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Beautiful Detached Character Cottage. Pet Friendly with Fully Enclosed Garden.

Bedrooms 2
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 2 nights


About the property

Cottage in Rollesby, Norfolk Broads, England - Beautiful Detached Cottage in the heart of the Norfolk Broads close to stunning coastlines.

Porters Cottage is a beautiful detached property set in quiet countryside with a south facing fully enclosed garden. A real home from home the cottage provides extremely comfortable accommodation for up to 4 guests offering 2 spacious bedrooms both with ensuite bathrooms. Pets are very welcome. Rollesby is four miles from the nearest sandy beaches and four miles from river access to The Norfolk Broads at Potter Heigham. Ideally situated for walking, bird watching, sailing, beaches, sea-side and family attractions. The village has a delightful cafe/restaurant overlooking Rollesby Broad serving morning coffee, lunches and afternoon teas at The Waterside - guests can take a trip on the Broad on Gentleman Jim, weather dependent! The Boathouse is two miles from the cottage, a newly refurbished pub, restaurant and wedding venue overlooking the Broad. There is also a Thai/ Chinese restaurant one mile from the cottage.

Property Manager
Jo Bishop
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About Jo Bishop

Porters Cottage is an established holiday cottage welcoming returning guests year after year. As a family business our priority is to ensure your holiday starts as soon as you arrive and we aim to offer excellent customer service to ensure your holiday is stress free. Having lived in Norfolk for many years we can help with any questions you may have and offer suggestions for great days out, places to eat and drink and being dog lovers the best dog friendly establishments which are also human friendly. We understand the importance of customer expectations and aim to exceed them.

Our repeat bookings are very high which we believe speaks for our commitment to offering you a holiday to remember.

We look forward to welcoming you in the near future.

Jo Bishop purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Jo Bishop chose Great Yarmouth District

Guests who stay here always remark on the fact that the cottage is in a very quiet and tranquil setting whilst only being a short drive away from stunning sandy beaches at Winterton-on-sea, river access to The Broads at Potter Heigham and a 30 minute drive from Norwich and many family attractions. Great Yarmouth itself offers the normal seaside fun which many families enjoy for a day out.

Throughout the year there are many different things to do and see. The Seal colony at Horsey is a 20 minute drive from the cottages and provides wonderful viewing when the pups are born during December and January - fantastic beach walks during Xmas and the New Year - and seals are usually evident along the coast either swimming or sunbathing at other times of the year.

What makes this cottage unique

Originally a hay barn Porters Cottage dates back to the 17th century formerly within the grounds of The Old Court House. Full of character and historical interest Porters Cottage now offers very comfortable accommodation whilst maintaining its charm. Both bedrooms offer full ensuite bathrooms with a bath and overhead shower, a fully enclosed garden is perfect for those wishing to bring dogs and also those with young families. Porters Cotrage offers peace and tranquility a real chance to relax and unwind in the beautiful Norfolk countryside.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Just what we needed before Grace starts school. The cottage has been just perfect , home from home. Absolutely love the garden and peace and quiet. The best compliment we can give you is our daughters asking to stay here forever. See you next year! xxxx
Jul 2017
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Great Yarmouth District Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Full size singles.Double Duvets. Suitable for adults.
  • Double Bedroom. Double Bed with Kingsize Duvet. Chest of drawers, two bedside cabinets and wardrobe. Room for cot. Ensuite bathroom with basin, toilet and shower over bath. Twin Bedroom Two full size single beds with double duvets suitable for adults. Chest of drawers, bedside cabinet and wardrobe. Ensure bathroom with toilet, sink, bath with shower.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Double bedroom with double bed, bedside cabinets, chest of drawers and wardrobe. En-suite bathroom with basin, toilet, bath and shower over bath. Twin bedroom with two 3ft 6 beds, bedside cabinets, chest of drawers and wardrobe. En-suite bathroom with basin, toilet, bath and shower over bath. Large, open plan living, dining and kitchen. Well fitted and equipped kitchen with all electric oven/hob, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and plentiful supply of crockery and cutlery. Dining table and chairs for four people. Two three seater settees, occasional tables, bookcase and large flat screen TV in lounge which is bright and airy. Clothes line outside, airer and pegs supplied. Garden furniture with umbrella on south facing patio. Outside: Porters Cottage has a south facing garden which is very quiet and sunny throughout the day. Fully enclosed perfectly safe for children and pets. Garden table and chairs and cushions provided.


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Beautiful Detached Character Cottage. Pet Friendly with Fully Enclosed Garden.
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

A very pleasant cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of four and were happy staying here. Jo the owner made a point of welcoming us on arrival. Everywhere was spotlessly clean, there were fresh flowers and biscuits as a welcome too. The heating was good, it was programmed twice a day, but we were told how to override the system if we needed to. We would recommend this property to our family and friends without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Janice Thankyou for taking the time to review Porters Cottage, its very much appreciated. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay and would recommend to others. Thankyou once again. Jo
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The cottage is 4 miles from wonderful sandy beaches, dunes and the perfect setting for family fun or long walks. Seals come on-shore to the beaches, especially from the Autumn through to the spring together with their pups.

Gt, Yarmouth beach-side attractions, roller coasters, circus and other attractions are 7 miles.


The cottage is 25 miles from Norwich airport and 180 miles from the channel ports. A car is desirable for best enjoyment of the surrounding countryside.


The cottage is situated 1 mile from the main village and from nearest restaurant. The nearest town with shops and other amenities are 3 miles with nearest supermarket 5 miles. There are many tourist attractions within 20 miles including Wildlife parks, the largest private car museum in Gt. Britain, Norfolk Broads boat trips and hire, gardens and wild-life, the Cathedral city of Norwich, the historic roller-coaster and circus at Gt Yarmouth.

Further Details:

The area is well supported by restaurants and pubs serving good quality food within 10 minutes drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $27.7

Booking Notes:
Please ring or e-mail to book your holiday. The deposit is 35% of the total holiday price with the balance payable 6 weeks before the holiday.

Changeover Day:
For weekly bookings the change-over is Friday but outside of the main summer season we are very flexible with start dates and length of holiday.

Notes on prices:
Cots and high-chairs are available by arrangement. All heating and other facilities are included within the price. Well behaved pets are welcome. Please add £20 for the 1st pet and £8 for each additional pet.

Please see our website for any special offers.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.