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Foundry Cottage

(Ref. 1039972)

Reedham, Norfolk Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "We’ve just returned from an Easter break at Foundry Cottage and would certainly return in a heartbeat!"

    The house was cosy, beautiful town and a great location to venture out to support. Oonagh was always responsive to any queries we had. Definitely would recommend to those considering this property.

    Dear Emma, thank you for taking the time to leave this very positive review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and its location. It would be a pleasure to welcome you and your family back again in the future. Kind regards, Oonagh and Jon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Mar 2024

  • "A lovely cosy cottage, well situated for pubs and shop."

    Only disadvantage was no upstairs toilet. We had an enjoyable holiday. Thanks to all.

    Thank you Avril for your positive feedback. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. The proximity to pubs and shops is a definite bonus. Kind regards,Oonagh Property Owner

    Reviewed by Avril4.4Oct 2023

  • "Lovely, cosy cottage in a picturesque area."

    Cottage was well equipped. Outside area nice and secure for our little dog. A stone's throw from the lovely riverside, 2 nice pubs, a well-stocked convenience store and a lovely cafe/deli. Would definitely stay there again.

    Dear Maxime and Tim, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. Its proximity to the river and other amenities is a definite bonus. It would be lovely to welcome you back again. Kind regards, Oonagh Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in this comfortable cosy cottage perfect location great ..."

    We had a lovely stay in this comfortable cosy cottage perfect location great fish and chip shop and two pubs serving great food walks round village were great very friendly people would recommend this place

    Dear Carol,thank you so much for your lovely review. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay in our cottage. The village is certainly a friendly place and there is always some to have a chat with! Kind regards, Oonagh Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2023

  • "A really nice place to stay at."

    We had some issues with a smoke alarm going off at irregular intervals. The downstairs toilet and bathroom was a little bit of an inconvenience. Plenty of dog walking footpaths around and the roads were quiet too.

    Dear Eric, thank you for taking the time to review our cottage and for the lovely email thanking us for a very enjoyable visit. I am sorry that you found the downstairs bathroom an inconvenience; this is why we clearly state in our description of the cottage that there is a downstairs bathroom. Thanks to your timely email alerting us to the fact that the alarm was going off intermittently, we were able to send our housekeeper around to quickly resolve the problem. I am glad you enjoyed the many dog walking paths. Reedham is a very dog friendly place. Kind regards, Oonagh Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eric3.8Sep 2023

  • "Delightful cottage, beautifuully decorated in restful colours."

    Whoever designed the interior is a master of aesthetics! We greatly appreciated the bottle of wine left for us - little touches like this mean a lot. Foundry cottage is ideally situated with two pubs within stumbling distance and another a little further on (though still walkable). Also two excellent tearooms. Useful to have the station nearby - we left the car at the cottage for two days of our stay. Wifi could've been a bit nippier, but that's a very minor whinge, overall we'd return in a heartbeat!

    Dear Mary,thank you so much for your lovely review. It makes the effort of decorating seem worth while! I find so many rental properties bland so I am glad you liked it. Walking distance to pubs etc is always a bonus! The local train station is brilliant for travel to Norwich or Lowestoft. We look forward to welcoming back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Sep 2023

  • "A wonderful holiday home and exactly as described."

    The layout, everything that was provided and all the extra touches really made it for us; it worked perfectly having a dog with us too. We were even treated to a lovely bottle of wine and some doggy treats on arrival - the dog loved the wine and the treats were delicious ;) It genuinely is a perfect place to stay and we do miss it already. Reedham’s also a real hidden gem of a village and the residents are so friendly. We definitely want to stay again, so hope to be able to book for a second time. A huge thank you to the owners, it’s a lovely house! x

    Dear Leon and Michelle, Thank you for your lovely feedback; it makes us happy when our guests have enjoyed our cottage and Reedham. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back for another visit. Kind regards, Oonagh and Jon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leon4.4Jul 2023

  • "A delightful little cottage and a very relaxing stay."

    Would thoroughly recommend to others and/or visit again.

    Thank you Geoff for taking the time to leave a review. I am delighted you enjoyed our beautiful cottage and had a lovely relaxing time. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back again. Kind regards, Oonagh Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Jul 2023

  • "Gorgeous house, really comfortable and beautifully decorated and had everything we needed for a lovely, relaxing holiday."

    Reedham is a beautiful little village and we enjoyed some lovely meals in the local pubs. Would definitely stay again.

    Thank you Beverley for your great feedback. Delighted that you and your family enjoyed the house and village as much as we do. We would love to welcome you back again. Kind regards, Oonagh Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0May 2023

  • "In spite of it being an old house, it was beautifully fitted out, comfortable , and being able to access our on television accounts was a nice touch ."

    we had a wonderful week there, and may well book it again .

    Dear Anthony, Thank you for your lovely feedback. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and would be pleased to welcome you back. Kind regards, Oonagh Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0May 2023

  • "Had a brilliant stay, every thing in the cottage you could wish for."

    The people in the village were very welcoming, shops, pubs were all within a short walking distance. Plenty of dog friendly pubs, and not to forget the lovely gift of a bottle of wine when we arrived, would definitely stay there again. Denise x

    Dear Denise, Thank you for your lovely review. The people in the village are very friendly which was a factor when we purchased the cottage, combined with the proximity of local amenities. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back again! Kind regards, Oonagh Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise4.7Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in Foundry Cottage - the cottage was so clean and very comfortable and worked well for us."

    Thank you

    Dear Rebecca, Thank you for taking the time to feedback; it is greatly appreciated. I am so glad you enjoyed your time at the cottage and everything was to your liking. Kind regards, Oonagh Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely break in this fantastic property in a beautiful peaceful part of the country."

    The property was comfortable and had all the facilities we needed. The owner communicated with us clearly and regularly. We are looking forward to an early return visit.

    Dear Marcus, Thank you for taking the time to write this very positive review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and would be pleased to welcome you back again in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marcus Philip5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage near to the river and coffee shop where you can sit and watch the wildlife."

    (weather permitting ). We had brilliant weather for November so made our holiday even better . Cottage comfortable and so were the beds . Would recommend.

    Dear Pauline, thank you for your lovely feedback which is greatly appreciated. I am so glad you had a lovely holiday. Sitting by the river, taking in the views, is always a pleasure. I am glad the November weather was kind to you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a very peaceful location."

    Particularly enjoyed the nearby dog-friendly pubs.

    Dear Robert, Thank you for your lovely feedback; it's always good to know everything was to your satisfaction. The local, dog friendly pubs are a real bonus especially The Ship. Indeed our dog has, on occasions, dragged us in there as he is always assured of getting lots of attention and dog treats! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Oct 2022

  • "Great little cottage a short distance from the river front with a couple of little cafes and pubs."

    Very quiet village. The cottage had everything you could need our only (and very minor) point would be the lack of a cafetierre.

    Dear James, Thank you for your very positive feedback. The cottage is in a great location and the view of the river is beautiful. I apologise for the lack of a cafetiere; a recent guest knocked it off and broke it. I will replace it in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James4.7Sep 2022

  • "The only downside to our stay was the fact that the Main Shower could not be Regulated, is was either Boiling or or Boiling Hot!"

    Dear John, I am sorry to hear that you had problems with the main shower but am very glad that it was the only downside to your stay and that you enjoyed your holiday at Foundry Cottage. In fact, our plumber had been out to look at the shower just prior to your visit and had made some adjustments. As you did not contact ourselves or the housekeeping team, we assumed that everything was okay so are very disappointed to find out that you were still having difficulties. Now that you have told us, and thank you very much for doing so as we can take action, we have arranged for the plumber to go back and work on it again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John3.8Sep 2022

  • "A lovely well equipped cottage, right in the centre of Reedham."

    Has just about everything you need for a relaxing break. The beds are really comfortable as well so a good nights sleep after a day of walking should be no problem. Great

    Dear Ian, Thank you for your very positive feedback. I am glad you found everything you needed in the cottage and that you had a relaxing break. I agree, the beds are comfy and that you can be guaranteed a good night's sleep after a busy day exploring the area! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Aug 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a great location with plenty of villages and coastal towns within a short drive and a riverside walk towards Reedham Ferry meaning there is something for everyone, Nicely decorated and rooms of a good size with plenty of storage."

    Small touches like games in a cupboard and a welcome bottle of wine added to the relaxing feel. A small issue with the overhead shower and not being able to reduce the temperature from boiling meant we couldn’t use it but there was a handheld showerhead so it wasn’t a major problem. Two pubs on the river within a very short walk and a great deli and tearoom also very close by. Would happily stay at Foundry Cottage again.

    Dear David, I am so pleased you enjoyed the cottage and its wonderful location. You are right that it is easy to explore the area by foot, car or bike and there is something for everyone to enjoy. There is also the train station, a ten minute walk away, with trains taking you to the beautiful city of Norwich (20 minutes journey). I am sorry that you had difficulties with the shower and glad it was not too much of an inconvenience for you as you could use the alternative shower. We are currently addressing this problem. It would be lovely to welcome you back again to Foundry Cottage! Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2022

  • "A fantastic little cottage that offers so much."

    It is in a great location which is very quiet but extremely close to everything you need. For the date of the cottage the room sizes are very generous and have been very tastefully decorated as well as well maintained. The only issue we encountered was the overhead shower, the water temperature could not be altered so it was always hot, which at points was hard so stand under. Other than that it was excellent, so much so we are seriously considering rebooking for next year.

    Dear Ashley, We are delighted that you enjoyed our cottage and found everything to your satisfaction. Its location is something we love too; close to the beautiful River Yare and other amenities and yet nestled away in the tranquility of the Norfolk Broads. I am sorry you encountered difficulties with the shower. Normally you push the button in and turn to regulate the water temperature. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will send our plumber out to have a look at what is going on. We would love to welcome back again to Foundry Cottage next year. Kind regards, Oonagh and Jon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ashley5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was perfect with all things needed."

    The towels and bed linen were all of a good quality, kitchen well equipped. The welcome bottle of wine was appreciated.

    Dear Alan, Thank you for taking the time to review our cottage and for your very positive comments. I am glad that the bedding and towels were of a good standard and that you had everything you needed in the kitchen. Kind regards, Oonagh and Jon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan4.1Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely property and in an ideal location."

    The cottage is well looked after and has everything needed for a comfortable holiday stay. Top marks for cleanliness and comfort. Ideal storage in the kitchen for your food and also the fridge freezer was very useful in the utility room. So nice to have space to hang up all of your clothes in the double wardrobe. Couldn't fault this properly and a short walk to the local shop and public houses which serve lovely food. I would definitely recommend to anyone who is looking to holiday in the broads.

    Dear Jayne, thank you for your wonderful review! We are delighted that you really enjoyed your stay at our cottage and loved all it had to offer. Reedham is a beautiful little village and an ideal base from which to explore the lovely Norfolk Broads. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Jun 2022

  • "We stayed at the Cottage for 1 week and it is great, a stones throw from the river and the pubs, It was very peaceful and tranquil and hope to be back next year."

    Dear Victor, thank you for your positive review. We are pleased you liked the peace and tranquility of the cottage whilst enjoying the proximity of the river and other facilities. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back next year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victor4.4Jun 2022

  • "Really lovely place to stay, well kitted out, and nice touch with wine left for us and milk in the fridge."

    Liked the two fences and gates in front garden, carefully thought out for protecting dogs. Very convenient location for storing kayaks in front garden and walking down to the nearby river for launching

    Dear Jamie, Thank you for your very positive review. We are delighted that you had everything you needed and that the location and proximity of the cottage, was ideal for kayaking. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jamie4.7May 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 Aimie5.0Apr 2022

  • "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 Lizzie5.0Apr 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 Elaine4.4Feb 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 Nathan5.0Dec 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 Rebecca3.4Jul 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 Kathryn5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, great location."

    Reviewed by John4.7Jun 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 Lynn4.7Jun 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 Sarah4.4Apr 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. Please note: If you wish to charge your car, contact the owner directly as there's an additional charge.

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.

Please note: Electric car charging is not allowed at the property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas