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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Itteringham, Aylsham, Norfolk, East Anglia, England

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rbailey27...
1 review
“YOU WILL GO BACK AGAIN.........! ”
Reviewed 7 August 2020 for a stay in August 2020

This holiday cottage is a must for anyone wanting to visit north Norfolk! It was very very clean, homely and with everything you needed for a break, except the internet which was bliss......! Peter and Liz are fantastic hosts, there if you need them but doing their own daily jobs so never intrusive or in your way! However the most exceptional aspect of this place are the gardens and beautiful mill pond where we fed small brown trout and Rudd, plus swans and the resident moorhen family. It is just so calm quiet and peaceful so you really can “get away from it all” although Cromer and the coast are only a 25 minute drive away down some lovely country roads. We cannot recommend this property highly enough so visit it once and you will definitely want to go again.......!!!!!!

Date of stay: August 2020
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stevenwen...
Brisbane, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Relax, unwind and enjoy the stay”
Reviewed 5 August 2019 for a stay in June 2019

Peter and Liz have a truly beautiful corner of the earth. They made us feel welcome but were unobtrusive. Swallow cottage is part of a barn conversion next the owner’s house converted from the original mill. The cottage was cosy and well equipped. The grounds are stunning consisting of a stream, weir, weeping willows, sculptures, flowers and wildlife. During your stay keep your eyes peeled for deer, kingfisher, hares, rabbits, pheasant, doves and squirrels to name a few. If you are lucky, you may also catch a glimpse of a blind otter, just be careful on the drive in! The cottage is ideally placed within walking distance to a friendly pub, that served amazing meals, and Itteringham village with its famous old shop. Cromer, Sheringham and Norwich were only a short drive away. Perfect if you want to get away from it all as there is no mobile phone reception at the cottage and the village. We truly hope to have the opportunity to stay again!

Date of stay: June 2019
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
5 Aug 2019
Hi Wenda and SteveMany thanks for your wonderful review. We very much enjoyed meeting you and the family. Hope you had a pleasant journey back to Oz. All the best, Peter and Lis
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rwwootton
Kettering, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely place for a short break”
Reviewed 7 June 2019 for a stay in May 2019

It is a beautiful quiet place with little more than the water flowing through the mill and the sound of birds to hear. It is well placed for visits to the Broads, Blickling Hall, Mannington Gardens and lots of heritage railways. The cottage was well equipped, clean, comfortable and interestingly laid out. I was allowed to do some fly fishing from the garden which was very enjoyable but totally unsuccessful . Peter very kindly sent on a battery charger we left behind on our departure. We would very happily go there again.

Date of stay: May 2019
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Sazsle
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Quiet, relaxing and perfect location for exploring north Norfolk”
Reviewed 28 August 2018 for a stay in August 2018

I've just returned from a fantastic week here exploring north Norfolk with my two children. This cottage is set in the beautiful grounds of a lovely old watermill, where you can completely get away from everyday life.
The cottage was spotless and is very well equipped with a washing machine and dishwasher, and has two lovely bedrooms which are both en suite, and a private garden for this cottage with an outside table and chairs. The owners have thought of everything - there was a great welcome pack full of information on the local area and places to visit, and a pint of milk in the fridge on arrival with some tea and coffee, and a delicious Norfolk fruit cake! There were even night lights in both rooms and some books and a board game.
There is wifi but we had no phone signal, which we were made aware of before our stay, and this actually enhanced our 'get away from it all' break!
The garden and river were beautiful, and we spotted so much wildlife including an owl on our first night, as well as a swan, a heron and several crayfish in the river.
The owners are very helpful but not intrusive. I only saw/spoke to Lis, but she was great from the moment of booking and sending emails with advice for our stay. She recommended some great places to take my sons, and this was the perfect base for exploring north Norfolk. I would recommend a trip to see the seals at Blakeney Point and Sandringham which were our favourites.
The Walpole Arms pub is at the end of the driveway which serves fantastic food. We only visited it a couple of times, but definitely worth it.
We will definitely be returning. Thank you for a wonderful week!

Date of stay: August 2018
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
28 Aug 2018
Hi Sarah
Thanks for your great review. Glad you enjoyed the cottage, grounds and local amenities. Sorry I didn’t get to meet you as I’m in Japan. But Lis has told me she really enjoyed meeting you and the family.
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Hugo S
1 review
“Excellent roomy cottage”
Reviewed 17 August 2018 for a stay in August 2018

The location of and the accommodation in the cottage were what we wanted i.e. a 2-bedroom cottage in a rural position near Aylsham and the coast. We liked the fact that all the rooms were a really good size - all too often in holiday cottages the rooms are small and pokey. Each bedroom had its own bathroom. The cottage was clean and tidy and well equipped, although we could have done with a few more plates and bowls. The cottage is close to a lovely old watermill which has a beautiful garden, so our surroundings were a joy to wake up to. The owner was friendly.

Date of stay: August 2018
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
26 Aug 2018
Hi Hugo
Thanks for your kind review and your suggestion regarding crockery. Hope you had a good journey home.
Best regards
Peter and Lis
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