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Tawny Farm Cottages - The Stables

Forncett St Peter, near Long Stratton, Norfolk
Grade 4 Star rating
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There are many attractions in this area to suit all ages, including Banham Zoo and Bressingham Steam Museum, or stay on site and enjoy use of the games room.

Nestling in a delightful rural setting, these two holiday properties, one a traditional, detached lodge (ref 29525) and the other a converted detached stable (ref W43431), are situated in the grounds of the owner’s home and is surrounded by quiet country lanes, ideal for cycling and walking. It lies within a short drive of many attractions, including Banham Zoo, Bressingham Steam Museum and the pretty market towns of Diss and Long Stratton. The Suffolk coastline is also within easy reach, with its many seaside resorts where you can sample the local seafood, or visit Cromer, famous for its end-of-pier shows and wonderful crab sandwiches. Hire a boat on the Norfolk Broads at its capital, Wroxham, or take the children to BeWILDerwood, a treetop adventure park. A visit to the medieval city of Norwich, with its cathedral, castle, shopping and museums, is not to be missed. Golf and horse riding can also be found locally. Breakfast hamper available at cost. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 twin. Bathroom with toilet. Shower room with toilet.

Travel cot on request. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £250.

Both properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 2-acre landscaped grounds. Gas barbecue. Ample parking. Shared games room with air hockey, table tennis, darts, table football, pool table and juke box, open 8am-10pm. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Couples and family bookings, no hen or stag parties. 3 ponds in grounds.

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  • Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Green Scheme
    Green Scheme
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 3

    Confirmed guest, 04/08/2018
    The bedrooms and bathrooms in this cottage are lovely, clean and a good size, the welcome basket was also a nice touch. The living area however is awful and nothing seemed to work. We were only there a matter of minutes before the owner requested a deposit of £250 - I'm not quite sure what for, but this is a dated concept, I have stayed in a lot of cottages over the years and never have I been asked for a deposit. To be fair to him I did find this in the small print on my confirmation letter, I still didn't part with it though. No wifi is unforgiveable in this day and age. There is a sign outside that says there is no wifi talk to each other - we do talk to each other actually, we also live in the real world. No wifi would have been manageable if the house didn't appear to be cased in iron as the minute you step anywhere near you lose your signal. The TV didn't work, there was an issue with the volume, so the owner showed us how to work around this and had also provided us with another smaller TV, so the big TV had no sound but you could switch on the smaller TV to get sound, it was like living in Curry's!!! I ordered a Tesco shop, the fresh items were absolutely not going to fit into the sub-standard fridge. I opened the dishwasher and just closed it again, I wasn't going to go there, a tip to the owner though is to put some salt in it! The rugs in the living room were absolutely disgustingly filthy, I wouldn't let the kids take their shoes off. I tried to hoover up but naturally that didn't work either, even the dustpan and brush were cracked, trying to sweep up all the wasps that we had to kill was a nightmare. The hob was ok, but the oven is hideous, it's impossible to cook a meal in it because it takes so long to heat up and didn't heat properly. There were 2 tin openers neither of which worked, I mean come on you can get those in poundland! I gave up when even the scissors didn't work... The games room was ok, the kids enjoyed it, the jukebox didn't work and the kids aren't allowed in there alone, even though its just next door. There was a sign for a £20 deposit. The barbecue outside looked surprisingly clean, however there is a charge for the gas so we gave that a miss. This cottage is in the middle of nowhere, you can't walk to the pub or anywhere actually. It was massively overpriced and the living area really needs to be cleaned and updated. The cheap TVs and sub-standard fridge are testament to the complete lack of respect the owner has for his guests. If you have a disposable £250 that you're happy to hand over for no reason, and if you don't keep getting pestered for it, don't want cold milk, like wasps, don't mind filth and sticky chairs this is the place for you. I love Norfolk but I won't be coming back here and I definitely would not recommend.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/07/2018
    We had a great stay here - the cottage was not far from anything! Very clean and a lovely place. Harry made us feel welcome from start to finish and gave us tips of nice places to eat/drink. Can’t wait to stay again!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 23/06/2018
    Place was really good but for a family of 8 the fridge was not big enough

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/06/2018
    Lovely property and very friendly welcome from the owner. Kids and adults loved the games room. Space and facilties in the cottage were great and comfortably took two young families.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/05/2018
    Great place, perfect for families of all ages. Lovely and modern, clean and comfortable, warm reception and great games room! We would visit again.

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8.2 out of 10 – based on 10 reviews collected by Reevoo
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