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Manor Farm Cottage

(Ref. 20933)

Swaffham, Norfolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "A fantastic little cottage, beautifully fitted out - cosy and practical but retaining a sense of age."

    Ideal base for exploring Swaffham and the wider Norfolk area.

    Reviewed by Roberrt5.0Sep 2023

  • "Charming spacious cottage, with nice off road parking."

    ( we hired the larger part of the cottage) Being adjacent to busy road and path I would have expected better windows for both sound and security. The bathroom needs a full over haul as the shower is very disappointing and sitting in a bath with mouldy sealant is not pleasant. This is the cause of the leak to ground floor toilet which we avoided using. The lounge furniture could do with a replacement as not comfortable. Kitchen and dining room are really functional and plenty of room. Although dog friendly, the garden could do with a couple of adjustments to make it dog safe. It was a nice spacious cottage to use as a base to enjoy Norfolk. Just needs some overhaul in places. It's a shame you cannot hold back on a deposit, as I would not have paid the full price we did based on my comments.

    Reviewed by Anthony3.8Aug 2023

  • "Manor Farm is a fantastic cottage only 3 mins walk to the centre of town and less than 10 mins walk to Tesco."

    Cottage has everything you need to be self sufficient with plenty of dvds to choose from. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Aug 2023

  • "We loved Manor Farm Cottages."

    Perfect location. Beautifully maintained with a lot of attention to detail and kind gestures with tea/coffee/milk AND lovely biscuits ! So nice not to have to go out straight away to buy these necessities. Very much appreciated to start the break off with a brew ! thank you - we would love to return again.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely clean, comfortable, spacious cottage with everything you need and more."

    Very conveniently located for walk into town for all the facilities, including the essential morning coffee and cake! Great base for visiting North Norfolk with all its delightful villages, gardens, coast and historic houses. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful and already asked to come back again."

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Apr 2023

  • "Loved it so much we rebooked it for next year."

    The cottage has everything you need and is ideally placed for visiting other parts of Norfolk. Swaffham has lots of shops and cafes and the people are very pleasant. The cottage is in a lovely quiet position opposite the beautiful church and we enjoyed the sounds of the church bells and also the ducks and occasional peacock. We are so pleased we have rebooked.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2023

  • "Met all expectations and really only a short walk into Swaffham with all it's amenities."

    We saw a Peacock in the garden don't know where it came from but it was pleasant to see. As it's a cottage front door entrance is low so watch your head. Apart from that all was good.

    Reviewed by Frank4.4Feb 2023

  • "Lovely cottage within easy walking distance of the town."

    Everything was clean and well appointed and the problem with the microwave was dealt with quickly.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Feb 2023

  • "Manor Farm Cottage is the perfect little get away accommodation."

    We stayed over Christmas and it was lovely and cosy. Rosemary was really accommodating. Letting us check in earlier than stated and no checkout time the next day as no other guests was really nice. It has everything you need. The beds are extremely comfortable. Super easy check in and quite spacious inside. Really can’t recommend enough.

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Dec 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing."

    I couldn't thank Rosemary enough for her time and effort to make sure our stay exceeded our expectations

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Dec 2022

  • "Manor Farm Cottage was perfect for us and two of our grandchildren."

    The cottage was very well furnished, the beds so comfortable and bed linen was lovely. The property was beautifully clean, towels provided were lovely - all in all - everything was great. We had everything we needed for our stay and would certainly consider returning if we visited the area again. We were able to check in at 2pm which was very welcome and appreciated. The location was perfectly placed for us to visit different Norfolk beaches, all within about 40 minutes drive.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Aug 2022

  • "Had a great few days in the cottage."

    Lovely location, very clean with lots of facilities. Our only little issue was that Sykes said we could not book in until 5pm but the owners said we could book in from 12. The email from the owners telling us additional information went to our junk mail so was not seen until after we arrived at 6pm. We would definitely return and would highly recommend this cottage. Thank you again.

    Reviewed by Thomas4.7Jun 2022

  • "Great cottage, warm, clean and comfortable."

    Pleasent and helpful owner.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Feb 2022

  • "This is a beautiful, well equipped cottage, I cannot rate it high enough, Rosemary was lovely and we look forward to returning."

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Dec 2021

  • "Exactly what we needed for a long weekend stay to visit family in the area."

    Ideal location minutes from the centre.

    Reviewed by Mathew5.0Dec 2021

  • "This is the first time we have stayed somewhere and not be greeted by the owners sometime during our stay even though they were only 2 doors away."

    The house looked very tired. The pictures could do with updating on the booking site as they are a little deceiving. Carpets were puckered and there were some very bad stains on them especially in the main bedroom. The heating system made a loud bang every time it ignited (that was happening every few minutes it was on). The noise from the road made it difficult to listen to the tele. It is a shame there isn’t secondary glassing in the two front windows that face the road like there is upstairs. On the positive side the beds were very comfortable and the water was hot and heating made it cosy.

    Reviewed by Noel2.5Nov 2021

  • "The cottage is situated just a five minute walk from the town centre so ideal for much of North Norfolk ."

    .. two good trips to Pensthorpe Natural Park and Gooderstone as well as the North Norfolk Coast. Cottage very clean and warm.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Nov 2021

  • "A nice, well-equipped cottage in an ideal location."

    Swaffham has a lot of positives, including a number of restaurants and the excellent Saturday market. Good communications from the owner and very helpful information about the area left in the cottage. The only drawback of the cottage is some low doorways, but thats my fault for being 6 foot 4

    Reviewed by Hugh5.0Oct 2021

  • "We feel an additional handrail on the other side wall to the steep stairs would be helpful."

    Reviewed by Tracie5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was very well equipped and spacious, spotlessly clean and comfortable."

    We did find the double bed a little too firm for us, but that's down to personal choice and not a fault of the accommodation.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Jun 2021

  • "The cottage is comfortable and well equipped and perfectly placed for visiting local attractions."

    Shops, pubs , restaurants and the very interesting Swaffam museum are a five minute walk from the cottage

    Reviewed by Glynis4.7Aug 2020

  • "We absolutely lived the cottage,spotlessly Clean,Fully equipped with everything ..."

    We absolutely lived the cottage,spotlessly Clean,Fully equipped with everything we needed, Even fully decorated for Christmas, Fantastic location 2/3 minutes to walk into the town centre, And very central for visiting Norfolk villages One negative was the double bed mattress Not very comfortable, but this was the only thing we could possibly not like, We had a wonderful stay,

    Reviewed by Amy4.7Dec 2019

  • "Cottage was lovely; very cosy and had everything you could need; warm and ..."

    Cottage was lovely; very cosy and had everything you could need; warm and welcoming owner and reassuring to have them close-by but not intrusive Glorious Norfolk had much to offer and weather was good even for mid Ocotber Would love to stay here again

    Reviewed by Aine5.0Oct 2019

  • "We hadn't intended to book such a large property for 2 adults and an elderly dog but, when it became available, we decided to go for it!"

    We were not disappointed and didn't 'rattle' around in the property. The layout allows you to 'shut off' unrequired rooms (for us one twin-bedded room) and dining room if so desired, but we made use of the facilities, didn't need for anything from kitchen utilities to room fans [the weather was hot!] and just enjoyed the extra space! The shared lawn and designated parking space in an open garage were a luxury! We often sat outside to enjoy a coffee in the morning sun! We were pleased to see the recycling arrangements were clear and comprehensive. The cottage is ideally located for walking into Swaffham for groceries and local amenities. Larger supermarkets are a short drive away and Swaffham makes a good base for driving to the coast and other attractions. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Marj5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage will definitely stay here again (as have family in the next village) Very comfortable beds, great bathroom upstairs and handy loo downstairs too Kitchen well equipped with everything you need Covered parking area very handy Nice that towels, bedding, tea towels, tea, coffee, sugar, milk and biscuits provided for our arrival."

    Really enjoyed our break, nice village to stay in with plenty places to eat out and a great base for exploring Norfolk. My only complaint would be that the glasses and cups in the cupboard were dirty so had to wash them before we used them but otherwise would highly recommend manor farm cottage

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Jul 2019

  • "The hospitality of rosemary with the help she gave me with my dog."

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jul 2019

  • "This cottage is beautifully decorated with everything we could need for a relaxed stay."

    It's particularly well equipped for families with young children with toys and games and even plastic crockery. We would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0May 2019

  • "The whole package was more than we expected."

    Property was beautiful, the essentials where provided for arrival and the use of domestic items. The owners where very approachable, helpful, professional people who ensured your stay was accommodated for. The directions where true to the property. I would definitely recommend, they appear to have a row of let's depending on party size. First time booking. Was not let down. There is also a Lovely cottage style cafe and Old Mother Hubbard's fish & chip shop in the market Square for time out. No complaints, Thank you.

    Reviewed by B5.0Apr 2019

  • "Cottage was bigger than expected, clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    Everything was to a high standard Enjoyed being in the centre of Swaffham and great to have parking

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Nov 2018

  • "We had no hot running water after the second day due to a fault on the combination boiler but in fairness Mr."

    Ison came round to try and remedy the situation but was unable to do so! We found the double bed very uncomfortable and requires a new mattress also we found the lighting on the upper floor absolutely dismal, brighter bulbs required all round in bathroom and bedrooms! This is a very nice cottage but let down by easily addressed minor faults(PLUS NO HOT WATER) Stan and Pat Stevenson.

    I am sorry to hear you experienced boiler and maintenance issues during your stay at the cottage. We want you to have all advertised facilities on our website and we strive on having exceptional property standards in all Sykes’ properties. We will investigate the issues with the property owner to establish why our service has fell short on this occasion. This is not our usual expectation and would like to assure you that your issues are being handled. If you would to discuss this further, our lines are open 7 days a week from 9am until 7pm. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stanley3.4Sep 2018

  • "First class cottage in excellent location."

    Plenty of room and well equiped cottage. Easy to find in a convenient location for the town, and quiet in doors despite being on a main road. Communal garden in a row of 3 cottages, parking shared with permanent resident in end cottage who was rather unfriendly but not the fault of owner! We had a great 3 night stay while walking the Peddars way. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2018

  • "Brilliant cottage - had everything a family with 2 young girls and a dog could need!"

    Friendly owners and the cottage provided a good and comfortable base for exploring the North Norfolk coast and also within walking distance to Swaffham which has an array of shops, pubs, restaurants and supermarkets.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Sep 2018

  • "We had good week just the bed in main room wasn't very comfy It need another matter on top so didn't sit on the side ."

    Wooden part

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jun 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage with lots of outside space, and close to the market and local shops."

    Well restored and with all amenities. Lovely owner, who came to check that we had everything we needed and very friendly neighbours. Easy access to all areas of North Norfolk. We fully enjoyed our weekend away.

    Reviewed by Susanne4.4May 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage, extremely well furnished with very comfortable beds, plenty of good quality towels & linen."

    The kitchen was fully stocked with super china, glassware etc. The comfortable sitting & separate dining room were spacious & accomodated 6 easily. The cottage was immaculately clean & we were treated to a welcome pack (tea, sugar etc) . Easy parking & close the centre of town it was perfect.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Apr 2018

  • "We visited the cottage in extremely cold weather but the accommodation was warm, comfortable and well equipped."

    Situated opposite a wonderful old church, we had the marvellous spectacle of a murmuration of Starlings settling down into the churchyard at dusk each evening.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Mar 2018

  • "Very cpmfortable cottage which acted as as excellent base for our family history research in the area."

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Mar 2018

  • "Cosy , comfortable cottage centrally located for easy access to north norfolk coast and cities of Norwich and Kings Lynn ."

    Close to lovely walks in the peaceful countryside and forests around Thetford. I would highly recommend .

    Reviewed by Roger4.4Jan 2017

  • "This was a very cosy ,warm and well equipped cottage."

    It felt like home from home. Positioned on the edge of Swaffham all facilities within a very short walk.

    5.0Nov 2016

  • "This is an exceptionally well-appointed cottage, which suited us ideally as a base for walking the Peddar's Way."

    We were a party of four adults and two very small children (reducing in our numbers over the week), and this was a very enjoyable place for all concerned. It isn't in the countryside, but good for walking to local facilities. Parking was very good, even including a very large open garage. It was very well equipped and comfortable. The owner was most accommodating and friendly. We intend to return to continue the Peddar's Way, although it won't be quite so well situated by then, as we have already walked past the Swaffham area, but everything else about the cottage makes it an ideal base.

    Reviewed by Colin4.8Oct 2016

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, the cottage was lovely and bigger than I had thought it would be which was good."

    There are a few pubs in the town which are nice and plenty of options to eat. The kitchen in the cottage is very well equipped also.

    Reviewed by Freddy5.0Oct 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with TV, 1 x twin, 1 x landing space single with pull-out stacker bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Dining room with electric flame-effect fire
  • Sitting room (seats 6 plus low-level stool) with double sofa bed and electric flame-effect fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fires
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars, including 1 garage parking space
  • Shared lawned garden with private gravelled area with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 5 mins walk
  • Note: Steep stairs
  • Note: This property is on a main road, some road noise may be heard at peak times
  • Note: Please bring own dog bedding and dogs to be kept downstairs, off furniture and on a lead in garden
  • Note: Max
  • 5 adults and 1 child
  • 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 whilst unattended by guests.

The property

This traditional end-terrace mid-18th century cottage has excellent access to the attractions of Norfolk.

Renovated to a high standard throughout, this cottage offers a spacious sitting room, a dining room and a fully fitted kitchen.

Two bedrooms and a bathroom complete this attractive accommodation making it an ideal base for a family to explore the area.

Note: This cottage is next to Ref. 919293, 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. 5 adults and 1 child.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas