We spent a lovely relaxing week at Tinker's Retreat with our 2 energetic Hungarian Vizslas. As we were only 2 ‘humans’ we had the choice of 3 double bedrooms and were similarly spoilt for choice where to sit in the spacious the hot tub. The well equipped accommodation had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The dogs also enjoyed exploring the large enclosed garden where there was plenty of room to play fetch.
We found Worstead itself to be pretty quiet, surrounded by narrow country roads without footpaths. However, there’s plenty to do locally within a short driving distance, with the Norfolk Broads on the doorstep (fun for boat watching), several dog friendly beaches and Bacton Woods nearby. We came home very relaxed with very tired dogs!
Emma and Alex were very hospitable and helpful. However, the rental is very overpriced. I did not realize at time of booking that it was only the downstairs of the house that was rented out. The pillows and bed are uncofortable.
Booked this holiday cottage after looking at all the positive reviews and pictures on Trip Advisor.
Upon arrival at Tinkers Retreat first impressions were quite good. However the house had a lot of dust and cobwebs joining furniture to the walls in most rooms. Dont think any of the furniture has been pulled out and hoovered behind or underneath for quite a while as there was a tissue behind the bed in the main bedroom and a receipt dated 2016 under it.
My wife had to spend a considerable amount of time removing all the cobwebs and dust in most of the rooms. The frying pan was well used and burned so had to buy a new one. The conservatory needs a deep clean. The Hot tub did not look fresh and you had to add chemicals yourself without clear instructions.
Overall Tinkers Retreat is in an ideal rural location for a dog friendly holiday.The garden is well secure and the dogs really enjoyed it. The property just needs a deep clean.
Feel bad about writing this review as the owners seem nice but really disappointed.
We had a fantastic week here with our two boys (7 and 9) and our dog. The property is in such a peaceful location, it has a huge garden and the hot tub is great. The owners are very helpful and responsive. We shall definitely return.
Spent the week at this lovely place with husband, 4 youngsters aged 21-25 and 2 dogs. Modern furnishings, clean and well equipped. Hot tub was a hit with all and dogs loved the garden which was large and secure. Luckily we had good weather so had 2 bbqs. Good base to explore Norfolk and walked some 30 miles during the week with dogs of course. Peaceful quiet and secluded spot. Thank you for wine and biscuits. May well return. Sherringham Park is well worth a visit and enjoyed crab sandwiches in Cromer at Cafe Main would recommend. Also the Station Smokehouse at Wroxham excellent. Thanks again Emma
4 adults with 3 dogs have just returned from a lovely peaceful weekend in this comfortable cottage. The hot tub was enjoyed by all, thank you.
Thank you very much for the little extras which were very appreciated.
One little suggestion is regarding the grass which had recently been cut but not collected which resulted in us constantly having the dustpan and brush in our hands.
However this was a minor detail.
We were 3 couples and really enjoyed the weekend, peaceful area, surrounded with fields.
The hot tub was really relaxing at night.
The only downside was the shower which had very low pressure and the Wifi was very slow too.