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Modern spacious house, huge garden disabled access downstairs close to amenities

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House in Loddon, South Norfolk, England - Peaceful location, 5 mins walk to the town. Ideal for exploring Norfolk and Suffolk. Parking for 5

We bought this house so we can retire here! It is quiet, secluded, yet very close to Loddon which has all the basic amenities. Norwich, and the coast are 20 mins by car and it is ideal for exploring all of Norfolk and Suffolk. The garden is amazing, with a big terraced area, and lots of outdoor seating as well as a secluded courtyard garden with table and chairs. The house looks over the garden to the south and west, so gets the sun the whole day. Inside the master bedroom has a breathtaking panoramic view towards the old church over the grazing marshes. You can often see lots of local wildlife including deer, owls etc in the garden and fields beyond.Downstairs is mostly open plan with big windows. There is a new conservatory with double doors onto the terrace. the big trifold doors can be pulled back so it becomes part of the living room.The living room has a 50 inch TV and WIFI is included so you can stream anything you want! There are lots of family games in the house for both indoor and outdoor types.The kitchen has an electric cooker with gas hob, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave etc. The downstairs of the house has been altered so that people with some disability can get around (ramp to the door) and large wet room with walk in shower.

simon watchorn
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About simon watchorn

We farm at Earsham, with traditional arable and outdoor pigs.We are very conscious of the wildlife and work hard to make this a wildlife friendly farm. Simon won the British Pig farmer of the Year 2014. Our sausages are available for you to try from the freezer. I used to run a B&B here until recently. Now I want to concentrate on my sculpting

( mainly animals and people),and gardening.

All 3 of my children are grown up and live away. 2 are married with children. Time flies!

simon watchorn purchased this house in 2008

Why simon watchorn chose Loddon

We bought the property and refurbished it in 2008.It was my parents home before my dad came to live with me after Mum died. Several people tried to buy it, one local described it as "the best plot in Loddon". We are local farmers and will eventually want somewhere to retire to! We thought this property had a superb location, close to several places to eat, with all the basics available in the little town. It is very friendly with a lovely village atmosphere. My dad lived here for 14 years and was very happy. It has a low crime rate and the scenery is beautiful! The house suited us perfectly, it is very secluded but not at all isolated. We love gardening and work hard to keep it in top condition.

What makes this house unique

The property is quiet and secluded with a large garden. It has parking for a minimum of 5 cars.

It is easy walking distance of the local town.

The property is light and spacious and south facing.

Easy access to the Broads, Norwich, The coast. Lots of local attractions.

Ideal for the elderly or disabled in the downstairs bedroom

Ideal house for an extended family

Ability to alter the beds from twins to doubles so very flexible.

Lots of space to run around and play games.

Guestbook comments from the owner

10 out of 10


BUCKINGHAMSHIRE Family (with only pre-school children)

General Comments

We had a wonderful week at Moles Acre. The house was perfect for 6 adults,3 children under 4 and our little dog Bill.The children and our dog loved playing in the large garden. A 10 minute walk through the church there is a co-op supermarket, butchers etc. We can recommend the Indian restaurant. There are several places to visit, Great Yarmouth, Cromer and lots of things to keep the children occupied. Highly Recommended.
Jan 2015
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Loddon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 11
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Up to 2 dogs allowed, a £20 charge per dog per booking applies. Please note dogs are not allowed upstairs or on the furniture or beds.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 with large shower with body jets ,wc, basin. Basin in bedroom 3 Large family bathroom with shower over bath, wc and basin En-suite to bedroom 5 with walk in shower, wc,and basin Downstairs cloakroom with wc and basin
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Downstairs bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Can be made up as a double and 2 singles or as 4 singles
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Has large en-suite
    Twin/double Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Can be a twin or a double
    Twin/double Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Can be a twin or a double bed
    Single Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: sleeps 11 plus cot Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with super king bed, ensuite shower room. Bedroom 2, twin/superking Bedroom 3, twin/superking with handbasin Bedroom 4. single Bedroom 5, twin/superking plus 2 singles, ensuite wet room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: A security deposit is taken in advance and returned once the property is cleaned providing that no damage has been done. Outside: 1 acre garden with lawns, flowerbeds, shrubbery, orchard area, sunk garden with furniture, sun terrace with swing seat and garden furniture, barbecue area. Secluded courtyard garden getting the morning sun up until about 4 o'clock with table and chairs . Utility Room: Garden games, various including badminton, and bowls. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen included, 1 bath sheet, 1 hand towel per person, plus towels in the bathrooms. 2 pillows per person, duvets with white covers. Kitchen cloths, dishcloths, drying up towels, oven gloves etc all provided. Property cleaned once per week


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Modern spacious house, huge garden disabled access downstairs close to amenities
average rating of 4.625 based on 9 reviews

Great space for a large family gathering!

  • 4 of 5

Would book again especially after talking to the owner about the improvements to the kitchen they are planning to make. Plenty of space for 7 adults, 3 children and a further 4 family members who dropped in to see us for a day.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a kind review! Yes, we intend to put in a second oven, so the there is much more cooking space. This will be completed by Easter.We are glad you enjoyed your stay and would welcome you to come again.
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A really nice house, deceptively spacious

  • 5 of 5

As a group of friends with 6 adults and 5 kids, the house offered us lots of space to enjoy each other’s company. Would definitely recommend and use again ourselves.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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This place is better than it looks in the pictures

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, lovely grounds, clean beddings, Linen. There is nothing I could find fault in. Simon was very pleasant and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! That was a lovely thing to say! We try to imagine what we would want when we have a holiday, and then to make it happen here, of course, the weather has its own agenda!
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Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was absolutely amazing with all the little extras that you might need. We were a group of four families, and there was plenty of space for everyone. The garden was amazing and the kids (and adults) loved being able to play with the games that were provided. I would definitely recommend this house, and would love to stay there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house and gardens in a lovely town

  • 5 of 5

Really spacious house, more than enough room for the 11 guests in my party. The gardens are stunning and well maintained definitely worth the money

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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It was amazing time!

  • 4 of 5

Perfect house to spend time with friends. Definitely we will come back!!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Great Yarmouth
Car: recommended


Coast is 20 mins driving


Norwich airport 15 miles

Stanstead 90 miles

Car is recommended


Loddon is 5 minutes walk down the footpath but 1 mile by road

Beccles is 10 mins drive

Norwich is 20 mins drive

Great Yarmouth is 20 mins drive

Southwold is 30 mins drive

Further Details:

Lots of leisure activities are available in the area including canoe/rowing boat hire, day boats and cruisers on the broads. bicycles. There are local maps for walkers, no mountains here!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact the owners either by email or phone. Deposits of 10% are taken at the time of booking, the remainder to be paid by 6 weeks prior to the start of the booking.

Changeover Day:
Changeover in high season is Saturday. shorter bookings available at other times of the year. Entry is from 3pm on the arrival day and departure is by 10am.

Notes on prices:
If the stay is for less than 7 nights the cost is 70% of the weekly charge for 4 nights and 60% of the weekly charge for a 3 night stay. Discounts given to small parties. Dogs are charged at £25 per dog per week.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.