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Oystercatcher is completely child and baby friendly. It is also close to the beach.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Three bedrooms, one en-suite shower room and one family bathroom. Wifi. Parking.

Oystercatcher is nestled in the beautiful North Norfolk countryside and is approached via a tree lined avenue.

One of several cottages within the prestigious development of the Old Vicarage, a late Georgian Rectory with communal woodland and grounds extending to approximately 2.5 acres.

Built within the pretty Victorian walled garden of the Old Vicarage, this beautifully presented, single storey mews style cottage has been named after a resident oystercatcher who is often spotted striding the garden walls. The two larger bedrooms have direct access into these gardens and the single room has wonderful views across the meadows and woodlands. The good sized private enclosed rear garden has an outdoor dining area and barbecue and is a perfect spot to relax and enjoy the tranquil meadow views with its many visitors, such as oystercatchers, barn owls, mallard, pheasants, French and English partridge, curlew, graylag and barnacle geese and various plover and waders on the marshland beyond.

Should you wish to accommodate further guests please see Corrie's Cottage which is next door and sleeps six guests.

This holiday cottage at a glance

Sleeps five guests.

All ground floor accommodation.

Three bedrooms, one en-suite shower room and one family bathroom.

Direct access to enclosed Victorian walled garden.

Enclosed rear garden with views over open pastureland.

Parking for two vehicles.

Sorry, no pets.


Minimum of a two night stay.

Additional features

Access to two acre woodland area.

Electric 'wood burning' effect stove. Electric hob and oven, microwave, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing/dryer.

3D Flatscreen TV with Freesat. Digital recorder. DVD player. iPod dock.

Travel cot and high chair available on request

Blackout blinds in bedrooms.

Security bike racks.

Garden furniture and barbecue.

Possibility of hiring a beach hut (Please request at time of booking as notice is required and an extra hire charge applies).

Please note there is a 20 metre shingle path from the parking area to the coded security gates into the courtyard garden. This pathway may not be suitable for guests with mobility difficulties.

My Personal Sanctuary can visit the property for beauty treatments. (Please see Things to Do above)

Attractions and nearby amenities

Walsingham offers excellent walking and cycling routes whilst only a short drive to the beaches of Wells and Holkham, voted Britain's best beach in the 2009 Coast Awards and famously a scene of Shakespeare in Love.

The renowned local farm shop and butcher supplying excellent home grown produce.

The medieval village of Little Walsingham with its quaint tea rooms, art galleries, antique shops, food pubs and a handmade chocolate and ice cream shop.

It is a short drive to the seal trips from Blakeney, the shopping at Holt and Burnham Market or the numerous RSPB nature reserves.

An abundance of scenic walking and cycle routes including the 20 acre grounds of Walsingham Abbey.

There are award winning places to eat, such as the Norfolk Riddle restaurant, its adjoining fish and chip shop and the Great Walsingham Barns.

Sailcraft School at Brancaster Staithe - Tel 01485 210236

Oceanus Sailing at Wells - Tel 01328 864141 or Jimmy Goodley on 07901 510236. Oceanus do introductory sessions on powerboats or dinghies.

Charlie World Traditional Boats Sailing and Charter. Tel 07979 643717

More Details

Property Manager
Rural Retreats Holidays Ltd
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2018


Little Walsingham Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ground floor: En-suite shower room - toilet , shower , En-suite shower room
    Ground floor: Family Bathroom - toilet , tub , Bathroom with bath, wc, basin and towel rail.
  • En-suite shower room. Family bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Ground floor: Double bedroom - 1 king , Double bedroom with a 5' bed
    Ground floor: Twin bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Twin bedroom with 3' single zip and link beds
    Ground floor: Single bedroom - 1 twin/ single , Single bedroom with 3' bed
  • Double bedroom with 5' double bed Twin bedroom with 3' zip and link beds (can convert to 6' double upon request). Single bedroom with 3' bed.
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Electric underfloor heating, electric effect wood burning stove, Electric hob and oven, microwave, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine 3D TV, freeview, iPod dock, DVD player Travel cot and high chair available on request. Blackout blinds in bedrooms Security bike racks WiFi*. Garden furniture and barbecue. Possibility of hiring a beach hut (notice required and an extra hire charge applies) – your housekeeper can provide more information. *Please note that internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor Rural Retreats will be held responsible.


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Other Activities:

Visiting Organic Spa Treatment Service

My Personal Sanctuary is a luxurious and truly indulgent beauty therapy service delivering five star quality organic treatments carried out in the comfort of your cottage. Tel: 01625 540557.

Whatever the occasion whether it's an anniversary, mums to be, tired new mums and dads, a romantic break, birthday celebration, reunion, corporate event, family fun or girls get together there's a package to suit and indulge in. For more information on the treatment packages please visit the MPS web site or call 01625 540557.

There are some wonderful cities and towns throughout Norfolk including:

The coastal town of Great Yarmouth.

The pretty seaside town of Cromer.

The beautiful cathedral city of Norwich.

The historic town of Fakenham.

The market town of Thetford.

The bustling town of Diss.

The popular market town of Dereham.

Places to visit in Norfolk include:

Cromer Pier home to the Pavillion Theatre.

Bressingham Steam Museum – Bressingham, IP22 2AA. Tel: 01379 686900

Banham Zoo – Banham, NR16 2HE. Tel: 01953 887771

Langham Glassworks – Fakenham, NR21 8ET. Tel: 01328 863500

BeWILDerwood Adventure Park, full of treehouses, zip wires, jungle bridges, storytelling, boat trips and marsh walks – Hoveton, NR12 8JW. Tel: 01692 633033

The Pleasure Beach, a mixture of high-octane rides and traditional attractions – Great Yarmouth, NR30 3EH. Tel: 01493 844585

'The Poppy Line', otherwise known as the North Norfolk Railway, from Sheringham to Holt.

Merrivale Model Village – Great Yarmouth, NR30 3JG. Tel: 01493 842097

Maddermarket Theatre – Norwich, NR2 1DR. Tel: 01603 620917

Beautiful beaches stretch the Norfolk coastline including:

Hunstanton Beach, Hunstanton.

Wells/Holkham Beach, Wells-next-the-Sea.

Cromer Beach, Cromer.

Sheringham Beach, Sheringham.

Mundsley Beach, North Walsham.

Gorleston Beach, Great Yarmouth.

There are a wealth of activities in Norfolk including:

Enjoy one of the many cycle paths throughout this beautiful countryside with Cycle Hire.

Norfolk Adventure, offering activities such as boat tours, rowing, canoeing, kayaking and water zorbing.

Thetford Forest, ideal for cycling, walking, running and riding, adventure play and Go Ape.

Explore Blakeney National Nature Reserve.

Wheatfen nature reserve at Surlingham in the Norfolk Broads with an abundance of footpaths and cycle paths.

Explore The Boudicca Way between and Norwich railway stations.

The Fens are an excellent place to visit for fishing enthusiasts.

Play a round of golf at one of the many course including Barnham Broom Golf & Country Club, Denver Golf Club, Dunston Hall Golf Club, Fakenham Golf Club or Great Yarmouth & Caister Golf Club.

Funkys - an adventure play area designed for children between the ages of two and 12.

For Laser games, visit Quasar Norwich.

Norfolk Snowsports Club - opportunities for children eight years and over.

Namco Funscape (Norwich).

There are an abundance of historic homes and gardens to visit in Norfolk including:

Holkham Hall - Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1AB. Tel: 01328 710227

Oxburgh Hall - ,Oxborough PE33 9PS. Tel: 01366 328258

Houghton Hall - King's Lynn, PE31 6UE. Tel: 01485 528569

Castle Rising - King's Lynn, PE31 6AH. Tel: 0370 333 1181

Raveningham Gardens - Norwich, NR14 6NS. Tel: 01508 548152

Mannington Gardens - Norwich, NR11 7BB. Tel: 01263 584175

Royal Sandringham - Sandringham, PE35 6EH. Tel: 01485 545408

Felbrigg Hall - Norwich, NR11 8PR. Tel: 01263 837444

Blickling Hall - Bickling, NR11 6NF. Tel: 01263 738030

Some favourite restaurants to try in Norfolk include:

Titchwell Manor – Nr Brancaster, PE31 8BC. Tel: 01485 210221

Creake Abbey Café and Food Hall – North Creake, NR21 9LF. Tel: 01328 730399

Wiveton Farm Café – Holt, NR25 7TE. Tel: 01263 740525

Morston Hall – near Holt, NR25 7AA. Tel: 01263 741041

The Gunton Arms – Norwich NR11 8TZ. Tel: 01263 832010

The Dial House – Reepham, NR10 4JJ. Tel: 01603 879900

Roger Hickman’s Restaurant – Norwich NR2 1AB. Tel: 01603 633522

Events within Norfolk include:

June: Green Festival

August: Festival of Bowls

September: Out There Festival, Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

November: Winter Beer & Cider Festival

December: Wells Christmas Tide Festival 2015


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • rental notes on extra

  • Contractual booking deposit: 33.00% rent

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