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Holly Tree Cottage

Front of the cottage with the clematis in full bloom, and the wisteria on its way!
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Front of the cottage with the clematis in full bloom, and the wisteria on its way!
Main view of the lounge with direct access to the garden The rear of the lounge looking towards the kitchen and staircase
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5.0 of 5 stars
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19 reviews
Front of the cottage with the clematis in full bloom, and the wisteria on its way!
Main view of the lounge with direct access to the garden
The rear of the lounge looking towards the kitchen and staircase
The kitchen with views over the garden
Looking through from the kitchen to the lounge
The small but beautifully formed dining room
The shower room downstairs
The main bedroom upstairs, with original Victorian bed and modern mattress
Second bedroom with low beech bed
The recently installed upstairs cloakroom
View of the garden and gazebo from the lounge
The gazebo, with lights and power, lovely to sit and chill as the light fades ..
..although of course, you're welcome to move the furniture into the garden if it's sunny!
The garden to the east, past the big holly tree and heading towards the pond
The wildflower garden in June last year, different every year!
Chickenland, just over the pond - they're well fenced in so should be no trouble
Looking through the side gate into the garden
Howe Hill Nature Reserve study centre, home of the Electric Eel boat trip
Cyn and our dog Lucy at Waxham, our nearest beach, just 5 miles away
Our previous dog Lucy in Bacton Wood, also a few miles from us
Swallowtail butterfly at Hickling (thanks to Anne & Rodney!)
The beautiful gardens at Hoveton Hall
The Pleasure Boat pub, right on Hickling Broad
Horsey Wind Pump, beautifully restored and open to the public
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Overview
Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Catfield, Norfolk, East Anglia, England
Holly Tree Cottage is situated midway between the National Nature Reserves of Hickling and Barton Broads in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, close to beautiful locations like How Hill Nature Reserve, Blickling Hall and Horsey Mill (all National Trust), and miles of clean, sandy beaches. Within easy cycling distance you can hire anything from a canoe to an electric day boat to a river cruiser to explore the Norfolk broads, or take a ride with one of a number of passenger boats. There is independent parking for one car (plus additional space in our courtyard), all behind electric gates, and there are bus routes to Wroxham, Norwich and Great Yarmouth which pass by the house.

This is an ideal base for nature lovers, with many RSPB, Norfolk Wildlife Trust and other reserves within a short drive, one of the main reasons why we moved here in 2...
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About the Owner, Cynthia & Mike I
Languages spoken: English, Italian
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 2 days ago
Listed since : Aug 2009
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 19 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL97812 by: Holiday Lettings
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

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Thanks so much Clare for taking the trouble to review HTC, we're delighted you both enjoyed this corner of Norfolk, especially with the very mixed weather you had for your stay! Cynthia & Mike

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DMB18
england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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Great cottage in an excellent location for visiting North East Norfolk. In easy reach of most must see places. Had a brilliant holiday and the Hosts Mike and Cynthia were first class.

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Thanks for the review, it was lovely to meet you too, perfect neighbours (albeit temporary), we're so pleased you enjoyed yourselves here in Norfolk! Cynthia and Mike

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beaky29
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

It was always a risk going away at Easter, especially when it's in March! But we had such a lovely time at Holly Tree Cottage. It was our first time away with the whole family and the dogs and the location was spot on! The cottage was clean, tidy and well equipped. A good location to see the sights, which...

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We're delighted you enjoyed yourselves here, it was a lovely surprise to see such a positive review from our very first guests this year, we'd love to see you again some time. In fact Lola says she'd be happy to see just Sid and Rosie back even if you can't make it here again yourselves! Cyn & Mike

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Amenities
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Playground
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Yard
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
Suitability
  • Pets Allowed:
    Yes
  • Smoking Allowed:
    No
  • Kid Friendly:
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Additional amenities & feature info
Holly Tree Cottage is a completely separate part of a Victorian house in a pretty village, less than 100 yards from the local pub (with excellent food!) and the Post Office/shop.<BR><BR>There is a fully fitted kitchen with gas cooker, microwave, washing machine and everything you are likely to need. The living room has a stereo (easily attachable to your own MP3 player!), 32" LCD TV, DVD/CD player and digital TV recorder, with a comfortable leather suite and an extensive selection of books, DVDs and CDs. WiFi internet access is included, and this was recently upgraded to fibre so is pretty fast for the countryside!<BR><BR>The kitchen, living and dining rooms, and shower room are all on the ground floor, at the same level, and so if you have a member of your p... more
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per week
Default 7 nights
$410
£310
Aug 27, 2016 -
Sep 2, 2016
Late summer 2016
7 nights
$594
£450
Sep 3, 2016 -
Sep 16, 2016
Early September 2016
7 nights
$548
£415
Sep 17, 2016 -
Sep 30, 2016
Late September 2016
7 nights
$489
£370
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Bookings will be confirmed following payment of a non-returnable 25% deposit, preferably by direct transfer into our UK bank account, with the balance payable at least 4 weeks before you are due to arrive. The keys to the cottage will not be released until full payment has been received. Please note, however, that we cannot take payments by credit or debit cards. Once your stay is confirmed, we'll be in touch by email a week or two before you are due to arrive, to make sure that all is well, and to answer any final queries you may have. After 7 years of holding our prices, we've finally decided we must increase our weekly rates, but only by a measly £15 across the board. Of course we still offer a £20 discount if you only require one bedroom as preparation of the cottage is much easier. As mentioned elsewhere, we've installed a Worcester-Bosch boiler, and originally hoped to include the costs of the LPG. Sadly, following a bad experience, we decided to make a charg... more
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How to get there
Airport: Norwich: 9.3 mi
Railway: Hoveton & Wroxham: 6.2 mi
Ferry: Harwich: 87.0 mi
There are hourly train services from London to Norwich, the major city and centre of Norfolk, from which frequent local train services run to our local station Hoveton and Wroxham, just 8 miles away. From here you can easily take a taxi, or we would be happy to collect you from Wroxham if we can. Whilst a car will enable you to travel further affield, there are several bus routes which pass by our house, and we have four bicycles for those wishing to explore the area on muscle power alone!<BR><BR>For visitors flying to the UK, Norwich has a busy airport, but the nearest major airport is London Stansted, about 2 drive hours from us, but also well connected by train and bus to Norwich.<BR><BR>For those arriving by car, note that Catfield is just off the main A149, m... more
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 5.0 mi.
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