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Luxury Rural New England Style Cottage

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Norwich Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage/ B&B in Chedgrave, Norwich,South Norfolk, England - Norwich 9 miles. Surrounded by fields and woodland walk minutes away. Pet friendley. WIFI

Little Willows is set in a rural location yet just 9 miles from the centre of Norwich. The cottage is set in a large secluded and gated garden (safe for dogs) where there is ample parking. The sitting room leads out onto a beautiful terrace and then into a large garden. A barbeque, table and chairs are on the terrace ready for guests to enjoy lovely sunny days and evenings. Secure locked area for bikes.

  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Mrs. S. Leigh
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016
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About Mrs. S. Leigh

When I retired from British Airways after flying all over the world for 38 years I realised that I wasn't ready to slow down. I had stayed in some wonderful locations and consequently felt I had a good understanding of what guests would expect and want when searching for holiday accommodation.

With that in mind I converted Little Willows 14 years ago and I believe I have achieved a welcoming holiday cottage/B&B. It is still as beautiful now as it was at the start.

I am not complaisant though and continually look for ways of improving, adding, changing or refurbishing Little Willows to meet the ever changing requirements for my guests.

Mrs. S. Leigh purchased this cottage in 1990

Why Mrs. S. Leigh chose Norfolk & The Broads

My husband and I moved from Surrey to be near family and enjoy a quiet rural location

What makes this cottage unique

Beautiful countryside. A quieter pace of life.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had the most wonderful stay at Little Willows. Sally is the perfect hostess, welcoming, solicitous and the cottage is absolutely delightful. 3 days was far too short a time to stay. And the eggs from Sally's chickens was one of the many highlights together with the gorgeous Blueberry cake
May 2016
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based on 6 traveler reviews

Luxury Rural New England Style Cottage
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 8 reviews

A very enjoyable stay

  • 4 of 5

A lovely cottage in a very attractive setting. The two en-suite bedrooms ideally suited our requirements and we enjoyed spending time in the lounge area and on the patio as both had views down the garden.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Incredible

  • 5 of 5

I was there for the night before my wedding with a couple of bridesmaids and a friend. Sally could not do enough for us and is so welcoming and friendly. She has beautiful gardens where we got some great pictures.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxation at Little Willows Norfolk

  • 5 of 5

Little Willows was in the most delightful surroundings of the owner's wonderful gardens & a walk to the woods accessed easily through the garden gate.

The layout with the 2 ensuite bedrooms, kitchen, dining area & sitting room overlooking the terrace, courtyard & garden was perfect.

The owner & her lovely dog (& cat) were very friendly & welcoming, even providing some eggs from the hens in the garden.

The location was ideal for visiting the Broads which is what we did, including the recommended boat trip from Wroxham & the ferry at Reedham.

Although we did not visit Norwich this time the cottage is very conveniently placed for a visit to this wonderful cathedral city.

We have no hesitation in recommending this cottage.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Short Norfolk Break

  • 5 of 5

Very well appointed and modern cottage. We stayed as Self-Catering and had all the facilities we needed. Welcomed by Sally, the Proprietor, her friendly dog and cat and some delicious home-made cakes. Sally was an exemplary host and looked after us well.

Cottage is situated close to the Market town of Beccles and within easy reach of Norwich with a choice of two Park & Ride sites but note these are not open on Bank Holidays!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write a few words on your stay. It was lovely to meet both of you and I'm glad the sun shone for your grand children's christening. Shame that for the rest of your visit the weather was not kind. I do hope that it may be kinder on a future visit.
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Perfect stay in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed in Little Willows for a self catering holiday whilst visiting friends in Norwich. Little Willows was beautifully equipped and no detail overlooked. Set in beautifully maintained gardens it was so restful and I felt very much at home. I was royally welcomed by Mrs Leigh and her little dog, Lola, and nothing was too much trouble for her. I was given excellent advice on restaurants and gardens to visit nearby which I took full advantage of. I will certainly be making a return visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so nice to welcome you back. You certainly made the most of your visit and I know that your time at Ranworth Broad and then tea at Blakeney Hotel was enjoyed by you and your friends. Thank you for choosing Little Willows.
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A little piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

Booked Little Willows as a base for my daughter's wedding at Langley Abbey. What a find, the accommodation is superb. Beautifully furnished and with everything you could need on a holiday. As for Sally what a wonderful lady!! Nothing was too much trouble for her. The bride and bridesmaids arrived early on Saturday morning to be pampered and coiffed and there was much coming and going from florists, cars and photographers. Sally took everything in her stride, she even took the photographer into her own home and allowed him to take some snaps of the wedding dress in there with stunning results. Thank you for everything that you did for the special day and also the following days where your knowledge of local walks and eateries was invaluable.Also thanks to Lola(the dog) and Millie(the cat) for their visits.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. It really was a delight having you to stay and being involved in the preparations of your daughter's wedding was an added bonus. I must also thank you for the flowers, beautiful box of chocolates, dog toy and treats for Lola and treats for Millie - you spoilt us. I hope I may see you all again in the future. Sally
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Car: necessary


North Norfolk coast is 1 hour's drive away. Lowestoft is about 30 minutes drive.


Norwich is 9 miles away


Rates & Availability

Norwich Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2016
Sep 10 2016 - Dec 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year 2016
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 6 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $243
Pet Fee $6

2 Night Special rate available during off Peak Months - Please call for information

Booking Notes:
50% of total booking fee taken at time of booking with the balance together with £200 Security Deposit being paid 4 weeks before check in.

Changeover Day:
Arrival and departure are flexible

I charge £5 per night for Pets. Please verify with owner what pet you wish to bring. I do not accommodate large breeds of dogs.

Notes on prices:
There is a £200 security deposit which is reimbursed within 7 days of departure less any penalties that may be incurred

I charge £25 per night for accommodating an extra person on the child fold down bed to include linen and towels

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Norwich Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Notes on accommodation: Two double bedrooms each with their own bathroom. Large sitting/dining room. Shaker style kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment, electric oven. Place settings for 6. Secure parking in a gated property. Large terrace with table and 4 chairs and barbeque. The cottage is available for exclusive self catering rental or B&B, please call for further details. Ranked in the top 6 out of 79 B&B in Norwich on Outside: Large garden which leads off the terrace. Cast Iron table and chairs. BBQ

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