Cottage Holidays in Diss, Norfolk, England

The town of Diss is ideal for a self-catering break.  Found in the south of Norfolk, close to the border with Suffolk, this town is only around 15 miles from Thetford Forest and is located within the valley of the River Waveney.  With a fine air, this historical market town is an appealing place to stay.  Diss’ best features are undoubtedly the 6 acre Mere lake, Diss Park and the town’s rich heritage which add to the unique appeal of the town. The town is also well located for visiting the nearby impressive city of Norwich which is around 22 miles away and has its own collection of attractions well worth discovering.


About Self-Catering Holidays in Diss

Diss itself is an elegant town, packed with charm and character and is home to a number of historical buildings, most notably a 14th Century church. There are numerous grand historical buildings including brightly coloured properties along with a great choice of independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Diss benefits from a park which totals 6 acres and is an excellent place for walks or picnics whilst on a cottage holiday.  The town also has a museum where you can learn more about local history plus a tourist information centre located on Mere Street where you can pick up free leaflets and get valuable tips from knowledgeable staff.

If you like the idea of spending time in the country, then we recommend that you visit Thetford Forest with its network of paths ideal for walking and cycling.  Those with an adventurous spirit may also want to ‘Go Ape’ with high wire adventures in the forest.  Take note though, such activities are not for the faint hearted! 

More idyllic days in the country and by the waterside can be found at the Broads National Park. Beccles in the Broads National Park is 24 miles from Diss. Many say that the Broads are best explored on boat and certainly taking to the waterways can be a tranquil way to discover some of the gems of the Broads.

If you are planning a family break away to this part of Norfolk, there are a surprising number of attractions within an easy travelling distance. Banham Zoo is just 15 minutes by car and with its 50 acres of parklands and 2000 animals is bound to keep the kids entertained. For another day out with plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife why not visit the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary at Stonham Barns around 15 miles away where you can see numerous owls and birds of prey. More family fun is on offer just 2 miles outside of Diss at Bressingham Steam and Gardens with their fantastic range of steam trains and locomotives.  

For boat trips, excellent shopping, pubs, bars, restaurants and various other attractions Norwich comes highly recommended.  It is a beautiful city and one well worth exploring whilst on holiday. If you are dreaming of eating out as well as in on your self-catering break and want to opt for fine dining or an award winning restaurant then a trip in to the city of Norwich is a must. This city is rich in historic architecture and is large enough to be interesting but small enough to make it relatively easy to explore. Norwich is just 22 miles from Diss.

When searching for accommodation in this part of Norfolk, you may want to find somewhere within Diss itself or a place to stay in the nearby countryside.  Choices range from romantic cottages for two to large country houses. Click on the photos to find out more information about specific properties.  If you have queries, we recommend that you contact the owner who will be pleased to help advise you about availability and pricing.

Book a Diss cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Norfolk on holiday.

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Rectory Cottage, Old Buckenham, Norfolk, East Anglia, England

3 bedroom Unique Holiday House, Diss 8 miles away

sleeps 1 - 6 guests
1 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
4 star

Unique 3 bedroom holiday home, originally an old church hall, boasting wonderful country views and ample charm and character plus access to the owner’s outdoor swimming pool in summertime.

Weekly Price from: £315

Mendham Mill - a fabulous holiday home over a river, Mendham, Harleston, Norfolk, East Anglia, England

4 bedroom Unusual, Diss 9 miles away

sleeps 2 - 8 guests
2 - 8
4 bedrooms
4
3 bathrooms
3
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
4 star

Nestled in a beautiful valley and surrounded by over 250 acres of water meadows in the grounds of one of England’s most historic watermills, these five award winning cottages even have a rowing boat and canoes on site to fully experience the beauty and serenity of this picturesque river valley.

Special features: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £400

Cocketts, Mendlesham Green, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

4 bedroom Country House, Diss 10 miles away

sleeps 2 - 8 guests
2 - 8
4 bedrooms
4
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Escape to the country in style with a stay at Cocketts in the heart of tranquil and beautiful Suffolk.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £620
Next availability:
from 19 July to 20 July 20 from 27 August to 28 August 20

Badwell Ash Holiday Lodges, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

2 bedroom Lodges, Diss 11 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
4 star

A select development of 5 star log cabins for adults only, each with private outdoor hot tub and verandah with a tranquil location by fishing lakes.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £765

Skylarks Barn, Old Newton, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

2 bedroom Barm Conversion, Diss 12 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Escape from it all at this beautiful 2 bedroom holiday barn in rural Suffolk, stylishly and beautifully presented throughout, with a warming woodburning stove in the lounge and doors that open out to lush large gardens, this is a truly appealing rural retreat.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £538

Deepwell Granary, Buxhall, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

1 bedroom Thatched Cottage, Diss 15 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Thatched Suffolk romantic retreat with exposed wooden beams and own enclosed garden.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £526

Bruisyard Hall, Framlingham, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

12 bedroom Large Country House, Diss 16 miles away

sleeps 2 - 24 guests
2 - 24
12 bedrooms
12
10 bathrooms
10
dog-friendly cottage, 4 dog(s) welcome
4
5 star

Elegant historical country house situated within a private 700 acre Suffolk estate, with many fine features this fantastic property is ideal for special celebrations, parties and corporate events (this property is a Licensed wedding venue), hen parties and stag parties welcome.

Special features: free internet access, games room, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £4000
Next availability:
from 15 July to 17 July 20 from 20 July to 24 July 20

Toad Hall, Swilland, Woodbridge, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

6 bedroom Cottage / Large Country House, Diss 17 miles away

sleeps 4 - 11 guests
4 - 11
6 bedrooms
6
3 bathrooms
3
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Picture-perfect large Suffolk country cottage with 6 bedrooms, exposed timbers, inglenook fireplace and large gardens, with the added bonus of the coast being within easy reach for day trips.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £920
Next availability:
from 31 August to 04 September 20 from 11 September to 18 September 20

Grove Farm, Bramfield, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

14 bedroom Large Country House, Diss 18 miles away

sleeps 4 - 29 guests
4 - 29
14 bedrooms
14
7 bathrooms
7
no dogs allowed

There are four stylish holiday homes with charming original features at Grove Farm, all in a lovely rural setting close to Southwold and the Heritage coastline.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £650

Fordley Cottage, Middleton, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Diss 20 miles away

sleeps 1 - 6 guests
1 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed

Pretty pink country cottage nestled in an acre of gardens in a rural hamlet in Suffolk, family-friendly and just a short drive from the coast, this holiday home is well equipped for a relaxing holiday.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £315