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Lyons Green

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Little Fransham near Swaffham, Norfolk Show on map


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  • 7 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Lyons Green is a very spacious and comfortable property."

    The furnishings are high quality and there is ample seating within the various reception rooms, enabling members of our family to have quiet time when required. We had everything we required to enable us to have a wonderful stay. The property is set within extremely spacious and beautiful grounds We definitely recommend this property.

    Thank you so much Gary for your kind comments, so pleased all the family had a wonderful holiday, by the way, 2 Swans are back on the lakes, hopefully they will stay for the winter. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Oct 2023

  • "What an amazing property!"

    We are a family of 5, including a parent with limited mobility. We booked the property because we thought the downstairs bedroom and walk-in shower would be ideal, it did not disappoint. The bathroom was opposite to the King size bedroom on the ground floor. There is so much space to move around every room, the pictures do not do it justice. The grounds around the property are very well maintained and private. It was ideal for walking our dog, he walked around the lakes every morning before heading to the beach for the day, he loved it! The kitchen is very well-equipped and the utility room is an added bonus. The location is ideal too. We could get to the coast in under an hour. There are so many places to visit in the area and the house is so comfortable we could easily have stayed another week at least. We would love to return to this beautiful property.

    Thank you so much Jacquie for your wonderful comments, it was a pleasure to meet you all and so pleased you had a lovely holiday. Jenny Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Sep 2023

  • "We spent a wonderful relaxing week at Lyon’s Green."

    Fully equipped with everything you could possibly want. Comfortable and impeccably clean. The outside space was amazing with large ponds, great wildlife. We had visiting swans, herons and many other types of bird. There is also a great private garden to the rear of the house. The owner Jenny couldn’t have been more helpful. She provided a great welcome pack and met us at the property on arrival and on departure. Having stayed at many rental holiday properties this personal service was the best we have experienced. We visited the wonderful beaches, the Broads, National Trust properties, Sheringham, Wells, all in around 40 mins drive. We were blessed with wonderful weather all week! If you are looking for a relaxing break in Norfolk I wouldn’t hesitate to book this property. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2023

  • "A warm welcome for a lovely property."

    Spacious, comfortable and well equipped. The star feature has to be the fantastic setting. Between outings, staying in was a pleasure.

    Thank you Wendy for your wonderful comments, it was a pleasure to meet you and your family. So pleased you enjoyed your stay Jenny Mallon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Aug 2023

  • "This was a beautifully presented holiday home with period furnature that was also practical, very good facilities, and two spacious and comfortably equiped living areas; a living room and a conservatory."

    The gardens are a haven for anyone who loves peace, quiet and nature with two ponds and plenty of space to walk and enjoy. We had a lovely week and all of us want to return next year.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7May 2023

  • "We just came back from another fabulous week at Lyons Green."

    Beautiful house, beautiful gardens and great location for exploring Norfolk The house has a wonderful relaxing atmosphere which sets the scene for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2023

  • "Very comfortable cottage in an amazing setting."

    Very relaxing.

    Reviewed by Cathy5.0Feb 2023

  • "This is a very interesting house in a charming setting in a very restful location."

    One can imagine staying there and writing a book in Agatha Christie style! Owner was attentive and quickly fixed minor problems.

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Sep 2022

  • "Got there for 14."

    00hrs as agreed with owner and was greeted with a stressed owner how did apologies for her curt greeting however having experienced the lovely peacefull possion of the cottage we all had a very enjoyable week and the facilities were very good, would recommend this for a quiet location. She was very generous with her welcome pack having most things you would need for your first 24hrs.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Lyon’s Green and was made very welcome by Jenny."

    There was everything that you needed at the cottage and it was like home from home, everything has been carefully thought about. The property itself is a Gem with great facilities and surroundings. We would highly recommend Lyon’s Green.

    Thank you so much Natalie, for your lovely feedback, it always makes having holiday homes worthwhile. Jenny Mallon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lyons Green was the best ever equipped cottage we have stayed in for many years & as such deserves a mention."

    The extreme weather had reduced the water level in the lake and weed was a big problem. However, we did manage a couple of sessions and landed some 50+ carp... mainly commons to 8 or 9lbs and some nice mirrors to around 10lbs. Light tackle is not recommend as these fish fight hard an head straight for the weed. We would certainly recommend this holiday to any large family group and intend to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Jul 2022

  • "An extremely comfortable and well equipped house in beautiful and peaceful surroundings."

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0May 2022

  • "A quite exceptional cottage."

    Large and very well furnished and equipped, it stands in large grounds with two lakes, which are the home to two families of geese. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by William5.0May 2022

  • "The house and grounds were lovely we enjoyed the lake and the peace and quiet , no open fire as stated but no need as the weather was lovely, unfortunately we had a problem with key at the end of our holiday as we put it through the letterbox and the owner had no spare key , there was no instructions left as too were to leave they key , the owner was obviously angry and upset and let us know , we did apologise and unfortunately this did put a damper on our weeks holiday as the owner were very welcoming and friendly when we were showed around , we have used Skye’s holidays numerous times and have never had any previous problems ."

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Apr 2022

  • "Although the photos on the website initially grabbed our interest, my wife and I could not help repeating wow as Jenny met us on arrival and showed us round this fantastic cottage and it’s grounds."

    The facilities are first class and very comfortable. A great base for visits to the coast and local towns. We definitely plan to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Mar 2022

  • "What a fabulous property!"

    Loads of space and facilities in absolutely beautiful surroundings. Would definitely recommend and would also rebook - it would be lovely to see the grounds in the Summer months.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Oct 2021

  • "We have just had a fabulous stay at Lyons Green - three generations plus extended family (ages 24 to 80 plus a cockerpoo!"

    ).The house itself was perfect for our needs. Lots of space to get together as well as space to have some quiet time between the dining room, spacious lounge and sun room. Then there are the stunnomg grounds to wander around which are shared with the adjacent cottage. Find a seat by the lake and see all the beautiful wildlife, and you also have a rear private garden too. We arrived to find a lovely welcome pack and the owner, Jenny, who is absolutely lovely, checked in on us to ensure we were ok and had everything we nedded. Lyons Green is ideally situated to explore the beautiful north Norfolk coast as well as Norwich, Thetford Forest, the Broads, and the lovely town of Holt with its independent shops and lots of cafes etc. We have made some wonderful memories during our stay and the pictures really do not do the property justice. A fantastic time was had by all and we can't wait to go back!

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Sep 2021

  • "Wonderful house in perfect position overlooking lake"

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jun 2021

  • "Peaceful beautiful ,surroundings, 2good carp lake s ,hoist jenny and ,Tony ..."

    Peaceful beautiful ,surroundings, 2good carp lake s ,hoist jenny and ,Tony Very friendly and welcoming the cottage is lovely and everything thing you needed what more do you want

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2021

  • "Lyonshall Green is a very clean and comfortable cottage."

    The surroundings are spectacular.

    Reviewed by Sidney John5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage is lovely country cottage very well equipped and very ..."

    The cottage is lovely country cottage very well equipped and very comfortable furniture in very peaceful surroundings with 2 good carp lakes the owners are very friendly and helpful it that good we already booked up weeks next year

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2020

  • "Exceptional in all respects, the house, it's position, contents, comfort, attention to detail, and value."

    I hope we will be able to return again.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2019

  • "Amazing Location Peaceful and quiet."

    Very attentive hosts

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a wonderful week at Lyons Green."

    There were 4 adults and 3 children and Ben the dog. The house was very comfortable with plenty of room for us to spread out. The surroundings are very rural and beautiful. The two ponds were lovely with lots of wildlife. The carp are huge. It is a great spot for exploring Norfolk and we managed to get to Cromer, Norwich, Melsop Farm, Sandringham, Swaffham and Kings Lynn. The weather was very kind to us and Jenny was on hand and very helpful. Lots of things in the house for the children to do. We had a nice meal at The Canary and Linnet which is in the village although too far to walk but five minutes by car. I would highly recommend Lyons Green. Anne Marley and family.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 2018

  • "We all enjoyed our stay at Lyons Green."

    Everything about it was good. Just one point to mention is that it would have been nice if there was a complete board game to play! Just a small point on an otherwise enjoyable holiday. We took our dog and she was amazingly good. She was afraid of the fish in the lake and didn’t want to go near it

    Reviewed by Laura4.1Aug 2018

  • "Beautiful house, in a lovely, peaceful setting."

    Lots of wildlife to be seen. We saw deer, owls, swallows and a heron. Pond teeming with huge fish. We found it was a bit of a trek to everywhere but Norwich was nice, about 40 mins and the park and ride convenient. Lots to see, including the castle museum, cathedral and shops. Our son hired a canoe from the Pub and Paddle for an afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed it. Spent a day on a hire boat on the broads, another 40mins drive, but worth it when we got there. Several nice pubs along the rivers, but found that mooring places are a bit limited. All in all a great holiday house.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jul 2018

  • "Exceptional location and exceptional help and support from Mrs mallon"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2016

  • "Fantastic helpful host Jenny."

    There was a welcome pack and fresh flowers on arrival. The house is amazing and I would recommend without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Sallie4.8Jul 2016

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor super king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Conservatory.
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Additional logs available to purchase from owner
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 5 cars
  • Lawned garden with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved pet welcome - £20 supplement per week, please enquire
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles
  • Please note: The pub is currently closed
  • Please Note: Only check ins for Saturdays are accepted with a minimum of 7 nights

The property

Lyons Green is a 5 star Gold Award cottage and has four comfortable bedrooms and two family bathrooms.

The kitchen boasts a modern range cooker where you can prepare delightful meals for the whole family as they sit around the large round dining table.

Relax in the spacious sitting room with a magnificent inglenook fireplace and open fire, or spread out in the sunny conservatory, both of which have TVs.

Outside this Little Fransham cottage is a lawned garden with views over two magnificent fishing lakes which are home to a vast array of wildlife.

A superb Norfolk holiday cottage in a peaceful location.

Fransham Farm Cottages

These two superb Gold Award winning cottages are located down a private drive with views over two fishing lakes, close to the village of Little Fransham near to Swaffham in the stunning Norfolk countryside. Both of these Little Fransham cottages have been beautifully furnished and are home to a host of character features, making them ideal for a family holiday or for a group of friends to get together and enjoy the peace and tranquillity that these cottages can offer. Both of these cottages near Swaffham have open fires, so no matter what the weather is doing outside, you can stay warm and cosy whilst relaxing in the comfortable sitting rooms. The bedrooms at each of these Norfolk country cottages are spacious and provide flexible sleeping arrangements for all guests. Outside these two excellent cottages in Little Fransham are extensive mature gardens with lawns, with the added benefit of two fishing lakes. Try your hand at a spot of fishing, at an additional cost, or just sit with a cooling drink and watch the wildlife that visit this spectacular location. Conveniently situated just over a mile from the main King’s Lynn to Norwich road, these two Norfolk country cottages are ideally placed for discovering the delights of the area. Just six miles away is the pretty town of Swaffham with its weekly market and fine selection of independent shops, or spend a day in the magnificent city of Norwich with its stunning cathedrals, extensive shopping and fine selection of restaurants. A little further afield are the world-renowned Norfolk Broads where you can hire a boat for the day, or even take a trip to the North Norfolk coast and visit the its many quaint seaside villages, such as Wells and Holkham. Whatever you decide to do on your Norfolk holiday, these two fabulous cottages in Little Fransham will leave you with memories that will last forever.

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About the location


Swaffham 6 miles; Dereham 6 miles.

Little Fransham is a small village in rural North Norfolk half way between King’s Lynn and Norwich. The village is spread across both sides of the A47. Just six miles from Little Fransham is the delightful market town of Swaffham. Swaffham has fine Georgian buildings housing shops and restaurants, a bustling Saturday market and a twice-monthly farmers’ market. The local area is known as The Brecks, an area of countryside offering forest, heathland and agricultural landscapes. The Brecks is full of opportunities for walking, cycling and horse riding and is dotted with towns and villages to explore. Further afield are the city of Norwich, the Norfolk Broads and the north Norfolk coast, making Little Fransham an excellent base for a holiday all year round.