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Willow Cottage

Watton, Norfolk (Ref. 1011379)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "This Cottage is exceptional and suited my purpose for a week in Norfolk"

    I am so pleased you liked the cottage. I look forward to welcoming you and Archie back next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KeithMay 2022

  • "What a lovely cottage we stayed in during our visit to the Norfolk coast."

    We can only say thank you to Linda, our holiday cottage host, who really made us feel at home. So clean, all facilities you need plus extras like coffee, tea and local biscuits and cake to enjoy when you arrive at the cottage. Lovely little garden terrace at the back for us to enjoy and for our dog to have a little play. Rooms were prestine and beds really comfortable. Great communication prior to our stay - Linda warned us that there is a fuel shortage in Norfolk which really helped us to plan ahead and top up our tank before we arrived in Norfolk. We can highly recommend Watton cottage and love to come back again. Many thanks, Linda!

    I am so pleased you had a good visit to Norfolk and hopefully you managed to catch up with old friends. I do hope to welcome you to Willow Cottage again in the future. Linda Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marie-luiseApr 2022

  • "We enjoyed the cottage so much my wife wished she could take it home with us."

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage home from home with the facilities all mod cons , I keep in touch with the owner through text to say we were enjoying ourselves, we were told she was available if we needed anything, the neighbour was helpful , it went very slow which was nice , the pub is 10 minutes away they were friendly, highly recommend this cottage ."

    ... We liked the area so much we are planning to move up there by the end of the year x

    Reviewed by SarahlouiseMar 2022

  • "The cottage was beautiful and of a very high standard in all aspects , it was a lovely little home from home and we would love to go back and definitely will later in the year , we will also recommend to our friends …."

    Reviewed by JanMar 2022

  • "Excellent stay really enjoyed the location only a few minutes drive to Watton which had all you need for local shops."

    Friendly neighbour would definitely stay again in the future

    Reviewed by AndrewMar 2022

  • "A delightful cottage in a charming village location."

    The property is well maintained and in superb condition, tastefully decorated and with lots of 'nick-nacks' which give an instant feeling of homeliness and welcome. All of the equipment in the cottage is of the very highest quality and all fully functional and spotlessly clean. The furnishings are similarly clean and very comfortable. The proprietor was very helpful and friendly whilst being completely inobtrusive. She runs the let at an arms distance but I was always confident that she was just a phone call away and would respond positively and quickly to any request or problem (for me there were no problems!) The quiet village location was but a short walk away from a dog friendly pub serving good ale and good, simple and inexpensive food. There is also a handy dog walking area just a few minutes walk away. Whilst being in a village it is nonetheless close to good roads for access to most of the interesting locations in the area. To summarise, a superb, very well equipped and presented cottage in a great location.

    Thank you very much for your lovely comments. I am so pleased you had a good visit and glad you managed to catch up with your family after the enforced break. I hope to welcome you back sometime. Linda Property Owner

    Reviewed by DaveFeb 2022

  • "Just a very big thank you for a very pleasant stay,we were very comfortable for the duration of our visit."

    And would highly recommend. ( As long as there is a slot for our next break) many thanks.

    Reviewed by DorothyDec 2021

  • "We cannot fault this lovely cottage."

    It has to be the cleanest cottage we have ever rented. Absolutely spotless. Very comfortable bed and armchairs. The 'extras' left for us were very much appreciated. The outside toilet was a great surprise and worth a visit! We will definitely be back.

    Thank you so much for the lovely comments. I do hope to welcome you back again. Keep well and best wishes for the holidays. Linda Property Owner

    Reviewed by JoanDec 2021

  • "The location is good as it is possible to drive to the North Norfolk or Suffolk Coasts as well as Thetford, King's Lynn, Norwich and Ely."

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2020

  • "The cottage was perfect for our week away."

    It had everything we needed and more! Hoping to visit again next year

    Reviewed by JeanOct 2020

  • "The Ownet was extremely kind and helpful as were the neighbours."

    Everything you could possibly need was available even sanitised,gloves etc for Covid protection. No hesitation in recommending this property.

    Reviewed by BelindaSep 2020

  • "Very central if you like to explore around"

    Reviewed by TinaSep 2020

  • "Willow cottage was without doubt the best cottage we have stayed at during the time we have been booking with Sykes."

    The cottage was spotless, the owner was amazing and ensured we had everything we needed and even gave our daughter as extra special surprise when she got to the cottage. The neighbour's were lovely and very kind and helpful. We would highly recommend and wouldn't hesitate in booking again. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2020

  • "Really comfortable, very well equipped cottage."

    Contacts with the owner were excellent, including an e-mail introduction prior to the visit. This was comprehensive and reassuring, particularly in the current covid situation. Lovely little garden became an extra room during the good weather. The neighbours were also very helpful and friendly. Would highly recommend a break at Willow Cottage.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2020

  • "The cottage was every thing I wanted and more, well Situated, to go to the major towns, clean and in am ideal place, would go back anytime."

    Reviewed by MaxJul 2020

  • "This is a well cared for cottage, spotlessly clean, a lot of thought has gone into the presentation of both the cottage and garden."

    It is exactly as described in the property details.

    Reviewed by LindaNov 2019

  • "The cottage was brilliant, quaint but with all modern amenities nicely furnished and very clean."

    The location was excellent, very nice village next to a small town with all the necessary stores etc. We hope to repeat the experience next summer.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2019

  • "Cottage made the stay for us as it was well appointed with everything we needed, it was comfortable and the owner was on call (if required) to help out if needed."

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2019

  • "Everything was catered for and more."

    We thought the cottage was smaller than we originally thought from the descripition. Small for 4 adults. Road noisy in the early hours of the morning with traffic. We enjoyed the garden and ate outside most evenings. Owner very keen to help in any way. Parking is not easy for a large car at the front of the cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by DennisAug 2019

  • "Lovely little cottage, kept us cool in the sweltering heat."

    Had everything we needed for a short family break. Nice old country feel but with newly refurbed items such as kitchen and bathroom facilities. Ended up meeting the host who was lovely, and really wants everyone to enjoy the cottage. Great experience, thank you.

    Reviewed by JennaAug 2019

  • "The cottage is delightful."

    It was beautifully clean when we arrived and had everything you could possibly need (and more). The owner was very helpful and welcoming. Willow cottage is a great base for exploring.

    Reviewed by NatalieAug 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage - a real home from home and a perfect enclosed garden for my dog."

    Reviewed by NadineJul 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 2 x first-floor double
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with gas fire
  • External cloakroom with basin and WC.
  • Gas central heating, gas fire
  • SMEG gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, washing machine, Smeg Coffee/Espresso machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Roadside parking for other cars
  • Enclosed patio area with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.8 miles and pub 0.4 miles.

The property

Situated on the outskirts of the bustling town of Watton, in Norfolk, is this well-presented semi-detached property, ideal for couples and small families.

Approaching Willow Cottage, you will notice the double glazed windows and driveway, suitable for parking one vehicle.

On entering the property, there is a lovely living/dining space with a sofa and 2 comfy arm chairs to relax and unwind and a modern gas fire with a table seating 6 for dining purposes.

There is a window bench in the bay windows with cushions adding to the property detail.

Moving through into the kitchen area is another table that can be used for dining, seating 2 people, as well as a storage cupboard to the right hand side, whilst the kitchen itself is well-equipped with new SMEG appliances including large cooker, and a convenient washing machine – ideal for those looking to self-cater.

There is a small area between the kitchen and garden area that houses a small cloakroom with WC and basin.

Heading up the stairs, just off the main hallway is the well-decorated main bedroom with a double bed and bedside tables with wardrobes for storage space and a large window affording plenty of light into the room.

Back out in the hallway and next to the main bedroom is a delightful family bathroom boasting an elegant bath and shower over so you can decide how best to prepare for your day.

Along the hallway is the second bedroom, which is slightly smaller containing a double bed, a large cupboard and chest of drawers, perfect for storage as well as a large wooden-framed window that shows off the outdoor greenery on the other side of the property.

Out in the garden is a small private space that is beautifully presented with flower beds and cobbles.

Willow Cottage is a short walk or drive from the Richmond Park Golf Club which makes it ideal for those who fancy a round of golf, with lovely greenery surrounding.

There are a number of nearby rivers and lakes, perfect for some fishing and sailing opportunities, whilst the centre of Watton provides exceptional eateries and pubs for some fine food options.

Your little ones will delight in the nearby Melsop Farm Park, a popular tourist attraction where you can explore the grounds and get close to the animals living there.

Use Willow Cottage as your base for exploring this picturesque area of 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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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