Norfolk Grove

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Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1
Oliver Approved

Overview

Recommended Cottage
Great Value
Pets on Request
Hot Tub Parking Space

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Enveloped by greenery and offered with a selection of wonderful treats, Norfolk Grove is an incredibly romantic, beautiful haven of calm and tranquility. It sits on a stunning private estate in the the heart of unspoilt countryside in Norfolk’s Brecklands. The village of Bodney is situated seven miles south of Swaffham, north of Thetford, west of Norwich and within easy reach of north Norfolk’s wild and wonderful beaches. Norfolk Grove comes with two beautiful bedrooms, a cosy living room, a gorgeous open plan kitchen, diner and living space and an absolutely wonderful kitchen garden. Not only that, you can enjoy access to the estate gardens and parkland which are sprinkled with woodland and a chalk stream river. It is idyllic, peaceful and very beautiful. The cottage has been recently restored to the very highest of standards and comes with lavish furnishings, a cosy fire and a cedar wood burning hot tub which allows you to take an indulgent dip under the stars.

Norfolk Grove is beautifully presented throughout. It enjoys underfloor heating to keep your toes toasty in the cooler months and top quality amenities. It is built on one level so is very easy for anyone with mobility issues. You arrive at this rural haven via a drive through private farmland and park in a large gravel area outside the cottage. The cottage’s open plan living, dining and kitchen area is bright and beautiful, drowned in natural light through large windows, French doors and a lantern roof. You will discover characterful exposed brick walls, gorgeous flooring, a country style dining table and chairs, a sofa and chairs and a thoroughly modern kitchen with a range style cooker, a butler’s sink and a Nespresso coffee machine. Beautiful modern artworks decorate the walls and a warm ambience welcomes you to this special holiday home. The cosy sitting room offers a crackling atmosphere with its lovely green walls making you want to snuggle up and watch a movie. You can throw a log on the fire as a rural chill descends and relax in total peace and quiet.

The cottage boasts two delightful bedrooms, both with character and gorgeous views out of the windows. The master offers a superbly comfortable, super kingsize bed, adorned with luxury linens that make you feel as though you are sleeping in a top notch boutique hotel. The other room is a small double with a beautifully dressed double bed. The smart bathroom comes with a freestanding slipper bath and overhead shower.

The cottage garden is fully enclosed and you are welcome to bring your furry friend along to enjoy your holiday. There are livestock in the fields beyond so if you head into the estate you will need to keep your pooch on a lead. The garden enjoys a terrace with a table and chairs for a spot of alfresco dining and your wood-fired cedar hot tub will be waiting. The woodland beyond is lovely. You can take picnics by the river, meander through the grounds looking for wildlife and enjoy the tranquility.

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What you should know…

  • Norfolk Grove is built on one level, very helpful for any guests with mobility issues
  • You are welcome to bring up to two furry friends but please do not let them in the bedrooms and on the furniture. The garden is enclosed but they should be on leads through the estate as there are livestock
  • Norfolk’s coastal gastropubs and restaurants can be very busy so please book in advance

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Hot Tub BBQ Hairdryer Smart TV Heating Parking Space Waterfront

Norfolk Grove

Ground Floor
- Fully equipped kitchen and dining room
- Bedroom with super king bed
- Double room with double bed
- Sitting room with TV and wood-burning stove
- Study area
- Bathroom with shower

Outside Grounds
- Terrace with dining area
- Wood-fired cedar hot tub

Additional Facilities
- Wifi
- Parking
- Washing machine and drying facilities
- Indoor fireplace
- Cleaning tools
- Board games
- Fully equipped kitchen with oven and microwave
- Dishwasher

Location

About the surrounding area of Norfolk Grove
Canoeing/Kayaking Golf Nearby Outstanding Landscapes
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Norfolk Grove enjoys an idyllic location on a vast private estate in south Norfolk. It sits in the village of Bodney, a pretty place enveloped with the fields, parkland and woodland of the Norfolk countryside.

Swaffham comes with a long history. By the 14th and 15th centuries, the town had a flourishing sheep and wool industry and a large market place. It sits at the northern point of the Brecks, an area of outstanding beauty and tranquility which stretches across Norfolk and Suffolk. The town’s fine Georgian buildings are reputed to be a favourite of Lord Nelson. The bustling Saturday market is popular and there are twice monthly farmer’s markets. The town has featured in Dad’s Army and Kingdom with Stephen Fry. The EcoTech centre offers a wind turbine with three hundred steps that you can climb for superb views as far as Ely Cathedral.
Also nearby is Houghton Hall, originally the home of the Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole. With Palladian styling, the house is very impressive and its extensive gardens often host works by famous sculptors or concerts. There is also a Soldier Museum.

Sandringham is one of the much-loved country retreats of HM King Charles III and has been the private home of five generations of British Monarchs since 1862. You can visit part of the house, the private gardens and St Mary Magdalene Church as well as taking delightful walks through the estate. There are frequent craft shows and other events in the grounds. The Holkham Estate is huge at 25000 acres. Holkham Hall is rich in history, architecture and wildlife. The seat of the Earl of Leicester, this elegant 18th century mansion is still a much loved, lived-in family home which visitors can also enjoy. There are six acres of walled garden, originally laid out by Samuel Wyatt in the late 1700’s. Visitors enjoy the walking and cycling paths, the lakes, watching the deer, the tree top high ropes course with its swings, bridges and ziplines, rowing boats, canoes and kayaks on the lake and the woodland play area. It is an outstanding family excursion.

Horse racing lovers enjoy trips to Fakenham Racecourse and Newmarket Racecourse. You might want to check the racing calendars and head along for a flutter.

Bird lovers head to the RSPB nature reserves at Titchwell and Snettisham or to Holme Beach, Holkham or the Blakeney National Nature Reserve. RSPB Snettisham is home to waders, wildfowl and many other birds. Between August and January you will see tens of thousands of birds leaving the mudflats and landing in the Snettisham hides. You will experience spectacular aerial displays and watch huge numbers of pink-footed geese fly over from Iceland. The estate is also home to resident barn owls and that soft hooting is joyful. Pensthorpe Waterfowl Park is popular too.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Norwich Airport

(47.6km)

Nearest Town/City Swaffham

(11.9km)

Nearest Village Ickburgh

(5.7km)

Nearest Supermarket Tesco Superstore, Watton

(9.9km)

Nearest Restaurant The Swan

(3km)

Nearest Golf Swaffham Golf Club

(10.9km)

Nearest Beach Wells-next-the-Sea

(51km)

Region

Found in the East of England, Norfolk’s charms are as broad as the famous network of rivers that run through it. With an abundance of natural beauty and wildlife, this is one county where you can really kick back and enjoy some quintessential English countryside.

But it’s not just a rural idyll – there’s loads of stuff to see and do, which we’ve all put together in our handy Norfolk travel guide. And don’t forget, if you need a place to stay our luxury cottages in Norfolk offer everything you need for an amazing family holiday.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages

Norfolk Grove is perfect for a small family. The cottage is very comfortable and its location on this wonderful estate full of parkland, a river, beautiful picnic spots and animals is fantastic.

Thetford is nearby with plenty of fun in store. High Lodge Thetford enjoys beautiful forest trails, gorgeous picnic spots and the thrilling Go Ape forest adventure in the treetops. Thrill seekers heading for Go Ape enjoy zipwires, high-rope adventures, inflatable balls, Tarzan swings and much more. There are numerous play areas, cycling trails and lots of pretty nature around every corner. Their new Zog Trail comes with activity packs and an app to follow clues and collect golden stars. You can also explore the forest via segway. Thetford’s Waterworld and Breckland Leisure Centre is great for a wet weather day with a fabulous pool with slides, inflatable toys and floats. At Grimes Graves, visitors can descent nine metres by ladder into an excavated shaft for an unforgettable experience. It is the only neolithic flint mine open to visitors in Britain. This grassy lunar landscape of over four hundred shafts, pits, quarries and spoil dumps is fascinating. There are flint-knapping demonstrations and an exhibition area.

Between Thetford and Norwich, Banham Zoo is an award winning family attraction set in fifty acres in Banham. There are over two thousand animals from all over the world and lots of animal experiences including bird of prey displays, animal encounter sessions, keeper tours and more. They are committed to animal conservation and little ones can learn about this listening to the daily keeper talks and at the animal feeds. The sub-tropical house ‘Eureka’ offers many species including Santos, the two toed sloth and lemur and penguin enclosures. The big cats include show leopards, cheetahs and an Amur tiger. When heading into the deep blue, you will see white-clawed crayfish, Cuvier’s Dwarf Caiman and Californian sea lion. Children aged six and over can enjoy Sky Trek and the whole family can get onboard the safari road train.

Wells-next-the-Sea offers many attractions including its excellent beach, crabbing, boat trips, amusement arcades and much more. Holkham Hall offers tree top adventures as well as canoeing, kayaking and rowing boats on Holkham Lake. There is a Discovery Trail quiz that makes history super fun and lots of scenic parkland. You can hire cycles for the whole family to explore. Children love the Woodland Adventure Play Area with its tree house, high-level walkways and zip wire. There is also a virtual tractor driving experience and a yummy cafe with locally made ice-cream.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Animal farm
  • Zoo
  • Kid-friendly excursions
  • Canoeing/Kayaking

Onsite Facilities

  • Fenced Grounds
  • Waterfront

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £500 charged to the client's credit card as a pre-authorisation at least 2 weeks prior to arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to a full inspection
Arrival time 4.00 pm
Departure time 10.00 am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
Pool towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Changeover day Flexible
Minimum stay 3 nights. All other durations on request
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner, at the time of booking. If accepted, a pet supplement of £25 per pet per stay will apply
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted
Stag & Hen Do's Allowed? Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 £915 £1,210 £1,505 £1,495
Jun 28th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £960 £1,280 £1,600 £1,995
Sep 1st 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 £915 £1,210 £1,505 £1,495
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 £960 £1,280 £1,600 £1,995
Jan 3rd 2025 - Mar 27th 2025 £915 £1,210 £1,505 £1,495
Mar 27th 2025 - Apr 11th 2025 £960 £1,280 £1,600 £1,995
Apr 11th 2025 - Jun 27th 2025 £915 £1,210 £1,505 £1,495
Jun 27th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 £960 £1,280 £1,600 £1,995
Aug 31st 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 £915 £1,210 £1,505 £1,495

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 €991 €1,310 €1,629 €1,618
Jun 28th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €1,039 €1,386 €1,732 €2,159
Sep 1st 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 €991 €1,310 €1,629 €1,618
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 €1,039 €1,386 €1,732 €2,159
Jan 3rd 2025 - Mar 27th 2025 €991 €1,310 €1,629 €1,618
Mar 27th 2025 - Apr 11th 2025 €1,039 €1,386 €1,732 €2,159
Apr 11th 2025 - Jun 27th 2025 €991 €1,310 €1,629 €1,618
Jun 27th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 €1,039 €1,386 €1,732 €2,159
Aug 31st 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 €991 €1,310 €1,629 €1,618

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 $1,061 $1,403 $1,745 $1,733
Jun 28th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $1,113 $1,484 $1,855 $2,313
Sep 1st 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 $1,061 $1,403 $1,745 $1,733
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 $1,113 $1,484 $1,855 $2,313
Jan 3rd 2025 - Mar 27th 2025 $1,061 $1,403 $1,745 $1,733
Mar 27th 2025 - Apr 11th 2025 $1,113 $1,484 $1,855 $2,313
Apr 11th 2025 - Jun 27th 2025 $1,061 $1,403 $1,745 $1,733
Jun 27th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 $1,113 $1,484 $1,855 $2,313
Aug 31st 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 $1,061 $1,403 $1,745 $1,733

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Would definitely recommend!

    on 11/08/2023

    Henry's place is a fabulous cottage with lots of light and super comfy bed. It has a beautiful view of sheep in the pasture in front and a woodland walk only minutes away. Our labrador, Loki, loved it and really enjoyed the space around the cottage. The housekeeper Rita was very responsive and friendly. She made the check in process super easy and smooth.

  • Would definitely recommend!

    on 10/08/2023

    This place is a fabulous cottage with lots of light and super comfy bed. It has a beautiful view of sheep in the pasture in front and a woodland walk only minutes away. Our labrador, Loki, loved it and really enjoyed the space around the cottage. The housekeeper Rita was very responsive and friendly. She made the check in process super easy and smooth.

  • Beautiful

    on 21/07/2023

    Loved staying and Henry and Anna’s and left feeling so rested and recharged. The nature surrounding the house is incredible, lots to explore and just breathtaking beauty. The house was even more beautiful in real life, from interior design to amenities, it was perfect. Even the toiletries were so amazing I ended up ordering from the same brand. Can’t recommend highly enough and worth every penny.

  • Wonderful stay

    on 07/07/2023

    Wonderful stay, amazing views with friendly sheep, hot tub super easy to keep warm, sat out on the lake most days as it was so beautiful and the place seems much bigger than it shows in the photos. Will recommend to everyone!

  • Beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings.

    on 23/06/2023

    Spent our days by the lake watching dragonflies. Anna and Henry were lovely. Will definitely go again next year.

  • Can’t recommend highly enough and worth every penny.

    on 15/06/2023

    Loved staying and left feeling so rested and recharged. The nature surrounding the house is incredible, lots to explore and just breathtaking beauty. The house was even more beautiful in real life, from interior design to amenities, it was perfect. Even the toiletries were so amazing I ended up ordering from the same brand.

  • We loved this cottage

    on 09/06/2023

    We were there to rest up and take walks and get to know the geography. Worked very well for us. Peaceful and delightful surroundings. We came in on a hot day and the kitchen area was uncomfortable. Needed more than a fan. Hosts are delightful.
    Maybe a good addition would be comfortable longer seating outside -maybe a hammock or outdoor settee.
    Altogether lovely and would recommend and return

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