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Norbank Cottage

(Ref. 912153)

Bressingham, Norfolk Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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58 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a fantastic holiday at Norbank Cottage, first time in that part of the country and will be back again."

    Cottage was perfect for the two of us as had everything we needed and more . Lovely hosts , hope to see you again

    It was lovely to have met you and thank you for your kind comments. We’re glad you enjoyed your stay here and would be pleased to see you back. Best wishes Ann and Terry Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jun 2024

  • "A wonderful little cottage, very comfy and very clean."

    Reviewed by Jayne Anne5.0May 2024

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Norbank Cottage Terry and Ann the owners were lovely ..."

    Really enjoyed our stay at Norbank Cottage Terry and Ann the owners were lovely and have such a beautiful garden which you can walk round definitely go again

    Good to hear you enjoyed your stay in our little cottrage and that you also enjoyed the garden, even though the recent weather may not have been conducive to sitting in it for very long ! Thank you for leaving your feed back. Best wishes, Ann & Terry Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jul 2023

  • "Delightful cottage for two."

    Ideal for a restful week and a good centre for visiting local tourist attractions. Hosts very friendly and helpful.

    Thank you for taking the time to feedback about your stay here at Norbank. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Norfolk and our little cottage. Best wishes, Ann & Terry Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage, perfect for one person or a couple."

    Quiet, pleasant situation in a garden setting. Owners on site but not intrusive. Centrally situated in Norfolk/Sussex.

    Thank you for your feedback. I should just point out that we're centrally situated for Norfolk and Suffolk, but not Sussex. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes, Ann & Terry Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Jul 2023

  • "It was a very quiet and relaxing holiday."

    The property was lovely especially the welcome cream tea! It was an ideal spot to explore the surrounding area. It is somewhere I would definitely come back to.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely relaxing place with everything you could need."

    Ann & Terry were extremely friendly but very careful not to intrude. We shall definitely return.

    Thank you for taking the time to feedback and for your positive comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your time at Norbank. Very best wishes, Ann & Terry Property Owner

    Reviewed by Madeleine5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Norbank Cottage."

    It was just perfect. Ann & Terry were so helpful & friendly. It was a delight to share their garden with them & so lovely to find a welcome cream tea & card.. We felt relaxed & lovely to have the cats visit each day. Thank you so much for making our holiday a perfect one. Mary & Robin.

    Thank you for your positibe feedback. It's so good to hear that guests have enjoyed their time here at Norbank. You were very fortunate with the weather being warm and sunny during the day for sightseeing, and pleasant in the late afternoon and evening for relaxing in the garden, that always makes a big difference. You might be interested to learn that later in the day on Friday after you left the duck came out of her hut on the pond with 12 tiny ducklings. Mum and ducklings doing very well :-) Best wishes, Ann & Terry Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week at Norbank Cottage."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean, very comfortable and very well equipped. It's location was excellent for exploring South Norfolk and North Suffolk. We would highly recommend this holuday cottage.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay in Norfolk and that you were comfortable in our little cottage. Best wishes, Ann & Terry Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in this cosy cottage."

    There's a really well-equipped kitchen and it is well maintained and clean throughout.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Ann & Terry Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Oct 2022

  • "Great stay in a cosy comfortable cottage - beautiful location in Norfolk countryside and great hosts!"


    Thank you for your feedback Margaret. We're glad you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to welcoming you back some time in the future perhaps. Kind regards Ann & Terry Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Oct 2022

  • "The property was quirky and quaint and had everything available to us to make our stay an enjoyable one."

    We would highly recommend this listing to others.

    Thank you for your feedback and for your recommendation. Best wishes, Ann & Terry Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Aug 2022

  • "I can't wait to stay here again, the communication from the owners, location and setting of the place is great."

    The cottage is just as it is described and the pictures are very accurate. The setting is very quiet and the local ducks, cats and deer are a treat. The surrounding area is very quiet and lovely for walks and cycling. There is a supermarket only a few miles away to stock up on. The beds and chairs are comfy and the kitchen is very well stocked with utensils and equipment and theres nothing I was missing.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your review and for such positive comments. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay here at Norbank. Best wishes Ann and Terry Property Owner

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Thank you for your feedback, we’re glad you enjoyed your stay. It always helps when the sun shines and you certainly had wonderful weather during your Easter weekend break. Kind regards, Ann and Terry Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dale5.0Apr 2022

  • "This cottage is absolutely smashing, one of the best accommodation we have stayed in."

    Just a couple of things to note, the stairs may be a problem for less able people & could do with a shower caddy. But that being said, we wouldn't hesitate to recommend & use again. Thank you to Terry & Ann

    Thank you for your feedback. If you are considering a return visit at any time perhaps you might consider our garden studio which is all on one level with no stairs. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay here at Norbank and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Best wishes Ann and Terry Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2022

  • "Perfect place, everything you needed was there."

    Owners couldn't do enough for you. Thank you Ann and Terry for making our holiday special.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely quiet and relaxing stay just a pity about the weather."

    Hope to return when it's warmer and dryer.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Dec 2021

  • "A comfortable, warm, cosy, clean cottage to stay in."

    I look forward to staying there again and would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2021

  • "Really nice cottage, everything provided, linen, towels etc and a really well stocked kitchen with everything you would need."

    Tea coffee sugar and complimentary scones with cream/jam! That was a nice surprise. Location is very nice and peaceful, will re-visit again in the future and would high recommend.

    Reviewed by Adam4.7Oct 2021

  • "Lovely clean property, with a warm welcome."

    Nicely situated between counties.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was set in beautiful gardens, and was very peaceful."

    Just the place to unwind. The owners could not do enough for you but also respected your privacy. No wonder people return here year after year.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Sep 2021

  • "Great base for visiting Norfolk."

    Owners live on site and couldn't be more helpful and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great cottage- peaceful beautiful setting."

    Cottage clean and comfortable with everything you could possibly need. Excellent location for visiting Norfolk/ Suffolk

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Aug 2021

  • "We loved Norbank, everything that we could possibly need was supplied."

    The cottage itself was great, beautifully furnished to a high specification, clean and in a peaceful setting. Ann and Terry were on site and happy to deal with any queries and requests. The surrounding areas are picturesque, very interesting and well worth a visit. All in all a great break that certainly recharged the batteries. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Jul 2021

  • "Nonbank cottage is an excellent,well equipped bijou place for a couple who want a restful break."

    The owners are on site and are welcoming and helpful without being intrusive.

    Reviewed by Freda5.0Jul 2021

  • "Norbank Cottage is a compact property."

    Very clean and well maintained. Everything you could want from a holiday let. Terry and Ann, the owners are lovely people who made us feel at home. We enjoyed our holiday and were sad to leave.

    Reviewed by John4.7Jul 2021

  • "Cottage was in a good location for visiting multiple places."

    The cottage itself was comfortable with good beds, low ceilings, character, and a view from the West-facing veranda that was lovely for watching the sun set over the large garden and the fields (and avoiding the rain). I'd certainly recommend this place and return.

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0May 2021

  • "Very comfortable cottage with a beautiful garden."

    Hosts, Ann and Terry live on site and are very hospitable.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2020

  • "Norbank Cottage was excellent, we both had a lovely week there."

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2020

  • "The attractiveness of Norbank cottage as a holiday destination has everything to do with the hosts Terry and Ann."

    They thought of pretty well everything when equipping the cottage and while you are staying there they manage to find the perfect balance between privacy and helpfulness.. The landscape and gardens are also special with a strong link to the calm of the countryside.

    Reviewed by Raymond4.7Aug 2020

  • "There is something you should be aware of."

    The only negative experience of our trip was the complete frustration of being unable to enter In contact with your customer service. Day after day left hanging on for 10 or 20 minutes before just giving up.We need to talk to someone about having had to cut short our holiday after just asking for an extension. Yesterday I completed your satisfaction survey and asked for someone from Sykes to contact me. I do not know if you got the survey or the message. Probably not as you have repeated the survey request today. So, Norbank Cottage is great, but sadly Sykes admin is not.

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Mar 2020

  • "A nice little retreat, well equipped and comfortable."

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Feb 2020

  • "Everything was spot on for a base to come back to after a day out"

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Dec 2019

  • "Cosy and comfortable, a most enjoyable welcome cream tea too."

    We liked the attention to details and little extras which added to our stay. Great location to explore the area, we had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Oct 2019

  • "The owners Terry and Ann were very helpful they unloaded the car for me on arrival and left us a lovely cream tea."

    The cottage was spotless . We had a great holiday and will be going back in the future.

    Reviewed by Valery5.0Sep 2019

  • "Ideal position to explore Norfolk and Suffolk."

    Easy to contact the owners, easy to arrange to pick up the key. The cottage could not be surrounded by a more beautiful garden the family are lovely,real, hardworking, generous people. We could not have been made to feel more welcome. Everything that might be needed was there.

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Norbank and thank you for your kind comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2019

  • "Charming cottage with excellent facilities in a delightful setting."

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jul 2019

  • "As soon as we got there we knew we would want to go back, this was a perfect ..."

    As soon as we got there we knew we would want to go back, this was a perfect little retreat for us with lots to see and explore locally - sadly illness meant we had to cut short our stay, so we will definitely go back as we had barely started exploring

    Reviewed by Eva5.0Jun 2019

  • "The heating is radiators they were fine just a bit warm in upstairs were the beds were."

    We had to make sure we switched them off about 2 hours before we went to bed. Everything else was fine the kitchen was well equipped. The only thing we found a bit disconcerting was the amount of Ladybirds in the accommodation.

    Reviewed by Penelope5.0Feb 2019

  • "The cottage was very nice, but the owners were even nicer."

    They were so helpful and friendly that we can recommend this cottage to everybody. The surrounded area is wonderful, you can walk miles in fens and heath parks, visit old churches and beautiful villages with interesting pubs..

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Aug 2018

  • "A cosy well-appointed cottage."

    Fabulous owners – Terry and Ann, friendly. Beautiful gardens to sit in. The cottage is close to Bressingham Gardens and Steam Museum. Well worth a visit. An ideal base to discover Norfolk and Suffolk including Southwold, Thetford Forest etc.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Jun 2018

  • "We didn't meet the owners because they were on holiday for the duration of our stay but they gave us a courtesy call prior to our arrival to let us know they were away and to let us know arrangements should there be any problems or if we needed anything."

    As it was, there were no problems and we didn't need anything because the owners had clearly made arrangements for the cottage to be spotlessly clean and with everything we needed to make our stay comfortable, had even left us scones, cream and jam. We really enjoyed our week and would certainly recommend / return ourselves, my "extra tall" husband learned exactly how to duck and dive the low beams by the second day but for me of "average height" I didn't hit my head once :-)

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jun 2018

  • "Very satisfactory cottage, had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable."

    Reviewed by Laurence4.4Apr 2018

  • "Weather wasn't brilliant but that did not stop us touring around the country side."

    At the end of each day we looked forward to getting back to our cosy cottage.

    Reviewed by louise5.0Mar 2018

  • "Well equipped but need to mind your head in the bedroom area if a tall person."

    Could do with a bit more heat in the living area.

    Reviewed by John4.4Mar 2018

  • "This is our second stay at this cosy cottage for us a nice relaxing break very ..."

    This is our second stay at this cosy cottage for us a nice relaxing break very well equipped and to a high standard good location to visit Norfolk and Suffolk, Ann and Terry were very friendly and helpful will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Mar 2018

  • "What a beautiful cosey home, I can honestly say the best anniversary holiday we have been on, so much to do in the area."

    Mr and Mrs Better were so kind and welcoming even when we turned up too early! Would absolutely go again, the little cottage had everything we needed, was really warm for the dead of winter, and the facilities (cooking, shower etc) were top quality. Absolutely loved it, thank you so much! Charlotte and William

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Jan 2018

  • "The host's were extremely helpful and welcoming."

    A charming cottage and a very enjoyable stay which we would love to repeat.

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Jul 2017

  • "Everything you needed was provided in the cottage from welcoming drink and biscuit to several toilet rolls in the loo."

    The owners were friendly and welcoming but not intrusive , the cottage was spotless would definitely recommend this cottage .

    Reviewed by Kevin4.8Jun 2017

  • "The location of the cottage was very good, though instructions of how to find it could have been better."

    Reviewed by Ann5.0May 2017

  • "Cottage was well furnished, in a good position to visit places in Norfolk and Suffolk."

    Anne and Terry, lovely hosts, nice touch of milk and kit-kat on arrival.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Mar 2017

  • "Fantastic little cottage, lovely owners would love to stay again!"

    Reviewed by Kilgarrah5.0Mar 2017

  • "Lovely place, nice surroundings."

    Very comfortable stay, with everything you can possibly need, including folder with all information about area, great help. Will definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Joanna4.6Dec 2016

  • "I am pretty agile for an 82 year old, but some may find the staircase a bit difficult!"

    I spent my youth climbing trees and going caving all over the place so I had no problems with the rather narrow staircase up to the bedroom. The hot water was devilishly hot, but that's what I like! The cottage was wonderfully quiet and the kitchen just as a bachelor likes it to be and all the fixtures and fittings worked.. The place is small, I was on my own, but two could find it quite roomy enough.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Oct 2016

  • "Very nice cottage, cosy and comfortable."

    Ideal for sightseeing the surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Sep 2016

  • "Good location for visiting Norfolk and Suffolk the cottage was clean, cosy and very comfortable had everything we needed will definitely go back again."

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Sep 2016

  • "The hosts were extremely welcoming and helpful."

    The cottage was perfect for two with everything you needed and spotlessly clean. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2016

  • "Friendly helpful owners, lovely garden, generous parking and garage for bikes+ cucumbers"

    Reviewed by Alan4.6Aug 2016

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  • Mostly ground floor
  • One mezzanine twin bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room
  • Shared external utility.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine and tumble dryer in shared external laundry, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Private patio with furniture and shared lawned garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 10 mins walk, pub 1 mile
  • Note: This property has limited headroom in the bedroom and kitchen

The property

A cosy, detached, well-presented holiday cottage in Bressingham, on the border of Norfolk and Suffolk.

This 17th century Grade II listed Bressingham cottage, with its original beam features, is the perfect escape for individual travellers, couples or friends looking for a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

This East Anglia cottage has a mezzanine twin bedroom, a ground floor shower room and a well-equipped kitchen.

The bedroom overlooks a comfortable sitting area with patio doors leading out to a relaxing patio area with garden furniture.

The extensive views of the property’s glorious gardens make it perfect for a spot of alfresco dining or planning the day’s activities.

Within walking distance of this Norfolk cottage is the village shop and you will also find the Bressingham Steam and Gardens; a steam railway museum, garden centre and beautiful collection of tranquil gardens to explore.

A few miles away you will find the popular market town of Diss or why not adventure that bit further to the beautiful city of Norwich.

The city’s bustling streets and towering cathedral make it wonderful for a day of easy exploring and shopping.

This Bressingham cottage is a wonderful cosy, country hideaway, with excellent access to both Suffolk and Norfolk.

Note: This property is next to Ref. 918682, together they sleep 4.

Norbank Holiday Homes

Situated in the village of Bressingham, Norfolk, Norbank Holiday Homes are the perfect escape for couples and groups of friends looking for a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Within walking distance of the cottages is the Bressingham village shop and you will also find Bressingham Steam and Gardens; a steam railway museum, garden centre and beautiful collection of tranquil gardens to explore. A few miles away is the popular market town of Diss, or why not adventure that bit further to the beautiful city of Norwich? The city’s bustling streets and towering cathedral make it wonderful for a day of easy exploring and shopping. This duo of cosy country hideaways offers excellent access to both Suffolk and Norfolk, making them the perfect choice for visiting this special corner of England.

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About the location


Diss 2.5 miles; Thetford 13 miles.

The charming village of Bressingham has a shop, pub and local church. There are also several footpaths providing easy walks amongst the typical Norfolk landscape. Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens continues to delight thousands of visitors every year. Boasting over five miles of narrow-gauge steam railway, the famous Victorian 'Gallopers' and the official Dad's Army exhibition, as well as acres of beautifully kept gardens, Bressingham offers something for all the family. Picnics are a popular option in the lawned areas, or there are two restaurants to choose from. The site is a mecca for steam fans, with a choice between the Garden Railway, the Nursery Railway or the Waveney Valley Railway. The nearby, picturesque village of Diss is a must-visit for anyone interested in nature, history or architecture. Nestled in the countryside of the Waveney Valley, it offers a delightful array of speciality shops and eating places, together with a traditional lively market every Friday and a farmers’ market on the second Saturday of each month, selling local produce.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas