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Stable Cottage

Necton near Swaffham, Norfolk (Ref. 3505)


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  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "We were there last weekend and it is a really nice quiet place."

    Reviewed by SamApr 2022

  • "Stable Cottage was perfect for us, four adults and our dog Milo."

    We loved the barn conversion and it’s beautiful setting and great location. The kitchen was also well equipped. Would love to return, thank you :)

    Reviewed by GraemeMar 2022

  • "Lovely stay in a lovely cottage."

    Reviewed by ZoeFeb 2022

  • "Best holiday rental to date, great location, fabulous property, very well presented and kept to a high standard."

    The owners have thought of everything, couldn’t want for more! A++

    Reviewed by GaryJan 2022

  • "The setting was lovely & quiet."

    The converted barn was really lovely. The 3rd bedroom was tiny - more suitable for little children & not my teens who kept bumping their heads. The stairs up was steep & narrow. The kitchen was well equipped & there were fresh eggs to buy every day from the free roaming hens which was lovely. There was plenty of jot water but it was hot, & the shower mixer tap was tricky to use in order to get the temp right. We didn't expect to be so close to other rental cottages & hope our kids n dogs weren't you noisy for them. The location was v rural & we did lots of driving every day (50-60 mins each way) to reach places of interest: beaches, country estates etc that were also suitable for dogs. The local supermarkets are large & about 10mins away in Swaffham. We had a really lovely time & a welcome break away from the craziness of our normal busy lives.

    Reviewed by MaritaAug 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at stable cottage and was central to all the places we wanted to visit."

    Lovely setting and the kids loved visiting the horse and chickens each morning. The owner was friendly when we saw him and very much left us to our holiday. The cottage was lovely and as described, however it could really benefit from a second lavatory or an en-suite in the main bedroom as with 5 of us staying, one bathroom/toilet wasn't enough at times. The upstairs kids bedrooms would really benefit from some sort of blinds for the skylights as evenings and early mornings can be very bright. However these are just suggestions and didn't get in the way of enjoying our stay.

    Reviewed by GregAug 2021

  • "We had a lovely relaxing week at stable cottage."

    Dog friendly. A good base to go and visit the surrounding villages/towns and holkham beach a very dog friendly beach.

    Reviewed by StevenJul 2021

  • "Great cottage!"

    The taxidermy owl was creepy though!

    Reviewed by NuttineeJun 2021

  • "Difficult access to location with single lane roads and few passing places - particularly at night."

    Once had to back up over 200 metres to let a van through. Can't fault the property itself, lovely setting easy parking and great for dogs.

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2021

  • "Amazing break away, lovely accommodation, everything we wanted."

    friendly, helpful owners made us feel very welcome. Will certainly be returning one day.

    Reviewed by ClaireJun 2021

  • "The house was very clean but lots of cobwebs and dust etc under the kitchen Radiator."

    Kitchen equipment was great had everything you needed. Could have done with some blinds in the up stairs bedrooms so as to block out sunlight which woke children early. Also, no animals to feed as stated in some of the reviews. Very remote so car is essential. Over all a good holiday but will not be re-visiting.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2021

  • "The cottage was absolutely lovely!"

    Everything you needed. So quiet, wake up to the sound of horses was lovely. In the country so have to drive but not too far to go crabbing in wells. About 45 minute drive. The owners so welcoming. Would definitely recommend for a family.

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2020

  • "This cottage is advertised as accommodating 6-7 people - it does not!"

    Sleeping arrangements are poor - there is one adequate double bedroom and one room with twin beds that are actually beds but the third bedroom is very poor indeed with 'beds' on the floor under the eves of the roof. The stair case to the mezzanine floor very steep and frankly quite frightening to use. The kitchen is overall well equipped but the toaster could be upgraded from 2 slice to at least a 4 slice toaster to accommodate 6-7 visitors. The lighting in the living room was either too bright (there are just too many ceiling lights) or not bright enough if the table lamp is used - another lamp in the living room would make some difference - but there are limited sockets in this room that may be the cause of this problem. The furniture is dated and the (leather look) plastic sofa's are damaged and could be upgraded also.

    Reviewed by AndreaAug 2020

  • "We had a great time at Stable Cottage."

    There is a great space downstairs with a large well equipped kitchen, lovely lounge and large main bedroom Our children enjoyed regular trips to the horses and chickens in the safe and secure garden. The things we did struggle with was the low headroom when climbing the stairs and the creakiness of the upstairs floors. We still had a wonderful time and it was easy to visit High Lodge Thetford on the way and Wells Next The Sea on day two.

    Reviewed by MatthewAug 2020

  • "We had a wonderful time."

    It was a lovely and peaceful place. Children enjoyed the outside space and the chickens and horses. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2020

  • "Stable cottage was a beautiful well equipped barn conversion."

    We had a great time meeting up with our Norfolk based family there.

    Reviewed by CaroleMar 2020

  • "The cottage was a little more remote than we had anticipated with very narrow lanes around it but it had good access to A47 which took us pretty much everywhere we needed to go and a newly built Co-op with petrol forecourt were very useful."

    There were an additional 2 holiday apartments opposite stable cottage - both occupied but we heard nothing from them. The cottage itself was beautiful and really well-equipped with many additional features not listed - games, iron and ironing board, bakeware, barbecue and huge Amerucan-style fridge freezer.. There was ample storage throughout in genuine period furniture. The house"pet" was an unexpected addition - look up to the beautiful vaulted and beamed ceiling to see him. Don't worry, he won't cause any harm! As this was accomodation for 7 people, we would have appreciated a second bathroom /shower room or at least another toilet. This is really nit- picking, but the knives were pretty unusable - totally blunt and no vegetable, paring or serrated bread knife. We did struggle preparing meals with them! But as I said - nit picking. Watching our dogs skid like Bambi on the laminate floors gave us an inordinate amount of pleasure! The kitchen and stone floors were amazing _ with two sets of patio doors leading to the courtyard garden which is considerably more established than the photos imply (especially from the outside of the cottage.) The grounds were beautiful and we really enjoyed visiting the horses. This was our second Sykes holiday and we remain very impressed with the quality and personal touches of your cottages. Better than other companies we have used before and the Norfolk guide emailed by Sykes ahead of our holiday was very useful. Highly recommended. Thank you Sykes.

    Reviewed by NJul 2019

  • "The cottage was very nice in a good area and the grounds were very nice."

    The owners of the cottage were very nice and helpful and overall a good place to have a break.

    Many thanks for your lovely positive feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CliveJun 2019

  • "Little bit more remote than we realised."

    But all good. Would go back. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by KatrinaApr 2019

  • "Nicely equipped house and toasty warm, which was lovely as we have frozen in others!"

    We were three adults, 4 yr old and a baby and I think that capacity was pretty good. The stairs are more of a ladder and there is not space for a stair gate so I would recommend it for older children.

    Reviewed by CharlotteMar 2019

  • "Stable Cottage is a beautiful place to spend a relaxing week."

    It is very isolated and has lovely walks around the property. Inside is warm and cosy with plenty of space to spread out.

    Reviewed by UnaFeb 2019

  • "A truly lovely cottage, beautifully and tastefully renovated with every thing we needed and more."

    We loved the log fire and magestic beams throughout. It rained a lot, but this didn't worry us as we got the chance to enjoy the beautiful property. A shop and pub within walking distance, Comfy bedroom with 2 further bedrooms above a narrow slightly steep stairway. A grand showroom of a kitchen. And lovely hosts who made us feel welcome. Will return.

    Reviewed by VanessaOct 2018

  • "The Stable cottage was ideally suited to visit several National Trust and English Heritage place, which as members of both National Trust and English Heritage meant we got full use of our membership card."

    We have already recommended Sykes Cottages to several people, as we always get good accommodation through booking with you.

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2018

  • "No, all very good."

    Reviewed by JanetJul 2018

  • "We have had holidays at a number of cottages over the last 10 years and it was a slight disappointment that they was no welcome pack at the Stables, I know this may seem trivial, but you will no doubt agree, that the pack is not important, but the “ Welcome “ is."

    Reviewed by BernardJun 2018

  • "Very enjoyable stay at this property."

    Would suggest that a little more detail on the steep steps (actually a metal ladder) and the second Child bedroom (floor level Beds) would be helpful.

    Reviewed by GrahamMay 2018

  • "The cottage was well equipped and the location was beautiful."

    Despite extremely cold weather the cottage felt cosy and warm. The log burner was an added bonus.

    Reviewed by CarolineFeb 2018

  • "Cottage was lovely, remote, quite and relaxing."

    Very clean and everything we needed.

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2017

  • "We loved everything about this accommodation a perfect relaxing holiday with ..."

    We loved everything about this accommodation a perfect relaxing holiday with everything we needed and owners so helpful and friendly

    Reviewed by MariaJun 2017

  • "Lovely cottage very central for all the places we needed to get to kids loved there little room"

    Reviewed by JasonFeb 2017

  • "This holiday cottage was first class accommodation."

    It was really home from home they had thought of everything. I would definitely return.

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2016

  • "Well equipped accommodation, relaxing setting, good central location for north coast and mid Norfolk."

    Would recommend.

    Reviewed by JoannaSep 2016

  • "What a fantastic place!"

    The photos don't do it justice. Great place to take kids. They loved the horses and chickens. Roads so quiet we had no trouble taking the kids on bike rides. Very friendly and helpful owners. 100% recommend.

    Reviewed by CindyAug 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double, 1 x eaves twin, 1 x 2'6" eaves twin (limited headroom, children only)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin & WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner in sitting room
  • Electric range-style oven & hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV, Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi, books/games
  • Fuel, power & starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot & highchair
  • Child's z-bed on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private courtyard garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome at £10 pppw (bring own bedding)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops & pub with restaurant 2 miles
  • Note: Steep paddle stairs to 1st floor rooms
  • Note: Unfenced stream/pond - children must be supervised
  • Note: Due to horses, ducks & chickens at property dogs must be kept on a lead
  • Note: Max
  • 4 adults & 3 children
  • Note: This property has limited WiFi and is only suitable for Browsing not downloading.

The property

Necton 2 miles.

A cosy conversion of a former stable block in the rural hamlet of West End, 2 miles from Necton and close to Bradenham in the heart of Norfolk.

Providing country living with all modern amenities, this lovely Norfolk cottage has a traditional farmhouse kitchen, vaulted and beamed ceilings, country-style bedrooms and shared use of 3.5 acres of landscaped gardens with a stream.

Horses graze in paddocks while ducks and chickens roam freely - a true country retreat!

Local family attractions include adventure parks, extreme sports facilities, glass works, nature reserves and NT homes and gardens.

Visit the cathedral, shops and restaurants in Norwich, or spend a day by the seaside on the beautiful Norfolk coastline.

A lovely West End cottage for a relaxing break.

Note: This cottage is next to Refs 2059 and 4368 and together they accommodate 13.

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

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About the location


Swaffham 5 miles; Dereham 6 miles; Norwich 22 miles.

The thriving village of Necton is situated at the heart of Norfolk, between the market towns of Swaffham and Dereham, and hosts a welcoming pub with restaurant, a village store with butcher’s and a post office, whilst an impressive Norman church dominates the village and boasts a beautiful carved oak communion table dating back to 1086 and a wonderful Jacobean pulpit. Visit Bradenham Hall, a fine Georgian house with over 27 acres of beautiful gardens and arboretum, reputed to have been visited by Lord Nelson, or enjoy the infamous Peddars Way and the Norfolk Coastal Path, offering 93 tranquil miles of picturesque Norfolk countryside close by, great for walking, cycling and horse riding. The pretty market town of Dereham is just 6 miles away offering a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants and a local farmers' market every fortnight. Plenty to see and do in this lovely location.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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