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The Coign

East Wretham near Thetford, Norfolk

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The Property

Thetford 7 miles. An enchanting chocolate box cottage, prettily thatched and positioned amongst beautiful Norfolk countryside in East Wretham, close to the historic market town of Thetford. Rich in country character and charm, this Breckland cottage provides an ideal holiday base for those wishing to discover the surrounding rural scenery and explore the nearby ancient towns and villages. Sympathetically refurbished, this cosy cottage near Thetford retains original beams, boarded doors and traditional cottage windows. Boasting two sitting rooms, this Breckland cottage has both an open fire set in a marble fireplace and a woodburner housed in a lovely, bricked inglenook. The spacious country-style kitchen is well-equipped with its large range cooker and comfortable dining area, an ideal spot to discuss the day's plans with a morning coffee. With a homely feel throughout, this Thetford cottage has steep, quirkily winding stairs that lead to a split landing with a pretty bedroom set on either side. Outside is a quintessential cottage garden with a lawned orchard to the rear, providing a wonderfully tranquil setting to relax or enjoy a summer's feast with friends. This charming Breckland cottage is perfectly placed as it lies a short distance from Thetford Forest, with its activity pursuits and enchanting, pine-lined pathways, plus the Peddars Way National Trail, which cuts through glorious countryside. The historic town of Thetford, just a short drive from this Norfolk cottage, offers a range of pubs, restaurants and interesting shops to discover. A charming cottage near Thetford, perfect for a peaceful and romantic break.


Two double bedrooms. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with open fire and single sofa bed. Second sitting room with woodburner.


Gas central heating with open fire and woodburner. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for fire and woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair. Off road parking for 3 cars. Lockable bike storage. Lawned garden with orchard, enclosed patio with furniture and BBQ. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 4 miles, pub 1 mile. Note: This property has steep stairs. Note: Water supply is from a bore hole.

This property offers the following short breaks: Help

  • Winter
  • Off Season
  • Last Minute
  • Christmas

At a glance


Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

About the location


Bury St. Edmunds 13 miles; Norwich 29 miles.

Thetford is a large ancient Norfolk market town bordering Suffolk, with an interesting historical past, easily discovered by following the town’s many varied trails and museums. Thetford and its local villages are better known by their TV name Walmington-on-Sea, from the TV series Dad’s Army. Just a short drive from the town is Thetford Forest, Britain's largest lowland pine forest with nature reserve and the Peddars Way National Trail. Families, walkers and cyclists will enjoy High Lodge Forest Centre with its excellent trails for all abilities and Squirrel Maze for the children. For the more adventurous try Go Trax or the high rope course of Go Ape, or just relax in the café with gift shop. Not to be missed is Lynford Arboretum and Lakes, which is wonderful at any time of the year. Further afield are Grimes Grave Flint Mines and Cockley Cley Iceni Village.

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We thought that the cottage was lovely, and would definitely re-book and come again.

Mrs Leathers, Romford, December 2013

This is a superb cottage. I would say that The Coign is the best holiday property I have ever stayed in. The décor was perfect - the same red and yellow that we have at home! The cottage was immediately welcoming and inviting. Very comfortable beds and beautiful linen The owner was friendly and chatty. Key box a brilliant idea. My husband LOVED the log fire, soon got it going and enjoyed playing alpha male - man light fire. A beautiful cottage which I would highly recommend.

Mrs Cutmore, Folkestone, December 2013

Great welcome- very comfortable and lovely cottage - we will definitely return. Great walks with the dog and close enough to the coast to walk the dog on the beach. Had a brilliant time.

Mrs McFarlane, Maidenhead, December 2013

Very enjoyable few days, the cottage was central to the areas we wanted to visit. Relaxing in the cottage with wood burner in a evening was just what we wanted.

Mr Larder, Brigg, September 2013

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