Back to results

Riverside CottageSyleham, Rural Suffolk

5 3

Cottage Availability

Select a start date from the calendar below

Start dates
Your selection
Not available
Please select a number of nights

From £510.00

Add to shortlist

Property details

Riverside Cottage is the end terrace of a converted watermill on the banks of the River Waveney on the Norfolk/Suffolk border. Set in the heart of a conservation area, with river frontage and fishing rights, Riverside Cottage is the perfect holiday location for a secluded, romantic retreat. It also makes an ideal cycling base, situated on National Cycle Network route 30.

It has a private jetty, a four person rowing boat and a small, private island accessed via a wooden bridge. Visitors to the garden include swans, deer, kingfishers, ducks and numerous other bird species. Fish include chubb, pike and perch. The river runs the full length of the garden and along the bank are bulrushes, water iris, lilies and reeds. There is a public house within walking distance, The Old Kings Head with origins dating back to the 14th century and has a bar and restaurant.


BarbecueBathrobesBed LinenCD player with attachment for MP3sDishwasherDog FreeDVD playerEnclosed Garden/CourtyardFour Adult BicyclesFridge/freezerLog Burner / Open FireMicrowaveParkingRange cooker with gas hobSkyStereo system for the TVTelevisionTowels providedTumble dryerUnderfloor heatingWashing MachineWiFi


Ground Floor:
Open-plan living space:

With range cooker with gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher.
Dining area
With table and chairs
Sitting room
With wood burning stove, LCD television with Sky and a DVD player, stereo system for the television and CD player with attachment for MP3s.
Utility room
With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Wet room
With shower and WC.

First Floor:
Double bedroom
Wth 5' king-size bed, television and balcony.
Double bedroom
With 4'6 bed.
Single bedroom
With 3' bed.
Spacious Bathroom
With bath, twin wash basins, WC and separate shower. (Bathrobes provided).

Enclosed garden with seating and barbecue overlooking the river.
River frontage with fishing rights. Fishing from the river bank or boat. A rod licence is usually required (please note that between 15th March and 15th June the season is closed for coarse fishing).
Private jetty with a four person rowing boat and a small private island accessed via a wooden bridge.

Additional Information:
Please note that due to the riverside frontage, we can only accept children over 9 years of age and a baby in his/her own moses basket at Riverside Cottage.
Sorry, no stag/hen parties, pets or commercial vehicles.
Underfloor heating.
Four adult bikes available.

Surrounding local area

Riverside Cottage is situated in a beautiful part of Suffolk, not far from the border of Norfolk. There are some interesting small towns and villages to visit along with a number of nature reserves in the local area cared for by the Suffolk Wildlife Trust . The Waveney Valley is home to a number of wetlands and fens with a diverse range of plant and animal life.
There are a number of excellent pubs and restaurants to visit locally. The Fox and Goose in Fressingfield serves delicious food and where possible, uses locally sourced ingredients. If you fancy a real treat The Leaping Hare at Wyken Hall is worth a visit. Besides the cafe and restaurant, walking through the gardens gives you an opportunity to build up an appetite or venture further afield and explore the ancient woodland and the vineyard.
Having been out and about exploring the area, you will have a welcome return to Riverside Cottage to relax in the peaceful surroundings. Whether you choose to have a cosy drink in front of the wood burning stove or mess about on the river you can escape the everyday and experience a little bit of tranquility.

Guest reviews

Beautiful property, very well maintained, except for the range oven which leaked out a lot of heat when in use, so it was difficult to gauge how long something would take to cook. But that was the only complaint. Welcome pack was great, beds very comfortable, nice linen and towels. Plenty of good quality cutlery, glasses and crockery. Nice phone call from house keeper to see if we had settled in ok. Wonderful garden and boat. A thoroughly enjoyable holiday.

A Brown, October 2018
1 of 17

Beautiful location and very well designed and comfortable cottage. Everything very well prepared by Hannah the housekeeper including a wonderful hamper with quality local products.

L Prince, August 2018
2 of 17

Special place, just enjoy. Local pubs, plenty of farms to buy produce. This is a real chill out place.

P Evans, May 2018
3 of 17

The cottage was absolutely beautiful, well equipped and a lovely welcome hamper.
The steps down to the decking were quite steep and would have benefited from some hand rails but other than that perfect.

H Smart, May 2018
4 of 17

Beautiful cottage. A home from home, with a delicious hamper to welcome you. Absolutely stunning garden area, and an
Idyllic place for a relaxing break. Several good pubs serving food nearby, together with numerous places to visit. Suggest fFramlinggam castle and Southwold.
Would definitely recommend.

S Beaumont, May 2018
5 of 17

Amazing place, that being the house not the area.

J D Northern, February 2018
6 of 17

Perfect! Really lovely setting. Very comfortable and spotlessly clean.

P Winter, January 2018
7 of 17

Beautiful cottage, really clean and furnished to cover every possible need.

R Threlfall, January 2018
8 of 17

Lovely place to stay, lovely surprises when we arrived for Christmas with a fantastic food hamper and Christmas tree and crackers. Very thoughtful. Amenities were very good and we all enjoyed a relaxing break.

P Sharratt, January 2018
9 of 17

Everything in the cottage worked well and as advertised. The mountain-type bikes and the boat were great. Life jackets for the boat and helmets for the bikes supplied as well as sufficient tools to adjust saddle heights etc. Nice touch.

, October 2017
10 of 17

A lovely cottage in idyllic location.

K Kemplen, August 2017
11 of 17

The cottage was very clean, well stocked and in a beautiful location.

C Parker, August 2017
12 of 17

An idyllic cottage in an idyllic setting everything you could want!

M Way, August 2017
13 of 17

Beautiful location and perfectly equipped cottage.

J Waites, July 2017
14 of 17

A very relaxing retreat. This is a beautiful cottage that makes the most of its wonderful location next to a river. It has its own rowing boat which was great fun. It also had bicycles for guests use and a private island to explore. There was a welcome hamper which was indeed very welcome and the lady we dealt with, Hannah, was friendly and helpful. Perfect!

J Cotterill, June 2017
15 of 17

Lovely cottage enjoyed the holiday.

M Sagar, June 2017
16 of 17

Riverside cottage, Syleham in Suffolk. We had an amazing 3 night stay at this beautiful house. The house was was gorgeous, spotless and had everything you could ask for including bathrobes. However the best thing was the position of the house alongside the river, we spent hours on the decking listening to the birdsong. The welcome hamper was a bonus and the housekeeper kindly called to make sure we had everything we needed. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

Emma and Barry, April 2017
17 of 17

Welcome hamper included

A complimentary hamper will be awaiting you on your arrival containing milk, tea, fresh coffee, bread, butter, eggs, juice, wine and cheese, along with other essential items to prepare a light snack or breakfast. There may be some regional variations.


Clear all selected Are you sure you want to clear your shortlist? Confirm Cancel

Your shortlisted properties

There are currently no properties in your shortlist.

Begin your search and when you find a property that you like click on the Star icon icon and your chosen property will then appear on this page for you to compare.
Begin searching