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Swallow Cottage

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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Swallow Cottage is located in the peaceful and picturesque grounds of Itteringham Mill, 2 minutes from The Walpole Arms, a much awarded gastro-pub and 6 minutes from possibly the oldest continuously operated village shop in the country (now run as a community shop). Because of our rural location there is no mobile phone coverage at the cottage (best signal is 1/2 mile up the road). Internet access is also slow (2Mbit/s) and sometimes intermittent. BT indicates that improved broadband should be available later in 2019. Only 10 miles from the coast (Sheringham) and about 12 miles from the Broads (Wroxham) it is conveniently close to both but far enough away to avoid the crowds. Our guests come here to enjoy the peace and quiet and the abundant wildlife. We have seen nearly 60 species of...Swallow Cottage is located in the peaceful and picturesque grounds of Itteringham Mill, 2 minutes from The Walpole Arms, a much awarded gastro-pub and 6 minutes from possibly the oldest continuously operated village shop in the country (now run as a community shop). Because of our rural location there is no mobile phone coverage at the cottage (best signal is 1/2 mile up the road). Internet access is also slow (2Mbit/s) and sometimes intermittent. BT indicates that improved broadband should be available later in 2019. Only 10 miles from the coast (Sheringham) and about 12 miles from the Broads (Wroxham) it is conveniently close to both but far enough away to avoid the crowds. Our guests come here to enjoy the peace and quiet and the abundant wildlife. We have seen nearly 60 species of birds in the garden, including kingfishers and little egrets. The river is a magnet for wildlife and it is always a great buzz to see a visiting otter. If you're planning on visiting with young children please remember the river is unfenced. North Norfolk is a real gem offering a fantastic variety of things to do and places to visit. Blickling Hall is a pleasant walk away. There is a range of other stately homes within a short drive. Seal watching trips are offered at the coast. Sheringham is a pleasant seaside town with the usual seaside attractions and Cromer with its pier is about 12 miles away. Nearest town Aylsham with its pleasant Georgian market square offers several small supermarkets as well as a range of traditional butchers, artisan bread shops, market stalls a couple of days a week and a farmer's market monthly. The town also has a miniature railway providing trips to Wroxham and the attractions of the Broads. A fun thing to do on a Monday is to visit Keys general auction sales. Keys also host two-day antique auctions most months. There are a good number of great pubs with great food nearby. There are plenty of footpaths nearby. For serious shoppers Holt has a range of classy art galleries, boutiques and antique shops, while Norwich, with its castle, museums, pubs, galleries, churches and shops is about a 30 minute drive away. Fishing is possible on the river subject to licence, but is mostly trout, and made difficult by silt, aquatic vegetation and overhanging trees.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Our cottages are semi-detached and share a party wall. Guests are kindly requested to be aware that high levels of noise can disturb their neighbours.
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Peter D
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2013
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Reviewed 2 August 2015

This cottage was the perfect little getaway for the four of us and we thoroughly enjoyed our time in the area. Unfortunately the weather was pretty wet but it didn't stop us from having a wander around the property and it is just beautiful. The...More

Date of stay: July 2015
Thank Venna L
Peter D, VR Owner at Swallow Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Hi Venna So sorry for not getting back to you to thank you for your kind review. I don't know where the time has gone this summer. Just getting around to responding to reviews now. Very glad you enjoyed your stay in Itteringham. All the...More

Reviewed 11 May 2015

This is a house where you get tranquillity, peace and get in tune with nature which is on the doorstep. The holiday which we chose was fantastic, everything we were looking for as the house was certainly big enough for 4 and extremely comfortable with...More

Date of stay: April 2015
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Private Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
North Norfolk is a hidden gem, and our part of it is particularly attractive, with gently rolling hills, fields, woodland and unspoilt coast, some of which is designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The woods around us are full of bluebells early in the year, and May is the rhododendron season with Sheringham Park particularly famous for its display. The River Bure, which flows through our grounds is a spring-fed chalk stream bordered with willow, ash and alder and supporting stands of natural watercress. Otters have become a more common sight over the last few years. There are many fine churches and stately homes within a short drive as well as some more unusual places to visit such as the Amazonia Zoo just outside Cromer. Our area is crossed by many public footpaths allow...
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