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The Hayloft

Saham Hills near Swaffham, Norfolk (Ref. 26163)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "An excellent property."

    Karen is a great host. The property is clean and well equipped and lovely and warm too. The children and the dog loved the paddock. A great week away. I’d highly recommend.

    Reviewed by ElaineApr 2022

  • "This is by far the best accommodation we have stayed in, although all Syke's cottages are to a high standard."

    It was beautifully clean and well equipped. An indulgent chocolate cake to welcome us. Karen (the hostess) was always at hand if needed, but never a nuisance. A hot tub at the end of the day overlooking the paddocks, to ease the aching feet after lovely long walks. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by AmandaMar 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing stay."

    The owners have thought of every little detail to make you feel comfortable and at home. The cottage is beautifully appointed, dogs have every comfort and hot tub was wonderful.

    Reviewed by ClaireNov 2021

  • "We loved the comfort and homeliness of the Hayloft."

    The accommodation was superb - big comfy beds and crisp white bed linen, instant piping hot water (huge freestanding bath filled in no time!) Kitchen had everything we needed utensil-wise, and three great sink-in sofas to relax in in the lounge. The location was excellent and the owner, Karen, was a genuinely lovely, friendly person. We were able to put the kitchen scraps to good use by feeding the ducks and hit on lucky with the time of year as there were loads of blackberries and sloes ripe for picking! We also made good use of the hot tub which was a real treat.

    Reviewed by CaroleSep 2021

  • "Fantastic welcome from Karen and Stuart."

    Beautiful cottage, well appointed and really dog friendly. They have thought of everything to make life comfortable. Thoroughly recommend the Hayloft, even the most difficult to please person would have problemsin finding something to complain about

    Reviewed by JanSep 2021

  • "The Hayloft was exceptional."

    Ideally located to visit the local areas. Totally dog friendly. Our Max & Autumn loved the paddock. All cottages have there own enclosed garden for dog and child safety. Overall the best cottage we have ever stayed in.

    Reviewed by AdrianJul 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage in idyllic location."

    Incredibly relaxing, we all had a wonderful time and would love to come back again!

    Reviewed by AbiMay 2021

  • "Mill Cottages are lovely and brilliantly well run by the owners."

    Reviewed by AnnetteMay 2021

  • "A really comfortable and cosy cottage with enormous and comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen, spacious living room and very generous and helpful hosts who gave us some good ideas about what to do with our two small kids."

    Our kids enjoyed running around in the paddock. Hot tub was a treat as well.

    Reviewed by VictoriaOct 2020

  • "Karen went out of her way to be friendly and helpful."

    Everything was very Covid secure and the dogs absolutely loved the paddock and agility set up. The hayloft is very cosy . My only comment would be that the cooker hood set at eye level is a bit of a hazard if you are self catering!!!

    Reviewed by GeoffOct 2020

  • "Perfect set up for a holiday with multiple dogs"

    Reviewed by AlessiaOct 2020

  • "The cottage was very comfortable, clean and everything we needed."

    The gardens and meadow were lovely to sit and stroll in. The dog loved the ducks. The hosts were lovely, always at hand for any help and ideas where to visit.

    Reviewed by KatherineAug 2020

  • "Fantastic holiday and karren couldnt do enough for us."

    Thank you so much

    Reviewed by StephAug 2020

  • "Nothing too much trouble from owner Karen, fresh eggs & looked after puppy whilst we enjoyed day at beach"

    Reviewed by LucyAug 2020

  • "Karen is an amazing lady made us and our 4 dogs very welcome"

    Reviewed by LorraineJan 2020

  • "The cottage was just as described and advertised in the pictures."

    The hot tub is lovely and if you choose to go in it at night it has fairy lights and an outdoor heater which is a lovely touch - it is more than big enough for the four guests staying in the Hayloft so if you book it for private use, it is very spacious and makes for a lovely evening. The Hayloft lounge has three sofas which made for a really spacious and comfortable communal space - we were four adults and two dogs and we had lots of room to relax. The log burner is a lovely touch and gives it a really cosy feel. The owner had put up and decorated a real Christmas tree which was such a lovely surprise to walk in and see. The bedrooms are large - one is massive. Really comfy beds, plenty of storage, complete peace at night. The bathroom is spacious and clean with a great shower. Having our own fenced off paddock for the dogs was ideal and the dog agility space gave them plenty of space to run around and socialise with the other visiting dogs. There is a pub about a 20 min walk away - not all of this is paved so not that easy to walk in the dark but the cottage does provide a torch. There are other pubs within a short driving distance that we went to on the Sunday for food as the pub near the cottage stops serving food on a Sunday past 1.30pm. Would be great if bathrobes and slippers were provided for the walk to the hot tub - I think other cottages may offer this as the welcome book mentioned it but we could not find these in the Hayloft. But that is a tiny suggestion as otherwise everything was great - would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by LucyDec 2019

  • "We have now been taking our dogs on holiday for the past 5 years and this has by far been the nicest cottage we have stayed in."

    From a spacious lounge with plenty of seating to unbelievably large and comfortable beds. Every room is tastefully decorated and has kept its cottage feel. A perfect place to take your dogs with a large paddock area for them to run loose in and outdoor washing facility’s for when they get mucky. Throw in the hot tub and log burner and what more could you possibly ask for? The owner Karen is extremely friendly and helpful and we certainly would recommend this cottage to our friends. The only thing we would have liked is walks on the doorstep or around the village, but there are so many places to visit to take our dogs walking within a 30 or 40 minute drive that even that wasn’t a huge negative.

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2019

  • "Great lovely cosy cottage, very nicely furnished and very comfortable ."

    Massive thumbs up from us.

    Reviewed by SimonOct 2019

  • "Fantastic facilities and the most dog friendly holiday accommodation I have stayed in."

    Both family and dogs loved it - will definitely return!

    Reviewed by AlexAug 2019

  • "A very pleasant place to stay for a few days, the dog particularly enjoyed the ..."

    A very pleasant place to stay for a few days, the dog particularly enjoyed the safe paddock to run around in - location is excellent for forests and beaches are within an hours drive and well worth that drive

    Reviewed by AndreaMar 2019

  • "The cottage is on a blind bend quite a busy road so have to be very careful when leaving to go out and as there is no gate to stop dogs running out in to road so."

    Keep dogs on lead. There is a place on site to let dogs play which was good

    Reviewed by PaulFeb 2019

  • "A lovely cosy cottage great location ideal for the dogs, spotlessly clean."

    Owner very helpful it was a perfect break in a busy working schedule

    Reviewed by AdrianFeb 2019

  • "We had a fantastic stay at this beautiful cottage which had everything you needed and more !"

    Literally everything had been thought about and the cottage was spotlessly clean even though it caters for dogs We would like to say a massive thank you fir making our stay most enjoyable

    Reviewed by LeaNov 2018

  • "Best dog friendly cottage yet!"

    With the dog paddock, hot tub and larger than life bed and bathroom this cottage was a treat for the entire family. Thanks again to Karen and Sykes Cottages.

    Reviewed by CraigAug 2018

  • "The owners made us feel very welcome , although its a doggy friendly holiday the standard is very high and very clean."

    A beautiful cottage . We had a lovely week both kids and dog had a goid holiday. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by AnitaJul 2018

  • "Fantastic holiday at Mill House Cottages staying in the Hayloft."

    From the moment we arrived Karen was the perfect host to both us and our dogs. The paddocks at the back were perfect for a morning walk and letting the dogs run. The location was also perfect for Brandon and Thetford Forrest and a trip to the coast. We didn't really want to go out in the evening as with the wood fire burning and the lovely rooms we got so cosy. Great kitchen to be able to cook for ourself and then the use of the hot tub was fantastic. So relaxing. Both my teenage daughters visited for a day and loved the cottage. Can't wait to return, hopefully later this year. Many thanks Karen

    Reviewed by NigelFeb 2018

  • "The photographs online do not do these beautiful cottages full justice."

    The owner is exceptionally helpful and her kindness when she knew I had lost my old dog the day before travelling was lovely. Yellow roses for me in the cottage.

    Reviewed by AdeleOct 2017

  • "It was such a beautiful, comfortable cottage with easy access to a hot tub which we loved."

    The paddock was just right for walking our elderly dog-just a few steps away from our front door.We couldn't have wished for a nicer base for our holiday.

    Reviewed by GillianApr 2017

  • "The owner Karen was very helpful and welcoming."

    She appreciated the needs of dogs and their owners and went out of her way to make the short break enjoyable.

    Reviewed by JuliaNov 2016

  • "Very happy overall, would recommend putting chest of drawers in bedrooms if possible (even inside wardrobes)"

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2016

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double with ensuite bathroom (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x super king-size double
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Shared external utility.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer in utility, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, Blu-ray, CD/radio, PlayStation 2, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • 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 gravelled garden 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)
  • Four well-behaved pets welcome first two dogs are in cost additional £25pp after
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: The owner can arrange a dog sitting service by prior arrangement.

The property

This delightful semi-detached cottage which dates from 1862 is located in the peaceful village of Saham Hills.

This Norfolk cottage is full of character with beams throughout and two comfortable bedrooms; ideal for a family or two couples who are looking for a country retreat.

Sit back and relax in front of the warming woodburning stove, or let your cares ebb away in the fabulous outdoor hot tub.

Note: This cottage is next to Refs. 26592 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

SAHAM HILLS

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.

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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