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Violet Cottage

(Ref. 12708)

Feltwell, Norfolk Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovey cottage in the heart of the village, comfortable and well equipped the only criticism is the master bedroom bed was only a double so quite narrow & soft for our tastes."

    The conservatory is excellent for drying clothes as we found out after several wet days! SPAR shop in village has everything you need. Neither of the pubs in village currently offer food, the Wellington does have "Street Food" vans call (look at board outside for dates). Indian restaurant in Lakenheath very good but popular so need to book and Chinese take away in village, 50 yds away, is good. The road outside the cottage can be busy so be careful exiting property. Some noise from the USAF base but not before 8am and finishes early evening however can be exiting watching fast fighter jets.

    Reviewed by James4.7May 2024

  • "A little tired in places and strange layout took us few minutes to get our bearings."

    But well prepared for a comfortable stay. Well placed to reach places. Good value for money. Downside was unable to get sky downstairs and had limited other channels. Was able to reset channels to get a few more, but less than at home. Lounge and bedroom are directly on roadside and closeness to lakenheath air base might disturb some looking for peace and quiet. But overall we enjoyed our stay thank you.

    Reviewed by Amanda3.8Mar 2024

  • "Lovely property with plenty of space for a family of 4 and everything we needed."

    Plenty of clean towels, more than we needed but nice to have extras available. Double mattress in main bedroom was a little on the soft side for us, we prefer a firmer mattress. Older property so floors upstairs were quite creaky but didn't bother us and to be expected in am older property. Owner met us on arrival and was very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Dec 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week in Violet Cottage."

    It is in a central location for visiting other towns and villages such as Thetford, Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket, Ely, Diss and Norwich and Kings Lynn etc. A bonus with this cottage is that it is the only cottage (out of the 7 we stayed in) that has a cloths dryer and conservatory for drying cloths without using bathrooms which helped us enormously.

    Reviewed by Rhondda5.0Dec 2023

  • "Great cottage, ideally placed to visit 3 counties."

    Very quiet village with good amenities. We had a fabulous holiday and spent every day out visiting various attractions.

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Sep 2023

  • "When we arrived we were very pleased with the accommodation."

    The kitchen was lovely and bright with lots of equipment. The bedrooms were spacious, especially the master bedroom. The two bathrooms were very useful with having a 15 year old son, he used one we used the other one. Would definitely return. 5⭐️

    Reviewed by Susanna5.0Jul 2023

  • "An excellent property, great value for money, fully equipped with essentials plus the added luxuries such as full size bath towels and TV with Sky in every room!"

    Having 2 bathrooms is a lovely bonus and the upstairs shower was fab. Plenty of parking for our 2 cars. We only had a short 2 night stay but would certainly have no hesitation in returning.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jun 2023

  • "Quite a nice property, very clean and comfortable."

    Reviewed by Stephanie3.4Jun 2023

  • "The bed was a bit soft for us."

    It was difficult to come out of the driveway, hard to see traffic coming from the left and right and hard for traffic to see us. Its a busy road with large lorries going up and down it. Perhaps aome mirrors might be a good idea to make it easier to see traffic and for traffic to a car coming of the driveway. We enjoyed our stay, it warm abd comfortable and had everything we needed.

    The double bed mattress has been replaced with a new firmer one. The traffic was more busy than usual, due to a diversion for roadworks, which are now complete, in another part of the village. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Mar 2023

  • "Loved and enjoyed the house."

    Had a great time.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, unfortunately the sofa's were on their last legs, as the springs had gone, this also applied to the double bed as we both kept rolling into the middle of it."

    Well supplied with everything that you need for a short break

    Reviewed by Karen2.5Sep 2022

  • "The cottage was relaxing and comfortable."

    Plenty of places to visit within a hours drive

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2022

  • "Nice, nice place to stay."

    Reviewed by Sheryl5.0May 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in violet cottage, the owner Mrs crane (who we never met) has equipped it really well."

    the location was good handy for everywhere we wanted to go, the village pub was very friendly and interesting, easy parking at the cottage and a beautiful garden. Only downsides for us was the furnishings we found them to be very dated , air fresheners in the wardrobe ??, also the cobwebs especially behind the dressing table.

    Reviewed by Ashley3.4May 2022

  • "The cottage is very homely, clean and comfortable."

    The location is great too. We really enjoyed our stay there! Thank you!

    Reviewed by Inga5.0Apr 2022

  • "The property was spotless and comfortable."

    Everything that was needed to make our stay better was there. I would recommend this property to anyone and hopefully will use it again when we are down in the area.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Nov 2021

  • "Great location well situated within the village for easy access to the store, fish & chip shop and the local pub."

    The cottage is equipped really well for your stay and the owner is very helpful. Would highly recommend staying at Violet Cottage.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was perfectly placed for getting out and about."

    The village was very welcoming and friendly. 5 minute walk to the fish and chip shop, pub and supermarket, 2 minutes to the Chinese takeaway .

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with everything that you could possibly need, and very thorough information book."

    A delightful owner - spoke on phone for key collection, was in garden and waved on our arrival, plus a couple of texts after departure, but otherwise we did not see her. Perfect break. Although they weren’t doing food, The Wellington pub (5 minute walk) was fabulous and so welcoming that we became “regulars” popping in for a couple of drinks after our days out.

    Reviewed by Kirsten5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage had a lovely garden."

    It also has good car parking facilities. It was well equipped in the kitchen. The village has a pub although we did not use as they were not serving food. Chip shop and Chinese takeaway were good and there is a good children's playground

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Jul 2021

  • "Couldn’t fault the cottage, plenty of everything, we couldn’t find anything that might be needed."

    From lots of towels, to even a multi point charger lead.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Jun 2021

  • "Cottage description good but fails to mention it is on a very busy road was expecting a quiet village location traffic was very loud with heavy trucks from 5am OK for us we were up early to go out but a family with children might be a problem."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2021

  • "Well equipped comfortable and spacious cottage with every amenity on hand."

    Ideal for touring East Anglia.

    Reviewed by Roger Eric5.0Sep 2019

  • "This is a superb cottage with everything we needed and more!"

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was clean and comfortable."

    Only one point - nowhere to plug in my hairdryer to do my hair in front of a mirror in the main bedroom. I had to do my hair and make-up in the conservatory with the mirror from the second bedroom. Feltwell village is lovely, the local pub The Wellington is excellent and serves great food. Be sure to visit St Nicholas' church - Saxon origins from 683! Large local playing field for running around (which we did). Two local shops and a great fish and chip shop.

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Jun 2019

  • "We enjoyed our stay in Violet cottage and it catered for almost all our needs."

    We needed a carving knife but the owner was quite happy to lend us one but apart from that everything we needed was in place. It was a short walk from a very welcoming pub which served excellent food.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0May 2019

  • "This was our second visit to Violet Cottage and there will be a third!"

    Delightful and private getaway with large garden in the heart of the village. If you are wild bird lover then this is the place to be. With two bathrooms this suited our needs perfectly. Diane and Gordon are lovely hosts, friendly but not intrusive. Gordon was particularly Informative regarding all things local.

    Reviewed by Eleanor4.4May 2019

  • "Our second visit to Violet cottage and we will be going back."

    Relaxing and has everything we wanted near by. Owners were readily available but not intrusive.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, spotless, all amenities in village you would need, shop, post ..."

    Lovely cottage, spotless, all amenities in village you would need, shop, post office, pub, chip shop and chinese take away

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Mar 2019

  • "Property was very good for the money we paid."

    It had all that we needed. Great village with good facilities.

    Reviewed by Derek4.1Feb 2019

  • "In your advert you said there were three public houses in the village."

    Unfortunately two have now closed down and consequently there is only the one left called The Wellington.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Jun 2018

  • "The cottage itself was fine but we didn't feel very welcome, generally."

    The cottage was clean and more spacious than expected, however, there are serious problems with the internet and sky TV. The garden is actually a large garden which belongs to the owners who live next door and it really feels like their space. We could've overlooked this if the hosts had been a bit friendlier. We stayed for 4 weeks and didn't see them at all after moving in until the day we were moving out and then all the owner said was 'what time are you leaving? You can leave the keys in there'. There was no 'how was your stay' or thanks for staying. We were quite shocked and felt like they wanted our money but didn't really want us there. Very disappointing.

    Reviewed by Sarah3.1Mar 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage, ideally placed to visit Norwich, Ely, Thetford forest."

    We had to leave early because the weather forecasts were on Amber warnings, so did not get to Kings Lynn and Suffolk. A good excuse to return at some time. The owners live next door but we're not obtrusive. All in all a good and comfortable retreat.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Mar 2018

  • "A superb cottage in an ideal setting within a lovely village."

    The hosts were very friendly and helpful. Would certainly stay here again.

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0May 2017

  • "Have already booked for December"

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Oct 2016

  • "Cottage was clean and well provided."

    Reviewed by Tom3.8Sep 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with TV with Sky, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Dining room with TV with Sky
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Conservatory (seats 2).
  • Oil central heating with electric fire in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 4 x TVs with Sky, DVD, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private rear lawned garden with patio area and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 5 mins walk, pub 10 mins walk.

The property

This semi-detached whitewashed cottage is situated next to the owner's home, in the centre of the large village of Feltwell, on the Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire borders.

This Feltwell cottage offers welcoming family accommodation with a fully-fitted kitchen, separate dining room, comfortable sitting room, conservatory and ground floor bathroom, whilst upstairs there are two bedrooms and a shower room.

Outside this Feltwell cottage there is a private patio area and a large established garden, where you can enjoy alfresco dining on a sunny evening.

Just a short stroll from this Feltwell cottage you will find two village stores, three pubs, a Post Office, a newsagent's, two restaurants and a petrol station.

The village of Feltwell borders an area of Norfolk known as the Brecks, the flint capital of Britain, which offers a unique landscape rich with wildlife and a wide-ranging historical past stretching back to the Stone Age.

The local towns of Brandon and Thetford are within easy driving distance and further afield is the maritime town of King's Lynn, Ely, Bury St Edmunds and the cities of Cambridge and Norwich.

This Feltwell cottage is bound to please at whatever time of year you intend to stay.

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About the location


Brandon 7 miles; Thetford 16 miles; King’s Lynn 24 miles; Bury St Edmunds 25 miles

The agricultural village of Feltwell is situated on the Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire borders and is one of the largest villages in Norfolk. Feltwell offers good local amenities including village stores, a Post Office, and pubs. This area of Norfolk is known as the ‘Brecks’, which has a unique landscape consisting of beautiful Scots Pine forests, heathlands, wetlands, chalk streams, meres and pingo ponds. The Brecks is an outstanding area for wildlife conservation and boasts several nature reserves, country parks and visitor centres, which offer activities for the whole family. Thetford Forest High Lodge Centre is the largest lowland pine forest in the UK, and is an excellent place to walk and cycle. Just 6 miles from Feltwell on the Suffolk border is Lakenheath, where aviation enthusiasts can see American jets at USAF Lakenheath take off and land from its watch areas. Close by is the English Heritage owned Neolithic flint mines at Grimes Graves, and the 125 acre reconstructed Anglo-Saxon village at West Stow. Museums can be found at Brandon, Thetford, Mildenhall and Swaffham and country houses include the National Trust owned Oxburgh Hall and Euston Hall. The area also has two local small breweries and St George’s Distillery - England’s only whiskey distillery. Feltwell is an ideal base for exploring all that this region has to offer.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas