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The Lodge at Orchard House

(Ref. 1017492)

Norwich, Norfolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (19)
  • clean (18)
  • comfortable (17)
  • cottage (16)
  • welcome (15)
  • location (14)

45 Customer Reviews

  • "The Lodge@Orchard House is very clean and well equipped set in a peaceful location with birdsong and the occasional squirrel."

    We found it comfortable and more than adequate for the two of us. We were given a comprehensive tour on our arrival by the owner and were left with a very generous and practical welcome pack. The Lodge itself is closer to the main house than it appears in the photographs. This, however, did not raise any problems and the dedicated parking bay is a bonus. We used the Lodge as a base to explore Norfolk for which it is ideally situated. Overall we enjoyed our stay and would gladly use it again should we want to revisit the area. Barbie and Chris

    Reviewed by Barbie4.1May 2024

  • "We had a great week in this comfortable holiday cottage set in the grounds of the owners’ house."

    A lovely welcome, there was everything we needed, we had all the quiet of a village and yet so close to Norwich.

    Reviewed by Matthias4.7Apr 2024

  • "Beautiful property, very clean and well kept."

    Great Location and great hosts would definitely come back

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very comfortable and clean."

    Quiet and convenient location. Kind and considerate hosts who have just about thought of everything needed for a lovely stay.

    Thankyou David It was a pleasure to have you stay with us in The Lodge and hope to see you again. Ray and Jo Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "We have a marvellous time in the cottage, we felt us their at home with great reception from the owners and their was all the help and advice we needed for a lovely vacation."

    The cottage had all the comfort you need.

    Thankyou for your great review and it was a pleasure to meet you. Regards Ray and Jo Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nadine4.7Jun 2023

  • "The lodge is a great place to stay."

    Home from home and in a great location for touring Norfolk and Suffolk. Ray and Jo are very friendly and make you feel so welcome . The welcome basket was a lovely and useful gesture left by them on arrival. Well worth the money we paid for the week. Will return one day. Thankyou.

    Thanks for the great review Mel. It was lovely to meet you. Regards Ray and Jo Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mel5.0Jun 2023

  • "Hosts greeted us on arrival."

    Lovely couple. The accommodation is first class with quality fittings and furnishings throughout. A welcome hamper with milk,bread and eggs,biscuits and jam awaited us.What a lovely thought. Had a lovely week touring the local area and would be very happy to come back again. Can highly recommend at visit to The Lodge at Orchard Douse.

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Sep 2022

  • "It has been a delight to stay at Ray and Jo's Lodge."

    It is a beautifully presented, modern, immaculate and well equipped cottage. We have stopped in many cottages and the Lodge is in with the best of them. Ray and Jo and their property are gems of the Norfolk Broads. The Lodge is a credit to their hard work. For anyone going to the NB - stay at this cottage - central for all the attractions that you would like to see. A definite recommend from us.

    Thanks Janice for your great feedback which means a lot to us. Pleasure to meet you Ray and Jo Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Aug 2022



    Thankyou so much for your lovely feedback. A pleasure to have you as guests and hope to see you again Ray and Jo Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Jul 2022

  • "Ray and Jo were lovely and attentive hosts."

    The cottage was exactly as described- so peaceful and spacious. The welcome basket was a lovely touch also. Having gone during the heatwave the cottage was well equipped with 4 fans and extremely cool when having the patio doors and windows open Would definitely recommend this cottage and hope to go back in the future.

    Thankyou so much for your complimentary feedback which is much appreciated. Hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Jul 2022

  • "The owners were very welcoming and helpful in recommending places to visit."

    The welcome pack was brilliant as was the robes and slippers. The Lodge was clean and complete with everything you would need indoors and outside. Good location for exploring Norfolk.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very nice cottage."

    Ray and Jo have got the cottage to a nice standard .Great location to explore the are.would recommend this property to anyone.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage."

    All the facilities were to a high standard. Our hosts were very helpful but not obtrusive .The broads and Norfolk coast are very accessible from the cottage and local buses into Norwich if desired.

    Many thanks for your kind comments. Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian James5.0Jun 2022

  • "Bright, airy, comfortable cottage, well stocked with everything we needed."

    Owners helpful and friendly, and also giving privacy to visitors. Would definitely recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely clean comfortable cottage."

    Owners where very pleasant and helpful

    Reviewed by David4.7Apr 2022

  • "Thank you Jo and Ray, We had a really lovely stay at your holiday home, everything we needed was there plus more."

    The food hamper was a great treat and very welcome. We would recommend your holiday home. 5 Stars Thank you, June and Peter

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2022

  • "A warm welcome when we arrived at this lovely comfortable cottage."

    Very clean and well appointed it exceeded our expectations. So peaceful and only a short drive into Norwich or the beautiful Norfolk broads. Thank you for the welcome pack which was more like a hamper it was very much appreciated. Paul and Christine

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Sep 2021

  • "Slight misinterpretation in the photos."

    On the Web site it doesn't show the owners garage right near the house making the access path very restricted, also the photos show table and chairs on the grassed area but are actually on the gravel outside the lodge making them less appealing, the kettle was badly furred up with lime scale, there was no pressure warning that it is a hard water area causing that problem, no choice for the welcome pack , we prefer brown bread not white, I need sugar free jams as I'm diabetic not loaded with sugar , access to the lodge for parking to unload car is very awkward to undertake if you have big car , too many plant pots ...

    Many thanks for your feedback. We have never received a complaint in relation to the generous welcome pack provided at the property, so we are disappointed to hear of your comments in relation to this. Over the past four years we have received consistently complimentary reviews, which show that all the facilities at the Lodge are of the highest level of satisfaction. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin1.9Jul 2021

  • "This was like being home from home."

    The owners are thoughtful and helpful as well.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage is furnished to the highest of standards, and immaculately clean."

    the welcome was warm and friendly, there was nothing more that could have been done to make it a special holiday

    Reviewed by George5.0Jun 2021

  • "Had a lovely relaxing time."

    Visiting local places and enjoying the great weather we had. The lodge was super clean and comfortable and the owners were very helpful and friendly. Great base for exploring Norfolk broads and the coast.

    Reviewed by M4.4Jun 2021

  • "Hosts very welcoming."

    Ideally situated for reaching Suffolk/Norfolk Coast and much more within the hour.

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2021

  • "I can only reiterate previous feedback."

    Property was extremely clean and modern. Beds so comfortable. Good base for exploring Norwich and Norfolk.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2021

  • "Immaculate first class accommodation."

    Every room was spotless and very tastefully decorated. The bed and the lounge settee, were very comfortable. The dressing gown and slippers were a welcome addition. The kitchen and bathroom were modern and well equipped. Newton Flotman is a lovely village, a quiet peaceful location, and a great base to explore Norfolk / Suffolk area. The WiFi was a very fast speed. Ray and Jo were great hosts. We had a fabulous holiday.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Apr 2021

  • "After changing our March to October and the virus spiking again we were very impressed with the measures taken at Orchard House's Lodge it was very clean, well equipped and comfortable."

    We felt safe in our bubble. Thank you Ray and Joy

    Reviewed by J5.0Oct 2020

  • "This property was a lovely home from home and had everything to make an enjoyable holiday."

    The attention to detail was great and the hosts obviously take pride in what they do and it shows

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2020

  • "I can thoroughly recommend The Lodge."

    Ray,Jo and the accommodation were lovely and helped us have an enjoyable holiday. I was very disappointed with the attitude of Sykes when the Corona situation took hold.I felt my only option was to rebook a holiday or loose my money. I will not use Sykes or any company they are involved with again.

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage itself is lovely, clean and very well equipped."

    The kitchen is a bit small. not very much workspace. It is in very close proximity to the owners property which we found uncomfortable, and not very much outside space.

    Reviewed by Carole4.1Aug 2020

  • "A lovely fully equipped property of 'showhouse' standards close to all that Norwich, the Broads and coastline has to offer."

    Ray and Jo are lovely and are on hand if you have any queries or additional needs. The property is deep cleaned between guests and felt very safe. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2020

  • "The Lodge was beautifully presented; very clean; extremely comfortable."

    We were made to feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Jul 2020

  • "Our daughter gave birth during the Covid19 epidemic and The Lodge proved to be the perfect location, allowing us to visit them every day."

    It also fulfilled the needs of two people who have been in a shielding situation under lockdown, this being our first real foray into the outside world. The accommodation met all of our needs admirably and we are so grateful for this.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jul 2020

  • "The location photos give the impression that the property is very much by itself, not in the owners back garden."

    The kitchen does lack food prep surfaces. On the positive, the property is clean, comfortable and the heaters are really efficient, plus the owners were very friendly.

    As per the description the cottage is not situated in the owners back garden as you describe. The listing clearly states that it is located on the owners land to the rear of the property and this area is solely for the use of guests not the owner. It has its own lawned area and fronts onto a secluded sunny gravelled courtyard, offering total privacy. The kitchen equipment has now been rearranged to provide a bigger workspace. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gordon4.1Mar 2020

  • "It was very comfortable, modern and had everything we needed and more."

    Lots of extra special touches. A well equipped kitchen too. A new property built to a very high spec.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Feb 2020

  • "The Lodge is a first class new property and beautifully clean and tidy."

    On arrival we had a warm welcome from our hosts with tea and biscuits provided. We enjoyed a very comfortable stay and enjoyed browsing the excellent selection of books and DVD's. The Lodge is in a great position to explore the area - Norwich is just a short drive away, and the Great Yarmouth coast, north Norfolk Broads and bird reserves at Thetford and Minsmere are all within a one hour drive.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Feb 2020

  • "Warm welcome from excellent hosts."

    Very bright and clean accommodation. High quality and very convenient

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Nov 2019

  • "The Lodge was chosen for its location and proximity to Norwich and surrounding area."

    Property is superb and hosts Ray and Jo were excellent.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2019

  • "Very comfortable with everything you need - Jo and Ray very helpful"

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Oct 2019

  • "What a lovely cottage."

    hope to be back next year.

    Chris And EveOct 2019

  • "Ray and Jo are friendly and helpful."

    The accommodation is ideally situated for exploring Norfolk with a frequent bus service into Norwich.

    Really enjoyed having you stay at The Lodge, we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenifer5.0Sep 2019

  • "We had a really great week at The Lodge, the location is very convenient for dropping daughter off at UEA."

    The standard of the accommodation is outstanding, everything was new and spotlessly clean. The cottage is at the back of the friendly owners home and is very quiet. Whilst there's not a lot to do in Newton Flotman itself the location is great for access to Norwich and the surrounding area.

    Thank you for your feedback, we look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Howard4.4Sep 2019

  • "Ray and Jo done everything they could to make our stay really good, I am disabled and they noticed that I was having trouble climbing the two steps to the door so Ray put up a grab bar to make it easier."

    The property is very well equipped and comfortable, the only thing that was a problem was the slopping ceiling in the upstairs bedroom, my husband banged his head several times on it. I would certainly recommend this property as it was a lovely home from home.

    Thank you for your kind words, it was a joy to have you as guests. We look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2019

  • "We were very lucky to find this accommodation, as it had only recently been completed, and we were only the fourth guests."

    It was ideal for my wife and myself, accompanied by our 86 year old mother/mother-in-law, who has limited mobility, so the downstairs room and bathroom/w.c. were ideal for her. The house was very clean, well-equipped and homely, and the proprietors, who live next door, were very welcoming, but unobtrusive. The location was quite easy to find, and well-situated for the Broads and the coast, once we had mastered the ring roads and bypasses. We had an excellent meal at The Bird in Hand, recommended by Trip Advisor, a few villages away, and our waitress showed us a very direct route back which took us straight to Orchard House, to avoid the many roadworks in the area. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Sep 2019

  • "The bungalow was great."

    the downside was no curtains in the bedrooms only blinds which let in too much daylight in the early morning. The owners were extremely good and helpful. and couldn't do enough for us.

    Thank you for your feedback, I'm really glad to hear your enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Aug 2019

  • "Really nice cottage, very modern."

    Thanks for having us!

    Reviewed by Denis5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage has everything you can think of."

    It is a very quiet location with comfortable beds and luxury furnishings. Very convenient for Norwich and the broads.

    Thank you for your feedback, I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay at The Lodge. We look forward to welcoming you back if you decide to return to Norfolk. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Aug 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor twin, 1 x first floor king-size
  • Ground floor shower room with large luxury shower cubicle, vanity unit and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living room with dining area
  • Electric panel heating
  • Oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, and a large selection of books
  • Utilities and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road private parking bay for 1 car
  • Lawned area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.2 miles, pub 2.2 miles
  • Note: No infants or children under the age of 13 years
  • Note: No smoking at all on premises
  • Note: No barbecues allowed.

The property

This recently built captivating modern cottage is situated immediately to the rear of the owners’ residence, which in itself stands in a half-acre of mature garden.

The Lodge is separated from the main house by a sunny gravelled courtyard and has an adjacent raised walled lawn area suitable for afternoon tea.

Although the convenient dedicated walled guest parking bay is just off the driveway entrance The Lodge enjoys a quiet, secluded and peaceful position well back from the road.

With two bedrooms, including a ground-floor twin and a first-floor king-size, it makes a brilliant set up for a small family looking to explore the Norfolk region.

Access to the lodge is around the back of the owner’s house and along the path to your very own front door, you can unload luggage if more convenient by driving up to the main house.

Unpack your belongings into the ample wardrobe space, with the first-floor boasting a spacious cupboard area, so you won’t have to worry about where to store your wetsuit for when you take a trip to the beach at Great Yarmouth.

Take a seat in the spacious lounge and open up the large patio doors to let in the summer’s fresh breeze; with the owner previously working in the hotel industry, you can be sure that each room has been tastefully decorated to a high standard.

The living room also offers a lovely dining area to enjoy a home-cooked meal, when you aren’t indulging in one of the many eateries found in the bustling city centre of Norwich, with the kitchen fully equipped with everything you could need to prepare those family favourites.

To prepare for the busy day ahead, get ready at the first-floor dressing table underneath the skylight with a cup of tea, a bright and airy spot offering a traditional aspect to the contemporary property.

Head outside onto the raised lawn area to enjoy a spot of reading under the sunlight, a tranquil setting where you can get some peace and quiet.

Hop in the car and explore the local area of Long Stratton, with a variety of shops, lovely longstanding pubs, takeaways and tea rooms.

It makes for a wonderful day out for all.

After an morning mosey in the nearby villages head on into the city of Norwich, with an outstanding cathedral to observe, a selection of galleries, museums, and theatre experiences, and tourist attractions to visit, this bustling area is popular with everyone who visits Norfolk.

For a day at the beach, Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and Southwold are the places to be, or take a trip to the Broads before soaking in the sun in the Norfolk countryside with Cromer and Sheringham being only an hours drive on the north coast.

There’s something here in Norfolk for everyone to enjoy.

A perfect base for exploring the many amenities of the surrounding areas of Norfolk, The Lodge at Orchard House is a prime spot for a family holiday.

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About the location


Great Yarmouth 21 miles; Cromer 23 miles.

The medieval and cultural city of Norwich is the capital of East Anglia. Norwich boasts some of the finest buildings in Britain, with two cathedrals, a Norman castle and several large houses. Elm Hill is one of the oldest streets in Norwich, with beautiful cobblestones and Tudor houses, some now home to independent shops. Norwich also offers art galleries, museums, theatres and cinemas, as well as beautiful parks and gardens. Visit its stylish pubs, cafés and restaurants and enjoy its excellent shopping facilities. Tour the city by open-top bus, along cycle pathways, or walk one of its many trails and the river walk. For those wishing to relax, spend a leisurely day on board a boat enjoying the nearby, beautiful Norfolk Broads. The coastline is also within easy travelling distance, offering a fun day out.

Note: Restricted headroom on the landing due to sloping ceiling. Note: No infants or children under the age of 13 years. Note: No smoking at all on premises.

Note: Sorry, no barbeques allowed