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Rectory Cottage

Wilby near Old Buckenham, Norfolk

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The Property

Old Buckenham 2.5 miles. A beautifully-renovated old church hall of unique architectural design, in an idyllic location at the end of a quiet lane, in the hamlet of Wilby, next to the church. With a south-facing garden and views over open Norfolk countryside, Rectory Cottage has immense character, with exposed beams, a stone spiral staircase with original carved oak boss, and an open gallery above the sitting room. The property offers high-quality, well-equipped accommodation with attention to detail, and guests have seasonal use of the owners' swimming pool. Wilby is well placed for exploring Norwich and Bury St Edmunds, whilst country pubs, pretty villages and local amenities, including Thetford Forest, the Broads and the coast, are all within an easy drive.


Three bedrooms: 1 x galleried 5' double, 1 x twin, 1 x ground floor twin. Bathroom with bath, basin, WC. Ground floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, WC. Large open plan living area with fitted kitchen/dining area & sitting area with woodburner. Utility room. Note: Double bedroom is a gallery room, & partly overlooks living area below.


Oil underfloor heating with woodburner in sitting area. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, radio/cassette. Fuel, power & wood inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Shared off road parking for 2 cars. Lawned rear garden with patio area & furniture. Guests may be able to use the owners' outdoor swimming pool during the summer, purely by arrangement with the owners. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop & pub 2.5 miles. Note: Spiral staircase with rope banister, may be unsuitable for young children/less mobile. Ensure children are supervised at all times.

This property offers the following short breaks: Help

  • Winter

At a glance


Cottage features

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

About the location

Old Buckenham

Kenninghall 4 miles; Banham 4 miles; Attleborough 5 miles.

Old Buckenham is a delightful rural village with its own shopping facilities and a traditional 17th Century pub, The Gamekeeper. Claiming to have the largest village green and widest tower windmill in the country, Old Buckenham is also home to an impressive airfield, which is an ideal place to watch both modern and vintage aircraft. The surrounding villages of New Buckenham, Kenninghall and Banham offer good places to eat, while the zoo at Banham offers a great day out and also holds regular Sunday car boot sales. The local town of Attleborough offers a wide variety of shops, whilst Wymondham and Diss, both about 12 miles away, boast some impressive buildings plus galleries and antique shops.

Region Information

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Available dates

Sat 26 Apr — Sat 03 May (7 nights)

All prices above are inclusive of the booking fee.

This was my 4th visit to Rectory Cottage with family, friends and dogs. We all love the peace, tranquillity and quietness of this property. The cottage is quirky and has lots of history but is very well equipped, cosy, well-heated and comfortable. I have already recommended it to my sister and brother-in-law who have 3 children and a dog. They would love it!

Miss Uff, Milton Keynes, March 2014

Plenty of room in Rectory Cottage with lots of character. Good dog proof garden. Situated in a lovely rural spot. Friendly owners and good value.

Mr Robinson, Romney Marsh, March 2014

Had a lovely time. This cottage has underfloor heating, which at this time of year was lovely. Very relaxed owners.

Mrs Shand, London, November 2013

Very beautiful house.

Mr Baron, Cologne, July 2013

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