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The Duck House

(Ref. 981354)

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Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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68 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely time at Duck House."

    Was very quiet and peaceful. Very central for all the different beaches we went to every day . Lovely walks around the village. Phil and Alison were brilliant hosts and left us a very nice welcome pack. Thank you .

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Mar 2024

  • "Really comfortable cottage."

    Much bigger than expected. Well equipped and warm. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay with our dog. Friendly pub within walking distance. Lovely part of the world to discover from a comfortable base.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2024

  • "Duck cottage was in an ideal location for exploring the surrounding area - whether inland to Norwich or spending time at the coast."

    The cottage is very comfortable, spacious and warm. The hot tub was such an added bonus - set in the secluded garden. Owners were helpful when needed but always respected our privacy.

    Reviewed by Jane3.4Feb 2024

  • "A lovely quiet place to stay."

    The whole of the duckhouse was immaculate, there was a lovely welcome gift of biscuits and prosecco (Neither of which lasted very long) Owners very good at respecting your privacy but were about if you needed them. Would certainly recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Feb 2024

  • "Great cottage."

    Lovely owners. Go see the seals at Horsey Gap. Looking forward to returning.

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely homely place very relaxing but within easy reach of lots of places to visit"

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Sep 2023

  • "Furnishings, fixtures and fittings in need of some maintenance/upgrading."

    The gaps in the kitchen worktops were of particular concern for obvious reasons. The toilet brush definitely needs replacing. Set in a peaceful village the property is conveniently located for visiting the broads and other places of interest. The 2 secure outside areas were ideal for our dog. Nice big bedroom with comfortable bed and plenty of storage space. Welcome pack of milk, biscuits, fizz and dog treats was lovely.

    Reviewed by Trudy3.1Sep 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay in the Duck Cottage Lovely and peaceful and central to everything we needed to see and do."

    Plenty of takeaways near by and a couple of lovely pubs. Had a welcome pack to greet us on arrival, Prosecco went down a treat! Would stay again if we ever go back down that way for sure. Thank you Alison

    Reviewed by Sharon4.4Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely time with our stay"

    Reviewed by Angela4.4Jul 2023

  • "Quiet and peaceful, good position."

    Well equiped and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Christine4.1Jul 2023

  • "The only problem we had was rubbish Internet otherwise very good."

    We would stay there again if Internet was sorted out.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.1Jul 2023

  • "Extremely comfortable premises, clean and well maintained."

    Has everything you need (one of the best we have stayed in). It was nice to have your own private secluded garden. A very nice well pack was enjoyed. This premises would definitely suit a person with mobility problems. Many places to visit nearby. Many thanks, Alison & Phil.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2023

  • "One or two issues which the owner quickly resolved, broken chair, tray and kettle."

    On arrival assured that the hot tub was good with new filter,clean water.On 4th day filter warning light on, owner away, stepson reset it, hot tub now cold, we had to put heater back on ourselves, to use it on our last day.However it smelt very unclean not fit to use (smelt of drainage)very disappointed. Also a bees nest in the gutter directly above hot tub. We feel owner needs to inspect property before guests arrive

    Reviewed by Anthony3.1Jun 2023

  • "Lovely place will be going back the owners are very nice and friendly"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2023

  • "A very warm welcome from Phil on arrival."

    The welcome pack of Prosecco, shortbread biscuits, tea, coffee & milk was most appreciated. The Duck House was very clean & provided everything we needed for our weeks stay. One item which would be helpful in the future is a grab bar in the large shower cubicle, my husband has balance difficulties & needs a grab bar for stability. This is not a criticism but a suggestion. We did not inform Alison & Phil of this problem ahead of our stay. Despite the very cold rainy weather we had a wonderful week. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Apr 2023

  • "We arrived home yesterday 21/4/23 after a lovely stay at The Duck House from Monday to Friday."

    Both Alison and Phil were very friendly, polite and keen to ensure that our stay was perfect. They provided us with a great welcome pack and also arranged for the hot tub to be on ready for our arrival. This is a prime location to visit many sandy beaches and the Norfolk Broads. There is a local picnic boat hire company Herbert Woods in Potter Heigham nearby where we hired a day boat for a trip on the Broads. We had a great time here and can only give 10 out of 10 for the great holiday break we had at The Duck House.

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Apr 2023

  • "Cosy, comfortable and the best provisioned cottage we've stayed at so far."

    Excellent welcome pack great friendly welcome from the owner and satisfaction check one day in.

    Reviewed by Vic4.7Nov 2022

  • "Lovely homely cottage with everything you need, nice welcome pack on arrival and ..."

    Lovely homely cottage with everything you need, nice welcome pack on arrival and hosts were very friendly, will probably return next year

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Nov 2022

  • "Nice comfortable place very spacious , good location , and was pleasantly surprised by the generous welcome pack."

    Reviewed by William4.7Nov 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time at the Duck house, it was well equipped, clean, warm and big."

    It was in close proximity to the main road for travelling around the area. Two happy Chappies lol

    Reviewed by Sharron5.0Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage."

    Owners really friendly and helpful. The cottage was spotlessly clean and really well equipped and comfortable. Very quiet and peaceful. The bed was amazing. Slept better than I have for months. Lovely area and really convenient for so many places. Will recommend to friends. Ideal for a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Sep 2022

  • "We have just had a week at The Duck House, what a little gem all you need and much more also a very thoughtful welcome gift."

    Very handy for visits to the coast and the Broads without to much travelling, Tesco and the fish ans chip shop very handy in Stalham, found the farm shop very over priced. You will not be disappointed with Duck House, we would highly recommend it and would love to go back

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "A very comfortable bungalow in a quiet area ideal for a relaxing holiday."

    within comfortable reach of north Norfolk coast and Broads. Tesco very handily only a short drive away. The owners, who live next door, are very amiable and when we had a small problem responded immediately. I would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Barbara3.8Jun 2022

  • "Quiet location and extremely clean and comfortable with the added bonus of the hot tub."

    Generous welcome gifts. Enclosed garden for the dog. Good position for exploring the Broads. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Celia5.0Jun 2022

  • "Nine weeks before our holiday in 'The Duck House', we had moved into our new house."

    After a busy time decorating and renovating we felt in need of a good holiday and were hoping that 'The Duck House' would be home-from-home. It wasn't - it was much better!! We were delighted with the accommodation. We have stayed in many self-catering facilities over many years, the vast majority of which have been very good, but generally find that they are built or converted for a specific need, that is to provide short stay holiday accommodation. As a result, space and facilities can sometimes be limited. Not so with 'The Duck House' - this is a generous sized, well-equipped one-bedroom bungalow offering a most comfortable and spacious lounge with a dining area, separate kitchen, shower room and very large bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe along the full length of one wall. The entrance hall has a separate cupboard for coats, shoes, etc. The owners, Phil and Alison, provided a most generous welcome pack which even included doggie-treats for our four-footed family member! We relaxed the moment we entered and were able to pack everything away and put our cases out of sight. The hot tub in the enclosed garden was an absolute treat and most welcome after a day's sight-seeing and walking. This property has 'raised the bar' and exceeds what we expected from the website details. If we return to the area again, it will be on condition that we can book 'The Duck House'!

    Reviewed by Graham5.0May 2022

  • "Nicely stocked property and met our needs with our friendly dog."

    Ideal for exploring nearby countryside and coastline. A warm welcome by the host, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Bernhard5.0May 2022

  • "First class accommodation."

    Ideally situated for exploring the area. Loved our holiday here and hope to return.

    Reviewed by pamela5.0May 2022

  • "Comfortable clean peaceful good area for visiting historic houses gardens and seaside"

    Reviewed by Judith4.7Apr 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week, thanks to the nice, clean, well looked after cottage."

    Weather cold but dry. Thank you so much for making our stay great.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, would recommend."

    Reviewed by Shirley4.7Mar 2022

  • "A well equipped holiday cottage in an excellent area for the Broads and north Norfolk."

    Sea Palling only 4 miles away by country lanes with access to the fantastic beach walks. Excellent for our dog but probably better if the small enclosed back garden was pebbles or chippings rather than grass, to prevent muddy paws coming back into the carpeted living area. Lovely welcoming gifts from the on site owners. Would highly recommend for a couple, and pooch, wanting a quiet Norfolk hideaway.

    Reviewed by Marcus4.7Feb 2022

  • "Some microwaveable containers would of been useful."

    Non stick frying pan too. Maybe replace the sofa, its looking and felt, a tad tired.

    Reviewed by Drinda2.8Feb 2022

  • "Great place to stay."

    Duck House had everything we needed was clean and well laid out. Welcome pack was appreciated, thank you.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had an amazing stay everything you could want and more from a holiday cottage."

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    All modern facilities and hosts couldn't be nicer.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2021

  • "Very comfortable accommodation, good location for exploring Broads and beaches."

    Very well furnished with everything we needed for a pleasant break. Good value and very good instructions & directions.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely little clean cottage in a very peaceful area ."

    Totally relaxing especially in hot tub which we only used once due to getting a bad cough and sore throat ( not Covid related as tested ) . Perhaps an iron to press our clothes over would have been nice , but I’m sure if we’d knocked next door it wouldn’t have been no trouble to borrow one . Apart from that a super cottage . Well done

    Reviewed by David4.4Oct 2021

  • "A wonderful, comfortable, relaxing place to be."

    Absolutely everything provided. We will definitely return! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great base for area !"

    Great place to stay every thing you needed in the house hot tub was great fun shops just 5 mins away ! Would recommend the duck house ! Well worth a visit / stay

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2021

  • "Such a lovely accommodation so clean and had everything we needed , extra touch of milk , and biscuits was so nice ."

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Sep 2021

  • "Spent a wonderful week at The Duck House, this is a gem of a holiday cottage situated in a peaceful location with easy access to National Trust Properties, Coast, Waterways and Norwich."

    The owners Alison and Phil have thought of everything you would need to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable and the thoughtful little extras like torches in the bedside cabinets - just in case you need one, plenty of reading matter, CD's and DVD's. Of course the big plus is the hot tub very relaxing after a day out. A big thank you to Alison & Phil for their welcome gift of Prosecco and lovely biscuits, a real treat after a long journey. This property will be highly recommended to our family and friends.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Aug 2021

  • "The Duck House was an oasis of calm in a wonderful rural setting."

    Our first impression was as guests we were first and foremost in the thoughts of our hosts. We thoroughly enjoyed our week at The Duck House and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a peaceful week away.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Aug 2021

  • "The Duck House is a comfortable house for two people with everything you need for your stay."

    You can walk locally or drive to other parts of the area very easily-it’s quite central. Local facilities from supermarket, garage to pubs are close by. A nice welcome pack when you get there is helpful and the spa is lovely in a quiet private garden.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2021

  • "Plenty of kitchen cupboards and drawer space."

    Great mirrored walk-in wardrobe. Milk, biscuits and Prosecco in welcome pack. TV was small but adequate. I had to clean the slip mat in the shower before use. Phil the owner was very helpful with the WiFi and the Hot Tub, which was VERY nice as we had cool weather. We had a very comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Michael3.4Jul 2021

  • "Not the owners fault but internet was very patchy, and as we unfortunately had awful weather found it annoying not always being able to watch items on our ipads."

    Reviewed by Pauline4.4May 2021

  • "Travelled all the way to Duck House in heavy rain and travelled back home mostly in rain."

    In between, Sunday to Friday was wall to wall sunshine. Duck House is a great credit to Phil and Angela who have us a very warm welcome. There was everything that we needed. Would recommend this property to anyone for a quiet but enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by Sylvia4.7May 2021

  • "A cosy well equiped cottage."

    A lovely area in Norfolk, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely bungalow, even during covid very odd that owners live next door and never once popped there head out to say hi, felt inhospitable."

    Well equipped kitchen but most people would prefer a dishwasher to a washer. Otherwise lovely cottage

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.1Oct 2020

  • "The Duck house was fantastic."

    The owners had thought of everything,best place we have stayed .we got welcome packs ,some lovely lemon Biscuits bottle of wine .Treats for our dog .The bed was so comfortable everywhere so clean .owners where lovely

    Reviewed by Caron5.0Oct 2020

  • "The Duck house was a lovely holiday home and we would have enjoyed it even more but for a few things."

    It was very obvious that it was during COVID-19 and that the owners Phil and Alison really didn’t make us feel welcome, in fact we didn’t see Alison at all. Throughout the comments book people were thanking them for the wonderful welcome pack whereas we had a reasonably priced bottle of Prosecco, a pkt of ginger biscuits and a pkt of chews for our dog. Comparing this to the many other Sykes Cottages we have stayed in we were really rather disappointed. Everything was in good condition but could have been enhanced with a TV in the bedroom and a larger one in the lounge. My husband and I were happy to return home at the end of the week. This is not our usual feeling and also have 3 cottages booked with you for 2021 and can’t wait.

    Reviewed by Cynthia4.4Sep 2020

  • "We had a very comfortable week at the Duck house."

    Alison and Phil had done as much as they could in the current circumstances to make our stay as safe as possible. The supplied cleaning wipes and hand gel. We would book the duck house again when returning to this part of Norfolk.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Aug 2020

  • "The Duck House was a wonderful place to stay."

    We had no worries about how clean it was during these Covid times, the owners were really thoughtful and left us a welcome pack with some chews for our dog too. Such a great spot for easy access to places to explore, the beaches and seal spotting, the broads and all places between. Would highly recommend especially as the hot tub helped us relax after a day's exploring

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2020

  • "If you are looking for luxury, then the Duck House is the best place to stay."

    Everything is there and feels more than a home from home. The welcome pack was fab and Phil did all he could to help, fab host! The beaches and pubs are easy to get to and are beautiful, dogs are welcome. Amazing holiday and will deffo return!!

    Reviewed by Shalayne5.0Jul 2020

  • "Good place to stay,the best so far for us,the owners were helpful,would ..."

    Good place to stay,the best so far for us,the owners were helpful,would definitely recommend this for a couple,just one negative,nothing to do with the duck house,please stop misusing the word experience it is so annoying and patronising

    Reviewed by Kevin3.8Dec 2019

  • "Best cottage for two we’ve had."

    They’re usually really cramped but this one was just luxury designed for two- in particular the huge comfy bed and the hot tub. Friendly owners and thoughtful welcome pack plus little extras. The good weather was also a bonus considering the time of year and the fortnights rain we had before we came away. Lovely area, especially for dog walking right from the front door let alone the Broads and the coast. Plenty to see and do but we will visit the area again before the end of October next time when even more will be open. Cooked at the cottage every evening but never visited a supermarket. There are lots of friendly local shops with excellent produce. Great butchers at Ludham, Stalham and Wroxham, lots of. farm shops and front gate stalls for veg and eggs.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Nov 2019

  • "Unfortunately the property wasn’t ready for us when we arrived."

    I emailed the owners on arrival but did not get a reply unfortunately there wasn’t any other contact numbers available. So rang Sykes the Next morning they were very polite and quickly got it sorted for us.

    Reviewed by Sue4.1Nov 2019

  • "Lovely comfortable accommodation."

    Thoughtful welcome pack provided. Wonderful place to stay. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Oct 2019

  • "It was the most comfortable and well appointed cottage we have been to."

    The fixtures and fittings were all first class. They include a welcome pack even a blanket and treats for our dog. The kitchen included a coffee maker and the walk-in shower was great Would recommend to any one.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Oct 2019

  • "As this was my first experience of Norfolk, the Duck House served as a ideal base in order to explore the local area, countryside and coastal areas."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2019

  • "The Duck House was a class above any previous Sykes booking, although it must be said that all have been most satisfactory."

    The whole unit was first class - more than one could reasonably expect. Met owners who were very helpful and likeable. Cannot report any down comments, because there are none. All in all - exceptional!

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Aug 2019

  • "Phil and Alison made us and o yr dog very welcome."

    We will be going back to stay at The Duck House, everything there was fantastic.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Aug 2019

  • "Having used Sykes cottages for several years now."

    We were very pleasantly surprised by the Duck House, it's possibly the nicest property we have stayed with through Sykes.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was very comfortable the owners Alison and Phil were very helpful ..."

    The cottage was very comfortable the owners Alison and Phil were very helpful if you needed them The weather was very good so we enjoyed a lovely week in north Norfolk and we will definatly use Syke again

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Jun 2019

  • "Yes the new owners have now made the garden very small,it has 6ft high fence panels around the patio area so all you have is 9ft x 12ft,the outlook now has changed from a very nice view to one being enclosed in a box,looking through the patio window all you see is a tall fence panels,no more nice view,if i knew it was like this i would have cancelled my holiday."

    You need to warn other people about this ,this is advertised with a large garden with a very nice view,not now,so be warned you will get a few complaints.

    Reviewed by Peter3.8Apr 2019

  • "The owners Alison and Phil were very welcoming and the personal touch of a ..."

    The owners Alison and Phil were very welcoming and the personal touch of a bottle of sparkling wine, biscuits, milk for our arrival and a dog blanket, food bowls and treats for our dog meant a lot

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Apr 2019

  • "There is nothing you should be aware of."

    It is a quiet and relaxing cottage which is well equipped with everything you need .The owners are very friendly and helpful.We are looking forward to returning again soon.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Mar 2019

  • "The Duck House is a very comfortable holiday home."

    The owners have provided everything you could need for a lovely stay. In addition they also provide lots of extras that make it a very welcoming home from home. We would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Mar 2019

  • "Had a lovely week in The Duck House."

    It was nice and warm with a lot of little extras left for us. The bed was comfortable, large and soft. We didn't use the spa as weather was too cold but it is situated in an enclosed garden so nice and private. We took our dog who enjoyed walks nearby. There is a field near the church

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Mar 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • One king-size zip-link double bedroom (Can be made up as a twin by prior arrangement)
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freesat, DVD player, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture with inflatable lay-z-spa hot tub
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile.

The property

This fantastic, one-bedroom annex is a perfect base for exploring the Norfolk Broads and the coast.

The Duck House offers spacious accommodation for two and is ideal for a couple, two friends or solo travellers, looking to explore the delightful area.

Moving through the property, you will find the spacious bedroom, boasting a king-size double bedroom and ample space for a travel cot, which can be provided.

Additionally, the bedroom has zip-link beds which can be split in to two singles by prior arrangement to offer flexibility with sleeping arrangements.

Continuing to impress is the open-plan living room, complete with a cosy sitting area and a formal dining area, a perfect spot for relaxing during a winter’s evening.

Completing the interior is a well-appointed, stylish kitchen, filled with all the necessities you will require during your stay.

Open up the patio doors, where you will find an idyllic spot for a morning coffee while planning your day or relaxing with a glass of wine in the evening, before dipping into the warming hot tub.

Outside, you will also find ample parking adjacent to the property and a covered, secure area, ideal for guests to keep beach gear, buggies and cycles.

For days out, you will find Hickling Broad is close by and is one of the largest of the Norfolk Broads, this area especially is very popular for nature lovers and birdwatchers.

The whole area is ideal for walkers and cyclists with plenty to do nearby to make your stay a really memorable one.

Guests can hire a day boat on the Broads to explore this wonderful network of waterways or take a trip to the beach and enjoy a day there.

Just a short drive from the historic city centre of Norfolk, you could enjoy some of the many events which take place here or just explore the abundance of shops, restaurants, cafes and culture here.

With something for everyone here you are sure to want to return here again and again.

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About the location


Wroxham 9 miles; Norwich 16 miles.

Sutton is a picturesque village at the eastern end of Sutton Broad, just south of the market town of Stalham, on the edge of the Norfolk Broads. The local pub is the Sutton Saithe Hotel, set beside the River Ant, which flows downstream to Barton Broad, How Hill and Ludham Bridge, through some of the most beautiful Norfolk Broads scenery, and there is a garden centre and a pottery in the village. At nearby Stalham is the popular Museum of the Broads. Just outside the village is Sutton Mill, a restored 18th-century windmill which rises to a remarkable 9 stories in height. Norwich lies further afield, a wonderful fusion of the modern and historic, one complementing the other. Like any great city its centre is easy to walk around and boasts a river at its heart.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas