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The Meadows Cottage

Billingford near Bawdeswell, Norfolk (Ref. 927685)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "We spent 3 nights at Meadows Cottage and will definitely be returning."

    It's the perfect space for our annual Christmas visit to Norfolk. The owner is lovely, made sure we had everything we needed and a big thank you for the lovely cookies that were waiting for us on our arrival.

    Reviewed by AmandaDec 2021

  • "A-maz-ing as always."

    Beautiful cottage very well appointed. Cozy log fire . Lovely new sofas. Very warm welcome. Made to feel like friends. Thank you

    Reviewed by KarenNov 2021

  • "Lovely bungalow, excellent for those with mobility problems as well as the able bodied."

    Good enclosed garden for dog. Less than an hours drive to Hunstanton, Sandringham, Walsingham etc. Walks for the dog. It was lovely to find in the information book, mentions of places to eat & dog friendly, we went to one listed & the food was excellent. The lady owner was very friendly & nice. Lovely stay.

    Reviewed by JulieNov 2021

  • "We spent a week at The Meadows 4 adults, 1 wheelchair user and 1 dog."

    Facilities were excellent, cleanliness excellent. Lovely cottage. Very welcoming. The extra touch of a welcome pack was a lovely surprise. The owner checked in with us a couple of times which was very also welcoming. Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by ElaineOct 2021

  • "The accommodation was brilliant for someone like me who is wheelchair bound."

    The wet room was perfect. Wide doors made is easy to move around. The owner was very welcoming.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2021

  • "This is our second visit and everything was exactly the same great standard."

    This cottage is excellent value for money and just perfect with everything kept simple and straightforward. Any issues are quickly fixed by the on-site owners. A pleasure to return once again.

    Reviewed by SimonAug 2021

  • "Such a peaceful setting, really secure for dogs and children, well equipped and very comfortable."

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2021

  • "We had a very pleasant stay in this lovely cottage in Norfolk."

    The Meadows Cottage is a comfortable and spacious cottage and was perfect for our family break. It was extremely clean on arrival and everything was in good working order. We found the layout was perfect for us as a family with grandparents and two children under 5 and a dog. The children were happy playing in the secure garden, we could sit in the living room and chat with the doors open and see them playing. There were two little playhouses and some toddler play cars in the garden which our children enjoyed. The owner was very friendly and welcoming, leaving us some lovely treats at the beginning of our stay and coming to chat to us at the beginning and end of our stay to make sure everything was ok. The guide which the owner had left was excellent for finding local restaurants, takeaways, and days out. The property is close to some beautiful woods to walk our dog in and was a great base from which to explore Norfolk. Locally, the garden centre at Bawdeswell was excellent with a large play area for kids and some nice shops. The kids loved Roar!! Dinosaur adventure park at Lenwade. We were able to get to beaches like Wells and Holkham early to get parked and enjoy the day. All in all a great little cottage and a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by KimberlyJul 2021

  • "The cottage was really well equipped for anyone with a disability, and everything you could need was provided."

    It is very quiet and relaxing and a good base for visiting lots of Norfolk

    Reviewed by JanetJun 2021

  • "Meadows cottage was one of the best places we have stayed at for my anyone with with a disability."

    Very peaceful location, and ideal for dogs.

    Reviewed by SandraMay 2021

  • "We had a wonderful holiday in Billingford, however Sykes behaviour a year ago in ..."

    We had a wonderful holiday in Billingford, however Sykes behaviour a year ago in taking payment for a holiday that was impossible to have, was shameful and therefore it is extremely unlikely that we will ever use you again

    Reviewed by DianaMay 2021

  • "The owners of the property were very helpful and welcoming."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by AnthonyApr 2021

  • "Location - peaceful ..."

    Location - peaceful Very clean and very comfortable Little touches - flowers, milk & biscuits and fire starter kit

    Reviewed by NigelOct 2020

  • "We came here for my partners 30th birthday and New Years and it was amazing."

    Everything was clean and comfortable. Thank you so much for how accommodating you were

    Reviewed by NicolleDec 2019

  • "Great cottage in an exceedingly quiet location, had everything we needed, decorated for Christmas, mince pies, cupcakes, and lots more."

    Took a while to warm it up when we first arrived, but other than that, no complaints. Owners were friendly, helpful, but kept out of our way.

    Reviewed by SimonDec 2019

  • "(I and my friend, Linda Head, have booked many holidays over the years with you - I have lost count!"

    Over all that time we have been aware that your company has grown. Yet we still receive the same service, efficiency and attention that we had when we first started using your company. We thank you for that.) We visited The Meadows Cottage 3 years ago in November and returned last week to help me celebrate my 60th birthday. As last time we had a wonderful, relaxing, tranquil stay. The property is very clean, tidy and comfortable. The bathroom is excellent and Linda, who has MS but is not a wheelchair user, finds it very accessible and safe to use. We had 2 dogs with us in 2016 but only have the one now but we know he is safe and secure when let out into the enclosed garden surrounding the house. The owners are very welcoming and available without being intrusive. They add little touches that really make it a home from home. I understand that it is a very popular property but if I can sort my annual leave next year then we will definitely look forward to returning!

    Reviewed by CarolineNov 2019

  • "Lovely cottage nice and peaceful"

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2019

  • "The cottage is very spacious yet warm, well maintained, clean and well equipped."

    It had everything we needed for a great stay and was centrally located for trips to the coast, as well as inland attractions. The owner is very welcoming and helpful, and left us milk and delicious cupcakes for our arrival. Despite torrential rain at times it was a great holiday and if we decide to return to Norfolk we would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by GillianSep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage and very nice owner"

    Reviewed by SheilaSep 2019

  • "I have brother in law whom has learning difficulties the shower facilities were ..."

    I have brother in law whom has learning difficulties the shower facilities were excellent safe are secure and anyone with a wheel chair would recommend they check this accommodation out - brillant, apart from that they have a lovely little garden for our dog to play in - cottage has all the facilities to ensure it feels home from home cottage i a bit rural, but situated in such away that days out are easily accessible the owners were lovely and couldnt help us enough, to make sure that our stay was enjoyable ( upon arrival club cakes along with tea / milk a lovely touch )

    Reviewed by DianeMay 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfortable couldn't ask for anything better."

    Owner very welcoming, good location

    Reviewed by StephenMar 2019

  • "It was absolutely an ideal place with excellent internet connection!"


    Reviewed by LetiziaJan 2019

  • "The cottage was even better than the pictures."

    The owners make the cottage very welcoming and we had it decked out for Christmas. Our Christmas welcome included home made mince pies, festive cup cakes and some mulled wine! Coming over from Australia it was a lovely surprise and our stay was very warm and comfortable. The owners are friendly and helpful without being invasive. When we return to England and Norfolk again in the future we will definitely book in again. As a side note I really enjoyed the art work, which is done by the owners son, and bought a couple of prints to take home. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by CharlotteDec 2018

  • "Cottage has really lovely facilities , the owners have furnished to a high standard."

    The home baked cakes and milk etc on arrival was a welcoming touch. It is very well situated for all of the sites , yet set in a quiet hamlet. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by MarinaAug 2018

  • "We had a lovely time and the weather was very warm."

    We are thinking of returning to Meadows Cottage again on arrival we received home made cakes flowers and dog biscuits. We’re was made very welcome.

    Reviewed by SharonJun 2018

  • "Excellent accommodation"

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2018

  • "We had a particularly warm welcome in the form of a tray of home-baked fairy cakes and a bowl of biscuits for the dogs."

    The owners were on hand and were extremely helpful. Although the weather was not very good we still had a lovely family holiday. The cottage was very well equipped with toys and books for young children and books and DVDs suitable for the adults. With the toilets very close to one of the bedrooms (all downstairs) it was particularly suitable for my mother who has dementia as she could easily find her way around. The cottage was decorated to a high standard and was very homely. If we were to come back to this part of the country for our next cottage hire we would definitely consider this one again.

    Reviewed by JanetMar 2018

  • "We had a wonderful few days at The Meadows Cottage."

    The facilities were superb. It was spotlessly clean, with good quality pots, pans crockery etc. There are great walks for dogs right on the doorstep with good level ground. For young families there is a huge range of toys & games, and the garden & patio are very secure for both dogs & children. Adrienne was a lovely host - very welcoming and, as everyone else has said, the cupcakes were fab! Molly says thank you for the biscuits! See you again soon. Tracey, Nora and Jan

    Reviewed by TraceyMar 2018

  • "My group of friends and I have regular cottage breaks across the country."

    However, this cottage surpassed our expectation. It was far better than I thought and as the person who made the booking, I can honestly say it was value for money. The cottage itself was beautiful, the space around was great, it was very easy to access, the actual cottage itself was looked after, there was a selection of complimentary cupcakes provided by the owners which was just heavenly. Overall the experience was fantastic - even though the weather was not in our favour, the cottage itself did not let us down and was a great experience. I will be doing another booking for this cottage for some time in the summer as it was that good. Highly recommend anyone to book this.

    Reviewed by AklasurDec 2017

  • "Lovely, homely Cottage, good outdoor space for kids and dogs, great facilities and lots of games ,books,toys etc."

    You name we had it.Tasty cakes and pretty flowers when we arrived, just like coming home.

    Reviewed by GeorgeNov 2017

  • "Everything was so warm and welcoming including dropping in first night to check we were OK."

    Quality is evident everywhere including little home from home touches

    Reviewed by PamOct 2017

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Warm welcome from host. Good facilities for disabled holiday maker.

    Reviewed by WarrenJul 2017

  • "This property is excellent."

    The owner has thought of everything. Great facilities and this property is in a lovely quiet location but not far from many attractions by car. Would totally reccomend staying here.

    Reviewed by JoanneJul 2017

  • "The meadows was well maintained and in a fabulous location hosts were very welcoming excellent cottage"

    Reviewed by KristinaMar 2017

  • "Great little cottage, very well equipped and very clean and comfortable."

    Excellent wheelchair access/facilities. Homemade cupcakes on arrival were a lovely surprise and very well received!

    Reviewed by FionaMar 2017

  • "The cottage was exactly as advertised We were welcomed personally by the owners with home made cupcakes."

    Every effort had clearly been made to make you feel comfortable. This resulted in a lovely break for the entire family I would definitely use you again and would not hesitate to recommend you. Thank you.

    Reviewed by SharonOct 2016

  • "A great cottage, finished to high standards with very helpful and friendly owners."

    Very secure garden for dogs and peaceful location.

    Reviewed by NeilSep 2016

  • "Lovely peaceful cottage located in a position that many lovely locations were ..."

    Lovely peaceful cottage located in a position that many lovely locations were easy to get to we would happily recommend to others and so would our dogs who loved the location

    Reviewed by MarionSep 2016

  • "The owners of this single story cottage have clearly put much thought into including a range of facilities to accommodate young children, dogs and some disabled holiday makers."

    When we arrived, we were impressed how immaculately clean the cottage was. There were vases of flowers which gave us a welcoming feeling and some delicious cup cakes. We took two small dogs with us and they could run free, safely, in an enclosed garden. A hose pipe was provided to wash the patio clean if the dogs did their toilet there. Disabled holiday makers should note that whilst the cottage has a highish toilet, a grab handle, wheelchair ramp, wide doors and a wet room, there was no hydraulic hoist or others such appliances. I, myself, suffer with Parkinsons, I can still walk and I found the cottage easy to get around. Some people with severe mobility problems would do well to speak with the cottage owner prior to making a booking to discuss their specific needs. This holiday cottage is ideally suitable for people who are not taking children, or dogs who just want a relaxing holiday in the country. There is a table and chairs on the patio which catches the afternoon and evening sun. A superb facility to wile away the hours with a bottle of wine. There is a wonderful book in the lounge which contains lots of ideas of places to visit, including walks and so on. To sum up; we have stayed at many holiday homes in recent years and they have always been good, but this cottage is the best in our opinion.

    Reviewed by DianeSep 2016

  • "We can not rate this cottage high enough!"

    ! The photos don't do it justice! Wonderful property, extremely friendly and accommodating owners and a beautiful location.

    Reviewed by AshleyAug 2016

  • "The property was first class, everything was perfect."

    The weather wasn't that good but with such a nice place to stay, it really didn't matter. The owners have thought of everything and there wasn't anything you would need that wasn't supplied. We have never stayed anywhere as good. Well done to the owners! Thank you.

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2016

  • "The photos do not do justice to this lovely cottage."

    It truly is excellent and the owners couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating. Given the opportunity we would love to stay here again and explore this part of Norfolk a bit more.

    Reviewed by GraemeMay 2016

  • "The house is beautiful and in a lovely place."

    The kitchen was incredibly well equipped. We had a lovely long weekend and I would happily go back and recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by AnneApr 2016

  • "The cottage was well maintained, welcoming, clean and very comfortable."

    Reviewed by DuncanApr 2016

  • "The Meadows Cottage is in a very peaceful quiet area."

    At night its so peaceful. And in the morning I have not heard so many birds singing, it's wonderful.

    Reviewed by LorraineFeb 2016

  • "This cottage is amazing; decorated and furnished to very high standards, great location, plenty of privacy with a big enclosed garden which is perfect for small children and dogs."

    The owner and her family made us feel very welcome. This was a last minute booking for my 50th birthday and it was absolutely perfect, we will definitely go back next year.

    Reviewed by JayneDec 2015

  • "The cottage great, well adapted for limited mobility with good space for wheelchair user to move around."

    A great enclosed and secure garden, even for very small dogs. Very nice beds and bedrooms, with a good amount of space and excellent storage.

    Reviewed by KNov 2015

  • "Lovely Cottage with everything you could need for a super holiday."

    Enclosed garden with patio and seating area, comfy beds, plenty of floor room in the Cottage and very good quality white goods. It also felt very homely. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by DawnOct 2015

  • "First class Cottage."

    Very warm and friendly welcome.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2015

  • "A home from home, stunning property and fantastic attention to detail."

    Loads of space plus everything tasteful and spotless. A secure enclosed garden for the dogs meant relaxing holiday. Definitely one to return to.

    Reviewed by NeilSep 2015

  • "It was a home from home, very comfortable and clean and the owners were really friendly, welcoming and more than happy to help if I had a question."

    The cottage was very dog friendly adding to a relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by JennySep 2015

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The property

This lovely cottage is centrally located in Norfolk near to the market towns of Fakenham and Dereham, with good access to the North Norfolk coastline.

This beautifully spacious cottage is set within the owners’ extensive grounds in a rural village, ideal for walking, cycling and exploring this wonderful county.

Set all on the ground floor and with widened doorways and a wet room, the property is suitable for accompanied wheelchair users.

The well-equipped kitchen offers a breakfast area and overlooks the patio and garden.

It is located next to the spacious sitting and dining room which has doors leading to the patio, ideal for relaxing with a morning coffee while planning your day.

The sitting room boasts a woodburning stove so that you can relax with a movie after a day out exploring.

There are three bedrooms with the master room also having the advantage of a door opening out to the small front garden.

There are a number of local attractions close by such as Pensthorpe Country Park with excellent walking trails and a children’s play area with cafe, or why not visit the wild animals at the nearby Dinosaur Adventure Park.

There are a number of fishing lakes in the local area, plus the world-famous Norfolk Broads are easily accessible.

The cottage is only a half hour drive from the Norfolk Coast with the popular harbour villages of Blakeney and Wells-next-the-Sea offering boat trips to see the seals.

This cottage is a perfect spot for families and friends looking for a superb base for exploring Norfolk throughout the year.


  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 2 x twin (one zip/link, can be super king-size double on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility with basin and WC
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove
  • Electric convector heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, Blu-ray DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Pets not be left unattended in the property unless crated, please provide own crate
  • Note: you are not permitted to charge your electric/ hybrid vehicles at this property (If you do, you may incur a £50 charge)

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About the location


Bawdeswell 2 miles; North Elmham 2.5 miles; Dereham 7 miles; Fakenham 12 miles.

Billingford is a small village on the River Wensum in the Norfolk countryside. The village is home to a church and a local auction on a Saturday. Just a couple of miles away is the charming village of Bawdeswell which sits between the Bure and Wensum Valleys. It provides an excellent local shop, a good pub and a delightful garden centre. Foxley Wood is nearby, the largest ancient woodland in Norfolk, offering a great place for picnics, whilst Gressenhall Farm and Museum and Norfolk's Dinosaur Park are both within easy reach providing fun days out for all the family. The nearby towns of Reepham, Fakenham and Norwich boast a broad range of amenities and architecture, whilst the churches at Salle, Cawston and Booton are well worth a visit. With beautiful surrounding countryside throughout the area offering great walking and cycling opportunities, this lovely location is great at any time of year!

Region Information

Note: you are not permitted to charge your electric/ hybrid vehicles at this property (If you do, you may incur a £50 charge).

This property offers the following short breaks:

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

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