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Garden House

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Northwold, Norfolk Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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75 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage with everything we needed for a perfect break - very dog friendly, ideally located for walks in Thetford Forest and trips to the beach - would very happily return!"

    Reviewed by Gary5.0May 2024

  • "We had a perfect time staying at Garden House."

    Amazing host who makes sure you have absolutely everything you need, including additional touches such as fresh eggs, tea, coffee, sugar, biscuits and milk. The beds were so comfy we all had a great sleep. Lovely snug living room with TV although we spent most of our time in the dining area playing cards and sitting in the garden as we were really lucky with the weather. The garden is large, completely secure and dog safe and it's a beautiful garden with a lovely little hobbit house which has games, snooker, football table and darts. Plenty of lovely walks nearby and the village is so pretty. We had such a great time and we will book again in the future. The Errity's

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0May 2024

  • "This was the best equipped holiday cottage we have ever stayed in, everything anyone could possibly need for a relaxed break was there."

    Very dog friendly, enclosed garden, throws on all the sofas and beds, dog towels, dog bowls, leashes and toys all supplied. Lots of books, games and toys to suit all ages and a lovely welcome pack. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this quirky cottage and would love to return again some day.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2024

  • "We spent a wonderful 5 days at Garden House."

    The house was clean and had everything we could have possibly needed. The welcome package of tea, coffee, milk and biscuits was very much appreciated asl. We took our 3 dogs and the house and fully enclosed garden were well equipped for them as well. We would definitely recommend a stay here and can't wait to return ourselves.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had a wonderful time at Garden Cottage."

    The truly secure garden was amazing for our escape artist dog (who never managed to escape!) and the puppy enjoyed exploring it. The cottage was full of character, warm, comfortable and so well equipped. We loved it and would happily return.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Mar 2024

  • "2nd time staying at garden house and it's a perfect home away from home."

    Host is really lovely.and makes sure you have absolutely everything you need. Comfy beds and a large bathroom with both shower and bath (very useful for little ones) even tiny touches like bath toys which we forgot to bring with us! Lovely snug living room with TV although we spent most of our time in the dining area playing board games and put a fire on in there. Our little one spent most of her time in the little play room at the end of the house as it was full of books and toys. The garden is large, completely secure and dog safe, great for kids to play come rain or shine as it's a beautiful garden with a lovely little hobbit house which hosts lots of games, snooker, football table and darts (darts for the big kids obviously!). Plenty of lovely walks nearby. There is a little turtle pool which we didn't use this time as the weather wasn't warm enough. There are plenty books and boards games provided which proves useful on a rainy day. We are definitely booking to come back again!

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Mar 2024

  • "Well looked after thank you ."

    Just a little uncomfortable as me being 6.2inch . Head banging a problem lol . Very helpful , informative and accommodating. Will look forward to coming back

    Reviewed by Mike4.7Mar 2024

  • "A lovely cosy cottage."

    Well equipped, Garden very secure, already booked another visit.

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2024

  • "It was a lovely cottage, very clean and comfortable."

    We were especially impressed with how well the kitchen was stocked with pots, pans, knives and all the things like colanders and a slow cooker that make it home-like.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Dec 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Garden house, the little Christmas touches were lovely!"

    Christmas bedding on all the beds, the gorgeous little tree! It was all so nicely put together. The kids were well entertained with the playroom/garden room and the hobbit hut. Would highly recommend for people to stay here.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Dec 2023

  • "As always a wonderful stay."

    The owner has excellent communication a personable and friendly manner, and clearly takes pride in the details. There’s been lots of upgrades since our last stay and the owner is actively improving the cottage for the benefit of holidayers. Garden Cottage feels like a perfect home from home and we always enjoy our stay and have rebooked for next year. Northwold is a quiet historic village with lots to do nearby.

    Reviewed by Bethanie5.0Nov 2023

  • "Garden House is a lovely quaint cottage with a well-equipped kitchen; milk & eggs were left for us by Fiona (the owner)."

    The garden is large & enclosed which was perfect for our two dogs. It also has off-road parking. We had a lovely relaxing week here, thank you Fiona.

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, large garden secure for dogs."

    Beds very comfortable. A very enjoyable stay. Would certainly book it again.

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Oct 2023

  • "It is a comfortable property, quiet area and the garden itself is great for our ..."

    It is a comfortable property, quiet area and the garden itself is great for our dog as it is secure (walled all round) There are amenities around and within a short driving distance (shopping, places of interest, walks)

    Reviewed by Alan H4.7Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic as always we've been 3 times now and will definitely be booking again, It's so peaceful, Our Rescue dog absolutely loves the garden because he can be free to roam all day as it's secure for him, He loves rolling on the grass and smelling the flowers and doing zoomies, Kitchen is well equipped with everything you would need, It's a home from home, We always love coming back here, The only downside which isn't the fault of the owner and I'm only putting this to make others aware that somebody kicked the gate when my dog barked at it and it bounced back and cut his nose and eye open which made him cry which is totally unacceptable, This wont stop us booking again but we will be watching out for them apart from this one individual everyone else In the village are friendly, The weather was great for the time of year only rained one day so was able to sit in the garden and read most of the holiday, Absolutely fantastic and will be back soon."

    After reading your feedback, I was so sorry to hear what had happened. I've had gate altered so it’s easier to padlock, so this won’t happen again. We have also put a wood strip down the center so the doors no longer have any gap between the gates. Sorry for the delayed response, but waited until work was done during our maint week. Hope you like the changes on your next visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Sep 2023

  • "Our second stay at Garden Cottage and have already booked a third as cant fault the very comfortable and well equipped accommodation."

    Situated in an idyllic location with an abundance of wonderful walks for our dogs which is in addition to the lovely enclosed garden. Would certainly recommend. Many thanks to Fiona, the owner, who is extremely welcoming.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay, was lovely to finally meet you, hopefully the weather will be kind the next time . Look forward to seeing you again. Thank you for your lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Aug 2023

  • "Nice property - good dog friendly garden - had all you would need!"

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Aug 2023

  • "This was a fabulous little find, a home away from home, everything you need and more."

    We had varying weather, the holiday home was perfect for rainy days and sunny days alike. So good in fact that we rebooked to come back next year on the day we arrived! There is plenty of room and the little play room at the end of the house was an added bonus, the hobbit house in the garden was an even bigger added bonus. Extremely dog (and child) friendly, both made use of the little paddling pool. Thankyou Fiona (and sister) for such a warm welcoming stay.

    Thank you, was lovely to meet you and the four legged family. Your comments and fab feedback make all the hardwork worthwhile. Look forward to seeing you again, maybe your daughter can find some more lucky money lol. Regards Fi Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had an absolutely lovely stay at Garden House this summer."

    The cottage really is a home from home with everything you could ever need! Really lovely cozy living room and a large kitchen and dining room. Comfy beds and large bathroom. Loved the welcome gift of fresh eggs and treats and of course the beautiful garden. Really lovely to sit out in the evening and enjoy. The kids loved the hobbit house full of games and got them off devices for a while at least! Great location to explore Norfolk, We enjoyed Thetford forest, local beaches and Sandringham plus the local pubs which are all listed in the welcome pack. Really enjoyed our stay we will be back! Thank you :)

    Reviewed by Rene5.0Jul 2023

  • "We spent a lovely few days in Garden House."

    It was clean, comfortable and well equipped. Our four year old granddaughter was able to play safely in the garden and she absolutely loved the Hobbit House at the end of the garden.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2023

  • "Garden House has a calming magic, this beautiful old cottage made you feel welcome from the moment you walked through the door and the hobbit house with childrens games (and darts for the not so young!"

    ) The secure walled garden kept our 3 Labradors (one an escape artist) safely within its bounds, so with the gates locked would be perfect for children. Fi and her lovely sisters are warm and friendly, I think they thought of everything you might need in a well equipped kitchen down to stairgates & highchair. I can not thank them enough for our perfect, relaxed holiday. A perfect base to explore Norfolk Broads, the coast around Cromer, Thetford forest with Go Ape, cycle hire, Quad biking near by, plus a dog park that has two paddocks one with a Pool, Fi recommended have a chat. Note: the staircase might be difficult for someone with walking difficulties. I highly recommend Garden House, we will be going back.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very antique old world house."

    Very many character features. Fantastic kitchen very well stocked with everything you need or desire. Fabulous bathroom with corner bath and shower cubicle. Gated entrance for car and dog security. The dogs loved the garden and space. Patio ideal for outside dining. Great location in a lovely quiet village. I think we may well book again next year as very good location to sight see other parts of Norfolk. Fiona is very helpful and accommodating regarding any matters that need attended like connecting to WiFi. Thank you Fiona hope to visit again. Ed

    Reviewed by Albert5.0Jun 2023

  • "We met the owner as we left and conveyed how much we enjoyed our stay."

    The building is very old so low beams downstairs and uneven floors upstairs are to be expected, you just have to bit a bit careful that's all. The house was very comfortable, very clean, very well equipped with the most perfect garden for dogs. We had rebooked for next year by day 2 of our stay and have never done that before.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "The house was lovely, it was clean and comfortable and had everything that you could possibly need."

    There was plenty of books, games as well as the wonderful hobbit house, my grandchildren would have loved that. We had a brilliant week which went too quickly and would love to go again . A great place for our dogs , they really enjoyed the dog friendly garden.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay and that your dogs loved the secure garden. We try to make it as dog friendly as possible. Look forward to your return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0May 2023

  • "Thoroughly lovely property with so much character set in a pretty little village."

    Very quiet with plenty of space. Well thought out and kitted out - absolutely nothing that you could possibly need that wasn't provided. Fabulous secure garden for four legged friends. We met the owner who was very pleasant - lovely stay. Will definetely visit again

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. Was so nice to meet you, hope you enjoyed Gooderstone Water Gardens on your way home. Looking forward to seeing you and your family in the future. Regards Fi Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent cottage a proper home from home."

    The welcome pack of milk,eggs,tea coffee and of course biscuits was very much enjoyed.Enclosed garden wonderful for our nervous dog she had a ball would have stayed outside all day. Have booked to return in October.

    Thank you so much, let just hope the weather is kinder on your next visit. So lovely to hear that Talia enjoyed the privacy of the garden. Regards Fi Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely cottage with everything you could need."

    Nicely decorated with plenty of room, great bathroom and enough pots, pans etc Plenty of information about where to go with the dogs. We found so much we didn’t have time to visit we have already booked for next year. Owner, Fi, was very friendly and couldn’t have done more for us. Would definitely recommend

    Thank you so much for your kind words, it’s lovely to have guests that love Garden House as much as we do. See you next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2023

  • "Fantastic property."

    Very clean and well looked after. Fiona could not have been anymore helpful. The garden was brilliant for the dogs they loved it.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. So glad you enjoyed your stay, despite the weather. Hope you and your four lovely pooches return sometime in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Well cared for property."

    very clean and every thing you will need is there, thanks lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Feb 2023

  • "I would highly recommend this lovely cottage."

    Very comfortable, clean and well equipped. Couldn't have wished for a better property. Ideally situated in a quiet village with splendid walks locally. Our dogs absolutely loved it. The owner, Fiona, was so friendly and thoughtful, recommending loads of places to visit. Have already booked a return visit.

    Thank you for your lovely review, look forward to seeing you and your family on your return. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Feb 2023

  • "6 of us went for an early festive weekend."

    The property was amazing and the owner was so helpful. Plenty of wood for log fires, so many utensils and you could tell the owner took pride in the property as the glasses in the drinks cabinet shone brightly. Highly recommend for a get away from it all holiday.

    Thank you so much for your fab review, my sister & I try hard to make it nice. Words like yours make it all worthwhile. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Dec 2022

  • "A delightful cottage with great access to local attractions such as Thetford Forest."

    The cottage was in excellent order and extremely suited to dogs in view of the enclosed garden. Everything you would need is provided at the cottage including off road parking for one vehicle and very useful lockable outside facilities for bikes etc.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, spacious, well equipped, comfortable with a large secure garden if you have dogs."

    The off-road parking, behind secure gates, is a welcome feature. This is an interesting property with several quirky features, not least the 'hobbit house'. Some good walks from the door and the close proximity of Thetford forest makes this a walkers paradise. Highly recommended.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. Was so nice to meet you both, glad you enjoyed your stay, despite the rain. Regards Fi Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michele5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had an absolutely lovely time here."

    The house and garden is beautiful/clean and perfect for dogs and children (totally enclosed which is a priority) The little hobbit house is brilliant for kids to play games and have there own space. It’s perfect for a relaxing holiday and also lots of things to do including great walks in the forest and places to visit. I would highly recommend The Garden House and will definitely be going back next year.

    Was lovely to met you and your gang. Thanks for the fab feed back, still collecting apples lol. Looking forward to seeing you again. Fi Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Aug 2022

  • "The’Garden House’ is a lovely property that is well equipped and clean."

    The garden was a good size and secure which was ideal with 3 medium dogs. On arrival there were milk, eggs, coffee, tea & sugar plus some biscuits or both the humans and the dogs. There was also a selection of dog toys, bowls available in case you had forgotten. About 5 minutes away there is a shallow stream which the dogs enjoyed playing in daily. It was lovely to find accommodation that was suitable to take 3 dogs and was excellent also for the human holidaymakers.

    So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay, the ford is a fab place to take your dogs during the heat wave we are presently in. Thank you for your fab feed back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, great for dog walking."

    Very clean and tidy. Would go back again. Great owner who looks after all your needs.

    Thank for your kind words, so glad you enjoyed your stay, hope to see you return. Fi Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mervyn5.0Jun 2022

  • "The Garden House was fantastic, everything we needed, plus lots more, was provided, both for ourselves and the dogs."

    It was just like home from home! The house was beautiful and the dogs loved exploring the pretty secure garden. Fiona was very helpful and was quick to respond to any queries.

    Thank you, so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully you took tired dogs home, always the sign of a good holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0May 2022

  • "Wow what a wonderful house this is with so much character."

    Our 4 dogs absolutely loved the garden and exploring. Completely enclosed and safe garden. So much space. Really homely and had everything available that you could think of. Despite being on the road you would never of known, it was so quiet and the windows were very soundproof. Lots of lovely walks and woods around nearby. We will certainly be back again. Thank you for a lovely stay

    Thank you for your lovely comments , so glad you enjoyed the garden. We try to make it as dog friendly as possible. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0May 2022

  • "Fiona was lovely, the cottage was just beautiful."

    The open fires was lovely after a long walk around Thetford forest. The cottage had everything you would want and need. The garden was beautiful and the Hobbit house was to die for. Will be booking again very soon. Thank you

    Great to hear you enjoyed your stay, so glad to hear that your dogs enjoyed the security of the garden. We are spoilt for choice for walks in the area. Hope to see you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2022

  • "Amazing property a mixture of old and new, comfortable for us and my dogs."

    The owner Fiona goes out of her way to be helpful from arrival instructions with loads of information on the property and the surrounding area. This property had everything you could think of and more from spare dog bowls to cling film! We could have left a lot of "stuff" at home and brought more plants from the local nursery! We really felt at home. Even the weather played it's part lovely during the day with it being cold enough in the evening for the fire to be lit. My two dogs were safe in the enclosed garden, it so relaxing knowing you can leave the doors open and they can play they were at home from the start. The stairs took a little while for the two legged to get used to but only to be expected in a period property. I have nothing but praise for holiday home and the owner. Thank you.

    Thank you so much for you lovely comments. Hope Rupert is well on the mend. So glad to hear you had the relaxing time you said you needed. Hope you visit again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2022

  • "Perfectly equipped for both dog and owner !"

    ! The cottage is charming and tastefully furnished which we delighted in . The fully enclosed yard allowed us a much needed break as we could relax in the knowledge that our dogs were both secure and happy . Really couldn't fault the experience and would love to return .

    Thank you so much, so glad you enjoyed Garden House. Glad the weather stayed fab for your stay. Regards Fi Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kyle5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very well equipped cottage with every possible item in the kitchen area from slow cooker, electric mixer etc."

    Wood burners great and kitchen enormous. Very cosy house - cottage is a misnomer!

    Thank you for you fab comments, so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again. Regards Fi Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely old property but just a little chilly when the weather changed"

    Shame you didn’t call and tell me, as I would have told you how to change heat settings. Heat is typically set to come on for a certain time in morning & evening, & usually is enough to keep it warm & comfortable, hope didn’t spoil your visit. . Regards Fiona Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.1Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in an idyllic setting."

    Our first visit to the area and we thoroughly enjoyed the walks. Fiona has thought of everything to create a 'home from home' setting and that's definitely how it felt. Our first trip away over the pandemic and we felt totally relaxed, everything that you thought you would need was there. The eggs and welcome basket was a very thoughtful touch and greatly appreciated! Fiona was available to contact at anytime and supplied an information folder which was very helpful. The enclosed garden was ideal for our mini schnauzer Bella who enjoyed watching the birds in the trees! We loved the fact that it is an original cottage with the features maintained. Hope to return.

    Thank you for your lovely comments, so glad that you enjoyed your stay. We are certainly spoilt for great walks here. Glad that Bella enjoyed the garden, regards Fi Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Mar 2022

  • "The weather was awful but Garden house was full of character and the open fire made up for the rain and cold wind!"

    Fiona had thought of everything you may need to have a comfortable holiday. A great enclosed garden for my two dogs and a lovely little village to explore.

    So glad you were able to enjoy your stay, considering just how bad the weather was. Hopefully if you return you too will be able to enjoy the garden in sunshine. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Mar 2022

  • "This was the perfect cottage for a relaxing family stay."

    Everything had been thought of and Fiona was so helpful. We plan to come back. Thankyou

    Thank you, So glad you enjoyed your stay, hopefully when you next return there will be better weather. Look forward to meeting your puppy. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Feb 2022

  • "The cottage was great!"

    Well equipped, and we enjoyed our time there. The dogs enjoy the enclosed garden and the local walks. I would definitely recommend it to my friends and family.

    Thank you for your kind words. Hopefully come spring the river level will be down again allowing the closest walk to be enjoyed once again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Jan 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Garden House."

    It’s a well appointed, characterful cottage with some interesting, surprise features (especially at the bottom of the garden). We’d booked in November to visit nearby family but would love to come back during the warmer months.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay, certainly hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2021

  • "This cottage was clean, spacious and comfortable and extremely well equipped."

    The garden was lovely. Private, mainly laid to lawn with tables and chairs and very secure if you have dogs. Fiona, the owner, is extremely helpful and provided a substantial welcome pack including eggs from her own hens. The information pack provided is detailed and informative. A lovely holiday cottage!

    Was lovely to meet you both and your beautiful Pointers. So nice to hear you ran out of time to do all you wanted to do as it might mean a return visit. New jigsaws are now on my shopping list lol Regards Fi Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2021

  • "Had a wonderful stay in the Garden house with my two teenage boys and two dogs."

    Extremely well equipped and comfortable. The Garden is perfect for the dogs being totally enclosed and of adequate size. Lots to do in the surrounding areas although you would need a car, but there is a bus that runs through the village. Lots of walking done and the weather was good. Even managed a day out on the Norfolk broads! Would definitely recommend.

    Thanks for your lovely comments, and the Bee cushions have pride of place on the settee. Regards Fi Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judi5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great place to stay 2nd time owners very nice sadly I caught covid during our holiday so hopefully going back in 2022"

    Was so sad to hear that you caught COVID while in Norfolk, fortunately we have managed to stay free. We also take reg tests to ensure that the cottage can stay as safe as possible in this ever changing year. I hope this hasn’t put you off returning, and hope to see you for a third visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Aileen5.0Oct 2021

  • "Absolutely lovely peaceful place wonderfully hosted will certainly visit again."

    So glad you enjoyed your stay, certainly hope to see you again. Regards Fi Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a fantastic holiday, the cottage is as described and the owner left so many ‘extras’ I didn’t need to unpack half the things I took with me ‘just in case’."

    Owner couldn’t be more helpful. Our energetic Sprocker really enjoyed the freedom of the garden and settled well in the house. We found plenty to do with our teens including Go karting and segway. Beach at Old Hunstanton great for dogs and Hunstanton has a fab funfair. Brandon Country Park has an excellent 5k trail, off lead walking with no other dogs around for miles!

    Thank you so much, was lovely to meet you and your family. Glad you all enjoyed Norfolk, and hope to see you again. Have to admit we are spoilt for choice for off lead walking here. Warmest regards Fi Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable stay in beautiful cottage with superb dog friendly garden."

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Aug 2021

  • "The “hobbit house” in the garden had a table football along with other games to keep us entertained."

    The garden was fully enclosed and plenty big enough for the dogs to run around. The house is interesting and charming with a well equipped kitchen.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely premises with a beautiful garden for the dogs."

    We loved our stay and the surrounding Thetford Forest. Only improvement would have been a local shop and the village pub was closed but I believe these are opening up.

    Reviewed by Donnah5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a delightful week in this lovely old house."

    The house is well equipped With everything we needed. The owner left lots of useful information about the locality which helped us to find some great places to spend our week. There are some lovely places to enjoy nearby such as forest walks and river swimming. Further away, some beautiful beaches. I would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0May 2021

  • "Holiday home was as described."

    Very clean and well prepared. Very quiet and peaceful location, and with a fascinating hobbit style house at the bottom of the garden. Everything well thought out. Information pack well presented and detailed. We have a nervous cocker spaniel who really enjoyed the walled garden. We hope to stay again.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2021

  • "Sykes were very supportive and helpful with our questions as we are shielding."

    The homeowner had gone to every length possible to make our stay perfect. The house itself was very well equipped and the treats / milk and eggs left for our use gave us a very warm welcome to our holiday home.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Dec 2020

  • "Nice welcome pack, even included goodies for the dog."

    Owner kept in touch to make sure everything was ok, very roomy and plenty of equipment, lovely garden.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Oct 2020

  • "I couldn't fault this place and highly recommend it for families with dogs there ..."

    I couldn't fault this place and highly recommend it for families with dogs there was a lovely welcome pack and even a doggy treat tin and a box under the sink with extra dog bowls leads and toys there was plenty of firewood and it was lovely and cosy the only comment from my son was 'ouch' as he kept hitting his head on the beams as he is over 6 ft tall we have been to many sykes holidays and we feel this was the best one by far even though the weather wasn't great we still found plenty to do our two dogs loved the fabulous garden too

    Reviewed by Aileen5.0Oct 2020

  • "Delightful cottage with everything you could need supplied."

    Warm and cosy arrived to fresh eggs and a basket of luxury goodies such a thoughtful touch. We will return

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2020

  • "Wonderful! A gracious, pleasant but unobtrusive hostess who went way and beyond to make sure we had a memorable holiday."

    The accommodation was perfect for us and our four dogs (the log burners so appreciated) the garden a delight and the welcome pack a lovely surprise. And we must mention the gifts of home grown tomatoes and beetroot, delicious. Jacqui and Ed

    Reviewed by E5.0Sep 2020

  • "This is a great accommodation especially if you have dogs."

    Great enclosed garden with a world war 2 bomb shelter. We had a great time.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Aug 2020

  • "We were a party of 4 adults with 1 little dog."

    The garden is very secure so Honey had a great time exploring safely. Everything you could ever want is provided. The village is quiet and charming with some lovely walks. The owner left some treats for us on arrival and brought delicious tomato’s one day. I think the only thing we missed was a village shop. Unfortunately due to COVID-19 the pub was still closed as well. Northwold is well placed for both the coast and the Broads and makes a great base for a holiday.

    Reviewed by Avril4.4Aug 2020

  • "Wow what an amazing cottage and garden."

    It was just what we needed, a quiet cottage with a big garden to relax in. Lots of places to visit within a 45min to 1 hour drive away. The cottage is quirky with lots of space! The owner is lovely too and did everything to make us feel welcome, including a lovely welcome pack including fresh eggs. We loved it and hope to return.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely garden, decent sized cottage in a nice rural location - but be advised there’s no shop in Northwold, so you’ll likely find yourself using your car."

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfortable and we really appreciated the welcome pack, including the fresh eggs, which were delicious and from the owner’s own hens!"

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely quiet little village, some good places to walk the dog nearby too ."

    Such a shame the pub was closed due to Covid 19 but obviously understandable in the circumstances would have been nice to sit outside with a cold drink. Cottage is spacious and quirky with all you need. Garden great for dogs to run around in.

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.7Mar 2020

  • "The cottage was very quirky and had everything you could ask for, the location was ideal for traveling to other towns, very enjoyable."

    Reviewed by Max5.0Feb 2020

  • "Peaceful village, lovely, quirky well equipped cottage with a very very secure garden for our 2 dogs one being a Springer who can find his way out while exploring & our little Jack Russell can escape through small holes."

    Communication was spot on with the owner who had left very good instructions but also left you feeling you could contact anytime if need be. I would recommend this cottage if you just want a quiet break with or without others or to use as a base to explore Norfolk.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jan 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely, really spacious even with four big dogs!"

    It was a home from home with everything you could possibly need. The owner was also really thoughtful and left some lovely welcome gifts to make our stay even better. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Dec 2019

  • "The cottage is warm, cosy, clean and very comfortable."

    The owner provided everything necessary to make our stay a happy one. Th garen was large and enclosed, ideal for our dogs. The location was perfect for walks in the forrest and the village was quiet but well situated for a short drive to a shop and delightful pub. We will definately return.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Nov 2019

  • "The cottage was absolutely lovely, the owner had really thought of everything you might need to make your holiday comfortable."

    The quality of the furnishings and equipment was very high and the cottage had the most wonderful feel to it, you immediately felt at home. Our dogs loved it too, especially the garden which gave them a safe and secure space to roam around. we thoroughly enjoyed our week at garden Cottage and will certainly consider booking it again.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2019

  • "Had everything that we needed and more."

    Central location to where we wanted to visit. Problems with flies in cottage . Needs new single mattresses can feel springs son didn’t sleep very well on bed

    Reviewed by Penny3.8Aug 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with corner bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • A second WC on the ground floor
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug.
  • Oil central heating and 2 x woodburning stoves
  • Oven, hob, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge/freezer, TV with DVD player, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • baby friendly, Travel Cot, Highchair, Stair gate and a washable changing mat
  • Off-road parking for one car behind secure gates
  • Rear garden with decked area, lawn area and summer house
  • Secure bike storage
  • Four well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 7.2 miles, social club within 0.3 miles
  • Please Note: Property does have low ceilings so please take extra care

The property

This superb property dates back to the 16th and 17th centuries, surrounded by quaint, historic towns and packed full of original features, ideal for a family looking for a rural retreat on the border of Norfolk and Suffolk.

As you enter the property, you come to a small hallway with lovely tiling, leading off to different rooms.

Head to the right and enter the dining room, where you will be welcomed by the woodburning stove and character features including exposed brickwork, dark wooden beams and wooden doors.

From here, step into the well-equipped, stylish kitchen which boasts a large Belfast-style sink, a beautiful tiled floor, exposed brickwork, wooden worktops, light units and utility area, where you can cook up a delicious treat for your loved ones to enjoy.

Off the kitchen, the small garden room is a beautiful, quiet space where you can enjoy a moment just to yourself.

Back on the opposite side of the hallway, on the left is the sitting room, complete with seating, a TV with DVD player, good WiFi service and another cosy woodburner, this space is great for relaxing at the end of the day as you sit and chat with your loved ones or watch a film as you wind down at the end of the day.

Upstairs there are three spacious bedrooms, one twin, one double, and one king-size double, a great setup for a family and all of which boast fantastic views of the surrounding area.

Here, you will also find the shared bathroom, which has plenty of natural light and features a good set of facilities including a separate shower cubicle and corner bath.

At the back of the house, a small porch leads out into a large, fully enclosed wall garden, boasting its own wattle and daub hobbit house and even an air raid shelter, making this an amazing space that children will love playing and exploring in.

Garden House is situated in a super location within easy travelling distance to local attractions including the beautiful Tudor house, Oxburgh Hall, as well as many historic towns and quaint country villages.

Within 18 miles of the property is 3 enclosed dog friendly fields: Old Brick Kiln, Brandon dog field and Christmas Hill Lakenheath.

For a little more adventure, head to Thetford Forest, just 9 miles away, and enjoy a range of activities including the treetop adventures at Go Ape, mountain biking and plenty of walking trails to explore.

Lynford Hall is a must see, with a stunning natural lake, perfect for bird-watching much like the other surrounding RSPB reserves at Hockwold and Lakenheath.

If you do decide to explore Lakenheath, be sure to check out the incredible RAF aircraft, offering plenty of plane watching fun for the whole family.

Garden House is a beautiful home, perfect for a family looking to spend time exploring the rural and historic villages on the Norfolk/Suffolk border.

Please note: This property gets decorated for Christmas.

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

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About the location


Swaffham 10.5 miles, Thetford 13 miles, Ely 26 miles, Bury St. Edmunds 25 miles

Surrounded by farmland and nestled in beautiful Norfolk countryside, lies the idyllic village of Northwold. The village lies close to the border of Norfolk and Suffolk, making it perfect for exploring and making the most of all that East Anglia has to offer. The church of St Andrew, dating back to the early 13th century, is in the village centre along with the pub, The Crown Inn. Northwold lies in an area of Norfolk known as the “Brecks”, which has a unique landscape of beautiful Scots Pine forest, heathlands, wetlands, chalk streams and pingo ponds. Explore nearby Thetford Forest, Grimes Graves (the only Neolithic flint mine open to visitors in Britain), or visit the National Trust’s Oxburgh Hall or Gooderstone Water Gardens (both 6 miles). Venture slightly further afield to the historic towns of Ely, Bury St Edmunds or King’s Lynn for stunning architecture and a superb variety of shops, bars and restaurants. Visitors can also make a day trip to the North Norfolk Coast which is just an hour away. Northwold is a great base for exploring Norfolk, all year round.

Please note: This property gets decorated for Christmas.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas