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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 7 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...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank rbailey277
Reviewed 5 August 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...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank stevenwen98
Peter D, VR Owner at Swallow Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 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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Reviewed 7 June 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...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank rwwootton
Reviewed 28 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...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Sazsle
Peter D, VR Owner at Swallow Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 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.

Reviewed 17 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...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Hugo S
Peter D, VR Owner at Swallow Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 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

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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