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Lowbrook Cottage

Dickleburgh near Diss, Norfolk (Ref. 985810)

4.7

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "We loved the cottage, just wished the beds had been more comfortable."

    The big bed was comfy but only a king size, and so deep it was difficult to get out of. I suffer with degenerative arthritis and a bed so high and deep does not suit. So as not to spend The night trying to turn over, and disturb my husband, I slept in one of the single beds, which have very inferior mattresses. Ok for the odd night but not long term. I wish Sykes would ask their clients to be more specific about bed sizes. A double I take to be 4ft 6 inches, a king size is 5 ft, and a super king which we prefer and have at home is 6 ft. To have this clearly stated would save a lot of time whilst choosing a property, and make for more comfortable nights.

    Hello Maggie, thank you for the feedback. I'm sorry you didn't like the beds. In seven or so years running the cottage all other comments about the beds were to say how comfortable they were. In fact, it does say "king size double" in the description of the property. To be fair, if you really want a super king size, I suspect that would rule out most other holiday cottages! The size and height of the beds can be clearly seen in the photos. Kind regards, Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by MaggieJul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with cosy living room and well equipped kitchen; helpful, kind owner."

    If you look for peaceful & quiet surroundings, this is the place to be. A pity that the shower-in-bath was less comfortable, but in all is this a great property!

    Reviewed by AnnJul 2022

  • "We have just spent a wonderful week at Lowbrook cottage."

    It is a charming and comfortable cottage in a delightful and peaceful Location.The cottage was very well equipped and all in good working Order, spotlessly clean as well.we certainly hope to return. Steve and Sue

    Thank you so much Steve and Sue. I look forward to seeing you again in the future. Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2022

  • "Unfortunately the shower was difficult for 3 mature ladies, both to get into it and to turn the tap arrangement on and off, particularly with wet hands."

    There was nowhere indoors to put the wet towels afterwards Freestanding towel rails in the 2 bedrooms would be a beneficial addition. Also, there was no full length mirrors. Still a great place for a peaceful & relaxing holiday, with a well equipped kitchen.

    The shower is a standard model and is, as described on the website, mounted over the bath, i.e. you have to stand in the bath to use it. The bath is clearly shown in the bathroom picture. The design of the knobs is not something I had any influence on but they are completely standard. There is a towel rail (heated) in the bathroom, clearly shown in the bathroom photo. No full length mirror, correct. However if this had been brought to my attention during your stay, I could have provided one. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MaryJun 2022

  • "Over the years we have stayed in very many holiday properties and Lowbrook Cottage is very possibly the very best we have holidayed in."

    The property was extremely peaceful, very well equipped and spotlessly clean. As other reviewers have said, a lot of holiday cottage owners could learn a lot from Chris, the proprieter of Lowbrook Cottage, in terms of how to run a holiday home. It is very likely that we will book again.

    Reviewed by RonMay 2022

  • "We loved the peaceful setting, the cottage was a very comfortable place to be."

    The owner was very pleasant and friendly on the occasions that we spoke to him. The cottage was very well situated for the places that we wanted to visit in East Anglia (Minsmere, The Sainsbury Centre, Bressington Gardens, Redgrave & Lopham fen + there were some nice walks in the area).

    Reviewed by KathrynMay 2022

  • "A lovely cottage set in beautiful countryside."

    Reviewed by LouiseApr 2022

  • "This was our second stay at Lowbrook Cottage."

    we found it clean, tidy, and Chris the owner was friendly and welcoming. this must be an example of how to operate a letting. We wish him every success in the future. regards Tony & Brenda Pritchard

    Reviewed by AnthonyDec 2021

  • "This is our third or fourth visit to Lowbrook Cottage,and we always enjoy it The ..."

    This is our third or fourth visit to Lowbrook Cottage,and we always enjoy it The cottage is spotless and so cosy,we have a real soft spot for it

    Reviewed by VDec 2021

  • "The overall experience was satisfactory, quiet and peaceful in a lovely location."

    Everything about the property was easy, warm and well equipped. We would have no hesitation revisiting Lowbrook as we were well looked after and catered for by Chris, including a welcome fresh loaf and pots of jam on arrival. Thoroughly recommend to anyone wanting a break in Norfolk.

    Reviewed by VanettaNov 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely very comfortable and cosy."

    Very well equipped. Chris the owner was extremely helpful. There was a few issues but as soon as we mentioned them to Chris they were rectified. Eg: the tap in the kitchen was leaking I told Chris and within 1hour he had got it sorted out. Would highly recommend this cottage. Looking forward to going back.

    Reviewed by BrendaSep 2021

  • "A lovely, comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    Quiet location with abundant wildlife viewed from the cottage windows . Such a bonus being able to park easily just outside the door. Patio is ideal for relaxing on a sunny day. We liked visiting many different locations.

    Reviewed by SheilaJun 2021

  • "Lovely home in a lovely setting."

    You do have to get in the car to go anywhere …no practical walking routes. Bedrooms could do with blackout blinds and curtains. Overall a super house to stay in.

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2021

  • "This Holiday was booked at very short notice."

    The Sykes staff were very helpful and friendly and made our booking very simple. Our cottage was very comfortable, clean and in a very pleasant location.

    Reviewed by AdrianMay 2021

  • "Very nice cottage."

    Well appointed, comfortable, had everything we needed. Beautiful setting. Only slight niggle was that curtains were a bit thin and let in the light at dawn. Maybe the landlord could think about adding lined curtains in the future. :)

    Reviewed by EmmaApr 2021

  • "This was probably one of the best cottages we have stayed in over many years of travelling."

    It was well equipped, very clean and situated in a lovely quiet location which was perfect for a relaxing holiday but with easy access to many places of interest in Norfolk and Suffolk. We would highly recommend this property to anyone and would like to personally thank Vanessa and Chris for making our stay so pleasurable. Ann & Nigel Bird October 2020

    Reviewed by NigelOct 2020

  • "Lowbrook Cottage is in a delightful location with the owners living close by if needed."

    It is out in the countryside with a lovely lawn area near the entrance to the property and which led into an orchard. The local grocery shop in Dickleburgh sold most food & drink requirements as well at newspapers, magazines etc. Some items were a little expensive but you expect to pay more for the convenience of having a shop not too far away. The cottage itself was well accommodated - towels lovely and fluffy, nice warm bathroom and plenty of implements/crockery etc in the kitchen, comfy settees in the lounge with a selection of books to read. We did need to disturb Vanessa & Chris early one morning as the power had tripped off due to a heavy rain storm. Fortunately the trip switch was in their property and was quickly remedied so we soon had the kettle on for our morning cuppa. Bressingham is a good place to visit with a garden centre, a steam museum (featuring a Dad's Army section) and lovely gardens. Also Diss is picturesque and close by with a nice shopping area. It did not take long to drive to the broads area although it was quite busy there in September. We would certainly stay there again if going to that part of the country. Thank you.

    Reviewed by ElaineSep 2020

  • "Cottage is well situated in a very pretty, quiet and rural area."

    Reviewed by FionaSep 2020

  • "I have to leave a review which I believe to be fair and factual."

    You may think it picky, but it affected our holiday enjoyment and had we known some of these details, we wouldn't have booked. 1. When we let ourselves into the cottage there was a lot of cobwebs with spiders on the ceiling and the walls, some alive, some dead. The cobwebs were quite thick and dusty so looked like they’ve been there a long time even though the guestbook states somebody had stayed here just before us. These guests were obviously not put off. Whilst spiders may not affect a lot of people, I’m terrified of them, so it took a long time for me to be relaxed (once my friend had removed them all). Having a couple of bug houses on the patio garden didn’t help either as spiders the size of my fist came out to visit at night. 2. I have to mention the amount of wasps in the daytime too. We couldn’t have the patio doors open because there was so many of them. Fly screens on the doors would have been advantageous. 3. Be aware of the small, curved drive that is difficult to tackle in big cars. It has a small foot-high wall each side with sharp stones sticking out. On day 4 we had to call RAC out because as we leaving the drive in our Ford Galaxy, pffffssssssshhhhhhh. The stones on the small drive wall bust one of our back tyres open. A whole day wasted because the day was spent waiting for RAC to bring a spare tyre and then spent the afternoon in Kwik-Fit waiting for them to fit a new tyre. 4. The WiFi did not work for the first 3 days due to bad weather (a little bit of rain). 5. The lights went off once also due to light rain, so the owners had to reset them and put them back on. 6. The water went off once due to a repair on a main. It would have been nice to have been notified about this. 7. The double bed is very squeaky so interrupted a good nights sleep. 8. The fridge makes a lot of peculiar noises especially at night. One minute it sounds like a cow mooing from afar, the next minute it sounds like an aeroplane taking off. In the daytime this didn't bother us much, but at night time it was extremely annoying. 9. The dishwasher was not used at all. A washing machine would have been more beneficial especially as there’s a rotary washing line in the garden. Now onto the good points. 1. The furniture was very comfortable and clean. 2. The kitchen is homely with plenty of crockery. No problems at all with hot water or heating. 3. The cottage is in an ideal place if you like to be tucked away somewhere private and quiet and like walking. 4. It has beautiful scenery surrounding this area and it was lovely to see rabbits hopping about and pheasants strolling by. 5. I concur with previous reviews about The Little Chippy just down the road. The food was amazing and the owners very friendly. 6. There are some nice pubs close by and a little further out. 7. The TV has all of the sky channels.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete the feedback for Lowbrook Cottage. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the property, the spiders and cobwebs are inexcusable, however, due to property being in the country it can be quite hard to keep them at bay, this also goes for the wasps. As the owner lives close to the property if you were unhappy with this, they would have been able to resolve this for you quite quickly. Thank you for your comments surrounding the driveway, this is not something that has been brought to attention before, as we've had many delivery and white vans visit the property, we are sorry to hear that you found it difficult to navigate. We do understand the issues you had during your stay with the Wifi, water and the electricity, this was all caused by Storm Ellen, and was completely out of the owners control, they did try to keep you updated as much they could. We are happy to hear that you found the furniture comfy and the surrounding area beautiful. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JacquelineAug 2020

  • "What a beautiful cottage, and such a great setting."

    Lots of walks close by too. Facilities in the cottage were great for our week there, very comfortable & clean.

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2020

  • "Nice clean cottage"

    Reviewed by IanOct 2019

  • "Hi, The cottage was very nice and in a great area."

    the lawn area was perfect for our German Shepherd to run and play on. However we could have done with a broom and hover as our dog moults heavily. An Iron would have been useful.

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2019

  • "The only thing i would like to say is we never see the owner's of the cottage who lived next door."

    Every property we have stayed in over the years the owners have come to see if everything is ok, it is only a minor thing and it did not stop us enjoying this lovely cottage. I would suggest to anyone staying there to go to Norwich castle and cathedral, particularly if it rains. Try park and ride, it's so easy.

    Reviewed by RonJun 2019

  • "Comfortable, large very well equipped cottage in great location with a friendly owner ."

    Reviewed by MarkApr 2019

  • "The cottage is set in beautiful surroundings, so peaceful."

    A great location for touring around the Norfolk area. The host is very helpful and approachable. We had a lovely week and was blessed waking up to the most spectacular glowing red sunrise. The garden is kept very well and what an experience to be cooking in the kitchen watching the pheasants strolling around at their leisure. A great place to relax and re-energise.

    Reviewed by MaddyApr 2019

  • "The cottage was fabulous and in a lovely quiet area but still not too far from places to visit."

    The owners were very friendly and amenable. The cottage was very spacious more so than the photos show and there was plenty of room for our large dog. We would return in a heartbeat. Thanks for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by IanFeb 2019

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedroom: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room.
  • Ground source heat pump central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, TV with SkyHD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Secure off road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio with furniture and access to lawned garden area on owners grounds at the front of the property
  • One pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Garden and patio are not enclosed
  • Please note: This property does not have a washing machine

The property

This comfortable, ground floor holiday property is located on the owners grounds on a quiet lane between the villages of Dickleburgh and Pulham Market and close to the bustling market town of Diss with it's beautiful mere and fascinating historic buildings, many of which date back to the 16th century.

The village of Dickleburgh has a village shop and Norman church and Pulham Market has an excellent pub with alfresco dining in the summer and roaring fires in the winter.

This delightful cottage has ample parking directly outside and a private patio, ideal for a morning coffee while planning the many things to do in the area.

The front door opens straight in to a fully equipped kitchen with table for four, it has everything you could need for a self catering holiday away.

The sitting room has patio doors leading out to the outdoor seating area, perfect for the warm summer months.

The cottage is a quiet space and ideal for relaxing with a book or a movie at whatever the time of the day.

The bedrooms are both spacious with the master bedroom to the back of the property and the twin bedroom over looking the front drive and gardens beyond.

The bedrooms share a bathroom.

The grounds are unfenced but in addition to the patio there is a large lawned area for guests to enjoy.

There is plenty to do nearby, Bressingham steam museum and gardens and Banham Zoo are just a short drive away and ideal for all the family to enjoy.

For those who love nature make sure you visit the historic Redgrave and Lopham Fen Nature Reserves.

A little further afield brings you to the famous Norfolk Broads where you can explore this stunning network or waterways by boat for a day.

Or why not visit the Norfolk or Suffolk Coast with an array or wonderful seaside towns and stunning beaches.

A perfect base for exploring or just relaxing and unwinding.

Excellent for road cyclists too with a vast network of rural roads to explore.

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About the location

DICKLEBURGH

Diss 5 miles.

The village of Dickleburgh offers a thriving shop and Post Office. A little further away is the village of Pulham Market, where you will find the Crown pub and restaurant, opposite the village green. This is a tastefully decorated traditional pub with good beer and wine. Just five miles away is the picturesque market town of Diss. This town is a must visit for anyone interested in nature, history or architecture. Nestled in the countryside of Waveney Valley, it offers a swimming pool, sports centre, a golf course, a delightful array of specialist shops and eating places, a traditional lively market every Friday and a farmers’ market on the second Saturday of each month. Approximately 2 miles from Diss is Bressingham, with its Steam Museum, 17 acres of beautiful gardens, garden centre, restaurant and the Dad’s Army collection where one can wander through Walmington-on-Sea with its original props and vehicles from the TV series. Other local attractions include Banham Zoo, the 100th Bomb Group Museum and historic Redgrave and Lopham Fen Nature Reserves. The area is also fantastic for walkers and cyclists, where walkers can explore sections of the Boudicca Way, a wonderful 40 mile walk from Diss to the medieval city of Norwich. Another neighbouring market town is Harleston. This friendly town offers charming individual shops, good cafes, several restaurants and inns, an art gallery, museum and a weekly market. Slightly further away are the pretty towns of Bungay and Beccles. Visit the latter to access the Norfolk Broads, explore the marshlands or hire a motor boat for a day on the river. Delicious food beckons from the many pubs and restaurants in and around both towns. Further afield is the Suffolk Coast with wildlife rich wet lands, shingle beaches and historical towns and villages, including the famous Southwold and Aldeburgh, and nearby is the well-known RSPB reserve of Minsmere. Dickleburgh is located almost equidistant from Norwich, Ipswich, Thetford and Bury St Edmunds.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas