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Traditional Norfolk Brick and Flint Farmworkers' Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

2 bedroom cottage in pretty village setting, five miles from North Norfolk coast

This is a charming end of terrace cottage in the lovely village of Great Walsingham, close to the beautiful National Trust North Norfolk coastline. We have owned our cottage for nearly thirty years as our holiday home. It has been renovated and modernised whilst retaining its traditional character and features. There are many conveniences - washing m/c, dishwasher, Wifi and You View television. Mobile reception is not reliable, so there is a 24/7 free call facility to UK landlines, and of course you can receive landline calls. It's cosy - there's underfloor and storage heating, and a fan heater and heated towel rail in the bathroom.. There's also a wonderful open fire in the sitting room, with coal and logs supplied. Two bedrooms upstairs, one with a double bed, the other with a sofabed which can be used either as a double, or as two singles. There are plenty of duvets and pillows. The pretty and secluded patio garden has outside furniture, lighting and barbecue. It's very reasonably priced as you bring your own linen and towels. Well-behaved pets are welcome. The kitchen is fullyequipped for cooking at home and the cupboards are well-stocked. Please use our general household items (loo roll, wash up, baked beans, etc) but if anything is getting low, please replenish.

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Fran

We bought our lovely cottage when our children were of primary school age. We have enjoyed family holidays for years exploring the North Norfolk coast and enjoying what it has to offer - sailing, going to see the seals, stately homes, horse-riding, crab-fishing, walking, cycling the Norfolk lanes. The children have long since grown up but "going to Norfolk" is an essential part of their lives. Since I retired from special needs teaching in 2009 I spend about a third of my time at the cottage, and have enjoyed letting friends and family enjoy it too.

Fran purchased this cottage in 1987

Why Fran chose Little Walsingham

I first went to Norfolk when I was in my mid-twenties. I was working in a school for disturbed children in Surrey and one of my colleagues who came from Norfolk had recently bought a holiday cottage there. My husband and I went to stay, with very low expectations of Norfolk as a county - my mother had told me it was "very very flet", because Noel Coward had told her that in his play Private Lives. But wow, not only is central Norfolk not "flet" it is also stunningly beautiful, with huge wide-open skies and glorious beaches.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is such a lovely, cosy place and its village setting is truly beautiful - next to the village green, with the 16th century Manor House opposite, and historic Berry Hall at the bottom of the green (reputedly visited by Henry VIII on one of his pilgrimages to Walsingham).


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Little Walsingham in Walsingham

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(6 traveller reviews)

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Traditional Norfolk Brick and Flint Farmworkers' Cottage
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews

Cosy cottage, lovely location, log fire to boot!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our 4 day stay at the cottage. It was a lovely, quiet location within easy reach of various beautiful Norfolk spots. We spent time at Holkham Hall (where we hired bikes), Wells-Next-The-Sea, Cromer, Horsey for seeing the seals, Heacham for the lavender farm and all very drivable from the cottage. The cottage itself was lovely - great communication from Fran and had everything we needed. My husband particularly enjoyed the chance at using the log fireplace. The only thing I think we could pick on if we had to would be to have a more powerful shower, but we certainly coped with what is there. All in all, a lovely place to stay with easy access to many places and lovely eateries. Thanks Fran. x

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Janey. So pleased that you enjoyed beautiful North Norfolk and your stay in my little cottage.
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A little cluttered, no room for shopping to be stored.

  • 3 of 5

A lovely setting, very peaceful and quiet. Local traffic very fast on tiny roads.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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very nice cosy welcoming cottage

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely break. The farm shop in Walsingham is worth a visit, we bought lunch from there every day. The takeaway fish and chips from Nelsons was great. Our labrador enjoyed her first trip to the beach at Holkam, and we had a potter around Wells.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely with everything we needed for a short break. Great location, well equipped, cosy fire

  • 5 of 5

This is a delightful cottage which is clearly well loved by Fran and her family. So lovely to stay somewhere with such a homely feel. We were only there a couple of days so didn’t get chance to explore much but Walsingham looks like a good base and has everything you need very close at hand. And the coast is so near too. A good find and a great stay. Thanks Fran

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kate. We love the cottage and glad that you did too. It is very much our home from home, so I am glad that appealed to you.
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Lovely neat cottage with everything you need on a very quiet (except for birdsong) country lane.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely neat cottage with everything you need, on very quiet lane in pretty village.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The cottage was absolutely beautiful, and extremely well presented. Cosy, clean, and very welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

We're just back from our delightful holiday, at this lovely cottage. Enjoyed every minute.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. I try to make it feel like a home from home, so I am pleased that it lived up to that!
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Bull, Little Walsingham
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Sheringham? Brancaster?
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Kings Lynn
Nearest Motorway
60 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: recommended

Little Walsingham is a place of pilgrimage - sometimes referred to as The English Lourdes.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Please use our general household items (loo roll, wash up, baked beans, etc) but if anything is getting low, please replenish.Please bring your own linen and towels as these are not supplied.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.