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Valentine Cottage

Aylsham, Norfolk (Ref. 20132)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "A quiet and wonderful little cottage in Aylsham."

    A great base for touring Norfolk and had everything we needed. The new shower and kitchen were wonderful - I particularly loved the smeg fridge/freezer! Would definitely recommend staying here.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. Much appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by JeanApr 2022

  • "We've just had 3 nights at Valentine Cottage."

    It was the perfect base for us and our Jack Russell to stay whilst visiting our daughter who is at UEA. There are so many places to visit and the cottage was delightful. The personal touches were most thoughtful...thank you!

    Reviewed by KatrinaFeb 2022

  • "Had everything we needed for a lovely stay."

    Reviewed by RobinFeb 2022

  • "Fab time, cosy accommodation, Hayley was very prompt and could not to enough, very happy to commend Valentine Cottage as a great base for exploring North Norfolk."

    Reviewed by ChrisNov 2021

  • "Met expectations because we've stayed there before, comfortable cottage in a good position in the town, no parking at the cottage but you can park for free a minute or two away and the owner will let you know where."

    I'd recommend it to anybody.

    Reviewed by R TSep 2021

  • "Family of four had a great week, exploring beaches the Broads and saw Dippy the dinosaur in Norwich Cathedral."

    Perfect base to explore north Norfolk. We would recommend the local Indian restaurant and fish and chip shop. Cute shops in Aylsham to wonder around. Tesco's few minute drive away and co-op 5min walk. We parked down another near by road with no problems. The cottage is lovely and had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by AmyJul 2021

  • "The cottage was very clean and tidy and it is in the middle of everywhere I'm going to book for next year"

    Reviewed by GaryJul 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our week."

    Valentine cottage was comfortable and the owner left us some essentials, which was nice. Neighbour found a parking space for us on the Lane, which we used for the week. Aylsham itself, is a small town with plenty of character, that probably hasn't changed in the last 50years. Nice pace of life. Very relaxing. Jewel in the crown. the Black Boys pub. Delicious food, good portions and good beer.

    Reviewed by MauriceJul 2021

  • "Perfectly placed for visiting the area."

    Lovely house with everything you could need. Helpful owner. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by HelenJun 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, lovely and peaceful, had everything we needed."

    Only drawback is the parking which we were warned about so we knew what to expect. Wish we could have stayed for longer! Thanks again!

    Reviewed by JudithJun 2021

  • "Lack of bedside tables in the bedrooms was a disadvantage - a narrow, rather wobbly bookshelf on one side and nothing else on the other is not really enough."

    The back bedroom has no room at all for bedside tables, and it would be difficult for two people to get in and out of bed easily without disturbance. Could not see how to open the tumble dryer (I think that’s what it was!) so unable to use it. Parking: recommend the public park in Oakfield Road, only a few minutes walk and safe at night. It says ‘short stay’ but many locals use it all the time. Or at the top of Town Lane on White Hart Road, where cars are left at night and seem safe. It really isn’t fair to suggest parking ag the bottom of Town Lane, where residents clearly don’t like it. Otherwise, all fine and Hayley was very kind to me regarding my two dogs.

    Dear Mrs Barker, So sorry and disappointed to read your negative feedback this morning, especially considering I was obliging in making exceptions to your change of dates and to your dog(s) which in turn enabled you to visit your friend. Privileges that I don't normally allow but did given the circumstances. Sorry you found your stay a negative experience but thank you for your feedback as it has highlighted areas for improvements which I will be addressing immediately. The cottage is due a refurbishment in September which includes a new kitchen and bathroom. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DonnaJun 2021

  • "I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Valentine Cottage."

    I was there with my dog and despite the weather we did some amazing walks. Coming back and lighting the wood burning fire was the perfect end to the day. Hayly was a great host and I would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by StuartMay 2021

  • "Valentine cottage is very cosy and comfortable."

    It is well equipped and very much home from home. It is well situated for shops and amenities and Aylsham has everything you could need. Ideally situated to visit surrounding area. Although parking as forewarned can be a bit tricky we had no problems. We will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by JaniceSep 2020

  • "Great little cottage with all the facilities you need."

    Good spot for touring the surrounding area

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2020

  • "Valentine cottage was very comfortable and suitable for our needs."

    It was well positioned for local shops, pubs, tearooms, etc., and close to visiting family and a variety of beaches/towns. The cottage is situated on a narrow one way road and at times was tricky to navigate through the parked cars to parking on the next road. Even though the owner advised us to ignore the ‘illegal’ no parking signs outside some of the houses on the road she recommended us to park on, we did feel uncomfortable if we did park there but we were always able to park elsewhere along that road. I thought that due to Covid-19 soft furnishings, books/games, rugs, decorative pieces. etc would have been removed. Saying that, the cottage was very homely. We enjoyed staying in Hayley’s cottage and she was very helpful and always available if required.

    Reviewed by HelenaAug 2020

  • "Comfortable cottage in a lovely village with all amenities close to hand."

    Parking close to cottage is a bit hit and miss but we were happy to park overnight in a car park close to the Market Place which is 5 mins walk from the cottage.

    Reviewed by SueFeb 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage in a lovely location."

    Reviewed by AFeb 2020

  • "Really beautiful cottage in a great location hayley was a really lovely landlady!"


    Reviewed by LisaDec 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, super clean, cosy and comfortable in a great location for a relaxing break."

    Lovely tea rooms and restaurant close by to enjoy gorgeous food.

    Reviewed by PaulineNov 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and comfortable."

    It had everything I needed and was so close to the town. It's a perfect holiday cottage and location.

    Reviewed by CarolineOct 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage, well maintained inside and out."

    One of the most relaxing UK holidays I have ever had. It is on a side street and it is so quiet, we spent many evenings in the garden and you would occasionally get the church bells ringing, it was just so relaxing. We didn't venture far as Aylsham is within 30 minutes of beautiful beaches and the North Norfolk Railway where you can aboard a steam engine in Holt and go through the country to Sheringham. The local amenities are perfect for a week away, a few shops and good quality pub serving excellent food. We would definitely return and recommend this beautiful cottage. Also the lady who we spoke to on collecting keys gave lots of helpful information on parking, directions and local places to visit.

    Reviewed by JaniceJul 2019

  • "The cottage had a lovely outlook onto several gardens."

    Aylsham was a very attractive market town within very easy reach of many activities. I expected the cottage to be on a busy road but it was down a quiet and pretty lane.

    Reviewed by JennyMay 2019

  • "This is our second holiday at this cottage."

    It is very cosy and well equipped. The wi-fi works, beds comfortable and a good shower. The garden is lovely to while away a sunny afternoon in. Short walk to local shops and pubs - The Black Boys is excellent and best to book - especially for Sunday lunch.

    Reviewed by ShelaghMay 2019

  • "A well-appointed cottage, clean and comfortable and good to have essentials provided."

    Lovely garden. Aylesham is a great little town with good facilities but once you are in the cottage it feels like the countryside. Excellent walks and places of interest. Very well-maintained footpaths which are great for dogs and people alike. Two good pubs and food available. Only downside was having to go downstairs to the toilet in the night if we'd had a drink!

    Reviewed by WilliamApr 2019

  • "A beautiful snug, cosy cottage in the beautiful small town of Aylsham."

    There is everything you need to make it a home from home experience. From the pretty decor to the comfy beds, this is a great cottage.

    Reviewed by StevenApr 2019

  • "This is the perfect little holiday cottage to stay in Elsa!"

    This is my third time staying I will most definitely be back! The wood burner is so soothing on cold days after long walks in the woods and having the bath to soak in on those days is also perfect! There’s a washer, dryer, everything you could need in the kitchen. And the two beds upstairs are very comfortable. That location and close proximity to town is just perfect with very convenient walks on your doorstep! I really never wanted to leave! You won’t have regrets if you stay here! Thank you!!

    Reviewed by JamieFeb 2019

  • "Fantastic cosy cottage with all the comforts of home and more!"

    We don't have the comfort and luxury of a wood burner at home and we certainly made full use of the one in Valentine Cottage. The location of the property was perfect in every respect for exploring Aylsham and everything it had to offer. The town itself can proudly boast numerous independent shops and businesses as well as the choice of food stores. The church is in the centre and stands very majestically surrounded by centuries of history. We really enjoyed our week long stay in both the cottage and the town of Aylsham and certainly hope to return when the days are warmer and longer to enable us to explore further afield without having to use the car!

    Reviewed by ValerieDec 2018

  • "We will return and hopefully Valentine cottage will be available for our use."

    Only one negative to mention - a water filter is needed as tap water used to boil kettle leaves an unpleasant scum in the mug. The Kettle needs replacing or de-scaling. We used bottled water after our first cup of tea. Meanwhile a bottle of water on arrival to use instead would be a good idea.

    Reviewed by BettyNov 2018

  • "Great place to stay and so handy for all local amenities"

    Reviewed by DonnaOct 2018

  • "The cottage was well equipped furniture and beds were comfy."

    However, it would have been good to know that the bathroom was downstairs as it was difficult if you needed to use facilities at night. The kitchen appliances were not easy to operate and there was only instructions on how to use the cooker and no operating manuals to be found to help navigate use of the electric hob. Managed to get the microwave working by trial and error. The owner was difficult to get hold of and did not return our calls which was disappointing. Wifi was switched off so couldn't connect till we worked it out. Again no instructions left for guests use. It would have been nice to have had a basic welcome pack, at least, to tide one over. Garden was a bonus and the seating was comfy. It was close by the local shops which was very handy. Parking would have been a nightmare if not for a kindly neighbour at the top end of Town Lane who let us park there for the majority of our stay. Aylsham Town is a lovely place to stay and Norwich, Cromer and Blickling Hall were close by. Enjoyed our stay in Norfolk and will definitely visit the area again.

    Reviewed by JaneAug 2018

  • "Being in the town the cottage was well placed to enjoy aylshaam."

    the kitchen and bathroom are well fitted and the garden was a bonus

    Reviewed by MikeMay 2018

  • "Valentines cottage is a perfectly located and very cozy place to stay close to the town center of Aylsham."

    The wood burner is so fabulous to have in cold nights to cuddle up with family in front of. The owner, Hayley, very kindly supplied us with our first nights wood and offers to do so every night for the duration of your stay. The cottage is very well decorated with everything one needs for cooking. I was surprised to find a good sized bathroom with a fairly deep tub as I didn’t see that in the listing. The tub was perfect after days of long walks and it tucked the final boxes for all of our needs. Good sized beds, bedrooms and rooms. We will most definitely want to stay here again so much so that I would like to put in an offer should and Hayley want to consider selling it in the future! Thank you! Xx

    Reviewed by JamieNov 2017

  • "The whole experience was excellent,We really enjoyed ourselves."

    Reviewed by GarryJun 2017

  • "Lovely cottage well located to explore North Norfolk."

    Excellent local amenities.

    Reviewed by NeilJun 2017

  • "Lovely cottage and great to be in a small town."

    Really good to be able to walk to the Bure Valley Railway.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2017

  • "This is a very comfortable & cosy cottage in a convenient location, with good bike storage, though the downstairs bathroom may not suit everyone."

    Reviewed by StephenOct 2016

  • "Holiday at Valentine Cottage was perfect."

    Extremely comfortable. Easy access to shops, cafes,pubs,supermarkets and take aways . Alot of lovely walks. Not too far from the coast. Facilities of cottage wonderful.

    Reviewed by NaomiOct 2016

  • "This cottage is tucked away down a quiet narrow lane which is one way but don't be put off as once you find your way there are plenty of places to park the car."

    Perfect little cottage with 2 good sized double bedrooms, the garden is huge and would be perfect for families. It's 2 minutes into the gorgeous market place, plenty of shops old and new, delis, pubs, butchers, tea rooms, further on a Budgens and Tesco so everything is available. Beautiful churchyard. We were pleasantly surprised with the area.

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2016

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  • Two double bedrooms with TV
  • Ground floor bathroom with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, Wii with games, selection of DVDs and children's toys
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Roadside parking close to cottage
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture and external building with woodburning stove
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pubs 2 mins walk
  • Note: Dogs must be kept on a lead and supervised when accessing the garden.

The property

This lovely mid-terrace cottage is located in the heart of the delightful Norfolk market town of Aylsham.

This cottage is centrally located and makes an ideal base for a couple or a small family to discover the vast array of activities close by.

The ground floor boasts a cosy sitting room and a feature fireplace with woodburning stove and a contemporary kitchen with a dining area.

Upstairs, are two delightful double bedrooms, whilst the bathroom is located downstairs next to the kitchen.

Set a couple of yards away from the rear of the cottage is a private, enclosed lawned garden with a surprise at the end.

A cosy, brick-built summerhouse complete with a woodburning stove will mean that you can sit outside with a drink, no matter what the weather is doing.

Just a two minute walk away is the stunning St. Michael's parish church of Aylsham whilst the town's amenities are all close at hand.

Just a mile away is Blickling Hall, one of many National Trust properties in the area, plus Aylsham is perfectly located for discovering this magnificent region.

Take a day boat on the Norfolk Broads or pop up to Cromer to sample its famous Cromer crabs.

The beach is just ten miles away, or you may wish to undertake some retail therapy in the cathedral city of Norwich.

Whatever you choose to do, this lovely cottage makes the perfect holiday base at any time of the year.

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About the location


North Walsham 7 miles; Cromer 10 miles; Holt 12 miles; Norwich 12 miles.

Aylsham is a pretty market town in the Bure Valley in the heart of Norfolk. It has a lovely selection of pubs, shops, restaurants and tea rooms and is just a mile from the wonderful NT Blickling Hall. There are a wide variety of small market towns and villages surrounding Aylsham and the coast is just 10 miles away. Spend a day in the historic cathedral city of Norwich, or take to the water with a boat on the world famous Norfolk Broads. Head to the coast which is just 20 minutes by car, or explore the Georgian town of Holt, awash with boutiques, galleries and antique shops. A superb destination all year round.

Region Information

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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