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The Bull Pen

(Ref. 1140248)

Rackheath near Norwich and the Norfolk Broads, Norfolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "Needs hard standing for outside table, very uncomfortable to walk on ."

    Sofa in the lounge area a bit too soft for comfort. Owners very friendly and helpful.

    Thank you Brian. It's a shame you felt this way. We'll take your comments on board. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian4.4Jun 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage, really liked the layout and the tropical decor."

    Mac (Scottie) settled down straight away, she liked the chickens visiting! It was very quiet and private. Not far from amenities and a good starting point to explore The Broads and Suffolk. Nice size shower stall etc, but a shower Matt would be an option to avoid slips.

    Thanks so much Ann for your kind review and the bottle of wine and card! really grateful good idea about the shower mat. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0May 2024

  • "We had a wonderful week here; the owners were very friendly and helpful with recommendations, etc."

    The property is very comfortable, spacious, and well-equipped. The location is excellent for the Broads, the coast and Norwich. Thoroughly recommend!!

    Thats really kind colin. We enjoyed having you both and meeting your lovely dog :) Hope you managed to get a good reception for you radio ;) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin5.0May 2024

  • "What can I say about this property except it's fabulous"

    Thanks so much Penny! and thank you for leaving it so clean! you'd never know you'd been. Hope you had a good journey home and will visit again sometime Carl and vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Penny5.0May 2024

  • "The Bull Pen is a wonderful place to stay with many special touches."

    We particularly liked the tropical and travel themes and loved the mural on the bedroom wall. Everything worked and was well maintained with the owners providing very welcome arrival gifts.

    Dear David. Thank you very much for your glowing review and thank you for leaving it so tidy and clean! Glad you had a lovely stay. Warm regards. Vicky and carl Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2024

  • "A superb property made better by the fantastic hosts."

    We will be back!

    Thats very kind Martin. It was a pleasure having you and meeting you both. Thank you also for leaving the Bull Pen spotlessly clean! We hope you can visit us again when next in the area. Vicky and Carl Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jan 2024

  • "We had a wonderful stay at The Bull Pen."

    Everything thing was spotlessly clean and ease of use. We travelled all around and this holiday let gave us a great base. Owners were easy going and left us to it..unless needed. Thank you Carl and Vikki for the added extras which helped a lot. Hope to come back and stay again sometime soon.

    Hi Hayley Many thanks for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having you and we're so pleased you found the property a great base from which to explore. Kindest regards, Vicky and Carl Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Sep 2023

  • "The Bull Pen was an absolute treat so true to the listing, it was cosy comfortable and very clean and very friendly hosts."

    we would definitely return

    Thank you for the positive feedback. Great to hear you enjoyed it. kindest regards Carl and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Bull Pen, everything was as advertised and so clean."

    Very well situated for trips out and about and a great fish shop just up the road. So lovely and quiet too, just what we needed.

    Thank you Ann. We are very grateful for your generous review. Carl and Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • Studio-style open-plan living with double bed, kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Electric central heating
  • Double oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer
  • Smart TV with Freeview, DVD player, selection of DVDs, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Private gravel garden with patio furniture and wood-fired patio heater
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 1.1 miles
  • Note: Adults only
  • Note: Check-in from 3pm and check-out by 10am

The property

The Bull Pen is a magnificent, single-story, detached abode situated in the grounds of the owner’s home nestled between the villages of Rackheath and Salhouse in Norfolk.

This property is the perfect getaway for couples looking to unwind and reconnect with each other in an idyllic setting, with quick and easy access to the city of Norwich and the Norfolk Broads.

As you step into The Bull Pen, you'll immediately be captivated by the open-plan, studio style layout, creating a light and airy feel throughout the property.

The interior of this cottage is uniquely decorated with a tropical retro vibe, ideal for those looking for something different.

The spacious kitchen provides a range of appliances to help you whip up a delicious meal, ready to savour over conversation at the dining table.

After dinner, continue the evening in the sitting room, where you can kick back on the sofa with a romantic movie night in front of the Smart TV and Blu-ray DVD player.

Toast to the perfect evening and enjoy the free, complimentary cocktails and snacks at the bar, before escaping to the enclosed garden for a moment in the setting sun, with the warmth of the wood burner in the garden.

Lastly, freshen up in the shower room before escaping to the double bed to rest.

Spend a day in the fine city of Norwich famed for its magnificent 11th-century Norwich Castle, cathedral and medieval market, as well as its excellent selection of shops, bars and restaurants, before spending an evening at the theatre or cinema.

The Norfolk Broads, with the main boating centres of Wroxham, Hoveton and Horning are just a short drive from the Bull Pen.

For those looking to venture further afield in Norfolk, take a day trip to explore the beautiful beaches that stretch along the coastline.

Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and relax in the tranquil surrounds of The Bull Pen; a stay here will be truly unforgettable.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Norwich 5.8 miles; Gorleston-on-Sea 21.3 miles.

Rackheath is a delightful village, located in Norwich, boasting a range of attractions for visitors to enjoy. Nature enthusiasts can explore the stunning Salhouse Broad, a picturesque lake surrounded by lush greenery and tranquil waters. This idyllic spot is perfect for boating, fishing, or simply taking a leisurely stroll along its scenic paths. For those seeking a more active experience, Sprowston Recreation Ground is a fantastic choice, boasting ample space for sports and recreational activities. Whether it's a game of football, tennis, or a refreshing jog, this well-maintained park provides a great outdoor space for all ages to enjoy. After a day of exploring, visitors can indulge in a delicious meal at Jason's Fish and Chips, a popular takeaway spot in Rackheath. Just a short journey away is Norwich, where visitors can discover the Norwich Cathedral, immerse themselves in the rich heritage of Norwich Castle, or indulge in retail therapy at the bustling Norwich Market.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas