The Retreat

Oulton, Norfolk (Ref. 7493)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Ms Hart
    May 2015
    “The location and setting of the ...”
    The location and setting of the cottage was excellent, a truly 'retreat' nature. We have never stayed anywhere as small as this but the design and use of space was ingenious. It was also well equipped, with everything you could needed.


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine

The property

The Retreat is a delightful compact studio holiday cottage tucked away down a quiet rural country lane in the North Norfolk village of Oulton, near Blickling.

This cosy Oulton holiday home has been meticulously converted from traditional Norfolk red brick outbuildings and offers comfortable, well-equipped holiday studio accommodation, with a wonderful, cosy multi-fuel stove which heats the property and is ideal for chilly evenings.

Light the stove, sit back and relax as you bask in its radiant ambience - the perfect romantic atmosphere when it's cold outside.

This Oulton studio cottage enjoys private use of a half-acre south-facing garden with patio area, gravel garden and large lawn with shrubs.

The studio cottage is well placed for visitors who enjoy walking, and offers several local footpaths to follow.

The picturesque village of Itteringham is within easy walking distance, with its award-winning pub, shop and gallery, while the local market town of Aylsham is a short drive away, along with the National Trust properties Blickling Hall and Felbrigg Hall.

The North Norfolk coastline, the Norfolk Broads and the city of Norwich are also within easy driving distance.


All ground floor. Open plan studio apartment with double bed, fitted kitchen and sitting area with small woodburner. Shower room with shower, basin and WC.


  • Electric heaters with small multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV, selection of books and games
  • Electricity and starter pack of coal for multi-fuel stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Enclosed half-acre garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile.

About the location


Sheringham 12.5 miles; Norwich 15 miles.

The rural village of Oulton is located deep in the heart of the Bure Valley area of North Norfolk. The market towns of Aylsham, Reepham and Holt are all within easy travelling distance each offering good shopping and local attractions to visit. Wroxham Broad is located in the heart of the Norfolk Broads where you can hire a boat for a leisurely day cruising along the river, while the North Norfolk coast offers quaint fishing villages with pretty flint cottages, unusual shops, tea rooms with tempting treats and RSPB nature reserves. There are several National Trust properties within the area which include Blicking Hall, Felbrigg Hall and Sheringham Park. Within easy driving distance of the village are the popular seaside towns of Sheringham and Cromer, famous for its fresh local crab. The cathedral city of Norwich offers a Norman castle, several museums, two shopping centres and independent shops.

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