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The Dairy

(Ref. 26592)

Saham Hills near Swaffham, Norfolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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66 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely loved my stay, felt at home as soon as i walked through the door."

    The bed was so comfy. Very quiet to relax & chill. Karen the host was lovely, nothing was any trouble . Lovely gardens to walk around. The hottub was perfect after a day out & about. Will definitely book again

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Mar 2024

  • "If you are all about your dogs on holiday then this is perfect Great paddocks ..."

    If you are all about your dogs on holiday then this is perfect Great paddocks for the dogs to run and explore A good base to explore approx 1hr away from everywhere Lovely setting and very helpful owners

    Reviewed by Danny4.7Sep 2023

  • "We loved our stay at the Diary!"

    Such a beautiful cottage. The enclosed Dog field was perfect for our Dog who isn't off the lead. Literally made our little Holiday! Beautiful surroundings. We felt very welcome. Thanks so much for having us, we hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Daniella5.0Aug 2023

  • "Karen is a very welcoming host."

    The Dairy was great, well appointed, clean and tidy. Perfect to go to and stop. Lots of information regarding places to visit locally.

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in peaceful surroundings."

    King size bed which was extremely comfortable and hot tub.Our hosts have obviously put a lot of thought into the Dairy. Would definitely recommend and would visit again

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Aug 2023

  • "A perfect holiday let; Karen could not have been friendlier or more helpful."

    As for being dog friendly, this cottage let has to score 11/10! Would love to return if circumstances permit.

    Reviewed by Brown5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely peaceful area."

    Very dog friendly, even has a small paddock for walking your dogs. Karen & Stuart are very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Aug 2023

  • "Had a lovely quiet stay at the cottage, thank you Karen for the warm welcome."

    The facilities were great and nothing was too much trouble. Chip especially loved the meadow with the walkways you created.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2023

  • "The Dairy is a well presented, well equipped, cosy cottage in a lovely quiet area."

    Ideal for dogs as not only is there a small secure area with the cottage there is also access to a larger secure paddock for exercise/play. Relax in the Hot Tub and listen to the owners duck playing in their pond!! There's a nice walks from the doorstep to local pubs, and you're well situated for visiting to other areas of Norfolk. e.g Sandringham, Wells By The Sea, Thetford Forest.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2023

  • "Truly excellent."

    The Dairy was a stunning property with everything needed for a relaxing break. The surrounding area is beautiful, peaceful and quiet. Having your own private garden is also a huge bonus, especially if you have dogs like we do. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners. They were attentive and helpful, without being intrusive. Overall, a truly fantastic break and we will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely little cottage, very dog friendly."

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a great stay - good facilities, friendly owners and fantastic for holidaying with a dog."

    The hot tub is shared, but the system works really well and we got to use it when we wanted to. The dog washing facility and fields are also a huge bonus. The only slight drawback was the lack of storage shelves in the bedroom to unpack clothing.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.4Mar 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful location , lovely paddock field for dogs and a great hot tub for relaxing , and friendly owners."

    We enjoyed our winter break here .

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Very dog freindly.

    Reviewed by Alec5.0Nov 2022

  • "Wonderful unexpected stay for us, glad we booked , our week stay was to be with relatives in kings lynn, we found the dairy late , and felt fortunate to share this property of Karen and Stuart, absolutely huge and wonderful bed, overall me my wife penny and labrador millie thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would hope to do so again in the future."

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Aug 2022

  • "Very pleasant stay the accomodation was very clean host where very helpful outside area very well kept plenty of room for dogs to run around, only downside was you needed a car to get to local villages."

    And WiFi was abit hit and miss depending where you where in the cottage. otherwise a very relaxing week..

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fabulous weeks stay at Dairy cottage a cosy, clean well equipped cottage with a hot tub and a big comfy bed in a quiet area of Norfolk with the most friendly wecolming hosts next door offering information of the surrounding area."

    Very dog friendly with a paddock and exercising areas for your four legged friends to enjoy. All in all a relaxing, chilled week it was just perfect.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2022

  • "Brilliant place for our four-legged friend."

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Jul 2022

  • "Genuine dog friendly property."

    Great outside secure space for your dogs. Karen was friendly, helpful and informative. In a lovely area with lots to see and do. Cottage well appointed and cosy.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Jun 2022

  • "Absolutely fabulous stay at the Dairy, last stayed in 2019 and it is still as nice, homely and welcoming now with brilliant facilities and amazing hosts Karen and Stuart who cannot do enough to make the stay totally memorable."

    Perfect for our two dogs with huge areas of safe and secured land for them to enjoy. Will definitely be back as having stayed at many Sykes Cottages this one certainly is the best, a huge thank you to Karen & Stuart. Robert, Freda, Bella & Betsy

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful, relaxing week at The Dairy, enjoying the home comforts provided by Karen and Stuart who were very welcoming, helpful and available at all times."

    A lovely area to explore and easy access to the stunning Norfolk coast. Plus an excellent selection of local pubs and restaurants to enjoy. A great week to remember.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0May 2022

  • "Situated in quiet village, dog friendly, clean and well kept property."

    Beautiful gardens and paddock.Ideal base for relaxing or visits out and about. Friendly and welcoming hosts.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2022

  • "Karen and Stuart are fabulous, kind, helpful hosts and all of their rentals are the perfect places to spend time away with your dogs."

    Karen has a wonderful way with dogs and mine felt at home instantly with the paddock as a super safe place for mine to roam around off their leads. The Dairy was a stunning place to stay with every comfort available. The bed was extremely comfortable with splendid crisp bedding, towels and robes along with a super shower or bath. Loved the hot tub too. Being located in a quiet rural village the quietness was so welcoming and every night gave a wonderful nights sleep.

    Reviewed by S5.0Mar 2022

  • "Great place to stay with or without dogs everything you needed was there kitchen ..."

    Great place to stay with or without dogs everything you needed was there kitchen lovely every tool you need was there living room very comfy bedroom was heaven six-foot bed was lovely the bedding was excellent quality shower and bathroom excellent we went when we had the storms had a power cut owners came over with candles the owners were lovely couldn’t do enough for you They had two other properties to rent I went to have a look round both outstanding as ours was can’t wait to go back

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Feb 2022

  • "I have stayed in a lot of cottages over the last four years and this was one of the best"

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had the most incredible week at The Dairy."

    The cottage was beautiful and the facilities were excellent both for us and our dog. Easily the most dog friendly place we've ever stayed. Our hosts were wonderful and so helpful with suggestions on places to go for days out. We will be visiting again very soon!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2022


    ..... what's not to love about this home from home cottage!!!! Fabulous homely cottage, with all you require, comfy bed and quality linens, beautiful gardens and a paddock for the dog to roam freely, secluded hot tub and friendly owners. Great location to check out Norfolk. Lets not tell anyone and keep it a secret for ourselves!!!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time at the Dairy and would highly recommend, great walks on ..."

    We had a wonderful time at the Dairy and would highly recommend, great walks on the doorstep, use of a hotub, lovely field for our dog to have a run,and a lovely well equipped cottage ,and friendly owners

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, very quite and peaceful, love the hot tub."

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2021

  • "This cottage is the best Sykes cottage I’ve stayed in absolutely perfect for dogs ."

    The owners Karen and Stuart will go above and beyond to help with anything you require

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jun 2021

  • "Excellent hosts to the cottage, very welcoming and nothing was any trouble for a very enjoyable stay at the Dairy."

    Alan and Veronica Wilson.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2021

  • "The accommodation was fabulous, our hosts were great."

    .. and just perfect for your 4 legged friends.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2020

  • "Gorgeous cottage, very homely in wonderful surroundings."

    The owners Karen and Stuart make you feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Aug 2020

  • "Really and truly dog friendly."

    We were lucky that there was only one other dog staying so we practically had the grounds to ourselves. The hot tub was a lovely addition and even with Covid we were able to explore and visit many lovely places. Would go again and would recommend.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Aug 2020

  • "We are just back from a wonderful and relaxing week in The Dairy, and it was exactly what we needed!"

    Karen was so welcoming and hospitable, and the house was just perfect for the two of us. Even with the other two accommodations occupied adjacent, we barely noticed anyone else was around. The house was adorable, especially the upstairs suite, and was clean, and the owners fully mindful of the covid advice, which was great. And the garden, surrounding field, and the ducks we’re a total pleasure. So many lovely places to visit in the vicinity and beyond and super cycle routes. Thank you very much, it was truly peaceful and a perfect week’s staycation!

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the Dairy."

    The property is lovely and decorated to a high standard, making you feel very much at home. Karen is a friendly and welcoming host and ensured we settled in. The hot tub is a fab addition, also being under cover means it can be enjoyed in all weathers. The shared gardens are beautifully kept and there is so much room that privacy is never an issue. Couple of very minor points; we had a couple of issues with intermittent wifi and the kitchen could do with some additional cooking utensils; serving dishes etc. We found plenty to do in the area and short drives away. We are already planning a return visit and may look at coming with other family members if we can book more than one property at once.

    Reviewed by Jo4.7Jul 2020

  • "We had a lovely week in the dairy ."

    .The cottage was lovely and clean and had everything you needed we took our push bikes and did the peddars way and was lovely to get back and enjoy the hot tub .it was a shared hot tub but it was nt a problem just need to put your name on the board and what time you wanted to go in . It's a really good dog friendly place loads of room for them to run around and even have a tub with taps and shower head to hose the dogs down .I would recommend this cottage to my friends and family and even go back myself sometime

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jul 2020

  • "We stayed in the dairy."

    .Bed could do with a deep clean as large amount of human and pet hair in the slats, bed and pillows too soft for me personally. There is lots of dust and cob webs, shower tray wasn't cleaned or bathroom floor needs good wash..however beautiful cottage, hot tub was great addition and the owner was very helpful and friendly! Enjoy our stay regualess, thank you!

    Reviewed by Gemma4.4Feb 2020

  • "Warm welcome from Karen."

    Very comfy cottage in a lovely location. Heating system was excellent. The grounds were well maintained and the use of the paddock was great for our dogs. If you are looking for a totally dog friendly cottage then this is it. There is even a bath for the dogs with hot/cold water and towels provided. Would recommend this cottage .

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Oct 2019

  • "Lovely cottage great for two."

    Big comfortable bed, well equipped cottage and warm. Hot tub is a bonus and great after a day travelling around. Wonderful welcome on arrival. Everything you could ask for.

    Reviewed by William5.0Oct 2019

  • "This was one of the best dog friendly cottages we have ever stayed in."

    We were greeted on arrival by the owner who took time to show us around and also explain the free use of the communal garden space and paddock area where dogs could be exercised. The cottage itself was cosy and comfortable with lots of thoughtful extras to make it feel like a home from home. The hot tub was a first for us but we enjoyed using it on several evenings- very relaxing!

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Oct 2019

  • "Would be good to see more specific details such as that this is a shared hot tub and not exclusive to the property."

    Reviewed by Alastair5.0Sep 2019

  • "Perfect!!!"

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Aug 2019

  • "Great place to go to."

    Owners were very helpful. Place is very clean and tidy and looks as it days on the site. Although we did not have any dogs was still very enjoyable. Hot tub was great in the evenings to use. Would recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2019

  • "The Dairy fully met and exceeded our expectations."

    The property was fantastic, our hosts were always there for advice and nothing was too much trouble. Have already recommended to friends and family. Although a bit of a drive to get to our favourite beaches Brancaster being our Favourite there is so much more to do around the area we only went there a couple of times. Sherringham Park is amazing, Castle Acre a lovely place and well signposted walks. Will definitely go back. And very dog friendly!

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely warm welcome ,beautiful cottage ,gorgeous surroundings ,huge comfortable superkingsize bed ,hot tub ,wild life swallows nesting in the barn,beaches within 45 minutes most completely dog friendly, not much going on in the close villages but we went for a quiet week which was what we got ."

    The garden and paddock all completely enclosed so safe for pooches .Eat out or eat in the cottage had everything you could possibly need to cook meals in , big supermarket in next town 10 mins away ,Loved the place , if I could have wished for any thing more we do like a pool , but this was a dog friendly hol this year so very happy with our choice

    Reviewed by Gary4.7Jul 2019

  • "This cottage, facilities and location certainly all have the WOW factor from the moment we drove into the drive."

    Fabulous welcome from the owner who took the time to show us around and left us a lovely welcome pack. Having booked cottages previously to cater for our two dogs this one ticked all the boxes with three vast secure gardens. The facilities are fabulous with Hot Tub and dog washing facilities with towels, shampoos etc. Great location to see all the sights of North Norfolk within about an hours drive, Norwich, Sandringham, Cromer, Norfolk Broads, Bury St Edmonds and Thetford Forest and not forgetting the lovely Swaffam only 7 miles away. This is a one huge bed cottage but there are two other larger ones privately adjacent.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2019

  • "This was a stunning little cottage."

    Perfect for a break away and it was great to be able to bring our dogs. Karen was really lovely and welcoming. She could not do enough to help us and had some really good ideas of where to go. The grounds we beautiful and perfect to take the dogs for a short walk before getting in the car to explore Norfolk. We really enjoyed our stay. The cottage was comfortable and homely and we felt really relaxed.

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Jun 2019

  • "We had a lovely weekend at the 'Dairy' cottage and will definitely be revisiting."

    Dogs loved it and facilities great, especially the hot tub. Local pub was also really accomodating - highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Apr 2019

  • "Gorgeous cottage."

    Lovely location. Friendly host. Hot tub spot on. Really enjoyed. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Mar 2019

  • "We had a lovely relaxing holiday in this cottage."

    It had more than enough utensils to use, plus there was even a bottle of milk in the fridge on arrival. Would highly recommend this to anyone.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Mar 2019

  • "Excellent clean warm cosy cottage with friendly helpful owner."

    Hot tub excellent and would recommend.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Feb 2019

  • "Firstly the owners were lovely, Karen is an excellent host and both friendly and helpful."

    The cottage is very dog friendly and our dog loved the enclosed paddock which was reassuring for us. The cottage itself was perfect for our needs, we spent 3 nights there and would definitely stay again. It was warm and cosy with a comfortable bed. We visited the local pub in Saham Toney one night, good pub grub and our dog Monty was made a great fuss of. We didn't make use of the hot tub due to time restrictions but it looked fantastic, maybe next time!

    Reviewed by Nancy5.0Jan 2019

  • "Brilliant place for dogs - the field was wonderful for them to go off lead."

    The cottage was very comfortable and furnished to a high standard. Everything you need in a kitchen was there. Karen who is the owner was lovely and very helpful and couldn’t do enough. Good pub 10 mins in the car which served an excellent carvery on a Sunday. Well recommended

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2018

  • "Loved the area as close to local pub for reasonable meals and Watton for supermarket."

    Close to Swaffham which is a lovely market town with a wide choice of shops and cafes. Spent 2 days walking at the Forestry Commission site at Lynford Hall which was beautiful and a dogs paradise. Will definitely revisit this area and stay at this cottage.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Sep 2018

  • "That all dogs were welcome to stay in property while we were out."

    Reviewed by John4.4Aug 2018

  • "Wonderful place to stay, very peaceful, would go back again."

    The owners are a lovely couple so welcoming, nothing was too much trouble

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2018

  • "Enjoyed our few days at the dairy the owners Karen and Stuart made us feel very welcome wil be going back at sometime and Radley our little dog loved it too ."

    Reviewed by Marlene5.0Jun 2018

  • "We couldn't have asked for a nicer place to stay."

    It was so comfortable and in a super location. The owners were most welcoming and ensured we had everything we wanted.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2018

  • "Everything about our holiday at The Dairy was brilliant, from the welcome to us and most importantly our dog, our hosts, the property, the gardens."

    I cannot rate this high enough. We had a little "hiccup" with the electrics while we were there but this was dealt with in a very professional and timely manner. There is just nothing we could complain about and would most certainly stay there again.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2018

  • "Lovely well appointed cottage, friendly, helpful owners on site, peaceful surroundings, great for my dogs."

    Sykes booking procedure easy and simple. All together an enjoyable experience.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2018

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Owner very helpful and knowledgeable. Very dog friendly would highly recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Sep 2017

  • "The hosts were lovely and Accommodating"

    Reviewed by Margaret4.6Jul 2017

  • "The best dog friendly cottage we have ever stayed in."

    And we have stayed in a lot. Nothing was too much trouble for Karen. Super friendly and very knowledgeable on everything local or a distance away.

    Reviewed by Gwen5.0Jun 2017

  • "The dairy was amazing - like home from home - the owner had thought of everything from kindling for the wood burner to plastic champagne glasses for a romantic tipple in the hot tub."

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Nov 2016

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage with everything you could need."

    A home from home. The large garden, paddock and enclosed patio area were ideal for the dog. Loved the on-site ducks and hens.

    Reviewed by Sally4.8Oct 2016

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  • One super king-size double bedroom with en-suite free-standing bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and flame effect log burner
  • Shared external utility.
  • Gas central heating with electric flame effect log burner
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer in utility, dishwasher
  • Large screen Smart TV, WiFi, a selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private, enclosed patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Shared use of lawned garden and large paddock with fun dog agility tests
  • Shared use of hot tub (private use can be booked)
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: The owner can arrange a dog sitting service by prior arrangement
  • Note: This cottage is attached to the owners' home at ground floor level
  • Please note: This property only accepts Friday changeovers for 7 night stays.

The property

A superb semi-detached cottage which was built in 1862 with modern fixtures and fittings.

This cottage in Norfolk features a fabulous first floor beamed bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a high quality sitting room with a warming optimist flame effect woodburner.

Step outside and make use of the soothing hot tub as you reminisce about the day's adventures.

Note: This cottage is next to Refs. 26163 and 26593, together they sleep 10.

Mill House Holiday Cottages

These three superb holiday cottages are located in the grounds of the owners’ home in the village of Saham Hills near to the market town of Watton in the Norfolk countryside. Sleeping a total of ten people between them, these Norfolk country cottages are perfect for a group, small family holiday or for a romantic couple's retreat. Finished to a high standard, these Norfolk cottages all feature beamed ceilings, warming woodburning stoves and modern, well-equipped living accommodation. Ideal for pets, these Saham cottages share a large paddock where the children and your four-legged friends can run around whilst you prepare a sumptuous feast in the kitchen or on the barbecue. Take some time to reflect on your wonderful Norfolk holiday, by relaxing in the luxurious hot tub; a fabulous way to round off the day after exploring the surrounding countryside. The National Cycle Route 13 is situated adjacent to all three properties, and Saham Hills is well located for discovering some wonderful Norfolk attractions. The popular town of Swaffham is just eight miles away, or spend a day exploring Thetford Forest. The North Norfolk coast can be reached in under an hour from these Saham Hills cottages, or you may wish to indulge in some retail therapy in the cathedral city of Norwich, before sampling one of the city’s many restaurants and taking in a show at the theatre. These Saham Hills cottages are in a wonderful location for a holiday in the beautiful Norfolk countryside.

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About the location


Watton 2 miles; Swaffham 8 miles.

Saham Hills is a peaceful village on the edge of the historic market town of Watton in North Norfolk. Watton holds a market every Wednesday and is also home to a wide range of shops, bars and restaurants. Swaffham is eight miles away with fine Georgian buildings housing shops, pubs and restaurants, a bustling Saturday market and a twice-monthly farmers’ market. Nearby Thetford Forest offers the Go Ape high wire experience, while a trip to Norfolk’s beautiful coastline or stunning Broads can easily be enjoyed, as can the magnificent cathedral city of Norwich. A wonderful year-round base for the whole family.

You can book private time for the hot tub, if you would like to do this, please write on the board provided.

The hot tub is at a temperature of 38 degrees and a professional spa, therefore any longer than an hour is not recommend for health and safety reasons.

Please note: This property only accepts Friday changeovers for 7 night stays

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas