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2 Lock Cottages

Honing near East Ruston, Norfolk (Ref. 914371)

4.7

Excellent

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was very clean indeed with an extremely comfortable bed however the sofa bed in the Living Room is not ideal to use as a permanent sofa."

    We felt the upstairs balustrade was too low and a light fitting (2 way switch) at the bottom of the stairwell would be practical particularly when making nocturnal visits downstairs to use the bathroom facilities. One of the hot plates on the hob (left hand side front) was usable but when turned off the indicator light remained on. In effect the hot plate did not turn off at all. The only way to turn it off completely was to use the main electrical switch. The setting, where the cottage is located, is absolutely gorgeous and so very quiet. The local residents are kind and friendly, and yes they do speed down the lane in their vehicles - so beware. There are lots of places to visit, walk and enjoy.

    Firstly thankyou for choosing our cottage for your holiday. Thank for letting us know about the sofa as for the balustrade we have never had any issues as it is a standard height. Unfortunately with the issues regarding light switches there is nothing we can do about it .As for the hob all hot plates are working as they should and when turned off red light stays on as a warning to remind you that it is hot so there was no need to turn off at mains . Property Owner

    Reviewed by PenelopeMay 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    Well equipped. Nice area for walking our dog. Thanks for sharing your place with us!

    Good evening thankyou for choosing our cottage and thankyou for your feed back we are glad you enjoyed your stay .all the best Terry & Mark . Property Owner

    Reviewed by KamilaApr 2022

  • "Nice cottage, great bed."

    Beautiful walking. Hopefully will return.

    Good morning Anne on behalf of myself and Mark thank you for choosing our cottage and we are glad you enjoyed your stay best wishes Terryann . Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnneApr 2022

  • "A Gem of a cottage."

    Lovely dog walk at the end of the lane. Very comfortable, exceptional value and well equipped. It has internet which is not stated in the advert which was a bonus. Bed also very comortable so it has every thing you need. Would recommend this cottage to all.

    On behalf of myself and my husband we are glad you enjoyed your stay best wishes Terryann and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by PhilipMar 2022

  • "The cottage was very warm and comfortable."

    Very nicely decorated and furnished throughout. It is in a lovely quiet position with plenty of walks. We did miss having a teapot and milk jug but we coped!

    Good morning. on behalf of myself and my husband thankyou for your feedback and we’re glad you enjoyed your stay at lock cottage all the best Terry and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by LesleyFeb 2022

  • "The cottage and location was perfect and the welcome pack was a lovely gesture ..."

    The cottage and location was perfect and the welcome pack was a lovely gesture the cottage was clean and cosy and we would definitely return and recommend it for a lovely holiday anytime if the year

    Good evening Susan thankyou for your feedback we are glad that you enjoyed your stay we will welcome you back anytime best wishes Terryann and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2021

  • "A lovely cottage that suited both of us and our dog perfectly."

    We arrived a little early just as the cleaning team were finishing , they were pleasant and had done a very thorough job. The cottage had everything we required and the welcome pack was appreciated. Lovely walks directly from the front door and ideally situated for exploring the Broads and coast. More things we wanted to do than we could fit in in a week. We have all ready booked Lock Cottage for a return visit next year to explore further. Highly recommended by us.

    Thankyou for your feed back Mr Hines we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at our cottage and we look forward to welcoming you back next year all the best Mark and Terryann Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristopherOct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage bathroom had mold growing near shower and had damp /sewage smell ..."

    Lovely cottage bathroom had mold growing near shower and had damp /sewage smell in bathroom could do with a dust and sweep under table in front room

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2021

  • "In contrast to last couple of reviews the cottage was immaculately clean and we arrived slightly earlier than intended but it was ready for us."

    The information sent in advance said we should bring our own tea towels but they were provided and we would have expected to find a cafetiere and a hairdryer but there was neither. Everything else we wanted was there including some DVDs we'd never seen and some good books. The bed was wonderfully comfortable.

    Good evening Mrs Howdle thankyou for your feedback. Unfortunately we will not be putting a cafetière in the cottage as we did have one and it didn’t get used .However we will be putting a hairdryer in . Best wishes Terryann & Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by GillAug 2021

  • "Cottage could have been cleaner."

    Was not adviced of step stairs. There was no gate on the little space outside so the dogs could wander. On the morning of leaving someone flashed our car tyre in the night had to towed away by Green Flag. What a long day that was by the time the tyre was replaced. Worst hoilday glad to get home. Dont think you would want to publish this feedback.

    Good morning Mrs Janet Beck thankyou for your negative feedback. Firstly thankyou for booking our lovely cottage via a telephone call with Sykes .Our stairs are a standard angle staircase we also do not advertise a gate on little space out side .Also if you believed that your tyre was slashed while parked at our cottage why didn’t you contact the police? As this is a criminal offence. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JanetJul 2021

  • "A little disappointed that the cleaners were there at 16:20."

    The bathroom was left quite dusty, therefore we felt it was not deep cleaned. They told us there should have been a welcome pack, but they did not have access. I appreciate there have been problems with getting people to clean, but when you are paying good money & the measures Sykes have put in, I find this unacceptable.

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2021

  • "It was a fantastic cottage well equipped ideal location for a peaceful break and ..."

    It was a fantastic cottage well equipped ideal location for a peaceful break and amenities enjoyed every minute will go book it again

    Good morning Mr Richardson thankyou for your feed back and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay best wishes Terryann and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage in idyllic area, would happily stay there again."

    Ideal for two people.

    Good evening Mrs Clarke thankyou for your feedback and we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Terryann & Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by ValerieJun 2021

  • "Love the cottage it was great and nice loved it , I would buy it if I could"

    Good evening Mr Richardson thankyou for you lovely feedback we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Mark & Terryann Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2021

  • "Beautiful setting, lots of wildlife and pleasant county walks."

    Would definitely come here again. .

    Good evening Mrs Davies thankyou for your feedback we’re glad you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Mark & Terryann Property Owner

    Reviewed by ShirleyMay 2021

  • "The cottage was a perfectly hideaway for two (and our dog), close to the Norfolk broads and the coast enabling us to enjoy walking and canoeing."

    The cottage is small and there is no garden, but we expected that from the description and there is plenty of space around the cottage, just not for sitting outside. The cottage is compact but cleverly laid out with everything you might need for staying in to cook. Thank you, we loved it.

    Good morning Mrs Leonard thankyou for you feed back we’re glad you enjoyed your stay best wishes Terryann & Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by IngridMay 2021

  • "First evening had problems using modern style electric hob with fingertip touch controls and makers "user unfreindly" operations manual."

    (My age related reduced skills). Mark and Terry came out and checked all was working properlyand gave me advice on hob control. Next day, (Sunday) all worked but I was unable to master the fine controls. Mark and Terry came over in the evening with a brand new "user friendly" style modern hob which they fitted, gave me all advice on use. They were very good under the covid circumstances (travel, rain, working space avaiolable, masks and distancing, cleanliness and disposal of packaging etc.. They were a charming couple. The location was ideal for our needs.

    Good morning Mr Hayward thankyou for your feedback.It was lovely seeing you both . We are glad that we was able to solve the oven issue.We are Also glad you both enjoyed your stay best wishes Terryann & Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by CharlesOct 2020

  • "A nice cottage in a really good location."

    This is the second time we have been there so it speaks for itself. A couple of drawbacks is there is NO mobile signal in and around the cottage but the owner has provided a BT phone for I assume guest use which is good. Also both visits we personally had trouble using the electric hob was it just us? Who knows but I did mention it in feedback. But would we stay there again a YES from us!

    Reviewed by GeorgeSep 2020

  • "We'd been there before, so knew to expect a wonderfully rural setting and meticulous cleanliness, etc."

    Good morning Mrs Guite thankyou For your feedback best wishes Terryann & Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by MargaretAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage had everything we needed, very clean and comfortable"

    Good morning Mr Hubbard thankyou for your feedback we’re glad you enjoyed your stay best wishes Terryann &Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by AdamAug 2020

  • "First class accommodation, everything you need."

    Well thought out, lovely peaceful area. 4th time visit so says it all.

    Good morning Mr Fitzgerald thankyou for your feedback we glad that you enjoy staying at our cottage best wishes Terryann & Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by PhilipAug 2020

  • "The cottage and location as to be one of the best we have found as dog owners we couldn't have found a better spot ."

    .Literaly loads of walks on the doorstep especialy the weavers way,also a small walk to the church as well ..Quiet and peaceful and the cottage had everything you needed as we found as we forgot our dog bowls and we found the cottage had some ..Already looking forward to when we can return ..

    Good morning Mr Greenwood thankyou for your feedback we are glad you enjoyed you stay best wishes Terryann & Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by DeJul 2020

  • "Wonderful the photo of the front of cottage does not do justice to the inside."

    Spotless inside and very well stocked with useful items for people to use while staying.An ideal retreat if you want a rest and enjoy holiday with your dog .Right in middle of countryside but within reach of places to go easy . Only 10 miles from Cromer beautiful sea side and beach -while lots of places small towns and villages. Excellent

    Good morning Miss Merrilion thankyou for your feedback we’re glad you enjoyed your stay best wishes Terryann &Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by LynneMar 2020

  • "Very quiet and peaceful with plenty of wildlife to see."

    It was nice to find the little extras for us ( biscuits wine etc ). Great place for two.

    Good morning Mr Goldswain thankyou for your feedback we’re glad you enjoyed your stay best wishes Terryann & Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2020

  • "Great little place all you need for a lovely stay"

    Good morning Mr Gooch thankyou for your feedback glad you enjoyed your stay best wishes Terryann & Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by GaryNov 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely & cosy & very quiet."

    Thought the pictures didn't do it justice.Great walks straight from the door my dog thoroughly enjoyed himself.

    Good morning Mrs Fletcher thankyou for your feedback we’re glad you enjoyed your stay best wishes Terryann & Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2019

  • "Super little cottage."

    The owners had provided everything you could need. Only slight niggle .There was no gate at front of property so very tricky letting dog out to do her business.

    Good morning Mrs Hensley thankyou for your feed back we’re glad you enjoy your stay best wishes Terryann & Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2019

  • "We've been to Lock Cottage before and was not disappointed again this year."

    It's very comfortable and situated in a good place for exploring the Norfolk coastline. There are wonderful walks just behind the cottage which are great for walking the dog. All in all a wonderful little gem and hope to return again in the future. Will definitely recommend. Gill and Peter Castle

    Good morning Mrs Castle thankyou for your feedback we’re so glad that you enjoyed your stay at our cottage best wishes Terryann & Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by GillianAug 2019

  • "Our fourth break at this lovely cottage."

    The weather was bad for most of the week but we still had a wonderful, relaxing time. The local walks from outside the front door are perfect for our two 13 year old dogs.They get really excited when they realise where they are.

    Good morning Mrs Ainsworth thankyou for your feedback we’re glad you enjoyed your stay best wishes Terryann & Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by LynnJun 2019

  • "Bathroom heater exceptionally good."

    Lots of coathangers in wardrobe. Lots of cupboard space. Good information in cottage. Good wi-fi connection. Bit tricky getting TV to work. Parking area meant vehicle covered in sticky sap and bits from trees which took 2hrs to clean off. Vehicle vandalised whilst parked right near cottage drying off, not on road and not blocking access to anyone. Would advise parking on verge 30-50m away. Great area for cycling round country lanes and to seaside.

    Reviewed by JudithMay 2019

  • "A cosy and well equipped cottage in wonderful countryside with pet friendly walks."

    Nice welcoming touches for adults and pets. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2019

  • "When we used the cottage last year the weather was good and we enjoyed our holiday and the cottage with our dog, Rosie."

    Sadly we lost Rosie at the end of last year but used the cottage anyway. Everything was as last year except the weather. It was very cold and we felt the central heating wasn't adequate. One evening I had 3 pairs of socks on to try and get my feet warm and had my fleece jacket over my legs. Likewise, my sister had a spare cardigan over her legs. Although the CH was set at a top rate of 22 degrees our clock barometer never read more than 16 degrees. If we put the electric fire on the CH went off and therefore, sadly, we were cold the whole time we were there which downrated our holiday. Apart from that the cottage is usually comfortable and certainly adequate but we were disappointed this time.

    Reviewed by JuneMar 2019

  • "I feel the cottage WAS really well equipped but I did find things like the hob, microwave and light switch in the bathroom were TOO complicated for the normal person."

    Plus one thing that I feel MUST be added on the cottage advert is you CANNOT get a mobile phone signal when you are in the cottage! This might be VERY important to some people!

    Reviewed by GeorgeMar 2019

  • "We have stayed in Lock Cottage twice before & so had no hesitation in booking again this time."

    We have booked again already for October 2019! Lovely location, lovely walks for dogs, great pubs nearby & towns for shopping. Beach only just over 5 miles away.

    Reviewed by GaryMar 2019

  • "Great little cottage for two (and dogs) A real bolthole with great walks from the doorstep"

    Reviewed by PeteFeb 2019

  • "A peaceful, relaxing Christmas break, the tree and decorations were lovely and the cottage as cosy as ever."

    When the dogs recognised where we were they dragged us off for a walk before we could even unpack the car. Looking forward to going back next June

    Reviewed by LynnDec 2018

  • "We enjoyed our week at this comfortable cottage and would stay there again without any hesitation."

    The bed was fantastically comfortable which is very important when spending a week somewhere! There were nice big bath sheets and we were grateful for the washing machine! We have reduced our marks in some categories simply as the utensils in the kitchen could be better and we did struggle a little with the hob but got there in the end! The cottage was clean but a few things need attention - there was some mould in the bathroom and the windows were quite dirty. However this did not detract from us enjoying our time there. It’s located in a lovely quiet lane with walks right on your doorstep. Value for money we would give 10/10!

    Reviewed by ElizabethSep 2018

  • "This is a really nice holiday let, it has everything you need and is in a very quiet rural location."

    It is the second time I have stayed there which says it’s all. It is dog friendly and I took my bicycle as the area is perfect for cycling. Nice and clean and a nice welcome pack. All in all for the money - excellent.

    Reviewed by PhilipSep 2018

  • "Lovely, quaint, comfy cottage."

    Very well equipped. Only request would be bath sheets instead of Bath towels and bath mat. And it would be lovely to have a gate out the front so you could leave front door open and dogs could sit out there without fear of them running off as there is no garden.

    Reviewed by LetitiaJul 2018

  • "We booked this cottage as an urgent week away in Norfolk to attend my Mum's funeral."

    We only choose this cottage because it was in the same village as the church and could not believe our luck to find it available, but what a delight it was. It was so peaceful and allowed us to chill and reflect before the funeral, taking quiet walks with our dog along the nature trails. The bed was amazing and the cottage very comfortable. What could have been a horrible week turned into quite an experience. Thank you.

    Reviewed by SueJul 2018

  • "Lovely little cottage in very peaceful area."

    Clean, comfortable and well equipped. Stairgate at bottom of stairs would have more useful than stairgate at top....to stop dogs going up stairs. Also a small gate outside to prevent dogs from going in road would have been useful.....we used boot rack for this purpose! Bath towels were very small....would have taken our own if I had known. Also there was no bath mat which was a shame. On plus side the bed was most comfortable we have ever slept in during years of self catering!

    Reviewed by RuthJul 2018

  • "Having not booked a cottage before we didn't know what to expect."

    What a surprise! A little Gem. We took our little yorkie (Millie) who had a wonderful time exploring the local walks. The cottage exceeded our expectations. Thank you so much. Gill & Peter Castle

    Reviewed by GillianJun 2018

  • "Our second visit to this lovely cottage."

    Little touches like the milk,cake and wine are very welcome. Lovely walks from the doorstep and so peaceful. We will be back for Christmas and have already booked for next year

    Reviewed by LynnJun 2018

  • "We had a great relaxing time!"

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2018

  • "2 Lock Cottages is a fantastic cottage."

    It was clean and comfortable and had all the facilities that we required. As we stayed there over Christmas there was a lot of festive touches including a lovely Christmas tree. The location was perfect for us and our two dogs, being so close to many walks and the Norfolk Coast. Have already booked another holiday there.

    Reviewed by LesleyDec 2017

  • "Lovely cosy and well equipped cottage."

    Such a peaceful location. We booked to go back next year before we left

    Reviewed by LynnSep 2017

  • "Delightful accommodation, as described on your website - brilliant"

    Reviewed by PhilipSep 2017

  • "Great for long walks in lovely rural location."

    not far from beaches. Good base for local attractions. Cottage has every thing you need and more. Extremely comfortable and spacious bed.

    Reviewed by LSep 2017

  • "Very quiet location in the norfolk countryside -good for walks in the country -deer spotted -not very far to the coast -national trust properties nearby -short distance to norwich and the broads."

    Reviewed by PatriciaJun 2017

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Summary

  • One king-size double bedroom
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Calorgas Heating.
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with FreeSat, WiFi, selection of books, games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Check in - 4pm

The property

East Ruston 2 miles.

This lovely end-terrace property is situated on the outskirts of the Norfolk village of East Ruston.

An ideal holiday home for a couple wishing to explore the surrounding area of this beautiful part of the country.

When you step inside the front door there is a well-equipped kitchen to the left and then through to the sitting room with sofa bed and dining area.

There is also a shower room with shower, basin and WC on the ground floor.

Upstairs is a comfortable king-size double bedroom.

Just a short stroll away is the Museum of the Broads, one of many activities available just a stroll from the cottage.

A little further afield is Hickling Broad, the largest of the broads and a haven for wildlife such as dragonflies, cranes and kingfishers, so why not hire a boat out for the day and explore the waterways?

There are many fishing, boating, walking and cycling opportunities close by, as well as some splendid nature reserves.

Alternatively, visit the town of Wroxham, the historic city of Norwich and many other thriving towns and small villages along the coastline.

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About the location

EAST RUSTON

Wroxham 9.5 miles, Norwich 16.5 miles.

The unspoilt scattered village of East Ruston is located in the north-east of Norfolk, and sits on the edge of the Norfolk Broads and is just a few miles from the Norfolk coast, offering lovely sandy beaches. The village of East Ruston has a pub serving food, access to the Weavers' Way footpath, which passes through the village, lovely lakes, including a fishing lake and common areas enjoyed by walkers and wildlife. East Ruston is home to the acclaimed East Ruston Old Vicarage gardens, offering stunning garden rooms, a must-visit for anyone with a liking for gardening! Just a short drive and you can enjoy the beaches at Sea Palling and Waxham, both of which are dog friendly. NT Horsey Wind Pump is also nearby, as is Witton, an ancient wood ideal for walking, biking or picnics. In the local towns of Stalham or Wroxham you can hire a motor boat cruiser for touring the broads waterway. Wroxham is the capital of the Norfolk Broads offering shops, restaurants, waterfront bars and, just outside the town, the award-winning children’s attraction Bewilderwood. From the market town of North Walsham you can take the train to the Victorian seaside town of Cromer or the city of Norwich, with its array of cultural and leisure facilities.

Region Information

Note: Babes-in-arms only

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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