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Beautiful, Detached, Traditional Norfolk Cottage In Quiet Village Location.

Overview

Property

Updated: 24-Nov-2016
Cottage in Briston, Nr. Holt, North Norfolk, England - Real Fire, Pub Within Easy Walking Distance

Oaktree cottage is a 200-year-old traditional brick & flint Norfolk cottage, sleeping 4 guests in 2 bedrooms. Located on the edge of the village, overlooking fields, it is the ideal base for exploring the coast, countryside, towns and villages of Norfolk. The Norfolk Broads and Norwich are also both within easy reach. Briston has 2 good pubs, the nearest also serves great food. It also has some excellent shops including independent bakers and butchers. The cottage is a wonderful blend of old and new, featuring massive oak beams and wood-burning stove, yet has central heating throughout (inclusive in rates), a dishwasher, washer-dryer, and full-size freezer. All beds have high-quality mattresses to ensure a good night's sleep, and Egyptian cotton bedding and towels are included in the rates. The cottage also has a telephone, and Wi-Fi Internet access, so you can stay in touch whilst away. Off-street parking, cycle storage, and a summer-house in the small enclosed garden.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Dave was born in Norfolk, and grew up in High Kelling near Holt. After University, work meant moving to London (a bit of a culture shock for a Norfolk lad!), and now Surrey. But he still has a love for Norfolk, for the peace and quiet, the space to relax, and of course being by the sea. A love of scuba-diving (and yes, people do dive off the Norfolk Coast!), and relatives living locally, mean that he's often back in the area. Oaktree Cottage was a way to get a permanent foot on home soil, and is now a welcome escape from the hustle & bustle of daily life, as well as a home-from-home to our guests. We hope you'll find the cottage homely and cosy!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely Cottage in perfect location for touring Norfolk.

We enjoyed every moment here.

Wish we had booked 2 weeks stay



We have had such a lovely time here that we have booked to come back! There is just so much to see and do. Blickling Hall is well worth a visit. We enjoyed some great cycle rides as well as the beaches at Holkham and Wells.



A great week – weather and walks. Walked mostly in National Trust parks and Sandringham. Couldn’t ask for more from a holiday cottage, and we’ve stayed in many. Really loved staying here.



Enjoyed our week in Norfolk. Lovely cottage, and supplied all our needs. Weather good so enabled us to go to many different places. 2 hour boat trip on the Broads was good fun. Countryside so attractive, and so much more to see, so we will return. Many Thanks.
Feb 2013
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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews

5

Excellent comfortable Norfolk cottage

  • 5 of 5

First trip to Norfolk, we were joined by 2 family members and had plenty of space to return to in this warm and well equipped cottage. A real home from home with every thing we needed provided and good information written in a friendly helpful manner

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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home from home

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Oak tree Cottage. The facilities were first class and there was everything we wanted or needed. Nowhere was too far to travel to and everybody we met were very friendly. We will definitely be going back again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad to hear you had such an enjoyable stay, and found everything you needed. Looking forward to welcoming you back next time!
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Location

From the Owner

I grew up in a small village a couple of miles from Holt, so know the area pretty well. When we were looking for a holiday home we had a clear idea of where we wanted to be. Not right on the coast. While it’s not a weekly occurrence, we do sometimes get sea fogs or drizzle even in high summer, so it can be cool & damp on the coast, yet T-shirt and shorts weather a few miles inland. The larger towns can get quite busy in high summer, and many smaller villages don’t have a pub or restaurant, some not even a village store. We think Briston has the balance just right. The coast is just 20 minutes away, the market towns are 10 minutes away, yet we have 2 pubs, great village shops, and being on the edge of the village, a rural feel.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Norwich at 18 Miles Nearest Train : Sheringham at 10 Miles Nearest Beach : Cley at 8 Miles Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

Wells and Holkham, about 25 minutes by car, are award-winning and extensive sandy beaches.

Cley, Weybourne, Kelling and Salthouse are all less than 20 minutes away, and are generally fairly quiet, even in high summer.

Sheringham and Cromer (both less than 25 minutes away) are bustling traditional seaside towns.

Travel:

Use of car is recommended but not essential.

The cottage is about 16 miles from Norwich Airport, and 10 miles from the nearest railway station in Sheringham (unless you choose to continue you journey by steam on the North Norfolk Railway to Holt station 5 miles away!).

Nearest bus stop approx. 600 yards.

Distances:

There is so much to do within a 30 minute drive of the cottage, from exploring the Norfolk Broads, to boutique shopping in Holt. We have some of the finest Jacobean houses and fantastic gardens nearby, and great cycling and walking from the cottage.

We are really centrally located for all the main attractions of the region. For example:

Coast - 7 miles

Norwich 17 miles

Norfolk Broads 19 miles

Holt - 4 miles

Sandringham 25 miles

Felbrigg Hall (NT) 11 miles

Blickling Hall (NT) 8 miles

Further Details:

You will find further details of local attractions (from an insider's stance!) on our web site, as well as much more about Oaktree Cottage.

If you have any further queries then please feel free to get in touch, we are happy to help!

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
winter
4 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£150
for 3 nights
From
£50
From
£67
Fri,Sat,Sun
£295
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£510
for 7 nights
£510
 
 
Winter
6 Jan 2017 - 16 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£150
for 3 nights
From
£50
From
£67
Fri,Sat,Sun
£295
 
 
pre easter
17 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£162
for 3 nights
From
£54
From
£72
Fri,Sat,Sun
£320
 
 
Easter
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£440
for 7 nights
£440
 
 
Spring
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£390
for 7 nights
£390
 
 
Half Term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Early Summer
3 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£420
for 7 nights
£420
 
 
summer
8 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Summer
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£620
for 7 nights
£620
 
 
summer
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£560
for 7 nights
£560
 
 
Late Summer
9 Sep 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£231
for 3 nights
From
£77
From
£102
Fri,Sat,Sun
£420
 
 
late autumn
3 Nov 2017 - 9 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£249
for 3 nights
From
£83
From
£110
Fri,Sat,Sun
£330
 
 
Winter
10 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£177
for 3 nights
From
£59
From
£79
Fri,Sat,Sun
£350
 
 
Christmas
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£94
for 3 nights
£220
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We ask for a 30% deposit to secure your booking, with the balance due 10 weeks before you arrive.
There are no hidden extras or booking fees - the price you see is the price you pay - though please see our web site for short break rates, as the Holiday Rentals system doesn't list them correctly - sorry there is nothing we can do about it!
We can take payment by cheque, or by bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
From Easter to October we operate a Saturday changeover.
From October to Easter changeover is Mon or Fri, and we also offer short breaks so you can enjoy Oaktree Cottage at a fraction of the weekly rate (website has details). Late availability flexible!

Notes on prices:
Prices are fully inclusive of Egyptian cotton bedding, towels, electricity, central heating, Wi-Fi Internet access, and an initial supply of logs for the stove.

We don't charge booking fees, so the price you see is the price you pay.
(The only 'extra' is the cost of any chargeable land-line phone calls you make from the cottage telephone, payable in an honesty box).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

From the Owner

We looked long and hard to find the perfect cottage. It had to have the appeal of a traditional cottage, but without an impossibly steep staircase (if you've stayed somewhere with a 'Norfolk Winder' you'll know what I mean) or impractical room layouts. We saw many with one bedroom accessed through another, or the bathroom off a bedroom. Some even had rooms opening side-on to the stairs (well my Auntie's house in Briston is the same, but it's a bit of a liability if renting it out!). Oaktree cottage has that balance just right. The heart of the house dates to before 1820 (may be 17th c.), but the extension has allowed for a sensible layout. And, of course, the location is everything. Peaceful, but not too far from anywhere. A good pub round the corner serving food was a bonus.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet, Toilet in downstairs utility room
  • Toilet 2 - Toilet, Separate Upstairs Toilet
  • Main bathroom: Bath with thermostatic power shower over. Wash basin and vanity unit with drawers and cupboards. Separate upstairs wc: wc and wash basin. Downstairs wc: Downstairs wc and sink in the utility room.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, Kingsize Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: King-Sized bed with high-quality mattress. Plenty of storage space in fitted wardrobes. Pine bedside lockers with lamps. Pine drawers. Bedroom 2: 2 x Single bed with high-quality mattress. Pine wardrobe, bedside locker, and drawers.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Outside: The small enclosed garden provides: Parking for 2 cars A patio Summer house Brick & Flint shed for secure cycle storage. Utility Room: A separate utility room provides: Additional storage cupboards. Washing machine/tumble dryer Full size freezer Downstairs wc Sink and drainer. First-aid kit, shoe-shine kit, and small tool kit. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Egyptian cotton bedding, and towels included. Bedding change and weekly clean for multi-week bookings.

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