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27 Whitegates

(Ref. 971053)

Ludham, Norfolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was brilliant, everything was thought of even down to hand towel in the kitchen, bin liners, foil, food bags, that a lot of people don’t think of."

    We only stayed 4 nights so wasn’t expecting the very thoughtful provisions left. The property was clean and comfortable. Will definitely stay again when staying in this area.

    Reviewed by JoOct 2023

  • "We had a very pleasant stay at 27 Whitegates, the host left us plenty of supplies and goodies and even a treat for the dog, the garden was very secure and our English Springer loved it."

    The local butchers had fantastic sausages and the local pubs carvery on the Wednesday was outstanding. The only fault I could find was the shower but apart from that the house was lovely and for the first time ever had a proper nonstick frying pan and a working tin opener kudos to the host.

    Reviewed by ErichOct 2023

  • "Warm and friendly personal welcome upon our arrival."

    Very quiet location, but with an amazing number of interesting places and things to visit. House is very well equipped, with everything we wanted. Lots of birds in the well kept garden, which has a nice secluded patio

    Reviewed by GeraldOct 2023

  • "This is a lovely property in a quiet location."

    The owner has thought of everything providing many treats and practical things on arrival and is extremely well equipped. The garden is totally secure for dogs and the bed is so comfortable, it is easy to over sleep. Lovely area to explore. Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by SallySep 2023

  • "Great location for exploring that area of Norfolk."

    The supplies left were very much appreciated, thank you.

    Reviewed by MartynAug 2023

  • "Fantastic house in a wonderful peaceful location."

    Close to all broads/coast/places of interest. Completely enclosed, dogproof garden front and back. Owners have gone above and beyond after I stupidly left something behind. In 15 years of holiday rentals in this country this is the best equipped I have ever stayed in. Cannot rate highly enough, superb, if I could give more than 5 stars I would :)

    Reviewed by SamanthaJul 2023

  • "Property was comfy, clean and well stocked and i really enjoyed my stay."

    It was so nice of Mark to welcome me personally and give me information about the area, pus the goodies he left. It was also good to have a hairdryer, one thing less to pack next time, and a really secure garden for my little dog. I found the keysafe difficult to open, but that's mostly due to my arthritic hands. I shall definitely return here

    Reviewed by SheilaApr 2023

  • "Very nice property ."

    Had everything you need. Ideal .Location for visit to Norfolk. Very nice of the owner to be their to welcome you on arrival and explain property and area

    Reviewed by GrahamMar 2023

  • "Lovely property, owner very helpful, great base for exploring the area, will be back,"

    Reviewed by TonyFeb 2023

  • "We were welcomed to the property by Mark who had provided a generous hamper of goodies for us."

    Everything was so clean and tidy in the property and the views from the bedroom window overlooked a field which was so nice. At night it was so quiet and peaceful - all you could see were the stars in the sky. The bedroom had a TV for us to use, which was very convenient. There was a good sized fridge/freezer for us to store food during the two week stay which was a bonus. The enclosed garden was perfect for our little dog and we knew that she could not escape from any part of the garden. All in all, this was a perfect holiday property for us with the shop close by for provisions plus an excellent butcher as well.

    Reviewed by JoyOct 2022

  • "It would be better if there was a walk in shower rather then one over the bath ."

    We oldies find it difficult to get in /out a bath. On the good side one of the best welcome packs we have had anywhere, a nice place in quiet location.

    Reviewed by GlennSep 2022

  • "Great property with everything you would need for a home away from home."

    In a great location, lovely and peaceful and a great base for exploring the area. Wonderful welcome from Mark the owner, who also left us a wonderful selection of supplies to get our holiday off to a great start. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by AmandaJul 2022

  • "A lovely location and a lovely compact home."

    Was welcomed by a some very sweet treats including something g for the dog.. they were some lovely walks right from the doorstep.

    Reviewed by JackyJul 2022

  • "Lovely property, mark the owner has it just right"

    Reviewed by MalcolmJun 2022

  • "We loved this little house, we stayed for nearly 3 weeks and enjoyed the quietness, the beautiful surroundings."

    The dog settled in straight away. So much to see and do. Our welcome gifts were amazing including fresh eggs. Thank you Mark.

    Reviewed by AngelaApr 2022

  • "A lovely house in a beautiful country location, just out of the village."

    Reviewed by KevinApr 2022

  • "Great cottage and location for anyone wanting to visit this area."

    Welcome package provided is probably the best we have ever had. Great to have a proper secure garden for our dog. We would highly recommend this property. Thank you Mark

    Reviewed by LouiseMar 2022

  • "Our stay 30/10/21 to 6/11/21 The house was very clean with a lovely good sized garden which was good for our dog as well as us."

    The owner left essentials (tea, coffee, bread, butter, eggs, milk, biscuits etc) so we didn’t have to rush out for anything. He also supplied essentials for washing dishes etc. Overall our stay at the house was a good experience and I highly recommend the property to others. Glenn

    Reviewed by GlennOct 2021

  • "There is only one small thing."

    The stair bannister is not secured promptly but we managed and it didn't worry us to much

    Reviewed by LeonardOct 2021

  • "Well equipped cottage, in a pleasant quiet area with walking from the door, footpaths just across the road."

    Really good welcome pack and friendly owner who met us on arrival. All in all, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2021

  • "Mark (owner) met us at 27 Whitegates which was a nice touch."

    He also left tea, coffee, bread, eggs, milk, apple juice, tomatoes and strawberries which was unexpected but, most welcome - thank you again, Mark. The property was extremely clean and offered all the amenities needed for our stay so what else can you say.

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in an excellent location, giving easy access (sometimes just by walking from the door) to the Broads as well as the coast just a short drive away."

    The cottage was very well equipped, very comfortable, with everything in excellent working order. The welcome provisions were first class. One of the reasons we chose this cottage was because the garden was enclosed and secure. We weren't disappointed. It was very safe to let our small dog out, to enjoy the garden. Finally, speaking of the garden. It was beautifully maintained. An added bonus. Watching the birds on the feeder was a pleasure. Thank you very much. We would definitely come here again if we return to Norfolk.

    Reviewed by RoySep 2021

  • "Very clean property, everything you could possibly need,a real home from home."

    Lovely welcome pack of local goodies. Looks of maps and walking routes to be enjoyed around the area. Would definitely recommend a visit

    Reviewed by AnneSep 2021

  • "The location of this property is quite rural."

    So it's a get away from the busy ratrace of normal life. The birds, which come and feed on the bird feeder are so entertaining too! The house itself has everything you need a real home from home!

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2021

  • "Owner met us on arrival."

    Lots of provisions provided, flowers in vase, well equipped kitchen.

    Reviewed by LizAug 2021

  • "It's some of the little things that make the difference."

    The kitchen was really well equipped, the beds were comfortable, the garden and the sunsets were perfect.

    Reviewed by FionaJul 2021

  • "Nice quiet location."

    Nice village nearby. We had a very pleasant break.

    Reviewed by ColinMay 2021

  • "Lovely little house, very comfortable, well equipped and spotlessly clean."

    I don't think the photos do it justice which is why I've said it exceeded expectations. The location was wonderful, so rural and quiet. Loved having views from my bed over looking fields. Right within the Broads and a good base for exploring the area. We did lots of walks straight from the house which were beautiful. Also easy access to the sea. The enclosed garden was great for our rather nervous lurcher. So quiet and a great fence! Village shop and butcher both useful.

    Reviewed by MichelleOct 2020

  • "No, all good apart from the weather !"

    Reviewed by NigelOct 2020

  • "Owner met us on arrival and had provided basic provisions which was helpful."

    Property was well furnished and spacious on a quiet road with ample driveway parking. It has a lovely enclosed garden which was great for our dog (dog bowls & treats also provided) This is a great base for both coast and broads and has every home comfort as on the last day of our holiday we experienced storm Alex. Our power went off at 10pm on the Friday evening and was still not on again as we left to go home on the Saturday morning. We did inform the owner. The only negative I would have is that the owner did not contact us to check that we were alright during the power loss. He had provided one small torch. We would definitely return to this property.

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2020

  • "This property was exactly a described, the proprietor supplied bread, milk, fruit juice, apples, tea and coffee."

    He also met us there to make sure everything was okay. It was a brilliant experience, and one we will repeat in the future.

    Reviewed by RodneyAug 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at 27 Whitegates."

    On arrival we were overwhelmed by the generosity of the host, with supplies of milk, bread, fruit and many other basic essentials. The house was spotlessly clean and tidy. We would certainly look at making a return at some point in the future. I would definitely recommend this holiday home - I give it five stars!

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2020

  • "We liked the location, walk to the pub and village, lovely and quiet, well equipped Kitchen and nice easy to use hot shower."

    loads of wildlife and beautiful dark skies.

    Reviewed by JoanFeb 2020

  • "Lovely holiday cottage in great surroundings, nice and peaceful."

    Reviewed by JaniceFeb 2020

  • "This cottage is in a really good position for walking and a short walk to the village of Ludham."

    Cottage was very comfortable and well equipped for our needs.

    Reviewed by GillianSep 2019

  • "Very clean and newly decorated."

    Had everything we needed. Enclosed garden ideal for our dog. Peaceful location.

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2019

  • "Very well presented accommodation."

    Good quality facilities. Easy parking. Garden well fenced for dogs. Quiet location

    Reviewed by JenniferJun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage great place to stay and enjoy the broads and the beaches"

    Reviewed by EdwinJun 2019

  • "Excellent Cottage for 3 people good facilities and ideal location for mid Norfolk and the Norfolk Broads"

    Reviewed by GrenvilleJun 2019

  • "Beautiful place to stay, we really enjoyed it."

    Lovely and clean and quiet, perfect for relaxing. Thankyou :)

    Reviewed by LesleyMay 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 2 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Please note, only one well behaved dog allowed.
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2-3 cars
  • Enclosed garden to front and rear with patio, lawned area and furniture
  • Pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 15 mins walk
  • Note: There is a wide staircase in this property with a handrail.

The property

Positioned in a quiet, no through road, surrounded by beautiful Norfolk countryside and with views from every window upstairs, is this lovely, semi-detached holiday home.

It is ideal for families, friends and couples looking to explore the Norfolk Broads and all the attractions it has to offer.

Entrance is gained from the front of the property and into a tiled porchway, where you can store coats and walking boots.

The living/dining room boasts views across green fields as you eat at the dining table, and sumptuous armchairs with a country feel.

From here you can access the galley-style kitchen, with sufficient fixtures allowing you to enjoy a comfortable break away from home.

A cloakroom completes the ground floor, making good use of the space, with a small hand basin integrated on top of the WC.

Climb the plush carpet to the first floor, where you will find two double bedrooms and a bathroom.

The front bedroom is spacious with ample storage, bedside cabinets and views over a patchwork of rolling, walking country.

The second bedroom allows you to wake up to the same endless views, as you enjoy your morning cup of tea from the warmth of your bed.

Fitted units not only add a sleek finish to the room but are a great way of saving space.

The bathroom is bright and clean, occupying a shower over the bath.

To the outside you have the choice of seating area to the front and rear for alfresco dining and the garden is fully enclosed for children and dogs to play safely.

This property sits about ¾ mile outside Ludham and is just 6 miles from Wroxham, while the rest of the Broads, How Hill and Bewilderwood are also only a few minutes away.

Norwich is a mere 40 minutes from here, and there are no end of local attractions within a 20-mile radius.

The National Trust's Horsey Mill is an iconic landmark, which can be explored on foot, following a wildlife rich trail.

Brograve Mill is in the parish of Sea Palling, a Grade II listed building constructed of red brick.

Both are around 9 miles from the property and well worth a visit.

How Hill Nature Reserve offers abundant walks, a museum of a marshman life in Toad Hole Cottage, and beautiful scenery.

Choose this base for a memorable holiday in East Anglia.

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About the location


Great Yarmouth 13.5 miles.

Situated in the heart of the beautiful Norfolk Broads is the attractive rural Norfolk village of Ludham. Surrounded on 3 sides by the rivers Ant, Bure and Thurne and its own small broad, Womack Water with its array of moored boats and small shops, it is a lovely, picturesque place to holiday. At the centre of the village is the crossroads, near to the beautiful thatched church of St Catherine’s and several pretty thatched cottages, the local pub, village store, butcher’s and tea rooms. To the north west of the village is How Hill Nature Reserve with nature trails and a museum of a marshman life in Toad Hole Cottage. The village offers a good network of footpaths with plenty of wildlife to see. In summer the beach at Sea Palling is a hub of activity with jet skiiers and the sand dunes of Winterton-on-Sea offer secluded sun traps perfect for relaxing. Spend a day exploring the broads in one of the sailboats and river cruisers which can be hire from Hunters Yard in Ludham. The traditional seaside town of Great Yarmouth is just a short drive away and offers plenty of attractions and family fun. The award-winning attraction Bewilderwood can be found just outside Wroxham, which is a must visit for children and adults, with tree houses, wires, jungle bridges and boat rides. A fantastic family holiday destination at any time of the year.

Please note, only one well behaved dog allowed.