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Dove's Nest

(Ref. 1059475)

Martham, Norfolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely time at Dove's Nest, and the hosts extended a warm welcome even before we arrived."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean, furnished with everything you need, and it is well located near the amenities in the village. It's also really private and quiet. We enjoyed the lovely little touches - the welcome tray treats and the knee trays for tea in front of the telly and breakfast in the conservatory. We would thoroughly recommend Dove's Nest and would definitely book again if in this part of the world. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Feb 2024

  • "We really enjoyed staying at Dove's Nest, and it was the perfect place for a relaxing and cosy time with our friends."

    Everything was as described, so we would highly recommend the holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Dec 2023

  • "Where do I begin!"

    Dove's Nest exceeded all our hopes and expectations. So spacious, so clean and so suitable for our extended family holiday in every way. Dove’s Nest was so thoughtfully and tastefully decorated for Christmas, and Mark and Melanie provided such lovely Christmas treats including crackers, Christmas colouring books etc. The large toy cupboard was so popular with our grandsons and also the toys, games outside and all the space outside to play. We would come back to Dove’s Nest with no hesitation and in fact our daughter and son in law and their four young children have already booked for next Easter. Many thanks to Mark and Melanie to all they are doing to provide a relaxing family holiday where, as guests, you feel it is so important to the owners that you are comfortable and happy.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Dec 2023

  • "The property was immaculately clean on arrival and had everything we could possibly need."

    The owners must have put a lot of time and effort in to making this a real home from home. Lots of extra touches to make it feel comfortable. There was a bouquet of flowers in a vase on the table and in the kitchen a gift basket with a bottle of local wine and hand made Norfolk cookies plus other goodies which were very much appreciated. The owners texted to let us know that the property was ready for us earlier than expected which was very thoughtful and they let us know that we could contact them if needed which was not necessary. We have already recommended this holiday home to friends and family and would definitely visit again

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Oct 2023

  • "We loved the cottage and it worked very well for us as a family group, especially the many games, trains etc which our grandchildren loved!"

    The garden was lovely and very peaceful, ideally we would have liked a fully secure garden but we were able to create a visual boundary which the children obeyed but which younger children may not understand. That said it's a safe road and we had no real concerns. I also found the king-size bed a bit firm but I can see that this may be a matter of personal preference. We really appreciated the text message saying the cottage was ready and welcome gifts and we would stay again. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Aug 2023

  • "This is a brilliant property in a good location for exploring in all directions."

    It is really spacious inside and out. It is very well equipped with attention to detail. There is lots of seating, even under cover outside. There are toys, including table football, books, games and DVDs. My one wish would be for a chest of drawers in the double bedroom, but otherwise there is lots of storage. We would definitely rent it again.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jul 2023

  • "Doves nest was a beautiful property with all you could possibly need provided."

    The property was perfect for my mum who has mobility issues, and she was able to navigate the property easily with a walker. We spent many an afternoon, once back from our exploring the area, in the conservatory admiring the lovely garden.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2023

  • "Our stay at Dove’s Nest was brilliant, the owners (Mark&Melanie) go above and beyond to make sure you have a fantastic holiday."

    Thanks again. Cathy

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is an excellent base for exploring Norfolk, plenty to see and do within a 12 mile radius."

    The accomodation is clean, comfortable and well maintained with a secluded garden in a quiet location. This is our second visit to this property. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely property very clean and comfortable everything a family needs, plenty to keep the younger members of the family entertained."

    Great place to eat in the village “the kings arms” great food and lovely atmosphere and of course don’t forget the village pond with the ducks and duckling’s. Would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0May 2023

  • "Dove’s Nest was warm and welcoming with much thought given to provision and facilities."

    For a late April break it was an ideal property and well located in a quiet close with easy access, within areas of interest between the Broads and the coast.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic home from home."

    The house was immaculate and we were left a lovely welcome pack with biscuits and wine and also very thoughtfully some extras for my 2 little ones including Easter treats! We instantly felt relaxed and at home at the property which has everything you need and is in a great location. My 5 year old son was ecstatic when we found the train set to play with! We are very much looking forward to coming back

    Reviewed by Julia4.7Apr 2023

  • "It was comfortable and clean."

    There is a lot of local shops and takeaways. We went primarily to visit family nearby but we also saw a lot especially the seals on the sand at Horsey. I would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Oct 2022

  • "Second time our group has been to this cottage and would not hesitate to return again."

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Sep 2022

  • "The property is welcoming and has everything you need."

    It’s a great layout and suited us well. The welcoming gifts were very well received and the kids loved the games room. It was cleaned to a very high standard and very well equipped. The property is in an amazing quiet location and great for accessing the beach and broads. The village has a great fish and chips, pub and butchers. We would stay again for sure!

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Aug 2022

  • "The Doves Nest is a well appointed property."

    The owner clearly takes pride in the presentation of this property and secluded garden.The weather was kind, allowing us to use the garden and conservatory in the evenings. The village of Martham has all the facilities needed for those on holiday and the cottage is ideally placed for visiting the Broads and the coast.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jul 2022

  • "I cannot rate this cottage highly enough."

    It was clean, spacious and had everything you could possibly need. It was suitable for any age and the games room kept our 2 year old so we'll entertained to the point he didn't want to go out on days out because he was having far to much fun in the garden. The garden is very well kept with plenty of seating areas for all weathers. Our elderly relatives settled in very well too and were sad to leave. Amazing place.

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0May 2022

  • "We were all really impressed with the cleanliness and how well equipped Doves Nest was."

    We felt very at home and comfortable throughout out stay. And very welcome by the wonderful tray of treats and milk in the fridge, we also had a minor leak in the porch which was sorted within an hour! Our only negative was the garden not being secure, with having a little one running round, we would have liked a secured garden if there in the summer.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Apr 2022

  • "Really lovely property, great size rooms and garden."

    Reviewed by Elena5.0Mar 2022

  • "Doves nest absolutely outstanding even though it was a very last minute booking ..."

    Doves nest absolutely outstanding even though it was a very last minute booking , as for Sykes extremely unhappy communication was appalling and non existent

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2022

  • "A very comfortable property in a great location."

    It was really well equipped and the children loved the playhouse.

    Reviewed by Lynsey5.0Feb 2022

  • "This property exceeded all our expectations."

    It was exceptionally clean and very well maintained. The kitchen is exceptionally well equipped. There are DVD's, board games, books, jigsaw puzzles and of course the games room to keep the children occupied. It was warm enough to cope with the cold February weather. The welcome tray was a delight and very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a really great week."

    The property was very clean and tidy and very well equipped. On arrival we found the property warm and cosy, with an excellent welcome tray of drinks and snacks. A nice touch was the vase of fresh flowers on the dining table which lasted all week!! The accomodation was very comfortable throughout. We enjoyed taking breakfast in the conservatory which benefited from the full morning sun. The village of Martham is attractive with a good range of shops and local facilities. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Dove's Nest. Many thanks to Mark and Melanie

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2022

  • "This is a great place for feeling at home away from home."

    The place is very generously laid out, with lots of room and lots of different corners to chill out in. There's a garden all the way around and lots of sheds and outbuildings for extra storage or sitting space. The kitchen is very well stocked with all the appliances and cutlery you could wish for. A lovely welcome tray with wine, chocolate, juice and biscuits awaited us and everything had been decorated nicely for the Christmas season. The place is close to amenities, yet feels very private and secluded. It's a great base for exploring the Broads.

    Reviewed by Michaela4.7Dec 2021

  • "The cottage is perfect for a holiday, very comfortable and nicely furnished."

    The heating was more than a match for the cold Norfolk weather. The owners are very friendly without being intrusive and left us a lovely welcome pack and fresh flowers. I can't fault our stay there.

    Reviewed by Marian5.0Nov 2021

  • "What a lovely cottage and the owners were lovely too."

    The care package on arrival was very thoughtful and kind. The cottage had everything we needed and more for our family break. We would recommend this to anyone, its lovely and perfectly located

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had an absolutely wonderful time at Dove's Nest."

    Lots of reviews have said how peaceful, well-equipped and perfectly-located the place is and we completely agree. Here is a little more feedback about why it was a brilliant stay for our family (including a 3-year-old and a 6-month-old): - It's all on the ground floor - travel cot and high chair provided (could have been brand new it was so well-kept!) - children's games room kept our child entertained even on rainy days - carpets & soft-close doors meant we could walk around without disturbing the baby's naps - so many large radiators meant just 1 hour with the thermostat on in the morning and 1 hour in the evening kept the house toasty and also meant we could wash 2 days' worth of clothes for a family of 4 and still have room for towels. - big, private garden (photos don't do it justice). Not overlooked at all. We would definitely love to return.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2021

  • "An outdoor barbeque would be a good addition."

    The advert refers to a games room, this should be reworded to games room for children

    Reviewed by Geoff4.4Sep 2021

  • "The house is lovely, clean and comfortable."

    Sited in a nice village near to the beach and the Broads. The are a lot on nice places to eat within a 15 mile radius

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Aug 2021

  • "Very lovely cottage in a lovely quiet village."

    In a really good location to get to beaches and other attractions in Norfolk. The cottage was very clean and today and had everything we needed for a lovely family holiday.

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Aug 2021

  • "The house was lovely,with space for all 5 of my family without feeling on top of each other!"

    Very clean and great location.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a lovely week in really nice well presented accomodation."

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was excellent and with plenty off outside space in the gardens set in a lovely quite location in a small village with local shops in walking distance."

    Cottage is within 20 minutes Great Yarmouth /Caister-on-Sea and the Broads so an ideal location. Thanks Again

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2021

  • "The accommodation was a lot better than expected the garden was great with ..."

    The accommodation was a lot better than expected the garden was great with plenty of different varieties of plants also it was a good place to stay as a base for travelling to places of interest

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Jun 2021

  • "The house was amazing in both comfort and amenities."

    The snack and wine that was there on our arrival was a lovely touch and really appreciated.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2021

  • "Overall a lovely holiday."

    Very good location. Spacious, freshly decorated and everything seems new. More than everything you need for a week or two away. Very nice welcoming pack. The only slight criticism was the kingsize bed, the mattress was not very comfortable and pretty squeaky. Lucky it was just two of us, so we slept in the other bedrooms which were comfortable.

    Reviewed by Les4.4May 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • External cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with electric fire
  • Snug
  • Conservatory
  • External games room
  • Bike storage
  • central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs and WiFi, table football
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available (please bring your own bedding for the travel cot)
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Front garden with patio and gravelled area
  • Back garden with veranda, decking and lawns with outdoor seating area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.3 miles

The property

Tucked away in the idyllic village of Martham, Dove’s Nest is an attractive ground-floor cottage, offering a wonderful backdrop for any type of holiday.

Encompassed by the magnificent scenery of The Broads National Park with the coast right at your fingertips, this delightful dwelling is perfectly suited to a group of avid walkers and family alike.

As you enter into the light and airy porch, kick off your mud-splattered boots and remove your coats before continuing through to the beautiful white kitchen, kitted out with all the essential appliances and utensils needed for a stress-free self-catering stay.

From here, a spacious living/dining room with cheerful yellow hues and charming country furnishings awaits you, a peaceful space to relax and unwind on the plush leather sofas as you watch an enthralling movie on the flat-screen TV and enjoy the heat of the electric fire.

Gather with friends at the pretty oak dining table and discuss your most memorable moments from the holiday so far, or escape the excitement with a brand-new novel as you curl up into one of the inviting armchairs in the snug.

Feel the warmth of the sun as you lounge in the conservatory with a tasty cup of tea, or venture outside to the fabulous, enclosed garden and indulge in dinner alfresco on the decking or veranda, whilst the children play happily in the games room.

Back inside, three restful bedrooms including a king-size, a double and a twin offer ample space for a family or group of six, and are served by both a smart bathroom and sophisticated shower room, as well as an external cloakroom to the front of the property.

Make the most of your time in The Broads with a day spent hiking through the Martham Broad National Nature Reserve.

Uncover Eelfleet Dyke Mill and Somerton Church Ruins, or continue along to Horsey to see the 19th century Windpump, now owned by the National Trust.

Head for the seaside with an afternoon on the soft sands of Winterton Beach and discover attractions such as Lost World Adventure Golf and Hirsty's Family Fun Park, over in the village of Newport.

See wild tigers and exotic red pandas at Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens, or wander the ancient remains of Caister Roman Fort, just a pleasant drive away.

Enjoy freshwater fishing and the local fishing pits in the village.

Take a tour of the Toad Hole Cottage Museum, or swing through the treetops of BeWILDerwood Norfolk.

Take in the stunning seascapes on an exhilarating hike along the Norfolk Coastal Acorn Trail, or stroll along the rugged terrains of Hemsby Parish Walk.

See breath-taking artefacts at the National Trust owned Elizabethan House Museum and the Museum of Memories over in Great Yarmouth, before a quick stop by SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth.

On your return to the cottage, be sure to devour a tasty portion of fish and chips from the postcard picture thatched fish and chip shop or one of the loacla takeaways, before washing it all down with a refreshing beverage down at the pub.

Make many happy memories with your loved ones on an escape to Dove’s Nest.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Winterton 3 miles; Sea Palling 6 miles; Great Yarmouth 10 miles; Norwich 19 miles.

Martham is a large village perfectly located between the Norfolk Broads and the sea. The village is well served with a couple of pubs, Post Office, various shops and a convenience store. The village also has a beautiful village green with a pond and selection of lovely cottages and an ancient church. A short walk from the centre of the village brings you to a beautifully quiet and unspoilt part of the Norfolk broads and the River Thurne. Close by, at West Somerton, is a perfect spot for fishing, walking, wildlife, boating or just enjoying the beautiful surroundings including a large number of secluded sandy beaches.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas