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Foundry Cottage

Reedham, Norfolk (Ref. 1039972)


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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "Well presented all the way through."

    Smelt so clean. They even left treats for my dog and bottle of wine for us. We will book again x

    Dear Mark, We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Foundry Cottage! We are glad that you found everything to your liking and thank you for your wonderful ratings and comments. It is great that you want to return - you will all be most welcome. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarkApr 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage in a great location."

    Very welcoming and cosy. Will definitely return

    Dear Aimie, Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Foundry Cottage. It is lovely that you want to return. You will be most welcome and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Jon and Oonagh. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AimieApr 2022

  • "The perfect little cottage for a cosy winter break."

    The beds were extremely comfortable and the heating and oven simple to use. Proximity to the village shop, the Ship and the River Yare was great.

    Reviewed by ElaineFeb 2022

  • "We had a great stay at foundry cottage over the Christmas and New Year break."

    The cottage had all the amenities we needed, the beds were comfortable, and the location was nice and quiet. As a family with young children, we definitely made use of the washing machine and dryer, which where in the utility room outside. That meant occasionally running through rain to get to it but it also made the cottage peaceful quiet (at least when the kids were sleeping) so that was fine by us! Oonagh and Jon even set up Christmas decorations for us knowing we had some little ones coming along, which was really special. Thanks a lot for the stay, we had great, relaxing time.

    Dear Nathan, We are so pleased that you really enjoyed your stay at Foundry Cottage. It is wonderful to hear that it had everything you needed and that you were comfortable and able to relax. It is great that you felt everything deserved a score of 100% and it is even better to know that you all had such a great time! Oonagh and Jon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NathanDec 2021

  • "Foundry Cottage is in a great location for exploring The Norfolk Broads, and has been tastefully & thoughtfully decorated throughout."

    It would benefit from a more detailed cleaning & maintenance schedule on changeover days to include carrying out minor repairs (such as fixing the kitchen door and weeding the garden) and an inventory check to ensure cutlery & crockery are clean. It is the attention to detail that is lacking and letting this property down. These issues could be easily fixed by the owners and shouldn't put people off from booking, but should be addressed to ensure Foundry Cottage remains worthy of it's 4 star status.

    Dear Mrs Pearson, thank you for your helpful review. We try very hard to ensure that all our guests have a lovely time and an enjoyable holiday at Foundry Cottage. We have employed someone to take care of weeds in the garden but unfortunately, until now, they have not been able to work on changeover day itself. This was resolved last week but we are sorry that this was not possible at the time of your visit. Thank you for pointing out the problem with the kitchen door. This has been fixed. It is always very helpful if guests report any problems so they can be resolved straight away. Cleanliness is very important to us and Foundry Cottage has consistently received high ratings in this respect. We have an excellent housekeeping team who always strive hard to make sure the cottage is left in a high quality state for our guests. They are happy to make themselves available by phone if there ever are any issues and their number is listed on the useful contacts list. Once again, thank you for your review and we are glad that you enjoyed your opportunity to explore the lovely Norfolk Broads from Foundry Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RebeccaJul 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in a delightful village."

    The cottage had everything we needed and was in a perfect location close to the shop, pub and chippy.

    Reviewed by KathrynJul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, great location."

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2021

  • "The cottage had everything we could need as Regards to comfort and facilities."

    The kitchen was very well equipped. Lots of storage for clothes. All stylishly put together with some lovely touches. Matt couldn't have been more helpful when we had a small problem . If I was to nit pick I'd say I was expecting a small back garden to sit in but it was a area to the side of the property. This wouldn't put us off booking again as we had a lovely time and our dog was quite secure and well catered for welcomed where ever we went. Reedham is such a pretty friendly place and a good base to explore Norfolk from.

    Reviewed by LynnJun 2021

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and the hosts had provided milk and wine, which was a nice touch."

    It was very well equipped, with everything you need to make a home from home. The only two slight downsides are: The ceilings are very low, and this is made worse in the kitchen as suspended spot lights have been fitted. My husband is 6"2 and was continually banging his head! Also the bathroom is downstairs, which isn't as convenient in the night.

    Thank you for your review. We are pleased Foundry Cottage was a very comfortable and well equipped ‘home from home` for you both. We have taken your comment about the kitchen light on board and have had it replaced immediately. We hope you had a lovely stay and would love to welcome you back at some point in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double
  • Ground-floor bathroom with roll-top bath, shower over, handheld shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • External utility
  • Sitting room
  • Oil-fired central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking on driveway for two cars
  • Private, enclosed gravelled garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, strictly no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.1 miles

The property

Set in an area of unspoilt natural beauty, this traditional cottage resting at the heart of the charming riverside village of Reedham, nestles on the banks of the River Yare.

Foundry Cottage offers accommodation for up to four guests, perfect for couples or friends to relax and unwind in this rural area of The Norfolk Broads, the property is accessed via a quiet country lane with private parking, step in through the porch, take off your shoes and begin to relax in this cosy retreat.

The modern kitchen is well-equipped providing guests with all the essentials to prepare either a simple snack or a hearty meal to enjoy around the cosy farmhouse table or in the gravelled garden outside.

Leading through from the kitchen area is a snug, comfortable living room with a sofa and two armchairs to relax into, the perfect place to chat, make plans for your holiday or to simply escape into your favourite programme or film.

Also on the ground floor you can find the luxurious bathroom, home to a roll-top bath with the option of an overhead or handheld shower, alternatively, a soak in the bath after a long day exploring is the perfect end to the day.

Upstairs are two tastefully presented bedrooms, the master bedroom has a king size bed and the second bedroom has a double bed.

Having enjoyed a restful night’s sleep, stroll down the leafy lane to the river, no matter what time of the year it might be, you will never be disappointed by the stunning views, don’t forget to bring your camera or your paintbrush!

Should you feel like some refreshments, you may be tempted by the selection of tasty food and drinks offered from the three, dog-friendly pubs within walking distance of the cottage, one of these, The Ferry Inn, is situated next to the famous Reedham Chain Ferry, and like the other pubs, is an idyllic spot to sit and enjoy the river views.

The waterside post office which is open three times per week, boasts a dual purpose as it is also a delightful tea room serving hot and cold beverages, yummy cakes, sandwiches and panninis, the local popular chip shop, open Thursday to Saturday, serves a selection of traditional fish and chips, a well-stocked village shop is just around the corner for any immediate needs or a larger supermarket can be located in Acle, a sixteen minute journey by car, Reedham also boasts its own brewery, The Humpty Dumpty Brewery, which sells a wide range of bottled craft beers and mini casks, local gins, cider and a tantalising selection of local products, perfect as a treat for yourself or a welcome gift for others.

Next door to the brewery is Pettits Animal Adventure Park, which offers hours of fun for the family with its friendly animals, fairground, shows and plenty more.

There is plenty to do in Reedham and the wider surroundings of The Broads, it is a place where you can simply relax and watch the boats, listen to the reeds gently rustling in the breeze and observe the playful antics of the ducks on the river; for the more energetic, there is a variety of water sports available, such as canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding, perhaps a relaxing boat trip might be a more preferable way to venture across the waterways.

For those of you who prefer to keep their feet on firmer ground, Reedham offers fantastic walking opportunities including The Wherryman’s Way which runs through the heart of the Broads, winding along the banks of the River Yare, through open marshes, reedbeds, grazing meadows and riverside villages.

Bring your binoculars so you do not miss out on sightings of the wildlife and birds particular to the area.

There are plenty of delightful roads and lanes for those of you who enjoy cycling, taking advantage of the flatter terrain, the area is also ideal for those who enjoy fishing with the variety of river, coastal and lake waters in close proximity to the cottage.

Being almost equidistant from the coast and Norwich allows an even greater choice of activities, enjoy popular coastal towns such as Great Yarmouth and the different attractions on offer, the coastline has many beautiful beaches, ideal for fun days out or energising walks observing the wildlife including the chance to spot seals in their natural environment.

The village station is only a ten to fifteen minute walk from the cottage, a twenty minute train ride from Reedham will take you into the historic city of Norwich, a wonderful fusion of the modern and the historic, this medieval city has a flourishing arts, music and cultural scene as well as superb independent and high street shops, lively restaurants, bars and nightlife.

Foundry Cottage in Reedham enjoys the best of both worlds, the peace and tranquility offered by its unique rural location in The Norfolk Broads whilst at the same time in close proximity to both the coast and the beautiful city of Norwich.

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About the location


Great Yarmouth 11 miles; Norwich 16 miles; Lowestoft 17 miles

A pretty, former coastal village set on the banks of the River Yare on the fringes of The Broads in Norfolk, East Anglia. Reedham offers a small range of amenities, including a couple of wonderful, highly-rated riverside pub/restaurants. It is also home to the 19th century, Grade II* Polkey's Mill. This is a fantastic area of England, with something for everybody nearby including the beautiful city of Norwich, the dramatic Broads and Mid-Yare National Nature Reserve for you outdoor enthusiasts. Slightly further afield lie the two popular seaside resorts of Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft, both with wide ranges of amenities and stunning beaches with lots of entertainment. A lovely village in a wonderful area of England.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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