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The Ramblers' Annex

(Ref. 955349)

Mattishall, Norfolk Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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147 Customer Reviews

  • "The Ramblers Annexe is a great place to stay."

    It is very comfortable and well equipped. Steve and Catherine are very welcoming as is their daughter Gemma and their two dogs. The location is good for seeing lots of different places in Norfolk before coming back to relax in the garden.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2024

  • "As always Steve, Catherine and Gemma are great hosts."

    We had a wonderful week enjoying nice weather in their garden. Visiting the Bure Railway to Wroxham and Norwich Cathedral and meeting up with friend’s. Our dog Mabel loved being around Toby and Poppy the family dogs. See you next year!

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2024

  • "It was perfect- no issues identified whatsoever- the property was very clean and comfortable with every last detail covered."

    The hosts were friendly and responsive. Dogs very welcome and made to feel at home

    Reviewed by Jacqui4.7May 2024

  • "The Annexe had everything we needed, was comfortable and was a great centre for walks, drives to the coast and general pottering."

    The owners were helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0May 2024

  • "Very pleasant comfy & well equipped just as advertised no nasty surprises & very welcoming host"

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2024

  • "Fantastic holiday let ."

    Very well equipped, warm and comfortable .parking right by your door and a very secure large garden for dogs ,great welcome from the owner and her family . Will definately look forward to returning in the future .

    Thank you for your kind comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beryl5.0Apr 2024

  • "A lovely cottage with all the comforts of home."

    Well equipped and spotless. Charming and warm owners who are happy to help or advise but at the same time leave you to enjoy your stay.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Mar 2024

  • "Another great stay at The Ramblers Annex, we look forward to staying again."

    Catherine, Steve and Gemma couldn't be more welcoming, it's home from home for us.

    Thanks Janet - we look forward to you staying again. You’ve been so Many times you are like family . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Mar 2024

  • "Accommodation clean and tidy, nice large bathroom with walk on shower."

    Ample parking with 3kw car charging point available. Our stay was in February so weather not the best with numerous roads flooded. However that did not spoil our stay in Norfolk. Hospitable hosts with very friendly dogs. A big thanks to our hosts.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Feb 2024

  • "Tha Annex is exactly what it says."

    It's a little home from home but with some lovely extra touches. The owners were really friendly and made us welcome.

    Thank you for your kind words. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Feb 2024

  • "Very warm & cosy."

    This was our second stay at Ramblers and we're planning another.

    Thank you for your kind comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jan 2024

  • "As always lovely break, it was our 3rd Christmas at Ramblers annex, always feels like going home for Christmas , lovely family always makes us feel welcome ."

    Thank you for your comments but they do not seem to reflect your scoring. We do not understand why you have marked The Ramblers Annexe down on accuracy of listing and cleanliness when this is your 3rd visit. Unfortunately when you left we had to re-wash the cutlery, saucepans and frying pans as they were still dirty. The annexe is a non smoking property and you chose to smoke at the stable door which resulted in the property smelling of smoke and we had to open the windows to air it for the next guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian4.4Dec 2023

  • "Great property and lovely owners that done everything to make our stay special thanks to you all."

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely warm welcome on arrival."

    Everything we needed was provided and in working order. Very clean and well maintained. Well positioned to explore that corner of Norfolk.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely property very clean well maintained and stocked up with everything you ..."

    Lovely property very clean well maintained and stocked up with everything you need the owners were brilliant very friendly nothing too much trouble ideal place to either chill out for a few days or to use as a base to visit the rest of the area we will definitely be back next year

    Paul, thank you for your kind comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2023

  • "We found Ramblers Annexe delightful."

    It was not wanting for anything. Catherine even offered to look after our fur baby while we went for a meal. The welcome pack was extremely generous and accommodation was clean and comfortable and deserves 5 stars.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely restful break ."

    Hosts were welcoming but not intrusive. A perfect base to visit many areas of Norfolk.

    Reviewed by Felicity4.1Oct 2023

  • "We had a wonderful, relaxing holiday."

    The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed. The dogs loved wandering around the garden in a secure environment. The owners were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. They advised us on places to visit and even offered to sit with the dogs if we wanted to eat out on our own. They made a real effort to ensure that we had a lovely time

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "The ramblers annex is a very comfortable and well equipped property in a great location."

    The owners were so friendly and helpful as were their dogs. Everything is set up to make your holiday as good and enjoyable as it could possibly be and we felt very much at home as soon as we arrived and Gemma took us round the property and told us all we needed to know. This is a property that I would definitely recommend to other people and is also well worth a return visit.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2023

  • "Yet another lovely stay at The Ramblers Annex."

    We have been coming here for quite a few years now and each stay is just as good as the last. It's like a home from home, everything is supplied for all your needs, even down to treats for the dog. The property is cosy, comfortable and warm, all in all a great place to stay. For the owners, Catherine, Steve and Gemma, nothing is too much trouble, anything you need you only have to ask.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2023

  • "Superb in every way."

    Steve,Catherine and Gemma are wonderful hosts. The property is well equipped. Loved the Tassimo machine! As a dog friendly accommodation, this gets the gold medal. We had a lovely week here and would thoroughly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Karl5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage."

    Probably the best equipped cottage we've stayed in. The hosts go in & out doing shift work but we didn't hear them although the bedroom windows were open due to the weather. We would highly recommend this cottage to anyone with a dog and we're hoping to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Sep 2023

  • "After a long journey, we were met with a lovely friendly welcome from our hosts."

    The Annex was comfy and is in a very central location. We found it ideal in order to explore the surrounding villages and towns, with ease. Our reactive dog was soon relaxed and exploring the garden. Toby and Poppy were very gentle with her, and our hosts were very understanding, allowing her to join in at her own pace.

    Thank you for your kind words.we loved meeting Cassie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Aug 2023

  • "If you like helicopter hosts who go about their daily lives literally in your face, disturbing your peace and tranquility at all hours of the day."

    If you would like to holiday in a gravel car park with your hosts Driving and parking their vehicles in and out of it, which happens to be inches away from your bedroom day and night. If you like your ‘private’ space to be invaded by the hosts walking inches away from your window on their many excursions to and from their home. If you are not looking for a relaxing or romantic holiday for you and your pets. If you don’t mind being an uninvited guest into conversations held by hosts the other side of your paid space, if you have no expectations about the presentation and disgusting conditions of the bathroom. If you’re not expecting a hot shower on a regular basis and not expecting any response from the hosts if you do complain then this granny flat is perfect for you! We have never paid to stay anywhere more unsuitable for a relaxing holiday than this! So beware! Don’t be fooled by the gushing feedback you have been warned! Look elsewhere! Norfolk is wonderful but we had to cut short our annual 10 day holiday to come home for a decent undisturbed nights sleep…

    We are sorry you did not enjoy your stay at The Ramblers Annexe and were disappointed by your comments above and would like to respond accordingly. On your arrival you were met by our daughter who tried to do a meet and greet to explain about the Annexe, but you made it quite clear that you did not want to converse with her. Therefore we attempted to no encroach on your personal space for the remainder of your stay. If she had been allowed to continue she would have explained that both she and my husband work shifts which means they would leave early in the morning and sometimes arrive late at night. They both ensure that they were as quite as possible. It became obvious that you were not happy from day 1 as by no fault of our own there was a powercut in the village. When husband said unfortunately if comes with living in the country we found it particularly bizarre when you commented that you never get powercuts where you live in the country. You constantly kept asking us for updates, although we updated you when we had new information. We supply a torch, candles and lighters for your use and my husband bought you a flask of hot water for tea and coffee and said to ask for more if needed. You stated that if you wanted to spend a holiday on a gravel driveway you should come here despite the fact that we supply a garden area with furniture and summerhouse for your sole use. If you chose to sit on a stepped area on the drive which is not a patio then you cannot complain as we go about our daily business. As for the bathroom, when you arrived we apologised to you for state of the floor, however you were told that the shower cubicle and flooring were being replaced after you were leaving on the Tuesday. You told us that this was not a problem. This has already been completed 3 days after your departure. Regarding your comments about the hosts walking near your private space it clearly states in the description that the Annexe is attached to the hosts property. The hosts property has adults only and so noise is kept to a minimum. You notified my daughter of no hot water in the shower on one day and this was rectified immediately, you told us there were no more problems. The Annexe is run a separate combi boiler, so we were not aware until you told us. As for the helicopter lifestyle we are an ordinary working family who come and go as normal people do. During the time of your stay when we did see you, we asked you several times if everything was ok and you replied yes. Also, when you arrived, we offered to look after the dogs at anytime, if you wished to go out. Rather than that you decided without informing us that you would leave your dogs, alone in the property where they would constantly bark invading our space. On Monday we were contacted by Sykes that the reason you left early was that you felt you were being spied on by the ring doorbell. You made no mention of this at the time and if you had approached us, we would have been happy to disconnect it. Unfortunately, the ring doorbell is there for security, and it is not our fault that you chose to sit out on the stepped are in full view of the camera instead of using the garden area. It appears that you have completed this review after being told that we would not compensate you after your complaint to Sykes about the ring doorbell. You made no comments when you left or anytime during your stay. We have no control over any reviews that we get, so your comments regarding the gushing feedback from previous guests, holds no water. 95% of our guest cannot be wrong. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn1.3Jul 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay at this lovely cottage everything You would need was supplied, owner's very helpful and friendly we would recommend this cottage."

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent quiet location, Very well equipped - not like the four star accommodation we stayed at last year (another company) The welcome pack was just what we needed on arrival - great to be able to make a cup of tea straight away."

    Steve, Catherine & Gemma were all friendly and welcoming and we would certainly recommend The Ramblers Annex to our friends

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Jun 2023

  • "Really nice place to stay owners are very friendly and dog friendly."

    Outside space is brilliant excellent location. Will stay here again

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Jun 2023

  • "We were warmly welcomed and personally shown around enabling us to ask questions about how things worked and about facilities in the area."

    Our dog very much appreciated having the run of the garden and meeting the three resident collies. We found the annex very comfortable and suitable for our needs, being elderly! It had everything we needed, plus excellent hosts.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0May 2023

  • "We found the Ramblers Annex extremely comfortable,clean, spacious and very well equipped."

    We were greeted warmly and even offered to look after our dog if need be as she is unable to walk too far. By the end of the year we will have been in 19 Sykes cottages, over a period of years. We would say The Ramblers would be in the first 4. Catherine, Steve and Gemma must be doing something right, believe they are nearly fully booked. Would highly recommend this cottage.

    Thank you for your kind words it is very much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely place to stay, the owners where incredibly helpful nothing too much trouble the annex had everything that you could need they had even upgraded the double bed to a king size so comfy."

    Would definitely book again

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Apr 2023

  • "Ramblers Annexe was very cosy and comfortable, spotlessly clean."

    It was very well equipped including a dishwasher and washing machine. Well situated to explore Norfolk, we had a lovely week and would highly recommend this holiday home.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Annex."

    Given a nice welcome and felt nothing too much trouble. Cosy well equipped accomodation in a peaceful rural area. Would recommend for a relaxing stay in Norfolk.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely warm welcome from the property owners, the cottage was warm n cosy and spotless clean!"

    We would certainly revisit this cottage.

    Thank you for your kind comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2023

  • "Our second stay at this comfortable and well equipped holiday home."

    The village is a great location from which to explore Norfolk and the annex is situated in a quiet spot at the edge of the village. The accommodation is clean, comfortable, warm and dog friendly. We will certainly return.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely place to stay!"

    Great location for exploring all of Norfolk. We had a wonderful week and Catherine and Gemma went out of their way to make us welcome and took care of incoming post and presents arriving! The accommodation was excellent with everything provided. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Mar 2023

  • "This was an absolute treat for us!"

    Excellent accommodation, fully equipped, warm, comfortable and cosy. The owners welcomed us as we arrived, introduced us to their friendly border collies and assured us they would be on hand if we needed anything at all. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Annex and look forward to returning. Thank you so much Catherine, Steve and Gemma…. and of course Poppy, Toby and Bailey! Mike, Val and Hudson.

    Reviewed by Val5.0Feb 2023

  • "Had a lovely 5 night stay at the Ramblers, and it was just so lovely."

    Perfect location and beautiful surroundings. Will most definitely book to go back. Cannot fault it at all. Owners very welcoming and adorable dogs they have too. Thank you for a lovely little holiday! (Matt&Julia)

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a lovely week!"

    Thank you for making us all feel welcome!

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Feb 2023

  • "A real little gem."

    Very central for visiting. It had everything, really warm and homely. The Swan in Matishall does good food as does the chip shop but the kitchen is very well equipped if you prefer cooking. The owners couldn't do enough for us

    Reviewed by Judy4.7Feb 2023

  • "The Annexe is perfect in every way."

    Everything you need for a relaxing holiday and ideally placed for exploring the countryside.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Jan 2023

  • "Beautiful annexe, providing everything you need for a relaxing holiday and more."

    We and our dogs were made very welcome by the hosts, Steve and Kate, who were a wealth of knowledge about the best places to visit during our stay. We will definitely be back!

    Thank you for your kind words. You will be very welcome to stay in the Annexe again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jan 2023

  • "This was my second visit to Ramblers Annex and once again I had a wonderful time."

    Catherine, Steve and Gemma can't do enough for you and are so friendly and it is reassuring that they are on hand should you need them. The log burner was a fabulous bonus with the colder weather and having it on in the afternoon and evening with a drink made Ramblers Annex even more cozy. There is everything that you could possibly want provided. I have already booked for next year and can't wait. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Dec 2022

  • "This property is perfect as a base for dog owners exploring the many attractions of Norfolk."

    Very dog friendly accommodation in a central location. The accommodation is spacious and attractive, with good facilities and welcoming owners who make every effort to ensure you have a comfortable stay. The village is charming and has good basic facilities. Located within a short drive of the A47 the whole of Norfolk is easily accessible by car. We will certainly return.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Nov 2022

  • "We have stayed at The Ramblers four times now so I think that says it all."

    It's our home from home and we are always made welcome. Everything you need is here, such a warm, cosy place to stay and central to all the attractions which Norfolk has to offer. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely place to take your break, second time we have been."

    Everything you need is there for you. beach is only 50 min drive and shops in Dereham around 10 mins away.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2022

  • "Delightful cottage, exceedingly helpful owner."

    Lovely view of the garden from the bedroom window. Very well equipped. It was lovely to be able to leave our two dogs knowing that Gemma would listen out for them. It made our holiday. Christine

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2022

  • "Had a lovely holiday at the Ramblers Annex."

    We were made very welcome by the owners, along with our little dog. The accommodation was extremely well equipped and the log burner made for cosy nights in. Sadly the local pub was closed for some reason, but we found plenty of eateries in Dereham. The garden was enclosed so very dog friendly and plenty of local walks too. We would definitely recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent property, great hosts, we all enjoyed our stay xxx"

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2022

  • "The annex is in a lovely location for exploring the Norfolk countryside and especially suitable if you have a dog."

    The owners could not be more helpful and had thought of everything you could possibly need. In fact, it is the best equipped property I have ever stayed in. There is plenty of safe space outside to relax in and I enjoyed returning to the comfort of the annex after a day's exploring.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Aug 2022

  • "Friendly hosts."

    Comfy cottage. Everything you need provided. The recommendations for places to eat were very good. Pretty villages and country walks. Our dog was made welcome and made friends with their dogs. Plenty of room for two people. Would go again.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely quiet rural location."

    Hospitality and cleanliness superb, with a lot of thought and attention to detail going into the experience for the guests from very welcoming, kind and thoughtful owners. The cottage is really well equipped with everything you could need and more. I wish all hotels /guesthouses could offer this level of personable service. A brilliant holiday, we will definitely be returning in the not too distant future. This is a little gem, a terrific find. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2022

  • "Everything we needed was there, and more."

    ..made to feel welcome by the owners and the dogs....

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2022

  • "A exceptionally comfortable property to stay in."

    Extremely well equipped: the owners have thought of every possible requirement of visitors. Although presented as dog friendly there was absolutely no negative evidence of previous pet occupation so none dog owners like myself need have no reservations about booking it. The only negative point was that the external areas to the frontage, including the main view from the living area, are currently marred by shabby planting rather at odds with the immaculate interior. Even allowing for recent droughts these areas need some serious upgrading and TLC. The wider garden areas are delightful with ample provision for sitting out and eating. The location is extremely quiet and peaceful and it makes an excellent centre for exploring the whole of Norfolk and Norwich because it’s very accessible to the main road network.

    Thank your positive feedback and we will take onboard your comments re the outside area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay were made most welcome by all the family including the dogs ..."

    We enjoyed our stay were made most welcome by all the family including the dogs The annex was homely and we felt at home straight away Would love to go back at some time The garden was a pleasure to sit in with table and chairs plus swinging bed From us 100 precent

    Reviewed by L5.0Jul 2022

  • "Both Jean and I had a very enjoyable stay at ‘Ramblers Annex."

    . We found the location ideal for visiting N.Norfolk . Catherine-Steve and Gemma were most helpful - thank you.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jun 2022

  • "Clean comfortable kitchen equipment first class hosts very friendly garden dog safe and there dogs also friendly"

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0May 2022

  • "We had a great week at the Ramblers."

    The cottage was very comfortable and the owners were very welcoming. It was obvious that they had put a lot of thought into providing items which sometimes people overlook when packing such as torches and umbrellas. They even provided spare raincoats. The cottage is very well equipped should you wish to cook your own meals. The owners were very informative regarding where local produce could be found near by, places of interest etc. The purpose of our visit was for cycling. The cottage was well placed for this as it enabled us to ride on quiet country lanes straight from the cottage. The owners were very accommodating with our cycles and especially made room in their locked shed so that they safe and out of sight. Overall, the Ramblers is a very nice place to stay and I would definitely return if in the area again.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0May 2022

  • "Great place to stay."

    I was house hunting and could have made it my new home.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0May 2022

  • "Our third visit to The Ramblers and it is like coming home, such a lovely, warm welcome from the owners Catherine, Steve and Gemma and the dogs, Bailey, Toby and puppy Poppy."

    We lacked for nothing in this cosy, comfortable, clean property and would happily recommend it to anyone wanting a holiday in Norfolk. It's ideally placed in a quiet lane and within easy reach of Mattishall village, the city and the coast. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely relaxing time, the owners were really welcoming."

    Very dog friendly and a great location.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely welcome on arrival."

    Shown and explained how things worked and where to find items. The annex was warm, comfortable and clean. Tea, coffee,sugar,milk,biscuits, jam and doggie treats all available. Nice vase of flowers on the table. I must say we have stayed at many holiday cottages, this has been the best equipped of them all. Home from home feeling. Very secure garden for our three dogs to explore. Nice, peaceful, friendly area to walk. I would highly recommend The Ramblers as a holiday retreat. The owners so helpful and welcoming and a big YES I would definitely like to return to this accommodation. Thank you for making our holiday complete

    Thank you for you review but could you please advise why you have marked us down on cleanliness? When you arrived and when you left we asked you if there was anything wrong with the annexe. It would be appreciated if you could advise us of what was wrong in order for it to be rectified for future guests. Kind regards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Apr 2022

  • "Wonderful dog friendly holiday cottage set in the quiet countryside of Norfolk but only 5 minutes from the A47 from which you are only 50 minutes from the Wonderful Norfolk coast."

    Our hosts were extremely helpful and obliging. If you have a pooch you will love this dog friendly county.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2022

  • "Had an excellent week's holiday staying at the ramblers annex."

    The property was immaculate, spacious and warm with everything you need and Alfie our dog enjoyed the large gardens and meeting the owners dogs.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely time at The Ramblers."

    It was very comfortable, clean and really quiet at night. The family were helpful and friendly with any inquiries, specially Kathryn and most of all Gemma who loved our little dog Bella to bits.

    Thank you for your kind words. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Feli5.0Feb 2022

  • "Sadly the weather was against us with heavy rain & 2 named storms during our week in Norfolk !"

    However the annex was a warm, cosy & well equipped base to stay, in a convenient central location for touring the area. The owners were lovely & always available for help & advice if required. They also made our spaniel feel very much at home & spoiled him rotten ! A lovely restful week despite the atrocious weather.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Feb 2022

  • "Nice quiet place."

    Good base to explore Norfolk and Suffolk. Excellent wifi. Couldn't fault accomodation.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Feb 2022

  • "Dog poo on carpet"

    We are a family run business and clean the Annex ourselves. You contacted us prior to arrival and we transported you to the property and also offered to give you a lift back at the end of your stay. On your arrival you were advised you could contact us if you had any issues at the property as we live next door but you did not mention anything to us at all and when asked , you said you had a good time. You did not highlight any problems during your stay and made a point of telling us you had a good time. You vacated the property an hour and a quarter after check-out time, after being reminded by us what the check-out time was. We did our post check out changeover and we can categorically state there was absolutely no sign of dog dirt on any of the carpets. We did however discover take away cartons in the kitchen, dishes in the sink and food waste in the recycling bin. We can only assume this was due to you not realising your check out time and so having to leave hurriedly and we would like to remind guests to ensure they know the checkout time so that the property can be left in a good condition on check out. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Allan3.1Jan 2022

  • "We had a lovely week with our little puppy."

    The Annex was warm, clean and fully equipped with everything that we needed. Catherine made us feel very welcome from day one and Gemma was a pure delight along with Toby and Bailey their dogs. Its a great base for the beautiful dog walks and the beaches are all in a good distance away. We were very impressed how nice everyone was especially the local pub The Swan. Would definitely recommend The Annex for anyone wanting a relaxing break away

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Ramblers Annex and despite being an annex to the owners home we felt privacy but with help on hand should we need it ."

    . our dog was made really welcome, we didn’t explore the walls locally as we had a tight schedule for other visits but there are some lovely walks .. the facilities are super! The place is beautifully presented and cosy! We’ll definitely book again

    Reviewed by Ginny4.4Dec 2021

  • "My husband and I had a lovely relaxing time, the ramblers annexe was all we expected and more, lovely hosts, nothing too much trouble, we definately intend to rebook this year."

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Dec 2021

  • "I've had a wonderful time and have already booked for next year."

    It's so peaceful and relaxing. Catherine and Gemma were so helpful and accommodating. Toby and Bailey were really friendly and let Zeus play in their garden. The cottage was extreemly well equipped and although I'd brought my own stuff because of Covid I needn't have bothered as everything was really clean. Thank you see you again x

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Nov 2021

  • "The annexe was one of the best holiday accommodation we have stayed in."

    It was warm comfortable and had every conceiveable accessory that you might need. The hosts were very helpful and approachable. Ideally situated for the main tourist attractions.

    Reviewed by Jone5.0Nov 2021

  • "Our stay at the Ramblers Annex was fantastic."

    The only issue was that we didn't book to stay longer ! The Annex is well located for exploring Norfolk and everything you could need is provided so you just need to add food and wine! The Annex was quiet, warm and comfortable. The owners are lovely and their dogs are so gentle and friendly. We have booked for two weeks next year and will continue to return as it is perfect for us when visiting our family.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable & friendly place."

    Nothing too much trouble. Everything we could wish for. Thank you.

    Can you explain why you have marked down the accuracy of listing? Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice4.7Nov 2021

  • "Clean tidy well equipped."

    Friendly hosts. Will strongly recommend. Such a nice welcome and extra touches.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2021

  • "What a fantastic place, quiet, clean, warm, comfy and everything you would ever need at hand."

    A very home from home place. The owners were lovely and also the 2 dogs. Nice area, not too far from anywhere. Local village has what you need or a 10 min drive and you have a Tesco. Booked again for next year.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Oct 2021

  • "The Ramblers Annex has everything you need for a self catering break in Norfolk."

    It is centrally located, is comfortable, clean and so well equipped. The owners house is attached and they are helpful with advice on the surrounding area and places to visit. The village of Mattisall is within walking distance but does take about 30 mins. Would recommend the Swan Inn for dinner but make sure you are hungry as they are very generous with their portions! Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2021

  • ". Made to fill at home my dogs loved it will go again soon"

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2021

  • "The Ramblers was very clean and tidy, all we could ask for."

    The owners were friendly and helpful. Good edge of village location for essential shopping. We would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a wonderful time staying at the Ramblers' Annex."

    Everything exceeded our expectations. We wanted for noting whilst there. We were able to walk our dog locally, as well as having plenty of secure space for exercise in the property's gardens. The property is also very well located to reach many other attractions and areas of Norfolk. We would love to come and stay again. Thank you to the whole family for making us feel so welcome.

    Reviewed by Madeline5.0Aug 2021

  • "We were made to feel very welcome and the cottage was very well equipped, the owners had thought of everything."

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2021

  • "All was brilliant everything and more there for you"

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2021

  • "Fab cottage Fab owners Catherine and steve."

    Soooo friendly . and helpful .xx..We wanted for nothing . thank you .xxJanet and Nigel from woodhall spa . x

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2021

  • "We were made very welcome by Catherine and Steve, the annex contained everything you would need and more, all high quality."

    Although it is dog friendly there was no sign or smell of dogs. There was a garden attached that we could use if wanted . Overall a very good experience.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2021

  • "Car essential,we loved it,greeted by the owner on arrival,very quiet and peaceful place to stay."

    Easy to visit coastal resorts from the cottage,

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was first class, owners very friendly and welcoming."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2021

  • "One of the best places we have stayed in, if not the best."

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2021

  • "A lovely place to stay in a lovely part of the country, a great location for walking ,sightseeing , beaches and country houses to visit ( would recommend Fairfield gardens, an amazing place)."

    The annex is well equipped with everything you need and more for your stay and is nicely furnished, clean and modern, set in rural location but within easy reach to all attractions. The owners made us very welcome, very friendly and nothing too much trouble. A very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2021

  • "The accommodation was very comfortable ,especially the bed,and in a lovely area."

    Catherine & Steve were very helpful and always there if we needed advice. Lots of lovely walks nearby our and numerous Farm shops. Although we would definitely recommend The Rambler’s Annexe to friends and family, unfortunately we will not be retuning as it’s such a long and difficult drive from home.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Apr 2021

  • "The Ramblers was a very comfortable place to stay and we had a great week there."

    Everything we needed was provided and it was very spacious for two people. The utility room was a great bonus with a full size fridge freezer which is not always the case with holiday cottages. There was also plenty of storage provided. Great shower also with instant hot water.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Apr 2021

  • "The annex was nice and warm, comfortable and if you didn’t want to go out ..."

    The annex was nice and warm, comfortable and if you didn’t want to go out everything you wanted was there , good walking too

    Reviewed by Derrick5.0Dec 2020

  • "Perfect base for a few days chillin’ before Lockdown 2."

    We needed for absolutely nothing , everything included. Very cosy and comfortable. Hope to return next year.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Oct 2020

  • "Very friendly hosts and dogs."

    Very well equipped, comfortable and well appointed accommodation. We were made to feel at home from the start with full use of the gardens. Will definitely go back. Having a utility room was very handy for jackets and boots. Many thoughtful touches including a cake and flowers on arrival and even a jar of treats for the dog. Ada (the dog) was very sad to leave.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Oct 2020

  • "We was able to relax and enjoy the comforts of the Ramblers Annexe."

    A good base for exploring the Norfolk area

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2020

  • "Had a great stay at The Ramblers - everything you need and very comfortable and well maintained and a great induction hob - fast and efficient."

    The garden is extensive with seating and fully enclosed for the dog to run freely. The owners very helpful and great to meet collies Toby and Bailey. Would highly recommend for a great comfortable base for touring around Norfolk- loved it

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Aug 2020

  • "Catherine and Steve were very friendly and welcoming."

    The cottage is very well equipped, comfortable and clean, with a lovely enclosed garden area for the dog to run around.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2020

  • "Excellent cottage which was ideal for 2."

    Everything you could need was provided. Our dog was also made welcome & the garden was perfectly safe for him to run around in. We had to leave early (our decision) due to Covid-19 restrictions but wouldn't hesitate to return at some point in the future.

    Reviewed by Isobel5.0Mar 2020

  • "What a wonderful bolt hole in the Norfolk countryside."

    Gemma and her family made us all very welcome.Our greyhound loved the enclosed garden in which she had a wonderful time running round with their dogs.She also made herself at home in Toby’s dog bed when she had the opportunity to sneak in the door! The cottage is better equipped than our house at home-didn’t want for anything.Very warm and cosy & very very clean.We have stayed in many cottages in the last 20 odd years and I can honestly say,this outweighs all of them! Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Feb 2020

  • "What a great cottage near to Norwich and ce ntral to all places to visit."

    The owners Steve and Catherine were very helpful and made us very welcome. Cottage very comfortable warm and very clean all essential things for a holiday was there. Highly recommend. Thank you Steve and Catherine for a good rest. Chris.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Feb 2020

  • "I came for rest and relaxation, and that's exactly what I got!"

    The facilities are exceeded my expectations. The whole place was warm and comfortable, perfect for me and my dog! I didn't want to leave and will certainly go back, never been to such a well equipped comfortable and clean self catering accommodation before. 10/10

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jan 2020

  • "The Ramblers Annexe is a perfect holiday home, there is absolutely nothing you could want for, it is warm, cozy and welcoming."

    The owners are lovely, and only interested that you have a great holiday.They will offer any help or advice on places to go or see... or anything else you may need. Couldn't recommend this place highly enough, Great central location for visiting National Trust Properties, the coast etc,. Great holiday. Thanks

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jan 2020

  • "Accommodation was absolutely perfect - clean and warm - best equipped cottage we’ve ever stayed at."

    The owners were friendly and responsive to any queries we had. The dogs were made to feel welcome with treats and towels. We would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Dec 2019

  • "The clean and modern facilities."

    Everything one needs is there..,.Plenty of garden space for the dogs to run about in.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Dec 2019

  • "We had a lovely time at the cottage ."

    The owners were really friendly showed us around but left u to enjoy are stay . We had a small dog who was welcomed there

    Reviewed by John4.7Dec 2019

  • "This was one of the best properties we have stayed in."

    Clean, comfortable and everything that you could think of had been provided by the owners, even a Christmas tree! Nice, quiet location but only a few minutes drive from the village, highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Dec 2019

  • "We spent a week at The Ramblers Annex in Mattishall with our Collie X dog."

    This property was our first dog friendly cottage experience and we were so pleased with the quality of the accommodation, the facilities and cleanliness of the cottage. It was so warm and comfortable it made our holiday really enjoyable. Our dog loved running with Toby, one of the owners' collie dogs. We'd definitely stay here again. We rate this place very highly.

    Reviewed by Kelvin5.0Nov 2019

  • "No all was fine"

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Oct 2019

  • "The owners were really welcoming."

    They had two fantastic dogs who were gentle, friendly and made our stay. We were left tea, coffee, milk and a lovely cake in the fridge for our arrival. We had a truly wonderful holiday in this beautiful accommodation. It was spotless and extremely comfortable; we couldn’t fault it.

    Reviewed by Henry5.0Sep 2019

  • "Having been 3 times before, we are more than happy with everything that is on offer at this property."

    The owners are extremely welcoming and any problems, they will fix it. I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a peaceful and relaxing holiday, which is well sited for most places within easy reach in North Norfolk. We will be going back.

    Reviewed by Sheena5.0Aug 2019

  • "Nice owners, much privacy, comfy cottage, very dog friendly!"

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a wonderful holiday, a lovely warm welcome from Catherine & Steve."

    Lovely accommodation in a gorgeous location.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Aug 2019

  • "This is a super cottage - REALLY well equipped and the family very friendly and kind"

    Reviewed by J5.0Jul 2019

  • "A fantastic location for us, being 20 minutes outside of the centre of Norwich in a country lane about a mile outside of the village of Mattishall with the village shop, pub and excellent cafe, Tabnabs."

    The cottage was well stocked with everything we could need and was clean and comfortable, easily accommodating the 2 of us. The property has a good sized garden with a couple of dogs who although we are not dog owners, we found to be very friendly. A very useful Information folder and lots to see and do in the area being under an hour to Cromer and to Blickley Estate for days out. The owners have been very thoughtful in their preparation of the property which suited our needs 100% and we would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Jul 2019

  • "It was a lovely place to stay, and very comfortable,and good hosts."

    The only one criticism I had, is the dogs mess. We like dogs, but not the mess ! We had to be careful whenever we went out to the car, not to tread in any on the gravel driveway. I think the garden area could be easily gated, to keep the dogs from the driveway, and so free of dog mess. It was a nice base to explore from.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Jul 2019

  • "This is just the most perfect hideaway."

    The cottage is very clean and extremely well furnished and equipped along with a large garden that is dog safe. The owners Kate & Steve, now have two great dogs who made friends with our cocker Ralph so all were happy. Although it was the worst week for weather in Norfolk for years it didn't stop us being totally comfortable here. We are already planning to go back, perhaps when there is less water falling from the sky so we can use the BBQ that is there for visitors use. This is a top rate cottage in a fine area of our country. Thank you Kate, Steve and Gemma for your friendship and hospitality, and not forgetting Harley, Baily and Toby.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2019

  • "Steve, Catherine and Gemma gave us a warm and friendly welcome, and introduced us to the cottage."

    Never intrusive but always available, they are the perfect hosts. Toby the Border Collie pup was elated to see us every time we came back from a day out. The cottage has everything, and is a very homely and comfortable place to stay. Silent nights and good sleeps are guaranteed.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2019

  • "Excellent facilities, everything thought of down to specific recycling and maps / walks of the local area."

    It was home from home with friendly hosts and extras such as milk cake and fresh flowers. It was warm and cozy at perfectly situated for National Trust properties, coastal walks or a trip to Great Yarmouth and the Broads. There were plenty of places to eat out but the annex was equipped for full cooking and even cake baking. As the lay out is open plan it would suitable for the less mobile and certainly for dog lovers as the owner currently has three border collies and you can make use of the huge garden. All in all a well located and equipped annex for a peaceful and relaxing holiday with passionate and considerate hosts. Throughly enjoyed!

    Reviewed by Gill5.0May 2019

  • "It was far above what was expected the cake the milk and tea and coffee all ..."

    It was far above what was expected the cake the milk and tea and coffee all ready and waiting the people very friendly and the dogs were so friendly as well

    Reviewed by William5.0May 2019

  • "Great location to visit Norfolk attractions."

    Very quiet during the day and evenings for a very relaxing break. We have never been to a cottage that was so well equipped with even the smallest detail catered for and were greeted by very welcoming hosts and a welcome pack. No complaints at all.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Apr 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation Very clean and comfortable settees and bed Everything ..."

    Excellent accommodation Very clean and comfortable settees and bed Everything you needed was in the cottage Nice sized garden for when the weather is good Agree with all the other review recommendations on this website

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Mar 2019

  • "The owners of the cottage, Steve & Catherine & Gemma were extremely welcoming and friendly."

    They provided so many extra touches such as towelling robes, fresh flowers, cake, milk etc. The location of the The Ramblers Annexe is perfect it’s quiet and pretty and just a short car journey from many neighbouring villages and costal resorts. We will definitely be back here and will recommend it to our friends & family - especially those with dogs. We didn’t want to come home!

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Mar 2019

  • "Very well equipped cottage."

    Couldn't think of anything that was not already there. Very clean.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Mar 2019

  • "Extremely relaxing stay at the ramblers annexe."

    Made to feel extremely welcome by all the family including the dogs. Spotless, with everything you could possibly need. We would definitely stay again and highly recommend for a lovely break.

    Reviewed by D5.0Feb 2019

  • "The hosts at The Ramblers Annex were very welcoming, it was equipped with everything we needed and more for our stay."

    It was cosy and comfortable and we will certainly be booking again in the future and will definitely recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Feb 2019

  • "Ramblers Annex was lovely, it had everything you could possibly need and more."

    It was warm and cozy, clean and comfortable. The owners were really friendly and welcoming. We would love to go back in the summer and would definitely recommend it to anyone .

    Reviewed by R5.0Jan 2019

  • "Catherine and Steve and their daughter Gemma were very welcoming for our stay, and our labrador got on very well with their two border collies."

    We were looking for a cosy, quiet retreat and this was perfect. The big supermarket isn't far away to get your weekly shop, but it is still very peaceful and relaxing. The cottage is well equipped and we had access to our own heating system too, as well as the wood burning stove. We really enjoyed our stay at the Ramblers and will recommend to our friends.

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Dec 2018

  • "We had a lovely warm welcome from the owners ."

    The Annex was very well appointed & comfortable & there was lots of information about local amenities and attractions

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Dec 2018

  • "We had an enthusiastic and friendly welcome, the annex was generously equipped, warm and very comfortable."

    We were provided with laminated maps of local walks and discovered a brilliant eating house in the village (Tabnabs, their cakes are ’the best’). We would be very happy to go again.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Dec 2018

  • "What a fantastic little place!"

    It literally had everything you could want/need, it was so great to have a washing machine and tumble dryer especially in this weather! There was washing powder and dishwasher tablets and they’d even got spare waterproofs, coats and dog leads if needed. I got a lovely surprise welcome package with tea, coffee, milk and even a lovely cake! Steve & Catherine were fab and so welcoming, they were happy to help and suggest great things to do and places to visit. The separate entrance is great as you don’t feel like you’re imposing. My dog is currently sulking with me because we’ve come home and she’s missing charging around their huge garden and playing with the gorgeous Bailey & Harvey. It’s been a really amazing week exploring new places but with all the comforts of home. We’ll definitely be coming back to stay x

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Nov 2018

  • "We’ve spent a lovely and relaxing week at the Ramblers."

    The annexe was beautiful, well equipped for all our needs and had a really nice personal touch to it. Steve, Catherine and their daughter Gemma gave us a warm hello on the night we arrived and they have been amazingly helpful all throughout the week. Their two extremily kind border collies, Harvey and Bailey, became our border collie Logan’s best friends, running around and putting up with an adolescent bouncy doggie like him. The annexe is about five minutes from the A47 and therefore very well connected to Norwich and the whole Norfolk coast. Perfect place to spend time relaxing and exploring around, we can not recommend it enough. We had a great time and we’ll definitely come back. Antonella, Peter and Logan.

    Reviewed by Antonella5.0Nov 2018

  • "The Ramblers annex was perfect in every way."

    A very warm welcome on arrival. Clean, very comfortable warm and cosy. A lot of effort and special touches were put in place, tea, coffee, milk, cake, flowers and much much more. The owners Catherine & Steve and their daughter Gemma were friendly, hospitable and couldn't do enough for you. The garden was fantastic for our two toy poodles ( Charlie & Leo ) and they loved mixing with the owners two friendly and very placid border collies Harvey & Bailey who were so loving. Mattishall is a great base to explore both the Norfolk countryside and coast. Would definately recommend this as one of the nicest cottages we've stayed in and a must for dog owners. We'll definately be going back! Paul & Claire Davis, Dartford, Kent.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Oct 2018

  • "This was our second visit to The Ramblers and once again we got a friendly greeting."

    The couple and their daughter were very sociable as before. We never had any interruptions and were allowed to get on and do our own thing. Last time we went in June we didn't have a dog, but this time we went with our 11 month old puppy and she got on extremely well with their two dogs Harvey and Bailey. Good time had by all. Found that if you needed anything extra, they were only too happy to oblige. Would definitely recommend and would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Sheena4.4Oct 2018

  • "The annex was amazing and the welcome from the owners was exceptional."

    There was nothing you could of needed that wasn’t already in the annex absolutely perfect like home from home thank you

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Sep 2018

  • "The accommodation was first class."

    The owners were brilliant and went out of their way to make us Welcome. The dogs played with our dog which made him happy. There are plenty of places to walk, if you are fit enough.

    Reviewed by Fred5.0Aug 2018

  • "Excellent cottage, really comfortable, home from home."

    Huge garden for dogs to run around. Very friendly owners, nothing too much trouble for them. Would certainly recommend the ramblers.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Aug 2018

  • "First class accommodation."

    Hosts were very helpful easy to talk to.10 out of 10 top marks.Harry Barrowcliff and Patricia Burkill.Thank you.

    Reviewed by Harry5.0Jul 2018

  • "Catherine and her family made us feel very welcome."

    I could park the car just outside the cottage and there was only two little steps to enter so as I have a walking difficulties this made my holiday a lot more enjoyable. The cottage was very clean and comfortable with lots crockery and cutlery. The cottage is in a great area to get around Norfolk soon at the coast or the boards with lots to visit on the way.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2018

  • "Steve and Kate were extremely welcoming and we never wanted for anything."

    Very friendly as was their Daughter and it was lovely to have their two dogs about the place, as we had recently lost our own. They were quick to rectify anything that we felt was missing or not quite right and never intruded and only came into the property if we invited them in. Would recommend The Ramblers to anyone who wanted to stay in a nice friendly and cosy accommodation. Will definitely be going there again.

    Reviewed by Sheena5.0Jun 2018

  • "Best ever holiday and our dog loved the place and garden and played with dogs Harvey and Bailey."

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jun 2018

  • "Everything it said on the tin and more."

    All three of us, includes our dog, were made really welcome. The accommodation exceeded expectations and was furnished with all life's little requirements. Including spare dog leads, water proof jackets and trousers. A return holiday is very much on the cards.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jun 2018

  • "We had the most warmest welcome from Stephen, Catherine &Gemma they made us feel like it was home from home."

    Both myself & my wife have been quite a few cottages but the best about this one was the size of the garden, plus the cottage had all the utensils you could think of, nothing was too much trouble and they made both our dogs feel welcome also especially Gemma who even offered to look after them if we wished to go out, we will definitely be booking again, 10 out of 10 .

    Reviewed by Brian5.0May 2018

  • "Despite the weather, we had an enjoyable and restful holiday at The Ramblers' Annex."

    It was good to shut out the wind and rain and enjoy the comfort of the wood burning stove. The kitchen was very well-equipped with everything you could possibly need....and more! (Maybe a little too much of some items!) We chose this cottage because it is very well placed for visiting National Trust and English Heritage properties, plus Norwich, the coast and many nature reserves. All were easily accessible and it was good to have OS maps etc provided to help plan the daily trips. We enjoyed many different experiences, from seeing the opulence of the stately homes, the interesting history of Great Yarmouth, watching wildlife in reserves and at EH sites such as Castle Acre and going down the vertical mine shaft at Grimes Graves in the Breckland, something we didn't think we would do in our mid- 70s! The very friendly and helpful owners and their daughter were always asking if we had everything we needed and were quick to provide anything that was required. We would thoroughly recommend this cottage, especially to dog owners as there are two friendly collies on site, the large garden is mainly lawn and dog towels are provided in the utility room.....a canine heaven!

    Reviewed by Derrick5.0Apr 2018

  • "We had a very warm welcome from Gemma when we arrived at Ramblers Annexe, the cottage was clean and very comfortable and with the best equipped kitchen we have come across, also having a full size fridge freezer and a dishwasher was a big plus."

    Everyone in the family loves dogs so being able to let our Lurcher Beau potter around the secure garden and play with the resident collies was lovely. The location is very good, not being far from coast, Broads, Dereham or Norwich. We would love to return some time and would definitely recommend to family and friends. Thank you Catherine, Steve and Gemma for a great week.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2018

  • "The annexe was nice and clean and it was great to receive a cake, milk and breakfast items."

    The owners gave me a pleasant welcome and gave me space thereafter, which I liked. I thought the decor was cosy and the annexe was obviously taken care of. There was a slight ant issue in the bathroom, which I found uncomfortable and there was a delay in getting this sorted, which was slightly disappointing as I felt it should have been done straight away. A few suggestions from my experience would be: providing an indoor recycling bin; ensuring there's washing tablets (I couldn't find any, only dishwasher tablets _ I thought they were provided as per Information Pack); cleaning the cutlery tray (though cutlery was spotless); putting a deep fitted sheet on the bed as it kept coming off; ensuring the dogs don't bark at unsociable hours - one evening, I had just got to sleep and there was barking near the annexe, including right by the window where the bed was at 10:15pm. Thankfully, it only happened once and was for little over 5 minutes. Also, (and I know it can't be helped) but the unsociable hours worked by the owners really disrupted my sleep. I was woken in the small hours by the car on the gravel and once it was twice between 2am and 6am. I could hear some noise through the wall around tea time once (calling someone) and I think there are pests in the loft as there were scuttling sounds above. A net curtain in the bedroom where the bed is would also add to the feeling of privacy - I just kept the curtains closed. It's good to keep the bathroom blind down as I was once in the bathroom and someone walked past - slight panic! You can't see in though! I didn't really like having to keep on opening and closing the gate, but I guess you get used to it...unless it's tipping down with rain?! Overall, it was well-equipped, in a good location for walkers, and the wood burner was a really nice aspect. Tips: a sat nav would be recommended for locating the annexe at night, as I did get lost once! Mind the puddles (big)! It has good to access Dereham and Norwich via the A47 and Dereham is a good little town just 5.7 miles away.

    Reviewed by Michelle3.8Apr 2018

  • "We were given such a warm welcome at Ramblers Cottage."

    The accommodation was clean and beautifully equipped and those little extra touches like the cake on the dining table when we arrived after a long journey made are stay so special. Our dog, Tigger, loved it as well.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2018

  • "Upon arrival at the Ramblers' Annex, we received a very warm welcome from Steve and family."

    We were given a full tour of the property and it was obvious that nothing would be too much trouble - all we needed to do was ask if we needed anything. The annex is extremely clean and comfortable and very well equipped. The location is very quiet and lovely with shops, pub and other amenities within walking distance. The fish and chip shop in the village is definitely worth a visit! We chose the Ramblers' annex because it looked comfortable and because of it's location and we weren't disappointed. It provides an excellent base for visiting all the National Trust properties in the area as well as lots of other tourist attractions in Norfolk. There is also lots of walking to be done around the local area. We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Norfolk and would have no hesitation in returning to the Ramblers'.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Mar 2018

  • "This property was really nice with Steve the owner providing EVERYTHING you could possibly need for your stay!"

    Very cosy and warm we did not even need the central heating as we just had the wood burner on instead. Also unlike some places there was a plentiful supply of logs - not that we needed that many. Steve and his daughter Gemma were very friendly and welcoming and I would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by George5.0Mar 2018

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  • Please note: This property only accepts bookings that are a minimum of 4 nights.
  • All ground floor
  • King size bed with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with a kitchen, dining area and a sitting area with a woodburning stove
  • Utility.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, Tassimo coffee machine with 2 free pods, washing machine, dishwasher, cot, TV with Sky (movies, Sky Sports, BT sports), WIFI, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent (you are welcome to bring your own bedding, please inform Sykes if you wish to do so)
  • Ample off road parking
  • Shared lawn with furniture (this may be stored during periods of bad weather - so please ask the owner if you'd like it brought out)
  • One well-behaved pet welcome - please be aware the owners dogs may also be present in the shared lawn area
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Please note: If you would like to charge an electric car at this property please make the owner aware of this on arrival, there will be a surcharge for this service, payable directly to the owner
  • Please Note: The owner has a Ring doorbell that it pointed toward the driveway for security purposes.

The property

The Ramblers' Annex is a well-presented annex, that is capable of sleeping 4 with a sofa bed.

It attached to the owner's home just outside of Mattishall in East Anglia.

As the name suggests, this property is perfect for you outdoor enthusiasts and acts as a delightful base for your walking adventures.

Kick off your muddy boots and hang your coat up in the porch area before entering the cottage, head right and be greeted by the beautifully finished double bedroom.

The light furnishings and classy en-suite make it the perfect spot to get your much needed rest after a long day of exploring.

The rest of The Ramblers' Annex is conveniently open plan, the galley-style kitchen provides everything that you will need, with two utility rooms for any other essentials that you decide to bring along.

This is not just a rambler's cottage, but it can simply be used for a peaceful, romantic bolthole.

The relaxing sitting area is the ultimate chill-out zone, it offers comfortable seating, a TV and a woodburning stove to turn those brisk, chilly nights into warm and cosy evenings.

This cottage can be enjoyed any time of year, the stunning, extensive lawns offer a great space for you and your pooch to stretch your legs or sit down and enjoy a drink.

Mattishall is the perfect place for the Ramblers' Annex, a pretty and tranquil village that provides a friendly village pub and a useful shop to acquire your essentials for the week.

Nearby the attractive city of Norwich is a fabulous day out with much to see and do in the way of historical landmarks, shops, galleries and pretty parks.

A delightful cottage to be enjoyed all year round.

Please note: This property only accepts bookings that are a minimum of 4 nights.

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About the location


Dereham 5 miles; Norwich 14 miles.

Mattishall is a village situated centrally in Norfolk and perfect for exploring the whole county with excellent access to the city, coast and the Broads. The village is located just 13 miles from the centre of the city of Norwich and just four miles from East Dereham. The village has a small, useful selection of services with a doctors, chemist, pub and shop included. The pub offers an excellent place to visit for a drink but also serves great pub grub. The large market town of Dereham offers an array of shops and supermarkets, a sports centre, cinema, church, museums, and the Mid Norfolk Heritage Railway. There is plenty of walking, fishing and cycling in the area, which is within reasonable driving distance of Sandringham, the Norfolk Showground, Pensthorpe or even the glorious coastline.

Please note: This property only accepts bookings that are a minimum of 4 nights.

Please note: If you would like to charge an electric car at this property please make the owner aware of this on arrival, there will be a surcharge for this service, payable directly to the owner.

Please note, you are welcome to bring your own bedding. If you wish to do so, please contact Sykes for the owner to be informed.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas