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Cottages In The Grounds Of A Recently Renovated 1778 Converted Watermill - Swallow Cottage (Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



Swallow Cottage (Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms)

Swallow Cottage comprises the southern end of a converted barn in the grounds of Itteringham Mill.

Both bedrooms also face south.

One bedroom is on the ground floor overlooking the garden.

The other bedroom is upstairs with a smaller shower room and overlooks fields.

The kitchen diner is well-equipped and sunny with a double aspect (East and South).

The large sitting room has a large screen LCD TV with Freeview, a large leather settee and a couple of easy chairs, plus a dining table and chairs.

There is a DVD/video player and a selection of puzzles/games.

It has its own south facing garden with a small deck.


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About the property


Itteringham Mill, built in 1778, converted into a gentleman's residence in 1938, totally refurbished in 2009. There is a converted barn in the grounds offering two holiday cottages, one sleeping 4 in two double bedrooms, the other sleeping 2 in a galleried bedroom overlooking the millpond. The mill spans the River Bure and has extensive gardens. It is situated in a beautiful and very peaceful part of North Norfolk.

Peter Downs
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
3 November, 2017

About Peter Downs

We moved up to Norfolk in semi-retirement from professional life in London in 2004 and choose the Mill because of its outstanding location. The holiday cottages were seen as an enhancement to our pensions.

Peter Downs purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Peter Downs chose Norwich

We decided on the Mill because of its outstanding location. Supremely peaceful it sits astride the River Bure in its own extensive, riverside gardens. Views are fantastic, wild-life abundant. A big plus for us was an excellent pub literally at the end of our drive. We didn't know this part of Norfolk at all but feel we have very much fallen on our feet. Itteringham is a tiny village with a lively social life and a great community run shop. It's close to the main attractions but far enough away to avoid crowds, noise and traffic. The countryside is gently rolling with a patchwork of fields and woodland - ideal for walking or cycling. There is a very wide range of things to see and do in North Norfolk from Stately Homes to working mills, to nature reserves, beaches and The Broads

What makes this cottage unique

RIverside setting is great for wild-life - more than 50 species of birds have been seen in the garden including Kingfishers, Green woodpeckers and Little Egret. Occasional otters can be seen in the river and a variety of deer in the garden.

Excellent gastro-pub is at the end of our drive.

Extensive and extremely peaceful gardens.

Well-stocked village shop a 5 minute walk away.

We operate as a demonstration site for a range of renewable technologies including micro-hydro, heat pump, solar thermal hot water, rainwater recycling, and other energy and water saving devices.

Come here to unwind, enjoy nature and eat well.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Accommodation has suited our needs perfectly. The grounds are amazing and attract wildlife I've never seen before. Gavin and family, W Yorks

Superb accommodation in a great setting. Christine and Phil P, Leicestershire

A great base for exploring the lanes of rural Norfolk. A very warm welcome awaits any guest at Itteringham Mill. Diane and David, Manchester

Beautiful setting. Lis and Peter very amiable. North Norfolk is a hidden jewel. Karen and Mall, Derbyshire
Dec 2010
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Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Full payment for the holiday cottages must be received four weeks before the start date (or at the time of booking if this is less than four weeks from the start date). A deposit of 20% is required to hold a reservation. Deposits are refundable if cancellations are received more than 4 weeks before arrival. Thereafter only to the extent that we can cover the loss through re-bookings. We recommend you take out insurance. We can transfer paid cancellations to other weeks.

Changeover Day:
Preferred change-over days for the cottages are Fridays or Mondays as this works well for both full weeks and short breaks (Mon-Fri, Fri-Mon). However, subject to other bookings we will try to be flexible.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks available (Mon-Fri, Fri-Mon). Minimum charges are based on 3 nights at weekend and 4 nights during the week.
Peak and Bank Holiday periods:
Swallow Cottage £400; Kingfisher Cottage £300
Off-peak: Swallow Cottage £300; Kingfisher Cottage £200

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Norwich in South Norfolk District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • river
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Notes on accommodation: The cottages have access to the mill's gardens which comprises lawns, mature trees and beds mostly of shrubs. The River runs through the garden which is a haven for all manner of wild-life. Please be aware that the river is unfenced and could be a hazard for unsupervised children. The Mill is now used as a private residence. Outside: The Mill's gardens are available for our guests to use and comprise several acres (including a paddock) of lawns, mature trees, rose-beds, shrubs and river. The River Bure runs through the garden (and under the Mill itself). This combination of river, garden and surrounding wooded areas and fields ensure a great environment for wildlife. There is ample gravelled car-parking space around the cottages and in front of the mill. There are a number of outdoor seats scattered about and a portable (non-gas) barbecue available for guest use. Swallow Cottage has its own private garden.


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Swallow Cottage (Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms)
average rating of 4.857143 based on 8 reviews

lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Norfolk

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Linda Thanks for your review. We're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in this wonderful part of the UK. All the best Peter and Lis
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  • 5 of 5

This cottage had all the amenities required for a pleasant stay - very comfortable.

It is in a peaceful setting with the river running by.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful stay in tranquil surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property, clean well equipped-everything we could of wished for. Beautiful location and close for blickling concerts. Would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Still as charming as ever

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic surroundings and a lovely comfortable cottage to stay in. Waking up to big open skies and farm fields is lovely especially with the sound of water passing through the mill. Peter and Lis are lovely hosts who are welcoming, ready to offer suggestions on places to visit or just say hello but without being intrusive.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Geoff for your review. Good to see you and Sue and Doris again. Glad you are still enjoying the cottage and location.
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Absolutely great!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing time staying in the cottage. The owners were soooo nice and welcoming. We found the setting very beautiful and the cottage cosy, comfortable and spacious. We'll come back again and recommend it to anyone! Thank you Peter and Lis!

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Svetlana thank you very much for your kind review. Glad you enjoyed your stay and looking forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future. All the best Peter and Lis
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A perfect hideaway without being completely cut off

  • 4 of 5

A charming comfortable cottage well kept and maintained to a good standard in a stunning location next to the mill. Peter and Liz were on hand when needed without being intrusive and kindly left a welcome pack for our arrival and were able to direct us to useful services. There is so much to see and visit around the area we intend to return to the same cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your kind review. We look forward to hosting you again.
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Walpole Arms
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
North Walsham
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Walpole Arms
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Car: necessary


The nearest coast is approximately 10 miles due north (Sheringham). North Norfolk coastal beaches vary from shingle, through sand and pebbles to sand dunes and offer a variety of experiences and facilities from the pier at Cromer to wild sand-dunes beaches backed by pine forest at Holkham. The coast is famed for its birdlife


Norwich Airport is approximately 14 miles away. Given that Itteringham Mill is in a very rural part of North Norfolk the use of a car or bicycle is essential.


Itteringham Village shop is about 1/4 mile away. The market town of Aylsham (3 supermarkets, three butchers and an active market square is 4 miles away). The Georgian town of Holt with its boutiques, art galleries and smart department store is 8 miles away. The county town of Norwich (worthwhile visit to the Castle and the Anglican Cathedral) is about 15 miles away. The Broads are about 12 miles away.

Further Details:

Excellent, multi-award winning gastro-pub at the end of our drive (3 or 4 minutes walk).