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Flint Cottage

Swaffham, Norfolk (Ref. 919293)


Very good

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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32 Customer Reviews

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

    Reviewed by DavidOct 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 ChristineSep 2021

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

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

    Reviewed by PeterSep 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 LindaJul 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 KennethJun 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 RitaJun 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 IanJun 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 CarlynMay 2021

  • "Warm and Cosy."

    Will book again.

    Reviewed by AndrewDec 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 AnnSep 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 VanessaSep 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 StuartMar 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 JanFeb 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 DaveJan 2020

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

    Reviewed by StevenDec 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 JohnDec 2019

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

    Reviewed by RobertOct 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 RichardJul 2019

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

    Reviewed by JanetJul 2019

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

    Reviewed by RebeccaJun 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 SusanMar 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 JayneDec 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 LouiseAug 2018

  • "A great location for seeing Norfolk."

    The cottage was very comfortable and well appointed.

    Reviewed by AnthonyFeb 2018

  • "The stairs are extremely steep."

    Mrs MackayJun 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 ChristopherJan 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 BarryOct 2016

  • "The situation of the cottage was excellent for touring around Norfolk."

    The owner visited us on day 2 in order to ensure everything was ok. It certainly was, but her visit was very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by IvanJun 2016

  • "A lovely, cosy, well equipped cottage."

    All décor and furnishings were to a high standard, we were very comfortable. The cottage is conveniently located for the town but still had a rural character.

    Reviewed by AdrianSep 2015

  • "A comfortable Cottage in a lovely area with lots to do and see."

    Reviewed by PatriciaJun 2015

  • "A beautiful little cottage, perfect for couples."

    It was well presented, clean and tidy throughout and had a very well equipped kitchen with everything you could need. Provided a very detailed, well put together information guide and plenty of leaflets to get out and explore local attractions!

    Reviewed by EmmaApr 2015

  • "For me and my partner who are away from each other a lot of the year this was the perfect little cottage for us."

    It felt homely and warm. We didn't want to go far but just far enough to spend quality time together. Our dog settled in very well and I think she was sad to return home after all our fabulous walks which we had recommended to us. Also there were plenty of guide brochures at hand for us to see what was local to us to do at this time of year. We will definitely book again in the near future. The cottage was kept very neat and cleaned to a very high standard.

    Reviewed by VictoriaDec 2014

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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.

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.


  • One double bedroom with TV
  • 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: Dogs must be kept on a lead when 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

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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.

Region Information

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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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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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