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Swardeston Cottages - Meadowsweet Cottage


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Swardeston, near Mulbarton, Norfolk
Newly Listed
Grade 5 Star rating
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Meadowsweet is in an ideal location for exploring the Norfolk Broads and the pretty coastal villages on the north Norfolk coast.

Created to provide a relaxing and stylish environment, and each with their own hot tub and sauna (leisure towels are also provided), this is a perfect holiday location for family celebrations or a get together, whatever the season. The southern aspects of both cottages look over a valley with no habitation in sight, and the night sky is incredible when clear. There are excellent walks and circular routes from the doorstep, free from cars, for both walkers and cyclists. Cowslip Cottage (ref UKC2457) and Meadowsweet Cottage (ref UKC2458) are semi-detached properties and are hidden away, yet situated in the pretty village of Swardeston, a short 5-mile drive from the excellent city of Norwich. Swardeston is the birth place of Edith Cavell, probably the most famous woman to be killed during World War I and remembered around the world for all her tireless and selfless work she undertook whilst working as a nurse, before being executed on 12 October 1915. Edith’s portrait hangs in her memory on the east stained glass window of St Mary’s church and is worthy of a visit. Enjoy fresh bread, pastries and cakes from the village bakery, or visit the local pub, under 1 mile away, which serves good food. There is also a farm shop for fresh veg and fruit as well as a newsagents and butchers. Swardeston Common is very popular with walkers, also from here you can watch the local cricket matches played in front of the pavilion.
Visit the fabulous north Norfolk coastline with its pretty coastal villages and glorious beaches, and explore the famous Norfolk Broads. Wroxham, 16 miles away is known as the capital of the Norfolk Broads, where you will find daily boat hire, river trips, waterside restaurants, cafés and shops. Enjoy a great day out with the children at BeWILDerwood at Horning, a treetop adventure park, Dinosaur Park at Lenwade and Pensthorpe Nature Park. Explore the Suffolk Heritage Coast and the popular seaside towns of Aldebugh and Southwold. The historical city of Norwich is 5 miles, with its cathedrals, museums, theatre, excellent shopping and cosmopolitan cafés. The seaside village of Winterton-on-Sea has an excellent sandy beach backed by dunes and plenty of shops and restaurants. Thetford Forest is ideal for tree top adventures at Go Ape, designated circular walks and cycle trails graded for different abilities. There are golf courses at Dunston Hall 2¼ miles and Barnham Broom 14 miles and a family golf course at Easton 9½ miles. Beach 25 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 16 guests.

Ground Floor:
With wood burner and Freeview TV with Netflix.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and seating area.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
First Floor:
Bedroom 1:
With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request).
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Hot tub for 6 (private). Sauna (private). Bike store (shared with other property on-site). Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.

Show amenities 


  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly
    Baby and Toddler Friendly
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Newly Listed Property
    Newly Listed Property
  • Hot Tubs - Private
    Hot Tubs - Private
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • Celebration Houses
    Celebration Houses

Customer Comments

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 01/06/2018
    Great location, felt so rural, with Norwich city just 15 mins away! The cottage comfortably housed 8 of us and was perfect for our birthday celebrations. We all commented on the lovely comfortable beds! However, there were some negatives that could so easily be rectified and make this cottage into such a beautiful and perfect place to stay. For us the house wasn’t well equipped enough for 8 (ie only 4 bowls, 4 small glasses, 2 tea towels etc). We had to buy a bread knife as there wasn’t one. The bbq was a great addition but was filthy and no tools to clean it and our biggest negative was the most uncomfortable corner sofa in the lounge... The hot tub and sauna was a brilliant addition and would have been perfect had the tub have been warm. We contacted the owners who ordered a new element and quickly fitted it but it was a shame it wasn’t working. If you have the choice, choose the cottage next door as the hot tub is to the side of the house rather than the front... just felt a bit more secluded.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 07/05/2018
    Was a really great place to stay and would love to stay there again. For constructive criticism however we felt it was poorly equipped when it came to utensils, pans and cooking equipment. There’s a bbq but no bbq tools and one small frying pan and 2 saucepans. When staying in a house for 8 people it doesn’t really suffice. There was also only a small handheld dyson (which didn’t really have any suction) and no dustpan and brush etc so was difficult to keep clean. As I said we would definitely go back if there again if these niggles were ironed out. Its a lovely house we really enjoyed the hot tub, if anything it was too hot re the other comments about it being too cold.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 08/01/2018
    This is a beautifully decorated, new cottage that has gorgeous furniture and *almost* everything you could want for a break away in the countryside. Unfortunately the hot tub wasn't hot, and we could find no instructions on how to increase the temperature (and we did ask the owner as well but received no response), so we weren't really able to use it even though we had specifically chosen the property because of that feature. The sauna again had no real instructions for use but we managed to figure it out and warm it up eventually. This too was a little lacklustre, although it is a lovely and unique feature. The house itself has plenty of room and is so well equipped except for a couple of things (no matches - to light the cosy woodburning fire - and no dishwasher tablets for the dishwasher). We would have expected those items to be there, however there was a lovely welcome basket full of goodies which was so nice to receive!! The surrounding area is stunning and right on your doorstep for walks and exploring. It really feels you're in the middle of nowhere, but it's also easy to get to from Norwich station. Some clearer walking routes and maps would be useful in the Information Book, and also some better directions on how to get to the cottage itself as it's quite difficult to find (particularly in the dark!). Overall we really enjoyed our stay and this is a stunning property in a great location; there are just a few elements that could be easily improved to give it the real wow factor.

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8.1 out of 10 – based on 9 reviews collected by Reevoo
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