Elegant detached holiday home | The Lodge - Scarning Dale Cottages, Scarning, near Dereham
Welcoming living room | The Lodge - Scarning Dale Cottages, Scarning, near Dereham
  • Cottage
  • Scarning, near Dereham
  • B4013

Scarning Dale Cottages - The Lodge


out of 10

  • 6

  • 3

  • 2

  • 3

Swimming pool
Car parking on site

This property is set in 25-acre grounds, abundant with nature and wildlife, with designated trails and pathways offering excellent walking.

Ground Floor:
Living room: With electric coal-effect fire and TV.
Dining room.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
First Floor:
Bedroom 1:
With double bed and sloping ceiling to one side.
Bedroom 2:
With twin beds and sloping ceiling to one side.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath and toilet.

Oil central heating (£25per week November-March). Enclosed garden with garden furniture.

All properties: Electricity, bed linen and Wi-Fi included. Cot available on request. Welcome pack. External utility room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer (shared). Indoor heated swimming pool (open for private use 1hr per day, by arrangement). Table tennis and ¼ size snooker table (shared). External snooker room with full size snooker table, at cost (shared, adults only). Dogs welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times outside the garden. Private parking. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced pond and lake in the grounds.

Scarning Dale House is an elegant property occupying a peaceful and relaxing setting set amidst 25 acres of landscaped gardens with waterfall and pond, meadow and woodland with lake. Each of the holiday cottages is separately set within the grounds, although Lodge Cottage (B6008) is an annexe attached to The Lodge (B4013). Each has its own garden and seating area, ideal for couples and families alike. The grounds are abundant with nature and wildlife, with designated trails and pathways leading through meadow and woodland, offering excellent walking and bird watching opportunities direct from doorstep. Guests can enjoy a swim in the indoor heated swimming pool (by arrangement), table tennis and snooker room. Within easy reach of the magnificent North Norfolk coastline for wealth of sandy beaches, nature and RSPB reserves. The famous Norfolk Broads are within 40 minutes drive, with riverside restaurants, cafes, shops, daily boat hire and river trips available to explore the expanse of waterways abundant with bird and wildlife, with many picnic opportunities along waterside. Market town of East Dereham, 2½ miles, has weekly street market, shops, restaurants, cinema, swimming pool and golf course. Gressenhall Rural Life Museum and Union Farm, 3 miles, offers an interesting day out. Thetford Forrest Park with miles of walking and cycle trails to explore and ’Go-Ape’ adventure playground and assault course, 20 miles. Many places of interest and historical houses and sites surround the area, Houghton and Holkham Hall, the Royal Sandringham Estate and museum, Walsingham Shrine and Abbey ruins and Castle Acre and Priory ruins. Traditional seaside resort of Hunstanton, Wells Next The Sea, Sheringham and Cromer offer an array of attractions for all ages. Coastal Path and Peddars Way offer excellent walking and cycling opportunities. Great Witchingham Wildlife Park and Falconry and Dinosaur Park at Lenwade, approximately 12 miles.


Cot Available - Cot

Enclosed garden / patio

Garden or Patio

Internet Connection

Parking - On Site

Pub within 1 mile

Shower Cubicle

Swimming Pool

Washing Machine


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 16:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 3 pets allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Bed linen


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 10 reviews


out of 10

Value for money




Comfort and Equipment




Local amenities


Overall rating



  • Braintree

  • Family


out of 10

Had a really enjoyable holiday here. We were made to feel very welcome. The Lodge was spacious, comfortable and well equipped. There's a good sized enclosed garden for dogs. The location is a good base for day trips out. There's a lovely pool and we're already missing daily swims. Some lovely walks to be had through the grounds, woods and garden. Recommended.

15 Aug 2022

  • Family


out of 10

Kitchen very basic. Bedrooms not clean enough. Beds only suitable for young people. Lovely to have use of swimming pool, all be it for only one hour a day, which was extremely strictly policed!

13 Jun 2022


  • Broxbourne

  • Family


out of 10

The heating was not working properly. It was very cold and the location description is totally wrong. It is in the middle of nowhere. The electric heater did not work the tv is tiny. It was so bad I left halfway through my trip.

10 Oct 2021

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