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Charming 2 Bedroom Dog Friendly Cottage with Fenced Garden in the Norfolk Broads

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, Dog Friendly, Fenced Garden, Wi-Fi Internet, Pub 250m, Norfolk Broads

Set in a pretty conservation village that is a haven for wildlife, this cosy cottage will suit couples or families who enjoy relaxing in the Norfolk countryside, river walks and quiet country villages.

Ramblers Rest is a cosy cottage located in the picturesque village of Thurne, in the heart of the Norfolk Broads National Park. Dating from the mid 19th century, the cottage oozes country charm and is part of a small terraced row of similar cottages with views out over open countryside to the front and rear. The location is ideal for exploring the Broads, with birdwatching, cycling, fishing and excellent walks all on the door step. There is a good pub within walking distance and the beautiful sandy beaches of the Norfolk coast are only a short drive away. The cottage is well-equipped and comfortable, ideal for a relaxing self catering holiday and your dogs can come too*. 

Ground floor:

Cosy and comfortably furnished living room with TV, DVD player with selection of DVD’s, CD/radio/iPod dock, books, games, dining area with table and chairs to seat 4.

Kitchen with electric hob and oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine and table and chairs to seat 2.

First floor:

Bedroom 1 with a king-size bed

Bedroom 2 with twin beds

Bathroom with bath, over-bath mixer shower, washbasin and wc

- Garden: Enclosed garden with lawn, patio area with garden furniture and BBQ.

- Parking: Designated parking for one vehicle.

- Heating: O.F.C.H. and wood burner, starter pack of fuel included. On demand hot water.

- Also Provided: All household linens and towels. Welcome pack. Wi-Fi Internet.


1. One or two small/medium well-behaved dog welcome subject to our booking policy regarding pets - please see our rental terms & conditions for details.

2. This is a non smoking property.

3. Security Deposit £150 (refundable within 7 days subject to booking terms and conditions).

4. The neighbouring cottage has a pedestrian right of access across the garden.

5. Mobile reception - variable.

Thurne is a pretty conservation village set in the Broads National park and is at the centre of some of the most stunning natural scenery in the Broadland landscape. The village is home to the iconic Thurne drainage mill, tea shop, small shop, children’s play park, and pub. There are excellent walks right from the doorstep and some outstanding sandy beaches, including the Winterton Dunes Nature Reserve and Horsey are within a 15 minute drive. Norwich with its castle and a huge array of shops and restaurants is only 30 minutes' drive away. Nearby Caister Castle offers an interesting day out and the Hickling Broad marshes and RSPB nature reserve are truly worth a visit. Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden has 130 acres of wildlife and woodland gardens including a private waterway, with daily boat trips from Apr-Oct, or head up to How Hill nature reserve at Ludham where you can step back in time at Toad Hall Cottage and enjoy a waterborne mystery trail on the Electric eel along along dykes fringed with marshland plants.

More Details

Pip & Andrew Robinson
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

Why Pip & Andrew Robinson chose Great Yarmouth District

The cottage is a super quaint terraced cottage dating from the mid 1800's and the location is idyllic, with some of the most wonderful walks in broadland Norfolk being right on the doorstep. From here you have easy access to the whole of the Norfolk Broads as well as the Norfolk coast, with the closest beach only 7 miles away.

What makes this cottage unique

Picturesque country cottage. Situated in conservation area. Surrounded by beautiful countryside with fabulous walks on the doorstep. Easy access to the whole of the Norfolk Broads and the Norfolk coast. Comfortable cottage at any time of the year. Full central heating & wood burner for the cooler months. Large garden with BBQ area for the summer months. Pub within walking distance.


Great Yarmouth District Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • All bookings are subject to the booking terms and conditions set out in our Rental Policy.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • P shaped shower bath with curved glass screen and both overhead rainfall shower head and handheld shower on riser rail.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing


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Charming 2 Bedroom Dog Friendly Cottage with Fenced Garden in the Norfolk Broads
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Secret oasis

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful little cottage that is perfectly formed. Ramblers Rest has everything you could want: cosy and incredibly functional, Pip and Andrew have created a home away from home. Well equipped kitchen. Lovely fire place, great selection of DVDs, good internet connection. Clean and fresh with lovely linen and toiletries. Nice welcome pack especially the Prosecco. Dogs welcome and the garden is secure. Excellent country walks from your door step. Quiet and secluded but still close to some great days out eg the Seals at Horsey, Burgh Castle, Winterton Beach and much more. All in all a beautiful cottage in a tranquil setting.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well equipped and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage in a lovely area. Can't wait to come back again. A longer stay next time would be perfect. Thanks to Pip and Andrew for looking after us so well and allowing us to use their lovely cottage.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely well equipped and clean little cottage in Thurne. Welcome pack brilliant and good country walks, ideal for doggies.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Very attractive, comfortable and practical cottage with lots to do within easy reach.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was a delightful choice for our holiday. The interior is attractive and comfortable; the garden is perfect for alfresco dining. The beds are great, the kitchen had everything we needed, the shower is excellent. We took our dog and enjoyed the walks through the fields and around the village. The owners are friendly and ready to help. I wish the holiday had been longer!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely relaxing break

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is beautiful, well equipped and in a great location for walking and exploring.

It had everything we needed and was a lovely home from home. We made good use of the maps in the cottage to plan our trips out.

Fairhaven Water gardens are worth a visit, as is Potter Heigham.

Our favourite pub was the White Horse at Upton and it also had some lovely mapped walks from the village.

Winterton has a wonderful beach that is dog friendly.

The pub in Thurne was rather disappointing but we found others a short drive away that were good.

As a couple who regularly holiday with our dog, we did feel that the pet policy was a little excessive and having accepted it at the time of booking we didn't expect to be reminded of it on arrival and again the night before departure!

Other than that we had no grumbles and it was a wonderful relaxing week away.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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A welcome return to total relaxation

  • 5 of 5

We picked this cottage because it appeared to be central for amenities and other things to do and we wanted to be able to enjoy the Norfolk countryside with our two small dogs. It was really quite a surprise to find that the access to walks were literally from the front door of the cottage, from which we explored the whole area, with fine views of the Norfolk countryside, well marked routes and destinations where we could stop and have a cup of coffee before continuing our treks. The cottage itself was very clean, welcoming, warm and well equipped and in a very pleasant and quiet location with friendly locals. A welcome return to how life should be and just what we wanted for a thoroughly relaxing time away from it all.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Thurne - The Lion Inn
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Great Yarmouth & Caister
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Hoveton & Wroxham
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Thurne - The Lion Inn
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Car: necessary


Stately Homes: Visit the stately homes of Blickling, Felbrigg, Somerleyton, Holkham Hall and Royal Sandringham.

Norwich City: This beautiful city has everything from museums to a cathedral, a castle, shopping, open air markets, theatres to eating out. You can pay to park in the centre, or you can Park and Ride from the bypass or take the train from Great Yarmouth Vauxhall Station.

Boating: Day Launches and sailing boats can be hired nearby at Potter Heigham, Acle, Martham, Ludham & Wroxham.

Walking: The Weaver’s Way through Thurne. The Peddars Way, North Norfolk Coastal Path, Bure Valley Way & Angles Way are all within easy reach by car.

Golf Courses: Great Yarmouth, Cromer, Norwich, Sheringham & Sprowston.

Beaches - nearest is 8 miles: Winterton, Horsey, Sea Palling, Caister as well as Great Yarmouth and Gorleston.

Cycling: Enjoy the surrounding country lanes by bike. Bike hire available at several Broadland centres.

Fishing: Fishing on the Thurne River. 2-3 miles Filby, Rollesby & Ormesby Broads.

Horsey Mill - This is an important site for wildlife and wintering wildfowl and makes a great spot for birdwatching. The mill itself is a National Trust owned windpump that provides incredible views over the broadland landscape to the coast. 

Great Yarmouth - Sandy Beaches and Seaside Fun: Great Yarmouth provides sandy beaches, entertainment, sealife centre, food and shopping. There's plenty of entertainment to keep all ages happy and a good selection of café's, restaurants and fish and chip shops.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0

We accept up to two dogs subject to you informing us and our agreement prior to you booking. Dogs must be over 12 months old and fully house trained with no destructive vices. All dogs subject to our Pet Policy as defined in our Rental Agreement.

A security deposit of £150 is required and must be paid no later than 3 days prior to your arrival date. The deposit will be returned to you in accordance with our booking terms and conditions within 7 days of your departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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