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Twitchers Retreat

Certificate of Excellence
9 Beach Rd | Snettisham, Snettisham PE31 7RA, England
Twitchers Retreat
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We stayed for 3 nights last week and everything was excellent. We were welcomed with tea and cake before being shown to the Garden Room. It is lovely and it was real bonus to have a good sofa to sit on. The shower cubicle is huge and the water always hot. The bed is very comfortable. Breakfast was amazing -... More 

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welcome2Snettisham, Owner at Twitchers Retreat, responded to this review

Dear B & M thank you for your very kind review, I am sorry I have not thanked you before. Exciting times here, the barn owls are in an out most of the day and mating regularly. Mr. Owl is now bringing in up to 14 mice/voles a day and Mrs. Owl appears to have settled down and is finally... More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

On arrival we were served tea and cake, and were shown to our very comfortable room. Everything in the room was of a good standard, including the hair dryer (so many hotel ones are rubbish) Comfortable bed and pillows, lovely and warm throughout the house, amazing breakfast with plates of assorted fresh fruits and perfectly poached salmon, unless like my... More 

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welcome2Snettisham, Owner at Twitchers Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Eddie and I enjoyed meeting you and your friends and found our chats with yourself very helpful. We are always delighted when guests have a great time and relax in this wonderful part of the country, there is so much to see and enjoy. Spring is now in the air with lighter evenings and... More 

Sussex
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We occupied 2 rooms in January in order to see the geese and waders at Snettisham for a birthday treat. Maria was very welcoming with cream cakes (and birthday balloon!) on arrival, and gave us a packed breakfast to take with us on our birding day as we were collected by our guide at 6.50! Our traditional breakfast on the... More 

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welcome2Snettisham, Owner at Twitchers Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. Eddie and I are delighted you all had such a great experience in West Norfolk. You certainly had a fun packed birthday weekend. What a great idea having a local personal guide to show you all the exciting birding in our area and then coming back to an excellent meal at our local pub/restaurant's... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We stayed for two nights in January in the balcony room. A really nice room with great views across the garden to the marshes. We saw the barn owl hunting from the bedroom window and from the balcony you can see the pink footed geese fly over at dawn and dusk as they go to and from their roost on... More 

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welcome2Snettisham, Owner at Twitchers Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Eddie and I are looking forward to the end of February, March time when the barn owls will be laying their eggs. We now have a camera in the box and a monitor in the dining room so guest can watch. The female owl is roosting in the box at the moment and its... More 

derby
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Stayed at Twitchers Retreat in early September for four excellent nights. We stayed in the Balcony room with views of the garden and the Owls. A warm welcome on arrival with coffee and cake. Excellent breakfast watching the birds from the conservatory. In the early evening we watched the Owls going out to hunt and returning to feed the young... More 

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welcome2Snettisham, Owner at Twitchers Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the trouble to write your kind review. I am really pleased you enjoyed a relaxing stay at our small bed and breakfast. Norfolk certainly has a lot to offer from the wildlife to its beautiful stately homes. The owlets flew the nest by the end of October but the parents are still popping in and out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This is by far the best B & B we have been to, nice and quiet, first class room with all the amenities and what a breakfast WOW.This is the place for bird watchers. Thank you Maria it was a pleasure. John & Maureen

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welcome2Snettisham, Owner at Twitchers Retreat, responded to this review

Dear M & J. Thank you for your kind review, I am really pleased you found your stay relaxing and you enjoyed the wildlife on offer in this spectacular part of Norfolk. The pink foots increase in number on a daily basis and our barn owl adults are back in our owl box in the garden. I hope you will... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My wife and I stayed for three nights at Twitchers. This is our third of fourth visit - we keep returning as the rooms are superbly comfortable and the food just excellent. Maria works incredibly hard to maintain her own exceptionally high standard. Thank you. First rate, once again! Lots to do in the area. Kings Lynn has lots of... More 

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welcome2Snettisham, Owner at Twitchers Retreat, responded to this review

Dear J & M it was lovely to see you both again, you are always a tonic with your fun attitude. Its a shame our owlets had flown and you missed their antics. The good news is that the parents are back in the box, hopefully for the winter. Eddie came home Monday night and he is doing well. See... More 

Harlow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I've just enjoyed a 4 night stay at this very comfortable bed and breakfast. The location is excellent with several RSPB reserves close by and various historic houses within easy reach by car. The bedroom had everything you could want and items/facilities that rarely are offered at other B&Bs such as a night light, a ceiling fan and hand cream.... More 

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welcome2Snettisham, Owner at Twitchers Retreat, responded to this review

Dear B. it was delightful meeting you and I am really pleased you enjoyed your visit to Norfolk, you certainly packed your days with activity. I look forward to seeing you again. All the best. More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

From the cheerful welcome of a cup of tea by Maria to the comfiest bed ever to the tastiest breakfast to the barn owl babies this was the best B&B we have stayed in. The bedroom had everything you could need with bed robes, slippers, tea and coffee with biscuits and chocolates as well as a basket of toiletries if... More 

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welcome2Snettisham, Owner at Twitchers Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, it was a pleasure and fun to meet you both. It gives Eddie and I great pleasure when guests relax and feel rejuvenated after their holiday break. We genuinely feel we have made a difference. I hope you enjoyed the owlets they are still with us practicing their flying skills from box to fence... More 

Altrincham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Just returned from a three night break at Twitchers Retreat, and we'd like to thank Maria and Eddie for all they did to make our stay so enjoyable. From the beautifully equipped bedroom with its comfortable sofa to the terrific breakfasts (including poached salmon with poached eggs) the B & B was a delight, and probably the best we've ever... More 

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welcome2Snettisham, Owner at Twitchers Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, I apologise for not responding earlier. Its very stressful watching your children (owlets) leaving home. 3 flew the nest on 27th September and did not stay in the area. The two smaller ones remained until the next day when the larger of the males suddenly launched off the owl house. He returned later that... More 

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