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Hadleigh Farm Cottage

(Ref. 915577)

Ashwicken near Gayton, Norfolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage, nice & quiet, little difficult to find the first time, but once you know where it is the directions then make sense, it's known on all maps I found as East Farm, not Hadleigh Farm."

    Nice, clean, tidy on arrival, although a working farm there wasn't much noise from it & we hardly saw anybody. My only advice to the owners when they come around to the refurbishment is to remove the bath & fit a walk in shower, the screen currently allows water all over the floor & getting into & out of the bath is awkward, but that is a personal thing & does not detract from the cottage. The area is very quiet, nice walks/cycling on the doorstep, the fish & chip shop along with the kebab/pizza takeaway are both very good in Gayton (they will deliver, but we didn't risk it)

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay very much."

    The property was very clean and comfortable and well equipped. Excellent location for exploring the surrounding areas. Thank you

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Sep 2023

  • "We arrived at the cottage and all was well."

    Two days later we came back to a leak in the kitchen from the roof due to adverse weather conditions. Phoned the manager who immediately contacted the farm and they very kindly moved us into the barn. However there was a serious ingress of water into the ground floor bedroom and the smell of the rising damp had been masked by the over powering smell of bleach. The builder came out to silicone around the window but we would suggest they look at the rising damp.

    Reviewed by Brenda3.4Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely peaceful and relaxing week at this great cottage, the only thing I would change is the small wash basin in the bathroom, but you do get used to it."

    Reviewed by Ray4.7Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely time staying in this beautiful cottage."

    It is well equipped and comfortable. We liked the fact it’s so quiet and out of the way. Will definitely be looking into coming back.

    Reviewed by Fay5.0Jul 2023

  • "I'm happy to recommend this cottage."

    It was wonderful and peaceful . exactly what we needed. Bathroom sink was the only thing I would change.

    Reviewed by Dorothy Ursula4.7Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage really comfortable."

    Had a wonderful week. Great quiet location ideal for visiting Norfolk.

    Reviewed by Grace5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was cosy (though roomy enough for a family), well-equipped and comfortable."

    The location was peaceful and also very convenient for exploring King's Lynn, Sandringham and the north Norfolk coast. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Jul 2023

  • "Good accommodation, well- kittedout, only downside was a damp, musty smell when we entered that lingered throughout our stay."

    Reviewed by David3.8Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Warm and comfortable. Nice peaceful location. Kitchen well equipped. Plenty of space for a family of 4.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Apr 2023

  • "Overall a good standard of accommodation."

    Good base for exploring the surrounding area. Hand basin in bathroom is not the most practical for washing.

    Reviewed by Mark3.8Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Hadleigh Farm Cottage and with a welcome gift of milk, tea & biscuits on arrival a very much appreciated nice little touch."

    The cottage was exactly as described with everything we needed. A suggestion would be to add hooks on the bathroom door for towels and possibly coat hooks but other than that we thought it was perfect. We would recommend and definitely stay here again if in the area.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2022

  • "Wonderful stay, lovely cottage, will be back when next in the area"

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2022

  • "We found the bed was too small."

    And the shower was not of high standard and was not easy to get the temperature right. Also we think older people would not find it easy getting in and out of shower.Another problem was that the toilet seat moved when you sat on it.One other thing the bed side table lamp did not work but it did not bother us that much.Solve these things and you will be 5 star standard.But overall we loved the cottage.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Aug 2022

  • "Second time staying, always a nice peaceful stay in the countryside near Kings Lynn and Sandringham."

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage is in a lovely location, but cleanliness was severely lacking we did not use the oven as the shelves were dirty."

    I had to clean the fridge before using it. The bathroom needs some serious work, dirty grout and mould behind the taps. The sink is not fit for purpose.

    Reviewed by Helen3.1Sep 2021

  • "There were a few areas that needed attention."

    The cleanliness wasn’t totally what we expected and there was a distinct smell of damp in some rooms. The double bed was small especially for my husband whose feet hung out the end and he is only average height. Apart from that the cottage was all equipped and in a lovely peaceful location!

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Sep 2021

  • "Lovely, comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    Great location for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Aug 2021

  • "Our second stay at Hadleigh Farm Cottage."

    Good base for exploring the area. WiFi is somewhat patchy. Hand basin in the bathroom isn't very practical and could do with a mirror above the hand basin. Overall a comfortable well equipped property.

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Jul 2021

  • "We found the basin in the bathroom very small and unsuitable for washing face or shaving."

    We needed a smaller saucepan and more jugs. The chairs outside were rather old and rusty in places. We had a pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by Sue3.8Jul 2021

  • "Cottage lovely very relaxing good welcome pack ."

    Excess items removed so easy to clean Covid safe. Kitchen all equipment you needed.A problem with the hot water system when we arrived was dealt with by Claire very quickly Not a big issue but a couple of hooks in Bathroom would be good nowhere to hang clothes . Thank you for a lovely stay

    Reviewed by R5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage itself is of a very high standard - very clean, well maintained and comfortable."

    The kitchen is well stocked with all manner of crockery and pans, etc and the bed is lovely and comfortable. The farm is surrounded by beautiful farmland and countryside - there wasn’t a day went by without us seeing deer and hares, and often a barn owl! Only a few niggles which would be very easy to put right - some coat hooks to hang wet coats on and a boot tidy for muddy shoes & boots would be handy, as would hooks on the back of internal doors for dressing gowns, etc. Also the bathroom could do with another wall mirror so you are not having to stand over the toilet to see in the existing cabinet mirror! Having said this, none of these issues have stopped us staying twice in this cottage and we may well return for another visit. The surrounding area is lovely and peaceful, perfect for cycling and walking, but within easy reach of the north Norfolk coast. One for Sykes - the description of ‘Gayton’ on the holiday description is incorrect as the Gayton referred to is in Northamptonshire! This needs rectifying. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this lovely little cottage.

    Reviewed by Carol3.4Jun 2021

  • "Lovely holiday and the cottage was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed."

    The shower was quite wobbly and kept shooting out in the wrong direction but we worked out how to control it.

    Reviewed by Martin4.4May 2021

  • "The cottage had everything you would need for your visit."

    From the beginning of gaining access, the cottage was clean and we were welcome with a pint of milk, tea, coffee and biscuits. Exactly what you need when you arrive. A highchair was supplied for our little one, and a travel cot was on hand in case we needed it. The kitchen had everything you could think of needing, a home form home. The garden was perfect for our little ones to run around with the knowledge that they were safe. Thank you for making our stay stress free and relaxing.

    Reviewed by Heidi5.0Apr 2021

  • "Just a small thing - in the description of the cottage and area, you describe the nearby village of Gayton."

    The Gayton you describe is not in Norfolk it is near Milton Keynes in Northampton.! The Gayton near the cottage in Norfolk is very much smaller but does have a very nice pub, The Crown, for dinner & a good fish & chip shop!! We had a lovely comfortable week in this accommodation and would not hesitate in recommending it.

    Reviewed by John4.7Sep 2020

  • "We spent a lovely week in Norfolk based at Hadleigh Farm Cottage."

    It was beautifully furnished, clean and well maintained, had all the crockery and utensils you could possibly need. The WiFi was a little hit and miss at times, but this wasn’t a problem for us. It was a good base for exploring north Norfolk, Ely, King’s Lynn and Cambridge. We spent a lovely day on Heacham beach, which was about the quietest beach along that coastline, everywhere else was surprisingly very busy! Although there was a little bit of activity as it is a working farm, we had many peaceful afternoons in the garden. Would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was well presented and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay."

    It was in a peaceful location and ideal for what we wanted to do, we had a lovely relaxing time. We would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Sep 2020

  • "The temperature of the water was not hot enough to wash the dishes and the shower went cool whilst showering."

    We presumed this might have been set low to prevent scalding, but it was a little too low. The shower head kept falling off the holder and hence the water shot everywhere before you could grab it! This is not a complaint, the cottage was absolutely fine, just thought I would draw their attention to this minor issue. We enjoyed our stay here, we were very comfortable. Would definitely book with Sykes cottages again.

    Reviewed by Vivien5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful, quiet location,well appointed cottage."

    The only thing we missed was a clock in the lounge!

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (2'6" beds)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with DVD player, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair provided
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed gravel garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles and pub 1.3 miles

The property

Gayton 1.2 miles.

This well-presented cottage rests in the small village of Ashwicken, near Gayton.

A lovely Norfolk hideaway, Hadleigh Farm Cottage offers a welcoming base for families with easy access to a number of market towns and the rugged coastline.

After a day of exploring, look forward to unwinding in the sitting room, with the amenities of a woodburning stove and a TV for entertainment.

Wander into the kitchen to find a selection of appliances to assist in your culinary needs, including an induction hob and electric oven, as well as a dining table which can be used during mealtimes.

There are two bedrooms at this delightful dwelling, including a double and twin, served by a contemporary family bathroom.

Head outside to discover the enclosed garden; a spacious area to enjoy a moment in the sun or to indulge in an alfresco meal from the picnic bench.

On site there are extensive grounds, with a grass area towards the main entrance where guests can stroll, plus a fenced pond with geese and various wildlife.

The local area is popular with walkers and nature lovers due to its extensive network of winding rivers and forests.

Just a short drive away is the vibrant town of King’s Lynn, home to a selection of shops, pubs and restaurants which are well worth trying.

Adding to your agenda, The Queen’s Estate at Sandringham should not be missed, whilst further afield will take you to the lavender fields of Norfolk.

Surrounded by nature trails, RSPB and seal reserves, plus many other attractions, Hadleigh Farm Cottage is a fine cottage in a great central spot.

Note: This property can be booked with Hadleigh Farm Barn Ref. 914136, together they sleep up to fourteen people.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Northampton: 7.2 miles; Milton Keynes: 16.6 miles; Rugby: 20.6

The ancient village of Gayton lies in a Conservation Area, boasts many listed buildings, a village pub and many lovely walks with the Midshires Way meandering through the village. The Nene Valley area has many lovely unspoilt villages, country parks with the River Nene and Grand Union Canal passing through. Close by, the historical town of Towcester, the oldest in Northamptonshire, plays hosts to many horse racing events, boasts its own Brewery, individual shops, traditional pubs with numerous festivals to enjoy throughout the year. The Saracens Head pub in the town is said to be the pub visited by Mr Pickwick in Charles Dickens' The Pickwick Papers. The walled town of Northampton, dates back to the Bronze Age, boasts the oldest Market Square in Britain and offers many shops, pubs and restaurants as well as an Art Deco theatre, museums and plays host to many festivals and sporting events throughout the year. Spend a day cruising the Grand Union Canal or enjoy an exhilarating day out at Silverstone Motor Racing circuit, home to the British Grand Prix or Rockingham, the fastest circuit in Europe.