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The Croft

(Ref. 1077434)

Thompson near Watton, Norfolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at the Croft Cottage"

    Reviewed by Marlene5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a fantastic time at the croft its a great place to stay very quite some great walks a pub about a mile from the house and lots to do within driving distance."

    100 % recommend

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2023

  • "The property is in excellent condition and perfect for our friend in a wheelchair."

    Our hosts provide some welcoming gifts and were very helpful during our stay. The Chequers pub a mile distant supplied excellent food and the locals were extremely friendly. The area is excellent for touring or walking or cycling {not many hills} We loved it .

    Reviewed by Ralph5.0Jun 2023

  • "The Croft is a single storey cottage set in a peaceful location."

    Full instructions were given by the property owners before we arrived about key collection, access to keys are easy accessible and you let yourself into the property, the owners are on hand should you require anything. The property itself is very clean and comfortable, bright and spacious. Milk and orange juice also a bottle of Prosecco were provided by the hosts a lovely touch. Everything you could possibly need for a relaxing break. It makes a great base for exploring beautiful Norfolk. Everything about the Croft is perfect and we will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0May 2023

  • "Both Duncan and Louise were very kind and accommodating went that extra mile when needed logs for the fire and when I left something behind."

    Highly recommend very comfortable especially the beds. The walks were lovely, great place to explore surrounding areas. The Chequers pub which was 5 mins drive away will amazing home cooked food. ☺️

    Reviewed by Julia4.7Dec 2022

  • "A lovely, comfortable cottage in a picturesque location, lots of great walks without the need to drive."

    The Croft was warm when we arrived on a very cold night and felt really homely. It is spacious and has everything you need including a few extras that we weren't expecting such as tea, coffee (from a machine with a good supply of pods) and toiletries. The log fire kept us toasty in the evenings and the large smart TV was great as we were able to cast programmes from our phone. The tiled floor areas were not only warm due to the underfloor heating but were also really practical for those of us with dogs. The outdoor space is great, and affords plenty of enclosed privacy. Hosts Duncan and Lucy were very friendly and helpful. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this amazing gem in a great location.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful spacious cottage."

    Very light and airy. All on one level and generously sized wet room. I would recommend this accommodation also for location. We visited RSPB sites, Thetford Forest, local villages and towns on the coast. Good local pubs serving delicious food. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Dec 2022

  • "Really lovely property with loads of facilities and such nice extra touches from the owners."

    Such a beautiful holiday home and a lovely area to explore. The access internally was brilliant for a wheelchair user with the wet room and open plan style but for a power chair user an external ramp would be needed to gain access to the front step of the bungalow. If this was advertised as such it could open up your property to a lot more disabled guests who could bring their own ramp.

    Thank you for your very helpful suggestions which we will take note of. Very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay, really comfortable, quiet and peaceful, just what we needed."

    Reviewed by Aileen5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a really lovely stay at The Croft in Thompson."

    The cottage was very spacious and beautifully presented throughout with quality furnishings. The kitchen was very well equipped to cook. Both bedrooms were roomy and each had access to the small decking area. Both the ensuite and main bathroom were superb. There were some thoughful touches throughout with a welcome bottle of prosecco, milk and orange juice in the fridge and little jams and condiments. Thompson is split into two with The Croft sitting with a small cluster of houses. The area is very peaceful but with the very odd military aircraft passing by. It takes about 70 mins to reach the coast but several beautiful National Trust properties are within 30-40 mins drive. Communication was very prompt with Duncan and Louise and we would not hesitate to return if we were in the area.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely place, in a lovely spot."

    Very well kept, with a nice ambience. Recommended!

    Reviewed by Kerry4.7Jun 2022

  • "A little piece of heaven What a great place, high quality throughout the property."

    Very quite and out of the way perfect. Took my elderly parents so being on one level was a plus, wet room really helped. Hosts were fantastic and friendly. Lots of little extras which was very thoughtful. Highly recommend and will be going back.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0May 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x double
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Underfloor heating
  • Oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Private patio, additional decking with furniture
  • Sorry no smoking
  • 1 Dog allowed which needs to be pre-agreed with the owner
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 0.9 miles
  • This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100
  • If you wish to add your dog to the booking, please call to enquire before booking as this will need to be pre-agreed
  • Note: Customers are not permitted to charge electric vehicles at the property without prior arrangement with the owner
  • Please note: this property needs to be booked minimum 3 days in advance.

The property

Watton 3.6 miles.Tucked away on the outskirts of Thompson in Norfolk, is this delightful two-bedroom cottage, The Croft.

Boasting a fantastic location on the site of the owner’s property, with easy access to the famed Thetford Forest Park and the bustling city of Norwich, The Croft is a wonderful dwelling for couples or a family of four looking to embark on their next adventure to Norfolk.

Park-up in one of two off-road spaces before making your way towards your new home-from-home.

Be welcomed into the spacious kitchen/diner, featuring a handy dishwasher and washing machine, where you can look forward to whipping up flavourful meals for your loved ones ready to enjoy at the dining table for four or alfresco out on the private decking, as you soak up the last of the day’s sunshine.

As the evening grows darker, retire to the plush seating in the sitting room where you can snuggle up in front of the crackling woodburning stove as a much-loved film plays out on the TV.

Freshen up with a shower before choosing from one of two well-presented double bedrooms, one of which has its own en-suite bathroom, ideal for those leisurely morning soaks!

Explore your local surroundings, where you will find the popular 17th-century Chequers Inn nearby, offering hearty food, local ales and a resident dog and parrot, it has all the charm!

For a wider selection of amenities, head into Watton, where you will find well-stocked convenience stores, supermarkets, a climbing centre, and the excellent Richmond Park Golf Club for those wanting to test out their clubs.

Take advantage of your superb location and venture into Thetford Forest Park, here you will find scenic, wildlife rich walking trails, Thetford Golf Club and the renowned Go Ape Thetford for some fun among the treetops!

Those seeking a slice of history can get their fill at the historic 15th-century Thetford Warren Lodge, or head into the town where you can explore Thetford Priory, the Ancient House Museum and the former site of Thetford Castle.

For a taste of city life, take the drive over to Norwich, where you can picnic in the expansive Whitlingham Country Park, take part in outdoor activities at Whitlingham Adventure, including kayaking and canoeing, make a stop at the grand Norman Norwich Castle, or wander the delightful selection of museums on offer.

Long-lasting memories await with a stay at The Croft.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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.

This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100

If you wish to add your dog to the booking, please call to inquire before booking as this will need to be pre-agreed. A £20 Pet supplement will be payable.

Note: Customers are not permitted to charge electric vehicles at the property without prior arrangement with the owner.

Please note: this property needs to be booked minimum 3 days in advance.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas