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Apple Tree Cottage in Acle, The Gateway To The Norfolk Broads

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms. Large garden. Close to Norfolk Broads and the sea.


Apple Tree Cottage is a recently refurbished family cottage, built in 1912, in a quiet residential area. It has 1 double, 1 twin and 1 single bedroom. The bathroom has a new suite comprising toilet, bath with shower over and basin. Downstairs there is a comfortable lounge, equipped with Freeview TV including Netflix (account needed), BBC iplayer etc and DVD player. The dining room has a table and chairs to seat 5 and we have a newly fitted and fully equipped kitchen, with oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge (with small freezer compartment) and microwave. Through the kitchen, there is a utility area with a washing machine. A rotary drier is available for use in the garden.

Stair gate, high chair, travel cot and baby bath available on request at time of booking. Linen, towels provided.


Tucked-away down a private loke, Apple Tree Cottage is away from any roads and so is ideal for families with children. There is a large, newly created garden to the front, side and rear of the house, with space to play and a south-facing patio equipped with garden chairs and table. As well as attractive flower borders, the garden contains a herb garden and raised soft fruit bed. We grow raspberries, blackcurrants, red and white currants and rhubarb. There are also 3 varieties of apple tree in the front garden. Guests are always welcome to help themselves to fruit when it is in season. There is off-road parking for 2 cars.

Surrounding area

Local area:

Acle is a friendly small market village with a population of 2750. Being just 9 miles from the sea, 12 miles from the beautiful, historic city of Norwich, and as the gateway to the Norfolk Broads, Acle is ideally situated for your holiday.

There are many activities, local to Acle, available to choose from. You can hire boats at Acle Bridge, where there is also a friendly pub by the river side. Acle itself has a thriving tennis club, usable by non-members, and during the summer months cricket matches are played on the attractive recreation field. There is also a skate park and play area for children here. There are some beautiful marked walks from the village, including a circular walk along the River Bure to nearby Upton and back across the fields to Acle.

Acle has many amenities, making it a convenient place to stay for families. There is a range of shops, all within walking distance, including a small supermarket, butcher, newsagent, post office, hairdresser, florist and a high street bank. For those moments when you decide not to cook, we have a Spanish restaurant at Acle Bridge and various take-aways including Indian, Italian and Chinese as well as a fish and chip shop and café. The King's Head is a 3 minute walk away (the pub is not serving food at present April 2017).

There are hourly train and bus services to Norwich (20 mins journey time) and Great Yarmouth (10 mins journey time).

The region:

Norfolk is famous for its big skies and open spaces where you can enjoy miles of unspoilt coastline and beautiful countryside. It is a great location for walking and cycling, as well as sailing the Norfolk Broads. There are many nature reserves, much enjoyed by birdwatchers, as well as fantastic visitor attractions including historic houses, museums, parks and gardens.

At Great Yarmouth there are traditional seaside attractions including a family funfair along the bustling Golden Mile. Quieter beaches can be found to the north of Yarmouth, at places such as Winterton-on-Sea and Sea Palling. Here, you can enjoy peaceful walks along the sandy beaches where seals can be seen along the coast and sometimes even basking on the sand!

Norwich has a flourishing arts, music and cultural scene, superb independent as well as High Street shopping, lively restaurants and bars. A vibrant market, known for its' rainbow-coloured roofs, is open six days a week. There are several cinemas, theatres and music venues to choose from, offering a wide variety of entertainment. There are many beautiful buildings in Norwich, such as the medieval cathedral. One of the city's most famous landmarks is its' castle, built by the Normans 900 years ago, which is now a museum and art gallery.

Other local attractions include Fairhaven Woodland and Water Gardens (3 miles from Acle), RSPB Strumpshaw Fen (6 miles), Thrigby Wildlife Gardens (5 miles).

More Details

Simon and Alison
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Norwich in Acle

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bathroom 1 contains a bath, shower, basin and toilet. Bathroom 2 contains a basin and toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Apple Tree Cottage in Acle, The Gateway To The Norfolk Broads
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Excellent in every respect.

  • 5 of 5

Excellenr accommodation in a beautiful, quiet location, easy to access the broads, the coast and the lovely city of Norwich. Such a nice holiday and a warm welcome, thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
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Cosy but plenty of room!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage feel but plenty of space. Happy with heating, bathroom and kitchen facilities. A bigger frying pan would be useful! The stairs are quite steep and the step down into bathroom took a bit of getting used to but my elderly mother coped with care. Would recommend to anyone wanting to visit this area!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very clean & comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Good helpful owners. Made us feel welcome. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Very Enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

Simon and Alison were very welcoming. We came during Christmas, our first time away from home for the Holidays. Coming into the house we were welcomed with a Christmas Tree and a gift which my children and I absolutely loved!

The house was very clean and adorable. It's in a cute little town and walking distance to a pub etc.

The one thing I could see being improved was the upstairs bathroom water heating. When running a bath the water would not really get hot, just Luke warm.

Overall loved staying there and would ask to stay again next time :)

Thank you Simon and Alison!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the info on the bath. We'll investigate.
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Great Location

  • 4 of 5

Apple Tree Cottage is in a peaceful location. The cottage was very clean and the garden is

delightful. The welcome gift of shortcake was appreciated. Acle provides easy access to The Broads and the many local attractions. Many thanks to Simon and Alison.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, super clean, well situated cottage with a beautiful garden.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in a lovely cottage. The hosts are very nice people, very hospitable, we felt very welcome. The cottage is well-located between Norwich and Great Yarmouth and there is a trainstation. Also the cottage is well-equiped and has a lovely garden. The Broads around are great. Highly recommanded!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
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Nearest Airport
18.6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
King's Head
Nearest Ferry
69 Miles
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Nearest Beach
8.7 Miles
Great Yarmouth
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Norwich, East of England

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Summer
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Autumn
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Autumn
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early winter
27 Oct 2018 - 18 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas/New Year
19 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Winter
3 Jan 2019 - 5 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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