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The Duck House

Thompson near Watton, Norfolk (Ref. 1001574)


(23 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Very comfortable and well situated property."

    Hot tub a luxurious bonus!

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2022

  • "This is perfect for either exploring the area or walks in the area."

    We did some of both. It is a quiet place to stay but with a good pub with good food within walking distance. The Duck house is 5* for quality, comfort, cleanliness and facilities. It was great to have the hot tub indoors but with doors opening out to garden when weather is better one way and other way straight back into your own bathroom to shower off. Owners were close by but not intrusive, very friendly and helpful. The Farm shop close by ok for fresh veg but not much else. We hope to revisit at future date.

    Reviewed by LynnMay 2022

  • "The Duck House is a rental of the highest standard."

    All the facilities were top quality. The bed and pillows were so comfortable I wanted to take them home. The owners went out of their way to make you welcome by providing lots of little extras. I would highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by ClareMay 2022

  • "Hi We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Duck House."

    The property was extremely well furnished and had everything we could need and it was spotlessly clean. We met one of the owners and his two beautiful dogs who asked us if there was anything we needed we only had to ask. Their son was extremely helpful and courteous too when he came to check on the Hot Tub. This property was exactly what we were looking for and situated in a beautiful spot.

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2022

  • "Had a lovely time staying at the duck house."

    Exceptionally clean throughout and very comfortable! Already booked to come again

    Reviewed by PhillipApr 2022

  • "Five star cottage, facilities and comfort amazing."

    Friendly owners who cannot do enough to make your stay enjoyable. We have had a fantastic much needed break away, the indoor hot tub was a massive bonus.

    Reviewed by PhilipMar 2022

  • "Very peaceful location and excellent accommodation."

    Reviewed by SteveMar 2022

  • "Lovely quiet location ideal for a relaxing break would definitely like to return one day"

    Reviewed by RobertFeb 2022

  • "Peaceful and relaxing with a great Hot Tub"

    Reviewed by DonFeb 2022

  • "The Duck House is the perfect getaway - 5 star luxury and peace and quiet in a beautiful part of the country."

    Duncan and Louise are excellent hosts, who ensured Duck House had everything we needed including secure bike storage, and a lovely welcome package - they were welcoming but unobtrusive. The house is warm and comfortable ( the underfloor heating is great) and the hot tub is a wonderful bonus after a cycle ride or long walk! The house is perfectly situated for exploring North Norfolk and also has wonderful walks and cycle routes on the doorstep. Thoroughly recommended!!

    Reviewed by TerryJan 2022

  • "Beautiful, well appointed, comfortable property."

    Just a little far out for accessing the places we wanted to visit - but that doesn’t detract from the accommodation itself.

    Reviewed by RoderickJan 2022

  • "We would like to thank Duncan and Louise for our wonderful stay."

    A great place to relax after coming back from a exhausting day out. The duck house was very clean and well maintained. Thanks!

    Reviewed by WoeiDec 2021

  • "Stayed for four nights December 2021."

    The Duck House was very clean and comfortable. The owners have thought of everything. The building appears to be a barn conversion finished to a very high standard. Would certainly recommend to others.

    Reviewed by MarkDec 2021

  • "The bed was very creaky and the pillows were uncomfortable but everything else fantastic."

    Reviewed by AnnNov 2021

  • "Great romantic getaway for me and my wife."

    Perfect place to relax and get away from the city life. Cosy and comfy with all facilities required. Indoor private hot tub was just perfect after a long day out exploring. Would highly recommend. Thank you for having us.

    Reviewed by ZahoorNov 2021

  • "We had a great time, plenty of walking available all around, and would recommend without any reservations."

    Reviewed by TimOct 2021

  • "The cottage was very well set up and felt homely."

    Comfort wise, it was only the memory foam mattress that did not suit ourselves, that prevented top marks. The owners are hoping to have cyclists and walkers. It is perfect for this and has the hot tub to relax, after. We took our bikes and used the secure storage provided.

    Reviewed by LorraineAug 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation, clean and comfortable, and in an ideal location for walking and reasonable proximity to Norwich and the Norfolk coastline."

    Can't do anything about the weather, but we wrapped up warm and dry for our walks, and had the luxury of the hot tub on our return every evening. The takeaway food option from the local pub (The Chequers) was another bonus - good food (try the stake & ale pie with their special gravy). Wild life around Duck House is also a joy. We thoroughly recommend Duck House as an ideal escape for two; walking, site seeing, relaxing in the hot tub, and curling up on the very comfortable sofa with a good book and the one you love. Just Brilliant! .

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2021

  • "The Duck House was exactly as listed but I have to say you don't really appreciate the fine details untill you actually stay there."

    The space was warm and comforting and the hot tub over looking the pond and garden was a joy. Both myself and wife really enjoyed our stay and a big thankyou to our hosts Duncan and Louise. We got to explore around and about and the information pack helped us plan our days. As we were coming out of lockdown we didn't get to try the local pub as their opening times were limited but maybe we will save that for the next time. Once again the Duck house was a lovely romantic place to spend our week.

    Reviewed by SteveMay 2021

  • "Lovely stay."

    It was just what we needed, in a relaxed and beautiful cottage. The hot tub was amazing. Thanks so much.

    Reviewed by AbiMay 2021

  • "The Duck House is a very well appointed accommodation and a great get-away for a couple wishing to escape to a quiet spot in rural Norfolk."

    There are some great walks in the area amongst the numerous pools (called Pingos) and forests that create an almost swamp-like environment along with abundant wild-life (remember to take binoculars/cameras with you). Alternatively, Thetford, Norwich and Ely are all in easy driving distance, as is the coast line which has some wonderfull beaches/dunes. The hot tub makes a wonderful addition to the Duck House as an extension to the bathroom, and a great way of relaxing in the evening after a day out exploring.

    Reviewed by NickApr 2021

  • "Good location near to amenities."

    Really lovely atmosphere and calmness in the area. Lovely to see pheasants and hares every morning, along with the odd duck! We adventured out a bit and found various footpaths and I found cycle tracks for the common adventurer. Would highly recommend this cottage to anyone. My only criticism, there wasnt a bottle opener or corkscrew! 9.5/10

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2021

  • "A lovely holiday home, has everything you would need."

    The hot tub was such a treat!

    Reviewed by KavitaApr 2021

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  • All ground-floor
  • One super-king-size bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Indoor hot tub room
  • Electric underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee machine, Smart TV, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Bike storage
  • Private patio with seating and lawn space
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.5 miles, pub 0.9 miles
  • Note: This property is on the owner's grounds
  • Please Note: this property does not accept children, but will accept babes in arms
  • Note: Please note this property accepts a minimum 4 nights stay.

The property

Watton 3.5 miles.

The Duck House is the perfect choice for a romantic getaway and a peaceful stay in Norfolk, boasting a glorious super-king-size bed, this intimate property is ideal for a couple to escape from day to day life in a relaxing setting.

Based on the owner's ground, the sweeping driveway takes you to your own private entrance of a traditional red brick barn conversion, greeting you with a large lawned area and your own private patio, a great spot to sit out on a summer's day with a bottle of beer as you enjoy an outdoor picnic.

Be impressed as you step inside to this contemporary space, where a rustic exterior meets stylish indoor fittings and fixtures, with an open-plan kitchen, dining space and lounge area.

Rustle up a delicious meal for two in the state-of-the-art kitchen, fitted with everything you might need for a self-catered stay including luxury items such as a dishwasher, washing machine and a coffee maker.

Spend a date night at the lovely dining table, either with your own home-cooking or a nearby takeaway after a tiring day of exploring before retiring to the large corner sofa, snuggling up for a cosy film night, flicking through the Smart TV.

Elegant bi-folding doors lead you into the amazing super-king-size bed, the perfect spot to rest your head to prepare for an exciting day ahead, just behind the room is a super convenient storage space for any bags, bikes, or watersports equipment.

Soak your troubles away in the hot tub, sipping on a glass of prosecco as you enjoy a private evening in this lavish space, you can even open the patio doors to overlook the lush green lawn.

Once finished, a door leads you straight into the sleek shower room so you can get washed up and dried quickly in the spacious walk-in shower.

The local area provides a vast array of attractions, including scenic walks including Peddars Way an ancient route which links to the coastal path, and the Pingo Trail can be found on your doorstep.

A stroll away from the property The Chequers Inn, a historic inn with a pub, restaurant and lounge, dating back to 1499, boasting bistro-style dining, a cosy lounge for late night drinks, and alfresco dining all year round, whereas Wayside Farm Shop is slightly further afield, specialising in local meat and fresh seasonal vegetables.

The nearby market town of Watton is a delightful area with a wider selection of independent shops, supermarkets, pubs, restaurants, cafés, and a weekly market sourcing local fish, as well as enchanting woodland at Wayland Wood, a Site of Special Scientific Interest with walking trails, birdwatching and local wildlife.

Enjoy a day of cultural exploration at historical attractions including a 15th century manor house, Oxburgh Hall, or the Watton Clock Tower based on a busy high street.

Meslop Farm Park is a fantastic day out for both kids and adults, giving you the chance to spend time with a baby piglet or rabbit, or feed a variety of cute farm animals.

Enjoy a day out in the fresh countryside air at Thetford Forest Park, home to a selection of walks including historic, coastal and wildlife trails, as well as a Neolithic flint mine at Grime's Graves, a spectacular lunar landscape.

If you're fancying a fast paced day out, visit the bustling city of Norwich, exploring thriving high street shopping, fun bars, fine dining, museums, art galleries, or venture to the outskirts for an abundance of watersports activities at Whitlingham Country Park.

A romantic escape awaits at The Duck House, a secluded space to explore Norfolk.

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About the location


Swaffham 10 miles; Thetford 15 miles; Norwich 23 miles.

The well-served market town of Watton is in the district of Breckland, just less than 25 miles from Norwich. Perfectly positioned for access to the whole of Norfolk and North Suffolk, this town is thought to be where the 'Babes in the Wood' were abandoned in Wayland Wood. You will see on the town sign that there are two babes, and a hare jumping over the barrel reflecting the town name; wat being the local dialect word for hare, and ton for barrel. There is a traditional market held every Wednesday morning with produce including freshly caught fish, and there are two supermarkets and a number of independent shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs to enjoy. Within reach is the popular Thetford Forest Park, a number of golf courses, other market towns and not forgetting the cathedral city of Norwich. A convenient base for your Norfolk adventure.

Region Information

Please Note: this property does not accept children, but will accept babes in arms.

Note: Please note this property accepts a minimum 4 nights stay.

Note: Customers are not permitted to charge electric vehicles at the property with prior arrangement with the owner.