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Norbank Garden Studio

Bressingham, Norfolk (Ref. 918682)

4.9

Outstanding

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Ground floor bedroom

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54 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely place would recommend as very clean, everything there you would need, beautiful garden for sitting watching the wildlife, we even had a deer come in eating apples that had fallen from tree."

    Ann & Terry made you welcome and left you alone unless you needed anything, big thank you goes out to them. We will be back

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your time here and that, like us, you took pleasure in watching the wildlife visiting the garden. We look forward to seeing you again if you do decide to come back. Kindest regards Ann and Terry Property Owner

    Reviewed by SharonJun 2022

  • "Very comfortable studio accommodation in a beautiful garden and location."

    Terry and Anne are very friendly. All in all we felt welcome and very much at home

    It was so nice to welcome you back to Norbank Janet, perhaps we may see you again next year ! Very best wishes Ann & Terry. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JanetJun 2022

  • "Excellent holiday let, clean and comfortable with everything you would need to enjoy your stay."

    Lovely garden to enjoy from the patio area.

    Reviewed by MMay 2022

  • "We had a lovely week in the perfect setting."

    The studio was exactly what we wanted, comfortable and super clean in a lovely big garden with countryside views. Ann and Terry were so nice and did everything to make us so welcome including scrummy biscuits. It felt like a home from home. Thank you very much !

    Thank you for your feedback. We’re so pleased everything was as you wanted. Perhaps we’ll see you again sometime. Best wishes, Ann and Terry Property Owner

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2022

  • "A Lovely holiday, very welcoming, relaxing week"

    Good to hear you felt relaxed here at Norbank, and thank you for your feedback. Best wishes Ann and Terry Property Owner

    Reviewed by PatrickMay 2022

  • "A relaxing retreat, what gem found on your website."

    Excellent holiday studio for two or solo. A warm welcome. Spent very peaceful time, lovely central position not far from all the amenities Norfolk has to offer. Wonderful garden to watch the wildlife! Good garden centre beside steam railway just along the main road great for coffee and home cooked food as well as plants and shopping! Very relaxing

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased you were able to rest and take it easy during your time here. Take care. Sending our very best wishes for the future, Ann and Terry Property Owner

    Reviewed by MargeryMar 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week in the Studio."

    On arrival we were made very welcome which included a card, lovely refreshments and biscuits, an immaculately clean Studio with every facility for the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. The gardens were private and beautifully kept for us to appreciate whilst sitting on the patio and looking out at whilst indoors on the settee. Parking was easy and with a reserved place near the Studio. We appreciated all that Terry and Ann had done to make our stay just perfect.

    Thank you for feedback, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in our garden studio. Very best wishes to you both. Terry and Ann Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2022

  • "The studio was comfortable, clean and welcoming."

    Just right for one due to bedroom storage being small but understandable as the accommodation is just a studio so you would expect the storage to reflect this. Felt very comfortable throughout the stay and the owners had made sure everything was clean and covid compliant so certainly felt safe staying there.

    Reviewed by LisaDec 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our December stay in the Garden Studio which, on top of being well equipped and spotlessly clean, was a lovely warm refuge from the colder than normal weather we "enjoyed"."

    We found it's location ideal and made easy work of visiting Diss and Thetford, Southwold, Stowmarket and Norwich with Attleborough and Wymondham en route. All delightful in their own way with typical Norfolk / Suffolk charm that never goes away..... Hosts Ann and Terry were most helpful to us and we give them our warmest thanks for their help. Most happy to recommend.

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

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2021

  • "What a lovely holiday place to stay."

    Great outlook onto a large garden & fields. Very relaxing & peaceful. Village shop was handy. Can't wait to go back! Cream tea in fridge on arrival was fab.

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2021

  • "This was our second visit to Norbank and we will definitely return."

    The studio is very clean and well equipped for two people and is set in the owner's lovely large garden. Terry and Ann are friendly and helpful, we had a supply of delicious veg from their garden. It is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the tranquililty.

    Reviewed by DeniseAug 2021

  • "We loved our stay at Norbank Garden Studio."

    The accommodation is perfect for 2 and is set in the owner's beautiful garden, very peaceful and relaxing. At night we enjoyed looking at the stars as there is no light pollution. Bressingham Steam Gardens is down the road and we really enjoyed our visit and even popped back for lunch in the middle of our day! The Studio is more inland but that did not stop us from travelling, we went to Sutton Hoo, Gressenhall Workhouse, had a trip on the North Norfolk Railway and a steamer on the Broads. The owners really made us feel welcome and Terry kindly gave us some beautiful vegetables out of his garden. Don't hesitate to book its just the sort of place to relax and unwind.

    Reviewed by LydiaAug 2021

  • "Second visit and won’t be the last."

    Lovely studio, well equipped and comfortable. Great garden. Exceptional hosts. Close to shops/restaurants, and the lovely Bressingham Gardens Plenty of places of interest within easy reach.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2021

  • "Just being able to relax and chill in lovely surroundings, with really nice down to earth owners."

    Thanks to Ann and Terry.

    Reviewed by MalcolmJun 2021

  • "Lovely and clean, fresh smelling, airy, bright and with a beautiful outlook onto the huge garden at the back."

    All the facilities that are needed are there and Ann and Terry are always available for any help if required. Located centrally to visit Norfolk and it's surrounding areas and we were blessed with beautiful sunny warm days. Just a pity that the Covid situation continues to keep many visitor attractions closed at the moment.

    Reviewed by GeoffreyJun 2021

  • "We thought it was an excellent base to visit Norfolk."

    The hosts were very welcoming and amenable. They went out of their way to help us. The studio was spotless and very comfortable. Well done. Would definately recommend.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "A friendly welcome, very well-appointed accommodation and spotlessly clean."

    An excellent, relaxing, short-break.

    Reviewed by JimMay 2021

  • "Ann & Terry have the perfect balance between ensuring privacy and providing support if required."

    The studio was brilliant and the setting was superb, we would definitely return and recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by MartinApr 2021

  • "It was the cleanest accommodation I've ever stayed in!"

    Although it was built within the last 5 years by the owner, he has already started redecorating the outside again. The bed was firm and extremely comfortable. Just the right size for two people, and very central to everything we wanted to see ... Cromer, Southwold & The Broads, of course.

    Reviewed by CathyApr 2021

  • "This property is very comfortable, cosy, well equipped and very clean."

    The studio has been thoughtfully furnished and equipped with good quality items. The garden is lovely and we look forward to returning in better weather to take advantage of it. The owners are friendly, very helpful and immediately respond to any query. There is plenty of interest in the immediate area, and there are supermarkets and restaurants within 10minutes drive.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2020

  • "Fab week very welcoming, clean and felt very safe during these strange times."

    Excellent value for money. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by IanSep 2020

  • "Second holiday here two years apart."

    Still spotlessly clean, a lovely location with owners who care. We will be booking again x

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2020

  • "The accommodation was great,there was everything there to make our holiday perfect."

    Ann and Terry went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable.Thank you.

    Reviewed by BrianJul 2020

  • "The accommodation was very clean, smart and well-equipped."

    It is well laid out with a decent amount of room for one or two people, and has a pleasant outlook. The hosts are friendly and helpful. I would happily visit again and would recommend the property to others.

    Reviewed by RichardMar 2020

  • "Fabulous garden studio."

    Very well appointed, everything you need. Lovely touch with some welcome valentines chocolates and fizz Lovely peaceful grounds Comfortable bed. Owners very friendly. Property is within touching distance of Bressingham Steam Museum (sadly closed at the weekend because of storm Dennis). We ate at The White Hart Inn at Roydon and had a great meal. Overall a wonderful mini break and I can imagine the studio is even more perfect in the summer. We’d love to visit again.

    Reviewed by ToniFeb 2020

  • "Great little place, well equipped, comfortable and convenient."

    Reviewed by RogerJan 2020

  • "I stayed here whilst moving home."

    The accomodation was excellent with living room, bedroom and bathroom, all of which were spotless. There were also facilities for laundry. The rooms are separate from the main house and the owners are both friendly and helpful but are happy to leave guests alone if they want privacy. Due to its location in large gardens it gives a feeling of independence. So for anyone looking for peaceful accommodation of a high standard close to Diss and the beautiful Waveney Valley, this is ideal.

    Reviewed by HughDec 2019

  • "Terry and Anne the owners gave us a lovely welcome when we arrived."

    The area is a lovely place waking up in the morning looking out of the patio doors down a lovely garden onto open views of the country side will be going back that's for sure.

    Reviewed by KeithNov 2019

  • "We booked the studio as a bolt hole for house hunting and it served us well."

    The kitchen is very well equipped. The bed and sofa are very comfortable. WiFi and TV excellent. The views from kitchen window and patio doors are just wonderful. The owners also proved a tray with scones and clotted cream on our arrival - very nice touch.

    Reviewed by DianneOct 2019

  • "We were able to book this cottage within two weeks of staying ( for 3 nights ) which was good for us as we had to attend a family funeral in Risby."

    We were met by Terry on arrival who was welcoming and showed us to the cottage. There was a tray set out on the table with teapot, two china cups and plates and two scones, strawberry jam and clotted cream with a pint of milk in the fridge It is a lovely cottage with comfortable seating area, a dining table for two and a kitchen with oven, hob, microwave, fridge ( with freezer compartment large enough for a loaf and perhaps another couple of small items ). There is a large TV, DVD player and electric stove. The bedroom is comfortable with drawers and just a hanging rail for clothes. The bathroom had a large shower cubicle etc. and the whole cottage is decorated very well. The view across the garden is lovely. We enjoyed our stay even though it was under difficult circumstances for us. The only things I would suggest would be provision of some kitchen roll ( I had brought some with me ) and some way of drying bathroom towels - do not know if a towel radiator would be an option ? There is a shared utility room with washer, dryer, ironing board/iron which we did not use but would be a great facility for a longer stay - as would a freezer. Anne was very friendly and sympathetic to our situation and it was a pleasure chatting to her. We are grateful for having a place to stay which was so homely - thanks. ( Directions said turn onto School Road but was actually Low Lane ? )

    Reviewed by AudrieOct 2019

  • "A wonderful week at north bank ."

    I was greeted by to lovely hosts who made you very welcome. And there were also a lot of personal touches .i would recommend to anyone many thanks

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2019

  • "Norbank Garden Studio is a wonderful little gem of peacefulness."

    . it was well equipped comfy and clean..and the lovely people who own it Anne and Terry nothing was too much trouble..from the yummy welcoming cream tea to the fresh veggies straight from the garden..would definitely make a return visit in the future and would highly recommend to anyone

    Reviewed by NicolaJul 2019

  • "This is our second stay at the garden studio at Norbank."

    We have loved our stay here both times and intend to return. Its set in a lovely big garden so peaceful and relaxing. Ann and Terry are perfect hosts there if needed nothings too much trouble otherwise leave you too it. The studio is always spotless with everything you need for home from home. Great base for Norfolk and Suffolk sightseeing or a lovely place to relax at the end of the day. Highly recommend a great place for a holiday.

    Reviewed by HeatherJul 2019

  • "Lovely setting,very helpful owners,sad to leave,would definatly be back,and recommend to others."

    Excellent!

    Reviewed by CarolJun 2019

  • "No an excellent cottage."

    Reviewed by AnthonyJun 2019

  • "Very warm welcome from Terry & Ann Betts, a welcome Cream tea was provided."

    Left to our our devises but knew that both Terry and Ann were available if needed. Situation of property was perfect for getting to different areas of Norfolk and Suffolk. Lovely Garden views so totally relaxing. Very comfortable bed and excellent Wi-fi. Everything needed for a perfect holiday would thoroughly recommend it.

    Reviewed by BarbaraJun 2019

  • "Nice accommodation in a lovely area."

    Reviewed by JonathanApr 2019

  • "This cottage was small but perfectly formed."

    The heaters provided kept us really cosy. The bed was very comfortable. This is not always the case - I have arthritis and a good night's sleep is always appreciated. The shower was nice and easy to use and the area was very pleasant. Our hosts were nice, friendly but unobtrusive folk. There was easy parking and a very nice garden.

    Reviewed by RobinMar 2019

  • "Brilliant accommodation just perfect for our needs."

    Well equipped throughout and owners really nice and helpful.

    Reviewed by JulieFeb 2019

  • "Norbank garden studio is a beautiful place to stay."

    Very comfortable and clean. Ann and Terry are brilliant hosts they make you feel very welcome. We plan to return next year.

    Reviewed by MaryDec 2018

  • "BEAUTIFUL PLACE LOVELY PEOPLE ABSOLUTLY SUPERB"

    Reviewed by MichelleNov 2018

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed this holiday,the studio was immaculate,as was it's surroundings ,very pleasant outlook."

    Our hosts were lovely and friendly nothing was any bother ,we even came home with a tub of freshly picked potatoes,can't say fairer than that!would strongly recommend this lovely studio to anyone.thank you.

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2018

  • "Very hard to look the door!"

    Reviewed by DiannSep 2018

  • "We found this wooden built garden studio to be perfect for our week's stay, clean and well equipped."

    The owner greeted us on arrival, there were scones, cream and jam too with cucumber and tomatoes from their vegetable plot being left outside our door one day. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this garden studio or the other converted building next to but detached from the main house, we have stayed in both.

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 2018

  • "There was a welcome tray which was lovely."

    We picked this place as it was near to Thretford forest as my husband went to do bike trails at Thretford forest lodge, this was quite expensive if you were there all day, but great for a family day at £12.50. For bike riding be early 7.45 open of gates out before 11am charge £3.00 in that time two trails can be ridden. Diss is a lovely little town with three supermarkets! Boat trip on the fens was lovely £19.00 for two adults trip lasted 1.5 hrs at Wroxham, again need to be early for the 10.30 trip when we got back the car park was full and people unable to park. Thorpe abbots 100th bombardment memorial museum was amazing, run by volunteers, open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, with a cafe, so much to see if your interested in ww2. Free entry. However, due to the intensity of the weather 35 Deg. most days this week we were not able to walk as much as we had wanted.

    Reviewed by PatJul 2018

  • "Second visit to Bressingham have stayed in both norbank properties and would recommend them highly which we have."

    Beautiful peaceful place ideal for sightseeing Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridge. Ann and Terry warm friendly people who make you feel very welcome. We have already booked for next year. Nothing negative to say about either properties very clean with everything you need home from home on a smaller scale. If your thinking of booking go for it you wont be diappointed

    Reviewed by HeatherJul 2018

  • "This is the second year we have booked Norbank Garden Studio and our experience was just as pleasant as before."

    The facilities provided were more than adequate with the hosts Terry & Ann providing a friendly, personable and relaxing stay. As mentioned in a previous review, some sort of shade from the sun would benefit the west facing Garden Studio immensely but not having this did not in anyway dampen our enjoyment. Thank you, once again Terry for sharing your garden produce with us it was very much appreciated. We were also fascinated to see each day the developing relationship of a Muntjac deer and the owners cat in the garden. Hope it doesn’t end in tears! Looking forward to returning very soon.

    Reviewed by BrianJul 2018

  • "We had a really comfortable and relaxing week."

    As it was so hot and sunny we could have done with a sun umbrella over the patio table. The only other comment would be to have towel rails in the shower room. Other than these comments we were really happy with The Studio. Owners were delightful.

    Reviewed by PaulineJun 2018

  • "We had a lovely time at the studio."

    Very quiet and peaceful and it has everything you need for your stay.There is lots to see and do not too far away.Grimes graves was my favourite and Bury St Edmonds is lovely.Norwich is great if you like shopping but we went for the cathedral and history.Best to use park and ride as it gets busy

    Reviewed by JaneJun 2018

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Norbank studio cottage."

    Very warm welcome from Terry and Anne. The cream tea awaiting on arrival was a nice surprise.We also enjoyed watching all the wild life in the garden we even saw a couple of Muntjac deer one evening. The cottage was vey comfortable,clean and well appointed.

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2018

  • "In my opinion this very clean studio was more suited to summer or warmer weather as it had only 2 small oil filled electric heaters."

    Unfortunate for me the weather was minus 5 with heavy frost and even snow on one day. Also the owner Terry was kind enough to come and tell me the electric would be off for a couple of hours on Wednesday 7th due to some overhead power cables that needed working on. Not ideal when everything in the studio was running on electric. I also found it quite difficult to sleep as I could hear the noise of the traffic on the very busy A1066 which was only a short distance from the studio. I decided to come home a day early due to these reasons. The studio was exceptionally clean and fresh with Terry the owner being very helpful.

    Reviewed by SharonFeb 2018

  • "The cottage was very clean and very comfortable."

    Terry and Anne were extremely helpful and friendly and made our stay a wonderful way to celebrate our 41st wedding anniversary! Thank you for a lovely break away.

    Reviewed by TrevorOct 2017

  • "The hosts are extremely friendly and make guests feel very welcome."

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2017

  • "What made this holiday experience unique was the friendliness and generosity of the owners Terry & Anne Betts."

    They were most welcoming without being intrusive. The accommodation we felt was second to none and met or exceeded all our expectations.

    Reviewed by BrianJun 2017

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with double doors to patio
  • Shared external utility.
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine and tumble dryer in shared external utility, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Private patio with furniture
  • Large shared lawned garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 10 mins walk, pub 1 mile
  • Note: External fire door in bedroom

The property

This delightful, ground floor detached studio is a wonderful holiday home for single travellers or couples.

The studio is set amongst beautiful, extensive green gardens, with a private patio where you can sit out and enjoy the sunshine.

Inside is a bright, open plan living space with a kitchen, dining table for two and a sofa where you can watch a bit of TV before bed after a busy day.

The bedroom is comfy, with a hanging rail, drawers and access to a lovely, modern en-suite shower room.

A fantastic base for walkers and those seeking to explore the border between Norfolk and Suffolk.

Note: This property is next to Ref. 912153, 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

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