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Swallowtail Cottage


Excellent 5/5 Score from 6 reviews

View from Lake to cottage

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 6km

Located in East Ruston this superbly positioned and comfortable end terrace cottage has stunning views of the lake which is only yards away and attracts a variety of birds, including Kingfishers, a variety of ducks and geese ideal for bird watchers.

A truly peaceful setting for the fishing enthusiast, fishing is free and there are 2 further lakes which are fenced with otter proof fencing these can be fished with our free day permits, these lakes are for the serious angler this is a top class general specimen lake with very large roach, rudd, perch and bream which run to double figures, large tench and carp. Children need to be supervised at all times as the lake is 8ft in depth. Beautiful sandy beaches are only 3 miles away and they go as far as the eye can see.

Step out of your holiday home early in the morning or at dusk and find a quiet spot beside the water and you may see an otter, these are only seen in the lake directly behind the cottage as the two other lakes are fenced with otter fencing.

A pub serving food is within half a mile and nearby 'Weavers Way' offers 56 miles of National walkway to enjoy the picturesque countryside.

Stalham is two and a half miles for shopping and day boat hire or a little further to Wroxham.

Sandy beaches at Sea Palling or Mundesley within 3 miles. A perfect location for exploring Norfolk with Norwich, Great Yarmouth, The Broads and the Seaside all within easy reach.

Attractive lounge with patio doors/diner/kitchen area. Upstairs two pretty bedrooms, one double,

one twin. Bathroom with over bath shower.

Flat screen TV + video/DVD. Duvets + linen, towels & tea towels. Oil central heating. Microwave.

Fridge/freezer. Shared use of utility room with washing machine. Stairgate. High chair.

Totally enclosed patio + furniture. Parking for 2 cars. No pets - Sorry

Fishing at the cottage - The lake at Ruston Reaches offers family orientated and recreational fishing, the paths around the Silverfish Lake are mown weekly between Spring and Autumn.

Bait and tactics

Silverfish Lake: waggler with luncheon meat or fish maggots

Carp Lake: pole or waggler with meat, corn or pellet

In winter, we recommend a small feeder with maggot or single grain or corn for both lakes.


Open all year round.


Fishing from 8am to dusk only. Barbless hooks are required (no micro barbs, no pinched barbless or broken off barbs) and no keep nets are allowed.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach WALCOTT 5.5 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 4.8 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Norwich 27.5 km, Nearest railway: WROXHAM 16 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking

The East Anglia region

Loads of attractions within a 45 minute drive, include Norwich, Great Yarmouth, The Broads. Everything from the beach, the broads, fun fairs, zoos, national trust houses (including Sandringham) are all within easy reach.


SItuated close to the Norfolk Broads and The beautiful Norfolk Coast. The broads are the most visited waterways in Europe with 125 miles of navigable rivers and broads, lovely for a day out on a canoe or day boat, all available nearby. The coast is only a short drive where you will find miles and miles of sandy uncrowded beaches.

Weavers Way is on your doorstep, this old railway line which is now a bridleway/footpath has 61 miles which you can walk, cycle or ride down.

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Review 1-6 of 6

5 Jul 2014


"I can't keep away"

This is my 4th stay at Swallowtail Cottage and it never fails to impress me. The cottage is always clean and has everything that you need for a very relaxing holiday and I must say it definitely does … More

25 Jun 2014



The cottage is in a really lovely setting and was all we had hoped for, peaceful,private, a nice view and with all the facilities we required. The brillant weather was an added bonus and we spent a lo… More

HI Wendy

So please you enjoyed your stay at Swallowtail. Hope to see you next year! Julie

30 Oct 2013


"Peaceful, welcoming - great!"

A peaceful week in a lovely cottage in a beautiful setting. The owners were both welcoming and helpful. Good standard of accommodation, very comfortable, clean, well looked after. Admin on the stay… More

Hi Simon

Thanks for a great review were so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Cottage, sorry didn't respond before but didn't get a prompt from Holiday Lettings so only just found it. Hope to see you soon Julie

24 Jul 2013


"Lovely cottage in superb setting"

We thoroughly enjoyed our weeks rental in this well positioned comfortable cottage. The attention to detail( e.g.fresh flowers on arrival) and the quality of the fixtures and fittings and kitchen equipment was excellent. The description of the cottage on the website perfectly describes it and the quietness of the cottage and grounds is perfectly relaxing.

Hi Colin

Thank you so much for your lovely response I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at our cottage and hope to see you again.

Regards Julie

6 Jul 2013


"If you want to have a relaxing holiday, Swallowtail is the place to go"

This lovely ( clean ) cottage is set in the most beautiful location, the view of the lake from the living room is breathtaking. There are plenty of places near by to visit and you are only a couple of… More

Thank you so much Elaine for your comments, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and hope to see you next year.

1 Jul 2013


"Nice place - shame about the smoke smell"

This place has a lot going for it. It's a nice, clean property; it has nice grounds and is well located - with a lot of attractions for families within a 45 minute drive. Unfortunately it has a… More

Thank you for your comments. We're so sorry that you didn't enjoy your holiday. We do say in the advert that the cottage allows smoking. The cottage was thoroughly cleaned the morning of your arrival. We also use plug in air freshners, we like to cater for everyone and this does include smokers. We have never received any complaints on the smell of the cottage indeed if you read other comments they all say how clean the cottage is and what an enjoyable stay they had. Sorry again you didn't enjoy yourselves.

Review 1-6 of 6

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