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This delightful and comfortable semi-detached cottage stands in a large garden in the middle of this tiny Norfolk hamlet, almost on the edge of Blickling Park’s Bluebell Wood. A small paved seating area overlooking the hedged garden leads through to a private stretch of riverbank, with tranquil views across the meadows beyond.

Itteringham’s popular village shop and pub are within walking distance and you can choose from miles of glorious walking trails across undisturbed countryside from your doorstep through this 4500 acre estate and beyond. It is a leisurely 30 minute walk to beautiful Blickling Hall where you can’t fail to be impressed by this fine Jacobean red brick mansion set in formal gardens and parkland. It is the ideal spot to treat yourself to a coffee and cake.

The sandy beaches and cliff top paths of the Norfolk coast are within 20 minutes’ drive, the Georgian market town of Aylsham is 3 miles away and the cathedral city of Norwich only half an hour by car. 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 inspiration click on the ‘Nearby’ tab above.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
kitchen/dining room, two steps up to sitting room with open fire, 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 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.

Fishing on the lake is also included.

Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
Cottage ref
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast 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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Holiday cottage
National Trust
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

  • Anonymous
    • January 2016
    • ...
    Made enjoyable..

    Great location, short driving distances to beaches, villages and country walks. lovely cottage with a fire place! cosy, neutral decor, well equipped kitchen, bathroom. dog-friendly!

  • Hawkins
    • January 2016
    • ....
    Made enjoyable...

    Lovely cottage to spend Christmas very cosy and well appointed Really good size garden attracting lots of birds which we fed daily and watched barn owl swoop over the surrounding fields Very relaxing and comfortable Thoughtful welcome hamper goodies and nice note from the housekeeper - nice touch! Great open fire Large master bedroom and twin room was perfect for my parents to visit us over Christmas for a few days.

  • Donald
    • September 2015
    • .....
    Made enjoyable....

    The whole National Trust experience was superb. Consideration, comfort and cosseting all the way. The freedom to visit Blicking Hall, beautiful gardens and grounds whenever we wished was a particular delight. I take away the glorious memory of sitting in a comfy deck chair, listening to nothing but bird song whilst marvelling at the most glorious sunset as my husband fished in the lake… sigh!

  • Alan Smith
    • May 2015
    • Cheshire
    Made special by:

    Character, garden, location, accessability. We had a very enjoyable and relaxed stay at Meadowside,

  • Anonymous
    • May 2015
    • Unknown
    Made special by:

    Location and peace and quiet. Blickling woods and park are marvellous for our dogs-PLEASE do not insist they are kept on leads-this is unenforceable and totally unnecessary! As usual, beautifully presented and clean. Very comfortable thank you.

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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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