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The Old Sweet Shop

Foulsham near Fakenham, Norfolk (Ref. 962622)

  • The Old Sweet Shop - (Ref. 962622)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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* Based on a combined average customer score (of 3 customer ratings)

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4 Customer Review(s)

  • “A beautiful cottage , every ...”

    A beautiful cottage , every facility was great, the position and the village were fabulous, as was the wonderful pub, which served great food and was dog friendly..

    A beautiful cottage , every facility was great, the position and the village were fabulous, as was the wonderful pub, which served great food and was dog friendly.. The welcome pack was gratefully received, even had treats for our two dogs. Parking on the road was fine normally but found difficulty parking on a weekday when the school was turning out as the parents used many of the parking areas. That was the only downside, so we would definitely go back to this cottage.

    - Mrs Bateman, June 2018


  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

This charm-filled cottage once served as Foulsham's sweet shop as it rests in the heart of this lovely Norfolk village, which resides within a conservation area.

This cottage is perfect for couples and families alike, with dogs being most welcome.

Be welcomed into The Old Sweet Shop by its heart-warming dining room, set with ample seating for everybody, with a warming woodburner adding a cosy touch.

Step through into the immaculate kitchen, the glossy cream units provide you with everything that you will need throughout your stay, along with a gas range cooker to complete the setup.

Kick back and relax in the alluring sitting room which boasts plenty of snug, leather seating, a large TV, SkyQ and another stunning woodburning stove.

Double doors take you into a thoughtful games room featuring a range of toys from a toddlers toy box to XBOX 360, table football and a safety dartboard, there is also the option of a double sofa bed should any extra guests wish to stay, providing some extra flexibility .

Indeed the owners often have two families with young children staying, making a total of eight guests in the cottage to enjoy a relaxing get away with their family and friends.

A carpeted staircase brings you up to the first floor, here will reveal the three tastefully decorated bedrooms; one with zip/link beds for some flexibility, all are graced with homely touches to provide a peaceful spot to get your rest.

The interior of The Old Sweet Shop is topped off with a contemporary, clay tone family bathroom so you can get ready for your day in style.

The excellence of the property continues to its exterior, a wonderful patio seating area is thoughtfully covered and comes with a smoker barbeque and chiminea so you can sit out with an evening glass of wine whatever the weather.

Foulsham is a pretty village retaining much of its traditional charm, it offers a village shop for your daily essentials.

Dereham is nearby and offers an excellent range of amenities along with the Bishop Bonner's Cottage Museum.

The city of Norwich makes for a fun-packed day out, showcasing some spectacular architecture, elite shopping and a range of things to see and do.

The market towns of Holt and Fakenham are nearby and offer an excellent range of shops and amenities.

There is excellent access to North Norfolk with its amazing beaches, coastal villages and National Trust properties.

A welcoming cottage in a splendid Norfolk location.


Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double (can be separated to twin on request), 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be double on request). Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC. Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC. Kitchen. Dining room with woodburning stove. Sitting room with woodburning stove. Games room with optional double sofa bed.


  • Oil central heating, underfloor kitchen heating and 2 x woodburning stoves
  • Duel Fuel Gas/electric range cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Sky Q, highspeed WiFi
  • Xbox 360, table football, darts, toy box, kids books, outdoor garden skittles and Molkky
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available on request
  • Roadside parking for 1 car
  • Bike storage behind locked gate
  • Rear covered patio with furniture, smoker barbeque and chiminea
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 minute walk, pub 2 minute walk.

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About the location


Fakenham 9 miles; Dereham 10 miles; Norwich 18 miles.

Foulsham is a lovely, traditional Norfolk village located centrally and offering excellent access via the A1067 to the popular North Norfolk coastline. The name means "Homestead of the birds" and the village is home to the lovely 14th century 'Church of The Holy Innocent', which was severely burnt in a fire in 1770 and was rebuilt with its 15th century tower intact. The village has a well-stocked shop. A short drive brings you to Market towns of Holt and Fakenham where you could catch some racing or an excellent range of shops and amenities. Visit the town of Dereham, and a little further you can be in the historical city of Norwich with it's excellent shopping, eateries and events. Excellent access to North Norfolk with its amazing beaches and coastal villages.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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