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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful lodge in a wonderful location."

    Everything you could possibly want was provided and the comfort level was second to none. We received the warmest of welcomes from Leigh. There will absolutely be a return visit.

    Thank you and thats great you enjoyed your stay and hopefully see you again sometime in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2023

  • "Brambles was very clean and very well equipped and felt like a home from home."

    The settees were very comfortable and so were the beds. The step in shower was excellent. The outside platform area was very safe for our dog and is gated. The grounds were ideal for short dog walks. The lodge also has a 7kw EV charger which worked well (owner charges for the electricity used at the end of your stay). Leigh, the owner, is very friendly and helpful. All in all we had a perfect week there and would definitely stay again.

    Thats great to hear that everything was comfortable for you at Brambles and look forward to seeing you again. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Jul 2023

  • "The owner Leigh was there to welcome and show us around Brambles which is not over looked by the other two properties on the site."

    The veranda is a pleasant place for breakfast if the weather obliges. The grounds are large and very suitable for walking the dog. It is a good base to explore Norfolk and Suffolk. As we have a dog she was able to advise us about suitable local pubs for eating out. We tried two:- The Red Lion, Kenninghall (dogs allowed in bar/snug, food only served in the snug. Parking on the road only). The White Horse, South Lopham (large car park, turn left on entering the pub). Pleasant surroundings and good quality pub food in both.

    Thank you and great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hopefully see you again sometime in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2023

  • "We think this is the nicest , cleanest and best place we have ever rented."

    The owner , Leigh , was extremely pleasant and helpful. The " Brambles" had everything we needed but in addition Leigh had left us milk in the fridge, dishwasher tablets, shower gel etc. Really appreciated , not often we find this in rentals. A lovely location as well. Deer wandering through, owl hooting at night. Lovely and quiet. It was an excellent holiday. We will definitely stay again. Thank you.

    Thank you so much for your comments and its lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay and got to hear and see some wildlife. Hope to see you again sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely relaxing stay at Brambles, everything has been thought of for the guests enjoyment of the lodge and it is super clean and well furnished."

    We loved watching the rabbits & deer from the veranda, although there are three lodges and the grounds are shared you would not know anyone else was there as they are not overlooked and very private.

    Thank you and thats great that you enjoyed your stay and watching the wildlife. Hope to see you again sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0May 2023

  • "This was our second stay at Alderwood (Hawthorns) first time then this stay at Brambles."

    Leigh couldn't be more helpful & really goes out of her way to make your stay a memorable one. Everything is provided that you'd expect & more. The cabins are so cosy & you never need to feel cold. There's even heated individual blankets on the beds if you want to feel even cosier. The heating is fantastic & we always felt warm during the minus temperatures outside. We're booking for 2024 but in the summer this time. There was nothing we could fault, it was all just perfect. Thanks Leigh for loan of the USB plug which we forgot to bring. We're already looking forward to returning. Ian, Sarah & Jasper

    Thank you both and of course Jasper, and really pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Dec 2022

  • "This was our second stay at Brambles and we enjoyed it just as much as the first stay."

    Love the little touches like providing kids duvet covers (big hit with our 2yr old!), Electric fans, tea bags, dishwasher tablets etc. It's great having the woods on the doorstep and we loved the fairy garden which is new since last time. Leigh was very helpful prior to our arrival and we would happily stay again.

    Lovely to hear your little one enjoyed the kids duvet design and that you enjoyed your stay again at our lodge site and look forward to seeing you all again sometime in the future. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely stay Everything spotlessly clean Very welcoming Would recommend as the lodge is very special"

    Thank you and so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed the property."

    The air conditioning unit was a blessing. Leigh was a splendid host and made us very welcome. Diss and Thetford are near and Garden Centres are quite close by and have lots to offer.

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Jun 2022

  • "We have just got back from the most lovely holiday at Bramble cottage."

    To quote my 5 year old "mummy, I had such a good holiday, it was the best." The owner was very kind and we felt very looked after with all the facilities, big (clothes airer, tumble dryer etc.) and small (a box full of tea bags, dishwasher tables, clothes washing liquid etc.). The lodge itself was extremely clean and cared for and the amount of free space for the boys and dog to run around in was amazing :) such beautiful grounds. We are already looking forward to our next stay. Thank you, Leigh :) The Brewsters

    Thats wonderful that you all enjoyed your holiday in Brambles at our Alderwood Lodges site and look forward to your next visit. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a fabulous week staying at Brambles Lodge, the host Leigh was so friendly and helpful nothing was too much."

    The Lodge itself was brilliant, it had everything you needed for comfort and with the change in the increment weather the week we were there the warmth of the Lodge was great too. The beds were so comfortable to give you a good nights sleep. The Lodge was lovely and clean on arrival and Leigh the host had thought of everything even with the complimentary packs (tea, sugar, hot chocolate, sugar, dishwasher tablets etc etc.) the list never ending :-) We have already booked again for next year for another week, the surrounding areas were lovely too and our dog so enjoyed his walks round and through the surrounding wooded area first thing in the mornings. The community ran pub, everyone was so friendly and welcoming. We had such a relaxing and chilled holiday and defiantly recharged our batteries ready for when we got back to the rat race. Many thanks Leigh and look forward to seeing you next year Michelle and Mel Cooke and Ollie our little Havanese :-)

    Thank you and really glad you enjoyed your stay at Alderwood Lodges and also your visits to our local pub and look forward to seeing you again next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Mar 2022

  • "Having just come back from brambles I would highly recommend if you are looking for a relaxing break like I was."

    So peaceful and quiet. Leigh was very helpful and made sure our break was exactly what we required. Lovely place. 5 ⭐️

    So glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future sometime. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2022

  • "The lodge is totally Amazing, extremely well equipped,and very clean,has everything you need,and the best thing is the peace and quiet,we were also really pleased to see deer so near the lodge,it was wonderful to come back to the lodge after a good day visiting places,it's very warm and comfortable,the owner Leigh is lovely,she checked twice that we had all we needed."

    A truly unique holiday Lodge,many thax to Leigh

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay at Alderwood Lodges and our Brambles lodge and look forward to seeing you all again later in the year. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Veronica5.0Jan 2022

  • "We found the holiday home had everything we needed for our stay."

    My husband is disabled and thoughtfully there was equipment provided. Beautiful surroundings and woodland walks.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jun 2021

  • "Brilliant lodge, home from home, warm, clean and comfortable."

    Nine acres to wander which was great for my spaniel before bed. Quite and private site, birds, deer, rabbits and pheasant in the garden every day. Leigh was lovely and very helpful. So much to do in the area, I will have to return! Fabulous week.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0May 2021

  • "Very clean and welcoming"

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Sep 2020

  • "Enjoyed our stay had everything we needed, lovely and quiet and lots of wildlife visited the chalet."

    Leigh, the owner was very helpful. Would recommend The Brambles particularly for people who are elderly and can't cope with steps.

    Reviewed by P5.0Aug 2020

  • "A lovely well kept lodge."

    Very Suitable property for our disabled daughter as there was a ramp access and Walk in shower. Leigh the owner was there to welcome us on our arrival. She checked everything was OK during our stay and there to say farewell at our departure.Excellent joining instructions with lots of useful information on what to see and where to eat etc. We were able to see daily visits by deer and rabbits from the lodge.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2020

  • "The lodge was fitted out with everything you could possibly need."

    with some touches above and beyond expectations. We enjoyed the peace and quiet and we all loved walking through the woodland walk every day. Our cairn terrier Ice really enjoyed the freedom of no lead and the freedom to run around. Then back to the warm lodge for a cup of tea. Every evening we were visited by the Muntjac deer looking for food, Not to mention the squirrels and birds. The site agent Leigh made sure everything was perfect. Nothing was too much trouble - really great. Well the week soon was over and it has given us some wonderful memories. For February the weather was really good. One day we went to the centre at Thetford forest, had a good walk and then tucked into our picnic. Top notch. Would we come again- you bet we would and to anyone thinking of going there book it.

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2020

  • "The cabin was like home from home everything you could possibly want with lots of little touches from biscuits, drinks, toiletries and cleaning products."

    A very comfortable stay. Leigh, the host was very welcoming and lovely she couldn't do enough for you. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2019

  • "The lodge was absolutely beautiful and Lee, the owner, was so lovely and helpful."

    The situation is ideal if you are looking for a quiet and peaceful holiday, we sat on the veranda with a glass of wine or a coffee listening to the birds and we even saw a deer about 10 feet away just wandering past and there was always rabbits around and a pheasant patrolling his territory. Thanks for a lovely week, we look forward to booking again next year. Ann & David Hall.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2019

  • "The lodge is in a beautiful setting, private from the other 2 lodges on the grounds."

    We found the lodge very well appointed, especially with the gates to the veranda allowing our dog outside space without fear of her wandering off. She also found the wooded area great to run around in and would recommend to families. All in all a very enjoyable stay and will certainly use again. Lyn & John

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC and 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area, with electric fire.
  • Electric central heating, electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD player, CD player, a selection of books, games and DVDs and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off-road parking for four cars
  • Wraparound decking area with furniture and charcoal barbecue
  • Three well -behaved dogs are welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.9 miles
  • Please note: Due to livestock near the property, fireworks and drones are not allowed
  • Electric Vehicle charging point available

The property

Brambles is a wonderful country retreat located on the outskirts of Garboldisham, Norfolk.

The open-plan living space offers a welcoming space to relax and unwind of an evening, with the delightful electric woodburner-effect stove adding that countryside ambience to the room.

Gather around the dining table to enjoy delicious home-cooked meals, prepared in the well-equipped kitchen, with a range of high-quality appliances.

The lodge benefits from two bedrooms; one king-size and one twin, the master boasting a modern en-suite shower room, with a family bathroom.

Take a snack or a refreshing beverage out to the decking area, where you can enjoy the quiet while watching the sunset of an evening.

Brambles is an excellent base for those looking to explore this wonderful countryside area.

Note: Property can be booked with Refs. 9991369, together they sleep 10 people.

Alderwood Lodges

Situated on the outskirts of the pretty village of Garboldisham, in Norfolk, are these group of lodges. Full of character and charm, each lodge has been extensively renovated to provide stunningly modern accommodation for families and friends alike. You are in a fantastic position for cycling, walking, fishing and wildlife-spotting, with both lodges boasting open-plan living spaces. Alderwood Lodges boasts 9 acres of land, offering woodland and river which is perfect for walkers, and also has a bird hide near the River Little Ouse which runs through the site. They host a range of high-quality furnishings for you to relax and unwind on after a long day sightseeing. Delightful electric woodburning stoves give the rooms a warm ambience. Furnished to a high-standard, these modern fitted kitchens, which will inspire you to dust off those cook books and indulge in the modern appliances on-hand. Gather around the dining tables, with ample seating for family gatherings over a lovely meal, or a glass of something chilled. Both lodges have a selection of well-presented bedrooms offering plush beds and ample furniture to store your personal items. Delight in the en-suite shower rooms, so parents don't have to fight for the bathroom of a morning! Or indulge in the family bathroom with its elegant bath, perfect for enjoy a relaxing soak of an evening to wash away those tired muscles. The wraparound decking area for both lodges provides the perfect location to sit back and enjoy the peace and tranquillity as you observe the surrounding countryside, with a refreshing beverage, or cooking up a storm on the provided charcoal barbecue! While you're in the area, why not travel towards Knettishall Heath Country Park? It's a place your little ones will delight in exploring and discovering a range of exotic animals. Spot the lizards hiding on the rocks, skylarks singing as they fly, and a variety of ponies and cattle in the open fields. The ponies descending from Britain's natural wild pony from over 130,000 years ago. Visit the thriving market town of Diss, which offers an abundance of local attractions. Bressingham Steam and Gardens is a steam museum with lush gardens and train rides on antique steam trains and steamrollers. Diss Mere lake stands adjacent to the park and has opportunities for those keen walkers and fishers. Discover a wealth of history and culture with The 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum, housing memorabilia in an original control tower and showcasing the history of American airmen who visited Norfolk during World War II. Let's not forget the large selection of shops, supermarkets, pubs and restaurants in the area, perfect for spending the day exploring with your family. Alderwood Lodges offer a welcoming base to the heart of the Norfolk countryside.

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About the location


Diss 8 miles; Bury St Edmunds 16 miles.

The village of Garboldisham is set in Norfolk, close to the border of Suffolk, meaning it is a wonderful base for discovering both counties. Garboldisham offers a well-stocked local village store and post office selling local produce, and also boasts a medieval church in the village. The Fox Inn is a community run pub which at present opens Friday - Sunday plus Bank.
Garboldisham is close to the popular market town of Diss in south Norfolk which boasts a 13th century church and wonderful, winding, narrow streets which house tucked away, little courtyards. There is also a high street where visitors can find a selection of tea rooms and small shops and there are many activities in the area to keep all visitors happy, including golf and scenic walks, offering picturesque opportunities to discover this lovely area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas