provides a place to escape for quiet conversations and afternoon snoozes. Throughout, contemporary styling complements period features that include exposed beams and huge fireplaces.

Meals are sociable affairs, cooked on the Aga or the gas oven and served in the breakfast area or the formal dining room. Al fresco eating is elevated to another level entirely, with the giant Argentine Asado barbecue and pizza oven.

Once outside, go wild and free. The neighbouring orchard is alive with muntjac deer, pheasants and songbirds, while the house's own three-acre gardens have room for a beautiful rewilded area, a natural pond, and big lawns for fun and games. Make a splash in the heated outdoor pool while the children shoot down the slide to join you, then sit peacefully in the shade of an old oak tree or gather for a sundowner on the terrace, sheltered by the wisteria-clad walls.

When sleep beckons, the bedrooms are laid out across the upper two floors, with a suite on the second floor for a family of four, including an open plan kitchen and sitting room. Now, put your feet up and send the children off in search of the Secret Room - hard to find but once discovered, a special bedroom for two little ones.

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What we think

Dovebridge House offers a wonderful retreat from the frenetic world – a tranquil, rural idyll amid the Suffolk countryside. The house invites you to relax and unwind with family and friends thanks to its charming interiors and fantastic amenities.

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What to Expect

Dovebridge House Alfresco Dining

We’ve tried to think about everything to make your stay at Dovebridge House just perfect. In all of our big houses to rent, we provide all the essential features to cater for a large group. Here’s a list of all the practical provisions we have at the house. If there’s anything you can’t see here but need, just ask as we’ll see what we can do.

  • Luxury bed linen, bath towels and pool towels
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Well-equipped kitchen plus separate kitchenette on the second floor
  • Dining table that seats 14 guests comfortably
  • Free fibre optic Wi-Fi
  • Amazon Alexa
  • 50” Smart TV in the drawing room with Netflix and Freeview channels
  • Children’s playroom with 40” Smart TV, toys, books and games
  • Board games and library of books
  • Log burner in the drawing room and open fire in the sitting room (logs provided)
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool with slide (available first weekend of May - last weekend of September)
  • Croquet and rounders sets
  • Large wood-fired Asado BBQ and pizza oven (wood provided)


Situated in the middle of the beautiful Waveney Valley, an unspoiled haven of wildlife, charming villages and picturesque market towns, running along the border between Suffolk and Norfolk.

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