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Have fun with the kids whatever the weather in the heated pool

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Both cottages have their own fenced in garden with patio furniture for al fresco dining. The property abounds with wildlife, Squirrels, rabbits, foxes and deer to name a few plus a countless variety of birds (A bird watchers paradise!) A few yards from the cottage is the pool house with heated pool and 7 person Jacuzzi/hot tub which guests have private use of. Both cottages have sky sports and movies.

The six- section purpose built pool-house telescopes into one section at the touch of a button so that in fine weather it can become open air.The property lies at the end of a private lane in the beautiful Wensum Valley, officially designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty, an excellent totally peaceful location from which to explore Norfolk. Pensthorpe (as seen on BBC's springwatch) a short ride away. Outback australian theme resturant nearby in Ringland.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Cromer 25 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential, Wheelchair users
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Norwich International 8 km, Nearest railway: Norwich 11 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Private indoor pool, Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private indoor pool
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided
Outdoors Private indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking
Further details indoors

Private use of heated pool and hot-tub. Pool is closed between November to April, hot-tub available all year.

Plenty of parking right outside cottage.

Badminton net in main garden, rackets and shuttle cocks supplied, also cricket equipment. Ball games allowed.

Cottage has its own fenced in garden with patio, table and chairs for al fresco dining.

Travel cot and high chair available to be requested at time of booking for £25

Further details outdoors

The Cottages are adjacent to the Taverham mill Fishing Lakes. Situated by an old weir and mill pool on the River Wensum Anglian Water's four lakes and stretch of the river at Taverham is set amidst one of the East of England's natural beauty spots and offers some of the finest specimen fishing in the area. These are challenging waters to fish and with Carp weighing in excess of 35lb and Tench over 9lb, Taverham Mill Lake is set deep within a 100 acre Nature Reserve providing an ever increasing and didverse habitat for all manner of wildlife, Badgers, Muntjak & Roe deer, Otters and an abundence of birdlife which often spill over into our 4 acre garden, so pull on your walking boots come and enjoy this wonderful setting. Nature Reserve permits & fishing tickets can be purchased at the tackle shop, also fresh bait & tackle. Ball games can be played in the main garden, badminton, cricket, football also ideal for flying model planes.

Further details


Time slots are allocated to both cottages e.g.Spring to Autumn 08:30-10:30, 10:30-12:30, 15:00-17:00, 17:00 - 19:00 which vary for each cottage daily. These only apply if both cottages booked by different parties. Pool house is only open in daylight hours.

Towels are not provided.

No smoking allowed inside of cottage

Milk,tea, sugar provided for your arrival.PLEASE RING 01603 749033 IF YOU WISH TO BOOK OR NEED MORE INFORMATION.

If Squirrel cottage is booked for the date you require why not look at Dove cottage to see if that is free.

The East Anglia region

East Anglia is known for being a dry region with less rainfull than the West of Great Britain. About 30 minutes to the south you can stroll through enchanting Forest of Thetford teaming with wildlife and countless varieties of birds. To the east and North are some of the loveliest dune-lined sandy beaches in England. Ten minutes to the north is the historic market town of Aylsham with it's famous Steam Railway on which you can enjoy lunch whilst taking in the beautiful Norfolk countryside on route to coast or broad in the elegant style of a bygone age.

Bewilderwood the curious treehouse adventure, zip wires, jungle bridges, yummy food and mysterious marsh walks you will find between Wroxham and Horning on the A1062. Banham Zoo at Attlebridge.


Old Costessey is a picturesque village about 4 miles from the Cathedral city of Norwich, the principal shopping and entertainment centre of East Anglia. Just a short twenty minute drive to the east are the beautiful Norfolk Broads where boats can be hired for day trips to explore the magical landscape of reed-lined waterways, windmills and nature reserves.

Pensthorpe, known for hosting the BBC Springwatch show, is home to a variety of birds from ducks,lapwings and rare Red Crowned cranes. Now you can also find red squirrels, gardens, flower meadow, he wow activity booklet, the wildlife tracker trail, the landrover Wensum discovery tour, bird feeding and pond dipping.Dinosaur Adventure enjoy beautiful woodland and discover dinosaurs includes a great dinosaur trail, climb-a-saurus, adventure play area, raptor races, lost world adventure, crazy golf, Dippy's diner and the secret animal garden. Alysham show set in the picturesque parkland of the national Trust's Blickling Park. Aylsham Show takes place on the August bank holiday Monday. 5 minutes by car 'Out back restaurant' at the Swan pub in Ringland is by the river.

At the end of a hectic day exploring Norfolk's myriad of delights, just relax by the pool or unwind in the Jacuzzi and watch the sun go down over the mystical Wensum Valley.

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Review 1-10 of 10

3 Aug 2014


"Great falities set in beautiful surrounding"

Nice well equipped cottage owned by friendly people, swimming pool, hot tub and grounds are outstanding the cottage is accessed by a private lane approx 500 yards long which is narrow and a little bu… More

1 Jul 2014


"Cottages that have a soul ..."

We spent three wonderful weeks with children. Owners are more than special and caring.
The cottages are confortable, well equipped and clean. The pool ... priceless! Great experience. To be able to leave, we had to promise to our children that we would return ...

23 Apr 2014


"Home from home."

A quiet location close to Norwich. The cottage is well appointed and comfortable, a veritable home from home, with the added benefit of the pool and hot tub !!

Chrissy and Keith a wonderful friendly hosts.

21 Oct 2013


"lovely cottage"

stayed here with partner and our 3 month old twins. Just wanted a relaxing break and a change. We we got it here the cottage was lovely and home from home with everything we needed.we also got asda to… More

14 Jul 2013


"Tranquil Getaway"

We have just returned from a wonderful holiday at this beautiful location. A tranquil, lovely countryside location, tucked away in the heart of Norfolk. Yet only a short car journey away from the to… More

26 May 2013


"excellent holiday"

had a wonderful week at Squrrel Cottage. very comfortable cottage. swimming pool and hot tub were a great addition as weather not the best. Christine and Keith plus their two sweet dogs made us very welcome. local pubs The Red Lion and The Cock Inn in Drayton were excellent good wholesome food and value for money. Hopefully will return this year. Would certainly recommend this. Great walks locally for our little dog in the bluebell woods. very nice area to visit.

21 May 2013


"A lovely find."

A well equipped kitchen. Having a washing machine means less packing and access to heating is great. Lovely surroundings with lots of wildlife. Near a dual carriageway making it easy to get out and about. Sainsbury's about 10 minutes drive away. The pool was the best bit for the kids and the jacuzzi for the adults. Having Sky TV was a bonus too ! A lovely place to relax. The only downside was the access road to the property but have been assured that this will be resurfaced. A return visit will be made.

12 Apr 2013


"Perfect relaxing wildlife watching holiday in comfortable cottage with pool"

We have stayed here several times over the last few years and have never been disappointed. Chrissy and Keith - along with their adorable cocker spaniels Cassie and Benji - are the perfect hosts who know that we love to relax and just watch the local wildlife which visits the garden and they even put up bird feeders for us. We saw twenty four species of woodiand and garden birds as well as squirrels, rabbits, muntjac and roe deer from the comfort of the lounge sofas. The pool and hot tub are a lovely addition to a really relaxing holiday. There is a lot to do in this area but it is difficult to tear yourself away from this place.

16 Nov 2012


"Great property, very friendly and helpful owners"

This is a great property, in an ideal location for Norwich and surrounding area. The property is clean and well equipped and has sky TV which is a real bonus!! The pool and hot tub are also lovely. We loved watching the deer in the garden as well. The owners are very friendly and really helpful with any queries. The property is on 1 level and you can drive up to the front door so is ideal for elderly and families with small children.

29 Sep 2012


"Lots of lovely and varied places to see very close by but then a lovely quiet haven to come back and relax in, perfect."

I think the only drawback with this holiday let is that you have to drive everywhere, so you can't nip out in the evening for a bar meal and share a bottle of wine. However, the place is so lovely with your own little secluded garden that that wasn't too much of a problem. Loved having the pool and hot tub to relax in all to yourself. Lots of lovely places to see within easy driving distance. I think a sat nav is very useful as there are so many little country lanes and we never really did get our bearings. Lovely get away from it all kind of holiday.

There are lots of places to eat close by and good value, cavery mon-fri £4.99 at the Red Lion in Drayton or The Cock in Drayton where 2 can eat for £20 they also have a kids menu only takes 8mins in car door to door. Both pubs have gardens. Or the 'Out Back' in nearby Ringland Australian theme nicely situated oposite the river.

Review 1-10 of 10

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