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May Cottage Bed and Breakfast

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Certificate of Excellence
May Cottage was built in the late 18th century and was once owned by a wealthy brewery family from London. The property was used for their annual holidays where the family were extremely well looked after by their accompanying servants. The property has been extended over the years and is now a substantial quality home and business both owned and run by your hosts Carol and Jeff. This lovely bright and welcoming home is close to the vibrant market towns of North Walsham and Stalham. We are ideally situated on the North Norfolk coast just a short stroll away from a stunning sandy beach. For those who wish to experience the Norfolk Broads, it’s just 10 minutes away. There are a number of places nearby where you can hire a boat by the hour, half day or full day, e.g. Wroxham, Stalham, Potter Heigham and Horning. There are numerous quality pubs and restaurants only a short distance away. We highly recommend guests walk along the beach to the ‘Poachers Pocket’ which offers both pub food and a la carte menu. Rooms are available from 16.00 hrs on day of arrival and must be vacated by 10.00 hrs on day of departure – We operate a minimum 2 night policy at weekends – Latest check-in time is 20.00 hrs unless notified by prior arrangement – Early check-in/Later check-out requests may be offered subject to availability/prior arrangement at an additional charge of £10 per room. Availability/Bookings/Payments can be made in advance of your stay securely on-line for our two B&B rooms by following the instructions via the green book on line now buttons; however, I am sorry but it is not possible to book the Sandringham suite on-line at this present time but enquiries can be made via the contact button, or telephone. We also accept cash, card and electronic bank transfer payments. Please note: May Cottage is a non- smoking establishment and is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18 years – Sorry but we have a strict ‘no pets policy’ to prevent any conflict or distress to ‘Jack’ the owners friendly resident adult cat. Nearby sea-side resorts and historic towns include: Cromer – 20mins, Sheringham – 30mins, Holt – 40mins, Norwich – 45mins N.B. All times shown if travelling by car.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Non-smoking hotel
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Went to simon and joans MAY COTTAGE Bowness fantastic hosts the food and service was second to none and the new hypo matresses insured us of a brill nights sleep we will definately be returning and also the food and nightlife around the new bars and restuarants msde it a
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Response from Carol W, Owner at May Cottage Bed and Breakfast
Responded 5 days ago
Thanks for a great review; however, you have placed this on the wrong May Cottage.
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From arriving, Jeff & Carol made us feel like old friends, nothing was too much trouble. Breakfasts were exceptional. Their local knowledge of the best places to visit and the best restaurants was so good.
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Response from Carol W, Owner at May Cottage Bed and Breakfast
Responded 1 Nov 2018
Many guests have become our friends since starting this business some 5 years ago now and Jeff and I greatly appreciate the fact that people seem to feel at ease whilst staying with us here at May Cottage. You and Lindsey have stayed in both B&B rooms now, so just the holiday annexe to try next! We thank you very much for your kind words and look forward to welcoming you both back, hopefully in the not too distant future. Carol xx
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Our return visit to this delightful Bed and Breakfast.Once again Carol and Jeff did not fail to deliver! The breakfast and cosy surroundings gives this B&B a real sense of home from home. Always a warm welcome at May Cottage! Highly recommended for anyone visiting the area.
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Response from Carol W, Owner at May Cottage Bed and Breakfast
Responded 24 Oct 2018
Another great review - Thank you very much, it was our pleasure hosting you and lovely to see you both again! Carol & Jeff xx
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Just perfect! Wanted a get away for some rest and just loved this place. We stayed in the annex which was connected but private. Bright and cheerful feeling. Carol and Jeff are perfect hosts, friendly and thoughtful. The breakfast was epic. I was sad when we had to leave! The
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Response from Carol W, Owner at May Cottage Bed and Breakfast
Responded 13 Oct 2018
Glad to read that you had such a wonderful time - thanks for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you both back.
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Thanks to Carol and Geoff who make you feel part of the family. Beautifully furnished and decorated bedroom that makes you feel you are in your own bed. Carol cooks amazing breakfast every morning which sets you up for the day. A gem of a find close to the Norfolk Broads.
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Response from Carol W, Owner at May Cottage Bed and Breakfast
Responded 30 Sep 2018
Thanks for your review - we are extremely pleased that you found everything to your liking and we very much look forward to hosting you once again in the not too distant future.
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"Both really nice"
"All the rooms are great . . ."
"Lovely, quite, and comfortable!"
"Easy access ground floor self-contained suite, east facing. Two ensuite rooms upstairs, west facing. Very quiet."
"Whatever accommodation you require at May Cottage you will not be disappointed."
US$103 - US$116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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