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The Ramblers' Annex

Mattishall, Norfolk (Ref. 955349)


(92 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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92 Customer Reviews

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

    Reviewed by AnthonyMay 2022

  • "Great place to stay."

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

    Reviewed by SandraMay 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 BrianMay 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 JanetApr 2022

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

    Very dog friendly and a great location.

    Reviewed by SamApr 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 JillApr 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 JohnMar 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 AndrewMar 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 FeliFeb 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 MartinFeb 2022

  • "Nice quiet place."

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

    Reviewed by RichardFeb 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 AllanJan 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 JackieJan 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 GinnyDec 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 GillianDec 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 ClareNov 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 JoneNov 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 DeborahNov 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 JaniceNov 2021

  • "Clean tidy well equipped."

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

    Reviewed by DavidOct 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 LynneOct 2021

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

    Reviewed by BrianSep 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 CarolSep 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 SarahAug 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 MadelineAug 2021

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

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2021

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

    Reviewed by JulieJul 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 PeterJul 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 DavidJun 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 DavidJun 2021

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

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by ElaineJun 2021

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

    Reviewed by JanetMay 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 CarolMay 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 SallyApr 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 AnneApr 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 DerrickDec 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 ElaineOct 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 LynneOct 2020

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

    A good base for exploring the Norfolk area

    Reviewed by RobertSep 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 JaniceAug 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 MargaretAug 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 IsobelMar 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 AnnFeb 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 ChristopherFeb 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 KevinJan 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 HelenJan 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 LauraDec 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 JohnDec 2019

  • "The clean and modern facilities."

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

    Reviewed by JillDec 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 JanetDec 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 KelvinNov 2019

  • "No all was fine"

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 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 HenrySep 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 SheenaAug 2019

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

    Reviewed by YvonneAug 2019

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

    Lovely accommodation in a gorgeous location.

    Reviewed by DianeAug 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 ElaineJul 2019

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

    Reviewed by JosephineJul 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 AndyJul 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 RobertJun 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 GillMay 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 MichaelMay 2019

  • "..."

    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 WilliamMay 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 JanetApr 2019

  • "Very well equipped cottage."

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

    Reviewed by AnneMar 2019

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

    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 KeithMar 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 TracyMar 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 JayneFeb 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 DFeb 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 RJan 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 LeanneDec 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 LizDec 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 ElizabethDec 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 CharlotteNov 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 AntonellaNov 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 ClareOct 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 SheenaOct 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 StevenSep 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 FredAug 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 BrianAug 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 HarryJul 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 SusanJul 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 SheenaJun 2018

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

    Reviewed by RogerJun 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 DerekJun 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 BrianMay 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 DerrickApr 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 AlisonApr 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 MichelleApr 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 JulieMar 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 CarolMar 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 GeorgeMar 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom 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
  • Ample off road parking
  • Shared lawn with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Until the end of 2019, this property will have a tumble dryer but as of 2020, it will not
  • 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

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...

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.

Region Information

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas