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Megs Cottage

Norwich, Norfolk (Ref. 21440)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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43 Customer Reviews


    Information must make clear difficult staircase and bathroom downstairs. Very well equipped. Unfortunately my wife and I would not use again due to the degree of difficulty encountered but this stay was managed and our weekend passed very well. The amenities available from this site are amazing. Thanks M.Lee

    Reviewed by MickApr 2022

  • "Lovely little end terrace house which has a good lived in atmosphere with many sweet ornaments plus books and games."

    Owner very nice also. Note very steep staircase making it unsuitable for some.

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2022

  • "We had a great time, the cottage was lovely and met all our needs when we were there in March."

    It's a shame that the road is busy, we expect that might cause some discomfort in summer when you'd want the windows open - but that wasn't a problem for us, too cold outside! But the cottage was very warm and comfortable.

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2022

  • "This is a really lovely quaint cottage."

    Comfortable, cosy, sympathetically furnished and extremely well equipped with everything you could possibly need. It is very well located for touring the Broads, the Norfolk coast and Norwich with a regular bus directly into Norwich city centre just a very short walk down the road. The village has two pubs a pizza takeaway, a cafe and a Tesco supermarket. It should be noted that the staircase is extremely steep and the bathroom is located downstairs which I feel would make this property problematic for people with small children or anyone who has mobility issues. This was not a problem for us and we knew this detail before we booked.

    Reviewed by DebbieFeb 2022

  • "Megs cottage is snug and cosy, well situated for lovely walking, but still in easy reach of town."

    We really enjoyed our stay!

    Reviewed by EmmaFeb 2022

  • "Beautiful, cosy cottage that smelled so clean as soon as we walked in - particularly appreciated in these covid times!"

    The local apple juice and cookies left to welcome us were delicious and all the information and personal touches around the place made us feel as if we were staying with friends.

    Reviewed by CarolineDec 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in the centre of Drayton with all amenities on your doorstep."

    Great base for exploring Norfolk with access to all main routes. Cottage is beautifully maintained and equipped with everything you need for your stay. Stairs are very steep, which we knew when booking, so was not a problem for us. Lovely little cottage garden which we enjoyed sitting in whilst having our morning coffee. Would definitely rebook.

    Reviewed by LorraineSep 2021

  • "Meg's cottage is clean, comfortable and home from home."

    Lots of local walks and further afield. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by AnnSep 2021

  • "A lovely clean comfortable cottage well situated for trips to east coast, dog walks , pubs and cafes perfect!"


    Reviewed by MickAug 2021

  • "The cottage is lovely!"

    Very well equipped and cosy with a pretty little courtyard garden however it is on a busy main road so sitting in the garden is not a tranquil experience! The spiral staircase is also challenging at first but after a few days becomes easier! It is well situated for getting in to Norwich with a bus stop a few minutes walk away and it also has 2 pubs within a few minutes walk!

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2021

  • "This is a delightful 19th century cottage with a lovely small garden."

    There are outside tables and chairs to sit in sun or shade. The stairs are accurately described on the website, they are an adventurous scramble with a hand rail. There are steps and a low doorway into the back bedroom. A short bus ride or drive will take you into Norwich, we spent a day at Holt and one at Sheringham. There’s off road parking and plenty of local shops. For cyclists there’s Marriott Way. The owners have put lots of interesting things inside and a wealth of books. A good space to rest and relax or as a base to explore from. If you are infirm or unsteady on your feet, the stairs are not for you. We would be happy to stay again.

    Reviewed by DerekJul 2021

  • "Megs Cottage is a comfortable well equipped cottage in a nice area with plenty of amenities."

    Reviewed by SheilaJun 2021

  • "The cottage is lovely, very comfortable and very well-equipped."

    Reviewed by JillianJun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, extremely well appointed in a good walking area."

    The booking process was easy and trouble-free. We will very happily book more holidays through Sykes and extremely happily go to Megs Cottage again.

    Reviewed by NigelMay 2021

  • "The cottage is a great base for Norwich and not too far from the Broads."

    However as was made clear in description the stairs would be an issue for lots of people and the adjoining bedrooms and bathroom downstairs and being on a main road. We knew when we booked though and owner very pleasant on phone and very clean and well equipped cottage. Didn’t realise though that sofa bed was more comfortable than rear bedroom and that mattress was like a brick so should be replaced. As said it is stated in description about stairs and bedrooms but owner has made the best of it and we would return.

    Reviewed by KarenApr 2021

  • "What a super cottage; clean, welcoming, easy to access and everything was thought of!"

    Would completely recommend Sykes Cottages and Meg's cottage.

    Reviewed by VirginiaApr 2021

  • "Beautiful Cottage and very homely with lots of great books and games and a cool coffee machine."

    Everything was perfect and the owners were lovely and friendly. We will definitely want to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Alex WDec 2020

  • "Every thing was fine thank you very much"

    Reviewed by AnneOct 2020

  • "Really enjoyed our short stay at Megs Cottage ."

    Special consideration was given by the owners , in all aspects , with additional sanitisers and required products supplied in the current climate . A spotlessly clean home , very well equipped and kept to a high standard . Would recommend a stay in this lovely cottage . Thank You .

    Reviewed by SandraOct 2020

  • "Comfortable cottage, quiet inside despite being on the main road."

    Well situated for getting into Norwich and trips to the north coast and broads, very close to the Marriotts Way for daily dog walks.

    Reviewed by DenyseOct 2020

  • "This cottage was quite central to amenities."

    There were 2 pubs very close by and if you wanted to eat out, you could. Also their was a Tesco supermarket near by which was handy.

    Reviewed by DenisSep 2020

  • "Enjoyed the cottage."

    I wear varifocal glasses and managed to stumble over the kitchen carpet at least once a day which could be a problem for a less mobile person. Not a problem to the others so I'm obviously a slow learner!!!!! The stairs are steep but not a problem for us. The automatic lights on the stairs are an ecellent idea. The two Pub/Restaurants nearby were good and excellent value.

    Reviewed by GrenvilleSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, the courtyard garden is very colourful, however very small (not much room to sit if you bring a dog), lots of little extra touches like board games and toys for kids, beds very comfy, rooms warm!"

    Reviewed by NicoletteAug 2020

  • "Meg's Cottage, dating back to 1860 is a gem."

    Beautifully presented with every facility. The owner's had left us lots of goodies, plus something for our Goldie! The house was comfy, cosy and a joy to stay at. Having read the website there were no surprises, only welcome ones, such as the attractive tiny garden. Shouldn't talk this property up too much - it might be fully booked when we try to go again!!

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2020

  • "This property was an excellent find."

    It’s location was excellent with links to Norwich by bus or walking. The cottage was lovely and everything was as seen in the pictures or described on the site. We usually like to try different cottages, but will definitely return to this one as it’s ideal for when we go to see bands in Norwich (plus we didn’t get the full experience of the surrounding village and walks, due to being there as lockdown was being put in place!) The owners were great and had a lovely conversation with them regarding our dog staying. Would highly recommend...

    Reviewed by TheoMar 2020

  • "Characterful cottage."

    Cottage was surprisingly spacious and very comfortable. Extremely well equipped. Minor niggles: we personally didn't like the extensive use of 'air fresheners' throughout the cottage and the stairs are very steep and narrow! Overall though we had a most enjoyable stay and would happily stay at cottage again.

    Reviewed by RobertFeb 2020

  • "Was over the moon with the cottage and also the personal touch left for both us and our dog."

    Reviewed by TracyDec 2019

  • "Megs cottage was perfect for us (my husband,14 year old daughter and dog)."

    I was worried about the stairs after reading other reviews but we did not have any problems with the stairs. The cottage had everything we needed and more. We were there the last week in October (half-term in Southampton but not in Norwich). Tesco is less than 5 minutes walk away. Pubs, dominos, petrol station with shop and subway even closer. The owners are lovely and were very very helpful. I really hope we get to stay again and would definitely recommend it. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by SerietaOct 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely although the stairs were a challenge and could have done with a hair dryer as the weather wasn't great and I didn't bring mine, but couldn't have wanted anything else, like a home from home we would definitely recommend to others."

    Reviewed by LynnOct 2019

  • "The cottage was warm and cosy."

    It had everything you could want,whatever the weather. Books of all kinds and a selection of games. Both bedrooms were spacious and very comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped. It had a good homely feel. Good location for buses into Norwich (a good bus service). Close to pubs and shops but the cottage still felt peaceful inside.

    Reviewed by JuneSep 2019

  • "The comfort & cottage generally."

    There were so many nice touches, like towels, tea, coffee, biscuits, soap & cloths to save us the bother. It was actually beautifully furnished & decorated. The garden, though small was v pretty. Plus they had several bookcases with books to cover every interest. Good tv with Sky. All very effective for a short break like we had. It was near to all amenities- a garage cold room off- licence & a 24 hour Tesco. Plus ideal in quiet area near to all main routes. One thing, I did expect it to be in a small side road but it is on a main road, so you need help backing out, & have to be careful as there is a double junction. The car pull-in space just fitted our car which is a vauxhall Astra. However if you are careful it’s fine. We still loved staying there!

    Reviewed by RuthAug 2019

  • "The cottage was very clean and well appointed and was the perfect base for exploring Norfolk."

    The village has various local shops as well as a filling station and supermarket. We had a very enjoyable week and would stay there again.

    Reviewed by JuneJul 2019

  • "Nothing more to add to our feedback except (don't ever update as it's character is lovely)."

    Oh there was one thing about parking,when we parked our land cruiser it was very difficult to unload as couldn't open doors fully.Very tight fit.

    Reviewed by FJun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with lots of character very clean and comfortable."

    Had everything you could possibly need. We were made to feel very welcome. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by DianeJun 2019

  • "Very comfortable, spotlessly clean cottage, handy for Norwich, and with two pubs and a supermarket within five minutes’ walk."

    Very tight steep spiral staircase and proximity to busy road mean it is not suitable for children. Parking is a bit of a challenge with a big car as the space is small. For us and any couple wanting comfort, convenience and value for money Meg’s Cottage is ideal.

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2019

  • "Great cottage and offered everything that you needed."

    Very comfortable and cosy and we loved it. However the staircase does need to be highlighted as extremely steep and could be a challenge for some.

    Reviewed by JaneApr 2019

  • "A great little property well positioned and surrounded by excellent facilities."

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2019

  • "Meg's Cottage was a lovely place to spend a few days after Christmas while seeing our daughters and grandchildren near Norwich."

    The sitting room was cosy, warm and comfortable. We were impressed with the books and games provided. We hope to come again later in the year.

    Reviewed by AnnDec 2018

  • "Beautiful warm, cosy cottage."

    Wonderful stay close to all amenities. Would stay here again in a heartbeat

    Reviewed by JoanneNov 2018

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage set in a wonderful location."

    Not to be missed and thank you for a memorable break.

    Reviewed by DarrenNov 2018

  • "The cottage itself is really nice,has got everything you need and beyond , location is brilliant with tesco and petrol station very close."

    Also the area is good. Feels like home....

    Reviewed by SamerOct 2018

  • "I would highly recommend Meg's Cottage - we had a great experience and would certainly stay again :)"

    Reviewed by AndreaAug 2018

  • "Lovely holiday cottage fully equiped as a home away from home, with lots of amenities close by."

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double bedroom and a day bed with a trundle bed which can be converted to a super king size
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Courtyard with furniture to the rear
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 miles
  • Note: The cottage still has the original spiral staircase from 1840 and may not be suitable for those with limited mobility as it is steep and narrow, however there is a handrail to help
  • Note: Access to the second bedroom is through bedroom one.

The property

This 1840's cottage lies in the village of Drayton, a suburban village in the county of Norfolk and district of Broadland 4.3 miles (6.9 km) north west of Norwich it has a population of approx 6000 people.

The parish church is St Margaret's which was built in the 13th century, but had to be substantially rebuilt in the 19th century, after the tower collapsed in 1850.

with local amenities on the doorstep and Norwich a short distance away.

Perfect for couples or friends, this charming retreat is homely and inviting, making a comfortable place to return to after a day exploring the local area and beyond.

The entrance porch leads you inside to a country cottage kitchen, modernised to a lovely standard, with stylish units and countertops.

You can all get together for an evening meal in the dining room, then settle down in the cosy lounge, which houses sumptuous sofas and a central feature fireplace.

Enjoy some leisure time here, then choose from two wonderful bedrooms; both have been fabulously accessorized, the first boasts a beautiful double zip/link bed, whilst the second is presented as a spacious master suite facing the rear of the property.

The family bathroom is situated on the ground floor and the contemporary furnishings create a lovely place to get ready throughout the day.

With a pretty courtyard outside, tucked away beneath a leaved archway, you can really take in the surroundings while relaxing on the furniture away from it all.

Drayton village is self-contained, it has many amenities including a petrol station, Barclays Bank, post office, butcher, doctors’ surgery and a late-night pharmacy, Lloyd's chemist, baker, patisserie, florist, four hairdressers, beautician, dress shop, several public houses including the Cock Inn and the Red Lion, and Stower Grange hotel and restaurant.

It also has a Tesco supermarket.

Also within easy reach at Thorpe Marriott is a fish and chip shop and at Taverham a comprehensive Garden Centre and collection of craft shops and a popular tea room.

There is a popular children's playground only few mins from the cottage.

Norwich offers art galleries, museums, theatres and cinemas, as well as beautiful parks and gardens.

Visit its stylish pubs, cafés and restaurants and make the most of its excellent shopping facilities.

Tour the city by open-top bus, along cycle pathways, or walk one of its many trails, not forgetting the river walk.

Some of the more popular places to visit include The Aviation Museum, Taverham Mill Nature Reserve and Dinosaur Park.

The coastline is also within easy travelling distance.

A destination to be enjoyed all-year-round and is excellent for birdwatching.

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About the location


Great Yarmouth 21 miles; Cromer 23 miles.

The medieval and cultural city of Norwich is the capital of East Anglia. Norwich boasts some of the finest buildings in Britain, with two cathedrals, a Norman castle and several large houses. Elm Hill is one of the oldest streets in Norwich, with beautiful cobblestones and Tudor houses, some now home to independent shops. Norwich also offers art galleries, museums, theatres and cinemas, as well as beautiful parks and gardens. Visit its stylish pubs, cafés and restaurants and enjoy its excellent shopping facilities. Tour the city by open-top bus, along cycle pathways, or walk one of its many trails and the river walk. For those wishing to relax, spend a leisurely day on board a boat enjoying the nearby, beautiful Norfolk Broads. The coastline is also within easy travelling distance, offering a fun day out.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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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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