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The Lodge

Old Buckenham near Attleborough, Norfolk (Ref. 14612)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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68 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was very comfortable, in a lovely quiet location with everything you needed ."

    The property owner, and his dog Willow, were very welcoming and friendly. He was a lovely man, and Willow was a character. Perfect place.

    Reviewed by BrendaNov 2021

  • "First class accommodation could not ask for any think better."

    Host Don and Willow the dog the best company you could wish for. Would recommend this property to anyone.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2021

  • "The Lodge was the best place we have ever stayed in we was welcome by Don the owner and his dog Willow who is now my new best friend."

    Everything was clean and comfortable home from home. The Lodge is in the most beautiful surroundings so quiet and peaceful. The only thing l might add would be they could do with a lamp in the lounge because if you are an avid reader the lighting isn't very bright. Car is essential for getting about. Will certainly be going back.

    Reviewed by PhilipOct 2021

  • "Had a wonderful stay at The Lodge."

    Don is a brilliant host and Willow the dog is so cute! Everything was perfect.

    Reviewed by DelyseSep 2021

  • "Lovely place, out in the middle of nowhere so need a car."

    Host a lovely man, very welcoming and friendly. Dog very friendly too!

    Reviewed by ChristinrAug 2021

  • "Don (owner) has really made the lodge a lovely place to stay, he is very welcoming and kind."

    The lodge has everything you need and it’s own parking space. Don has a wonderful canine companion Willow, beautiful character, friendly and will always welcome you back. Felt like being at home. WiFi signal isn’t great but you are in the countryside so we expected it. You certainly need to have a car to get about. The lodge is close enough to travel to Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth, lots of brilliant places to visit nearby like Banham Zoo and Bressingham. We had a fantastic weeks stay and hope to go back.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2021

  • "Our host Don and his lovely dog Willow made us very welcome, it was nice to have a dog around again, having lost our 3 years ago."

    We could have stayed longer and will go back again.

    Reviewed by ShaneJul 2021

  • "A really beautiful setting for a peaceful holiday."

    The Lodge was comfortable and spacious and the welcome warm. We enjoyed the outdoor seating and loved the bird and animal life. A great place for easy walking as well. My only suggestion for improvement would be to add to the kitchen utensils . Cooking a meal was a challenge with only one decent sized saucepan and there were no tall glasses to serve long cold drinks. Only quibbles but these additions would turn what is a great place to stay into a next to perfect place.

    Reviewed by JillJul 2021

  • "Wild life was great and I felt I was in heaven"

    Reviewed by TerenceJun 2021

  • "The lodge was very clean and comfortable, it was close to owners house but not a problem, lovely setting very quiet and peaceful."

    Don and willow great company, would love to go back soon.

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2021

  • "The host was really friendly and made us feel at home"

    Mrs MallardMay 2021

  • "Perfect holiday in an idyllic rural location; quiet, peaceful atmosphere, spacious accommodation, very welcoming host ( a character,in the best sense of the word), and with all that Norfolk has to offer within reach."

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2021

  • "The owner made us very welcome."

    The location is really lovely and quiet too. We would certainly go there again.

    Reviewed by VincentOct 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at 'The Lodge' it is in such a lovely setting, surrounded by woodland and fields."

    The host Don is very jovial and helpful, his dog willow just loves to greet people and make new friends. The weather was really good for the whole of our stay and we were able to make the most of exploring the area.

    Reviewed by MarilynSep 2020

  • "We had a wonderful holidays."

    We felt like our own home at the cottage. Host were very helpful .

    Reviewed by JanaksinhAug 2020

  • "We found all your advice and hints about the current situation extremely helpful."

    We had a very enjoyable FIFTH stay at The Lodge. The Owner, Don, is a wonderfully generous person, whom we love meeting. We hope to go back again.

    Reviewed by BruceAug 2020

  • "The Lodge had everything we needed and was an excellent place to get some shade and chill out during last weeks heat wave."

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2020

  • "We had a fantastic time at this lovely cottage, Donald the owner is a really lovely man and his dog Willow is adorable."

    We will always remember our stay at the Lodge as being one of the best cottages we have ever stayed in.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2020

  • "We have never stayed at a cottage with so many little touches to make you comfortable."

    Don is so friendly and welcoming and makes the stay extra special. Nothing is too much trouble. The cottage is set in the most beautiful surroundings and we had a walk every morning, going out the gate and along the avenue of trees without any traffic, just horses, deer and squirrels. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by JoanNov 2019

  • "Peacfull beatifull cottage in a dream location ticks all the boxes , a credit to Don the host a."

    Piece of heaven you call home will be there as soon as we can for sure

    Reviewed by AnthonyOct 2019

  • "Second time we have visited this cottage this year."

    Ideal for a quiet relaxing break with views over the owners garden/fields. Everything we needed in the cottage and the owner is so welcoming and helpful - a real gent.

    Reviewed by WendySep 2019

  • "The Lodge was clean and comfortable, in pleasant quiet surroundings."

    The owner, Don, is the perfect host. We had a very relaxing & enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2019

  • "Lovely holiday location."

    The Lodge exceeded our expectations, Don, the host, was most welcoming and helpful. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a restful and quiet holiday, though there are lots of interesting places to visit around the area too.

    Reviewed by JanetAug 2019

  • "A beautiful relaxing Lodge with a really great host."

    Beautiful views and a really peaceful and relaxing holiday. We were made to feel very welcome and Don the owner was a lovely person who couldn't do enough for you. We will hopefully go again.

    Reviewed by VivienAug 2019

  • "This was our second visit (hopefully not our last) to this tranquil treasure of Norfolk."

    Words can not describe the amazing scenery in which the lodge sit's, to see munjac deer green woodpeckers hares and partridge in the surrounding grounds to name but a few !! The freedom given by the owner to enjoy his garden along side his knowledge and wisdom of the surrounding area made our holiday complete. The lodge has everything you need for a very comforable stay. Would go back in a heartbeat if we could. We arrived as friends but we felt like family as we drove away.Thank you Don for making this a wonderful holiday .

    Reviewed by AnthonyJun 2019

  • "The Lodge was very well kept the owner was most helpful and could not do enough to help us."

    The area around the Lodge was wonderful it is all woodland the wild life is great birds of all kind and the odd dear or two in the woods .We had a bad week weather rain most of the time but plenty to do around it did not keep us in. we will go back again Maurice & Janet Way.

    Reviewed by JanetJun 2019

  • "Accommodation the best we have had with Sykes everything you could wish for not to mention the owner quite a character and a very good host."

    Reviewed by MarianApr 2019

  • "We found the cottage warm and comfortable."

    Good bed! We enjoyed the peace and quiet and "chilled out". Don the owner is very welcoming and a helpful host.

    Reviewed by WendyMar 2019

  • "The host could not have been more friendly or helpful and myself and my wife are thinking of going again next year"

    Reviewed by ColinMar 2019

  • "Fabulous location, lodge and host"

    Reviewed by TrevorFeb 2019

  • "We enjoyed a very happy week at The Lodge."

    The owner is a kind and welcoming host and the Lodge is very comfortable and well equipped. It provides a very peaceful and attractive place to stay. We would certainly return. Thank you.

    Reviewed by GildaOct 2018

  • "The Lodge was everything we wanted from our holiday cottage."

    Great location, great welcome from Don and we will definitely go there again.

    Reviewed by YvonneSep 2018

  • "The owner Don was very welcoming and always helpful."

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2018

  • "Just returned from our FOURTH holiday at The Lodge."

    A warm welcome from Don and later in the week we enjoyed a musical evening in his conservatory. This year we spent much more time at The Lodge relaxing in the calm and attractive surroundings. We hope to return for another holiday.

    Reviewed by BruceAug 2018

  • "The Lodge is such a clean and spacious accommodation with everything you need."

    The location is so peaceful and tranquil and the host Don is one of the nicest people we have met.He was extremely welcoming and has a fabulous sense of humour.All in all a great chilled out and relaxing holiday and we will definitely come again.

    Reviewed by BAug 2018

  • "The holiday area was very nice and if you like peace and quiet perfect the nearest town is only ten minutes away by car."

    the icing on the cake were Joan and Don It was absolutely the high light of the holiday. their generosity and hospitality were second to none .I fel we have made new good friends.

    Reviewed by LaurenceAug 2018

  • "A really lovely peaceful location."

    The Lodge was very comfortable and clean. The owner Don is most welcoming and friendly. Everything was excellent and would certainly recommend.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2018

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and of high quality and the surroundings were amazing in a picturesque setting."

    The owner Don was very helpful and friendly and made us feel very welcome. Would thoroughly recommend this cottage and hope to return some time.

    Reviewed by LindaJun 2018

  • "Owner treated us more like long lost friends than holiday guests."

    He could not do enough for us. He even laid on drinks and nibbles for our 52nd wedding anniversary. FANTASTIC!

    Reviewed by GeraldMay 2018

  • "We really enjoyed staying at The Lodge."

    It was in a lovely quiet area, with beautiful grounds. The owner was very friendly and very helpful to us, he made us very welcome. We would definitely go again and would recommend the Lodge.

    Reviewed by BrendaJan 2016

  • "The Lodge was brilliant, you could not ask for more."

    It was superbly equipped and furnished and in lovely surrounding. The owner, was a perfect host and we really enjoyed our stay there. We would give it 5 stars any time and more if possible.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2015

  • "Had a warm welcome from a friendly host."

    It was comfortable accommodation in lovely peaceful surroundings.

    Reviewed by AnitaSep 2015

  • "The Lodge is a superb place in a wonderful location."

    The owner is a wonderful host and a gentleman who made you feel most welcome. This was our second visit and we hope to make some more next year.

    Reviewed by TonyJun 2015

  • "Liked everything - this was the second time we had visited The Lodge and we hope to be going again soon."

    The Lodge was superb, our host was brilliant and we had a very relaxing holiday - thank you.

    Reviewed by WendyJun 2015

  • "The location is superb and the wildlife is a joy to watch with deer, hares and hawks all visiting us during our stay."

    The owner is the most generous of hosts and he has become a valued friend. The Lodge is a peaceful oasis and yet is 5 minutes from the A11 from which all parts of Norfolk can be reached. Norwich is some 15 minutes away and is a fantastic place to visit for meals, entertainment or just sightseeing. Cannot recommend highly enough.

    Reviewed by JamesApr 2015

  • "The owner of The Lodge was very nice and helpful and it was in a nice quiet area."

    Reviewed by CarolNov 2014

  • "After days out in the area, we were able to head back to The Lodge each evening and enjoy the peace and tranquillity."

    The cottage was very comfortable, a home away from home feel. The owner was so accommodating and helpful in every way - an extremely friendly gentleman. The cottage was perfect and we would highly recommend it to anyone who is staying in the area.

    Reviewed by TessOct 2014

  • "This was our THIRD visit to The Lodge!"

    We like the welcome and the facilities. The location is excellent and has enabled us to explore many parts of Norfolk. We are considering returning again next year.

    Reviewed by BruceSep 2014

  • "Had a very warm welcome from the owner, he made sure we were all comfortable."

    The Lodge was the cleanest property we have ever stayed in. I would recommend The Lodge to everybody, cannot speak highly enough about everything there. We are going to re-book soon.

    Reviewed by GeoffreySep 2014

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at The Lodge and we have booked for a month for 2015."

    Everything was just perfect and the owner is just terrific, very helpful, and the setting is very peaceful & quiet, and is perfect for touring.

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2014

  • "Liked the peace and quiet and the friendliness of owner, he couldn't do enough to please you."

    He also gave useful and correct information regarding local places of interest to visit. I would definitely recommend to anyone and would love to go again at some stage. If you love country walks and wildlife go here.

    Reviewed by DawnJun 2014

  • "The owner was a star, in this wonderful piece of heaven in Norfolk."

    We were made most welcome and felt that is was our home from home. The best holiday home we have had in years. A nice relaxing enjoyable location to see the wild life. Would definitely come again to the Lodge. We have already recommended this Lodge to our friends.

    Reviewed by TonyJun 2014

  • "The location is Norfolk's hidden heaven, a tranquil, beautiful place to get lost in time."

    The owner is a wonderful caring person there if you needed anything from local knowledge to supporting you if a problem occurred i.e. our car had problem. We were made most welcome with the run of the grounds and never felt like we were intruding in anyway. The best holiday we have had and look forward to returning in the future.

    Reviewed by AnthonyJun 2014

  • "A quiet location, lovely views and a friendly host."

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2014

  • "The peace and quiet of the location and the owner was so attentive and just couldn't do enough for us."

    It was a perfect base from which to tour the area. The lodge was very spacious and the woodland setting was great with fallow deer just outside the window and hares boxing in the paddock facing the lodge, it was just great.

    Reviewed by JamesMay 2014

  • "The owner was very approachable and friendly when I had any queries."

    The view from the cottage in the morning was lovely and in a lovely peaceful, tranquil setting. There was lots to do in the area, but it was especially near to Banham Zoo.

    Mr MitchellNov 2013

  • "Beautifully situated property, with breathtaking surroundings."

    The owner was a real gentleman. The holiday was a piece of heaven.

    Reviewed by SimonOct 2013

  • "We had an excellent break away at The Lodge, it is the ideal place to chill and relax, and we would recommend this cottage to anyone."

    The host is a really lovely man, and could not do enough for us, he was always there but not intrusive. We hope to be able to go back sometime soon. We have been to many cottages, and would say that this ranks among the best.

    Reviewed by ShirleySep 2013

  • "The owner is the most friendly and helpful person one could possibly have."

    I could not hope for a better place to spend my holiday, I will most certainly be booking The Lodge again.

    Reviewed by KennethSep 2013

  • "Excellent location."

    Ideal for a getaway which we were looking for. Lovely walks and views, great for cycling around too. Really enjoyed the stay, will definitely recommend for short breaks.

    Reviewed by BiplabAug 2013

  • "This was a fantastic place, peaceful with beautiful scenery."

    One of the best places I have stayed at.

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2013

  • "The Lodge was really exceptional, very comfy, peaceful, in a beautiful setting."

    We could not have chosen better, and we will be back!

    Reviewed by SallyAug 2013

  • "Enjoyed the peace and quite, and the space of the grounds."

    The host was a superb host in every respect, warm and extremely friendly, really nice and genuine.

    Reviewed by FrankJun 2013

  • "The lodge is the best property we have stayed in."

    We cannot praise it enough. The location is excellent and the standard of the property is extremely high. We would recommend the lodge to everyone for a unique and relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by JaniceJun 2013

  • "This is our second visit to the property within 6 months."

    We have returned because we like the peaceful location of the property and the many and varied attractions within a reasonable distance.

    Reviewed by BruceMay 2013

  • "The location was ideal for a peaceful and comfortable retreat away from the bustle of towns and cities."

    We would be happy to return to The Lodge if ever we are in that vicinity again. Happy to recommend The Lodge to anyone wanting a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2012

  • "Ease of access and superb accommodation all on one level which made it so much easier for my disabled father to enjoy his break."

    The care and attention to detail and friendly approach from our hosts, for whom nothing was too much trouble. Lovely secluded and peaceful location.

    Reviewed by DianeAug 2012

  • "Very peaceful and very lovely - a great place."

    Reviewed by PatJun 2012

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The property

This welcoming, comfortable detached lodge is nestled within the grounds of the owners' home, down a private lane on the outskirts of the rural Norfolk village of Old Buckenham.

This rural retreat offers bright and spacious accommodation set over one level, with easy access for less mobile guests as it benefits from having a walk-in shower with a seat and massage jets.

From the windows of this Old Buckenham cottage you can gaze over open fields and woodland, whilst outside the lodge you can relax on the patio with a cup of coffee listening to the birds singing in the summer sunshine.

The quiet lanes surrounding this Old Buckenham cottage offer good cycling and walking terrain where you can enjoy country walks for over a mile without venturing on to public roads; a perfect way to enjoy rural Norfolk at its best.

The market town of Attlebourgh is just four miles away offering shops, restaurant and bars along with good railway links to Norwich, Ely, and London, plus the world-famous Norfolk Broads are just a short drive away.

The popular city of Norwich is within easy driving distance with a wealth of museums, two beautiful cathedrals, a castle, river boats trips, open bus tours, and an informative town trail as well as an excellent shopping centre with a wide selection of eateries.

A delightful Old Buckenham country retreat in the heart of the beautiful Norfolk countryside.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower (with seat and back massage jets), basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • LPG central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, Dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Wall mounted hair dryer
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared use of owners' garden with private patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: No children at this cottage

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About the location


Kenninghall 4 miles; Banham 4 miles; Attleborough 5 miles.

Old Buckenham is a delightful rural village with its own shopping facilities and a traditional 17th Century pub, The Gamekeeper. Claiming to have the largest village green and widest tower windmill in the country, Old Buckenham is also home to an impressive airfield, which is an ideal place to watch both modern and vintage aircraft. The surrounding villages of New Buckenham, Kenninghall and Banham offer good places to eat, while the zoo at Banham offers a great day out and also holds regular Sunday car boot sales. The local town of Attleborough offers a wide variety of shops, whilst Wymondham and Diss, both about 12 miles away, boast some impressive buildings plus galleries and antique shops.

Region Information

Note: No children at this cottage.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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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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