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Squirrels Drey

Little Dunham near Litcham, Norfolk (Ref. 958809)

4.9

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "If this is the standard of property within the Sykes portfolio then we shall certainly book another stay with your company."

    Reviewed by ThomasMay 2022

  • "Everything was lovely and clean and everything you might need and more was there."

    It was comfortable and spacious, the bed was very comfortable too.

    Reviewed by DebbieMar 2022

  • "Immaculately clean and tastefully furnished property."

    Very spacious (more than the photos suggest) and warm & cosy. Well thought through (e.g. plenty of sockets, and there was even a fruit bowl) and excellent, modern kitchen. We enjoyed spending time there, and there's a private patio area for good weather. The owners were friendly and available without being obstrusive. Great location for getting around North Norfolk.

    Reviewed by RuthFeb 2022

  • "A lovely place for a quiet stay in the middle of the Norfolk countryside."

    As is is fairly central it is convenient for the north coast, the Wash and west coast and Norwich. Charming towns such as Swaffham, Dereham and Holt are within easy reach. There is a lot of interesting place locally too. The hosts are very obliging and the accommodation is immaculately kept within its own woodland and with a private garden that catches the afternoon sun. We loved it!

    Reviewed by Wilfred AlanJan 2022

  • "Squirrel's Drey very was clean and well-appointed It is situated in a very quiet country location and yet is relatively close to a major road with access to Swaffham and Dereham, which have sufficient amenities to pfovide for most needs."

    The nearby villages are picturesque and there is easy access to a common where fallow and ponies roam free. The property itself is very convenient and comfortable. The kitchen in particular is of a very high standard and all utensils are of high quality. The lounge adjoins the kitchen and has a comfortable sofa and a charming wood-burning stove. It is noteworthy that the furniture throughout the property matches - a nice touch. The bed is very comfortable and a vibro-massage chair in the bedroom adds a feeling of luxury. There is a distinct 'vibe' about the place that is restful and relaxing. The small private garden is a little sun trap. A small oak woodland on the premises provides a place to walk and to sit. The hosts live in an adjacent property and are very helpful and welcoming. without being intrusive. My wife and myself needed a quiet, secluded place in the country for a break and that is exactly what Squirrel's Drey provides. We originally booked a week, but liked it so much we added and extra week.

    Reviewed by Wilfred AlanJan 2022

  • "Enjoyed our stay at Squirrels Drey, tucked away in the countryside, but shops, etc easily accessible."

    Owners were near to hand and quickly resolved any problems. Cottage was cosy and had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. Lovely comfortable bed and sofas and enjoyed evenings by the wood burner. Recommend the George & Dragon at Newton for a great pub dinner by a warm fire!

    Reviewed by LindsayDec 2021

  • "The cottage was great - spacious, clean and comfortable."

    The only thing I didn't like so much was the oven and hob - too modern, I don't like reading instructions to be able to operate what should be such a simple appliance!

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2021

  • "The accommodation was spotless, very reassuring after the coronavirus pandemic."

    The hosts were very friendly, everything was perfect, thanks for a great break.

    Reviewed by MelanieSep 2021

  • "Superb little cottage which was immaculate in every way."

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2021

  • "The accommodation was exceptional we chose this one as it was central to North Norfolk."

    Highly recommend

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage with everything you could need."

    Was even better than the photos. Very relaxing with beautiful courtyard garden.

    Reviewed by PamelaJul 2021

  • "Third time we have visited this area and this holiday propertery."

    Excellent place and great things to see and do in Norfolk!

    Reviewed by LydiaJul 2021

  • "It was so peaceful, quiet and very clean ."

    A really good atmosphere. A very private garden , lovely to see the bees exploring the lavender .

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2021

  • "This is a well presented accommodation in a good central position in Norfolk."

    Very quiet location. no garden but a private sun trap patio. Modern kitchen area with all utensils and facilities in good order. A little short of food preparation/worktop space Personally I would have liked a chair/recliner in the lounge area as an alternative to the settee, there is plenty of room. The bedroom is spacious, very comfortable bed and ample storage. Modern bathroom with excellent shower. All of the coastal attractions within less than an hours drive, plus several attractive towns to explore.

    Reviewed by ChrisMay 2021

  • "Owners live next door, always helped out when requested."

    Property within 50 minutes of northern beaches and National trust properties. Cottage very cosy and comfortable and useful to be between two villages. Supermarkets at Swaffham very good.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2021

  • "Good rural location with town faciliries nearby."

    Owners available on site.

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2021

  • "First of all, sorry for the lateness in writing this review."

    Due to the pandemic, I was fortunate to get the booking, as I had travelled from Romania in the hope of getting a vaccine. So, it was all done in a hurry, as I could not stay with friends or in a hotel. Squirrels Drey was fantastic in every way, and ideal to be isolated during the lockdown. The host, Terry and Marie, were helpful and aware of the situation. Everything was provided with style and attention to detail. In fact, I would love to live permanently in the accommodation as it is perfect, transporting it to Romania! Needless to say a month was a long time to stay, but I loved every day and 'felt at home' in spite of the lockdown. Anyone who books it will, like me, LOVE IT.

    Reviewed by MichaelDec 2020

  • "Very modern clean accommodation and in a beautiful rural setting."

    Couldn't fault it.

    Reviewed by BrianOct 2020

  • "We hqd a lovely week at Squirrels Drey and wished we had stayed longer."

    We felt that a DVD player should have been provided, we bought along DVDs to watch while relaxing on our holiday but found we had no way to play them. On the upside, we were very pleased and suprised to find we had access to Netflix on the TV. The cottage was perfect for a couple. We were wanting to have a relax away form everything happening in the world right now and this cottage provided a perfect escape for us. A really lovely quiet holiday. Thank you

    Reviewed by LewisOct 2020

  • "The accommodation was great, nice and clean, light and airy."

    The courtyard garden was a great place to relax. and the location is ideal for many of North Norfolks attractions

    Reviewed by SteveSep 2020

  • "First rate accommodation, very clean and well equipped for two people."

    Lovely bright airy bedroom with good storage and very comfortable bed. Good location for exploring all areas of north Norfolk, and the property was easy to find on arrival. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by JeanSep 2020

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean, well equipped and very comfortable - and in a peaceful spot, well located for visiting Norfolk's beautiful coast and countryside attractions."

    We had a brilliant week and highly recommend a visit.

    Reviewed by RachelSep 2020

  • "Really enjoyed our week."

    Cottage was very clean and had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by CathAug 2020

  • "Squirrels Drey is a spacious bright little house ."

    It was exceptionally clean, being kept to a very high standard. The owners were very friendly and quick to respond to any queries, although next door were not at all intrusive. Had a lovely week would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by GlendaAug 2020

  • "The cottage was really lovely and well appointed and had almost everything we could have wished for."

    In reality the rating fell between Met and Exceeded Expectations. The reason for setting it lower is that we felt that the bathroom needed somewhere to hang all the lovely towels and a having a shelf to put toothbrushes and glasses on over/around the washbasin would make using it perfect. A DVD player downstairs would also be a bonus. Finally, we would suggest that the content and style of the guidance notices posted in various locations around the property should be reviewed to provide a more professional approach to imparting essential information. Unfortunately these lowered the tone of such a lovely property to stay in.

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2020

  • "Central location to enable you to travel to the coast, countryside, National Trust, Historic Houses, or gardens in the NGS."

    It's our 2nd visit and we will be back!

    Reviewed by LydiaJul 2020

  • "Very nice and comfortable cottage."

    Needed lessons for getting on the high stools at the breakfast bar.

    Reviewed by FredaJul 2020

  • "Lovely place to just relax and enjoy, the accommodation was excellent with everything you need."

    Would recommend and definitely return many thanks Peter and Jeanette Connolly.

    Reviewed by PeterNov 2019

  • "Quiet & private, lovely view, spotless & comfortable accommodation."

    Everything needed was provided plus some extras. Wonderful.helpful friendly owners. Will be returning.

    Reviewed by RosieNov 2019

  • "Cannot say enjoyed it rained every day, but thats sods law for this country."

    This cottage was immaculate you walked in and said whow presented to a very high standard through out. This and the owners house are in, as I put it , the middle of nowhere surrounded by countryside, although the lane outside was very busy with comingd and goings. We did enjoy our week by visiting places that were indoors of which there are a plenty.

    Reviewed by DoreenOct 2019

  • "A well positioned cottage with all the home comforts you could need."

    Well equipped kitchen with a proper size cooker, plenty of saucepans and baking sheets. A small but very efficient microwave. Plenty of crockery and cutlery, and a set of kitchen knives that are sharp! Excellent heating, with radiators throughout AND a woodburning stove in the lounge area, so lovely an cosy. Nice size bathroom with bath, shower and toilet. Large bedroom with a very comfortable bed and a special electric massaging relaxation chair. With all bedding and towels included, all you need to bring is your food and clothing. Excellent. TV and Wi-fi included, together with an excellent selection of leaflets and books introducing visitors to Norfolk and local places to eat and visit. Names, address and phone number of the local doctors, who welcomed us for a routine but necessary appointment. The cottage is next door to the owners' bungalow, but apart from greeting us when we arrived and wishing us a good journey home you would not know they were there. A very peaceful getaway. This holiday home is very well situated for exploring Norfolk, with Norwich, Kings Lynn, Swaffham, Fakenham and Dereham within easy reach. Also with lots of country houses to visit and of course the Norfolk coast. Make a booking - its well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by TeresaSep 2019

  • "Excellent property clean and modern everything you want for self catering inside ..."

    Excellent property clean and modern everything you want for self catering inside comfortable outside sittjng area of road parking owner very pleasant to talk to great holiday property close to Norwich kings Lynn 35 minutes away and broads recommend thanks

    Reviewed by KennethAug 2019

  • "The bungalow was very clean, spacious and modern and the owners welcoming but not intrusive at all."

    Lots of information and tips about the local area were provided and we really enjoyed exploring this part of Norfolk. We had a lovely holiday thank-you.

    Reviewed by JoanneJul 2019

  • "This cottage is very comfortable and there is an attention to detail that makes this cottage one of the best that I have stayed in."

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2019

  • "We really enjoyed staying in this lovely comfortable cottage which was exceptionally clean and well-equipped."

    Thank you to Terry for making sure our visit was peaceful and undisturbed. The cottage is in a great location for walking on the Peddars Way and visiting all the nearby villages. We particularly liked the windmill at Dereham, exploring the North Norfolk Coast and Norwich Cathedral. The weather was amazing and it was a shame we didn't have longer! Definitely hope to return again soon.

    Reviewed by RavinderApr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage for Two, everything you could need , warm and comfortable"

    Reviewed by LindsayApr 2019

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean, comfortable with everything you'd want to fully self cater during your stay."

    There were also some lovely little touches - fresh flowers in the main room and dressing gowns provided. Although the cottage is in the grounds of the main house it felt very private but on the odd occasion when we did see the owners they were very friendly. The bedroom is wonderfully big - the bed super comfortable and you're able to lie in bed and look at the stars through the velux windows. We were only around 30 mins from the main bird reserves on the north coast - perfect for us, and we got to come back to a comfortable and cosy property at the end of the day. The location is quiet and rural but a number of attractions and the main retail area at Kings Lynn are all within easy travelling distance. We thought it was great value for the week and would certainly think about a return visit.

    Reviewed by KateMar 2019

  • "Warm, cosy and well equipped accommodation."

    Lovely to return to after a busy days sightseeing. Quietly situated and a nice sitting out area. Owners on site but not at all intrusive. Wouldn't hesitate to book again.

    Reviewed by MichaelMar 2019

  • "Very good for seeing Norfolk very clean and comfortable ..."

    Very good for seeing Norfolk very clean and comfortable The only thing l would add is a washing machine if possable Will return one day

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2019

  • "Very nice cottage nice area would definetly go again"

    Reviewed by AnthonyDec 2018

  • "A little bit out in the sticks, but very comfortable and well maintained"

    Reviewed by GaryNov 2018

  • "The host was welcoming and their attention to detail to make the accommodation comfortable was terrific."

    We found plenty of places to visit and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by MaeSep 2018

  • "From the moment we stepped inside we knew we had made a good choice."

    Everything looked the same as in the pictures, a well equipped cottage with everything you could possibly need. The standard of cleanliness was superb much to my relief....hence our holiday started happy and relaxed. There were very thoughtful touches by the owners..... bedside torches and a plate of welcoming home made cookies are just two. Also the vibrating massage chair in the bedroom is well worth a mention. If pushed, the only thing I would add would be a full length mirror perhaps....other than that just perfect.

    Reviewed by SandraSep 2018

  • "The high spec."

    of the premise, the convenience, the charm of backwoods Norfolk. Make sure to read the floral folder with the local info. ,you'll find your feet sooner. Unfortunately the catch up feature wasn't active on the tv, but the only changes I would make would be a dab radio in the bedroom (the last touch of luxury) and a framed OS map of the area on the wall downstairs for info. (It is a bit off the beaten track!) All in all, a very good and relaxing experience, and look forward to going again.

    Reviewed by SimonAug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage well positioned in the countryside, in the beautiful county of Norfolk."

    Easy access to many places of interest. The cottage itself was well laid out and ideal for us. Had plenty of room, and a little private patio. Nice decor, and a good king sized bed to stretch out on after a day out. In fact every thing one needs for an enjoyable stay. The owners were pleasant and approachable, and near at hand if there were any problems. In our case, things went smoothly. So we were left alone to get on with our stay, with the odd wave or "good morning". Will we stay there again. Yes indeed. Peter & Jackie

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2018

  • "A very comfortable cottage for two = ideal base for touring around North Norfolk."

    Well equipped and Spotlessly clean and a warm welcome from the owners.

    Reviewed by PatriciaJul 2018

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Summary

  • One king-size bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed courtyard with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 10 mins walk
  • Nearest pub is under 3 miles away in Litcham
  • Please Note: The settee in the property lounge is changed to a new sofa as required
  • This property is an adult only property, no children or infants are allowed
  • Note: Air cooler provided in bedroom
  • Please be aware there is a £150 good house keeping bond on this property
  • PLEASE NOTE: If booking a last minute stay at the property, please contact our call centre first to check whether this will be feasible before confirming

The property

Litcham 3.2 miles.

This immaculate cottage is an annex to the owner’s home, situated in a rural location with characterful places of interest dotted around the area.

A chance to really get away from it all, why not turn this retreat into your own little holiday home for two?

Access the entrance via the pretty courtyard, home to a seating area where you can rest under the sun on a pleasant afternoon.

The open-plan living area is presented in a heart-warming fashion with a lounge to one side, elevated by a woodburning stove for a glimpse of charm and warmth.

A contemporary kitchen lies opposite with sleek units and a grey-white compilation, a nice place to prepare your favourite meals.

Stairs lead the way to a family bathroom, complete with a bath and an overhead shower, whilst the king-size bedroom is a peaceful haven to unwind in, with co-ordinated bedside tables and Velux windows, which help to bring the outside in, and the perfect way to relax after a long day in the perfectly placed massage chair overlooking Squirrels Drey very own mini woodland.

After a good night's sleep, enjoy a warm cup of tea in the enclosed garden, a lovely spot to simply take in the peace and quiet.

Litcham is a lovely village which is approached by driving through a common inhabited by wild ponies, with a number of amenities including the village shop with post office, a butchers, the Bull pub, fish and chip shop and also a doctors surgery.

Nearby, Little Fransham is home to a village pub called The Canary and Linnet, and further afield lies the city of Norwich, the Norfolk Broads and the North Norfolk Coast.

Furthermore, under 4 miles away is Necton, home to a post office, pub and small supermarket where you can get your everyday essentials.

Holkham Natural Nature reserve which is a 40 minute drive away, Snettisham beach and Heacham South Beach also make for a great day out.

Swaffham also previews fine Georgian buildings housing shops, pubs and restaurants, a bustling Saturday market and a twice-monthly farmers’ market.

Situated in a great location, Peddars Way can be accessed from a nearby village called Sporle, where a trail of up to 46 miles is perfect for walkers and cyclists.

An excellent base to admire and explore.

Note: this property can be booked with ref 1054769, together sleeping 4 people.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

LITCHAM

East Dereham 9 miles; Swaffham 9 miles; Fakenham 11 miles.

Litcham is a traditional, rural Norfolk village with one pub (The Bull Inn), a local butcher, a combined post office and convenience store, and a fish and chip shop. The beautiful village church, with its prominent square tower, dates back to the 12th century, though it was rebuilt to a great extent in the 15th. Litcham and the surrounding villages in the parish (particularly Beeston and Tittleshall) have a busy events calendar. Litcham Common, officially a Local Nature Reserve for over 20 years, is superb for nature lovers, bird-watchers and particularly walkers, as it sits on the Nar Valley Way, which runs all the way from East Dereham to King's Lynn. The three local towns of East Dereham, Swaffham and Fakenham are all about 10 miles away, providing access to a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants.

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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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