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Norfolk Country Cottage with fishing, wild life and great views

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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.

Alfred Levy
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
13 June, 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 Norfolk Broads

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in East Ruston in Norfolk & The Broads

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • lake
  • rural
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Television
  • Garden
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
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


4.4/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)


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: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 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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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: Apr 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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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Exellent cottage,location and area.

  • 4 of 5

My husband and myself, who are both retired spent a week in April in Meadow Brown Cottage. We are from Norfolk but live away so used this as a base to spend special time with our son, daughter their partners and our grandson who lives locally. The cottage was well equipped with comfortable beds, a large lounge and super view across the private common and lake. There are lots of walks from the cottage, good fishing in the private lake next door and plenty of places to visit. We all enjoyed ourselves both out and about and cosily doing jigsaw puzzles. We all had an wonderful time.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's great to know that visitors enjoy the use of our holiday home as much as we do.
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Très très agréable

  • 5 of 5

cottage confortable ,lumineux et très cosy.

Rien ne manquait. La cheminée était la cerise sur la gateau

Nous n' avons pas rencontrés les propriétaires mais au vu de leurs attentions ( bouteille de bienvenue, un peu de bois pr débuter le feu) , nous les imaginons généreux et sympathiques

Je recommande vraiment cet endroit

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review I have tried to review you as guest In order to give you 5 stars as a guest I revoked earlier review but not allowed to write a second - We were delighted that you enjoyed our cottage
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer
3 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Holidays
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn/winter 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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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