A garden full of hollyhocks with a Co-op round the corner. A most enjoyable and quirky cottage. We were made to feel welcome by the milk and variety of teas provided and appreciated the interior decorations, taking us back many years. The stairs are steep but manageable, even for older people like ourselves. The fold-out table can only seat two people. Cooking facilities are plentiful.
We experienced a blocked kitchen sink. The owner says she will fix this.
Vintage cottage in Snettisham. I knew it would be "old" as the hint is in the title. I wanted a quiet out of the way short break and I got it. I fully read all of the information so I pretty much knew what I was in for......except it was so beautiful. Yes it was old, yes the stairs are certainly NOT for the infirm or children and pets. I am 60 this year and had no trouble using the cottage, the old feeling along with the ability to cook with proper cooker and microwave were absolutely great. Old and modern came together to give you an experience you won't forget in a hurry. My daughter and I went together and had a laugh at bathing behind a pull over door and the curtain between the bedrooms. We really had a fab time. No tv and wifi meant we had to talk and lift our heads from our laps. I did some knitting and my daughter nosed through the many hundreds of books. The garden is just what my old mum would have loved, cottage style, full of flowers and not perfectly manicured - fantastic. The best thing for me was the fact that I had to slow down and take care on the stairs and with the small kitchen area,(we still managed a perfectly good cooked breakfast and evening meal) I spend too much time chasing my tail and this was a perfect opportunity to actually relax. If you want all today's mod cons and connections then this is not for you but if you want to go back in time I fully recommend this gorgeous cottage. Kirsty could not have been more helpful and is on hand if you need her, we didn't, but when we contacted her to say we had left she replied with in minutes.If I wasn't moving to Norfolk it would b my holiday retreat.
We stayed for supposedly 2 nights, a present from my brother. We stayed about 2 hours. The stairs were so steep they were dangerous, my poor dog fell down them twice. There is nowhere to cook as the cooker is in an area so closed in it is difficult if not dangerous to use. The enclosed garden, well it's not attached to the property, but you have to go through a communal area to get to it. Not much good if you have your canine friend with you. Finally the lighting is really poor, so if you want to read bring a torch!!!
In fairness to the owner, she did all she could to get us a refund. But then the place is very badly advertised.
If you can completely buy into the old fashioned way of life, this is brilliant. Having no television or wifi was wonderful. we played the radio, read and talked! But you must be prepared to embrace a completely different holiday.
Absolutely beautiful little cottage, we spent New Years Eve here sitting by the open fire and playing board games. Very cosy!
Love the vintage feel to the cottage!
One of our favourite weekends away.