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Butterfield House

Beccles - Suffolk Countryside

The full package, Butterfield House offers everything one could desire from a holiday home, whilst roofed by a 16th-century property that oozes character in the market town of Beccles. 
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Parking
  • Friday changeover
£984 - £1880 per week *


Picture yourself sitting by a river in your very own private garden, the BBQ is firing up, the jukebox is playing in the background and the children are off engaging in a match of air hockey. At Butterfield House, you can do just that. Located along The River Waveney and in the picturesque market town of Beccles, this 16th-century property has all one could want from a holiday home. Welcoming eight guests and two dogs if desired, holiday makers can enjoy three floors of characteristic luxury. Exposed beams and brick walls run through the property, creating an authentic grade II listed feel.

At the uppermost point of the holiday home, guests will find two loft rooms, both with double beds and impressive beams. On the second floor, a further two bedrooms can be found, both with king sized beds, large windows and pretty beams. The master bedroom has the added bonus of an en-suite shower room and an original feature fireplace. If you really want to relax, why not light some candles, draw yourself a bubble bath and enjoy a soak whilst watching a bit television at the same time with the bathrooms very own television. The family sized bathroom also has under floor heating and a hand held shower. 

Descend down the spiral staircase and guests will find the ground floor. Here, in the centre of the house is the grand dining room. A large inglenook fireplace is the room’s most impressive feature, and peers over the fitting dining table and chairs topped off with a chandelier dangling above. Again, original beams flow through the room. A few steps down from the dining room is Butterfield’s impressive sitting room. Wooden panelled walls create a medieval feel and comfortable furnishings offer an ideal place to rest. Butterfield’s kitchen is large and full of all the amenities needed for a self-catering holiday. A Rangemaster cooker gives the option of cooking up a storm inside should guests decide to not use the BBQ. Continue down a set of stairs and guests will find one of Butterfield’s best assets, the cinema room. A large cinema screen and surround sound speakers mean guests can immerse themselves in filmography whilst resting on occasional furnishings. A Netflix subscription included means that guests will have films, television series and documentaries right at their fingertips. 

As we move to Butterfield’s outdoor spaces, guests will discover a wonderful area where we’re sure they’ll end up spending most of their time. A summer house style games room which includes darts, table football and air hockey will provide hours of entertainment along with a table tennis table found outside on the courtyard. A raised, sheltered decking is home to a juke box and outdoor furniture, perfect for BBQs. Guests won’t have the worry of running back to the house for drink top ups or extra nibbles, as the garden has an outdoor kitchen complete with cupboards, microwave, fridge and bar stools. We can’t forget that all of this amazing outdoor space is of course by the river. Whilst guests enjoy evenings spent outside, enjoying each other’s company, boats will drift past on the river Waveney. Shop: 50 yards Pub: 50 yards.

Why We Love This Property: We could talk for hours about all of the things we love about Butterfield House, but the riverside garden takes the crown of Butterfield’s best asset. Living by water exudes tranquillity, and we believe after time spent at Butterfield, guests will return back to their normal lives with a sense of zen.

Sitting Room: TV with FreeSat, DVD (accessed by five steps down from dining room).
Seating Area: Conservatory furniture (accessed by three steps down from sitting room level).
Dining Room: Table and chairs, large inglenook open fire, flat screen TV, stereo system.
Kitchen: Rangemaster cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, slow cooker.
Cloakroom: Washbasin and WC, washing machine, tumble dryer (accessed by three steps down from sitting room level).
Staircase down to (five steps)
Cellar Room: Cinema screen, Netflix, occasional soft furnishings.

Spiral staircase leading to
Bedroom 1: King size bed, flat screen TV and En-Suite Shower Room with shower cubicle, washbasin and WC.
Bedroom 2: King size bed, small flat screen TV.
Bathroom: Bath with hand held shower attachment, washbasin and WC. TV and underfloor electric heating.

Bedroom 3: Double bed, small flat screen TV.
Bedroom 4: Double bed, small flat screen TV.

TV and Games Room with air hockey and dart board.

Garden: Enclosed lit patios and a large riverside patio. Raised decked area with a juke box, ideal for barbecues. Also a sheltered area with cupboards, microwave, fridge and table with two stools. A half-covered pond within the grounds. 
Parking: Private parking for two cars.
Heating: Gas heating and underfloor heating.
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs welcome.
Notes: Wi-fi, towels, games, travel cot, baby monitor and high chair all provided. Ping pong and poker table also available to use.
Security Deposit: A £150 security deposit is required four weeks prior to your holiday.

Beccles is a popular holiday destination situated on the Norfolk Broads, on the Norfolk/Suffolk border. Beccles is an extremely attractive medieval market town situated by the river Waveney, which runs along the town boundary. The town offers excellent exploration to the Norfolk Broads and has some of the most beautiful stretches of the river within the Norfolk Broads National Park. Amongst various boating activities, there are also riverside walks, outdoor swimming pool, golf course and many attractive surrounding villages. Beccles town has a complex of good town pubs and excellent restaurants, surrounded by quaint shops offering a variety of gifts and produce. Beccles is an ideal base to explore the sandy beaches, woodlands and parks of Norfolk and Suffolk. There is also has a train station and bus depot.


  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Parking
  • Friday changeover
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • No smoking
  • Nearest shop 0.1 mile
  • Nearest pub 0.1 mile
  • 10 miles from the coast



What a place!! Worth every penny, quite an eclectic place with lovely old things interspersed with some religious and some very modern things - we even loved the stuffed animals (as well as the plastic dinosaurs!). Lovely welcome pack - which even had a bowl and some treats for our guinea pig (Bob). The property had so much character and the rooms were all huge - bedrooms were very comfortable and we all slept very well. Loved the garden by the river (bit of a walk for an old fogey like me - but worth it!), we spent many hours sitting there listening to our cd's we played on the jukebox. Bianca, who is a chef, loved the kitchen and cooked every day. Wonderful memories with two special friends, we didn't want to come home! Ms Potter, you did us proud, Thank you! Andrea, Melanie, Bianca & Bob.Miss Andrea Jefford - 11th July 2019
An amazing house & garden right on the river. All amenities close by. Location is perfect.Mr Marc Annals - 27th June 2019
Butterfield House is a great place, in a great location. Beccles town is only a few minutes walk, so no need to travel if you don't want to with everything you could need. Plenty of walks for you and any dogs. The lady who looks after the property was very helpful and friendly.Mrs Janet Macey - 26th July 2018
Beccles is very pleasant; it is in an ideal location with good facilities. The house is wonderful, beautiful location near the river. The house is very well equipped with great facilities (as described). Mrs Pam Higgins - 1st October 2017
We can't wait to come back and do it all again.Ms Corinne Bradshaw - 3rd July 2017
This was the second time I have been here and it was as fantastic this time as it was last. Already looking at booking for 2016!! Butterfield House is a fantastic property and the owners cannot do enough to help with anything.Mr Darren Jeff - 6th December 2015
What a wonderful weekend away it was. We chose it for a special birthday and it certainly lived up to that. The local pub was very friendly and welcomed dogs which is important to us. The locality is excellent. We will certainly be returning. Everything was perfect.Miss R Eardley - 30th November 2015
Great property with super facilities. Lots to do and nice pubs in Beccles.Mrs K Casey - 28th October 2015
Really nice property. Would definitely recommend it to friends and family.Mrs Rohon Bhuyan - 2nd September 2015
This property was fabulous. a dream to stay in and enjoy with so much in it to please and entertain from hot tub to cinema room, the list is endless. A very old house with history and comfort. Some furniture a little wobbly but that only added to the charm. Seriously what a great place. We all had so much fun and felt at ease to enjoy ourselves too. Loved it.Miss Wakeling - 27th January 2014


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