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Mill Lodge

(Ref. 25325)

Brisley, Norfolk Show on map

4.5

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • lovely (19)
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  • hot tub (18)
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45 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property, ideal for wheelchair users and inescapable enclosed back garden for dog owners."

    Gemma, the owner, was very welcoming and helpful with a few issues which didn’t spoil our stay in any way. Highly recommend,

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Jan 2024

  • "Lovely little place to stay, owners very friendly and helpful."

    A visit to The Brisley Bell is a must! Little tip - the TV isn’t a smart one, so if you want to watch anything other than the basic TV channels, take a firestick or lap top to plug in for Netflix/Amazon etc.

    Reviewed by Jon3.8Dec 2023

  • "Gemma was very nice, met us on arrival, explained what we needed to know, asked if we needed anything she was there to help."

    No interference in our holiday We had a wonderful time, great walks with the dogs on the doorstep, central to many beaches, pubs, shops, etc not far. Lovely area, very restful at bungalow, hot tub devine.

    Reviewed by Betty5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Mill Lodge, Gemma and all her family were very welcoming and friendly."

    We could not believe how big the lodge was and really benefitted on having 3 bathrooms. The dogs loved running around in the enclosed garden area. Everything was lovely and clean and the lodge was well equipped. Would definitely recommend Mill Lodge to other holiday makers.

    Reviewed by Jayne4.7Aug 2023

  • "Great property, had everything we needed."

    Loved it so much, already booked for next year.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2023

  • "Advertised as wheelchair friendly."

    Yes it had a ramp to property and wet room.This wet room was dangerous no rails inside shower apart from one at side. Floor slippy nowhere to put toillitries. Furniture in room saggy and too low if I hadn’t taken a firm cushion in car I wouldn’t have anywhere to sit.Also dining chairs too low. This cottage ideal for families with children and reasonably fit people but should not be advertised as wheelchair friendly.The week we were there surrounding area was like a building site,A wagon arrived at 6 am waking us all up. The friend with us was poorly due to all the stress that faced her

    Reviewed by Jean2.2Jul 2023

  • "A wonderful week away, mill lodge is a perfect base."

    Gemma is very welcoming and helpful. All in all a perfect holiday. We’ll be back

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely accessible spacious property."

    A riser/recliner chair in the lounge area would benefit a wheelchair user. Also a shelf in the ensuite wet room would be handy as we had to put toiletries/medical aids etc on the floor which was not ideal.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.4Mar 2023

  • "We spent a wonderful week at Mill Lodge where everything was provided for an enjoyable stay."

    The enclosed garden was excellent for our dog, who also enjoyed her morning and evening walks on the Amazing Green!! It was an ideal base to visit both the coast and also inland attractions. After going out it was lovely to come back and relax in the Hot Tub. Gemma the owner was very nice and friendly when she greeted us. We were very impressed with our holiday at Mill Lodge and while we were there we booked to go back again next year. " Thankyou for a great holiday".

    Thank you for your fantastic feedback and we look forward to seeing you again next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2022

  • "This property is absolutely ideal, if like us, one of our party is both elderly and disabled."

    Ideally, the second non-disabled bedroom needs a King size bed for a better sleeping experience. Overall, Mill Lodge is very well equiped and was an ideal base from which to explore North Norfolk.

    Reviewed by Terence4.7Aug 2022

  • "We enjoyed our weeks stay ."

    Very accommodating. Clean . Facilities good . Owners very friendly. Couldn't fault it at all in any respect but if I was nitpicking could do with fly screens or something because of the flies and wasps. I suppose its expected cause it's near farmland. We stayed during warm weather and keeping all windows closed is not the preferred option. But the main thing is we enjoyed our stay and would definitely book the Mill Lodge again

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Aug 2022

  • "This cottage was in a lovely location, and its facilities were excellent."

    Very easy for access and movement for a wheelchair and on the whole well-designed to assist people with reduced mobility. My one criticism is with the photographs to help people when making a decision. There were no photographs of any of the three bathroom/Wet rooms. I feel that any property advertised as suitable for wheelchairs needs to show the bathrooms. Also a floor plan is very useful when gauging space for transferring from a wheelchair to a shower chair or to the toilet. I find I am always concerned until I arrive at a new place, particularly with this aspect of my holiday. Now we are happy with this property we will certainly return in the future.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. You and your family will of course be welcome back to Mill Lodge. I will contact Sykes regarding extra photos, and a floor plan is a great idea. Property Owner

    Reviewed by T5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely week in May/June 2022."

    The property is ideally located to visit all the villages in the surrounding area and the coast. Wells and Cromer are close by and we had a couple of lovely sunny days so we could make the most of the beach. There are some really pretty villages in the area. The local pub is fantastic with amazing food. We went away during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and there was a fabulous event held on the cricket pitch and everyone was very friendly and made us welcome. There are lots of places nearby to eat and we had some fantastic meals. Most places are dog friendly too so our dog came with us everywhere. The only down side is that I have put on about half a stone! The property is ideal for dog lovers and would be suitable for wheelchair users as it is all on one level. There is a safe enclosed back garden which our dog loved. The wifi is not great which caused a bit of an issue as I had some work commitments. But not a problem if you want to get away from the outside world. The furniture and hot tub are a bit dated but this is not a massive issue. The hot tub makes a bit of a grinding noise and the jets are not very powerful but it still works fine. The beds are comfy and there are 3 bathrooms. There is a washing machine, tumble dryer and iron which are always handy. A car is essential as, apart from the pub and church, there is nothing else in the village. We would definitely recommend staying at this property.

    Reviewed by Paula4.4May 2022

  • "We’d had a great stay, it was a nice area and great to commute to the city or coast when meeting friends."

    If was clean and the host was both friendly and kind. Great that pets are welcome. The only feedback I’d give is a bigger bed in the master bedroom, it’s personal preference. The bed itself was comfortable but we’re used to a much bigger bed. Great stay . Would come again

    Reviewed by Hayley4.7Dec 2021

  • "Unfortunately we didn’t get to enjoy our full holiday as our children tested positive for Covid on the 2nd day so we were asked to leave."

    However the lodge was lovely and clean. Possibly not a place I would book with children again as it’s very remote and a long way from anything but is perfect for a couples or adult break

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Oct 2021

  • "Had a lovely week at Mill Lodge with my family with my family of 4 and a dog."

    The large bungalow was very clean with good facilities. It had everything needed for a comfortable and successful holiday. Ideal for anyone with restricted mobility/ wheelchair friendly. The garden is totally secure and the hot tub was fab! The lovely owners are on hand if there are any issues but respected your privacy. We all enjoyed our stay very much, there’s plenty to do within driving distance and a dog friendly (upmarket) pub across the road. Perfect place for a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Oct 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay, everything we needed was in there Mrs Bidewell was most ..."

    Lovely place to stay, everything we needed was in there Mrs Bidewell was most helpful when we had any questions about WiFi , heating etc Would visit again

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Sep 2021

  • "Positives The cottage is lovely , was clean and tidy The area is nice and quiet with good parking The owner was very nice and helpful The main bedroom is great size with good facilities Great washing machine, dish washer and tumble dryer very handy Negatives The hot tub is nice but some of the jets were not working and the last 2 days we couldn’t go in it as the water turned green despite us all being cleanly."

    The bed in other double room is so uncomfortable and so slept badly in there The reception and signal on TV was not great Outside the kids stung themselves on some stinging nettles by the hot tub these need to be removed The taps in shower in main bedroom are really hard to move and my mother was unable to manage this so had to do this for her, the room is for someone with limitations so need to consider this What would have made it better Having extra couple of cups and plates as there is only 6 of everything so kept having to wash up or have dish washer on when only half full The chair legs having some cushioning as when they scraped against stone floor it was so ear piercing Welcome pack of at least milk, coffee, tea and biscuits would be good we had to go straight out to shops which were 7 miles away The listing mentioned games and books but there were none there which was a shame as would have bought some with us if we knew this No cushions on sofa which would have been nice for comfort Cushions on outside patio would be lovely as hard to sit on for very long There was funny smell in bunk bed room so good to air rooms a bit with windows open etc Tips Don’t leave doors open to garden when it’s dark as room will be full of knats in no time

    Reviewed by Clare3.1Aug 2021

  • "Lovely setting nice safe garden for the dogs with hot tub."

    One tiny thing some of the taps very difficult to turn and the shower in the disabled bathroom was very difficult to turn on and off maybe change the thermostatic shower over for a Grohe eurosmart lever shower this would solve the problem. Apart from this tiny problem we thoroughly enjoyed are week here and would recommend it. Ps the host Was very helpful and nothing was a problem .

    Reviewed by Neil4.1Jul 2021

  • "Having disabled facilities is essential for my husband to travel, and mill lodge has everything we need."

    The owner Mrs Biden was so friendly and helpful. And we’ll be back next year.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2021

  • "This area where this bungalow is so peaceful and beautiful."

    The back garden is secure so don't have to worry about dogs getting out. It is 45 mins drive to all the lovely beaches and forests we wanted to see. Negatives the beds are so small and uncomfortable and the garden furniture is missed match. Couldn't eat in garden as table was to high and the chairs didn't have cushions so that was a let down. The hot tube needs maintenance as. All jets didn't work at same time. Try everything but couldn't get them working. Needs a bit of tlc inside cracks in wall and floors and tiles lose and bathroom looks dated in main bedroom. But saying all that it was priced right so things like that didn't bother me much. Had a great 7 nights there with 3 adults and 2 dogs and will go again.

    Reviewed by Marc3.8Jun 2021

  • "Hosts there when you want them and leave you alone at the same time."

    Just a little far to the beach - around 30 mins. Wasn’t a problem for us.

    Reviewed by Carolynn5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was perfectly laid out for us."

    The garden was nice and private and the hot tub was lovely! Highly recommend this cottage. Our host made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed and was a pleasure to communicate with.

    Reviewed by Ashley5.0Aug 2020

  • "Great place to stay, owners really accommodating."

    Had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Aug 2020

  • "This is a fantastic cottage in a beautiful, quiet village."

    The enclosed garden is perfect for dogs and there are lots of great walks from your doorstep. The hot tub is a great feature and the nearby pub (2 minutes walk) is one of the best I've ever been to! Further afield, the North Norfolk coastline is only 30 minutes drive. All in all a fantastic holiday - thank you!

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2020

  • "Milk lodge was everything we expected and so much more."

    Beautiful cottage in a perfect location. It was very clean and had everything we needed I would recommend this property to everyone - perfect for Families and for dogs too.

    Reviewed by Naomi4.7Dec 2019

  • "Mill Lodge was perfect for our needs."

    The listing was accurate and above expectations. We had a brilliant stay and the hot tub was a bonus after busy days out visiting local National Trust propertiesn Holt to Sheringham NNR Railway and Hunstanton. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Oct 2019

  • "Mill Lodge is a very comfortable, spacious and well equipment property."

    We stayed with 2 friends and there dogs, the enclosed garden was very nice and we could sit out with no worries The owner met us on arrival, very friendly and helpful with local advice and explained everything clearly Would definitely recommend and plan to visit again

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2019

  • "A lovely break in a well appointed and versatile property."

    Kitchen of property extremely well equipped. Friendly & welcoming owners close to hand if needed but not obtrusive, left us to our own devices but made it clear they were readily available if help needed with anything. This property was particularly good for our 3 dogs who were also welcomed. Hot tub was a very welcome bonus. Location of property was close enough to beaches & local towns for us to help make a great break. We would recommend this property to all. Thank you for a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Sep 2019

  • "Mill lodge is a great base to explore the North of Norfolk."

    It’s secluded garden is great for dogs and kids to play. My only advice would be they could do with a couple of fans as there are only doors in the bedrooms and no windows and unless you are prepared to leave the doors open all night there is no air circulating and also my parents who are a little unsteady on their feet had to use the middle room as we had the cot in the big room and there are no grab rails in the bathroom to help. Apart from this we had a fantastic time and the hot tub is a great way to chill on an evening

    Reviewed by Robert3.8Aug 2019

  • "Very quiet and secluded despite being part of a complex."

    Lovely garden and hot tub and convenient for the coast. Very dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Aug 2019

  • "The lodge is perfectly situated for exploring Norfolk The owners have thought of everything to make your stay enjoyable."

    It is also ideal for dogs with a large enclosed garden..

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2019

  • "Really nice place, helpful people."

    If people are staying 5 nights would be nice for them to have enough things e.g toilet roll and teabags

    Reviewed by Hannah3.4Dec 2018

  • "Advertised as pet friendly but on arrival after reading the card found out dogs NOT allowed in the bedrooms."

    This created a problem as our dogs always sleep in our room and I take my own bedding to make sure they do not cause a mess if they jump on the bed. The Lodge itself was a good wheelchair friendly layout however the underfloor heating does not provide much warmth on the colder days as it is on a timed thermostat that cannot be accessed. The toilets in the double bedrooms had an airlock so made an awful lot of noise when flushed and the end bathroom had a strong gas like odour presumably from the boiler. The Hot tub is under a tree so we did not use it as anticipated the leaves falling in the water and any rain on the leaves dripping on to us. We have a hot tub at home so luckily this did not affect our stay. We met the owner on arrival but then only saw her briefly when she arrived home in her car...she did not give a friendly wave or stop to enquire if everything was ok. I feel strongly that any rules such as the no dogs in bedroom rule should be mentioned on booking as this would have definitely made look elsewhere. As it was I had a stressful week trying to keep the dogs out and listening to them cry and have unsettled night...I ended up sleeping on the sofa to be with them. The negatives are a great shame as on arrival the property had a wow factor and the garden is a good size to relax in on a warm day.

    Many thanks for your feedback. I am sorry to hear you were unhappy with our policy that dogs aren't allowed in bedrooms during your stay at the cottage. This is applied to all pet friendly properties to ensure properties are kept up to standard. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joseph2.5Oct 2018

  • "The owner didn’t seem interested in us."

    A toilet seat broke on second day and was not repaired all week.. We asked about the hot tub temperature but never got a response. She was not available when we left. Very disappointed with her attitude. The property whilst good for people with disabilities needed some attention. Mattresses and pillows uncomfortable, toaster needs updating, placemats tatty, The hot tub did not function properly and was not very clean. Oven grill did not work neither did the extractor fan. A bit disappointed overall Neil and Carol Firth

    Reviewed by N4.1Jul 2018

  • "We have stayed at Mill Lodge Twice before."

    It is in a fairly central position for exploring Norfolk. The Lodge is very comfortable. Both my sisters and I have Arthritis we are in our sixties, and everything was accessible as it is all on one level. The garden is large backing onto woodland and secluded with a Hot Tub to soothe your aches and pains, and safe for our two dogs to play about. Mrs Bidewell the owner is very friendly and available to help if anything is not as it should be.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Apr 2018

  • "Very well laid out cottage."

    Access to the garden and the hot tub through the en-suite rooms was a good design feature. Good that it was tiled throughout as we had dogs and it was a particularly wet week. The washing machine and tumble drier were useful as we had one small bath towel and hand towel each for the 5 days and as we were showering daily and using the hot tub they got pretty wet quite quickly. I would recommend that customers might like to bring an extra towel for the hot tub. Good sized fridge freezer, and a very easy to operate cooker were great - and good to have a dishwasher. The cottage is well designed for wheel chair users I would imagine, although we can't vouch for that personally. The location was very quiet and rural but is not too far from the wonderful city of Norwich. It is also in reasonable proximity to the North Norfolk coast. You would need a car (or to be fit cyclists) if you want to do anything more than just relax, chill out and go for country walks. You will need to bring your own toiletries/soap/dishcloth and hairdryer as these were not provided as far as we could see. The lighting throughout was sufficient to read and do our jigsaw, which is a bonus as it is often dim in lodges we have stayed in in the past. All in all, a good cottage with lots of plus points.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2018

  • "This is second time we have been here and know what to expect so had a very good ..."

    This is second time we have been here and know what to expect so had a very good time,if you do not know you will require to take all food as there is nothing ,when I say nothing I mean nothing so take everything,there are plenty of shops nearbye,also no instruction for anything ,one tip dryer will require water collection at top empted or will not work,the toilet at top of building can be heard everywhere when flushed,

    Reviewed by Stratford3.4Mar 2018

  • "There were no kitchen towel or hand towel or washing up liquid."

    In fact nothing a all for to help us to keep the kitchen clean. Even when we left there was no brush etc to sweep up. All through cold stone floors. We did phone and ask for a heater which was given, but only heated a small area. The inside is fully open plan, nothing to shut the lounge and kitchen off from the corridor leading to all bedrooms. These consisted of one disabled en-suite. which my husband used as it was the only room with a proper shower and even that wasn't very good as the water didn't run out very quickly. The next room was a bedroom with en-suite, but the bath was only half size, with a large seat and half size bath, no good for me. I therefore used that bedroom and had to walk down the corridor to use the bathroom. The 3rd bedroom had bunk beds. The garden - none at the front, but very small at the back, not big enough for the dogs to run around in, and was covered in leaves, under which my husband found a lot of dogs mess which hadn't been cleaned from previous occupants. Not very nice. Definitely WOULD NOT recommend to anyone else. Brenda and Barry Cunliffe

    Reviewed by Barry2.3Jan 2018

  • "There were 3 people n 3 dogs and everything we needed was there."

    It was great having a bathroom each n the disabled wet room was extremely well designed. There was nothing too much trouble for Gemma (owner). The hot tub was great even when it rained.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Sep 2017

  • "Just peace and quite really"

    Reviewed by Brian4.4Aug 2017

  • "A warm welcome by the owners,excellent facilities,enclosed garden perfect for our dogs."

    This is our third visit and we shall certainly return again.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2017

  • "Mill Lodge is a lovely retreat."

    It is both clean and comfortable and we hope to b able to go back sometime.

    Reviewed by Veronica5.0Mar 2017

  • "Lovely well-equipped cottage, lots of places within half an hours drive to visit, perfect for dogs, thank you"

    Reviewed by Tara4.2Feb 2017

  • "Booked again for next year, love Mill Lodge."

    Reviewed by Karen4.8Jun 2016

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double with patio doors to hot tub (one with en-suite wet room with shower, basin and WC and one with en-suite small bath, shower over, basin and WC), 1 x adult bunks
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility.
  • Oil underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with decking, furniture, BBQ and hot tub
  • Three well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Although wheelchair friendly, there are 3 steps up to the hot tub. Please Note: This property has a weekly fee of £30 to charge your electric cars
  • Please bring you own electric charging cable with the 3 pin plug. DO NOT USE THE POD POINT, AS THIS IS FOR THE OWNERS PERSONAL USE.

The property

Mill Lodge is a detached ground floor cottage set on a non-working farm.

It has ramped access to the front door and throughout the garden area, making it ideal for families with pushchairs and for less mobile guests.

With tiled floors throughout, this cottage exudes a Mediterranean feel which is enhanced by the fabulous hot tub in the garden, which can even be accessed directly from two of the bedrooms.

An excellent cottage in Norfolk, perfect for a holiday any time of the year.

Note: This cottage is next to Ref. 25789, together they sleep 13.

Mill Farm Cottages

These two detached cottages are located on a non-working farm in the pretty North Norfolk village of Brisley. Both of these Brisley cottages have been beautifully furnished and have full wheelchair access (on ground floor only at Mill Farm Barn) and each have a bedroom with an en-suite wet room with grab rails and shower seats. Situated next to each other but with totally separate facilities, these two Brisley cottages are ideal for a family holiday or for a group of friends looking to discover this beautiful part of Norfolk. Each of these cottages in Brisley has a selection of bedrooms making for flexibility with the sleeping arrangements and one of them even has a superb hot tub in the garden, where you can relax after a long day exploring the area. Brisley is a peaceful village and these two cottages are set next to the village green and the cricket pitch. The village is just a short drive to the market towns of Dereham, Fakenham and Holt. Just a half hour drive from these Brisley cottages are the pretty harbour villages of Wells, Holkham and Blakeney, where you can walk on the beach, have lunch in one of the many cafes or restaurants, or maybe even take a boat trip to see the seals. For a more traditional seaside day out, the resort towns of Sheringham and Cromer are easily accessible, as are the NT properties of Blickling and Felbrigg Hall or you could even pop up to Sandringham and spend a day exploring the estate. Two excellent Brisley cottages available all year round in a wonderful rural location.

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About the location

BRISLEY

Dereham 6 miles; Fakenham 7 miles; Holt 16 miles.

Brisley is a delightful village set in rural North Norfolk countryside, close to a number of market towns. The village of North Elmham is a couple of miles away and has a local shop, whilst Dereham and Fakenham offer a selection of independent stores, supermarkets, cafes, restaurants and pubs. The popular town of Holt is well known for its fine selection of quirky shops, plus the north Norfolk coast is just a half hour drive away so you can take your pick between the genteel villages of Wells and Blakeney or the more traditional resort towns of Sheringham and Cromer. There are a number of NT properties nearby and the coast is a haven for birdwatchers that flock to the area all year round. This area has a myriad of attractions that are available twelve months of the year.

Please Note: This property has a weekly fee of £30 to charge your electric cars. Please bring you own electric charging cable with the 3 pin plug.

DO NOT USE THE POD POINT, AS THIS IS FOR THE OWNERS PERSONNAL USE.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas