We still have availability for Easter.   Contact Liz Pierce for more information. 

Suffolk Cottages : self-catering holiday accommodation near Minsmere

Meadow & Minsmere Cottages  are both cosy cottages for up to four people. They are adjacent to each other in Eastbridge, Suffolk and can be let together to accommodate up to 8 people. Both cottages will take well behaved dogs.   Eastbridge is situated close to the world-renowned  RSPB  Minsmere reserve. Many lovely Suffolk towns and villages, beaches, nature reserves and other attractions are within easy reach, while if you want to leave the car at home, there are loads of fantastic walks and cycle routes from your doorstep.


Each of the cottages sleeps four in a double and a twin bedroom, and has a cosy log burning stove, with WIFI and freesat provided; well-behaved pets are welcome. Holly Tree Cottage has been let since 2007, and its quality and popularity speaks for itself, in the level of repeat bookings we receive. Meadow and Minsmere Cottages have been sympathetically restored and renovated, and have been let since 2012. All three cottages were awarded a 4* rating when they were inspected by VisitEngland and they have been maintained to the same standards ever since.


We hope very much you like our website, and that we can welcome you to one of our Suffolk cottages soon,


Liz Pierce

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Liz Pierce

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Barn Owls July 2022

The jackdaws successfully fledged from the 'barn owl box' in the spring.  A barn owl has since reoccupied the nest box so we are hopeful that we will get a successful breeding pair next year.

Barn Owls 2022

Unfortunately, this year the barn owl box has been taken over by jackdaws.  Barn owls have occupied the nest for 8 years with the jackdaws living in a separate compartment at the top. Breeding was successful in 7 of those 8 years.  Despite a barn owl occupying the nest box this winter,  the jackdaws made their move in the spring and they are now sitting on eggs.  Hopefully the barn owls will make a comeback next year!

Barn Owls 2021

In 2021 only 2 barn owl chicks fledged.  This is one of the chicks after it had been ringed.

4th June 2021 - a blurry pic of first Barn Owl chick to hatch this year.   This is the first of 5 eggs to hatch.  The first egg was laid on 2nd May and hatched on 2nd June.

Barn Owls 2020

8th July 2020 - Suffolk Community Barn Owl Project came to check on the nest box today.  We were delighted to discover there are 3 chicks in there - 44, 42 and 36/37 days old.  We took the opportunity to clean and straighten the camera so we've got a better view of whats going on inside the box now

The Barn Owls stayed in the nest box throughout winter and produced a clutch of eggs this spring.  Unfortunately, the camera got knocked out of position so we couldn't see the eggs or chicks very clearly. At the moment there are two healthy looking chicks in the box, who we hope to see fledging in the next few weeks.  If we manage to get any decent photos, we'll post them on the news page and Twitter.