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Norfolk Country Cottage with fishing, wild life and great views

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Cottage in East Ruston, North Norfolk, England - 5 Minutes Drive From The Sea And 7 Miles From Wroxham The Heart Of The Norfolk Broads

The cottage is modern and is often used as a holiday home by the owners, and therefore equipped and furnished to a very high standard. There are 11 cottages on the development (this is the only 3 bedroom cottage with separate kitchen/diner) private parking, full central heating ,radiators in all bedrooms hall and lounge communal laundry room, towel rails in bathroom and separate shower room, bedding and towels provided, all beds have memory foam mattresses. Delightful views over the lake, which is fine for family and recreational fishing. For serious anglers we have a licence to fish in the Carp Lake adjoining Ruston Reaches. There are a wealth of nearby restaurants and pubs including a pub in the village within walking distance where delicious meals are served in a warm and friendly atmosphere.


Owner
Alfred Levy
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
14 October, 2017

About Alfred Levy

We the owners are Sue and Alfred and we acquired Meadow Brown Cottage in 2005 as a holiday home for ourselves and our family. We love going to East Ruston and we find there is a large demand from holidaymakers for cottages like ours. So we decided that by letting it out to others, we can share our enjoyment of the great facilities and the local environment with others.

We are now both retired, and have enjoyed thoroughly refurbishing the cottage to our own high standards. Whilst we use our leisure time to visit many new places we always look forward to our own stays at Meadow Brown every few months as it is so relaxing.

Sue was born in Norfolk and loves returning to her old haunts there

Alfred Levy purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Alfred Levy chose East Ruston

We bought Meadow Brown in 2005- having spent a long time searching for something suitable for ourselves. Most places we saw were pleasant but did not have a special feel about them. What attracted us, then, and still does now, is as soon as you walk in the front door and go into the lounge, the view is stunning and you immediately feel relaxed .

Car parking is right by the cottage but off the road,

The Butcher's Arms pub which serves good meals and beer is within walking distance of the cottage.

The cottage is within 15 minutes of Wroxham, Stalham, Potter Heigham, Hickling Broad, Walcott; Sea Palling and Barton Broad.

30 minutes away are the city of Norwich; Great Yarmouth; Cromer and Winterton Beach.

Stalham is a small town with a good branch of Tesco and other shops of i

What makes this cottage unique

There is a fishing lake within the grounds which attracted many specialist anglers in the past. Some otters appeared recently, which has reduced the number of large fish. The management committee are constantly reviewing the situation with the intention of eventually restocking the lake. In the meantime families can still enjoy some recreational fishing, However, there is a Carp lake nearby, which still attracts the serious angler.

There are 2 blocks of cottages on the site, and Meadow Brown is on the end of one of the terraces and is the largest cottage and has 3 bedrooms and a separate kitchen.

It is extremely well equipped with all mod cons including dishwasher.

Our son and his family stay each Summer and enjoy all the local beaches and facilities.

Location

Coast/Beach:

5 minutes drive to coast -Walcott , Happisburgh, Sea Palling

Travel:

Norwich airport about 30 minutes drive

Great Yarmouth about 30 minutes

Use of car is recommended

Distances:

Stalham- - approx. 2 miles

Further Details:

Locally free range eggs and other farm produce available fresh each day.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in East Ruston in East Ruston

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • lake
  • rural
General:
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Upstairs-Bath/shower over, WC. Wash basin, mirrored cabinet, shaving point- towel rail. Downstairs- shower cubicle- Wash basin mirrored cabinet, separate mirror, shaving point - WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed -overlooking grounds and lake, with own TV, chest of drawers, clothes cupboard- Bedroom 2-twin beds-overlooking fields and forecourt, 2 bedside cupboards and drawers. Bedroom 3 downstairs-front- wardrobe and unit with drawers
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: cottage will sleep 5 in bedrooms. Sleeping in lounge is not permitted. Pets are not permitted. All beds have memory foam mattresses. Outside: The property has its own large patio with a gate leading on to communal grounds and fishing lake. There are 2 lakes where holiday makers can enjoy fishing. The first is directly in front of the cottages and presents a relaxing and superb view with plenty of wildlife, birds and even a family of otters. The effect of the otters has been to reduce the quantity and quality of the fish stock. However, this is still ideal for all those except the experienced and serious anglers. For them, we can now offer the facilities of the Carp Lake ajoining the property which is fenced and protected fron those predators that enjoy the lakes produce. 2 Passes are available for our guests to fish there but in order to protect that environment we ask our guests to observe the rules of fishing and respect the facilities offered to us by the owners of the lake under licence. Here we ask our holiday makers to report on their catches and ensure that others fishing there can do so without disturbance. Utility Room: There is a communal washing machine- costs £2 per load on site There is an outside oil boiler on patio Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is fully cleaned before and after each letting. Towels and linen all provided. Other: Outside Patio has large garden table and 6 garden chairs. Parasols and other garden furniture as well as external oil fired boiler, controlled from inside cottage, Hall connecting stairs, kitchen, shower room, and bedroom - 2 bicycles for use of guests

Reviews

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Norfolk Country Cottage with fishing, wild life and great views
average rating of 4.375 based on 8 reviews
5

Loved it third time we stayed here

  • 5 of 5

Loved fishing peaceful closed to beaches

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your third visit to us. We are hoping to spend a few days ourselves there next week. We look forward to seeing you again
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5

Absolutely gorgeous accommodation and area.

  • 5 of 5

The cottages were first class .Beautifully laid out.Everything you needed .,well thought about for everyone's needs.

Bedrooms were spacious and fabulously decorated.

All the other living areas were big and well maintained.

The grounds were magical around the cottage.,maintained of a high standard.

Just a beautiful place and we will be booking again.Ths cottages were immaculate throughout

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed our cottage. We take a lot of pride in it, and we really enjoy staying there ourselves. We look forward to welcoming you again!
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Lovely place, shame no wifi or signal in Moblie phone

  • 3 of 5

Very quite, beautiful ponds ideal for fishing.

House had everything you need for a stay.

No wifi which was a shame as was told being looked into when rang if in EE no signal for a good 10 minute drive out

Over all a nice stay

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you enjoyed our holiday cottage and the surrounding area. Unfortunately we cannot control where EE places its masts. Most people get a good reception using Vodafone or O2 and I would suggest that if you are if the area again that you purchase a Vodafone sim card which is relatively inexpensive. As far as Wifi is concerned, none of the cottages have it and it is not for the lack of trying BT promised to install it and failed. It appears that all the Ruston Reaches cottages are in one of those rural areas where currently Wifi is not available. We do hope you will stay with us again.
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4

Cosy and homely

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful property with lovely views. I would of given it 5 stars if there was WiFi and also I would recommend a clock in the lounge. Otherwise it was fab and would go back.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are working on getting Wi-fi but that is a major problem in the areas We note your comments about having a clock in the lounge Our aim has always been to give all our holidaymakers a great break in a relaxing well equipped cottage, in our own home from home!
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4

Lovely cosy cottage

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for 4 nights. From the moment we stepped through the door it felt like it was home. The cottage is well equipped and very comfortable especially the sofas which once we sat in them was very difficult to get up from! If you don't mind memory foam mattresses then you'll have a good nights rest.

Our kids, aged 4, loved the spacious size of the house and especially enjoyed seeing the geese and swans everyday from the lounge. The downstairs shower is wonderful too. Overall, a comfortable stay.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very relaxing stay. Lots of wildlife especially birds. Property has everything that is needed.

  • 5 of 5

First class cottage. Everything has been thought of and more. Wildlife around the cottage etc very good especially the birds. Central for visiting other places in north Norfolk.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review - we try to make the cottage a "home away from home,"
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in East Ruston, 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
 
Autumn/winter 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£216
for 3 nights
From
£72
£350
 
 
December 2017
16 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£105
for 3 nights
From
£35
£230
 
 
Xmas +New Year 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£720
for 3 nights
From
£240
£500
 
 
Early 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
£385
 
 
February Half Term
10 Feb 2018 - 16 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
£400
 
 
Spring 2018
17 Feb 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£435
 
 
Easter 2018
31 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Late Spring 2018
7 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
From
£85
£575
 
 
Summer Half Term 2018
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
Early Summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
Summer Holidays 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
Early Autumn 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£435
for 7 nights
£435
 
 
AUTUMN HALF TERM 2018
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£485
for 7 nights
£485
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£216
for 3 nights
From
£72
£350
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
£50 deposit required- balance of payment 8 weeks before travel

Please email Sue or Alfred

Changeover Day:
Mainly bookings are from Saturday to Saturday but in the winter it is possible to stay for shorter periods and commencing on different days -if not fully booked

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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