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Garboldisham, Norfolk (Ref. 991369)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • 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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7 Customer Reviews

  • "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!

    Reviewed by SandraApr 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 JonOct 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 MartinMay 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 ColinMay 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 NicolaOct 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 NickSep 2020

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

    Reviewed by MarkJun 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
  • Please note: Due to livestock near the property, fireworks and drones are allowed.

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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