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Amazing Norfolk Broads eco cottages for 2-5. Families, friends and couples. - The Limes. Fabulous character accommodation for couples. Garden. Walks

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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



The Limes. Fabulous character accommodation for couples. Garden. Walks

The Limes is a Georgian period building which has been awarded 5 stars by VisitEngland and has achieved a Green Tourism Gold award. It has traditional sash windows and views overlooking the Norfolk countryside and the Norfolk Broads.

The large romantic double bedroom, with king sized bed, sleeps 2 and has the unusual feature of a large, freestanding bath in the bedroom. There is also a shower wetroom if you prefer.

The shaker style kitchen is compact but has been designed to the highest specifications, and includes a traditional butler sink, electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge freezer, washer dryer and a dining area for 2.

The sitting room overlooks the garden and has a large woodburning stove. There are games and books you are welcome to borrow (including chess and boules) and a large television and a DVD player. A starter pack of wood for the woodburner is provided free of charge.

The Limes has a sunny and secure private garden with a patio terrace, seating and BBQ facilities.

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About the property


Limes Farm was converted in 2012 to the highest ecological standards and offers idyllic self catering accommodation in the heart of the Norfolk Broads.

All accommodation has been awarded 5 stars by Visit England and has recently been awarded the Green Tourism Gold Award for sustainability.

The properties are set in a peaceful hideaway setting, surrounded by fields and the Broads National Nature Reserve is literally on the doorstep. Beaches are just 15 minutes away. Limes Farm is the perfect base for your Norfolk holiday. Each property has it's own individual character, and all feature a wood burner which compliments the geothermal underfloor heating. A starter pack of wood for the woodburner is provided free of charge.

All the properties have their own garden areas. The Limes has an enclosed sunny garden with patio area, Limes Farmhouse has a large paved patio outside the kitchen and Limes Farm Cottage has a fully enclosed garden. All properties have their own BBQ facilities. There is also separate orchard area with a wooden swing frame for all guests' use.

There is free internet access available. Ample parking is available. There are games and books you are welcome to borrow and a large television and a DVD player in each property.

One or two well behaved dogs are welcome in Limes Farmhouse and Limes Farm Cottage by prior arrangement.

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Lynne Sheppard
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 30, 2017

About Lynne Sheppard

We live in Ludham and have called this area home for many years. Before we embarked on the restoration and development of Limes Farm, our backgrounds were in teaching and social work. Our three children spent much of their childhood in Norfolk and have all been closely involved with this Norfolk holiday cottage project.

Lynne Sheppard purchased this house in 2009

Why Lynne Sheppard chose Ludham

The opportunity to purchase Limes Farm arose at a time when we were looking to realise a long-standing ambition to create dedicated self catering accommodation close to where we lived, in the heart of the Norfolk Broads.

The location was perfect; although the scale of the restoration needed was formidable and far more of a challenge than we initially had in mind! Transforming a very run down Norfolk farm and incorporating the latest eco technology, whilst retaining its charm and character, has been a 5 year labour of love.

We wanted to combine our own user experience, based on many happy self catering holidays throughout the UK, with our inside knowledge of the Broads area, to ensure our guests enjoy the very best Norfolk Broads holiday experience.

What makes this house unique

Ludham is the ideal Norfolk holiday location, as it sits right in the heart of the Norfolk Broads. The surrounding area is one of outstanding natural beauty, with iconic broadland scenery and masses of inland waterways, teeming with wildlife, to be explored.

For those with younger children to entertain, Bewilderwood is 4 miles away and has proved a great hit with our guests.

How Hill is just a stroll from the door, with its gardens, Toad Hole Cottage museum and nature trail - not forgetting the popular Electric Eel boat trip.

Golden, unspoilt beaches are nearby and the arrival of seal pups over the winter period is not to be missed.

The beautiful and historic city of Norwich is within easy reach. There are several National Trust properties and renowned local gardens close by.

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Booking Notes:
25% non refundable deposit is payable on booking. The balance is due 45 days before the start of the holiday.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday

Notes on prices:
Bookings run from Friday to Friday.

Short breaks are available from November to February, excluding UK school holidays. We charge 75% of the current full weekly rate for a 3 night (Friday-Monday) or 4 night (Monday-Friday) stay. If you are looking for a last minute short break at other times, we are happy to offer this if we have availability - so please do contact us.


Ludham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Included for your stay is a welcome pack containing homemade fresh bread, a box of our own chickens free range eggs, tea, coffee, milk, sugar and a bottle of local norfolk apple juice. We always try to source locally grown fresh flowers whenever possible. A starter pack of wood for the woodburner is provided free of charge. Additional seasoned hardwood and kindling can be purchased at cost price from us. There is free internet access available. There are games and books you are welcome to borrow in each holiday cottage and there is a large television, DVD player and radio in each as well. Ample parking is available. Outside: The Limes has a sunny and secure private garden with a patio terrace, seating and BBQ facilities. Limes Farmhouse has its own patio terrace with seating and BBQ facilities. Limes Farm Cottage has a large fully fenced private garden with a patio terrace, seating and BBQ facilities. There is a separate shared orchard area with a wooden swing frame for guests' use. Our free range chickens are happy to welcome visitors (and a box of their fresh eggs are included in your welcome pack).


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average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Luxury in the Norfolk Broads

  • 5 of 5

An absolutely beautiful place to stay. Spotlessly clean, extremely well equipped and presented to the very highest standards, The Limes exceeded our expectations on all levels. From the extensive home-sourced products of the Welcome Pack to the luxurious soft furnishings in the lounge and bedroom, Lynne and Dave have thought of everything possibly needed for a completely hassle free self-catering holiday. I would highly recommend the property and the location as a fantastic place from which to discover the calm and tranquil villages of Norfolk and the beauty of the waterways of the Broads.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect- clean and comfortable and everything you needed was thought of.

Highly recommend the cottage and loved the welcome pack and information on local amenities was well covered. Nothing to fault at all, the best place we have ever stayed at.


  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful house in a beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

We've had a wonderfully relaxing break exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside and having plenty of luxurious baths! Hope to visit again soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful stay in a superb property

  • 5 of 5

The Geogian farm house was just perfect for a couple who require first rate facilities and a little luxury. We loved the up to date wet room, the well equiped kitchen ( including some special treats courtesy of the owners ). The huge bedroom contained a large bed ( with electric blanket ) and a free standing bath within the bedroom.We spent some very cosy nights in the very comfortable sitting room with wood fire, comfortable seating and a large flat screen TV.

The farm setting was absolutely gorgeous and one could see for miles across the beautiful Norfolk countryside.

The on site owners were very attentive ( without being intrusive ) and always helpful. It was very clear that the property had been created with much love and care.

Ludham village was close by with a pub and a handy convenience store.

We are frequent travellers and would definitely return to Lime Farm

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
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Brilliant getaway

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I, along with a married couple who are friends of ours, had a fantastic time staying in The Limes. We were able to have both romantic dinners in the beautiful house, with its immaculate and bountifully furnished kitchen, and fun days out in the surrounding area. We were able to visit surrounding villages, such as Ludham and Wroxham, go to the seaside in Happisburgh and visit the city of Norwich for lovely dinners out. We were able to spy several Marsh Harriers in the broads behind the house itself, so this location is perfect for bird watchers. Additionally, there is a delightful pet-friendly pub just five minutes down the road called the Dog Inn, which serves great food and traditional real ale and cider. The Limes comes highly recommended for both relaxation and great fun!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Hoveton & Wroxham
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Sea Palling
Car: recommended


The Norfolk coast has plenty of unspoilt beaches. Our nearest beach is Blue Flag winning Sea Palling, a safe lifeguarded beach just 10 miles away. A few miles further away is Happisburgh, with its famous lighthouse, which is great for walking with dogs. Further up the coast lie Blakeney for the seal watching trips and Wells, with picture postcard beach huts and long sandy shores.


Although Limes Farm sits amongst fields, we are just a 15 minute walk into the centre of Ludham village, where there is a comprehensive village store and post office, a butcher's, a tea shop, a florist and two pubs. Day boats can be hired from Ludham and cycle hire is available locally (delivery to the accommodation can be arranged). 14 miles away is Norwich, full of history with ancient cathedrals, theatres, museums, and excellent shops and restaurants. For those with children to entertain, Bewilderwood is just 4 miles away, and Wroxham junior farm is 7 miles. How Hill, with its nature trail, Toad Hole Cottage museum and Electric Eel boat trips is within walking distance.

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Local wildlife is abundant in Ludham and we have often seen the rare swallowtail butterfly in the gardens. A barn owl is regularly seen swooping down the drive at dusk and at the end of the road is Buttle Marsh nature reserve where we occasionally hear (and have even seen) the elusive bitterns. Several of our guests have left extensive lists of the birds they have spotted locally (to be seen on our website),

We have worked hard to include a diverse range of habitats to support local species, including adding bat and owl boxes, swallow shelters in our outbuildings, the inclusion of a wild flower area in our paddock and on our banks, along with a nectar bar area of garden, specifically designed to encourage butterflies. Since our arrival we have planted hundreds of native hedgerow plants along with many young trees, all of which will provide food and shelter for a vast range of creatures for years to come.


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