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Cottage In Brampton (Near Aylsham), Norfolk

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Brampton, Nr. Norwich, North Norfolk, England - Beautiful Traditional Cottage In Peaceful Village In Bure Valley

Dove Cot is a lovely 200 year old brick and flint cottage situated in the delightful village of Brampton on the River Bure. It has 2 bedrooms (one leading off the other) and sleeps 2 plus 2 children (possibly 3 adults if they don’t mind the lack of privacy of adjoining bedrooms). The cottage is full of character and retains many original features - such as the Norfolk winder staircase and bread oven. It has full central heating as well as an open fire in the sitting-room. The property is very well-equipped, and the decoration and furnishing is to a high standard. Brampton is ideally placed between Norwich, the North Norfolk coast, and the Broads. There are many lovely walks in the vicinity, several directly from the cottage - the water meadows of the River Bure are a wonderful place to study birds and a favourite spot for water-colourists. Brampton is just 3 miles from the historic market town of Aylsham, and 5 miles from the marvellous National Trust property of Blickling Hall. As well as walking, Norfolk is a great place for cycling and canoes can be hired locally for a trip along the river. Brampton is 12 miles from Norwich. 12 miles from Cromer and Overstrand. 7 miles from Wroxham and the Broads.

Fiona Scott
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Fiona Scott

Fiona and Tim Scott worked as schoolteachers in Derbyshire for many years, but are now retired and live permanently in Trinity Cottage (which is attached to Dove Cot). They bought the cottage many years ago for holidays, partly because Tim is from Norwich and they had both always loved Norfolk, but also because it filled all their needs for family holidays, situated as it is near the sea, the Broads, Norwich and the wonderful countryside and bird sanctuaries of North Norfolk.

Fiona Scott purchased this cottage in 1970

Why Fiona Scott chose Norwich

We bought Trinity cottage and its annexe cottage (now Dove Cot) when we first married, as we lived in a school house and wanted somewhere to go in the holidays. We chose Norfolk because we both loved the area, and enjoy walking, cycling, and other outdoor pursuits, as well as the wonderful fresh air and good weather. Brampton is a very pretty village nestling near the water meadows of the Bure River, just 3 miles from the beautiful historic market town of Aylsham and 11 miles from the stunning mediaeval city of Norwich.

What makes this cottage unique

Dove Cot was built in the 18th century in flint and Norfolk clay lump, with brick facing. The property is renovated to a high standard whilst retaining all the character of such a historic building. The cottage is centrally heated, but also has an open fire in the sitting room. The staircase is rather steep and twisty (so possibly not suitable for the very elderly), but the whole building exudes charm and cosiness. The surroundings are beautiful and particularly peaceful, as Brampton is not on a 'through' road.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Norwich in Brampton

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs bathroom with bath, shower, basin and loo.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3-4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: double bed with high quality mattress. Wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables. Bedroom 2: a single bed, with a guest bed stored under (suitable for a child or occasional visitor). Wardrobe, chest of drawers. Bedroom accessed through Bedroom 1.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Outside: There is small garden/yard to the rear of the property with a barbecue and garden furniture Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Electricity, central heating, bed-linen and tea towels are included, but guests need to bring their own towels. The property is cleaned before the arrival of tenants, and after their departure, but they are responsible for cleaning whilst in residence.


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Cottage In Brampton (Near Aylsham), Norfolk
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely weekend in Norfolk, visiting family and seeing the sights. The cottage was perfect, it had everything we needed, and my 5 year old loved it too. Dove Cot is full of character, and our hosts were friendly and welcoming. We would definitely return for another stay.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The cottage has real character. It's really cosy, nice to come back to after a busy day.

  • 5 of 5

We came to the cottage for a week during February half term with our 2 children. The cottage is situated in the perfect location. We took the kids out every day, there was so much do all less than 30 mins drive away, Cromer, Dinosaur Adventure, Sheringham, Holt Country Park and Wroxham Barns.

Fiona was very helpful and welcoming, she even set up a travel cot for my youngest.

The cottage had everything we needed. We struggled slightly with the narrow staircase and steps with the kids but just had to take extra care. The cosy cottage was lovely to come back to after a jam packed day and the bed was very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Just had a two night stay at Dove Cot and had a great time. The cottage was so lovely, giving a real sense of history to our stay. Although small, it was clean and comfortable and provided us with warm and comfortable accomodation. The owners, Fiona and her husband were very welcoming and available closeby for any issues. Thanks !!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage was clean,warm and full of character.The staircase is a real piece of a bygone age.Thankyou Fiona a lovely short break.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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High Quality accomodation in a peaceful village.

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our short stay at Dove Cottage, Very Clean Well equipped,Spacious and Quirky throughout.

Fiona (The owner) was there to welcome us on arrival and helped us make our stay hassle free and comfortable.The cottage had everything you needed, home from home. The open fire was most welcoming with Fiona providing the wood and coal, as it got very cold on a night, but it heated all of the cottage up.

It was a great location for me and my husband, with plenty of walks, sights and nature to see. a very peaceful Location, enjoyed walks along the River Bure behind the cottage and the Bure valley railway.

It was a romantic Valantines wk-end away and loved every minute, It ticked all the boxes and we will certainly be returning to this property and would not hesitate in recommending it.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely, cosy cottage!

  • 5 of 5

A bit of a trip from Hertfordshire, especially with the Friday traffic. The village is lovely. Really quaint. Excellent getaway locality. The cottage itself had a fantastic atmosphere. Really cosy, cottagey feel. The owner was nearby if anything happens. Fuel was provided for the open fire. Due to the heating being very efficient we never had the need to use it. Everything was clean. The bed was very comfortable (doesn't happen too often). Absolute blast I must say! Too bad the weather for us wasn't the best but next time we will have more activities planned (Norwich is nearby, board games are available, the country side is lovely too for walk/run). All in all I can only recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Nearest Motorway
70 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Nearest Beach
12 Miles


12 miles from the nearest beaches at Cromer, Overstrand, Mundesley, etc. There is wealth of lovely beaches to choose from in Norfolk, all accessible, and none too far given the position of the cottage at the geography of Norfolk.


Norwich International - 8 miles

London Stansted Airport - 2 hours drive


Norwich - 12 miles

Aylsham - 3 miles

Blickling Hall - 5 miles

Cromer/Overstrad - 12 miles

Holt - 15 miles

Wells-next-the-sea and Holkham Hall - 27 miles

Wroxham and the Broads - 8 miles

Further Details:

Aylsham is a good shopping centre, still retaining many traditional shops (3 good butchers, green grocer, traditional baker, etc), as well as 3 small-moderate-sized supermarkets. There is a Framers' Market twice a month on Saturdays, and various market stalls (fruit and veg, fish, cheese, etc) on different days each week.

Norwich has all the shopping outlets one would expect from a big city.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Norwich, East of England

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 3
26 May 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 4
14 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 5
2 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 6
20 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 7
28 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 1
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 8
6 Jan 2019 - 15 Feb 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 9
16 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 10
24 Feb 2019 - 5 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 11
6 Apr 2019 - 24 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact us via email, and we will let you know about availability, and send you booking forms if you wish to proceed. A deposit is paid at the time of booking, and the balance of the rent is payable 1 month before the start of the holiday.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day Saturday, but may consider other days off-peak

Notes on prices:
The daily rate for is £75 (peak and high season), £65 (mid season) and £55 (low season)

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.
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