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Holly Berry

(Ref. 24357)

Wood Norton near Fakenham, Norfolk Show on map

4.5

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

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

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  • well (15)
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55 Customer Reviews

  • "Most enjoyable."

    Wonderful area

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2024

  • "Holly Berry is in a lovely position to sightsee Norfolk."

    The kitchen facilities and appliances were fine for cooking our meal, everything we needed. Big enough table comfy sofa quiet position. The television could do with an update. The bed in the main bedroom was very uncomfortable you could feel the springs. After two bad nights I used the spare duvet as a mattress topper. I didn't feel it had been cleaned as well as it could have been. There was a resident spider in the bedroom. The ensuite looked a bit grubby.

    Reviewed by Angela3.8May 2024

  • "A beautiful conversion, one of a small number around a central courtyard."

    Very warm and cosy yet airy with high vaulted ceilings. Comfortable and well furnished and equipped. A great location for exploring this lovely quiet part of Norfolk.

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Apr 2024

  • "We’ve just had a brilliant week in Holly Berry cottage."

    The accommodation was outstanding, clean, tidy, well equipped and spacious. Everything we could want.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay, felt at home straight away."

    Lacking in quality of towels and not enough,settees not comfortable, main mattress very lumpy may have springs coming through, excellent quality bedroom furniture and all the extras iron, ironing board hair dryer etc , very safe and secure with electic gates, table tennis room was a great bonus, all in all excellent propery made for an excellent holiday , would recommend the cottages to anybody .

    Reviewed by David4.1Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, quiet location."

    Reviewed by Freda3.8Jul 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation, quiet, clean, everything we could have wanted."

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2023

  • "No issues ."

    Properly was excellent and had everything we needed. Lovely location and instructions for entering property were extremely straight forward.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2023

  • "It was amazing, great, perfect ."

    I would return any time. Very nice country side very quiet .

    Reviewed by Annemarie5.0Mar 2023

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and ideally placed for birding in west Norfolk."

    The kitchen was well equipped - although supplying only four teabags seemed a little on the frugal side - and sofas were comfortable, as was the bed. The water pressure in the shower wasn't great but it was perfectly adequate and probably better for water consumption. The cobwebs in the bedroom were magnificent although with such a high ceiling they are inevitable and everything else was clean. We were extremely comfortable for our five-night stay and would happily return.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.4Feb 2023

  • "Idyllic. Clean, comfortable, warm."

    Would thoroughly recommend Holy Berry. Jane and the owners were so kind, nothing was too much trouble. Hopefully be back

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Jan 2023

  • "Great property."

    Well equipped kitchen. Comfortable beds and lovely living room space. Lots of wonderful places to visit nearby.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2022

  • "A very enjoyable and comfortable stay."

    Thank you very much

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2022

  • "Although there was only 2 of us it is a spacious property and would be suitable for 4."

    The en-suite and separate bathroom makes it ideal for 4 people. In a quiet area so need to drive to eat out. We would be happy to book again.

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Sep 2022

  • "More than one toilet roll in bathroom and perhaps a kitchen roll in the kitchen ."

    We enjoyed the stay and the cottage was excellent

    Reviewed by Bridget4.7Aug 2022

  • "Nice courtyard with pic nic table in a sun trap, but no parasol."

    no kitchen gloves, no spare toilet rolls,no spare bin liners.

    Reviewed by Marlene4.7Aug 2022

  • "Any grumbles we have are very minor but we would have liked to have found in the ..."

    Any grumbles we have are very minor but we would have liked to have found in the cottage: Better and bigger towels Oven gloves/pads (a cloth was on the inventory but we didn't find it) Cloths to wipe rain and morning dew from the patio table and chairs Instruction manuals for the dishwasher and microwave A grab rail in the shower cubicles

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Jul 2022

  • "The property was more than adequate for our stay."

    Spacious, spotlessly clean and fresh. My elderly mother had the double room with en-suite ,self contained and private for her. In the living room/kitchen could’ve done with a pouffe or footstool for her comfort ,we resorted in placing a cushion on the coffee table which wasn’t ideal but we managed and it doesn’t reflect the overall comfort which was lovely. Beds were very comfortable and linen was clean and fresh smelling. Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Jun 2022

  • "This was our 4th time at Holly Berry Cottage and we enjoyed our stay."

    The area is lovely and it is easy to get to Holt and the coast. But we felt the cottage was a little tired. Equipment in kitchen could be added to eg maybe a slow cooker and cooking trays for the oven. Also, a full length mirror in the twin bedroom would be nice. The shower in the separate bathroom could do with a new shower head.

    Reviewed by Yvonne3.4Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful rural location so peaceful,cottage has everything you need …no complaints"

    Reviewed by Lisa4.4Apr 2022

  • "Comfortable property to enjoy Norfolk rural life."

    Reviewed by Monica5.0Dec 2021

  • "The cottage was very tastefully decorated."

    Its very spacious.

    Reviewed by Fiona4.4Dec 2021

  • "We booked the cottage for 4 adults, there had been comments about the poor cleansiness but we found it very clean & comfortable."

    Being picky, a bread knife would have been nice, also somewhere to remove outside shoes, was worried about getting the cream carpet dirty. Would definitely book it again.

    Reviewed by Sonia3.8Nov 2021

  • "Lovely property, quite had a lovely relaxing time ."

    Would have been nice to have information on any walks from property was unable to find footpath signs . We visited wood norton Xmas fair in village hall & church which was so lovely.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Nov 2021

  • "Had a fabulous holiday in a real home from home."

    We'll return

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cleanliness was poor."

    Cobwebs, dust, dirty cutlery, vacumn cleaner cylinder full and an issue with flies which appears to be known as a full can of fly spray left for use. Freezer compartment of fridge so iced the door would not close. The soft couch/chairs not ideal for anyone elderly or disabled.

    Thanks for your referral back to Sykes regarding your recent stay in Hollyberry Cottage . Firstly we really appreciate your feedback. We are sorry that we have on this occasion fallen short of the level of cleanliness that we strive to provide to our guests. We are proud of Sykes ratings , normally reflecting positive guest experience. However on this occasion we have not lived up to our guests expectations which we are really sorry about. I have addressed the feedback given with my cleaning team and the owners and we will put measures in place to prevent from happening again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael3.8Oct 2021

  • "Was concerned that the accommodation would be suitable for a disabled wheelchair user."

    Everywhere was flat, well spaced and very easy to move around, except the car park which was like a pea shingle and might cause some a little difficulty, although we managed ok. Couple of small points- put a few more clothes hooks into the master bedroom ensuite - our disabled user found that a challenge. Also sadly the nice three piece suite is losing its firmness and our disabled user couldn't get up after sitting down. Overall though it worked well and we would come again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Aug 2021

  • "While the property was well situated for the wider Norfolk attractions, quiet and a good size there were some downsides."

    The main bed was very hard therefore I struggled to sleep for the whole week and as others have commented on there were cobwebs everywhere which made the place feel dirty, while the other areas were generally clean. Sofas were very soft and again not very comfortable, hence the score around comfort as a whole. On a more positive note the children (10,7) really loved the playground area and it felt very safe for them to enjoy.

    Reviewed by Jolyon2.8Aug 2021

  • "Roof of table tennis shed needs fixing as let’s in all the rain which is ruined the table tennis table"

    Reviewed by Julia4.1Aug 2021

  • "Great place to stay."

    Play field great foe the kids and a really good location for getting around Norfolk.

    Reviewed by Darren4.7Jul 2021

  • "First class accommodation with welcoming gift."

    Was given all instructions before our arrival which made things very easy for us. Have already recommended Sykes Cottages.

    Reviewed by William5.0Jul 2021

  • "Everything was good except the weather and you can't do anything about that."

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2021

  • "Drain outside front door smelling."

    A long mirror in the twin bedroom would be much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Yvonne4.7Jun 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation in a lovely location."

    Accessible via rather narrow roads, which did require some shuffling around to allow traffic to pass.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0May 2021

  • "Beautiful quiet location."

    The children loved having the play equipment in the field and we never saw anyone else in there. The grounds were beautiful. The children enjoyed watching the tractors in the field. The cottage was very spacious and perfect for our needs with 2 children 5&8. The patio was next to the front door so not private as it’s in the courtyard with the patios and front doors for the other cottages. Just something to be aware of if you’d want to sit out in privacy - you can’t. It didn’t bother us though. Just 30mins drive to the coast (we went to the lovely Sheringham beach) and 40min drive to Norwich. We used a Morrison’s supermarket only 10mins drive away. I would stay here again. Great value for money.

    Reviewed by Kelly4.4Apr 2021

  • "Lovely holiday home."

    Far bigger than we expected. We'll equipped kitchen including washer dryer which was great for getting clothes clean and dry after happy days sploshing through muddy puddles and paddling in the sea at Cromer, Sheringham and Wells which are all a little over half an hour away. Good Covid-19 measures in place although shutting the outdoor play area felt like a step too far and was disappointing for the children. It was one of the reasons we chose Holly Berry. Cottage generally clean if you didn't look upwards. Spiders webs everywhere on walls and ceilings. Would happily stay again.

    Reviewed by Sarah3.8Oct 2020

  • "Lovely place, excellent communication - very clean."

    A bit in the middle of no-where but lovely. Only booked a few days before we went due to Covid issues and was rather reluctant to book via Sykes as I've known lots of people with refund issues due to Covid - but luckily for us it turned out well.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was very clean, comfortable, and provided everything we needed."

    The parking area was well lit and the short walk from the car park to the cottage was extremely well lit. The cottage and surroundings felt really secure with the electric gates. It was nice to have a milk in the fridge and buns provided after a long journey. It was also very nice to meet the owner of the cottage, who took time out of her busy schedule (I suspect) to meet us and let us know that she was just around the corner in the farm house if we needed anything.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Feb 2020

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    Nice and warm when we arrived which was greatly appreciated. nice secure location.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.1Nov 2019

  • "The towels need to be renewed as rather thin."

    Otherwise it was lovely

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Aug 2019

  • "Not bad had better cobwebs and cups and plates not that clean"

    Reviewed by Donald3.4Jul 2019

  • "My husband, myself and elderly parents all enjoyed a fabulous week at Holly Berry."

    The homliness and comfort was wonderful. We didnt want for anything and would certainly go back again.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2019

  • "Notwithstanding the unseasonal weather another excellent Norfolk holiday."

    More up to date tourist brochures would be helpful but not a problem for us as we know Norfolk very well. Thanks . Will try Sykes again for our next visit to our favourite holiday destination. real cottage , good value , highly recommended

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jun 2019

  • "THE LOCATION WAS IDEAL CENTRAL TO POINTS OF INTEREST"

    Reviewed by Michael4.4May 2019

  • "Very easy booking and check in, lovely property in glorious location."

    Reviewed by Julian4.4Apr 2019

  • "The accommodation was good value for the money & conveniently located for the many excellent attractions in the area."

    Although generally comfortable, the sound insulation with the next door cottages was not particularly good. The bedside lamps were too bright & the curtains let in rather too much light in the bedrooms. The showers were mediocre. The cottage was fairly well equipped and we liked the welcome package of 4 tasty tea cakes. Thank you for that.

    Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by S3.1Apr 2019

  • "If you are looking for peace & quiet this is the place to go."

    Be prepared to go off radar as mobile signal is limited to non exsistent to this location. This is not a complaint but the biggest highlight to recharge. Can not wait to go back.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jan 2019

  • "Warm welcome from the owners Mr & Mrs Pope, they were very helpful and always with a smile."

    Holly Berry accommodation was well equipped clean and tidy. Wood Norton is out in the beautiful Norfolk countryside and for November we were blessed with good weather. Convenient for the North Norfolk coast which can only be described as charming. The Sandringham Estate is within reasonable driving distance. Many National Trust properties and some quaint but picturesque towns, particularly Holt. The popular Thursford Collection is quite close and we attended their Christmas Spectacular Show - wonderful doesn't do it justice! It's truly amazing - well worth a visit. The auditorium seats 1500 and the show runs on most days through November and December but book early - we purchased our tickets 10 months prior to the show and a fair proportion of the seats had already been taken. To summarise lots to see and do to suit all ages, our seven days were totally insufficient to see all we wanted - Norfolk is calling us back!

    Reviewed by William5.0Nov 2018

  • "Accomodation was very spacious."

    Quiet rural area. Village with pub/shop was about 2 miles away down very narrow bumpy country roads but found another way which was about 5 miles. Local directions could have been clearer. No complaints about the cottage at all. Very comfortable and all mod cons.Well kept grounds.

    Reviewed by Carol4.4Aug 2018

  • "The 3 piece suite was so soft when you sat on it your knees nearly touched your chin."

    The single bed mattresses were well past their "sell by date".The quilts were 10.5 tog in the middle of a blazing summer.The "sharp" knives were hardly able to cut through butter let alone anything offering resistance.And a parasol would have been handy to enable us to sit outside.

    Reviewed by Rodney2.5Jul 2018

  • "Lovely accommodation in a a beautiful setting, within easy reach of Blakeney, Holt, Sheringham etc."

    My only reason for not giving full marks for comfort was because I found the bed too hard, and didn’t really get a good nights sleep, but that is my only criticism.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Jul 2018

  • "A lovely location, with plenty of wildlife."

    Everything fine. 'Comfort' didn't quite get full marks as the chairs/settee weren't ideal for us older folk with back problems. Loved the owls hooting in the evening!

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2018

  • "This was, for my wife and I, the first time for many years that we had booked a self-catering holiday in the UK."

    It did not disappoint. The property was good, well-furnished, clean and modern. As regards location, access to main roads was acceptable, and the immediate surroundings pleasantly rural and visually pleasing. A lack of connectivity for mobile phone was a pity, but if you 'go rural' that does so often happen. One thing we would have appreciated would have been a small fridge-freezer, rather than a simple fridge (with minimal 'deeper cooling bit'). It's not just kids who enjoy having ices/sorbets to hand! Overall - much enjoyed.

    Reviewed by Arthur4.7May 2018

  • "A lovely quite and peaceful location, with plenty to see and do without a few minutes drive, nice area to walk around with a number of by ways and footpaths to follow, I agree a walk to a village pub would have been nice, however the closest is only a couple of miles away so during the warmer months could easily be reached by foot or cycle."

    The cottage itself was cosy, homely, warm and welcoming which was perfect considering we staying due the worse snowfall to hit for a number of years ! The cottage was well equipped and clean and provided everything we needed for a break away from everything (no phone signal, although Wi-Fi was available and perfectly usable if required) Couldn't have asked for anything more from this cottage.

    Reviewed by David3.8Feb 2018

  • "Quite location, only thing missing was a walk to a village pub,"

    Reviewed by Lesley4.2Jun 2017

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric stove.
  • Gas central heating with electric stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Communal central courtyard with shared use of children's play area and table tennis room
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Please note: This property has a minimum stay of 3 nights. Electric car charging is not allowed at the property
  • The nearest EV charger is at Tesco and Morrisons in Fakenham
  • Please note: This property has a £250 Good housekeeping bond

The property

Holly Berry offers perfect ground floor semi-detached accommodation for friends, couples and families alike.

Inside this lovely cottage there’s an open plan living area with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric stove.

The cottage also offers two bedrooms, with the master boasting an en-suite shower room.

With a games room and play area on-site and excellent links to the Norfolk coast makes this delightful cottage an ideal place to stay.

Note: This cottage is next to Refs. 24285, 24355, 24356 and 24359, together they sleep 21.

White House Farm Cottages

These attractive brick and pantile cottages are nestled in a gravelled courtyard of five properties and are situated in a tranquil setting in the village of Wood Norton amidst the Norfolk countryside. Sympathetically converted from former farm buildings, these single-storey cottages are ideally suited for those wishing to explore the glorious North Norfolk coastline and the picturesque, historic nearby market towns of Fakenham and Holt. Each of these cottages offer bright, spacious accommodation, traditionally furnished with modern facilities. Well-equipped and welcoming, they share a large sheltered courtyard and have the benefit of their own private patio where you can relax and unwind. For the younger members of the family, the cottages have a splendid communal play area with swings, slide and a seesaw, as well as a table tennis room. The popular Georgian market town of Holt has excellent amenities with a wide choice of interesting independent shops, pubs, tea rooms and restaurants. Be sure to take a trip on the steam train from here which runs to the traditional seaside town of Sheringham, or take a short drive to the coast, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a haven for birdwatchers and walkers. With miles of sandy beaches and majestic dunes, these cottages are ideally placed for taking boat trips to see the seals or simply visiting the RSPB reserves and coastal paths. Well worth a visit is the historic city of Norwich, with its magnificent cathedral towering above the surrounding medieval streets hosting museums, galleries and excellent shopping facilities. These cottages are well-placed in Norfolk to enjoy a wide variety of attractions.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location

WOOD NORTON

Guist 2 miles; Fakenham 6 miles; Holt 9 miles.

Wood Norton is a small village in rural north Norfolk, close to the market town of Fakenham. Just two miles from Wood Norton is the village of Foulsham which has a local shop and a pub with a restaurant. Fakenham is just six miles away and is home to a national hunt racecourse and has a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants. The popular market town of Holt is close by and is well known for a wonderful array of independent food stores, craft shops, tea rooms and restaurants. Further afield are the seaside villages of Wells and Blakeney as well as the more traditional resorts of Cromer and Sheringham. The cathedral city of Norwich is a wonderful location for a day out, plus there are many National Trust properties in the area just waiting to be discovered.

Please Note: This property only accepts bookings for minimum 3 nights

Please note: This property has a £250 Good housekeeping bond

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas