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Secluded 3 bed cottage with panoramic views over open countryside

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Thorpe Market, North Norfolk - Cromer 10min drive away

This cottage was my home for 6 years, I loved it so much I couldn't bear to part with it, and now continue to enjoy it myself and enjoy other's enjoyment of it !

The railway line to the rear of cottage has frequent trains to Sheringham from where a steam train runs to Holt in summer months and to the unique city of Norwich via the Broads.

There are numerous beautiful beaches and National Trust properties within day visit distance. Felbrigg Hall and Blickling are always popular.

The newly extended Norfolk Coast Path runs along the coast about 10mins drive away. Walks and cycles can be taken directly from the cottage along footpaths and a network of quiet lanes.

There are also many child friendly attractions in the area- shire horses, seal trips, maize mazes etc.

Bewilderwood is a hit with the young ones

The cottage is the middle of a terrace of three with fields to front and rear. There is small courtyard garden to the rear of the cottage and a large secluded front garden with summer house. Please note the cottage is accessed by an unadopted road and may be unsuitable for vehicles with a low chassis, there is a pond in the front garden.

More Details

Ali Dean
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Ali Dean

This cottage was my home for 6 yrs, work in Africa and then in Northamptonshire dragged me away..... I let it out for holidays to friends ,family and their contacts for 3 yrs, then decided to advertise on this site as a new venture, it has now been let through owners direct for 6 years. I just love the cottage... love others to love it and want to keep it for me to visit and to return to permanently in the future. ...I hope you visit and I hope you enjoy...

Ali Dean purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Ali Dean chose Norwich

A lovely peaceful spot yet only a short drive to the Coast or the Broads, suitable for couples, families etc

What makes this cottage unique

Rural walks straight from the front door

National Trust properties nearby.

Award winning Gunton Arms 5 mins drive

Railway links to coast and Norwich, local station 150 yards walk, you may even be lucky and see a steam train pass at the back of the cottage.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a marvellous week in this very special cottage
Apr 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Norwich in North Norfolk District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The property has one bathroom this is situated on the ground floor and includes bath with electric shower over.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms), all bedrooms upstairs. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed Bedroom 2 with twin beds ( please note one is only 2ft 6 size and may not be suitable for larger adults) Bedroom 3 with a single bed There are also a cot and Z bed for children's use and a sofa bed in the conservatory
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: There is no WiFi at the cottage, please do not ask neighboursneighbours for their code as refusal may offend. One standard or two small dogs accepted. No smoking property. Visitors with cat allergies should also be aware that I have a cats myself and she comes with me when I stay at the cottage. Please notify when booking if you would like to use the cot. Outside: Rear patio garden with bench table and chairs. Large secluded front garden, summer house, seating areas, lawns,bar b q available. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bathmat and T-towels included. Cottage cleaned prior to your arrival. Bed linen provided. Please bring towels and all bedding for cot. Other: Conservatory opening onto rear courtyard garden. Large front garden with lawn and summer house. Please note the front garden is "wild" in style and you may find stinging nettles and brambles if you venture into the borders! There is also a pond.


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Secluded 3 bed cottage with panoramic views over open countryside
average rating of 4.285714 based on 14 reviews

`Get away from it all` cottage in a lovely setting.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is set in a very peaceful location with lovely gardens to relax in. There are plenty walks from the cottage and beach/shops are only a few miles drive away. The cottage is well equipped with efficient central heating and plenty hot water if needed. I would stay here again .

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay, we look forward to welcoming you again soon.
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Tired in need of a spruce up

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed the North Norfolk coast the beaches are amazing. The cottage itself could do with a spruce up as it is looking decidedly tired with finishing touches needing attention. The wild garden in need of a good prune back such lovely plants left to go wild. There was a bad drainage smell in the bathroom which was off putting, it was a shame as otherwise it could be a lovely cottage. We have stayed in many others mainly in Cornwall that were of a much higher standard for the same price.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry to hear that some aspects of the cottage did not live up to expectations. The front garden is attended to weekly the rear garden is only accessible via the cottage so is not attended to when visitors are in residence in order to maintain their privacy I will look into whether this needs reviewing. There has not been a problem with the bathroom drain and this will be investigated. I am glad you enjoyed the area. Winter maintenance programme is due as normal later this year.
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Complete relax and recharge

  • 5 of 5

I love this cottage. It has become my home away from home. There is everything you want secreted somewhere in the house. It's perfectly situated in peaceful countryside and I'm picky whennit come to noise. The beaches are a few minutes away by car. I have my morning coffee in the wild back garden on a bench in the sun and write journals in the front garden in the evening surrounded bysweet smelling foliage and fruit trees. There's a corner of bliss to suit every mood in the garden or the house. Theres a reason I go back as much as I possibly can!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope we can welcome you again soon.
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Very nice, clean and comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely 4 night stay.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

It was our first cottage stay so we don't have anything to compare it to.

The cottage was in a nice location and there was plenty of things to keep you occupied. The only thing I will criticise is the rear garden could been a bit less wild.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A charming, comfortable cottage in very tranquil setting and with easy access to many places.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed every minute of our stay with its clear views over fields to the rear of the cottage, surrounded by birdsong.

Ali had provided everything you could possibly want from a holiday home and, had the weather been warmer, her garden would have been a pleasure to sit in and pass the time away.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Vernon Arms or Gunton Arms
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Cromer / Overstrand / Mundsley
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Great location for Bird Watching with Broads and North Norfolk Coast.

Many open gardens nearby.


Various beaches secluded or with amenities within 10 mins drive.


Norwich Airport 30 mins drive.

Station 200 yards with trains to Norwich and from there to London etc.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Booking Notes:
25% deposit at time of booking remainder two months before your stay.

Changeover Day:
Change over day Saturday. Departure 11am, arrival 3pm.
Weekend and short breaks available by arrangement off peak.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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