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Meadow View

East Harling near Thetford, Norfolk (Ref. 963051)

4.7

Excellent

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday."

    It is the perfect setting to get away and enjoy the peace and tranquility this facility offers. Acres of conservation yet 5 minutes walk from the local village. We took our two nervous dogs who couldn’t wait for their walk. The owner and family were friendly and helpful and the bungalow contained everything required for a home from home stay.

    Reviewed by JackieMay 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting, everything you need provided, a warm welcome, village has shops , pubs and ideally placed fort norfolks offerings."

    Reviewed by JoyceMay 2022

  • "Thanks for a great holiday first class."

    Great village.Nags head good food great value

    Reviewed by BrianApr 2022

  • "We had such a wonderful and relaxing stay at Meadow View."

    Perfect for dogs, nature and walks. The accommodation is all you could wish for if you are looking for a peaceful break.

    Reviewed by ColletteApr 2022

  • "Everything we wanted for a quiet relaxing week away."

    Beautiful surroundings and local facilities for eating and shopping etc. The family at the the farm could not have been more accommodating, they were great. And of course we had our dogs with us, so the enclosed garden was perfect and walks for the dogs round the lake and along the river were everything we needed. Thanks

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2022

  • "We wereimpressed with Meadow view."

    it was clean and very well furnished and comfortable. A perfect location fir us to be snle to reach many places where we and our dogs had great times. Woukd certainly consider a return if we get the opportunity and time off.

    Reviewed by SusanFeb 2022

  • "Great accommodation and a friendly welcome when we arrived, set in a friendly ..."

    Great accommodation and a friendly welcome when we arrived, set in a friendly village would happily recommend and stay again

    Reviewed by RichardDec 2021

  • "Lovely, well appointed property."

    Very clean and comfortable. Lots of local amenities in close proximity. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by WendyDec 2021

  • "Wonderful stay in this lodge."

    Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by CarolynDec 2021

  • "Amazing little cabin, so peaceful and the log burner made it very cozy."

    We were staying for our mini moon with our 2 dogs. Who loved the local walks and then curling up in front of the burner. The owners and locals were very friendly. We had dinner twice at the nags head as it was so nice and the locals were very welcoming.

    Reviewed by SophieNov 2021

  • "Great base for exploring Norfolk."

    Very comfortable, everything you could possibly need is provided. A+++++

    Reviewed by SamanthaNov 2021

  • "This is our second time this year at meadow view lovely place to stay dan and ..."

    This is our second time this year at meadow view lovely place to stay dan and whole family made as feel very welcome great place for wildlife beautiful walks around the farm nice enclosed garden my four little dogs they loved it definitely recommend

    Reviewed by JacquelineOct 2021

  • "Wonderful hoilday, cottage was so clean ."

    This was our second time in this cottage, loads of wild life ,family very friendly & helpful ,we have also stayed in other of there cottages .could not fault anything .if you want to get away from everything this is the ideal place so peaceful, fishing brilliant, we will be going back next year deafanatly

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2021

  • "Bathroom door would not close properly."

    You come feel springs on double mattress. Single beds were small singles not really large enough for adults On the good side kitchen was well equipped. Large lounge.

    Reviewed by HilarySep 2021

  • "Your inability as a company to think about personal circumstances, over along period and only think of your profit, even though we booked this two years ago you wouldn't give an inch even in these different times."

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2021

  • "A lovely location to see and hear wildlife, deer, owls, cuckoo, and more."

    Owners very helpful and friendly, they couldn’t do enough to ensure our stay was restful.Many thanks

    Reviewed by JanetJun 2021

  • "Dan was extremely friendly, and we were made to feel very welcome by everyone at the farm."

    We found a bottle of wine and some shortbreads on the table when we arrived, which went down very well. The cottage was very comfortable, in a lovely quiet location close to but not overlooked by the owners' houses, and the farm itself was beautiful. My husband enjoyed fishing on the fishing pond, and I had some lovely walks in the woods and by the river. We saw a lot of wildlife on the farm and in the area, including deer, hares and a marsh harrier. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and will definitely be returning soon.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2021

  • "We had a really wonderful week at Meadow View."

    Stunning setting, a handy drive from a lot of historical villages and attractions. East Harling itself has a lovely pub called the Nags Head which we enjoyed 2 meals at and a beautiful paddling spot down by the bridge. Dan and his family made us extremely welcome from the get-go and went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our stay. It was also great being able to bring both our dogs, they enjoyed it very much too!

    Reviewed by KirstyMay 2021

  • "The cottage was probably the best we've stayed in."

    It was very roomy and ideal for anyone interested in wildlife. We loved the area . So many pretty villages and towns to visit. If you are interested in nature and history, there is a lot to see and do.

    Reviewed by JacquelineApr 2021

  • "Having realised how valuable reviews are i feel compelled to write a review for our holiday in this cabin."

    The cabin itself was lovely. Kitchen was well equipped, bedroom was spacious and comfy bed and bathroom spacious and shower good. White settees were a worry in a dog friendly cottage but again comfortable and white tiled kitchen floor was also disastrous as no mop or bucket was available and yet instructions given to leave the cottage clean and as you find it! Also, sadly upon arriving we had to clean up 10 bags of..... left by the previous visiting dog (s)!!!!!! However all of the above wouldn't have been as disappointing as the instructions of keeping the dogs on lead.in the woods due to the recent release of grouse birds for the forthcoming "shoot". Also nowhere did the description of the cabin explain that a outside learning facility for special needs children was en route to the woods and therefore another reason that dogs couldn't be off lead and this was 50% of why we had chosen this particular cabin and it's surrounding facilities. The owner took great delight in driving his digger constantly round the cabin and to the dump store to one side of the cabin! All in all cabin was comfortable but for all the negative points we won't be returning.

    Reviewed by AdeleOct 2020

  • "Fantastic stay in a superb location and we were made to feel very welcome."

    Perfect for taking dogs away. Thank you for a wonderful stay, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2020

  • "Very peaceful lovely people fishing pool very good , village People very helpful could not ask for anything else very relaxing ."

    Have already book for next year

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2020

  • "We had the loveliest 3 days at Meadow view, Dan and Emma were brilliant nothing was too much our kids had an absolute blast."

    The enclosed garden was great for our dog. We explored the coast enjoying Wells next Sea and Cromer where we found a great seafood restaurant called a Rocky Bottom where we could sit outside and enjoy our Lobster.

    Reviewed by CharlotteAug 2020

  • "Absolutely perfect!"

    Post card village, thatched roofs and country pubs. Our lodge was more than comfortable. Really felt at home. Fantastic hosts-thank you Dan and Emma :) walking round the estate was perfect and even got taken out on the quad bikes. The only drawback was our holiday went too quickly! Will definitely stay there again :)

    Reviewed by MarieAug 2020

  • "Lovely hosts very warm lodge,enclosed garden was a godsend with two dogs lovely ..."

    Lovely hosts very warm lodge,enclosed garden was a godsend with two dogs lovely walks through their woods to the village and refreshments,ideal place to recharge and watch the wildlife,the best one we’ve been to,will definitely go again

    Reviewed by AnthonyMar 2020

  • "This was a wonderful lodge with everything we needed."

    Dan the owner had lit the log burner for us so it was warm and cosy on arrival. The village of East Harling had everything we needed. Including a Spar shop, Butchers, Chemist, Fish and Chip shop. In the near by village of Attleborough you had several Supermarkets. Our dogs loved the garden and there were plenty of places to walk them. One word of caution there are an awful lot of deer roaming in the nearby forest and being that we have Sighthounds we needed to keep a careful eye on them. My husband went fishing caught 2 large Carp one being over 23pounds. Also a lot of silver fish it’s not the easiest of lakes to fish but a good challenge. We would highly recommend Meadow View and hope to return.

    Reviewed by SandyJan 2020

  • "Pictures need to be updated as this far exceeded expectations"."

    .in a lovely setting with fantastic hosts.... nice and quiet very relaxing and the lodge is beautiful, comfy beds, lovely log burner, kitchen fully equipped , it’s like being at home, but better, didn’t really want to leave if we’re honest....nice touches too with beer for the boys and lovey biscuits....have stayed in lots of lodges over the years and this one is in the top three.....was nice that we could bring the dogs and there were lovely walks on the ground.....East Harling has an amazing butchers, fantastic takeaways and lovely welcoming pubs......a lovely birthday treat and would highly recommend it

    Reviewed by KimNov 2019

  • "Meadow View was an excellent location for exploring Norfolk and we were able to find something interesting to do or see every day."

    The chalet was an extremely comfortable place to return to after a tiring day. The hosts were always friendly and helpful and were happy to let us in when we arrived before 3.00pm. Our elderly dog loved the easy walks without going too far and she was very happy here. We would happily recommend Meadow View to anyone as it afforded so much to do but also allowed for some days of leisure. As we only had one day when it rained slightly we were able to take full advantage of a very enjoyable holiday, Thank you for everything

    Reviewed by EvelynSep 2019

  • "Fab cottage , enjoyed our week away here , so did our 3 dogs , peaceful in relaxing , booked to go back next year again"

    Reviewed by LeaannAug 2019

  • "Brilliant place peaceful and relaxing, host are very welcoming lovely people."

    Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2019

  • "Extremely nice people who made us very welcome Would stay again"

    Reviewed by MelvynJul 2019

  • "It’s our second visit to Meadow View."

    We find it comfortable and well located for nearby walks at Thorpe Forest and Knettishal Heath. It’s great to have an enclosed garden for the dogs too.

    Reviewed by JaneMay 2019

  • "What a fabulous location for rest & relaxation."

    Superbly equipped cottage, nothing too much trouble for the friendly owners. Not for those expecting tourist attractions but ideal for nature lovers.

    Reviewed by JulesMar 2019

  • "I had a lovely break at Meadow View and just like the name you are surrounded by meadows and woodlands."

    The owners, Emma and Dan, are always on hand if you need them. The property itself is a home from home with a secure fenced garden for your dogs to play safely in. I can not recommend more highly and can not wait to return. It’s really was paradise for me x

    Reviewed by JayneJan 2019

  • "All good. just need a light out back ,so you can see your dogs when you let them out at night because it is very dark."

    Cooking tins need to be replace as they have had their day.But all in all a great stay.

    Reviewed by MarkDec 2018

  • "There was difficulty in making contact for key collection and I had to ask Sykes after 4 attempts."

    The owner had put the heating on ready for our arrival which was appreciated. In the instruction book in the cottage it said there was complimentary tea and coffee but the containers were empty. The kitchen would benefit from a couple of saucepans with lids. This is a very pleasant cottage for a relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by PatNov 2018

  • "We had a fabulous weekend break just the 2 of us."

    We are normally a family of 5. It was a super break and we even managed a shopping trip to Norwich.

    Reviewed by KathryneNov 2018

  • "If doing home cooking some of the equipment could be updated - eg."

    sharp kitchen knives (large & small)

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2018

  • "Firstly, I will start with a positive - the actual farm was very picturesque with beautiful woodlands to walk through, was also within walking distance to the village shops."

    The cottage was very modern with everything you could ask for, as well as tastefully decorated. The family that run the farm are lovely and friendly. However, we found the cleanliness left a lot to be desired. Kitchen cupboards had clearly been wiped down with either a dirty or greasy cloth, leaving smear marks all over the highly glossed units. Dusty with cobwebs and spiders everywhere - I understand it’s a working farm, but a quick flick round with the feather duster in the crevices would have been ample. Finally, again - I understand it’s a working farm - but the flies there are a real problem! By the sounds of it it’s an annual problem too, in which case, maybe provide magnetic netting in the doors and windows to possibly alleviate this issue. We couldn’t open windows or doors without there being an influx of flies literally bombarding the rooms! With the weather being quite nice, we found this very unfortunate as it was quite hot and stuffy inside. We were supplied with fly spray, swats and fly tape but had to ask for these. I would like reiterate that the family that live on the farm are very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2018

  • "Possibly the best lodge we have stayed in, the host`s were very accommodating and very friendly, the lodge itself was spotless when we arrived and with a little welcome pack, the location was idyllic but as a fisherman the lake was a bit of a let down, but with a fishery only half a mile down the road it was not a problem, if you go with children then they would love catching the small fish in the lake."

    Sykes you have done it again with this wonderful Norfolk retreat, we will most certainly return.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2018

  • "We have rented many cottages in the UK and abroad and this cottage exceeded our expectations due to its facilities, clenliness and surroundings."

    We would have no hesitation in recommending this property.

    Reviewed by JanetteJun 2018

  • "The cottage was very clean and comfortable."

    However there was a serious lack of cooking utensils...only 2 small saucepans and only one of those had a lid. Also the cooks knives were extremely blunt to the point that they were unusable (wouldn't cutter butter comes to mind). There was also a lack of instructions as to how to use the equipment and instructions about refuse collection. Having said all that, we would go back again, taking our own knives etc. we had a very relaxing week even though the weather could have been better, but unfortunately we cannot book that, can we.

    Reviewed by JeanApr 2018

  • "The cottage was beautiful and the owners more than helpful and pleasant"

    Reviewed by PatriciaMar 2018

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage in quiet rural surroundings."

    Surrounded by 150 acres of farmland that you can walk in from the door, absolutely ideal for dog owners who want nice long walks through fields and woods. The cottage has an enclosed garden, but with all that space dogs will love walking outside. Nice comfy beds and chairs, lovely and warm( March) and lots of logs. I would thoroughly recommended Meadow View for a peaceful , quiet slice of rural Norfolk.

    Reviewed by AnneMar 2018

  • "It was absoluetly great emma and dan were loverly hosts could not do enough for you ."

    You could not hear a thing it was loverly we dident want to leave .

    Reviewed by StephenMar 2018

  • "Really comfortable, spacious cottage in a beautiful location with riverside walks, within walking distance of a pub and shop."

    Reviewed by RebeccaFeb 2018

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with corner bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Electric panel heaters with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Bike storage
  • Enclosed side lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Free, shared use of estate facilities including hot tub, riverside picnic area and one acre lake with specimen fishing
  • Four well-behaved pets 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 on-site
  • The river is unfenced and the lake has a low-level fence.

The property

This welcoming wooden detached bungalow is situated on the owners' delightful estate and working livestock farm, just a few minutes’ walk from the village centre of East Harling.

This lovely, well-presented property appeals to a couple or small family with access to many of Norfolk’s most popular attractions, including Thetford Forest, the city of Norfolk and the wonderful Norfolk Broads.

In a peaceful, tranquil spot, you enter this charming bungalow into a hallway with a storage cupboard to the right where the washing machine is located and then to the living areas, which consist of a kitchen/diner and a separate sitting room.

The kitchen is well-equipped with everything you need and is a place where you can rustle up an evening meal before everyone gathers around the dining table to discuss the day’s events.

After dinner, relax in the pleasant sitting room, where on cooler evenings you can light the woodburner and let your cares drift away, or on sunny days open the French doors in the kitchen that lead onto a patio area and lawned garden, where alfresco dining can be enjoyed.

On-site there’s a picnic area with thatched gazebo, set next to the River Thet, which runs through the grounds, plus there’s also a one acre fishing lake available for guests to use, and the remains of Old Harling Hall, once belonging to Henry the 7th’s chancellor can be seen on the estate.

You also have free shared use of the hot tub.

The South Norfolk village of East Harling has a 15th century church, market square and a range of amenities, including a shop, Post Office and two pubs.

Within reach are many places of interest, including market towns, forest walks, and further afield Norwich, the Norfolk Broads and the coast.

An excellent base for whatever you wish to see and do in the area.

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About the location

EAST HARLING

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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