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“Delightful retreat. Home from home”
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Hawthorns lounge two sofas and one chair seating six guests Hawthorns Kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine, fridge/freezer, cooker, microwave etc
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Hawthorns
Hawthorns lounge two sofas and one chair seating six guests
Hawthorns Kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine, fridge/freezer, cooker, microwave etc
Hawthorns king size bedroom ensuite shower room
Hawthorns twin bedroom
Hawthorns Dining area
Hawthorns in winter
Bird Hide by river
Aerial photo, Hawthorns top left, Brambles top right, Burnside bottom left
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Diss, Norfolk, East Anglia, England

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1DianaC
Nelson, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Delightful retreat. Home from home”
Reviewed 1 August 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Super place to stay. We were welcomed by Leigh and shown through the lodge. Everything was to hand, of good quality and plentiful. The grounds and the hide were great . This place has integrated eco friendly ideas too. Wifi brilliant. Thanks very much fabulous stay.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
28 Jan 2016
Thank you and sorry for late reply and looking forward to seeing you again this year
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niallsbre...
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic home from home mini break”
Reviewed 22 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Thanks to Leigh for letting us book a short break at Brambles, a great welcome and tour of the facilities on offer. Spotlessly clean and complete with all mod cons - even a pint of milk for a cup of tea on arrival. We had been to the site previously a number of years ago with our children but decided to return on our own for a stay as we had enjoyed it so much the first time. Looking forward to another visit in the future - would happily recommend the lodges to anyone.
We had only seen a few rabbits and birds until our final walk around the site, we saw four large deer in the field across from the bird hide.
The addition of the gates on the patio was great for keeping the dogs from wandering off whilst having the doors open.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
25 Apr 2015
That's great you managed to see the deer near the bird hide and thank you for visiting our Alderwood Lodges again and hope to see you again in the future.
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JCTab
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
1 review
“Everything we wanted and more!”
Reviewed 10 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

It's been just over a week since I spent my hen weekend at Alderwood Lodges and it feels like a lifetime ago! I hired all 3 lodges for 14 ladies for a relatively civilised hen weekend. Leigh (the owner) was so accommodating and great with letting me know what the lodges had and what the surrounding area could offer in terms of spas etc. The location was perfect to allow us to feel completely rested and ready for a night on the town! It also provided the perfect opportunity to go for a leisurely walk in the local woodland whilst nursing slightly sore heads the morning after the night before! The cabins had everything we could have asked for and were so comfortable - even the bunk bed! Warm, cosy and nicely decorated, the lodges really are 5 star. The cherry on top was knowing that although we felt like we were miles away and a in a peaceful location, it was just a 30 minute drive home. We're already planning a 'henniversary' as an excuse for another weekend away!

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Liked best: The cabins themselves were perfect
Liked least: Having to leave!
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Mar 2015
Thank you for choosing our lodges for your hen weekend and so glad you all had a great time and that you hope to return again. Hope your wedding day goes smoothly and that you have a fabulous day.
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staceylyn...
Cantley, United Kingdom
1 review
“perfect bliss”
Reviewed 25 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

as soon as we all arrived we felt very welcome..the stress of every day life vanished upon entering the lodge.it was amazingliy peaceful and full of little song birds.our children were able to build a den in the woods and the dogs enjoyed the freedom to explore.cant wait to go back!!

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Liked best: the overall peacefullness
Liked least: the beds were uncomfortable and small
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
27 Feb 2015
So glad you all had a lovely time and yes we did notice your fabulous den in the woods today when I was filling up the bird feeders at our bird hide. Thanks & will look forward to seeing you all again in the future.
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Mary G
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“A restful and comfortable stay in beautiful and peaceful surroundings”
Reviewed 22 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

We had a wonderful stay during the February half term at Alderwood Lodges. I was encouraged by the positive reviews on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed.
The location was idyllic and although the weather was mixed we were still able to make the most of our short time in this lovely part of the country.
The lodge itself was immaculate upon our arrival, and Leigh was there to ensure that all our needs were met, as well as to fully brief us about the accommodation. She manages to make you feel very well looked after and at the same time remains utterly unobtrusive. Every aspect of our comfort was addressed, and the lodge itself was cosy, clean and fully-fitted. The beds were wonderfully comfortable and we slept like babies!
I can't comment very much on the kitchen as we didn't really cook, apart from making porridge in the microwave for breakfast.
On the first day we drove to Cromer and Cley-next -the-Sea. We had a superb afternoon of walks on the various beach to the thunderous accompaniment of the crashing waves. The afternoon lattes and cakes in the Blue Skies cafe on Cromer sea front went down very well.
On the second day our children enjoyed the treetop walkways at 'Go Ape', followed by an archery activity at High Lodge in Thetford, whilst my husband and I went for a forest walk with our little dog.
The well documented bird hide in the grounds of the lodges lived up to expectations, as the place is alive with birds and various other little creatures, the like of which you don't often come across in South London!
Thank you very much for a superb short break. We would like to return and bring our bikes with us to make the most of all the excellent cycle tracks in the vicinity.

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Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
27 Feb 2015
Thank you so much for your kind comments and so glad you all had a great time and that you plan to return. We look forward to seeing you all again.
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Natalie G
2 reviews
“perfect!!”
Reviewed 24 January 2015 for a stay in January 2014

We had a wonderful stay, lodge was so clean and very well equipped.
Owner very welcoming and friendly.
It was so quiet and beautiful our boys loved the wishing chair.

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Liked best: The lodge so clean and had everything we needed and more.
Liked least: The weather!!!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
5 Feb 2015
Thank you for your kind comments and glad your boys enjoyed our wishing chair. Hope they also liked our bird hide too!
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M-Gsmit
Farnham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Lovely, well equipped, cosy lodge”
Reviewed 5 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

Stayed for three days in Burnside over New Year, could not have asked for anything nicer.
Leigh was very helpful and friendly when I made the booking, Connie was very welcoming and friendly on arrival, the lodge was warm, cosy, extremely well equipped, quiet and very comfortable. Another big plus was that my two well behaved dogs were also welcome :-)

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Liked best: Cleanliness and level of equipment in the lodge
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
13 Jan 2015
Thank you for your kind comments and so glad you had a lovely time over New Year and that you dogs also had an enjoyable stay. We hope to see you again in the future sometime.
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