"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
"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.
"Lovely place to stay, everything we needed was in there
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
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
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
Don’t leave doors open to garden when it’s dark as room will be full of knats in no time
"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 .
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"Great place to stay, owners really accommodating."
Had everything we needed.
"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!
"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.
"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.
"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
"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!
"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
"Very quiet and secluded despite being part of a complex."
Lovely garden and hot tub and convenient for the coast. Very dog friendly.
"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..
"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
"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
"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
"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.
"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.
"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,
"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
"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.
"Just peace and quite really"
"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.
"Mill Lodge is a lovely retreat."
It is both clean and comfortable and we hope to b able to go back sometime.
"Lovely well-equipped cottage, lots of places within half an hours drive to visit, perfect for dogs, thank you"
"Lovely location with private garden."
Ideal for dogs and local walks. Would definitely recommend and intend to come back again in the future!
"Booked again for next year, love Mill Lodge."
"Mill lodge was really spacious, it was very clean and tidy."
The garden was fully secure for our dog. The Hot tub was fantastic. Fantastic place to stay and will visit again.
"The cottage was great; spacious and well equipped."
The three bathrooms made life in the morning very easy and it was a real treat to come back to the hot tub in the evenings too. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the cottage to anyone looking for a peaceful retreat, with easy access to the North coast of Norfolk.
"Ideal all round with a very secure garden for children and dog friendly too."
This cottage lived up to all expectations.
"We really enjoyed our stay at Mill Lodge, the underfloor heating was great for winter and the hot tub was amazing."
Really lovely property and the owner was very nice.
"Ideal for our dogs, totally secure garden and tiled floors throughout."
Underfloor heating was wonderful. The whole place was lovely and warm even in November. Very well equipped. We really enjoyed the hot-tub after a day exploring the local area.
"The area was excellent for all our dogs, they enjoyed the walks."
"Norfolk is a very good holiday destination if you have dogs."
The beach's around are all dog friendly all year around. The cottage we stayed in was very clean and you had all you needed for your holiday. The hot tub is very nice. We would go back to this cottage again.
"The hosts were great there if you needed anything."
Lovely gesture of tea, coffee, biscuits and milk when you arrive. Great secure garden for dogs. Very spacious. Super hot tub to relax in after beautiful walks in area. All this makes for a fantastic holiday, highly recommend.
"We had an amazing holiday."
Mill Lodge was so well situated, and in beautiful countryside.
"The people who owned the cottage were just lovely."
The hot tub was divine, and the disabled facilities were superb. A brilliant cottage, would consider booking again next year!
"That it was very spacious accommodation, the hot tub was a lovely addition and the place felt modern and clean."