The Dorset Cereals B&B Awards 2016 - Camomile Cottage

The third (and last) B&B Heart Home visited as judges for the Dorset Cereals Awards 2016 was Camomile Cottage, a 16th Century timber framed farmhouse on the outskirts of Eye in Suffolk.

Camomile Cottage

Camomile Cottage is situated down a single track private lane and is surrounded by a wonderfully mature garden. Inside the two double ensuite bedrooms are decorated in a style to suit the history of the house. It's beams, sloping floors and low door frames are charming reminders of its age, but it has been renovated and furnished with comfort in mind. Something we were thankful for as we sank into the duck down pillows after a hearty meal at the local pub.

Camomile Cottage Inside

But with this B&B you don't just get a room. You also get free run of the downstairs sitting room (with a roaring log-burner) a guest kitchen (fully stocked with every tea or coffee you have ever heard of) and a sun-room/breakfast room from where you can watch the wildlife in the garden. And you also get Aly the owner, who could not have made us more comfortable with a pot of tea and home-made cake on arrival, tea or coffee in bed if we so desired, and a beautifully cooked breakfast.

Eye, Suffolk

If you can tear yourself away, Camomile Cottage is within easy reach of the historic city of Norwich and the Norfolk Broads, Bury St Edmunds with it’s traditional market and Abbey ruins, Ipswich quay, Woodbridge with it’s sailing and Framlingham’s impressive castle, Debenham’s antique shops and the artistic coastal havens of Southwold, Dunwich, Aldeburgh and peaceful Walberswick. We didn't have time to explore but we did visit nearby Eye with its castle relics and impressive church and guildhall.

The winner will be announced next month.

Dorset Cereals has a brilliant relationship with B&B's across the UK, with many owners serving their cereals as part of the all-important breakfast. As a result, Dorset Cereals set up their annual B&B Awards in 2015 to celebrate wonderful and unique places to stay in the UK. The awards honour Britain's breadth and variety of B&B's - from beautiful and quirky, to rustically charming or magically modern.