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Lakeside Lodge

(Ref. 963052)

East Harling near Thetford, Norfolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

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105 Customer Reviews

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at lakeside."

    On arrival we were pleasantly surprised with how quiet it was. The lodge itself was lovely, it is fully equipped with everything that you may need for your stay. The lake itself is really well stocked with some excellent specimens and I was not disappointed. We would definitely like to rebook another visit in the future as it was a welcome break. 5 star recommendation from me.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2024

  • "We had a lovely week in Lakeside Lodge and caught fish every day."

    The lodge was very clean and had everything you could want for a holiday for two. The welcome pack of flowers, eggs, milk and cheesecake were much appreciated. We have already booked two weeks for next year.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely lodge, everything you could want."

    Great location, plenty of walks with our dog between rain showers. Had a very restful time.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2024

  • "Great week at lakeside lodge nice welcome pack again, lodge was clean and warm."

    Fished nearly every day with plenty of carp in the 5 to 8 lb lucky to have one 20+ lb, one day only took worm rest of the time on floating bread lovely fish great sport.this lodge is very popular so check out the other three properties on the lake,yes there are kennels near and snetterton circuit so there is some noise but it didn't bother us.very dog friendly with plenty of walks.village has everything you need,hope to get back for a third time.thanks.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely property overlooking the lake."

    Peaceful and quiet. Fishing available. A very relaxing stay. Would definitely come again.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2024

  • "A very nice lodge with lovely views across the lake."

    Was very comfortable & a nice welcome gift left for us. John came to meet us when we arrived to make sure it was all ok he also popped in before we left to make sure everything was ok for us. I can understand some people might get fed up with the dogs barking at the kennels next door.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Mar 2024

  • "Loved it so much we’ve already booked again for next year."

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Mar 2024

  • "Most relaxing holiday."

    Lodge was cosy & comfortable. Vews country side & lake was lovely. Everyone were very friendly We just loved our holiday there. Soon as we arrived home we booked to go back next year.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Mar 2024

  • "There is no wi-fi, but that didn't matter to us."

    It was so peaceful, happy with the all the fish caught. We went end of February, the lake slightly flooded, it didn't affect our stay. We liked enough to book again next year.

    Reviewed by Glenn5.0Feb 2024

  • "It was so lovely when arrived there were fresh flowers, eggs,milk and a lovely cake waiting for us."

    Also Robert popped in to meet us,what a lovely interesting man. Can't wait to return.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Feb 2024

  • "A quiet and secluded location but well positioned to visiting the local area and attractions."

    Lakeside lodge is quite compact but more than comfortable for a short stay. A freezer rather than a washing machine would be a better appliance and more cupboard space to store food would be preferable.

    Reviewed by Peter3.4Feb 2024

  • "Loved my stay, caught a couple of Pike."

    Robert the owner, came to see how I was doing, and if I needed anything, pleasant and likable man. Definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Jan 2024

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the lodge was clean and tidy, nice and quiet, we already have recommended it to friends who have already booked."

    We will be booking again thats for sure.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jan 2024

  • "Wonderful location & surroundings that bring us back year after year."

    The lodge is cosy and has everything you need. The owners are very welcoming & helpful. A gem of a property!! We will visit again soon.

    Reviewed by James5.0Dec 2023

  • "Beautifully presented cottage,clean, warm,smelled lovely on arrival ,nice gesture with the milk and eggs and cake, managed one day fishing after the lake thawed,had a couple of beautifully conditioned carp on worm."

    Was a relaxing break saw the kingfisher as we were packing up, can't wait to return in April, thank you.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Dec 2023

  • "Really nice and pieceful loved every minute and really great fishing too"

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely location."

    Position of cabin with a lake view was particularly relaxing and enjoyable. Everything you need for self catering is available in cabin. Walking distance to pubs, restaurants and local shops. There are lots of lovely walks, plus areas to visit by car. Robert, the owner, was ever so helpful and friendly, with milk, cakes and fresh eggs provided as a lovely welcome surprise on arrival. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by George5.0Oct 2023

  • "Everything perfect"

    Thank you so much Michael. We hope to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2023

  • "The fishing was amazing."

    The lodge was amazing. The owners could not have been kinder Lovely guy. We were so close to the kennels the dogs were relentless all day barking and howling. Robert the owner said it was the worst week as they had over 50 dogs in. I'm sure he felt a little guilty, but we left a day early we had had enough of the noise. Without the dogs it would have been the perfect retreat.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2023

  • "Just returned home from lakeside lodge what a fantastic week every thing was ..."

    Just returned home from lakeside lodge what a fantastic week every thing was perfect the lodge itself was very comfy and the fishing was brilliant Robert our host could not been more helpful you know a place is special when a kingfisher lands on your fishing rod if health holds out we shall be back

    Thank yo Graham fo your lovely review. We are so please that you had a wonderful week and look forward to seeing you again. Best regards Kate Dan Robert & Jan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Aug 2023

  • "Just back from a lovely five day break from Lakeside Lodge."

    The Lodge is in a great setting overlooking the lake. There are four other holiday lodges set around the lake but they are screened by trees so you cannot see them. Our accommodation was exactly as the photos show, everything was provided that we needed. My partner had a good time fishing whilst I sat on the balcony watching the wildlife. Not far to walk to the local amenities including The Nags Head (tasty meals) fish and chip shop ( crispy batter) and a Coop. Also a local pharmacy.

    From the crew at Lakeside. Thank you so much Marion for your kind review. We hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Aug 2023

  • "Thank you for the goodies left for us on arrival."

    The accommodation, fishing and being able to have the dog with us was all excellent. Just a huge thank you for creating a holiday paradise.

    Thank you too, for the great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your break here. Best wishes from all here. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzanne Vanessa4.7Jul 2023

  • "No problem with Sykes there customer service is always good however not happy with lodge or location."

    Was my 3rd time at this location and very disappointed this time. Lodge had not been maintained since last visit fire alarm kept going off at night lake was overgrown and dogs in boarding kennels barked all night. Have booked already for next year but dont want to go back so have contacted sykes to hopefully get deposit moved over to another property.

    We are so sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy your third visit. It was difficult to understand however as you had booked with Sykes again while you were still here this time. Also that you had tried to book the Shepherds hut also on the lake but it could not accept 2 dogs as is too small. We did check that the dogs at the kennels had not been heard by any of the other lodges. We would also like to dispute that the lake is badly maintained as we are very diligent in this. Also that the lodge was not up to previous standards as it has very recently been decorated and had a professional electrical check. We also have found no problem with fire alarm with any of the guests since your visit. Best Regards Robert Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie2.2Jul 2023

  • "The lodge was brilliant."

    It was on the lakeside as per the advertisement. advertisement and that fishing fantastic If you go to this location, look out for the kingfishers who perch on a brach really close to the lodge door. You may have to be up early though! We enjoyed our stay very much and would like to go again one day 10 out of 10 holiday. Thank you

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely stay."

    So quiet and peaceful just what we needed

    Reviewed by Pippa5.0May 2023



    Reviewed by Peter4.7May 2023

  • "Beautiful location, great for relaxing on deck overlooking lake with a good book, husband enjoyed the fishing well stocked lake, would definitely recommend."

    Reviewed by Julie Ann5.0May 2023

  • "Wow, what a fabulous break, so relaxing, the lodge and all its facilities were "spot on" , the owner's helpful, understanding and friendly."

    Will DEFINITELY return, highly recommended

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2023

  • "This place is set in an amazing location, peaceful and beautiful."

    Myself and my partner felt so relaxed and fell in love with the lodge. The local village is lovely not much to do but nice for a walk about. I would highly recommend this place to stay

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Apr 2023

  • "We have been here about 4 times."

    Absolutely love it. Owners go above and beyond in order to ensure you enjoy your stay. Fishing is the best, and free. Unfortunately and not for any other reason we may not be able to return. It's a 5 1/2 drive and both our health is deteriating. We would love to return but also its a long drive. You could not wish a better place to relax. Thank you for amazing memories xx

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Mar 2023

  • "Very nice and peaceful and not overcrowded or overfished, weve been twice and have booked again in august"

    Reviewed by Ivor5.0Feb 2023

  • "We absolutely loved this property and owners “ Home from home” Had great week Just a small observation, path and steps very dark in the evening ."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely lodge in a peaceful setting could not have asked for a nicer place ..."

    Lovely lodge in a peaceful setting could not have asked for a nicer place exceptional all round choice would definitely return

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jan 2023

  • "I booked a 2 day break at Lakeside Lodge, to get away from the everyday hustle and bustle, and that was certainly achieved."

    A relaxing few days, in an extremely comfortable Lodge, with everything provided that I could need (and some added extra luxuries provided by the host, which were much appreciated). I will definitely recommend Lakeside Lodge and will hopefully be back again soon.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Dec 2022

  • "When we arrived it was after dark, but the lodge was ablaze with light and warmth."

    The property sits on a lake, which was frozen on our arrival, and was immaculate outside and in. (Welcome gifts of eggs, milk and mince pies were appreciated.) Daybreak gave us a chance to really appreciate the setting - a glorious view over the lake; countryside views; and peaceful (other than the kennels up the drive, occasionally). The other properties round the lake are sighted so as not to be intrusive. Our dog really enjoyed the nearby nature walk (by the river) and the close access to Middle Harling Heath. We really enjoyed our stay and are considering rebooking. Have recommended the lodge to friends too!

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Dec 2022

  • "Great place, good fishing, just one thing, the listing mentioned a fridge and a ..."

    Great place, good fishing, just one thing, the listing mentioned a fridge and a freezer, it’s only a fridge with a small feeder compartment, but apart from that was a great restful week and an amazing location Jason

    Reviewed by Jason4.4Nov 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cosy lodge, very well equipped kitchen and such a lovely comfy bed, quiet site, with no light pollution so star gazing is great as is the fishing, village just a short stroll away with two great pubs, would recommend this property."

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Nov 2022

  • "A beautiful lodge with everything you need set in a lovely and peaceful setting, my husband enjoyed the fishing and I enjoyed the walks with our dog, the owner was was very welcoming and we enjoyed the cake that was left for us we would love to return next year."

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2022

  • "Had great time and the log cabin was had everything in it that we needed."

    Reviewed by Vivien5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very nice enjoyed my time there every thing was wounderful."

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely setting and having fishing on the doorstep was a real luxury."

    The lodges around the lake (4) are cleverly positioned so it still feels private and secluded, and the wildlife was fantastic. Other reviews have mentioned the kennels and the racetrack. Neither really bothered us and certainly didn't spoil the holiday. Could hardly hear the racetrack and it was only one day, and the dogs are far enough off that it was just background noise that you don't notice after a while. Suggest parasol is supplied, but otherwise it is well equipped. Wifi would be good but it didn't cause us any problems not having it. Lots to do locally - particularly recommend Bressingham and Banham Zoo.

    Reviewed by Chris3.8Jul 2022

  • "2nd stay at this lodge and will be booking soon to go back again next year."

    Love the quietness of the location. Fishing lake is just a few steps from the cabin perfect as my hubby is disabled with poor mobility. I can watch him from the deck of the cabin. Only a handful of cabins around the lake which is plentiful of fish some a good size. Lake fenced completely around ideal for dogs. Cabin well fitted out and comfortable. Owners very friendly. View from cabin of lake and wildlife lovely.

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Jul 2022

  • "The Lodge was perfect we loved it but was very disappointed in the fishing"

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Jun 2022

  • "Everything we needed was there!"

    Views wonderful. Lovely touch, milk, eggs and cake in fridge. Robert the owner came to see we were OK. Nice to have a washer and dryer outside. Loved it!

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2022

  • "Pros: compact and comfortable."

    Nice location over the lake with lovely deck. Good base to explore Norfolk from and cracking dog walks in nearby Thetford forest. Cons: kennel about 200 yards away with fairly constant barking during the day, sometimes at night as well. Wi-fi would be great as well.

    Reviewed by Ewan Crowhurst4.4May 2022

  • "An idyllic location and a lovely lodge, so comfortable and clean with everything you could need."

    We have had the perfect holiday here. The lovely owner and son were so friendly and helpful especially with the fishing ( which is allowed in the close season) Lots to see within an hours drive and the Nags Head in the village gave a good alternative to eating our evening meal sitting on the balcony in the sunshine! I could go on, Great week.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0May 2022

  • "The general condition of the property was good, however there was a lack of cooking equipment and utentials."

    The brochure does not mention the noise from Snetterton race track, nor the fact that most of the week you cant walk in the woods due to the fact that they are used by a school project. There are also times when the boarding kennels are quite noisy. This information would be usefull when selecting this property as it is not as tranquil as stated.. The owners are all very friendly and did appologise for the farm requirement to cut down a large number of trees and shrubs with chain saws (quite noisy) but we were out for part of the days when this was happening..all in all we had a good break and I did get a photograph of the Kingfisher.

    Reviewed by Janet2.5Apr 2022

  • "A really lovely lodge with all the amenities you will need."

    A very comfortable place to stay. The setting is absolutely great looking out over the small lake and to the countryside beyond. It was extremely relaxing and we had a thoroughly enjoyable time. The owner was very friendly and leaving milk, eggs and cupcakes was a thoughtful touch. It is in a good location in walking distance of the village and within driving distance of many attractions. We would not hesitate to recommend this charming property. Thanks so much.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Apr 2022

  • "We booked in 2020 because the unit was the only one on a small lake and looked ideal for a quiet / secluded getaway."

    Four additional units are now around the lake and one of these appears to be permanently occupied by a family with dog. The Sykes listing requires updating. Having said this, the unit itself was very comfortable and met our needs during our stay albeit the oven was/is in need of a thorough clean and there is no extractor above the cooker.

    Reviewed by Colin3.8Mar 2022

  • "So peaceful and beautiful."

    Sunset so lovely over the lake .locals at the Swan and nags head very friendly,food nice .The lodge its self laid out well and everything needed was there.Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Mar 2022

  • "Very cosy, well kept lodge, everything provided."

    Very helpful owners. Our dog Mimi, loved it, not sure the ducks liked her!

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Mar 2022

  • "A golden gem!"

    Best cabin we have stayed in. 5 stars for excellent cleaness, equipment, amazing location and views, value for money and owners helpfulness. Would highly recommend especially if you want to spend some days just chilling. Lovely walks in the woods from the cabin. Would definitely stay again x

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Feb 2022

  • "Loverly place for a relaxing holiday, would love to try the fishing in the summer."

    Great lodge all you could need , loverly owners nothing was to much trouble for them.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had a wonderful Christmas break at lakeside lodge."

    All was just perfect and the added surprise extras were much appreciated. Robert paid us regular visits to make sure we were ok. We could not have asked for more. We will visit again. Much thanks Robert.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Dec 2021

  • "A really special place to stay."

    The wild life is wonderful including kingfishers. Watching the fish in the lake is so relaxing. A brilliant place to get away from it all.

    Reviewed by Hilary4.4Dec 2021

  • "This is a lovely lodge in very peaceful surroundings."

    Is is equipped to a high standard and everything is spotlessly clean. Robert the owner made me feel very welcome, and the milk, eggs and chocolate cake in the fridge were a very nice touch. It is certainly very high on my list of places to revisit. My small dog would probably echo these sentiments too!

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Nov 2021

  • "Fabulous"

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Nov 2021

  • "This place was amazing owners went above and beyond to help us enjoy our holiday."

    Beautifully presented with everything you need. My husband a little disappointed the kingfisher caught more than he did. We are back in March 2022, can't wait. Thank you so much x Mr and Mrs Achaski

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Nov 2021

  • "Yes the bed was too hard, had trouble sleeping."

    Reviewed by John4.7Sep 2021

  • "The location of the lodge was beautiful wildlife on your doorstep including a daily visit of kingfisher & family of ducks to name a few."

    The cottage was well serviced with equipment, bed linen & towel. Unfortunately there are dog kennels situated near by & we could hear them barking on & off. We spoke to the owners & they said they are in the process of of trying to sort it. Fortunately for us it did not spoil our enjoyment

    Reviewed by Pamela4.7Aug 2021

  • "Perfect for hubby who is disabled and loves his fishing."

    Just a few steps walk from the cabin to the riverbank to fish. Lake had some good sized fish in it. Hubby caught a 20lb+ carp and some good sized tench. Very safe for dogs as lake is completely fenced in with only 5 cabins sharing it. Cabin was very comfortable. Would have liked a hot tub most other cabins on site have one but choose this one for the short walk to the Riverbank for hubby which was more important for us. Owners very welcoming and friendly.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2021

  • "We loved the Lodge, the wildlife on the lake and the farm."

    The owners were very helpful and we enjoyed visiting lots of places around Norfolk

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Jun 2021

  • "No it gave everything they promised most relaxing holiday ever."

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fishing brilliant, commendation brilliant, people lovely, scenery excellent"

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2021

  • "This is a magical place for helping you to relax after a trying year,would recommend staying here."

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2021

  • "What a wonderful time we had Lovely views over the lake love the two ducks ..."

    What a wonderful time we had Lovely views over the lake love the two ducks that greeted us every day the cats snd the owls in the evening We had a walking holiday coming home and relaxing watching the world go by very peaceful Thank you Rob and Jan for amazing home

    Reviewed by Janette5.0Oct 2020

  • "The piece & quite,was absolutely lovely, pleasure to stay,& Robert was really nice & friendly,"

    Reviewed by June5.0Sep 2020

  • "Holiday accommodation was perfect."

    Already booked again for next year

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely relaxing surroundings, the perfect getaway"

    Reviewed by Glenn4.7Aug 2020

  • "We most enjoyed the location of the lodge."

    So much so, that we only went " out" one day. Also Robert was very welcoming and friendly. Thanks to them, for a lovely break.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Feb 2020

  • "What a lovely little get away."

    We loved every minute of it. Just went far to quick. We will definitely returning. Thank you so much

    Reviewed by Ashleigh5.0Feb 2020

  • "Lakeside Lodge was simply a perfect location, so peaceful and quiet, perfect for a restful getaway."

    The only criticism we had was that there was no chest of drawers in the bedroom to store flat items like jumpers or underwear, etc. The wardrobe literally had hanging space only, no shelf or drawer space. Other than that, it was just so perfect. It was clean as a new pin, equipped with everything you could need in the kitchen area and the location was superb. Lots of dog walks on the doorstep, the village had pubs, shops, chemist and a great fish and chip shop too! We will book again in the summer or early autumn so we can sit on the balcony overlooking the lake to enjoy a glass or two of wine while watching the sun go down!

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Feb 2020

  • "Amazing place, amazing lodge Owners very welcoming & kind Everything was perfect, can’t wait to go again next year"

    Reviewed by Juliet5.0Nov 2019

  • "This little gem is a home from home."

    it was clean and comfy. Robert came to see us on the first night and was helpful with any questions we had. The locals are friendly and all of them loved our dog. I do wish I had taken my fishing gear the lake looked very appealing. we will be going back.

    Reviewed by Shane5.0Oct 2019

  • "Tranquility at its best!"

    Reviewed by Fred5.0Oct 2019

  • "Wonderful location for relaxing away from stressful lives."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2019

  • "It was a Jewell in the crown for norfolk."

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Sep 2019

  • "Beautiful location with the owners taking great care to ensure everything possible is provided."

    The lake was very shallow in front of the lodge so not much good for fishing, unless you ask and the owner will tell exactly we're the fish congregate at the area cleared last year. Fishing the deeper water I caught some beautiful golden Rudd and some sizeable roach. The web site and Sykes listing say the owner also has kennels on the adjoining site. Remember dogs bark and lots of dogs together bark a lot!

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and the view from the veranda amazing."

    It was nice to have a decent sized TV and a comfy sofa. To be even better, would be to provide a king sized bed. I think double beds are too small these days and not what one expects any more. The only other point might be that perhaps it would be fair to mention somewhere that there is a boarding kennel on the site and the noise of dogs barking is frequent. For some people, that would be a deal breaker and spoil the peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Aug 2019

  • "Lovely peaceful location and a fully equipted lodge ."

    Well kept grounds with attention to the needs of wildlife and the environment. Fishing literally on the doorstep with loads of tiddlers but the big ones are there to be caught with a variety of species. On a warm summer evening with a glass of wine on the veranda this lodge is idyllic. Thanks to Robert and his family for their efforts to make our stay as comfortable as it was. Definitely recommended, we hope to return sometime in the future.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jul 2019

  • "What more can i say one of the best lodges i have stayed in absolutely stunning views & very private but not far from local villages the hosts robert & janet were first class they even invited me & my wife into there home for afternoon glasses of wine ."

    on our arrival they had placed flowers a bottle of proseco a cake and a card with it being our wedding anniversary couldnt thank them enough just a pity about the weather b ut still enjoyed our stay would strongly recommend this lodge & would love to go back thankyou robert & janet for a lovely weeks holiday

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2019

  • "Our accommodation was very clean full of character."

    The location was idilic set along a small lake.The couple who run the estate were very helpful, full of information about the area.

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Apr 2019

  • "It was just as imagined thanks to an accurate description."

    I was a little concerned about two more lodges reported nearby, but they were a good distance away and cleverly largely obscured by vegetation, so the privacy and peace were preserved. I hope more don't interfere with the main attraction (for us) of birds living on the lake, which has a very calming effect for a lovely lazy watch-the-world-go-by break from city life. In short, I great peaceful place and rebooked pronto.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2019

  • "The lodge was in a beautiful location over looking a lake."

    We watched the goslings and ducklings with their parents while we enjoyed a glass of wine in the evenings. The walks through the woods were lovely too. Our stay here was really relaxing and we intend to visit again. Although you felt a way from the rest of the world, it was in fact only a ten minute walk to local shops, pubs and amenities. Recommend.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Mar 2019

  • "The owners were very welcoming in person and being on site was an advantage."

    Reviewed by Marie4.4Mar 2019

  • "Everything you could need was at the lodge, however there was no hairdryer."

    The location was idyllic, the wildlife was fascinating. There were another 2 lodges around the lake but no one disturbed anyonelse. If you like fishing, check it is the correct time to fish. Between March and June is not allowed. Apparently there was a hot tub and pool, but no directions where to find this, and we didn't want to knock on the farmhouse door to find out. The heated panels were a bit hit and miss, we reckon they were on a timer. Although basically clean, it did need a Hoover down the sides of the sofa and the lampshade, but this did not stop us having a lovely relaxing week.

    Reviewed by Sharron4.4Mar 2019

  • "Lovely lodge in fantastic surroundings."

    Local village is lovely with 2 great pubs.. will definitely return. many thanks to the owners

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2019

  • "Excellent location and facilities for a quiet, relaxing break."

    Cooker and settee past their best, but that's a minor niggle.

    Reviewed by Peter4.1Dec 2018

  • "Very good value for money?"

    Local village has all the shops/pubs you need. Did fish the lake however as works in progress would like to return & fish in the summer.

    Reviewed by Joan3.8Nov 2018

  • "A relaxing idyllic winter break on a Norfolk Farm."

    Reviewed by David4.7Nov 2018

  • "It was a birthday break for my lovely lady very peaceful relaxing and the little lodge was very lovely and cozy"

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Nov 2018

  • "It's lovely place to unwind there no Internet or phone but great for a break technology and get back to nature watch birds flying on to pool."

    The village is just up lane so can get most things you need.

    Reviewed by Jacquie4.1Oct 2018

  • "What a gem!"

    Peaceful and chilled week at this amazing lodge. Well placed for many areas to visit but equally it is a place to just sit on the decking looking over the lake and just chill.

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Sep 2018

  • "I have stayed in several Sykes properties before, all have been excellent."

    We will definitely be renting from you again.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Sep 2018

  • "We enjoyed the holiday very much there was every thing we needed for our stay Mr Green came and introduced himself which was a nice touch ."

    It was a pity about the fishing because the lake had gone down well over 21/2ft caught a load of nice rRudd and Roach and a massive Eel that came unhooked in the landing net lucky ha ha ( i don't like them much) but I'm sure after a few good showers it will be soon back to normal and the larger fish can be had we will certainly be back for another go thanks. Stan

    Reviewed by Stan5.0Jul 2018

  • "What a beautiful setting, lovely lake and surrounding area, the wildlife was amazing, kingfisher wanting to share our balcony."

    Considering we were next to the water I was surprised how few flies and bugs there were. The lodge is of a very high standard with good quality fixtures and fittings, it is the only holiday let I have been too over several years that I haven't felt the need to clean the crockery and cutlery before use. It was immaculate, the bed was very comfy . There was an extremely well equipped kitchen, with some complimentary supplies, there was even a bag of ice in the freezer which was greatly appreciated as it was the hottest week of the year so far. We were very impressed with the Farm, found the fishing a little disappointing as the lake needs some attention which we know the owners have in hand and is a work in progress. We have already discussed a return visit next year, we were made very welcome by all the family and look forward to returning to Lakeside Lodge. Julie & Barry 23rd to 30th June 2018

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Jun 2018

  • "It was peaceful and the view from the Lodge was wonderful."

    Easy access to main roads yet you felt like you were miles from anywhere. Fantastic place to stay. Just two things we would take with us next time is a tea pot and a shower mat. Other that that perfect.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2018

  • "It’s mentioned in the broucher there are eating places in the village,lm sorry to say that’s not quite true,as the George& Dragon is now closed ,the fish & chip shop is there but the nearest pub with food is the Angel at larking ,about 2mile away."

    Apart from that the Lodge was really lovely,quite and peaceful, and the owner was very helpful, the fishing was very good but hard to catch the big ones.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2018

  • "Lovely lodge with a great outlook very well appointed."

    The people were very friendly. We want to go again.

    Reviewed by Christoher4.7Apr 2018

  • "Very nice place seems it is a bit of project all trees around lake have been removed and it is not like picture now, also new shephards hut been put in and they are also building new 2 bedroom lodge !"

    with the fact they also have another 4 person lodge as well, it will not be so quite and would be to many people. they have also put £10 a day charge for fishing.

    Reviewed by Anthony3.8Apr 2018

  • "It was very modern internally and very warm and cosy brilliant for a couple or ..."

    It was very modern internally and very warm and cosy brilliant for a couple or solo traveller,very peaceful,quiet setting,an ideal escape ,in which to hear yourself think, 10 out of 10

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Dec 2017

  • "It's was a very good holiday lodge warm, clear and cosy a great place to get away."

    Only 5 minutes away from village. Look forward to booking again in spring to see all the birds on lake and may be glass of wine on decking.

    Reviewed by Jacquie4.8Dec 2017

  • "It was really lovely and the owner was very helpful and friendly."

    Plenty of wildlife to view. Loved it.

    Reviewed by Sieglinde4.6Aug 2017

  • "A hidden gem, made to feel very welcome, thoughtful little extras were ..."

    A hidden gem, made to feel very welcome, thoughtful little extras were appreciated excellent facilities, surroundings beautiful wildlife all helped have a relaxing break

    Reviewed by Avril5.0Jul 2017

  • "Amazing setting and if you like wildlife this is the perfect place, only here for 3 nts wished we could had stayed longer, so peaceful and totally chilled out."

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jul 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private decking with furniture
  • Free, shared use of estate facilities including hot tub, pool table, riverside picnic area and one acre lake with specimen fishing, Pike, Roach, Barbel, Carp and Tench
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: There are boarding kennels on the estate and the owners request dogs to be kept on a lead when walking on the estate
  • Note: Children to be supervised at all times due to the River Thet running through the estate, as well as the fishing lake next to the property
  • The river is unfenced and the lake has a low-level fence
  • Note: Fishing available all year round.

The property

This wonderful lodge has been hand-built by the owner and offers a tranquil escape, ideal for couples and solo travellers.

Situated on the edge of the lake on the owners' beautiful estate, this lodge has spectacular wildlife straight from the door, yet just a few minutes’ walk from the village centre of East Harling.

Step up on to the decked area with far reaching views over the lake; this is an ideal spot for enjoying a morning coffee while planning your day, that is if you can tear yourself away from your lodge and it's surroundings!

Step in from the decking via the bi-fold doors to reveal a cosy, beautifully presented light and airy open plan living area with everything you could need for your stay.

The kitchen is completed to a high standard, and the bedroom is located to the back of the lodge and has an en-suite shower room.

Guests staying at the lodge can enjoy this lovely estate; there is a beautiful riverside picnic area with thatched gazebo alongside the River Thet which runs through the estate, and a one acre lake with specimen fishing is available.

The village of East Harling is just a short walk away and has everything you could need for your stay but there is plenty to do both close by and a short drive or cycle away.

Many visitors enjoy a visit to Banham Zoo and Thetford Forest is also close by, with excellent off road cycling, wildlife, walking routes and a number of other outdoor activities and events throughout the year.

The historical and vibrant city of Norwich is easily accessible from the lodge and worth a visit with its excellent range of restaurants, shops and bars.

Just ten minutes by car is Snetterton motor racing circuit, an absolute must for motorsport fans as it plays host to a number of major sporting events such as the British Touring Car and the British Superbikes Championships.

A perfect lodge to relax at but with the advantage of so much to enjoy close by.

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About the location


Thetford 10 miles; Diss 11 miles.

The attractive South Norfolk village of East Harling is steeped in history and centres round the old market square with pretty period cottages and a beautiful 15th century church. East Harling enjoys excellent local amenities with a village store, Post Office, two pubs with restaurants, a fish and chip shop, Chinese restaurant, a chemist and local doctor. East Harling sits close to the borders of Suffolk and enables you to visit the many attractions to be found in both Norfolk and Suffolk. Visit the nearby market towns of Diss, Thetford, Wymondham and Attleborough, which are all within a short drive of East Harling. Further afield you can explore Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket or the cities of Norwich and Cambridge. Local attractions include Thetford Forest with its waymarked walks, cycling tracks and nature trails, Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens, St. George’s Whisky Distillery, Snetterton Race Track and Banham Zoo. The Norfolk Broads along with both the Norfolk and Suffolk coastline are within easy driving distance with each location offering places of interest and enjoyment just awaiting your discovery.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas