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

Loddon, Norwich, Norfolk, UK
  • House
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

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
Response time:
within a few days
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Apr 12, 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 Waveney District

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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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
      • Single Bedroom 5
        1 twin/ single
      • 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
      • 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


      • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower
      • Shower room 1
      • Shower room 2
      • Toilet 1
      • 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

      Location Type

        • Rural
        • Village


            • Away From It All
            • Family


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      All towels, sheets, oven gloves, teatowels etc provided. Please bring your own beach towels.
                    • Fireplace
                      Has a real flame 4kw gas fire
                    • Heating
                      Full central heating (gas)
                    • Internet
                      Free Wi Fi is included
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Living Room
                      Large open plan living room with 50" tv WiFI, plenty of sofas, coffee table. Lots of local information, books pastimes. Large real flame log effect gas fire. Opens into the new conservatory through new folding doors 1 wall wide.
                    • Parking
                      Plenty of parking for at least 5 cars if parked sensibly
                    • Towels Provided
                      1 hand towel and 1 bath sheet per person. Hand towels provided at all the sinks and basins.
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Electric oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, toaster, kettle, small electric oven/grill.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • Books
                                  large selection of books for guests to borrow
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • Toys
                                  Several board games and outdoor toys are available in the property


                                    • Boat
                                      Boats for hire at Beccles. 4 miles away
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Enclosed courtyard with hard standing and large table and chairs
                                    • Golf
                                      Available at the Waveney Valley golf club at Bungay, about 5 miles away
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Available at Bungay, Outney Meadow caravan park, about 5 miles away
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Large 1 acre garden, extensively landscaped but with plenty of room for playing games. Plus an enclosed private courtyard
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      area for BBQing. Please bring your own BBQ if a large number are to be fed. A family size BBQ is provided but needs charcoal.


                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          All doorways downstairs are accessible in a wheelchair. there is a mobile ramp to help where there is a small step. There are no steps inside the downstairs of the property and the downstairs en-suite bathroom is big enough to accommodate a wheelchair and a carer. There is a shower stool and a commode stool to go over the Wc.


                                            • 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

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              12 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Nice, well maintained property

                                                              Helen A.Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

                                                              We had a fantastic time. The house and garden were perfect for our group of 4 adults and 4 children. The children loved seeing the various wildlife that turned up, especially a deer. The house was perfectly located, and an easy walk to the village shops.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for such a kind review. we take great pride in making sure both the garden and house are well maintained and want our guests to enjoy it as much as we do.

                                                              Simply perfect

                                                              Gemma P.

                                                              I booked this house for a group of ladies including myself.

                                                              Right from the very beginning the communication and help i recieved from Bobbi and Simon was fantastic! Any questions or queries i had (which was quite alot) were always answered very promptly.

                                                              We all liked the pictures of the house and thought it looked lovely but we were all very pleasantly surprised when we arrived.

                                                              Simon was there to greet us and was very welcoming.

                                                              He showed me round the house and i was shocked at how beautiful it really was! Especially with the garden and the view.

                                                              Every single person in our party instantly fell in love with the house. It just felt like home.

                                                              We made our way into the village for lunch which was about a 20min lovely walk and helped us to see more.

                                                              Overall, an amazing wkend was had by the entire party and we are currently planning on returning next year.

                                                              Massive thank you to the owners Simon and Bobbi for letting us stay in your beautiful property and also thank you to the cleaners for their help our on last morning. They too were very lovely.

                                                              If i had one thing to critique its that the photos do not do your house any justice... we didnt expect it to be as lovely as it is.

                                                              Spacious, comfortable holiday accommodation for two families

                                                              Joanne S.Leeds

                                                              With 10 of us in total (4 adults and 6 children with an age range of 15 to 10) Moles Acre was a great house to stay in. We were welcomed by the owners and made to feel at home. In the house there is a good bedroom layout for families, a large communal room for everyone to spread out and relax, as well as plenty of bathrooms and a good size table to share meals together. The kitchen is well equipped and the garden made a perfect location for an Easter egg hunt.

                                                              A short walk from the village, 20 mins from Norwich and in driving distance to lots of places of interest (we saw about 200 seals on the beach at Horsey point) it is a good location for a holiday in Norfolk. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, despite the soggy weather Easter provided this year.

                                                              Great family house

                                                              Debbie R.

                                                              We stayed at Mole Acre from the 3rd to 6th April. There were 10 family members ranging in age from 7 to 87 and we all enjoyed our stay. The beds were very comfortable and the house was well stocked of everything you could need. The owners are friendly and were available to answer any questions that we had. We will hopefully stay again soon.

                                                              A really nice house, deceptively spacious

                                                              Alan W.

                                                              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.

                                                              Great space for a large family gathering!

                                                              Hannah R.

                                                              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.

                                                              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.


                                                              Loddon, Norwich, Norfolk, UK

                                                              Coast/Beach: Coast is 20 mins driving Travel: Norwich airport 15 miles Stanstead 90 miles Car is recommended Distances: 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

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              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.

                                                              12 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.8/5
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