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Flint Cottage

(Ref. 919293)

Swaffham, Norfolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property, very close to town, pubs, food."

    Loved that Swaffham is perfect for trips out in several different directions.

    Reviewed by Craig4.7May 2024

  • "Absolutely gorgeous."

    We loved it! So clean and cozy. The attention to detail and the lovely gestures made it really special. Christmas tree, decorations, bubbly, biscuits, tea, coffee and milk all on arrival. So thoughtful. Thank you so much Rosemary and Nikki.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Dec 2023

  • "Flint cottage is delightful, very well appointed and tastefully decorated."

    Exactly as advertised. It was lovely to arrive to see that it was already beautifully decorated for Christmas and a very gratefully received welcome pack! Rosemary, the owner, was amenable and quick to respond to any queries. Flint cottage is highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Vitalina5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a great time at the cottage, ideally located for walking into Swaffham."

    We travelled out to the coast and several auctions ( Diss and Watton auctions are excellent), in November the roads were devoid of traffic, what a bonus!! Would fully recommend staying at Flint Cottage, but if you struggle with steep narrow stairs this could be an issue.

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Well maintained. Appreciated being allowed in before 4pm, thanks. Was less happy about having to leave by 9.30 on a Sunday. Will definitely use again if we’re in the area.

    Reviewed by Ed5.0Nov 2023

  • "All good nice cottage great location will go back again sometime"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2023

  • "Well maintained presented and comfortable property."

    Reviewed by James4.7Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful little cottage."

    Comfortable and clean. Perfect for the two of us. We had a great week.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a good week, the cottage was lovely."

    There were one or two things we thought needed clarifying. The listing said there was a BBQ available, when we enquired there wasn’t. The listing says check out by 10am, in the cottage it states check out by 9.30am. The listing said ok to take dogs, in the cottage it says for dogs not to go on the furniture or upstairs. Although we didn’t take our dog, we felt these stipulations should be made clear in the listing. The dining table top came off and wasn’t fixed to the frame, so slid about

    Reviewed by Lynne4.4Sep 2023

  • "Very well equipped cottage."

    The bed was extremely comfortable. Only a few minutes walk to the town centre. There are a number of independent shops there, including a couple of butchers, fruit and vegetables, a pet shop. Also cafes, restaurants and pubs. The Saturday market is great. The road outside the property can get busy but it didn’t disturb our sleep. Enjoyed our stay and it’s dog friendly too.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely welcome pack and as I was staying for 2 weeks the bedding and towels were exchanged for clean ones after week 1."

    Nice clean cottage with all the modern facilities available to hand. Very good central location to explore the County of Norfolk.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, with everything necessary for an enjoyable break."

    The stairs were "interesting " and could prove a problem for those less able.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was in very good order and Swaffham was a lovely place to stop with ..."

    The cottage was in very good order and Swaffham was a lovely place to stop with plenty of place to eat and access to places to see in Norfolk was easy

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "Only small problems were the TV which kept cutting out, and the timer on the central heating that kept sticking."

    These were brought to the attention of the owner at the time. They certainly did not mar our time spent at the cottage. A very quaint place ideally situated just a couple of hundred yards from the market place in Swaffham.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage very close, yet quiet and private, to the town centre of Swaffham."

    Nice places to eat nearby so a very relaxing, no cooking holiday. Would gladly revisit when the opportunity arises.

    Reviewed by Keith4.4Oct 2022

  • "A perfect holiday in a perfect cottage."

    One of the best yet that we have visited over the years. Extremely well equipped and the owner (Rosemary) popped in to see if we needed anything.Thoroughly recommended.:)

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2022

  • "Bed uncomfortable Wi-Fi upstairs not working uncomfortable sofa ants all over kitchen in the last few days"

    Reviewed by Anita3.4Aug 2022

  • "This is a lovely place to stay, nice size for two and in a good location."

    The cottage has steep stairs going to the upstairs which are a part of the character of the cottage but some may find them difficult to climb, I Would stay again A future suggestion from me would be to put electric car charging points in the carport area to cater for the people with electric cars.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and Swaffham is a great little town with very friendly people,would recommend the Greyhound pub for a drink super friendly staff ."

    The cottage would just benefit for some comfy garden chairs or deckchairs and a better shower head as it was very small and therefore brutal . A lovely stay though in a great location.

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.7Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely weeks stay at Flint cottage."

    It had everything that you could possibly need equipment wise. The location of the cottage was ideal for getting to various places. The information sent to us before we arrived was very useful.

    Reviewed by Belinda5.0Jun 2022

  • "We stayed for a few days in at the end of May."

    This property was well equipped for a lovely stay exploring Norfolk.The location was perfect for exploring and there was some great pubs and cafes nearby. The property was clean comfortable and the location was quite even if it was next to a road. Thanks for a great stay we will return

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely property, close to the centre of the historic Market Town."

    Locals very friendly. Pubs welcoming with good food. Lots of places to visit. Lots of dog friendly walks. We live in a quiet rural area, where after about 8pm, cars are rare. We were not bothered by the traffic noise from the road in front of the cottage. That road was fairly quiet after about 7pm. The stairs in the property are steep, so you do need to be quite agile.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely property, very close to town."

    Excellent comfort and decor.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Mar 2022

  • "Great location for Swaffham and visiting North Norfolk."

    The cottage has everything you're need for a home from home experience. The courtesy call from the owner was a lovely touch. Plenty of walks in and surrounding for the dog to be let off the lead and a field across the road perfect for early or late pooch walks. Be careful on the stairs in the cottage as they are steep and narrow.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2022

  • "Our Christmas break at Flint Cottage was very relaxing the cottage was decorated with Christmas decorations and a lovely gift for us on arrival everything was as expected to be lovely quiet location shops and pubs within walking distance."

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Dec 2021

  • "Many thanks for an extremely enjoyable stay - the cottage was very cosy and spotlessly clean."

    The perfect start to Christmas!

    Reviewed by Jack5.0Dec 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay at cosy Flint Cottage and Rosemary was very welcoming and helpful."

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2021

  • "Cosy cottage."

    Gardens lovely. Peacocks next door.lovely town with everything you could want . Steep stairs.would go again.owner very helpful.

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Sep 2021

  • "Great location and base to explore North Norfolk and the coast."

    Very cosy and well equipped cottage. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and setting."

    Stairs very steep so need to be agile. Garden was great to sit out in the sun. Places to eat very near. Everything you need in the cottage which was very clean. Would stay there again.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2021

  • "There were no instructions about the heating system."

    We eventually found a mobile temperature controller. The oven door was dirty. A lack of oven trays. The shower screen kept opening while showering allowing the water to fall outside the bath onto the floor. The wifi signal was appalling because the router wasn't within the premises. 3mbps download! We resorted to phone signal which was 10 times faster. The cottage smelt of dog. There were room fragrance sticks around the cottage which gave us a headache so we put them in a cupboard until we left.

    Reviewed by Kenneth3.1Jun 2021

  • "It is a lovely little cottage in a very nice village."

    Unfortunately the weather was awful so we had to go home after two nights but I would love to stay there another time when the weather is better.

    Reviewed by Rita5.0Jun 2021

  • "Very well appointed cottage, centrally located giving good access to all of Norfolk coastline."

    Lucky to have had amazing weather, and made friends with the duck family in the garden.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2021

  • "Quaint cottage in small town easy access to coast and Cambridge, if willing to drive."

    Kindly left us some milk and biscuits together with tea and coffee, lovely touch. Stairs very steep, not for small kids or anyone with mobility issues, but to be expected with the age of cottage, lovely gardens too and ample parking.

    Reviewed by Carlyn3.8May 2021

  • "Warm and Cosy."

    Will book again.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2020

  • "Excellent location."

    Plenty of things to do despite Covid restrictions. Very well equipped and owners on hand if needed but not intrusive.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2020

  • "Had a wonderful stay in Flint Cottage."

    It was extremely, clean, tidy and comfortable. It had all the amenities to have a home from home stay. The local town was a 5min walk with shops, restaurants and bars, so no need to drive to have a meal and drinks. The only thing I would point out is the stairs within the cottage were very steep and narrow, which was not a problem for myself or my partner, but may be for others. Would definately stay again.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage is ideally situated for exploring this very interesting market town and the surrounding area which has a wealth of castles/priories and much much more."

    Reviewed by Stuart4.7Mar 2020

  • "Hello Our weekend at flint cottage was amazing so cosy and warm ,clean , very ..."

    Hello Our weekend at flint cottage was amazing so cosy and warm ,clean , very well equipped, and location was fantastic, a lovely town and very nice people, George hotel was very pleasant which I spent my birthday evening ,and they made us very welcome, definitely will return in the summer and take our dog with us, and also was nice not to worry about using car, and finding somewhere to park, fabulous weekend was had thankyou so much Mr & Mrs Jan and Gerry Ware from Harlow Essex

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Feb 2020

  • "The cottage is lovely and ideal for exploring Norfolk and the surrounding area."

    We have no hesitation in recommending Flint Cottage for anyone who wants to stay in this area - and would heartily recommend the Stratton Hotel for an evening meal (we went twice in a week)

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Jan 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage that was very well situated and equipped."

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Dec 2019

  • "We went at Christmas and the cottage was surprisingly dressed for Christmas, I don't think it said that in the description but it should!"

    - with an imitation tree lit up and festive goodies crackers, sweets, biscuits left for us and much appreciated. The stairs were steep and twist around, as it says in the description but there aren't many to climb. The cottage was warm and cosy. A well equipped kitchen apart from cloths to wipe the kitchen surfaces. Great to have the lawn and garden for the dog, which we always cleared up after. Would be even nicer and safer for children and animals, if the garden area and gravel paths in front of the cottages had been enclosed with a small picket fence and gate, from the double car port area. The noise from the road was heard but as we went Christmas it wasn't very busy, it was nice to hear the church bells. Swaffham has everything one needs really even a Waitrose! Very impressed with the North Norfolk coast and Sandringham Estate. we may return! Many thanks to the owners.

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2019

  • "Steep stairs something to be aware of if slightly infirm."

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Oct 2019

  • "This is a lovely cottage with a beautiful lawned garden at the rear."

    It is relatively spacious and well-equipped and has a lot of character. It is within very easy walking distance of the town centre but is unfortunately on a reasonably busy road that means that the bedroom window opens out not onto the peaceful garden but onto this busy thoroughfare. However the road is quite quiet at night. The owner Rosemary popped around twice during our week to check we were OK, which was nice and also offered advice on places to visit. We had a wonderful time and would consider going back.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Jul 2019

  • "We really liked the cottage and the surrounding area would would love to return in the future"

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Jul 2019

  • "Lovely break in a good location and everything provided in the cottage for a comfortable stay."

    Reviewed by Rebecca3.8Jun 2019

  • "Well heated, good lighting, comfortable mattress and sofa - essentials for a comfortable stay."

    Located centrally yet minimal disturbance from traffic noise. Because of the age of the building (18th century) clients need to be aware of the very narrow, steep stairs leading to the bedroom and bathroom.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2019

  • "Very clean well equipped and comfortable cottage in a nice setting and very well located for exploring Norfolk."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Jayne4.7Dec 2018

  • "Cottage was very clean, tidy and well presented."

    Everything we needed, and more, was already there which was really helpful -even down to small details like milk and hand cream. It was in a good location close to amenities.

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Aug 2018

  • "A great location for seeing Norfolk."

    The cottage was very comfortable and well appointed.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Feb 2018

  • "The stairs are extremely steep."

    Reviewed by Alfred5.0Jun 2017

  • "A superbly appointed , comfortable and characterful cottage."

    Brilliantly situated for exploring this delightful part of Norfolk. The advice and support from Rosemary was greatly appreciated and contributed to our very enjoyable stay

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jan 2017

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed the cottage, the main reason we wouldn't go back is difficulty in climbing very steep staircase."

    One reccomendation, we found lack of pegs/space for hanging outdoor coats, especially if they are wet.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Oct 2016

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  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and electric flame-effect fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Child’s Z bed, travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car, plus additional covered parking for 1 small car
  • Shared lawned garden with private gravelled area with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 5 mins walk
  • Note: This property has steep stairs
  • Note: Please bring own dog bedding and dogs to be kept downstairs, off furniture and on a lead whist in the garden
  • Note: Property is on a main road, therefore some associated noise may be heard at peak times
  • Note: There is a locked and sound-proofed door in the bedroom which links to the neighbouring property
  • Note, sorry no e-bikes or e-scooters allowed inside the property and no charging of these items on the premises
  • No charging of re-chargeable vapes overnight and not to be charged whist unattended by guests.

The property

This beautiful mid-terrace brick-and-flint cottage is located close to market square in the historic town of Swaffham.

Ideal for couples, it offers a well-equipped kitchen, a spacious sitting room and up the steep cottage stairs a comfortable double bedroom with a view of a church, and a bathroom.

This is a wonderful cottage that’s an ideal romantic retreat for exploring this lovely part of Norfolk.

Note: This cottage is next to Ref. 20933, together they sleep 9.

Swaffham Cottages

Set just 5 minutes’ walk from the heart of the Georgian market town of Swaffham, are these two 18th century terraced brick-and-flint farm cottages. Both offering charming and deceptively spacious self-catering accommodation, these character-rich cottages have been renovated to a high standard, retaining many of the original fixtures and features including beamed ceilings and low windows. With comfortable bedrooms, spacious living areas and well-equipped kitchens, these cottages sleep ten altogether and are ideal for families or groups of friends looking to explore the area. Outside, both properties have access to a shared lawned garden area as well as their own gravelled area with furniture and off road parking. Just a short walk takes you into Swaffham town, with its thriving Saturday market, independent shops, pubs, coffee shops and plenty of restaurants, as well as offering good transport links to the major towns in Norfolk. The local area provides a vast array of attractions, including adventure parks, heritage railway lines, RSPB nature reserves, Thetford Forest, Peddars Way and National Trust properties, including Oxburgh Hall, Thursford and Castle Acre. The ancient city of Norwich and the local towns of Thetford, Ely and King's Lynn offer a wide choice of theatres, cinemas, museums, shops and restaurants and are all serviced by good transport links. With a choice of attractions in the local area to suit all tastes, these delightful cottages are the perfect choice to explore the stunning Norfolk countryside, coastline and historic centres.

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About the location


Dereham 11.5 miles; King’s Lynn 16 miles.

Swaffham is a market town in Norfolk, with fine Georgian buildings housing shops, pubs and eateries, a bustling Saturday market and a twice-monthly farmers’ market. Swaffham lies on the edge of The Brecks, an area of countryside offering forest, heathland and agricultural landscapes. The Brecks is full of opportunities for walking, cycling, horseriding and more, and is dotted with towns and villages to explore. Thetford Forest offers the Go Ape high wire experience, while a trip to Norfolk’s beautiful coastline or stunning Broads can easily be enjoyed. With National Trust properties, maritime, farming and aviation museums, or zoos, nature reserves and adventure parks to visit, Swaffham and Norfolk make a wonderful year-round base for the whole family.

Note: Max. 2 adults and 1 child under 12.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas