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Garboldisham, Norfolk Show on map

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Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautiful lodge in a perfect location."

    Thank you and glad you all enjoyed your stay and hopefully see you again in the future sometime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely property and good location."

    Owner was very helpful and offered us information about food available on the day we arrived, local pub, fish and chip shop we ate at both and it was excellent. Recommend if your looking for a relaxing break.

    Thank you and lovely to hear you all enjoyed your break and the local pub and takeaways. Hopefully will see you again sometime in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Nov 2023

  • "Leigh was the perfect host meet us showed us where everthing was and how it worked."

    The Hawthorns was fully equipt and spotless great area with plenty of wildlife. Leigh even bought a bottle of bubbly for or Wedding Anniversary

    Thank you and glad you had a lovely time at Alderwood Lodges and hopefully see you again sometime in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2023

  • "Excellent Lodge in lovely surroundings."

    Facilities first rate, want for nothing. Welcome pack a nice little touch. Have already recommended to friends who have booked to go there next year.

    Thank you and thats lovely to hear you had a great time at Alderwood Lodges and thank you for recommended to your friends. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bernard5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation, lovely location, would thoroughly recommend."

    Thank you and so glad you enjoyed your stay at Alderwood Lodges and our area. Hope to see you again sometime in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "Had lovely holiday everything we needed Leigh is so lovely couldn't help us enough"

    Lovely to hear you had a great time at our lodge site and hope to see you again in the future. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic property."

    Super clean. Best equipped lodge we've ever stayed in. Beds really comfy. Lovely peaceful and private spot. Leigh the owner couldn't have been more helpful. Will be reccomending to others 100%

    Thank you and so glad you enjoyed your stay and hopefully see you again sometime in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2023

  • "Hawthorn in winter is a lovely cosy warm retreat in a very quiet location set in ..."

    Hawthorn in winter is a lovely cosy warm retreat in a very quiet location set in the edge of a wooded area close to nature and is dog friendly ,very enjoyable stay

    Thank you and hope to see you again sometime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2022

  • "What an amazing bolt hole away from your everyday stress."

    .. the lodge..Hawthorne... was incredible, extremely well kitted out and so much to start the holiday with no stress of buying... toilet roll, kitchen towel etc etc... even down to dishwasher and washing machine...pint of milk in fridge and large box of assorted tea coffee and hot chocolate, including sugar...this was probably the best thought out package i have ever seen and ive stayed a lot of even had electric blankets on the beds.... wonderful to sit on veranda looking at the trees and wildlife, so peaceful and a gentle stroll round the woods ...the owners are lovely and friendly and it is so well maintained .... i will definately come again..a huge thank you

    Thank you and really appreciate your lovely comments and so glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2022

  • "Hawthorns was exactly as advertised if not better, so comfy and in great surroundings."

    Leigh, the host was amazing great information and we new exactly where to find keys etc. Most relaxing holiday we have had for ages.

    So lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay at Alderwood Lodges and hopefully see you again in the future sometime. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cabin, facilities and surrounding area are superb."

    The owner very welcoming and thoughtful, provides so much compared to other places we've been. Looking forward to returning next year.

    Thank you and great to hear you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Jun 2022

  • "An extremely relaxing comfortable stay, in a beautiful location."

    The cabin was first class and very well equipped down to the last detail, including a 50" Samsung with all the usual smart channels available. There is also a/c in the lounge and the kitchen is comprehensively equipped with quality items. Leigh, the owner, was unobtrusive, but on hand if needed. Leigh also provided all the cleaning and toiletry items you would need. There are three cabins at this location, each cabin being some distance from the other, but all leading to a private wooded area, where there is bird hide, equipped with binoculars, and an interesting fairy garden. There's plenty of parking next to each cabin, a lovely verandah where you can relax and watch the wildlife and a great place to eat your breakfast. lunch and dinner. Our group consisted of Mum, Dad, two grown up daughters and one son in law and as we had family living nearby, we had a bit of a get together, where the extra large bar-be-que came into it's own. There's lots to see and do in the area, and a large supermarket in nearby Diss if you want to stock up. There also two small shops a few minutes drive away. So to summarize, a fantastic week, and we will be returning for another stay. Big thanks to Leigh and Co. for making it such a great place to be!

    Thank you for your lovely comments and so glad you all enjoyed your stay at Alderwood Lodges and look forward to seeing you all again sometime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had such a peaceful, relaxing week in Hawthorns."

    Leigh could not have been more friendly and helpful (though not intrusive in any way). Though we went out and about each day, it was so lovely to get back to the lodge, have a drink on the terrace and just listen to the birdsong!

    So glad you enjoyed your stay at Alderwood Lodges and hope to see you again sometime Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra4.4Apr 2022

  • "Hawthorn was in a fantastic location, we were very impressed."

    Leigh the owner was so lovely and accommodating. Cabin was well furnished, very comfortable and warming, by far one of the best we have stayed in. Thankyou again Leigh we will definitely be staying again. Cannot wait for the next one! The Greens x

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Oct 2021

  • "Brilliant location, tucked away adjoining the forest, with unbelievable wildlife variety on the door step (and on the porch!"

    ). Leigh looked after us well, and made sure we didn't get lost on our walk (to the pub!) - met us half way in her car, to make sure we were on the right track - priceless!!! Would recommend and will look forward to a revisit. 10/10

    Reviewed by Martin5.0May 2021

  • "Enjoyed 5 nights at hawthorn lodge a nice quiet spot with privacy ,local wild life deer/rabbits /squirrels and birds right up to the veranda which we enjoyed immensely ,walks from the door around the onsite woodlands approx."

    25 mins circuit ,some common land across the road for a bit longer walk some lovely nature park walks and forestry walks a short drive away lodge has all you need and the owner Leigh is available if required and very friendly good Covid protocols in place

    Reviewed by Colin5.0May 2021

  • "This is a lovely place to stay."

    We also had not problem changing our holiday dates with sykes due to covid lock down in May.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Oct 2020

  • "Really friendly, helpful hosts; made us feel so welcome!"

    Lots of thoughtful touches in the lodge (eg bird seed, binoculars, tin foil, bin bags etc) and a lot of trouble taken to cater for the Covid requirements. The hosts seems to really know what they were doing, and did it well. Thoroughly recommended! A real bonus to be visited by a pair of muntjac deer most evenings too!

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Sep 2020

  • "As always an excellent property in good location something we always find by using your services."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin and 1 x full sized bunk
  • 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, radio, 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
  • Wrap around decking area with furniture
  • Two well behaved pets are welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.9 miles
  • EV charger, charged at 30 pence per kilowatt available
  • Please note: Due to livestock near the property, fireworks and drones are not allowed
  • Electric Vehicle charging available

The property

Positioned in the rural countryside hills, on the outskirts of Garboldisham, is this fabulous detached lodge.

Hawthorn offers a warming retreat for families looking to escape to the countryside.

Internally, the property offers an open-plan living space, with plenty of furniture to curl up in of an evening, with the electric woodburning stove to keep you warm during those chilly evenings.

The kitchen is amply equipped with everything you could need to cook up a storm for the whole family, to be enjoyed at the spacious dining room table.

Down the hall are three bedrooms; one king-size with an en-suite shower room, one twin and one child bunk.

The outside benefits from an enclosed decking area, with furniture, so you can sit out in the afternoon sun with a refreshing beverage.

A lovely lodge, based in the heart of Norfolk.

Note: Property can be booked with Refs. 991371, 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