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7 Nights See prices

  • £580  to  £790

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Short Breaks From

  • £90 p/night
    Off peak
    (2 night min)
  • £110 p/night
    Peak season
    (2 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    2 (all year)

  • Children

    No Children

  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Hot Tub

About Dragonfly Cottage

Dragonfly Cottage is on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, within walking distance of the friendly Queen's Head pub in Earsham, and a mile from the charming market town of Bungay where there is an excellent choice of places to eat, drink and shop. The recently converted barn offers a high standard of accommodation for couples or solo travellers. As part of River Farm, guests have use of nine acres of grounds which include direct access to the River Waveney.

Bungay is a charming market town - the sort of place you'd expect to see in the setting of a BBC drama. There are independent shops to browse and a thriving market every Thursday. St Mary's Church and neighbouring priory date back to the middle ages, with the church featuring an unusual weathervane shaped like a black dog, called Black Shuck or the Devil's Dog. The dog also appears on the town's coat of arms in reference to an event in 1577 when a Hell Hound allegedly attacked the congregation as they prayed. Who knows if it's true, but it makes a good story!

The region is renowned for the quality of food and drink. With a dairy and a vineyard practically on the doorstep, you'll have plenty of opportunities to put the reputation to the test. Beccles and Halesworth are also worth a visit. Norwich is one of the finest medieval cities in Europe and within an easy drive of the cottage. Local attractions include the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum, Flint Vineyard, Adnams Brewery, Norwich Castle and Snape Maltings.

A landscape so beautiful deserves to be experienced in person. Leave the car and set out on a walk along Bungay's Town Trail, or follow Bigod Way Trail around Bigod Castle and beside the River Waveney. Beautiful beaches beckon for sunny days at the seaside and windy coastal walks. Southwold, Aldeburgh and Walberswick are all within easy reach. Take your binoculars and head to RSBP Minsmere or stay closer to home and walk through the neighbouring Wetland Centre.

There is so much around Dragonfly Cottage that, no matter what time of the year you stay, you'll never run out of things to do. Relaxed? Absolutely, but definitely not bored.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Jane Emmerson joined Independent Cottages in September 2020

Enquire online / Phone:

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Hot Tub
  • Log Burner
  • Waterside Location
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Games Room
  • Bike Storage
  • Fishing Onsite
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • WiFi
  • Off Grid / Remote

Location (The Norfolk Broads)

Accommodation Comprises:

Dragonfly Cottage is a beautiful new barn conversion with an interior that's both rustic and modern in the same space. Red bricks and natural wood blend harmoniously with contemporary furnishings to create a space that is relaxing and welcoming to guests of all ages. Accommodation is all on one level.

  • Gaze out onto the patio and the gardens through the wall of windows in the living room, where French doors open onto the patio, and there is a cosy log burner for chilly nights. There's a TV with a DVD player, and the cottage has WiFi throughout.
  • White appliances and walls bounce the natural light around in the kitchen/diner to ensure it always feels fresh and welcoming. There are windows on both sides of the room and appliances that include a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, and an electric stove and oven.
  • Huge bedroom with a king-sized bed with an oak bed frame, bedside tables and reading lights, a chest of drawers and a tall mirror. There are windows on both sides of the room and a wall-mounted TV. Pull back the curtains and listen to the sound of birds chirping in the trees. It's a lovely room in which to start your day.
  • Choose from rainfall or a normal shower head in the spacious shower. The shower room also has a WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The cottage has a patio with garden furniture and a barbecue and will soon have a hot tub (planned for November 2020). There's a level area of lawn and off-street parking. Guests also have use of shared parts of the extensive grounds which include a river frontage, a pond, and a games room with a full-sized pool table - due to the unfenced open ponds, children must be supervised outside at all times.

Additional Information: All utilities, WiFi, bed linen and towels are provided, along with a welcome basket of logs for your first fire. A cot (no bedding) and highchair are available on request. Short breaks are possible, depending on availability. Smoking and pets are not permitted.

Dragonfly Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 1st Jun 2024 - Mon, 30th Sep 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 2

7 Nights

Min. 2 nights:
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Tue, 1st Oct 2024 - Thu, 31st Oct 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
2 nights: £200 | 3 nights: £300 | 4 nights: £400 | 5 nights: £500 | 6 nights: £600

7 Nights

2 Nights

Fri, 1st Nov 2024 - Fri, 28th Feb 2025
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 2

7 Nights

0 Nights

Sat, 1st Mar 2025 - Sat, 31st May 2025
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
2 nights: £200 | 3 nights: £300 | 4 nights: £400 | 5 nights: £500 | 6 nights: £600

7 Nights

2 Nights

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (1 King)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Owner Area

Jane Emmerson
Member Since September 2020

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Dragonfly Cottage Noticeboard

Please note that we do not have an electric car charging point at present and will not except people plugging into the cottage supply to charge their cars as we are not insured for this. 

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Dragonfly Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 18th May 2024
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