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Mrs Dale's Cottage

(Ref. 966684)

Clenchwarton near King's Lynn, Norfolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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70 Customer Reviews

  • "This is one of the loveliest cottages we have stayed in."

    Spotlessly clean and very comfortable. It was a great base for sightseeing trips. We would highly recommend this cottage and the owners were lovely and looked after all our needs.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "It was a real cozy cottage, very comfortable and everything we needed was there."

    The location was ideal for places to go to, and Ian and Deborah were very helpful advising on local things to do and see. Lovely garden to sit in, and with privacy! Parking also, off road so 10/10 !!

    Reviewed by A5.0Sep 2023

  • "Superbly kept cottage with lots of character Beautiful cottage garden within easy reach of amenities."

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Aug 2023

  • "A charming, well-equipped little cottage in a quiet Norfolk village."

    Beautiful garden, friendly hosts. Handy for Sandringham, Houghton Hall, several NT properties and North Norfolk beaches. A nice chippy close by.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Aug 2023

  • "Saw owners just once when we collected keys."

    Only advice received was not to close shower doors too hard otherwise doors would fall off. Knocked their door three times but could not get response, despite them being at home. Even when leaving, they would not answer door and we pushed keys through letterbox. Cottage was clean but not very comfortable and we would not consider returning

    Dear Brian, I am sorry that I did not get to meet you in person, I had to leave the day you arrived to stay with my parents. I did however telephone you to tell you that the cottage was unlocked, so that you could let yourself in, and that everything in the cottage was for your use and convenience. There was an information pack on the table with all the information that you required. I also spoke to you on two occasions, when you asked me to take in a packet for you, which I was happy to do. This also gave you the opportunity to ask me any questions that you had. I also sent you a text to thank you for the two wine glasses which you left in place of the glass that you accidentally broke, and I explained that had you used the doorbell I would have heard the door. We prefer to leave our guests in peace to enjoy their holiday, however we always tell our guests that we are here if they need us for any reason. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian3.8Jul 2023

  • "A hidden gem ."

    An absolutely lovely property equipped with everything that I needed . Very well maintained , very comfortable and spotlessly clean . I loved staying there .

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Jul 2023

  • "A very comfortable property with everything that we needed, as well as access to the owners garden which was a pleasure to explore."

    We enjoyed being able to see the birds in the garden and the rather greedy squirrel. The local fish and chip shop is definitely worth a visit too.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely time at the Cottage, beautiful Garden and very peaceful, excellent."

    Reviewed by Gary5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely owners, thoughtfully, thoroughly equipped property and gorgeous garden."

    The front room could do with a lamp in/by the fireplace as that part of the room was too gloomy to read in, even with all the other lights on. The fridge doesn’t get cold, so we daren’t buy things to go in it. The bedroom needs a socket or extension near the mirrors, you are limited where you can dry your hair.

    Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear you were hesitant to use the fridge - had you raised an issue during your stay we would have looked in to this for you. Upon your departure, the fridge was checked and found to be working effectively and we have since not received any notification of a problem, but we hope this didn't cause any inconvenience for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, very clean, owners welcoming."

    Please be aware of low beams but only to be expected in a cottage. Two problems I think renters need to be aware of- you have no control over the central heating- whilst this was ok when we visited in mild weather others may not be so lucky. A calor gas heater is provided as a boost. Lighting is not good in garden if you come into the house in the dark. All that said a lovely cottage with lots of info about the area. Pub 1/2 mile away is now a restaurant with v good food.

    Reviewed by Dorothea4.4Oct 2022

  • "Very quaint,brilliant"

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Mrs Dale's Cottage which was surprisingly spacious!"

    We had plenty of room to store our walking gear & the whole cottage had a nice, homely feel to it! The cottage was ideally suited for our hobby of geocaching so we didn't have to travel far! The owner's garden is beautiful with a carp pond & cottage style planting with views out to the fields where we spotted deer! The cottage itself is well maintained & spotlessly clean so we would recommend it to anybody!

    Reviewed by Susanne5.0Aug 2022

  • "Delightful cottage and gardens."

    Lovely hosts willing to chat but also leave you to relax. Nothing was too much trouble. Superb facilities and absolutely spotless. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Perfect hosts!

    Reviewed by William5.0Aug 2022

  • "A delightful cottage in a quiet setting Ideal for a restful break We used it ..."

    A delightful cottage in a quiet setting Ideal for a restful break We used it for visiting friends and family Ian and debra are very helpful and we enjoyed the fresh figs from their tree We will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Jul 2022

  • "We enjoyed a lovely stay at Mrs Dales Cottage."

    It was very comfortable and the owners were very welcoming and helpful. It was beautifully clean and there was everything we needed to hand. The delightful gardens were an added bonus.

    Reviewed by Tricia5.0Jul 2022

  • "Everything you need from a holiday cottage , friendly and helpful owners ."

    Cottage is in a quiet area of the village with good road connections to Kings Lynn and surrounding areas ( also a ferry service across river to the town ).Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a quiet setting and a very friendly and helpful owner."

    I would certainly recommend it to friends Keith

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jul 2022

  • "Quaint cottage in a lovely setting, beautifully furnished, with everything you need and more."

    Owners are very friendly and very helpful. Had a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Kelvin5.0Jun 2022

  • "Wonderful olde worlde cottage, with the ultimate in comfort great stay made even better by such lovely owners"

    Reviewed by Andre5.0Jun 2022

  • "Debra and Ian made us feel right at home, amazing cottage, garden brilliant we ..."

    Debra and Ian made us feel right at home, amazing cottage, garden brilliant we saw loads of birds squirrels and a monk Jack, lovely peaceful location, hope to be back soon,

    Reviewed by John3.8May 2022

  • "Clean, cosy and comfortable with everything we needed and lots of extras provided."

    Wonderful garden where we could sit and watch the birds. Very friendly and welcoming owner in the attached cottage. Lots of lovely places within easy reach of the cottage. We would not hesitate to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage, the owners, the location and the overall holiday was great."

    Only drawback was and is the unnecessarily high number of texts / emails regarding what we should and shouldn't do, and now several "review your experience" emails and surveys for both Sykes and TrustPilot

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a really comfortable stay with all our needs provided."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean. A pleasure to meet Deborah and Ian who let us share their garden whenever we wanted.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage, we loved our long weekend at Mrs Dale's cottage."

    We will definitely book again, everything was lovely.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Mar 2022

  • "The description via the Sykes site made the cottage look enticing yet I found it so much more."

    A very wet and windy weekend allowed me to spend long periods of time curled up snugly indoors. Perfectly happy to stay in and potter about. The owner has provided her customers with excellent quality provisions. Every comfort thought of. Next time I hope to linger in the delightful garden. Will endeavour to choose a sunny week.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2021

  • "It was the cleanest cosy cottage we have ever stayed in."

    Beautiful surroundings and so peaceful. Highly recommended from us.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2021

  • "Cosy well equipped cottage with gardens full of birds squirrels and even deer."

    Very welcoming and helpful owners. Good location for visiting beaches, gardens and towns. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Sep 2021

  • "If I could give this cottage more than 5 stars, I would."

    It is, by far, the cleanest and most well appointed holiday home I have ever stayed in. The hosts were friendly and helpful. It's in a quiet location if you're looking for a peaceful and relaxing stay. Just watch the low beams!

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Jul 2021

  • "Our only reservation was the steep stairs to the loo in the night!"

    But we knew there were stairs, and I blame my old knees, not anyone else. Otherwise the cottage was lovely and the garden very lovely. We would highly recommend it to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Jul 2021

  • "The cottage is very comfortable and clean, we had a wonderful time."

    The garden of the cottage and the owners house next door is beautiful . The owners Debra and Ian are very helpful and friendly. We would certainly consider returning in the future and would highly recommend this property to any couples looking for a quiet place to spend their holiday

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Jul 2021

  • "Extremely good hosts lovely village and helpful and friendly villages ideal ..."

    Extremely good hosts lovely village and helpful and friendly villages ideal location for us the garden/s of the property were stunning it was a wrench to leave them

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Jun 2021

  • "It was nice and peaceful and quiet there lovely garden and just quiet"

    Reviewed by Martin5.0May 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage so peaceful the owners so friendly and helpful lots of wild life the cottage was so cosy would recommend this cottage to anyone to recharge your batteries after the last year of restrictions."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2021

  • "Clean, comfortable and well-equipped cottage with a lovely garden situated in a peaceful location in the village."

    Friendly and welcoming hosts.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2021

  • "Mrs. Dale's cottage is by far the best we've ever stayed in."

    It was scrupulously clean, very well equipped and there was nothing we could fault. It was so relaxing being able to sit in the wonderful garden after a day out. The owners were extremely welcoming without being at all intrusive. We'd definitely recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Apr 2021

  • "Such a quiet and friendly environment with lots see and do nearby."

    Could have spent more time in the hosts garden if time had permitted. Will be sure to return.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2021

  • "This cottage was spotlessly clean and very well stocked, with everything we needed for our stay."

    A great quiet location on the very edge of this small village, and with a lovely cottage garden in which to enjoy the sun. We found the bed to be probably the most comfortable we have ever slept in, leaving you feeling very refreshed in the morning. Ian and Debra live in the attached cottage and are available if you need anything and make for great hosts. All in all a lovely peaceful cottage in a great place

    Reviewed by Cameron5.0Oct 2020

  • "Another successful holiday with Sykes."

    As usual the accommodation was excellent and good value for money. already planning our next holiday with Sykes.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Feb 2020

  • "Lovely, very comfortable, well equipped cottage in a beautiful, quiet location."

    Just what we needed to recharge our batteries for the coming year!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Dec 2019

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Loved coming down in the morning and seeing the birds, squirrel and sometimes young deer in the garden.

    Reviewed by Karina5.0Nov 2019

  • "We were more than pleased with a spotless and comfortable place to stay."

    The owners were very nice people ,and had even left bread butter and milk for us. A very comfortable and warm and big bed . Very Happy Many Thanks

    Reviewed by T5.0Oct 2019

  • "A great cottage in a rural area but with easy access to towns and attractions."

    The cottage has been restored to a very high standard and owners Ian and Debra who live next door are very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Sep 2019

  • "Beautiful quaint Cottage, really nice owners, very welcoming, lovely Garden and Fish pond, situated in a nice position, with off road parking."

    Would love to go back, if we knew that it was going to be, nice Weather.

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Sep 2019

  • "Very hospitable hosts who made us very welcome at their wonderful cottage"

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2019

  • "Mr. & Mrs."

    McGowan were very friendly and made us very welcome. Wonderful to see the birds in the garden, and even saw a deer early one morning. It was a real escape to the country!

    Reviewed by Maurice5.0Sep 2019

  • "We had a great time at Mrs Dales Cottage."

    The cottage itself was spotless the gardens second to none and Debra and Ian were so lovely very willing to help and make our stay very comfortable nothing was too much trouble Debra even took us in to Kings Lynn on a special night out. We will be going back in the very near future.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2019

  • "A very well appointed and comfortable cottage made all the better by Ian & Debra who made us very welcome and provided many unexpected extras and information."

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Jun 2019

  • "Extremely comfortable and immaculately kept cottage, our hosts Debra and Ian were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble, seeing the deer in the garden was a special treat."

    would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by G5.0Jun 2019

  • "Owners more than helpfull."

    Very nice cottage , facilities and area. Owner even took us to club to watch champions league final, we were most impressed thanks.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2019

  • "Mrs Dale’s cottage is a fantastic little hideaway, situated on the very edge of the countryside."

    Debra the owner had a very warm and friendly welcome for us when we arrived nothing was to much trouble. The cottage has everything you could wish for and more, the cleanliness and facilities are exceptional. The garden is a haven for wildlife, during our stay we saw a wide verity of wildlife in the garden from an array of small birds to a muntjac dear early one morning. Thank you for a wonderful stay and we will see you again in the future.

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0May 2019

  • "Stairs are quite steep and narrow tread,need to take care."

    Everything was very comfortable, lovely bedding and towels. Everything we needed. Would recommend cottage. Lovely watching all the different birds at the feeders, pheasants and deer's. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Liz4.7Mar 2019

  • "The cottage was very comfortable,everything was very clean."

    It was an ideal base for discovering Norfolk.

    Reviewed by Manderley5.0Mar 2019

  • "Mrs Dales Cottage is really lovely."

    We have been back twice now. We used to live in this area and it’s ideal for visiting friends and family who still live here. The cottage is cosy and comfortable and immaculately clean. Debra and Ian, the owners, live next door and have lovingly restored the cottage. It’s a real chocolate box cottage outside and full of beams and old world character inside. The bathroom and kitchen are modern and have everything you need for a really comfortable stay. The garden is full of birds, squirrels and the odd deer. The cottage is on a bus route between Kings Lynn and Spalding, both lovely towns with plenty to do. Snettisham bird reserve is not far and wonderful to watch the geese, while Sandringham is also only a short drive away, we really miss all the walks in the woods there. Debra and Ian make you feel very welcome and are on hand if you need anything. You can’t go wrong with Mrs Dale!

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Jan 2019

  • "Mrs Dales cottage was amazing!"

    So refreshing to stay in a cottage with all the character retained with just the right ammount of modern necessities. It was wonderful to see the photo diary of the work undertaken here. The cottage was absolutely spotlessly clean right through and the bed was a struggle to get out of because it was sooo comfortable. We stayed for 5 nights over the new year break and the added little extras made it even more special down to some xmas decorations in the lounge and outside. The only thing i would change would be the settee, whilst the one that was there is totally inkeeping with the character and is comfortable, you can't snuggle up on it and lounge....but maybe thats just us. In all, to put it simply... Perfect.!

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Dec 2018

  • "We enjoyed our stay at the cottage and it was pleasing to have basic provisions available upon our arrival."

    The owners were very friendly and available to cater for our needs. The cottage was clean and suitable appointed and just a few minutes drive from Kings Lynn and the necessary shops. There was plenty of information about places of interest at the cottage and Debra seem to have thought of everything to make our stay a happy one. We would definitely recommend it to anyone who wishes to stay in the area.

    Reviewed by Timothy4.7Nov 2018

  • "Mrs Dales Cottage, owned by Debra and Ian is absolutely wonderful."

    It’s a little cottage next to the owners cottage. They are on hand if you need anything, we didn’t, the cottage is so well equipped and cosy. Debra keeps the cottage immaculately clean but her love for the cottage shows in every part of it. It’s in a lovely part of the country and I was watching the deer in the garden. We have just moved from the Norfolk countryside and I shall miss it, it’s so lovely. Please visit Mrs Dales Cottage, you won’t be disappointed, and Debra is really lovely. We will back.

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Nov 2018

  • "The cottage was so beautifully laid out and a lot of thought put into the comforts."

    The owners, Ian and Debra who live next door could not have been more welcoming or helpful, ensuring we had every thing we needed. Would certainly recommend to others.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2018

  • "Wonderful cottage,lovely owners great long weekend away"

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Oct 2018

  • "Owners were very welcoming and every thing you could possibly need was there."

    They offered use of their garden and told us to help ourselves to grapes and veg in green house. Home from home. Thank you

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Oct 2018

  • "The best part was the friendliness and helpfulness of the owners,who lived next door; they had a huge and spectacular garden, which they insisted we share; this included helping ourselves to any of the produce growing there!"

    They also directed us to a fantastic local butcher, plus of course, things to see within easy reach. It all helped to make the holiday really relaxing.

    Reviewed by Felicity5.0Aug 2018

  • "Perfect location, very peaceful beautiful garden, lots of wild birds."

    Debbie the owner lives next door, very friendly, helpful and welcoming. Ideal for rest and relaxation.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Aug 2018

  • "Really nice cottage."

    Friendly, helpful owners. We had a great week.

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Jul 2018

  • "Excellent as usual will defiantly be using Skyes again in the future."

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jul 2018

  • "A very comfortable small cottage in a semi rural location with lovely gardens shared with the very friendly owners next door."

    The stairs are quite steep with narrow treads, so care is required. The fridge is small, so shopping has to be planned accordingly. The bird life is amazing! Also other wildlife eg bats, hedgehogs & deer have been seen on occasion. A good chip shop is only 100 yards away, also a well-stocked village shop/post office.

    Reviewed by John4.4Jun 2018

  • "Nicely renovated period cottage set in pretty gardens."

    A good layout with cosy living downstairs and large bedroom upstairs. We found everything we needed in the cottage, and the owners next door were very willing to help with any needs. Newly installed shower was one of the best we have encountered. Only concern were some low doorways, as you would expect in an old cottage, so being quite tall I needed to "duck" to pass through.

    Reviewed by John4.7Jun 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a very quiet location."

    Within striking distance of the North Norfolk bird sites with good walks in the local area.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jun 2018

  • "This cottage is probably the best we have stayed in."

    The owners, who live next door were very welcoming and helpful and so many extras were provided. It is a very relaxing place with a beautiful garden and every home comfort.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0May 2018

  • "Mrs Dale's Cottage was equipped extremely thoughtfully and well, and Debra and Ian went out of their way to be friendly and helpful."

    A delightful cottage in a rural setting but near a bus route, shop and pub (and excellent fish and chip shop) and we would not hesitate to recommend it to others. We had a really enjoyable week there

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Apr 2018

  • "Beautifully equipped cottage with lots of attention to detail making our stay very comfortable."

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2018

  • "The owners Debra and Ian went out of their way to make sure we enjoyed the holiday."

    Plenty of extras were supplied in the cottage such as bread, milk and butter. The garden was not at its best due to the early season and the weather so go in summer if possible. It does say in the cottage description the pub and shop were five minutes walk, sorry more like fifteen.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Mar 2018

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  • One king-size double bedroom
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and gas fire.
  • Oil central heating, gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Private lawned area with patio and furniture
  • Shared use of owners' garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Shared use of owners washing machine and tumble dryer on request
  • Note: Adults only, no children or infants
  • Please Note: There is no EV charging port at this property, however guests are able to charge their cars in the property at a cost (more details found in the welcome pack upon arrival).

The property

This is a characterful, period cottage in the village of Clenchwarton in East Anglia.

Couples will find this the ideal spot for a romantic break in the countryside.

A walk up the pathway through the enchanting floral garden brings you to Mrs Dale's Cottage, where the ground floor is vintage and full of character.

The inviting living room and dining area features period furniture and a fantastic brickwork fireplace with a TV.

The well equipped kitchen provides you with everything you need during your stay, and the owners' property is next door and they are happy for you to use their utility room.

The ground floor is completed by a shower room.

The upstairs is under a vaulted ceiling with fantastic original wooden beams giving it a fantastic feel, there is a king-size bed and attractive, wooden fixtures and fittings.

This splendid cottage doesn't stop there, to the back of Mrs Dale's Cottage is an alluring patio area with seating, the owners have an extensive lawn area which you can explore and enjoy at your leisure.

The village of Clenchwarton is small yet well-appointed with all of the essentials, a fantastic base for you to stay whilst exploring this fantastic area.

It is a rather secluded village, however the seaside town of Hunstanton is within driving distance should you want to explore further afield.

Mrs Dale's Cottage is a quirky cottage in a fantastic location.

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About the location


King's Lynn 3.7 miles; Hunstanton 19.6 miles; Dereham 29.3 miles; Thetford 33.9 miles.

A small, charming village near the Norfolk town of King's Lynn in East Anglia. Clenchwarton comes on the other side of the River Great Ouse, it is a place that provides a traditional village pub, a charming tea room with some fantastic cakes, a chippy and two village shops. The village provides you with the essentials, making it a fantastic base for exploring the rest of Norfolk, a fantastic area of the U.K. The popular town of Thetford comes within easy driving distance, a stunning town with attractive buildings, a good range of amenities and has a Forest Park waiting to be discovered. For more of a coastal break, visit Hunstanton with its beach, sea life sanctuary and fantastic variety of shops and restaurants.

Note: Adults only, no children or infants.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas