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2 Stud Cottage

Hainford, Norfolk (Ref. 14395)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "First class facilities and location."

    Surpassed expectations. I would thoroughly recommend!

    Reviewed by DennisMay 2022

  • "The cottage is comfortable and clean with lovely views."

    The owner goes to great effort to provide all the little extras as well as having those expected. We have returned after a previous visit and would have no hesitation in doing so again when we visit the area. Thank you Lin for providing us with a covid safe haven.

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2022

  • "An excellent property, with very friendly and helpful hosts."

    Reviewed by AnthonyMay 2022

  • "Well equipped and comfortable cottage"

    Reviewed by NigelApr 2022

  • "The owner was very friendly and the cottage well stocked."

    A lovely place to come when you need space to relax and take things easy.

    Reviewed by AnnMar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage which is warm and has a generosity about it."

    The kitchen is really well kitted out and the flowers and candles make it very homely. Lovely location to visit so many places. We will be back!

    Reviewed by HelenFeb 2022

  • "Loved the cottage and the location."

    Lin gave us a warm welcome and gave us advice on where to visit. The cottage is comfortable and has everything you need for your stay. Perfect location for exploring the Norfolk broads, the coast, and Norwich City.

    Reviewed by KeithFeb 2022

  • "Thank you Lin and David for your friendly welcome and for all the effort you went to putting up Christmas decorations so that it felt less of a holiday property and more of a home."

    The cottage was in very good decorative order with everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. The whole property was very clean and well appointed throughout. We explored the Broads, enjoyed a Christmas morning at Blickling Hall, but the highlight was seeing the seals and pups at Horsey Gap…an experience not to be missed!

    Reviewed by MarilynDec 2021

  • "It is a lovely wam and well provisioined holiday cottage."

    The owner was incredily helpful and communication excellent. We hope to be back in the new year sometime. Thankyou

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2021

  • "It's such a wonderful place."

    Really quiet and tucked away in the countryside (was easy to find with the directions the owner gave) yet close enough to access everything you want whether this was the city of Norwich 8 miles away, the north coast (Cromer) 15 miles away or east coast (Great Yarmouth) 25 miles. The house is really well presented, clean and tidy and had all the amenities and more that you would require for the holiday, really all you have to do is turn up. The oven, hob, dishwasher and washing machine are easy enough to use. We are a family of 5 so for the sleeping arrangements one of us had to use the Z-bed which was no problems as this was comfy and both me and my son had a sleep on it. For the outside of the property there is your own section of garden to hang the clothes, you are able to wander around the farm looking in the stables or the pond. The owner is really nice and was there on a morning as she has her office on-site and tends the grounds. Only problem we had was we had to come home, but we would love to go back in the future.

    Reviewed by IbrahimJul 2021

  • "We had a fantastic week at the farm."

    Lin was very welcoming and the cottage was beautiful. The surroundings were idyllic and we will hopefully get to stay there again one day.

    Reviewed by LukeJul 2021

  • "Third time back at this lovely cottage and, once again, enjoyed a fabulous stay."

    As always, it was extremely clean, well equipped/maintained and comfortable. Lyn and David provided a very warm welcome, and were both very helpful throughout our stay. Nothing was too much trouble and the communication prior to and also during our stay was excellent. Would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by ColinJun 2021

  • "The location is ideal, near to the Broads, Norwich and the Coast."

    We were fortunate to have excellent weather which always helps. The closest local pub was closed due to new owners taking over, but it will be open by now We ate at the Fox, and at the excellent Honingham Buck. Traffic free bike rides on the Weaver’s way, a visit to Sandringham, RSPB reserve at Strupshaw Fen, the nature reserve at Hickling Broad, fish and chips at Cromer and the fabulous Old Vicarage gardens, and hire of a day boat, all excellent visits. A big thanks to Lin, the owner of the cottage, always available for help and advice.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

  • "Cottage perfect ."

    Met all our expectations and more .Will certainly go again.

    Reviewed by DonaldMay 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect."

    It was extremely clean, cosy and comfortable. I would definitely recommend this for anyone wanting a short break or even longer (we could of certainly done with an extra few nights). The hosts were extremely welcoming and friendly too.

    Reviewed by JackMay 2021

  • "A peaceful location, wonderful place to recharge the batteries."

    Reviewed by AnnetteOct 2020

  • "Everything about the cottage is outstanding."

    Lin is superb, nothing too much trouble. I had a problem with my car and within 10 minutes Lin took me down to the local garage who attended to the problem immediately. That's what I call brilliant.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2020

  • "The cottage was set in nice peaceful surroundings, it was clean and tidy and made a great base to explore from."

    The owners were friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2020

  • "W had a really excellent stay, it was quiet peaceful and relaxing."

    Everything was cleaned to a high standard and any worries regarding the current situation was dissipated and we were reassured by Lyn who met us on arrival who explained in detail what we needed to know.

    Reviewed by NicholasAug 2020

  • "A perfect getaway."

    Quiet - beautiful surroundings. Space to breathe. Lovely table setting and flowers on arrival - thank you to the host.

    Reviewed by AndreaAug 2020

  • "Lyn and David were very friendly and couldn’t do enough for us."

    Reviewed by EstelleAug 2020

  • "Cosy, warm and very comfortable - everything you needed and more was provided."

    Lyn is a very nice lady and is happy to help where she can. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by PhilipFeb 2020

  • "Lovely cottage,the heating system was fantastic."

    After a hectic day out it was lovely to come back and turn the heating on and within 5mins the cottage was toasty. There was everything that we needed for a great stay the host had even supplied bacon,eggs, sausage, bread and milk and to top it off two bottles of wine. Definitely recommend if you want somewhere lovely and quiet in a great location for exploring North Norfolk.

    Reviewed by FrankOct 2019

  • "Second time we've stayed at this lovely cottage and, once again, we weren't disappointed."

    The owner does everything to make your stay as comfortable as it possibly could be and we were really made to feel at home in this cosy, clean, well equipped cottage. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone wanting to stay in the Norwich area.

    Reviewed by ColinJun 2019

  • "The owner, Lin, who lives on site is very welcoming and very helpful."

    Found the location of the cottage ideal for the coast, the broads and Norwich - would happily use the cottage if in the area again

    Reviewed by PhilipJun 2019

  • "Very comfortable, cosy cottage."

    Immaculatately clean, very well equipped.

    Reviewed by WendyMay 2019

  • "Lovely accommodation, clean and comfortable."

    Plenty of cooking utensils etc provided. Appreciated the welcome pack. Situated in a beautiful quiet setting. Some building work taking place but didn't interfere with our stay. Good location for visiting the coast and broads. We would definitely return and recommend.

    Reviewed by PatriciaApr 2019

  • "2 Stud Cottage is a spacious and very comfortable holiday home, in fact one of the most comfortable we have stayed in."

    It is well equipped with everything of an excellent quality. We appreciated the fresh flowers in the kitchen and lounge and the milk in the fridge. We would certainly recommend the cottage and hope to stay there again when we are visiting our family in Norwich.

    Reviewed by AnnApr 2019

  • "Hostess was very welcoming and friendly."

    Property was very warm and very comfortable. Thoroughly recommend this property to anyone.

    Reviewed by RaeMar 2019

  • "Very comfortable cottage, has everything you could possibly need."

    Surrounded by fields and countryside. It is also nice to wander around the livery and meet the horses. Very close to Norwich and the coast for days out. Extremely generous breakfast pack included.

    Reviewed by SueMar 2019

  • "Before arrival I was telephoned, received a short introduction and was offered more information if I tendered my email address to facilitate the sending of cottage and locality information which was most kind and helpful."

    On arrival after a long journey, and with only being able to give a vague indication of arrival time we were greeted personally and shown around.....Not the usual "Find a key in a box and here is the security code"! We were shown around the cottage, its facilities and equipment, some basic foodstuffs [milk, butter, sausages, bacon, cereals, bread, jams] which were supplied to us lest we arrive outside of shop opening times, and two bottles of wine! Again we were told the location of local restaurants, pubs, and shops. This personal touch is so rare nowadays and most welcome. The cottage was immaculate, clean and everything worked....more rare than one would imagine! On departure day we again received the owner's cheery smile without any pressure as to time of departure. I was just turning the dishwasher on and hoovering but I was told that was not necessary! I offer holiday accommodation myself so I know the importance of per arrival information and meeting and greeting so I was cheered that some others shared my own attention to detail! I would have no hesitation in returning for another visit, and in recommending this cottage to friends.

    Reviewed by ChristopherFeb 2019

  • "Definitely recommend 2 Stud Cottage, warm and cosy but not small as photos appear to suggest, immaculate throughout, very comfortable bed, pillows, sofas etc."

    Tastefully furnished and decorated with attention to detail. Kitchen equipment good. Full control of central heating system. Sky TV in lounge and bedroom a plus. Wonderful rainfall shower with power handheld attachment as well as a bath. Easy off road parking in countryside surroundings. Very generous ‘welcome pack’. Thank you Lin. Would recommend Farm to Fork butchers/deli opposite The Recruiting Sergeant.

    Reviewed by JuneJan 2019

  • "A few details no longer apply as there have been changes of the property e."

    G. the bathroom and no dressing room. However the accommodation is bright spacious and well equipped for a family stay. We appreciated the breakfast pack- it lasted 3 days! And although no wine, we had juice instead which suited as visited the last week of "Stoptober".

    Reviewed by JoannaOct 2018

  • "We stopped for a couple of nights in this comfortable and clean cottage around 20 mins drive from Norwich."

    Although ours was only a weekend stay and we didn’t spend much time there or do any cooking, it’s really well-equipped and I’m sure would be a good base for a longer stay. Lin the owner was very helpful and accommodated our late arrival by leaving the keys in a safe place.

    Reviewed by RobinSep 2018

  • "The cottage was warm, cosy and comfortable, very welcoming."

    The facilities in the cottage were excellent with a well equipped kitchen and bathroom. It was spotlessly clean. The owner was very helpful and welcoming, nothing was too much trouble and she communicated with us throughout our stay. We would definitely recommend it and stay again ourselves. In fact we enjoyed it so much we stayed and extra night.

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2018

  • "The cottage was really lovely and had all you would need and more."

    The makings for a full English breakfast was provided along with two delicious bottles of wine. The decor was lovely and the cottage was prestinely clean. It definitely exceeded expectations

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2018

  • "The owner (Lin) was extremely friendly and the cottage spotless."

    ...... we have stayed in many sykes cottages over the years but cannot remember one being as well equipped......... from different types of cut glass wine glasses (for the complimentary 2 bottles) to intimidate lighting...........We will be going back!!

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2018

  • "Fabulous hosts!"

    Everything you could possibly need! Clean, comfortable and super breakfast pack included! Brilliantly located so not too many "are we there yets"! Many thanks for such a lovely week!

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2018

  • "Nice accommodation in a really good location for Norwich, the Broads and the North Norfolk coast."

    Good facilities and a very nice welcome pack. Very handy for the Park and Ride into Norwich.

    Reviewed by TrevorAug 2018

  • "Beautiful property with everything provided that you can think of."

    Arrived to find eggs, bacon, sausages, bread, butter, milk and even two bottles of wine as a welcoming pack. Lovely thought after a long journey. Sky TV in Lounge and both bedrooms. All in all A home from home.

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely and the location was very calm and peaceful."

    They had a mare who was expecting to give birth in a weeks time so it was an interesting experience to see her, she was lovely. We had nice welcome from lin and there was lots of information on the area which we had not visited before. We had amazingly warm, sunny weather, very enjoyable.

    Reviewed by JenniferApr 2018

  • "Lin gave us a very warm welcome, and everything was provided for our comfort."

    A peaceful location, with easy access to coast, Broads, river walks and Norwich using the Park and Ride.

    Reviewed by DorothySep 2017

  • "This was our 5th visit to this property, standards have been maintained over this time and Lyn really does wish that her clients do enjoy their stay."

    Reviewed by ASep 2017

  • "The stud farm is a great place to stay."

    Lin the owner is very welcoming. We found it a very relaxing place to stay. Great welcome pack. Plenty to see and do around the countryside. First class all round.

    Reviewed by KevinJul 2017

  • "Great value for money."

    stairs a little steep if you have mobility problems. but overall a very enjoyable holiday thank you very much.

    Reviewed by LindaMay 2017

  • "The cottage was beautiful, everything we wanted was there , decorated beautifully , the owner Lyn was extremely helpful ."

    We will definite go back and recommend to friends and family .

    Reviewed by KayMar 2017

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our break and wish we could have stayed longer."

    Would definitely like to stay at the cottage again, it was so cosy and comfortable and very well equipped.

    Reviewed by LesleyNov 2016

  • "This is an extremely comfortable holiday cottage."

    It is spacious and very well equipped and in an incredibly quiet area - no road noise at all, just silence when you wake. It's within easy reach of several National Trust properties and woodland gardens, and also the Broads and coast. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking essentials and much, much more - nothing like some properties we've stayed in where there is not even salt! There was a very generous welcome pack. The only point to mention is that there is not really a garden as such, just a table and chairs outside the door, perhaps 'shared field' is more accurate. However this would be no problem to adults, just maybe if you have small children. All in all, an excellent experience.

    Reviewed by PatSep 2016

  • "Brilliantly situated for touring the Norfolk Coast which is really lovely and general sightseeing."

    Cottage is really comfortable and beautifully furnished. Would recommend The Chequers Pub in the village of Hainford which is very popular and it is a good idea to book if you want to eat - it is very popular. Used the Park and Ride which runs from the Airport to get into Norwich for sightseeing/shopping - it is really good value, free to park at the airport and the buses run every ten minutes . Would definitely book this cottage again.

    Reviewed by SherylAug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with additional folding bed, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, rainfall shower and handheld attachment, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen with dining area
  • Lounge Room
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 4 x TVs, 3 all with Sky and 1 with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars, horse boxes and trailers
  • Shared garden with gazebo, furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: If booked together with Ref 906246 there is an interconnecting door that can be opened between the properties
  • Note: Horses welcome, livery available by arrangement with owner
  • Note: The owner can arrange for sailing lessons at the nearby Wroxham Sailing Club; winter shooting breaks on one of the professional shoots in the area and racing days at Great Yarmouth, Fakenham or Newmarket
  • Please contact the owner for more details
  • Regretfully, children under the age of 12 will not be permitted at the property
  • Note: the property does not have charging stations for electric vehicles, at the moment, the owner would ask all visitors not to use the electricity from the property they are staying in to charge their cars

The property

Located on the owner's 50-acre working equestrian farm in the pretty Norfolk village of Hainford, this cottage dates from 1825 and was originally three farm cottages which have undergone extensive renovation and now form a farmhouse B&B sitting alongside this self-contained holiday cottage.

Perfect for a family holiday, this Hainford cottage offers uninterrupted views across the fields and during the summer months, and the farm is home to a variety of equine events including show jumping, dressage and showing shows, which guests at the cottage can enjoy from the spacious garden which overlooks the show arenas.

The cottage offers bright and spacious accommodation which has been furnished to the highest standard with a fully fitted kitchen, a spacious sitting room with a southerly and easterly aspect and original oak beams.

On the first floor of this Hainford cottage, there is a main bedroom, whilst the twin bedroom shares the same open aspect as the sitting room and benefits from spectacular views.

The bathroom has a rainfall shower with a hand held body wash spray.

There is also a bath, toilet and basin.

The garden area is currently being landscaped and the garden will be enclosed with its own area for use by visitors to the cottage.

There is a BBQ, table and chairs and plenty of space to sit and enjoy the uninterrupted views across the farm.. The village of Hainford is home to a lovely thatched pub, while just four miles away is the popular village of Coltishall with a range of amenities.

Nearby is the city of Norwich where you can visit its two wonderful cathedrals, attractive gardens, or enjoy the excellent shopping facilities.

Take a trip to Wroxham where you can hire a boat to explore the Norfolk Broads or spend some time discovering the fabulous North Norfolk coast with its quaint fishing villages as well as its popular resort towns where you can enjoy fresh fish, steam train rides, summertime shows and lovely sunny beaches.

An excellent Hainford cottage, perfect for discovering the beautiful Norfolk countryside.This property is next to Refs. 906246 and 987188 together they sleep 20.

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About the location


Norwich 7 miles; Coltishall 4 miles; Wroxham 7 miles.

The village of Hainford is at the very heart of North Norfolk and is central to some of the most spectacular scenery that Norfolk can offer. It is within easy reach of Norwich International Airport, which is only 3 miles from the village and within 7 miles of the historic Roman city of Norwich, which has first class shopping facilities. There is a lovely thatched pub and restaurant in Hainford which is open for lunches and evening meals, whilst just 3 miles away is the pretty Broadland village of Coltishall which is known locally as the ‘Gateway to the Broads’ and has a well known pub/restaurant. The banks of the River Bure are the picturesque setting of Coltishall Staithe, a large grassed area enjoying riverside pubs and restaurants, a village store/Post Office and attractive cottages. In summer, both locals and visitors enjoy relaxing picnics, feeding the ducks and playing ball games, while in winter, the local waterfowl enjoy Coltishall Staithe’s riverside tranquillity. Near to Hainford is the summertime pick-up stop of the Bure Valley Railway, a narrow gauge steam and diesel service running between the market town of Aylsham and Wroxham. The local area offers a wide choice of places to visit from craft barns and beautiful gardens to National Trust properties and Redwings Horse Sanctuary, while river boat trips can also be enjoyed. With Norfolk’s beautiful and varied coastline within easy reach, this is a lovely location for discovering Norfolk.

Region Information

Regretfully, children under the age of 12 will not be permitted at the property.
Sorry, this property does not accept working parties.
Note: the property does not have charging stations for electric vehicles, at
the moment, the owner would ask all visitors not to use the electricity
from the property they are staying in to charge their cars

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas