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Keepers Cottage

(Ref. 1071776)

Beeston near Dereham, Norfolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautiful cottage, very well equipped."

    Beds super comfy. Wood burner is fabulous. The hot tub is lovely, however in the winter months you need lights that are bright and clear, a little dangerous in the gloom of winter. Sadly due to the awful weather we could not use the garden or the many walks in the surrounding area. I would warn tall people to take care with the low ceiling upstairs. We had a wonderful time sitting in front of the fire warm and cosy. If not for the rain the dogs would have loved the garden.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Dec 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful accommodation and location."

    I can't fault a thing!! Powerful showers, comfortable beds, snuggly bedding, luxury fittings and fixtures, friendly and polite host. 100% recommended to others. The Plough Share, pub was divine with great food and servers. Nearest Chinese does deliver, however, this is a 40minute drive away. So it's worth heating up some plates and warming the oven for arrival. Yummy food though. So I'm not complaining at all! Over all. Top notch, thankyou.

    Reviewed by Kathrine5.0Dec 2023

  • "The cottage was extremely well appointed and comfortable."

    Felt like home from the moment we stepped through the door. The location was perfect for allowing us to unworld ourselves for a few days. Only criticism was the lack of lighting around the hot tub for the evening, especially as the lights in the tub were also not working. That said, we've already said we'd go back

    Reviewed by Lee4.7Nov 2023

  • "A superb cottage kept immaculately clean."

    A few minor issues that were resolved immediately .

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2023

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at the property."

    Some very minor comments we made last year have been acted upon. We have two dogs and they loved running around in the huge enclosed garden.

    We are glad you enjoyed your holiday and hope to welcome you back in the future. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jun 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Keepers Cottage."

    The kitchen was really well appointed with some great quality cooking implements and equipment. Our party included a baby just 11 months old and great grandma at 89 years old and two dogs. A minor problem was that we found the wooden doors somewhat noisy to open and close quietly. We would have liked some sort of rail to hang clothes on in all bedrooms rather than the back of the doors. A mirror in the upstairs garden bedroom would have been great. We agreed to pay a weekly fee of £50 for electric vehicle recharging out of courtesy although there was no mention of this in the listing prior to booking. In our opinion this needs to be addressed prior to arrival at the cottage. There wasn't much free refuse and recycling bin space and it would have been nice to know that we had to supply our own bin liners. All in all a great location and a great property which made for a lovely holiday.

    Thank you for your feedback. Your comments have been taken on board. Bin bags were left in the bins and extra are usually available in the kitchen draw. Apologies if these had all been used. With regards to car charging we have asked Sykes to make this clear on our property however I would not expect a property owner to refuel my car regardless of it being electric or not. Your booking cost covers the property and not the travel costs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Jun 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage in a rural setting with a fantastic secure garden and a hot tub!"

    !!! Most of the daylight hours were spent out there The cottage was beautifully equipped and up to a high standard Rooms and beds were lovely The owner was most helpful and this is very on our list for a return visit

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely home and garden , very clean and tidy."

    Would suggest a mirror in master bedroom near power point to do hair and make-up. Incomplete instructions of blue tooth on top of fridge, operating instructions of hot tub.( safety instructions are there but not operating)

    Reviewed by Jenny4.7May 2023

  • "The cottage was very clean, we enjoyed the hot tub, log burner and the garden was larger than expected."

    As keen walkers, we were only disappointed with the limited public rights of way.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Mar 2023

  • "Everything was perfect."

    Great place to take dogs, Everything was secure. The kitchen was extremely well equipped. Will definitely recommend.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2023

  • "Stayed for a week with my friends and dogs."

    The house was lovely and well laid out. The owners were really helpful and came out to help with a minor issue (none of us could fit the baby gate!), with no concerns about coming straight away, the garden was secure and plenty big enough for the dogs. The local community pub was welcoming and accommodating, had a great night with the manager and locals. Wish we had used the hot tub more, but waited till the last night! I would recommend this as a good and comfortable home from home and would stay again.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.4Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped, and great location for exploring north Norfolk."

    Dogs loved the garden. The pub in the village was very welcoming and dog friendly, and the food was delicious ! No welcome pack though so don't forget your milk :)

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Feb 2023

  • "Very nice comfortable cottage plenty of space very well equipped also large garden"

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jan 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage with an amazing garden in a lovely rural location."

    So peaceful and quiet. Very comfortable including the beds. Would definately plan to return.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Oct 2022

  • "We loved the hot tub."

    That was fantastic. We loved the TV screens all over the cottage. We loved the area. Amazing. The main thing against the cottage was the bedrooms. There were no proper wardrobes to hang up our clothes. The main bedroom was so low and kept us banging our heads getting out of beds. The beds were not very comfortable either. Sorry but the cottage is NOT worth as a 5 star.

    We are sorry our 4 star property did not live up to your expectations. As with a lot of cottages it does have low ceilings upstairs and these are shown in the property pictures. The main bedroom does have a built-in wardrobe, possibly you didn't notice it. We have not received any complaints about the beds before but understand not all beds suit everyone. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pete3.8Sep 2022

  • "Lovely holiday cottage in a quiet peaceful location."

    Facilities excellent, really spacious garden that the kids loved and hot tub an added bonus.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2022

  • "We stayed here last year also, so that is the best recommendation that I could give."

    The facilities are excellent and most importantly the dog loves it here as well.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had fabulous holiday at Keepers cottage."

    Loved the fact that it was so quiet and secluded, our two dogs really enjoyed the spacious garden too. The cottage was well equipped, clean and very homely. We stayed during the July heatwave so loved the fridge with its ice making facility. The hot tub is a great extra to the cottage. We would definitely come back here.

    Reviewed by Josepha4.1Jul 2022

  • "Had a fabulous time in lovely surroundings."

    Perfect garden for our dog and so much to do in the area. The hot tub was a welcomed bonus.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jun 2022

  • "Minor niggles: Could benefit from an umbrella over the patio table."

    We requested a stairgate for the bottom of the stairs (to stop the dogs going upstairs) but the design was not suitable for that location as to fit the gate correctly puts too much sideways pressure on the newel post and could cause damage. We used a bungee cord to hold the gate in position. Suggest investigating an alternate design. Positives: Liked the beds, excellent hot tub and a super large enclosed garden for our two Dachshund's to run around in.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0May 2022

  • "The property and surroundings were great."

    The only drawback was the ceiling height as heads were knocked on several occasions, and the garden although advertised as secure for dogs we found this was not the case as the fence surrounding the pond was only about a metre so that meant we had to keep the dogs tied up as being Huskies they are unfortunately escape artists. I understand that for smaller breeds it wouldn't be a problem. It was such a shame as they would have loved to have been free to explore the garden. A wire fence would be sufficient then the pond would still be visible. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Hilary4.7May 2022

  • "Absolutely gorgeous house and location didn’t want to go home!"

    Cosy and comfortable. Fantastic kitchen. Hot tub was very nice after a very long walk! Will definitely book again and recommend.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you come and stay again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent, clean and fantastic facilities in this cottage in rural surroundings."

    Beautiful and secure gardens so our dogs had great fun exploring and chasing after each other. Stress free holiday and would definitely recommend this cottage. Beach is around 30min drive away but that didn’t cause any problems. There is a lovely community owned real ale pub a mile from the cottage which was really friendly and allowed dogs in. Loved every minute.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    So quiet and peaceful. Great for dogs. We loved the hot tub and the log burner. Just watch your head in the bedrooms upstairs. Furniture and lighting a bit sparce in the living room but kitchen well equipped. Had a great holiday and enjoyed Norfolk very much.

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Mar 2022

  • "Thank you for a great two weeks."

    The cottage suited us so well, just as advertised. Thank you also for sorting out the small problems we had so quickly.

    Reviewed by Frederica5.0Mar 2022

  • "We have no complaints about the Cottage apart from the description of where the downstairs Bathroom was situated compared to where the downstairs Bedroom was."

    Whilst to the able bodied the distance would not be an issue, to a 95 year old on a Zimmer Frame this was a much longer distance than was comfortable. The only real complaint we had was the absolutely appalling state of the driveway to the property. Whilst this is the responsibility of the Owners to address we were extremely surprised that Sykes would approve the property and find it hard to believe that you have not had both Complaints and Claims from previous Holidaymakers. The potholes were unbelievable and the state of the drive is the reason that we would never book to stay in that property again.

    Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear that the cottage was not as you had expected. The upkeep of the driveway is something we try to keep on top of. Since your visit the potholes have been refilled however being a farm track it will never be a smooth road. We do I best to keep it maintained. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne3.4Dec 2021

  • "We stayed in Keepers Cottage from 26th to the 29th November and had an absolutely fabulous time, the property itself is amazing and was made even more by the added bonus of the hot tub and secure gardens that our dogs lived to play and run around in."

    Thank you so much and we will definitely be back to stay

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Nov 2021

  • "Had a lovely stay in keepers cottage."

    Would benefit from more lighting round the hot tub and also the bedrooms to have mirrors so you can see what you are doing when drying hair etc. Also would be handy to have some guides on different walks in the area. Apart from that brilliant stay.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Nov 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Comfy, clean, more spacious than looks in pictures. Great inclosed garden for our dog to run around. Peaceful location. Hot tub was a relaxing bonus.

    Reviewed by Ruby5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful tranquil property that really did exceed expectations!"

    Our two dogs loved exploring and roaming around the large garden, the house was cosy, clean and so well presented, the pictures don’t do it justice! The only downside to this property is that the masters bed was quite small. I’m only 5’3” and my feet were touching the base of the bed and my partner had the curl up to sleep. The pillows were uncomfortable -which is the usual case as you have your own preference- but it would have been nice to have some spare different pillows as all the pillows on the property were the same thickness and hardness. On the same note, spare bedding could’ve done with being available as the duvet was very thick and too warm so having a thinner duvet or sheets as an option would’ve been appreciated. If you have young children I was also suggest bringing your own high chair as the one provided is pretty reclined with no option to sit it up. Overall though this property was amazing and I’d easily say it’s the best I’ve been too and I’ve been to quite a few now. It’s the perfect mixture of being in the countryside and feeling like you’re in the middle of nowhere but still close to local amenities and towns for days out. You could also happily relax at the property and just explore the local walking area. I’d definitely book it again!

    Reviewed by Lara4.4Oct 2021

  • "We had a lovely time."

    Its a lovely cottage we will deffo be returning

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent facilities at Keepers Cottage from the quality of the fixtures & fittings to the cleanliness of the property."

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Aug 2021

  • "This cottage offered so much more than listed."

    Garden was massive and perfect for doggies. Outside space was lovely and was able to use it as weather was kind most of our week. We have been to a few cottages now and I would definitely recommend this one. We would go back.

    Reviewed by Delia5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, enjoyed the week's stay."

    Owner, Tom and his family, very friendly, helped out when needed on some minor stuff. Hot tub is a real plus, so is the huge garden for the dog to run around in. Very tranquil location, handy to use as a base to visit the Norfolk coast and countryside. Near to Dereham, not far from Norwich. Loads of local gastro pubs within 10 miles. Only thing to be aware of is the track to the property. It is what it says, a 1/2 mile and it's gravel all the way.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful house, beautifully done in beautiful, secluded location."

    So comfortable … we completely relaxed for a week and enjoyed the hot tub most evenings. Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Sue4.4Jul 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with TV, 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x twin with pull-out bed
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail, WC and TV
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with TV
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed Rear garden with lawn, patio, hot tub, pond and furniture and view of pond
  • Up to 3 well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.8 miles pub 1.3 miles
  • Note: Property is on a working farm

The property

Dereham 7.8 miles.

Resting in the small attractive village of Beeston, 7 miles from Dereham, Swaffham and Fakenham, is this fantastic detached house settled on a working farm, Keepers Cottage.

Set over two-storeys and sleeping up to six guests, Keepers Cottage is a charming and family-friendly setting for your Norfolk getaway.

After travelling down the half-mile of unmade road towards the property, a private driveway greets you with off-road parking for up to three cars, along with small neat front lawn area before you step into the porch to drop off any coats and shoes.

Unwind within the spacious sitting room where you can cosy up in front of the woodburning stove and enjoy a family film night on the TV.

Prepare tasty meals using fresh local produce in the ample fully equipped farmhouse-style kitchen and settle down with loved ones at the dining table to enjoy the fruits of your labour whilst making plans for the days ahead.

On the ground-floor, guests will discover one of three bedrooms, this one being a double with storage, along with a bathroom on this floor with a bath, shower over, and a spectacular mirror which becomes a TV to enjoy whilst you take a relaxing soak.

When sleep calls you can snuggle up in the double bed in the master bedroom and escape reality whilst watching your favourite TV show; here, there is also a handy chest of drawers and cupboard for storage!

Guests will also benefit from the light and airy twin bedroom and the additional bathroom with walk-in shower on the same floor.

Enjoy your morning coffee in the sunshine on the large patio area or savour a moment of relaxation in the hot tub set in the expansive gardens surrounded by woodland.

Beeston is just a short drive away from the small and bustling market town of Dereham, who’s history dates to the Saxon era.

Venture into Dereham on a Tuesday and you will be able to purchase fresh local produce and various other items from its weekly market.

Treat yourself to a spot of retail therapy in one of the many independent shops or watch the world go by with a fresh coffee served in one of the cafes.

Soak up Dereham’s rich history and visit the oldest building in the town, Bishop Bonner’s Cottage Museum or visit the remarkable 13th century church of St Nicholas and hear the ringing of the charming bells from the bell tower opposite.

Visit the popular attraction of Mid Norfolk Railway, a Heritage Railway, which offers visitors the opportunity to take a trip in a 60’s train carriage and be transported from Dereham to Wymondham Abbey.

Explore the incredible Abbey which has two towers and a must-see ornate alter piece, this historical property amazing craftsmanship is well worth the visit.

If you can tear yourself away from the delightful Dereham, the well-known village of Sandringham is just a short distance away; here you can ramble through the lush woodlands of Thetford Forest and visit the magnificent Sandringham House and Gardens, which promises a fun-filled day for all of the family.

A trip to Norfolk wouldn’t be complete without visiting its sandy beaches, where you can beachcomb the shores or treat the family to an ice cream and enjoy the glorious sunshine, the closets beach is Holkham.

Keepers Cottage is the home away from home that will have you returning year after year.

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About the location


Fakenham 12 miles; Norwich 18 miles; King’s Lynn 27 miles.

Just a stone’s throw from the A47, located in central Norfolk, is the popular market town of Dereham (known locally as East Dereham) with a heritage dating back to Saxon times. Today Dereham enjoys excellent local amenities, which include Bishop Bonner’s Cottage Museum, the magnificent 13th-century church of St Nicholas, along with a wide selection of high street shops. On the edge of Dereham you can enjoy a journey on East Anglia’s longest heritage railway - the Mid Norfolk Railway, with steam and diesel trains to choose from. Just outside Dereham you can step back in time with a visit to Gressenhall Rural Life Museum and discover what traditional country life was like in Norfolk. At North Elmham, visit the ruins of a Saxon cathedral and on the outskirts of Fakenham, visit Pensthorpe, a bird lover's paradise and host of BBC Springwatch. Within easy travelling distance from Dereham you can explore Thetford Forest, the village of Sandringham which boasts Sandringham House, the cathedral city of Norwich and the historic maritime town of King’s Lynn. Spend a day or two visiting Norfolk’s wonderful varied coastline, offering both sandy and shingle beaches, traditional seaside towns with entertainment, quaint coastal villages with pretty flint cottages and fishing harbours dotted with sailing boats. A fantastic part of Norfolk to visit at any time of the year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter