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The Duck House

(Ref. 1001574)

Thompson near Watton, Norfolk Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "The Duck house was lovely, the garden was kept well, it was lovely and peaceful, we did not use hot tub for personal reasons, but would have done if we could, the welcoming pack was lovely, dressing gowns was a lovely touch."

    We met the lady owner but not the husband which was a shame.

    Reviewed by Zita5.0May 2024

  • "We loved the Duck"

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0May 2024

  • "The Duck House is absolutely beautiful."

    Everything we could have hoped for was there to ensure that our holiday was as enjoyable as possible. From the luxurious furnishings and decor to the bottle of prosecco in the fridge on our arrival, the hot tub that was so relaxing after a day out exploring, and the peace and tranquility of the private garden..... everything was lovely. I was celebrating a big birthday, and it made my day even more special.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2024

  • "Totally perfect , many thanks"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Dec 2023

  • "We loved our stay at the Duck House."

    Perfect size for two. Lovely lay out with jacuzzi and modern kitchen. Wonderful friendly owners. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Caitlyn5.0Nov 2023

  • "Clean, comfortable accommodation for a relaxing holiday."

    Cooking area is a little cramped but all appliances worked well.

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Sep 2023

  • "Great cottage brilliant location."

    Having the hot tube under cover really top off our stay. Would highly recommend anyone to stay here

    Reviewed by Kenny5.0Sep 2023

  • "We enjoyed a relaxing week in the Duck House."

    We found it to be very comfortable and peaceful. We finished each day with a dip in the spacious hot tub before enjoying a glass of wine with dinner. Would highly recommend it to anyone wanting a relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Jul 2023

  • "The property was lovely and clean and also well maintained, we never had any intentions of eating main meals in , if we did we believe it would have been difficult."

    We found several downsides to the property in our personal view. No phone signal EE Wifi continually dropping out Having to wash my car every morning due to pigeons Lack of wardrobe space Chemicals in hot tub burning our eyes Could do with some bigger mugs /cups Tried to contact owners but unable to get through, informed they were on holiday in France so no onsite help.

    Reviewed by Les3.8Jul 2023

  • "A lovely week stay at the Duck House, everything we could of asks for."

    Loved sitting in the garden listening to the birds. The hot tub was also great. We loved our stay here will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2023

  • "Could use more drawers for clothes storage but I am being picky."

    Reviewed by Brian4.4May 2023

  • "Great holiday from beginning to end, the Duck House was superb with a brilliant hot tub, the owners were lovely and friendly."

    We would definitely stay again if in the area!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2023

  • "I actually booked this beautiful property for myself and my wife for some much needed time together."

    Unfortunately, I became unwell at the last minute so passed the treat on to my parents! They loved every minute even the drive there and back was enjoyed. It was immaculately clean, warm, comfortable, and precisely as described. I guess I will need to book again ?

    Reviewed by Jeff5.0Apr 2023

  • "Duck House was extremely comfortable and well equipped with a fantastic weather ..."

    Duck House was extremely comfortable and well equipped with a fantastic weather proof hot tub, had a great week and highly recommend

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely quiet cottage for 2."

    Well fitted out with all you can want for a long weekend. The hot tub is a bonus.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2023

  • "Comfortable, clean well maintained property."

    The hot tub was amazing , everything we needed for a 2 week stay. The extras including Prosecco, jams, milk, orange juice , teas, coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits made you feel welcomed. The property benefited from room to room underfloor heating which was fantastic as you could control the temperature in each room. Perfect for individual choices. The property had a washing machine but on rainy days had no where to dry washing , Louise the owner provided us with a airer which we out put to good use. There is ample parking. Both Duncan and Louise were great hosts , gave us the much needed privacy we wanted. Excellent position for walkers with great trails nearby. Deers are a plenty in this beautiful county . Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Nov 2022

  • "First class accommodation."

    Really comfortable for the two of us. Private hot tub was icing on the cake. Hope to be back in the future. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a very restful week at The Duck House."

    It was a very quiet place, and the accomodation was modern and spotless with a big hot tub overlooking the garden. Duncan and Louise went out of their way by providing little extras which made the stay more special. Great location for exploring Norfolk. We highly recommend this property

    Reviewed by Marisa5.0Oct 2022

  • "Tastefully decorated, comfortable and spacious accommodation for two."

    The owners were very helpful and there were some lovely extras awaiting us. The Duck House was peaceful, quiet and located in a tiny hamlet but not far from the small town of Watton where any necessary shopping can be done. We had a great time exploring Norfolk and The Duck House was a very convenient location for us.

    Reviewed by Cynthia5.0Sep 2022

  • "One of the best hot tubs ever, felt like i was getting a back and shoulder massage in one corner of the tub."

    cottage was better then the pictures shown, garden was lovely with nice outside furniture. and some great little extras throw in,which was totally unexpected and a huge bonus . underfloor heating was also fantastic

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic property, modern and clean open plan living area with hot tub and nice ..."

    Fantastic property, modern and clean open plan living area with hot tub and nice patio/garden area, great location for trips to Norwich, Heacham, Hunstanton, Sandringham

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2022

  • "Wonderful place, so quiet and peaceful."

    Lots of unexpected extras which made it not a holiday stay but a really special holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2022

  • "Pleasant stay."

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Jul 2022

  • "Very comfortable and well situated property."

    Hot tub a luxurious bonus!

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2022

  • "This is perfect for either exploring the area or walks in the area."

    We did some of both. It is a quiet place to stay but with a good pub with good food within walking distance. The Duck house is 5* for quality, comfort, cleanliness and facilities. It was great to have the hot tub indoors but with doors opening out to garden when weather is better one way and other way straight back into your own bathroom to shower off. Owners were close by but not intrusive, very friendly and helpful. The Farm shop close by ok for fresh veg but not much else. We hope to revisit at future date.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0May 2022

  • "The Duck House is a rental of the highest standard."

    All the facilities were top quality. The bed and pillows were so comfortable I wanted to take them home. The owners went out of their way to make you welcome by providing lots of little extras. I would highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0May 2022

  • "Hi We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Duck House."

    The property was extremely well furnished and had everything we could need and it was spotlessly clean. We met one of the owners and his two beautiful dogs who asked us if there was anything we needed we only had to ask. Their son was extremely helpful and courteous too when he came to check on the Hot Tub. This property was exactly what we were looking for and situated in a beautiful spot.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2022

  • "Had a lovely time staying at the duck house."

    Exceptionally clean throughout and very comfortable! Already booked to come again

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Apr 2022

  • "Five star cottage, facilities and comfort amazing."

    Friendly owners who cannot do enough to make your stay enjoyable. We have had a fantastic much needed break away, the indoor hot tub was a massive bonus.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Mar 2022

  • "Very peaceful location and excellent accommodation."

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely quiet location ideal for a relaxing break would definitely like to return one day"

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Feb 2022

  • "Peaceful and relaxing with a great Hot Tub"

    Reviewed by Don5.0Feb 2022

  • "The Duck House is the perfect getaway - 5 star luxury and peace and quiet in a beautiful part of the country."

    Duncan and Louise are excellent hosts, who ensured Duck House had everything we needed including secure bike storage, and a lovely welcome package - they were welcoming but unobtrusive. The house is warm and comfortable ( the underfloor heating is great) and the hot tub is a wonderful bonus after a cycle ride or long walk! The house is perfectly situated for exploring North Norfolk and also has wonderful walks and cycle routes on the doorstep. Thoroughly recommended!!

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Jan 2022

  • "Beautiful, well appointed, comfortable property."

    Just a little far out for accessing the places we wanted to visit - but that doesn’t detract from the accommodation itself.

    Reviewed by Roderick5.0Jan 2022

  • "We would like to thank Duncan and Louise for our wonderful stay."

    A great place to relax after coming back from a exhausting day out. The duck house was very clean and well maintained. Thanks!

    Reviewed by Woei5.0Dec 2021

  • "Stayed for four nights December 2021."

    The Duck House was very clean and comfortable. The owners have thought of everything. The building appears to be a barn conversion finished to a very high standard. Would certainly recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2021

  • "The bed was very creaky and the pillows were uncomfortable but everything else fantastic."

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Nov 2021

  • "Great romantic getaway for me and my wife."

    Perfect place to relax and get away from the city life. Cosy and comfy with all facilities required. Indoor private hot tub was just perfect after a long day out exploring. Would highly recommend. Thank you for having us.

    Reviewed by Zahoor5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a great time, plenty of walking available all around, and would recommend without any reservations."

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was very well set up and felt homely."

    Comfort wise, it was only the memory foam mattress that did not suit ourselves, that prevented top marks. The owners are hoping to have cyclists and walkers. It is perfect for this and has the hot tub to relax, after. We took our bikes and used the secure storage provided.

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.7Aug 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation, clean and comfortable, and in an ideal location for walking and reasonable proximity to Norwich and the Norfolk coastline."

    Can't do anything about the weather, but we wrapped up warm and dry for our walks, and had the luxury of the hot tub on our return every evening. The takeaway food option from the local pub (The Chequers) was another bonus - good food (try the stake & ale pie with their special gravy). Wild life around Duck House is also a joy. We thoroughly recommend Duck House as an ideal escape for two; walking, site seeing, relaxing in the hot tub, and curling up on the very comfortable sofa with a good book and the one you love. Just Brilliant! .

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2021

  • "The Duck House was exactly as listed but I have to say you don't really appreciate the fine details untill you actually stay there."

    The space was warm and comforting and the hot tub over looking the pond and garden was a joy. Both myself and wife really enjoyed our stay and a big thankyou to our hosts Duncan and Louise. We got to explore around and about and the information pack helped us plan our days. As we were coming out of lockdown we didn't get to try the local pub as their opening times were limited but maybe we will save that for the next time. Once again the Duck house was a lovely romantic place to spend our week.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely stay."

    It was just what we needed, in a relaxed and beautiful cottage. The hot tub was amazing. Thanks so much.

    Reviewed by Abi5.0May 2021

  • "The Duck House is a very well appointed accommodation and a great get-away for a couple wishing to escape to a quiet spot in rural Norfolk."

    There are some great walks in the area amongst the numerous pools (called Pingos) and forests that create an almost swamp-like environment along with abundant wild-life (remember to take binoculars/cameras with you). Alternatively, Thetford, Norwich and Ely are all in easy driving distance, as is the coast line which has some wonderfull beaches/dunes. The hot tub makes a wonderful addition to the Duck House as an extension to the bathroom, and a great way of relaxing in the evening after a day out exploring.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Apr 2021

  • "Good location near to amenities."

    Really lovely atmosphere and calmness in the area. Lovely to see pheasants and hares every morning, along with the odd duck! We adventured out a bit and found various footpaths and I found cycle tracks for the common adventurer. Would highly recommend this cottage to anyone. My only criticism, there wasnt a bottle opener or corkscrew! 9.5/10

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2021

  • "A lovely holiday home, has everything you would need."

    The hot tub was such a treat!

    Reviewed by Kavita5.0Apr 2021

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  • All ground-floor
  • One super-king-size bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Indoor hot tub room
  • Electric underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee machine, Smart TV, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Bike storage
  • Private patio with seating and lawn space
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.5 miles, pub 0.9 miles
  • Note: This property is on the owner's grounds
  • Please Note: this property does not accept children, but will accept babes in arms
  • Note: Please note this property accepts a minimum 4 nights stay
  • Note: Customers are not permitted to charge electric vehicles at the property without prior arrangement with the owner
  • Please note: This property needs 3 days notice for a booking.

The property

Watton 3.5 miles.

The Duck House is the perfect choice for a romantic getaway and a peaceful stay in Norfolk, boasting a glorious super-king-size bed, this intimate property is ideal for a couple to escape from day to day life in a relaxing setting.

Based on the owner's ground, the sweeping driveway takes you to your own private entrance of a traditional red brick barn conversion, greeting you with a large lawned area and your own private patio, a great spot to sit out on a summer's day with a bottle of beer as you enjoy an outdoor picnic.

Be impressed as you step inside to this contemporary space, where a rustic exterior meets stylish indoor fittings and fixtures, with an open-plan kitchen, dining space and lounge area.

Rustle up a delicious meal for two in the state-of-the-art kitchen, fitted with everything you might need for a self-catered stay including luxury items such as a dishwasher, washing machine and a coffee maker.

Spend a date night at the lovely dining table, either with your own home-cooking or a nearby takeaway after a tiring day of exploring before retiring to the large corner sofa, snuggling up for a cosy film night, flicking through the Smart TV.

Elegant bi-folding doors lead you into the amazing super-king-size bed, the perfect spot to rest your head to prepare for an exciting day ahead, just behind the room is a super convenient storage space for any bags, bikes, or watersports equipment.

Soak your troubles away in the hot tub, sipping on a glass of prosecco as you enjoy a private evening in this lavish space, you can even open the patio doors to overlook the lush green lawn.

Once finished, a door leads you straight into the sleek shower room so you can get washed up and dried quickly in the spacious walk-in shower.

The local area provides a vast array of attractions, including scenic walks including Peddars Way an ancient route which links to the coastal path, and the Pingo Trail can be found on your doorstep.

A stroll away from the property The Chequers Inn, a historic inn with a pub, restaurant and lounge, dating back to 1499, boasting bistro-style dining, a cosy lounge for late night drinks, and alfresco dining all year round, whereas Wayside Farm Shop is slightly further afield, specialising in local meat and fresh seasonal vegetables.

The nearby market town of Watton is a delightful area with a wider selection of independent shops, supermarkets, pubs, restaurants, cafés, and a weekly market sourcing local fish, as well as enchanting woodland at Wayland Wood, a Site of Special Scientific Interest with walking trails, birdwatching and local wildlife.

Enjoy a day of cultural exploration at historical attractions including a 15th century manor house, Oxburgh Hall, or the Watton Clock Tower based on a busy high street.

Meslop Farm Park is a fantastic day out for both kids and adults, giving you the chance to spend time with a baby piglet or rabbit, or feed a variety of cute farm animals.

Enjoy a day out in the fresh countryside air at Thetford Forest Park, home to a selection of walks including historic, coastal and wildlife trails, as well as a Neolithic flint mine at Grime's Graves, a spectacular lunar landscape.

If you're fancying a fast paced day out, visit the bustling city of Norwich, exploring thriving high street shopping, fun bars, fine dining, museums, art galleries, or venture to the outskirts for an abundance of watersports activities at Whitlingham Country Park.

A romantic escape awaits at The Duck House, a secluded space to explore Norfolk.

Please Note: this property does not accept children, but will accept babes in arms.

Note: Please note this property accepts a minimum 4 nights stay.

Note: Customers are not permitted to charge electric vehicles at the property without prior arrangement with the owner.

Please note: This property has a good house keeping bond of £150

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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.

Please Note: this property does not accept children, but will accept babes in arms.

Note: Please note this property accepts a minimum 4 nights stay.

Note: Customers are not permitted to charge electric vehicles at the property without prior arrangement with the owner.

Please note: This property has a good house keeping bond of £150