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East Bilney near Dereham, Norfolk (Ref. 921207)



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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "The lawned garden space pictured is not solely for a use of the cottage but forms part of the main house grounds."

    This was disappointing, although the owners generously let us use it there are a set of goal posts which are not meant to be used by guests. Frustrating for our grandchildren . The cottage is in extremely close proximity to the owners house the table for eating out is within 8ft of the owners back door, we didn’t use it at all as completely overlooked. I would like to add the owners are very kind welcoming and discreet people but the pictures do not show the whole story and are therefore misleading.

    Reviewed by DerekJul 2021

  • "This cottage is centrally located for access to the whole of Norfolk and is easily accessible."

    It is well appointed and maintained by excellent hosts.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2021

  • "The hosts were superb."

    on hand but respectfully giving us space. They had provided the cottage with everything we needed, absolutely amazing grounds, loved the quirkiness of one of the bedrooms. A very good centre for walking and exploring ..awesome place

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2021

  • "Lovely setting, quiet and peaceful, and perfectly placed for walking and exploring the coast."

    Owners friendly and helpful and we had a very enjoyable week. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by LindsaySep 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    And so peaceful. It was also central for us.

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2020

  • "Loved the cottage, perfect location for us, it made for a really good holiday."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by LeslieAug 2020

  • "This cottage is lovely, so comfortable, quiet and we'll equipped, the bedrooms ..."

    This cottage is lovely, so comfortable, quiet and we'll equipped, the bedrooms are separated by the lounge so a good night's sleep is guaranteed, highly recommended

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2020

  • "Clean and comfortable."

    Friendly owners. Would certainly stay again.

    Reviewed by TonyNov 2019

  • "A beautiful, very comfortable, peaceful cottage in a perfect location to explore north Norfolk."

    Well equipped, like a home from home. Would certainly recommend and return in the future.

    Reviewed by PhilAug 2019

  • "Fantastic week at Ferndale, beautifully situated for exploring, the Owners, Marie and David are so friendly and cottage is really lovely so we have rebooked - the children are delighted!"

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2019

  • "Great location, friendly owners, plenty to see and do."

    Reviewed by SteveJul 2019

  • "We had a lovely warm welcome ."

    The cottage was spacious and spotless and we would recommend it to anybody visiting norfolk.

    Reviewed by AnneMar 2019

  • "Lovely warm welcome, everything as expected or better."

    Good location, very quiet, convenient to reach all of central and north Norfolk. Totally recommend

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2018

  • "A lovely cottage which is much better in real life than the pictures would suggest."

    Very spacious, nicely decorated and very clean. A little bit remote but a good spot for exploring Norfolk.

    Reviewed by BradAug 2018

  • "The cottage was beautifully clean and well appointed."

    The owners were helpful and welcoming. We would be happy to return anytime! The only improvement we would have liked was a shower over the bath so that each bedroom had access to a shower.

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2018

  • "Holiday was great Marie and David were great if we had a problem all we had to do was to ask them."

    The only thing was the three piece suit was very low.I had trouble getting off it.Superb holiday.Many thanks.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2018

  • "Lovely quiet location."

    The cottage itself was excellent full facilities , everything you need. The owners were lovely and helpful and there was a very good welcome pack full of information. The cottage itself was in a great position to then explore Norfolk and what that has to offer. I would recommend this cottage to stay in whole heartedly .

    Reviewed by SuzanneAug 2017

  • "Our holiday was made special because most evenings we watched a barn owl hunting in the field adjacent to our cottage."

    It was magical!

    Reviewed by ValerieJul 2017

  • "Very good accomodation."

    Very clean and comfortable and the owners were very helpful.

    Reviewed by Patricia AnneJun 2017

  • "We recently stayed in Ferndale cottage for a short break away and we didn't want to leave!"

    We had such a lovely 3 night stay. The cottage was really cosy but spacious and exceptionally clean. The owners were very friendly and welcoming. We drove to Wells-next-the-sea one day and had a great family day out. Another day we drove to Melsop Farm which our little boy absolutely loved. We had a lovely meal in the near by Thai restaurant called The New Inn which we would highly recommend. Overall we had an amazing time for our first visit to Norfolk and this cottage was the perfect place to stay.

    Reviewed by DanielMar 2017

  • "Sykes always exceeds our expectations even after return visits."

    This was our second visit to this cottage .lt is a lovely homely place to relax and enjoy and the owners are very welcoming. We regularly holiday with Sykes and in fact have got four holidays for 2017 already booked!

    Reviewed by SueDec 2016

  • "It was very nice and very clean and was in a fantastic location."

    The owner was extremely helpful and would book this cottage again and I have recommended it already to friends

    Reviewed by LouiseAug 2016

  • "The Owners, Mr & Mrs Melton, of the cottage were very welcoming and a very nice couple."

    The comfort and facilities at the cottage are second to none and the location was very good. I would recommend this cottage to anybody wanting a quiet holiday or at just over 30 minutes to any part of the north Norfolk coast for beaches and 25 minutes from Sandringham.

    Reviewed by LorraineAug 2016

  • "Lovelycottage, plenty big enough for the 5 of us and our baby."

    Pictures did not do it justice. Lovely owners too, very considerate and helpful.

    Reviewed by NevilleJul 2016

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  • Mostly ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room
  • Mezzanine sitting area with day bed
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Secure bike storage on request
  • Private patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles, restaurant 8 mins walk
  • Note: Due to steps in the property and the spiral staircase leading to the mezzanine level, may not be suitable for young children or those with limited mobility.

The property

Dereham 5 miles.

This well-presented, detached, centrally located Norfolk holiday cottage is set in the peaceful grounds of the owner’s property, perfectly located for exploring both the popular coastline and the inland towns and villages of Norfolk.

Ideal for small groups of family or friends, the owner has designed Ferndale with the holidaymaker in mind.

There’s an excellent open plan living area, light and welcoming and forming the heart of the property.

Spiral stairs lead up to a galleried area overlooking the pretty, surrounding countryside and grounds, ideal for a quiet read, but also offering a sofa bed, enabling guests more flexibility for sleeping arrangements.

Both bedrooms on the ground floor are spacious and have the advantage of having en-suite facilities, adding extra comfort to your stay.

Having had a day out exploring, you can return to this traditional stone-faced cottage and relax with dinner on the private patio, enjoying the quiet surroundings.

Practically from the doorstep are a number of excellent footpaths trailing through Norfolk’s charming countryside, and the roads offer excellent cycling.

There are plenty of attractions nearby, with the area steeped in history, and the cottage is only seven miles south of Fakenham, famous for its racecourse, time-honoured markets and boutique shops.

With sweeping sand dunes fronting the North Norfolk Heritage Coast, just half an hour away, and lovely little fishing towns dotted further along the coast, this is a superb touring location.

Based between Fakenham and Dereham, this is a perfect base for couples and families seeking a peaceful part of Norfolk.

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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.

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