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28 Oxborough

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely house with a well equipped kitchen and utility and everything nice and clean and comfortable."

    The surrounding area is full of fascinating places to visit, either historical houses, ancient churches, forest walks, friendly pubs with great food. We had a wonderful week.

    We are glad you enjoyed being in the cottage and your visit to Norfolk. Thank you for your lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2024

  • "Great cottage, would have been lovely to sit in the garden but weather not great."

    So near the pub. Shame you can’t park in the spot next to the house, you have to carry bags a little way and lots of leaves covered the car Lovely hot and powerful shower Could do with new frying pans

    Thank you for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and will check the frying pans. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Nov 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a great position."

    It was very clean and well equipped with lovely kitchen and furniture. We will definitely be returning! We arrived as the weather turned much colder and the heating was inadequate. There was no fuel left for the woodburner until we contacted the keyholder who brought some the next day. It would have been better to have known that a special wood substitute was needed before we came. In a couple of days we were warm enough. The NT property and lovely pub are a short walk away and well worth a visit.

    Thank you for your feedback. It is a good idea to add a note about the Hotties to the website, which we will ask Sykes to do. We normally supply 4 logs per guest. We have recently had new heaters installed so we will check the temperature setting when we visit the cottage tomorrow. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and that you will be returning for another visit to Oxborough. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frank4.7Oct 2023

  • "The property was even better than expected."

    Clean, plenty of bedlinnen and towels, good shower with warm water quiclkly and powerfull “jet”, more than well stocked kitchen, most beautiful garden and a decoration and furnishing one might expect in a cottage. Tattines of some of the furniture didn’t bother us: that’s part of the decor. Same as the low ceiling downstairs and low doors overall. We bumped our heads several times but it is to be expected in a house like this. The dining table was difficult to sit at: one can’t put ones legs under the table and it’s kind of wonky. When we booked, the site mentioned that there was a DVD-player but there wasn’t: the HDMI-cable was there but no DVD-player. When we mentioned this the comment was, that it would be removed from the site. But it must have been there quite recently since the cable was still there. And I hate ceramic hobs but that has not put us off in any way. Location is simply perfect: slam bam in the middle of every major place to visit. We’ll gladly visit again!

    Thank you for your very kind review and we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay so much. We did remove the DVD player a while ago when we replaced the TV, so it is no longer listed. We look forward to welcoming you again for another visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacobus4.7Oct 2023

  • "We had a nice stay the cottage has a lovely character & charm the beds were very comfortable & the various artworks were lovely however it could be made better by upgrading the flooring & carpets, lots of stains as mentioned by a previous reviewer."

    Some of the towels were quite old & grey & in need of replacement along with some of the crockery which the mugs had bad tea stains & glazing chipped.All in all a good stay but improvements required .

    Thank you for your feedback, and we apologise for the tea stained mugs. The carpet is due to be replaced and we are in the process of finalising the arrangements. We are glad you liked the cottage and enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew3.1Sep 2023

  • "Really enjoyed the cottage."

    Blessed with great weather so spent most of the time in the large back garden. Great area if you like walking, history, architecture, and good pubs

    Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. And that you enjoyed the weather, garden and area so much. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Sep 2023

  • "Such a quaint, quiet and cosy cottage - or could be!"

    !! We had quite a few issues which if addressed could improve the property. In the main - although the kitchen was well equipped there was a 'bad' smell in the area of the fridge along with a smell of 'soot'!! The fridge did not work well at all - our very fresh milk went sour in two days - the door was strapped fastened and there was no bottle tray in the door as the casement was broken!! The carpets throughout need a very good clean - especially near the kitchen door. The garden needs a lot of TLC and I found the outside front door handle in the grass outside one day!! Other issues include blinds as reported before. The double bed was very comfortable and the duvet so good I have been out and bought one!!! Having said all this if the above issues were addressed and the property was given a good deep clean and a lick of paint we would go back - the cottage itself is lovely and the location excellent.

    Thank you for your feedback. I apologise for the odour from the fridge. The ‘strap’ you refer to was a child safety lock but I have now replaced the fridge with a brand new one. All of the blinds bar one have been replaced as well. There are also new heaters throughout the property. I have spoken to the cleaners and there should be better presentation going forward. I am glad you liked the location and the cottage itself. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen3.1Aug 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at 28, Oxborough; quiet, comfortable, easy walk to the Bedingfeld Arms for a drink and a meal and to Oxborough Estate."

    We’d certainly return.

    Thank you for you lovely feedback, and we hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely location, nice and peaceful."

    Very cosy. A few minor points. The patio furniture could have done with a good clean. The wood burner had not been cleaned (lots of ash in the burner), plus no stock of "hotties" to fuel the stove. The door to the bathroom "snags" on the floor. Had to improvise as no ice cube tray in freezer. Overall though, a wonderful little cottage. Thank you.

    Thank you for your feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We will look to improve on all the points you mentioned. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan3.8Apr 2023

  • "Nasty smell in kitchen, living and dining room carpet very stained and dirty looking."

    Paint peeled off the wall over storage heater in dining area. Very dusty in lots of places around the house also window frames need a good clean. To me the whole house needs a good clean and decorating very tired looking. Beds was very comfortable but one of pillowcases was torn and some need pillow protectors on. Will not be returning it could be made a beautiful cottage.

    Reviewed by Jackie1.6Apr 2023

  • "The cottage was easy to find and the parking was convenient - just a few steps to walk."

    The cottage was delightful: beautifully furnished and very well equipped. A fascinating collection of prints! The welcome pack was the most generous we'd ever had - thank you. The only downside was that when we arrived just after 3pm in dismal weather it was very cold inside, and although the handbook said there was fuel on the larder floor we couldn't find any. The heaters were barely warm and in spite of following the instructions we couldn't get any hot water. Perhaps it could be turned on in advance when the cottage is to be occupied? The next day there was hot water and we went out and bought logs for the fire, so after that we were quite comfortable. We would book again, but this time would go prepared!

    Thank you for your feedback and we are pleased you liked the Welcome Pack. We have noted your comments re heating and the supply of logs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gill4.4Mar 2023

  • "Generally, A very comfortable and cosy cottage Although there were some issues with Hot water; On our first day we had no hot water then on the second day there was hot water?"

    without us having to change any settings. The kitchen appliances were a bit dated but all in all great value for money.

    Reviewed by Alwyn4.1Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with great character."

    Very well equipped and very clean. Good instructions for arrival and good communication. The cottage is as described in a lovely quiet location in the village.

    Thank you for your feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cathy5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, nice location, comfy beds."

    Some of the electric heaters not working very well or not at all. Parking on muddy road quite far from the door.

    Thank you for your feedback and we will look into the heating as mentioned. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marek3.8Nov 2022

  • "Nice little cottage and was ideal for exploring the Norfolk area, did feel that the cottage needed a little bit of TLC in places as parts looked worse for wear."

    The main light switch in the twin bedroom didn't work. There was a massive crack on both sides of the wall joining both bedrooms which looked a little worrying and as previous reviews have mentioned not all the blinds stay down when you pull them down (near the bathroom) or were missing blinds completly (Kitchen windows facing the footpath). The livingroom was cozy and warm, so much so we didn't feel the need to use the woodfire and the sofa's were comfortable to sit on. Kitchen was very well stocked with pots etc though the oven knob to turn it on was a little tricky to use at first. Just think it needs a bit of upkeep to get it's shine back but otherwise a good quiet place to stay if you want to explore Norfolk by Car, Foot or Bike.

    Thank you for your feedback. It is appreciated. The crack that you mention is in the plaster, and is on the list to be remedied in our winter closure. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.1Oct 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay here."

    The property was very clean and comfortable. It is very handy for exploring the area, with a great pub only a minutes walk away.

    Thank you for your comments and we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2022

  • "Charming cosy cottage."

    We enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you, we are glad you did. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Aug 2022

  • "A really lovely and comfortable cottage, with plenty of space and comfy beds and sofas."

    It felt like staying in a real home, which we really liked. It’s in a very quiet spot, with bedroom views over fields in one side and the village green from the other. The pub at the end of the lane was a lovely place for a drink or a meal and we loved being as bake to walk to Oxburgh Hall The kitchen was well equipped with lots of pots and pans and everything you need. The welcome pack was very nice and we really enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay again.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hat4.1Apr 2022

  • "Overall a pleasant stay, but there were some items that could be improved."

    The roller blinds didn't stay down, the light switch in the bathroom needs replacing and a sign by the bins saying what each one is for would be beneficial

    Thank you for your feedback and we will look into your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.1Dec 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely, we arrived two days before Christmas and their was a little Christmas tree and lovely little chocolate hamper."

    We had a wonderful, comfortable stay. Thank you.

    Thank you for your feedback and we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Dec 2021

  • "Comfortable cottage and great base to travel to other areas."

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Nov 2021

  • "A delightful cottage with lots of character, very comfortable and spacious."

    Ideal for exploring the Fens or Thetford forest, Oxbrough Hall National Trust etc, would certainly consider returning.

    Reviewed by Hazel4.7Sep 2021

  • "Cosy cottage in a small and beautiful village."

    We enjoyed the stay. Would like to visit again sometimes.

    Reviewed by Miyuki5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet hamlet, foodie pub a few doors away and Oxburgh Hall over the road."

    Short drive to Swaffham town for all of your needs (can recommend the Chinese restaurant) and easy access to Kings Lynn, Norwich and all coastal areas. The cottage itself is very homely and comfortable with everything you need, including laundry facilities. It was lovely and clean and the garden well kept. Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Aug 2021

  • "It was a lovely clean cottage with an adorable garden."

    Perfect for just sitting in and relaxing and not doing very much at all during this heatwave. As for the location, just perfect, away from the crowds!

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage itself was clean, tidy and comfortable and had everything we needed."

    The only probable and it was a big problem was the jungle of a garden. You do not leave a garden in that order when you rent it out, don't they have a gardener?

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Jun 2021

  • "Lovely area, friendly people in village , good location with a great pub."

    Reviewed by Paula3.8Jun 2021

  • "Loved it! Beautiful place, well prepared."

    Reviewed by Benjamin5.0Oct 2020

  • "Very helpful liaison with the 'caretaker' - Christina both prior and during the holiday."

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2020

  • "Had a short break in this cute cottage with a sunny, private back garden."

    Easy parking on road outside. Very good pub restaurant (Bedingfeld Arms) two minutes walk away. National Trust Oxborough Hall three minutes walk away. Useful as a base to visit many Norfolk attractions. Minor issue (which may be due to Covid-19, as it occurred in another Sykes holiday cottage) was lack of instructions for use of equipment. We failed to get the microwave to work! However, I would not hesitate to book this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Anna4.7Sep 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, the cottage and garden were really pleasant and comfortable."

    We appreciated the bread, milk, biscuits and fresh flowers provided on arrival.

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you need to explore Norfolk."

    The beach is still an hour away but there are lots of attractions nearby too. Oxborough Hall is only a minute away. We were a little worried about renting a cottage whilst the Coronavirus is still around but the cottage was given a deep clean before we arrived and Christine had left the windows open for fresh air. We felt quite reassured and safe.

    Reviewed by Nishani4.7Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage and garden."

    Warm and welcoming with fresh flowers, bread and milk most appreciated. Well equipped. Will definitely go again.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Feb 2020

  • "A really homely cosy country cottage with plenty of kitchen equipment, spacious lounge with comfortable sofas plus dining area."

    Attractive bedrooms with quality bedding for a peaceful nights of sleep. The courtyard garden will be lovely to sit outside to enjoy in the Spring and Summer. There is a great menu available at the local pub only a two minute walk away, as well as country walks literally on the doorstep. It was very nice to arrive and find the cottage lights on to welcome us, plus the essentials of bread, milk and biscuits left fin the kitchen for our arrival.The beautiful jug of fresh roses in the lounge were a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by David4.7Feb 2020

  • "Very nice cottage."

    Clean and comfortable and quiet. Felt very at home there. Nice and handy for visiting other places. Within waking distance of Oxborough Hall which is an interesting place to visit. Local pub just down the road, good food and atmosphere. Owners left a very nice welcome gift for us which was much appreciated. It was very good to sit in the attractive garden in the sun. A washer/dryer was a very useful addition. Haven't found one of these in any of the other cottages we have visited. All in all, a very good holiday was had. Recommend.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Sep 2019

  • "Excellent cottage with a lovely private garden - beautiful area - cottage very well-equipped - we will be back."


    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jun 2019

  • "This is a beautiful cottage."

    Location was just right on a country lane, we wanted to be away from hustle bustle but still have quiet neighbours. All i could hear was the sound of the birds. Travel cot and high chair was provided. Eveything you would need for a week stay included, don't think there was anything missing. 2 irons, all cutlery and kicthenware, all toileteries, provided. We would definitely stay here again. Christine was very friendly who i contacted to organise entry to the property and met on the day we left. Booking was very easy on the phone and very pleasant.

    Reviewed by Umair5.0Mar 2019

  • "House small but perfectly formed Price very reasonable Owner easy to contact ..."

    House small but perfectly formed Price very reasonable Owner easy to contact and very friendly Village surprisingly noisy

    Reviewed by John4.7Feb 2019

  • "On the upside the cottage is lovely and comfortable, loads of space,it is also in a nice location."

    A nice welcome of bread milk and biscuits. On the downside there is no curtain at the patio doors in the kitchen for night time also the kitchen window looking out on the lane didnt have either a curtain or a blind so people passing were able to see in. The blind in the living room at the back wouldnt stay down. These may seem little things but we felt it let the cottage down. A visitors book might also have been an advantage to pass on little tips of places to eat and visit .

    Reviewed by Philip3.8Sep 2018

  • "A beautiful location, lovely cottage very clean and larger than it looks in the pictures with a pretty enclosed little garden for sitting outside,suitable for a couple or small family, we would stay again."

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jun 2018

  • "I stayed in this cottage on my own to be near my family in Boughton."

    Straight away it felt like home,with special touches like luxury biscuits bread and milk . loved my stay here and felt very safe. Totally recommend the Bedingfield Arms and a visit to Oxborough Hall is a must ! FAB!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.
  • Electric storage heaters (newly installed in 2023) with woodburning stove - uses Hotties and 4 are supplied per guest as a starter pack with firelighters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, table top freezer, washing machine, WiFi, TV with Freeview, selection of books, Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • New carpet laid in October '23
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking 20 yards away
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Enclosed garden with two patios and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 5 mins walk

The property

This pretty, end-terrace cottage is adjacent to the village green, in the sleepy village of Oxborough.

It makes a wonderful little holiday home for families and friends exploring the Norfolk countryside and has lots of charm and character!

When you get back from a day exploring the local area, the warm, inviting sitting room, with its charming, traditional furnishings and woodburning stove, is a great place to kick back and relax.

The country-style kitchen is compact and has a Belfast sink.

In the adjacent room is the dining table where you can plan tomorrow's adventure over dinner.

French doors open into an enclosed garden at the back of the property with twin patios, a small lawn and shrubbery.

In the summer, it makes a really relaxing, tranquil spot to enjoy a morning, or lunch and dinner outside.

When you don’t feel like cooking, head to The Bedingfeld Arms, the cosy village inn just a five-minute walk away.

Visit the National Trust’s Oxborough Hall, a 15th century, moated manor house, and take a look round its glorious gardens.

The surrounding countryside is perfect for cycling and walking, with numerous nearby footpaths and trails available along The Brecks, a beautiful area of forestry and heathland with lots of designated picnic spots.

Thetford Forest is fab for a day out with the family; cycle or walk through this pretty pine forest, try out the many adventure pursuits on offer, or brave the Go Ape activity centre!

There are many historic market towns nearby including Swaffham, with its Georgian buildings, independent shops, tea rooms, pubs and a vibrant Saturday market.

With the coast and several renowned RSPB reserves less than an hour’s drive away, this lovely little holiday cottage is perfect for a break exploring this beautiful region.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Swaffham 7 miles; Downham Market 10 miles

A peaceful, pretty village in the heart of Norfolk countryside, with a traditional village green and a cosy local inn. With a mixture of period cottages and houses in the local area, the village is shadowed by the magnificent profile of Oxborough Hall, a 15th century National Trust property. Visitors will delight in the extensive grounds, including the surrounding moat with plentiful fish to view. There are numerous attractive market towns within easy reach, including Downham Market, Swaffham, Dereham and Thetford and the bustling medieval town of Norwich is only 25 miles away, ideal for a day's sight-seeing and shopping. Thetford Forest and the North Norfolk Heritage Coast offer a wide variety of options for all the family to enjoy, be it the sands of Hunstanton or the activity centres and trailways of the extensive woodlands in the area. The RSPB reserves are renowned along this stretch of coastline and will delight all nature-lovers. The Queen's estate at Sandringham is only half an hour's drive and the extensive grounds will make for a memorable visit. With such an array of things to see and do in the surrounding area, Oxborough is a wonderful holiday base, all year round.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas