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Norbank Cottage

Bressingham, Norfolk (Ref. 912153)

4.8

Excellent

Sykes rating

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  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
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66 Customer Reviews

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

    Hope to return when it's warmer and dryer.

    Reviewed by IanDec 2021

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

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

    Reviewed by PaulNov 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 AdamOct 2021

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

    Nicely situated between counties.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 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 MichaelSep 2021

  • "Great base for visiting Norfolk."

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

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2021

  • "Great cottage- peaceful beautiful setting."

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

    Reviewed by CarolynAug 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 ChristineJul 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 FredaJul 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 JohnJul 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 DorothyMay 2021

  • "Very comfortable cottage with a beautiful garden."

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

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2020

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

    Reviewed by JohnSep 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 RaymondAug 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 TeresaMar 2020

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

    Reviewed by RogerFeb 2020

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

    Reviewed by AnnetteDec 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 BrianOct 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 ValerySep 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 DavidAug 2019

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

    Reviewed by WendyJul 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 EvaJun 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 PenelopeFeb 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 JosephAug 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 PhilJun 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 AngelaJun 2018

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

    Reviewed by LaurenceApr 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 louiseMar 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 JohnMar 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 ShirleyMar 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 CharlotteJan 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 EdwardJul 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 KevinJun 2017

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

    Reviewed by AnnMay 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 LisaMar 2017

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

    Reviewed by KilgarrahMar 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 JoannaDec 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 BrianOct 2016

  • "Very nice cottage, cosy and comfortable."

    Ideal for sightseeing the surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by JeanSep 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 ShirleySep 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 PeterSep 2016

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

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2016

  • "We had a wonderful weeks stay."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful and around if needed. It was very quiet- set in a beautiful garden. We would definitely stay again, highly recommend for sightseeing Norfolk and Suffolk.

    Reviewed by HeatherJul 2016

  • "It was perfect for us, the owners were warm and friendly, though respectfully unobtrusive."

    We would strongly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by MarkMay 2016

  • "Its a lovely, quaint property and very comfortable."

    The owners are very nice and obliging. This was our second time there and I don't think it will be our last.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2016

  • "The Cottage was comfortable and welcoming and had everything we needed."

    It was extremely clean and tidy, it felt like no-one else could had stayed there!

    Reviewed by BarryApr 2016

  • "Could not fault this cottage, it was very clean and well equipped."

    In a great location for exploring Norfolk and Suffolk. Had six wonderful days there, we wanted to bring the cottage home with us. Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by AlanMar 2016

  • "It was a well presented cottage which contained everything you would need, a true home from home."

    The owner was very friendly.

    Reviewed by DavidJan 2016

  • "Norbank cottage was a very clean, well presented property."

    The owners were very hospitable and everything was as it should be for an enjoyable stay. I would happily recommend this property to friends and I would be more than happy to stay there again myself. It was convenient for all the attractions of Norfolk. We were there as a couple but it would be ideal for a single person as it's not too isolated and the owners' property is adjacent to the holiday let. For such a tiny cottage the storage was plentiful and there is a lovely outside seating area.

    Reviewed by SheenaNov 2015

  • "The cottage was comfortable, very beautifully converted, spotlessly clean and well equipped."

    There were instructions for everything and everything worked. The family were welcoming, helpful, friendly and generous without being intrusive. The garden was lovely. I couldn't fault the property or the hosts.

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2015

  • "The house was delightful & the garden was really lovely."

    The owners were very friendly & helpful on local information. Would highly recommend this holiday property.

    Reviewed by ArthurAug 2015

  • "This is a fantastic cottage with everything you need and more, the owners are very welcoming and nothing is too much trouble for them to make your stay perfect."

    We will most certainly be back in the future a great base for exploring Norfolk and Suffolk.

    Reviewed by AlanJul 2015

  • "The hospitality of the owners was fantastic."

    The Cottage was clean, comfortable and well equipped, in a lovely rural location. We just had a fabulous time.

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2015

  • "It is a lovely cottage in a lovely location with exceptionally kind friendly owners who have made this small and very quaint cottage a home from home."

    We will definitely be going back again and strongly recommend it. It was a stones throw away from the wonderful gardens at Bressingham Gardens and there was a very nice pub down the road, it had easy access to many places to visit.

    Reviewed by ElaineMay 2015

  • "This is a small but perfectly formed cottage cleverly designed and finished to a high standard."

    Ideal for exploring South Norfolk and Suffolk and just a 10min car ride from Diss with a good range of shops and supermarkets.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2015

  • "The owners were very friendly and helpful, and the cottage was lovely, very cosy and comfortable."

    We also love the area, there is lots to see and do, with the Bressingham steam museum just up the road and well worth a visit. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by MMay 2015

  • "Norbank is a charming cottage in lovely, peaceful surroundings, yet close enough to the town of Diss."

    Our hosts were very welcoming and attentive. The cottage itself is a fabulous conversion of a grade 2 listed building and is immaculately kept and a credit to it's owners.

    Reviewed by DennisApr 2015

  • "The Cottage is small but very well designed, light and modern."

    I have stayed here several times now, and will hopefully continue to do so. It is handy for the lovely little town of Diss and the amazing Bressingham Gardens is just down the road. The owners are very welcoming and helpful. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2015

  • "A very pleasant short break in a well presented property and surroundings."

    We were greeted with a warm welcome that lasted for the duration of the stay. We hope to return again in the near future.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2015

  • "This was my second visit."

    The cottage was lovely - cosy and warm- and the owners were very helpful.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2014

  • "Nice clean cottage in a central area for sightseeing."

    Owners were friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2014

  • "In a lovely location and was spotlessly clean."

    It had all you needed for 2 people and lovely & friendly owners.

    Reviewed by ValerieSep 2014

  • "The location of the cottage was well placed for visiting both Norfolk and Suffolk."

    The cottage was small but perfectly formed and had lots of character.

    Reviewed by MichelleAug 2014

  • "This Cottage, although small, is very well designed and comfortable - perfect for two people."

    The owners are friendly and could not have been more helpful. I enjoyed my stay so much I have already booked a return visit!

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2014

  • "Very friendly owners."

    We had fresh vegetables from their allotment during our stay and went home with a bag of plums they had picked for us off their tree.

    Reviewed by HeatherJul 2014

  • "Location and access to many parts of Norfolk and Suffolk, including coast."

    The Cottage was peaceful and the owners were very kind and helpful. A very relaxing holiday with lots to see and do. Highly recommend Norbank.

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2014

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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.

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.

Summary

  • 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

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About the location

BRESSINGHAM

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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