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The Old Clockmakers

(Ref. 938875)

Norwich, Norfolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Well situated annex in a quiet neighborhood."

    Located within walking distance of supermarkets, take away foods, pubs and first bus stop. Kitchen is well equipped with all you require to cook and serve full meals. Ideal when travelling with pets as the garden is fully fenced with a gate leading onto the main house. The hosts are available if required and most attentive checking that all is in order during your stay. I would most certainly stay here again.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2023

  • "It was as advertised, it was very comfortable and relaxing."

    we found it's location as anticipated and were able to leave the car on the drive and walk a short distance to the bus into the city (unfortunately the nearest bus stop was not being serviced due to road works). I would recommend it to any pair of my friends for their stay.

    Reviewed by Barrie4.4Sep 2023



    Reviewed by Janet Christine5.0Jul 2023

  • "The attention to detail was superb, well equipped, comfy beds, friendly hosts"

    Reviewed by Charlie5.0Jun 2023

  • "The owners were lovely, very welcoming and helpful."

    We will stay there again when in Norwich. We can recommend the chip shop round the corner and The Cottage for pub food.

    Reviewed by Jillian5.0Jun 2023

  • "We found the accommodation extremely comfortable, and Betty and Eric were very welcoming."

    The location is central for exploring Norwich city, and Norfolk. We would not hesitate to stay there again. Once again, our thanks for an enjoyable stay!

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation looked after by a lovely couple, now helped by newcomer, Daisy!"

    We had an excellent week helped by unusually sunny weather!

    Reviewed by Carolann5.0May 2023

  • "A delightful place to stay."

    Perfect for my dog.The owners are the nicest most welcoming and kindest people I could have hoped to meet.would certainly recommend visiting the Clockmakers to friends

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2023

  • "The owners were very friendly and helpful and the briefing about the cottage on arrival was detailed."

    Also helpful were the small guidance notes next to things such as the cooker. We found the beds comfortable and everything worked as expected. At new year we didn’t use the garden but could see that this would be pleasant when more seasonable.

    Reviewed by Steve4.1Dec 2022

  • "The Old Clockmakers property is a single level accomadation attached to the owners house and sharing the garden area."

    It is well laid out and well stocked with a wide range of quality equipment, idealy located to visit Norwich and most of Norfolk. The owners were very friendly and helpfull and keen to help us with local knowledge, including a very detailed local map showing shops and restaurants. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2021

  • "Holiday flat was as described and was clean & tidy."

    Hosts made us welcome and gave us a quick tour with guidance on appliances etc. There was also a welcome pack containing milk, bread and cake.

    Reviewed by Barry4.7Oct 2019

  • "It was well laid out."

    Nice to have a welcome pack of bread, butter, biscuits and milk. The kitchen was well equipped, even had a butter dish. Plenty of everything in the kitchen. The lounge area was very comfortable, with a large TV. The main bedroom had a large bed and doors into the garden. The bed very comfortable. The room also had a TV, which was great for us. We could not use the garden which looked lovely with its table and chairs and hammock, due to the weather. It rained most days. The cottage was very handy for buses into Norwich, about a 7 minute walk to the bus stop, we used it a couple of times. Norwich town has plenty to see and do. Norwich Castle museum was really worth the visit, we spent most of the day there. Plenty of places to eat and drink. Despite the weather we had a good time.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2019

  • "It wasn’t really a holiday as we were house hunting which was exhausting, but we came back every evening to very comfortable accommodation where we could make a meal, watch TV, discuss that day’s property viewings and get a good night’s sleep."

    We appreciated the dishwasher and the good shower. Unfortunately we didn’t have time to sit in the garden, but the Norfolk weather was very good for our daily trips by bus and on foot to all the houses that we wanted to view. Our hosts were very helpful and I was really glad of the lift back to the station with my luggage. If we need to search the area again for a new home, we will be very happy if we can stay at The Old Clockmakers again.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2019

  • "The biggest thing that will remain with us, after our 2 weeks at The Old Clockmakers, is their friendliness and keenness to help."

    Especially Betty who works hard at ensuring our stay is perfect. Which it was, except the weather! I think she would have changed that if she could! Plenty to see and do within the area as Norwich is totally steeped in history, which we love. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Apr 2019

  • "Well equipped annexe to the owners bungalow, was very comfortable and warm."

    Spotlessly clean and nothing was too much trouble for our hosts. They had really put some thought into equipping the cottage, we especially liked the laminated map of the local area on which they had marked shops, cash points, post office, pubs and eateries and bus stops. Hosts Betty and Eric were great to talk to with fascinating stories of their lives, and Eric’s workmanship in making clocks and other intricate woodwork was well worth seeing. The cottage was ideally situated for exploring the historic city of Norwich.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2019

  • "We loved the accommodation and Eric and Betty were wonderfully welcoming and helpful."

    Milk and bread and biscuits provided on arrival, much appreciated. Well situated for buses into Norwich. Aldi 2 minutes away by car, Sainsbury's 5 mins. A big Thanks to Eric and Betty for being such brilliant hosts. Richard and Julie Hamilton

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2019

  • "Great location for work needs - very accommodating owners who made our stay so good."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Feb 2019

  • "Really welcoming owners, who bent over backwards to meet needs, and help during the stay."

    A great location for needs in NE Norwich. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Feb 2019

  • "A great place to stay - local for our needs, and with really welcoming house owners, who made the whole stay very easy to arrange."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jan 2019

  • "The Old Clockmakers is a comfortable holiday home with everything we required and more."

    The owners were very helpful, particularly in putting the heating on for us when we were coming in late from seeing family. We shall definitely try and stay there again.

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Dec 2018

  • "Everything was perfect!"

    The Old Clockmakers is very comfortable, cozy and warm. The owners are lovely and they make you feel very welcome. We will be back for sure. A highly recommended property

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Nov 2018

  • "Everything - even the weather."

    Seriously, The Old Clockmakers is one of the best self-catering facilities we have stayed in over the last 40 years. Everything to a high standard and the owners could not have been more helpful.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Oct 2018

  • "Comfortable, well equipped accommodation."

    Great position for exploring Norwich, the Broads and the coast.

    Reviewed by Maralyn5.0Sep 2018

  • "This two bed mini apartment had everything we needed plus more."

    Owners made us feel very welcome and had thought of everything. Lovely and clean.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Aug 2018

  • "We was very happy with the property that we rented."

    It was very clean and comfortable and had everything we needed. The owners of the property where very lovely and made sure we where comfortable throughout our stay.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2018

  • "The Old Clockmakers is a beautiful, clean well equipped holiday let with everything you need and much more."

    The owners Betty and Eric made us very welcome with out being intrusive , the welcome pack was very generous, even asking what we needed. I would highly recommend this holiday let, we had a lovely holiday, and hope to go again. Anne and Pete

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2018

  • "Filled all our needs, best little holiday ..."

    Filled all our needs, best little holiday flat we have seen in along time, we will return

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2018

  • "This property was ideal, very well equipped and couldn't ask for anything more!"

    The owners were extremely helpful and couldn't do enough for us whilst respecting our privacy. If passing again would 100% be returning!

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Jun 2018

  • "We enjoyed our time at The Old Clockmakers."

    Betty and Eric made us feel very welcome and were very helpful. A welcome pack ensured we could have a cup of tea on arrival. The location suited us and we our time spent wandering around Norwich. We would definately stay here again.

    Reviewed by Darlene5.0May 2018

  • "Friendly people everything was well done, very well equipped and the beds were very comfortable."

    We had an arrival pack even asked what milk and bread we would like. No problems at all we will be back

    Reviewed by J5.0Mar 2018

  • "I just wanted to mention how kind the owners of the flat were."

    We had the worst snow in Norwich for about twenty years and as I don';t have transport the owners very kindly got food in for me as I couldn't get to the shops and gave me lifts into town. I was very grateful to them and the cottage was lovely and warm despite the unusual sub-zero temperatures! It wasn't quite the holiday I planned but thanks to Mr and Mrs Wickenden I had a really nice time.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Feb 2018

  • "We had a very pleasant winter break in Norwich."

    The cottage had all the facilities we would expect and the owners couldn't have been more helpful. It is a very good central location to visit Norfolk.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jan 2018

  • "Very friendly helpful owners, available but not intrusive."

    One of the best-equipped kitchens we've come across in a holiday rental - everything was there. The apartment is beautifully furnished with high quality linen etc.

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Nov 2017

  • "Perfect holiday, lovely people, super location!"

    Will book this cottage again for sure!@

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2017

  • "The owners are extremely friendly and very helpful."

    The flat was very comfy with plenty of equipment and extras. I would say that a hairdryer would have been good so I didn't have to take mine. The owner had left us a good welcome pack so we could make a tea on arrival. We will definitely going there again

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0Aug 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x twin with TV, 1 x single with pull-out trundle bed
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, breakfast bar (seats 4) and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, slimline dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi & 4G, selection of books, games and DVDs, hairdryer, iron and ironing board
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio with furniture
  • Lawned garden separated by trellis for your privacy
  • Pets welcome
  • Shop and pub 4 mins walk
  • Norwich Train Station 1 mile
  • Note: The twin room is accessed via the single room
  • Note: This property does not accept worker bookings
  • Note: There is one small step to access the property
  • Note: The owner is fluent in Italian
  • Please note: Please note from May 2019 any future bookings will have main bedroom with twin bed and second bedroom with single bed with a trundle
  • Note - The property is attached to the owners' home and they have a small friendly dog
  • The dog will sometimes use the shared garden area and he will be supervised
  • Note: The owner will not accept bookings longer than 14 nights without communication via our Reservations Team
  • Sorry no smoking.

The property

Norwich 2 miles.

This all ground floor charming property, attached to the owners' home, is perfectly situated in the heart of Norfolk just two miles from the centre of the historic city of Norwich.

Ideal for a small family and couples, this property provides lovely accommodation.

The open plan living area has a comfortable sitting area for relaxing in the evening and a well-equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar.

There are two comfortable bedrooms; a pleasant single with a pull-out trundle bed underneath which leads through to a twin room, both rooms share a bathroom benefiting from an extra-large bath and a separate shower.

Outside there is parking for two cars, shared use of the owner's garden and a lovely patio where you can sit and enjoy your morning cup of tea within the peaceful surroundings.

The majestic walled city of Norwich with its two cathedrals, theatres, parks, art galleries, fine restaurants, pubs and tea rooms, is just a ten minute drive away, and has plenty to see and do to keep all guests entertained.

If you fancy a day at the seaside then be sure to visit Great Yarmouth, just half an hour's drive away, which has something for everyone including crazy golf, wildlife gardens, a Sea Life Centre and donkey rides along the beach.

There are also lovely beaches at Southwold, Waxham and Wells which are all within an hour's drive from the property.

This lovely property is an ideal base for exploring all the delights that Norfolk has to offer.

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About the location


Great Yarmouth 21 miles; Cromer 23 miles.

The medieval and cultural city of Norwich is the capital of East Anglia. Norwich boasts some of the finest buildings in Britain, with two cathedrals, a Norman castle and several large houses. Elm Hill is one of the oldest streets in Norwich, with beautiful cobblestones and Tudor houses, some now home to independent shops. Norwich also offers art galleries, museums, theatres and cinemas, as well as beautiful parks and gardens. Visit its stylish pubs, cafés and restaurants and enjoy its excellent shopping facilities. Tour the city by open-top bus, along cycle pathways, or walk one of its many trails and the river walk. For those wishing to relax, spend a leisurely day on board a boat enjoying the nearby, beautiful Norfolk Broads. The coastline is also within easy travelling distance, offering a fun day out.

Please note: This property accepts a sort break from a minimum of 3 nights.
Please Note: This property does not accept worker bookings.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas