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Luxury Rural New England Style Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage/ B&B in Chedgrave, Norwich,South Norfolk, England - Norwich 9 miles. Surrounded by fields and woodland walk minutes away. Pet friendley. WIFI

Little Willows is set in a rural location yet just 9 miles from the centre of Norwich. The cottage is set in a large secluded and gated garden (safe for dogs) where there is ample parking. The sitting room leads out onto a beautiful terrace and then into a large garden. A barbeque, table and chairs are on the terrace ready for guests to enjoy lovely sunny days and evenings. Secure locked area for bikes.

Mrs. S. Leigh
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
4 April, 2018

About Mrs. S. Leigh

When I retired from British Airways after flying all over the world for 38 years I realised that I wasn't ready to slow down. I had stayed in some wonderful locations and consequently felt I had a good understanding of what guests would expect and want when searching for holiday accommodation.

With that in mind I converted Little Willows 14 years ago and I believe I have achieved a welcoming holiday cottage/B&B. It is still as beautiful now as it was at the start.

I am not complaisant though and continually look for ways of improving, adding, changing or refurbishing Little Willows to meet the ever changing requirements for my guests.

Mrs. S. Leigh purchased this cottage in 1990

Why Mrs. S. Leigh chose Norwich

My husband and I moved from Surrey to be near family and enjoy a quiet rural location

What makes this cottage unique

Beautiful countryside. A quieter pace of life.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sally, what a lovely spot, still!

Thank you so much - you always make us feel "special" No wonder we always enjoy popping in on you. Every Blessing
Apr 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Norwich in Thurton

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:30 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Notes on accommodation: Two double bedrooms each with their own bathroom. Large sitting/dining room. Shaker style kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment, electric oven. Place settings for 6. Secure parking in a gated property. Large terrace with table and 4 chairs and barbeque. The cottage is available for exclusive self catering rental or B&B, please call for further details. Ranked in the top 6 out of 79 B&B in Norwich on Tripadvisor.co.uk Outside: Large garden which leads off the terrace. Cast Iron table and chairs. BBQ


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Luxury Rural New England Style Cottage
average rating of 4.5 based on 21 reviews

Peaceful Haven

  • 4 of 5

A welcome to the haven by Sally and her dog Lola was a nice touch.

Sally was very helpful and showed us around closely followed by Lola.

Great location for touring around Norfolk and nice to come back to after sightseeing.

The property had everything you could want. Just one thing, the weather was not on our side.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not impressed!

  • 3 of 5

Very disappointed! Wouldn't return!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The booking was for 2 adults, 2 children and a dog. They arrived with an extra adult saying it would be for 2 nights which I was not prepared for. On the third day I discovered that the opening/closing handle on the freezer door had been broken off and the door wouldn't close. I immediately ordered a replacement (£48) so the following guests had a functioning freezer. Nothing was reported to me. On day of departure I noted the broken handle and the guest said it had been like that on arrival. I responded that when guest leave I always defrost and clean the fridge and turn it off before next guests arrive. On the morning of their arrival I switched the fridge on, put the freshly filled ice tray in the freezer while also placing a bottle of wine in the fridge - THE HANDLE WAS IN TACT AND SOUND. I said I hoped to be able to fit the replacement handle to avoid a call out engineer fee. She agreed to the £48 being retained from the damage deposit and demanded a copy of the invoice (later provided). Their dog did not appear to have a bed and I found dog hair all over the sofa. My dog policy states that dogs are not allowed on the furniture. Dog bedding must be provided or to ask me for a dog bed. I discovered that the purple throw in their room was covered in dog hair and I spent ages removing the hair before sending it to be dry cleaned. I can only imagine it had been put down for the dog! I found a blue substance (could have been Blue Tack?) stuck on the velvet button back chair and have been unable to remove it. I was not impressed and extremely disappointed
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A very enjoyable stay

  • 4 of 5

A lovely cottage in a very attractive setting. The two en-suite bedrooms ideally suited our requirements and we enjoyed spending time in the lounge area and on the patio as both had views down the garden.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Incredible

  • 5 of 5

I was there for the night before my wedding with a couple of bridesmaids and a friend. Sally could not do enough for us and is so welcoming and friendly. She has beautiful gardens where we got some great pictures.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxation at Little Willows Norfolk

  • 5 of 5

Little Willows was in the most delightful surroundings of the owner's wonderful gardens & a walk to the woods accessed easily through the garden gate.

The layout with the 2 ensuite bedrooms, kitchen, dining area & sitting room overlooking the terrace, courtyard & garden was perfect.

The owner & her lovely dog (& cat) were very friendly & welcoming, even providing some eggs from the hens in the garden.

The location was ideal for visiting the Broads which is what we did, including the recommended boat trip from Wroxham & the ferry at Reedham.

Although we did not visit Norwich this time the cottage is very conveniently placed for a visit to this wonderful cathedral city.

We have no hesitation in recommending this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Short Norfolk Break

  • 5 of 5

Very well appointed and modern cottage. We stayed as Self-Catering and had all the facilities we needed. Welcomed by Sally, the Proprietor, her friendly dog and cat and some delicious home-made cakes. Sally was an exemplary host and looked after us well.

Cottage is situated close to the Market town of Beccles and within easy reach of Norwich with a choice of two Park & Ride sites but note these are not open on Bank Holidays!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write a few words on your stay. It was lovely to meet both of you and I'm glad the sun shone for your grand children's christening. Shame that for the rest of your visit the weather was not kind. I do hope that it may be kinder on a future visit.
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Car: necessary


North Norfolk coast is 1 hour's drive away. Lowestoft is about 30 minutes drive.


Norwich is 9 miles away


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £5
Damage Deposit £200

2 Night Special rate available during off Peak Months - Please call for information

Booking Notes:
50% of total booking fee taken at time of booking with the balance together with £200 Security Deposit being paid 4 weeks before check in.

Changeover Day:
Arrival and departure are flexible

I charge £5 per night for Pets. Please verify with owner what pet you wish to bring. I do not accommodate large breeds of dogs.

Notes on prices:
There is a £200 security deposit which is reimbursed within 7 days of departure less any penalties that may be incurred

I charge £25 per night for accommodating an extra person on the child fold down bed to include linen and towels

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.