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Farm Cottage In The Heart Of The Brecklands

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Beachamwell, North Norfolk, Norfolk, England - Surrounded By Off-road Country Tracks Ideal For Cycling, Walking, Riding And Bird Watching.

Commanding undulating views in the timeless, open landscape of the Norfolk Breckalnd Countryside and surrounded by off-road tracks, this detached country house has a spacious, fully enclosed garden and paddock. Large kitchen dining area and cosy sitting room both with wood-burners. Within easy reach of Oxborough Hall and Thetford Forest and the North Norfolk Coast. 5 miles from the market town of Swaffham and 8 miles from Downham Market.


Owner
Caroline Sanderson
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2017

About Caroline Sanderson

We farm here with our 2 young sons who love growing up here in the Norfolk countryside.

We enjoy all the space here, walking the dogs, cycling and riding our horses on the miles of forestry tracks and also sail on the coast.

Caroline Sanderson purchased this cottage in 1949

Why Caroline Sanderson chose Breckland

Oak Tree Cottage is in the middle of our family farm.

We grow wheat, barley and potatoes, asparagus as well as lamb so a real mixed farm.

The cottage is 1 mile from our farm house with open views all around. Your closest neighbours are the local roe deer!

The cottage is well equipped for a family holiday in the country.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is detached and has open aspects all round.

There is a large garden and paddock which is all fenced.

Good dogs are welcome!

It's about half hour to drive to the coast but there are miles of tracks from the cottage for cycling and walking.

We can help plan your days and give you lots of ideas for what to do and where our favourite places are.

mostly this is a unique opportunity to enjoy the Breckland countryside.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Oak Tree Cottage is our first cottage but you will be staying on the farm not far from our farmhouse if you need us....otherwise its just you and nature!

We will keep you up to date with what's happening on the farm.
Jul 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Swaffham in Breckland District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Large bathroom with free-standing bath. Separate shower. WC. Downstairs WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed, Bedroom 2 with King-size zip and link to make 2 singles if needed, bedroom 3 with bunk beds and single bed with trundle.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
There is room in the paddock for horses by arrangement only. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cottage cleaned every week. Fresh linen and towels. Other: Dining area of kitchen with stable doors out to garden and terrace. Radio,CD, MP3 docks. Log burner.

Reviews

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5

Fabulous cottage surrounded by nature!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Oak Tree Cottage, it was the perfect holiday with 4 children-lots of space for them to run around and play outside, with lots of nature to explore around the cottage. Daily walks to look at the pigs next to the cottage were enjoyed by all. It was the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of daily city life and enjoy family time together. We explored some local attractions, namely Bewilderwood, Thetford Forest, Go Ape, Kings Lynn and Hunstanton.

The cake and bread waiting for us upon arrival were a lovely welcome!

We hope to go back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely break in a great setting

  • 5 of 5

A lovely weeks holiday in a great setting. Very private and secure garden for the dogs. Lots of great walks straight from the house too. Many thanks too for the lovely scones. Greg and Linda Portman

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Oak Tree Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Oak Tree Cottage was everything we hoped for, quiet, peaceful and relaxing. It was very nice to walk in and see a lovely bunch of fresh flowers, cake and asparagus left for us by the owner Caroline. The garden was very safe for our 2.5 year old granddaughter. She loved the outdoor swing, tractor and lawnmower and the whole experience of staying in the cottage.

The cottage was well equipped, had everything we needed and the beds were so comfortable.

Would definitely stay again

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

An idyllic cottage and location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time. The cottage is well appointed,cosy and surrounded by farm land.

Caroline left us the most wonderful cake which we hugely enjoyed. We would love to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

What a great location

  • 5 of 5

Arrived with parents, child and two dogs, trust the instructions for getting there it is truly in the middle of nowhere, absolutely fantastic location, great walks for the dogs, quiet and peaceful, we even sat and listened to the Turtle Dove. Arrived to a scrummy Victoria Sponge made by Harriet which was most welcome.

No neighbours, completely safe for children and dogs, a great holiday, will certainly be booking up again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review and it was a pleasure to have you all stay. Harriets cakes are always a hit! Plus we do offer seasonal farm produce as and when it is available. Look forward to seeing you again. Caroline x
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Peace and tranqulity

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a rural retreat in Norfolk, look no further!

This was our first visit to Oak Tree Cottage but certainly will not be our last. It offers perfect peace and tranquility whilst still being within easy reach of "civilisation". The owners, Tom and Caroline, are the nicest couple you could meet and nothing is too much trouble for them to ensure your holiday is memorable. This is on top of running a very large multi-faceted farm and farm shop almost single handed!

We arrived during the very busy asparagus season (their farm is renowned for its asparagus) so we were lucky enough to sample it! Not only that, but Caroline had taken the trouble to make a gluten free cake to greet us. (Even better than we have ever achieved and at her first attempt!) Although being at the centre of all Beachamwell village activities, nothing was ever too much trouble for them (despite the asparagus season pressures) and we even got a personal tour of their lovely garden!

Whilst the weather was colder than normal for the time of year, the cottage was always warm and cosy, the South facing patio is a real sun trap in the late afternoon.

There is a toy box for the children, chalks and slab in the garden for drawing pictures, an extensive collection of books, fiction plus reference, and very interesting publications on the local area. (I was fascinated to read that rabbit warrens were man-made and a status symbol!).

It has all the facilities one could ask for plus, just a few hundred yards up the lane, a "mini-farm", Keeper's Cottage, with two pigs, four lambs, lots of chickens and a goose. Just the thing for children .... of any age!

Not only that but the Keeper's wife makes scrumptious cakes to order!

We are already looking forward to our next visit and have no hesitation in recommending this property to anyone. In fact we are hoping to entice our children/grandchildren there to enjoy all that this special property has to offer.

Oh, and if you are into wildlife, the garden has its own resident mole who logs its daily progress across the lawn, just to see whether you can ever catch sight of him/her! We never did!

What a perfect spot.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! What a great review.....thank you so much and we really do hope to see you again. You were great guests to have and thanks for leaving the cottage so tidy. It's a lovely spot and we are so glad that people are able to enjoy it and all that the Brecklands have to offer.
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Stanstead
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Barton Bendish
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Harwich
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Swaffham
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Downham Market
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
M11
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Oxborough
Nearest Ski
800 Miles
Alps
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Hunstanton
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Half hour drive to the North Norfolk coast. The seaside resort of Hunstanton with its sandy beaches, rock pools, majestic cliffs, beautifully planted gardens, traditional amusements, fun fair and host of water based activities.

Plenty of get away beaches and restaurants along the coast to Holkham and Wells.

Travel:

Downham Market station only 8 miles.

Distances:

5 miles to Swaffham and 8 miles to Downham Market, both historic market towns with choice of shops, inns, restaurants, tennis and sports centre.

3 miles to NT Oxborough Hall.

Great pubs and restaurants within a couple of miles.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Swaffham, Norfolk & The Broads

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
Autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£650
 
 
Half Term
28 Oct 2017 - 10 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
£800
 
 
Winter
11 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£600
 
 
Christmas & New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,265
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner

Changeover Day:
Changeover day Saturday but this is flexible for short weeks so contact us.
Depending on availability Saturday is 10am departure and 4pm arrival.

Notes on prices:
Changeover days are flexible and we can cater for weekend and mid-week breaks subject to availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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