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Cottages In The Grounds Of A Recently Renovated 1778 Converted Watermill - Kingfisher Cottage (Sleeps 2. 1 Bedroom)

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



Kingfisher Cottage (Sleeps 2. 1 Bedroom)

Kingfisher Cottage comprises the northern end of a converted barn in the grounds of Itteringham Mill.

The bedroom (on a galleried landing) overlooks the millpond.

The bathroom is downstairs, off the sitting room.

he kitchen diner is well-equipped and light with a double aspect (East and North).

The large sitting room has a large TV, a large leather settee plus a dining table and chairs.

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


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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:
13 September, 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 Norfolk & The Broads

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.

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 Kingfisher Cottage (Sleeps 2. 1 Bedroom)in Norwich in South Norfolk District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • river
  • rural
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Golf ...
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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Well done Peter and lis

  • 5 of 5

This is the eleventh year we have stayed at the King fisher cottage . We have never been disappointed with the cleanliness of the cottage it's very cosy .peter and Lis have always made you feel wanted

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Week to relax

  • 4 of 5

A very warm welcome from the owners. Comfortable and clean accommodation with everything that was needed for a weeks relaxation. Many attractions in the surrounding area for all tastes - from family outings to nature walks.

The only drawback was the uncontrollable weather, but overall would recommend for a quiet stay away.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Karen Thanks for your kind comments. What a pity the weather wasn't better. I've found it very frustrating this week - with showers being co-ordinated with every time I try to go into the garden. Trust you had a safe journey home. All the best Peter and LIs
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Great , relaxing break away from it all.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place to stay for us to spend away as a couple. Greater by Peter with provisions including all ally made cake! Lis came over to say hello later. They were available to answer questions when needed but got on with their own jobs and left you to it as well.

As a part of England we haven't visited before, we explored the coast above Holt across to Cromer. Lovely area of the country. We also went to a local agricultural show which was very enjoyable. The Walpole Arms at the end of the road was great for a drink and a meal.

Lovely stay. Thank you Peter and Lis.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A great getaway at Kingfisher Cottage.

  • 5 of 5

The setting of the cottage is beautiful and a wonderful place to relax and recharge the batteries! The owners are friendly and helpful and the cottage is surprisingly spacious for two. We would warmly recommend Kingfisher Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Christine for your review. Very glad you and Colin enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to host you. Best regards Peter and Lis
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Lovely peaceful hideaway

  • 4 of 5

The property was well equipped in the kitchen, lovely views of the mill pond with the calming bubbling of the water as it flows in. The living room had a lovely big comfy sofa if you wanted to chill out, but the property is well placed to visit some lovely sights round Norfolk. The added bonus is the lovely pub at the bottom of the drive, unfortunately we didn't book in advance and therefore missed out eating there, but staff really friendly. Close to Horsey beach where you can walk along and see the sea lions rather than a boat trip. Had a really relaxed long weekend at Kingfisher.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sonja Thank you for your kind review. Glad you found the cottage well equipped and peaceful. All the best Peter and Lis
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Attractive setting

  • 4 of 5

We found Kingfisher Cottage to be an ideal location for exploring the northeast corner of Norfolk. It's within delightful, secluded, tranquil grounds - a wonderful place for relaxing. As we holidayed during a cold spell of early February, also, as the cottage is heated by metered electric storage radiators, it probably wasn't surprising that we found it chilly at times, particularly the shower room. The galleried bedroom was always nice and toasty. Folk who expect a high spec kitchen, furnishings etc may be disappointed but we found it to be a great holiday cottage.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Susanna Thanks very much for your review. Sorry that you found the bathroom cool at times. We do have an electric towel rail in there and also a fan heater - but obviously the heater in particular needs to be switched on a few minutes before you use the bathroom. We used both our cottages throughout the winter when refurbishing the mill and found them to be generally cosy. The radiators are actually thermostatic controlled panel heaters rather than storage heaters and have a range of settings (although no timer). I note your comments regarding kitchen and furnishing. The kitchen has a relatively new washing machine, a new fridge and a hob installed about three years ago but I recognise that the oven is an old model and the cabinets reflect the fact it was converted some 14 years ago. We could refurbish it but would obviously have to put our prices up to match. We have not increased our prices by any significant amount over the last ten years so in relative terms the cottages have become considerably cheaper as they have aged. Anyway I'm glad you found it a great holiday cottage.
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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).