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This cosy semi-detached cottage has lots of character and is in a lovely setting in the tiny Norfolk hamlet of Itteringham Common on the 4500 acre Blickling estate. The enclosed garden, with paved seating area leads through a gate to a private stretch of riverbank alongside the meandering River Bure, the perfect place for a spot of fishing or evening drinks.

It is ideal for a relaxing break with a quiet country lane leading to the well-stocked Itteringham village shop and popular pub. There are excellent walks through the ancient Great Wood leading to the impressive Jacobean house at the heart of the Blickling estate and the extensive surrounding parkland. Stop off at the estates Muddy Boots' café for refreshments along the way before returning home to relax in front of the log burner.

The excellent beaches of the Norfolk coast and popular coastal towns of Cromer and Sheringham are a 20 minute drive. If you are looking for other ways to entertain your family during your stay we run events and activities at many of our Norfolk properties throughout the year. For some inspiration click on the ‘Nearby’ tab above.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
kitchen/dining room, two steps up to sitting room with wood burning stove, bathroom.
First floor
two bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed and 1 twin).
Visitor notes

Heating: Night storage heating included.

Parking: There is parking available for two cars.

Garden: The garden is hedged for privacy and the river Bure runs along the bottom of the rear garden which is accessed through a gate from the main garden. However, the river is not fenced so small children will need to be supervised.

Accessibility: The doorway between the kitchen and sitting room is fairly low and the staircase is quite narrow and steep.

Storage: Cycle storage provided.

Offers: Holiday guests have free access to the house and gardens during normal opening hours and selected

local National Trust places during their stay.

Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
Cottage ref
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Coast nearby
  • Railway nearby
  • Garden appeal
  • Cot
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
  • DVD
  • Fridge


Things to see and do nearby

East Anglia, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire
A view of Blakeney Point landscape, showing the estuary south of the point © Joe Cornish

The ancient kingdom of East Anglia has preserved much of its unspoilt character, rural landscape, architecture and traditions with attractions ranging from the University city of Cambridge and the Cathedral city of Ely, to glorious, often deserted, sandy beaches, lots of seaside fun, outdoor pursuits and the unspoilt waterways of The Broads. National Trust places in East Anglia are equally varied, ranging from the magnificent Blickling Hall in Norfolk, the impressive rotunda at Ickworth, near Bury St. Edmunds, the elegant Anglesey Abbey, to the dramatic coastline at Dunwich Heath, with its neighbouring RSPB sanctuary and the Anglo-Saxon royal burial site at Sutton Hoo.

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place to visit
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  • Norwich city
  • Norfolk Broads
  • North Norfolk coast
  • weekly markets and auctions
  • seal trips.
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Walking
  • Bird watching
  • Golf
  • Nature Trails
  • Segways
National Trust places to visit
The Textile Conservation Studio
The Textile Conservation Studio
Blickling Estate
Blickling Estate Magnificent Jacobean house with gardens and park
Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate
Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate One of the most elegant country houses in East Anglia
Sheringham Park
Sheringham Park Spectacular landscape park and woodland garden with miles of footpaths and stunning coastal views
Blakeney National Nature Reserve
Blakeney National Nature Reserve An extensive area of saltmarsh, vegetated shingle, dunes and grazing marsh
Heigham Holmes
Heigham Holmes A delicate and unique island in the Norfolk Broads


Comments from past visitors

  • Mrs Mitchell
    • April 2017
    • North Humberside
    Beautiful bluebell walks

    Beautiful bluebell woodland walks on Blickling estate. We just wanted a quiet weekend escape, that's what we had.

  • Mr Olivier
    • April 2017
    • Belgium
    Cosy cottage

    We already had some experience, having stayed in 3 NT cottages recently, so we sort of knew that Bureside would also live up to our high expectations, which as a matter of fact it did. It was another enjoyable stay at a very comfortable and cosy cottage in quiet peaceful surroundings, in or near a wonderful estate. The NT website in combination with Google Street view allow us to be (partly) prepared for what to expect in this respect. No surprise the comments we could check in the visitors guest book were equally positive. All this is why we had already booked the Old Lodge at Trelissick in July, so just looking forward to another great experience.

  • Miss M Cassidy
    • February 2016
    • Lincolnshire
    Particularly enjoyed...

    Easy walking access to Blickling estate and the Itteringham village shop. The reception staff at the Blickling hall was very friendly and the lady in the entrance office to the garden. On our visit the walled garden was not developed and we had a job finding it with little signing. The cottage is a gem for location and great dog walks. Norfolk cottages are fully booked as a rule when dog owners seek secure gardens and great on the door step walks. If the garden was fully enclosed and safe I feel that both these cottages including the neighbouring Meadowside would be booked throughout the year.

  • Stephanie Hickford
    • January 2016
    • Hertfordshire
    Fantastic festive break

    The cottage was beautifully appointed and made all the more special that we could easily walk into the estate. It was a fantastic festive relaxing break.

Stayed at Bureside recently?

We welcome your views on Bureside and these can be provided via our online survey.



What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.


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