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The Lodge

(Ref. 14612)

Old Buckenham near Attleborough, Norfolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • don (43)
  • lodge (33)
  • host (31)
  • willow (29)
  • lovely (24)
  • owner (24)

72 Customer Reviews

  • "Delightful place to stay, comfortable, well equipped ,immaculate an awsome host ..."

    Delightful place to stay, comfortable, well equipped ,immaculate an awsome host a great location and less than 10 minutes from Snetterton circuit

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2024

  • "The Lodge was very comfortable and homely ."

    It is set in a quiet location and is very peaceful . The setting is ideal for a quiet break . The wildlife is abundant . The Lodge is one of the best holidays I have had . You are met by the owner who’s name is Don and his dog Willow . Don is a friendly man and always has time to chat about the day . Willow came to see us every day and is a friendly Labrador . I cannot wait to go there again . Don you are a star and a great host .

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2024

  • "Advertised shower as having jets but it doesn't"

    Reviewed by Stanley4.4Oct 2023

  • "My son and i had a week at the lodge and couldnt have had a better host in Don and his lovely dog Willow."

    He had thought of everything and it was warm and i am a housekeeper i found a few things that could be improved on by the cleaner but all in all lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Marion4.1Oct 2023

  • "We had a fantastic time at The Lodge."

    It is set at a most beautiful country side, with lovely walks. The host, Don was very helpful and attentive. We fell in love with his dog, Willow, although one of us doesn't even like dogs. We can definitely recommend The Lodge and we are looking forward to visiting again.

    Reviewed by Maia5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful holiday and certainly Don and Willow were the highlight."

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very comfortable."

    Idyllic setting for peace and quiet but easy access to places of interest. Owners dog is very friendly and helped make the stay more enjoyable as she visits regularly and accompanies you on walks. Electric car charging available at 3kw so need to bring granny cable. Local pubs in Old and New Buckingham serve excellent food. Great area for walking, cycling, sight seeing or just enjoying the very large garden.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2023

  • "We keep coming back for peace and quiet in beautiful countryside."

    The Lodge is clean, cosy and comfortable. Don and Willow are perfect hosts. Excellent.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "The lodge is an excellent position surrounded by wildlife, lovely walks and all places to visit in Norfolk easily reached."

    The lodge has everything needed to enjoy an excellent holiday. Have spent two holidays of two weeks over the last two years and will be going back next year.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Aug 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, Don and Willow were very welcoming."

    The property and are were wonderful and we would love to visit again. Plenty of wildlife to see each morning, must rank in the top two places we have stayed. Thanks

    Reviewed by Norman5.0Aug 2023

  • "Second visit to this cottage and we were, again, not disappointed."

    Beautiful peaceful surroundings and well looked after by our host Don and not forgetting his dog, Willow, who gave us a warm and enthusiastic welcome back. We are already considering a third, potentially longer, visit next year.

    Reviewed by George4.7Jul 2023

  • "Cottage very clean and comfortable."

    Lovely surroundings. Don was a perfect host as was Willow. Will definately be back .

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2023

  • "A very well equipped and comfortable holiday home"

    Reviewed by Margaret3.8Jun 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable lodge in a beautiful peaceful setting."

    We we're greeted by Don and his 4 legged companion Willow on arrival and were made to feel really welcome by both. We are planning on returning next year and would highly recommend The Lodge for anyone wanting a peaceful escape.

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely place to stay, the host was excellent, very friendly but not overbearing."

    The accommodation was very comfortable and very well equipped. The jets on the shower and the grill on the cooker did not work.

    Reviewed by Stanley4.7Apr 2023

  • "We had an amazing time at the lodge and don’ was a first class host and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone."

    A big thank you to Don’ and his lovely dog, Willow a pleasure and we look forward to future adventures at the lodge.

    Reviewed by Reginald5.0Apr 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our month at the Lodge and would happily have remained there."

    Don is a generous host and lives in a glorious setting.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Feb 2023

  • "The Lodge is a cosy and comfy home from home."

    I was most impressed with the cleanliness and how well equipped it is! Don is a very caring host and nothing too much trouble. His dog Willow is a lovely addition with her sweet and gentle nature...and her love of biscuits. The setting is a bucolic dream with long views, birds visiting the bird table, sheep and horses in the neighbouring fields. Even in January it was a tonic to be there. Thankyou Don and Willow. Melanie

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Jan 2023

  • "Don was very helpful"

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Nov 2022

  • "What a unique experience."

    From the welcome, to the cosyness; the peacefulness and the comfort of the beds which made us reluctant to get up each morning! We can only add to what others have said. Don is a gentleman and Willow is an utter star and we'd love to return. Thank you to them both for letting us share their little piece of heaven.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Nov 2022

  • "In all the time we have been taking cottage holidays we have never met a more congenial host."

    We look forward to our next break in May.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Oct 2022

  • "Don and Willow were excellent hosts to this amazing Lodge which was excellent clean and well equipped."

    Watching the wildlife was amazing and the visits from Willow and chats with Don were lovely. Thank you Sylvia, Joan, Margaret and Dave

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2022

  • "The owner Don was an excellent host."

    We were welcomed on arrival and shown around the Lodge which was as described. It was in a lovely setting and had everything for an enjoyable holiday. His dog Willow kept us company al through our holiday. We had a great time at the Lodge and would return without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Aug 2022

  • "Thanks to host Don and his dog Willow."

    Excellent peaceful location.Plenty of bike trails on quiet roads.And walks.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Aug 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a very peaceful spot which made our holiday very special, and we really appreciated the warm and friendly welcome we received from the owner and his dog."

    The cottage had all we needed in terms of equipment and was clean and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2022

  • "Holiday property was very spacious and clean loved the outlook."

    Very quiet area we loved watching the hares and deer every day. Don and willow were the perfect hosts they made us feel very comfortable and at home we couldn’t have asked for more. I am going to miss our morning visit from Willow she’s the most adorable dog.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2022

  • "We really loved the Lodge."

    It is in the most wonderfully secluded surroundings so the only sounds were from the birds and wildlife which were right there in front of our windows in the morning and throughout the day. The property was very clean and dry and well equipped. The owner was brilliant and really helped to make this a most memorable holiday.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2022

  • "Property impeccable."

    Owner: extremely friendly and hospitable!

    Reviewed by Louis5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great stay at The Lodge and loved this part of Norfolk"

    Reviewed by Alan4.4May 2022

  • "The lodge was very comfortable and had everything we needed."

    A fantastic place and the wildlife amazing. Don the owner was the nicest person and so helpful. His dog Willow was a bit special. We would love to return as it was so quiet and relaxing. We had some lovely walks directly from the lodge.

    Reviewed by Wilfred3.8Apr 2022

  • "The gentleman who owns the property donald was is a lovely man nothing was too much trouble for him."

    his dog willow was a delight visting us. the property is tne best we have ever rented. and we have have stayed at lot,s of places. some where a nightmare but this place is one we would love to go back to.

    Reviewed by Susan Christina5.0Mar 2022

  • "A wonderful week provide by Don and Willow in a very peaceful location."

    We would love to return to this beautiful spot during summer months to see even more birds and wildlife along with the two hosts.

    Reviewed by Bruce4.7Feb 2022

  • "Home from home."

    Cosy and peaceful. Hosting at its finest - personal and obliging. Thank you Don and Willow

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Dec 2021

  • "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 Brenda5.0Nov 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 David5.0Oct 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 Philip5.0Oct 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 Delyse5.0Sep 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 Christinr5.0Aug 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 Susan5.0Aug 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 Shane5.0Jul 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 Jill4.7Jul 2021

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

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Jun 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 Peter5.0Jun 2021

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

    5.0May 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 Michael5.0Apr 2021

  • "The owner made us very welcome."

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

    Reviewed by Vincent4.4Oct 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 Marilyn4.7Sep 2020

  • "We had a wonderful holidays."

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

    Reviewed by Janaksinh5.0Aug 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 Bruce5.0Aug 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 Alan5.0Aug 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 David5.0Jul 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 Joan5.0Nov 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 Anthony5.0Oct 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 Wendy5.0Sep 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 Christine5.0Sep 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 Janet5.0Aug 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 Vivien5.0Aug 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 Anthony5.0Jun 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 Janet5.0Jun 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 Marian5.0Apr 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 Wendy5.0Mar 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 Colin5.0Mar 2019

  • "Fabulous location, lodge and host"

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Feb 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 Gilda4.7Oct 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 Robert5.0Sep 2018

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

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 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 Bruce5.0Aug 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 B5.0Aug 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 Laurence5.0Aug 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 Elizabeth5.0Jul 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 Linda5.0Jun 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 Gerald4.7May 2018

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  • 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

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.

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About the location


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

Old Buckenham is a delightful rural village with two traditional country pubs and its own shopping facilities. 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 large market town of Attleborough offers a wide variety of shops, including a Sainsburys and a Lidl, perfect for stocking-up on essentials, whilst Wymondham and Diss, both about 12 miles away, boast some impressive buildings plus galleries and antique shops.

Note: No children at this cottage.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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