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Holly Cottage

Great Cressingham near Watton, Norfolk (Ref. 1010688)

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Pub less than 1 mile


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3 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Maden

    “We felt at home the moment we stepped in to this cottage!”


    The rooms were larger than the photographs suggested which is unusual for a cottage & there were lots of storage space for all of our gear! The cottage is tastefully decorated in a grey & white theme which makes it look & feel modern & there is a lovely garden outside which is ideal for anybody holidaying with dogs. The cottage had everything that we needed & little touches such as torches in the rooms for those midnight trips downstairs to the toilet shows how the owners have thought about their guests! We arrived to a handwritten note from the owners advising us of what extra precautions they had taken to protect us from Covid & this, together with a very clean cottage reassured us & made us feel safe. The cottage was well positioned for us as we geocache & there were many walks close by which meant that we did not have to travel very far to enjoy our hobby. The only small criticism is that the drive is quite narrow & it is difficult to see down the road with out poking the car quite a way out in to the road but the owners are aware of this & are looking to try & improve it. We had a wonderful week & would definitely return!

    - Mrs Maden, December 2020

The property

Watton 4.6 miles.

Enjoying a lovely position on a quiet lane in Great Cressingham is Holly Cottage, a charming Norfolk property not far from the market town of Watton.

Suited to a small family or a couple, this dog-friendly Norfolk cottage makes a perfect base for exploring this varied region.

Within Holly Cottage you can find a well-presented kitchen, filled with appliances to assist you on your self-catered stay, including a washing machine and a dishwasher, enjoying a contemporary monochrome colour scheme.

Continue through to the dining area with a table and chairs neatly placed in the corner, while the sitting room features a picture-perfect painted brick fireplace, with a warming woodburning stove set inside.

Relax in this area on one of the two plush sofas, with a TV here to entertain featuring Freeview and a DVD player for a quiet night in.

On the ground-floor you can also find the bathroom with a shower over bath, while up the steep cottage stairs are the two lovely bedrooms.

Choose from either spacious rooms, a double or a single, with ample storage for your belongings.

Enjoy the use of the enclosed garden and let the dogs run around on the grass, with some patio furniture to sit at with your coffee on a sunny morning.

Just a short stroll down the road will bring you to the local pub, The Olde Windmill Inn, serving good food and home to a lovely outdoor seating area, while further amenities and shops can be found in the neighbouring market town of Watton.

Here you can find both smaller shops and supermarkets, as well as several restaurants.

The surrounding area is full of excellent attractions; visit the Oxburgh Hall, a 15th century moated manor house and chapel surrounded by woodland trails to explore, or head to Meslop Farm Park where children and adults alike can snuggle a piglet or a rabbit and say hello to all kinds of farm animals on this family-run farm.

The Thetford Forest Park is within easy reach and as well as boasting a wealth of woodland to explore, it is home to Grime's Graves, a Neolithic flint mine open to visitors, featuring 400 pits resembling a grassy lunar landscape that is well worth a visit.

Spend a day visiting the city of Norwich, where you can marvel at the medieval Norwich Castle, Museum and Art Gallery, enjoy a picnic in the delightful Eaton Park, or find adventure at Whitlingham Country Park where a host of watersports can be enjoyed with kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding among them.

Holly Cottage is an excellent property to spend a fun-filled break in Norfolk.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, microwave, Freeview TV with DVD and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for four cars
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.7 miles, pub 0.6 miles
  • Note: The stairs are quite steep, please take care and consider this when booking
  • Note: There is a step down to each bedroom

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About the location


Swaffham 10 miles; Thetford 15 miles; Norwich 23 miles.

The well-served market town of Watton is in the district of Breckland, just less than 25 miles from Norwich. Perfectly positioned for access to the whole of Norfolk and North Suffolk, this town is thought to be where the 'Babes in the Wood' were abandoned in Wayland Wood. You will see on the town sign that there are two babes, and a hare jumping over the barrel reflecting the town name; wat being the local dialect word for hare, and ton for barrel. There is a traditional market held every Wednesday morning with produce including freshly caught fish, and there are two supermarkets and a number of independent shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs to enjoy. Within reach is the popular Thetford Forest Park, a number of golf courses, other market towns and not forgetting the cathedral city of Norwich. A convenient base for your Norfolk adventure.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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