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The old laundry lounge
springtime down by the river
The olde laundry on ground level.

Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
7 nights minimum 
Condo/Apartment
The old Laundry is a cosy and comfortable ground floor cottage, with many of its original features. The cottages date back to the 17th Century, grade 2 listed. You enter the cottage through a small hallway into the Lounge with digital freeview TV.DVD. there is a well equipped Kitchen. The bedroom has twin beds, with en suite, walk in shower, bath. The cottage is very well equipped and retains that old world charm, it has a small patio area outside the cottage, Enjoy the beautiful 2 acre woodland and garden leading down to the banks of the river waveney.. Every season brings a change, Springtime brings a wonderful display of snowdrops, daffodils and tulips, In hot summers it is a beautiful place to find shade under one of the many trees, and enjoy the breeze. The angles way footpa...The old Laundry is a cosy and comfortable ground floor cottage, with many of its original features. The cottages date back to the 17th Century, grade 2 listed. You enter the cottage through a small hallway into the Lounge with digital freeview TV.DVD. there is a well equipped Kitchen. The bedroom has twin beds, with en suite, walk in shower, bath. The cottage is very well equipped and retains that old world charm, it has a small patio area outside the cottage, Enjoy the beautiful 2 acre woodland and garden leading down to the banks of the river waveney.. Every season brings a change, Springtime brings a wonderful display of snowdrops, daffodils and tulips, In hot summers it is a beautiful place to find shade under one of the many trees, and enjoy the breeze. The angles way footpath that runs through the village and along the river bank is just a short walk from the cottages, or just sit back relax and watch out for the Swans, Ducks, Kingfishers, Heron, Otter, Woodpeckers and bird song. Barn owls are becoming more popular along the Waveney valley, its a challenge so see if you can spot them from the river bank. We have just added a nest box hoping they take advantage of it. Or just sit back feed the wildlife and watch the fish jump. Fishing is available from the bank, or local fishing lakes are within easy reach. You can canoe along the river. Prices include bedding, towels, tea towels, cleaning materials, electric and heating, a warm welcome awaits you in our home from home cottages. Shared Laundry room available , with washing machines
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
one small dog allowed in the Olde Laundry
Bedrooms
2 Twins1 Crib
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Jackie & John S
Hosting since October 2007
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe live on site, so if you need any adivce on places to visit or information about the area, we are always happy to help.

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Reviews (14)
elaine H
elaine H
1 contribution
Really made welcome and felt at home in cottage.
I have stayed at the cottage on several occasions over the last 2/3 years.And can honestly say that l have always enjoyed each stay, and left looking forward to my next visit to this delightful cottage and it's surroundings.Jackie & John make you feel so welcome,willing to answer any questions you care to ask willingly.My family have also been made welcome when visiting Or when joining me for a stay at Pump cottage.to do a bit of fishing down by the river that flows at the bottom of this picturesque relaxing home of theirs.I can honestly say that once you visit this charming place you will return again on another visit l can guarantee you.
Visited June 2016
Written April 29, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Getaway293197
Getaway293197
Thank you Elaine for leaving such a lovely review for us, we are looking forward to seeing you again on your next visit in September. Its so nice to know you enjoy your visits. see you soon x Jackie John, Rosie x
Written May 2, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

fi0na150164
fi0na150164
Kent, United Kingdom4 contributions
Wonderful retreat!
Jackie and John are the most hospitable hosts you could wish to meet. Nothing was too much trouble and they have created the perfect holiday cottage with absolutely everything you could want! Lovely setting and beautiful grounds. We loved the village too and will have very happy memories of our stay there. Thank you Jackie and John, we'll see you soon!
Visited December 2016
Written January 4, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Getaway293197
Getaway293197
Hi Fiona, Thank you so much for your review. So nice to know you enjoyed your stay. It was lovely having you stay in the old Laundry. Like many of our previous guests, you love the area, so good luck with the house hunting. with our best wishes Jackie and John
Written January 5, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

John H
John H
1 contribution
English Country side at it's finest!
We loved it! Don't let the front of the house fool you, once you drive through the gates, your are taken to a beautiful country retreat. Plants and flowers adorn the drive way and yard. The cottage is beautifully maintained and fully equipped with everything you need for a pleasant stay. Simply lovely! To top off the visit we took a stroll along the path down to the river and were greeted by a group of swans!! What a treat! John and Jackie are wonderful hosts and such nice people! A must stay if traveling to or through the Diss area!
Visited September 2015 Traveled as a couple
Written September 30, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Deebee
Deebee
Uggeshall, United Kingdom48 contributions
Look beyond the front!
Lovely accommodation. Quiet, secluded once you enter through the gates of the property, with 2 acres of garden and the River Waveney waiting for you to fish! Abundance of wild life and a bird watching paradise. Owners Jackie & John are on site but not obtrusive and will answer any questions and fill you in on the history of this characterful property. Nice walks also close to hand with Harleston only about 5 minutes drive away with local shops , petrol etc. Diss and Beccles also near. I would certainly return as you can relax and unwind.
Visited April 2014 Traveled as a couple
Written April 17, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Joyce L
Joyce L
Manchester, United Kingdom
A little piece of heaven on earth
Our first trip to the Olde Laundry - lovely warm welcome from Jackie and John and goodies in the fridge as well. If you love cottages, you will love the Olde Laundry - it is beautiful and very well equipped. The fishing was good and the grounds are lovely, lots of places to sit and draw/read a book/or just sit listening to the birdsong. Visited Southwold, which we love for its beach and beach huts, and Diss which has plenty of shops/restaurants/supermarkets and a mere - where we spent time feeding the baby ducks, coots and moorhens. Missing it already - and we would definitely recommend the Olde Laundry. Thanks Jackie and John for a great holiday - we will return.
Visited June 2013 Traveled as a couple
Written June 21, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

soola1
soola1
Perth, United Kingdom1 contribution
Charming wee cottage
This wee cottage was lovely. The twin beds are very comfortable, we were greeted by scones and jam and a bottle of wine when we arrived, and found the owners very friendly. The only criticism we have is that there is virtually no hot water pressure if you wish to use the plastic shower attachment, which made hairwashing for the disabled member of the party impossible. It was only a small thing, and did not spoil an otherwise very good stay.
Visited May 2013 Traveled as a couple
Written June 12, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Getaway293197
Getaway293197
So pleased you enjoyed your stay in the old laundry, all our other cottages have recently had new bathrooms with electric showers, we have arranged for The olde laundry to have a new wet room fitted this winter, and hope this will make things a lot easier for our guests, especially our disabled visitors.
Written June 19, 2013. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Travelling Mike M
Travelling Mike M
12 contributions
A pleasent stay at a charming Cottage.
My wife and I enjoyed our stay. Particularly the warm welcome we received from Jackie and John and the "goodies" in the fridge to allow us to settle in without having to go out the the local supermarket immediately on arrival. This was a thoughtful gesture and typical of our hosts. The cottage is charming and had everything we needed. The car parking was very secure which is important to me. The grounds are extensive and the tour John gave us was informative. It was nice to see the large fish swimming about in the river at the end of the property. We came for a family wedding and stayed for a week: we would use the Olde Laundry again. 
Visited August 2012 Traveled as a couple
Written September 4, 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

BluebirdGB
BluebirdGB
3 contributions
It doesn't get any better than this
We have had yet another wonderful holiday in this lovely cottage set in these beautiful tranquil surroundings. The Olde Laundry was, as always, superbly clean, comfortable and well equipped. John and Jackie give you such a warm and friendly welcome, that you start to relax from the moment you arrive. We are just sorry that our holiday is over for now, but are very happy knowing that we are returning again very soon.
Visited August 2012 Traveled as a couple
Written September 1, 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Brian L
Brian L
9 contributions
Unbeatable
We have been coming to The Olde Laundry every year for the past 10 years or so. It is furnished, decorated and equipped to the highest standard. John & Jackie are the perfect owners/hosts. On arrival: a bottle of wine and a bottle of milk in the fridge and a yummy cake on the table. Ideally situated close to the market town of Diss. Norwich, Bury St Edmunds and Ipswsich are 20 miles away. The coastal resort of Southwold is about an hour's drive and is a lovely unspoilt Victorian resort. If there is a better place than the Olde Laundry, we have yet to find it! You won't find a single negative comment in the Visitors Book. There are 3 other cottages in the same place where we have stayed with friends from Romania and Germany.
Visited February 2012 Traveled as a couple
Written February 19, 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Highlander63_11
Highlander63_11
Inverness, United Kingdom1 contribution
A warm welcome
On arriving Jackie and John's warm welcome began the relaxation and wind down we were looking for. Enough information given on the operation of the cottage, a tour of the gardens, river area, local info about eating out etc and the welcome pack found in the fridge began the start of a great week stay in The Olde Laundry This was our first visit but in discussion with guests from the other cottages revealed that some had been coming for a number of years - what a recommendation to both place and countryside. Lots to see and do throughout the area, with lots of walking (at least it was flat for us coming from the scottish highlands!) No local shops in the village - self catering meant travelling a short distance to larger areas for supplies however it also introduces you to the custom of local fresh produce being sold by local people at the side of roads/streets. A great stay.
Visited September 2011 Traveled as a couple
Written October 1, 2011. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
  • Private yard
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi

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Map
About the neighborhood
Harleston is the nearest town, with a good range of shops pubs and restaurants. The market town of Diss is 6 miles. Bressingham gardens and steam experience only a few miles away, reminds you of the golden age of steam, with its collection of Locomotives and traction engines, the victorian steam rounderabout or just walk around the gardens, wood and meadows, the 6acre 'Dell Garden', and Dads army museum. something for everyone. The 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum, an amazing memorial to the members of this wartime base, with many personal stories and photos,also Flixton air museum, with free admission.
Access
Car required
How to get there
The nearest car hire is Disslocal bus every hourLocal bus from DissHarwich ferriesNearest airports are Norwich and StansteadMain railway London Liverpool streetCoach from London.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Watersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 PM Check out by 10 AM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount


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Frequently Asked Questions about The olde Laundry

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